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by jbaerbock
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?

I've used Mint Standard Edition until the switch was made to Cinnamon. Now I usually play around KDE distros, most frequently Mint. Been taking an interest in Gnome3/Shell lately too though.
by jbaerbock
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?

Oh I've used every Mint flavor at least once in the past. Been around since the Cassandra days so I'm rather old hat at Mint. This was a "hey I'm curious how these differ in memory usage" sort of post. Not specifically looking to switch from one version to another etc...
by jbaerbock
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?

Pretty much what I was trying to do, thanks :-). Any idea how much Gnome 3 usesfresh installed? KDE is definitely the bigger hog of those. Unity would also be interesting to see.
by jbaerbock
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?

Hehe you guys are all taking my post the wrong way. I'm comparing out of simple curiosity. I have 8GB of ram so it is definitely not a concern.
by jbaerbock
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?

2. Is there a reason running TOP in the terminal shows way higher memory usage results? It's measuring different things, top's memory measurement also includes memory used for caches and buffers. If you run htop in terminal after installing the htop package from the repository/software manager, you...
by jbaerbock
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?

Puppy is not remotely user friendly :D Now that that's out of the way. I'm trying to ultimately get some hard statistics from my computer and how memory is utilized in different DE's when compared to win 8.1. I know Mint isn't specifically coined as light [although technically the XFCE version is to...
by jbaerbock
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?

My assumption is it all has to do when running a live environment which essentially runs entirely within memory versus running it off your hardrive. But that's what I'm hoping someone can tell me. I'm also guessing that maybe sysmon is more accurate than TOP because TOP is showing everything being v...
by jbaerbock
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Memory Usage Accuracy in LiveDvD Environments?

Greetings, I was trying to find a quick shot way to examine how each version of Mint and several other distros stacked up to eachother in relation to RAM usage. So I have a few question related to that. 1. Is the "System Monitor" gui accurate regarding memory usage when in a Live environme...
by jbaerbock
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NTFS partition not mounting?
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: NTFS partition not mounting?

Awesome the above terminal command worked perfectly. Thanks!
by jbaerbock
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NTFS partition not mounting?
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: NTFS partition not mounting?

Well that was fun. Tried installing ntfs-config and ran it. Yeah it screwed my fstab so when I rebooted Mint wouldn't load. Thankfully there was a backup fstab so I used a liveCD to revert but still at square one of no access to my NTFS partition.
by jbaerbock
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NTFS partition not mounting?
Replies: 5
Views: 450

NTFS partition not mounting?

I've installed Linux on this exact computer many times before with nary a problem with mounting my windows ntfs partition. For some reason this time around it refuses to mount it. Due to the error message I thought maybe it was due to Win8 having fastboot enabled. Turned that off and yet here we sti...
by jbaerbock
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Display turns off even though it is set not to
Replies: 33
Views: 1963

Re: Display turns off even though it is set not to

Had this issue until I noticed that there is a setting in two different places in KDE [if you run the KDE flavor]. It's in the display settings and also in the power settings.
by jbaerbock
Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Temp Monitor & Log
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Temp Monitor & Log

So my wife's computer is randomly shutting down and it's only during gaming etc...I am hoping to find a program that will run non-obtrusively that essentialy just logs the temperature of the computer every 15 minutes or something into a basic text file. So then after her computer has a bout of reboo...
by jbaerbock
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Bar Menu Icon
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Bar Menu Icon

So I am the weird person who prefers the bar style menu versus Mint Menu. This is the one what has Applications, Places, System in a row on my bar at the top of my screen. The icon theme I have enabled has a strange icon on the far left of it. I'd prefer to flat out remove the icon so I just have th...
by jbaerbock
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint Menu Button Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4048

Re: Mint Menu Button Question

Was able to fix my text problem in xfce-dusk theme by editing the "config file" in the theme folder as such: text[ACTIVE] = "#777777" text[INSENSITIVE] = "#fcfcfc" text[NORMAL] = "#777777" text[PRELIGHT] = "#fcfcfc" text[SELECTED] = "#fcfcfc&quo...
by jbaerbock
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint Menu Button Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4048

Re: Mint Menu Button Question

Wow thank you so much! That worked perfectly. Since we're on the font topic. I love the mint-dusk theme but when I go to a website like facebook it then tries to type white text into a white box which ofcourse does not work. Any clue how to get that fixed? I can live with non-black theme but would g...
by jbaerbock
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint Menu Button Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4048

Re: Mint Menu Button Question

Another question along the same lines, is there a way to change the icon fonts on the desktop or have a background rectangle right behind the text so it is visible on dark background. Right now it is hard to see with a black font :(
by jbaerbock
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint Menu Button Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4048

Mint Menu Button Question

So I have the XFCE taskbar set to be relatively translucent. The problem is the mint menu button stays blah white. Is there any way to get it to act translucent like the rest of the taskbar? I'm betting this is simple and I just haven't ran across it yet haha.
by jbaerbock
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Volume OSD is large, can we change the size/scale?
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: Volume OSD is large, can we change the size/scale?

I have the exact same problem. I turned effects off but still the same issue. It is very larger which wouldn't be an issue except for that it pixelizes the picture of the speaker and so looks really cheasy and bad. If we could make it smaller to tighten those pixels up then it would look nice and no...
by jbaerbock
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: DNS Servers
Replies: 5
Views: 4795

Re: DNS Servers

I'm looking to accomplish the same thing. Noticed in the setting in the gnome version of Mint 12 you can set to manual and change the DNS but when trying to click save it is grayed out. Any ideas? **For some reason it let me edit the DNS server and save it to Google's Public DNS now, so disregard my...

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