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by Pjotr
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New Laptop Battery Drains Too quickly and Reports Incorrect Battery Life
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: New Laptop Battery Drains Too quickly and Reports Incorrect Battery Life

Given the newness of your hardware, I also recommend this:
Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels
Install the latest kernel of the 5.8 series. Then reboot.
by Pjotr
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hard drive making periodic clicking noise
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Hard drive making periodic clicking noise

It's probably overactive power management in the disk firmware, which is being moderated at the OS level in Windows, but not in Linux. Try this workaround: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/bugs.html#ID13 (item 13) It has been a while, but I once owned a couple of netbooks that had the exa...
by Pjotr
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce4-weather-pluging (No Data)
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Xfce4-weather-pluging (No Data)

secureIT wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:00 pm
Hi Pjotr,

i tried the ubuntu-file before - but gdebi said :
Error: dependency cannot be fulfilled : libgdk-pixbuf-2.0-0(>=2.22.0)
You're right.... How about using the libweather.so from the Ubuntu package? Is that possible?
by Pjotr
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce4-weather-pluging (No Data)
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Xfce4-weather-plugin (No Data)

Try this installer package, straight from the Ubuntu repo's (which is always the best option): http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/x/xfce4-weather-plugin/xfce4-weather-plugin_0.11.0-1_amd64.deb Simply double-click the downloaded package in order to install it, just like you would do with ...
by Pjotr
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Malware detection Software
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Malware detection Software

Not necessary and even counterproductive. See:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... urity.html
by Pjotr
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint on a Celeron 3865U w/2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 4 GB RAM
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Mint on a Celeron 3865U w/2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Too bad. If no-one else can help you, you may have to wait for an even newer kernel series (with a newer set of drivers); I expect such a newer kernel series will arrive pretty soon. Probably the 5.10.x.
by Pjotr
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RANT !!! on Win10
Replies: 22
Views: 541

Re: RANT !!! on Win10

I sympathize. Yesterday, I had to temporarily re-install Windows 10 on a Lenovo laptop, in order to be able to update the BIOS. Took me most of the day.... After downloading plain Windows 10 from Microsoft and creating a bootable USB stick, I discovered that plain Windows 10 didn't recognize the har...
by Pjotr
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint on a Celeron 3865U w/2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 4 GB RAM
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Mint on a Celeron 3865U w/2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Try this:
Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels

Install the latest kernel of the 5.8 series. Then reboot.
by Pjotr
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint on a Celeron 3865U w/2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 4 GB RAM
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Mint on a Celeron 3865U w/2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Please generate an overview of your system like this: - Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window) ; - Make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines; - Copy/paste this command into the terminal: inxi -Fxpmrz (if you type: the letter F is a capital letter, and d...
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: net speed so slow! [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: net speed so slow!

Try this:
Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels
Install the latest kernel of the 5.8 series. Then reboot and test.

Furthermore, this might also help a bit:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID2.1
(item 2.1)
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: net speed so slow! [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: net speed so slow!

Please also post the output of:

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inxi -Fxpmrz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter, and don't omit the space after inxi!)
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disk thrash / defrag
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Disk thrash / defrag

Don't defrag Linux: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/faq-1.html#ID4 (item 4) Please generate an overview of your system like this: - Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window) ; - Make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines; - Copy/paste this comma...
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What Mint releases were your best and worst experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: What Mint releases were your best and worst experiences?

What were some of your favorite Mint releases? Were there any releases that were especially troublesome? Or, have they all been about the same experience for you? I was just curious. The latest is always the greatest, so 20.1 rules.... 8) But I have especially fond memories of Mint 13 Xfce. At the ...
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Super green. No sound.
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: Super green. No sound.

DillyDallyDave wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:59 am
how did you know ?!
Good to hear that it works! :)

It's probably driver-related. The drivers are in the Linux kernel, so with very new hardware like yours, you need a kernel from a newer series than the default 5.4 series.
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Super green. No sound.
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: Super green. No sound.

We may have been cross-posting, so you might have missed my previous message. I recommend to try what I advised in that message.
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Super green. No sound.
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: Super green. No sound.

Try this:
Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels

Install the latest kernel of the 5.8 series. Then reboot.
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: System monitoring
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: System monitoring

I recommend Conky:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/conky.html

Note that all monitoring tools tend to be rather heavy on the system resources, when refreshing with too short an interval. So set the interval to 2 seconds (or 1.5 second at the utmost).
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: caja and hidden files
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: caja and hidden files

Sounds more like a feature than a bug.... Usually, most people don't want their hidden files to be visible by default. So for them it's convenient that their one-time visibility isn't being remembered, unless configured otherwise in the preferences. Personally, I often forget to re-hide them after u...
by Pjotr
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mars Rover
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Mars Rover

old_noob wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:26 pm
Cool. And 100% of computers on Mars are running linux :D
Haha. Nice one!
by Pjotr
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – February 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Monthly News – February 2021

Well, I think limiting Cinnamon's memory usage (automatic restart after reaching the configured max) is a pretty neat workaround.... If it can't be done the way it should, it should be done the way it can. A workaround, but an elegant one. I'll certainly use it myself, and I'll probably recommend it...

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