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by simiuscerebrum
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 16 64-bit certain progs *very* slow
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Mint 16 64-bit certain progs *very* slow

Apparently others are having this issue, too: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=153825

Looks like it is a problem with AMD HD7000 (and their R7 counterparts) video cards. No solution as yet, except live with it or use a distro that is not broken.
by simiuscerebrum
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrative Rights Freeze up
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

Re: Administrative Rights Freeze up

Make me number 6. Seems like it must be the AMD video card for some reason. Mine is a R7 250X which is just their new name for the HD7770, I think. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=160087&p=825764 In a nutshell, all the "Manager" (Software, Update, Driver) programs take forever to lo...
by simiuscerebrum
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 16 64-bit certain progs *very* slow
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Mint 16 64-bit certain progs *very* slow

Each of the three programs you mentioned is actually using that "extra" time taken to open. Software Manager and Update Manager are refreshing the software repositories to determine package availability. Driver Manager is searching for available drivers. No, no one would design a program to run *th...
by simiuscerebrum
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 16 64-bit certain progs *very* slow
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Mint 16 64-bit certain progs *very* slow

I installed Mint 16 64-bit tonight on a desktop computer. I notice that certain programs take FOREVER to open (like a full minute), and basically lock up the system until they finally do open. So far I have noticed it in all the "Manager" programs: Sofware Manager, Update Manager, and Driver Manager...

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