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by ticojohn
2021-09-22 19:44
Forum: Installation
Topic: AFTER INSTALLATION: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found grub rescue>
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: AFTER INSTALLATION: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found grub rescue>

having reinstalled now grub boots but shows 2 "debian gnu-linux" each one giving "loading linux 5.10.0.8 incorrect magic number ELF independant of architecture loading initial ramdisk incorrect magic number ELF independant of architecture I try the rescutux again on that. It is norma...
by ticojohn
2021-09-21 19:09
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Which thickness of extension lead for usual desktop computer set?
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: Which thickness of extension lead for usual desktop computer set?

For the tiny price difference, go for the higher rated one. You might want to plug a heater or coffee pot into it one day! Right on! I kind of suggested earlier that since the price difference wasn't that much that going with the heftier version makes sense. I usually buy extensions that are heavie...
by ticojohn
2021-09-21 13:57
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Which thickness of extension lead for usual desktop computer set?
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: Which thickness of extension lead for usual desktop computer set?

The best thing to do would be to check the actual power requirements for the equipment of course, but as I have taken the upper limit of power ranges quoted on the internet, and the rating of the extension socket still exceeds total power requirement by a factor of almost 10, I'd be quite relaxed a...
by ticojohn
2021-09-20 23:19
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Which thickness of extension lead for usual desktop computer set?
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: Which thickness of extension lead for usual desktop computer set?

FreewheelinFrank , I just want to, once again, point out that there is a discrepancy in the specifications of the two devices. Both are supposedly rated at 16 amps. One of the extensions has 2.5 mm wires, which is approximately 10 AWG wire, and it could probably handle 16 amps. However, the other e...
by ticojohn
2021-09-20 21:19
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Which thickness of extension lead for usual desktop computer set?
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: Which thickness of extension lead for usual desktop computer set?

You got it FreewheelinFrank . The only thing I might add is that if the OP is using the machine for gaming and has some high powered graphics card, then he might need another 100 watts. But even so the lighter duty extension would probably handle the load. And by the way, I believe the OP is in Port...
by ticojohn
2021-09-20 20:36
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Which thickness of extension lead for usual desktop computer set?
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: Which thickness of extension lead for usual desktop computer set?

As both those extensions claim the same power handling capability yet have different wire sizes, I would contact the vendor to clarify the discrepancy, and maybe even ask for their recommendation. In my opinion, the extension with the 2.5mm wires (equal to 10 gauge wire) would probably be overkill. ...
by ticojohn
2021-09-18 21:59
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Bonkers Gnome
Replies: 25
Views: 1345

Re: Bonkers Gnome

When I first started using Debian, circa 2009, I installed Gnome, I think because it was the default. In any case I HATED it! Tried some other DE's and found that I liked XFCE better than any other. It may not be the lightest but I find it so configurable that I can get about any look and feel that ...
by ticojohn
2021-09-11 23:08
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED] update&upgrade → anki and qutebrowser: "Unrecognized OpenGL version"
Replies: 10
Views: 2390

Re: update&upgrade → anki and qutebrowser: "Unrecognized OpenGL version"

If you had installed nvidia driver the debian way you wouldn't have that problem. Don't blame debian for your mistakes. Well said 4D696B65 . I've been seeing a lot of posts recently where people were doing things that were contrary to the Debian guidelines, and then complaining about Debian. Debian...
by ticojohn
2021-09-09 21:23
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Don't auto log out
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: Don't auto log out

I installed bullseye on a new computer disk. When I bring it up it presents a menu of User Password Log In Filling these out allows me to log in. However, after a while of not typing, it logs me off and shows that menu again! I tried putting export TMOUT=0 into ~/.bashrc , /root/.bashrc , /etc/bash...
by ticojohn
2021-09-09 19:08
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Menu application item gone
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Menu application item gone

