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by lmuserx4849
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why is Bleachbit removing 700 MB on Mint 19?
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: Why is Bleachbit removing 700 MB on Mint 19?

Maybe this is your 700 MB :-) Spotted this: Cleaning /var/cache on Mint 19 Cinnamon : I plan to delete the contents of /var/cache on Mint 19 Cinnamon as part of cleaning up the system . It has 700MB data. I dont see any problems after deleting the contents. ... I thought I read something about cinna...
by lmuserx4849
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why is Bleachbit removing 700 MB on Mint 19?
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: Why is Bleachbit removing 700 MB on Mint 19?

There are a host of Linux system built-in services being run or can be run on users' behalf, when it is safe, to keep things going (i.e., /etc/logrotate.d, /etc/cron*, systemd-tmpfiles-clean). - Do not use BleachBit, by Martin Flöser - BleachBit: Does GNU/Linux need the equivalent of a Windows regis...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: older cannon scanners

Check to see if you have the current driver: http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-CANON I'm also using a Cannon, lide 220. According to doc, 100 & 220 use the same genesys driver at version 1.0-63. I'm on 17.3 had to add ppa: https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-git Vuescan...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Naming files in GNU/Linux
Replies: 21
Views: 461

Re: Naming files in GNU/Linux

... In Mac OS, how were files classified and associated with software? For bonus points, what program could you use to change those values yourself? Regarding "Files classified and associated with software", Linux and Mac use mimetypes, which consists of multiple tests, from multiple locations. "To...
by lmuserx4849
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How seriously should I take "important" warnings in logfiles?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: How seriously should I take "important" warnings in logfiles?

A system crash should never ocur, but they may. Reoccurring crashes are serious. As far as the messages in general, they could be the result of an earlier failure. I've always thought of system messages as pieces to a puzzle, but the puzzle itself is unknown. The forum folks suggest doing inxi -Fxz ...
by lmuserx4849
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How seriously should I take "important" warnings in logfiles?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: How seriously should I take "important" warnings in logfiles?

0 is more important than 3. man syslog and search for level shows: level: This determines the importance of the message. The levels are, in order of decreasing importance: 0 LOG_EMERG system is unusable 1 LOG_ALERT action must be taken immediately 2 LOG_CRIT critical conditions 3 LOG_ERR error condi...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Naming files in GNU/Linux
Replies: 21
Views: 461

Re: Naming files in GNU/Linux

You might enjoy this article by David Wheeler: Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames: Control Characters (such as Newline), Leading Dashes, and Other Problems I usually use dash for files and camel case for directories. I like the underscore, but as you mentioned it requires a shift, plus sometimes, dep...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Family: DejaVu or Bitstream

One of the first things I change is the system fonts & konsole font.
by lmuserx4849
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Which discontinued project do you miss the most ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1326

Re: Which discontinued project do you miss the most ?

Hi, I really miss the Firestarter firewall a lot. I like ufw/gufw but with Firestarter you have more control and the interface was really nice. What about you guys ? Which discontinued project do you miss the most ? KDE 4 ;-) pdfedit asciidoc I'm a little concerned about Netbeans. Apache seems to b...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So Depressing
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: So Depressing

It doesn't surprise me that LM dropped KDE. Their main focus is Cinnamon, which uses the gtk framework. And it would be easier for them to carry additional gtk desktops like Mate and XFCE. Both frameworks, gtk and qt (kde), have been changing rapidly, and there is only so much time available. I have...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How do you read manuals?
Replies: 25
Views: 463

Re: How do you read manuals?

My Eyes don't work very well with computer screens. Whenever I need to read something long I prefer printing it. But I've been having trouble. Recently I had to print a manual 117 pages long. I reprinted it 5 times and never once did I get it to come out perfect. Apparently something malfunctioned....
by lmuserx4849
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE framework updates?
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: KDE framework updates?

... Update: there are many plugins for the systemsettings. You can see it with: apt-cache search kde-config I found a systemsettings that didn't follow that naming convention: kscreen. Used to change resolution and manipulate displays. This process also worked for me on LM19 MATE plus dolphin, gwen...
by lmuserx4849
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Long Term Support
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: Long Term Support

@lmuserx4849: did you read what I wrote? There's a difference between official claims and cold reality. That I've learned in 12 years of full-time use of *buntu and Mint. HHHmmmm. Ouch. 1) Why is there a difference? Xubuntu is a community edition with a different time table. 2) Is it safe to use Li...
by lmuserx4849
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Long Term Support
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: Long Term Support

Hello, I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 Xfce and I don't see any need to upgrade. This version of Linux Mint is supported until April 2021. Then, why Xubuntu 16.04 is supported only until April 2019? Both distros have the same package base - Ubuntu Xenial. The only exception is obviously the Linux Mint Sy...
by lmuserx4849
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars
Replies: 24
Views: 521

Re: 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. Redhat IPO was in 1999. Suse should be renamed to the hot potato distribution. It changes hands so often. I wonder how they'll run OpenSuSE. It's a good distro, ...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grumpy old man maybe
Replies: 26
Views: 535

Re: Grumpy old man maybe

Yeah, they're not fans of help vampires on the Arch forums. I don't find their stance unreasonable. If you can't be bothered to attempt some basic research before asking a question, you've no place using a tech enthusiast distro. Wow. Never heard the term "help vampires" :-) Arch gets a slight pass...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do icon themes change
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Why do icon themes change

I see humanity-icon-theme is going to be removed at Linux Mint Roadmap . Why do icons change? Humanity is an upstream icon theme from Ubuntu, it's not going anywhere. I believe the change on the roadmap is just about it being installed by default. Thank you. As I mentioned someone brought up a miss...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are there any dangerous/vulnerable packages I should remove?
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Are there any dangerous/vulnerable packages I should remove?

I already un-installed Mono and Openjdk, which apparently was accidentally installed. I don't think I have Java, but there two Java packages of which I don't know whether I should get rid of. libhsql1.8.0-java : Java SQL database engine, and libservlet3.1-java : Servlet 3.1, JSP 2.3, EL 3.0 and Web...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grumpy old man maybe
Replies: 26
Views: 535

Re: Grumpy old man maybe

As an OAP have I turned into a grumpy old man or have I seen an increase in the number of posts where the answer is one google search away? It would make sense because there are more linux distro users who haven't come from a technical background or sought out opensource for its' philosphy, and the...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window Borders with Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 27
Views: 1918

Re: Window Borders with Mint 19 Cinnamon

... No it isn't. In fact Mate doesn't even even support metacity-3. Only one and two. This is all part of the hassle of the metacity theme format and is a bit of a PITA for theme devs. That's what I've been reading on the Net. I have great empathy and appreciation for theme devs. It is confusing as...

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