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by paul1149
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?

paul1149 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:11 am

Thanks much. Some really good information there. I've installed nocache and will see what it does.
It's actually worse with nocache. I've got a 4gb job that's been stalled at 7 seconds in for over a minute now. Going to uninstall.
by paul1149
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?

I also had one machine that had massive boot times - in the order of 10-15 minutes - with MX. Good grief... it's not that bad :happy: Yes, for quite a while I thought it simply wasn't booting, and I kept trying. Then I just let the machine alone, and as I was typing a help request here, noticed tha...
by paul1149
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?

See this thread . Thanks much. Some really good information there. I've installed nocache and will see what it does. I also had one machine that had massive boot times - in the order of 10-15 minutes - with MX. It was an HP x2 Split, with detachable keyboard base. I suppose it was some weird hardwa...
by paul1149
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Suddenly, RAM usage much better
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Suddenly, RAM usage much better

I hadn't thought of that. They are on independent development schedules, but maybe chromium incremented and both the browsers picked up on it around the same time. Thanks.
by paul1149
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?

Thank you, Dolphin. That was very clear. That's what I thought about unmounting/ejecting, but I wondered if I was doing something wrong and harming the usb sticks, after thinking about the hang problem. I see, about the buffering. But isn't something out of wack when copy jobs are taking far longer ...
by paul1149
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?
Replies: 9
Views: 245

In Thunar, "Unmount" before "Eject" USB drives?

I'm not sure what procedure is here. Do I simply unmount a USB drive - which is what I've been doing - or do I unmount and then eject? Or can I simply eject? I have another problem as well. I have a few usb drives that I sync with a couple of folders on disk. A typical job might be 500MB per usb sti...
by paul1149
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Suddenly, RAM usage much better
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Suddenly, RAM usage much better

A few days ago I noticed RAM usage was dramatically improved. I run 6GB of DDR2, and with two browsers going, after a while I'll be pushing 5GB in use. I have learned to watch it and to cycle Vivaldi when it gets that high, because Vivaldi will start misbehaving at that point. But with the advent of...
by paul1149
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Themes and Screenshots
Topic: Recommendations: Helping older eyes
Replies: 26
Views: 1274

Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

One of the biggest problems I had was scrollbars being too thin. I was able to tweak the graybird theme to widen them, and also found some CSS scrollbar code that I apply to web pages via the Stylus extension in Vivaldi.
by paul1149
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX-Workbench Community Respin
Replies: 52
Views: 8660

Re: MX-Workbench Community Respin

Adrian wrote:
BTW, GSmartControl is up to v. 1.16 now (not in our repo), and there are very significant improvements, including the ability to test drives on USB connections.
by paul1149
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Clonezilla package [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: Clonezilla package

Adrian wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:59 pm
It's a command for terminal not an entry in menu. Start it with "sudo clonezilla" in terminal
Wow, that is a thing of great beauty. :) Thanks!

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