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by phill1978
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: xcfe should come with hardinfo
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

xcfe should come with hardinfo

there is no full system information utility in mint 15 xcfe?

so you cant look at a full hardware roster and what drivers are running.

hardinfo is an exellent utility for this. it should be included :)
by phill1978
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: 100+ titles in Steam already :-)
Replies: 34
Views: 6927

Re: 100+ titles in Steam already :-)

steam needs to suceed or amd will never pull their finger out and neither will we move away from the arse x.org

Mesa should stand for Mess'up
by phill1978
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Something I noticed about Mint which isnt great
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Something I noticed about Mint which isnt great

Hi, love mint :D however i noticed something across released KDE,XFCE etc.. :?: If you load your HDD up with activity (for example download a Steam game or move a large file from one disc to another) The audio pauses and the system freezes for a second ? Why is this? windows doesnt do this? I have a...
by phill1978
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Linux Mint 15 KDE and time synchronization
Replies: 20
Views: 9872

Re: Linux Mint 15 KDE and time synchronization

does opensuse use KDE? because i have opensuse on gnome 3 on a partition and gnome 3 isnt very nice at all, hate the lack of minimize buttons for a start. i also had a UTC issue and tempromental network issue in KDE 15. I would log it as a bug if i were you, i wont as ive logged too many recently an...
by phill1978
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: My issues with Mint KDE
Replies: 56
Views: 10714

Re: My issues with Mint KDE

I'm beginning to believe KDE sucks as well. First off the sound simply refuses to work. I have my logitech headset plugged in and sound does not come out. Another example is when I finished my fresh install of mint KDE and it crashed right after I attempted to open the dolphin browser. after trying...
by phill1978
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: My issues with Mint KDE
Replies: 56
Views: 10714

Re: My issues with Mint KDE

I'm beginning to believe KDE sucks as well. First off the sound simply refuses to work. I have my logitech headset plugged in and sound does not come out. Another example is when I finished my fresh install of mint KDE and it crashed right after I attempted to open the dolphin browser. after trying...
by phill1978
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: LVM + Full Disk Encryption - Priority ONE
Replies: 15
Views: 13673

Re: LVM + Full Disk Encryption - Priority ONE

I can also add that this is an important feature. :D :D :D Why? well I would ask the question: Why not ? I cant see any reason other than the user error of forgetting the password after an initial install, but after typing it many times on boot im sure thats a very small issue. I have some points: ....
by phill1978
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE 4.11 Beta 1 Released
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: KDE 4.11 Beta 1 Released

Im interested in to where the graphics sub systems are going with mint / kde. I belive Ubuntu is going Mir. Therefore although extremley simular (if not the same) Weyland will break from ubuntu. But then again, mint is ubuntu based.. so with KDE going weyland how will the mint team react? Also Nvidi...
by phill1978
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Snapshot feature & accesable in recovery mode !!
Replies: 8
Views: 5631

Re: Mint Snapshot feature & accesable in recovery mode !!

So my suggestion stands: Option in update manager to snapshot driver position (as in a text document for the system to read when you command line restore) Summarized like that, it is an excellent suggestion and you have my vote on this. You may want to edit your first post here, and strip away a bi...
by phill1978
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Snapshot feature & accesable in recovery mode !!
Replies: 8
Views: 5631

Re: Mint Snapshot feature & accesable in recovery mode !!

Thanks for the replies :) Well im calming down now Ive installed ubuntu, i don't wish to exaggerate but its awful ! I take the point that the MESA update can be 'de-selected' and also the point made that one update can be tried at a time, but if that update fails my desktop then even as a moderately...
by phill1978
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Snapshot feature & accesable in recovery mode !!
Replies: 8
Views: 5631

Re: Mint Snapshot feature & accesable in recovery mode !!

No-one can be 100% sure that some random update to some application from some third party developer (open source or not) will not impact a user's customized system --if we could guarantee that every user ran exactly the same desktop and the same applications and the same appeartance items and the s...
by phill1978
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage
Replies: 108
Views: 42720

Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

I also notice a delay when opening the menu and also a delay in selection when hovering over items in menu. Cinnamon is very nice looking, but I've found i've been logging in under MATE for the sole reason there is no delay : ( running on lm 15 x64. There was also a delay in 14. core 2 duo 1.8GHz (...
by phill1978
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Gaming in Linux Mint!
Replies: 35
Views: 12591

Re: Gaming in Linux Mint!

just to say my gaming days with mint have come to an end. I cannot fathom how easy it is for a minor update to trash a desktop entirely in Linux for anyone who used to getting problems with mesa updates. Avoid the latest one, it blows everything away. I recommend sticking with Ubuntu (as much as ove...
by phill1978
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Snapshot feature & accesable in recovery mode !!
Replies: 8
Views: 5631

Mint Snapshot feature & accesable in recovery mode !!

Dear mint team, At the moment I am trying REALLY :twisted: hard not to walk away from Linux Mint forever and tell others i know to stick to windows or try ubuntu. 2 Years. 4 incidents 4 updates that created the incidents 4 times = MESA UPDATES BROKE THE ENTIRE DESKTOP !! IF ITS SUCH A BIG GAME CHANG...
by phill1978
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage
Replies: 108
Views: 42720

Re: Cinnamon and the slow menu from the stoneage

Linux mint 15 64bit / AMD card & The menu felt initially a bit snappier on a fresh install but that could be a placebo of a few 1000th of a millisecond. 26 people who may or may not require a snappy opening menu? noticed little or no lag but a whopping 52 people said it was laggy ! cinnamon's menu ...
by phill1978
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Gaming on Linux Mint 15 through Steam, your experiences
Replies: 27
Views: 17568

Re: Gaming on Linux Mint 15 through Steam, your experiences

experience = poor AMD drivers in opensource are poor at 3D , AMD drivers in official are poor at 2D no win. Also using xfce i seem to get windows silently closing from time to time. Cinnamon isn't actually that friendly with AMD either. no win The games list is still poor. The games aren't optimized...
by phill1978
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Unreal Engine 3 running in your browser - Epic Citadel
Replies: 10
Views: 2908

Re: Unreal Engine 3 running in your browser - Epic Citadel

sorry i couldn't run it because i use opera. so i downloaded firefox ran the demo.. i get 16fp @ 1080p on a AMD 5850 on opensource drivers :( gotta love amd for linux when a lowly HD4000 igpu can beat a powerful (at the time) dedicated GPU and before anyone asks why i dont run offical? because they ...
by phill1978
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Linux is going to get Even Faster for Gaming ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Re: Linux is going to get Even Faster for Gaming ?

well there is a technicality that should be not too hard to sort but Canoical and therefore Ubuntu -- by association Linux Mint have decreed Wayland progress to be too slow and so took their code and moved onto Mir http://www.datamation.com/open-source/ubuntu-display-server-fallout-1.html So anythin...
by phill1978
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Gaming in Linux Mint!
Replies: 35
Views: 12591

Re: Gaming in Linux Mint!

I run Maya XFCE and steam works fine. Although the "Connecting to steam" takes a lot longer now. I'm also using 6770HD and 13.6 beta catalyst. Steam connects fast. It closes fast for me (perhaps dependant on speed i have a good connection) it will play games but closes when i click on an item in th...

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