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by Ascaris
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?

I don't have an Optimus laptop. The OP has a discrete Nvidia, which nearly always means Optimus, but my laptop (the Swift) is a Apollo Lake SoC model with Intel integrated graphics only. That's the one I have been testing for this thread. The other laptop in my sig is straight Nvidia, no Intel integ...
by Ascaris
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?

The first microcode release for my laptop (Acer Swift 1) was released by Ubuntu on the 24th of August, 2018, which was after I'd already switched to Xfce because of the battery life issue. I first noticed the issue and posted in the thread August 9. This laptop never got a Spectre microcode update, ...
by Ascaris
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?

DraxNS, That's interesting. even in XFCE, you get the poor battery life. By what you wrote, it seems that you installed Xfce into an existing Mint Cinnamon setup, right? Whatever bit is slurping up that battery in Cinnamon (Muffin?) is still there on your computer, it seems. Installing a new DE isn'...
by Ascaris
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?

Andy, It may be the same desktop environment in both releases (and I would strongly suspect it is) in the OP's PC, but knowing whether it's Mate, Xfce, or Cinnamon in both cases tells us a lot. If the problem is Cinnamon having gotten even more power hungry, we would expect that other DEs would have...
by Ascaris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?

Andy, Given that on my laptop that has the same issue, Cinnamon is always listed in the top few entries in System Monitor in Mint 19 when sorted by CPU usage (meaning it never drops to 0), while in 18.3 it would sometimes appear for a few seconds and then disappear into the sea of 0s, the same way t...
by Ascaris
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Getting rid of overlay scrollbars
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: Getting rid of overlay scrollbars

Found the solution. It involves setting the environment variable GTK_OVERLAY_SCROLLING to 0.

https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=10881
by Ascaris
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Getting rid of overlay scrollbars
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Getting rid of overlay scrollbars

I just switched to Mint Xfce from Mint Cinnamon, and I would like to know how to get rid of the overlay scrollbars in the various "X" programs (Xed, Xreader, etc). I remember the setting in Cinnamon's Settings, but I can't find anything similar in Xfce. How do I get rid of these horrible things?
by Ascaris
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Higher power consumption LM19 compared to LM18?

What desktop environment are you using? I recently bought an Acer Swift 1 laptop, which comes with Windows 10. Naturally, I immediately installed Linux Mint on it (Cinnamon x64, 18.3). When Mint 19 came out, I performed the upgrade. I hadn't really used the battery much before I upgraded to 19, but ...
by Ascaris
Fri May 25, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 155
Views: 7685

Re: When did you come to Linux?

First tried Linux in the form of Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn," on my old Compaq laptop (Turion single core CPU, 15 inch 5:4), which I still have and still works, btw (now with Mint Xfce 32-bit 18.3). I knew nothing of Linux, but was able to get wifi and everything else I can think of working, which was a bi...
by Ascaris
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba throughput slow from client end when mounted through Nemo
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Samba throughput slow from client end when mounted through Nemo

Keithrboz, Thanks, I will take a look at that. Altair4, It is faster when I specify SMB3 as you suggest, but still short of the speed with the CIFS mount or Windows (as you suggested it would be). With my 300 mbit wireless-N connection, I get around 12 MB/s with the Nemo mount (GVFS) and SMB1. With ...
by Ascaris
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba throughput slow from client end when mounted through Nemo
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Samba throughput slow from client end when mounted through Nemo

Mint 18.3 x64, three different PCs (Core 2 Duo, Sandy Bridge i5, Braswell Celeron N), all with the same issue. I have been struggling with this one for a while. I've searched and read a ton of posts about it at various Linux-related sites, and none of the advice (like setting socket options and othe...
by Ascaris
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Video Tearing, GPU Driver?
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Video Tearing, GPU Driver?

In order to get rid of the screen tearing, you will need to enable hardware acceleration on Firefox or Opera. I know that, by default, hardware acceleration is blocked on Linux in Firefox, and I've read that Google does the same thing in Chrome. Since Opera is based on the same Chromium engine as Ch...
by Ascaris
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: FireFox 57 getting slow
Replies: 24
Views: 2555

Re: FireFox 57 getting slow

HW_COMPOSITING: blocked by default: Acceleration blocked by platform That's it there. Hardware acceleration is disabled on Linux across the board by default, as far as I know. To enable it, toggle this pref to true in about:config: layers.acceleration.force-enabled Also, you might try enabling thes...
by Ascaris
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: <Solved>How to disable touchpad when plugging in cable mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: How to disable touchpad when plugging in cable mouse

Inputplug may work for that. It creates a small daemon that listens for input devices being plugged in or unplugged, and it fires a script of your choice when that happens. You'd have to write a script to act on the mouse event (I don't know offhand what would do that), but that will at least get yo...
by Ascaris
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 2622

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

I'm using Waterfox 56 (test version) in Mint right now! This version, like Waterfox in general, is outstanding. It's a Firefox fork that will continue to support XUL and the old addons (as well as the new ones), and a few other changes (pocket removed, telemetry removed, NPAPI plugins are still supp...
by Ascaris
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to get xed to stop parsing escape codes in copy/paste?
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Is it possible to get xed to stop parsing escape codes in copy/paste?

Hello, Tried searching for this, but the forum won't let me search for "xed" since it only has three letters... that's kind of an odd restriction, isn't it? I am trying to edit a Mozilla Thunderbird prefs.js file in xed. Specifically, I am attempting to copy and replace pathnames embedded within the...
by Ascaris
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How can I type a path/filename in a load dialog?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: How can I type a path/filename in a load dialog?

Thanks, that works! But why doesn't the actual pref that exists for this purpose... you know, work? Seems like that would be the most logical way.
by Ascaris
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How can I type a path/filename in a load dialog?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

How can I type a path/filename in a load dialog?

Using Mint 18 Cinnamon, I can't seem to find a way to type (or cut/paste) a filename into the load file dialog (in this case, for xed, although most everything else shares the same issue). The save dialog has a place for that, but not the load one. All it shows is what it calls the path bar (breadcr...
by Ascaris
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: UPDATE Linux Mint 18, Cinnamon ... cannot create desktop link ... how to?
Replies: 10
Views: 3958

Re: UPDATE Linux Mint 18, Cinnamon ... cannot create desktop link ... how to?

You just want a link, right? It doesn't have to be a desktop launcher for that, if all you want is a link. Just drag the file from the USB drive to the desktop as if you were going to copy it there, but don't release the mouse button. Press CTRL and SHIFT on the keyboard, then release the mouse butt...
by Ascaris
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Mobile OS ?
Replies: 51
Views: 5958

Re: Mint Mobile OS ?

I think that one of the main features of Mint is that it's not mobile or touch-oriented. Microsoft failed miserably in their attempt to have one UI for desktops and mobiles in Windows 8. While mobile device users generally thought it was great, desktop users hated it. So then we got Windows 10, whic...

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