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by M_Mynaardt
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Increasing Swap Space [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Increasing Swap Space

Hi again deck_luck. I have to admit that I only installed LVM because it seemed like a good idea at the time. Does this mean LVM should only be used with an encryption installation? Which in turn means I probably (read: definitely) didn't read the installation instructions all the way through. :oops...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem getting WINE to work [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Problem getting WINE to work [SOLVED]

Hi! Have a new install of Mint 20 Xfce edition. I hit a bit of a stumbling block using WINE, though. First time I tried to install it, I made the mistake of following the instructions here . Of course that totally did not work. Mostly because I had to fix up these two files from that process: /etc/a...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Increasing Swap Space [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Increasing Swap Space [SOLVED]

Okay, I followed the advice of antikythera, since it seemed like a relatively easy way to add 2GB of swap space, to be used in a pinch.

Everything seems to be working fine so far.

So, fingers crossed!

8)

(marked topic solved; will whine and whinge late if anything goes awry with this)
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Increasing Swap Space [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Increasing Swap Space

Hi antikythera:
antikythera wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:56 am
simple fix but as and when you do install 32GB RAM, do not make 32GB swap unless you want to hibernate the system.
I was only planning on 2 GB Swap Space anyway, so I should be good.

Thanks.
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Increasing Swap Space [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Increasing Swap Space

HI deck_luck: Please provide the output from the following commands: sudo df -hxtmpfs sudo lsblk -f sudo vgs sudo pvs suod lvs If you have free volume group space, it is very easy to add a new logical volume for SWAP. I have a feeling if you are asking this question, you are probably in over your he...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Increasing Swap Space [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Increasing Swap Space

Hi antikythera:

Thanks for the link. I'll make sure to check that out.
antikythera wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:00 pm
create a swapfile as well, then you don't need to mess with partition sizes.

https://itsfoss.com/create-swap-file-linux/
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Increasing Swap Space [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Increasing Swap Space [SOLVED]

Hello, All. I just recently installed Mint 20 Xfce -- looking pretty good so far. Only problem I've had to day was running out of swap space. Could anyone how to tell me how to increase it? It's currently at 1 GB. I also made the install with Logical Volume Management (if that helps or makes a diffe...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Where's the "Tags Panel" in Rednotebook
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: [Solved] Where's the "Tags Panel" in Rednotebook

I wanted the right panel on (just because). Took me a few minutes to figure out to make it appear when the default is set to have it off, but I done it! You need to open ~/.rednotebook/configuration.cfg with a text editor. Then look for this line near the end of the file: showTagsPane=0 . Just chang...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Want to install Mint 19 on a laptop (BUT...) [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Want to install Mint 19 on a laptop (BUT...)

Got it! :) Took me a bit of messing about, but I figured it out. When you start up the laptop (ASUS X55U, in this case), you need to hit ESC, and not one of the F keys to get the BIOS screen. It's one of the first UEFI computers, so there is no fast boot option that I could find. So, anyway, if any...
by M_Mynaardt
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Want to install Mint 19 on a laptop (BUT...) [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Want to install Mint 19 on a laptop (BUT...)

I'll try that and see how it goes, thanks...
by M_Mynaardt
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Want to install Mint 19 on a laptop (BUT...) [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Want to install Mint 19 on a laptop (BUT...) [SOLVED]

Hi, All! Mint 19 is out! Hooray! But I have a wee problem with the laptop computer I have Mint 18.4 Xfce installed on. I was't paying attention and didn't install it so that the UEFI/BIOS screen screen thing comes on first when booting. Can anyone how tell me how to install the new version with a US...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get started with Geany & Ruby?
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: How to get started with Geany & Ruby?

Somebody suggested to me that Ruby was a good place to start. I can always pick my brother's brain for Python later, since that's what he deals with for a living. I just want to do this for a bit of simple fun. Nothing too fancy (yet). And Geany keeps showing up as an IDE that can be used for severa...
by M_Mynaardt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get started with Geany & Ruby?
Replies: 2
Views: 332

How to get started with Geany & Ruby?

Hi, all! I'm not exactly a newbie with Linux (having made the right choice 7 years ago), but I've never really had a go at programming anything in all this time. I just recently started tinkering around the beginners' course on Rube in Codecdemy . It vaguely reminds me of some college classes I took...
by M_Mynaardt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Not going back!
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Not going back!

Good Choice, Cripple73! 8)

I moved away from "M$ Windoze" about 7 years ago.

Haven't even considered Windows since.
by M_Mynaardt
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Straying icons in the Xfce desktop
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Straying icons in the Xfce desktop

Additional bit:

Of course, no sooner had I posted that last message than the straying icons changed up. :roll:

The two of twelve that had been moving about have stayed put.

But a different one has moved a couple of times.

Does anyone know if this is this just a little quirk in Xfce?

Thanks!
by M_Mynaardt
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Straying icons in the Xfce desktop
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Straying icons in the Xfce desktop

Hi! Got a mildly annoying aesthetic issue with the Xfce desktop. I've got several icons on the desktop and like having them arranged in a certain order. Basically the more frequently ones are on the top left, and the least used are on the bottom left. For some reason, though two icons in particular ...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker

Hi hi, leadwtZ: 1) If I download MS files for my classes, it doesn't always work quite right in LibreOffice, but will in FreeOffice. I also like to tinker with different software too. Just because. 2) I haven't figured out how to get all the fonts I like on FreeOffice. Might not be a problem with th...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker

Thanks.

Hadn't tried changing the individual icons like that before.
That's cool.

Nor did I think about contacting Soft Maker about that issue.
That's just way to obvious (or something).
:oops:
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker

Hi! I'm having an bit of an aesthetic issue with the installation of FreeOffice by SoftMaker. When I installed it, the icons for other apps software got replaced by the FreeOffice equivalents. The Gnumeric and LibreOffice files I have show the PlanMaker file icon. Likewise the LibreOffice Writer fil...
by M_Mynaardt
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Making a shortcut for the keyboard switcher
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Making a shortcut for the keyboard switcher

I should've replied sooner but I've been distracted by going back to classes and all that fun stuff.

I accidentally stumbled on the default hot key combination to change the Cinnamon keyboard switcher. :roll:

It's Shift-Caps Lock.

Thanks for your response too.

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