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by mediclaser
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Option to have common unit of file Size in Nemo
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Option to have common unit of file Size in Nemo

RIH wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:12 pm
It looks a bit messy, ..
Yeah, I already tried that. To me, it's actually messier than the default setting.
by mediclaser
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Option to have common unit of file Size in Nemo
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Option to have common unit of file Size in Nemo

Is it possible to have an option to have a common unit of file Size in Nemo? For example, all files in a folder are shown with their sizes expressed in KB, instead of a mixture of MB, KB, GB and bytes. This way it is easier to spot a relatively huge file or relatively small file without intentionall...
by mediclaser
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Alternatives
Replies: 21
Views: 551

Re: Mint Alternatives

If you really like Cinnamon, you could try any of these: - LMDE 3 - Debian 9.x Cinnamon - Fedora 29 Cinnamon I have tried all these and, depending on how you use the distro, there maybe things you do on your Mint Cinnamon which may not work on any of these. For example, I was having trouble sharing ...
by mediclaser
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Closed] Is Mint dead?
Replies: 24
Views: 641

Re: Is Mint dead?

I'm starting to think whether installing Mint was a mistake. Your website is from the 90s, everything is outdated, there are so many bugs & it feels like they aren't going to be fixed. In order to register you need to get a key from a chat room...... That's... Very... Unprofessional... The password...
by mediclaser
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A big Thank You to the Mint Devs.
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: A big Thank You to the Mint Devs.

Yes, you guys deserve a BIG THANK YOU! Linux Mint is the only distribution which made it easy for me to transition from Windows. Also, it is the easiest distro for things I have started doing in Linux, like Samba sharing, HPLIP, WINE, driver installation, IDEs for programming, etc. I get stability, ...
by mediclaser
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The pros of XFCE DE?
Replies: 19
Views: 833

Re: The pros of XFCE DE?

... So, without focussing on the 'lightness' aspect, what are the other main attractions of the XFCE DE? Familiarization with Xfce helps me when experimenting with other Linux distributions, because almost all popular Linux distros have Xfce version in their lineup. Is there something about Cinnamo...
by mediclaser
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot failure when updating the kernel, busybox, or systemd
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Boot failure when updating the kernel, busybox, or systemd

Sorry I forgot to mention the inxi output above is for any of you who may need to know why nobody else is experiencing the issue I am having on my machine.
by mediclaser
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot failure when updating the kernel, busybox, or systemd
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Boot failure when updating the kernel, busybox, or systemd

After a few days of trial and error, I have finally pinpointed the update(s) which are causing a boot failure on my Mint 19 Cinnamon laptop. It happens when I try to install the latest updates on any of these: - kernel (4.15.0-47) - busybox (1.27.2) - systemd (237) The boot up stops with a blank scr...
by mediclaser
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Replace java from OpenJDK to Oracle JDK
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Replace java from OpenJDK to Oracle JDK

This is how I've been doing it (very quick process): sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get remove openjdk* tar -zxvf jdk-8u181-linux-x64.tar.gz sudo mkdir -p /opt/java sudo mv jdk1.8.0_181 /opt/java sudo update-alternatives --install "/usr/bin/java" "java" "/opt/java/jdk1.8.0_181/bin/java" 1 sudo upda...
by mediclaser
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's your hardware history
Replies: 18
Views: 534

Re: What's your hardware history

My first exposure to computers was in tech school using PC/XT compatible machines (8088, 256K to 640K RAM). The first machine I owned was a 486 desktop running DOS + Win3.x. My second machine was a Compaq Presario laptop (2.4 GHz Pentum 4, 512MB RAM) running WinXP.
by mediclaser
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xed admin:///etc/default/grub/
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: xed admin:///etc/default/grub/

XED opens the grub file with or without the trailing "/" when I tried it on Mint 19.1.
But I would avoid using a trailing "/" after a file name because other text editors may not be as forgiving as XED.
by mediclaser
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2816

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

As an advanced beginner, I can admit I no longer care about those update level numbers. I have gotten used to not having experienced any bad effects (fortunately?) of installing those kernel updates and everything. In other words, I have instinctively developed this sense of trust that my machine wi...
by mediclaser
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) File Manager display order 19-Mar-19 LM 19 / xfce [linked to old thread on this topic]
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: File Manager display order 19-Mar-19 LM 19 / xfce [linked to old thread on this topic]

rene wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:23 pm
So I take it that clicking the "Name" column header in the Xfce file manager doesn't work? (it it does, you are hereby banned from posting questions on the forum for three consecutive days, starting immediately).
That is so harsh. :lol:
by mediclaser
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 26
Views: 635

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

Moem wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:09 am
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Factory installed. The one I got had never been used and was sold in an unopened box. It's not the newest version, so it was quite affordable, and runs LineageOS 15, which got regular updates until last month.
Thanks for answering my questions! :)
by mediclaser
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Point Release vs Rolling release
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: [SOLVED] Point Release vs Rolling release

This "Point Release" thing is one of the main reasons why it became my practice to separate root and data partitions when installing Linux on my machines. Upgrading to a newer (and sometimes downgrading) version is a breeze. :D
by mediclaser
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 26
Views: 635

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

I'm sorry to hear things did not work out for you! As I may or may not have told you, I took the easy way out by acquiring a phone with LineageOS pre-installed (Oneplus One). It's working flawlessly. I have switched off everything Google, which limits the number of apps I can download because I can...
by mediclaser
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 26
Views: 635

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

I used to flash custom ROMs on my Android phones, but it has become very counter-productive (waste of time) recently compared to 5 or so years ago. The point of getting a smartphone is no longer there when the phone's important features become unusable and when it misbehaves due to bugs in the ROM.
by mediclaser
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint system labeling in Timeshift
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Mint system labeling in Timeshift

Is it possible for the Mint team to give a more specific system snap shot labeling in Timeshift on future releases of Mint distros? Instead of just giving all of them "LinuxMint 19.1 (tessa)" label, can they make it more specific like "LinuxMint 19.1 (Cinnamon)", "LinuxMint 19.1 (MATE)", and "LinuxM...
by mediclaser
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB menu items lost [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: GRUB menu items lost

JOPETA wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:22 pm
You didn't need to do that. You only had to reinstall grub i.e booting one of the other installed distros or from a Live DVD/USB . :(
I didn't know that. :oops:
Anyways, thanks for the tip. Now I know a better fix next time it happens.
by mediclaser
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB menu items lost [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: GRUB menu items lost

Tried searching for solutions at the Fedora forums and found a recent post on the same issue I'm having. It seems nobody there is willing to help, so I decided to execute my own drastic fix --> Install another distro over an existing one. And you can easily guess which distro I overwrote. :wink: :lol:

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