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by English Invader
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux on desktop is taking a sudden leap forward
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: Lenovo will ship Thinkpads with Fedora

I just saw an article in my news feed (from Forbes, I believe) that they're also bundling Ubuntu. I think that's a much better step. However, I think LM would be even better. But, hey... what do I know? I think LM would be the best choice all round but, at the same time, it's a commercial step that...
by English Invader
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ideas on Budget Laptops...
Replies: 29
Views: 1376

Re: Ideas on Budget Laptops...

There are sometimes deals to be had on eBay. A few years back, I scored a desktop system with 4GB RAM and a dual core AMD processor (2.3GHz) for £30 as a local pick up. It came in a very nice contemporary Gaming PC case and all I had to was remove the Windows 7, plug in my trusty Radeon HD5450 graph...
by English Invader
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Survey on package freshness.
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Survey on package freshness.

"Freshness" seems a rather strange word to use; "fresh" as in "fresh carrots" or "fresh broccoli" doesn't make a lot of sense to me in relation to Linux development. All I care about is that the packages are stable and that I can run the programs I want; whether they're "fresh" or not is irrelevant ...
by English Invader
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rummaging around and ......
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Rummaging around and ......

I found this back in a corner. Think it is time to take a peek, see if anything important is still on it, and send it to HDD heaven. I've got you beat. Yesterday, I removed a 20MB hard drive from my Amiga 600 and replaced it with an IDE to CF adaptor and a 4GB CF card. And 20GB hard drives aren't u...
by English Invader
Mon May 25, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: SOLVED-Newcomers to Linux Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Newcomers to Linux Mint

Sure. So help that person along by giving your own advantages as you have experienced them? I'd like to add that most forums (whether about Linux Mint or anything else) operate on a pay it forward basis. People help you at first and then you help other people when you can. I like it when I'm in a p...
by English Invader
Wed May 20, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Can we play gta 5 in linux
Replies: 8
Views: 3437

Re: Can we play gta 5 in linux

Why would you want to? I couldn't think of any system I would rather play it on than my XBox 360. Pre-configured install that takes minutes for fully optimised graphics and sound v hours of tinkering for inevitable lagging, bugs and system crashes. Hmm, let me think... Don't get me wrong. I like Win...
by English Invader
Sat May 16, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Emulators & Gamepads
Replies: 10
Views: 2758

Re: Emulators & Gamepads

I saw on Google all the DIY projects people have done with Raspberry Pi and emulators (Pitendo?), and it does look like a cool solution! Probably not powerful enough to run N64 and higher though... I'm actually in the middle of making my own Amiga mini with a Raspberry Pi (3B+). I'm using a distro ...
by English Invader
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: graphics card for Linux, Nvidia or AMD?
Replies: 17
Views: 5404

Re: graphics card for Linux, Nvidia or AMD?

I didn't even think this was a debate anymore. The last I heard, AMD stopped offering proprietary drivers for Linux and that was the end as far as AMD and Linux gaming were concerned. I spent a lot of time configuring old PC games to work on Mint 17.2 through Wine and, for the most part, I was succe...
by English Invader
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Nestopia not running on 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Nestopia not running on 19.3 Cinnamon

Just starting to get used to Retroarch. Now that I've figured out how to get my gamepad mapped properly, it's not so bad. Just had a few celebratory rounds of Gun.Smoke. Thanks very much.
by English Invader
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Nestopia not running on 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Nestopia not running on 19.3 Cinnamon

I managed to get Nestopia running through Retroarch but the frontend loses a lot of emulator-specific configuration options and it's just not the same. I'm trying to compile from source from the source tar file from the Nestopia UE site. I've got as far as identifying and installing the dependencies...
by English Invader
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Finally got round to upgrading from 17.2
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Re: Finally got round to upgrading from 17.2

I don't have any questions at the moment (still processing!) but thank you for that.
by English Invader
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Nestopia not running on 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Nestopia not running on 19.3 Cinnamon

This is an emulator that's always run before no questions asked but as soon as I choose a game on 19.3 it just goes back to the desktop. Anyone here managed to get it running on 19.3 and know what I'm missing?
by English Invader
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Finally got round to upgrading from 17.2
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Finally got round to upgrading from 17.2

Yes, it finally happened. As of today, I finally got a storage solution together to transfer my content over to the new OS and it feels like I've got a whole new computer at my fingertips :D . I'm on 19.3 Cinnamon Edition. What's the deal with these "snapshots" that the OS is encouraging me to imple...
by English Invader
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 30
Views: 2723

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

I'm using a PC that I got for £30 as a local pick up from eBay. It came in a lovely CIT Vantage case and has 4GB RAM, AMD dual core processor (2.3 GHz) and onboard Nvidia graphics. All I had to do was plug in my trusty HD5450 graphics card and wipe the Windows 7 for Mint. This has been my main syste...
by English Invader
Mon May 28, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth

Thank you for your help. I've been trying to install the emulator through dpkg but it doesn't even recognise Fusion as a .deb file (the properties tab describes it as "application/x-executable). I also tried installing it as a .gtk file to no avail. What program did you use? Edit: I just tried a SNE...
by English Invader
Sun May 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth

Bluetooth picks the speakers up just fine and picks up the sound for everything else (YouTube, Spotify, DVDs, other emulators) but Kega Fusion (a Sega emulator) is only picked up when I use a cable. The problem is solely with one program and I'm hoping it can be solved with a bit of fine tuning to e...
by English Invader
Sun May 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Kega Fusion and Bluetooth

I recently acquired a pair of these speakers: https://www.kitsound.co.uk/product/speakers/home-audio-systems/reunion-wireless-bookshelf-speakers I've been very happy with them and have successfully used them with a range of devices throughout my home but if I try to use KF with a BT connection on my...
by English Invader
Sat May 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 8244

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

I wasn't too impressed with some of the non-classical recordings though, for example several of the tracks on "Queen - Greatest Hits II" are truncated to fit them on the CD. Luckily the vinyl release wasn't butchered in this way. It's funny that you should cite Queen in support of vinyl. Their last...
by English Invader
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 8244

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

I do still occasionally play CDs (mostly my Kevin Bloody Wilson collection when driving, sure helps lighten the mood with all the muppets on the roads these days). He's a bit of a guilty pleasure for me as well. My dad had a tape that he used to play in the car sometimes (much to my mum's chagrin) ...
by English Invader
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 8244

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

I have an extensive CD collection going back 20 years and, although I recently started exploring vinyl, most of my nostalgic connections are with CD. I don't buy for a minute that CD isn't collectable; some CDs come in very desirable box sets and it's also a much more durable format than vinyl. I fi...

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