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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: nVIDIA HDMI Audio Driver not working
« on: September 10, 2016, 07:32:26 pm »
What nvidia GPU are you using?

Most drivers can be installed from the teminal using:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt install nvidia-XXX
'xxx' being the driver number (example: 352)

I think the driver names are consistant across platforms so if you can find the driver number but no linux download, use that number in the above code.

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Installation / Re: Encrypted Pm7 UEFI install on SSD
« on: September 10, 2016, 06:56:38 pm »
Bios claims secureboot is off, tried again, same thing.

syslog:
http://pastebin.com/yRhc4gZJ
fdisk:
Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
Disk /dev/ram0: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram1: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram2: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram3: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram4: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram5: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram6: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram7: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram8: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram9: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram10: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram11: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram12: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram13: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram14: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram15: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/loop0: 991.4 MiB, 1039527936 bytes, 2030328 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 119.2 GiB, 128035676160 bytes, 250069680 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: E591AA05-CABE-466C-917F-1F91995DE06E

Device       Start       End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1     2048   1050623   1048576   512M EFI System
/dev/sda2  1050624   2050047    999424   488M Linux filesystem
/dev/sda3  2050048 250068991 248018944 118.3G Linux filesystem


Disk /dev/sdb: 3.6 GiB, 3876225024 bytes, 7570752 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *        2 7570751 7570750  3.6G  b W95 FAT32


Disk /dev/zram0: 500.4 MiB, 524668928 bytes, 128093 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram1: 500.4 MiB, 524668928 bytes, 128093 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram2: 500.4 MiB, 524668928 bytes, 128093 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram3: 500.4 MiB, 524668928 bytes, 128093 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram4: 500.4 MiB, 524668928 bytes, 128093 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram5: 500.4 MiB, 524668928 bytes, 128093 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram6: 500.4 MiB, 524668928 bytes, 128093 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/zram7: 500.4 MiB, 524668928 bytes, 128093 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/sda3_crypt: 118.3 GiB, 126983602176 bytes, 248014848 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-root: 110.3 GiB, 118434562048 bytes, 231317504 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-swap_1: 8 GiB, 8547991552 bytes, 16695296 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
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parted:
Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
Model: ATA TS128GSSD370S (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 128GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number  Start   End     Size   File system  Name                  Flags
 1      1049kB  538MB   537MB  fat32        EFI System Partition  boot, esp
 2      538MB   1050MB  512MB  ext2
 3      1050MB  128GB   127GB


Model: Memorex Micro (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 3876MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1024B  3876MB  3876MB  primary  fat32        boot


Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm)
Disk /dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-swap_1: 8548MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End     Size    File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  8548MB  8548MB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm)
Disk /dev/mapper/peppermint--vg-root: 118GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End    Size   File system  Flags
 1      0.00B  118GB  118GB  ext4


Error: /dev/mapper/sda3_crypt: unrecognised disk label
Model: Linux device-mapper (crypt) (dm)                                   
Disk /dev/mapper/sda3_crypt: 127GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: unknown
Disk Flags:

Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram0: 525MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End    Size   File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  525MB  525MB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram1: 525MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End    Size   File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  525MB  525MB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram2: 525MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End    Size   File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  525MB  525MB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram3: 525MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End    Size   File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  525MB  525MB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram4: 525MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End    Size   File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  525MB  525MB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram5: 525MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End    Size   File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  525MB  525MB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram6: 525MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End    Size   File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  525MB  525MB  linux-swap(v1)


Model: Unknown (unknown)
Disk /dev/zram7: 525MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096B/4096B
Partition Table: loop
Disk Flags:

Number  Start  End    Size   File system     Flags
 1      0.00B  525MB  525MB  linux-swap(v1)
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Installation / Encrypted Pm7 UEFI install on SSD
« on: September 10, 2016, 05:05:28 pm »
For some reason I can't get my system to do a clean (encrypted drive) install. I  have a 128GB SSD and I have my bios set to the default except it has a cms "Windows 8" switch that I switched to "other OS" and I have IOMMU turned on (if not, my USB ports wont work and I can't boot into the install USB).

I hit f12 to get the bios boot menu and boot into the UEFI version of the USB stick. It loads Grub and I choose 'Install Peppermint'.

It will let me choose the language but once it asks if I want to download updates and 3rd party software it "hangs" no matter what I choose and click continue. I can only click 'quit'. This puts me on the live desktop.

