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by greywolf
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No support for XFS in Mint's Grub?
Replies: 2
Views: 87

[SOLVED]-Re: No support for XFS in Mint's Grub?

Thanks @xenopeek, some interesting reading there. It must be more to do with the version of Grub, as some distros using Grub detect the Xfs partition whereas Mint's does not. I might check the version number of grub on each setup when I have a moment? Not that it is a problem as I have standardised ...
by greywolf
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No support for XFS in Mint's Grub?
Replies: 2
Views: 87

No support for XFS in Mint's Grub?

I was just doing a bit of tidying up by removing a couple of old kernels in my Mint 18.3 Xfce system and noticed something I had not seen before about the XFS filesystem. Just wanting to confirm it. This is a multi-boot machine, I use it to support over 200 users and I have about 5 or 6 different di...
by greywolf
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Does every distro need grub on multiboot system?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Does every distro need grub on multiboot system?

I have 5 hard drives and 4 os's (mint, debian, ubuntu, windows 7). Does every distro need grub installed to work properly? No. One grub, grub4dos or LILO is enough. With EFI-computers you can use rEFInd also. If using UEFI machine to multiboot, no distro actually needs Grub installed. As above, use...
by greywolf
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Sylvia Installer always formats swap area
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Sylvia Installer always formats swap area

I have experienced the same problem on my support machines; can be a dozen distros installed. It becomes a real issue when any other distro has "RESUME" parameter set in its boot process (usually on kernel line). The system cannot find the UUID for the swap entry in the relevant grub entry/ies and c...
by greywolf
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [SOLVED]-Syntax error puzzling me
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: [SOLVED]-Syntax error puzzling me

Thanks for the guidance - I found an old bash scriping guide I have - and it confirmed the re-direct stuff to be superfluous, as a re-direct of a comparison is not appropriate. Removed the offending piece and it works as expected.

greywolf.
by greywolf
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [SOLVED]-Syntax error puzzling me
Replies: 2
Views: 454

[SOLVED]-Syntax error puzzling me

I am sure there is a very simple explanantion to this problem that is just eluding my weary mind at present? This line in a bash script is not parsing - I think I may have the right bracket in the wrong place? The error message is "couldn't parse this test expression". I would appreciate it if anyon...
by greywolf
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 42
Views: 4900

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Sgthawker wrote:I've had the beta running flawlessly since it's release. Updated over the weekend got me to the full release. Loving it! :D
Likewise, congats all developers.
greywolf.
by greywolf
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Compiz doesn't use xfce window decorations
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Compiz doesn't use xfce window decorations

EDIT Not that I want to try Emerald but went to your link and it seems to leave things in the air at the last word - "click" what? Sorry about that; I didn't specifically go and check the site before posting, my bad! As I said, I don't find I need Compiz/Emerald anymore (agree about 'clunky') so it...
by greywolf
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Compiz doesn't use xfce window decorations
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Compiz doesn't use xfce window decorations

The "traditional" window manager I have always used for Compiz is "Emerald Theme Manager". I am quite surprised Mint does not include it in the repos? Anyway, you can compile it yourself and install from scratch. The process outlined on this site works well: http://chriseiffel.com/uncategorized/how-...
by greywolf
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Many ideas for Linux Mint.
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Many ideas for Linux Mint.

- In my hardware and any laptops/notebooks, Linux Mint is like Bugatti Veyron W16 on energy consuption. For resolve this, the aplication TLP will be installed for default. Whithout TLP, my battery have a 3 hour lifetime (and i have a SSD!). With TLP, i have 10 hours. It's a big difference! TLP is i...
by greywolf
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap Partition
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Swap Partition

JeremyB wrote:Try using

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sudo blkid
To find the swap partition
Can I suggest

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sudo lsblk -f
is a nicer presentation of the initial information you require?

greywolf.
by greywolf
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: rsync vs midnight commander
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: rsync vs midnight commander

If you want to use time stamped incremental backups that utilize 'rsync' as the tool; I suggest you try 'rsnapshot'. It is an excellent little backup program: "Description-en: local and remote filesystem snapshot utility rsnapshot is an rsync-based filesystem snapshot utility. It can take incrementa...
by greywolf
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Grsync Mate 18
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Grsync Mate 18

I have not used Windows for many years now so I don't know off hand whether "rsync" itself works under it or not. Having said that, once you have set up a profile under "Grsync" you can go to its menu under File --> Rsync Command Line and you will get a little popup showing the underlying "rsync" co...
by greywolf
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: LM18 - Sound reverts to internal speakers on boot
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: LM18 - Sound reverts to internal speakers on boot

This is an empathy post rather than a solution I'm afraid. I have a similar problem between internal speaker default and headphones/external speakers connected thru headphone jack. Always reverts to speakers. If I recall correctly (not in Mint at present), the standard Cinnamon audio mixer does not ...
by greywolf
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Font Pixel Hinting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: Font Pixel Hinting?

My tired old eyes can't handle "scratchy" thin fonts too well, so, I use 'Slight', 'RGB' options + Antialiasing. However, I use my own downloaded fonts: 'Quantico' = variable, 'Envy Code R' = fixed.

Makes quite a big difference on all laptops & LCD monitors.

greywolf.
by greywolf
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 18 Level 5 Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 2986

Re: Linux Mint 18 Level 5 Updates

Don't forget to reboot after a kernel update, so the new one gets loaded.

Greywolf
by greywolf
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint 18 boot time analysis
Replies: 5
Views: 4467

Re: Linux Mint 18 boot time analysis

Running dual (multiple) boot Linux systems can also cause this swap problem. Some distros insist on formatting the existing swap file they find on install. This changes the UUID such that all the /etc/fstab entries are no longer valid. Pain in the "%#@"! Boot process can "go looking" for invalid swa...
by greywolf
Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux lite vs Mint xfce
Replies: 5
Views: 4405

Re: linux lite vs Mint xfce

both are nice, based on ubuntu, intended to be friendly for new users, and have custom tools. you could have better luck with hardware on either, just depends. i'd say, the only real negatives about linux lite are: * not UEFI friendly , or not the last time i knew, which is fine if you can be bothe...
by greywolf
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 18: Kernel updates only in GUI Update Manager?
Replies: 18
Views: 4015

Re: Mint 18: Kernel updates only in GUI Update Manager?

Just a tangent thought @mattlach, could it be something to do with a difference between "apt-get" and the "apt" being used nowadays? They are different apps BTW, not that I have studied the differences too much. I get your original point though. "dist-upgrade" and "update everything" should offer ex...
by greywolf
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems Installing on ASUS F555U
Replies: 23
Views: 5762

Re: Problems Installing on ASUS F555U

I have not had a lot of time to follow this thread closely, but, just to let you know I have been running Mint 18 (Sarah) - Mate on this i5 Asus F555U as my primary OS since it's release. It is multi-boot with original Windows10 as well as 3 or 4 other versions of Linux - PClinuxOS, MX-15, Manjaro. ...

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