Linux Mint (Cinnamon) 19.2 won’t allow me to log in. Help please!:

I have dual boot (Windows 10/Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.2) on my laptop. Today when I tried to log into Mint (it is my primary use OS) it wouldn’t accept my password. I would type it in, press enter, and then the screen would go black briefly before returning to the screen where it asked for my password again.

I tried my password multiple times in case I got it wrong, tried restarting the computer and all that jazz, to no avail. Windows 10 still works perfectly fine.

I was getting messages on the screen whenever I used Mint that told me I was running low on space in the root drive. (Sorry, it might not be called the root drive … I don’t have it written down in front of me.) I only made it 20 GB and probably should have made it larger. Anyways, if I was able to clear it I suspect things might run properly. Problem is I can’t get into Mint.

Is there any easy fix for this? Or do I have to reinstall Mint again? Any help appreciated!

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Question about switchable gpu’s behaviour on linux:

I’m not sure this is the right place but its about linux and gaming aswell for here it goes. I’ve amd laptop, and for two years it worked fine until recent windows/drivers from amd making some games ignoring my laptop dedicated gpu and only using the intregrated and no choice to choose (radeon settings crimson…) it picks integrated and nothing else and self resets to power saver, not all games, a few of them when most seem to automaticaly choose dedicated. But this only happened on weeks ago…….

so now my question is if on linux the amd “mesa” drivers also do this, letting the game only picking the weaker integrated cpu instead of the dedicated gpu, or if on linux it chooses for games always the dedicated (forced way or not). Or if in linux there is way to force to use dedicated gpu only !!

before anyone mention, BIOS has no option for gpu, its a very limited and super basic, barely offers “booting option and such”…..

If on linux there is a way of making dedicated gpu for everything i’m thinking of making a kubuntu light laptop machine.

Any tip or trick or workaround is welcome 🙂

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Using “Installation Wizards” is total bs. Why can’t I just type a few lines of code and get on with my life?:

Using "Installation Wizards" is total bs. Why can't I just type a few lines of code and get on with my life?

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Is there a working 3DO emulator for Linux?:

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Graphics Card Upgrade:

I am running a dual boot of Ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10 and I just bought a new graphics card.

Is there anything I need to do or should know about before I pull out the old one and install the new one?

I figure I will have to reinstall drivers but I wanted to be sure before I did anything.

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MX Linux 19 “Patito Feo” is here!:

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GDBServer cannot step on 4.19:

I’m looking to upgrade my kernel from 4.9 to 4.19 on an aarch64 system.

I use gdbserver all the time to debug random stuff. Something seems to be going on that I cannot step normally on the updated kernel. On 4.9 this all works fine.

There also seems to be some differences in the register message return size. For some reason when i’m running in arm7a it still looks like it gives the full sized aarch64 registers. This I believe is a red herring and just a local config issue.

The only thing I can think that may have changed is something with the way gdbserver is interacting with the scheduler. Messing with the set scheduler-locking step configuration didn’t change anything, however.

I’ve done A-B comparison of all the major components and GDB versions. The only thing that made a difference was changing out the kernel version.

Any ideas on where to start looking would be greatly appreciated.

This is all userspace. There didn’t seem to be a difference in behavior for arm7a vs aarch64.

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The next version of Kdenlive is gonna rock…:

… and the best thing is you can be part of it. Join us and help build the best free video-editor in the world.

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Best Distro for 2008 Core2 Duo MacBook:

I’ve been away from the Linux scene for almost 8 years now, but I recently inherited a 2008 Core2 Duo MacBook and want to know what distro will give me the best performance and compatibility, with modern support.

  • I’ve used primarily Ubuntu (gnome and xfce) in the past as well as Pardus and Mint. I do like the gnome interface, but don’t want something really resource-hungry (not sure if gnome has gotten more heavy in the past couple years?)

  • Gaming isn’t a priority, but if I can get steam to run some older XP era games with Wine I’d be okay with that.

  • Primary use will be very low-level command line and file recovery for other formatted drives, as well as an interface for some network drives.

Thanks in advance!

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What distro is Linus running ?:

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