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by Petermint
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encrypted SanDisk File Transfer [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Encrypted SanDisk File Transfer

USB disks, rotating rust or SSD, are better than USB sticks for large amounts of data. Three backups across two different types of devices is good. Some USB devices work in Windows then give problems in Linux until you disable UASP. The UASP feature was introduced in USB 3. Some chip makers implemen...
by Petermint
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encrypted SanDisk File Transfer [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Encrypted SanDisk File Transfer

That slow speed sounds like you are using a USB 2 port instead of a USB 3 port. It could also be the CPU clock speed or the lack of a GPU. Some encryption software uses a GPU to work many times faster. Use a different PC. As a guide to anyone else reading this, never use the encryption software supp...
by Petermint
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help to increase my Laptops performance
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Need help to increase my Laptops performance

I do use NoScript in Firefox to stop marketing people inserting 22 GB of Javascript on every page.
by Petermint
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help to increase my Laptops performance
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Need help to increase my Laptops performance

GS3, what uses up your 4GB? When I had 4GB, LM19 Cinnamon rarely reached 2 GB as I was not using Chrome. Then I started using Simplescan and it failed to release memory without a restart. Expanding memory was easier than restarting all the time. I now use Simplescan on my 16 GB machine. Gimp used ve...
by Petermint
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help to increase my Laptops performance
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Need help to increase my Laptops performance

Clean boot. menu -> Administration -> System Monitor. Select the Resources tab. Watch the graph. Start an application. Watch the graph. You can see when memory hits a usable limit. 4 GB worked for me when not using Chrome or editing videos. Upgrading to an SSD was a big boost in speed. I also have a...
by Petermint
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Tethering, Android mobile to Internet Connected Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Tethering, Android mobile to Internet Connected Laptop

Based on attempts to do something similar, you can. Wired is the easiest. Wifi can be painful. The most difficult part of connecting through Linux is sharing the Internet to your local network. If you are not sharing the Internet, you can connect across Wifi as a local network. You then connect your...
by Petermint
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrade Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana”
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: upgrade Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana”

The first question to ask is do I need to upgrade. Do you use a PPA or Appimage to get the latest version of software? LM 20 might have a recent release of those applications and remove the need for a PPA. I have 6 PPAs to remove. I usually start with a clean install to remove all my experiments. I...
by Petermint
Sun May 31, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant mount my ssd
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: Cant mount my ssd

One of my reasons for abandoning dual boot was disk management and backup difficulties in recent versions of Windows. Disk management and backup in Linux always respected anything defined on disk. Windows started randomly ignoring anything not defined in Windows. In one display, Windows would show n...
by Petermint
Sat May 30, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant mount my ssd
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: Cant mount my ssd

parted -l will produce output something like the following. This is more accurate and useful than your written description. sudo parted -l [sudo] password for me: Model: ATA Samsung SSD 850 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Numb...
by Petermint
Fri May 29, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Resize my Windows partition?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: How to Resize my Windows partition?

Backup Switching from a swap partition to a swap file is the first step, if you are not currently using a swap file. There are lots of posts on swap files. You then delete the swap partition from Gparted or Disks as it will not be in use. Backup Test Backup Boot LM from a USB stick. Gparted. Expand ...
by Petermint
Mon May 25, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: computer-Wifi router-computer slow despite AC1900
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: computer-Wifi router-computer slow despite AC1900

Test of a direct Ethernet wired connection. 36 MB/s from samba machine to an application on the other machine. 79 MB/s for a file transfer from the Samba machine to the other machine. The actual source disk disk speed is over 100MB/s.

My next test will be through the Ethernet ports on the router.
by Petermint
Sun May 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Alternative Desktops
Replies: 32
Views: 846

Re: Alternative Desktops

Appimage! You can install some KDE applications in Cinnamon because they include the 600 MB of KDE libraries with the 2 MB of application. This saves you switching from Cinnamon to KDE or any other GUI. When you do something like that, you risk installing a package update that will conflict with you...
by Petermint
Sun May 24, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: kernel 5.0 vs 5.3 question.
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: kernel 5.0 vs 5.3 question.

The new kernels also drop support for some older chips, creating problems for some users. You also get chip support code that is updated for new versions but is not tested with older versions and creates problems. I moved to the latest kernel to fix a problem with one chip on one computer then had t...
by Petermint
Sun May 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 18 Sarah upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Linux Mint 18 Sarah upgrade

For newer users following this post, I also recommend the fresh install for LM 19 and again for LM 20 when it arrives. Upgrades to LM 19 produced some strange problems that might not be noticed for weeks. The best approach is to download the new version to a bootable USB stick, boot the new version,...
by Petermint
Sun May 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Least memory intensive browser for Linux Mint XFCE 19.3
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Least memory intensive browser for Linux Mint XFCE 19.3

Things to think about. Your disk is 8 years old and will die soon. SSD makes everything better. That size SSD is really cheap today. Look at the middle price SSDs from good brands and buy whatever is no sale. The big memory hog in Web browsers is junkware downloads. Junk blockers, including NoScript...
by Petermint
Sat May 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Tractor owners cought in the tesla/Apple?android proprietery trap.
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: Tractor owners cought in the tesla/Apple?android proprietery trap.

My new Samsung/Android spams every week trying to install new spyware. I stayed with Samsung after a project where we had to use iPhones and nothing worked. At least I could switch stuff off on the old Samsung phone and install what I wanted. On the new model, things randomly switch themselves back ...
by Petermint
Sat May 23, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Too many updates
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: Too many updates

My DATA is backed up Backintime style home backups do not cover the installation of a the latest version of software, something I often need. Those backups do nt cover the installation and configuration of Nginx and many other applications that cross over into the system area. There is no "one styl...
by Petermint
Fri May 22, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File system has grown too big
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: File system has grown too big

You can use the standard Disk usage Analyse from Linux Mint to find the big space users. Timeshift arrived in a resent release of LM 19 and not many people know how it works. Timeshift backs up system files to help you restore when a system update crashes your system. You need a live boot of the cur...
by Petermint
Fri May 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Too many updates
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: Too many updates

Automatic updates can be a pain when they crash your system in the middle of a project, as happened back in 19.1 or so (before Timeshift). I leave updates for manual application at the end of the day after manual Timeshift and Backintime snapshots. There are also kernel updates that wipe out your Wi...
by Petermint
Fri May 22, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: computer-Wifi router-computer slow despite AC1900
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: computer-Wifi router-computer slow despite AC1900

Switching off IPv6 did nothing. I followed another recommendation to switch off options below AC1900. 2.4 GHz set to only. 5 GHz set to ac only. No improvement in speed. The problem might be Samba. My speed tests are browsing files through a Samba share. The source disk runs at 150 MB/s. The process...

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