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by Pjotr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How Is The Mint ISO Created?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: How Is The Mint ISO Created?

The "Art of ISO Spinning" is the chef's secret. :mrgreen: Note that Ubuntu features daily ISO builds during almost the entire development cycle. For example, for 18.10: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ It would be nice to have those for Mint as well.... But perhaps that would add too mu...
by Pjotr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (Mint 19 Mate) Intel microcode not present in Additional Drivers
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: (Mint 19 Mate) Intel microcode not present in Additional Drivers

It looks like the microcode packages are installed by default, in Mint 19. Check it with Synaptic.
by Pjotr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive

Can you read the DVD in Windows, using the same drive?
by Pjotr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive

Nasty experience.... Are you quite sure that it wasn't simply technical failure at the hardware level? Meaning: DVD rot or mechanical drive failure?
by Pjotr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [19beta] No microcode available in mintdrivers
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: [19beta] No microcode available in mintdrivers

Looks like microcode (both for Intel and AMD) is part of the default installation now? When I check with Synaptic, I have both microcode packages. :shock:
by Pjotr
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 55
Views: 1159

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

Manager rule is tear it down and make it work better, my rule is if it ain't broke don't fix it. That manager rule is so true.... :lol: It's what justifies their existence. They don't care if the result of their restructuring makes things worse instead of better; they just see that as an incentive ...
by Pjotr
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Security Breach! - Home directories readable to other users
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: Security Breach!!

Solve it with this terminal command: chmod -v 700 $HOME Repeat this in each user account that needs the same protection. Interesting. What exactly is it that this command does? It changes the permissions for your /home folder. 700 protects against any access from other users, while the issuing user...
by Pjotr
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Security Breach! - Home directories readable to other users
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: Security Breach!!

Solve it with this terminal command: chmod -v 700 $HOME Repeat this in each user account that needs the same protection. Note: this doesn't protect you from someone with root permissions! It won't stop a determined and experienced snooper, but it's an effective measure to "keep the honest people out...
by Pjotr
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: upgrade and dist-upgrade caused terminal to stop working and Wifi to drop
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: upgrade and dist-upgrade caused terminal to stop working and Wifi to drop

1. Never update like that. You bypass the protective level system of Update Manager. 2. The inxi output is weird: you should have gotten a far newer kernel because of dist-upgrade. Something is very wrong with your system. Consider a clean re-installation or even a clean installation of the bèta of ...
by Pjotr
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [suggestion] New wifi connection not automatically connect by default
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: [suggestion] New wifi connection not automatically connect by default

Well, I like that default setting.... And if you don't like it: it's easy to disable it in the settings of Network Manager. :) Default settings are always a compromise. What do most users probably want? It's almost impossible to find default settings that everybody likes. Especially for us stubborn ...
by Pjotr
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux Mint?
Replies: 24
Views: 499

Re: Why Linux Mint?

Mint = Ubuntu LTS with some sensible improvements, mainly (but not exclusively) on the issues of heightening stability and maintaining a predictable traditional user interface. Plus a couple of smart extra tools thrown in. What's not to like? :mrgreen:
by Pjotr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel cleaning problems [nevermind]
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: kernel cleaning problems

Spearmint2 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Does the second one also update the grub to remove references to the old kernels?
Yes, because any kernel removal automatically triggers update-grub....
by Pjotr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel cleaning problems [nevermind]
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: kernel cleaning problems

Apparently you have two separate issues: 1. you don't know how to get rid of old kernels, and 2. you can't update your kernel. Let's start with number 1: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/4#TOC-Remove-old-kernels (item 8, right column) Remove all old kernels in one big stroke? https...
by Pjotr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Defrag
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Defrag

Ie., after 20 months of daily use, and after almost 5 Terabytes of writing, i guess i could probably select the 10 biggest files from home, and copy them back & forth to an external disk...to gain myself a 2% improvement in read operations of my personal files... :lol: ext4 knows it's job just fine...
by Pjotr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Cinnamon – BETA Release
Replies: 12
Views: 2865

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Thank you so much for the hard work everyone has done on this. I loved what I saw when I was doing a live session. There was just one thing that I did not understand and that was to do with updating. I noticed this has now changed and a box pops up saying about backing up. I am sorry but I did not ...
by Pjotr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Defrag
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Defrag

catweazel wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:15 am
The unanswered question stands. Linux Mint is on the fringes?
Where did I make such a claim? :shock:

Linux Mint = Linux, but Linux ≠ Linux Mint.

The Linux ecosystem is vast and huge. Amongst all the useful stuff in it, there's also some dangerous garbage that you'd better avoid.
by Pjotr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Defrag
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Defrag

It's a common fallacy that fragmentation doesn't hurt on an SSD. On the contrary: it's definitely also worthwhile to prevent fragmentation on an SSD: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd#TOC-Also-for-an-SSD:-prevent-fragmentation-and-DO-NOT-defrag (item 16, right column) Key quote ...
by Pjotr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 55
Views: 1159

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

I'm lazy; I like easy and reliable. I only want to tinker under the hood, when I feel like it. I definitely don't like to be forced to tinker under the hood. Which is why I prefer Mint. :mrgreen:
by Pjotr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Defrag
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Defrag

There are some defrag tools in the fringes of the Linux ecosystem, but *do not* use them. Ever. Don't even think about it. The risk of massive data loss is huge. :shock: The only thing you need to do in Linux, is *prevent* fragmentation. Which you can easily achieve, by keeping at least 20 % of your...
by Pjotr
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 81
Views: 2880

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Why do we have clocks in the first place? To establish a STANDARD by which we can coordinate our activities. DST is utter madness. The Bureau of Standards should have squashed this thing because it perverts the meaning of the word "Standard". What if I decided to alter any other standard? Let's jus...

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