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by ugly
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Transferring apps from old to new install
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Transferring apps from old to new install

What I do is every time I install a program and decide that I like it, I add the installation command(s) to a bash script. I also periodically back up my Home folder. Then when I do a new install, I just run the bash script, walk away, and let everything install. When I copy my backed up Home folder...
by ugly
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Ethernet TV Tuner installation
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Ethernet TV Tuner installation

When I said it works 'great', I think I should clarify that it is still not very user friendly. It will not show up under the Sound & Video menu. I think SiliconDust offers a GUI for Linux, but I when I tried it I didn't get it working (granted I was totally new to Linux, so maybe it does work). Str...
by ugly
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Ethernet TV Tuner installation
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Ethernet TV Tuner installation

I have an older SiliconDust unit - HDHR3-US(CA). It works great under Linux. I don't bother with the packages on the disk. And I haven't had any issues with it. Simply use: sudo apt-get -y install libgtk2.0-dev sudo apt-get -y install libhdhomerun2 sudo apt-get -y install hdhomerun-config The other ...
by ugly
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problems running Retroarch
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Problems running Retroarch

Glad you found what worked, and reported back so others might find an answer.

Interestingly, my menu shader pipeline is set to Simple Snow and I have vsync on and it works fine.
by ugly
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problems running Retroarch
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Problems running Retroarch

Yeah the .cfg file appeared after I installed it with the terminal instead of the software manager. It still has this video updating problem where it displays about 1 frame every ten seconds. Turning off vsync didn't work The only other thing I would guess is if you have some type of video filters ...
by ugly
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problems running Retroarch
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Problems running Retroarch

Retroarch works great for me. I know I did a lot of tweaking, but nothing drastic. Which core are you using for NES? I think Nestopia works fine. Retroarch has a ton of settings, so it's hard to give any specifics. I use the gl video driver. I remember doing the same thing as you, trying to change i...
by ugly
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 72
Views: 1258

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

That could be whole new topic: how do you discover new music? Youtube doesn't really do it for me. I mostly go by websites that give me "people that bought this album also bought <list>" or "people that listen this artist also listen to <list>" and dig through it the lists. Besides that I keep an e...
by ugly
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 72
Views: 1258

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

I don't really like streaming, either. The only reason I did was two jobs ago, when you weren't allowed to play with your phone on the floor. Streaming was tolerated. I'm not really concerned about newer vehicles not having CD players anymore, because I'll just install my aftermarket system anyway....
by ugly
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 72
Views: 1258

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

I still buy CDs. I like supporting the band, and I like having something physical. I suppose vinyl is the cool alternative now, but vinyl only started getting popular again more recently and I'm not going to re-buy a physical collection. But I don't really listen to CDs that much anymore. I buy then...
by ugly
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Trackball Modernized
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Trackball Modernized

I prefer the thumb trackball. I've used it for years. I find it accurate enough to play online FPS games as well. Logitech makes the M570, which is a decent wireless option. But I find the mouse buttons they use wear out very fast. Logitech also released a premium version recently, the MX ERGO. But ...
by ugly
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Random Kernel Panic on boot - not syncing
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: [Solved] Random Kernel Panic on boot - not syncing

I marked this as solved. Looks like it was a hardware issue. I found a cheap stick of DDR4 RAM on ebay to use as a test. No issues since replacing the RAM. The RAM that was causing the problem didn't show any errors with memtest, or with the Windows Memory Diagnostic. It also ran fine with various s...
by ugly
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Suggestions for cloud storage?
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Suggestions for cloud storage?

At work we've started using Sync.com.

Previously we used Tresorit, but I think they removed their free options.
by ugly
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Bluetooth poll, do you have bluetooth working Yes/No

Works with no issues.

I had an older dongle that didn't play nice when switching between Windows and Mint. But getting the right dongle solved all the issues.

Two other computers have built-in Bluetooth and both work with no issues.
by ugly
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Browser history and privacy
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Browser history and privacy

The history stored by your web browser isn't going to be tracked by websites you visit. There are far more sophisticated ways to track a person's browsing habits across the internet. One concern might be if the web browser you use 'phones home' and sends your browsing information back to sell your i...
by ugly
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to set a new Gamepad?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: How to set a new Gamepad?

What I had to do to get the gamepad to stop controlling the mouse was to open a terminal. In the terminal type: gksudo xed /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/51-joystick.conf Then in the text editor that opens, paste the following: Section "InputClass" Identifier "joystick catchall" MatchIsJoystick "on" MatchDevi...
by ugly
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to set a new Gamepad?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: How to set a new Gamepad?

I have the Mi gamepad. It works well.

But this is what I had to do to prevent the controller moving the mouse cursor: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ga ... ling_mouse
by ugly
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Random Kernel Panic on boot - not syncing
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Random Kernel Panic on boot - not syncing

I've done a bit more testing. Tried Ubuntu 17.10. Same errors. Tried a 4.15 kernel, same errors. Tried Manjaro. I didn't get the typical Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) error, but there were common freezes on startup. I did find someone on Manjaro with the similar ZBOX as mine and they...
by ugly
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Random Kernel Panic on boot - not syncing
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Random Kernel Panic on boot - not syncing

Since I have a backup (and nothing particularly important on the PC anyway), I decided to re-install and keep things simple. My BIOS has 3 options for 'Boot Mode' : Legacy, Pure UEFI and Win7 UEFI. I decided to try 'Pure UEFI' and when installing, I selected the option to Erase disk and install Linu...
by ugly
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] Opera browser 50
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Opera browser 50

Are all the videos unable to play on this link, or just H.264? Test which videos, if any, work at this link: https://www.quirksmode.org/html5/tests/video.html I would still suspect it is a codec issue. Maybe Opera 50 does something different than Vivaldi. I remember when the codec issue cropped up i...
by ugly
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] Opera browser 50
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Opera browser 50

There was an issue similar to this with Vivaldi. It had to do with the chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra package not being available yet for Chromium version 64. Opera and Vivaldi are both based on Chromium, so it may be a similar issue. Here is the link to the instructions for Vivaldi, which might help ...

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