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  1. [SOLVED] Re: impossibility to check usb hard drive with Disks app

    OK TheFu, the disk is safe and sound:
    XPS-13-9370:~$ sudo fsck /dev/sdb1
    fsck from util-linux 2.31.1
    e2fsck 1.44.1 (24-Mar-2018)
    BigGainus: clean, 115440/183140352 files, 63146754/732557824...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: dock Dell TB16 does not work with XPS 13

    I did the "full cold shutdown" as you suggested oldfred and now it works! I had to "unlock" Thunderbolt device in the system settings and get both Dell Thunderbolt Dock and Dell Thunderbolt Cable...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: impossibility to check usb hard drive with Disks app

    OK, TheFu thank you for support (and sorry for late reply) the test ran OK, the report:
    XPS-13-9370:~$ sudo smartctl -d sat -a /dev/sdb
    smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [x86_64-linux-4.15.0-1064-oem]...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: dock Dell TB16 does not work with XPS 13

    Thank you oldfred for the assistance; this is what I got from your suggested commands (done with the dock connected):
    XPS-13-9370:~$ sudo fwupdmgr get-devices
    [sudo] password for gingus:
    XPS 13...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: dock Dell TB16 does not work with XPS 13

    I did what you recommended oldfred:
    sudo fwupdmgr get-devices
    sudo fwupdmgr get-updates (I can add the output of the commands if needed) anyway it looks all went well but, alas, the dock still...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: impossibility to check usb hard drive with Disks app

    I am sorry TheFu, I tried several smartctl commands (taking them from https://sourceforge.net/projects/smartmontools/ since the site www.smartmontools.org is unreachable for me today) and got lots of...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: dock Dell TB16 does not work with XPS 13

    I'll try the two commands you suggested oldfred, does the dock need to be connected?
  8. [SOLVED] Re: impossibility to check usb hard drive with Disks app

    Thank you TheFu I did what you suggested:
    XPS-13-9370:~$ sudo smartctl --all /dev/sdb1
    smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [x86_64-linux-4.15.0-1064-oem] (local build)
    Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce...
  9. [SOLVED] impossibility to check usb hard drive with Disks app

    I have a recent 3 TB WD usb hard drive (no SSD) which after having worked perfectly for 3 months as a daily backup disk, now get stuck during rsync backup.
    I wanted to check the disk integrity with...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: dock Dell TB16 does not work with XPS 13

    Thank you oldfred, it looks the possible solution involves a "digital" knowledge rather deeper than available (mine!): I don't know what to do with the .cab file provided by Dell (in LVFS site) and...
  11. [SOLVED] dock Dell TB16 does not work with XPS 13

    I have just bought a dock Dell TB16 to connect to my laptop Dell XPS13 9370; dock installing instructions recommend to update BIOS and drivers before to connect the dock to the laptop but on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hard disk led simulator on screen

    Thanks a lot for suggestions; then I installed the package mate-system-monitor_1.20.2-1_amd64.deb and tried it:


    :~$ mate-system-monitor

    ** (mate-system-monitor:23355): WARNING **:...
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    [ubuntu] Hard disk led simulator on screen

    I have a Dell XPS laptop (Ubuntu 18.04) which doesn't have a HD activity led on it. I saw on the web there are some on-screen HD led simulator for Windows: is there something of the like for...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Single click in 18.10

    Really crazy in Nautilus for Gnome 3 a bit of menu is on the files window top panel (right) and another bit is on the top panel of the screen (left)... Is there any hidden logic in it???
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    [ubuntu] Re: Canonical livepatch problem

    Thank you PaulW2U and no, I don't really need Livepatch, my interest was just for a novelty which promises some convenience on updates...
    I have been using Ubuntu for 20 years and to restart my...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Canonical livepatch problem

    Thank you PaulW2U (and sorry for late reply)
    Is it thinkable/convenient the install a kernel supported by Livepatch in my situation?
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    [ubuntu] Canonical livepatch problem

    I have just bought a new laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 (Dell XPS 13) and got a problem with Livepatch, see attached screenshot.
    It looks it is a problem with a particular kernel, so others should have...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Vbox problem after a Ubuntu 16.04 update

    Thank you Rick St. George. I tried your fix and it worked for me as well! Thank you very much!
    I wonder if this incompatibility problem exists also with Ubuntu 18.04 (I have to install Vbox also in...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Vbox problem after a Ubuntu 16.04 update

    Thank you Rick St. George, it looks the next update of Vbox (6.x something) will solve this bug (hopefully). I am more willing to wait for that rather than try to install a test version...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Vbox problem after a Ubuntu 16.04 update

    Thank you ajgreeny, to avoid a long code box, I put the response of the command you suggested
    grep -i " upgrade " /var/log/dpkg.log.1 /var/log/dpkg.login the attached <VboxTrouble_Log-grep.txt>...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Vbox problem after a Ubuntu 16.04 update

    Thank you ajgreeny,
    - the ~/.config/Virtualbox folder is there,
    - I did not upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04, I am still on Ubuntu 16.04, what messed my vbox machine was a normal Ubuntu update...
  22. [SOLVED] Vbox problem after a Ubuntu 16.04 update

    282821I have WindowsXP running in Vbox installed in Ubuntu 16.04. After an update of Ubuntu a few days ago, Vbox does not start the WindowsXP machine with two warning boxes -see the attached...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: External monitor resolution configuration problem

    Thank you TheFu, I'll give it (Wayland) a try as I don't have particular networking display necessity.
  24. [ubuntu] Re: External monitor resolution configuration problem

    Thank you TheFu, my Gnome version is 3.28.2...
    Maybe, for sake of ease, I should try to work with just one monitor...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: External monitor resolution configuration problem

    Thank you TheFu, here the xrandr output:
    xrandr
    Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
    eDP-1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    3840x2160 ...
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