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by uvajed
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] MSI GT72qe and Linux OS Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

Re: [SOLVED] MSI GT72qe and Linux OS Issues

Great advice here! Previously with my MSI GS70 w/ i7 5700hq and Killer wifi 1525 I was getting frequent system freezes that required reboots, and the wifi was not working at all. As suggested, I updated to most current BIOS, am now running Mint 17.3 beta (64 bit, Cinnamon) for the kernel, and added ...
by uvajed
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] MSI GT72qe and Linux OS Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

Re: MSI GT72qe and Linux OS Issues

As for Killer wireless 1525 wifi card, I got it working by installing this .deb package: http://blog.hyperexpert.com/how-to-get-killer-wireless-ac-1525-working-with-ubuntu/ but I had to upgrade my kernel to the one Mint 17.3 beta Cin 64-bit was using which was the 3.19.0-32 which the wifi card was ...
by uvajed
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] MSI GT72qe and Linux OS Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

Re: MSI GT72qe and Linux OS Issues

Give a try to Linux Mint 17.3 still beta, stable release due by the end of november. Should work better with new hardware. See "Solving freezes with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs" at http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_rosa_cinnamon.php I just tried installing 17.3/Cinnamon on my new MSI GS70, which has almost iden...
by uvajed
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does Chrome suck so bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Why does Chrome suck so bad?

I run Adblock on my laptop in Chrome, it helps a lot on sites with a lot of flash content. My laptop is VERY low end but turning off hardware acceleration and using Adguard does a good job and Chrome performs decent. Hardware acceleration is not supported in Firefox or Chrome in Linux anyway. On a ...
by uvajed
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does Chrome suck so bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Why does Chrome suck so bad?

Chrome is heavy and consumes battery heavily. http://blog.getbatterybox.com/which-browser-is-the-most-energy-efficient-chrome-vs-safari-vs-firefox/ Yes, Chrome is somewhat resource-hungry, which of course includes electricity needs, but that has nothing to do with the problem I initially posted. An...
by uvajed
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does Chrome suck so bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Why does Chrome suck so bad?

G'day folks I have an old desktop (see specs in footer below) on which Chrome became very slow after last update. I confirmed it was the Chrome update by running just that on the Kubuntu KDE section (multiboot), which also ran very slow afterwards. The suggestion to stop hardware acceleration solve...
by uvajed
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does Chrome suck so bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Why does Chrome suck so bad? [SOLVED] sort of

Turn off hardware acceleration in Chrome's settings and you should see a difference. Wow, why the heck didn't I think of trying that? It works, thank you very much! Of course this is more of a workaround than a fix I suppose, but it definitely seems to be working after some initial testing, so I'll...
by uvajed
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does Chrome suck so bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Why does Chrome suck so bad?

I don't know if this is a valid question here, but I couldn't find a better place for it. So, why does Chrome suck so bad on Linux? I am currently on LMDE 2 with Cinnamon on a 4 year-old Toshiba laptop, but have had a similar experience with LMDE 1 with Cinnamon, various versions of Ubuntu, and Mint...
by uvajed
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is anyone else having problems with Chrome 35?
Replies: 31
Views: 5038

Re: Is anyone else having problems with Chrome 35?

A disappointing update: I solved my problem with Chrome. This is disappointing because it took a clean install of Mint. Trying different versions of Chrome did not help. Chromium was mostly working okay for me, so I stuck with that for a while. This week I decided I needed to rearrange the partition...
by uvajed
Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is anyone else having problems with Chrome 35?
Replies: 31
Views: 5038

Re: Is anyone else having problems with Chrome 35?

Just updated to Chrome 36. Unfortunately it's still unusable on my system (same problems as reported above).... :( Marcel Thanks for the input. Seems like we're screwed, as far as using Chrome is concerned - it just won't behave on some systems. Very disappointing. Oh well, I'm casually looking for...
by uvajed
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is anyone else having problems with Chrome 35?
Replies: 31
Views: 5038

Re: Is anyone else having problems with Chrome 35?

