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Netbooks / Firefox 14 and 15 work on Linpus
« on: September 26, 2012, 03:45:39 pm »
Now that I've tried this, I couldn't find a thread where the information was directly pertinent, so I thought I'd start a new thread, in case the information is of use to anyone.

To be clear, I have tried going from Firefox 4 straight to 14 and then 15, via Firefox's own update mechanism.  I know there were problems with Firefox => 8 on Linpus, so somewhere between 8 and 14, they fixed something which Linpus is happy with.

I hope this helps someone, personally, it's no use to me as I just ditched Linpus for Lubuntu 12.04 LTS, where nobody is surprised that Firefox 15 works out of the box ;)

Cheers,

Matt.

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Netbooks / Re: Acer Aspire One (110L) 16GB SSD - Which File System?
« on: September 26, 2012, 03:16:17 pm »
Well I bit the bullet, shrunk the 13GB partition that holds Linpus to 5GB and gave the spare 8GB to Lubuntu, and everything went perfectly.  Linpus still works fine, but Lubuntu 12.04 flies! :)  Hibernation works out of the box (using the same swap partition as Linpus), and I can find nothing I don't like about it (and plenty I do).  Firefox 15 is smooth and fast, and I'm enjoying having up to date versions of everything (especially NFS, which Linpus was v.old and rubbish on!).

I mounted the new EXT4 partition (kept Journalling on, fingers crossed on longevity ;) ) with the suggested noatime, changed the scheduler/elevator to noop and put /tmp /var/tmp and /var/log to RAM, as well as puttnig Firefox's cache to /tmp as well.

Thanks for the help/suggestions,

Cheers,

Matt.

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Netbooks / Re: Acer Aspire One (110L) 16GB SSD - Which File System?
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:36:23 am »
OK, thanks.

I've got the 1GB/16GB SSD, so can spare a gig for swap//hibernation.  I notice on the original Linpus build, there is hardly ay logging to /var/log, presumably, to stop the SSD from expiring too soon.

I don't suppose there is a way of figuring out how much lifespan is left in your SSD? (and what the replacement options are (I feel some searching coming on... ;) ))

I'm also thinking about figuring out a way to commit /vat/log/kern.log to disc on shutdown, so that with /tmp to RAM, at least is persisted and any problems *might* be able to be investigated, and hopefully survive a reboot...

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Netbooks / Acer Aspire One (110L) 16GB SSD - Which File System?
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:45:13 am »
I have done some searches and can't find any mention of this so the question is, regardless of which Distro you choose to replace old Linpus on your AOA110L, either with 8 or 16GB SSD, what file system are people using/choosing/recommending?

I get the impression from the HowTo Peppermint install threads, is that people are choosing the deafult which probably means EXT4?  Is there not an issue with using a Journaled File System on these old SSDs, which presumably is why Linpus uses EXT2 and not EXT3 which was available at the time?

Obviously, the noatime mount mods and the /tmp to RAM will help, but I like my old AOA and wouldn't want to kill the SSD due to making the wrong choice, when I finally get round to replacing Linpus.

Are people also setting up Peppermint/Bohdi/Lubuntu with enoguh swap so that Hibernate can be used, also? (one reason I want to ditch Linpus, is I really could do with Hibernate).

Thoughts? Anyone?

Cheers,

Matt.

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