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by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: What is your gaming resolution?
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: What is your gaming resolution?

It's tempting to go higher, but that involves a big investment. Even fairly modern games run well on an old AMD HD7850, which is the only thing in my system I haven't upgraded in the last few years. To go to a higher resolution, I'd need to invest in a new video card (which I plan to do soon, but i...
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Emulating Retro Platforms
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: Emulating Retro Platforms

I like using the standalone emulators. I'd say RetroArch and the like would just add more bloat. Snes9x, FCEUX, Kega Fusion, ePSXe, PCSX2, VisualBoyAdvance, and MAME are what I use for emulation. Mednafen is perfect for anyone who wants a non-graphical emulator that spans MULTIPLE consoles, from PC-...
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Are You Killing Your SSD with Dual Boot ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2410

Re: Are You Killing Your SSD with Dual Boot ?

I don't believe in having more than one OS per drive, even if it's just another GNU/Linux distro. It's a risk not many people are aware of.

You have to dedicate a secondary machine or just go cold turkey. Back up first, though.
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What VPN is best for Linux?
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: What VPN is best for Linux?

OpenVPN (optimized through PPA , since Ubuntu and Debian defaults are pretty far behind) is the best for connecting to any VPN that you have access to. NordVPN is a good service and they support OpenVPN. Check out this tutorial on downloading and setting up your OpenVPN with them. You can easily add...
by Shadow in Fire
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xorg 1.19.x
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Xorg 1.19.x

Totally needed this for version 18.3. I'm seeing little or no graphical glitches whatsoever now. Thank goodness.

It's a shame, because I was about to dump Xfce and go with a DE that fully supports Wayland (Xfce is still stuck in X11).
by Shadow in Fire
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Gaming
Replies: 44
Views: 4545

Re: Linux Gaming

i run epsxe through wine because it runs much better than running native in linux, but not sure which updates killed it :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: runs fine in arch linux, where i have wine blocked from updates . Interesting post. I also use ePSXe, but the native version works just fine for me. ...
by Shadow in Fire
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Xorg Problems

After nearly a month of no replies since my last one, I can safely confirm this issue has been solved. It's correct that a simple fix would be upgrading my GPU, as I was using a much older one. Not experiencing that issue anymore, although I will look more into the possibilities of Xorg memory leaks...
by Shadow in Fire
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Xorg Problems

I'd assume this isn't related to your issue, but this looks weird ID-1: / size: 109.91 GiB used: 90.51 GiB (82.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1 90GiB used for / when you have a separate /home partition? Might that be because of RAID mode? Or Timeshift? I keep Timeshift data in that partition. That's a r...
by Shadow in Fire
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Xorg Problems

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by Shadow in Fire
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Xorg Problems

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by Shadow in Fire
Wed May 29, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) Xorg Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 595

(Solved) Xorg Problems

I've been having issues with Xorg randomly bloating up and slowing down in terms of performance, likely triggered by a service. I'm using GNU/Linux Mint 18.3 (same as Ubuntu 16.04) and my WM is Xfwm4 (with Compton). I'm tired of having to restart Xorg every other minute. I'm not sure what's going on...
by Shadow in Fire
Mon May 13, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Tried the others, came back to Mint. It is good to be home...
Replies: 29
Views: 4277

Re: Tried the others, came back to Mint. It is good to be home...

Most distros are intended for technical and/or niche sides of computing. With Ubuntu and the like, more of the focus is on the desktop experience, especially if you are coming from Windows. Once you spend at least six months playing around and getting a feel for GNU/Linux, it gets easier to diagnose...
by Shadow in Fire
Sat May 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: (Thunar) Open Current Folder in Terminal Using a Keyboard Shortcut
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: (Thunar) Open Current Folder in Terminal Using a Keyboard Shortcut

Well, I find your tone to be snide, and first impressions are everything. You don't offer constructive criticism, yet you are here in my thread to waste my time, so I will be putting you on ignore. I'll never have to read a single ounce of nonsense you write ever again. People like you are seriously...
by Shadow in Fire
Sat May 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: (Thunar) Open Current Folder in Terminal Using a Keyboard Shortcut
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: (Thunar) Open Current Folder in Terminal Using a Keyboard Shortcut

Nice shitpost. Care to at least explain your point?
by Shadow in Fire
Sat May 11, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: (Thunar) Open Current Folder in Terminal Using a Keyboard Shortcut
Replies: 4
Views: 327

(Thunar) Open Current Folder in Terminal Using a Keyboard Shortcut

This method should work on any DE, although I personally tested this using Xfce. Since the GUI method didn't work, you'd need to edit a file containing this data for the changes to be in effect. 1. Open your terminal and paste the following (you can use any text editor that you wish): mousepad ~/.co...
by Shadow in Fire
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 71
Views: 3249

Re: return to windows emotional support group

Although I hadn't personally installed a Windows OS since purging my sole Windows 7 install almost two years ago, I keep pondering on having a permanently offline machine for the sake of gaming (except for emulation). While one could just consider Wine or a virtual machine (if no suitable native alt...
by Shadow in Fire
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?
Replies: 147
Views: 7818

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

Tried Ubuntu on and off since 2011. Wasn't sure if I was ready yet. Then, when Unity was released, I decided to give it another go. One of the most miserable experiences, ever. I don't understand how anyone in their right mind would think that's a good DE by the slightest. It was then and there that...
by Shadow in Fire
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The pros of XFCE DE?
Replies: 21
Views: 1832

Re: The pros of XFCE DE?

In my experience, Xfce is just better than every other DE that I've used (e.g. Cinnamon, MATE, LXDE, LXQt, KDE Plasma). In fact, it's the only DE that bridges the gap between nostalgia coming from Windows XP (or older) and giving it a modern twist with an up-to-date GNU/Linux distro. I like that Sal...
by Shadow in Fire
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Searching within one's own posts on this site SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Searching within one's own posts on this site

You could also do this by heading to your own profile. Check for the option on the bottom where it lets you search your own posts or threads.
by Shadow in Fire
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Will April update of Windows 10 destroy my dual booting Linux Mint 19.1?
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Will April update of Windows 10 destroy my dual booting Linux Mint 19.1?

It's honestly not a good idea to mix the two on the same drive. Get a separate HDD or SSD and dedicate that to just one OS. I wish I could give more support beyond the above. I honestly checked out after Windows 7's "updates" were getting too tiresome for my own liking. Best of luck. Let us know how...

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