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by Lnx_User1
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hardware stress test and CPU info applications for OC?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Hardware stress test and CPU info applications for OC?

Hi thanks. I tried that one. The test seem to run in seconds so it doesn't seem like much for benchmarking/stress testing. s-tui seems to do OK.
by Lnx_User1
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hardware stress test and CPU info applications for OC?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Hardware stress test and CPU info applications for OC?

Attempting an overclock of my CPU. Issue is unlike Windows there doesn't seem to be user friendly applications that do adequate stress testing/benchmarking nor does there seem to be applications that give valuable information such as operating CPU voltage and clock speed. I've done some search and t...
by Lnx_User1
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CPU benchmarking app?
Replies: 1
Views: 102

CPU benchmarking app?

I can't seem to find an appropriate CPU benchmarking app (free) for Linux Mint similar to the ones used for Windows OS. Any recommendations?
by Lnx_User1
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Couple questions about using PS3 controller with Dolphin on Linux.
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Couple questions about using PS3 controller with Dolphin on Linux.

I am able to use my PS3 controller with Dolphin via USB however it seems in the controller config the triggers on the controller are still on/off as oppose to graduated. I did properly set up L-analogue + R-analogue however when I test I see in the config the triggers are either all or nothing. Is d...
by Lnx_User1
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Add user or reinstall?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Add user or reinstall?

Thanks for the help!
by Lnx_User1
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Add user or reinstall?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Add user or reinstall?

If I want to transfer ownership of a PC to another what options do I have? One option is to reinstall Linux Mint overwriting the drive. that way new user can set username and password. However I'd like to transfer settings and software to the new user which are already set up. The other options seem...
by Lnx_User1
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing OS on SSD. Do I need to format drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Installing OS on SSD. Do I need to format drive?

Thanks for the help.

Cheers.
by Lnx_User1
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing OS on SSD. Do I need to format drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Installing OS on SSD. Do I need to format drive?

Recently acquired a Samsung SSD. I'm still new to SSDs and was wondering if I need to format the SSD before installing Linux Mint or is this automatically done by the installer.

Thanks.
by Lnx_User1
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot select themes in Mate
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Cannot select themes in Mate

From Menu > Appearance > Themes I have a display of different themes. Custom is highlighted, I cannot click on Mint-X, Mint-X Aqua, etc. I can change background images on the desktop however. Just cannot seem to select a different icon theme. As for validating the iso I downloaded direct from Linux ...
by Lnx_User1
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

Re: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?

I suppose much is easily explained, except for Terminal commands. I still struggle with them, understanding what is going on. Difficult to get people to see the usefulness of using the Terminal when it still seems a bit daunting to me.
by Lnx_User1
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot select themes in Mate
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Cannot select themes in Mate

Just installed LM Mate on a laptop. All is working fine except for some reason I cannot select a different theme. I see Custom highlited, I cannot select Mint-X or anything else. Any help?
by Lnx_User1
Tue May 12, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

Re: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?

Not sure if it's something you'd be up for, but you could create your own resource based on, e.g, an updated version of this video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8ik8pDTgJE You could focus it on LM only, and keep the terminology as simple as used in this example. This would allow you to introd...
by Lnx_User1
Tue May 12, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

Re: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?

Thanks for the replies. I'm thinking first to make sure I have the education to pass on accurate knowledge, then working on a step by step approach to get others up and using Linux. I agree that offering some kind of ongoing support will be necessary. Heck my mom calls and texts me all the time to e...
by Lnx_User1
Tue May 12, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?

Perhaps this question is better suited on a general Linux forum but as I use Linux Mint as my distro and am recommending it I thought I'd ask here. I started gathering and fixing up people's unwanted computers recently. I'm rather self taught in this regard. I am by no means a Linux whiz but I have ...
by Lnx_User1
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130

Essentially I was using the native Linux driver but experienced some occasional freeze ups/drop outs so I switched to the windows driver which seemed to improve things until recently (and this is post a number of updates to my KDE) and now it's quite bad with connections. I will test further with ot...
by Lnx_User1
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130

System: Host: eli-Dimension Kernel: 3.2.0-32-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: KDE 4.9.2 Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
by Lnx_User1
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Recent WiFi drop issue D-Link DWA-130

OK so I believe I am suppose to post this first: eliah@eliah-Dimension-8400 ~ $ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py [sudo] password for eliah: Sorry, try again. [sudo] password for eli: ------------------------- * I. scanning WIFI PCI devices... ------------------------- * II. querying ndis...
by Lnx_User1
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Gaming in Linux Mint!
Replies: 35
Views: 13291

Re: Gaming in Linux Mint!

If Linux recieved better support by video card manufacturers then the OS should be superior for gaming than Windows all way round. It be interesting to see if the gaming console/PC Valve is working on is Linux based.
by Lnx_User1
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Recommended torrent client?
Replies: 11
Views: 12928

Recommended torrent client?

I like Ktorrent but I am looking for something that has a client off feature when done downloading. Ktorrent has a shutdown feature but I don't want to shut down my computer after a torrent is done, just the client (also I discovered if Ktorrent shuts down my computer I get a bug report screen when ...
by Lnx_User1
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Gaming in Linux Mint!
Replies: 35
Views: 13291

Re: Gaming in Linux Mint!

Actually indie games is another reason I like steam. In fact I end up discovering quite a few games that way: http://store.steampowered.com/app/212680/?snr=1_200_200_254_tab-NewReleasesFilteredDLC_1 http://store.steampowered.com/app/215670/?snr=1_200_200_254_tab-NewReleasesFilteredDLC_2 And of cours...

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