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by Petermint
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 19.1 unloading memory device does not produce safe message
Replies: 0
Views: 31

LM 19.1 unloading memory device does not produce safe message

LM 19.1 all updates. Insert SD card. Move files to disk. Select eject in Nemo. There is no "safe to remove" message. In some previous LM, there was always a safe message. Now the safe message appears only some times. I think it does not appear when Linux has ticked over a minute and flushed all the ...
by Petermint
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo 4.0.6, LM 19.1, crashes when moving directory
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Nemo 4.0.6, LM 19.1, crashes when moving directory

LM 19.1 with all updates. Nemo 4.0.6. Drag a directory from one location to another in the same partition. The move works but Nemo disappears. When I start Nemo again, the move has worked. Syslog: kernel: [ 197.770814] show_signal_msg: 10 callbacks suppressed kernel: [ 197.770820] nemo[2238]: segfau...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Decrypt drive to view files
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Decrypt drive to view files

Was the drive encrypted by the operating system or the BIOS?

I suggest you unplug the new drive, plug in the old drive, and test the access. Copy all the files to an unencrypted disk when the access is working.
by Petermint
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: hi i bought a computer with linux mint 17.2 and it has a six digit password on it
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: hi i bought a computer with linux mint 17.2 and it has a six digit password on it

Load the latest Linux Mint onto a USB stick for a live boot. Use that to examine the hardware. There are rarely problems outside graphics type and speed. Nvidia drivers can be a pain. Slow graphics are usually treated with Xfce instead of Cinnamon. The information from a live boot will help you deci...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Home NAS
Replies: 59
Views: 2248

Re: Home NAS

If you are not running a server, they are all the same. Some of the branding is just to charge more. Some of the more expensive ones have an SSD cache but you are better off spending the extra dollars on a NAS with more memory.
by Petermint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Reentrant code and GUIs
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Reentrant code and GUIs

Qt 5 is a 1.3 GB download. No thank you. I will stick with GTK 3 now that I have found away to force GTK to apply the settings.
by Petermint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Reentrant code and GUIs
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Reentrant code and GUIs

g++ is a 9 MB download using 40 MB on disk.
by Petermint
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Reentrant code and GUIs
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Reentrant code and GUIs

The GTK 3 show functions do nothing. They are just suggestions that might occasionally work. You have to add in a code fault to force show to act. To fix a redraw problem not handled by show, I current have to resize the window. The code changes the width to one pixel less then one pixel more on the...
by Petermint
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Reentrant code and GUIs
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Reentrant code and GUIs

the Xfce team & contributors have been struggling over years to complete the GTK+ 3 port I have struggled through many releases of GTK 3 and still cannot make some simple things work. Have you ever struggled with HTML/CSS to produce a simple nice alignment and ended up with three nested divisions f...
by Petermint
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Reentrant code and GUIs
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Reentrant code and GUIs

I like Xfce on Raspberry Pi. A few years ago when I tested Xfce from LM, Ubuntu, etc, it was difficult to do some of the "busy desktop" things with Xfce. What do Xfce applications use as a GUI? MATE is GTK 2 and Cinnamon GTK 3. GTK 3 is a slippery pig for application development. Some aspects of GTK...
by Petermint
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Reentrant code and GUIs
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Reentrant code and GUIs

I think we are at an impass here. you are using the Unix version of reentrant andI am referring to the simpler safer reentrant code in common use before Unix. The original reentrant did not require the complexities described in many Web pages because the original reentrant code did not contain varia...
by Petermint
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Reentrant code and GUIs
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Reentrant code and GUIs

Hello Rene, I am basing reentrant on writing reentrant code before the current uses of reentrant splattered over the Web. Shared libraries can contain reentrant code but reentrancy is nothing to do with how the code is presented, at least it was not when reentrancy was first used. From what I can se...
by Petermint
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help Installing GTK+3.2230
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Help Installing GTK+3.2230

Out of interest, what will your program do?

I have a small program running with GTK, ImageMagick MagickWand, and XML.
by Petermint
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help Installing GTK+3.2230
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Help Installing GTK+3.2230

LM 19.1 has GTK+ 3.22.30 installed, which is the latest stable release. You might need the libgtk-3-dev mentioned in a previous post. When you visit the documentation for the stable release, https://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/stable/, you get documentation for the new unstable 3.24.2. You can replace ...
by Petermint
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Reentrant code and GUIs
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Reentrant code and GUIs

Does Cinnamon or any of the other GUIs use reentrant code to reduce memory usage? I ask after looking at the massive amount of memory allocated to csd-background and other trivial tasks. My configuration has a plain colour background which means csd-background only has to read the config file, send ...
by Petermint
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: csd-background memory usage
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: csd-background memory usage

csd-background starts at 18.4 MB on my LM 19.1. I have not watched it to see if it grows. I cannot see why it should use more than a MB as I have the background switched off. The code is tiny and includes a mass of other software. Surely the only code it would contain is the interface to the GUI. Th...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LiveUSB - Running out of space?
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: LiveUSB - Running out of space?

Another thing you might look at. Many USB sticks fail fast when used as disks. You can get a real SSD in a small case, giving you a big increase in performance and a very long life. You would probably get a 64 or 128 GB SSD as the minimum size. You can then run two partitions to keep your data files...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Very Slow
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: Linux Mint Very Slow

Cinnamon runs happily in 2 GB. Cinnamon + Chrome Web browser needs 4 GB. :evil: Some Web browsers chew up memory preloading Web pages in the background. There are other equally stupid applications destroying memory. I suggest a clean boot then open System Monitor. Look at Processes with Memory sorte...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: /home ... to partition or not to partition
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: /home ... to partition or not to partition

Separate partitions let you use multiple disks. Back when SSDs were expensive, you could get the maximum impact by placing the system partition on a small SSD and home on a big cheap magnetic disk. Separate partitions also help with arranging backups and OS clean installs. Two partitions on separate...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up Mint with 4 hard drives
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: Setting up Mint with 4 hard drives

It is a good idea to spread backups over two disks. When lightning strikes your building, all your disks might break. With 2 2TB USB backup disks, you can alternate with only one plugged in at a time.

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