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by chowse
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Playing any video = 100% CPU usage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Playing any video = 100% CPU usage

It seems to be alright now.
I created a new Administrator account, deleted the old one, assigned the new one to the same groups as the old one.
I was fortunate enough to remember to backup my important files, as well.
Currently playing a video at 14% CPU! :D
Thanks to all!
by chowse
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Playing any video = 100% CPU usage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Playing any video = 100% CPU usage

No, never had any proprietary drivers installed. There is nothing in Driver Manager to install. It looks like you have a big clue with 15% CPU with the new user, but I'm not sure what to suggest...? I'm thinking create a new Administrator user and delete the current one (me). How does that sound?
by chowse
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Playing any video = 100% CPU usage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Playing any video = 100% CPU usage

I have no proprietary drivers in use. What could be the problem? I think you answered your own question. Why don't you have the drivers installed? Did you have them previously? Thanks for the reply, No, never had any proprietary drivers installed. There is nothing in Driver Manager to install.
by chowse
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Playing any video = 100% CPU usage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Playing any video = 100% CPU usage

Hello again, After recovering from a mess that started with only being able to boot to "Software Rendering Mode", https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=296305 Now, when I play any video...VLC, Media Player, YouTube, Facebook, CPU use hits 100%, the video is jerky and has poor resolution...
by chowse
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Playing any video = 100% CPU usage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Playing any video = 100% CPU usage

I use a different CPU, AMD Ryzen 7 1700. Looks like you are using the same video driver and GPU as my desktop. I found that in Settings> Desktop Settings> set the Window Manager to Xfwm4 + Compositing works the best. Your CPU will still struggle but you should see an improvement in video quality. H...
by chowse
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Playing any video = 100% CPU usage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Playing any video = 100% CPU usage

I also had varied problems with VLC player after the LM 18 series as well as Peppermint 8 series OSs...i decided to use "smplayer" instead...end of problems...it can be found in the software manager repositories or you can simply install it from the terminal via copy and paste, the code provided be...
by chowse
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Playing any video = 100% CPU usage
Replies: 12
Views: 429

[SOLVED] Playing any video = 100% CPU usage

Hello again, After recovering from a mess that started with only being able to boot to "Software Rendering Mode", https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=296305 Now, when I play any video...VLC, Media Player, YouTube, Facebook, CPU use hits 100%, the video is jerky and has poor resolution....
by chowse
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: {SOLVED] Update Manager error
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Update Manager error

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:09 am
chowse wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:49 pm
I AM running AV software
Don't do that. It has no use on desktop Linux, and even diminishes your security:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... urity.html
Thanks for that advice, Pjotr!
by chowse
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: {SOLVED] Update Manager error
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Update Manager error

E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) If it's not your AV then something else is going wrong on your system... at least assuming you didn't run anything else in the background while doing this. First try the command again: apt install linux...
by chowse
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: {SOLVED] Update Manager error
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Update Manager error

I AM running AV software, but I disabled it before running... Well, it's typically the reason for this particular error to happen, so it might not have been disabled successfully. Anyway, modifying the previously given command somewhat, try it like this: sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq ...
by chowse
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: {SOLVED] Update Manager error
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Update Manager error

unable to open '/lib/modules/4.15.0-52-generic/kernel/drivers/isdn/hardware/mISDN/hfcsusb.ko.dpkg-new': Operation not permitted Are you running any sort of security software, in particular an anti-virus? Then it is malfunctioning and blocking access to that file. Disable it and try again. Otherwise...
by chowse
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: {SOLVED] Update Manager error
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Update Manager error

Try: sudo mintupdate-cli upgrade -r -l1234 Thanks for the reply. I AM running AV software, and disabled it before running mintupdate... sudo mintupdate-cli upgrade -r -l1234 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt --fix-bro...
by chowse
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: {SOLVED] Update Manager error
Replies: 11
Views: 485

{SOLVED] Update Manager error

Attempting to install Linux Kernel 4.15.0.52.54 after having a HECK of a time getting out of 'Software Rendering Mode'. Finally booted to the previous kernel (4.15.0-51), which is working fine, and trying to fix things. Update manager gives me the following error: E: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-mo...
by chowse
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [SOLVED] Sort by last 6 characters in dir name
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Sort by last 6 characters in dir name

Hello rene,
Your awk example works Perfect!!
It'a a 'one-liner', too. Just what I wanted!

Thank you kindly!
by chowse
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [SOLVED] Sort by last 6 characters in dir name
Replies: 2
Views: 290

[SOLVED] Sort by last 6 characters in dir name

Hi, How can I cd to a directory and sort the files by the last 6 characters? i.e. unsorted file 1 (2001) another file (1999) a file with a rather long name (2002) now sorted another file (1999) file 1 (2001) a file with a rather long name (2002) I've looked at posts using sort -k, but have had no lu...
by chowse
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: rename file, mkdir, mv file
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

Re: rename file, mkdir, mv file

rene,
Works perfect! You don't know how much time and trouble you've saved me. Thank you kindly.

Charles
by chowse
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: rename file, mkdir, mv file
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

rename file, mkdir, mv file

Hi, I have several directories with hundreds of files in each. I must rename each file, create a directory of (almost) the same name, and move the file into that directory. Here is what I have so far (not much): #!/bin/bash for file in /foo/* do rename the file so that the last 4 characters before t...
by chowse
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] PM to another user stuck in "Outbox"?
Replies: 1
Views: 965

[SOLVED] PM to another user stuck in "Outbox"?

I composed a PM to another user, then clicked "Submit".
I see the msg in my "Outbox". I would normally think that something is wrong. Is it stuck or is that the way it works?

Rergards,
Charles
by chowse
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: log the exit code of a script after it completes[SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 1635

Re: log the exit code of a script after it completes

Sorry, looks like I missed a space there. Change line 20 from if [ $lasterr -ne 0]; then to if [ $lasterr -ne 0 ]; then (put a space after the 0 before the closing bracket). You may be looking at my post before I edited it. I found the missing space and corrected it. Script works great! Thank you k...
by chowse
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: log the exit code of a script after it completes[SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 1635

Re: log the exit code of a script after it completes

[quote="FreedomTruth"] (not tested -- if it's buggy and you need more help I can try again)

Code: Select all


This looks good!  
Your script did exit with status 1 after I changed the chown to bob instead of charles!!

May I add you as a Friend?
Thank you kindly!
Charles

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