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by benchrest
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who can maintain Linux for my wife
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Who can maintain Linux for my wife

Kind of a depressing topic, sure it must have been discussed before but can't find anything. Any thoughts on maintaining Linux Mint on my computers when I am gone for my wife? Course no one knows when that day will occur or if I will go first. We are both in our 70's and my wife isn't computer liter...
by benchrest
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Any app to check for bottlenecks?
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Any app to check for bottlenecks?

Thanks for your replies. Several things. nmon convinced me my SSD is fine for this particular problem. 2nd I don't think I was clear that it is just two LO calc files that are slow, one in particular. I have increased memory for LO. And I am sheepishly saying I made the problem worse by my desire fo...
by benchrest
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Any app to check for bottlenecks?
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Any app to check for bottlenecks?

Thanks, I disabled Java in LO. I went through the tips. Also installed nmon. nmon shows my SSD is not getting up a sweat when I open and close my file, however my CPU is running 100% much of the time during open, save and close for my most complex file. Other files are pretty quick. I think I will l...
by benchrest
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Any app to check for bottlenecks?
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Any app to check for bottlenecks?

I'm looking to build a new computer. My current specs are in signature. It is 6 years old (except for GPU). It works pretty good but lags a little loading and saving my LibreOffice Calc files. My files have links to other LO files and after using these links I have a noticeable lag. I suspect the is...
by benchrest
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: can not sudo nemo from terminal - solved
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: can not sudo nemo from terminal

pkexec works and I will use it for future. ran the chown command and only changed a Unison file that I would expect to be root as I use Unison as root to synchronise /var/www/files. Still sudo nemo does not work and I guess since I am not suppose to be using it after doing so for 8 years I will swit...
by benchrest
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: can not sudo nemo from terminal - solved
Replies: 3
Views: 117

can not sudo nemo from terminal - solved

I've done this lots of times. But now from terminal enter sudo nemo it ask for password enter password and it just sits there. No message of wrong password, etc. Nothing in the logs I can see. This is very useful if I am making application module backups and mods not to have to type in each file str...
by benchrest
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux mint 19 cinnamon freezes regularly[SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 4265

Re: Linux mint 19 cinnamon freezes regularly[SOLVED]

I have a similar problem. The symptoms are so vague its hard to say. My mouse pointer moves extremely slow and clicking does nothing. I suspect something is 100% cpu. Right now I am running top & GkrellM to see what is happening when this occurs. Nothing in logs and it never fails when TOP and GKREL...
by benchrest
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to use new modern desktop 19.1 cinnamon (quit)
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: How to use new modern desktop 19.1 cinnamon (quit)

I ended up with a frsh install of 19 cinnamon. Did not save my Home folder and copied my .mozilla, .thunderbird and document folders to the new home folder. Its been a couple of days and all is well.
Rich
by benchrest
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux 19.1 - Screen Blinks...
Replies: 24
Views: 2057

Re: Linux 19.1 - Screen Blinks...

Glad to see I'm not the only one with issues. But I bought the bullet yesterday and reinstalled LM 19 Cinnamon on my desktop and laptop. I also scratched my home directory and copied just my document, .mozzila and .thunderbird file to it. Ridding me of .config and other such configuration files to b...
by benchrest
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 2nd partition is root after install (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: 2nd partition is root after install

Thanks, that looked a bit complicated to me. Since permissions seemed to be correct, yet partition was in media/root/ I decided to unmount the partition. Then noting nothing showed in media/root/ I deleted root. leaving only media/userid/. Then I remounted the partition and it went under media/useri...
by benchrest
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 2nd partition is root after install (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 78

2nd partition is root after install (solved)

I've installed with this configuration before but new problem. I have LM 19 installed on an SSD I also have an HDD that is partitioned into two drives. I can view one partition data with Nemo but not the other. I se a message that it could not display. If I run Nemo as root I can. (first clue) Looki...
by benchrest
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: system backup and timeshift
Replies: 3
Views: 91

system backup and timeshift

First, my data is not an issue. I have used Unison for more than ten years for incremental backups of my data. What I am wanting is an image of my system that could be installed in a crisis and then I could upgrade my data, patches etc from the point the image was taken. Installing LinuxMint itself ...
by benchrest
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to use new modern desktop 19.1 cinnamon (quit)
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: How to use new modern desktop 19.1 cinnamon (quit)

Thanks for your help. But changing from traditional to modern did solve my GRAMPS problem. The solution came from another Gramps user who was having the same problem. Gkrellm is a system monitor that shows cpu usage, temperatures and fan speed memory usage and other things. Its in the repository. I ...
by benchrest
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to use new modern desktop 19.1 cinnamon (quit)
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: How to use new modern desktop 19.1 cinnamon

Thanks for your reply. But I have only made things worse. I right clicked on the firefox icon, selected preferences>configure and selected remove grouping. I lost all icons and do not have one for each instance of Firefox. That was a mistake cause I can find no option to get it back. I have 1 firefo...
by benchrest
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to use new modern desktop 19.1 cinnamon (quit)
Replies: 5
Views: 747

How to use new modern desktop 19.1 cinnamon (quit)

At first I chose to keep the traditional desktop as I like the looks and have it set up the way I like it. But I found GRAMPS locks up the system (even GkreliM is frozen) if I select "edit tag list". Problem goes away with the modern desktop. So where can I find directions on using it? First problem...
by benchrest
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux 19.1 - Screen Blinks...
Replies: 24
Views: 2057

Re: :Solved: Linux 19.1 - Screen Blinks... :Solved:

I'm having the problem with dual monitors and both modern and traditional desktop. My laptop does not have the problem with single screen and traditional desktop. But my laptop does not have nvidia where as my desktop has GTX 1050ti. I guess I need to use the modern through I dislike the look as GRA...
by benchrest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Anyone else get flickering desktop backgrounds and windows periodically on NVIDIA cards in Cinnamon?
Replies: 26
Views: 3823

Re: Anyone else get flickering desktop backgrounds and windows periodically on NVIDIA cards in Cinnamon?

I had the problem of the background flickering once a week or so with 18 - 18.3 cinnamon with an GEFORCE EN210 older graphics. I upgraded to GEFORCE GTX 1050ti preparing for 19. After installing 19 and now 19.1 cinnamon I have only seen the background flicker maybe once in the last month. BUT on a d...
by benchrest
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Re: Destop icons auto-arrange after restart (Resolved)
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Destop icons auto-arrange after restart (Resolved)

I have tried several things, none of which worked. Deleted .config/nemo/desktop-metadata Removed Nemo and reinstalled Nemo and Cinnamon (not for the faint of heart, do not recommend) And lastly upgraded to 19.1 which has a lot of desktop upgrades. So I am writing this off as my doing and will do a f...
by benchrest
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Re: Destop icons auto-arrange after restart (Resolved)
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Destop icons auto-arrange after restart

Auto-arrange is off. I have a suspicion that I caused the problem. During the process of installing the LAMP products I was having problems with synapse which I have used for ever. It would not work correctly with 19. So I uninstalled it and installed Launchy. Launchy does seem to work. But anyhow a...

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