I did a bit of searching and found that what you described has been a fairly common problem across both Linux and FreeBSD. One user FreeBSD user found a solution that might work. Here is what they did: I got the desktop functional again. Tried do reinstall all the xfce-* packages plus libexo - it di...
by ticojohn
2021-09-09 18:45
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Menu application item gone
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Menu application item gone

Right that's the way I did it and it sounds very logical to do it as root all thought you have sudo all commands I can't add it to the panel, that's what I tried without success, I get the error message I described :oops: Sorry, I didn't read read your post carefully enough. :oops: I am at a loss a...
by ticojohn
2021-09-09 14:11
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Menu application item gone
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Menu application item gone

I've upgraded Debian 10 to 11 everything fine but I lost the Menu application on XFCE panel. I can still access it through right click on the desktop, when I try to add it to the panel I receive the following message Plugin "application Menu" unexpectedly left the panel do you want to res...
by ticojohn
2021-09-08 23:36
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Unable to spin down / suspend USB-attached disk
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: Unable to spin down / suspend USB-attached disk

I am NOT an expert, by any means, but I wonder if your drive is even working correctly. When I check an external USB drive using hdparm I get the following /dev/sdh: ATA device, with non-removable media Model Number: WDC WD3200BMVV-11SXZS1 Serial Number: WD-WXL1E61PHWK4 Firmware Revision: 01.01A01 T...
by ticojohn
2021-09-08 18:53
Forum: Installation
Topic: Settings Display Laptop ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1409

Re: Settings Display Laptop ?

Why is Debian 11 unable to correctly establish display settings ? It is most likely NOT an issue with Debian, per se. If the EID being passed from the device during startup is not recognized by the system, or is in a non standard format, then what is displayed by Debian will be incorrect. I have my...
by ticojohn
2021-08-31 13:31
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Debian 11 set path at login ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1625

Re: Debian 11 set path at login ?

I am going to make one last comment on this. Earlier I said I found an article saying that $HOME/.profile and $HOME/.bashrc only execute when the user logs in using an interactive shell. Well I just saw the following code in $HOME/.bashrc in my installation. # If not running interactively, don't do ...
by ticojohn
2021-08-31 13:17
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Debian 11 set path at login ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1625

Re: Debian 11 set path at login ?

One thing you could try is to add a line to each config file you are running like this logger "running bashrc now" obviously you should change bashrc in this command to whichever config file you want to follow, and then simply look at /var/log/syslog to see which files are run when your t...
by ticojohn
2021-08-30 19:47
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Debian 11 set path at login ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1625

Re: Debian 11 set path at login ?

Now to make even more confusion, I have checked my path /home/mm/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games Looking in .bashrc I didn't had to add anything. And only configuration for /home/user/bin is in .profile. I will create .local/bin and see if it gets added as well, as is d...
by ticojohn
2021-08-30 19:21
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Debian 11 set path at login ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1625

Re: Debian 11 set path at login ?

Okay. Doing some research and I HOPE I got this correct. From what I read , ~/.profile gets executed when you log in via an interactive login shell but not when you log in to a graphical environment. Hence, one needs to put the code to add the $HOME/bin path at the end of $HOME/.bashrc if you want t...
by ticojohn
2021-08-30 19:00
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Debian 11 set path at login ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1625

Re: Debian 11 set path at login ?

It could be that you have a (global settings) bash.bashrc file in /etc/ that gets called and therefore prevents the .profile in ~/ being called, I haven't looked into this recently but am going from memory when I wanted my ~/bin/ added to $PATH. Well, there is certainly a /etc/bash.bashrc file. I c...
by ticojohn
2021-08-30 14:11
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Debian 11 set path at login ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1625

Re: Debian 11 set path at login ?

I reached the same conclusion !!! But added "export PATH" after the if...fi lines. Thanks for the help !!! That's cool. I found that it worked without adding export PATH. But if it works for you then go with it. But it would be nice to find out why the code in ~/.profile doesn't work as o...