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by ajgringo619
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A noatime test
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: A noatime test

This is great information - thanks for the experiment!
by ajgringo619
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can Mint and Windows 10 Coexist At All?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Can Mint and Windows 10 Coexist At All?

Initially, on this machine I'm on right now, I made the attempt to dual boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint, only to have that one massive Windows update hose my Linux partitions when it was installed. Apparently, Windows has a habit of arbitrarily erasing and overriding anything "not Windows" on dual b...
by ajgringo619
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RIP Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020

I can still remember the first time I heard "Eruption" - made me an 80's metal fan for life. I still think his talents were wasted in Van Halen, both with David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar. I really thought that Sammy would make the band even harder, something like the Scorpions, with his heavy rhythm ...
by ajgringo619
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Let's be honest, are kernel updates really necessary?
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: Let's be honest, are kernel updates really necessary?

The updates are only the security/bug fixes. Going from v5.4.0-45 to v.5.4.0-48 is still on the same kernel branch, just a newer and (hopefully) more stable release. I never upgrade to newer kernel versions unless I have hardware that requires it.
by ajgringo619
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Let's be honest, are kernel updates really necessary?
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: Let's be honest, are kernel updates really necessary?

What I consider as an update is a minor change within the same main version (which I will install religiously). Upgrades are a different animal altogether, ones I will most often stay away from, especially with the kernel.
by ajgringo619
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] /etc/hosts.allow /etc/hosts.deny - what is going on?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: /etc/hosts.allow /etc/hosts.deny - what is going on?

Here are a couple of good links about NFS; one is for beginners (although it goes into pretty good depth), the other is a guide on securing it:
https://www.golinuxcloud.com/unix-linux ... s-example/
https://www2.cs.siu.edu/~cs491-2/projec ... r-snfs.pdf
by ajgringo619
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] /etc/hosts.allow /etc/hosts.deny - what is going on?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: /etc/hosts.allow /etc/hosts.deny - what is going on?

On the Mint server my /etc/exports is: /home/user1/Share 192.168.1.64(rw,sync,root_squash,secure,no_subtree_check) There's really nothing else you have to do. According to your /etc/exports file, only host 192.168.1.64 has NFS rights to your share. If you want to make it more available, check out m...
by ajgringo619
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Infinite History in Bash
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Infinite History in Bash

I have these lines in my $HOME/.bashrc (some not related to size):

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# don't put duplicate lines in the history. See bash(1) for more options
# ... or force ignoredups and ignorespace
HISTCONTROL=ignoredups:ignorespace
HISTTIMEFORMAT="[%Y-%m-%d %T] "
HISTSIZE=-1
HISTFILESIZE=-1
by ajgringo619
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Re: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS

Ineresting then that Red Hat ... Fedora users are merely Red Hat beta testers whether they know it or not ... only seems nto support ext3: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/6/html/storage_administration_guide/s3-disk-storage-parted-create-part-mkfs And I think t...
by ajgringo619
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Re: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS

Sure Timeshift works with the btrfs snapshot feature but so what? If the storage medium packs up, then you lose your snapshots too just like any other form of internal file system backup. To that end it's no better than Windows System Restore which should also not be relied on alone. Timeshift is s...
by ajgringo619
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Re: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS

antikythera wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:14 am
Is btrfs stable? - https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php ... _stable.3F
Wish I knew when this paragraph was written; wikis are notorious for leaving out this simple piece of information.
by ajgringo619
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Re: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS

Stability is to me always pretty high on the priority list. When it comes to such things as file systems, it is paramount. Not saying anything against BTRFS, but I prefer the generational maturation and stability of EXT. Agreed. I just thought that the Mint devs, especially since they started pushi...
by ajgringo619
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Re: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS

For the average user, EXT4 works just fine. My main reason for using BTRFS is its nearly-instantaneous snapshots, which Timeshift works very well with. It's not as mature as EXT3/4, but it's definitely come a long way.
by ajgringo619
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS
Replies: 19
Views: 555

Another Major Distro Chooses BTRFS

Didn't think it would be Fedora joining openSUSE...
https://9to5linux.com/fedora-33-beta-re ... -linux-5-8
by ajgringo619
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SORT OF SOLVED] Can not start Chrome Mint 20 Cinnamon
Replies: 24
Views: 506

Re: Can not start Chrome Mint 20 Cinnamon

One thing we haven't tried is to eliminate your config. Try starting Chrome like this: mkdir /tmp/google-chrome-config google-chrome-stable --user-data-dir=/tmp/google-chrome-config If that still fails, then do this: rm -rf $HOME/.cache/google-chrome mkdir $HOME/.cache/google-chrome google-chrome-st...
by ajgringo619
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] [BYPASSED] Slow boot after adding two NFS shares to fstab
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Slow boot after adding two NFS shares to fstab

I would think so. Many users tend to use the same mount parameters with network shares as with local shares. What they fail to realize is what happens when the share they're connecting to is unavailable for some reason. This can cause boots to never finish. Now, if you're starting a program/service ...
by ajgringo619
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] [BYPASSED] Slow boot after adding two NFS shares to fstab
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Slow boot after adding two NFS shares to fstab

I've never been a fan of placing network shares in /etc/fstab. Take a look at autofs - it will mount your shares on-the-fly, as needed, then unmount them if not in use. This will also prevent a system hang-up if the server(s) aren't responding or the network is down.
by ajgringo619
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows 10
Replies: 29
Views: 695

Re: Reinstalling Windows 10

Anoban Karunananthan wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:56 am
Thanks for the input but the issue was solved days ago.
They keep asking questions so I'm just replying them....
You should add "[SOLVED]" to your question then. Just edit your first post to make the changes.
by ajgringo619
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: iommu/Gpu passthrough
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: iommu/Gpu passthrough

Sorry, I never got to that point in the tutorial.
by ajgringo619
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Reinstalling Windows 10
Replies: 29
Views: 695

Re: Reinstalling Windows 10

A simple way to create a bootable USB that can easily handle Windows is Ventoy: https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html. Once it creates its filesystems on the device, you just copy the ISO over and reboot. I used it to build my current Windows 10/Mint 19.3 dual-boot system.

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