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by Hoser Rob
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: is MATE lighter than Cinnamon?
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: is MATE lighter than Cinnamon?

Yes, the performance will depend largely on your graphics card.

But the answer to your question is that Cinnamon is much heavier than Mate. Cinnamon needs over 1G RAM just by itself, which IMO is insane for a Linux DE.
by Hoser Rob
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I install Puffin Web Browser on Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Can I install Puffin Web Browser on Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3

... is there a particular reason you need to use that web browser over others already available on Linux? Because it's the fastest thing on the planet?? .... It won't be if you have to run it in a VM, which is probably going to be the only way if they don't make a Linux version. Unless it works in ...
by Hoser Rob
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Developing Applications on Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Developing Applications on Linux

Python is one of the most high level languages there is, even if you forget everything you know about coding you can probably still write python scripts. ;) Humbug! >>> computer, order 1kg of Mac Baren Modern Virginia Flake pipe tobacco File "<stdin>", line 1 computer, order 1kg of Mac Baren Modern...
by Hoser Rob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 39
Views: 1162

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

It's quite obvious the OP completely frakked up their system, expects others to actually read their unreadable unpunctuated rant blaming the distro, and should probably use Windows.
by Hoser Rob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: unneeded apps [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: unneeded apps [SOLVED]

so for what i understand is that one does not uninstall apps because they may use support files that are also use by other apps ... There's some truth to that, which is why it's advised when installing or removing Linux software, there will be a list of apps that will be deleted if you continue. Yo...
by Hoser Rob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Power management is worse after instaling linux
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Power management is worse after instaling linux

It's not 100% unusual for power management to be worse in Linux but hard to say without meaningful system details. PLease copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here (no screenshots please):

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
by Hoser Rob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Any music producers out there using Linux DAW's????
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Any music producers out there using Linux DAW's????

I've been searching for years for evidence of real, professional music producers using Linux. I've never been able to find any. I don't think Linux is ready for real professional music production because of hardware and software (eg vst plugin) incompatibilities. The cost of WIndows or OS X DAW soft...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Different DE - Same /home
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Different DE - Same /home

Installing more than one DE on the same install is a recipe for trouble, that many is just asking for it. The problems caused are hard to fix and the usual recommendation is a clean reinstall. Installing multiple DEs is one of the top bits of bad beginner advice. The best way would be to dl live boo...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED without flatpak] Gimp 2.10 and flatpak
Replies: 34
Views: 373

Re: Gimp 2.10 and flatpak

... Retoric question, why gimp 2.10 is not present in Linux Mint Tara 19? Too difficult to compile? ... No, it's because backwards and forwards compatibility doesn't exist in Linux as it does in WIndows (no, I don't have any WIndows partitions anymore). So if you use a long term support release lik...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't find why laptop HP 6720s is terribly slow?
Replies: 33
Views: 417

Re: HP 6720s laptop - which mint version should be installed?

... I will try 1) Mint 19 v2 XFCE 64 bit 2) LDME 3 with MATE desktop 64 bit... LMDE is good for older hardware because it's Debian based rather than Ubuntu based and Debian is somewhat lighter. However, LMDE user support isn't as good because there are much fewer users. ANd Debian isn't nearly as b...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Corsair VOID Pro RGB issues
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Corsair VOID Pro RGB issues

Did you get the actual USB ID of the Corsair device on YOUR machine or just copy and paste "1b1c:1b2a" from that link?
by Hoser Rob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to play .mkv file?
Replies: 34
Views: 557

Re: How to play .mkv file?

mkvinfo Shane.1953.720p.BluRay.X264-AMIABLE.mkv | grep "Codec ID" Does not give any output. Given that I have many MKVs yet not a single one that doesn't, that likely means it's corrupted indeed. I see it's 5,87G; that is also rather large for 720p x264... That file size is not a red flag at all, i...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: <solved>display res stuck on 1024x768, no hw acceleration
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: display res stuck on 1024x768, no hw acceleration

The BIOS date listed is 2018 so unless you updated an older BIOS that's very new hardware. Mint 19 would probably work better. You could go to update manager > kernels and try installing the newest 4.5 series kernel ... newer Intel gpus seem to need that ... first.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GameCom 780 surround sound
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: GameCom 780 surround sound

If you just search "Plantronics GameCom 780" you'll get a lot of hits but no answers. As you say, it's software emulated, drivers have nothing to do with it. Should work fine in stereo. It's actually not so unusual in Linux for the basic part of peripherals to work fine but not with added features.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What distribution is better to deliver?
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: What distribution is better to deliver?

You could do web development in any distro. But if you're new to Linux, Mint or Ubuntu are the only distros I'd recommend.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't find why laptop HP 6720s is terribly slow?
Replies: 33
Views: 417

Re: HP 6720s laptop - which mint version should be installed?

That laptop originally came out in 2007. Unfortunately, in Mint 19, as well as other recent distros, support for old hardware has rapidly gone downhill. This is happening at the Linux kernel level, it's not Mint per se. Mint pre 17 is not supported any more, and Mint 17.x support ends in 2019. So I'...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to play .mkv file?
Replies: 34
Views: 557

Re: How to play .mkv file?

As mentioned "mkv" is just a Matroska container. It's very versatile and can contain more codecs/formats than others I know of, but usually it'll be x264 or x265 video. Are you talking about just ONE .mkv or any of them? If it's just the one, open it with mediainfo (mediainfo-gui if you don't have i...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Terminal Configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Terminal Configuration

... Ironically PuTTY on Windows has this feature but PuTTY on Linux doesn't? ... Doesn't sound too ironic to me, sounds like it has to do with the window manager more than Putty itself. Xfce is a pretty basic DE, which is normal with lightweight ones. I've been using Xfce for years and I'd be quite...
by Hoser Rob
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen flicker and tearing
Replies: 32
Views: 480

Re: Screen flicker and tearing

That's a very new Intel card and very new hardware can be difficult in Linux. Saw a hint here ... https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=325334&pid=2732594#pid2732594 ... so I'd go into update manager and select kernels. Try installing something from the 16 series. Someone else may have better, mo...

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