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by jwstarr
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is Swap with SSD bad for my performance?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Is Swap with SSD bad for my performance?

thanks for comments .. what is sticking plaster?? soo then SSD is fine.. I should add some swap... BUT I should add RAM tioo ? is that whatit means? thanks I ahve 8GB going -- but it gets down to nothing pretty often, other wise this thing runs great.. I run a vast amount of broswer windows . day tr...
by jwstarr
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is Swap with SSD bad for my performance?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Is Swap with SSD bad for my performance?

Hello! I'm reading that SSD is damaged by swap use over time. I have a new acer laptop with amd ryzen and 8GB - it has an SSD. I am running with just a tiny bit of extra resource. memory running at 90% CPU 50 to 75% and swap just maxed out.. according to task manager .. The whole thing just went to ...
by jwstarr
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: SOLVED DisplayLink for Mint 20 -- USB-HDMI Monitor drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: DisplayLink install on Mint 20 -- USB-HDMI Monitor drivers

this is the key to getting this to work with MINT ok I have a solution .. display link has ubuntu drivers .. I was able to track down the info and get Linux MINT with 5.8 kernel to work. I use qGEEM it is not just adapter it has displaylink chiipset usb3 to HDMI you need this link scroll down for mi...
by jwstarr
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: SOLVED DisplayLink for Mint 20 -- USB-HDMI Monitor drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 180

SOLVED DisplayLink for Mint 20 -- USB-HDMI Monitor drivers

I am almost there!! I bought a QGeem USB to HDMI converter with displaylink chipset. I need some help getting the install to finish. This software is made for install on UBUNTU .. and people have gotten it working on MINT but this is beyond me right now. anyone?? thanks! ackstarz@deathstar:~/Downloa...
by jwstarr
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint 19 help me connect two monitors
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Mint 19 help me connect two monitors

do you still need help with this?? I think I have the solution
by jwstarr
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: SOlved Has anyone had luck using a USB to VGA adapter for external monitor?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Has anyone had luck using a USB to VGA adapter for external monitor?

Thanks, I have a different line of questions on the ACER forum. Which has helped me hone down the real question; I will clarify; I now know that my USBC does not support Video. Also HDMI splitting is possible but does not produce independent video streams. The answer to the question is that I need a...
by jwstarr
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: SOlved Has anyone had luck using a USB to VGA adapter for external monitor?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

SOlved Has anyone had luck using a USB to VGA adapter for external monitor?

I am trying to get a second external monitor to work on my ASPIRE 5 . In my understanding my USBC 3.2 GEN1 doesn't have video. (I bought a USBC to HDMI cable and it does nothing. The only viable options I've been able to find are via some version of Display Link or USB to VGA adapter. I've seen it m...
by jwstarr
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB-C Video on Linux 20
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: USB-C Video on Linux 20

I am working on the same issue. although I have a ACER ASPIRE 5 new install MINT 20 - I had to upgrade my Kernel to 5.8 something to get hdmi working.. now I want to add second monitor through USB C System: Kernel: 5.8.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.13 i...
by jwstarr
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED New ACER ASPIRE - does not connect to LAN properly
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: New ACER ASPIRE - does not connect to LAN properly

OK, apologies - I hope this is more clear.
by jwstarr
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED New ACER ASPIRE - does not connect to LAN properly
Replies: 2
Views: 129

SOLVED New ACER ASPIRE - does not connect to LAN properly

I think the physical lan jack is not fitting as well as the old laptop -- the new laptops all have this shallow spring-loaded thing and the contacts in the back are not as large and springy -- so the connection is less secure physically... the only fix for that is to buy new rj45 ends that are clean...
by jwstarr
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED - HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON

I have audio and video working thanks a lot! I wil test USBC tomorrow.... now I have a terrible network issue - but that's a new thread...
by jwstarr
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED - HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON

ok thanks I installed the next available supportede kernel I saw-- it was 5.8 something
by jwstarr
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED - HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON

ok thanks, I didn't understand the instructions -- I think I get it now.. I will try.
by jwstarr
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED - HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON

I think I did it right -- it looks like code designation .. anyway thanks for looking let me know If I need to fix it.
by jwstarr
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED - HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON

jackstarz@deathstar:~$ inxi -Fxxxrz System: Kernel: 5.4.0-26-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.13 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal Machine: Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire A5...
by jwstarr
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED - HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON
Replies: 11
Views: 366

SOLVED - HDMI output not working -- I am running Linux MINT 20 Acer Aspire 5 A515-44-R41B RADEON

I've read a thousand responses to similar questions but none of the situations seem to fix mine -- I am not on NVIDIA....... I have Radeon graphics --------- I tried Ubuntu 20 also.. same problem -- monitor is not communicating with laptop. I checked updates for AMD drivers available on SYN PKGMAN -...
by jwstarr
Sat May 12, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Digital Thermocoupler and CP210x driver
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Digital Thermocoupler and CP210x driver

I am not sure how to get my Therm to be recognized. ----------------- here is info from Silabs link NOTE: This driver is an example of how to perform GPIO operations within the CP210x driver since the driver on kernel.org does not support GPIO at this time. This driver has only been written and test...

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