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by sarge816
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Distro For Old Computers
Replies: 18
Views: 756

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: 408

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: 423

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: 358

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: 124
Views: 5301

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: 124
Views: 5301

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: 412

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: 412

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: 513

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...
by sarge816
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MakeMKV update?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: MakeMKV update?

dougal wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:07 am
Hi folks
How do I update the MakeMKV package to latest version?
Not sure which version of Mint you are running, but I'm on 19.1 and it's available directly from the software manager.
by sarge816
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I update everything on the Update Manager list?
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Should I update everything on the Update Manager list?

ricardogroetaers wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:08 pm
gm10 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:01 am
And I'm glad I got them removed for 19.2, they were always a bad idea.
I do not agree.
For me, the levels of updates were and always will be a great idea. They allow the user to always be in control.
I completely agree, I like the levels and will be sticking with 19.1 until it goes eol.
by sarge816
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whiskey ...
Replies: 31
Views: 1159

Re: Whiskey....

Bourbon? Wild Turkey 101. Scotch? Any single malt but a good cheap blend in a pinch. Cutty ftw. Canadian? Crown is terrific but go cheap with something like Harwood Canadian and I bet your friends wouldn't be able to tell on a double blind taste test. Irish? Jameson, ofcourse. Basically, if it's whi...
by sarge816
Thu May 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: SOLVED: BREACH in 2016: Why were we not notified.
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: BREACH: Why were we not notified.

smurphos wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Lol, I didn't keep the email, but I was also notified.
That's the beauty of near infinite storage web based trash email services. 8)
by sarge816
Thu May 23, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: SOLVED: BREACH in 2016: Why were we not notified.
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: BREACH: Why were we not notified.

I was notified. Linux Mint Forums <admin@linuxmint.com> To sarge816 03/01/16 at 8:50 AM Hello, You are receiving this message because you have an account registered on forums.linuxmint.com: Username: sarge816 Email: xxx The Linux Mint forums software was compromised by an external attacker. As a res...
by sarge816
Wed May 22, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Microsoft destroyed my LUKS encrypted drive!
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Microsoft destroyed my LUKS encrypted drive!!!!

Not sure where you are, but here in the good old USA you can sue anyone for just about anything. Not sure how far you'd get with MS and their army of high payed lawyers though. The only real answer here is to quit using MS products. I realize that is difficult, as I have a spouse with a business who...
by sarge816
Tue May 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux doesn't support AMD Turbo Core Technology on APU ?
Replies: 17
Views: 877

Re: Linux doesn't support AMD Turbo Core Technology on APU ?

A6-6400K checking in, works perfectly in 19.1. My kid even games with it using WINE and has no complaints.
by sarge816
Tue May 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Adobe Customers Now At Risk of Legal Action For Not Staying Current...
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Adobe Customers Now At Risk of Legal Action For Not Staying Current...

I wasn't clear from the article, but assume this was aimed at users who had purchased the software in question before it became subscription based, and are now being targeted and forced to "upgrade?" Some people have no option but to utilize certain Adobe software products for their livelihood and w...
by sarge816
Wed May 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 842

Re: OLD LAPTOP

I second that suggestion to try Linux Mint Xfce. If you don't mind replacing the hard drive, a small SSD will vastly improve the boot times and response of the system more than any other upgrade you could possibly make to that old computer. Pretty sure your HD is an early SATA so most current SSDs s...
by sarge816
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It's like Microsoft is driving you toward Linux
Replies: 28
Views: 1468

Re: It's like Microsoft is driving you toward Linux

how did Blackbird compare to shutup10 ?. they both seem to promote the disabling of various windows services .. .. Sorry, just saw this. I'm not sure of the comparison as I've never tried the other service you mentioned. I tried a few tech forum scripts I found but Blackbird appears to be a script ...
by sarge816
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It's like Microsoft is driving you toward Linux
Replies: 28
Views: 1468

Re: It's like Microsoft is driving you toward Linux

I don't use Windows on any of my computers, but my wife's real estate business requires it for various reasons. I found this little gem, which lets you have more control over your operating system you paid for: Blackbird I've used it now for about a year on her home office desktop and her laptop tha...

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