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by Arch_Enemy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: No Audio After New Monitor & GFX Card
Replies: 13
Views: 56

Re: No Audio After New Monitor & GFX Card

Go to ALSA control (if you have the volume on your slider, right click and choose "Sound Preferences" On the Input tab select the Monitor of (your graphics card). On the Output tab select the graphics card audio, and see if one says "plugged in" in the Selector drop down. Go to the Hardware Tab and ...
by Arch_Enemy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??
Replies: 44
Views: 700

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

I'm just curious to know the reasons why you ended up installing Linux Mint over/along Windows or Mac? I saw a video from a software engineer saying that Linux wasn't the best option for people working in IT because it lacked some important tools like Adobe premiere and photoshop. I don't work in I...
by Arch_Enemy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3..again
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: USB 3..again

Apparently, Kernel 4.15.0-35 deals with this issue. I think. I haven't tried it yet.
by Arch_Enemy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smart?
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Smart?

I have a smart phone, I use it for telephone calls. I detest text messages. What takes 10 minutes of back and forth in TXT SPK could usuall be handled with a 30 second phone call and that includes looking up the number to dial it! Even the camera only gets used for unimportant stuff, Usually for wh...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Don't buy Asrock
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Don't buy Asrock

ASRock is an ASUS 'subsidiary' Not for a very long time now. ASRock is part of Pegatron Corporation. While the latter was originally founded by Asustek Computers Inc (the ones who do the motherboards), it was spun-off in 2010 and Asustek Computers Inc now only holds 17.16% of Pegatron and is gradua...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3..again
Replies: 1
Views: 96

USB 3..again

I am having a devil of a time with Mint 19.1 and USB 3 devices. If I pulg more than one USB 3 device onto the USB 3 bus it gives me all kinds of problems. System is an Intel Mobo with Renasis 3.0 USB interface. Plugging more then one USB 3.0 device into the same bus causes the system to freeze and n...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Don't buy Asrock
Replies: 20
Views: 655

Re: Don't buy Asrock

A lot of people with ASUS products (ASRock is an ASUS 'subsidiary') have reported having problems wiht Linus istallations. Someone should cotact them and tell them to SMARTEN UP! I remember the "Good old days" when if you wanted to build a rock-solid system you would sell them an ASUS Motherboard. S...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Canon PIXMA TS8150 driver capabilities
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Canon PIXMA TS8150 driver capabilities

OK. I said that I would come back and report, and I just never quite got around to it. Never mind, I'm here now. The printer installed wonderfully well, using the driver supplied by Canon from their website. The printer works just fine (so far) and I'm much happier with it than I was with my previo...
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 428
Views: 12059

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

improper support for one. typically in a windows help forum you are presented with a solution and every step to apply said solution. in the linux forux peeps have a very nasty habit of say do /whatever, and /this, which is fine you have the commands to use but not where to put those commands. peeps...
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’
Replies: 47
Views: 20518

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed ‘Tessa’

I can't remember where I saw it, but I loaded up 19 on another drive, and did all the updates, and I'm sure I saw Mint 19.1 somewhere. Hmmm...got there and didn't even know it! :?
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 152
Views: 7602

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Driver support, yeah, I remember that nightmare. It is still hit and miss with certain wifi cards though. I just wish the UI was more attractive, and that it had iTunes support so I could transfer my wife and kids to Linux. Driver support...I was an "Early Adopter" and bought a ZiP drive the minute...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smart?
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Smart?

I'm so glad I read this thread and found that others think as I do. I'm 54, have been using personal computers when they first were available. I'm a trained computer tech, but... Because people come to me for advice/help/etc. about computers and other devices, I don't want another "smart" device to...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smart?
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Smart?

I have a smartphone, mainly for the ability to synchronize my contacts. If I ever loose the phone or it stops working, I can get my address book back in a few minutes on any other machine. A dumbphone would not allow it. I also use sometimes the GPS when I travel by car For all of the other functio...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Copy Protected DVD's + Cautionary Tale
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Copy Protected DVD's + Cautionary Tale

Load up h.265. More and more content providers are using it.
It's a PITA, unless you are running 19+, and even then you have to grab a copy from VLC. Not an easy task...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smart?
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Smart?

Well, that's an interesting point, coming from a swiss citizen. But even IF my quality nokia phone was made in UmpaLumpa ( and not in Switzerland) I still would enjoy that phone most if it just could do one thing properly. When I talk on the phone, I wanna talk and not worry about messages that my ...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smart?
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Smart?

I never joined the smart hype. And I will resist as long as I live. Since friends started using "smart" phones I only started losing messages more often between friends. Often the sender had forgotten to send the message at all, because he or she was to busy with trillion other things asking for hi...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x
Replies: 35
Views: 2117

Re: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x

Yup, still use the Newsgroups. I was looking at some newsgroups myself and I found most of them were either empty or full of spam and the moderated ones were so quiet they weren't worth checking. Are there actually good ones worth watching out there? You know what I remember from the old days? Arch...
by Arch_Enemy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x
Replies: 35
Views: 2117

Re: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x

Can't wait for Tessa to get here!

(she's my daughter, out on the West Coast. Should be home for Christmas...;) )
by Arch_Enemy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x
Replies: 35
Views: 2117

Re: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x

Standard LinuxMint Haas always run very well on my 2011 MBP. Over the years, I've always found Debian-based distros to be the most solid and stable of anything I've ever tried. My next laptop will either be a Purism one, or it will be done standard thing which then will be running LinuxMint as well...
by Arch_Enemy
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Resolved...sort of...]Finally had an Arch Moment with Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: [Resolved...sort of...]Finally had an Arch Moment with Mint

Back in the day, I used to get into all kinds of troubleshooting and lots of busy work in maintaining systems (primarily Mac OS systems) but in the modern era, system software either does a good enough job of keeping itself going (GNU+Linux, Mac OS X) or is just too endlessly involved (Windows 95 a...

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