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by sdibaja
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release
Replies: 25
Views: 1881

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

No need to apologize for nit picking. A lot of the time when we move to a new base users will end up running into things we never did when they try the beta. Cleaning up as many of those little things as we can helps up the overall level of polish a good bit. Maybe I am missing something Sir. How i...
by sdibaja
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release
Replies: 25
Views: 1881

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

If you say so :) We've been doing it this way for years. Clem seems to have a system for sorting it all. It gets put in the linux mint roadmap on github and then the rest of us can just go there to pick out things to work on. I don't see how a forum thread would be any better. It also doesn't requi...
by sdibaja
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?
Replies: 25
Views: 1166

Re: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?

"Mate is a shady character" funny
truth is that Ubuntu butchered their spin, then Mint compounded it.
it is only the Ubuntu and Mint versions that are borked.
by sdibaja
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release
Replies: 25
Views: 1881

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

Too bad bug reporting is so difficult, and there is no feedback.
"lost in the blog"... Wasn't that an old sci-fi movie in the 60's?
by sdibaja
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?
Replies: 25
Views: 1166

Re: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?

sdibaja wrote: it seems that Devuan is stuck. Latest release was for Jessie. I wouldn't call that being "stuck." If that's the case, then LMDE is stuck also as it's also still "only" based on Jessie. LMDE isn't stuck. You can change Jessie to Stretch and Betsy to Cindy in your repo list right now a...
by sdibaja
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift - is it reliable?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Timeshift - is it reliable?

I have it installed via Mint 19 Beta. I have some snapshots, hoping it retains my personal data and desktop settings. I know that it was originally intended just as a system restore tool, but I don't really have much need for that if my settings don't also get restored. I need to review the settings...
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

>snip< Are we sure this is a change? I've always had to make a /home partition by hand (Mint 17 and 18). I would very much like to see an option for automated creation of a separate /home partition... doesn't even have to be default or recommended, just available. Perhaps the Mint 19 installer is d...
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is dual booting a security issue?
Replies: 27
Views: 526

Re: [SOLVED] Is dual booting a security issue?

Jerry I am thinking of "out of the box" "normal LM user", the default setup. Like they are accustomed to with Windows... that is the target audience. === My orientation is using LMDE for many years, now Debian for the last year or so. basic prevention: Passwords. Strong root password required as def...
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I see if it is MATE version ? (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: How do I see if it is MATE version ? (Solved)

glad you got that answered quickly. Enjoy How do I see if it is MATE ? - Well - It do look like MATE !!!!!! funny #1 That will disappoint someone higher up at Mint Central. LM makes a big effort to make all the desktops look and run like Cinnamon, the flagship. funny #2 to me it looks much different...
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is dual booting a security issue?
Replies: 27
Views: 526

Re: [SOLVED] Is dual booting a security issue?

Very true Jerry. The OP CupidsHelper asked "...dual boot LM 18.3 and LM 19, would this have any security issues?..." the simple answer is No. But there are some issues to consider... To make it clear, I do not intend to bash Linux Mint or Ubuntu. Most of the settings are made that way because of ver...
by sdibaja
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is dual booting a security issue?
Replies: 27
Views: 526

Re: Is dual booting a security issue?

To the best of my knowledge any user of LM 18.3 and LM 19 can see/edit/delete any and all files/folders/programs on the entire computer, without needing a User or Root password. I would call that a security issue... But that is not a new thing, people like it that way. That's not entirely correct. ...
by sdibaja
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

cool, I checked and my fstab looks normal with the sawp I intended to use... using the correct UUID
by sdibaja
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

I did try "Something Else" with the M19 Beta... there no provision for even a /home partition ... I Did It but the contortions I needed to go thru were unreasonable. Maybe the older versions have a better installer. That's bizarre, considering how many people use a separate partition for /home. :sh...
by sdibaja
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

I've only just started my research on the topic, but my preliminary understanding is that the main motivation for the switch to swap file (which apparently came in with Ubuntu 17.04) is simplicity. Main disadvantage is that it's complicated to set up for hibernation. Yes, you can still use a swap p...
by sdibaja
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Deleting "Healthy (Recovery Partition)"
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Deleting "Healthy (Recovery Partition)"

pbear wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:35 pm
>snip< be aware LM 19 uses a swap file rather than a swap partition >snip<
Thanks. I had no Idea. I wondered why I had so much trouble with the install.
by sdibaja
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

I don't know the answer to that but would sure like to. slightly off topic I already have a swap partition, plenty of disk space available, and see no advantage to switching to a file, other than the ability to change its size later. You actually can change the size of any partition later, Gparted i...
by sdibaja
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is dual booting a security issue?
Replies: 27
Views: 526

Re: Is dual booting a security issue?

Good advice Mattyboy Encrypt local users accounts /home folders then no no real security issues when duel booting different versions of Linux. can that encrypted folder be deleted by another user? if so, would it require a root password? The key to preserving Data is off machine Backups. Daily, or m...
by sdibaja
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is dual booting a security issue?
Replies: 27
Views: 526

Re: Is dual booting a security issue?

To the best of my knowledge any user of LM 18.3 and LM 19 can see/edit/delete any and all files/folders/programs on the entire computer, without needing a User or Root password. I would call that a security issue... But that is not a new thing, people like it that way. so You can't let a friend or f...
by sdibaja
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release
Replies: 25
Views: 1881

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

I would like to suggest your blog posts include the official place to report bugs. It already does. See the "Bug reports" sections for complete details. Joe thanks Joe, I looked but it did not jump out to me. As I read it again "roadmap" does not appear to be a place to post bugs for the Beta teste...
by sdibaja
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release
Replies: 25
Views: 1881

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

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3582 Congrats Clem. I look forward to testing. I would like to suggest your blog posts include the official place to report bugs. If there is more than One single place to report bugs I suggest you change that. and thanks very much for the torrent. direct downloads are...

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