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by Arch_Enemy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??
Replies: 87
Views: 2551

Re: At heart, I'm a Debiant

P.S. Desktop Linux has a very very low public profile. Amazing, the number of people I encounter who have no idea of alternatives to MS and Apple. It's almost everyone. I always recommend Mint to users exasperated by Windows and who don't need specialized commercial software. Those who follow throu...
by Arch_Enemy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 153
Views: 5798

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Bolle1961 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Melancholy Man, From the Moody Blues album A Question Of Balance, 1970
https://youtu.be/tYIYIVG64C4
Nice one, James!

Wow...a Mellotron!!!!
by Arch_Enemy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint
Replies: 46
Views: 1363

Re: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint

rene wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:29 pm
Arch_Enemy wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:34 pm
Already been done! It's called "Arch".
Well, no; if there's anything that Arch is not, it's innovative. I'd steer OP to e.g. https://getsol.us/home/
Apparently, it's about the only one I haven't tried yet! :wink:
by Arch_Enemy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 476
Views: 15034

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

MurphCID wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Back in the windows days I seem to recall ATI drivers being a bit of a pain to update compared to Nvidia.
Then you can imagine what it was like trying to get them working in Linux! :shock:
by Arch_Enemy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 153
Views: 5798

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Well...I don't like to brag, but...

One of the best jobs I ever did (bass...)

https://www.reverbnation.com/thecrybabi ... n-disguise
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 476
Views: 15034

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

An aside for you: my next to the last ATi card. It was giving me issues, especially with acceleration, but one day I booted the computer and saw the Graphics BIOS splash. You young folks won't know what I'm talking about, but there was a text splash when the video BIOS loaded. ATi had a multicoloure...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 476
Views: 15034

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

So, aside from printers, can we say another thing that sends beginners back to Windows is NVIDIA? Among those having problem getting Linux to work on their machines, the most common issue I have read is incompatible NVIDIA drivers. The funny thing is when I tried searching for graphics card recomme...
by Arch_Enemy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: grub-mkrescue, xorriso and file size
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: grub-mkrescue, xorriso and file size

Hi, > You mean MS finally got beyond the 4G limitation? That's what i learn from hearsay. > If I remember correctly, the only reason there IS a 4G limitation > is because no one is ever going to create a 4G file There is a technical reason why it needs some extra brain. An ISO 9660 (aka ECMA-119) d...
by Arch_Enemy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 174
Views: 9163

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I was adequately proficient in DOS, and pretty good in Windows 95-7 (even hacking registry). Windows 10 is beyond my minor skills. I just wish I had more time to learn linux deeply. I was a batch file wizard. Built menus and automation for menial tasks in minutes. I can't seem to translate that suc...
by Arch_Enemy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 174
Views: 9163

Re: When did you come to Linux?

... bought a ZiP drive the minute the store I was working for at the time got them. We had a store in front and a service dept in the rear. Great little thing! One hundred megabytes on something the size of a floppy! Zip drives were great, until you got the dreaded Click of Death... :cry: I never g...
by Arch_Enemy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: grub-mkrescue, xorriso and file size
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: grub-mkrescue, xorriso and file size

Hi, the reason why the mkisofs emulation of xorriso by default refuses on files of >= 4 GiB is that some operating systems cannot handle such files in mounted ISO 9660 filesystems. Among them are the BSDs and Solaris. The Linux kernel and MS-Windows seem to do it right. Have a nice day :) Thomas Yo...
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: grub-mkrescue, xorriso and file size
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: grub-mkrescue, xorriso and file size

And the answer is....

append --iso-level 3 at the end of the grub-mkrescue command.

Everything is right with the world again.
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 476
Views: 15034

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

A great thread. Corporate world wants things to work so their employees don't have to be computer whizzes...nail on the head there. Bingo. I pay my staff to meet my objectives, not somebody else's objectives. I am now only using Windows to print my photos, because Canon ceased development of Linux ...
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: grub-mkrescue, xorriso and file size
Replies: 5
Views: 106

grub-mkrescue, xorriso and file size

I'm making another "Mint Stick" for a friend of mine, and he needs a LOT of stuff in it...audio, video and photography. He wants to either be able to install it or use it on the fly on a laptop so he can have all the same software available. I followed the instructions I've used for years and when I...
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: No Audio After New Monitor & GFX Card
Replies: 34
Views: 471

Re: No Audio After New Monitor & GFX Card

All right. We've been going about this the wrong way. You don't want HDMI sound, but you're not showing Built-in sound available. Check your BIOS to see if sound is disabled there while I think of other things to try. I'm sorry if I came off to want HDMI sound. I thought we both had an understandin...
by Arch_Enemy
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: FFMPEG HVEC NVEC and CUDA
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: FFMPEG HVEC NVEC and CUDA

PS: Remove

Code: Select all

--enable-nvresize
from the configuration. It appears to have been removed.
by Arch_Enemy
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: FFMPEG HVEC NVEC and CUDA
Replies: 1
Views: 135

FFMPEG HVEC NVEC and CUDA

I have spent the last 2 weeks trying to build a system for a friend with a recording studio. Audio was just fine, but since he has a fairly high-end older NVIDIA card he wanted to have his videos encoded with HEVC. HEVC is rather CPU intensive unless you go with the lower resolutions, so I decided t...
by Arch_Enemy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Home folder
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Home folder

Hi How can I force Linux Mint 19 Tara to save all downloads and files in a home folder on an external hd? Thanks in advance Osmario How are you downloading? If it's over a browser, they usually have a setting for where to save. In Firefox, it's in Preferences...Files and applications. You can eithe...
by Arch_Enemy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint
Replies: 46
Views: 1363

Re: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint

Already been done! It's called "Arch". Well, no; if there's anything that Arch is not, it's innovative. I'd steer OP to e.g. https://getsol.us/home/ It's configurable, and you can get just about any package ever developed for Linux to run with a little massaging. It's also a pain in the :shock: ss,...

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