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by az2008
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

I think if anyone really want an LXQt based distro Lubuntu would be the way to go for most. I agree. It's not a bad distro. It's new and will improve. It was a big enough change from the legacy LXDE desktop that I felt I should expose myself (again) to what's out there. If I have to experience chan...
by az2008
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

FYI: After discussion the Lubuntu-users mailing list, I regathered the memory usage after installing the distros. I think the Live-CD environment I was originally measuring wasn't representative. They all went down when installed. I posted the info (for 13 distros) here: https://jmp.sh/b/J8EVuhpUI69...
by az2008
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

I'm not sure what the 'scientific method' should be, but I would mostly check ram use after a fresh boot and everything loaded at the desktop. I would run Screenfetch or Neofetch to pull up ram use. It would definitely make more sense to compare things after a reboot. You can't do that with the liv...
by az2008
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

I see these comments about Cinnamon's effects quite often. Not sure where the belief comes from that Cinnamon is somehow "lighter" once these are off. Not even sure exactly what that means. A few minutes ago I booted Mint MATE again. I ran the "free" command as earlier in this thread. I realized my...
by az2008
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 60
Views: 3488

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

I just read about Legacy OS. Apparently it uses a kernal and packages from 10 years ago. That sounds ideal for old hardware. But, also seems like it would create security issues (long-since updated software. Like connecting Win XP to the internet.).
by az2008
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

I've found Linux Peppermint to be an excellent lightweight on my 2010 computers. I just booted Peppermint (334,528 bytes. Disabling the background image didn't change that. Probably would if configured that way and rebooted.). I like the look/feel. They have a good philosophy. It uses LXDE. FYI: Th...
by az2008
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

I've found Linux Peppermint to be an excellent lightweight on my 2010 computers. I just booted it (334,528 bytes. Disabling the background image didn't change that. Probably would if configured that way and rebooted.). I like the look/feel. They have a good philosophy. EDIT: In a later post I boote...
by az2008
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

I'll second that comment on KDE/plasma desktop - they've really optimised it in the last couple of years. I actually moved from Mint Cinnamon to KDE Neon... I never heard of Neon. That looks interesting. I'll boot that one too. Many years ago I liked the appearance of KDE because it reminded me of ...
by az2008
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Lubuntu 19.04 LXQT: 306,628 bytes memory used. FYI: I just booted Cinnamon 19.1 & Mate 19.1. Using the "free" command: Cinnamon 19.1: 515,888 Mate 19.1: 391,800 When I disabled the background in Mate, the mem dropped to: 378,328. EDIT: I mention later that I believe I left the desktop/background pa...
by az2008
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

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Interesting that in the future Kubuntu may be the lightest Ubuntu version. I think Lubuntu made a big mistake leaving that title on the table. The vibe I got last year (the "new direction") was that they wanted to leave things open to see where it went. Not a commitment to lightweight, but some sub...
by az2008
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

I don't think they said LUbuntu was no longer focused on being lightweight- they said they're no longer targeting it at the oldest hardware (i.e. 32 bit machines.) Whilst it is no doubt heavier than LXDE it's still a lightweight desktop. This was the communication: https://lubuntu.me/taking-a-new-d...
by az2008
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 39
Views: 2470

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Main disadvantage: I've heard that LXQt isn't as lightweight as LXDE.... Actually from my brief encounter with LXQt I'd have to agree. I've used Lubuntu LXDE for a few years. I didn't upgrade to the LXQt version until a few days ago. I liked LXDE very much . I don't need eye candy. But, as @smurpho...
by az2008
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can not verify Mint-18-Mate, ready to give up...
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Can not verify Mint-18-Mate, ready to give up...

Most Linux distros had an "Integrity Check" option from the Grub boot menu. Wouldn't that be good enough?

I just booted MintX(fce) and pressed the space bar when it said "Automatic ... in n seconds". That showed me the Grub menu and the "integrity" choice.
by az2008
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to boot/install from liveDVD
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Unable to boot/install from liveDVD

Or is there something wrong with my SSD? I dunno, but I'm sad. If it were me, I would remove the SSD and try to install to the hard disk. Keep it simple, eliminate as many variables as possible. I might even put a new hard disk in it. I would also try Mondo Rescue to see what it says about your har...
by az2008
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint LXQt
Replies: 6
Views: 6995

Re: Linux Mint LXQt

Last month they called for help (https://sourceforge.net/p/lxde/mailman/message/35240277/). I hope they got some more volunteers. I wish I knew enough to help in some way. I subscribed to the mailing list and will spend some time poking around LXQt.org to see if I can find a niche. But, it looks ve...
by az2008
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint LXQt
Replies: 6
Views: 6995

Re: Linux Mint LXQt

Back in 2012 a poll was done .... It would be interesting to see how many Xfce users would want to use LXQt instead. Sorry to revive a 6 mo-old thread. Manjaro has a LXQt "community edition"[1] created May 2016. I installed it in a virtual box. It is beautiful .[2] I don't think I'm bit-fiddly enou...
by az2008
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 18 does not boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: Linux Mint 18 does not boot

I'm not experienced at this (except for having encountered a similar problem twice over 2 years). But, it looks to me like your problem is that your system is UEFI bios (or non-bios, I guess is more accurate to say) and the hard disk is MBR, not GPT. My first problem (over a year ago) was due to tha...
by az2008
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 18 does not boot
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: Linux Mint 18 does not boot

I had a similar problem. There is a sticky at the top of this forum about "boot-repair." I installed and ran that package, and it fixed my problem. (I had a similar problem over a year ago with a different distro. That package fixed that one too.). All I did was: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubun...
by az2008
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New install ("insert bootable device, press any key")
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: New install ("insert bootable device, press any key")

I'm having very similar problems. Will try looking at boot -repar. Did you have any luck with the boot-repair tool?[1] Over a year ago I installed Lubuntu and had similar problems. It had to do with the disk being MBR (not GPT), and Windows bootloader/rescue partitions existing, and EFI having to b...
by az2008
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New install ("insert bootable device, press any key")
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: New install ("insert bootable device, press any key")

I'm going to try Lubuntu again, and Xubuntu to see if they have the problem too. I installed Xububtu and it did not have the problem. But, I reinstalled Mint Xfce (it would be easier if it we had a nomencature like "MintX," it gets kinda wordy by comparison) after Xubuntu and Mint didn't have the p...

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