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by tpprynn
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates 'seeming' slow?
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Updates 'seeming' slow?

Thanks. I'm inclined to think so as the processor and RAM I see show no sign of being taxed. All the same it made hard work of installing Gimp just now too. Not playing well with the SSD for some reason maybe? I think I remember the BIOS being pretty sensible-looking. Here's that output: System: Ker...
by tpprynn
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates 'seeming' slow?
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Updates 'seeming' slow?

Thanks. I've used LXDE and Xfce briefly on the same machine and although the system runs better as expected there is still this lagging feeling during updates.
by tpprynn
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updates 'seeming' slow?
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Updates 'seeming' slow?

I'm not actually a newbie but, partly as I've used the stable Debian release only for quite a while with very little updating being done, returning to Mint for one laptop makes me feel possibly naive about a couple of things. This laptop is a nine years old Lenovo X201 Thinkpad, dual core i5 2.5 ghz...
by tpprynn
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux and SiS 672mx?
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Linux and SiS 672mx?

There is a 2006 Vista laptop I have and need to move on. It won't run Windows 10 so I want to set it up with one Linux distro or another with as little work as possible, both for me and in terms of panic for the next owner. I remember PCLinuxOS half working a few years ago, but being very slow. Goog...
by tpprynn
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: N4000 chip, Cinnamon and battery readings
Replies: 0
Views: 165

N4000 chip, Cinnamon and battery readings

I had to send a laptop back a little while ago as it had a few faults, one being a cranky battery, which seemed to lose capacity drastically in a few days, as well as give incomplete data when tested with software, both Windows and Linux. I have bought another, also emmc-based, laptop with a clearly...
by tpprynn
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Latest kernel, touchpad glitch?
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Latest kernel, touchpad glitch?

It was a gamble I suppose but I've installed the latest kernel 4.20 in the hope that the hotkey display would work with my pretty new laptop, a Lenovo 120S. Now I'm finding the tapping facility keeps cutting out, seemingly after running Firefox (and only sometimes). I'm turning the touchpad off and ...
by tpprynn
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Was I limited to 32 bit 19.1?
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Was I limited to 32 bit 19.1?

Thanks. Sorry, yes, to be clear the 4gb is the RAM. The emmc is 32gb. There's very good space on it still. Output says: System: Host: xxxxxx-Lenovo-ideapad-120S-11IAP Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.9 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18....
by tpprynn
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Was I limited to 32 bit 19.1?
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Was I limited to 32 bit 19.1?

I have installed Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon edition on a Lenovo Ideapad 120S. I had struggled with the EUFI business with three previous laptops, all of the type that have emmc drives. The structure of a Linux install iso seems to have changed a bit since I made my first attempts. I think with one of ...
by tpprynn
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: making text files Window-compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

making text files Window-compatible?

I use a text editor a lot, mostly Leafpad, and sometimes use Notepad in Windows to access the same files. At that point their formatting is messed up. I'd like to know if it's possible to alter a configuration file so that my text files are always Windows-compatible without having to edit them again...
by tpprynn
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon panel and Window list has changed? [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: Cinnamon panel and Window list has changed?

Perfect, thanks.
by tpprynn
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon panel and Window list has changed? [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Cinnamon panel and Window list has changed? [Solved]

I've just gone back to Mint after a period going between Lubuntu and Windows 10 and am finding Mint 19.1 performing very nicely with one of these emmc laptops. The panel seems to be working differently though, or is set up differently? (Or did I mess something up?) I see that any program running tha...
by tpprynn
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone here use Blogger?
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Anyone here use Blogger?

Hello. I used Blogspot ten years back and remember being able to include tags with my posts but cannot now see how this is done. I've just resumed blogging, and things seem a little bit different. It seemed a lot easier to make oneself visible also when blogging. I've been writing two blogs for my o...
by tpprynn
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CD ripping speed
Replies: 4
Views: 656

CD ripping speed

Not a complaint at all, and I'm myself not time-poor. But why is ripping a CD with Linux much slower than with Windows Media Player, does anyone here know? Is it anything to do with the historically proprietary nature of mp3 and the role of reverse-engineering, in which case mightn't the software be...
by tpprynn
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 'My anniversary', Mint 18.3, and some babbling
Replies: 2
Views: 333

'My anniversary', Mint 18.3, and some babbling

This is my tenth year of distro-hopping, of the Linux/Windows zig-zag and of using Linux Mint. I don’t think I’m speaking too soon to say that I’m now fully satisfied, now using the Cinnamon edition of Linux Mint 18.3. Some of my prior dissatisfaction was really more about my own vices and bad habit...
by tpprynn
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: iPad 2 and Linux compatibility outdated?
Replies: 2
Views: 726

iPad 2 and Linux compatibility outdated?

Today I've been looking through a few sites explaining how to work with an iPad without iTunes which seem to be out of date. I have the libimobiledevice-utils and ifuse installed but in the file manager though iPad shows up in the left hand pane, there is nothing in it and no way to add anything. At...
by tpprynn
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: shaky video under new Cinnamon?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: shaky video under new Cinnamon?

It's quite a well-equipped pc I'd thought, and I think the card has 1 or 2gb of its own RAM, but I think there may be a couple of badly ripped DVDs that I was testing with. I've defected to Lubuntu for now anyway, till next April when I have a look at what's available again.
by tpprynn
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: shaky video under new Cinnamon?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: shaky video under new Cinnamon?

Thanks. Yes, I'm afraid that was one of the first things I tried.
by tpprynn
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: shaky video under new Cinnamon?
Replies: 4
Views: 393

shaky video under new Cinnamon?

(ATI HD6750, 4gb, 3ghz quad core) I'm making an umpteenth attempt to go Windows-free after nine years of using Mint and Ubuntu on and off, and was really delighted with the behaviour and appearance of Mint 18.2 x64 Cinnamon edition. For the first time also the standard Totem or Videos application se...
by tpprynn
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt-get wants to remove loads
Replies: 3
Views: 341

apt-get wants to remove loads

I think I must have been a bit too experimental when trying out different window managers and desktops, as when I use the terminal to install with apt-get now a big list of programs are suggested as now being unneeded, enough that I know I'll have a borked system if I use apt-get autoremove. Is ther...
by tpprynn
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Handbrake and DVD ripping
Replies: 6
Views: 6692

Re: Handbrake and DVD ripping

Great, thanks. I had got the hang of makeMKV but due to the delays with the beta key I'd been thinking of using only Handbrake, but of course there's no need as the developer has finally posted the key. I'll add that I first tried using Handbrake to approximate an uncompressed rip because weirdly ju...

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