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by vansloneker
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: limit thumbnails cache does not work
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: limit thumbnails cache does not work

... I've found a way of completely disabling them That's a terrible way. You can just disable them in nemo (or whatever your file manager is) options. Well XFCE comes with Thunar. I don't want disable them, I don't want to lug around thousands of saved thumbs for months that have only been of usage...
by vansloneker
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: limit thumbnails cache does not work
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: limit thumbnails cache does not work

Read the signature.
by vansloneker
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: limit thumbnails cache does not work
Replies: 7
Views: 107

limit thumbnails cache does not work

I have limited the thumbnails cache by dconf editor [org - gnome - desktop - thumbnail-cache] however the limits I've set are not applied by the system. After setting it still thumbnails are saved that exceed the limits I've set. I've found a way of completely disabling them In the most basic way: r...
by vansloneker
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint live-usb!
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Linux Mint live-usb!

What is your hardware?
Can you perform

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inxi -Fxz
in a terminal and copy and paste the output in the forum?
by vansloneker
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Extracting/burning Linux Mint 19 ISO to DVD
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Extracting/burning Linux Mint 19 ISO to DVD

PaleMoon isn't 100% compatible with all websites indeed. You may want to try Waterfox. Unless you prevent it to, particularly Firefox will continue tracking and saving your browsing activities, and those can be pretty persistent. If in Firefox you use a private window (ctrl+ahift+P) for activities y...
by vansloneker
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Extracting/burning Linux Mint 19 ISO to DVD
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Extracting/burning Linux Mint 19 ISO to DVD

So if 18.1 is running satisfactory for you why would you want to upgrade to 19? Not to be impolite or unkind but with what you say you do with it there is no need to upgrade as apart from the cosmetics you will not notice any changes.
by vansloneker
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Fatal error: Unable to install GRUB
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Fatal error: Unable to install GRUB

Mint 19 uses a swap file.
by vansloneker
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New user
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: New user

What ^ he says and, it has recently been discussed on this forum that with Mint 19 many legacy drivers haven been removed. You may want to try Mint 18.3
I can't speak for the Atom processor, but 18.3 runs good on 2010 and older hardware I have.
by vansloneker
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) How to check out a new USB stick
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: (Solved) How to check out a new USB stick

I'm sorry for you but don't be ashamed. It happens to the best of us. Ahem.
Since it was cheap, the loss is limited.
by vansloneker
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) How to check out a new USB stick
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: How to check out a new USB stick

There are some -alas- Windows proggies that can read the USB chip or by performing write and read tests determine the USB capacity. Basically, any major brand will have their name and capacity on a stick. If it looks anonymously, there is a good chance it is. Counterfeit USB sticks typically are reg...
by vansloneker
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installed Mint, now what?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Installed Mint, now what?

You may want to try Super Tux.
by vansloneker
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Dual boot from separate physical SSds
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Dual boot from separate physical SSds

YES. Best way is to install Windows and Linux on their respective drives with the other drive disconnected and use the computers boot menu to select the drive you want to boot from. If you want the grub bootloader to select your operating system, then install Windows on one drive first, then Linux o...
by vansloneker
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) How to check out a new USB stick
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: How to check out a new USB stick

... I don't know if it is in the correct format and if it stores the capacity it says it should (1Tb)... Is it your question if you bought a genuine USB stick? Are we talking about an USB stick, or an USB drive? 1TB USB sticks are pretty expensive. If you bought one for cheap, it might be a counter...
by vansloneker
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Alt Close Del in Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Alt Close Del in Linux

I just go to Keyboard and and create a Custom Shortcut and use the command shutdown now then I assign the kybd combo of Control-Alt-O meaning OFF and the laptop is dead within 5 seconds. Something I have been looking for a long time and then suddenly the answer just pops up! Thank you, thank you! W...
by vansloneker
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cryptic filenames while saving in encrypted Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Cryptic filenames while saving in encrypted Mint

While being out-of-town, I took a laptop with an encrypted Mint setup with me, as a precaution in case something happens to it. This is just a default encrypted setup as suggested by the installer. When saving files, I couldn't find them at first. They turned out to be hidden, and with a cryptic fil...
by vansloneker
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub & Boot Menu Failing
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Grub & Boot Menu Failing

The time off is because Linux sets the bios time to UTC standard without the extra hours for your time zone. This is one of the quirks of Linux. I fix this by adding UTC=no to /etc/default/rcS and applying timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 in the terminal. Did your Windows run updates after you installed ...
by vansloneker
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Open letter to all gurus - my Linux anniversary: thanks and suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 513

Re: Open letter to all gurus - my Linux anniversary: thanks and suggestions

I'm not a guru.
You've learned a lot in only 23 posts, and your blog looks really good!
by vansloneker
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux
Replies: 57
Views: 1248

Re: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux

I never saved anything important in 'my documents', only used and use it as a temporary. Always put it in a safe place.
by vansloneker
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows Recovery Partition
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Windows Recovery Partition

If you can use separate drives a imho very convenient way of choosing the operating system is by using the computer's boot menu.

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