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by Petermint
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why two desktop environments?
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: Why two desktop environments?

One difference is Cinnamon uses GTK3 and MATE uses GTK2. GTK3 was a problem during the early stages of development.
by Petermint
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why two desktop environments?
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: Why two desktop environments?

I found LXDE is the only desktop light enough to make a noticeable difference in my little old notebook.LXDE can run on a Raspberry Pi with 0.25 bytes of RAM. LXDE is so lightweight, it actually charges your notebook battery instead of draining it. Cinnamon worked best last time I tested side by sid...
by Petermint
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshot size
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Timeshift snapshot size

BTRFS includes parts of RAID, I cannot see any advantage over Ext4 with RAID. BTRFS copy before write would conflict with in place updates. Think about a one line update in place to a million line file. BTRFS would copy the whole file first. There are disadvantages for some applications.
by Petermint
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Fresh install vs upgrade which may be faster?
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Fresh install vs upgrade which may be faster?

A fresh install would be faster only if there is lots of junk you thought you had deleted but is still clogging the arteries of your computer. Some new versions of software is faster. The LM team are improving the things they work on. Other brands of software tend to be slower with each release due ...
by Petermint
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to Install GRAMPS 4.2.2 in Rosa (Family Tree Maker alternative)
Replies: 3
Views: 2964

Re: How to Install GRAMPS 4.2.2 in Rosa (Family Tree Maker alternative)

Gramps 5.0.0 Open the Synaptic Package Manager Search for gexiv2. Select and install gir1.2-gexiv2-0.10 and libgexiv2-2. Search for osmgpsmap. libosmgpsmap-1.0-1 was already installed. Select gir1.2-osmgpsmap-1.0 and install it. This is the bit to connect to Python. Install Gramps 5.0.0 as per the G...
by Petermint
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: firefox 62, Noscript, and Google broke google search.
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: firefox 62 broke google search. Looking for another Web browser.

!g to your search term to redirect to Google This redirected to the broken google.com, not google.com.au. I eventually experimented with Firefox safe mode. I removed permanent approval for google.com.au and cleared out the XSS settings. Google search returned. There is no redirect to google.com.au....
by Petermint
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: firefox 62, Noscript, and Google broke google search.
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: firefox 62 broke google search. Looking for another Web browser.

Interesting development. When I enter an invalid URL, Firefox says it cannot find that site. When I enter google.com, nothing is returned but Firefox does not report an error. Firefox can find google.com.au. Perhaps Google is banning the use of google.com and Firefox is trying to reach google.com in...
by Petermint
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: firefox 62, Noscript, and Google broke google search.
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: firefox 62 broke google search. Looking for another Web browser.

apt install firefox/bionic-updates I made the change. It added 40MB of something then suggested autoremove. The autoremove removed 480 MB of mostly python related stuff. Sadly, the problem is still there. I might try the full delete and install Mozilla version. If that does not work, I will test wa...
by Petermint
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: firefox 62, Noscript, and Google broke google search.
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: firefox 62 broke google search. Looking for another Web browser.

Ah! I never looked at that. I remember the search engine add option links to a Linux mint page. I will switch to the Ubuntu version. Thank you. The first google search result was a bugzilla entry for a similar Firefox problem. Connecting through to related bugzilla entries, it looks like Firefox are...
by Petermint
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: firefox 62, Noscript, and Google broke google search.
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: firefox 62 broke google search. Looking for another Web browser.

I just searched DDG and google for the main problem mentioned in my opening post. Google returned this forum entry as second in the list. Duckgone returned nothing useful, just announcements for the release of firefox 62. I added linux mint forum to the quack search and the duck still presented only...
by Petermint
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: firefox 62, Noscript, and Google broke google search.
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: firefox 62 broke google search. Looking for another Web browser.

Re the suggestion I broke the Firefox settings. My Firefox is a clean install as part of a clean install of LM 19. The settings I have are the settings recommended by Mozilla to fix the problems caused by their updates. Re Duckduckgo and Google Duckduckgo does not deliver the results for most of my ...
by Petermint
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: firefox 62, Noscript, and Google broke google search.
Replies: 19
Views: 303

firefox 62, Noscript, and Google broke google search.

Some sort of update to Firefox 62 broke google search in the search bar. Duckduckgo works but the results are not relevant. I followed dozens of pages trying to make the google search work. None of the changes work.Going back to Firefox 61 looks like the only option. So much time wasted trying to fi...
by Petermint
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Calendar in Linux Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Calendar in Linux Mint

The calender in Thunderbird is worth a look. You can send invites through email. For me, it is easier than having a calender separate from email and it makes scheduling meetings really easy.
by Petermint
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux specifically for Music & Video Production
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Linux specifically for Music & Video Production

Read up on low latency Linux. The studio versions of Linux have improvments that reduce the latency for closer to real time operations. The improvements eventually filter through to the rest of Linux. The current status is worth investigating.
by Petermint
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seeking opinions: SSD vs HDD using dual boot [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 343

Re: Seeking opinions: SSD vs HDD using dual boot

I had Windows 8 and Linux on a dual book 128 GB SSD. Had to clean out some Windows video advertising bloatware. Now I have Windows working in 20 GB with a second 10 GB NTFS partition for sharing word processing across both operating systems. When you work on the big drive, you might want to split it...
by Petermint
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking for backup answers.
Replies: 43
Views: 756

Re: Looking for backup answers.

You do not mention the size of your disk. USB3 magnetic disks are really cheap. You can backup everything there. A month or two after your upgrade, when you look for that file or application you use occasionally, everything is on your backup disk.

The copy to the disk can run while you are asleep.
by Petermint
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Will Linux Mint eventually support Arm?
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Will Linux Mint eventually support Arm?

The Raspbian version of Linux is excellent and available for X86 under the name Pixel. It is LMDE based, the main reason I would not use Pixel anywhere I can use LM. Anything heavier than LMDE is too slow on most ARM chips. To keep the power usage low, the graphics chips are too weak for the range o...
by Petermint
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What is the lowest cost useful Linux Mint notebook with Wifi
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: What is the lowest cost useful Linux Mint notebook with Wifi

A refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad
I looked at local suppliers of one year old refurbished computers with an as new guarantee, one year. Compared to the original retail price, they look like a big saving. Compared to the current models that are on sale, the refurbished models are slightly more expensive.
by Petermint
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What is the lowest cost useful Linux Mint notebook with Wifi
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: What is the lowest cost useful Linux Mint notebook with Wifi

If it's a laptop, just run up a live USB installation.
I asked about that in one shop and they threw me out. Thought I was going to hack their network.

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