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by Petermint
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved: 19.3 and Flatpacks.
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: 19.3 and Flatpacks.

Flatpak, Appimage, and Snap are the contenders.I found problems with both Flatpak and Snap. I use the Appimage version of several applications and have never had a problem with Appimage. Given the choice between the repository version and Flatpak, I would use the repository version.
by Petermint
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dell Optiplex 740 slow to boot and load 19.3
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Dell Optiplex 740 slow to boot and load 19.3

Your main hard disk is at an age where you should look at a replacement. A medium priced 500 GB SSD, AU$80, will kill both your current disks for speed and give you about ten years of reliable use.
by Petermint
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to access files on dual boot
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Unable to access files on dual boot

In each system, you can view /etc/fstab using a text editor. Copy the text and paste into your next post.
by Petermint
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: why are linux image editing apps so horrible?
Replies: 54
Views: 2165

Re: why are linux image editing apps so horrible?

This week, I wasted over 10 hours trying to make Microsoft Office run on Windows 10. Microsoft Publisher runs on Windows 10 if you buy the very latest Microsoft Publisher built for Windows 10. Microsoft Office has exactly the same problem. Plus, for some reason, Publisher breaks Office and Office br...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A browser which can access IE sites
Replies: 18
Views: 490

Re: A browser which can access IE sites

IE is 4 MB of Web browser with 40 MB of "special case" handling to make something readable from broken HTML. Edge is 4 MB of Web browser without the other code. Most of the Edge code is just open source hidden inside, much the same as Apple uses Unix but pretends their OS is an Apple invention. Fire...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: why are linux image editing apps so horrible?
Replies: 54
Views: 2165

Re: why are linux image editing apps so horrible?

All edits to jpeg files are destructive. Pix edits jpegs and stores the change as a replacement for the original if you do not do something special. Pix does this for things as simple as descriptions. I do not know if Pix has special code to stop the recreation of the jpeg image for every change. Gi...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: why are linux image editing apps so horrible?
Replies: 54
Views: 2165

Re: why are linux image editing apps so horrible?

It's like hopping into a brand new car. There are horrible cars. Some are called lemons. Some manufacturers have replaced cars under Australia's consumer law where products have to be "fit for purpose". I like the fruit called lemons. It is an insult to lemons to use lemon as a description for the ...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: GTK 3 and Valgrind show too many errors.
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: GTK 3 and Valgrind show too many errors.

I read the first file you supplied. false positives I can understand false positives if Valgrind is faulty, something that should be reported to Valgrind as a bug fix. deliberate one-time leaks Deliberate? That is bad code, a reason people created Go, Rust, and other solutions. Deliberate leaks sugg...
by Petermint
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Something similar to Timeshift but more general?
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Something similar to Timeshift but more general?

Backintime is almost identical to Timeshift. Backintime lets you set up multiple profiles/schedules for different backups.
by Petermint
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo freezing on large thumbnails even with 16GB ram
Replies: 25
Views: 684

Re: Nemo freezing on large thumbnails even with 16GB ram

Test the Pix picture viewer now in LM 19.3 I found it better for directories containing pictures and videos. merging the best of Pix and Nemo would be an excellent idea.
by Petermint
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: reformatted a drive to use timeshift
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: reformatted a drive to use timeshift

USB drive? USB can be a problem due to some USB chips. With the drive unplugged, type in the command lsusb . Plug in the drive, wait a second, then type in lsusb again. Look for an extra line giving you the USB ID. You can search for the ID to find out if it has problems in Linux. If the drive does ...
by Petermint
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thinking of dual booting with Mint as my main OS and Win10 for gaming...
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Thinking of dual booting with Mint as my main OS and Win10 for gaming...

7- Any Notepad++ substitute? There are many alternatives in Linux with each having a different focus. Bluefish is excellent for editing many small files at the same time. A question that might give you a more focused answer is: What do you edit? Look in the Linux Mint Software Manager for Notepadqq,...
by Petermint
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3 mSATA box not working. JMicron 152d:0578 [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 3298

Re: USB 3 mSATA box not working. JMicron 152d:0578 [solved]

I found one device with this chip works with some cables in some ports. USB 3 cables that worked with other USB 3 devices did not work with this device. One difference is the transfer speed. My latest test used an M.2 SSD running at the upper limit of USB 3 speed. Some ports and cables did not work ...
by Petermint
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3 SSD enclosure not working. JMicron 152d:0562 [solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: USB 3 SSD enclosure not working. JMicron 152d:0562 [solved]

I moved the SSD to an internal PCIe card for my desktop. I am looking at using a smaller capacity SSD in the USB enclosure to avoid the heat buildup.
by Petermint
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED!] Buying an 8 years old desktop: will the hardware be supported 2 years or more?
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: [SOLVED!] Buying an 8 years old desktop: will the hardware be supported 2 years or more?

I have a desktop that is more than 15 years old running Linux with no problems. Apart from a few replacements of disks, motherboard, memory, CPU, and fans, everything is the same. :D Seriously, on an 8 year old computer, you are looking at replacing the disks and fans. For laptops, you also replace ...
by Petermint
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow copy from SSD to USB 3.0 flash drive SOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: Slow copy from SSD to USB 3.0 flash drive

Samsung, Sandisk, Toshiba make their own controller chips for USB flash. The other brands buy controller chips. Brand A, model XY225, might use one controller chip for the first batch then a cheaper controller chip for the next batch. The same happens with the flash memory. You need to know the exac...
by Petermint
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The strategy of a separate partition for /home
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: The strategy of a separate partition for /home

In the days when SSDs were small, 60 GB, you could have your system running from an SSD and /home on cheap big storage. Now that 1 TB SSDs are cheap, I have my desktop set up with the / system partition on the same super fast small SSD, the general /home directory on a fast affordable 1 TB drive, an...
by Petermint
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I want to change Linux Mint to Windows 7
Replies: 21
Views: 702

Re: I want to change Linux Mint to Windows 7

If Win 7 is good on your machine, Win 8.1 is the replacement, not Win 8. Win 8.1 is Win 8 with the worst of the Win 8/10 junk removed, taking it back towards 7. This time, dual boot. 8) For dual boot, install Windows first as Windows cannot understand anything else. You can then install Linux as a s...
by Petermint
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Manually start MariaDB and Nginx from icon
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Manually start MariaDB and Nginx from icon

The MySQL instructions two suggestions did not work. MariaDB appears to ignore the NO_INIT setting used in MySQL. I blindly tested all sorts of weird combinations from other Web pages. The following worked for me this time, although it worked only after some other similar commands for MariaDB. sudo ...
by Petermint
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Manually start MariaDB and Nginx from icon
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Manually start MariaDB and Nginx from icon

Windows users usually get software in a nice package with things like icons to start applications when wanted. On Linux, Apache, MariaDB, MySQLDB, Nginx, and some other applications are packaged for use on a sever where they always run. mysqld chews up 73 MB despite being used only a few hours a mon...

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