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by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Moving /tmp to RAM
Replies: 20
Views: 7150

Success

The last line of /etc/fstab now looks like tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nodev,nosuid,mode=1777 0 0 No error message and both apt-get and apt-fast are working fine (updated them to test). I decided to leave out the "noexec" option just for simplicity's sake. I'm not really sure what the difference was ...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Moving /tmp to RAM
Replies: 20
Views: 7150

Re: Moving /tmp to RAM

Thanks for the input guys. Yes, that was a typo with no(n)exec, it was correct in my config file. And now that its been mentioned I think I did run into some hiccups with apt. I'll give these suggestions a try and report back this evening. Thanks again!
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Moving /tmp to RAM
Replies: 20
Views: 7150

Moving /tmp to RAM

I read somewhere (sorry I don't remember the link) that moving your /tmp directory to your RAM space can improve performance. I've got 4GB of RAM and my system regularly uses about 20-25% of that with swappiness at 0. I haven't had any real speed issues, nor with any issues with the /tmp folder gett...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 647
Views: 306023

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

This might go without saying but it is well worthwhile to have more than one backup. For example, I used this guide to make a shell script that backup I run monthly and backs up to an external hard drive http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3969 and a modest $40 investment for a chea...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Tue May 21, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Underclock / Undervolt / change governor
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: Underclock / Undervolt / change governor

I realize that I'm bumping my own thread here, but wanted to post some useful information I've found over the last few months for others.... and, thank you, Sir_Loin, looking back, that post was very informative :-) Check current governor cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor See...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Tue May 21, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky Showoff thread
Replies: 548
Views: 198272

Re: Conky Showoff thread

Here is another I modified from http://www.noobslab.com/2012/11/install-conky123-in-ubuntulinux.html Conky.jpg Desktop.jpg .conkrc #============================================================================== # conkyrc # # display : horizontal ring gauge # # author : SLK # version : v20121005-01 #...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Sun May 19, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to create a script that autostarts with linux
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: How to create a script that autostarts with linux

Here is what I would do if I needed a set of commands entered on startup: 1) Create the Text File - open text editor such as "gedit" (from terminal "gedit") - enter xrandr --output VGA1 --brightness 1.1 xgamma -gamma 1.3 - save the file as "yourtitle.sh". In your case s...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Mon May 13, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky Showoff thread
Replies: 548
Views: 198272

Re: Conky Showoff thread

conky.jpg Desktop.jpg Note: I DID NOT make this conky myself. I installed it from (link below) and modified it to my liking. All development credit goes to NoobsLab. Also, I am aware that my "/" and "/home" directories are the same but I didn't realize that they should/could be ...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 647
Views: 306023

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

I'm still really new to linux entirely so I don't have very much to offer in the way of advice, but I have complied what I think is a good starting stack of bookmarked reference pages.... Differences between Windows and Linux: http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/7724.aspx Mi...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 583
Views: 647339

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Cool to see the poll supports some of my suspicions. I currently use Cinnamon for a "daily driver", but I'm on a laptop so I have XFCE installed for when I'm running on battery. I'm also playing with a few others to run battery tests and just get a feel for other options. After all, what i...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Firewall and Security Setup
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

Firewall and Security Setup

Hey guys, I wasn't sure if I should post this here or in the "networking" thread, but I figured it might be useful for noobs like myself. I was pretty dumbfounded when it came to firewalls and security, so I did some Google-ing and reading and thought some of what I found might be worth sh...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Underclock / Undervolt / change governor
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Underclock / Undervolt / change governor

I noticed that LM is quite a drain on my battery (running on a laptop). I know that with phones I have used general battery saving practices such as dark backgrounds, limit apps running in backgrounds, turning off wifi and bluetooth when not using them, and reducing screen brightness. I have done al...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: battery life shortened with linux mint 13 mate
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: battery life shortened with linux mint 13 mate

I noticed the same thing, and not just by a little either! Something I found helpful (in my experience with smartphones) is to set your background to pitch black, or a dark picture (no HD or bright colors, deff not all white) and to turn down the screen brightness as low as you can stand. Its also a...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to maintenance for LM 13 (cinnamon)
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: How to maintenance for LM 13 (cinnamon)

I use an anti-virus (ClamAV) only because I'm often transferring files between my linux and windows partitions. The only other thing I'd add would maybe be a registry cleaner just to clean up loose ends, but does LM take care of that also? Chrome users like myself should know that it has the same ic...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Jan 10)
Replies: 311
Views: 392639

Re: Mint 12 Tips & Tricks Guide (updated Jan 10)

aaaaaaaaaaand bookmarked! Great post.
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Mint-X-DarkPanel
Replies: 2
Views: 2919

Re: Mint-X-DarkPanel

That is darn nice of you. I was just going to suggest that the "minty" shades on the light grey background are a bit hard to read/notice sometimes. Thanks!
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Problem Installing Wine and Skype
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Problem Installing Wine and Skype

sudo apt-get remove skyp "package skype is not installed, so not removed" ... I guess thats a good thing then, sudo add-apt-repositor "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $ (lsb_release-sc) partner" no errors, so I'm guessing it worked... sudo apt-get update lots of updates, then ...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Problem Installing Wine and Skype
Replies: 3
Views: 467

[Solved] Problem Installing Wine and Skype

I am having troubles installing Wine and Skype. Skype - I downloaded the .deb directly from the Skype website. I go to "download" folder and click to install, hit "install packages", enter password, then a pop up comes up saying "Downloading additional package files" bu...
by grandtheft_jiujitsu
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Proud Noob :-D
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Proud Noob :-D

Hello all, it is a pleasure to be here! Like many others I got fed up with the all the spyware/virus/defag - checking in windows. Though, Windows 7 worked fine for me, I first installed Linux (was actually Ubuntu 12.0.4.1 LTS) a few days ago out of curiosity and it was love at first boot :D I did sw...

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