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by midigark
Thu Jul 11, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift working oddly...
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Timeshift working oddly...

Seems like about 8 months ago, Timeshift started working "differently". What I have been doing is using the standard setup (default), dong a snapshot on a weekly basis and the restores have always "undone" any stupid-ness I've introduced into the system. :oops: Well, suddenly tha...
by midigark
Thu Jul 11, 2024 11:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 21.3 Cinnamon change desktop background from terminal
Replies: 0
Views: 32

LM 21.3 Cinnamon change desktop background from terminal

This is one of those facepalm questions... Seriously, I have looked all over the web on: LM 21.3 Cinnamon change background from terminal Then most common result is: $ gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.background picture-uri file:///home/Pictures/ED_keyboard_right.png This is my Elite Dangerous key...
by midigark
Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: When upgrading RAM, does the frequency matter?
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: When upgrading RAM, does the frequency matter?

Recent changes in DDR5 architecture has alleviated some of the issues regarding mixing manufacturers, but the standard still holds. With the massive increase in memory chip storage, other things have changed across the board. General insights: 1.) Always check the compatibility Dram vs Motherboard/P...
by midigark
Sat Jun 01, 2024 11:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: starting application "B" as a result of running application "A"
Replies: 1
Views: 78

starting application "B" as a result of running application "A"

I just followed a video that describes what I want to do, but of course, it was for Windows. I would like to know if there is a similar way to do this in Linux other than periodically testing to see if "A" is running and then, starting "B". This can be done with cron or other tas...
by midigark
Thu May 23, 2024 11:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Through Hell and High Water with Asus and Mint 21.3 [Solved]
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: Through Hell and High Water with Asus and Mint 21.3

Profit. Hehe, I just used this 'UPG' reference in another forum. :wink: Congarats, is this completely solved? I went through a related problem with my old Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 and trying to get an SSD to function in a simple PCIe slot adapter. However, the M5A99FX BIOS was never given the BIOS too...
by midigark
Thu May 23, 2024 4:15 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED]Mouse scrolling uncontrollably
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: [SOLVED]Mouse scrolling uncontrollably

I'm curious what the solution was? I initially had a problem with the Turtle Beach joystick causing my desktop mouse scrollwheel to go crazy. That was probably caused by the joystick scrollwheel being set as analog. I have it set to digital (two button switches) now and have not tried it without the...
by midigark
Wed May 22, 2024 12:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak vs System Package
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Flatpak vs System Package

My personal preference is to always run System Packages if at all possible. While Flatpaks tend to be easier and often the only way, I do my damnedest to locate the Debian installer version first. With certain applications, the source and the Debian packages were never released. Or worse yet, trying...
by midigark
Wed May 15, 2024 3:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Microsoft IntelliMouse TrackBall on LM21.3 - not found
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse TrackBall on LM21.3 - not found

Update: So far I've discovered a few things about a "combined" PS/2 port. combined PS-2.png This is common on laptops and late in the game desktop motherboards to allow more space for USB ports. VIOLET for keyboards and GREEN for mice. The information I found related to a laptop where the ...
by midigark
Wed May 15, 2024 11:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Microsoft IntelliMouse TrackBall on LM21.3 - not found
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse TrackBall on LM21.3 - not found

To all: We are not reading the fine print here - well normal size anyway. I've had this thing plugged into Linux before and it worked That was Linux Mint 20. So, in regards to it being discontinued for being an antique, not likely as it worked in the current stream of upgrades. On one thing you are ...
by midigark
Mon May 13, 2024 5:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Microsoft IntelliMouse TrackBall on LM21.3 - not found
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Microsoft IntelliMouse TrackBall on LM21.3 - not found

I'm surprised there are no old timers jumping on this. Doesn't ANYONE have a clue about this device? It's like the whole Internet "went dark" on this device, including the entire *nix world. Just for fun, I will take this back to my Win 10 machine and give it a try. Maybe a wire broke in t...
by midigark
Mon May 13, 2024 5:36 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Booting Mint on a GTX460
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Booting Mint on a GTX460

