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by Pjotr
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox, diagonal tearing, pixelated.
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Firefox, diagonal tearing, pixelated.

Cinnamon is simply much too heavy for that weak old hardware. Do a clean installation of the lightweight Xfce edition of Mint 18.2.

After installing it, apply (most of) these speed tweaks as well:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/3
by Pjotr
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Now I'm pissed off with the sound
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Try pavucontrol:

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sudo apt-get install pavucontrol


Then:

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pavucontrol
by Pjotr
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Now I'm pissed off with the sound
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Did you, by any chance, perhaps install sandbox Firejail?
by Pjotr
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Now I'm pissed off with the sound
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

The full inxi -Fxz output please.
by Pjotr
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Now I'm pissed off with the sound
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

@Moem: :lol: @silfox2000: 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 -Fxz (if you type: the letter F is ...
by Pjotr
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xorg.conf?
Replies: 10
Views: 137

Re: xorg.conf?

mperkel wrote:This gets you around the "nanny mode" that some people who can't handle the idea of running in root impose on us.

Can't give up, can you? :lol:

I love n00bs with an attitude. Breaks the boredom of a predictably smoothly running system.
by Pjotr
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seriously high CPU usage and sluggish operation on new install
Replies: 34
Views: 1217

Re: Seriously high CPU usage and sluggish operation on new install

Your root partition is much too full: 90 %. This has probably caused irreversible file fragmentation on a massive scale, which might (at least partly) account for the sluggish operation. This is how to prevent file fragmentation: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/faq#TOC-How-can-I-d...
by Pjotr
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screensaver as Root
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Screensaver as Root

I want to override the nanny controls and do what I want to do. I'm a big boy and I don't need training wheels. You do need those wheels, brother. You need 'em bad. :lol: A root desktop defeats the security model that's been in place for Ubuntu and Mint since their inception. Applications are meant...
by Pjotr
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screensaver as Root
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Screensaver as Root

I'd rather save the running as root debate for another thread. I'm looking for an answer to my question. That's all you're going to get from me, mate. I won't help people to continue with insecure insanity. :wink: Furthermore, this is a public forum. So it's a matter of public hygiene and disease p...
by Pjotr
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screensaver as Root
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Screensaver as Root

mperkel wrote:I am running as root.

You are what? :shock:

That's extremely unwise and *not* the way that Mint should be used. No experienced Linux user, at least no one with a bit of sense, will tell you anything else.
by Pjotr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Intel microcode 3.20170707.1 firmware for Intel CPUs
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Intel microcode 3.20170707.1 firmware for Intel CPUs

You can safely ignore it. Obviously your CPU does work. Because it runs on the microcode firmware in the BIOS.

So you only need to install this firmware package if you currently have problems with your CPU (which is unlikely).
by Pjotr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xserver update- problems. rollback option?
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: xserver update- problems. rollback option?

kdlm wrote:would there have been any way to go back, since Synaptic didn’t offer the previous version the update manager said it replaced?

Unfortunately not....

Thanks again for your website.

You're welcome. Thanks for the compliments. :)
by Pjotr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: My Experience so far
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: My Experience so far

Welcome! Note that you can also install Google Chrome in Linux Mint: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html It's not in the repo's, so download and install it like you would a Windows installer (clickety-click). It'll add its own repo to your sources lists, so you'll receive regula...
by Pjotr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Outdated linux kernel
Replies: 22
Views: 559

Re: Outdated linux kernel

the issue was whether it's prudent to stay with the 3.13.0-37 kernel. I presume you agree the answer is "no." My answer is more variegated: with an insecure kernel like that, you'll still have a pretty secure desktop system (provided that the rest has been updated). A lot more secure than...
by Pjotr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unlock Login Keyring stops Vivaldi from running
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Unlock Login Keyring stops Vivaldi from running

You can get rid of the keyring (or change its password) like this:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... g-password
(item 15, right column)
by Pjotr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Running Mint Xfce on old computers like netbooks
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Running Mint Xfce on old computers like netbooks

But why a swap file at all? Given the fact that by default we already have a swap partition, which does the same thing?
by Pjotr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problems with Brightness
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Problems with Brightness

You might try a BIOS update (when available; check the support section of the Lenovo website).
by Pjotr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: “Cannot display this video mode” during install
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: “Cannot display this video mode” during install

Check the installation disk. The DVD.
by Pjotr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: 'Update' is 'locked'.

Re-run dpkg and try to activate any OK button in the terminal by means of the Tab key. Then press Enter.

You have to find a way of accepting that license in the terminal. That's the key to the solution. If there is no OK button to activate, try hitting the Q key and then Enter.

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