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by sobrus
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Not possible to install Mint 15 without PAE?
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Not possible to install Mint 15 without PAE?

AlbertP is right, but if you are unfortunate and really don't have PAE, you can always try to use Linux Mint Debiam Edition. It is even better for old computers ;)
by sobrus
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Not possible to install Mint 15 without PAE?
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Not possible to install Mint 15 without PAE?

While Ubuntu dropped support for all non pae capable processors there might be a way. 1) Install Mint 13 2) Install Liquorix non pae kernel, or Debian 486 kernel (I dunno if it works with Ubuntu). 3) Update to Mint 15 using apt-get, leaving liquorix kernel of course 4) Boot with liquorix kernel, rem...
by sobrus
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 121
Views: 36000

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

I know SolydX, as I still use unofficial LMDE Xfce on my home server :) But as MATE or Cinnamon user, I realy don't want to go anywhere from here. I feel that Clem and Mint team understand my desktop needs and think in similar way. I ain't no GNOME Shell, Unity or KDE user either. I agree 100% that ...
by sobrus
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 121
Views: 36000

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

Monsta, maybe you're right - If it ain't broken don't fix it ;) Yes I love Debian Wheezy stability, but sticking with old software isn't a solution too, even if it works. And LMDE unfortunately seems to be slowing down. Even if UP7 was announced today, it would probably take at least 1-2 months to r...
by sobrus
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 121
Views: 36000

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

LMDE is getting seriously outdated now , so I'm quite surprised no update pack has been announced yet, especially since UP6 was released about half year ago (not counting ISOs). For example kernel 3.2 (1,5yr old!) and fglrx 12.6 (compared to 3.9 and 13.4 in current testing). Wheezy was released almo...
by sobrus
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost

Try installing fresh LMDE on Virtualbox and see how /var/run is mounted. btw. using tmpfs for internet cache in my opinion defeats the purpose of having ssd. There is no point of paying for fast disk, if you will be waiting for browser to redownload web pages again and again. Your browsing experienc...
by sobrus
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost

oh, I though BFQ was only for CPU. Anyway, SSD usually doesn't need any scheduling so selecting noop may help. On my machine /var/run is certainly tmpfs (although I cannot guarantee I didn't made it. We should check how it is on fresh install, most probably it is this way). And "/var/run/shm" is pos...
by sobrus
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost

no no, I'm talking about I/O scheduler, not CPU scheduler. They are different things. BFQ schedules your CPU time, while CFQ schedules your disk commands (despite similar name they are not related in any way). And fortunately it is much easier to change :) for example: echo noop > /sys/block/sda/que...
by sobrus
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: BTRFS installation
Replies: 6
Views: 4629

Re: BTRFS installation

btrfs usually isn't any faster unless you have very slow drive and fast cpu with compression enabled. Very often it is much slower. Some benchmarks use compressible data to test speed. It gives btrfs artificial big speed gain. Also, since btrfs is copy-on-write system it suffers from massive fragmen...
by sobrus
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: UPDATE PACK 6 FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 29
Views: 12433

Re: UPDATE PACK 6 FEEDBACK THREAD

Hi! :)
I've noticed that UP6 still has probably the same broken fglrx 12.6-point1 driver as UP5 (no 3D under wine).

Also compiz is still missing :(

Can we have Sid versions of these packages? :mrgreen:
I bet ATI+MATE users would be very grateful :wink:
by sobrus
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: BTRFS installation
Replies: 6
Views: 4629

Re: BTRFS installation

you can install lmde on btrfs, i've done it already with UP4. Installer defaults to ext4 but you can change it to whatever you want, and don't forget to disable root fsck at boot time. But btrfs is still experimental, no matter what kernel are you using. if you don't plan to use its new features, th...
by sobrus
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost

My machine is old P35 SATAII too. From my experience, while just as fast at linear access, btrfs is slower than ext4 during heavy random read/write operations. That's why I'm not surprised. Moreover, btrfs with compression is copy on write system, that means performance can degrade as drive gets ful...
by sobrus
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Need to upgrade mythtv
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: Need to upgrade mythtv

MythTV is available in deb multimedia repo. http://www.deb-multimedia.org/dists/unstable/main/binary-sparc/package/mythtv Sid version is dated 3 dec 2012, so it might be good. You can try to install it from there, maybe with some additional packages from sid. But if you frequently need newest (few d...
by sobrus
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Long time without get any update
Replies: 27
Views: 6725

Re: Long time without get any update

Come on, LMDE is not THAT outdated. Do you really NEED newest possible versions of everything? If it is particular application - why not use apt pinning? And SID isn't much newer, so I don't think it is even worth the effort. You won't get even kernel newer than ancient 3.2. Experimental is - and th...
by sobrus
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brasero hasn't worked, for years
Replies: 54
Views: 11448

Re: Brasero hasn't worked, for years

Maybe. I will try to test xfburn again in some time.
Both cdrskinn and xfburn are based on libburn(nia) project, so the bug can be present on both.
They burn correctly, albeit always at max speed. And I don't know how to fix it.
by sobrus
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Long time without get any update
Replies: 27
Views: 6725

Re: Long time without get any update

This was probably discussed to death already, and in result - nobody (yet) came across idea better than update packs. Other than having update packs, but released more frequently, of course. I agree with you smaller updates are easier to install. Initially, update packs were meant to be released mon...
by sobrus
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Long time without get any update
Replies: 27
Views: 6725

Re: Long time without get any update

A recent study among Ubuntu's users has proven that 25% of the upgrades (made without reinstallation) fail and the only way to repair is a... reinstallation. Ubuntu is currently working on the upgrade process because it's absolutely not safe. This is exactly what I've encountered with openSUSE Tumb...
by sobrus
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Long time without get any update
Replies: 27
Views: 6725

Re: Long time without get any update

Technically LMDE is a rolling release. It's just rolling at much slower rate, to give better stability. You can consider it as something in-between traditional rolling and normal distro. And I wonder why everybody considers it a disadvantage. I don't really want to install 300MB of useless stuff dai...
by sobrus
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost

apt get is doing some really heavy IO. Much more than for example opensuse's zypper. My Corsair Voyager 3.0 thumbdrive (via USB2.0!) had no problems with zypper and compressed btrfs, yet it was waaay to slow for LMDE and apt-get. So unfortunately - I am not surprised. LMDE update took some time (hal...
by sobrus
Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Installing LMDE on BTRFS with lzo compression, almost

Glad to hear that :)

I know about btrfs compression. I've beed using it for about a year or so.
But mounted with standard "compress" mount option it won't compress many (unfortunately compressible) files.
That's why forcing it may be better option, but YMMV.

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