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by LuvNix
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I display the user name?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: How do I display the user name?

Could look into using conky for this.
by LuvNix
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Distro For Old Computers
Replies: 17
Views: 624

Re: Best Distro For Old Computers

^ Lol, yeah agree that's another tactic I believe/know they use to get people to spend more money. Also that was my general feeling about Dell, that they may have gone downhill in quality VS olden days(though unconfirmed as I'm lacking recent experience and haven't bothered researching.) I mean it's...
by LuvNix
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Reasons against Timeshift for backing up home directory
Replies: 16
Views: 501

Re: Reasons against Timeshift for backing up home directory

+2 all41 and rsync, it's my go to for system backup/restore. Not that there no doubt aren't plenty of other great utilities and methods in gnu/nix. 2 cents on system restore in windows, never liked it and seen it fail to resolve issues many times, thus the not liking it thing. Anyway I prefer rsync,...
by LuvNix
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Distro For Old Computers
Replies: 17
Views: 624

Re: Best Distro For Old Computers

Or buy a 4gb chip, assuming the motherboard is capable of it. Have actually always had good experiences with Dell systems, don't know about nowadays but Dell has always been a good brand for me. Bought this 10-going on 11yr old Dell inspiron 1545 laptop from a guy off of Craigslist for $90 bucks, ve...
by LuvNix
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (solved) same home folder on a dual boot, good idea or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: same home folder on a dual boot, good idea or not?

Agree with gm10, symlink to a shared partition. Have never bothered exploring sharing a /home partition, just tend to use a shared/automounted data partition between installs but remember findings on it and advice from other nixers was use symlinks if we're going to do it.
by LuvNix
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] inxi
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: inxi

Not on a silver platter.

Code: Select all

inxi -H
And what da heel is a propeller head bud!?? :)
by LuvNix
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Slow on my Core 2 Duo 2 GB RAM System
Replies: 25
Views: 542

Re: Linux Mint Slow on my Core 2 Duo 2 GB RAM System

Always something new to learn with gnu/Linux. Plus if you're like me, relearn, cause can forget stuff nowadays too. Google stuff like "make Ubuntu use less memory" etc etc. Same for Linux Mint and Debian, as info about one will apply to the others, not always but in general. This prompted another (o...
by LuvNix
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Slow on my Core 2 Duo 2 GB RAM System
Replies: 25
Views: 542

Re: Linux Mint Slow on my Core 2 Duo 2 GB RAM System

My 2 cents on this, yeap go with 32bit just for the memory savings. Look into upgrading that systems RAM to say 4gbs. Guessing that's the majority of your issue, having such limited RAM. Also ideally you don't want your OS even using swap, that's going to bog it down too. The solution is to edit the...
by LuvNix
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Distro For Old Computers
Replies: 17
Views: 624

Re: Best Distro For Old Computers

Light weight distributions intended for low spec hardware, though can also run great on modern stuff too. Bunsenlabs gnu/Linux, MX gnu/Linux(never tried it), AntiX gnu/Linux. You can also visit distrowatch and search for actively developed gnu/Linux distro's specifically meant for older hardware. Th...
by LuvNix
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem installing Linux Mint 19
Replies: 25
Views: 7906

Re: Problem installing Linux Mint 19

Just posting to +1 the person who advised pre-partitioning before install, gparted live etc. Could help the installer recognize usable space on a problem system.
by LuvNix
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ROOT password. (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: ROOT password

Disable Root User Account in Ubuntu If you previously enabled the root user in Ubuntu and now you want to disable it simply set the root password to expire. To disable the root account password, use the following command: sudo passwd -l root Locks the root account. On majority of personal user syst...
by LuvNix
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) - What to do when Linux 'freezes' ?
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: What to do when Linux 'freezes' ?

Ideally you address whatever software or possibly hardware problems are causing the issues. That situation would drive me nuts, thus wouldn't stop diagnosing until cause was found and fixed. Do your research with searches like this.
by LuvNix
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't run Waterfox except sudo [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Can't run Waterfox except sudo

Stop mucking around in your /home like that. Maybe try "sudo chown -R youruser:youruser /home/youruser" Also invest some time in learning about proper sudo usage. It's always been strongly discouraged to launch graphical apps with sudo like you're doing there and the same goes for running a web brow...
by LuvNix
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Does Mint 19 Not support dell wi-fi [solved after a fasion]
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Does Mint 19 Not support dell wi-fi [solved after a fasion]

Same pc (Dell 1545) had the same problem. You need to install the headers for the kernel you're using, then Broadcom-sta-dkms package and dkms will build and install the wl.ko kernel module for you. Easy enough to find them/packages online download onto a USB, transfer to the trouble pc and install ...
by LuvNix
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: set cpu permanently to performance governor in 19.1
Replies: 20
Views: 717

Re: set cpu permanently to performance governor in 19.1

Would try to find some gnu/Linux communities and forums dedicated to audiophiles and bring up whatever concerns you have there after reviewing the relevant information they've already posted. Just like gaming, people obsessed with recording, mixing and audio on gnu/Linux are a subset, kind of a spec...
by LuvNix
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install gksu so gksu and gksudo work again in Mint 19. 64bit.
Replies: 19
Views: 3922

Re: Install gksu so gksu and gksudo work again in Mint 19. 64bit.

Had to take a break from the forums for awhile. Glad if this thread has made people's computing experience more enjoyable. Gksu/do still working fine in Debian 9.8 and 9.7. When do get around to upgrading to Buster will see if a similar work around keeps gksu (and/or lxqt-sudo) working. New and appr...
by LuvNix
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I edit rc.local?
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: How do I edit rc.local?

Ah much superior to. $ which gksu /usr/bin/gksu $ which gksudo /usr/bin/gksudo :D Messing around, yeah seen tons of work arounds people are using and fact of the matter using sudo isn't going to cause issues vast majority of the time and never would with the right options anyway. Still though OP say...

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