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by Hoser Rob
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: AV Free for Mint Recommendations, Please / Solved
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: AV Free for Mint Recommendations, Please

No, you don't need AV software for Linux. It's an OS with a kernelspace in protected mode and a very small user base. Who would want to write viruses for that?
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Appimages and security issues
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Appimages and security issues

Yes, using appimages and other Linux portables can have old libriaries with security issues. The best answer for this would be coherent and consiistent packaging and libraries and APIs in Linux. Don't hold your breath.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2263

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

This is idiotic, it's actually the best thing about Mint and the ONLY reason I'm still using it.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Slightly jerky video
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Slightly jerky video

That's a legacy Nvidia card so Cinnamon may not be the best version, Xfce or Mate would probably work better. I can make some guesses but you need to post more system info, copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here (no screenshots plz): inxi -Fxz But if the card is an Nvidi...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can you use the same My Passport drive in Linux and Windows?
Replies: 18
Views: 352

Re: Can you use the same My Passport drive in Linux and Windows?

I have a WD My Passport external HD. I think you're asking the wrong question and running up the drainpipe of unfounded assumptions. The WD Passport works fine in both linux and Windwoes when formatted as NTFS, FAT32, or exFAT. The question is, "why isn't linux seeing the drive?" Plug the drive in,...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Most games won't run after gpu change from 1060 to rx 480
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Most games won't run after gpu change from 1060 to rx 480

Look at the minimum hardware requirements for games that still won't run.
by Hoser Rob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Analogue vs Digital ?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Analogue vs Digital ?

At some point a digital audio signal has to be converted to analog. Your EARS are analog.
by Hoser Rob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: An operation is already pending
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Re: An operation is already pending

If it is file system damage, and it's formatted ntfs, don't use Linux recovery tools. Use Windows ones instead because that format has a few of those undocumented 'features' MS loves. I use Hiren's boot disk for this, here's a link for it:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/hirenscd2bootableusb/
by Hoser Rob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to disable wakeup on lid open event?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: How to disable wakeup on lid open event?

I've never heard of that capability in any OS. The problem is that suspend mode doesn't park the hard drive, it has nothing to do with whether the lid opens accidentally or not. Simple answer: shut it off if you're going to move it or replace it with an SSD (they don't need parking). Agree that the ...
by Hoser Rob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LinuxMint 19.1 cannot add ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: LinuxMint 19.1 cannot add ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily

I've rewritten the error messages for upcoming 19.2, that should make it clearer: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily Cannot add PPA: No supported PPA of this name was found. Yes, that explains it much better ... adding that repo would be pretty likely to break things anyway.
by Hoser Rob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Most games won't run after gpu change from 1060 to rx 480
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Most games won't run after gpu change from 1060 to rx 480

There's not much really useful info there, not even the Mint release. Copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here (no screenshots):

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
However if you're using at least MInt 18 that AMD card is supported by the amdgpu-pro driver.
by Hoser Rob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nasty problem with cinnammon and multi GPU
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Nasty problem with cinnammon and multi GPU

Not convinced at all it has anything to do with Cinnamon (in Linux the DE is just another program, these issues are usually lower level), and you need t post more info. Copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here (no screenshots plz):

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
by Hoser Rob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where does the driver manager get stuff?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Where does the driver manager get stuff?

Yes, there are some trustworthy alternative sources, but there's no simple guideline for this. Security isn't the main issue with 3rd party sources. Compatibility is. There's very little backwards compatibility in Linux generally, The newer (or older) versions, ie., often don't work. ANd getting the...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED ** Win 7 and Mint 19.1
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Win 7 and Mint 19.1

That's what I'd do ... AFAIK WIndows doesn't understand the ext4 fdisk format. So if you reinstall Windows htte installer is going to think that the Linux partitions are unallocated space and over write them.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: antivirus
Replies: 23
Views: 749

Re: antivirus

I use Comodo and am satisfied. He detected and blocked a virus for Linux on the notebook. The first (and only) time we never forgot. An unlikely statement like that needs proof.... When? What virus? What filename? Was it perhaps a false positive (very common with all AV)? +1, that was probably a fa...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint 19, intel i915 wrong resolution and black bar on screen
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Mint 19, intel i915 wrong resolution and black bar on screen

You aren't using the i915 driver, you're using the modesetting one, and that's a rather old gpu.

According to this ...

https://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/bi ... tel.4.html

... you should probably install the xserver-xorg-video-intel driver. Look for it in SYnaptic Package Manager.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Freezes with VLC
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: System Freezes with VLC

You should post more system info, copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here: inxi -Fxz However, I think you have a Stoney series card and you should be using the amdgpu driver by default. That's the right one if that's the card. Don't do the standard Windows thing and go lo...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: antivirus
Replies: 23
Views: 749

Re: antivirus

No, you do not need AV software for Linux. It's just not worth the trouble top write them for something with a very small user base and better security than other OSes. Evem if AV software was needed clam wouldn't be a ver good choice. It's not a general AV program like most, it's really just meant ...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Monitor problems during setup.
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Monitor problems during setup.

....well... It appears there is no chance to get any help here! There are just two possibilities: Or I have asked extremely stupid question OR this is site for self-centered IT alike bunch of 'experts'who do not dare to waste their time on helping newbies... Pity!... Despite the forum rules what ar...
by Hoser Rob
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Faster than Mint?
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Faster than Mint?

19.1 cinnamon Would puppy or lubuntu be faster? Yes, but so would Mint Xfce. I don't have any experience with Puppy but Lubuntu uses the LXDE DE which is faster than Xfce. It doesn't get 5 years support like the Ubuntu and KDE versions do though. I'm running 17.3 Xfce on my netbook, and that's goin...

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