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by a.bowers
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Strange text input field behavior in FreeCAD
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Strange text input field behavior in FreeCAD

as a work-around, try triple-click to hi-light the whole text string, then delete.
No, they'd thought of that. It doesn't work because if that field is empty, they automatically put "mm" or "in" or whatever your default unit is in as a placeholder, so there's still layered text.
by a.bowers
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Strange text input field behavior in FreeCAD
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Strange text input field behavior in FreeCAD

Running FreeCAD in LM 18.3 Cinnamon. In several places in it's UI, there are text windows that appear over other text windows. For example, when you go to add a length constraint to a line, it pops up a dialog that lets you type in a value, or you can click an f(x) button to type a Python expression...
by a.bowers
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Bluetooth audio also doesn't work.
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Bluetooth audio also doesn't work.

This isn't a request for help, this is just a warning. Don't get fooled into installing Mint 19, it's just too broken. First I had to fix my boot sequence, then I had to fail to fix my graphics, then bluetooth audio doesn't work... Congratulations: It's officially worse than Windows. I'm sorry I was...
by a.bowers
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD hybrid graphics still don't switch for the fourth year in a row
Replies: 0
Views: 127

AMD hybrid graphics still don't switch for the fourth year in a row

Linux Mint 19.1. Kernel 4.15.0.43. My hybrid graphics still won't behave themselves. I can't get my Radeon card to turn on. I'll try to give the output of some vaguely useful shell commands. lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|Display' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrate...
by a.bowers
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint 17 and 18 and now 19 AMD GPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!
Replies: 118
Views: 92007

Re: Mint 17 and 18 and now 19 AMD GPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!

Okay, so here is my (stupid, bad, wrong, and the only available) procedure for getting AMD hybrid graphics working in Linux. First, notice that anything more taxing than video playback looks and runs like hot buttered garbage. Second, Google it using half-remembered terms from the last time you inst...
by a.bowers
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot

Swapping the unifying transceiver to another port sped things up considerably. We're now talking about 4.7 seconds for the kernel. I wonder if I could trim a little more speed off by ditching the transceiver entirely and using the mouse in Bluetooth mode. Not really going to bother though. I also ma...
by a.bowers
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot

Well, there's this nonsense about my mouse: [ 3.435899] logitech-hidpp-device 0003:046D:406F.0009: input,hidraw3: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Logitech MX Ergo] on usb-0000:00:14.0-2:2 [ 8.673693] input: Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:1028 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.2/0003...
by a.bowers
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot

That pared it down a bit: Startup finished in 3.412s (firmware) + 11.749s (loader) + 12.304s (kernel) + 8.471s (userspace) = 35.938s
graphical.target reached after 8.285s in userspace
by a.bowers
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot

cat /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume RESUME=UUID=179696ed-ff76-433f-b033-741b27c97d6d blkid /dev/sda1: LABEL="Recovery" UUID="8836AA2A36AA1968" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="cb5e4bbd-8c6f-4e82-a29d-cb91231f684a" /dev/sda2: UUID="4AAA-A3A3" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI syste...
by a.bowers
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot

The SSD is a brand new Samsung 860 EVO 1TB. System is dual boot Windows/Linux. I'll boot into WIndows and see if there's a firmware update EDIT: No firmware update, there was something about "rapid mode" in there. Didn't seem to help much. Booting into Windows is mighty quick, though I know how they...
by a.bowers
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot

I'm reading some stuff about converting from a swap partition to a swap file. Would this have an effect?
by a.bowers
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot

Something to this effect:

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[    5.379821] Btrfs loaded, crc32c=crc32c-intel
[   36.535103] EXT4-fs (sda5): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
by a.bowers
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Another Mint 19.1 slow to boot

I just converted my laptop from an HDD to an SSD, and while I was at it I upgraded from 18.2 to 19.1. But even with the new and much faster benching drive, it doesn't seem to be any faster to boot. systemd-analyze Startup finished in 3.410s (firmware) + 8.631s (loader) + 36.636s (kernel) + 13.569s (...
by a.bowers
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Custom icon for menu category (Cinnamon)
Replies: 6
Views: 4408

Re: Custom icon for menu category (Cinnamon)

Harkon wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:56 am
Thanks roblm, that works. These are the sorts of things that, unless you know why this is required and why it's done this way, it just seems silly. Thank you for your help, I really appreciate it.
Why IS it done this way?
by a.bowers
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Bluetooth sucks
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Bluetooth sucks

Response is noted.
by a.bowers
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Bluetooth sucks
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Bluetooth sucks

Well I'm in the delicate state of not being a very good programmer (I can make an Arduino blink a light) but I'd like to make my favorite distro even better. What can we do, and how can I help?
by a.bowers
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Bluetooth sucks
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Bluetooth sucks

Yeah, I have Blueman installed in addition to Blueberry. I've got two bluetooth logos on my panel right now. Blueman seems to work a bit better, but the jury's out if it'll turn bluetooth off and leave it off. This raises a few questions: 1: If Blueman is compatible with Cinnamon and works better, w...
by a.bowers
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Bluetooth sucks
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Bluetooth sucks

Guys, I'm struggling to describe in non-swear words just how much I hate Bluetooth. It wasn't so much designed, as a Wi-Fi card got cancer one day and they decided to market it as a "feature." It's slow, the pairing process is clunkier than a bowling ball in a tumble dryer, it encourages hardware de...
by a.bowers
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Slightly annoying Save As behavior
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Slightly annoying Save As behavior

I've found a thing that I wish didn't exist. Open Xed or any other file generating app, click Save As, navigate to the folder you wish to save the document in, and then begin typing your desired file name. The file name field remains highlighted throughout this whole process, but if you've used the ...
by a.bowers
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mir and Wayland want updating?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Mir and Wayland want updating?

So, this is interesting.

Mint Cinnamon 18.2, Notice the blue ! on my update shield, opened up Update Manager, and both Mir and Wayland are present as Level 2 updates. Is there something I should know?

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