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by afineman
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Appreciation Thread. Because it is the best OS on the planet!
Replies: 25
Views: 981

Re: Linux Mint Appreciation Thread. Because it is the best OS on the planet!

My heart goes out to all of Clem's Team. I understand how they feel, I write code for PLCs and the HMI/Touchscreens because I can (I do this for fun) this is not really part of my job (Equipment Engineering for a major semiconductor Fab). Most of the complainers have no idea what it takes just to ha...
by afineman
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?
Replies: 43
Views: 2557

Re: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?

All I've been using LM for a while now (5 years in Sept) and it does just about everything I need, I have called Linux Mint "The lazy mans OS" in the past because it simply works right out of the box. I came here after a 4 months stint with Ubuntu and haven't left (I went to Ubuntu when XP was kille...
by afineman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?
Replies: 148
Views: 7031

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

For me It was when XP support ended, it had been years since I tried Linux so I gave Ubuntu a try. I was in awe at how far Linux had come and how quick a clean install was (~15 Min). I was able to do everything I needed using Linux apps and it was a steep learning curve :shock: After awhile (~4 mont...
by afineman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] 32 GB SSD enough?
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: [Solved] 32 GB SSD enough?

Pjotr

I am currently running Mint 19 Cinnamon on this https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6856501024
It runs very well and no screen tearing when on Netflix or Amazon, after installation I had over 12 Gig remaining.
A 32 gig hard drive is more than enough so don't worry.

AFM
by afineman
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 19 - very slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: LM 19 - very slow boot

All Just an FYI, I tried the new Ubuntu as well and the boot times were just as slow, I know there is a command that displays boot time for each segment, I'll search before going back to 17.3, I'll edit this post if it says anything. System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: ...
by afineman
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 19 - very slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: LM 19 - very slow boot

All I have the exact same problem VERY slow boot on an older computer. I replaced 18.3 with 19 and boot times were 7.3 minutes, shut down was about 6 min. I reloaded 17.3 mate (I had it handy) and with the upgraded processor, SSD and RAM (preparing for 19) boot time is measures in seconds. Below is ...
by afineman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux Mint?
Replies: 28
Views: 1842

Re: Why Linux Mint?

Why Mint??? Well, let me ask you a question, why are there so many different car makers out there. Cars, they all do the same thing they get you from point A to point B and isn't that the most important thing? Why are there so many different styles of homes? they all do the same thing, they provide ...
by afineman
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My test drive of Mint 19
Replies: 32
Views: 3134

Re: My test drive of Mint 19

Evening All Are you ready for the strange part, My $158 cube computer from New Egg (testing as a Kiosk replacement in win 10) works flawlessly (video wise). No screen tearing and works at a reasonable pace (go figure :shock: ), I just watched 2 episodes of 13 reasons with no tearing (I did test Mate...
by afineman
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My test drive of Mint 19
Replies: 32
Views: 3134

Re: My test drive of Mint 19

Afternoon All Loaded 19 Mate in the HTPC and it took the Nvidia 390 no problems (had full access to the set up screens) Works great except when making fonts larger the weather app dissipaters from next to the time and I still had screen tearing on Netflix, I forgot how much I like Mate, its look and...
by afineman
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My test drive of Mint 19
Replies: 32
Views: 3134

Re: My test drive of Mint 19

All Reload Mint 19, didn't load anything else because I wanted to focus on "What the average person" would do in dealing with the video issue. The 3 options the driver manager offered me was Nvidia 340, Standard xorg and Nvidia 390. the 340 put me into fall back Mode, Xorg put me in rendering mode a...
by afineman
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My test drive of Mint 19
Replies: 32
Views: 3134

My test drive of Mint 19

Greetings All EDIT; SORRY I forget how to put the inxi in a scrolling window Let me get my boiler plate statement out of the way first, this is the real Mint 19, as the mirror hosts resync it starts showing up if you know where to look. I love to tinker with MY system and if something goes horribly ...
by afineman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 13
Views: 2210

Re: Linux Mint 18.3

Greetings All I too have been running 18.3 Cinnamon for a bit now and these are my impressions after a few days (I got such CRAP the last time I posted about a Beta (18.2) before it was announced, I decided this time to keep quiet). A refresher, this computer is a HTPC that is on from the moment I g...
by afineman
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Guy From Massachusetts, USA
Replies: 18
Views: 672

Re: New Guy From Massachusetts, USA

CrazyChef

Wicked pisser another Ma person here.

Guess where I grew up :D

AFM
by afineman
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Chrome and Firefox both crashing in 18.2 with Mate
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Chrome and Firefox both crashing in 18.2 with Mate

JeremyC You posted everything was working fine until installing Chrome and doing updates. I noticed in your Inxi image you have 4.10 kernel. Everyone, correct me if I am wrong but doesn't 18.2 come with 4.8 kernel, could this be the root of the problem. Just an observation AFM Edit: brain seizure wh...
by afineman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Testing Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Beta (I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 1677

Re: Testing Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Beta (I think)

Happy Monday All :D Well I have been running the 18.2 Beta for over a week now and no problems, yet Cinnamon did crash yesterday ( got the panel that says it crashed yet I was still able to finish the online video I was watching). I am impressed about 1 thing though, in my posting about OnBoard not ...
by afineman
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Testing Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Beta (I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 1677

Re: Testing Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Beta (I think)

All Found a work around for the already installed OnBoard app (Oh and Software Manager says it is already installed by default). Goto: System Settings, then Accessibility, then click on the KeyBoard tab then enable the on-screen keyboard. Once enabled, OnBoard shows up (even thought it can't be foun...
by afineman
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Testing Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Beta (I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 1677

Re: Testing Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Beta (I think)

Evening All Everything except Plex/file sharing (within my home) has been installed, everything from Kaffeine to Title Bar extension in Firefox (puts the menu bar at the very top of the screen) are installed and working, I have noticed a couple of thing, none of course are show stoppers. Default + a...
by afineman
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Testing Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Beta (I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 1677

Re: Testing Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Beta (I think)

All Installed and running, just the basics apps and update done, so far so good (i don't notice a difference yet) inxi -Fxz below, now I will start to install some of the serious stuff. I'll let you know if there are any hiccups along the way. AFM htpc@htpc-desktop ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: htpc-d...
by afineman
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Testing Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Beta (I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 1677

Testing Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Beta (I think)

All I saw on the Linux Mint community testing section that 18.2 was approved for Beta testing, so I checked some of the hosting sites (the sites where mint ISO is hosted) and I found the Beta (uploaded yesterday with a TXT file with the check sum that was uploaded today) and have started to download...
by afineman
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Built a new computer
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Built a new computer

CPU ~ 35C @ idle (web surfing, netflix, etc) 52 C when stress testing, GPU 30 C idle, 35 being stressed, I'm actually surprised at the low temps. increased all voltages buy 5% and haven't had any problems so far. This is my HTPC so there is little demand. As I type(according to Psensor) CPU 38 C, Gp...

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