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by English Invader
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to change cluster size when formatting a micro-SD card
Replies: 1
Views: 83

How to change cluster size when formatting a micro-SD card

I need to format a micro-SD card for exFAT with a 256 cluster size but there doesn't appear to be any setting for that in the Linux Mint disk manager. Is anyone able to recommend me a program that will allow me to do this on Linux Mint?
by English Invader
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell Latitude E6410 Webcam Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Dell Latitude E6410 Webcam Issue

I've looked around online and there is a driver called UVC but it's not available in the official software repository which makes me wary of installing it. Is anyone here able to vouch for it and provide instructions for installing? It's one of those programs that requires the user to compile from ...
by English Invader
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell Latitude E6410 Webcam Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Dell Latitude E6410 Webcam Issue

Thank you for your response, Marcia. I've tried guvcview and another program called Cheese but neither of them pick up a webcam. The information from the Dell website says that the E6410 shipped with an integrated webcam so the problem must lie at the Linux end: https://www.dell.com/downloads/global...
by English Invader
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell Latitude E6410 Webcam Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Dell Latitude E6410 Webcam Issue

I recently joined a local computer group that's using a GoToMeeting video conferencing service during the pandemic but while they were able to pick up my computer and hear me speak they couldn't pick up my laptop's webcam. All they got was a black screen. Obviously, I want to address this issue as s...
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: 1343

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: 1787

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: 342

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; wheth...
by English Invader
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rummaging around and ......
Replies: 22
Views: 978

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: 596

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: 4377

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: 3031

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: 21
Views: 7494

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: 479

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: 479

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: 550

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: 479

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: 550

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 m...
by English Invader
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 30
Views: 3203

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: 1655

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 ...
by English Invader
Sun May 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Kega Fusion and Bluetooth
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

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...

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