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by Metal Mick
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED]Background color obscures windows on external monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: [SOLVED]Background color obscures windows on external monitor

Apparently truly solved now.

I just rebooted following a raft of updates and tried booting with external monitor connected and got behaviour as per my old machine.

Cheers,

Michael P.
by Metal Mick
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED]Background color obscures windows on external monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Background color obscures windows on external monitor

... You might want to execute sudo apt install linux-generic-hwe-20.04 in a terminal and reboot... The install made a minor difference to the situation: the black background is still foremost on the display, but other windows like browsers can now be seen. The logout window cannot. Of those windows...
by Metal Mick
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED]Background color obscures windows on external monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Background color obscures windows on external monitor

Hi,

thanks for the suggestion - I'll give it a try.

I'm in Australia where it's early evening, and I have a few things to finish in Windows so I'll reboot into Mint in a short while, and post the results - probably overnight if you're in the States.

Cheers,

Michael P.
by Metal Mick
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED]Background color obscures windows on external monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Background color obscures windows on external monitor

You have 70+ posts to your name so one would have thought that you'd know by now that we need technical details about the current machine, not descriptions of machines from history. You might like to click the link at the top of the page. You can't miss it, it's in red and says... Forum rules Befor...
by Metal Mick
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED]Background color obscures windows on external monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 335

[SOLVED]Background color obscures windows on external monitor

Hi all, I have a fresh install of Mint 20 Cinnamon on a new laptop, fitted with the intel Iris graphics chip only (machine is an LG Gram 17). When I use an external monitor, the tiled images for the background do not show, and the color background (default is black) appears to overlay all windows, b...
by Metal Mick
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Powertop automatically on boot.
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Running Powertop automatically on boot.

Thanks again, Kato 181.

I suspect I may have seen most of what you've dug out, but I'm grateful for your effort and will go through them slowly.

Cheers,

Michael P
by Metal Mick
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Powertop automatically on boot.
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Running Powertop automatically on boot.

Thanks for the reply Kato 181, Yes, batteries on both mouse and keyboard are fine. My query relates not just to the settings for PT, but also making them persist from one boot to the next. I can easily make an adjustment to the settings for PT, but would be happier if the machine could tend to this ...
by Metal Mick
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Powertop automatically on boot.
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Running Powertop automatically on boot.

HI all, I have an Inspiron 7000 series 15" laptop. If left to its own devices, battery drains in a little over 2.5 hours in Linux. In Windows, things are about 2-3 times better. When I run Powertop battery life is somewhere above 6 hours which is plenty for me. To get PT to run successfully on ...
by Metal Mick
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: nVidia driver preventing logout Mint KDE 18.2
Replies: 0
Views: 310

nVidia driver preventing logout Mint KDE 18.2

Hi all, I have a fresh install of Mint 18.2 KDE and it is going pretty well with no issues so far. Except... I used the Driver Manager to install the nVidia drivers instead of the default, and while everything is still going well, I find that when I'm using the nVidia GPU, the logout screen accessed...
by Metal Mick
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: If you are having problems with Mint18 Cinnamon and Nvidia drivers read this
Replies: 16
Views: 47773

Re: If you are having problems with Mint18 Cinnamon and Nvidia drivers read this

Many thanks, hellguy. This worked a treat, although in my case I was almost at the end of your excellent instructions prior to arriving at a solution.
by Metal Mick
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Corrupt USB Thumbdrive?
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: Corrupt USB Thumbdrive?

I've had this same issue myself, and I've struggled with it, even where I've repartitioned and formatted in Windows, where I could add and delete files. Often, after a reboot of my Mint machine, I found success with writing to the drive. In Mint 18, I've found that Menu > Preferences > Disks will wo...
by Metal Mick
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Question on installing proprietary nvidia cards
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Question on installing proprietary nvidia cards

I've just spent a fair amount of time looking into the issue of battery consumption on my laptop. I found that toggling between the Intel and nVidia chip makes only a small difference to battery life on my current machine. However, on my elderly Asus, it made a big difference. Currently I can double...
by Metal Mick
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Excessive battery consumption
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: [SOLVED] Excessive battery consumption

I installed Mint 18, and found little difference to the battery life. Installing tlp made a marginal increase. I also found that switching back to the Nouveau driver increased battery life by almost 100% - to around 6 hours, maybe more, over the nVidia drivers for the Intel gpu. Performance differen...
by Metal Mick
Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Excessive battery consumption
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Excessive battery consumption

Installing TLP made some difference - I now have close to 3 hours, but that's still quite poor.

I think I might try installing Mint 18 to see if there's any difference - all my data is safe, so it might be an hour well-spent.
by Metal Mick
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Excessive battery consumption
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Excessive battery consumption

Thanks all, I shall dive into BIOS and see if I can find speedstep, although I don't recall seeing it. I have TLP installed. It made no difference, but maybe I need to tweak it a little. EDIT: no, I did not have tlp installed. I was certain that I had, but when I decided to try tweaking its config f...
by Metal Mick
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Excessive battery consumption
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

[SOLVED] Excessive battery consumption

HI, I have an Alienware 17 R3, with an i7 and 970M chip. It is fitted with Killer wifi and LAN connection. I have a 128 GB Samsung SSD for Windows (which it came with) and I have a separate 256 GB SSD for Linux; I also keep data on a third SSD (an Evo 850, from memory). A while ago, I installed Mint...
by Metal Mick
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Issues with second monitor on laptop via HDMI
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Issues with second monitor on laptop via HDMI

I have a shiny new Mint 17.3 install. Kernel is 4.2.0-36. My machine is an Alienware R3 17" laptop with the nVidia 970M card. Drivers are the recommended 352 as per the Driver Manager. I tend to use the machine as a desktop replacement, and find my larger monitor (Dell 29") gives me better...
by Metal Mick
Tue May 31, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED]Trouble with Killer 1535 Wireless support
Replies: 16
Views: 2652

Re: [SOLVED]Trouble with Killer 1535 Wireless support

Sounds a good way to go.

Thanks again for all your help.
by Metal Mick
Tue May 31, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED]Trouble with Killer 1535 Wireless support
Replies: 16
Views: 2652

Re: Trouble with Killer 1535 Wireless support

Strange as those commands worked perfectly on my machine jeremy@jeremy-Satellite-M645 ~ $ git clone https://github.com/jeremyb31/ath10k-firmware.git Cloning into 'ath10k-firmware'... remote: Counting objects: 370, done. remote: Total 370 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 370 Receiving obje...

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