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by Huecuva
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken

Well, then I guess they're both broken. I think the lock screen is a little more broken than the login screen. As far as my HTPC goes, I can tell when it's the wireless keyboard acting up and not the lock screen being broken. If the characters are showing up intermittently and I can still backspace,...
by Huecuva
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken

For further evidence that my sketchy wireless keyboard is not the issue, I just installed Mint 19.2 Cinnamon on my uncle's new rig using an Adesso USB keyboard/trackpad. The very first time it booted up after installation I typed the password into the login screen and no characters were displayed, y...
by Huecuva
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Does Mint actually work on AMD hardware?
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Does Mint actually work on AMD hardware?

Wow. I hadn't checked this thread in a while. Thanks for all your responses guys. However, it seems like I'm back at square one. For some reason, nomodeset is no longer working to get me to a desktop environment from which I can install the OS. I've tried both Cinnamon and MATE and neither is loadin...
by Huecuva
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19.1
Replies: 55
Views: 10745

Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19.1

Thanks for responding, Byke. As it turns out, the kernel in Mint LTS at the time the devs created their installer .iso did not support these newer Ryzens and the installer hasn't been updated with the new drivers. I was able to find an updated tutorial regarding that nomodeset command and that was a...
by Huecuva
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Does Mint actually work on AMD hardware?
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Does Mint actually work on AMD hardware?

Thank you ernie dingbat. I had found a much older tutorial regarding the nomodeset thing but it wasn't as clear and I was doing it wrong so it wasn't working. Now that I have a GUI booting I can finally get the OS installed and get a newer kernel that will support this CPU. I had also found that thr...
by Huecuva
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19.1
Replies: 55
Views: 10745

Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19.1

Hi, sorry to dredge up an old thread but this is very relevant to my current issue. I've just finished building a Ryzen 5 2400G rig with 16GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM and an MSI B450M Bazooka V2 motherboard which I've updated to the latest BIOS. I can't even get Mint to load past the live USB boot m...
by Huecuva
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Does Mint actually work on AMD hardware?
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Does Mint actually work on AMD hardware?

I've had weird Window focus issues in the past with my Ryzen 7 1800X in Mint 19.2 Cinnamon. Now I've just finished building my uncle's new computer with a Ryzen 5 2400G and an MSI B450M Bazooka V2 motherboard and it will not even load the OS. It boots the USB and then when I tell the boot menu to lo...
by Huecuva
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken

What happens if you do this manually? In Linux Mint that can be done with the key combination (Lock screen immediately) Ctrl-Alt-L Unlock screen:Enter key + User password + enter Displayed my entire password in the password dialog. ISTM, the most important test is whether you have the problem with ...
by Huecuva
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken

Alright so initially disabling the lock screen, rebooting and re-enabling seemed to have fixed the problem, but it it didn't last. I still haven't paid too much attention to when it occurs, but it does seem to be when the machine sits locked for long periods of time, I will go to unlock it and nothi...
by Huecuva
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken

It's good to know I'm not the only one dealing with this continuous and varied lock screen B.S. I really wish the Cinnamon devs could fix it. I honestly haven't paid too much attention to what circumstances are currently in effect when my lock screen password field fails to display the password in f...
by Huecuva
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken

Nobody has any thoughts on why this might be occurring?
by Huecuva
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon lock screen is always broken
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Cinnamon lock screen is always broken

It doesn't seem to matter which version of Mint I'm using, the Cinnamon lock screen is always broken in one way or another. Whether it completely freezes and won't unlock or it just doesn't lock at all or there's some other issue, it's always broken. My current issue is that when my PC locks, it won...
by Huecuva
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kswapd0 CPU spikes
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Kswapd0 CPU spikes

Just because, here is the output of my inxi -Fxz command. I'm pretty sure the problem is swapping, maybe someone else has other ideas? System: Host: htpc-pc Kernel: 4.15.0-65-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic...
by Huecuva
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Is it still possible to install Wine to use Excel?
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: (SOLVED) Is it still possible to install Wine to use Excel?

I used LibreOffice Calc for about a year at one of my previous jobs and I used Excel for about 6 years at my last job. LibreOffice makes a few things easier than Excel, but they're very very similar and whatever you learn in Excel can be used in Calc with minimal adaptation. Except for macros, appar...
by Huecuva
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kswapd0 CPU spikes
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Kswapd0 CPU spikes

Hey all. I'm not sure if this is a n00b question or not so I'm putting it here. Occasionally my HTPC will freeze up and I have to wait for it to finish doing its thing. Sometimes it will freeze up to the point where I need to manually press the reset button and reboot it in order to get it moving ag...
by Huecuva
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Tricks for Older Netbook?
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Tricks for Older Netbook?

I also have one of these old netbooks. Mine is a Dell. It came with an 8GB SSD and Windows XP. Can you believe that? 8GB! Not nearly big enough. I bought a new SSD for it (16GB) and put Mint xfce on it. I would recommend xfce if you want to continue using Mint. Also, I don't know about yours but the...
by Huecuva
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lock screen broken again.
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Lock screen broken again.

Nobody? Is there any particular information that would help figure this out?
by Huecuva
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> GUI convenience
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: <SOLVED> GUI convenience

So what I'm describing is mainly a Cinnamon problem, then. I only use xfce on my laptops and their batteries are all dead because I haven't used them in over a year so I don't remember exactly but I recall xfce being frustrating in a similar manner. I could be wrong. If this issue is specific to Cin...
by Huecuva
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] To update or not to update
Replies: 31
Views: 1186

Re: To update or not to update

I will keep that in mind. Also, if the software manager doesn't remove dependencies, isn't that a little counter-intuitive? If Mint and Cinnamon are supposed to be so user friendly that anyone can use them, a lot of people are going to have problems uninstalling things. The software manager can inst...

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