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by benali72
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Fastest Browser for older computers?
Replies: 11
Views: 451

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: 451

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: 451

[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: 207

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: 207

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: 207

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: 3223

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: 207

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: 207

[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: 126

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.
by benali72
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Which Browsers for Mint 18.x with xfce?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Which Browsers for Mint 18.x with xfce?

Thanks for the suggestions, I just downloaded Pale Moon and Slimjet for test drives. Any browsers that are particularly good for privacy? I looked at Epic but it's not yet available for linux, and Brave is available but only listed as "in development"... thus the install is still a bit complicated. ...
by benali72
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using fsck to repair HDD
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Using fsck to repair HDD

fsck handles software errors in the filesystem, whereas bad sectors are part of the disk hardware failing. They're two different issues. I agree with MuteAnt 100%, your disk is developing serious hardware problems so -- 1- backup everything you care about right now! 2- consider buying a replacement ...
by benali72
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: XFCE v18.3 Backup tool not ready for prime time?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

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

Ok, I've never used the backup tool but am using a brand new install of Mint 18.3 64-bit with Xfce. Here's what I find -- If I select Personal Data --> Back up Now... it gives me a drop down list box that allows me to select wherever I want to back up to. I was able to select any folder I wanted, no...
by benali72
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Video Hardware Acceleration
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Video Hardware Acceleration

Sounds like you have two issues to address -- 1- hardware acceleration recommendation 2- unable to start up again after going to sleep My guess is that these are two independent problems and that each requires its own solution. Hardware acceleration -- check your BIOS settings when you boot the lapt...
by benali72
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Which Browsers for Mint 18.x with xfce?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

[SOLVED] Which Browsers for Mint 18.x with xfce?

I use Firefox for my browser on Mint 18.3 with Xfce. I'm wondering what other browsers people use and why.

What browser do you use that isn't in the repositories and runs under 18.x. And why do you like it?

Thanks.
by benali72
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 41
Views: 2707

Re: Linux is secure…right?

I've supported dozens of linux desktops since the early 2000s and have never encountered any virus or malware. Our systems do not use WINE, run Windows programs, use Windows filesystems like ntfs or fat, or run anti-malware. As others have said, linux is not theoretically immune to malware but if it...
by benali72
Fri May 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Optiplex GX270 Very Slow - SOLVED
Replies: 35
Views: 1061

Re: Optiplex GX270 Very Slow

Run System Monitor while you perform your normal workload to determine which resource is causing your slowdown. Most likely it is memory, given this -- Memory: 906.3/2012.2MB But only System Monitor will tell you for sure. You might be out of CPU as well. I work with a lot of old boxes. IMHO a P-4 w...
by benali72
Fri May 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to stop bad outgoing communications?
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: How to stop bad outgoing communications?

@sgtor -- thank you, I will take a look at Firewall Builder (http://www.fwbuilder.org/).

@Cosmo -- I only use software from the official repositories. I think it prudent to have my firewall managing communications in both directions, rather than just stopping incoming attempts. Thanks.
by benali72
Thu May 18, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to stop bad outgoing communications?
Replies: 9
Views: 501

How to stop bad outgoing communications?

I've been looking at GUFW doc to try to find out how to stop any malware-style outgoing data communications from my computer. But all I've found is pretty technical. My understanding is that by default GUFW lets everything send out data. I'm thinking that somewhere there should be a "standard" or "r...
by benali72
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2 Rogue Processes Causing High CPU Usage
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: 2 Rogue Processes Causing High CPU Usage

I know this is an old thread but I am replying anyway... @gold_finger, thanks so much for providing the code solution for the update-apt-xapian-index problem. I experienced the issue when fresh-installing Mint 18.1 64-bit XFCE on an old box (AMD 64x2 3800+ with 2 gig ram). It fully consumed 100% of ...

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