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by rick gen
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Multiboot: Linux-only or with other systems: do you do?
Replies: 23
Views: 947

Re: Multiboot: Linux-only or with other systems: do you do?

Take an image and then delete them. It's what I first do on any new to me PC - take an image backup of win, delete and do my stuff. In the unlikely event that I would ever sell one of my PCs I can restore the win backup. You don't even need to do that with win10, download an iso, install it and win...
by rick gen
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Multiboot: Linux-only or with other systems: do you do?
Replies: 23
Views: 947

Re: Multiboot: Linux-only or with other systems: do you do?

I used to multiboot 3 - 5 Linux distros, mostly Ubuntu-based systems. (No interest in Arch-based, Debian-based, none, nada, zero. My main focus is in real applications such as Drawing programs, Word, etc. Zero interest in tinkering with operating systems like other people do. To me their only functi...
by rick gen
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Which distro do you use as a daily driver?
Replies: 39
Views: 1744

Re: Which distro do you use as a daily driver?

Mine is Linux Mint Xfce (always current distro version). Side by side with Kubuntu latest LTS. It used to be Mint Cinnamon, but it is still not playing well with nvidia drivers no matter which version. I don't think they will ever fix it. My needs are simple: Access to single click icons. Less mouse...
by rick gen
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [solved] Stuck with bulk renaming
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: Stuck with bulk renaming

Best software I have used before was Metamorphose. It's got a graphical UI and easy to use, but it's in Windows. I use it every once in a while, but very rarely. Now I'm wondering about it whether it still exists or it's got a Linux version. And I found this: http://file-folder-ren.sourceforge.net/i...
by rick gen
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1235
Views: 211441

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

They give up on Linux because they can't give up the applications or programs they use with Windows. In my case I had to look for alternatives like Libre Office for MS Office, Gimp for Photoshop, Inkscape for CorelDraw or Illustrator, and many others. Linux is just an operating system. There would b...
by rick gen
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Windowsfx
Replies: 47
Views: 2160

Re: Windowsfx

I made a similar thread here:

Linux that looks and feels like Windows 10?
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=328657
by rick gen
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro - what's the big deal
Replies: 27
Views: 1550

Re: Manjaro - what's the big deal

I don't know what's the big deal. I only tried it once and I got lost when installing software. I thought it's different because I'm so used to doing it the Ubuntu-based way. And I'm not going to change what I'm used to doing anytime soon. I think some people will always opt for something that is no...
by rick gen
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Windowsfx
Replies: 47
Views: 2160

Re: Linux that looks and feels like Windows 10?

Thanks for the info.Perhaps in the future I will try this Linux distribution.(Although i really like Mint ) I'm also using Linux Mint Cinnamon and Xfce. And I've only tried this Windows-like distro on a usb flash drive. What I liked about it is it's Ubuntu-based. And it's clearly Cinnamon with enha...
by rick gen
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Windowsfx
Replies: 47
Views: 2160

Re: Linux that looks and feels like Windows 10?

I would have preferred that the devs emulated Windows XP rather than Win 10.
But at least they showed that it can be done, graphics-wise, unlike others like Zorin
and others which promote their distros as appropriate choices for Windows users
when there rarely is any resemblance at all.
by rick gen
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Windowsfx
Replies: 47
Views: 2160

Windowsfx

https://distrowatch.com/
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=linuxfx
https://windowsfx.org/

Seems this/these developer/s spent enormous amounts of time developing this distro.
by rick gen
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?

Going back to this thread, I have upgraded to Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon and Xfce. It is so mind-boggling to me that Cinnamon still has this flickering issue while Xfce don't. (I don't like Mate, so I won't mention it here.) I really would like to just use Cinnamon and discard Xfce, but this issue just ...
by rick gen
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?

I didn't see the VBlank and the RENDER extension. (Are you using Cinnamon?) The others like disabling Windows Effects and Compositing for full-screen Windows didn't do anything. I don't like/use MATE. This issue doesn't happen in Xfce, but I prefer Cinnamon's workflow/features and Kubuntu as a secon...
by rick gen
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?

Open NVIDIA X Server Settings to the OpenGL Settings page. Move the Image Settings slider all the way to the left, to High Quality . Then try the other direction all the way to the right, to High Performance . The setting Allow Flipping should not be enabled. Same result: https://i.postimg.cc/28JXk...
by rick gen
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?

Open NVIDIA X Server Settings to the X Server Display Configuration page and click the Advanced button. Select ForceFullCompositionPipeline . Click Save to X Configuration File . Type: /etc/X11/xorg.conf You can also try the ForceCompositionPipeline option. I had hoped that would work. It didn't, u...
by rick gen
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?

Use this command in the Terminal and post the output: inxi -SMCGx System: Host: xxxxxx-454ez Kernel: 5.3.0-46-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Co...
by rick gen
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?

By the way, the issue is about screen tearing, if that's what it's called;
random flashing bands on the screen during screen casting process.
And it's only when NVDIA drivers are installed.
by rick gen
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?

Have you tried Cinnamon's native screen recorder? Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R to toggle on and off. No. I doubt it has extra features like specifying the size and location of the screen, other than full-screen mode. It's not about the application. It's about the drivers. You can use any app or any native scre...
by rick gen
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?

Been trying to attach a gif image to show clearly the issue I've been experiencing when I use a screen capturing app like Kazam, etc. This forum system says, "File is too large..." when it's only tiny. Really, really, extremely frustrating system to deal with which is bad because it doesn'...
by rick gen
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

How do I enable/disable Xrender in Cinnamon?

Or is there even such a thing?

In KDE apps you go to:

Settings > Display and Monitor > Compositor, then

In the Rendering Backend category there are 3 choices:
OpenGL 3.1
OpenGL 2.0
XRender
by rick gen
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: About upgrading Mint from previous version to newer...
Replies: 1
Views: 263

About upgrading Mint from previous version to newer...

Just curious whether the upgrade process automatically deletes files that are no longer useful.
Would be glad if they are as they just take space and makes the whole system too large to handle.

Not all of us have free time to start from scratch all over again.
Would rather do the upgrade.

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