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by zoli62
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 3777

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

I found out that the upgrade policy changed. To avoid kernel updates, I need to close their selection in the update manager. Previously, this did not have to be done.
by zoli62
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 3777

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Now I'm not in front of the Linux machine. I think the 4.10.0-38 kernel is active. I do not want minor kernel update. My problem is still why does the update manager report a minor kernel update? Also, if this is the case, why is it not selected for installation?
by zoli62
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshot size
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Timeshift snapshot size

all41 wrote:My solution would be to direct the timeshift snapshot file to an external drive,
even a usb flash, and choose option to update the snapshot manually.
Thanks. The manual backup is really a good idea.What size of linux partition should you use for this purpose?
by zoli62
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshot size
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Timeshift snapshot size

Short answer: no. TimeShift needs to store at least all system files (not user data) once; every additional restore point needs some more space. I have here a test system with nothing added to the system, what did not came preinstalled. Having at now 9 restore points the restore file need about 9 G...
by zoli62
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 3777

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

At the update level for average users in the update manager the recommended level 4 kernel updates did not appear, so far. Click on Edit > Preferences > Levels. Ensure that the level 4 updates are "visible". If they are visible and nothing is appearing in the update window, that means you already h...
by zoli62
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 3777

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Is it necessary to install the new kernel and this replaces the old one?? I have an upgrade level for the average user and a blue color indicates updates in bottom right corner, but inside the update manager nothing is selected for install. I'm not sure if you are asking how to update the kernel or...
by zoli62
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshot size
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Timeshift snapshot size

Anyone who has used Timeshift in 18.3 (Similar to Windows snapshot) would you be able to tell them how much is the size of a snapshot? Does it make sense to use this feature on older computers with smaller linux (<20 GB) partitions?
by zoli62
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 30
Views: 3777

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Is it necessary to install the new kernel and this replaces the old one?? I have an upgrade level for the average user and a blue color indicates updates in bottom right corner, but inside the update manager nothing is selected for install.
by zoli62
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint Romeo vs Ubuntu Proposed repository
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Linux Mint Romeo vs Ubuntu Proposed repository

Solve it like this: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/first-xubuntu#TOC-Add-a-weather-report-to-the-upper-panel (item 3.4, right column) No need for Proposed. :mrgreen: I know this, but the average user may not know. Will it be moved from the Proposed repository to the Main reposit...
by zoli62
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint Romeo vs Ubuntu Proposed repository
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Linux Mint Romeo vs Ubuntu Proposed repository

Pjotr wrote:
zoli62 wrote:This is sad.
Why?
This is the cause: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1688056
by zoli62
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint Romeo vs Ubuntu Proposed repository
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Linux Mint Romeo vs Ubuntu Proposed repository

Is the Linux Mint Romeo repository the same as the Ubuntu Proposed? In the days, a certain program has been added to the Ubuntu Xenial Proposed repository, but this is not included in the Linux Mint Serena Romeo repository.
by zoli62
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.

I don't use VNC regularly, but I have tested it some time back successfully. Testing this - at first without SSH - is easy. The VNC-server vino is pre-installed, you still need a client-software. A very good client-software is Remmina (may be you do use it already for SSH?). You need the package re...
by zoli62
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.

Level 4 & 5 updates do not necessarily break anything; in fact, in most cases they do not. In case it happens it may lead to the situation, where you have to install new. The fact, that this happens seldom is no solace, if it happens. You now know the risk; the decision is yours. Just an idea: Perh...
by zoli62
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.

mintUpdate provides a level system for updates. That means, that updates with level 4 & 5 are supposed to be risky and can break things on your machine. Therefore they are hidden by default. You can change that in the preferences, but as long as you do not have a special need for them I advice you ...
by zoli62
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.
Replies: 6
Views: 423

The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.

I am using Linux Mint 17 XFCE edition. I have noticed that the command apt-get upgrade [/i][/b]offers several packages for installation, while the Mint Update Manager can not find them, always up to date. What causes this issue? So there is a difference between apt-get upgrade [/i][/b] and MintUpdat...
by zoli62
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How do you use linux?
Replies: 24
Views: 1818

How do you use linux?

I use on a old machine Linux Mint 17 XFCE paralell with Windows XP Pro.
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 309355

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

You are reading this forum so you most likely are running some flavor of Mint. Congratulations! So that you don't get your toes stepped on or ego deflated, before posting for help in a forum, 1) do as much as you can to find solutions to your problems via google and faq's and 2) accurately describe...
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint is the right choice for experienced users?
Replies: 29
Views: 2452

Re: Linux Mint is the right choice for experienced users?

Nili wrote:I don't think so, Linux Mint is the host home for all those who have come from Window$ or Buntu, atleast it has happened to me.
IMO, Gentoo is for experienced users.
Then in your opinion what is the best distro for those who want to change from Windows or Ubuntu?
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

Re: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?

On this subject, it may also be interesting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... n_features
Is not so obvious the use of su and sudo...

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