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by rene
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 43
Views: 964

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Complete test with default settings of 64M on a Pentium 233 MMX took 17 minutes. Times 8 or more for your 512M -- but if something is very amiss it'll bomb out much earlier
by rene
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 43
Views: 964

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

I have just now verified that https://www.memtest86.com/downloads/memtest86-4.3.7-floppy.tar.gz works on a P1-MMX. Unzip and write the image to floppy simply as, as root / with sudo, dd if=memtest86-floppy.img of=/dev/fd0 If a / the machine has no floppy, there's more possibilities at https://www.me...
by rene
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

Ah, great, had never heard of jpegtran . Was installed for me, but if not for OP, sudo apt-get install libjpeg-progs . Use: jpegtran -grayscale colour.jpg >grey.jpg or for JPG in *.jpg; do jpegtran -grayscale "$JPG" >"${JPG%.jpg}".grey.jpg; done Indeed that's lossless in the above mentioned sense, i...
by rene
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

The conversion of JPG's is always afflicted with quality losses - and in addition into 16 grey tones... ... ... Other than the "quality loss" in the inherent sense of losing colour information itself, that's not in fact necessarily true. JPEG stores colour pixels in a YCbCr colour space where Y is ...
by rene
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

Have you ever tried out Void ? No. I see it's originally from 2008 which was the exact year I stopped thinking that hand-holding slabs of silicon made for a full-filling lifestyle. Arch was me mainstreaming myself already; when its adoption of systemd killed off its few remaining lower-level custom...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Something wrong with the pricing?
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Something wrong with the pricing?

Definitely. Ink tastes like shit.
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Something wrong with the pricing?
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Something wrong with the pricing?

athi wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Welcome to the disposable economy.
But if you're principled about it, you could try eating the HL4140CN...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

Unlike some I'm quite happy with what freedesktop.org is doing though > You are standing in the middle of a dark forest, surrounded by D-Bus interfaces either deprecated or unfinished, all alike > _ I expect that for example udisk2 (aka. gnome-disksd) may not have been replaced by KDE yet either; w...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

Not an Ubuntu fan to begin with, but if I'd be leaving Mint the first stop would be KDE Neon: GNOME and its underlying technologies is a much larger part of the growing discomfort...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

That's exactly right. I do use apt and it's companion tools; could hardly not use them when using Mint. The thing that I do/would not use is an external PPA for them; give me a hundred original, used-by-millions bugs over fifty customized, used-by-dozens ones any day. And yes, with that same concept...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

Well, you're welcome to join the dark side and add my PPA In hopes of not offending you specifically, I've for a very long time now lived in the "release early, release often, then loose interest and go do something else" open-source "bazaar". Shall only ever again be "an early adopter" or "experim...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

Slight additional tweak to make certain that a PPA with "ubuntu" in it's name does not mess up; to strip only the last ubuntu. Might be theoretical... #!/bin/sh SCRIPT=restore_repos.sh { echo "#!/bin/sh" echo "sudo cp *.prefs /etc/apt/preferences.d/" for LIST in /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/source...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

I must say that running into Mint's apt-add-repository being, well, Mint's got me just a tiny bit closer again to installing KDE Neon. Basically anything Mint-specific that works I don't use, and everything I do does not, it seems...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

Well, if you say so; I have exactly two PPAs enabled to view behaviour and both those indeed end in "/ubuntu" whereas they shouldn't. Below tweaks his / the above posted regex to strip "/ubuntu" as well; the assumption, then, is, that this must always be done. #!/bin/sh SCRIPT=restore_repos.sh { ech...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

You mean the one with the /stable/ubuntu ? No, that's not valid anywhere. If it's just a simple matter of stripping "ubuntu" that's then clearly not much of an issue -- but is always? Probably not... Going to repeat my advise of not doing this and trying to get it bug-for-bug compatible with the un...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

Okay, that then undoubtedly helps with the e.g. [arch=amd64] stuff, but is that "alternative" PPA URL as mentioned for for example neovim a valid alternative? Certainly still loses deb-src... [EDIT] Definitely not on Mint's software versions: $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neovim-ppa/stable/ubuntu Ca...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

Note the stuff I said for both PPA and non-PPA repositories; your restore script will be very buggy if you leave it as per the sed-transformations that you posted.
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 30
Views: 830

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

Oh, they'll still be Europeans. Just possibly/likely not members of the European Union.
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED) Need help entering a cp command into another script
Replies: 25
Views: 393

Re: Need help entering a cp command into another script

It is not entirely clear what you're aiming for given that your ~/Recovery/Repos seems to be a directory instead of a file (as in, yes, you certainly can't echo something into a directory) and what with the two equal loops in the latter, but it seems that the most direct answer to your question is: ...
by rene
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 22
Views: 704

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

I don't use VeraCrypt, but in your OP you indicated: 1. BIOS -> 2. VeraCrypt boot loader -> 3. Esc -> 4. Grub boot loader -> 5. Mint's decryption screen. You here say that 4 -> 5 is ten seconds (sounds okay) and that 3 -> 5 is fifteen. No idea if that sounds okay but the conclusion would seem to ine...

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