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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    to tell you the happy news.I installed Linux Mint, and so far I feel ''at home''.It will be better for me and also I do not want to ask too many questions to you.I will try to stick with it at least for a year.And later I may try Fedora or other distros.
    I hope Mint does not crash, I do not want to install another operating system anymore at 32'C.
    Thank you for all who have helped me.
    PS:I forgot to tell you that my favorite color is green (grass green).So I am double happy.
     
  2. steve161

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    Glad to hear it cet. Of course, any questions you have about mint will be welcome here. Happy Linuxing!
     
  3. Kerodo

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    Good luck Cet... Everything you learned and did in Ubuntu should apply equally in Mint. You will like it...
     
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    The system is up and running but :

    That was what I thought.But there are only 3 differences.In Ubuntu there was a hard disk section from where I saw the partitions and the smart attributes of hard disk.But in Mint it is missing.
    Also enabling sensors :I had the hd temperature in Ubuntu but not in Mint.I did exactly the same things.
    And one more important problem is:I read in the Mint forum that disk check takes forever,it is corrected in Ubuntu bot not in Mint.They say to stop the disk checks until the problem is solved.I do not know how to do it.I only booted 5 times.That means I will have a problem soon.
     
  5. Eice

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    The palimpsest package is not installed by default in Mint (strange, I know). "sudo apt-get install palimpsest" should make it available from the GNOME Control Center.

    What sensor program are you using?

    IIRC, the hddtemp daemon in Mint is configured to be only accessible by users with root access. If your monitoring program reads temperature values off hddtemp, run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure hddtemp" and set the SUID bit accordingly.

    Eh? That's news to me, at any rate. Been using Isadora since its RC without any problems of this kind.

    EDIT: Checked my fstab file just to be sure, and yes, fsck is set to run as per default settings. Where did you hear about this problem?
     
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  6. linuxforall

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    The disk check issue should not be there at all as Ubuntu updates which MINT uses should have taken care of it. Have you updated your system?
     
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    Sure,I updated the system as soon as I finished installing it.

    h ttp://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=49520&sid=ce54d7091a231977513ba29f316fa41f
    I read this forum topic.What do you recommend me to do?
    Also:
    h ttps://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/583923
     
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  8. mack_guy911

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    disk check problem is ubuntu base i also have face it in ubuntu 10.04 once on my laptop once but after update i didnt face any even if i face it i skip it by pressing ESc key if that dont work like it happen in ubuntu what i did is cold boot so its no big deal

    also it not necessary i face problem A in ubuntu you also face the same problem as well

    also big problem what many people face in they trouble shoot with knowing what they are doing that they put some command given on forums and then what happen is they remove boot files ....etc doing something really unnecessary and end up destroying their distro and putting blame on it

    if you face a bug best solution avoid it and wait untill the bug fixed in update which usually happen

    3rd as far as your ubuntu to mint switch congratulations and

    we also love to help you to solve your 3 problem in a easy way just give us some time :)
     
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    Ok,Now what!!! I had new updates today.When I want to install those give an error.And I had to correct a broken package.These are the problematic updates.
     

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    I am sorry to say but I am now thorougly convinced you have a serious hardware issue here, please get it checked.
     
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    uncheck them all and install then one by one check which one is giving problem
     
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    Hi Cet

    I think you should clean your system fans, they might be very dusty. Dust block air circulation in your computer and rise your system temperature significantly. Go to a store and by some air dusters and unplug your computer and open the case blow the dust away.

    I have two computers that had similar problems and dust was the cause. Try this prospective solution, it might work for you.

    Thanks.
     
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    how can you say there is hardware issue o_O??
     
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    also install bleachbit and run it on root as well user mode

    also use

    sudo aptitude clean then

    try again if you still have same response try again after a day or so
     
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    Ok the bug has hit me, the system is now trying to do fsck and it hung.Can anyone please tell me how to do fsck using the live cd.I lost 5 hours to do this system and now I am going to lose everything.
     
