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by catweazel
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: operating system installation method / source
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: operating system installation method / source

wpshooter wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:42 am
Is there any "material" difference (speed/time) in installing an operating system
from a DVD as opposed to a USB flash drive, assuming all of the other hardware
involved is the same ?

Thanks.
Yes. Generally flash is much faster.
by catweazel
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If you want a divorce
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: If you want a divorce

A marriage is a lifetime contract to support your chosen partner in everything that doesn't harm either of you, or your family unit. I disagree with that sentiment. A marriage might be a contract in some cheap dictionary or in various courts of law, but first and foremost a marriage is an expressio...
by catweazel
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I search for VLC when search requires 4 character minimum? [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: How do I search for VLC when search requires 4 character minimum?

Amandaville wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:27 am
Here's the error:
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 4 characters and must not contain more than 84 characters excluding wildcards.
Use google.

vlc site:forums.linuxmint.com

About 6,600 results (0.34 seconds)
by catweazel
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Reentrant code and GUIs
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Reentrant code and GUIs

Petermint wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:34 am
I think we are at an impass here. you are using the Unix version of reentrant andI am referring to the simpler safer reentrant code in common use before Unix.
Oh, you mean you're using terminology that's close to 5 decades out of date.
by catweazel
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installation and partitioning with a limited SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Installation and partitioning with a limited SSD

The installation guide (at https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/install.html) recommends 100+ GB for the OS and software. They're feeding you nonsense. ~32GB should be more than adequate unless you plan on installing myriads of Steam games. Use the remaining space for your ...
by catweazel
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Info on 19.1, Tessa - Thank you ...(Solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Info on 19.1, Tessa - Thank you ...

Jørn Rudolph wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:13 am
I just saw, that 19.1, Tessa. Is released ...

Could you, please, give me some info ?

What have changed from 19 to 19,10 ?

I have 19. MATE, right now ....
It's all described in the links provided in the announcements.
by catweazel
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It's time for my twice a year pilgrimage
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: It's time for my twice a year pilgrimage

Thanks everyone :)

I fully intend to enjoy myself.

Cheers.
by catweazel
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It's time for my twice a year pilgrimage
Replies: 9
Views: 296

It's time for my twice a year pilgrimage

It's one of the two times of the year that I go to Indonesia for some well-earned R&R so I want to wish everyone all the very best for the season. I haven't been around much lately because I'm busy coding a personal backup program for Linux. It's nearly ready for a beta release, and tentatively call...
by catweazel
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encrypting home folder
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Encrypting home folder

I note that the OP posted on 8 December and didn't receive a reply. There's probably a good reason for it, which I'll explain. Setting up encryption isn't for the faint-hearted and can lead to your losing all your treasured stuff if you don't have a backup and aren't 100% sure of what you are doing....
by catweazel
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to set my system up
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: how to set my system up

what I want to do is add an M.2 drive and put the system on that and create a /home partition on the 1TB disk What a waste of a perfectly good M.2 drive. At most you'll use ~32GB of it, which will leave you with a lot of unused space. You'd be better off putting a home partition on the M.2 with the...
by catweazel
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux system won't boot up.
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Linux system won't boot up.

newtonmunene wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:46 am
I know there's similar questions in different forums but I've tried almost everything.
You need to try a new hard disk. Yours has died. You can try booting from a live media but there's no guarantee the drive will be seen so you may have to rely on your backups to get your treasured stuff back.
by catweazel
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: plasma
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: plasma

camdy wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:55 am
hey guys,just wondring if plasma is really as good as i keep hearing from the linux action news podcast or is chris over excited again ?? :P
I love plasma. I think it's far better than anything else out there.
by catweazel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Memory Controller Information
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Memory Controller Information

It means you can have two x 8GB dimms, maximum for a total of 16GB.
by catweazel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Unintended upgrade from 18.1 to 19
Replies: 19
Views: 345

Re: Unintended upgrade from 18.1 to 19

sudo apt-get upgrade That would have done it. Your machine did exactly what you told it to do. This is why you should always use the update manager unless you know exactly what will happen as a result of blindly typing commands found in dubious articles on the web. Are you sure ? My apologies to th...
by catweazel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Unintended upgrade from 18.1 to 19
Replies: 19
Views: 345

Re: Unintended upgrade from 18.1 to 19

garrr wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:16 am

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sudo apt-get upgrade
That would have done it. Your machine did exactly what you told it to do. This is why you should always use the update manager unless you know exactly what will happen as a result of blindly typing commands found in dubious articles on the web.
by catweazel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mint 19.1 does not fix AMD graphics issue of 19
Replies: 32
Views: 1428

Re: mint 19.1 does not fix AMD graphics issue of 19

perdomot wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:54 pm
I saw that Mint 19.1 is using the 4.15 kernel that doesn't work...
That's because it's the Ubuntu 4.15 LTS kernel.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack
by catweazel
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft Edge will be based on Chromium
Replies: 33
Views: 844

Re: Microsoft Edge will be based on Chromium

michael louwe wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Why would they want to run a proprietary Chromium fork from M$
And the evidence that there will be "a proprietary Chromium fork from M$" is?
by catweazel
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: See All RAM
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: See All RAM

borgward wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:20 pm
what would prevent it? Chipset ?
The CPU.
by catweazel
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole redefined
Replies: 21
Views: 566

Re: Kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole redefined

Flemur wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:53 am
A mole used to be a small burrowing insectivorous mammal
Image

Guaca mole.
by catweazel
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD/radeon pc with linux
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: AMD/radeon pc with linux

kukiks wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:52 am
Aren't they more up to date when downloaded straight from the AMD website?
That's how people get into trouble. The driver manager will correctly detect an nVidia card and recommend a suitable version.

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