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Re: Lite Tweaks - Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #210 on: October 08, 2019, 11:03:26 PM »
 

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I didn't realize until recently, just how big SystemD logs were, and how quickly they grow in Series 4.x

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« Reply #211 on: October 09, 2019, 12:36:51 AM »
 

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What about if to make it easier to set the swap size and the swappiness value?
 

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« Reply #212 on: October 09, 2019, 12:52:15 AM »
 

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What about if to make it easier to set the swap size and the swappiness value?

To risky for those who have no idea what those are, ok for advanced users.
 

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What about if to make it easier to set the swap size and the swappiness value?

To risky for those who have no idea what those are, ok for advanced users.
With the swap file, perhaps it could be tempting to get rid of it, in order to retrieve back some hard drive space - which probably would end up being a faulty decision, unless infinite RAM - but with the swappiness, it is harder to handicap the system, if to keep the values around moderate.

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Perhaps you could also allow there to choose whether the system by default should work in one-word-defined performance or powersaving mode.
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Perhaps you could also allow there to choose whether the system by default should work in one-word-defined performance or powersaving mode.


People already have that option with the new 4.6 feature, xfce4-cpufreq-plugin.
 

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Perhaps you could also allow there to choose whether the system by default should work in one-word-defined performance or powersaving mode.


People already have that option with the new 4.6 feature, xfce4-cpufreq-plugin.
Fair enough, I guess that plugin is as good as an option in the LiteTweaks, at the end of the day.
 

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« Reply #216 on: October 12, 2019, 04:49:19 AM »
 

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We have to be extremely selective of what we load at start up. 3mb here, 15mb there and before you know it, we've gone from Linux Lite to Linux Heavy. Only the absolute necessities get loaded into memory at boot, nothing more.

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We have to be extremely selective of what we load at start up. 3mb here, 15mb there and before you know it, we've gone from Linux Lite to Linux Heavy. Only the absolute necessities get loaded into memory at boot, nothing more.
Understood. Speaking of panel utilities loaded at start, this could be further minimized. For example, the utility allowing to switch between different desktop views or different monitors. It could bring more confusion than benefit. If you know what it is and know how to use it, probably you can also just find it and enable it yourself in the system, if needed. If you do not know what it is and what did just happen in case all your desktop icons suddenly disappeared, it means that would be much better for you the utility was not there present altogether. One type of user is likely to help oneself out, the other one, is going to blame the OS for appearances of instability. That the other, likewise OS-es have similar utility loaded at start, does not mean it is the most reasonable way to go. Linux is a great community but unnecessarily an ecosystem in particular most welcoming to the laymen. Stereotype telling Linux is not for the laymen, is not an excuse. Linux wants to be for the laymen. Linux wants a fair share of the home user market. Linux wants to be considered a valid piece of the low level industry. My question is then, why does it not go the way allowing to become thus?

To summarize, there are two types of users. Those with enough of know-how and those without any sufficient know-how. Those with the know-how will help themselves out, perhaps with only little assistance, therefore, the system should be defaulted to the status of friendliness aimed at the layman, discarding any potentially misleading, tricky or quirky utilities, in particular those put in clear sight. This is also a strategy to minimize the amount of user interface related problems and support requests.
 


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