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by jaymot
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 22
Views: 691

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

My up until recently only computer was an old mid-tower with an ASRock A780GM-LE motherboard, an AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000+ dual-core 2.6GHz CPU, 8GB of 400MHz DDR2 RAM (8GB is all it can take) and its onboard Radeon HD3200 GPU. I paid PHP (Philippine pesos) 2950 for it with a 160GB HD and 1GB RAM from ...
by jaymot
Wed May 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2

How can you install graphics drivers in LMDE when, at its default boot-time resolution of 640x480, you can't even get to the OK and Next buttons in an installer because the windows are so huge the buttons are off-screen? That issue made me toss LMDE on the repository junkpile.
by jaymot
Mon May 28, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why phpBB?
Replies: 38
Views: 2197

Re: Why phpBB?

That "train wreck of a forum software" is Discourse. VBulletin is proprietary, closed-source, pay-for-it software. phpBB is free/libre open-source. I reckon the Mintmins thought using a proprietary forum app as a support forum for an open-source GNU/Linux distro would send the wrong message, and an ...
by jaymot
Mon May 28, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Desktop on older laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Cinnamon Desktop on older laptop

I ran Mint KDE5 Plasma on an old desktop PC, as in around 10 years old. It's 64-bit (Athlon 64 x2 CPU which I think is the first generation of 64-bit AMD dual-core processors) but has just its onboard Radeon HD3200 GPU with up to 256MB of video RAM (shared memory with the system, which is 8GB of DDR...
by jaymot
Sat May 26, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why phpBB?
Replies: 38
Views: 2197

Re: Why phpBB?

That was something. Almost every argument you just gave was wrong on many levels. I don't have the time to give a detailed reply and correct each one of these wrong affirmations but if you can find the time to look things up a little more thoroughly and stop taking me for a twitter/web 2.0/modern f...
by jaymot
Sat May 26, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system

As a work-around I'm running my Zenbook at 1920x1080 resolution so those apps are big enough to use. It's just a temporary solution so I'm not marking this solved yet. I don't think I'll be keeping this computer anyway: I have another laptop that I think will be a better solution for me than this on...
by jaymot
Fri May 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why phpBB?
Replies: 38
Views: 2197

Re: Why phpBB?

So that's, what, like 2 or 3 people over a 2 year period who prefer Discourse over phpBB for this September forum. Most of the rest of us come here for the content and are used to a typical forum structure, having used them for years, so finding our way around is so easy it's almost automatic. Disco...
by jaymot
Thu May 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions

I forgot, I also tried Manjaro on the BIOS desktop. I kind of liked its retro look-and-feel, with its lack of a boot splash screen and its simple, flat desktop and menus. But it couldn't read the partitions on my external hard drive where my backups were, telling me the partition table and/or partit...
by jaymot
Wed May 23, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions

Slackware: No GUI, no LiveCD. Text-only installation, in 2018! "Ain't nobody got time for this!" You have not realized Slackware's idea. :wink: Which seems to be to deliver an open-source version of AT&T System V Unix from the 1980s-1990s. It would be OK on a server, maybe, or in an all-Unix shop (...
by jaymot
Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system

I did that. Everything scaled except QT and JFX apps. Those open in a window about the size of a business card with extremely small fonts and icons.
by jaymot
Tue May 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 244
Views: 14356

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

FYI in Nemo, View/Extra Pane (F3 shortcut key) runs it in split pane mode.
by jaymot
Tue May 22, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Distro-hopping: my results and impressions

I've spent the past several weeks testing out various Linux distros. My requirements are support for full-disk encrypted installation, the availability of certain packages in the repository, GUI system management tools including updates and package installation, and having it boot up, run and instal...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Desktop for HiDPI – On the fence
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Desktop for HiDPI – On the fence

I've been a KDE user since it and Gnome were first released, and I've spent the past several weeks distro-hopping, testing distros that had Mate, Gnome, KDE Plasma, XFCE, LXE or whatever it is, MATE, Budgie and others. Mate doesn't seem to support HDPI at all, or at least I couldn't find any display...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 244
Views: 14356

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I don't know, it seems to me that disliking Cinnamon's default file manager is kind of a lame reason to pan Cinnamon entirely. It's not as though Nemo is a core component of Mint that it needs to even run, and it's not very difficult to install a different file manager and set it as the default one....
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system

Thanks to smurphos's help in the thread at https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=267046 GTK2 apps seem to be scaling properly on my Asus Zenbook UX303UB with a 3200x1800px 13 inch display (I wonder who thought that was a good idea, packing that many pixels into such a small screen?) but...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu

Well, kind of a solution, or a partial one. I'm still working on it. It seems that everything's being scaled larger except for QT and Java JFX apps. I think I have gotten GTK apps to scale thanks to tips fro smurphos in this thread . Just two more kinds of app GUIs to go. I was originally using Mint...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinammon 4k HPDI Settings
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Cinammon 4k HPDI Settings

Preferences/fonts will let you adjust default font sizes and scaling. You can adjust the desktop icons' sizes at least: right-click on the desktop, Desktop, Icon Size.
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen size troubles
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Screen size troubles

When you say "the picture was way to big for the actual screen sizes for both laptop and TV" do you mean that your desktop icons, mouse cursor and the taskbar at the bottom are very small and hard to see, or that everything's so big that the taskbar is off of the screen at the bottom so you can't ev...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu

Mine's a UX303U B . It has 3200x1800 with a Gorilla Glass touchscreen, 4GiB RAM (upgraded to 12) and a 1 terrabyte HD. It came with Windows 10 Home Edition on it which had scaling set at 2.5, so everything looked OK. But as soon as I intalled Linux on it I got the microscopic icons and panels. I'm n...
by jaymot
Mon May 21, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 244
Views: 14356

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

In light of Mint KDE going away I finally decided to go ahead and try Cinnamon. I like the fact that it does display scaling properly. I'm getting used to its various apps and tools (file manager, image viewer, etc.) They're different than the ones I'm used to, but I remember the trouble I had with ...

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