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by simonsaysthis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC causing Mint18 to freeze [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3329

Re: VLC causing Mint18 to freeze

Have you tried this

sudo update-initramfs -u then sudo-update grub
by simonsaysthis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wifi driver disappeared after installation #SOLVED#
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Wifi driver disappeared after installation

Alternatively, I think it even works without the driver manager or is easier. Just browse to the mentioned firmware file and click on it to install it with the package manager. Holding thumbs
by simonsaysthis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wifi driver disappeared after installation #SOLVED#
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: Wifi driver disappeared after installation

There should be an easy fix to this and I had a similar problem when I loaded Ubuntu on a Macbook. This is provided Wifi was working during installation... 1. Check the actual network module. Go to terminal and type lspci 2. Now when you in driver manager Browse to the Mint installation CD/USB etc. ...
by simonsaysthis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC causing Mint18 to freeze [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3329

Re: VLC causing Mint18 to freeze

Cool. Holding thumbs for you too. Also, I presume you have enabled the proprietary Intel driver? This is also NB System settings -> Driver manager -> intel microcode v. 3.20151
by simonsaysthis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LM 17.1 Xfce won't shutdown
Replies: 14
Views: 854

Re: LM 17.1 Xfce won't shutdown

Something to throw in the mix, can you please post the out put of journalctl -b -e & systemd-analyze blame
by simonsaysthis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Frame drops on Intel Haswell + cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Re: Frame drops on Intel Haswell + cinnamon

Hi there

as a started. Have you tried a newer Kernel like the Ubuntu 4.8 version. It should be available on the update manager. There shouldnt be a problem with Linux44 and 4th generation CPU but worth a try
by simonsaysthis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problems on my Lenovo Thinkpad possible software/hardware issues
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Problems on my Lenovo Thinkpad possible software/hardware issues

As stated above. I would also recommend XFCE. Cinnamon is indeed on the heavier side, especially on an older i3. There are a few really great XFCE-based distros
by simonsaysthis
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC causing Mint18 to freeze [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3329

Re: VLC causing Mint18 to freeze

Can you try update the Kernel through the normal process ie not UKUU. This way you get the LTS approved versions. I am playing around with MInt 18.2 which installs with 4.8 by default. I then switched to 4.10 which is the version Ubuntu 17.04 ships. In 18.2 the steps are: Preferences - Update Manage...
by simonsaysthis
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problems on my Lenovo Thinkpad possible software/hardware issues
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Problems on my Lenovo Thinkpad possible software/hardware issues

Can you open the terminal, type "inxi" and post the output here. Also, it would be helpful to others to show the same for "journalctl -b"
by simonsaysthis
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC causing Mint18 to freeze [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3329

Re: VLC causing Mint18 to freeze

I have a pretty good idea what's going on. You are running a very recent machine on Linux44. This Kernel doesn't support Skylake and later processors very well and I used to have similar problems. I wouldn't use anything lower than 4.9 on my laptop. Can you install 4.10 from the update tool and repo...

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