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    So far she has tried few distros and have run into issues with them all, all these distros represent the very best of desktop linux and I find it improbable that not even one worked for her. Time for some introspection here.
     
  17. linuxforall

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    What will cleaning achieve here btw? Cache and config packages at most in Linux.
     
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    I booted nowo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_O
    I looked at the logs and at the boot log there was : fsck forced there were errors in the file system

    I did sudo aptitude clean and then I was able to install the updates.Now everything seems normal.

    But I believe that there is something that causes this and that may be some kind of hardware conflict.I do not want to reinstall windows I have tried my best.
     
  19. linuxforall

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    Cet how bout getting your hardware checked thoroughly by a technician before going through tedious process of installing distros. This way you are assured of any impending issues. My suspicion is a glitchy power supply or hdd controller causing these data drop outs.
     
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    When I go to the PC shop where I got this PC from I am sure that they will blame it on Linux, and will not check power supply or etc.They had made fun of me when I had told them after renewing the hard disk I was going to only install Linux.I can see the grins on their faces now.:oops:
     
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    Fedora did not give any boot problems.I uninstalled it because it was beyond my Linux knowledge.Since Linux Mint and Ubuntu share the same files maybe I should try Suse.What do you think?
     
  22. linuxforall

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    Not getting boot issues with Fedora was just a matter of chance.


    I seriously doubt this to be a Ubuntu or MINT issue, you can try SuSE but I would rather recommend PCLOS or Mepis which are far easier to handle.
     
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    Well why not install Windows and then shove it up their face to wipe out their silly grin when it comes up with issues, ignorance really has no cure Cet and thats why they fools laugh, best to ignore here.
     
  24. Kerodo

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    Cet, to be honest, it sounds more like you have some hardware issue, perhaps a bad HD again, or HD controller. Hard to say though. You could install yet another distro, or you could also install Windows and see what happens. At least with Win, the machine would be ready for the computer repair guys if it happens again. I was recently getting unscheduled chkdsk runs at boot from Win 7 and when I replaced the HD and reinstalled, they disappeared.
     
  25. mack_guy911

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    hello trying out every distro getting trouble with it then trying out another one never resolve issues so far what i get is you get a little trouble and you get panicked or your hardware really giving you trouble try linux on some other hardware for a while with dual boot with xp....etc and see if same happens you keep getting problems then sure its not hardware issue but if dont then check your hardware

    i suggest you use gparted and reduce your partition size and of left partition install fedora/suse/pclinusos
    what ever you find second best according you knowledge as far update issue its a minor thing same happen to me many times in mint fedora .......etc

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    like for example of your fedora cannot update

    i try yum cleanall
    yum update wont work
    then i try yumex from there i try to update now you idea get chrome cannot let repo update complete now what i do i put chrome on ignore list and try it again its update every thing rather than chrome

    i try to resolve chrome if it dont i remove chrome also from yum.conf i remove chrome repo file

    and reinstall it after some time it start doing updating it work 99%

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    but i dont bother much i try to resolve it if i cannot then i leave it for some time and start using another for a while then when my panic level calm i try to resolve it again ask question on their forums but i do it in relax manor why so because i am triple boot if 1 wont work another one do if both stoped then i still have the 3rd one window vista as backup so no big deal

    few days ago i install something in fedora and saw fatal error which very rare in linux

    now 2 ways to handle

    1st it omg what i do know my system goona burn into piece

    2nd way who cares even so i buy the new one its already 5 years old and its a software crap no big deal i remove that one and after update its back to normal if not in worst case what can happen i have to reinstall that all is that a big deal too

    but before that i ask my self let try to resolve it before formatting i set a target for week at least and try to resolve if i cannot i leave for a another day till week after week i give it another week ok one more time hehehe

    my strategy is persistence, patience and 3rd important thing which sound very weird when i stuck on something i forget about that thing for a while and after some time i got a tube light glowing of ans either by my brain or some else brain showing me path of wisdom and funny most fact about time is that i was not thinking about it.
     
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