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by simonsaysthis
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)
Replies: 43
Views: 4404

Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

My hope has been with Fedora. I haven't tested it, so I thought it would be THE option to get kernels 4.17/18 and get decent long-term Raven Ridge support. Since you've mentioned Fedora Cinnamon earlier and now you're coming back to Mint 19, it makes me believe things didn't go so well. Would you e...
by simonsaysthis
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)
Replies: 43
Views: 4404

Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

So I am still on the look-out for a long-term, reliable distro. And I would really like this to be Mint 19. Seeing I have quite a few sound, display and ACPI issues, I am going to test a couple of the solutions mentioned here. To begin I have just added the pcie_aspm=off idle=nomwait options to grub...
by simonsaysthis
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)
Replies: 43
Views: 4404

Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

My challenge is that I use Mint as that reliable daily driver. Having to change the Kernel unless its from the Ubuntu HW enablement stack defeats the purpose of using Mint. Anyways, can't blame Mint devs for hardware support. I will wait patiently for LM 19.1 In the meantime, I am using Fedora Cinna...
by simonsaysthis
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)
Replies: 43
Views: 4404

Re: Ryzen 5 2400G Working Flawlessly on Mint 19 (so far!)

Thanks so much for this thread. It's good to know that there are solutions I am also using the cheapy ASUS A320M-k with Ryzen 1600x & Radeon RX570 I haven't been able to get LM19 or Ubuntu 18.04 for that matter to work acceptably with default Kernel. The issues: - random hard freezes (Cinnamon) - so...
by simonsaysthis
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot Windows and Mint 19 Tara issues
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Dual boot Windows and Mint 19 Tara issues

I am pretty sure you won't have a problem once you install Mint correctly. This all sounds like a botched install, especially since W10 keeps changing constantly so you wouldn't want to install alongside but rather manually create Linux partitions or - better- use a separate disk. Hard to say what t...
by simonsaysthis
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews
Replies: 34
Views: 4816

Re: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews

Wanted to also give my 2c on this topic. I am a huge Mint fan and probably will always be. Mint is the most polished, thoughtful distro I know. I love the balance between consistency and the ever-evolving experience. But as of Mint 19, I have to find an alternative distro as my daily workhorse. I am...
by simonsaysthis
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I install AMDGPU-Pro on Mint 19?
Replies: 20
Views: 5206

Re: How do I install AMDGPU-Pro on Mint 19?

A good site that is updated regularly with info on testing Linux graphics and hardware performance is Phoronix. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=search&q=AMDGPU-PRO Thank you. That's great advice. Right now everything works so I won't go down the non-free firmware path unless I have to. Defin...
by simonsaysthis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved: Linx Mint 19 Hangs on Boot After Updates (ASUS UEFI BIOS Secure Boot issue)
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Linx Mint 19 Hangs on Boot After Updates (UEFI issue?)

So I re-read the help text at the bottom of my BIOS, and I found online instructions for disabling secure boot. That does seem to be the problem. The way the help text reads, secure boot only works if Windows UEFI is selected, while selecting "Other OS" disables secure boot. Likewise, I went in and...
by simonsaysthis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I install AMDGPU-Pro on Mint 19?
Replies: 20
Views: 5206

Re: How do I install AMDGPU-Pro on Mint 19?

Hi all, please excuse my laziness for not reading through the whole thread from the beginning. Aside from the correct way of installing the proprietary drivers, what is the current word for Mint 19 Cinnamon: should one use the non-free drivers from AMD with an RX570 or should I rather try to make do...
by simonsaysthis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot Mint 19
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Can't boot Mint 19

Tried the powersupply and even tried turning PSS off(which seems to be related to acpi) neither worked. Trying to find the IOMMU option. If you don't hear from me consider it failed. That said, I'll think twice to ever buy an ASUS mobo again. I still have endless ACPI issues and Kernel errors on Li...
by simonsaysthis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot Mint 19
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Can't boot Mint 19

Not just virtualisation, IOMMU is an extra option in another advanced menu. Change from auto to disabled. Either way, I doubt its that.
by simonsaysthis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 Failed Cinnamon session, no VB installed
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Mint 19 Failed Cinnamon session, no VB installed

Have you done a hard reset at any point (shutdown via a long press of the power key) or had any power outage. That can cause filesystem damage and data loss. Might be worth checking your SSD drives health - you can do this via the Disks App - select the drive in the side bar and then use the hambur...
by simonsaysthis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot Mint 19
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Can't boot Mint 19

I am currently on the second latest 4022 version of BIOS

Can you try the following settings in BIOS and see if it helps

In advanced set "power supply idle control" to "typical", it should not be on "auto"

Disable IOMMU
by simonsaysthis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 Failed Cinnamon session, no VB installed
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Mint 19 Failed Cinnamon session, no VB installed

Hi all this morning I got the infamous: "cinnamon-session-cinnamon" failed. Read up about the problem but I never had Virtualbox installed, to begin with. Prior to the boot I also noticed graphical distortions and sound distortions. Fixed the sound distortion by re-installing pulseaudio and alsa; at...
by simonsaysthis
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot Mint 19
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Can't boot Mint 19

Hi there, I have almost the same hardware but never ran into such a problem. Whatever boot issues I had with Linux USBs I managed to resolve by: - making sure ISO isn't corrupt - writing the USB again in DD mode on Rufus (W10) - making sure in Boot menu (F8) I use the UEFI option for the USB NOT the...
by simonsaysthis
Fri May 25, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 18635

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Being a Plasma fan, I have just installed Kubuntu 18.04 and tweaked to my liking. I am literally blown away at how far its come over the last 2 years. So far this has been the most positive Linux experience of 2018 - by far. Great fonts, low on resources, no issues with Nvidia, Bluetooth works. I th...
by simonsaysthis
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [Solved] Linux Mint KDE vs. KDE Neon
Replies: 7
Views: 5662

Re: Linux Mint KDE vs. KDE Neon

It's not just colouring. I only recently tried Mint KDE after having used various KDE distros. What is superb about Mint KDE is font rendering and consistency in how your apps appear. It also depends what you looking for. If you want to keep up with what is happening in KDE-land KDE Neon is an optio...
by simonsaysthis
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop freezes when unplugging a lan cable while on battery.
Replies: 13
Views: 1281

Re: Laptop freezes when unplugging a lan cable while on battery.

naven wrote:Hi!

Right now I am using 18.1. However this laptop is a test laptop, so it gets reinstalled like very other month, I've had 17.x, different ubuntu, Kali and there was the same issue using those.
Sorry to hear. That really might be a hardware issue/
by simonsaysthis
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Loud fan on Lenovo Yoga 500
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Loud fan on Lenovo Yoga 500

This is a Kernel issue. Kernel 4.4 is not well suited to 6th generations and up CPUs. I have the same issue with my Lenovo on 4.4 Go to update manager, select Kernels from the top menu and install 4.8 or 4.10
by simonsaysthis
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: inxi version
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: inxi version

The described problem with inxi is true for a number of programs. And keeping old versions with arguing of "stability" is simply wrong. In years I have never encountered instability because I use for several programs not the repository version, but the build from the authors (like Mozilla programs,...

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