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by ZakGordon
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Overheating after desktop's been turned on for a long time
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Overheating after desktop's been turned on for a long time

I had just spent 450 dollars 3 years ago on that best CPU AMD had at the time (other than those for servers which are made to be paired up like Xeons). On top of the desktop is a rather large hole that came with the box, to push the air out of the box. Yet, right now the desktop since a week , is N...
by ZakGordon
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why is computer fan blowing & overheating in "suspend"??
Replies: 19
Views: 544

Re: Why is computer fan blowing & overheating in "suspend"??

monitor your temps closely. I have had over-heating issues on both laptops i run Mint on, one is manageable (max 70-80 degrees C), the other got so hot it auto-shutdown at 102 degrees C! That laptop eventually died. So proceed with caution and investigate your temps situation.
by ZakGordon
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best Current Browser Options for 32bit Mint users?
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Best Current Browser Options for 32bit Mint users?

So my wife likes her facebook games, and that had been working ok on the current browsers she had installed until recently. Mostly Slimjet was used, but now some of those games seem to have a problem running at full functionality and it seems it is likely a browser issue. Browsers tried so far: Pale...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Differences between versions / editions? [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 1945

Re: Differences between versions / editions?

Does Linux Mint or Ubuntu or any other Linux OS have a "Device Manager" such as in Windows? I was looking and only found everything separate which showed if it was recognized and had a driver. Not really, and as an ex-windows user myself i found that difficult to deal with. I used the 'So...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: OK to use latest version on legacy h/w? (circa 2004)
Replies: 23
Views: 625

Re: OK to use latest version on legacy h/w? (circa 2004)

Discreet GPU's have been my only issue really, getting the correct drivers to work etc. I run a 32 bit 17.1 Cinnamon on older hardware (probably in the same age group as the PC you plan to use it on), and while these are both laptops and both should probably be running XFCE (the 'Centrino' CPU is pr...
by ZakGordon
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Chromium pages show untrusted (hint?)
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Chromium pages show untrusted

Version 59.0.3071.109 (Developer Build) Built on Ubuntu , running on LinuxMint 17.1 (32-bit) I'm using cinnamon and that's what i get in the 'about chromium' section, and no connection issues like you seem to be getting. I don't use Chromium much in truth, it's sort of a back-up browser. You could ...
by ZakGordon
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]My Newbie question of the Month: How to copy a file to another location?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: My Newbie question of the Month: How to copy a file to another location?

You need to do cd Downloads (relative path) ....... Now reissue the command. Ah ok thanks that was what i needed to do, and even after running the command and getting no readout ('file copied' or whatever) the new file had indeed gone into the correct Slimjet directory and replaced the old. Thanks ...
by ZakGordon
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]My Newbie question of the Month: How to copy a file to another location?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

[SOLVED]My Newbie question of the Month: How to copy a file to another location?

So i have been using the Slimjet browser for a while now, mostly for viewing youtube content as it seems to handle that better that Firefox (last time i checked). Anyway i just installed the latest version of Slimjet using the .deb package (this seems to work best for Linux Mint even though on the S...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 8702

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

Just a little update on some of the specifics people have been noticing with a Ryzen build, this one a more detailed look at memory that works as intended: https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-ryzen-7-agesa-1006-performance-update-review,9.html And here is a list of those that 'passed' with tha...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 8702

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

I would actually argue the opposite of your RAM argument. I have always used RAM at a lower clock than the advertised speeds. This adds longevity to the component. This same reason is why I do not overclock my CPU's anymore. OC'ing is in general always for the 'leet gaming crowd', and as those are ...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]'NOT AUTHENTICATED' warning during Updates for last week or so.
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: 'NOT AUTHENTICATED' warning during Updates for last week or so.

I had changed my default (Main) installed Software Sources about six months ago, as i'd been having the 'NOT AUTHENTICATED' issue on the defaults. My 'Main'(rebecca) is set at http://mirror6.layerjet.com/linuxmint/packages. My 'Base'(trusty) is set at http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu I'll have a go ...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 8702

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

An SSD for boot makes a nice difference to general system snappiness, but i also keep my really important data on traditional HDD's, only using HGST currently as they have the best endurance in the business currently (and the best warranty time). My Ryzen build will be a dual-boot (rather than going...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Searched top Linux distros...
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: Searched top Linux distros...

These are the top five links i get using the search term 'Top Linux Distros' in Duckduckgo: 1. https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major 2. http://www.cio.com/article/3166211/linux/best-linux-distros-for-2017.html 3. https://www.linux.com/news/learn/sysadmin/best-linux-distributions-2017 4. h...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]'NOT AUTHENTICATED' warning during Updates for last week or so.
Replies: 2
Views: 156

[SOLVED]'NOT AUTHENTICATED' warning during Updates for last week or so.

Mint 17.1 Cinnamon. I have 4 level 3 Updates: eglibc klibc nss openvpn During the update procedure i get a 'NOT AUTHENTICATED' warning for the following: libc-bin libc6 libnss3-1d libnss3-nssdb libnss3 multiarch-support klibc-utils libklibc openvpn This kind of thing has happened before, but usually...
by ZakGordon
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 8702

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

After quite a bit of digging around i found this youtube review of the various current B350 mobo's and their VRM issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGrxhf_xZWI It seems for a Ryzen 7 or if OC'ing a Ryzen 5 hard, you might need to use the X370 boards over the current B350's, especially if water ...
by ZakGordon
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 8702

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

I'm probably going to join the Ryzen revolution soon too. Normally i use Gigabyte motherboards but i've read they don't work well with Linux. So my main issue is working out what motherboard people suggest to work with a Linux Mint and Ryzen build (that may also end up as a dual-boot with Windows 7)...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved]my laptop runs too hot it turns off[/solved]
Replies: 26
Views: 715

Re: my laptop runs to hot it turns off

Hi Reaccion Raul, Your issue sounds familiar! My anecdotal evidence (just based on the two systems i have Mint installed on) is that yes, Linux Mint can run your PC/laptop hotter than when running that same hardware under Windows. I know this as i dual-boot Mint with Windows and so have a direct com...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: linux mint overheating laptop fan intermittent
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: linux mint overheating laptop fan intermittent

I started to go down the same route you are trying. I gave up and just developed the method i posted about above. I was never able to find a software solution in Linux to fully be able to control CPU and GPU fans. It is easy under windows (numerous utilities can do it), but there just does not seem ...
by ZakGordon
Wed May 31, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using Linux with HDMI cable to TV
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Using Linux with HDMI cable to TV

To get my laptop to display on a TV screen using the HDMI cable i do these steps: 1. Have the laptop and TV turned on ready to go. Disconnect one end of the HDMI cable (it is normally in use on my desktop PC) and plug it into the laptop HDMI socket. 2. Then select on the Mint Desktop 'Menu>Preferenc...
by ZakGordon
Tue May 30, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: linux mint overheating laptop fan intermittent
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: linux mint overheating laptop fan intermittent

ok, well you can use Psensor to give you alerts when it hits certain temps. I have mine to do that at 80 degrees C. It won't start any fans or anything like that, it is just a monitoring tool. Once i get an alert i do as i mentioned before. I quit what i'm doing and 'Log Out' from the system which t...

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