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by MarkTheMorose
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MInt and AMD: The desktop freezes almost within 15 seconds
Replies: 28
Views: 1979

Re: MInt and AMD: The desktop freezes almost within 15 seconds

This freezing isn't limited to Cinnamon. I'm on MATE 19.1, and it's happening there too, with a Ryzen 2200g. I also had the same with an Athlon 200ge, effectively a cut-down Ryzen APU, just less cores. Having read a few posts on the subject from different users, it starts to look to me as if it's th...
by MarkTheMorose
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 947

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

Sad to say that the freezes are still happening in the beta of 19.2, on an Athlon 200ge test PC.

Kernel 5.0.0.20.

Let's see if the 5.0.0.23 just released will make any difference... (betting: no, since I think it's graphics-related).
by MarkTheMorose
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 947

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

I don't think it was due to a power-down state (as i have read many places) since the cpu was constantly busy (running simulations overnight). If you're still having freezes, then i would recommend trying 4.18. I can't guarantee a fix, but it certainly seems to have done it for me. I agree that it ...
by MarkTheMorose
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird and text encoding
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Thunderbird and text encoding

I was taught the same way but I couldn't find a solution other than to give in and only put one space. :-(
:lol:
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird and text encoding
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Thunderbird and text encoding

When I see parts of my outgoing emails quoted in a reply, I see two question marks where I typed two spaces. I had typing lessons as a teenager, and was taught to put two spaces after a full-stop (a period as Americans call it). One of my regular correspondents says that my original emails look that...
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keyboard / clicks unresponsive
Replies: 21
Views: 947

Re: keyboard / clicks unresponsive

I get the same, with a Ryzen 2200g and an Athlon 200ge. Both of these (and, I suspect, the 2500U in your laptop) have onboard Vega graphics. On your desktop PC with the Ryzen 1600x,that has no onboard graphics (it's a CPU, not an APU like the others above), so you're presumably using an AMD graphics...
by MarkTheMorose
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: 'Abuse' game
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: 'Abuse' game

Thanks, it's the freeware version I have. It runs fine under DOSbox as it happens, no need to configure anything. Thanks for the link to FRaBs, I'll check that out. Prospective players of Abuse / FRaBs may want to bear in mind the low resolution of 320x200 is intentional in the supplied official lev...
by MarkTheMorose
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: 'Abuse' game
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

'Abuse' game

Didn't the game Abuse used to be in the repository? I'm sure I remember it being there in years past, and think I may have installed it one time, but never played it. It would be nice to know if a native Linux version can still be installed without having to flounder and fail at compiling from sourc...
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Is my system good enough for gaming?
Replies: 18
Views: 10580

Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

A bit of a glib answer, but any PC is good enough for gaming, depending on what games you want to play! A PC with a dedicated graphics card and fast CPU is the best route, but personally I have PCs here that have just APUs, where the graphics component is built-in to the CPU. AMDs current Ryzen APUs...
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: garbled graphics with Xplayer
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: garbled graphics with Xplayer

Huh, I thought I was the only one, good thing I searched this out first instead of starting a new thread [...] edit: Sorry for the resurection, just realized that the gstreamer vaapi file is involved from the linked thread. now to figure out the right way of removal... and it worked. Still an inter...
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Freezing with Athlon 200GE APU
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Freezing with Athlon 200GE APU

I have an Athlon 200GE too. I experienced many freezes while using firefox, sometimes even during software installation. Thanks for the reply. I had done a BIOS upgrade when I got the Athlon, which got it to work. I hadn't realised the board maker (Gigabyte) had released 2 more updates since. What'...
by MarkTheMorose
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Freezing with Athlon 200GE APU
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Freezing with Athlon 200GE APU

Well, testing so far: yesterday I played around 3 hours of music, and today 90 minutes of video and the PC was quite happy. Both times, Firefox was not running. But I risked a quick look at YouTube and the thing froze in 10 minutes. Interesting. This time, the mouse pointer didn't freeze, but there ...
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: garbled graphics with Xplayer
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: garbled graphics with Xplayer

I get the same, fresh install of 19.1 on an AMD-based system (an APU which is giving another problem, not related I suspect). In VLC playback is fine, but XPlayer sends me on a psychedelic trip with .mp4! {edit]: I just tried playback of an .mp4 video in Xplayer on an Intel-based laptop with LM19.1,...
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Freezing with Athlon 200GE APU
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Freezing with Athlon 200GE APU

I have swapped my APU (the term AMD uses for a CPU with onboard graphics) from an AMD A6 to the newer Athlon 200GE. I believe that in CPU architecture, it is effectively a cut-down Ryzen APU. But anyway... I was originally running Linux Mint 18.x, 64-bit MATE with, as I said, an A6 APU. This was fin...
by MarkTheMorose
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Arnold TNG emulator problems
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Arnold TNG emulator problems

I'm just trying this now. Your post helped with the first error message, but the second error: ./arnold: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I can't fix. When I try 'sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2debian' to install that, I'...
by MarkTheMorose
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Sudden strange behaviour: keyboard and suspend
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: [SOLVED] Sudden strange behaviour: keyboard and suspend

...after waking up computer from suspend my usb-3 pci controller card doesn't want to work, I have to restart computer in order for it to work, very strange indeed! If I were you, I would open up the computer, find out what make and model of controller card or chip this is, and post it as a new top...
by MarkTheMorose
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Sudden strange behaviour: keyboard and suspend
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: [SOLVED] Sudden strange behaviour: keyboard and suspend

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:06 am
Note that yesterday, the -29 kernel was released as update. This should fix the problems that the -24 had.
Yes, I installed it yesterday and suspend is working fine, and nothing else seems affected.
by MarkTheMorose
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Sudden strange behaviour: keyboard and suspend
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: [SOLVED] Sudden strange behaviour: keyboard and suspend

Hi guys, I'm having this issue too, I have a Logitech wireless mouse & keyboard combo and when I resume the computer from sleep neither the mouse nor keyboard works, I have to remove the usb receiver and put it back on again in order to make the mouse & keyboard work again, I will try to ch...
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Sudden strange behaviour: keyboard and suspend
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Sudden strange behaviour: keyboard and suspend

Kernel -24 is indeed a "bad apple". Boot from the previous kernel (it's under the header "Advanced" in the Grub bootloader menu). Then launch Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels. Remove the -24. Thanks; removed in favour of 4.13.0-45. Suspend now behaves normally. :) I'...
by MarkTheMorose
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Sudden strange behaviour: keyboard and suspend
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Sudden strange behaviour: keyboard and suspend

Suddenly, the keyboard has started working in Firefox, cursors, backspace, and all. I've done nothing: not rebooted, not updated software, nothing at all. I've just been sitting watching Techmoan on YouTube. Let's see how this pans out. Would still be interested in suggestions about the return from ...

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