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by sarge816
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "A" Solution to "The Alcohol Problem"
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: "A" Solution to "The Alcohol Problem"

I'm all for the magic hangover pill myself. Because life without alcohol? Perish the thought!
by sarge816
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: American College is a Waste of Money
Replies: 36
Views: 1210

Re: American College is a Waste of Money

I agree completely. The price of college is almost out of reach for most without going into debt with student loans. And this is why college has gotten so expensive IMO - the university knows the kids will have to borrow money, the banks are going to lend it, and the college can charge exorbitant am...
by sarge816
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved: Windows 10/Mint dual boot, multiple issues.
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Stop Windows update from borking Mint/GRUB by creating more recovery partitions.

If you figure out the whole multiple drive thing, you can always download a tool that completely disables Windows Updates altogether as well. That is what I do on all of my computers that cannot be Linux only.
by sarge816
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ideas on Budget Laptops...
Replies: 29
Views: 1447

Re: Ideas on Budget Laptops...

Just a request to all those Dell Latitude and HP Probook owners out there, are those machines completely compatible with Linux? I have always had great luck with Dell Latitudes and Linux. Typing to you right now on my venerable old E6410, worked perfectly out of the box. I also had Dell Precisions ...
by sarge816
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop Size preference
Replies: 35
Views: 1321

Re: Laptop Size preference

15.6" with these new fangled 16:9 screens (much prefer 16:10 ratio), but 1920x1080 is really hard on the eyes in LM Xfce. It just doesn't scale well, and standard HD resolution 720p is easier to read, too.
by sarge816
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using Mint on Intel Atom processor
Replies: 18
Views: 1516

Re: Using Mint on Intel Atom processor

We may have identical netbooks - mine is a Dell Inspiron Mini10 with the exact specs as yours. I currently use it to run our home security system with Windows 7 32bit, but it used to run Linux Mint all the way back to 2009 (mine came with Ubuntu preinstalled). I can tell you that the current LM19.3,...
by sarge816
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT - upgrade to better M/B with faster CPU
Replies: 24
Views: 770

Re: HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT - upgrade to better M/B with faster CPU

You might have a hard time upgrading the motherboard, as Compaq and other oem pc makers like using proprietary motherboards that don't necessarily fit in standard ATX cases. If it is a standard ATX or micro ATX then you have lots of options. You didn't post what the specs are either, it might be jus...
by sarge816
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mate Destroys Cinnamon (Performance) v19.3, v20
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Mate Destroys Cinnamon (Performance) v19.3, v20

I prefer Xfce, but I generally agree with your analysis. I saw it most on old computers, where on a Core2 Duo Cinnamon had performance issues and on the same laptop Xfce ran like a top.
by sarge816
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: bad fps issue
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: bad fps issue

No, the opposite. I'm telling you I dual boot my computers with Windows if that computer is going to play games, mainly because Windows drivers are usually better optimized. The game developer rarely even cares about Linux compatibility, so little time is spent trying to make it work. I tried for a ...
by sarge816
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: bad fps issue
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: bad fps issue

Really neat site, thanks for the link. That's probably about right for that CPU (the test appears to be CPU speed capped). As a reference, I just tested it with a nearly as ancient Dell Latitude E6410 (from 2010) with a 1st Gen i5, 4GB DDR3 and Nvidia NVS-3100M 512MB with the 340 drivier in LM19. Av...
by sarge816
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 and Athlon XP 2600+ Thoroughbred
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Mint 19.3 and Athlon XP 2600+ Thoroughbred

Honestly, for a rig that old I would probably look into something like Bodhi Linux.

http://www.bodhilinux.com/w/system-requirements/

You might get 32 bit LM Xfce to run on it, but probably not very well.
by sarge816
Wed May 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Dropping my Apple iPhone
Replies: 26
Views: 986

Re: Dropping my Apple iPhone

Well, Android is based on OSS (Linux, ofcourse), but with Google involved it is all about tracking and serving up advertising. I wrote up a tutorial a few years ago here on how to de-google your Android device if you are interested in keeping a smart phone. I love the freedom of using custom ROMs an...
by sarge816
Fri May 08, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell 9020 Optiplex
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Dell 9020 Optiplex

Nice PC, that Optiplex should run Linux great out of the box. I've installed LM on plenty of Dell's over the last 12+ years and they are almost always perfect no-hassle affairs, especially since Dell has officially supported Linux on many of it's models over the years.
by sarge816
Sun May 03, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMDGPU busted by kernel 5.3.0 - fine with kernel 5.0.0
Replies: 21
Views: 3635

Re: AMDGPU busted by kernel 5.3.0 - fine with kernel 5.0.0

For the Xfce screen tearing, have you tried replacing the compositor with Compton? I always have to do this regardless of video card in Xfce, and I've run with Intel, AMD and Nvidia graphics (all same tearing problem).
by sarge816
Sat May 02, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Old computer / "weak" hardware: LM-Xfce or LMDE?
Replies: 22
Views: 895

Re: Old computer / "weak" hardware: LM-Xfce or LMDE?

Like someone else mentioned, how old and what hardware? Is it 64 or 32 bit? LM Xfce will probably be fine for anything 64bit with a dual core cpu, it's the browsers where I really noticed bloat and slowdowns. This is regardless of the DE, the mainstream browsers just continue to get more and more bl...
by sarge816
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: AMD-Radeon graphics not compatible with LM? [solved]
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: AMD-Radeon graphics not compatible with LM?

How old we talking about? I had an old Dell laptop with x1400 Radeon that worked perfectly with Mint 19.x and the open source drivers - from 2007. Would help a lot if we knew what kind of hardware.
by sarge816
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint 17 and 18 and now 19 AMD GPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!
Replies: 151
Views: 187709

Re: Mint 17 and 18 and now 19 AMD GPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!

Anybody know how to successfully add a new resolution? 1920 is just too tiny for my eyes and LM19 Xfce does not scale well like Windows at that resolution. At least, not on my 15" laptop screen. Resolution selection is extremely limited for some reason, with 1920x1080 and 1280x720 being my only two ...
by sarge816
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is it time for me to upgrade my old PC?
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Is it time for me to upgrade my old PC?

That is still perfectly adequate hardware and that CPU is no slouch even today. I looked at the Passmark score for it and it's about equal to a brand new 8th Gen Intel Celeron (Coffee Lake). Not too shabby for an 11 year old CPU. The memory is fine too, although another 4GB wouldn't hurt. If you rea...
by sarge816
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Did not drink the kool-aid--only sniffed at it
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: Did not drink the kool-aid--only sniffed at it

You're welcome, and I totally get it since I have a pair of grade schoolers who love Roblox. I tried everything to make it work on Linux but it was a non-starter. WineHQ shows the latest rating as "Garbage," so I was forced to install Windows 7 SP1 on both of their computers.
by sarge816
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Did not drink the kool-aid--only sniffed at it
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: Did not drink the kool-aid--only sniffed at it

Blackbird That little program is about as good as I've found to unf*ck the standard windows 10 install. I usually run it, then use /STD to kill the really stubborn MS services that continue to churn in the background. You can also turn off all automatic updates & disable tons of crapware (like the ...

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