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by Hammer459
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers in LinuxMint
Replies: 150
Views: 107615

Re: How to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers in LinuxMint

Too bad init.d stuff nolonger works on Mint 18 (f-ing systemd)
When attempting (replacing mdm with lightdm) screen goes blank an reboot is only option :-(
by Hammer459
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Fuzzy text on 4K intermittently
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Fuzzy text on 4K intermittently

I have a fairly good Nvidia GeForce Graphics card (can supposedly do at least 3 4K-monitors. I have the most current N-vidia driver (384.111) When I have the resolution over 1920x1080 the text (and other features to) goes blurred after a short while. When typing, moving mouse etc the screen goes cry...
by Hammer459
Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Spotify Free
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Spotify Free

The deal with Spotify Free is that you "pay" by allowing ads. There is a simple way around the problem... Upgrade to Spotify Premium, bada-bing, bada-boom, gone ! :D
by Hammer459
Thu May 21, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Too fast movies
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Too fast movies {SOLVED}

Turns out to be PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair) :oops:
Somehow the audio device was set to the never configured HDMI device...
by Hammer459
Mon May 18, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Too fast movies
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Too fast movies

I will try that but that will not solve embedded content such as news sites, youtube etc, or will it?
by Hammer459
Sun May 17, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Too fast movies
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Too fast movies

Bug #1015910 in Launchpad
Status Confirmed for a year.... but not assigned
possibly a bug in libavcodec

Someone needs to get Canonical to get their thumbs out.... :evil:
by Hammer459
Sun May 17, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Too fast movies
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Too fast movies

For some reason all movie clips run wayyyy fast (4 or 8X). In all possible players, Firefox plugins (news sites and youtube) as well as movie player and VLC for local ripped dvds (MPG4 or AVI). It worked the other day
Is there a broken player plugin or did I f-ck up :oops:
by Hammer459
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: automatic mount of removable storage broken
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: automatic mount of removable storage broken

Update:
Sometimes mounts seem to work only to show empty storage.
by Hammer459
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: automatic mount of removable storage broken
Replies: 1
Views: 252

automatic mount of removable storage broken

I installed UP7 on my LMDE box and after that no removable storage gets mounted as before.
Not SD, CF or USB-drives, Not ext2 nor FAT.
Anyone with a clue?
by Hammer459
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need a SWAP file or partition? (8GB RAM)
Replies: 6
Views: 10388

Re: Do I need a SWAP file or partition? (8GB RAM)

Having a swap partition is necessary for hibernation and I think for suspend. It is also a safety precaution should you run out of RAM. However, Linux does not swap unless it has to, and with 8GB RAM that is not likely to happen often :) So the answer is, technically you do not need it but I would V...
by Hammer459
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking to buy new computer. Would Mint work on this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Looking to buy new computer. Would Mint work on this?

If Windows 8 truly doesn't allow Linux to be installed, how are people going to get computers for Linux going forward? Most/all PC will be sold with Windows 8 installed. Is there a way around for that? I suspect that the UEFI/Secure Boot issue will get sorted out, at least to some degree, with time...
by Hammer459
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't mount my Galaxy S3 in Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 12501

Re: Can't mount my Galaxy S3 in Mint

Supposedly Android device compatibility will be better in Mint 15 as Ubuntu is just releasing better Android support
That should take care of most "I can not mount my <insert phone type here>" posts :-)
by Hammer459
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux and Security?
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Linux and Security?

I've heard a lot about how Linux is much more secure than Windows, but what types of malicious attacks are Windows-only (or at least normally only target Windows), and what types are cross platform and/or target Linux? For example, do Java/Flash vulnerabilities affect Linux? What about drive-by dow...
by Hammer459
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gparted - ntfs and extended file system
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Gparted - ntfs and extended file system

This is correct. /dev/sdb1 is a container partition. Typically a physical disk is divided in 1 or 2 container partitions that you can not put a file system on. the firs container can hold up to 3 logical partitions each having a file system. The second can contain more logical partitions, I am not s...
by Hammer459
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless Network Not Accessible Under Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Wireless Network Not Accessible Under Mint

This is likely an issue with drivers for the wireless network. There has been a number of wireless nework interfaces without working drivers for Linux due to vendors not providing specs or drivers
by Hammer459
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LinuxMint in VMware -> Overheating
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: LinuxMint in VMware -> Overheating

Why don't you dual boot?
by Hammer459
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint and Xperia S
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Mint and Xperia S

Supposedly Android device compatibility will be better in Mint 15 as Ubuntu is just releasing better Android support :-)
by Hammer459
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Graphic Card Recommendation for Multiple Monitors
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: Graphic Card Recommendation for Multiple Monitors

I run 2*24" of a run-of-the-mill GeForce
by Hammer459
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems with 64 bit vs 32 bit
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Problems with 64 bit vs 32 bit

As you have no problem with MATE but Cinnamon is a no-go I suggest that you do not have proper drivers or more likely that your video card just is not powerful enough for Cinnamon.
Cinnamon requires a whole lot more including hardware acceleration etc.
by Hammer459
Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking to buy new computer. Would Mint work on this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Looking to buy new computer. Would Mint work on this?

bigj, Thanks for the response. > We need a lot more info to be really helpful here. The exact models are Pavilion m7-1015dx and ENVY dv7-7243cl. The Envy comes with Windows 8 installed while the Pavilion comes with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. > Windows 8 pre-installed. Extra work here Can you...

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