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by Smiff2
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: outstanding job on Mint11
Replies: 11
Views: 1248

Re: outstanding job on Mint11

was going to make a list of things that need installing after a fresh mint11 install, might as well do it here gparted (was this really not included? it was in the live dvd. essential to manage hard drives..) ttf-mscorefonts-installer (if you're coming from windows and have docs you need this.. and ...
by Smiff2
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] open 2 web browsers system unresponsive or locks
Replies: 50
Views: 4999

Re: open 2 web browsers - system unresponsive or locks hard

mate, i'm new to Mint11 but i've building and maintaining PCs since 1996 :) (windows, linux since 2009) and this is a desktop (although actually i have almost identical performance issue on my Mint9 netbook..) surely write speed is very relevant since its during paging writes that the system is stru...
by Smiff2
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] open 2 web browsers system unresponsive or locks
Replies: 50
Views: 4999

Re: open 2 web browsers - system unresponsive or locks hard

oops i'd occidentally done swapoff and not reenabled.
now resized swap partition to 512mb and will try that for a bit
sorry, ignore last few posts!

yes it is using swap now

hdparm -t shows read speed on swap as 40MBs which is ok, not sure how to test write speed?
by Smiff2
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] open 2 web browsers system unresponsive or locks
Replies: 50
Views: 4999

Re: open 2 web browsers - system unresponsive or locks hard

yes there's a kernel minor update but doesn't look relevant. i don't go installing kernels just for fun ;) just noticed something interesting.. right now system is using 1.6GB of 2GB, and swap (in System Monitor) is showing 0 swappiness is set to default 60 (tried 100). v.min_free_kbytes is 100,000 ...
by Smiff2
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Max/Min/Quit Buttons are missing
Replies: 22
Views: 10443

Re: Max/Min/Quit Buttons are missing

yeah changing almost any setting in CompizConfig settings manager, causes window borders to be lost! very very annoying. going to have to try downgrading i guess..

confirmed after logging out and in that seems to work great. 0.8x much less buggy i think/hope!

thanks AlbertP
by Smiff2
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: editing text in firefox, word selection issue
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: editing text in firefox, word selection issue

i should be clearer, just realised: double click to select a word works on some sites like this one, but not everywhere! actually its even more specific that that.. it works on some entry boxed in a page, but not others! v weird i'm using firefox 5.0 on Mint11 64bit Gnome thanks. will try to find ex...
by Smiff2
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: editing text in firefox, word selection issue
Replies: 2
Views: 334

editing text in firefox, word selection issue

ok this is definitely a newbie Q! when i double click a word in a text entry box in firefox in windows, it selects the word. this is very useful for editing and i've been doing this for years. in mint and firefox, double click on a word does nothing. but 3 clicks select all ! any ideas please? not s...
by Smiff2
Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Max/Min/Quit Buttons are missing
Replies: 22
Views: 10443

Re: Max/Min/Quit Buttons are missing

hmm i am having this problem (i think) when changing compiz settings, but that command line is correctly set.
quite annoying since even switching to metacity and back doesnt restore, had to CTRL_ALT_BACKSPACE .
by Smiff2
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] open 2 web browsers system unresponsive or locks
Replies: 50
Views: 4999

Re: open 2 web browsers - system unresponsive or locks hard

thanks both of you!

performance aside from this one severe issue is good enough that i'm going to stick with Mint11 64bit Gnome for now and try to work through it.

btw, performance of this forum is terrible though.. :p
by Smiff2
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint theme not working right, icons changing
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: mint theme not working right, icons changing

thanks i'm short of time so i'll just hack around it for now, does my script above look like it'd work? don't want to get stuck not being able to logon.. edit: can confirm modified script i posted above works for me. yay! onwards and upwards.. just want to say thanks to wyrdoak for knowing what's go...
by Smiff2
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint theme not working right, icons changing
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: mint theme not working right, icons changing

double post sorry
by Smiff2
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint theme not working right, icons changing
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: mint theme not working right, icons changing

ah interesting: running that script above and then killing and restarting nautilius, fixes nautilus (and the desktop icons) can anyone advise how to add the nautilus restart that script please :) something like Exec=bash -c "sleep 20; /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon; killall nau...
by Smiff2
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint theme not working right, icons changing
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: mint theme not working right, icons changing

this is a different machine (slower, athlonxp 2ghz 768mb ram, and it worked ok until i applied the level3 updates.
never seen this issue on the faster desktop.

i want to try rolling back some gnome parts that i updated today, can anyone advise which and how to do it safely please?
by Smiff2
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint theme not working right, icons changing
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: mint theme not working right, icons changing

have rebooted loads of times, doesn't help :/

screen res fine...


need to find a guide to installing another DE

OR

is it possible to rollback updates through synaptic, and if so which one to roll back please?
by Smiff2
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint theme not working right, icons changing
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: mint theme not working right, icons changing

damn.. was it updating gnome that did this, or did gnome shipped with mint11 have same issue?
will try that fix thanks

edit:
ok not sure it worked.. bottom panel looks ok but desktop icons and nautilus still don't.

this is kind of a major bug.. need to install XFCE or some other DE?
by Smiff2
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint theme not working right, icons changing
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

mint theme not working right, icons changing

icons revert after logging on to different ones and the taskbar looks ugly. all menus, fonts etc look too big. I can see MintX theme for a moment after loggin in, then icons change! (before i can open logs). nothing i can find in logs seems relevant. doesnt matter what theme i select, it doesnt chan...
by Smiff2
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] open 2 web browsers system unresponsive or locks
Replies: 50
Views: 4999

Re: open 2 web browsers - system unresponsive or locks hard

but see.. it works so well right up until it doesn't :D i reserved a partition on the SSD for another linux install.. not sure what to try though. if it's an older release and doesn't support my audio etc i'd rather learn to avoid lockups than spend days installing ppas and such to get things workin...
by Smiff2
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] open 2 web browsers system unresponsive or locks
Replies: 50
Views: 4999

Re: open 2 web browsers - system unresponsive or locks hard

actually i just had to reboot from another lock up (couldnt even CTRL+ALT_BACKSPACE from this one, HDD light had gone out, nothing)
noticed the memory used was 384MB on a clean boot and logon.
by Smiff2
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] open 2 web browsers system unresponsive or locks
Replies: 50
Views: 4999

Re: open 2 web browsers - system unresponsive or locks hard

more good reading, seems to show i'm on right track: http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhelv5-list/2010-September/msg00095.html http://rudd-o.com/en/linux-and-free-software/tales-from-responsivenessland-why-linux-feels-slow-and-how-to-fix-that http://rackerhacker.com/2008/12/03/reducing-inode-and-dentr...
by Smiff2
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] open 2 web browsers system unresponsive or locks
Replies: 50
Views: 4999

Re: open 2 web browsers - system unresponsive or locks hard

i am going to tentatively say that vm.min_free_kbytes = 128000 has improved things greatly. there are still times when the system is unresponsive for a few seconds, or even longer, but i seem to be able to get out of them now without a hard reset. I have NOT changed vm.swappiness from the default 60...

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