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by unfa
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Windows stop redrawing, unless I move them
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Windows stop redrawing, unless I move them

I've started having this strange issue on two unrelated machines running Linux Mint 18.2. One machine is at my work, another one in my home studio. The problem is that different X11 windows will stop redrawing randomly. Sometimes it's the Plasma Panel, sometimes it's Firefox, sometimes Ardour or LMM...
by unfa
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Using Intel GPU for display and Nvidia GPU for CUDA
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Using Intel GPU for display and Nvidia GPU for CUDA

I'm also have a thread on Nvidia forums about this, there is some information there, but so far - no solution:

https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topi ... imus-bug-/
by unfa
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Using Intel GPU for display and Nvidia GPU for CUDA
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Using Intel GPU for display and Nvidia GPU for CUDA

Hey! I use Linux Mint at home and at work to do graphics design and multimedia work. I also render a lot of images with Blender / Cycles and I need to use a GPU to get that done fast. RIght now I have trouble with my work machine that has an Intel CPU with an integrated GPU - it used to work, now it...
by unfa
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: System lockups with Ryzen 7 1700
Replies: 0
Views: 601

System lockups with Ryzen 7 1700

I'm running Linux Mint 18.1 KDE5 (64-bit). My hardware is: CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 Mobo: ASUS PRIME B350M-A, with BIOS 0604 04/06/2017 I'm not overclocking anything, and the temperatures are in control. I have two problems. A: Random complete system lockups B: Random strange behaviour that makes htop not ...
by unfa
Tue May 30, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Out-of-the-box S.M.A.R.T monitoring and warnings?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Out-of-the-box S.M.A.R.T monitoring and warnings?

I'm running Linux Mint 18.1 with KDE5 desktop, I don't have this tool available.

Anyway - my point is: do you think that monitoring S.M.A.R.T data in the bg and showing warning to users if errors are reported is a good idea? I personally think that it'd make sense.
by unfa
Tue May 30, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Out-of-the-box S.M.A.R.T monitoring and warnings?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Out-of-the-box S.M.A.R.T monitoring and warnings?

As all modern hard drives have S.M.A.R.T capabilities, and all drives will fail, shouldn't there be a small program to every once in a while check the disk health and warn the user if there are signs of failure? I don't understand why this functionality seems to be frequently forgotten until a drive...
by unfa
Wed May 24, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] ASUS PRIME B350M-A installation problems
Replies: 2
Views: 4560

Re: [SOLVED] ASUS PRIME B350M-A installation problems

Good for you! :D I've heard there are many variants of this chip available, maybe that can explain anything. Maybe the B350M-A motherboard has such a chipset that it needs special care. It's a new model with an AM4 socket for AMD Ryzen processors, new stuff always cause trouble. I've tried Debian Li...
by unfa
Mon May 22, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 12387

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

No, the M.2 drive works fine. Secure Boot was causing all this trouble.

I made a little thread to archive what I've found in case someone needs help with a similar problem:

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=245987
by unfa
Sun May 21, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] ASUS PRIME B350M-A installation problems
Replies: 2
Views: 4560

[SOLVED] ASUS PRIME B350M-A installation problems

So I've finished my Ryzen 7 build with ASUS PRIME B350M-A motherboard as base. I've had two problems that caused me a real struggle, so I want to share my solutions os you don't have to go throuogh this hell yourself. Problem nr 1: I couldn't boot almost any Linux LiveCD, even MemTest didn't work mo...
by unfa
Thu May 18, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 12387

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

My M.2 drive is a Transcend device, 2242 size, SATA interface, 256 GB capacity. Looks like Linux Mint 18.1 is stripped off some basic packages like libc6-dev required to build a kernel. I had to build the kernel on my laptop (also running Linux Mint 18.1, but for some reason it worked - I probably i...
by unfa
Wed May 17, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 is down after new installation
Replies: 4
Views: 3839

Re: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 is down after new installation

I have the same problem. Linux Mint 18.1 lists my ethernet card in lspci, but desn't in ifconfig, and cannot use it. Debian with kernel 3.16.43-2 works fine.
by unfa
Wed May 17, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 12387

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

Yes, that's quite an anti-feature. Secure Boot made my systems fail to run, but not from the start - it has cut them off after a while and it looked like a hardware failure. I was able to run PassMark's Memtest86 but only in Legacy Mode (UEFI mode failed). I was able to install Windows 10 and I was ...
by unfa
Tue May 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 12387

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

I've finally figured it out. The motherboard is fine. The problem lies in secure boot. The problem is, there isn't a simple "On/Off" switch for Secure Boot in ASUS UEFI. You need to delete the PK key (and only that one - leave the rest intact) in order to disable Secure Boot, and then - Linux LiveC...
by unfa
Sat May 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 12387

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

I managed to upgrade the BIOS via Ethernet. But I don't see any change at all after doing so. Nothing boots. I disabled IOMMU and C6 Core States, (I have no idea what these are anyway), but I see no difference. I checked and my RAM is installed firmly in the sockets. I'm unable to run Memtest86+. I'...
by unfa
Sat May 13, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 12387

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

I'm starting to suspect hardware fault, because I can't even update the UEFI BIOS - it detects a pendrive, but doesn't show any files on it, and ultimately the UEFI BIOS hangs on the update screen. My ASUS Prime B350M-A has a BIOS in version 0405. Newest is 0604, but as I wrote - I'm unable to upgra...
by unfa
Fri May 12, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 12387

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

I used front ports, but the back port seem to work the same way now. Debian Netinst installed fine, but doesn't boot up. Now that I installed it, I had hard time to boot up from any USB drive. They either return me to UEFI BIOS after a while or hang the whole thing with the Boot Menu stuck on the di...
by unfa
Fri May 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 12387

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

Well, it doesn't work for me. My motherboard is ASUS Prime B350M-A The very same 18.1 LiveCD installed on a USB drive boots up fine in my Dell Latitude 3550 laptop, but in the new Ryzen machine it stops in initramfs prompt displaying stuff like this: 1.jpg 2.jpg PS: I tried Ubuntu 17.04. It shows so...
by unfa
Fri May 12, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build
Replies: 127
Views: 12387

Re: Ryzen Time! Suggestions for the new build

Hey! I've just put together a Ryzen 7 1700 build and I wonder how can I install Linux Mint on that. I tried running a LiveCD (with casper-rw) on my laptop (that doesn't boot to X.org when using Kernel 4.10) to install kernel 4.10 with UKUU in there, but I had no luck with it. I have a M.2 SATA SSD w...
by unfa
Fri May 12, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: AMD Ryzen & Linux Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 3484

AMD Ryzen & Linux Mint

So I've built a new PC with AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor inside. I know I need kernel version 4.10 or newer to get anything working. Looks like only OpenSUSE Tumbleweed is capable of running with AMD Ryzen right now out of the box, but I want to go with Linux Mint, because I need to use of KX Studio P...
by unfa
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Creating over 6500 random files - detect as various types
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Creating over 6500 random files - detect as various types

I've tested my bash script for duplicating files from one USB drive to multiple others. It uses rsync, and I wanted to see if splitting my 6.5 GiB of /dev/urandom into 1 megabyte files will work significantly slower than using 1 GiB files. It didn't. The overhead is marginal. After that I tried to i...

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