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by Hoser Rob
Tue Mar 26, 2024 3:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing older software, longevity
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Installing older software, longevity

... Coming from a Windows environment ... users are accustomed to the latest version for fear of unknowns lurking in older software versions. So my question (to get to the point and stop waffling) are Linux users in general more accepting of older (10 + years) software given the OS architecture, pe...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Mar 26, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Battery status of laptop not shown
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: Battery status of laptop not shown

... I have found more information regarding the problem ("you never walk alone") https://forums.opensuse.org/t/battery-not-recognized-in-fujitsu-lifebook/147586/18 However, I am not able to follow those instructions with the terminal as I lack of experience to maneuver in the terminal :oo...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Mar 26, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: EA_NOT_FOUND error when running asus-fan-control
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: EA_NOT_FOUND error when running asus-fan-control

I looked at that link in the OP. Your machine isn't on the list of hardware on which it's been tested and shown to work. It also says: Compatibility notes: Devices with AMD processors do not work with AFC. Devices with the 7th gen Intel processors work well. Other devices may vary. Intel 7th gen is ...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Mar 26, 2024 1:58 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: How do I know if I'm ready to permanently switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 30
Views: 812

Re: How do I know if I'm ready to permanently switch to Linux Mint?

Not 100% sure how to answer, I guess if you know you don't actually need any Windows software. Trouble is that can change in the future. I suppose I knew I was ready to ditch Windows when I realized I had a Windows partition that hadn't been booted for a couple of years.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Re: What's the appeal that makes some people want to change their package manager?
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: What's the appeal that makes some people want to change their package manager?

spamegg wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:48 pm ... because some dumb Youtuber told them so. Like: "STOP USING APT! IT'S HORRIBLE!!!"
:lol:

Yeah, you have to be reasonably intelligent to see just how dumb you really are.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Re: What's the appeal that makes some people want to change their package manager?
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: What's the appeal that makes some people want to change their package manager?

I installed zypper on my system for testing. Except for trying it out there is no reason at all for it, especially because without tools like YaST it's horrible to manage. I also think that some openSUSE packages (where zypper is from) won't work on Mint, so that's a problem too. But I do know that...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:02 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Where can I find "sound themes"?
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Where can I find "sound themes"?

aselt wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 10:53 am
spamegg wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 10:47 am [There is not (in Cinnamon).
I believe MATE has that...
Would it be legal for me to boot MATE to download one from there to extract the sounds and put them on Cinnamon?
You can't generally mix and match components from different desktops like that, I'd say 'legal' but probably not possible.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Mar 26, 2024 10:23 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Update manager-unrelated downloads
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Update manager-unrelated downloads

... I did not install 1GB Flatpak runtime yet and will just dismiss it all together in the future. I am not even sure that I have any flatpak program.... You may not have installed the flatpak runtimes but if you installed a flatpak it would have been installed along with the program. All portable ...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Latest Chromium "upgrade"...
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Latest Chromium "upgrade"...

Well, at least they gave you the option to opt out.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternative to Blueman?
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Alternative to Blueman?

The problem isn't necessarily blueman, if you have underlying issues with your BT card or device compatibility (which varies), a bluetooth manager will not fix them. Read the how to get help link in that pink bar above, post some system info, and specify the make and model of the device(s) that aren...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Multiple desktops ?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Multiple desktops ?

Actually I wouldn't install multiple DEs in Debian or Arch either. Antix comes with 3 or 4 window managers, but those aren't full desktop environments so you don't get all the dependencies that cause problems with multiple DEs. So the Debian installer is by default problematic then. It lets you ins...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any native tinnitus therapy applications for Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Any native tinnitus therapy applications for Linux

Did you try just searching "linux tinnitus therapy applications"? I just did and got nothing at all. Honestly I'm not surprised.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Can't adjust brightness
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Can't adjust brightness

It probably didn't stop working just by itself. Did you do an update or install something? One thing I can say is that a 6.5 series kernel isn't going to help anything with hardware that came out in 2011. New kernels are built for new hardware. You should be using the oldest supported kernel availab...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Mar 24, 2024 4:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: KPatience problem
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: KPatience problem

.... There are other solitaire games in the Software Manager under Games, as Aisleriot and Gnome-games. Yeah, because if you're using one of the supported Mint desktops, they're all GTK based. When you installed Kpatience, if that was the first KDE app you installed, you likely pulled in a ton of K...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Mar 24, 2024 2:22 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Where in the file system is the setting to tune the power limit of my old AMD GPU ?
Replies: 15
Views: 316

Re: Where in the file system is the setting to tune the power limit of my old AMD GPU ?

I'd be looking for kernel parameters rather than files to be modified but there's not much here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/ATI You definitely are not going to get anything like that screenshot from Windows in Linux. Paste the text output of inxi -G from the terminal to confirm you're really u...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Mar 24, 2024 2:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Latest Chromium "upgrade"...
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Latest Chromium "upgrade"...

Reverting to a browser that's been deprecated is a brilliant way to get hacked, Really, you'd be just asking for it.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Mar 24, 2024 1:57 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Is there specific components of a Linux system I should not mess around to not damage the firmware?
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Is there specific components of a Linux system I should not mess around to not damage the firmware?

Roughly, just stick to software from the official software sources. Then you should have no need to worry about any of that. :wink: Do you mean for every software or only when it's about more advanced things like removing/installing desktop environment/display manager/file manager? There are some s...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Mar 24, 2024 11:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do Cinnamon themes run arbritrary code like KDE themes?
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Do Cinnamon themes run arbritrary code like KDE themes?

That's a risk with all desktop environments and it's why I haven't installed 3rd party themes for a long time. Even if it isn't a security issue it can still bung up things.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Mar 24, 2024 11:35 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint freezes every few hours
Replies: 15
Views: 266

Re: Mint freezes every few hours

.... I do try to copy a lot of files from some ntfs drives, on and off. That's problematic, because when the computer freezes and I have to use the reset button, they're all corrupt and I have to boot Windows to run chkdsk on all of them. I assumed that would work, with the ntfs driver now part of ...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Mar 24, 2024 11:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Pipewire/pulse driving me nuts...
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Pipewire/pulse driving me nuts...

According to your inxi output you are running neither Ubuntu based Mint nor LMDE. You're running Debian 12 Xfce, which is not supported here. This is a Mint forum.

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