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Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby jbander » 2017-10-09 02:30

Just downloaded debian 9.2.0 and the DVD hash checks out but the distro on the hard drive has a problem. When you type something in the browser . You type it in and it waits 30 seconds before it shows up . The desktop is Gnome. The computer is a AMD computer I put together. Is there a way to check hash on the partition or the Debian distro itself on the hard drive.
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2017-10-09 04:29

No.
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby Gaius » 2017-10-10 16:44

If the DVD hash checked out and Debian installed without errors, there is no "problem with the distribution".

The problem is with your machine or your configuration.
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby stevepusser » 2017-10-10 21:23

Some information about your machine and install would be provided by installing inxi and giving us the output inside code tags of

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inxi -F
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby jbander » 2017-10-12 14:19

d:~
$ inxi -F
System: Host: Firewind Kernel: 4.4.10-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
Distro: antiX-16.2_x64-full Berta Cáceres 15 June 2017
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M4N68T-M-V2 v: Rev X.0x
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 0702 date: 01/26/2011
CPU: Triple core AMD Athlon II X3 455 (-MCP-) cache: 1536 KB
clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 2600 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 3300 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210]
Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVA8 GLX Version: 3.3 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 NVIDIA High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: ALSA v: k4.4.10-antix.1-amd64-smp
Network: Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
mac: f4:6d:04:63:6f:b9
Drives: HDD Total Size: 356.0GB (2.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA size: 240.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST3100011A size: 100.0GB
ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: Patriot_Memory size: 15.9GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 32G used: 2.6G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
ID-3: swap-2 size: 2.16GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb2
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: 32.0C gpu: 51.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 917 sys-1: 0
Info: Processes: 186 Uptime: 10:58 Memory: 669.1/3954.7MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.21
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby jbander » 2017-10-12 14:28

Gaius wrote:If the DVD hash checked out and Debian installed without errors, there is no "problem with the distribution".

The problem is with your machine or your configuration.
Well you're right, I'm halfway there now , I reset the bios. Still have trouble with one of my distros though. The typing is slow , takes up to 10 seconds for it to show after I typed in the letter. I've seen that with multiple distros in the past. How do I approach the config to see if that's the problem
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby acewiza » 2017-10-12 17:19

Unexplained slowness is almost always network-related.
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby jbander » 2017-10-12 17:49

acewiza wrote:Unexplained slowness is almost always network-related.
I don't think it's that this time, I have 3 distros 2 are fine.
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby Mute Ant » 2017-10-14 21:11

The debsums command can check an installed package is correctly copied into the OS folders...
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debsums firefox

It's rather verbose. You can use grep with it to ignore the OK entries when you check the whole system...
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debsums | grep -v OK

A report of FAILED just means the binary in the OS doesn't match the binary in the repository, not necessarily damaged, it might be a legitimate edit of a .conf file for example. If commands in /usr/bin fail, or .so libraries in /usr/lib then you might want to look a bit closer at those.

If you reach a point where you are considering re-installation, you can do that in-place with a single command and an hour's wait...
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall $(apt-mark showmanual) $(apt-mark showauto)

...which reinstalls a new copy of every package that makes the system, whether it needs it or not.
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby jbander » 2017-10-14 22:31

Mute Ant wrote:The debsums command can check an installed package is correctly copied into the OS folders...
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debsums firefox

It's rather verbose. You can use grep with it to ignore the OK entries when you check the whole system...
Code: Select all
debsums | grep -v OK

A report of FAILED just means the binary in the OS doesn't match the binary in the repository, not necessarily damaged, it might be a legitimate edit of a .conf file for example. If commands in /usr/bin fail, or .so libraries in /usr/lib then you might want to look a bit closer at those.

If you reach a point where you are considering re-installation, you can do that in-place with a single command and an hour's wait...
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall $(apt-mark showmanual) $(apt-mark showauto)

...which reinstalls a new copy of every package that makes the system, whether it needs it or not.
bash: debsums: command not found I'm in my Debian based distro so that may be the problem . I dumped Debian itself because I needed a full operating system to handle a new scanner. I went to mint. But what I want is Debian. just can't get it to work correctly. I have a burned dvd that md5sums correctly but it's won't load correctly.I must be doing something wrong in the instal, although I tried dumping everything off and loaded debian by itself but it still didn't work.
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby Gaius » 2017-10-15 14:10

jbander wrote:bash: debsums: command not found

Installing the package debsums will solve that problem :mrgreen:
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby jbander » 2017-10-15 16:08

111 MB maybe not.
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby tynman » 2017-10-16 02:54

The only actual problem described here is very slow response to the keyboard. I have had crappy wireless keyboards that behave like that on otherwise perfectly good systems, if I'm not holding them just right or during sunspot activity etc. Maybe it's just a keyboard problem? (Try a different keyboard?)
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby jbander » 2017-10-16 03:18

tynman wrote:The only actual problem described here is very slow response to the keyboard. I have had crappy wireless keyboards that behave like that on otherwise perfectly good systems, if I'm not holding them just right or during sunspot activity etc. Maybe it's just a keyboard problem? (Try a different keyboard?)
Thanks for the response, actually that would be nice but the reality is I had three Distros on my hard drives and only one had the slow motion thing with the keyboard. But thanks I could fix that easily , so it would have been nice.
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Re: Ongoing problem with Debian install.

Postby stevepusser » 2017-10-16 18:55

Code: Select all
 inxi -F
System: Host: Firewind Kernel: 4.4.10-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
Distro: antiX-16.2_x64-full Berta Cáceres 15 June 2017


Please run the command on the Debian GNOME install you say is giving trouble instead of the antiX 16.2 one. Thank you.
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