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by MarkTheMorose
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Emulating Retro Platforms
Replies: 12
Views: 3332

Re: Emulating Retro Platforms

As an old computer user (you can read that whichever way you like, and it'd be right), I prefer emulating home computers over consoles, but it tends to need more complex setting up than console emulators. I have a variety of systems I could retro game on, from 'regular' PCs down to Raspberry Pi's an...
by MarkTheMorose
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Circumvented!] Can't install 'Drawing' - Mint 19.1
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Can't install 'Drawing' - Mint 19.1

Worked great, now installed.

Thanks both!
by MarkTheMorose
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Circumvented!] Can't install 'Drawing' - Mint 19.1
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Can't install 'Drawing' - Mint 19.1

Hi Mark, There’s also an unofficial Drawing PPA that packages the latest version for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10: – ... Maybe this might be of help in the meanwhile...DAMIEN Thanks Damien. However I got an error after the second command: mark@mark-AB350M-D3V:~$ sudo apt install ...
by MarkTheMorose
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Circumvented!] Can't install 'Drawing' - Mint 19.1
Replies: 6
Views: 196

[Circumvented!] Can't install 'Drawing' - Mint 19.1

I wanted to do some simple drawing, and Gimp doesn't make that easy. I just read that Linux Mint 19.3 will come with 'Drawing' installed instead of Gimp, so I thought I'd give it a go now. In the Software Manager, I'm getting an error message: An error occurred Error deploying: While trying to apply...
by MarkTheMorose
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

I get them too, once per session it seems. However, in a change to previous behaviour, if I just wait 10 or 15 seconds, I'm finding that it will recover. There have been a few kernel updates and such since my earlier posts, but I've no idea really what has 'fixed' this. That said, just this week I h...
by MarkTheMorose
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

Are you on the 4.18 kernel? I tried the grub parameters with 4.15 and had a couple of relatively quick freezes (within the day). But going back to 4.18 it hasn't crashed since. Also, did you run a sudo update-grub after you updated the grub file, and then rebooted? I hope that doesn't sound insulti...
by MarkTheMorose
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

I am not an expert in these things, so take what i say with a grain of salt. ... Hope that helps. -Fizz Well, I've tried these Grub parameters on both my PCs, and while it does seem to have improved matters, I just had another freeze 5 minutes ago. :( Same pattern: I was scrolling around a web page...
by MarkTheMorose
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

Well, i think it's stable again. I'm running kernel 4.18 with grub parameters of processor.max_cstate=5 idle=nomwait rcu_nocbs=0-7 . I have been running for 3 days straight now without any freezes or crashes. Based on other things i have read, i suspect the last parameter, rcu_nocbs, is the importa...
by MarkTheMorose
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MInt and AMD: The desktop freezes almost within 15 seconds
Replies: 27
Views: 1642

Re: MInt and AMD: The desktop freezes almost within 15 seconds

etharus wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Good news! I installed the latest alpha version (9.1.002) of LibreElec and the system has been running rock solid for the past 3 days.
Keep us posted!
by MarkTheMorose
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

@MarkTheMorose: I wouldn't give up on AMD for linux yet. Having sunk a tidy sum into Ryzen APUs, I'm hoping this problem gets fixed soon, but I'm not sure the right people know about it, in order to come up with the fix. The irony is that I shifted around my setups, and took a perfectly stable - fa...
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

I've continued to suffer freezes, and last night on my Ryzen 2200g system, it froze in unusual circumstance. Or at least, I think it froze, the display was blank after I switched my monitor back on after an hour or so. Maybe there's more than one element to the freezes: graphics and power. I'm tryin...
by MarkTheMorose
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Partially solved] What happened to copying files from DVD?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: What happened to copying files from DVD?

just use makemkv. Makemkv does no conversion atr all, it just copies the video and audio streams and muxes them to an mkv container. You're jkust limited by the optical drive speed. WHereas if you convert them to .mp4 (and a different video format), unless you have a speedy machine you'\re going to...
by MarkTheMorose
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Partially solved] What happened to copying files from DVD?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: What happened to copying files from DVD?

Thanks for the replies. I'd changed nothing on my system - I had just got everything working, and wasn't going to tamper. I've found out why Handbrake and MakeMKV stopped opening copied files. It is to do with permissions. I discovered today that if I alter the permissions of the copied files so tha...
by MarkTheMorose
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Partially solved] What happened to copying files from DVD?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

[Partially solved] What happened to copying files from DVD?

I've been using a spare PC to do some video conversion in recent months. These are home recordings from VHS camcorders and such, nothing with CSS copy protection or similar. They have been transferred to a Panasonic DVD/BluRay/HDD video recorder, and most copied from there to DVD+RW disc, and I'm co...
by MarkTheMorose
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MInt and AMD: The desktop freezes almost within 15 seconds
Replies: 27
Views: 1642

Re: MInt and AMD: The desktop freezes almost within 15 seconds

This freezing isn't limited to Cinnamon. I'm on MATE 19.1, and it's happening there too, with a Ryzen 2200g. I also had the same with an Athlon 200ge, effectively a cut-down Ryzen APU, just less cores. Having read a few posts on the subject from different users, it starts to look to me as if it's th...
by MarkTheMorose
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

Sad to say that the freezes are still happening in the beta of 19.2, on an Athlon 200ge test PC.

Kernel 5.0.0.20.

Let's see if the 5.0.0.23 just released will make any difference... (betting: no, since I think it's graphics-related).
by MarkTheMorose
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

I don't think it was due to a power-down state (as i have read many places) since the cpu was constantly busy (running simulations overnight). If you're still having freezes, then i would recommend trying 4.18. I can't guarantee a fix, but it certainly seems to have done it for me. I agree that it ...
by MarkTheMorose
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird and text encoding
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Thunderbird and text encoding

I was taught the same way but I couldn't find a solution other than to give in and only put one space. :-(
:lol:
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird and text encoding
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Thunderbird and text encoding

When I see parts of my outgoing emails quoted in a reply, I see two question marks where I typed two spaces. I had typing lessons as a teenager, and was taught to put two spaces after a full-stop (a period as Americans call it). One of my regular correspondents says that my original emails look that...
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

I get the same, with a Ryzen 2200g and an Athlon 200ge. Both of these (and, I suspect, the 2500U in your laptop) have onboard Vega graphics. On your desktop PC with the Ryzen 1600x,that has no onboard graphics (it's a CPU, not an APU like the others above), so you're presumably using an AMD graphics...

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