I then try again clicking on the install icon in the desktop. This time it gets past the last hang but when I choose to encrypt the disk it gives an error about un-encrypted swap space, it says to use 'swapoff' or create an encrypted swap. I open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo swapoff -a
Then try again. This time 'ubi-partman crashed' :  ubi-partman faild with exit code 141

And I can't get beyond that... here is the syslog:
http://pastebin.com/u6ENGxC4

Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.4.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Gigabyte product: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: 970A-UD3P v: x.x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: F2g date: 10/07/2014
CPU:       Octa core AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core (-MCP-) cache: 16384 KB
           clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 2100 MHz 2: 1400 MHz 3: 1400 MHz
           4: 2100 MHz 5: 2100 MHz 6: 1400 MHz 7: 2100 MHz 8: 1400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1680x1050@59.95hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV117 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fbc driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-24-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: fc:aa:14:52:66:3e
           Card-2: Atheros AR9271 802.11n driver: ath9k_htc
           IF: wlx6470022ab58a state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 131.9GB (7.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TS128GSSD370S size: 128.0GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Micro size: 3.9GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 4.0G used: 223M (6%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.55GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 25.2C mobo: N/A gpu: 35.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 239 Uptime: 1:04 Memory: 1143.1/8005.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
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This has been an issue for my keyboard as well (from Peppermints 5-7 as I can remember). Although, I am using an old iMac keyboard  :P

Why can't this conf come packaged with Peppermint? Would it break other keyboards mutes?

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Software & Applications / Re: Tilda!
« on: August 26, 2016, 08:31:36 pm »
I did some tweaking to get it to (some what  ::)) behave like it should. It runs a fish shell on start and "sticks" to the desktop but wont stay under other windows (like it should if set_as_desktop = false).

My ~/.config/tilda config looks like this:
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tilda_config_version = "1.3.1"
command = "fish"
font = "Monospace 10"
key = "F1"
addtab_key = "<Shift><Control>t"
fullscreen_key = "F11"
toggle_transparency_key = "F12"
toggle_searchbar_key = "<Shift><Control>f"
closetab_key = "<Shift><Control>w"
nexttab_key = "<Control>Page_Down"
prevtab_key = "<Control>Page_Up"
movetableft_key = "<Shift><Control>Page_Up"
movetabright_key = "<Shift><Control>Page_Down"
gototab_1_key = "<Alt>1"
gototab_2_key = "<Alt>2"
gototab_3_key = "<Alt>3"
gototab_4_key = "<Alt>4"
gototab_5_key = "<Alt>5"
gototab_6_key = "<Alt>6"
gototab_7_key = "<Alt>7"
gototab_8_key = "<Alt>8"
gototab_9_key = "<Alt>9"
gototab_10_key = "<Alt>0"
copy_key = "<Shift><Control>c"
paste_key = "<Shift><Control>v"
quit_key = "<Shift><Control>q"
title = "FISh"
background_color = "white"
# working_dir = ""
web_browser = "x-www-browser"
increase_font_size_key = "<Control>equal"
decrease_font_size_key = "<Control>minus"
normalize_font_size_key = "<Control>0"
# show_on_monitor = ""
word_chars = "-A-Za-z0-9,./?%&#:_"
lines = 5000
max_width = 1155
max_height = 363
min_width = 1
min_height = 1
x_pos = 650
y_pos = 651
tab_pos = 0
backspace_key = 0
delete_key = 1
d_set_title = 2
command_exit = 2
scheme = 0
slide_sleep_usec = 20000
animation_orientation = 3
timer_resolution = 200
auto_hide_time = 2000
on_last_terminal_exit = 1
palette_scheme = 0
non_focus_pull_up_behaviour = 1
cursor_shape = 2
# show_on_monitor_number = 0
title_max_length = 10
palette = {11822, 13364, 13878, 52428, 0, 0, 20046, 39578, 1542, 50372, 41120, 0, 13364, 25957, 42148, 30069, 20560, 31611, 1542, 38944, 39578, 54227, 55255, 53199, 21845, 22359, 21331, 61423, 10537, 10537, 35466, 58082, 13364, 64764, 59881, 20303, 29298, 40863, 53199, 44461, 32639, 43176, 13364, 58082, 58082, 61166, 61166, 60652}
scrollbar_pos = 2
back_red = 0
back_green = 0
back_blue = 0
text_red = 34952
text_green = 35466
text_blue = 34181
cursor_red = 13364
cursor_green = 25957
cursor_blue = 42148
scroll_history_infinite = false
scroll_on_output = false
notebook_border = false
antialias = true
scrollbar = false
grab_focus = true
above = false
notaskbar = true
bold = true
blinks = true
scroll_on_key = true
bell = false
run_command = true
pinned = true
animation = true
hidden = false
set_as_desktop = false
centered_horizontally = false
centered_vertically = false
enable_transparency = true
double_buffer = false
auto_hide_on_focus_lost = false
auto_hide_on_mouse_leave = false
title_max_length_flag = true
inherit_working_dir = true
command_login_shell = false
start_fullscreen = false
# image = ""
# scroll_background = false
# use_image = false
transparency = 0
back_alpha = 58975
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Software & Applications / Tilda!
« on: August 25, 2016, 11:50:34 pm »
Hey all,

I recently started to play around with the terminal emulator Tilda. If you use guake (or something similar) Tilda is close to the same but "slimmer".

