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by mike acker
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 5
Replies: 18
Views: 2688

Re: LMDE 5

My guess is we'll be able to get Debian 11 + non-free before we can get LMDE/5. This is what happened to me last time; I'm still running straight Debian 10.4 as a result. I had to use the Main Edition on a budget build that I did for a buddy: That build used a Ryzen 3 with integrated graphics and ne...
by mike acker
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: SHA256 sums did not match.
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: SHA256 sums did not match.

I ran into this once all I did was chuck the bad download and get a new copy from another mirror. the 2d try checked perfect Don't skip the SHA256 check! we should put together a bit of a bash script to make the checking easy-peasey. I might do that on my next download if somebody doesn't beat me to...
by mike acker
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RYZEN level 3
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: RYZEN level 3

the USB ports on the front panel are now USB3. it's unclear if running USB 2 devices on a USB 3 bus slows the bus down. maybe I can find a way to test this. It won't do, don't worry about that. looks like you're right: I looked up info on the USB 3 pin-out. if what i found is right the USB3 port ha...
by mike acker
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RYZEN level 3
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: RYZEN level 3

It has been adequate until recently: now there is trouble with the power-up sequence: pressing the start switch, he says is "iffy": requires multiple tries to get it to POST. The shutdown ( holding in the power switch ) he says -- works OK. So, it's likely not the switch, but, I'm thinkin...
by mike acker
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RYZEN level 3
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: RYZEN level 3 update

Good News: new machine does run. Bad News: with LMDE/4 it displays a whole mess of errors on start-up and then, after the customer logs on, it issues a warning stating hardware acceleration for graphics is not available. seems to run OK, though. There is no graphics card installed; it's using the in...
by mike acker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RYZEN level 3
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: RYZEN level 3

I'll be watching this thread with interest.<snip> cool I did a laptop for my daughter,-- she insists on Linux now; it's a top-shelf Dell SSD base machine; RYZEN3 cpu, ... I could not get it to run MINT; I had to load Manjaro on it. But: she's happy with it: it runs the programs she needs to use; ha...
by mike acker
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RYZEN level 3
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: RYZEN level 3

antikythera wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:11 pm
The 3200G is indeed the same Zen+ 12nm core as the Ryzen 3 2300X but locked and with an added Vega 8 GPU.
thanks
I'm thinking it's gonna work just fine. we'll see: Parts should be here 30Nov. It shouldn't take me more than an hour to put it together.
by mike acker
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RYZEN level 3
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: RYZEN level 3

<snip> Hi for better support of your recent hardware, you will just need the latest kernel and AMD Drivers to working well with LMDE4. Just follow this tutorial choosing the latest backported stable kernel on date: => https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1846039#p1846039 Hope this can be he...
by mike acker
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RYZEN level 3
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: RYZEN level 3

Since Mint 20 is a long term support edition and is supported until 2025 I would seriously consider that instead of LMDE4 for this army buddy. The applications are newer as well as the kernel and if he needs support with it, there are more users running Ubuntu Focal and Mint 20. You don't need a se...
by mike acker
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RYZEN level 3
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: RYZEN level 3

thanks this particular build is for an old Army Buddy. The idea is to build a plain basic box where the primary applications will be web browsing and e/mail The box he has now is the first Linux box I built, back in 2012. It has been adequate until recently: now there is trouble with the power-up se...
by mike acker
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RYZEN level 3
Replies: 16
Views: 875

RYZEN level 3

Does LMDE/4 support RYZEN 3000 series CPUs ? The one I would like to use for this next build is: AMD RYZEN 3 3200G 4-Core 3.6 GHz (4.0 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W YD3200C5FHBOX Desktop Processor this is an intro level system; I'd like to use integrated graphics rather than install a graphics card ...
by mike acker
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: which smartphone works well with linux
Replies: 5
Views: 218

which smartphone works well with linux

I've had it trying to read an iPhone.

Which smart phone works well with Linux ? Google Pixel ? Samsung/Galaxie ?
by mike acker
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LMDE 4 - Add a VPN account
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: LMDE 4 - Add a VPN account

I have tried ExpressVPN in LMDE/4 It worked very well (it's not free though ) However: I'm not sure what a VPN is supposed to protect us from unless we are using a laptop in a coffee shop ?? granted a VPN can stop your ISP from monitoring your browsing habits. BUT: I think the real tracking goes on ...
by mike acker
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WebbCam -- any suggestions ? RESOLVED.
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: WebbCam -- any suggestions ?

Update: use Webcamoid I switched to Webcamoid this morning. This seems to have all the options one might want with respect to recording a video. I appears I can configure the audio separate from the camera; if so I can use my Shure/SM58 mic and get a much better audio track. If all this works It sho...
by mike acker
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WebbCam -- any suggestions ? RESOLVED.
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: WebbCam -- any suggestions ?

I bought a little "MavisLink" adapter: HDMI input; USB(2) output. So this can connect a DSLR HDMI output to LMDE4 Next of course is what to do with the input. I found this "Cheese" program in the repos. Cheese will record the signal from the adapter, BUT: it has a serious defect:...
by mike acker
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird update: again
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Thunderbird update: again

I find myself drifting away from Mozilla........

Lately I've been running the Vivaldi browser -- which I see is now in the REPOS. It work fine.

as far as e/mail goes I've been experimenting with both Evolution and Claws. I really like Claws but I think I'll end up using both.
by mike acker
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WebbCam -- any suggestions ? RESOLVED.
Replies: 2
Views: 341

WebbCam -- any suggestions ? RESOLVED.

I've ordered an adapter for HDMI to USB which is recommended for WebCam

I see we have a "Say Cheese" package in the repos; I'll try that first

any suggestions on this little project ??


thanks !!
by mike acker
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Update: Caution / RESOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Thunderbird Update: Caution

antikythera wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:34 pm
Probably this - https://protonmail.com/support/knowledg ... ion-issue/

that worked
thanks
by mike acker
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Update: Caution / RESOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Thunderbird Update: Caution

antikythera wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:34 pm
Probably this - https://protonmail.com/support/knowledg ... ion-issue/
thanks
I still have one machine out of service. I'll try this fix on it.
by mike acker
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Update: Caution / RESOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Thunderbird Update: Caution / RESOLVED

I applied the regular maintenance for LMDE/4 this week. That included an update for Thunderbird. Bad: after the update I could not access e/mail from my private ( napfn.com ) service, T-Bird just sat there, "checking email service". I had to TIMESPACE the system back to Monday and get the ...

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