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Physical ethernet port Seems to be Dead

...but it will work through a USB port (with an adapter) for a while. However, this too will quit in a few days. Have done the full Diagnostic analysis on the Dell support site. The results are simply that the cable is unplugged - wrong! So it looks like the physical port. Can this be repaired? I know I can just add another card - but I'd rather fix it to avoid a "contagion of electrical failure". The audio port right...

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Redundant options in Slackware installation menu

Who knows if this does get addressed - overall it is not a big deal but more of an aesthetic issue. This is regarding two options in the menu during the install of Slackware - "Expert" and "Menu" , and it is even stated in the labeling that they are exactly the same. So it begs the question, why are they both there - and can't one (either Menu or Expert) be removed? If not removed, the very least maybe either Menu...

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hard drives run full speed for about 5 minutes at boot

Hello everyone I am running Mint 19.3 Cinnamon version 4.4.8. Kernal4.15.0-76-generic My hard drives run full speed for about 5 minutes every time I start my computer. its like something is indexing my hard drives. There are three in my system. 4gig-mint Linux, 2gig-windooze10, 4gig-backup. I don't know that I have installed anything that would cause them to run this way. They slow down what I consider normal operation after about 5...

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[SOLVED] VirtualBox does not see USB devices in MATE

I switched from LXDE to MATE - but it seems MATE handles USB devices differently. In short under MATE I can no longer get VirtualBox to detect my usb headset to pass through to a host OS (in this case Win10). Dmesg shows that Linux itself obviously detects it: Code: [32525.314051] usb 3-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci [32526.717647] usb 3-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=0a8f [32526.717651]...

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[SOLVED] new webkit2gtk doesn't build on current

When I try to update to 2.20.5 I get this error: [ 36%] Building CXX object Source/WebCore/CMakeFiles/ANGLESupport.dir/__/ThirdParty/ANGLE/src/libANGLE/Platform.cpp.o In file included from /tmp/SBo/webkitgtk-2.20.5/Source/ThirdParty/ANGLE/src/libANGLE/Platform.cpp:9: /tmp/SBo/webkitgtk-2.20.5/Source/ThirdParty/ANGLE/include/platform/Platform.h:239:35: error: ‘size_t’ has not been declared 239 | size_t programSize, |...

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Grub refusing to show some Hard disks and or partitions

Problem with Grub not showing all disks or partitions. This was after trying to install Garuda OS. As I seemed to have had to change the BIOS setting from Legacy-UEFI mode to just UEFI. I did this and installed Garuda but had various issues with it and uninstalled. I replaced it with trusty Mint 20.1. So on starting the computer the Grub shows Mint and Ubuntu in the list but does not show Windows 10. I returned the Bios to Legacy-UEFI...

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headless install

I am trying my first headless install on a raspberry pi (I have done the monitor/mouse/keyboard plugged in way many times) but I'm stuck. Can I plug the ethernet cable directly to my laptop or are the instructions on the sarpi site expecting that I would plug the pi into a router than access the pi using ssh that way? If I plug the pi directly into my pc (running 64bit slackware current) what do I need to do on the laptop side for the...

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Looking for GPU compatible distro/driver

Hi, so I just setup my ubuntu 20.04 installation in safe mode with graphics nomodeset in grub. I have tried both ppa and amdgpu-pro drivers for my r9 280 (2015) with no luck - all booting to a void black screen. I understand v14, to be supported, but that is rather dated and unsupported too. Any distro/drivers that would work, particularly interested in Manjaro if anyone knows the driver support landscape there - although I would be...

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How does one change grub2's install path on Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu because I wanted to see how it handles upgrading into the next LTS version. I chose Ubuntu 16.04 because it's near EOL and also because I was curious how smoothly/roughly the upgrade procedure will handle the change in default DE. The installation went well for the most part, except for some reason the installer insists on putting Ubuntu's grub2 on a different HDD. I'm doing the installation on a spare HDD (sdb), and...