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by ZakGordon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.x reaches end of life in April
Replies: 67
Views: 7882

Re: Linux Mint 17.x reaches end of life in April

Just wanted to post my thanks to Clem and the Linux Mint team for my first Linux experience under Mint 17.1. You managed to make me see that there really was a decent non Windows option in the Linux space, especially for a longtime Windows user. Anyway now i have a DVD with 18 Xfce burned on it and ...
by ZakGordon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: High cpu temperature <---(Solved)
Replies: 41
Views: 3384

Re: High cpu temperature <---(Solved)

That's a different issue, browser video playback on Linux won't use hardware acceleration by default, so it all goes through the CPU, that's why it runs so hot. Yeah the 'meltdown' temps issue does seem just related to video playback, but the overall temps were +10 degrees C in other general usage ...
by ZakGordon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: British spelling
Replies: 41
Views: 959

Re: British spelling

All mainstream browsers collect your location data to set various parameters, so maybe there is some conflict going on with all that? As an aside i just needed to apologise for my fellow countrymen that might come of a bit 'blow hard' in their comments in this thread, we are Brexiting and it is not ...
by ZakGordon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: High cpu temperature <---(Solved)
Replies: 41
Views: 3384

Re: High cpu temperature <---(Solved)

Why do I revive this thread. Well because when EOL is approaching for 18.3 I have to upgrade... LM18 is still supported for two more years. You are however using a kernel that is long end-of-life. That aside it's quite unlikely that the desktop environment was the cause, much more likely the re-ins...
by ZakGordon
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Minecraft not working (installed all java versions)
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Minecraft not working (installed all java versions)

Hi Kamenko, I just did a quick internet search for installing Minecraft under Linux and found this link about setting it up as a server: https://www.smarthomebeginner.com/install-linux-minecraft-server/ So maybe just check the steps you have done and see if you get any clues from that guide? It's no...
by ZakGordon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to check the cause of several PC restarts in Mint?
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: How to check the cause of several PC restarts in Mint?

Is this happening on both machines, the desktop and laptop? And read through the 'How to get Help' post here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83444 In particular the section about 'details' (5) and including the output from inxi -Fxz In general random restart issues on a PC can be ...
by ZakGordon
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cooling Systems For DIY Desktop Builds
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Cooling Systems For DIY Desktop Builds

The good thing here is that most GPU's and CPU's already come with their own fan, so that is one less thing to worry about in general. This is untrue. Intel Core i9 9900K Intel Core i7 8700K Intel Core i7 9700K Intel Core i5 9600K Intel Core i5 8600K Intel Core i9 7980XE Intel Pentium G5500 Intel I...
by ZakGordon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cooling Systems For DIY Desktop Builds
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Cooling Systems For DIY Desktop Builds

Hi, I think the Toms Hardware build guides are a pretty good place to start, to give a general idea on what parts to use in a build, so here is the link to the latest (from October this year): https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-pc-builds,4390.html Now i would also say it is worth looking at s...
by ZakGordon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Fanless Desktops
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Fanless Desktops

I was (am still) a fan of the silent pc website. Shame it is no longer really updated. Anyway i think these things always come down to heat. If you have a system that produces low heat you can (and should) go with a silent build (fanless etc). However if you have a powerful system that generates lot...
by ZakGordon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: System Hardware Monitoring Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: System Hardware Monitoring Tool

looks nice, and thanks for the info :)

I use hardinfo (from the Mint Software Manager) to provide detailed info on my Linux Mint systems, and this looks like a great tool to add to that. Did you use the 'Debian' package download for LM19?
by ZakGordon
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox issues - latest update (62.0.3)
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Firefox issues - latest update (62.03)

....use the Profile Manager to create a new profile. If the problem goes away, you can then move your bookmarks and other important settings into the new profile. firefox --ProfileManager ProfileManager wont show up if Firefox is open (even if its broken/hidden), so killall firefox first. Good luck...
by ZakGordon
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox issues - latest update (62.0.3)
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Firefox issues - latest update (62.03)

i suggest trying firefox -safe-mode OK did that and after got a bunch of stuff like this in the console: (firefox:3771): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed Like about 20 odd lines of various stuff with 'failed' at the end, but i did get the pop up to st...
by ZakGordon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Avast Antivirus
Replies: 27
Views: 1447

Re: Avast Antivirus

"Do i need an antivirus in Linux?" Not really,not for most users that do normal stuff on their home PC's. And yes they can indeed be used as vectors for attacks (from super clever hackers). However most users will not be the attention of such targeted attacks, and if for example you find you do a lo...
by ZakGordon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox issues - latest update (62.0.3)
Replies: 6
Views: 282

[SOLVED] Firefox issues - latest update (62.0.3)

I had been able to run the previous Firefox (62.0), but after yesterday's (or the day before?) update it just won't launch at all. It starts the process (I can see it in System Monitor) but before any window opens it shuts itself down and the process closes. Anyone else seeing the same issue? I noti...
by ZakGordon
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fan control and heat issues
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Fan control and heat issues

1. How can I check if the system detects my fans? 2. How can I control the fan speeds? 3.Why does the laptop warm up even when it's in locked mode and the lid is closed? One would expect it to stay cool... Hi, i usually post in threads about heat issues. If you check my posts you will find a range ...
by ZakGordon
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: software manager won't open
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: software manager won't open

im completely new to linux and i dont know what to do. Don't worry, we all were at some point, and if like me you came from a mostly Microsoft background Linux can seem very difficult at the start. So where xenopeek says to "open the terminal", you can do this easily by going into the 'Menu' button...
by ZakGordon
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] private browser?
Replies: 69
Views: 973

Re: private browser?

So what is the difference between the Chromium that comes with Linux Mint and that ungoogled-chromium?

I thought the Chromium project was a separate open source project that had little to do with Google Chrome, other than supplying the base that Chrome is built on?
by ZakGordon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] private browser?
Replies: 69
Views: 973

Re: private browser?

I will definitely check the chromium browser. Do you know any other open-source browsers like chromium? Also, is chromium as resource intensive as chrome, or not? Cause I don't wanna put stress on my poor computer. Palemoon is open source (based on Firefox, but an older version): https://www.palemo...
by ZakGordon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] private browser?
Replies: 69
Views: 973

Re: private browser?

You don't even trust open-source browsers where you can go and verify exactly what they do, so nothing else can be suggested to you. https://www.chromium.org/ Yeah. There IS a difference (an important one) between Open Source (by it's nature a software that anyone can see full source code for) like...
by ZakGordon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] private browser?
Replies: 69
Views: 973

Re: private browser?

https://iridiumbrowser.de/ I've had that bookmarked for about a year now. I have no idea how it is, not having been able to work out the install steps (ex-windows user, too new to Linux currently), but if you are technically proficient it might be worth a look? Do let us know if it works for you (an...

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