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by Hexeratops
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Light install: building up vs cutting down.
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: Light install: building up vs cutting down.

If you're installing to a system strapped for resources, building up is probably the best way to go. You can call the shot on all the packages you install and you can tweak all of them to be as efficient as possible. You also get an intimate knowledge of the system so you can fix things if stuff bre...
by Hexeratops
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Frozen lock screen
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Frozen lock screen

Just posting to say I've been seeing this problem too on kernel 5.0. Fortunately it's not much of an issue as I don't need to look at the screen or the keyboard while I type anyway. I was suspecting this bug may have been related to my use of the proprietary Nvidia drivers, but it appears kmetz is r...
by Hexeratops
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Going Independent
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: Going Independent

I think that might be a bit much to ask for. Especially with regards to package compatibility, it's easier to be based on another desktop environment so you can take advantage of the software that's already packaged and available. Debian boasts having over 59,000 packages and I believe this is an ar...
by Hexeratops
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 12 hour clock Mint 19.2 cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: 12 hour clock Mint 19.2 cinnamon

It's possible that your applet may be configured to use a custom date format. If it is, the applet will ignore the 12/24 hour option in the settings menu. To verify and potentially correct this: Right click on your clock applet in the taskbar and click on "configure". Check if the "Use a custom date...
by Hexeratops
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft and Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Microsoft and Linux

While I personally think $10 is a bit steep, I have to give them credit for properly open sourcing their distribution on Github and providing support to freely (as in freedom and beer) create custom builds. That's a completely fair model.
by Hexeratops
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it
Replies: 29
Views: 1680

Re: Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it

If you run a program on your computer that's from an untrusted source ( especially pirated software like the article mentions), your computer is already compromised. I think the important takeaway from this is not to uninstall Mono in fear of a potential attack vector, it's to download software from...
by Hexeratops
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 78
Views: 4769

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

I have Windows 10 on dual boot, but I never use it. The reasons I keep it around are because I got it for free and it hosts an installation of VB6 if I ever need it; hopefully I never do. All of my home software development work is done on Linux.
by Hexeratops
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Back home again
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Back home again

Hi everyone! I'm back again! This time, maybe a bit more permanently. I've been hopping between many different distros since Ubuntu 9.04 and it's finally come to a point where I want a distro to settle with as my main desktop. More unstable stuff like Arch and Tumbleweed was fun for a few years and ...

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