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by rene
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: What do you think about this script to clean the RetroArch configuration?
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: What do you think about this script to clean the RetroArch configuration?

rsync -avn --exclude screenshots --delete ~/.cleanconfig/retroarch ~/.config/ ? Without -n once satisfied, of course. And possibly without --exclude screenshots --delete if no undesired additional files show up in ~/.config/retroarch in the first place. And without -v if you don't care for verbosit...
by rene
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cant create own applet
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Cant create own applet

There is something here for 3.2.7:

http://lira.epac.to:8080/doc/cinnamon/c ... index.html

which should be here in its current form:

http://developer.linuxmint.com/referenc ... nnamon-js/

but isn't.
by rene
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cant create own applet
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Cant create own applet

Any idea what's wrong with my code? You are as a difference with the example code passing "metadata" up from main() and passing it to Applet.TextApplet.prototype._init which however of course is not prepared for that. Certainly you are free to pass "metadata" to MyApplet.prototype._init (supposedly...
by rene
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 29
Views: 564

Re: File Attributes/Properties

This Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exif, disagrees with that. But we may be wandering into the area of semantics. Wouldn't say so, no. I was simply unaware of any such thing as an "EXIF audio file specification". My bad. Just one last question, for Linux terms like btime, etc., i...
by rene
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot times in Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Boot times in Linux

As you can see that systemd-analyze blame shows a boot time of 9 seconds, which, in reality (by physically timing it), a cold boot from the time I press the power button to the time I get to the desktop is always at least 1 minute. That said, I can remove 15 seconds because that is how long BIOS is...
by rene
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 29
Views: 564

Re: File Attributes/Properties

AIUI, support for this started with ext4, correct? Within the extN family of file systems, yes. Although certainly said family can be considered the native Linux file system type one of Linux's foremost features is support for many filesystem types though, and in theory any file system that support...
by rene
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 29
Views: 564

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Agreed. "Creation time" is the date and time associated with the file by the filesystem when it is written to the HD. Careful: "when it is written to the file system " as I've stressed a few times, and as is important for the current conversation in two ways. 1. The previously mentioned fact that n...
by rene
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

I believe you may have at one point bumped into https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=282032&hilit=override#p1555681 or similar and decided to experiment. Simply deleting the /etc/systemd/system/fstrim.timer directory or more specifically its contained override.conf should get properly r...
by rene
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 29
Views: 564

Re: File Attributes/Properties

When I'm finished with a document, and save it to the HD when I close the document, the birth time is when I saved the document to the HD. Right. OK, I guess I see where your doubts stemmed from, namely a what to me would count as not properly limited definition of "file". Specifically, an unsaved ...
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 29
Views: 564

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Let me ask the question in a different way... Is "birth time" the date and time a file is written to a hard drive, or some other location? I shall admit to having some trouble fathoming what exactly could not be immediately clear from the phrasing "creation (or birth) time". And that such is not a ...
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: <SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

A repeat of command output I'm not reproducing (in the Xfce Terminal) but otherwise the behaviour seems more or less as expected. systemctl list-timers displays in the pager as set in the environment variable SYSTEMD_PAGER or if not set, less if available. As per the information from man systemctl t...
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: <SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

redlined wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:38 am
[ ... ] running the command again gives the full output result (if width of terminal is 112+
Thanks for commenting. And other than that..... sigh.
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: <SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

OK, it is in fact a kernel-level, better file-system level, fstrim "cache". Simply un- and remounting an (ext4) file system has the fstrim reported number go back to the free space number. I.e., nothing fundamentally wrong about what I said, including manual fstrim's not hurting anything, but I'll n...
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: <SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

Note there's something deceptive going on here.... While I could swear this wasn't the case when I last checked, currently an fstrim -av immediately following another fstrim -av reports no to be trimmed space on the second run, giving the impression that the displayed number on the first run is spac...
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: <SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

I thought that meant that 1.8g was all that was trimmed and not free space left on the drive. That is as mentioned above the basically same thing: fstrim just reports to the SSD which blocks are in fact free; it's the SSD itself that then erases those blocks, but while taking care to not bother for...
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Xorg
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Xorg

I've no experience with dual display; someone else may be able to help.
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Configure TDP | Mint 19.1
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Configure TDP | Mint 19.1

Not easily it seems. I.e., https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=234962. That is, if you have no option to set this in your BIOS then you'll apparently need some definite lowlevel tweakage.
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Xorg
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Xorg

An xorg.conf is generally not needed or desirable any more; X normally configures itself at start time dynamically through hardware detection. You can view its log at /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see what it found if you want more detailed information than what's available from some GUI tool. What you pas...
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 603

Re: <SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

Sorry but I'll just throw my hands up at that one and declare myself not interested in debugging Peppermint. Had it been something sensible, sure, but in this case the issue's just that whomever provided even the possibility of depriving systemctl list-timers of showing which timer any listed timer ...
by rene
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: File Attributes/Properties
Replies: 29
Views: 564

Re: File Attributes/Properties

Just so I don't get confused, and possibly others reading this, is Creation Time the date and time a file is written to the storage medium? The time of birth of the file, and with "storage medium" explicitly replaced by "file system". I.e., it's important to note that this is a file system level co...

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