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by Jim Hauser
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer housing. Some thoughts about heat dissipation and design.
Replies: 27
Views: 393

Re: Computer housing. Some thoughts about heat dissipation and design.

Impossible? 2025 - that means in 7 years - we are on Mars, as experts assure me in various forums. A combined computer housing with stove plate should not be a big challenge for gifted technicians. The microwave oven was created after British radar technicians noticed that their radar units kept th...
by Jim Hauser
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?
Replies: 63
Views: 1776

Re: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?

My builds have never been that dramatic. My current systems is as exotic as I get. My CPU (AMD FX-8350) is on a liquid cooled loop but from this side of the case there is nothing to see. I am getting too old for fancy lights and stuff but that rig does look very cool! Most important to me is how wel...
by Jim Hauser
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux & win apps (programs, games etc)
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Linux & win apps (programs, games etc)

The only apps that I run on Wine are 3 versions of Mandelbulb 3D. There is also XP running on Virtualbox if needed. I do not use Play on Linux (yet) as it is not needed for my purposes. Some programs that run well in Virtualbox do not do well with Wine and vice versa. There are just too many variabl...
by Jim Hauser
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer housing. Some thoughts about heat dissipation and design.
Replies: 27
Views: 393

Re: Computer housing. Some thoughts about heat dissipation and design.

One thing to keep in mind. The rating of your power supply dictates the maximum amount of heat produced.A 300 watt power supply will never produce more than 300 watts of heat. A 500 watt power supply will never produce more than 500 watts of heat. And ditto on up the line. A good hair dryer has arou...
by Jim Hauser
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer housing. Some thoughts about heat dissipation and design.
Replies: 27
Views: 393

Re: Computer housing. Some thoughts about heat dissipation and design.

My system has 8 cores, 4 HDDs, and a GPU pushing two monitors. It never pulls much more than 300 watts even fully loaded. The CPU is water cooled with a radiator mounted and venting from the top of the case. The radiator fans along with a third fan also pull the heat from the GPU and hard drives out...
by Jim Hauser
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 586

Re: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem

My first computer was a 3 bit rig that didn't use an OS. It worked fine until the rubber bands broke....
by Jim Hauser
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 22
Views: 473

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I have tried quite a few KDE distros on a multi-boot. At this point Kubuntu seems to work very well on this system and in many ways it reminds me of Mint KDE. I have it on a separate drive and load it up occasionally to see what, if any, software is available that I am currently using in Mint KDE So...
by Jim Hauser
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: blender software update
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: blender software update

The problems you are having with the newer versions could be the reason they are not in the Mint repositories.
by Jim Hauser
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intermittent Full System Crashes
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Intermittent Full System Crashes

Cinnamon seams kind of heavy for that particular machine. 1.5 gigahertz with with 2 gigabytes RAM might be better suited to a lighter distro such as MATE or better yet XFCE. Years ago I ran a heavy distro, Mint KDE, on a 2 gigahertz CPU with 2 gigabytes RAM. It ran but ended up swapping endlessly if...
by Jim Hauser
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Registration process is ridiculously ornerous
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Registration process is ridiculously ornerous

I just went through that ordeal and I would like to know why registering to post a question as a newbie subjects me to a new account creation process approximately as hard as if I wanted to do online banking? I mean...use some common sense. What is with all the COMPLETELY ABSURD rules on login name...
by Jim Hauser
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: heatsink/fan for Intel DQ77cp Motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: heatsink/fan for Intel DQ77cp Motherboard

This is a socket 1151 board, but has an issue: Two sides around the socket have raised circuits too close to the CPU housing and stop an ordinary cooler from fitting. The old MB was an HP, so of course the proprietary sink/fan won't transfer. It is rectangular, and doesn't overhang the board. I hav...
by Jim Hauser
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint Forums Color
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Linux Mint Forums Color

The greens are better for me with my declining eyesight. From an artistic point of view green is a neutral color. Reds and yellows advance towards the viewer, blue tends to recede into the background, green does neither being neutral.
by Jim Hauser
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to Update and Secure your System
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: How to Update and Secure your System

I always back up from an independent distro, either from the DVD or something on another drive. This way nothing on the on the system being backed up is running.

This method is "old school" and may be outdated by now but it works perfectly for me.
by Jim Hauser
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Best affordable hardware firewall/router
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Best affordable hardware firewall/router

I should have talked to jimallyn first... :?
by Jim Hauser
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Best affordable hardware firewall/router
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Best affordable hardware firewall/router

My system is using a Cisco RVS4000 4-port Gigabit Security Router - VPN. Although this router has been discontinued there are still used/refurbished units for sale on Amazon for around US $25.00 ( + US $6.00 shipping.) More specs can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Cisco-RVS4000-4-port-Gigabit...
by Jim Hauser
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox version 5
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Virtualbox version 5

Virtualbox Version 5.2.6 r120293 (Qt5.6.1) is running here on KDE 18.3 with kernel 4.13.0-32 without any problems so far.
by Jim Hauser
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wallpaper (Background) Slide Show
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Wallpaper (Background) Slide Show

That's a lot of images! Are you using the built in Mint KDE image changer, or something like Variety? This is with the built in Mint KDE image changer. I collect the images from where ever I can find them. I know it is a lot but they can "vanish" if I ever need a couple more gigabytes of disk space.
by Jim Hauser
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: I done a boo-boo. Help get my CD-drive bay back...
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: I done a boo-boo. Help get my CD-drive bay back...

Have you tried a cold re-boot? Power down and then power back up. Then see if the drive will function properly...
by Jim Hauser
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing kde desktop environment
Replies: 21
Views: 390

Re: installing kde desktop environment

I think the problem you may run into in that tutorial is that the KDE desktop will no longer be developed and modified by Mint Devs. Which means the integration with mint will most likely be lacking somewhat. It's not that it won't work. But you at that point would be better off with a KDE centric ...
by Jim Hauser
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wallpaper (Background) Slide Show
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Wallpaper (Background) Slide Show

I am using KDE so this may not apply to the OP question. Each one of my activity sections has a set of rotating wallpaper images. My Fractal activity has a little over 5,000 images. My Imaging activity has around 1,500. The images are changed once per minute randomly. So far there have not been any ...

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