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by srq2625
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: From Tara to Cindy
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: From Tara to Cindy

to elaborate on AZgl1500 has said: something that I've often done, is to use a separate / root ,, but use a common /home - - the thing is, that each system has it's own /username & is thus isolated from any other system. the main advantage of this method, is that you only need to supply an separate...
by srq2625
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why are programs allowed to overtake processor and memory to the point of stalling the system?
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Why are programs allowed to overtake processor and memory to the point of stalling the system?

Though I generally wonder why it's allowed to happen. This has been the situation with operating systems since ... well, since the beginning. What usually happens is programs (can be any program, not just browsers) request resources and the O/S delivers - that's it's job. If memory is requested and...
by srq2625
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Virtual Box on LMDE3 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Installing Virtual Box on LMDE3

Over the last 5 years or so, I've not experience problems with VB (downloaded from their download page ) on either Debian (Jessie and Stretch) and a number of Debian derivatives. I have, however, had problems with VB installed from Debian repositories. Based on just my experience and the fact that I...
by srq2625
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need Help With JPG & JPEG Download Issues? PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Need Help With JPG & JPEG Download Issues? PLEASE HELP!

Another option is to download them and let them be named .jpg, .JPG, .JPEG, and/or .jpeg. Move them all to one folder then use the rename command to rename the files in a manner of your choice. For example, to rename from .jpg to .jpeg use rename 's/jpg$/jpeg/' *.jpg . This will replace any filename...
by srq2625
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: is MATE lighter than Cinnamon?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: is MATE lighter than Cinnamon?

In general: The graphics load of cinnamon is somewhat heavier than that of MATE - animations, etc The animations can be somewhat heavier on the CPU than that of MATE, but as mentioned above, whether it's enough to notice depends on your graphic chipset The memory load of Cinnamon is also just a bit ...
by srq2625
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Upgrade from Mint 17.1 to Mint 19 in-place (experiment)
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Upgrade from Mint 17.1 to Mint 19 in-place (experiment)

As academic exercise this is borderline exciting. I'm really looking forward to the next installment!
by srq2625
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alarm clock recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Alarm clock recommendations?

Nor do I wish something that has fancy bells 'n whistles... it's not desirable that it can catalog my mp3s and cross-reference them with network metadata while composing haikus based on algorithms defined from my browser's history usage. :roll: I would help you if I had experience with such. Howeve...
by srq2625
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’

Will 19.1 support UEFI for ASUS motherboards as was not able to upgrade from 18.3 to 19.0 due issues with grub. I am using two different ASUS motherboards, both working properly with 18.3. I tried upgrading as well as clean installs but both resulted in neither computer being able to boot. First AS...
by srq2625
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wired Ethernet problem........
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Wired Ethernet problem........

this is what I can see from the result of lspci -k 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller Kernel driver in use: r8168...
by srq2625
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation around 28GB??
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Installation around 28GB??

I would appear that a good portion of your 22GB is consumed by your TimeShift backups. These are being written to a folder subordinate to your '/'. Normally , one would write backup data to a device other than the installation disk - just in case your installation disk begins to have issues (a backu...
by srq2625
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need suggestion for wireless adapters
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Need suggestion for wireless adapters

I've found both of these to work well with LM 19: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JNA337K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B4YBCXP/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I know it's out of scope but, to be complete, the first on did not work ...
by srq2625
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Best software for backups?
Replies: 15
Views: 294

Re: Best software for backups?

AZgl1500 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:10 am
I stand corrected:
tnx for the update
No worries and I'm pleased you understood I was only trying to help.
by srq2625
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Best software for backups?
Replies: 15
Views: 294

Re: Best software for backups?

with BackupInTime, the backups are a whole mess of sequential blocks of zipped data, and totally unreadable with NEMO.... therefore, if you need something from the backup, you only have one choice. Do a Full Restore, and I can't abide by that. With respect - this is not correct From the BackInTime ...
by srq2625
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Not liking the calamares installer - Am I the only one?
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Not liking the calamares installer - Am I the only one?

Some background: I've pretty much settled on LM 19 for my daily driver so my distro-hopping days are pretty much over. I have 3 computers (1 desktop, 1 laptop, and 1 i3-based tablet) and I have LM 19 installed on all of them. It's also installed on my lovely wife's laptop top as well. But, I've alwa...
by srq2625
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Flush Memory
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Flush Memory

I'm glad to hear you got your problem sorted. Please edit the subject line of the original post to include [SOLVED] - only you can do this and it will help others searching for answers to similar questions. ETA: Your problem with the editor - that's why I do all my editing of system files with vi . ...
by srq2625
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Flush Memory
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Flush Memory

At 21% to 50% it runs well. At 75% it get's sluggish. If I shut down and restart with RAM usage reported at 21% it runs fine. I would like to have it running well without having to shutdown and restart. It's starting to sound to me like your "swappiness" is set too high. Please run the following co...
by srq2625
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I do this? [SOLVED but any further advice welcome]
Replies: 34
Views: 569

Re: Can I do this?

terrys brother wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:27 pm
It's Windows XP, so I don't think that'll be an issue. :mrgreen:
Yeah, that's not getting updated any more.
by srq2625
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: First Time User - Question about Authentication
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: First Time User - Question about Authentication

Following up on what gm10 wrote, you can test it by running the following command in a command terminal (I've run the command and provided the expected output): $ apt-cache policy network-manager-config-connectivity-ubuntu network-manager-config-connectivity-ubuntu: Installed: 1.10.6-2ubuntu1 Candid...
by srq2625
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I do this? [SOLVED but any further advice welcome]
Replies: 34
Views: 569

Re: Can I do this?

The process to install the bootloader (grub-install) will scan all mass storage on your computer looking for operating systems. It will include a menu item for each it finds. It doesn't matter how many hard drives you have.... The option of disconnecting your Windows drive and keeping the two comple...

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