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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: 26
Views: 502

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: 273

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: 225

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: 121

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: 312

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: 1593

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: 186

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: 16
Views: 582

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: 278

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: 304

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

Antix should run OK for what you want
by chrisuk
Tue May 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: a LIKE button for posts on this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: a LIKE button for posts on this forum

I can't see any use for a Like button here, but a "Solved by"with a summary and a link to the post that solved it might help if appended to the first post. Certain forums do this already, and it means it takes just one click to get the solution, rather than scrolling through pages of sometimes usele...
by chrisuk
Mon May 14, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Screen blank after sleep
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Screen blank after sleep

I have a similar problem with XFCE on Debian Stretch, but only with pre 4.10 Kernels. I just switch to TTY1 (CTRL-ALT-F1) and then TTY7 (CTRL-ALT-F7) gets the Desktop back without any need for killing any processes. I don't need the newer Kernels, and they use more RAM on my hardware, so I put up wi...
by chrisuk
Sun May 13, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Best (firefox) youtube video downloader?
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Best (firefox) youtube video downloader?

I'm a bit different (odd?)... I prefer to use SMTube to browse and play youtube a/v (I try not to run sites in Firefox that need scripts to function, especially ones that use Flash... unless I've no other choice... SMTube gives me another choice and doesn't need Flash), and if I want to download, th...
by chrisuk
Fri May 11, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 60.0 and Firejail
Replies: 45
Views: 2864

Re: Firefox 60.0 and Firejail

If it helps, @Fred, I've been using Firefox 60 with firejail 0.9.50 without any problems since Wednesday... Debian Stretch based distro though... not tested on Mint or Ubuntu.
by chrisuk
Sat May 05, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 70
Views: 3734

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

Do YOU think it means anything? If so, what? I'm asking because I honestly don't know. Of course it means something , but it doesn't mean Manjaro is better than Mint... or that Mint is better than Manjaro... competition is good - encourages all to keep on top of their game... discourages complacenc...
by chrisuk
Sat May 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 70
Views: 3734

Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

*waits for the "It doesn't mean anything" posts* ;)
by chrisuk
Fri May 04, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using the Terminal to Backup Home Dir.
Replies: 19
Views: 593

Re: Using the Terminal to Backup Home Dir.

More than what you asked for, but: Here's a couple of pages worth reading... both are the same, but one has a few more details about hard links. It's basically what Timeshift does, but you'll maybe learn something useful in the process ;) Rsync Date Stamped, Snapshot Style, Incremental Backups Time ...
by chrisuk
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 519

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

I almost understood a line of code written in Perl once... but I might have just dreamt it ;)

Have a look here... there's a single line quine in perl, and an explanation of the code
by chrisuk
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 519

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

Faust wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:37 am
[...]
PS - you are not getting either of the prizes :P
Damn ;)

Actually, I'm sure you'll get at least one one-liner posted if you wait a bit (there's one in Python, probably other languages too)

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