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by BowWow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to revert back to default or stock LM XFCE 19 Tara?
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: How to revert back to default or stock LM XFCE 19 Tara?

Thanks, is there a way to change the theme or style of windows back to the default or stock LM XFCE 19 Tara?

edit: figured it out, windows manager, theme, mint y
by BowWow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to revert back to default or stock LM XFCE 19 Tara?
Replies: 8
Views: 332

How to revert back to default or stock LM XFCE 19 Tara?

After reverting back due to the update which caused boot issues: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=143&t=331605 Perhaps due to the reversion or due to something I did in trying to fix it before finding clem's announcement thanks to antikythera, the XFCE settings were changed from the ...
by BowWow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to revert back to default or stock LM XFCE 19 Tara?
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Warning: Critical issue in base-files 19.0.2 update

Thank you so much. That did it. edit: there was a tonne of error messages, as follows xfce4-panel --quit ; pkill xfconfd ; rm -rf ~/.config/xfce4/panel ; rm -rf ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-panel.xml ; xfce4-panel (wrapper-2.0:15837): Gtk-WARNING **: 20:14:53.952: Negative conten...
by BowWow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Warning: Critical issue in base-files 19.0.2 update
Replies: 47
Views: 20547

Re: Warning: Critical issue in base-files 19.0.2 update

Thank you clem.

And thank you antikythera.

I finally figured out the problem after literally weeks of pulling my hair out. That teaches me to always check the forums here first!

Thanks again
by BowWow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot problems - blinking cursor at top left after LM splash screen
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Boot problems - blinking cursor at top left after LM splash screen

Thank you.

Oh boy.

ok so I followed all of clems instructions to revert back and was able to get the desktop back, however the desktop is now still showing the menu at the top and it is showing a deck at the bottom. This was not the prev configuration.

Is there a way to revert this?
by BowWow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot problems - blinking cursor at top left after LM splash screen
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Boot problems - blinking cursor at top left after LM splash screen

Trying to fix an old laptop for a friend who noticed that suddenly linux mint 19 XFCE (kernel 4.15.0-118-generic) would no longer boot up but instead after the linux mint splash screen, it would go into a weird blank screen with a blinking cursor at the top left. This is apparently a known issue whi...
by BowWow
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to measure system RAM, CPU usage?
Replies: 9
Views: 8189

Re: How to measure system RAM, CPU usage?

thanks, is there a way to measure startup time?
by BowWow
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to measure system RAM, CPU usage?
Replies: 9
Views: 8189

Re: How to measure system RAM, CPU usage?

just to be clear, I'm a n00b so pls include idiot proof instructions and also, I don't want anything constantly running in the background because this is a low powered system, I just want to be able to check how much ram/cpu is being used in total at a point in time and then to close the app/utility...
by BowWow
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to measure system RAM, CPU usage?
Replies: 9
Views: 8189

How to measure system RAM, CPU usage?

Hi guys, I'm running LM 13 XFCE and can't find a system utility that would show me the total cpu and ram usage (live or as it is happening).

I would also like to know if I can measure other things like how long it takes to startup in seconds?

Thank you!
by BowWow
Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which is "lighter"? XFCE or Cinnamon?
Replies: 24
Views: 9102

Re: Which is "lighter"? XFCE or Cinnamon?

passerby wrote:Of the LM distros, I'd go with LM 13 (32 bit), either XFCE or MATE. Definitely not a graphics-intensive environment like Cinnamon or KDE.
Thanks. Are you suggesting LM 13 because it is long term support?
by BowWow
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which is "lighter"? XFCE or Cinnamon?
Replies: 24
Views: 9102

Re: Which is "lighter"? XFCE or Cinnamon?

Interesting.

Can you please tell me which linux mint edition is best for this machine?

Toshiba NB305
http://www.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-mini-nb305-n410bn/4505-3121_7-33948073.html

I've expanded RAM to 2 GB
CPU = Intel Atom N450 / 1.66 GHz
HD = SSD (adata)

:)
by BowWow
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which is "lighter"? XFCE or Cinnamon?
Replies: 24
Views: 9102

Re: Which is "lighter"? XFCE or Cinnamon?

Thank you everyone, appreciate the helpful answers. I have two follow-up questions, if you don't mind: 1. Is there a quantified measure of *how much lighter* XFCE is compared to Cinnamon (or other desktop environments)? The blog I linked to tried to do this and showed this resulting graph: http://l3...
by BowWow
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which is "lighter"? XFCE or Cinnamon?
Replies: 24
Views: 9102

Which is "lighter"? XFCE or Cinnamon?

I was really surprised to learn from this blog post that XFCE is just barely "heavier" on memory than cinnamon: http://l3net.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/a-memory-comparison-of-light-linux-desktops-part-2/ (look at graph just above blog comment section) Is this correct? XFCE 70 and cinnamon 79...

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