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by spamhog
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Task Manager and memory used by kernel.
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Task Manager and memory used by kernel.

Does Task Manager report memory used by the kernel? I.e. is free RAM actually free? I noticed the "show all processes" button, but it seems their memory usage is always counted. I never see memory usage above 6.7GB out of 8GB available on a quad core. Things seem slow when used memory goe...
by spamhog
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Larger Update Manager "details" virtual terminal font?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Larger Update Manager "details" virtual terminal font?

20.2 Xfce, Update Manager - please tell me if this is applicable beyond Xfce and should be posted elsewhere! :) The font in the Update Manager "details" virtual terminal window is tiny, I prefer to see the update process, and would like a larger font. Where do I change it? I'd rather not c...
by spamhog
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Opinions on disabling drive write cache?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Opinions on disabling drive write cache?

I decided to leave async write on for the moment. One has to be careful with the optimistic write-completed reports. But it's not that different from e.g. Thunar moving files to trash or deleting them without asking for confirmation. Or carrying a gun with a round in the chamber. Or nuclear power. O...
by spamhog
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How many kernels SOLVED
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: How many kernels SOLVED

I worried because I hadn't yet learned that kernel auto-removal was optional and not enabled, plus error messages are intended to cause worry, plus we might or might not be as advanced as implied here:
https://youtu.be/Mh8y0yEwtf0?t=16 :lol:
by spamhog
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Just a curiosity: what "branch" of kernel is default in Mint?
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Just a curiosity: what "branch" of kernel is default in Mint?

Thank you karlchen! So I looked a bit into Ubuntu kernel management. The Ubuntu kernel explanation is terse but slightly obscure due to some missing and circular definitions. https://ubuntu.com/kernel https://ubuntu.com/kernel/lifecycle There is an old Ask Ubuntu thread that I find much easier to di...
by spamhog
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Just a curiosity: what "branch" of kernel is default in Mint?
Replies: 2
Views: 224

[SOLVED] Just a curiosity: what "branch" of kernel is default in Mint?

I see numbers inch up at updates, but don't know how that choice is defined as a branch or other category. I see distros based on different Ubuntu versions may use different kernels when updated at the same time. I have some old little-used comps still running Lubuntu 18.4 based on Ubuntu 18.4 LTS. ...
by spamhog
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How many kernels SOLVED
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: How many kernels

I just notice I had the automatic removal of obsolete kernels still disabled, which is the default. I had a couple of extra kernels that could be seen in /boot and in the autoremovable status section in synaptic . and tried to remove them manually through synaptic . I just searched for "linux&q...
by spamhog
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: At last - a use!
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: At last - a use!

CCs and informal sex don't mix in dry climates. A hot CC is harmless over a paved or dirt road, and over well watered grasses. But all bets are off if a car is driven slightly offroad in search of a secluded place and stops right over a patch of dry shrubs and grass tall enough to reach close to the...
by spamhog
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Excessive Packaging
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Excessive Packaging

I sent a bit of Postal Art to a friend in Pakistan. - picture postcard from Baykal lake, Russia - with Canadian postage stamp - datelined Turkey in the handwritten greeting - but actually mailed from Italy. [Postal systems happily honor foreign stamps as the incidence of such "errors" is n...
by spamhog
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: The Ultimate Sandwich in the known galaxy
Replies: 44
Views: 2575

Re: The Ultimate Sandwich in the known galaxy

OMG Vegemite, Cenovis, Marmite, Our Mate, whatever on any kind of sandwich
by spamhog
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: XNview font & icon size; re-colorize & simplify GUI [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: XNview menu font and icons too small [SOLVED]

Excellent, thank you absque fenestris!
Adapting thread title to include your advice.
by spamhog
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: "standard" howto for "Windows"-SMB-CIFS in Ulyssa 20.1 May 2021 [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: "standard" howto for "Windows"-SMB-CIFS in Ulyssa 20.1 May 2021 [SOLVED]

Back from being sick several days.

Very interesting answers, including the slightly tense scope-related!

I'm new to this community but I feel right at home.
by spamhog
Wed May 26, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Opinions on disabling drive write cache?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Opinions on disabling drive write cache?

I just discovered I lived very well for years with only synchronous storage writes. Now, Mint 20.1 the GUI file copy dialogs "falsely" report write done , but drive can stay busy for a long time afterwards . This even fools FreeFileSync, which happily rings its bell announcing the end of a...
by spamhog
Wed May 26, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: warning - Google Chrome steals associations to file types
Replies: 4
Views: 313

warning - Google Chrome steals associations to file types

If all of a sudden all sorts of files open in Chrome, it's because on install Chrome changes MIME file type associations to itself without even asking permission. Extremely impolite and overbearing, IMHO. Not just at user level. It changes the system defaults. Claims associations that were to Firefo...
by spamhog
Wed May 26, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: XNview font & icon size; re-colorize & simplify GUI [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 270

XNview font & icon size; re-colorize & simplify GUI [SOLVED]

Xnview seems relatively popular image viewer-manager-converter-editor on Linux Mint. A closed source app with some similarity to IrfanView, more capabilities and complexity, available for Linux so not needing wine, which seems problematic lately. XnviewMP (multiplatform) is available as AppImage fo...
by spamhog
Wed May 26, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Help me choose a laptop (detail in post) to use with linux!
Replies: 16
Views: 1245

Re: Help me choose a laptop (detail in post) to use with linux!

Looking at ex-corporate Thinkpads. Not bad.
Not going to buy atm, but better know what to buy next just in case.
by spamhog
Mon May 24, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: "standard" howto for "Windows"-SMB-CIFS in Ulyssa 20.1 May 2021 [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 668

"standard" howto for "Windows"-SMB-CIFS in Ulyssa 20.1 May 2021 [SOLVED]

Is this the "officially recommended" or "standard" way to mount shares as of today, May 2021, on Ulyssa 20.1 ? :roll: Automount Samba Shares with CIFS https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=326160 (seems to be 100% desktop- and file-manager- agnostic). TL;DR answe...
by spamhog
Sun May 23, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Help me choose a laptop (detail in post) to use with linux!
Replies: 16
Views: 1245

Re: Help me choose a laptop (detail in post) to use with linux!

I can't give an answer related to the future, i.e. what specific chips will be included in the specific PC you buy. That is not exactly hidden, but usally a bit hard to find. It works more or less like this: - functions are embedded in different chips (northbridge, southbridge, processor, memory con...
by spamhog
Sun May 23, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What adds "ubuntu" to UEFI boot entries? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 238

What adds "ubuntu" to UEFI boot entries? [SOLVED]

My UEFI boot (Lenovo, circa 2015) gets a "ubuntu" entry added and put at first place in the boot order at each new install . That's fine, but what does it? Is it auto-added by the BIOS or is it put there by the OS maybe via a efibootmgr command? Solved: It's the UEFI BIOS. Implementation m...
by spamhog
Fri May 21, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: XFCE temporarily hides launchers on desktop [SOLVED]
Replies: 0
Views: 616

XFCE temporarily hides launchers on desktop [SOLVED]

Just an alert. Configuring a desktop I wanted icons to access various folders directly. One can right click and create a link to a URL on desktop or create a launcher for thunar pointing at a directory. A typical launcher would be this text, in a file with .desktop suffix. [Desktop Entry] Version=1....