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by Spearmint2
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Boring Mint??
Replies: 60
Views: 2984

Re: Boring Mint??

I encountered a very rare problem with Mint and was advised via a pop-up to download and add a PPA which wasn't installed. Problem solved! I've never seen a "pop-up" advising me do any such thing. If I did you could be sure I wouldn't maybe the one about needing cowpatty when running wifite under M...
by Spearmint2
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 104
Views: 8320

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

I contacted Spatry.

We exchanged some emails.

He's promised to come back to youtube with new videos. His first in a long time probably will be about Mint Linux.

Wow, a lot of his subscribers are happily looking forward to them too!
by Spearmint2
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 104
Views: 8320

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

Spatry's "Cup of Linux" is one of the better Manjaro Linux sites. He also has a lot of Youtube videos about it. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=spatry+manjaro He even has his own version of Manjaro he distributes. However, he seems to not been on Youtube now for 2 years. This however is...
by Spearmint2
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 104
Views: 8320

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

Better indication is where people buy linux DVD's and their ranking.

https://www.osdisc.com/
by Spearmint2
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 591
Views: 29722

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)

Intel has already amended their license and the above is no longer the case. See: https://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/damien-cox/intel-backtracks-on-controversial-benchmark-clause-updating-its-tcs/. Probably somebody got overzealous... The license is now a trivial "include this copyright, don't ...
by Spearmint2
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 591
Views: 29722

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)

https://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-gags-linux-distros-from-revealing-performance-hit-from-spectre-patches/ (Intel 'gags' Linux distros from revealing performance hit from Spectre patches; You can test performance after using our patches, but don't publish the results, say Intel's new license terms...
by Spearmint2
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CPU maxed out [was: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?]
Replies: 33
Views: 1119

Re: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?

My internet access is intermittent right now, once or twice a week from a hotspot for a couple hours each time. If CPU surges to 100%, either you are doing something intensive at the time, or some program isn't very friendly and causing it. Try to track down when that happens, what you were using, e...
by Spearmint2
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CPU maxed out [was: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?]
Replies: 33
Views: 1119

Re: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?

Hello, Thanks for the links. I'll check them out properly in the next couple of days. For info, Thunderbird logs into 4 different email accounts, the main one being IMAPed into Gmail. The inbox has 675 messages in it and takes up 252MB, but I have a large set of folders into which I have archived 1...
by Spearmint2
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CPU maxed out [was: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?]
Replies: 33
Views: 1119

Re: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?

How big is your INBOX?! It loads when you open Thunderbird. Move old messages to a new folder to make the INBOX smaller. Also, under FILE header, choose to Compact all folders and wait till it finishes. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Testing:Memory_Usage_Problems https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/...
by Spearmint2
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [Tutorial] Live usb with persistence over 4GB
Replies: 47
Views: 17077

Re: [Tutorial] Live usb with persistence over 4GB

That's fine, no problem. Typically a LIVE with Persistence on a flashdrive using ext2 file system is faster, preferred on slower flashdrives, but a full install on a fast flashdrive is OK too.
by Spearmint2
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars
Replies: 24
Views: 620

Re: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars

Well, i guess i probably subscribe to the Young Hegelians & successors mindset myself... :wink: ...if i may recommend, have a look at August Strindberg 's works, the father (more or less) of modern Swedish literature. Since you mentioned Swedenborg , although not Strindberg's strongest work by any ...
by Spearmint2
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars
Replies: 24
Views: 620

Re: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars

Sweden is a European state. ;-) Sweden should be famous for Ikea, Volvo, Köttbullar (meatballs), Pippi Longstocking, midsummer parties, and a few other things. ...in my mind, the word Sweden almost instantly reminds me of ... :wink: Being of religious mindset, I'm reminded of Emmanuel Swedenborg, e...
by Spearmint2
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars
Replies: 24
Views: 620

Re: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars

OK, back to Suse: Suse bought by Swedish Equity Firm Basically, I like the idea of Suse of being owned by a European enterprise. I consider myself a European patriot. On the one hand. On the other hand, I have grown old enough to learn that European enterprises can be as ruthless as companies anywh...
by Spearmint2
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars
Replies: 24
Views: 620

Re: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars

Hi, xenopeek. My mental mismatch must have come into existence when Oracle bought Sun Microsystems. It happened that around the same time we setup the first server running on Oracle Linux. This resulted in the incorrect assumption that Oracle must have acquired Redhat as well. An assumption which I...
by Spearmint2
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars
Replies: 24
Views: 620

Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars

Suse bought by Swedish Equity Firm

I guess RedHat will be next on the list of some big firm to buy. Might be a good stock investment now.
by Spearmint2
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [Solved]Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer
Replies: 34
Views: 1173

Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

shom_ronnie wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:50 pm
That certainly is the best way to go. But i like my os and other files separate, so i will be creating two extra partitions. Just wondering, if having an extra boot partition is advisable, right at the beginning of the hdd
Not unless you intend to run more than one Linux system on it.
by Spearmint2
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]black sceen
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: black sceen

Is this a problem SSD 38 bad sectors? Uh...yeah. I'd be more worried about that on an SSD than an HDD, but if it's marked as bad, then should be OK for awhile. However the way HDD and SSD wear out, with an SSD it could indicate other areas have exceeded the write/erase lifetime. How old is the SSD ...
by Spearmint2
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Swap is empty, can't get out of the sleeping mode
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Swap is empty, can't get out of the sleeping mode

yeah, that looks OK. I did notice you may have a 4k Hybrid drive, since it reports sectors of 512 logical but 4096 actual-physical. All the partitions look to have enough space. You using newer GParted than I. I see a lock on partitions showing in it. Is this an encrypted system? I see nothing wrong...
by Spearmint2
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel cleaning problems [nevermind]
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: kernel cleaning problems [nevermind]

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gzip: stdout: No space left on device
whatever device you are using is full. Check out your media devices.

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sudo parted -l 
that's little L

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sudo fdisk -l
another little L

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sudo blkid
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CPU maxed out [was: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?]
Replies: 33
Views: 1119

Re: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?

I would run a test on the RAM from the boot menu, also fsck the disk too. Open the "Disks" program and check the SMART values on the hard drive.

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