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by prestonR
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Interactive governor not found
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Interactive governor not found

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/153693/cant-use-userspace-cpufreq-governor-and-set-cpu-frequency#155789 Have a look at that, should give you an idea how this works. Initially, it used to be as simple as installing cpufrequtils to get an icon on your taskbar that lets you chose. However, thi...
by prestonR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to do "Desktop Sharing" in 18.2?
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: How to do "Desktop Sharing" in 18.2?

RDP should be used for the Windows machine only (and I have no experience with that). Depending on your Mint edition, some, like Mate, have Desktop Sharing (xfce gnome-desktop-sharing?) in the Control Centre. If you're using that you're using VNC, not RDP; the actual server is vino and the Desktop S...
by prestonR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making battery last longer? Underclocking cpu?
Replies: 21
Views: 649

Re: Making battery last longer? Underclocking cpu?

There is a package cpufrequtils in synaptic that adds a taskbar icon that lets you pick your cpu governor/frequency. I usually use it to rack it up to max to avoid cpu stepping on lame hardware but you can of course use it also to tune down. Doesn't survive a reboot though, unless you run it at star...
by prestonR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub multiboot on 2 drives
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Grub multiboot on 2 drives

With Manjaro comes an odd quirk concerning multi-boot setups with other Linux distros. More, plus the fixes here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1421027#p1421027 Basically, Manjaros needs to be in charge of grub. If due to a kernel update Mint takes over, the Manjaro entries won't work...
by prestonR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I move LinuxMint 18.3 from one disk to other and save dualboot?
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Can I move LinuxMint 18.3 from one disk to other and save dualboot?

There is no problem with leaving the existing swap partition on the big hdd. There is no real point in moving that to the SSD. That crossed my mind but if the OP ever removes the hdd it will cause an error that may cause confusion, especially if that happens after a long time of untroubled use. I a...
by prestonR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I move LinuxMint 18.3 from one disk to other and save dualboot?
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Can I move LinuxMint 18.3 from one disk to other and save dualboot?

Make sure you have everything backed up. You'll have to restore or reinstall your grub, make sure you know how. The easiest by far is Supergrub2disk ( https://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/ ), a small 20MB iso file that you burn on a USB. It sniffs out all bootable OS and lists them in a (S...
by prestonR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any experiences with Linux distros on Macbook pro 7.1?
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Any experiences with Linux distros on Macbook pro 7.1?

I've got a 5,4, almost the same proc but an older nvidia with shared memory, no OSX. The only issue with those unibodys is heat dissipation; form over function - there simply isn't enough space. Apart from that it's been a trouble free ride for almost a decade but throw any heavy graphics work at it...
by prestonR
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to boot with "nomodeset" from GRUB?
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

I did this, so I installed Linux. I removed the usb and rebooted the pc. Now shows up a black screen. Yes, you have to do it twice, first to install Mint (the proprietary graphics driver that you need are not installed during install, only open source drivers, which sometimes don't work) and again ...
by prestonR
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Screen tearing after messing with graphic drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Screen tearing after messing with graphic drivers

Your card should use the built-in modesetting driver, not the old intel. Uninstall it and reboot: sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-intel I recon you installed that old intel and not an nvidia driver. You don't have a nvidia card; in case a nvidia driver does actually install I doubt it would ha...
by prestonR
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to restore display with mint 18.2 64 bit
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: How to restore display with mint 18.2 64 bit

First lets get your Start button back; do a right click on the panel and reduce 'width' until you can see the 'start' menu button. If that doesn't work just pick 'add item' and put a 2nd 'Start' button where you can see it. To fix the resolution go in your Control Centre >> Display >> and reset your...
by prestonR
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to boot with "nomodeset" from GRUB?
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: Don’t know what to do next! HELP!

- at the grub menu highlight your preferred boot option - hit 'e' for edit - with the arrow keys scroll down to the line beginning with 'linux' - scroll with the right arrow to the end of the line where it says quiet splash and add nomodeset using a single 'blank' in between quiet splash nomodeset h...
by prestonR
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Network 2 Computers
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Network 2 Computers

Yes, big thumbs up for syncthing for file sharing, great piece of software. If you were thinking of remote controlling your PCs, that depends mostly on the desktop environment of the boxes you want to control. On Mate it's 3 clicks to allow remote access. Install remmina on your 'boss' machine and y...
by prestonR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 32 bit Skype for Sylvia 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Re: 32 bit Skype for Sylvia 18.3

I am afraid you are out of luck with any 32-bit Linux operating system Nicht so schnell Herr Karlchen, there's still a working skype client for 32-bit: ghetto-skype. :D https://github.com/stanfieldr/ghetto-skype/releases/download/v1.5.0/ghetto-skype_1.5.0_i386.deb (quondman, download >> right-click...
by prestonR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gopro
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: gopro

The big one is Kdenlive, a more manageable smaller app is Openshot. How and if they handle the import correctly I cannot say since I usually just put the card in a reader and copy the footage to my data drive. If you download UbuntuStudio 17.04 and burn it to a USB3 drive you can try both (and check...
by prestonR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: problem with last kernel 4.13.xx

When you get the black screen does it cover the whole screen or do you get a small strip of 'real' desktop? Also, if I understood you correctly, you can 'feel' with your cursor's mouse-over animation what's below and click 'through' the black screen, right? If that is the case there are some dirty w...
by prestonR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems installing!
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Problems installing!

my newly built PC (with a 64bit AMD A6-9500 processor) Wasn't that the series of new AMDs that isn't yet properly supported? Wait for, e.g, michael louwe, he may have more on that plus search the forum here. To make things more obvious I'd change the subject line to 'problem installing on AMD A6-95...
by prestonR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint won't run both cores; only uses one processor
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Mint won't run both cores; only uses one processor

I maintain a PB Easynote with Athlon Turion 64 X2 with 4GB ram and ssd and it's been so far absolutely trouble free. It's a triple boot with Win7 for FL Studio, UbuntuStudio 17.04 and Manjaro KDE with 4.15 kernel. All I had to do is tune down KDEs eye candy a little, although I'd consider the ssd a ...
by prestonR
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux 18.3 onto Windows XP computer
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Installing Linux 18.3 onto Windows XP computer

Ubuntu based distros are not "light" for old computers Ubuntu's target audience are users that want an 'win-like' contemporary, fully featured desktop. Many of the features that are not strictly necessary, like transparencies, fades and animations, are 'on' after install. Forum member Pjotr has a g...
by prestonR
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18 install won't boot
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: Mint 18 install won't boot

No, sorry, I was on the wrong track here, that Intel should work, plus you should at least get to the grub screen. The bug michael louwe posted looks to be the better bet here, there are reports on Win7 forums too. The 'corrupted nvram' issue on the bottom of the first link makes sense. Also check t...
by prestonR
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED:)]Manjaro kernel panic after each grub update in Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 2862

Re: Manjaro kernel panic after each grub update in Mint

That's a normal and known issue, caused by Manjaro's need to boot the intel-ucode first, happens on all dual/multi boots with other distros. Pure Manjaro multi boots are ok, though. There are a number of solutions: The easiest and quickest way that solves it for good (if the implications are accepta...

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