Tilda has all sorts of options and one of them is to 'mount' itself onto the desktop as a widget that is always there.

My issue (not sure if this is a Tilda bug or a Peppermint incompatability) is that even when I set the options (in the GUI config wizard) to "set as desktop window", when I click on the Tilda window (mounted to the desktop) then click anywhere on the empty desktop, the Tidla window disappears (I'm assuming by the desktop wallpaper). If I hit the hide/unhide hotkey <f1> it takes 2 presses to make the Tilda window visable again (Im assuming one <f1> press 'hides' it even tho we can't see it and the second press 'unhides' the window and brings it above the desktop wallpaper).

Anyone have an idea how to fix this? :-\

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I saw the news the other day and was like "so what? a windows port of bash is now a gui program in linux? LOL"

I just discovered Fish BTW and LOVE it!

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New Users / Re: Changing desktop wallpaper from command line.
« on: August 22, 2016, 04:43:57 pm »
ahhh yes..... a uri ::) that did it!

Thanks a bunch!

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New Users / Re: Changing desktop wallpaper from command line.
« on: August 21, 2016, 04:59:42 pm »
I also tried:

Code: [Select]
gconftool -t str -s /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "/media/s4w3d0ff/InnerSpace/Wallpapers/xplanet.1824x1026.png"

but nothing

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New Users / Re: Changing desktop wallpaper from command line.
« on: August 21, 2016, 04:54:32 pm »
Ok tried what you mentioned (which is what was suggested in the xplanet FAQ but i figured that since gnome-session wasn't installed, it wouldn't work...) but it reset the wallpaper to the peppermint 6 default image (pretty sure i have the correct full path to the image).

The way i understand it xplanet should generate/change the background image automatically, but when i run it doesn't do much. When I run the command:

Code: [Select]
xplanet -body earth -num_times 1 -output /media/s4w3d0ff/InnerSpace/Wallpapers/xplanet.1824x1026.png

It will generate and save the image like it is supposed to, so I figured if I can change the wallpaper via the command line, i can just write a quick script that runs with conky or have it autostart.

Thanks for the help!

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New Users / [SOLVED]Changing desktop wallpaper from command line.
« on: August 21, 2016, 01:38:38 pm »
Hey folks,

I have been trying to get xplanet to work on Peppermint 6. I successfully installed xplanet and can generate/save an image but I can't seem to figure out how to automatically change the lxde background. The FAQ has instructions for gnome and kde. Google seems to not be much help. Is there a way to update/refresh the lxde wall paper from the command line? Everywhere I look the solution has been to use pacmanfm, but Peppermint does not have it installed and I don't feel like I should have to.  :D

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GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: BROFORCE
« on: October 30, 2015, 01:23:25 am »
Oh that is too good...  :D

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That's awesome system.

Did you get it on sale, or did you wait for the prices to drop on those components before buying them?  I got an earlier revision of that same board back in 2012 during the Cyber Monday sale (also Tiger Direct) and I got an AMD FX 8120 processor and 8GB DDR3 for a steal.  (I already had everything else I needed to build the rig)  That's a rock solid board and I love those AMD FX processors for CGI rendering.   8)  Before going totally Linux and switching to Blender, mine was ripping through some animations in Lightwave earlier this year and last year.

Though, I've never had any issue installing Nvidia drivers unless I don't use the built-in "Additional Drivers" tool.  Did you use that or do a manual install?

I like to keep an eye on this section of Tiger Direct ;) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=11978&Nav=|c:11973|m:66|&Sort=3&Recs=10

Some really good, cheap kits show up from time to time.

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General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on Bitcoin
« on: October 06, 2015, 08:22:06 pm »
I got into Bitcoin a few years ago (when the price was at around $100 :P). I didn't buy (or mine) any but just watched it closely. I almost cried when the price topped out at $1000  :-[ :'(. Around that time trying to mine Bitcoins with GPU or CPU was pointless so  I started mining altcoins (there are many different "flavors" of Bitcoin just like Linux known as "altcoins") and trading them for Bitcoins.

What I learned is that, yes, Bitcoin was probably initiated as a type of pyramid scheme, but I think the underlying foundation or what makes Bitcoin a revolutionary in currency is the blockchain. It allows no one to "cheat" or counterfeit the currency, and still allows for "anonymous" transactions between coin holders. Not to mention, no central body controlling the inflation. The currency is controlled by the people who use it.

Bitcoin resembling a pyramid scheme is a byproduct of the issue of a reasonable distribution method. How do you distribute a new, decentralized, currency to the masses in a way that no one feels "left out" or "scammed" . Bitcoin figured that rewarding people who "do more work" (or have more computers running on the Bitcoin network "validating" transactions) gets more of the dough, and as a byproduct of economics, early adopters potentially gained more on their investment($100 - $1000 in a few months) .

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General Discussion / Re: I feel dirty
« on: October 06, 2015, 07:49:50 pm »
If only I could play Battlefield 4 on Linux  :'(



Its probably the only use I have for Windows.

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