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by sarge816
Wed May 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: SOLVED-Dropping my Apple iPhone
Replies: 25
Views: 558

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: 199

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: 15
Views: 2452

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: 607

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: 677

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: 144
Views: 162677

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: 1753

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: 745

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: 745

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 ...
by sarge816
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint laptops
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Mint laptops

Not sure budget or what you need spec wise, but if you're looking to save some cash I'll recommend you the old Dell Latitude e6410 . I've got 3 of them, all with 1st Gen i5 CPUs, SSDs and 4GB DDR3. 2 of them have nVidia graphics and can play World of Warcraft Classic in native resolution at decent s...
by sarge816
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 864

Re: Installing Windows without killing Mint?

If I temporarily disconnected sda and sdb (my current Linux installation), and installed Windoze on a brand new drive to be reconnected as sdc later on, could a working bootloader be installed after that for making dual boot possible? Absolutely, this was exactly what I had to do as well (Win10 ins...
by sarge816
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Distro For Old Computers
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

Re: Best Distro For Old Computers

For normal usage, Mint 19.x Xfce will work just fine on that 2GB DDR2. The biggest upgrade you can make (by far) is an SSD. A 120GB can be had for $20-30 on Amazon depending on which brand you pick. I'd try it out with your current ram before spending big money on obsolete and sometimes pricey DDR2 ...
by sarge816
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen tearing in Linux Mint Xfce 19.2 [Lenovo ThinkPad T480]
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Screen tearing in Linux Mint Xfce 19.2 [Lenovo ThinkPad T480]

I disable Xfce compositing and install Compton on mine. Go 3/4 way down that page I linked to the Xfce section and follow the directions. Cures the tearing 100% for me using integrated intel graphics of all flavors.
by sarge816
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some minor things i don't like about Linux mint 19.2 and 19 in overall, and is there a way to change these?
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Some minor things i don't like about Linux mint 19.2 and 19 in overall, and is there a way to change these?

2. Why did they remove the "updates levels feature" on LM 19.2??? it was one of the best features that Linux mint has had for years, you could just review the dangerous updates (level 3, 4 and 5 updates) and decide whether it was safe to install them or not. You could always go back to 19.1 and sta...
by sarge816
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Laptop running 18.3 is suddenly terrible with 720/60 video
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Laptop running 18.3 is suddenly terrible with 720/60 video

Rebooting back into the kernel you previously used is probably the easiest thing to do first. That's what I'd do to start and see if it fixes it.
by sarge816
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 126
Views: 11182

Re: Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

I'll still be using my superfly Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook with it's ultra-powerful Intel Atom N270 (1.60 GHz) 32-bit CPU! Well, it'll still be managing reporting and call-out for our home alarm system that is. :mrgreen: sarge816, you sir have a way with words. First time I have seen superfly li...
by sarge816
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 126
Views: 11182

Re: Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

If you'll still be using a CPU that cannot do 64-bit by 2023 then colour me impressed. ;) I'll still be using my superfly Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook with it's ultra-powerful Intel Atom N270 (1.60 GHz) 32-bit CPU! Well, it'll still be managing reporting and call-out for our home alarm system that...
by sarge816
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Suitable laptop to run Mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: Suitable laptop to run Mint?

Thanks for the reply! But which machine would you personally choose and why? I'd probably pick the Zbook only because it has the better nVidia Quadro graphics. Not a big fan of HP though, so... Personally (since you asked), I'd probably find me something with an i5 1st - 3rd Generation CPU, like th...
by sarge816
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Suitable laptop to run Mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: Suitable laptop to run Mint?

Either will run any flavor of Mint like a top. I'm running LM19.1 on several really low end machines with zero issues and you'd even think it was pretty fast most of the time. One of these old laptops is from 2007 Dell Precision m6300 with C2Duo 2.5GHz CPU / 4GB DDR2 and an SSD. Another is an equall...
by sarge816
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: MATE 19 slower than earlier versions?

Did you come from 17.x? I run several very low end machines (C2Duo) that are 11-12 years old now and I noticed what you are saying when I went from 17.x to 18.x and continuing onto now. Not sure if that is a System D thing or if it's just the natural evolution of more stuff going into an OS over tim...

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