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by benchrest
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Anyone else get flickering desktop backgrounds and windows periodically on NVIDIA cards in Cinnamon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5060

Re: Anyone else get flickering desktop backgrounds and windows periodically on NVIDIA cards in Cinnamon?

my monitors are set to 16:9 1920 x 1080 and refresh rate is set at 60hz as the monitor requires. But both these settings were auto. Also I might have had two 24 in monitors when this started, can't be sure. I believe the problem has occurred 1 time today on the right monitor. Yesterday a couple of t...
by benchrest
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Anyone else get flickering desktop backgrounds and windows periodically on NVIDIA cards in Cinnamon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5060

Re: Anyone else get flickering desktop backgrounds and windows periodically on NVIDIA cards in Cinnamon?

I last posted in January on this problem. Still occurring. Have two monitors and can happen on either. Mostly the edge of the background flickers and can be stopped by clicking on the background. The problem started when I was on 18.3 cinnamon and is occurring on 19. Originally with nvidia GEFORCE E...
by benchrest
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is this really meant to be installed?
Replies: 21
Views: 852

Re: Is this really meant to be installed?

I see you have two choices. Answer the questions we asked or reinstall 18.3. But if reinstalling 18.3 fails the same way 19.1 did that might point to what you did with gparted.
by benchrest
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is this really meant to be installed?
Replies: 21
Views: 852

Re: Is this really meant to be installed?

Are you dual boot or just LM 19.1 by itself? I don't see the reason for running gparted. I suspect the LM installer thinks there is little space on the drive because of what you did with gparted. I suspect you need to run gparted and make the whole drive a ext4 partition if you are not dual boot. Ho...
by benchrest
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: setting up partitions on new SSD (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: setting up partitions on new SSD (solved)

thanks for your reply. After some delay I got back to the upgrade. Your reply is accurate however it took a bit for me to understand. After building my new PC I attacked this problem again. My new nvme ssd 500 GB is totally unallocated. I used gparted to create a partition table - format - gpt then ...
by benchrest
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: setting up partitions on new SSD (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 205

setting up partitions on new SSD (solved)

I've just built my wife a new PC. I have installed the existing SATA SSD with LM 18.3 and an HDD used for backups of Luckybackup and Timeshift. I also have a new NVMe SSD that I plan to install a new LM 19 with a separate Home partition. I plan to use Gparted to setup partitions and use GPT partitio...
by benchrest
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Do I have a swap file / partition? SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Do I have a swap file / partition? SOLVED

Thanks for your answers. So I am not completely crazy, I did set swap to 2 GB. I don't remember seeing anything about this in the release notes. I ran
sudo swapon --show
which shows I have 2 GB active with zero used.
I have also change swappiness from 60 to 10
Thanks again, Rich
by benchrest
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Do I have a swap file / partition? SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Do I have a swap file / partition? SOLVED

I intended to have a swap file when I installed 19 but on reviewing / updating my installation documentation I am not sure. I have 8 GB ram and I have never seen much more than half used. So having swap maybe mute. Using "top" command I see: Screenshot from 2019-06-29 09-04-07.png edit: apparently I...
by benchrest
Wed May 29, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED running in software rendering mode
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: SOLVED running in software rendering mode

After looking and trying many things I have the nouveau driver loading consistently with no error. Not sure what I did. I think my kernel is corrupted. But since I need to upgrade to 19.0 from 18.3 on this machine that should resolved the problem. Also I think if I were to boot with the previous ker...
by benchrest
Wed May 29, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: RESOLVED -What are the mulitple *** in timeshift exclude patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 109

RESOLVED - Re: What are the mulitple *** in timeshift exclude patterns

Thankyou. Removed my - /home/userid/Documents/*** in the exclude tab and changed the userid /home/userid from include all to include hidden and I get what I wanted. The system and my configuration files that I backup daily. With Luckybackup I backup my documents daily.
Rich
by benchrest
Wed May 29, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: RESOLVED -What are the mulitple *** in timeshift exclude patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 109

RESOLVED -What are the mulitple *** in timeshift exclude patterns

While Timeshift is recommended for system only data I would like to backup my Home directory without the documents folders. I will use Luckybackup for them. But the home folder has a lots of system information such as configuration files. Much of the documentation I find on using Timeshift kind of g...
by benchrest
Mon May 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED running in software rendering mode
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: running in software rendering mode

eventhough I have the nvidia driver selected in driver manager I see the following messages in xorg.0.log. It appears nvidea does not exist! 7.763] (==) Matched nvidia as autoconfigured driver 0 [ 7.763] (==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 1 [ 7.764] (==) Matched nvidia as autoconfigured d...
by benchrest
Mon May 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED running in software rendering mode
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: running in software rendering mode

Swapped cards, do not get the "running in software rendering mode". Yet the inxi -Fxzd command gives the same error. "FAILED: nouveau". I am beginning to wonder if this problem has existed for 3-4 months, since my wife does little graphics she has not complained. I have noticed some strange differen...
by benchrest
Mon May 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED running in software rendering mode
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: running in software rendering mode

prior to swapping the card with mine, I started it back up with the cover off to see if the GPU fan is running. It started without receiving the running in software rendering mode. Its fixed, wrong! Rerunning the inxi -Fxzd command shows it still fasiled the same as when I got the message. I wonder ...
by benchrest
Mon May 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED running in software rendering mode
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: running in software rendering mode

Note under Graphics it has Failed: nouveau. I have the nvidia 384.130 driver selected. inxi -Fxzd System: Host: desktop3 Kernel: 4.15.0-39-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A97 R2.0 v: Rev...
by benchrest
Mon May 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED running in software rendering mode
Replies: 6
Views: 207

SOLVED running in software rendering mode

This problem is different in that it is not a new install. This is my wifes machine so higher priority. Running LM Cinnamon 18.3 forever. Computer built in 2013. About 3-4 months ago installed a MSI GeForce GTX 1050 TI 4 GB AERO ITX graphics card in preparation for installing 19.0 with its new kerne...
by benchrest
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who can maintain Linux for my wife
Replies: 24
Views: 1472

Who can maintain Linux for my wife

Kind of a depressing topic, sure it must have been discussed before but can't find anything. Any thoughts on maintaining Linux Mint on my computers when I am gone for my wife? Course no one knows when that day will occur or if I will go first. We are both in our 70's and my wife isn't computer liter...
by benchrest
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Any app to check for bottlenecks?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Any app to check for bottlenecks?

Thanks for your replies. Several things. nmon convinced me my SSD is fine for this particular problem. 2nd I don't think I was clear that it is just two LO calc files that are slow, one in particular. I have increased memory for LO. And I am sheepishly saying I made the problem worse by my desire fo...
by benchrest
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Any app to check for bottlenecks?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Any app to check for bottlenecks?

Thanks, I disabled Java in LO. I went through the tips. Also installed nmon. nmon shows my SSD is not getting up a sweat when I open and close my file, however my CPU is running 100% much of the time during open, save and close for my most complex file. Other files are pretty quick. I think I will l...

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