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by wisemagic
02 Aug 2017 18:51
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Trim cronjobs versus discard on SSDs
Replies: 18
Views: 8040

Re: Trim cronjobs versus discard on SSDs

ScottQuier, I'm working with an 10" ASUS Zenpad running Android Lolipop. I bought it simply because it's not Windows, and was cheaper than an iPad. Sadly .....it has made me quite aware that I despise Android. I've been doing battle with it to root it. It has a hidden partition with Windows ( .exe )...
by wisemagic
02 Aug 2017 17:40
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Trim cronjobs versus discard on SSDs
Replies: 18
Views: 8040

Re: Trim cronjobs versus discard on SSDs

Ok, .... trying to work from memory here. I'm using an Android tablet, 800 miles away from home. I'm a cross country truck driver layed over at a truck stop today.
Haven't done anything with trim in a few years since setting it up as a cron job. I only get a system email when it completes.
by wisemagic
02 Aug 2017 15:04
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Trim cronjobs versus discard on SSDs
Replies: 18
Views: 8040

Re: Trim cronjobs versus discard on SSDs

From fstrim manpage "Running fstrim frequently, or even using mount -o discard, might negatively affect the lifetime of poor-quality SSD devices. For most desktop and server systems a sufficient trimming frequency is once a week. Note that not all devices support a queued trim, so each trim command ...
by wisemagic
02 Aug 2017 12:20
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Trim cronjobs versus discard on SSDs
Replies: 18
Views: 8040

Re: Solydxk installation on ssd

You are set up with a separate boot partition? If so, and the command is working on / boot, it is not trimming the root partition /. And if you have a separate home partition, /home, you'll need to run the trim command on it as well or use --all. Check etc/fstab for "Discard" and take it out. Discar...
by wisemagic
01 Aug 2017 21:29
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Trim cronjobs versus discard on SSDs
Replies: 18
Views: 8040

Re: Solydxk installation on ssd

Is your file system ext4? Do you have "Discard" in your fstab for this ssd?
by wisemagic
01 Aug 2017 14:25
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Trim cronjobs versus discard on SSDs
Replies: 18
Views: 8040

Re: Solydxk installation on ssd

Can you run the trim command in a terminal ?
by wisemagic
14 Oct 2015 19:29
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Brother MFC-J6920DW installation
Replies: 7
Views: 3326

Re: Brother MFC-J6920DW installation

This procedure has worked for me on various Brother Printers/Scanners http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/index.html Related distributions Debian 64 bit version, Ubuntu 64 bit version Related products/drivers printer/PC-FAX drivers Requirement ia32-libs or lib32stdc++ requi...
by wisemagic
17 May 2015 10:17
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]LightDM Manager error
Replies: 9
Views: 2519

Re: LightDM Manager error

Great,

You can still use some of your options. Putting a # at the beginning of a line will make the system ignore that line.

# theme-name = oxygen-gtk
theme-name = greybird-solydx

Always backup, before you blow up. :D
by wisemagic
17 May 2015 10:09
Forum: Software
Topic: installing
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: installing

My bad. :oops: Not meaning to mislead anyone. It has been my experience from using Debian that when a network repository is not selected the sources.list will contain an entry such as Example: deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.8.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20150110-14:43]/ wheezy contrib ma...
by wisemagic
17 May 2015 09:35
Forum: Software
Topic: installing
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: installing

If you did not select a repository mirror during install, you sources list, more than likely, has your install dvd listed as a repository. You should be able to run synaptic and search for codecs. Those listed will be the only ones you can install, until you can give the machine an online rpository.
by wisemagic
17 May 2015 09:21
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]LightDM Manager error
Replies: 9
Views: 2519

Re: LightDM Manager error

It appears, from your error message While reading from '/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf' [line 10]: option 'background' in section 'greeter' already exists That you have somehow defined a 'background' more than once. You might want to go to /etc/lightdm/ and open the file lightdm-gtk-greeter.c...
by wisemagic
20 Apr 2015 10:19
Forum: Software
Topic: Docky Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Re: Docky Issue

I've had the same problem for months. The last release of Docky was on 05-02-2013, so development doesn't seem to be progressing.
by wisemagic
01 Apr 2015 06:27
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: xfce 4.12
Replies: 8
Views: 4157

Re: xfce 4.12

While I won't say it was easy, it does run very well.

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by wisemagic
15 Mar 2015 11:33
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Add right-click Samba share to Thunar
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Re: Add right-click Samba share to Thunar

Ah, yes. I'm not actually using SolydX. I do keep it, along with LinuxMint Debian ( With Xfce 4.10 pulled from Debian repo's ), XUbuntu, Siduction, and a pure Jessie & Sid in a VirtualBox to track and "borrow" ideas from. I'm running Jessie from a Wheezy build upgrade, and I cherry pick Sid all the ...
by wisemagic
15 Mar 2015 01:22
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Odd Icon behavior [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Re: Odd Icon behavior

Having a little time to tinker with this I tried this. In the /usr/share/icons/oxygen/256x256 I renamed the "devices" folder to devices-OUT, just to take away that set of icons and see what the result would be. I had hoped that if the system couldn't find this size icons, it would default to a small...
by wisemagic
14 Mar 2015 14:18
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Debian Font Rendering/Like Ubuntu
Replies: 10
Views: 8250

Re: HOWTO: Improve Debian Font Rendering/Like Ubuntu

I have found running these 2 commands to be helpful

sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config

sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
by wisemagic
14 Mar 2015 14:14
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Odd Icon behavior [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Re: Odd Icon behavior

Thanks, I am still playing around with it. It's' really not a big deal, but kind of annoying. It seems to only happen with Catfish and Handbrake, when I have external hdd's mounted, and although I do use both applications, I don't use them everyday. :)

Something for me to tinker with. :lol:
by wisemagic
14 Mar 2015 14:03
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Add right-click Samba share to Thunar
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Add right-click Samba share to Thunar

In searching a quick and easy way to temporarily share a folder over the network, I came across this tip. Gnome ( Mate ) have a nice and easy way of doing this with a right-click on a selected folder. But for XFCE there is no such option available. But you can create a “custom action”. Note 1: Samba...
by wisemagic
14 Mar 2015 11:28
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Odd Icon behavior [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Re: Odd Icon behavior

Thanks.
It only seems to do it when I turn on, and mount an external hard drive.
Not a game stopper. :D
by wisemagic
14 Mar 2015 01:25
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Odd Icon behavior [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Odd Icon behavior [Solved]

An oddity that I have yet to figure out. I have a firewire external hdd, and a USB external. I don't use them very much, but from time to time, I archive some stuff to them. I'm using the oxygen icon theme, and when either of these two hdds are mounted, and I bring up Catfish or Handbrake, the locat...

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