Odd, my GTX450 worked great with the 5.15 kernel series and the official 340 driver on LM 20. As already stated, the 340 driver is not officially supported in LM 21. The nouveau driver is automatically used in compatibility mode and if you do the complete install in compatibility mode, you should be...
by midigark
Sun May 12, 2024 5:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Microsoft IntelliMouse TrackBall on LM21.3 - not found
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Microsoft IntelliMouse TrackBall on LM21.3 - not found

Greetings, I've had this thing plugged into Linux before and it worked, It's been getting kicked around a bit from sorting old useless junk from old "I'm-gonna-use-this-junk-someday" bins. Intellimouse trackball.jpg That was back when I first installed Linux Mint 20.1. Now I plug it in and...
by midigark
Sun May 12, 2024 4:22 am
Forum: Sound
Topic: Multi channel headphone idea and info request [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Multi channel headphone idea and info request [SOLVED]

@SMG Oh pffft, I thought I was going crazy and the formatting stopped working. :lol: Thank you so much for giving me that poke. :oops: = @seasons Thanks for picking up on that S/PDIF post, having some family health issues to deal with and couldn't get back right away, which is why I am doing this at...
by midigark
Sun May 12, 2024 3:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Random system freeze
Replies: 31
Views: 1207

Re: Random system freeze

Supposedly, we were done with these kinds of memory quirks. Watched an entire test with DDR4 3200 of 4 different manufacturers at the same time 1 in each slot and the system ran just fine - sometimes. :lol: With any DDR memory, you are best off with the same manufacturer, same model, same timing eve...
by midigark
Mon May 06, 2024 8:02 pm
Forum: Sound
Topic: Multi channel headphone idea and info request [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Multi channel headphone idea and info request

Thanks for the reply. But, still wrong about impedance - in this case. Your instance that a "low impedance" headset should work in any case" is just...strange. Do some basic research. LOW impedance means that at any given applied voltage, the headphones will draw more amperes. This is...
by midigark
Sun May 05, 2024 10:41 pm
Forum: Sound
Topic: stereo but no 5.1
Replies: 28
Views: 830

Re: stereo but no 5.1

Before you start all over again, I just solved a task I've been asking for help with for some time. Using pipewire to bundle 3 USB headphone dongles into a single 5.1 sound device (raw 5.1 not encoded). Having found a hint, I ended up searching back through the pipewire docs and examples, finally fi...
by midigark
Fri May 03, 2024 6:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Random system freeze
Replies: 31
Views: 1207

Re: Random system freeze

If you're going to attack the power end, let's take a look at the actual sanity of the system. 1.) You use 40GB of ram "sometimes" and just keep it squirreled away. Let's do away with that for now, just for the sake of troubleshooting. (edit - I see you did that) :wink: 2.) Is any part of ...
by midigark
Wed May 01, 2024 10:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Let's do the Timeshift again... [SOLVED] bad bad memory
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Let's do the Timeshift again...

Thank you for the suggestion. The user 'test' came back with the exact same setup. However, I did discover something that may have started my system recent meltdown... Can you say CATASTROPHIC RAM FAILURE ? I just ran the memory test on the Live USB package last week and it passed twice and I though...
by midigark
Wed May 01, 2024 2:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Let's do the Timeshift again... [SOLVED] bad bad memory
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Let's do the Timeshift again... [SOLVED] bad bad memory

Timeshift weirdness just happened to me. Relatively fresh install (less than a month) and running Timeshift, with unmodified settings as usual. This has always been the setup and never been a problem (even after doing something stupid and breaking the system). Timeshift from the terminal login works...
by midigark
Tue Apr 30, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: Sound
Topic: Multi channel headphone idea and info request [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Multi channel headphone idea and info request

@seasons Well, we can agree to disagree... About impedance. You are about as wrong as wrong can get. Low impedance speakers require higher current, which is why you need an amplifier between a high impedance or line level device and a speaker. I had a set of electrostatic headphones with a 1200 ohm ...

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