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by diesel79
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 1845

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 diesel79
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] how to troubleshoot v e r y s l o w shutdown/reboot?
Replies: 28
Views: 4106

Re: [SOLVED] how to troubleshoot v e r y s l o w shutdown/reboot?

I'm pretty sure this is a problem with the nvidia drivers. I have the problem in both Mint 19 Beta and in Ubuntu 18.04.
by diesel79
Thu May 17, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 232
Views: 54672

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Omitting the name of Tara, the news of the version 19 ????? in addition to those announced .. will there be software improvements and implementations? - notification center, integration with calendar and thunderbird mail ... (also thanks to online-account and gnome-calendar) By now everyone is look...
by diesel79
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems updating
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Problems updating

Nevermind, the issue seems to have resolved itself after 2 hours of trying to fi it.
by diesel79
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems updating
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Problems updating

Hi all, I have searched the forums, but there doesn't seem to be any answer to my question unless I missed it. I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon edition. Since this morning, and for no apprent reason, when I try to update I get these errors: W: Failed to fetch http://extra.linuxmint.com/dists/raf...
by diesel79
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I use Btrfs as my main file system?
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Can I use Btrfs as my main file system?

I am not aware of any howto but I would not use the btrfs-convert tool to convert ext3/4 filesystem to Btrfs. There is a warning on Btrfs wiki page the tool might not work reliably enough https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Conversion_from_Ext3 There is no easy path to migrate, the basic proced...
by diesel79
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I use Btrfs as my main file system?
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Can I use Btrfs as my main file system?

I am using Btrfs as my root filesystem for some months now without issue. Since Btrfs is still not officially ready for production use I also prefer to run latest released kernel and btrfs-tools to stick with latest bug fixes. Note that you have to migrate manually since the installer currently doe...
by diesel79
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I use Btrfs as my main file system?
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Can I use Btrfs as my main file system?

Hi all,

I run Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon edition I have everything on 1 partition because that suits me best. My question is: Could I use Btrfs as my main file system instead of EXT4?

Edit to add: Would there be any downsides in using BTRFS instead of EXT4?
by diesel79
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2 release date?
Replies: 1
Views: 5579

Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2 release date?

Hi all,

Does anyone now the Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2 release date? I posted in the Newbie section as I couldn't find this question anywhere else.
by diesel79
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE stable and up to date packages?
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

LMDE stable and up to date packages?

Hi all, I'm considering switching from Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.1 to LMDE. Is LMDE stable enough for daily use and, does it have up to date packages. For instance, will it be running the latest version of Cinnamon 2.4? If this has been asked before please just point me in the right direction and close...
by diesel79
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 3 distros on one SSD?
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: 3 distros on one SSD?

Dyfi wrote:I only use 15GB per distro - and save important data to another external usb drive, so, 85GB is plenty.
Thanks for the reply. Looks like I'll be spending the evening installing distro's lol.
by diesel79
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 3 distros on one SSD?
Replies: 2
Views: 410

3 distros on one SSD?

Hi all, Sorry, if this has been asked before, I have looked but I can't find it. I recently installed a 256gb SSD and I'm currently running Linux Mint Cinamon 17.1 on the whole drive. However, I'm thinking about making 3 85gb partitions and reinstalling Mint Cinnamon 17.1 on the one, and ubuntu and ...
by diesel79
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Manual Kernel update? <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Manual Kernel update? <SOLVED>

eanfrid wrote:The "low latency" kernels do not do what you think. To sum up, they are mostly intended for near real-time tasks processing like high-accuracy audio-video editing with low-to-middle-range-performance CPUs.
OK, thanks eanfrid.
by diesel79
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Manual Kernel update? <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Manual Kernel update? <SOLVED>

OK :) As long as you add this PPA to your repos list, you will stand between two methods. Although not compiling your kernel, you will however need to manually check if/when a new patch level (i.e. 3.15.y) or new release (3.x) is available and decide by yourself to install it or not. Thanks for the...
by diesel79
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Manual Kernel update? <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Manual Kernel update?

I was just going to download the 3 .DEB files required to install 3.15.5. If I do that will I also have keep updating and patching the kernel myself? Which ones ? Since you compiled your own homebrew from vanilla source, you must keep this way to patch/update what you did make by yourself. You repl...
by diesel79
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Manual Kernel update? <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Manual Kernel update?

Well good question, I always did the upgrade manually and tweaked my settings but I like playing with my olds systems an don't consider them "mission critical" so... Also if you are ok with your kernel there is no real need to change, newer kernels bring features that your "older" hw may not even u...
by diesel79
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Manual Kernel update? <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Manual Kernel update?

Once you have compiled you own custom kernel, it is of your responsibility to patch/recompile it as soon as a new patch is out. Your own custom kernel will never again be upgraded by the distro. For example, if you compiled yourself a 3.14.11 kernel you will also have to patch/recompile yourself to...
by diesel79
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Manual Kernel update? <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Manual Kernel update?

Thanks for all the replies. I'm just gonna go straight to 3.15.5.
by diesel79
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Manual Kernel update? <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Manual Kernel update?

PatH57 wrote:and the cheery of top of the cake is that you always boot to a previous version of your kernel, that's linux :P

Thanks for the reply I appreciate it :)
by diesel79
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Manual Kernel update? <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Manual Kernel update?

ace_N_kelly wrote:No , it won't affect your regular updates
I also keep my kernel updated with no problem .

:wink:
Thanks for the reply :) Would I also be going straight from 3.13.0-24 to 3.15.5? Thanks again.

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