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by Spearmint2
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?
Replies: 32
Views: 949

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: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?
Replies: 32
Views: 949

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: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?
Replies: 32
Views: 949

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: 14988

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: 506

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: 506

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: 506

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: 506

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: 506

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: 1027

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: 340

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: 132

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: 450

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: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?
Replies: 32
Views: 949

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.
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Black desktop and no icons all the rest works perfectly
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: Black desktop and no icons all the rest works perfectly

Is the folder "desktop" still existent? If not, create a new one.
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Recovering contents of an external hard drive inadvertantly written over with dd command
Replies: 19
Views: 434

Re: Recovering contents of an external hard drive inadvertantly written over with dd command

I had a failed USB flashdrive and I used GParted's inbuilt Data Recovery to get most of the files back off it. I had to examine the header in each (other than image files) to find proper file endings for some. I used a binhex editor in linux called "bless" for that. The image viewer showed all files...
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]black sceen
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: black sceen

How old is the hard drive? It may be failing.
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Which flavour goes with this computer
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Which flavour goes with this computer

I'd stick with MATE, your only problem seems browsers related. You can speed that up by adding UBlock and also the nocoins.txt script to it or Greasemonkey Add-on to stop possible coin miners. In the about:config of FF, you might consider nuking all the "telemetry" tracking in FF. Also set media.aut...
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel cleaning problems [nevermind]
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: kernel cleaning problems

Does the second one also update the grub to remove references to the old kernels?
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [Solved]Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer
Replies: 34
Views: 1027

Re: Re:Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Just to update, the wifi connection dropped again, and i had to manually disconnect and then reconnect. But while doing so i noticed something else, there was a lag in my system, and nothing else is open other than a file that i am copying to my pendrive. Its a large file of about 9gb. Why i am say...

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