[SOLVED] Laptop: dual boot installation with Win 10

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Re: Laptop: dual boot installation with Win 10

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Yes, most if not all new distros based on Ubuntu will auto create a Swap File since 18.04 I think? It's hardly used if you have enough RAM so Partitions are no more really needed.
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Re: Laptop: dual boot installation with Win 10

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A swap file is automatically created starting with Mint 19. Swap files are more flexible because you can resize them without changing other partitions. There is no need for a swap partition anymore.
If you are installing an older Mint (which you shouldn't be doing anyway), you can create a swap file yourself https://digitizor.com/create-swap-file-ubuntu-linux/
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Re: Laptop: dual boot installation with Win 10

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Thanks.
Installation was perfect.

Everything (fonts, etc). is too small in LM. I will check it and eventually open a thread.

edit: found

generally for LM:
Font selection -> Text scaling factor
changed to 1.3

For Firefox:
about:config -> layout.css.devPixelsPerPx
change to 1.3
LM Cinnamon 64bit
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Re: [SOLVED] Laptop: dual boot installation with Win 10

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Congratulations on installing Mint! :)
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Re: Laptop: dual boot installation with Win 10

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palimmo wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:36 pm
Thanks.
Installation was perfect.

Everything (fonts, etc). is too small in LM. I will check it and eventually open a thread.

edit: found

generally for LM:
Font selection -> Text scaling factor
changed to 1.3

For Firefox:
about:config -> layout.css.devPixelsPerPx
change to 1.3
Even if not all apps are shown correctly.
E.g. Libreoffice panel icons are blurry!
LM Cinnamon 64bit
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