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by somelurker
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What happened to Update Manager preferences?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: What happened to Update Manager preferences?

Thanks for the reply. Having the extra choice to defer kernel updates without having to manually pick out the package names from a long list would have been nice. Perhaps as a compromise they can sort the updates by type at least? I've reverted to an older version of Mint for unrelated reasons. I ho...
by somelurker
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Re: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

I guess I'll stick with a small taskbar for now. That's a whole lot of unused space on the first taskbar taking up much screen space. I'll test out the grouping feature. Thanks! Edit: Grouping was effective. Arguably, it's more effective than simply doubling the height of the taskbar. If I doubled t...
by somelurker
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What happened to Update Manager preferences?
Replies: 4
Views: 280

What happened to Update Manager preferences?

So I recently updated from Mint 19.1 to Mint 19.3, and I noticed that some preferences have disappeared. For example, in Mint 19.1, there were options regarding when to show a tray icon when updates were available, whether to suggest switching to a local mirror, always show security updates, always ...
by somelurker
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Re: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

Hmm, I tried adding a new panel and then adding a Window List item to it, but all it did was duplicate the list of open windows I already had. Is there a way to make the second panel serve as an overflow for the first panel? It'd be very useful if I could do that.
by somelurker
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Re: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

I also have the same problem. I routinely work with over 10 windows open at the same time, and it's hard to keep track of which window is where when I'm limited to just one row. Windows 10 has this neat feature that restores the original position of all your desktop icons once you're done working wi...
by somelurker
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GParted disagrees with other partitioning utilities about my drive structure
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: GParted disagrees with other partitioning utilities about my drive structure

It's the /boot partition for a Mint installation. The actual installation of Mint is on a different drive. I needed to be able to boot into either Windows or Mint, but due to space limitations I also had to spread them across the two different drives. I believe I tested putting the /boot partition o...
by somelurker
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GParted disagrees with other partitioning utilities about my drive structure
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: GParted disagrees with other partitioning utilities about my drive structure

I initially partitioned the drive with GParted though, and the unallocated space wasn't part of the drive structure. Was the failure on the part of Windows for failing to take up all the unallocated space to the right of the Windows partition? I used Windows to extend the biggest partition because u...
by somelurker
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GParted disagrees with other partitioning utilities about my drive structure
Replies: 5
Views: 190

GParted disagrees with other partitioning utilities about my drive structure

GParted disagrees with lsblk, Windows's Disk Management utility, and the Windows Diskpart utility about my partition structure. gnome-disk-utility (AKA UDisks) agrees with GParted though. According to GParted, the structure of one of my drives is as follows: Partition 1: 1 GiB fat32 efi partition Pa...
by somelurker
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Adding entries to the "open with" menu?
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Adding entries to the "open with" menu?

If I were to make all these changes successfully to the .list files, could an update to xed or Kate mess them all up again?
by somelurker
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Adding entries to the "open with" menu?
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Adding entries to the "open with" menu?

why so hard? rightclick on text > properties > open with > add ps: yes i still have 2 Text Editors in the list which mint team said got rid of You are right. It's not so bad for just one file type. I should have clarified that I want Kate to be on the list for almost every file type that is viewabl...
by somelurker
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Adding entries to the "open with" menu?
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Adding entries to the "open with" menu?

I'm running Mint 19.1 Mate on a computer. On this computer, the "Open with" menu that pops out when I right-click a file is missing a program I want to use. For example, suppose I want to use Kate text editor to open all .sh files by default. Kate does not show up in the "Open with" menu at all. Rig...
by somelurker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

I suppose it depends on what you use VeraCrypt for. Your mentioned having a backup strategy. VeraCrypt can help protect the integrity of your data, but that is not the program's only function. I believe most people use VeraCrypt to keep their data from prying eyes instead. Some use your strategy of ...
by somelurker
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

No, I don't think you are misinterpreting anything. I did think it was odd that with the exact same settings on two different computers (one BIOS and one UEFI), the BIOS one, which is older and slower, is so much faster. But if I am not missing any settings in grub, other factors might explain the d...
by somelurker
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

If the grub menu is opened, it takes about 10 seconds from the moment I hit enter to the moment the decryption screen appears. If no grub menu is opened, it takes about 15 seconds from the moment I hit Esc on the VeraCrypt boot loader to the moment the decryption screen appears. Here is what my /etc...
by somelurker
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

I have another update. I managed to get the time to get to the Mint decryption screen to 5 seconds. The bad news is that it only works on BIOS, not UEFI. My /etc/default/grub file looks like this right now on the BIOS system: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden GRUB_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`...
by somelurker
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

I can post inxi results if you think it'll help. Do you need everything or would some parts of it suffice? I was hoping not to have to post the Machine section and my hard drive model publicly. I'm ok with everything else. On the other points, I didn't forget to sudo update-grub by the way, so we ca...
by somelurker
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

Actually, I have GRUB_TIMEOUT=0.1 right now. Before that it was at 0. Neither had any effect though. I could indeed cancel the timer by forcing the boot menu to show up (I think holding shift forces the grub menu), but it would require an extra step. The ideal would be to cancel the timer automatica...
by somelurker
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

I have some new evidence that may indicate the cause of the slowdown may be a timer rather than encryption. If I enter the Mint menu and press enter on the first entry to boot to Linux, it only takes about 6 seconds for me to reach the screen that prompts me to unlock the disk. This suggests that th...
by somelurker
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

By "system" you mean stuff like /etc, /bin, /sys, /usr, and so on right? If so, everything is encrypted except /boot. It's an "LVM on LUKS" type scheme. I haven't quite figured out how to put /boot on, say, a removable drive and leave the main drive completely encrypted. Even if I could do it though...
by somelurker
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 26
Views: 1774

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

How can you tell if something is a culprit? To be honest, I'm unfamiliar with the command, so I'll just post some of the output here. Here are the first 6 lines: 18.199s systemd-journal-flush.service 13.316s dev-mapper-########\x2d########.device 10.953s lvm2-monitor.service 10.627s systemd-tmpfiles...

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