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by chris
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: What distros have you been testing recently?
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: What distros have you been testing recently?

Are you not worried that Mint 19 still uses 5.3 kernel which was EOLed some time ago? No sign of 5.4.? kernel! 5.4.14 latest stable.
by chris
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Tutorials and tips
Topic: Managing Files with PowerShell 7 on Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Managing Files with PowerShell 7 on Linux

https://www.petri.com/managing-files-wi ... 7-on-linux

But why would you want to? And he obviously doesn't know about 'ls -l'
by chris
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: Void Linux
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: Void Linux

OK. This may not be a reasonable test (for some value of reasonable). Tried it on VBox - 1 processor, 4Gb RAM; 2GB more than my Void-MATE install. As Void regularly updates kernel and zfs is built as a dkms module I waited until a kernel update was signalled by my Void-MATE install. time xbps-instal...
by chris
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Distros
Topic: Void Linux
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: Void Linux

" The OS didn't autoenable anything. "

That's one thing I really like about it - c.f. Slackware
by chris
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Distros
Topic: Void Linux
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: Void Linux

Have you tried the Void-MATE version? I find it quick and easy.
by chris
Mon May 27, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Tutorials and tips
Topic: How to install Kodi on Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: How to install Kodi on Linux

I use it a lot, together with tvheadend, to both watch and record terrestrial TV, and watch all the torrents I've downloaded - on a RaspberryPi with the OSMC distribution. 2 USB tuners + 5TB HDD for storage
by chris
Sun May 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What hardware are you using?
Replies: 762
Views: 32891

Re: What hardware are you using?

If you're thinking Void, I recommend Void with MATE desktop.
I run it in a VM with 2G memory and a 2G swap - swap is unused after several days uptime.
by chris
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2 OLD COMPUTERS
Replies: 41
Views: 1810

Re: 2 OLD COMPUTERS

Are you sure you're not trying a pae kernel on a non-pae machine?
More here. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE
by chris
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: My top 5 distros March 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: My top 5 distros March 2019

Crosscourt,
Why do you particularly like Mint/MATE?
by chris
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Distros
Topic: My top 5 distros for February 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: My top 5 distros for February 2019

Have either of you tried Void Linux with the MATE desktop?
It's a "different" distro in that it's not based on anything else (seemingly); runit not systemd.
I find it quite fast to load, and quite complete.
Also exists for Raspberry Pi - but no MATE (yet) - installs to a command line.