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by matteo92
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 18.3: Battery Drain on ASUS N550LF
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Mint 18.3: Battery Drain on ASUS N550LF

Rarely if ever battery life on Linux is better than Windows (sadly). Ie. i'd certainly not expect to achieve the same results no matter how much you tweak it... Yes, I expected something like this, but I am still a little bit surprised. Running powertop when there is nothing else open in this very ...
by matteo92
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 18.3: Battery Drain on ASUS N550LF
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Mint 18.3: Battery Drain on ASUS N550LF

Hello, I am testing a fresh install of Mint 18.3 Cinnamon on my Asus laptop ASUS N550LF, intel core i3 4th generation + Intel card + nVidia GT745M, RAM 8gb, custom SSD 256GB. After having installed all the required updated and the suggested nVidia proprietary driver (no Intel microcode for now), I a...
by matteo92
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: poor graphic performance nVidia 745M + Intel HD
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: poor graphic performance nVidia 745M + Intel HD

UPDATE: INTEL I applied the following tip Speed Up your Linux Mint - Improve Video Performance on Intel Graphic s https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/3#TOC-Improve-video-performance-for-Intel-graphics To sum up, just remove old Intel graphic drivers: sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg-v...
by matteo92
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font Rendering Lnux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

Re: Font Rendering Lnux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

There are control for font display located in the "Fonts" control panel in system settings. I think you mean these ones: Text Scaling Factor = 1.0 Hinting = slight Anti-aliasing = rgba RGBA order = RGB But my guess is you are looking at a flattened PDF so you are not looking at fonts, you are looki...
by matteo92
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font Rendering Lnux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

Re: Font Rendering Lnux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Hello, You are right about my font configuration, I didn't post it before. Now I have created the font.config file has you said (it didn't exist before). Morevoer, this is my font configuration windows at the moment. https://imgur.com/qRqQKXU Below you can find a test I did: the same document open (...
by matteo92
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font Rendering Lnux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

Font Rendering Lnux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Hello, I have installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon on my laptop Asus N550LF a few days ago. Thanks to the help of this forum, I managed to find a good compromise for everything I needed. In particular, I followed this guide: Improve Video performance for Intel Graphics https://sites.google.com/site/ea...
by matteo92
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 18.x SSD post-installation guide
Replies: 7
Views: 2428

Re: SSD post-installation tips: are they really necessary?

Ok, thank you. I think I will stick to the guide I mentioned in my first post and apply it step by step. Meanwhile, I will understand how to do manual partitioning that optimize my UEFI + SSD configuration, it seems to be quite a tricky matter =) I will put SOLVED, since my initial issue is over, ev...
by matteo92
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 18.x SSD post-installation guide
Replies: 7
Views: 2428

Re: SSD post-installation tips: are they really necessary?

Thank you so much, now I have clear in my mind what to do. It is a pity that the automatic partitioning does not take into account a separate home + root configuration. I could have avoided to format the whole system...In fact, I am a little bit concerned about formatting a re-installing a fresh sys...
by matteo92
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 18.x SSD post-installation guide
Replies: 7
Views: 2428

Re: SSD post-installation tips: are they really necessary?

I highly recommend you take the optional step 5 and over-provision the drive. This will allow the drive controller to allocate bad blocks from the spare space and extend the life of your SSD. I use a 20% over-provision. I don't bother moving browser caches either but there's no reason you shouldn't...
by matteo92
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 18.x SSD post-installation guide
Replies: 7
Views: 2428

[SOLVED] Linux Mint 18.x SSD post-installation guide

Yesterday I installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 on my laptop featuring Samsung SSD 256GB (the entry level one). I have used this SSD for about 3 years on Win10, I am now wondering about the correct SSD management on Linux Mint. I have deeply read this interesting guide: SSD: how to optimize your Soli...
by matteo92
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: poor graphic performance nVidia 745M + Intel HD
Replies: 1
Views: 185

poor graphic performance nVidia 745M + Intel HD

Hello, I am a former Ubuntu user, but last time I installed Ubuntu it was 12.04 and I had a totally different laptop, so consider me as a real noob =) I am facing many issues after a fresh install of Mint Cinnamon 18.3 on my Asus N550LF, featuring Intel i7 4500 with integrated graphic card and dedic...

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