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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Peppermint on my laptop! :D
« on: January 27, 2018, 12:16:48 am »
Woot woot!

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Custom Build (Ryzen Horizon)
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:41:13 am »
I absolutely agree on the SSD part. I hope to upgrade to an NVMe SSD for my boot drive, and use the two SSHDs for storage. Laptops should 100% be equipped with SSDs. It's just for the best in both hardware safety and efficiency regards.

I'm loving Ryzen, tbh. I make YouTube videos (very casually, haha) and the biggest hitter is rendering the edited videos. It took anywhere from five to eight hours on an i5 4400 to render 20m-40m 1080p video @60Hz. Now I can do that in 30 minutes to an hour. In regards to compression/decompression, there's definitely a brighter side with AMD here. Multithreaded workloads are pretty impressively handled, and despite the heat complaints, you'll not see anything extreme or even nearing it even at full load. It's typically when you start to fiddle around with clock speeds that you'll need alternative cooling methods. (As another note, I recommend running a kernel in the 4.12 series or up as there's some optimisations for Ryzen within.)

I definitely recommend looking into some of the hexacore or octacore Ryzen chips, I think you'll like what you find. And though they may not knock out a comparable Intel chip in single threaded loads, I think you'll find that they handle more than well enough regardless. If you'd like, I'd be happy to run some operations for you if you want a ballpark of what performance is like with this chip in particular? I could run times on building, compressing, and decompressing if it helps. :)

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: Custom Build (Ryzen Horizon)
« on: December 08, 2017, 10:55:41 pm »
Hey, Zeb! Yeah, Peppermint really does just fly on this machine. The hybrid drives really are nice. It's definitely not SSD levels of speed, but it does make a noticable difference over a standard HDD. I've two of them in this machine, but the Ubuntu installer doesn't have options to configure RAID from what I can see, so I'm making do for now. How's the SSD life going?  I've an SSD in my laptop that just blows my mind, so I'm really wanting one on the desktop.

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Custom Build (Ryzen Horizon)
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:44:19 pm »
ASUS Prime B350 Plus
R5 1600
XFX RX 580 (DisplayPort)
Crucial 8GB DDR4 (1x8GB)
1TB Seagate SSHD

My inxi -Fxzc0 output.

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System:    Host: ryzen-horizon Kernel: 4.14.4-041404-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 7.2.0)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B350-PLUS v: Rev X.0x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 0508 date: 03/07/2017
CPU:       Hexa core AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 41920
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 1550 MHz 2: 1550 MHz 3: 1550 MHz
           4: 1550 MHz 5: 1550 MHz 6: 1550 MHz 7: 1550 MHz 8: 1550 MHz 9: 3500 MHz
           10: 1550 MHz 11: 1550 MHz 12: 3500 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 67df bus-ID: 22:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,radeon)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@143.99hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD POLARIS10 (DRM 3.19.0 / 4.14.4-041404-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1457
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 24:00.3
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device aaf0
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 22:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.4-041404-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: f000 bus-ID: 1e:00.0
           IF: enp30s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2016.0GB (1.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DX001 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DX001 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: Ultra size: 15.6GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 922G used: 9.4G (2%) fs: xfs dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-2: /boot size: 704M used: 199M (31%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 9.44GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: 41.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 269 Uptime: 31 min Memory: 996.0/7974.9MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

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Hardware / Re: Display Flickering @143.99Hz
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:35:46 pm »
Thank you for the response! This didn't change anything for me, unfortunately. Apologies if my reply comes late as well. I resorted to a kernel update and it seems it has solved this problem. I'm now using kernel 4.14.4 and haven't seen any of the flickering at any refresh rate. Once again, thank you very much.

(As a side note, should I title the thread [SOLVED] or flag it in some way?)

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Hardware / [SOLVED]: Display Flickering @143.99Hz
« on: December 08, 2017, 05:16:48 am »
Hello! To preface this, I should note that my hardware layout will be posted at the bottom of the post.

I've recently installed Peppermint 8 (Respin) on a machine running an AMD R5 1600 CPU and an RX 580 GPU. This is paired with a 144Hz monitor connected via DisplayPort. There is one issue, however. When configuring my monitor in the Display Settings, the refresh rates displayed are a bit odd (50.00, 59.94, 60.00, 99.93, 109.95, 119.98, 143.99). Beyond that, when choosing the highest available option, which falls short of 144Hz by 00.01Hz, I experience flickering when screen events occur. From opening windows to switching webpages, the monitor doesn't flicker to black, but rather, the image itself shakes on the screen. I'm curious as to what I should do to alleviate this issue, and if there's any advice from the community in regards to this. Many thanks in advance.

My inxi -Fxzc0 output.

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System:    Host: ryzen-horizon Kernel: 4.10.0-42-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B350-PLUS v: Rev X.0x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 0508 date: 03/07/2017
CPU:       Hexa core AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 41920
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 1550 MHz 2: 1550 MHz 3: 1550 MHz
           4: 1550 MHz 5: 1550 MHz 6: 1550 MHz 7: 1550 MHz 8: 1550 MHz 9: 1550 MHz
           10: 1550 MHz 11: 1550 MHz 12: 1550 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 67df bus-ID: 22:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,radeon)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@119.98hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD POLARIS10 (DRM 3.9.0 / 4.10.0-42-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1457
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 24:00.3
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device aaf0
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 22:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-42-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: f000 bus-ID: 1e:00.0
           IF: enp30s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2016.0GB (0.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DX001 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DX001 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: Ultra size: 15.6GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 922G used: 6.9G (1%) fs: xfs dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-2: /boot size: 704M used: 135M (21%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 9.44GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: 29.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 283 Uptime: 12 min Memory: 784.7/7976.9MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

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