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by tmg
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: poor wifi connection
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: poor wifi connection

No I don't think so, we have a BT Home hub router, it's pretty solid. There's only the two of us that live here right now so only two phones, 1 laptop and 1 desktop and a couple more gadgets. Nothing else has problems. Since I made the listed changes my connection has been solid since with no issues...
by tmg
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: poor wifi connection
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: poor wifi connection

been a week now and I've been keeping an eye on it, doing regular speed tests. Seems rock solid now.

Thanks for the pointers
by tmg
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: poor wifi connection
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: poor wifi connection

I will report back on how it goes from here.

Changes made so far:

Updated Kernel to 4.18
Turned off Wifi Power Management
by tmg
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: poor wifi connection
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: poor wifi connection

Disable power management for your Wifi chipset, like this: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/internet-problems.html#ID2.1 (item 2.1) Done: wlp2s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"BTHub6-392F" Mode:Managed Frequency:5.18 GHz Access Point: F4:6B:EF:1B:D0:C5 Bit Rate=780 Mb/s Tx-Power=22 dBm Retry short l...
by tmg
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: poor wifi connection
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: poor wifi connection

Hi, if the signal is weak there's little you can do. I suggest a wifi antenna for your pc something like these: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_8_12?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wifi+antenna+for+laptop&sprefix=wifi+antenna%2Caps%2C280&crid=E9A97612DJL I'm using other devices includ...
by tmg
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: poor wifi connection
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: poor wifi connection

thanks for the reply. I have installed the latest Kernel Linux cantona 4.18.0-13-generic #14~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 6 14:09:52 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I will see how it goes with this for the next few days and report back. output of iwconfig is below in case there is something ob...
by tmg
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: poor wifi connection
Replies: 11
Views: 313

poor wifi connection

I built a new PC last year and am using Mint as my OS. I have an MSI Z370 motherboard with Wifi built in. I was previously using 18.3 and updated to 19.1 last week. The Wifi is always poor and flaky. Is there anything I can do to make it stable? I had the same problem on 18.3 and just kind of lived ...
by tmg
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VNC really slow
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: VNC really slow

You could give xRDP a try - it is in the repos - http://www.xrdp.org I've noticed a lot of performance difference between different VNC servers and clients. My favoured combination is realVNC's Chrome app as a client and x11vnc as the server tunnelled through SSH with compression on. Won't this do ...
by tmg
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Wifi Problems

THanks for that.

I fixed it by moving the antennas!
by tmg
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Wifi Problems

Hi I am a Linux Noob,. Have installed the latest Mint version on a new system. it's been working fine but I have noticed the in past week after I came back from a holiday that that I can't really connect to the web. the computer connects fine to the wifi but after that web pages are not loading or i...
by tmg
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VNC really slow
Replies: 2
Views: 218

VNC really slow

Is there any alternative to VNC? I am using it to log into my system on the occasional basis and it's really slow in refreshing the screening.

Is there anything similar to RDP that lets me log in remotely to a different session rather than desktop sharing?
by tmg
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from new Noob
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Hello from new Noob

Doing it with my nephews so going to introduce them to Linux too. I get the impression that a lot of Linux adopters very quickly see how good it is and pass it on. Not so with Windows! I know a lot use and like it (and refuse to change) but even those people do not tend to actively promote it. Welc...
by tmg
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel coffee lake system running in Software Rendering Mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Fresh Install on new system running in Software Rendering Mode

Managed to fix this. Putting my solution in case it helps anyone else. I ended up re-installing Linux Mint again. Once it loaded it still said it was using the software rendering. I edited the line in the Grub file as per this link > http://joshuakanz.com/ubuntu/Coffee-Lake-GPU-Linux-Alpha-Support/ ...
by tmg
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel coffee lake system running in Software Rendering Mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Fresh Install on new system running in Software Rendering Mode

There are actually a bunch of solutions in those links. Which ones did you actually do? I did this > https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2377324&p=13710326#post13710326 so now it doesn't give the software render error but whenever I open an application such as the terminal I get a transparent...
by tmg
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel coffee lake system running in Software Rendering Mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Fresh Install on new system running in Software Rendering Mode

Yeah so now when I boot into Mint it doesn't say it's using Software rendering but when I open any kind of window (except the default welcome window) it's just a box outline with nothing inside it.
by tmg
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel coffee lake system running in Software Rendering Mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Fresh Install on new system running in Software Rendering Mode

I seem to have fixed it using the solution here: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2377324 although I think it might just be this that is needed: http://joshuakanz.com/ubuntu/Coffee-Lake-GPU-Linux-Alpha-Support/ although now when I open the terminal its just an outline with nothing inside :(
by tmg
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel coffee lake system running in Software Rendering Mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Fresh Install on new system running in Software Rendering Mode

Output is below System: Host: cantona Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: Mobo: Micro-Star model: Z370M GAMING PRO AC (MS-7B44) v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: 1.10 date: 10/30/2017 CPU: Hexa...
by tmg
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel coffee lake system running in Software Rendering Mode
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

[SOLVED] Intel coffee lake system running in Software Rendering Mode

Just installed Mint (first time user) as the Main OS on a new CoffeeLake Intel desktop. It seems to have installed okay and I have run an update on everything so I am on the latest kernel/firmware etc but when I am using it, it says it's running in Software Rendering mode. I have installed the Intel...
by tmg
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: MSI Z370M compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: MSI Z370M compatibility

In general, it should be compatible, as per ... https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=asrock-z370m-itx&num=1 (12 Oct 2017 - ASRock Z370M-ITX/ac: Mini-ITX Motherboard With Dual NICs, WiFi, Triple Display For ~$130 USD) Thanks, I saw this website. But they hadn't tested any MSI Motherbo...
by tmg
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from new Noob
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Hello from new Noob

Thanks Guys. Looking forward to next week now. Just waiting on my case and CPU cooler being delivered before I can build my PC. Doing it with my nephews so going to introduce them to Linux too.

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