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by excollier
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?
Replies: 47
Views: 1256

Re: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?

I just use Mint - although I do dual boot with Debian , Mint is my daily driver for the bulk of my work. I don't have time for complicated procedures- I just want a computer that is stable and easy to maintain, (and not Microsoft or Apple) for me, life is too short to fight with complicated stuff. I...
by excollier
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?
Replies: 105
Views: 54160

Re: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?

xfce - simple and stable
by excollier
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking to run 3rd Monitor - any advice please?[SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Looking to run 3rd Monitor - any advice please?

Yeah thanks, the manual (once I managed to find it in the house) seems to suggest combinations of two monitors, but no mention of three - new card then when I can afford one (Nvidia of course)

Card is a Gigabyte GV-N560UD-1GI

https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/ ... -rev-10#ov
by excollier
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking to run 3rd Monitor - any advice please?[SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Looking to run 3rd Monitor - any advice please?

The card is a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti - it can run two of the 3 ports (one miniHDMI and two DVI) at any one time, I'm using a DVI and and the HDMI, the DVI is adapted to a VGA 19" monitor

https://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desk ... ifications
by excollier
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking to run 3rd Monitor - any advice please?[SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Looking to run 3rd Monitor - any advice please?[SOLVED]

Hi all, I am seeking to run a third monitor, is it possible to run it from the on-board graphics? The current two monotors run from a Nvidia GTX 560 Ti and very well too. Unfortunately my work is now dictating the need of a third monitor to be more efficient. Any tips gratefully accepted - maybe I j...
by excollier
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: EU threatens code sharing (and therefore Linux software development)
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: EU threatens code sharing (and therefore Linux software development)

The EU is, at heart, anti democratic so they will do whatever suits them, no matter how unjust or ridiculous it seems. Watch as Open source dies a death here over the coming few years

And on a side-note.....

www.publiccode.eu
by excollier
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Non smart stuff.
Replies: 40
Views: 890

Re: Non smart stuff.

Buy the smart version but don't connect it to the interweb
by excollier
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: EU threatens code sharing (and therefore Linux software development)
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: EU threatens code sharing (and therefore Linux software development)

This, essentially, means the beginning of the shutting down of the internet for open source, most likely at the behest of the likes of Microsoft and Apple et al. It's easy to project forward and see how Linux and BSD operating system ISO files will be hit as well once they adjust the algorithms to i...
by excollier
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: EU threatens code sharing (and therefore Linux software development)
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: EU threatens code sharing (and therefore Linux software development)

Scumbag EU dictatorship hard at work I see

edit: I see I used "work" and "EU" in the same sentence there......silly me
by excollier
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 59
Views: 2052

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

I install satellite and terrestrial tv systems, just to help out friends and family now, not for money any longer
by excollier
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Shocking...really.
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Shocking...really.

Jim Zemlin, head of the Linux foundation uses a MAC to present keynote....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f8FPnAsIJ4
by excollier
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Excellent Video on LinuxMint and why one should migrate from Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Excellent Video on LinuxMint and why one should migrate from Windows

catweazel wrote:
Portreve wrote:YouTube: Why Linux? | Why Linux Mint?

He's a droning bore. Good grief. Mind-numbing intonation.

Entitled to your opinion, I suppose
by excollier
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Excellent Video on LinuxMint and why one should migrate from Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Excellent Video on LinuxMint and why one should migrate from Windows

I like Joe, he has certainly helped me along the last couple of years
by excollier
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Crowdfunding attempt for a GNU/Linux smartphone
Replies: 22
Views: 763

Re: Crowdfunding attempt for a GNU/Linux smartphone

would love to see this work but a bit expensive for me to actually buy outright
by excollier
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone else using Linux and Windows simultaneously?
Replies: 21
Views: 1069

Re: Anyone else using Linux and Windows simultaneously?

I use Linux Mint 17.3 & 18.2 both with a Windows 10 vm so I can access work from home. Is that 'vm' as in Virtual Machine? I once had a Windows 7 VM in a Linux distro (Ubuntu 12.04, I think) on my desktop. When making music in Ubuntu and playing a note on my M-Audio Keystation 88, that same not...
by excollier
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone else using Linux and Windows simultaneously?
Replies: 21
Views: 1069

Re: Anyone else using Linux and Windows simultaneously?

I use Linux Mint 17.3 & 18.2 both with a Windows 10 vm so I can access work from home.
by excollier
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recommended Kernel suggestions for Mint 17.3 XFCE [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Recommended Kernel suggestions for Mint 17.3 XFCE

Thanks for that, I'll give it a try later then
Edit: installed and booted into new kernel, 4.4.0-81 and all seems good, VMWare wanted some updates but that's all my vm works fine and I can access work. The printer is good too. Happy days and thank you very much!!
by excollier
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recommended Kernel suggestions for Mint 17.3 XFCE [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Recommended Kernel for Mint 17.3 XFCE

richyrich wrote:I've been running the 4.4 series LTS kernel on my Mint 17.3 Xfce edition. :)
The only other LTS kernel is the 3.13 series.


Thanks, could I install 4.4 and test it then revert to 3.19 if it doesn't work well? - something I have never tried especially when this machine is my money earner
by excollier
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recommended Kernel suggestions for Mint 17.3 XFCE [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Recommended Kernel suggestions for Mint 17.3 XFCE [SOLVED]

Hi all, just seeking a little guidance here. I am currently running Mint 17.3 xfce with kernel 3.19.0-32. I seem to remember reading somewhere that this kernel is no longer supported and needs to be replaced. If so what is the recommended kernel version to install and run? I rely on this machine to ...
by excollier
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 9 Stretch
Replies: 30
Views: 1671

Re: Debian 9 Stretch

tried the "pure" xfce live, works great with my graphics card, runs quieter than the Nvidia driver on Mint 17.3 would you believe?

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