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by axisofevil
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Dropbox's New Rules
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Dropbox's New Rules

You can't trust a cloud provider to continue to provide a service.
I dropped Dropbox long before it decided to begin a Linux withdrawal.

Don't trust cloud services!
by axisofevil
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot time is faster in Cindy
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Boot time is faster in Cindy

I always thought that time-to-boot was a critical thing for Windows users... I couldn't care less if it's +/- a few seconds either way. In Cinnamon it says:- Startup finished in 146us (firmware) + 72us (loader) + 4.484s (kernel) + 29.452s (userspace) = 33.937s I don't know if that includes the defau...
by axisofevil
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Questions re: partitioning.
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Questions re: partitioning.

Because Documents, Music, Downloads and so on are just supplied sub-directories, I always delete them. If I want a mount point such as "Data" or Downloads etc I would create my own mount points or partitions. Choose your own file structure (within reason). OBVIOUSLY SWAP AT 12.5 GIGS Obviously not. ...
by axisofevil
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HELP-LMDE 3 New Installation Optimum Patirionng Setup?
Replies: 14
Views: 953

Re: HELP-LMDE 3 New Installation Optimum Patirionng Setup?

I have a 4 core processor, 8GB & 2 x 1TB disks (so a little bit over-specified). I do have a / partition which includes nearly all subdirectories for system programs etc I have a 4GB swap partition - but it rarely gets more than 2MB in it. /home contains several users and all user written scripts, d...
by axisofevil
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How many kernels should I have?
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: How many kernels should I have?

Both my existing 3.16 kernels were removed on the upgrade and replaced with a 4.9 kernel. So I've only got one. Presumably, if I wait an unknown number of months I'll get a new kernel and hopefully it will do this without deleting my existing kernel. Why did the upgrade go and delete my old kernels ...
by axisofevil
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HELP-LMDE 3 New Installation Optimum Patirionng Setup?
Replies: 14
Views: 953

Re: HELP-LMDE 3 New Installation Optimum Patirionng Setup?

You won't notice the difference where you put the partitions, unless you making exceptionally heavy use of the disk. I tend to put /swap far away as it probably won't get any use if you have 10GB of RAM. Why are you are only putting 5GB (is that right?) in /home and creating symlinks into /data. You...
by axisofevil
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Scribus-Trunk
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Scribus-Trunk

J'ai installé LMDE 3. Je ne vois pas comment faire pour installer Scribus-Trunk. Est-ce possible de le faire? Si oui comment ? Merci I translate this as:- I installed LMDE 3. I do not see how to install Scribus-Trunk. Is it possible to do it? If yes, how ? Thank you Scribus is available via the rep...
by axisofevil
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A multitude of timeshift (and other) log files
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: A multitude of timeshift log files

There's nothing interesting in those logs, anyway. If they bother you, just block them: sudo rm -r /var/log/timeshift;echo "logging disabled, delete me to enable"|sudo tee /var/log/timeshift Actually, as @gm10 originally mentioned, replacing the /var/log/timeshift directory with a file called /var/...
by axisofevil
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A multitude of timeshift (and other) log files
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: A multitude of timeshift log files

A brief resurrection of this thread on an unrelated matter... Just discovered that I have 372 tiny log files in /root/.synaptic/log these appear to be exactly one years worth of updates done via synaptic. I shall leave these alone - but why create hundreds of useless files which then require a auto-...
by axisofevil
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] firejail, firefox, and network fstab mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: firejail, firefox, and network fstab mounts

You could run Firefox in a LMDE3 VM (running inside LMDE3), configured with a single shareable location of ~/Downloads. This would give you a virtual test machine - but it seems excessive! Personally, I always configure the default Firefox download directory to be ~/Desktop - so at least I know what...
by axisofevil
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A multitude of timeshift (and other) log files
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: A multitude of timeshift log files

Thanks @catweazel ! Although the self-management of log files to "only" 500 files still seems excessive to me. Useful for a developer, but if I needed to do a restore, it doesn't seem very useful. Why not just write to a single log file like all other programs? I'll wait and see what happens in a fe...
by axisofevil
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How best to run a user script at shutdown?
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: How best to run a user script at shutdown?

There might not be a way to do this. Shutdown is going to be terminating processes as quickly as possible - not starting new ones. One possibility would be to do a specially controlled shutdown which runs a script that does the rsync then issues a shutdown. You would have to give the script SUID per...
by axisofevil
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A multitude of timeshift (and other) log files
Replies: 12
Views: 498

A multitude of timeshift (and other) log files

I upgraded to Cindy almost a month ago and got a directory /var/log/timeshift which (to-date) has gained 446 log files, each about 4KB, so not a massive storage problem (yet). Unfortunately they are named according as YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS_xxxxx.log (where xxxxx is one of several possibilities). So I ...
by axisofevil
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Virtual Box on LMDE3 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Installing Virtual Box on LMDE3

Thanks - I'll give it a go.
by axisofevil
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Virtual Box on LMDE3 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Installing Virtual Box on LMDE3 [SOLVED]

I don't presently have VirtualBox installed - but VirtBox is not in the Cindy repositories. I could just download software from Oracle - but apparently Debian have problems getting a decent stable version from Oracle which suggests that bypassing Debian would corrupt LMDE3 (which is substantially bu...
by axisofevil
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shouldn't Firefox be a Cindy version?
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Shouldn't Firefox be a Cindy version?

Out of curiosity, I was comparing the apt and apt-get ways of presenting information:- apt policy firefox firefox: Installed: 60.2.0esr~linuxmint1+betsy Candidate: 60.2.0esr~linuxmint1+betsy Version table: *** 60.2.0esr~linuxmint1+betsy 700 700 http://mintlinux.mirror.wearetriple.com/packages cindy/...
by axisofevil
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (LMDE 3) Bug: recovery boot unusable due to disabled root account
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: (LMDE 3) Bug: recovery boot unusable due to disabled root account

The first thing I did after the upgrade (due to needing to add some kernel options to solve a problem) was to try a recovery boot. It worked. I could log into root & the password hadn't changed. I don't know if LMDE2 assumed that root was disabled or had an unknown password; I didn't want that! So I...
by axisofevil
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Video is [not] less fluid in LMDE3 than in LMDE2
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Video is less fluid in LMDE3 than in LMDE2

Have you installed the mint-meta-codecs package?
by axisofevil
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: <SOLVED> (sort of) Nvidia two monitor setup.
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Nvidia two monitor setup

There is a nvidia-xconfig package in the repositories which provides the nvidia-xconfig program. I have this package installed on my PC (single screen setup) and it created a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and a driver upgrade and everything works fine. The man page lists dozens of options. However, the de...

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