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by ugly
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Random Kernel Panic on boot - not syncing
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Random Kernel Panic on boot - not syncing

Thanks for the reply.

I only have two kernels. I'll look into some grub rescue tools.

The drive is a new SSD. It's only been used lightly for a few months. It has crossed my mind that I got a faulty SSD. Although, I can't say I've noticed any other weirdness.
by ugly
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Random Kernel Panic on boot - not syncing
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Random Kernel Panic on boot - not syncing

One of my PCs fails to boot occasionally and I get a kernel panic. I have not really found a pattern. Most of the time it works. It seems like it happens more often when I boot when the monitor is off, but this seems like an unlikely cause. I have noticed some messages showing up on shutdown, but I ...
by ugly
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak software management
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: Flatpak software management

It is done automatically by the flatpak updater service that runs 10 minutes after every boot. Sorry for sounding dense on this one, but this is something that was unclear to me about flatpak. Is the flatpak updater service something that runs silently in the background? Is it separate from the nor...
by ugly
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: nemo-mediainfo-tab
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: nemo-mediainfo-tab

This is awesome. Works great so far. I haven't noticed any issues. Thanks for this.
by ugly
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to change refresh rate for external monitor?
Replies: 29
Views: 646

Re: How to change refresh rate for external monitor?

Just wanted to give a follow up. I think I have things working, but I'm not really sure why. My TV has a UHD HDMI port that advertises 4k@60fps and the other HDMI ports advertise 4k@30fps. It seems like using the UHD HDMI port solves the problem. I have no audio skipping issues when I use that port ...
by ugly
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Sell me on Linux please!
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Sell me on Linux please!

Sounds like you're switching for some of the reasons I did, and I also occasionally dual-boot Windows for gaming (and to use my Blu-ray player). I think the best advice is to dive in. Make sure your Windows partition is safe so you don't have to worry about messing anything up (I have one SSD for Wi...
by ugly
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: One password manager for two OSs? [Solved]
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: One password manager for two OSs?

We need more information. What are the two OSes you are using? What do you need your password manager to do? (auto-fill forms, locally saved passwords, cloud-saved passwords, browser integration, etc.). I use PasswordSafe on Windows and Mint. I keep the file that stores the passwords on an NTFS part...
by ugly
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to change refresh rate for external monitor?
Replies: 29
Views: 646

Re: How to change refresh rate for external monitor?

@ugly Hey sounds like that, might very well be intel's issue. One solution might be that Linuxmint upgrades to newer ubuntu so we could try out that intel graphic driver update tool for Linux. Please try your new HDMI, as well as DP to see if the condition improves! I would be curious to know too. ...
by ugly
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to change refresh rate for external monitor?
Replies: 29
Views: 646

Re: How to change refresh rate for external monitor?

I see that you're using a Kaby Lake processor. I'm experiencing issues with mine too, but slightly different. Mine isn't a laptop, but a miniPC that I connect to my TV. It generally works fine, but I notice when watching a long video that every 20-40 minutes the audio drops out for a few seconds. Th...
by ugly
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Folders and links
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Folders and links

Instead of SHIFT+CTRL, you could drag and drop with the middle mouse button (scrolling wheel) which will ask you whether you want to Move, Copy or create a link. Anything works better for you. 8) Thanks. In Windows, there's a right-click drag that lets you copy, move, etc. It was one of the few thi...
by ugly
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 1361

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

In my opinion, there are no realistic alternatives to the "Big Three" Firefox, Chrome and Chromium (Big Four, if you count Opera in as well).... The issue here is security. Only the big web browsers have enough manpower in their dev teams, to keep them secure. Given that your web browser ...
by ugly
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 1361

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

I think Vivaldi is already the best and it's always improving.
by ugly
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow shutdown related to network share drives
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Slow shutdown related to network share drives

Oh, I forgot to mention a key point. The shutdown script is intended to be on the 'server' PC that hosts the shared folder. So the idea is that before the server shuts down, it tells my main 'client' PC (the one that has mounted the shared folders) to unmount the shared folders. The ssh command enab...
by ugly
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow shutdown related to network share drives
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Slow shutdown related to network share drives

I have trouble with this as well. Same symptoms. Slow shutdown if network drives are mounted, but unavailable. In my case, it's a Samba share, and sometimes I turn off the computer hosting the Samba shares first. I had a script that I set up with init.d to run when I shutdown the PC that provides th...
by ugly
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hide Title Bar in Opera
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Hide Title Bar in Opera

Try assigning a keyboard shortcut to fullscreen toggle. It works for some applications.

System Settings --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts --> Windows --> Toggle Fullscreen State --> set a Keyboard binding.
by ugly
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Retroarch won't start at all <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Retroarch won't start at all

Did you by chance change Video Driver in the video settings? I remember I did that once and wasn't able to get it to start. It might not be the video setting, but it could be some other setting that is causing a crash. Installing and uninstalling won't help because it would just use the settings tha...
by ugly
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: vi alternatives?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: vi alternatives?

On Windows I used Notepad++. I found Kate to be the best option for me.
by ugly
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Comskip/PlexComskip?
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Comskip/PlexComskip?

Nice work. I remember permissions being an issue when I attempted to use Comskip with MythTV. But my big issue with MythTV is how it names and stores the recordings. I had to use another script called mythlink.pl to get readable file names but that uses symlinks and I wouldn't have the comskip outpu...
by ugly
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: kodi
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: kodi

It's likely something in your Kodi profile data folder that's messed up. Not sure why an update would create the problem. But if your profile data is messed up, then re-installing or installing old versions will likely just use the same messed up data. Your Kodi profile data is located in your home ...

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