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by fraze
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO: btrfs Mint 17 with raid1 ssd, gpt for UEFI
Replies: 2
Views: 6109

HOWTO: btrfs Mint 17 with raid1 ssd, gpt for UEFI

Hi all, Having just won against the Mint 17 installer I thought I'd share my joy with you all in case it saves somebody hours of fiddling and frustration. My use case: two SSDs, raid1, on BTRFS. The computer has UEFI and I chose that instead of legacy bios. I did install using this same process on a...
by fraze
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem
Replies: 41
Views: 7766

Re: Linux 15 Mate and Synaptic Problem

Maclone wrote:This bug seems critical Clem.
Steps to reproduce?
by fraze
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: New LMDE ISO's
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Re: New LMDE ISO's

Excited to find out if this ISO is fixed to allow install LMDE on a Sandy/Ivy Bridge machine!
by fraze
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE 201303 RC ISO Issues
Replies: 25
Views: 9717

Re: LMDE 201303 RC ISO Issues

i still had no change to test the new respins (planning in doing it tomorrow: day off) but anyway i want to address some questions raised here ... On another subject, does the 3D for Intel HD 3000 and HD 4000 have been fixed ? i'm not aware of this issue but know that the kernel shipped with this i...
by fraze
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Discussion about a BSD version of Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Re: Discussion about a BSD version of Mint

The GNOME team is increasingly hostile to the BSDs, so anything based on GNOME 3 (eg Cinnamon) takes a lot of work to run on *BSD. Check the GhostBSD project, they've been working to get GNOME3 running on FreeBSD for ages already. Not much luck from the looks of it.
by fraze
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate or Cinnamon?
Replies: 102
Views: 112033

Re: Mate or Cinnamon?

Unless you have the time and patients to deal with cinnamons multitude of bugs or really love bleeding edge, mate is the way to go. I tried cinnamon for a few weeks and while it looks and feels great, its still very beta and has poor support for Amd Radeon series cards as has been confirmed by many...
by fraze
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Update 5
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

Re: Update 5

Exciting times ahead. I've been waiting for a LMDE without MATE, only Cinnamon, for a few new installs. Mint 13 set the bar pretty high though.
by fraze
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate or Cinnamon?
Replies: 102
Views: 112033

Re: A wish for LMDE UP5 respins

I've been using Cinnamon since 13 came out and loving it.

Is there anything that MATE can do that Cinnamon can't? Printer sharing, probably, and a bunch more useful options in the printer setup, but what else keeps people using MATE?
by fraze
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Removing Zeitgeist
Replies: 6
Views: 8794

Re: Removing Zeitgeist

This should be mandatory for laptops, I see zeitgeist wasting cycles far too often and all that zeitgeist disk access can't be good for battery life either.
by fraze
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Incoming from windows - easy taskkill
Replies: 6
Views: 2050

Re: Incoming from windows - easy taskkill

This is definitely useful. Having left Win* some time ago, still the old habits creep up and I find myself using the odd backslash or Win* cmd. Filed this away just in case.

Thanks shingetsu.
by fraze
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!

Speeding up Firefox is easy - just force it to cache in RAM instead of on disk. Open up Firefox, in the location bar type about:config and hit Enter. Type browser.cache and look at the list that comes up. Double-click browser.cache.disk.enable to disable it - set to FALSE. Right-click in an empty ar...
by fraze
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!

Post-Reboot Start up a root terminal and show the RAID level in use: btrfs fi df / btrfs fi df /home rebalance / and /home (again) to ensure redundancy - probably unnecessary, but I'm paranoid and slightly superstitious. If you're paid by the hour, this is a required step: btrfs filesystem balance ...
by fraze
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!

Objective: Install grub onto /dev/sdb Open Nautilus click on one of the 10GB filesystems (or whatever size your root partition may be) Did we get /dev/sdb1? Find out in Terminal: cat /etc/mtab Look for /dev/sdb1 near the end of the list. If you see /dev/sda1 instead, click the "eject" symbol next to...
by fraze
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!

Our next step is to balance the root filesystem; this ensures that the RAID1 is fully up to date and all metadata + data are mirrored correctly. In Terminal: btrfs device scan btrfs filesystem balance /target btrfs filesystem balance /target/home Wait until finished (won’t take long!), then: umount ...
by fraze
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!

Now we can fix some mounting options before our newly installed Mint boots up for the first time. In the Terminal running as root, with the # prompt: mount -t btrfs -o ssd,discard,noatime /dev/sda1 /target mount -t btrfs -o ssd,discard,noatime,subvol=@home /dev/sda2 /target/home btrfs device scan cd...
by fraze
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!

When installation starts (after pressing “Install Now” button) go to your Terminal window: btrfs device scan This starts up the RAID and ensures your installation will be mirrored on both the /dev/sda and /dev/sdb drives. If you have a large monitor, you may wish to have another terminal running to ...
by fraze
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!

Now it's time to start up the installation. The goal for this section: Start the installer but DO NOT FORMAT ANYTHING. Leave /dev/sdb alone. When asked where to install Mint: Choose /dev/sda1 and "Change" it - use as btrfs, and mount point is / Choose /dev/sda2 and "Change" - use as btrfs, mount as ...
by fraze
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!

If there is ANY important data on the drives you're using, BACK IT UP!!!!! Don't come back until you have two empty (or erasable) drives. Are your disks ready to be primed? We'll partition the disks from a LiveCD of Mint 13. Boot up Mint 13 and start a terminal (shortcut CTRL-ALT-T). In the terminal...
by fraze
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Install Maya on BTRFS RAID1 - complete guide! No ext4!

Update! 2012-07-13 I've been using this setup for a few weeks now and now believe that BTRFS sucks for SSDs. It's slow and locks up occasionally while the SSDs do massive amounts of copying (this is a COW filesystem after all), and runs out of space easily. Sort of. It's really just the funky way t...

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