Bumping to ask for and provide updates. Anyone have any tips to make Chrome 35 usable? I've also tried the Beta version of 36, which is slightly more usable - it behaves more or less normally for a few minutes, for me. Then it usually stops responding and refuses to relinquish control of the UI, som...
by uvajed
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is anyone else having problems with Chrome 35?
Replies: 31
Views: 5038

Re: Is anyone else having problems with Chrome 35?

Just updated to version 35.0.1916.153, unfortunately it is still unusable due to serious diplay problems as described above.... :( Same here - just updated to 35.0.1916.153-1 (on LMDE) and Chrome is completely unusable due to display issues. First a section of the window was tiled all over the scre...
by uvajed
Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Can't access or eject (some) USB storage after UP 7 [SOLVED]
Replies: 42
Views: 12622

Re: Can't access or eject (some) USB storage after UP 7 [SOL

interesting...I have sony and lenovo and both of them are working quite fine with on my system. furthermore, I only found samsung mentioned as product affected by this issue. I think samsung might have different mtp implementation on their devices. who knows? I'm not sure what you mean, sony and le...
by uvajed
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Can't access or eject (some) USB storage after UP 7 [SOLVED]
Replies: 42
Views: 12622

Re: Can't access or eject (some) USB storage after UP 7

Thanks a million Monsta, this worked great for me! I had no idea where to turn. Thanks also to Palimmo and Py-thon. I haven't had a ton of issues with either Mint main or LMDE, but the knowledgeable, friendly folks here have just about always been able to help! Now if I could only get my stupid P.O....
by uvajed
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Can't access or eject (some) USB storage after UP 7 [SOLVED]
Replies: 42
Views: 12622

Can't access or eject (some) USB storage after UP 7 [SOLVED]

Except for some minor boot issues, LMDE has been running fine on this laptop since I purchased it 2+ years ago. However, after applying UP 7 I am having issues with USB mass storage devices. Running LMDE + UP 7 + cinnamon. Specifically, I can not access the storage space on multiple Android phones a...
by uvajed
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Keyboard and Touchpad unresponsive at boot - SOMETIMES
Replies: 4
Views: 2837

Re: Keyboard and Touchpad unresponsive at boot - SOMETIMES

Yes, bumping a 2 year-old thread, because the same problem persists. I recently applied UP 7 for LMDE, with a few hiccups, and I am sad (but not surprised) to say that the annoyance I mentioned above has never gone away. There are no firmware updates for the laptop, and it still has trouble booting ...
by uvajed
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Howto Disable Hibernate when I close my Laptop Lid?
Replies: 9
Views: 23620

Re: Howto Disable Hibernate when I close my Laptop Lid?

I can also happily confirm that the solution above works for me! Is there some other power manager built into CInnamon that I am missing? If not, there needs to be, as 99% of users would never be able to solve this on their own or by trial and error. Thank you SOOO much for this! I had been reluctan...
by uvajed
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] LMDE Update Pack 4 => broken computer
Replies: 9
Views: 2622

Re: [SOLVED] LMDE Update Pack 4 => broken computer

I also had major troubles with the latest updates. I thought the point of a "rolling" distro was that you would update little by little over time, rather than at version milestones? Anyway, my system became unusable, so I reinstalled the previous version from DVD (201109?), then tried the updates ag...
by uvajed
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Keyboard and Touchpad unresponsive at boot - SOMETIMES
Replies: 4
Views: 2837

Keyboard and Touchpad unresponsive at boot - SOMETIMES

Hi folks, I've tried searching for everything I could think of to find answers to the issues I'm having, but I haven't been able to find anyone with the same identical problem. Some folks have problems that seem somewhat similar but not the same, and I'm really stumped now. Plus I didn't want to thr...
by uvajed
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint and Firefox 4
Replies: 7
Views: 1596

Re: Mint and Firefox 4

I'm running LMDE and still having trouble installing FF 4 or Iceweasel 4. I ttried the info at mozilla.debian.net with no success, only get 3.5.17.

[edited]
Okay, tried it again, following the full instructions, and I'm happy to say I'm posting this from Iceweasel 4.0. Good luck to all.

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