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by chrisuk
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian vs Ubuntu base bugs
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Debian vs Ubuntu base

I'm not really sure what you're asking either, but maybe an explanation of some of what goes on behind the scenes will be useful - it's aimed at Debian developers, but you might find some of it useful, and it's "from the horses mouth", so to speak: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ubuntu/ForDebianDevelopers#...
by chrisuk
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: cinnamon vs (customized) xfce
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: cinnamon vs (customized) xfce

64 bit Debian Stretch-based Distro - XFCE uses just under 300mb after boot. Uses less than 800mb with Firefox (three tabs open) and Thunar (2 tabs) running, and 3+ Panel applets + Whisker Menu etc. And programs launch instantly. So I don't get why Mint should need so much RAM... I know some of it is...
by chrisuk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How often to run BleachBit
Replies: 25
Views: 889

Re: How often to run BleachBit

I will say one thing, as it doesn't seem to get picked up on often: There's one option that seems to confuse people when running Bleachbit as root - the Package lists option under Apt . Many people check this box and reclaim anything from a few MB to 100s of MBs, but it's actually pretty pointless. ...
by chrisuk
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How often to run BleachBit
Replies: 25
Views: 889

Re: How often to run BleachBit

I'm afraid you're unlikely to get any useful replies in this forum... you'll get the usual "Danger Will Robinson! It's a software wrecking ball!". And you'll get the "It's perfectly safe, select everything". You'll not get too many that are between the two that give reasonable advice of how to use i...
by chrisuk
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Searching for an advanced firewall
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: Searching for an advanced firewall

Iptables was capable of block/allow per application, but the required option was removed from the recent versions. Netactview will show you realtime connected IPs - have a read of Karl's post here to install it. There are no per-Application Firewalls for Linux... although there are plenty that are ...
by chrisuk
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Zenity
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Zenity

Zenity is just a small program for creating GUIs (dialogs/windows) from shell scripts or the terminal - quite a few scripts depend on it, so it's perfectly normal to have it installed. If it was running, then it was most likely called by a script. Typing zenity --question --text "Are you sure you wa...
by chrisuk
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Firejail/firefox.profile whitelist
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Firejail/firefox.profile whitelist

There's no need to touch the main profiles in /etc/firejail - just create your profile in ~/.config/firejail , firejail looks there before etc/firejail/. Here's my firefox.profile from ~/config/firejail include /etc/firejail/firefox.profile blacklist ${HOME}/Desktop blacklist ${HOME}/Documents black...
by chrisuk
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [CLONING] How to clone an installation of Mint 19 to another PC
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: [CLONING] How to clone an installation of Mint 19 to another PC

Umm... Mint includes Timeshift by default. Just backup the entire source PC and save it somewhere, load up a Mint liveUSB on the target comp and run Timeshift live, select backup of original that you saved, and you're cloned. Indeed, I've been doing this for years... long before Mint adopted Timesh...
by chrisuk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED][Run at startup] inputattach at Mint 19 startup
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: [RUN AT STARTUP] inputattach at Mint 19 startup

I'm not using anything based on Ubuntu ATM, but rc.local should be in /etc - systemd will still use it. If it's not in /etc, you can just create it... this should do the job:

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printf '%s\n' '#!/bin/bash' 'exit 0' | sudo tee -a /etc/rc.local
sudo chmod +x /etc/rc.local
by chrisuk
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 80
Views: 1817

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Unless you spend your time staring at the desktop, or staring at the File Manager, most of what you see is down to the program you're using. How Firefox looks is down to Mozilla not Linux. I know there are limitations due to the OS, but compare say, Firefox to Vivaldi - both do the same job but look...
by chrisuk
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox 61
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Firefox 61

The Ubuntu team seems to be dragging their feet on this one, usually it's much faster. It can be a difficult balance between security and stability, no Distro gets it 100% right (IMO). A couple of the Distros I use updated to 61 a few days (also, Chromium to 67+), but not all. Have a look here to s...
by chrisuk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 60.0.2 released today. When will it fit the update manager?
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Firefox 60.0.2 released today. When will it fit the update manager?

60.02 was released on 6th June... it's version 61 now. I can't tell you when/if Mint will get either
by chrisuk
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Apply button disabled in network manager security
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Apply button disabled in network manager security

That's usually caused by a field on that tab not filled-in... check that all required fields are filled-in and see if that activates the button.
by chrisuk
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An experience with Timeshift and the space it uses
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: An experience with Timeshift and the space it uses

I've been using Timeshift for years... deleting all snapshots, either via Timeshift or via a Filemanager or the command-line, has always done exactly that... deleted all of the directories and their contents. This isn't what you've described, but there's often some confusion about how hard links wor...
by chrisuk
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The "fox" is buying the hen house??? Microsoft purchases Github
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: The "fox" is buying the hen house???

michael louwe wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:11 am
[...]
Blaming Github is like blaming the victim. <removed by admin as we don't need to drag such nastiness into it>
[...]
This has absolutely nothing to do with this topic, and equating one with the other is ridiculous and I'd guess offensive to some.
by chrisuk
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Resolved] Can someone build a bootable GRUB utility ?
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Can someone build a bootable GRUB utility ?

Probably more than what you want, but it can't hurt to have one or all of these The Super Grub2 Disk might be best... only 20mb too
by chrisuk
Tue May 29, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?

Basically the work is being done by the EXT4 filesystem using rsync and hardlinks... Timeshift is just a frontend for the process. This is basically what Timeshift does - the hard link diagram may help you understand what's happening in the background
by chrisuk
Sun May 27, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Strange issue.
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Strange issue.

Not sure what DE you're using, but should be similar anyway... right click on the Panel -> Properties (or Settings) make sure the Automatically increase length checkbox is checked.
by chrisuk
Tue May 22, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Antix should run OK for what you want

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