tdockery97 wrote:Go to Menu>System Tools>System Monitor and check the Resources tab. You can see if it is recognizing your swap partition.
oOarthurOo wrote:How on earth did you install it? As a self-professed linux newb you probably should've just let the installer do what it wanted with your hard-drive. If you want to do it yourself do:
20GB ext4 / noatime
therest ext4 /home relatime
1.2 GB swap
Don't make anything extended or logical or anything like that.
As for using swap now, fdisk -l to show you what your current disk labels are... assuming your swap is the fourth partition it'd be something like
the clunky appearance suggests you're missing some gtk-engines, which suggests you did a minimal install. If that's the case, just reinstall and let the installer take care of everything. When it gets to task sel make sure you check desktop and standard and laptop.
jehicks87 wrote:EDIT: swap is now on. I really like this whole "command line" thing.
tdockery97 wrote:jehicks87 wrote:EDIT: swap is now on. I really like this whole "command line" thing.
Yes, isn't it nice to have such direct control over your system?
jehicks87 wrote:I'm trying to figure out how to reclaim some space I freed up from windows, but it won't let me resize my partition without unmounting it and it won't let me unmount it while I'm using that partition... so idk what to do there.
My computer is actually booting, running, and opening apps slower than it does with windows 7 starter.
aptitude install readahead-fedora
My mousepad requires a heavier touch, and already has given me multiple times where instead of a double-click it requires a tripple-quadruple-whatever click. Is this what I can expect from LMDE or am I just doing something wrong? How do I speed things up and get the mouse sensitivity back to normal?
aptitude install gpointing-device-settings
Aside from that, EVERYTHING LOOKS CLUNKY!!! What the heck, man? Firefox looks like it's made out of lego's (very boxy) my cursor is tiny and when I go to click on something it's this weird pointer-finger thingy, and overall the whole thing is just unattractive.
aptitude search gtk2-engines
arthur@nixpad:~$ aptitude search cursor-theme
p chameleon-cursor-theme - a modern but not gaudy X11 mouse theme
i dmz-cursor-theme - Style neutral, scalable cursor theme
p moblin-cursor-theme - moblin cursor theme
p xcursor-themes - Base X cursor theme
arthur@nixpad:~$ aptitude search icon-theme
i A faenza-icon-theme - Faenza Icon Theme
p gnome-brave-icon-theme - blue variation of the GNOME-Colors icon theme
p gnome-dust-icon-theme - chocolate variation of the GNOME-Colors icon theme
p gnome-human-icon-theme - orange variation of the GNOME-Colors icon theme
i A gnome-icon-theme - GNOME Desktop icon theme
p gnome-icon-theme-blankon - BlankOn icon theme for GTK+ 2.x
p gnome-icon-theme-dlg-neu - Dropline Gnome Neu icon theme for GTK+ 2.x
p gnome-icon-theme-extras - GNOME Desktop icon theme (additional icons)
p gnome-icon-theme-gartoon - Gartoon icon theme for GTK+ 2.x
p gnome-icon-theme-nuovo - Dropline Nuovo icon theme for GTK+ 2.x
p gnome-icon-theme-suede - Suede icon theme for GTK+ 2.x
p gnome-icon-theme-symbolic - GNOME Desktop icon theme (symbolic icons)
p gnome-icon-theme-yasis - YASIS (Yet Another Scalable Icon Set)
p gnome-illustrious-icon-theme - pink variation of the GNOME-Colors icon theme
p gnome-noble-icon-theme - purple variation of the GNOME-Colors icon theme
p gnome-wine-icon-theme - red variation of the GNOME-Colors icon theme
p gnome-wise-icon-theme - green variation of the GNOME-Colors icon theme
i A hicolor-icon-theme - default fallback theme for FreeDesktop.org icon themes
p human-icon-theme - Human Icon theme
p lxde-icon-theme - LXDE Standard icon theme
p moblin-icon-theme - moblin icon theme
p nuvola-icon-theme - Nuvola icon theme
p oxygen-icon-theme - Oxygen icon theme
p tangerine-icon-theme - Tangerine Icon theme
i tango-icon-theme - Tango icon theme
Please forgive my inexperience, I am a complete newb to Linux. This is my first distro get actually get working. If I upgrade the "theme" will it give everything a make-over, to include my apps and windows? If not, what will?
oOarthurOo wrote:In addition to the standard mouse settings options, I've grown to love gpointing-device-settings. Again, just:
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aptitude install gpointing-device-settings
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