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by Petermint
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3 SSD enclosure not working. JMicron 152d:0562 [solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: USB 3 SSD enclosure not working. JMicron 152d:0562 [solved]

I moved the SSD to an internal PCIe card for my desktop. I am looking at using a smaller capacity SSD in the USB enclosure to avoid the heat buildup.
by Petermint
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED!] Buying an 8 years old desktop: will the hardware be supported 2 years or more?
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: [SOLVED!] Buying an 8 years old desktop: will the hardware be supported 2 years or more?

I have a desktop that is more than 15 years old running Linux with no problems. Apart from a few replacements of disks, motherboard, memory, CPU, and fans, everything is the same. :D Seriously, on an 8 year old computer, you are looking at replacing the disks and fans. For laptops, you also replace ...
by Petermint
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow copy from SSD to USB 3.0 flash drive SOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 632

Re: Slow copy from SSD to USB 3.0 flash drive

Samsung, Sandisk, Toshiba make their own controller chips for USB flash. The other brands buy controller chips. Brand A, model XY225, might use one controller chip for the first batch then a cheaper controller chip for the next batch. The same happens with the flash memory. You need to know the exac...
by Petermint
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The strategy of a separate partition for /home
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: The strategy of a separate partition for /home

In the days when SSDs were small, 60 GB, you could have your system running from an SSD and /home on cheap big storage. Now that 1 TB SSDs are cheap, I have my desktop set up with the / system partition on the same super fast small SSD, the general /home directory on a fast affordable 1 TB drive, an...
by Petermint
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I want to change Linux Mint to Windows 7
Replies: 21
Views: 712

Re: I want to change Linux Mint to Windows 7

If Win 7 is good on your machine, Win 8.1 is the replacement, not Win 8. Win 8.1 is Win 8 with the worst of the Win 8/10 junk removed, taking it back towards 7. This time, dual boot. 8) For dual boot, install Windows first as Windows cannot understand anything else. You can then install Linux as a s...
by Petermint
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Manually start MariaDB and Nginx from icon
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Manually start MariaDB and Nginx from icon

The MySQL instructions two suggestions did not work. MariaDB appears to ignore the NO_INIT setting used in MySQL. I blindly tested all sorts of weird combinations from other Web pages. The following worked for me this time, although it worked only after some other similar commands for MariaDB. sudo ...
by Petermint
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Manually start MariaDB and Nginx from icon
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Manually start MariaDB and Nginx from icon

Windows users usually get software in a nice package with things like icons to start applications when wanted. On Linux, Apache, MariaDB, MySQLDB, Nginx, and some other applications are packaged for use on a sever where they always run. mysqld chews up 73 MB despite being used only a few hours a mon...
by Petermint
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Combine Nemo and Pix
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Combine Nemo and Pix

Nemo is great and is now too slow on my machine when generating thumbnails for each directory. Pix is better for browsing media. I have not looked at their programming. If the use similar code bases, we could create a terrific file browser by combining the best of each. Thumbnails are useless for an...
by Petermint
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia-driver-435 or xserver-xorg-video-nouveau? [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: nvidia-driver-435 or xserver-xorg-video-nouveau? [Solved]

I might upgrade other bits for 4K. For the GPU, I wanted the fastest quiet machine and went for the fastest fanless graphics card. The next option might be water cooling with a giant external radiator horizontal over Noctua fans. The right setup could work with natural airflow. The last option would...
by Petermint
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia-driver-435 or xserver-xorg-video-nouveau? [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: nvidia-driver-435 or xserver-xorg-video-nouveau?

Sounds good. The video card is ancient, more than a year or two old, which makes it 95 in human years. The monitor is almost as old and just 2K. I doubt they need anything magic. Next year, a massive 5 days away, I might upgrade my camera to 4K. Editing 4K will probably push my GPU and make use of t...
by Petermint
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia-driver-435 or xserver-xorg-video-nouveau? [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 309

nvidia-driver-435 or xserver-xorg-video-nouveau? [Solved]

On one of my computers, the Update Manager check thingy, System Reports, recommended replacing driver xserver-xorg-video-nouveau with nvidia-driver-435. nvidia-driver-435 is a meta package with unknown content. Using the funny System Reports update, instead of a regular Update Manager or the command...
by Petermint
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Random system freeze when laptop run on battery
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Random system freeze when laptop run on battery

You could have voltage drops if your battery is degrading. Based on one full recharge per day, a battery starts to give problems after 3 years, about a 1000 charges. Another problem could be software or hardware choosing different options when running on battery. Look at the power saving options. Te...
by Petermint
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Build for 4K video editing $3000 or Apple's $9999 equivalent
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Build for 4K video editing $3000 or Apple's $9999 equivalent

The fanless computers mentioned in the review are nice. Expensive in Australia. I can build a machine with Noctua fans that produce less noise than magnetic disks. The fans would ramp up to full speed only when running something like a Blender render. I an travelling with just my notebook. Will test...
by Petermint
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Incremental backup - what app are you guys using?
Replies: 26
Views: 737

Re: Incremental backup - what app are you guys using?

Backintime also produces "carbon copies" you can browse. Each snapshot is a separate directory by date/time of backup. The first snapshot is everything. The next snapshots show all files but contain only changed files. The magic works only on Ext4 because Ext4 is the only common file system to allow...
by Petermint
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to Unmount USB SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 451

Re: Unable to Unmount USB SSD

There are problems with some USB to SATA/storage chips that are USB 2.5. They are labelled as USB 3.0 but are only partial implementations of USB 3 protocol. You get all sorts of weird errors from them. Run the lsusb command to find the chip id. Search for the chip id to find known errors.
by Petermint
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Build for 4K video editing $3000 or Apple's $9999 equivalent
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Build for 4K video editing $3000 or Apple's $9999 equivalent

Currently looking at Shotcut for 4K with Openshot a possibility. Interested in what resources they need for 4K and what they can use if you throw extra hardware at them.

Blender is more than I need. The video editors smaller than Shotcut appear to not accept all the inputs I might use.
by Petermint
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Build for 4K video editing $3000 or Apple's $9999 equivalent
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Build for 4K video editing $3000 or Apple's $9999 equivalent

Are you editing 4K video in Linux? What hardwareconfig/software works for you? I am looking at a build for editing 4K video when I upgrade my camera. A nice build with a single high end Radeon card works out at AU$3000. Apple have a smaller machine for $9999. The decision is between building hardwar...
by Petermint
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to Unmount USB SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 451

Re: Unable to Unmount USB SSD

lsof is interesting but shows 53000 files on my machine without any significant applications open. :shock: I guess you have to use the right options. I sometimes get a USB disk that wont demount. The circumstances are similar. It mostly occurs after copying multiple files to the disk using File Mana...
by Petermint
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where to keep your personal files? (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: Where to keep your personal files?

Linux: There is more than one way to do everything and hard core Linux users will spend days arguing over the most obscure ways to do it. :shock: One thing to consider is the capabilities of your machine. Can you fit a second disk or multiple disks? That part of the conversation is useless when you ...
by Petermint
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where to keep your personal files? (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: Where to keep your personal files?

You can make your home folder a separate partition or disk. You can make your Documents directory a separate partition or disk. An example of something I have used: Move Videos from a small SSD to a monster metal disk because videos are a thousand times bigger than most other documents. Modern rotat...

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