changing version?!

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anonymous

Hallo, I recently installed the LTS version. Ever since my computer is playing up. Browser windows keep freezing and the computer is heating up as crazy. The current non LTS version however worked fine. Is there a way to change back to the other version without loosing my data?

adherry

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You can choose this in the Preferences of the updater. Set the option for Distribution Upgrades to all upgrades instead of LTS upgrades

sascha (non verificado)

great thank you, I did that and now everyting works fine again..

Cyberhawk

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The best way to set up a system, so that you can reinstall OSs as you wish is like this:

10-12 GB partition for /
RAM/2 partition for swap, personally I only make 256 MB for swap.
rest partition for /home

This way you will keep your personal data (and even the settings like desktop wallpaper, desktop icons, settings for all applications) after formatting the root partition and installing a new version or even a completely different OS there. It will obviously not work for Windows as it can't read anything beyond it's own filesystems, but you shouldn't install Windows anywhere in the first place ;-)

Upgrading through the updater is preferred of course, but if you broken something in your previous installation (it happens very often when you try to learn something new about GNU/Linux) it might not work as expected.

aloniv

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Is there a simple way to use RAM drive instead of hard drive on Trisquel (e.g. to write temporary internet files)?

Cyberhawk

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Don't know, maybe if you just don't make a swap partition? Why would you want to use the RAM for temporary internet files? Just limit them to 1MB or something, easy to do in Icecat: Preferences>Advanced>Network. Probably exactly the same in abrowser.

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I always browse with an open terminal, killall gtk-gnash lies there, ready
to save my computer from exploding (and defreezing my abrowser) :P

2011/8/11 <name at domain>

> Don't know, maybe if you just don't make a swap partition? Why would you
> want to use the RAM for temporary internet files? Just limit them to 1MB or
> something, easy to do in Icecat: Preferences>Advanced>Network. Probably
> exactly the same in abrowser.
>

Cyberhawk

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Wow, that's pretty heavy, abrowser almost never freezes on me and even if yes, then the whole system remains normal, so I can just close it and start it again, loading all the tabs that were open before.

aloniv

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My friend has a solid state drive and he said that writing temporary files on it is not recommended. I did not create a swap partition for him during installation. I was wondering if other steps are needed in order for temporary files to be written to RAM drive.

adherry

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In Firefox (and abrowser) you can disable the cache in about:config by setting "browser.cache.disk.enable" on false

Magic Banana

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You can use the tmpfs temporary filesystem. It is a matter of having a separate partition that you tell to use this filesystem by editing /etc/fstab. The complete documentation is http://lxr.linux.no/source/Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt

You can also read some easier reference (where the options are not specified) on the Web.