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by Menard
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sudo group and security
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Re: Sudo group and security

About this last point I just read this Is it more secure to log in as someone other than the administrator? 8. No. In Windows, it's better for security to log in as another user than the administrator. But not so in Linux Mint. In Linux Mint, this issue has been solved neatly: even the administrator...
by Menard
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint and Chrome and no swap
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: Mint and Chrome and no swap

The fact that Linux Mint propose it is a very good reason Where does Linux Mint suggest to install and run without any swap space? As far as I remember the Linux Mint installer defaults to creating a swap device or on Mint 19.x a swapfile and to configuring the newly installed system to use it. and...
by Menard
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sudo group and security
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Re: Sudo group and security

OK what I read confirm that we must have a special account reserved to most important online actions as bank, shops etc but we could use sudo on it with a limited risk On the other hand we must absolutely avoid to use sudo on an account that is exposed to malwares. It is more clear but i was in the ...
by Menard
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint and Chrome and no swap
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: Mint and Chrome and no swap

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:21 pm
Menard may have switched swapping off completely.
I can't think of a single good reason to do that.
Andy :)
The fact that Linux Mint propose it is a very good reason
the fact that Windows XP works very well with 2 GB RAM without swap too
by Menard
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint and Chrome and no swap
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: Mint and Chrome and no swap

Hello, Menard. I installed Mint with no swap because 8 Go DDR3 is enough You are free to blame Mint for your own incorrect setup decision of running without swap space and to switch to a different Linux distribution; but that distribution will to the same thing without swap space, freeze as soon as...
by Menard
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sudo group and security
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Re: Sudo group and security

Thanks karlchen

gm10 yes but to install a keylogger they have to log in as an administrator first (?) so ...
by Menard
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint and Chrome and no swap
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Mint and Chrome and no swap

Hi I installed Mint with no swap because 8 Go DDR3 is enough, and I see that when Chrome uses all the RAM, something happen, very big disk access freezes the PC and I can do nothing to stop that, then the display freezes too and I must power off ... very risky for mounted crypted volumes, mounted us...
by Menard
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sudo group and security
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Sudo group and security

Hi I read and applied the security advice which is to use only a normal user account, especially if connected to the internet, not an administrative account. Notice though that I surfed for one year with an administrative account by lack of information about this. People on Windows generally use the...
by Menard
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux doesn't support AMD Turbo Core Technology on APU ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1727

Re: Linux doesn't support AMD Turbo Core Technology on APU ?

The impression I'm getting from this ... https://askubuntu.com/questions/459788/how-to-enable-amd-turbo-core-on-ubuntu-14-04 ... is that to get amd turbo core you need to use the closed fglrx driver. This driver has been deprecated for some time and is unsupported in any currently supported Mint or...
by Menard
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux doesn't support AMD Turbo Core Technology on APU ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1727

Re: Linux doesn't support AMD Turbo Core Technology on APU ?

I can now add this :

Linux Ubuntu and Mint with their defaut grub file, don't support AMD Turbo Core on some AMD CPUs
by Menard
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Earth now miss 3D rendering on Linux ?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: Google Earth now miss 3D rendering on Linux ?

Thanks

I executed the whole process that you advised but nothing better than before. Even in safe mode (option in 3D settings)
by Menard
Fri May 31, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Earth now miss 3D rendering on Linux ?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: Google Earth now miss 3D rendering on Linux ?

System: Host: *** Kernel: 4.15.0-46-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: MSI model: A88XM-E35 V2 (MS-7721) v: 6.0 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 6.5 date: 0...
by Menard
Fri May 31, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Issue with Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Issue with Facebook

For Facebook the issue is with Chrome, secondarily I had it with Firefox 52 on XP 32 bits
For the screen capture the issue is with Firefox any version and tested with Opera and Chrome the issue doesn't appear.
on Firefox it was with Mint default capture as much as with Shutter capture
by Menard
Thu May 30, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Issue with Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Issue with Facebook

Hi I have this old problem which was present with Firefox on XP, but here it is with Chrome on Linux on an AMD APU : when I click on the "Answer" icon on a long file of comments, the page doesn't relocate the view on the answer box ... so it is possibly impossible to answer in these worse cases. It ...
by Menard
Thu May 30, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice:How to make 'Text objects' toolbar be present by default?
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: LibreOffice:How to make 'Text objects' toolbar be present by default?

Hi

On that subject I must tell that with v5 I have on Win XP I had no problem to customize the toolbar, for example put the "1 click 1 new line" icon at the place of the stupid default "1 click > menu > click one more time" icon, as on v6 I tried and gave up, perhaps definitively.
by Menard
Thu May 30, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I install a tar.gz file?
Replies: 6
Views: 4136

Re: How do I install a tar.gz file?

The common problem with these applications is when we must explore hundreds of files in many subfolders to find an installer file (if it exists) ... Is this too complicated to create an automatic task in Linux to give us the installer of an application or to give us the readme. Believe me or not I h...
by Menard
Thu May 30, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Earth now miss 3D rendering on Linux ?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: Google Earth now miss 3D rendering on Linux ?

I forgot to tell this : 3D rendering works well in airplane mode (F-16) but not in the normal viewing, tested on the Eolian Islands and Malta
by Menard
Sun May 26, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Earth now miss 3D rendering on Linux ?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Google Earth now miss 3D rendering on Linux ?

Hi Linux 19.1 64 bits kernel 4.15.0-46 AMD APU A8 7600 with non-proprietary drivers (with AMD drivers on 18.2 Google Earth didn't render anything, just a partial view in a window as 60p height) Apart of this, 3D seems to work well in tests (glmark2) Another issue with display drivers may be that i g...
by Menard
Fri May 24, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Using a Rapiddisk Ramdisk
Replies: 1
Views: 1615

Using a Rapiddisk Ramdisk

Hi I have just created a bootable ramdisk with Rapiddisk. The problem is that I find scripts to use it as physical drive cache but not for simply redirect various caches on it. I find sripts also for Tmpfs but not for Rapiddisk - I have no swap and I have 8 Go DDR3 - I create this ramdisk by a bash ...
by Menard
Thu May 23, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux doesn't support AMD Turbo Core Technology on APU ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1727

Re: Linux doesn't support AMD Turbo Core Technology on APU ?

OK thanks but did you really check it ? If I hadn't check i could have continued a long time with a false impression of "quite ok but...". The best way to check CPU Frequency is $ sudo watch -n 0,5 cpupower monitor and they must be higher than the basic CPU frequency For me it was stuck to 3100 MHz ...

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