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by Jadesword
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Yelp uses 100% of CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Yelp uses 100% of CPU

What is yelp doing that requires so much CPU time? Is it safe to uninstall yelp? "Yelp is the help browser for the GNOME desktop. Yelp provides a simple graphical interface for viewing DocBook, Mallard, HTML, man, and info formatted documentation." There are two yelp processes running: [96%][/usr/bi...
by Jadesword
Sat May 06, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What command moves swap to RAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: What command moves swap to RAM?

Congrates on your Brother's Advanced ticket. I was once and advanced for many years. Extra now - back when you still had to know the Morse code :) Still love code and use it when ever I can. Not on the air much on HF these days - Retired last year and have no way of putting up an antenna. I was loo...
by Jadesword
Mon May 01, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAM <-> swap
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: RAM <-> swap

It would be interesting to get a screenshot. The system monitor is a powerful tool and is available as a default for Mint; Menu -> Administration -> System Monitor. From a terminal; 'gnome-system-monitor' no options are required. You will find it in '/usr/bin/gnome-system-monitor'. For more informa...
by Jadesword
Mon May 01, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAM <-> swap
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: RAM <-> swap

Mute Ant wrote:sudo swapoff -asudo swapon -a
I thought there might be a single command to perform that function and I was unsure if swapoff would actually move swap to RAM. On other posts, there is a warning to make sure there is sufficient RAM. Thank you for your reply.
by Jadesword
Mon May 01, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What command moves swap to RAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: What command moves swap to RAM?

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1357/how-to-empty-swap-if-there-is-free-ram This link told me what I wanted to know. The consensus on how to move swap to RAM is to use two commands: 'sudo swapoff -a' and 'sudo swapon -a'. The caution is to make sure there is sufficient RAM. There is also a suggeste...
by Jadesword
Mon May 01, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What command moves swap to RAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

What command moves swap to RAM?

The swap memory does not get reduced even when I close most of the programs that were running. I would like to be able to clear swap when there is more than 75% available RAM. Currently, the only way I can do that is to reboot, but that takes more time than a simple command. What is the command that...
by Jadesword
Mon May 01, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAM <-> swap
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: RAM <-> swap

Pjotr: Thank you for the tips. I went through them and used the ones I thought useful, which was most of them. Some were not possible: 'systemctl: command not found'. Xellar: Stress works fine on the CPU, but does not come close to maxing out RAM (30%) nor drive anything into swap. I found a related...
by Jadesword
Mon May 01, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAM <-> swap
Replies: 12
Views: 528

RAM <-> swap

What are the commands to manipulate RAM (Random Access Memory) and swap memory? For instance, moving swap to RAM. I have never seen more than 25% of RAM usage, yet I have seen swap usage using the clean install default. I am wondering if the Mint operating system is only able to access 8 GiB of RAM....
by Jadesword
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Skype

Skype 4.3.0.37 conference calls are now failing for me. I can connect with the third party, but the third party is not able to hear anything. I am using Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit 2.8.8 Linux Kernel 3.19.0-32-generic. FYI; the same fault occurs using Windows 10. I do not know how to do conferencing o...
by Jadesword
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Diablo on Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 3093

Re: Diablo on Mint

Diablo DOES work on wine. I use playonlinux with engine 1.5.0 and it works fine after working around the black menu which is pretty simple Tried it in mono, the default. Nothing. Would not even show an error message. Tried it in Wine and was able to play the intro video, but the wine explorer scree...
by Jadesword
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Diablo on Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 3093

Re: Diablo on Mint

Good for you. I didn't have the benefit of playing Diablo 1. D2:LOD was my childhood. Diablo 1 is more fun for me as it is a simpler game, but challenging as really strong monsters challenge you starting about level three. If there is a need to level up before going deeper, restarting the game with...
by Jadesword
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Diablo on Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 3093

Re: Diablo on Mint

In a related note, there's an open-source engine being implemented for the game if you have a copy of its assets. I do have the original Diablo 1 disk. I checked Freeablo out and it is a work in progress. It seems I am not the only one still interested in playing the basic Diablo 1 game. The resolu...
by Jadesword
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Diablo on Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 3093

Re: Diablo on Mint

There is a very thorough guide on setting up a gaming vm. It's stickied in the virtualization board of this mint forum. I finally found Visualization as a sub-board under Software & Applications https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=231 and I will check it out as I have time. You have been v...
by Jadesword
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Diablo on Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 3093

Re: Diablo on Mint

I use a vm with gpu pci passthrough for gaming. Edit: It won't install in wine even with PoL using a very old 32bit wine version. I got it running though by installing it on windows then copying the installation to linux and mounting the iso and pointing winecfg drives to the mount and assigning dr...
by Jadesword
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Diablo on Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 3093

Re: Diablo on Mint

odtech wrote:I didn't bother trying further.
I tried the link and it patches windows, not Linux.
I am thinking of doing what you did and abandon Diablo 1 and play Diablo 2 instead as it is still supported and I can play it with Linux Mint.
Thank you for your efforts on my behalf.
by Jadesword
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Diablo on Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 3093

Diablo on Mint

I enjoy playing the original Diablo every once in a while, but it will not play on Windows 10 (a friend's laptop) and it will not play using Wine. When I was still using Windows XP it played nice, but I no longer have a machine running Windows XP.

Is there a fix similar to what was done for Diablo 2?
by Jadesword
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: plymouthd problem
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: plymouthd problem

The problem got worse until it failed to boot at all. Used the "Rosa" disk I originally started with and did a clean install on a different hard drive. I discovered that it does not work if anything other than the default settings are used. I am adding only what I need and am not doing any updates n...
by Jadesword
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: plymouthd problem
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: plymouthd problem

Tried 'baobab' and it gave an error message that it could not read all the files (access denied). Tried 'gksudo baobab' and it would not show the /root partition. It showed the /root folder instead. Tried 'sudo du -hs /boot/*' and got better results than 'baobab': mint ~/Desktop $ sudo du -hs /boot/...
by Jadesword
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: plymouthd problem
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: plymouthd problem

A nice command. Ran it with and without 'sudo', but found no difference in the output. This confirms what I saw using the 'gnome-system-monitor'. mint ~/Desktop $ inxi -po Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.8T used: 92G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 ID-2: /boot size: 236M used: 228M (100%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev...
by Jadesword
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: plymouthd problem
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: plymouthd problem

Seems I have additional problems. Cinnamon crashes on boot. Ubuntu 14.04 is invoked, but crashes. There is a back-up that allows me to do what is necessary. I need to find the boot log to see where the problem is. The only thing I could find that may be a problem is from the "System Monitor". "File ...

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