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by kneekoo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 LXDE
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 LXDE

Indeed, I could use a lock file for sudo $0 to make sure there's only one instance of the script running. But it looks like going downhill with checking the super user rights. :P At least here I can rely on APT to deny running multiple operations, so no damage would be done with multiple instances o...
by kneekoo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 LXDE
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 LXDE

Thanks for your suggestions, Termy. I surely appreciate more advanced takes on bash scripting, as I'm still learning. :) I would appreciate if you would give me a few details about your changes - for instance why "$LOG" instead of plain $LOG. (well, I found this specific thing :P) But your "simplifi...
by kneekoo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 LXDE
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 LXDE

Thanks for pointing out that release. I have no idea what's different but I'll try it and make an opinion. For now, what I can tell for sure is the fact that my script produces a simple Linux Mint LXDE desktop, but it's based on an official image.
by kneekoo
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 LXDE
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Linux Mint 18.3 LXDE

Hey everyone! I made a script to easily setup an LXDE flavor of Linux Mint for my 1GB RAM netbook. I installed Linux Mint 18.3 Xfce 32-bit, I ran the script and LXDE is there in all its glory, on top of the familiar Linux Mint. Now this is merely an experiment at this stage. I refrained going into h...
by kneekoo
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Major bug in Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake CPUs
Replies: 11
Views: 2987

Major bug in Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake CPUs

Here's a quote from the Debian mailing list : This warning advisory is relevant for users of systems with the Intel processors code-named "Skylake" and "Kaby Lake". These are: the 6th and 7th generation Intel Core processors (desktop, embedded, mobile and HEDT), their related server processors (such...
by kneekoo
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” MATE released!
Replies: 6
Views: 2814

Re: Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” MATE released!

Awesome release, thank you! :) The upgrade from 17.2 (MATE) went smoothly, then I also installed kernel 4.2.0-19 and everything's peachy. Well, almost. While using Chrome 47 with Twitch (Flash Player) I tried and failed to switch the sound output from my regular sound card outputs to HDMI (connected...
by kneekoo
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: LTSP and Linux Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: LTSP and Linux Mint

It would be really nice if the LTS and Debian Mint editions would have LTSP support. :D
by kneekoo
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Update manager enhancement
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: Update manager enhancement

It's a bit strange to compare the Android update manager (Google Play) with mintUpdate considering how different are their environments. mintUpdate can be turned off by simply closing the program with a right-click on its icon in the notification area, and later you can turn it back on from the menu...
by kneekoo
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Update manager enhancement
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: Update manager enhancement

Maybe a better explanation is required. 1. Perform an update with mintUpdate 2. Close mintUpdate 3. Start mintUpdate Step #3 will result in a new apt-get update , which is unnecessary if an update was already performed sooner than the time set in the auto-refresh settings. Another important enhancem...
by kneekoo
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Add Kingsoft Office to Linux Mint repositories
Replies: 11
Views: 5514

Re: Add Kingsoft Office to Linux Mint repositories

I really like what the Kingsoft Office developers did so far in WPS Office. It's a very interesting office suite for people accustomed to Microsoft Office, but it still needs a lot of development to become a strong contender in its battlefield. I had to explain the developers why allowing comma and ...
by kneekoo
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Question: Really fast & lightweight distribution?
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Re: Question: Really fast & lightweight distribution?

That's a great comparison and it also has a part 2 . :) Thanks for the link! For my modest netbook (Dell mini10) I will soon try Crunchbang Linux or a custom Debian setup. I already played with Debian in a virtual machine with a 2GB HDD just to see how much can I squeeze in that space. Of course the...
by kneekoo
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Perfect Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: Perfect Mint

That's quite interesting and at least v2.1.1 looks like is can handle all the disk images and mentioned and more. :) Thanks for the tip! I'll have to try it sometime soon.
by kneekoo
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Perfect Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Re: Perfect Mint

1. What I wrote was clear enough but it's probably too much info for someone who didn't encounter the issue. Here's another version of the issue: on shutdown, Linux synchronizes the hardware clock to the software clock of your Linux session. This is obviously a problem when your hardware clock is se...
by kneekoo
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Perfect Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 1408

Perfect Mint

Topic: Perfect Mint Forum: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=29 Tough topic, considering people have different needs, but I think the stuff I bring up would serve quite a large part of the users if they were implemented. Disclaimer: While my input in this thread reflects my personal opinio...
by kneekoo
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Xorg Tainted with fglrx on fresh LMDE UP6 686-pae
Replies: 4
Views: 4872

Re: Xorg Tainted with fglrx on fresh LMDE UP6 686-pae

I gave up and I installed the latest AMD driver from their website. It's OK now. The main problem is LMDE's recommendation, which is not good. But functionality-wise my problem is solved.
by kneekoo
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Xorg Tainted with fglrx on fresh LMDE UP6 686-pae
Replies: 4
Views: 4872

Re: Xorg Tainted with fglrx on fresh LMDE UP6 686-pae

Sure, AMD and Xorg are not always in sync but LMDE doesn't come with bleeding edge Xorg and seeing ATI display driver (recommended) should never ruin your setup. My PC is noisy with the current driver and of course it draws more power. I was hoping it would just work, or the Device Driver Manager is...
by kneekoo
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Xorg Tainted with fglrx on fresh LMDE UP6 686-pae
Replies: 4
Views: 4872

[SOLVED] Xorg Tainted with fglrx on fresh LMDE UP6 686-pae

TL;DR AMD HD5770 graphics card, the LMDE UP6 recommended driver crashes the system, while manually installing the AMD driver from their site works . CPU: Intel Core i3 530 (Arrandale) Mainboard: Intel DH55TC Graphics card: Gigabyte RADEON HD5770 (Juniper) uname -a Linux petro-pcl 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1...
by kneekoo
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Vote On A Distribution For Linux Benchmarking
Replies: 0
Views: 595

Vote On A Distribution For Linux Benchmarking

Poll: Which Linux Distribution Should Be Benchmarked Most On Phoronix? Linux Mint is in the poll. Considering Mint is a great choice for many users and use cases, benchmarking on such a platform would make much sense for a lot of people. So I voted for Linux Mint. Of course, it would also help the ...
by kneekoo
Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Long uptime = dead Google web services
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Long uptime = dead Google web services

It's not by far a cookie related issue. When Google stops working I can't even ping any of their servers (and ping works fine when Google works so it's not a firewall/ICMP thing). It's like they vanish in thin air. And that causes enormously long timeouts while accessing sites with Google ads, like ...
by kneekoo
Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Long uptime = dead Google web services
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Long uptime = dead Google web services

I already described the issue in the blog but I'll copy/paste the relevant part here. Summary: Google web services stop working in Linux Mint on PCs with long uptimes. Versions used (that I remember of): Helena, Isadora, Julia, Katya, LMDE. There is one issue I keep having with Linux Mint for more t...

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