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by Petermint
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive

Can you read the DVD in Windows, using the same drive? Yes, I copied the files from the DVD to a USB stick using the same drive plugged into a Windows 7 machine. You mean you didn't even do a "dry run" or "walk through" prior? The DVD was not available when I stepped through everything else. If it ...
by Petermint
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive

The hardware is unlikely to have an error as it works perfectly in Windows. The DVD might have a slightly different format as the DVD is from a new source. The new source is using an old computer so the DVD formatting would not be that new. I find the Linux regressions strange when they are for thin...
by Petermint
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Cinnamon – BETA Release
Replies: 12
Views: 2713

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Where would we find a complete list of upstream changes? Today I had a problem with a CD drive that worked in every release of LM prior to 18.3 and failed the only time I tried to use it in 18.3. I am thinking about testing the drive in 19 beta. I thought it might be easier to search through issues/...
by Petermint
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive

A project meeting. Part of it was to meet new people and promote Linux. ***** DVD drive failed. End of Linux promotion. I use a DVD drive perhaps once per year. The drive worked in every version of Linux Mint prior to LM 18.3.x Usually I spin up a DVD and copy the files to the notebook's disk so the...
by Petermint
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: OLED low power options
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: OLED low power options

Linux Mint 19 is in beta testing. Several people report better support for dark themes in LM19. This could lead to more dark theme usage on OLED notebook computers. Definitely time for some research into power saving. Some reports into device power usage show a 40% drop in power usage for a mostly b...
by Petermint
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Cinnamon – BETA Release
Replies: 12
Views: 2713

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Cinnamon – BETA Release

The beta looks interesting and not quite ready for my use, based on the notes. I have a second machine I could boot up for testing. Is there something like a beta 1, beta 2, or a weekly update we can test? Would a boot from USB stick handle testing of things like hibernation?
by Petermint
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 229
Views: 40489

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

One thing however: in TimeShift, the users' homes are excluded - so far, so good. But then wouldn't it make sense to exclude other files by default as well, namely /swapfile? It simply doesn't make sense to backup a swap file, and the average newbie probably isn't aware of that, but will happily ba...
by Petermint
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?

You can simply start a new backup on the external disk. it will be slow because it copies everything. Do your daily or weekly backup to that disk for a while. After a few months, delete the timeshift directory from your current disk. You could also cp --preserve=links . Read the manual for cp. My ex...
by Petermint
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: lamp again (groan!) <Abandoned>
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: lamp again (groan!)

Re PHP modules. Open Software Manager. Search for PHP7. I assume you are using PHP 7.0. If you need the GD module, you will see Php7.0-gd. Install. Restart Apache to reload PHP.
by Petermint
Wed May 30, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Memory usage log
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Memory usage log

The electronic board in an SSD case can be presented as M.2 or mSATA, Everything else is the same. They are all disks. mSATA simply removed the plastic case to make the disk smaller. M.2 removed the SATA interface electronics to use a faster simpler PCIe connection. When you boot up they all look li...
by Petermint
Wed May 30, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?

inodes and file storage is easy to explain. Think of a book in a library. You could store them by title but two different books can have the same title. The library adds a label with a unique number. That is their "inode", just like a file in a Linux/Unix file system. The title is the file name. The...
by Petermint
Wed May 30, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: lamp again (groan!) <Abandoned>
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: lamp again (groan!)

Are your test Web sites visible on a network or the Internet? If not, you can install a basic configuration without a security risk. Your exposure increases when you use things like Composer and loading of Javascript from other domains. You have to connect to the Internet. The software could connect...
by Petermint
Wed May 30, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Memory usage log
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Memory usage log

Start System Monitor and look at it occasionally. You can work out which applications use the most memory. If you have double what they use, you have lots of cache for the files. Video files are gigabytes instead of megabytes. For video editing, you need to open your biggest file for editing and che...
by Petermint
Fri May 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Apache2 mpm-itk stopped working. Cannot find change to Apache.
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Apache2 mpm-itk stopped working. Cannot find change to Apache.

Hello deepakdeshp, I followed the link you provided. It is about adding Nginx to Apache. I know how to do that. It does not explain the sudden failure of Apache. I switched to Nginx and left Nginx running on port 80 as I do not use them both at the same time. I might never switch back to Apache if t...
by Petermint
Fri May 04, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: sassc fails with error messages
Replies: 0
Views: 59

sassc fails with error messages

Installed sassc from software manager. It looks like the most recent version. The error for a CSS compile is: sassc: symbol lookup error: sassc: undefined symbol: sass_delete_options The version report displays the following. sassc -v sassc: 3.4.2 libsass: 3.3.4 sass2scss: 1.0.5 sassc: symbol lookup...
by Petermint
Wed May 02, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PPA's for upstream compatible packages
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: PPA's for upstream compatible packages

Some PPAs are supported and recommended by the application authors. I use a couple like that and get the latest release.You can also add a testing repository at a low priority so nothing will be used from that repository then you can manually select packages from the low priority repository. When yo...
by Petermint
Wed May 02, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Apache2 mpm-itk stopped working. Cannot find change to Apache.
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Apache2 mpm-itk stopped working. Cannot find change to Apache.

My Apache config has worked for years through many updates to Linux Mint. Today I found it not working or half not working. I did not see any updates to Apache across the last week. Weird. I do the usual local Web site testing with the Web sites in my home directory. Apache config has the following ...
by Petermint
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how to install mongodb in linux mint with terminal commands??
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: how to install mongodb in linux mint with terminal commands??

Similar to an install of MySQL and other databases Software Manager installs an obsolete version. You need the extra repository to get the latest version.
by Petermint
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint as a replacement for a C64
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Linux Mint as a replacement for a C64

The following article reviews a THEC64 as a replacement for a Commodore 64 for playing games. I wonder how Linux Mint stacks up. https://www.smh.com.au/technology/thec64-mini-review-commodore-s-80s-classic-reborn-20180413-p4z9e3.html The hardware appears to be limited. The HDMI output is only 720p, ...
by Petermint
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: nemo insanely slow when many files in directory
Replies: 21
Views: 2372

Re: nemo insanely slow when many files in directory

One experiment would be interesting. Open the System Monitor and watch the processor usage while nemo is running slow. Is Nemo locked into one processor? If Nemo is developed using a modern programming language/approach, the thumbnail and other processes could happen in the background using other co...

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