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by sikejsudjek
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New Cinnamon design!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: New Cinnamon design!!!

Well I don't want anything like that screenshot - I want it as it is now ! :D
by sikejsudjek
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 54
Views: 4010

Re: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre

On my three linux mint systems most of the upgrades are ok. However on my t410 laptop with nvidia graphics - kernel 4.13 will not install and gives an error for compiling the nvidia driver. Yesterday I got an update to the nvidia 340 driver and settings - this was supposed to enable a patch for kern...
by sikejsudjek
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers in LinuxMint
Replies: 150
Views: 102455

Re: How to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers in LinuxMint

Just a heads up that installing the 340 nvidia driver update that came out today (to patch kernel 4.14 and 4.15) caused my mint 18.3 system to fall over. Cinnamon would crash on start up and not run with acceleration. The system tray wouldn't load and the menu wasn't loading correctly. Fortunately I...
by sikejsudjek
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 538
Views: 19221

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners

I wonder how intel will fare outside of the US with regard to consumer law on this. A slow down of 30% due to a design flaw surely must be grounds for legal action.
by sikejsudjek
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Non-Beta version of skype? Mint 18.2 KDE
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Non-Beta version of skype? Mint 18.2 KDE

I use skype to do music lessons with pupils. The old linux client worked fine - but the new beta is hopeless. Keeps disconnecting, unreliable , and even managed to lock up my pc a couple of times. I'm now using google hangouts on chrome - which is far better. Thanks microsoft for ruining a perfectly...
by sikejsudjek
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Anti-virus and Linux. [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Anti-virus and Linux.

One of the problems with anti virus solutions is that they can themselves become a target due to the elevated privileges they need. Even on windows its doubtful that anything other than windows defender is much use - according to at least several developers of web browsers. So on windows I used wind...
by sikejsudjek
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Add 'Extra Pane' toggle button to File Manager Toolbar
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Add 'Extra Pane' toggle button to File Manager Toolbar

Yes please add this. I suggested it a while back but nothing happened. Its very annoying to have to move back and forth to the menu or F3. It would speed up my work flow having a toggle in nemo for the extra pane. :D
by sikejsudjek
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My experience with LM (1 month)
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Re: My experience with LM (1 month)

If you're unlucky with hardware it can be a pain - but so can windows although less frequently. I don't have any slower browsing on linux - did you enable hardware acceleration in your browsers ? Most times its disabled by default but works ok. In fact windows 10 is slower on my skylake pc for brows...
by sikejsudjek
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: NO_PUBKEY 6494C6D6997C215E Google Chrome fix
Replies: 8
Views: 2105

Re: NO_PUBKEY 6494C6D6997C215E Google Chrome fix

Thanks for that - wondered why I was getting that error message !
by sikejsudjek
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10: Combining two user partitions
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Windows 10: Combining two user partitions

Its not a bad idea to keep your data on a separate partition to the OS. Not necessary - but if the OS gets messed up you still have your data files. I'm not familiar with ASUS but that might be why. Sometimes windows is set up with an additional small partition for reinstalling the OS. There is no a...
by sikejsudjek
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Youtube halts everything in firefox
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Youtube halts everything in firefox

Is hardware acceleration enabled in firefox ? It used to be disabled by default on linux.
https://askubuntu.com/questions/491750/ ... in-firefox
by sikejsudjek
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: MDM vs. LightDM
Replies: 49
Views: 6625

Re: MDM vs. LightDM

My systems seem to be a bit snappier and sharper after installing Lightdm. Is this placebo ?! Would be helpful if there was a gui for autologin.
by sikejsudjek
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Autologin on lightdm
Replies: 26
Views: 4200

Re: Autologin on lightdm

Thanks seems to be working now. Somehow the file had a couple of extra entries. Removing these and mdm seems to have fixed it. Thanks all for your help !
by sikejsudjek
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Autologin on lightdm
Replies: 26
Views: 4200

Re: Autologin on lightdm

Spoke too soon ! Worked the first time - now login screen is back. It briefly flashes up a text saying x server failed to start, lightdm login comes back, and if I put in password it loads up mint correctly. Doesn't seem to want to autologin whatever I do....
by sikejsudjek
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Autologin on lightdm
Replies: 26
Views: 4200

Re: Autologin on lightdm

Thanks Pjotr that worked - I think I edited the wrong file before.
by sikejsudjek
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Autologin on lightdm
Replies: 26
Views: 4200

Autologin on lightdm

Hi, just upgraded to 18.2 and installed light dm. How do I autologin ? I've found a couple of tutorials for other distros and edited the lightdm config file but its still asking for a password ?
by sikejsudjek
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Major bug in Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake CPUs
Replies: 11
Views: 1985

Re: Major bug in Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake CPUs

I've disabled hyperthreading for now. Had a couple of system meltdowns on windows 10 which could be related to this. Doesn't seem to be a bios update for this yet for my asus z170 pro gaming board. Ironically the one game that really pushes my system ETS2 - seems to be working better with hyperthrea...
by sikejsudjek
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> linux mint 18.2 cinnamon 64-bit (beta) shutdown leads to restart
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: linux mint 18.2 cinnamon 64-bit (beta) shutdown leads to restart

Sounds like its suspending rather than shutting down ? What happens if you shut down from the menu instead of pressing a button ?
by sikejsudjek
Thu May 11, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Gaming Pc Build... Windows or Linux?
Replies: 24
Views: 2045

Re: Gaming Pc Build... Windows or Linux?

I won't play games in 2d anymore... which rules out consoles because with the pc you can tweak games to work in 3d . Wait, who told you that? Because, bolded is simply not true. You haven't played Trine on PS4? The point is, relatively small number of games overall is made with 3D support available...
by sikejsudjek
Fri May 05, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Nvidia Color Correction Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Nvidia Color Correction Settings

I think this fixed it for me but it was a while ago ..... Run nvidia settings as root and try unticking 'include x display names in configuration file' when you make changes. If I remember correctly there is a bug (caused by nvidia) when the nvidia settings app tries to read the file settings with i...

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