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by wong
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Computer
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: New Computer

Hey, nice to see another Glaswegian on board. I'm very happy with the build I put together around two years ago. If you are up for it, the assembly is pretty easy these days, building a box is good way to go and leaves loads of room for upgrades. My initial build was around the £350 mark: Intel i3 4...
by wong
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Security
Replies: 20
Views: 2314

Re: Security

htop is a little kinder to the eyes and more interactive than top for keeping an eye on system resources.
by wong
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Game development tips for kids
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Game development tips for kids

My daughter, 13, is very keen to get into game development and start looking into coding. I'm looking for a few pointers. The last time I coded a game was on my Sinclair Spectrum 48k about 25yrs ago, so I'm a little out of touch :lol: Expressing an interest a year or two ago I installed Scratch on a...
by wong
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: unattended-upgrades -- Issues
Replies: 83
Views: 2650

Re: unattended-upgrades -- Issues

I don't trust Linux. I'm sorry to write it. But Linux is not to be trusted. Linux just really specifies the kernel, the kernel does not do unattended upgrades. If you want more control there are plenty options to choose from. I really appreciate Linux Mint and the efforts behind it, the focus seems...
by wong
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing with XFS
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Installing with XFS

Is the problem definitely xfs? I was under the impression UEFI required a fat, as opposed to ext2, boot partition to get going.

If it is the building or compiling of grub2 that is the issue then that's not really upstream grub2 but more the mint/ubuntu/debian package maintainer as per the op.
by wong
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: {Solved}Feedback on The Brave Browser
Replies: 11
Views: 1552

Re: Looking for Feedback on The Brave Browser

I read it a while back as replacing the usual advertising with Brave approved ads but never got around to giving it a spin. It was created by one of the Co-founders of Mozilla Brendan Eich who has since left Mozilla. It's an interesting project, I've spent a lot of time on Firefox and will be keepin...
by wong
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So called lightweight Linux distros...
Replies: 63
Views: 13334

Re: So called lightweight Linux distros...

I prefer a simple window manager like i3 or dwm in place of a full desktop environment, cuts right down on mouse/trackpad use too. For watching youtube and the like using mpv to play the videos, which uses youtube-dl , avoids a lot of the overheads of watching in-browser. This allows me to watch you...
by wong
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What is your favorite filemanager
Replies: 17
Views: 3352

Re: What is your favorite filemanager

Ranger is by far my favourite file manager. The default, Caja I think, is pretty nice too. Pcmanfm might be worth a look.

*Edit*: Doh, Caja is Mate, is there something you are wanting that Nemo does not provide?
by wong
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea - questing for a good cup
Replies: 53
Views: 3534

Re: Tea - questing for a good cup

teachat is worth a browse. It has been a pretty solid resource for a decade or so, it is run by Adagio but covers pretty much everything. This is a wonderful time of year for fresh green tea coming out of China & Japan. I've been binging on Japanese Sencha & Chinese Bi Lo Chun the past few weeks. I ...
by wong
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Learning Linux : multiple roots ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1433

Re: Learning Linux : multiple roots ?

No. You boot into a live iso as you would on real hardware. Likely similar to powering off windows, booting into the Mint live cd which will shrink the windows partition and install Mint on the free space. - Power off mint VM - Virtualbox Settings for Mint VM > Storage > Controller: IDE - Click cd/d...
by wong
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you think of Arch Linux
Replies: 51
Views: 5107

Re: What do you think of Arch Linux

I've been enjoying Antergos Gnome for the past 6 weeks or so. I like it.
by wong
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Learning Linux : multiple roots ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1433

Re: Learning Linux : multiple roots ?

No, not my video. You are not mistaken in your estimation of the video. I'm running VirtualBox 5.0.16-1 at the moment but on an Arch host. I have no experience with CentOS. I would guess the Ubuntu VM played nicely with VirtualBox as you grabbed a version of Ubuntu tailor made for Virtualbox. With C...
by wong
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Learning Linux : multiple roots ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1433

Re: Learning Linux : multiple roots ?

By guest/host I mean: Host - the operating system you have installed directly on your PC, your main OS. Guest - an operating system running as a Virtual Machine within VirtualBox. Youtube vid of installing guest additions using VirtualBox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoG0NA_OzsI You can also ins...
by wong
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Learning Linux : multiple roots ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1433

Re: Learning Linux : multiple roots ?

VirtualBox from the Linux Mint repos should do just fine. I don't have access to a Mint machine at the moment but once you have a virtual machine up and running installing the guest additions on the guest operating system should allow better integration with the host OS and enable more control over ...
by wong
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Seemingly nothing about the HACK on these forums - why?
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: Seemingly nothing about the HACK on these forums - why?

Hacks happen, an email would have been nice.

I get 'Welcome to the Forums' & 'Your Post has been approved' emails from the Admin team, this seem at least as worthy.
by wong
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox -- Yea!
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Virtualbox -- Yea!

Wine might be worth a look too if you've not already checked it out
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_%28software%29
by wong
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: VLC player very erratic
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: VLC player very erratic

allanh wrote:The problem is definitely with vlc and not the movies
If the problem is definitely vlc can you play the files on the same machine/mint with a different media player? are you getting the same issues with mplayer/mpv/othermediaplayer?
by wong
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Memory and swap-memory use
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Memory and swap-memory use

Read this yesterday and thought it might be relevant: Be aware that the swap partition only provides a home for dynamically allocated RAM. Without any swap space, the kernel is forced to keep dynamically allocated RAM in RAM and flush disk buffers, or discard code that it can reload from the drive. ...
by wong
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VPN on linux
Replies: 1
Views: 243

VPN on linux

Virtual private networks, I don't know much about them.

Having read a little I'd like to devote a few quid a month to trying one out. The question is which one?
by wong
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Music Partition
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Music Partition

There are music focused distributions, like Ubuntu Studio or Volumio, but Mint should not leave you wanting for much. I use a partition on a second hard drive for my music/images/video, it mounts at boot time to /mnt/storage and is shared with NFS so I can access my tunes from my laptop & raspberry ...

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