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by benali72
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Praise For Tara 19
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Praise For Tara 19

I regularly install linux on old dual-core boxes for charity. Mint has proven simple, reliable, and dependable -- exactly what I and my users need. My users don't know Linux but they have no problems at all using Mint / Xfce. 19 continues this tradition. I had a few small issues at first because I j...
by benali72
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Forever!
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Linux Mint Forever!

Yeah, I committed to Mint when Ubuntu went for Unity. It was like Microsoft jumped off a cliff with their goofy Win 8 interface, so Canonical decided they should jump off a cliff, too, with Unity. And now Canonical is back to Gnome... which, btw, still has the goofy style of cluttering your desktop ...
by benali72
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: In Mint 19 after running GParted, display from gnome-disks-utility is wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: In Mint 19 after running GParted, display from gnome-disks-utility is wrong

Wow, I'm sorry neither Caja nor KDE Partition Manager worked for you. Maybe I should have asked which Desktop Environment (GUI) you use? I support several boxes on Mint 19.1 with Xfce and have not experienced the problem you mentioned with Caja. In Xfce, to manage the presence or absence of icons on...
by benali72
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: In Mint 19 after running GParted, display from gnome-disks-utility is wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: In Mint 19 after running GParted, display from gnome-disks-utility is wrong

I noticed the same problem. When I ran 17.1/xfce, gnome-disks utility worked fine on all my boxes. After my upgrade to 19.1/xfce, it fails on all. If your goal is simply to mount/unmount disks via gnome-disks , I would recommend using the file manager caja instead. Caja displays all partitions, both...
by benali72
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [CLONING] How to clone an installation of Mint 19 to another PC
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: [CLONING] How to clone an installation of Mint 19 to another PC

I clone Mint partitions across PCs pretty frequently. I do it by partition copying with simple linux line commands (not image copying of an entire disk). Partition copying may be an advantage or disadvantage, depending on your goals. Here's my methodology -- 1. Clean shutdown of your source Mint ins...
by benali72
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: My weird problems with Mint 19.1/xfce
Replies: 0
Views: 69

My weird problems with Mint 19.1/xfce

I am not looking for a solution, but I want to share my experiences with 19.1 ----- I installed 19.1/xfce on four machines. I have since backed down to 17 on all four machines. Problems I faced with 19.1/xfce -- (1) I described slow boot / shutdown times on these threads -- (see https://forums.linux...
by benali72
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow Boot
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Slow Boot

This thread also addresses "slow boot" problems for 19.1 --- https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=273111 It's all too much for me... I'm managing a bunch of older machines and I'm getting various "slow boot" problems on all of them after the 19.1 install. The problems are minor -- boot ...
by benali72
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow Boot
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Slow Boot

I installed 19.1 on four 6 -10 year old computers that have been running 17.1 without any problems for several years. I've experienced several slow boot/shutdown problems with 19.1 I did not have with 17.1 -- (1) The message "Scanning for BTRFS file system" displays for about 25 seconds during boot ...
by benali72
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] "Scanning for BTRFS file system" during boot
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: "Scanning for BTRFS file system" during boot

Thanks everyone. I looked more closely at that thread at the Stack Exchange -- https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/78535/how-to-get-rid-of-the-scanning-for-btrfs-file-systems-at-start-up The problem went away after I executed -- sudo apt-get purge btrfs-tools sudo update-initramfs -ukall sudo a...
by benali72
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] "Scanning for BTRFS file system" during boot
Replies: 3
Views: 165

[SOLVED] "Scanning for BTRFS file system" during boot

I just installed Mint 19.1 (64-bit / xfce). The boot waits for about 25 seconds on this message -- "Scanning for BTRFS file system" I don't have a btrfs file systems on the computer. Is there any way to eliminate this scan and the wait it causes? Thank you. PS- I found a couple relevant threads on t...
by benali72
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Fastest Browser for older computers?
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Fastest Browser for older computers?

@kc1di -- thank you, I followed your advice and got Opera from the Opera website. It works fine now. (Why didn't I think of that?) And wow, I can see why many folks here recommend Opera. Fast, easy-to-use, a simple interface! Definitely a top contender. I also tried Vivaldi. A great browser that emp...
by benali72
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Fastest Browser for older computers?
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Fastest Browser for older computers?

Some great ideas here, I will try Vivaldi and Basilisk. Thanks. I should add, the computers involved have 2 to 4 g memory with early dual core processors (Intel Core 2 Duo era). They run 64-bit Mint 17.x with xfce4. Also, I use the adblocker provided in the browser, or uBlock Origin, or Ad-block Plu...
by benali72
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Fastest Browser for older computers?
Replies: 11
Views: 610

[SOLVED] Fastest Browser for older computers?

Browser requirements -- 1- Fast (due to older computer) 2- Still renders pages properly Informal test results so far -- FAST -- Slimjet, Chromium, Midori Private Browser Little Slower -- Palemoon Slower Still -- Firefox Quantum, Seamonkey, Epiphany Breaks -- Qupzilla Which browser do you think is fa...
by benali72
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Problem Installing Seamonkey
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Problem Installing Seamonkey

Thanks, I'll install by the ppa/ubuntuzilla. Meanwhile I have the older 64 bit version 2.40 running until I get the 2.49 install figured out.
by benali72
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Problem Installing Seamonkey
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Problem Installing Seamonkey

Thanks, catweasel. I did the install of ia32-libs, but there is no package (.deb) in this case. Seamonkey just installs by extracting into its own directory. After installing ia32-libs, I get this message when I try to execute Seamonkey --- dashss@hp-desktop ~/seamonkey2/seamonkey $ ./seamonkey XPCO...
by benali72
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Problem Installing Seamonkey
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Problem Installing Seamonkey

I confirmed that this is a problem trying to execute a 32-bit program on a 64-bit system ---- dashss@hp-desktop ~/seamonkey2/seamonkey $ file seamonkey seamonkey: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/ld-linux.so.2, for GNU/Linux 2.6.18, Build...
by benali72
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: what makes xfce lightweight?
Replies: 23
Views: 4034

Re: what makes xfce lightweight?

I regularly install Mint w/ xfce4 on older computers, most are early dual core processors from the 2005 to 2010 era. The cpus are typically AMD 3800+ or similar, or Intel Core Duo. These computers can't run all the GUI bling offered by today's advanced DEs. xfce works well on them. It's reliable. It...
by benali72
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Problem Installing Seamonkey
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Problem Installing Seamonkey

Ok, I'm making progress. Apparently you get the "not found" message when trying to execute a binary without the required libraries present. (For example, trying to execute 32-bit code in a 64-bit environment, and you haven't installed the required 32-bit support libraries.) (see http://unix.stackexc...
by benali72
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Problem Installing Seamonkey
Replies: 14
Views: 258

[SOLVED] Problem Installing Seamonkey

Hi, I'm installing Seamonkey 2.49 on Mint 18.3 x64 w/xfce as per the Seamonkey instructions found here -- http://www.seamonkey-project.org/doc/2.0/install-and-uninstall It seems pretty straightforward -- create a seamonkey directory, extract the compressed file into it, and execute the binary. Howev...
by benali72
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: XFCE v18.3 Backup tool not ready for prime time?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: XFCE v18.3 Backup tool not ready for prime time?

@smurphos, thanks for the explanation of the Software Selection list. Now that I think about it, I install maybe 95% of my stuff via Synaptic, and 5% via the command line. So I got a blank list. Thanks for your explanation.

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