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by Hoser Rob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Mint 18.2 and audio hi fi
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Mint 18.2 and audio hi fi

Have you tried a different media player besides Clemente? There are some really excellent ones to choose from that should provide MUCH better sound than Clemente. I use Audacious because it gives me the sound quality that I need for my uber hi fi. Absolute nonsense. I use both and they sound identi...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: what makes xfce lightweight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1757

Re: what makes xfce lightweight?

Petermint wrote:How do LXDE and MATE compare? LXDE works well in Raspbian.


Unlike Xfce or Mate, LXDE actually IS genuinely lightweight. It's much, much faster than Mate or Xfce, which just pretend to be lightweight. And it actually has a good file manager. Lubuntu is probably the best way to use it IMO.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: what makes xfce lightweight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1757

Re: what makes xfce lightweight?

aes2011 wrote:
Hoser Rob wrote:... By doing the usual KDE speed tweaks I can get it to run in about 325Mb, ...

Is there some place you've described these tweaks? Thanks!


Ever tried a search engine?
by Hoser Rob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Different Menu Shortcuts per workspace?
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Different Menu Shortcuts per workspace?

The only Mint DE version that does this is KDE, using Activities. Shame they're going ti end the KDE version, since it's by far the most powerful DE. Guess I'll end up switching to Kubuntu or Neon. Too bad.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eclipse Oxygen how to add Java to C/C++?
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Eclipse Oxygen how to add Java to C/C++?

I have no idea what "I am not able to see the perspective" means. What specifically is the problem?
by Hoser Rob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Blank Screen Linux Kernel 4.13.0-26 and -31 on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-Bit
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Blank Screen Linux Kernel 4.13.0-26 and -31 on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-Bit

It's actually not so unusual for a Linux kernel update to break something, and there's no simple fix. I'd try the kernel suggestion for 18.1 here:

viewtopic.php?f=90&p=1412167#p1412167
by Hoser Rob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: chrome slow to load and play candy crush
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: chrome slow to load and play candy crush

Does this help you? http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDGPU-PRO-Install.aspx That won't work ... the amdgpu and amdgpu-pro drivers are for much newer cards. There's a list of supported cards here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDGPU-PRO-Driver-for-Linux-Release-Notes...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 20
Views: 320

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

I haven't had any Windows partitions for a few years but for a few years before that I had one but never used it.

It's not ideological, and Windows 7 wasn't that bad, but I just like Linux better.

I don't suggest all Linux users get rid of Windows because, yes, some will need Windows. But I don't.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Introducing Folks to Linux.
Replies: 17
Views: 299

Re: Introducing Folks to Linux.

I think the best way to sell Windows users on Linux is just to tell them they'd never have to run a virus scan again, ever.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Protocol error running Dolphin on Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Protocol error running Dolphin on Cinnamon

That makes perfect sense. However, it leads an intelligent person to question why it is allowed to be installed on Cinnamon if it doesn't work correctly and the proper dependencies cannot be identified and installed as part of the package. Not saying I'm intelligent, but I'm damned curious !! :? Ac...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] KDE - Add directory to favorites in Dash Button/Application Menu
Replies: 18
Views: 198

Re: KDE - Add directory to favorites in Dash Button/Application Menu

You might want to check out Zorin OS. .... I wouldn't be so sure ... their support forum is rubbish, and beginners need good support. This business of making a Linux DE look and/or work like Windows is a dead end really. No matter how much you make it look like windows it won't work like windows. I...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: How to change version to cinamon
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: How to change version to cinamon

Yes. Back up your data and do a clean reinstall. Some may suggest simply installing Cinnamon but that's a very, very good way to break your OS due to conflicting libraries. No really knowledgeable users do this. It's fine if it's a spare computer you don't need I suppose but .. Those sorts of proble...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help install PeaZip [Resolved]
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Help install PeaZip

If you're setting up a Linux system for someone who knows even less than you do I would strongly advise sticking to repo software.
by Hoser Rob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Mint 18.2 and audio hi fi
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Mint 18.2 and audio hi fi

What happens if you set the audio output module in Clementine to "USB Audio Codec" with no conversions? BTW the best way I've found to show the sample rate of what's being played at the moment to enter this intop the terminal while you're playing it: cat /proc/asound/card?/stream0 | grep M...
by Hoser Rob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Google ditches Ubuntu for Debian
Replies: 17
Views: 489

Re: Google ditches Ubuntu for Debian

I don't really blame them. Ubuntu hasn't exactly been a paragon of stability since 14.04.
by Hoser Rob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using Windows version of Steam and a Windows only game in Wine
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Using Windows version of Steam and a Windows only game in Wine

It's not unusual for Steam games to require an Nvidia video card, esp. for Linux. if you look at the minimum requirements here:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/45760 ... ighter_IV/

It says "NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better (except NVIDIA GeForce 7300)".

Does this apply?
by Hoser Rob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: individual software upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: individual software upgrade

I'm not convinced that an upgrade is the answer ... I also run 18.2 KDE and not only does Okular work fine, it's the only Linux pdf reader I've ever used that does work properly. First I'd go into okular settings and choose less aggressive performance settings. You should also generate some system i...
by Hoser Rob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Intel-microcode open source. Really? Where is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Intel-microcode open source. Really? Where is it?

rik_rs wrote:Running the driver manager of Mint, I can read
intel-microcode (open-source)
Question: how Mint manages to have the intel microcode in source format? Can I see it?...


Could you understand it???
by Hoser Rob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there catalogue of terms
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Is there catalogue of terms

... please use normal spelling, punctuation and grammar when posting. Reading your message was a horror. You want others to spend some time and effort in helping you. So you should show them the courtesy of spending some time and effort yourself, in making your message normally readable. Huh? Yes, ...
by Hoser Rob
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia Drivers in Driver Manager are ALL incompatible with 18.3
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Nvidia Drivers in Driver Manager are ALL incompatible with 18.3

They may all be incompatible with your present system config, of which there are few details. Copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz

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