WOW! - It works, it really, really, works.

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jqpabc123
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WOW! - It works, it really, really, works.

Postby jqpabc123 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:36 am

I've been waiting to use Linux until it could pass my simple usability test --- Install on older, low end hardware and configure to make full use of a high resolution monitor (1080p).

Mint 18.2 just passed the test.

It wasn't easy but I did succeed using xrandr and crt tools and creating .xprofile to make the configuration stick between boots.

Congratulations Linux Mint --- I hereby pronounce you ready for prime time use!

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Postby catweazel » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:12 am

I hereby pronounce you ready for prime time use!

It's been that way for a long time. Nevertheless congratulations on your success.
If your problem is fixed, please mark your thread as [SOLVED] by editing the title of the first message in the thread.

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Postby jimallyn » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:36 am

Welcome to Linux Mint, jqpabc123! I have been using Linux since before there was any such thing as 1080p (2002, to be exact), and it has certainly felt ready for prime time to me the whole time. But still, it's great that you got it working to your satisfaction!
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Postby kc1di » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:58 am

Welcome aboard jqpabc123 and you'll find Linux more than ready for most tasks.
Enjoy :)
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Postby Pierre » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:52 am

Yep - - it sure does
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but, as always, there is the "law of diminishing returns".
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ie: you have to know the limitations, when getting these oldies working again:
- - you've unlikely to be able to watch YouTube, for example.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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Re: WOW! - It works, it really, really, works.

Postby phd21 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:42 am

Hi "jqpabc123",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.2, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,3gb Ram,160gb hdd, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: WOW! - It works, it really, really, works.

Postby gomerpile » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:50 pm

Glad You helped that small niche in desktop :roll:

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Postby gomerpile » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:51 pm

gomerpile wrote:Glad You helped that small niche in linux desktop :roll:


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