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by axisofevil
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE3 /etc/debian_version
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: LMDE3 /etc/debian_version

What does Stretch version 9.3 (or 9.7) actually mean? Debian is made up of lots of different packages, each with its own version number. Each time Debian decide they have enough updates/fixes to warrant a new number, they increase it by 0.1 I've had LMDE3 for a few months now and I get a few updates...
by axisofevil
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved]Nemo - folder colouring
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Nemo - folder colouring

I think it might be related to icon themes.
I changed from Mint-X-Dark to Mint-X and it appears to be working again.

Very weird.
So Solved?
by axisofevil
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved]Nemo - folder colouring
Replies: 1
Views: 179

[Solved]Nemo - folder colouring

In nemo using Cinnamon, I used to be able to choose different colours for folders. I suspect that following the recent upgrade to Cinnamon 4.0.9 that I have lost this ability. Folders retain their old customisations, but new ones are not possible. Just discovered if I arrange to open the parent fold...
by axisofevil
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unmounted second hard disk mysteriously remounts
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: Unmounted second hard disk mysteriously remounts

The Disks utility is intended for power saving on laptops and warns that if you spin-down disks, that this is not good for the disk. However, automounting will occur in the same way as USB's get mounted (and appear on the desktop, if you have that option set). I had this problem with a partition I d...
by axisofevil
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE 3 is too slow and heavy?
Replies: 18
Views: 2155

Re: LMDE 3 is too slow and heavy?

The speed & snapiness and general feel of a distro with a heavyweight GUI will be influenced by the settings of the windows special effects. Prettiness has a cost. I assume the GPU's were all equivalent, taking into account connection type, screen size, pixel density and refresh rates? I don't care ...
by axisofevil
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift and mount points
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Timeshift and mount points

Why are there 3 (at least) supplied directories supplied for mounts? /mnt /media /opt Actually, /media seems to gets used by automount - although I'm not sure about that. If you allocate a partition for timeshift and give it a label (so you can see what it is in gparted etc). Mount it via fstab in /...
by axisofevil
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Dropbox's New Rules
Replies: 12
Views: 549

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: 438

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: 309

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: 1431

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: 595

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: 1431

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: 198

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: 632

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: 632

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: 296

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: 632

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: 7
Views: 628

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: 632

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 ...

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