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by Petermint
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW

CRTs were good for contrast and similar to OLED because black is the light off, not like the LCD always on backlight. Dark themes work on CRT and OLED plus they reduce power usage on both. My last CRT had a far better image than the first two generations of LCD. Only a late model IPS LCD could compe...
by Petermint
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone developing in C + GTK?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Anyone developing in C + GTK?

Problems with GTK? Most software can be used based on a version. For GTK you have to read the documentation for a specific release. I am using release 3.22. I had to rewrite code from the previous release, following a major rewrite form the previous release. The documentation pages redirect to the "...
by Petermint
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone developing in C + GTK?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Anyone developing in C + GTK?

Rust is interesting and a step too complicated to learn easily. I might try Rust one day when there are more tutorials. I would definitely look at rust for something that runs forever instead of an application you start and stop.
by Petermint
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone developing in C + GTK?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Anyone developing in C + GTK?

C still produces the fastest code outside of pure Assembler. GTK was a nice idea and, if GTK 3 is ever fixed, it would be a useful interface. Do you use either? I do not use Assembler for two reasons. There are at least two chip architectures among my computers, making assembler impractical, the mai...
by Petermint
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW

Colour depth is one thing to look at. Within a monitor brand, there may be models with different colour depths. The cheapest model in an expensive brand may be worse than the best model in a cheaper brand. Your basic image is 8 bit colour, although the JPEG format compresses most of the quality out....
by Petermint
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to improve Chromium
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Microsoft to improve Chromium

Lets see. Microsoft's first Web browser fixed many of the problems in Netscape including the really stupid headings. Microsoft invented the technology behind Web 2.0. Opera was another big contributor to the Web with CSS. Firefox gives us NoScript, which fixes many of the problems you see in Chrome ...
by Petermint
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 hangs every second day
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 hangs every second day

Are there messages in syslog from just before the failure? It can be applications breaking Linux. In my most used machine, Nemo can lock up on some USB faults. Nemo sometimes locks up Cinnamon. Cinnamon sometimes locks up Linux.

Without keyboard access, I have to resort to the big red power button.
by Petermint
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: more than 50 services? Is it normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: more than 50 services? Is it normal?

A more useful approach on many computers is to look at what the services are using. Start Administration -> System Monitor. Loot at processes. You can sort by CPU usage and memory usage. Anything using zero CPU and only a few KB of memory is not going to slow down processing. In the trivial list, yo...
by Petermint
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need advise on which backup solution to use
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Need advise on which backup solution to use

A relevant discussion: viewtopic.php?t=267705

I use Timeshift for everything after studying the Timeshift settings. I also keep a separate rsync backup running because I had that cycle set up before Timeshift appeared. Two types of backup to two sets of external disks.
by Petermint
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB recognition (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: USB recognition

There are also USB "2.5" chips that are incomplete USB 3 chips. There are several posts about them. Look for error messages in the system log to see if the OS starts to recognise the drive then fails. If there is no message in syslog, it is a hardware failure. A message in syslog indicates the wirin...
by Petermint
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAM full - mint gets frozen
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: RAM full - mint gets frozen

Based on my experience of operating systems, Windows slows down a long way before it is full but Linux slows down at the last minute, often too late. Linux can easily get in a state where the operating system does not have the space to perform whatever work is needed to avoid a crash. Some applicati...
by Petermint
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making back up [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: Making back up

You can use Timeshift for everything. There are posts in other topics. You can change the timeshift config to include all files. You can use multiple external disks in rotation. I have several disks. Timeshift recognises the different disks. In Settings, Location, you can select one disk when severa...
by Petermint
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How dangerous is it to update software on my own?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: [SOLVED] How dangerous is it to update software on my own?

One way to get the latest versions of software is to use a PPA. If anyone chooses to use a PPA, there are two things to check. A PPA might be supported by the software developers or it might not. I use a PPA only if recommended by the software developers. The same for using different repositories an...
by Petermint
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Learning about Cache
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: (Solved)Learning about Cache

When you walk around your files on disk, you will find other types of "cache" Deleted files go to the trash directory which is a type of cache of old files. You need to empty that occasionally. The file lists have thumbnail images that are generated once then cached on disk. You can clear that out o...
by Petermint
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts
Replies: 43
Views: 784

Re: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts

Seagate have a 60 TB SSD, enough for ? distros. :D

I do no collect distros but sometimes the best distros fail to work with a given network or graphics chip. A new kernel might drop support for a chip. Do you lock one of the distros to prevent updates that might make all the distros useless?
by Petermint
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts
Replies: 43
Views: 784

Re: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts

320 GB! You could fit 32 distros. If you have a separate swap partition, could every distro use the same partition?
by Petermint
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts
Replies: 43
Views: 784

Re: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts

Using gparted to change a partition size is manual allocation. Backup. You could boot gparted on a USB drive then shrink your 100GB partition to 32 GB. Boot back to your OS then test the space is enough when running applications. It should work because your swap partition is separate. Either way, it...
by Petermint
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts
Replies: 43
Views: 784

Re: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts

You have a good case for a dual boot. With a desktop computer, I would swap to another disk at the BIOS time and boot from there so that it works completely from the other disk. Notebooks are limited in that regard. A dual boot is the next step. I know Linux Mint and several other distributions fit ...
by Petermint
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts
Replies: 43
Views: 784

Re: Triple booting Linux. How to do it? Pros and cons? Do's and don'ts

Try solving the ACPI problem so you can boot live distros. That will give you the most flexibility.
If it is a USB stick problem, test with an external USB disk as they often have better controller chips.

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