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by mfreeman
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Sound output starts delayed
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: [SOLVED] Sound output starts delayed

MrEen wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:34 pm
Hi mfreeman,

Does following what's in this post and rebooting fix this?
Thank you for your suggestion! Unfortunately, this didn't seem to make any difference. The problem still exists.
by mfreeman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

I found one similar issue (viewtopic.php?f=48&t=328831&p=1978474#p1978474), with someone running the same brand of hardware. No solution yet, though. We'll see how this goes...
by mfreeman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Sound output starts delayed
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: [SOLVED] Sound output starts delayed

I'm having a very similar problem. When connected to HDMI, sound starts delayed, sort of like a noise gate on a sound board being set too high. For instance, if there's talking, the first word or two can't be heard. It happens any time sound is silent even for a moment. The next sound that plays has...
by mfreeman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

Ok. I did just find another odd problem, dealing with sound... Sound through my speakers, headphone jack, or USB headset is perfectly fine. However, when connected to HDMI (like our living room TV), it's acting sort of like when you set a noise gate a little too high on a sound board. We noticed thi...
by mfreeman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Transparent Menu & Panel
Replies: 7
Views: 15809

Re: Transparent Menu & Panel

This won't affect the menu, but for the panel there's a Cinnamon extension called "Transparent Panels". If you install that, it will give any theme an easily customizable transparent panel. You can make it semi-transparent, fully transparent, or with a drop shadow background. You can also ...
by mfreeman
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

mir442, Thank you for your suggestion! However, I've been on a 5.8 kernel from the start, and have tried up to 5.10, with no difference. At this point, other than the errors on startup (which I'm pretty sure can safely be ignored) and the hardware taking 30 seconds past the normal shutdown routine t...
by mfreeman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Add Program Link to System Settings Window?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Add Program Link to System Settings Window?

Is it possible to add a link to a program to Cinnamon's "System Settings" window? For example, I think it might be useful to have my keyboard backlight controls (managed by OpenRGB) included in the Hardware section of System Settings, but since OpenRGB is not included there, I'd like to ad...
by mfreeman
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Run Wireshark without sudo and without gksu?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Run Wireshark without sudo and without gksu?

Any idea how to do this now that gksu is gone? I tried pkexec, but that just gives me errors.
by mfreeman
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Global Menu on LM20 Cinnamon?
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: Global Menu on LM20 Cinnamon?

If anyone comes up with a solution to this, keep us posted!
by mfreeman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

I just tried editing /lib/systemd/system/poweroff.target changing "30min" to "10min", tested, and then changed it to "10" and tested. Neither made any difference. It still did the normal shutdown routine, then froze for about 30 seconds before powering off.
by mfreeman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

With the newer version of nvidia-prime, did you try switching to Nvidia (Performance Mode) to see if the Nvidia GPU would do the desktop graphics rendering and an external monitor would work? Not yet. When I get a chance to do that, I will. I also noticed some other things. Before this package upda...
by mfreeman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

Well, a cool thing happened! There was an update that came through for the nvidia-prime package, and now the nvidia-prime-applet shows up on my panel, and the PRIME Profiles shows up in my nvidia-settings. So that seems to have been resolved! So, other than the long wait for shutdown, everything now...
by mfreeman
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

That's good to know! Also, I forgot to post that I changed the DefaultTimeoutStopSec to 20s and it's still taking 30 seconds from the point it freezes to the point it powers off. So I tried disabling that setting altogether by putting the # back in front of it, and it still takes 30 seconds between ...
by mfreeman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

Here's a question: When looking at my Unigine Heaven benchmarks, which preset are you comparing them to? When I first tried it, I decided to set it to the "Extreme" preset just to see what it did, and I forgot to put it back to its default. I'm not sure if the default was at "Basic&qu...
by mfreeman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

Just to make sure you did everything correctly, after making the configuration changes to use the nvidia-prime method and then using the command sudo prime-select nvidia and rebooting, you were not supposed to use the prime-run command to start Unigine Heaven, but just ./heaven . I don’t think the ...
by mfreeman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

Here's one thing I've noticed when checking inxi -Gx: In addition to the amdgpu/modesetting and nvidia drivers being listed, it shows that the ati driver is also running. The order changes depending on which driver I use. If I use the amdgpu driver, the order is: amdgpu,ati,nvidia. If I use the mode...
by mfreeman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

If I remove the Option "PrimaryGPU" "yes" from 10-nvidia.conf, but leave the Driver "modesetting" in 10-amdgpu.conf, I get around the range I saw before:
Test 3.png
by mfreeman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

You would do the configuration changes in this post: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1911584#p1911584 Then switch to the Nvidia GPU: sudo prime-select nvidia I followed those instructions. After rebooting, I tested, and the results didn't seem even as good as before. I confirmed by pri...
by mfreeman
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

Actually, the scores you got are abnormally low for your hardware: 14.3 FPS using the AMD GPU and 52.6 FPS using the Nvidia GPU. I was initially only comparing the performance between the two GPUs. If you look at the scores I got from testing on my Optimus-based laptop, using a weaker GTX 1050: 29....
by mfreeman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH
Replies: 90
Views: 3282

Re: ASUS TUF Gaming A17 FA706IH-TUF706IH

I used pts/gputest but I haven’t used any other tests with that suite, but I only intended for you to use one of those benchmarks. Ok. I'll not mess with it for now then. I think the results you got from Unigine Heaven definitely shows that the Nvidia GPU is working correctly. It will be interestin...

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