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Jan
17
comment How do I solve periodic mouse lag on Linux Mint (MATE)?
All this is true, that's why I said "play" not "run" ;) While playing, you will be able to isolate the problem. For starters, using different desktop environment or none at all, may be interesting.
Jan
17
comment How do I solve periodic mouse lag on Linux Mint (MATE)?
You may want to play with older versions of Linux Mint and/or Ubuntu.
Jan
16
comment How do I solve periodic mouse lag on Linux Mint (MATE)?
Nothing interesting the the Xorg log. Which older version of Linux Mint you ran without troubles? What environment?
Jan
14
comment Starting Guest OS slows down computer
On the Host OS - open Task Manager, click the Processes Tab and sort them by memory consumption in descending order. Start the VM with 1 GB RAM as previously configured. Update your question with the screenshot from the Task Manager. Make sure all other applications are closed before that.
Jan
14
comment Starting Guest OS slows down computer
OK, so close all your applications, start the VM and post the result here. Does it make a difference? If not, reduce your VM memory to 512 MB and try again. Post the result here.
Jan
14
comment Starting Guest OS slows down computer
@Polppan - as per your first screenshot you have allocated 1GB for your VM. Now, how much memory you have on the Host OS?
Jan
13
comment HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook WiFi issue
Are ping google.com, nslookup google.com and tracert google.com successful?
Jan
12
comment In Linux Mint 14, running a script from Startup Applications doesn't work, but from terminal does
dpkg-reconfigure dash -> answer "No" to set as default. Verify /bin/sh points to Bash (ls -lh /bin/*sh). Verify you can run the script as executable: cd ~/bin/ && ./.wacomsetup.sh. Ideally, remove the ~ from the Startup Program Command.
Jan
12
comment How do I solve periodic mouse lag on Linux Mint (MATE)?
First, please state what hardware you are using - desktop/laptop, mouse type and manufacturer. Have you tried different mouse? Is there swapping during the lag (can verify with top)? When to mouse lag occur, does it affect the keyboard too? Generally, more info you put in your question, better answer you can get.
Jan
5
comment Is it possible to create a RAID 1 array for ubuntu and install xp on a non-RAID part of the drive?
Create RAID, unplug the cable from one of the drives and see what happens :)
Jan
4
comment Is it possible to create a RAID 1 array for ubuntu and install xp on a non-RAID part of the drive?
Because I was not sure if the on-board controller would be able to use drives partially, i.e. 2x900GB in RAID1 and 2x100GB in RAID0. I thought it can just get the whole drive. If you choose to go with the MB controller, just make sure it will let you know about drive failure.
Jan
4
comment Is it possible to create a RAID 1 array for ubuntu and install xp on a non-RAID part of the drive?
Yes, it is possible but IMHO it is not the best solution. What type of RAID controller you will use - Intel Matrix on-board one (aka "fake RAID"), Ubuntu software RAID (via md) or you have dedicated controller?
Jan
4
comment Changing Home directory of a NIS user
No, because the user is NIS user and not present in client's /etc/passwd. Also, the other clients won't know about the change. You can change the user's home from the NIS server without moving it (skip the -m option in usermod). Then the clients will see the change and this specific machine will be able to access the new home, if it is local to it or exported via NFS.
Jan
4
comment Laptop doesn't boot up (not even to bios settings) and has corrupted partition table
Nobody mentioned power distribution issues. It is possible that the MB is fine but the PDU is gone bad. Nevertheless, it seems like you would have to send it for repair to the manufacturer.
Jan
4
comment Cannot format external drive as it could not be detected
"The fact that you got the message randomly to format the drive makes me think it's a controller problem as well - you should never be asked to format an already-formatted drive out of the blue." - Unless it was formatted and used on Linux/MacOS prior getting connected to Windows :)
Jan
4
comment Linux Mint is rebooting while screen is locked, how do I go about debugging/fixing it?
I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition with MATE. By default it uses Gnome Screensaver and never, ever had troubles with it. I even didn't know I had xscreensaver installed. What happens if you change your screensaver to the Gnome one?
Dec
4
comment SSD AES-256 hardware encryption - how to configure?
Thank you for your efforts! Please post a link to your blog when done. Cheers!
Nov
4
comment How to notify Gnome users of system reboot/shutdown?
Thanks, Kamil! This looks interesting, but it isn't what I need as it does not notify logged in Gnome users of incoming shutdown. Any idea how I could achieve this?
Oct
7
comment Make Pentaho report for Ubuntu 11.04
You are updating your environment but your current session is unaware of those changes, thus using the old settings. Either use the export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk and export ANT_HOME=/usr/share/ant or log out and log back in.
Oct
7
comment Strange performance from RAID5 using WD RE4 disks
@Howard - could you please post the screenshots for the other three tabs?