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by SkinnySeal
Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Why is Mint 17.1 footprint so HUGE?
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: Why is Mint 17.1 footprint so HUGE?

Never did figure out why MInt 17.1 O/S eats memory and grows and grows and grows. But as this O/S won't stay up for 4 complete days at a time for me, I'm writing it off as a lost cause. As I am multi-booted, I'll be returning to Mint 17 Qiana on my next boot. Now if I could just remember how to make...
by SkinnySeal
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Why is Mint 17.1 footprint so HUGE?
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: Why is Mint 17.1 footprint so HUGE?

I know which process is the memory hog. It's Mint 17.1 64-bit O/S. The default System Monitor tells me that; htop doesn't tell me anything more. Mint 17 64-bit O/S typically ran ~400 MiB for me. My usage is the same under 17.1 as it was under Mint17; so yes - it really, really, really is way out the...
by SkinnySeal
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Why is Mint 17.1 footprint so HUGE?
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Why is Mint 17.1 footprint so HUGE?

I upgraded to Mint 17.1, and it's been up and running for 3 days now. It's footprint keeps growing, and growing, and growing. Right now it's taking up 908 MiB! Is it ever going to stop growing? The write-up on Mint 17.1 stated it fixed 40 memory links, but this ever-growing O/S indicates it's leakin...
by SkinnySeal
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is most stable version of Mint Cinammon 64 bit
Replies: 12
Views: 2045

Re: What is most stable version of Mint Cinammon 64 bit

Mint 17 Cinnamon (Qiana) is the most stable version of a 64-bit Cinnamon. Mint 17.1 Cinnamon (Rebecca) still has some kinks to work out.
by SkinnySeal
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]Replacing older Mint O/S with backup
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Replacing older Mint O/S with backup

if you install Mint 17.1 over the older version of Mint, - and then let it install it's grub_loader to sda, then it's version of the updated grub_menu should work like that. That wasn't my question. I don't want to install Mint 17.1, I want to have 2 identical versions of Mint 17 and upgrade one of...
by SkinnySeal
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: cdrom no longer pops up upon disc insertion
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: cdrom no longer pops up upon disc insertion

Buzzsaw wrote:If you need access, then why not open Nemo and click on the shortcut for the inserted disc on the left?
Because it doesn't show up in Nemo on the left. And yes, I have "mount volume" ticked in on the desktop.
by SkinnySeal
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: cdrom no longer pops up upon disc insertion
Replies: 6
Views: 597

cdrom no longer pops up upon disc insertion

I'm still running Mint 17 cinnamon, not 17.1. All of sudden I can no longer get a list of files on any CD/DVD when I insert it into the cdrom tray. It was working fine today; then came changes from the update manager; now I can't access those files. The CD/DVD no longer pops up, and I'll be damed if...
by SkinnySeal
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]Replacing older Mint O/S with backup
Replies: 2
Views: 386

[Solved]Replacing older Mint O/S with backup

I have 3 Mint O/S now, all selectable in the Grub boot menu. If I use my partition backup to overwrite an older Mint O/S with my Mint 17 version, can I run "sudo update-grub" so the grub menu will pick up on the substitution. I want to keep my current Mint 17 Cinnamon O/S intact, but make a copy of ...
by SkinnySeal
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Restore Firefox Search Bar Functionality & Flashblock
Replies: 7
Views: 2226

Re: Restore Firefox Search Bar Functionality & Flashblock

Thanks, altair4. Search Engine selector back to normal. :D
by SkinnySeal
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adding Wine applications in the quick launch bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Adding Wine applications in the quick launch bar?

I used the menu editor, which is accessed thru a right click on menu. Shows the choice 'Configure...' Which, in turn, brings me to the 'open the menu editor' option . That allows me to add, delete, edit items on the menu. I don't know what you mean by the 'start menu'. And as I said at the beginning...
by SkinnySeal
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adding Wine applications in the quick launch bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Adding Wine applications in the quick launch bar?

But wine apps require the prefix of "wine" to be considered an application rather than a simple file. What do you mean? Do you mean I need to change the app's name from "foo.exe" to "winefoo.exe"? No, I mean it needs to read something like this: wine /pathname/foo.exe That's what I had to do when I...
by SkinnySeal
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adding Wine applications in the quick launch bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Adding Wine applications in the quick launch bar?

I've had no wine apps on the panel or quick panel area, so I can't answer your question. But wine apps require the prefix of "wine" to be considered an application rather than a simple file. I have created menu items for maybe 21 wine apps, and that's the trick there. I've added a couple of them to ...
by SkinnySeal
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM17 Failed to upgrade What's wrong?
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: LM17 Failed to upgrade What's wrong?

Red is the universal color for WARNINGS. All level 5 updates are essentially saying "Use at your own Risk" Levels 1 thru 3 are the defaults when doing updates.
by SkinnySeal
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 53051

Re: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?

My biggest complaint is nemo hogging memory and never seeming to let go. I run my home computer 24/7 and nemo's share keeps going up, up and away. I noted the problem when I first used the Cinnamon DE on Mint 15, and now that I'm running Mint 17 cinnamon the problem still exists. I keep the system m...
by SkinnySeal
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MintUpdate shows the unsafe packages
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: MintUpdate shows the unsafe packages

Excellent explanation by Clem. I was just thinking about this issue when I saw your link to his post. So-called security updates don't get a free pass from me until I see the need for them. Stability is my overriding concern.
by SkinnySeal
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] Where is menu editing on Mint17 Cinnamon?
Replies: 4
Views: 11667

[SOLVED}Re: Where is menu editing on Mint17 Cinnamon?

Thanks all. I knew I was blind somehow!
by SkinnySeal
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] Where is menu editing on Mint17 Cinnamon?
Replies: 4
Views: 11667

[Solved] Where is menu editing on Mint17 Cinnamon?

I know this sounds like a stupid question, but I can't find the "edit menu" function on Mint 17 Cinnamon. I'm coming from Mint 15 Cinnamon where a right click on the menu icon would bring up menu editing, and I'm sure there was a menu item to do the same thing. I've looked at all the menu items, loo...
by SkinnySeal
Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: 100% swap space usage causes non-responsive mouse input
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: 100% swap space usage causes non-responsive mouse input

Venturing into Cinnamon 2.0 or Linux Mint 16 is just shooting in the dark. I see nothing listed on these items to suggest that nemo's memory leak has been addressed. Invariably there will be bugs with new releases and I just as soon wait a few months for some of the gotchas to be ironed out. I did a...
by SkinnySeal
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: 100% swap space usage causes non-responsive mouse input
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: 100% swap space usage causes non-responsive mouse input

Thanks for your thoughts, xenopeek. Getting rid of the swap partiton is probably good advice. It's squeezed between two other partitions, so I will probably just add it to the tail of a Mint O/S partition. I'm starting to run my home PC 24/7 again, a default setup I used frequently before I installe...
by SkinnySeal
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: 100% swap space usage causes non-responsive mouse input
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

100% swap space usage causes non-responsive mouse input

I have 5.7 GiB of memory and a 500 MiB swap space partition. While I never came close to using all my swap space partition in Lisa and prior Mint/Ubuntu versions, I have reached 100% swap space usage under Mint 15 Cinnamon. When this 100% usage occurs, it can take minutes for the sytem to recognize ...

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