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Software & Applications / Re: TBird & FireFox
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:58:32 am »
Okay, here's the thing .... I must have had a bad install of Thunderbird as my "Preference/Attachments" screen was blank and I couldn't find a way to input the https command.  There was nothing under the "Content Type" or "Action" headings.

SO, after much floundering and a lot of trial and error (did I mention that I am new to Linux?) I finally managed to get a complete uninstall of Thunderbird AND it's profile.  It's now been reinstalled and all is working fine.  8)

Once again, I say thanks for the advise and assistance.  I'm sure it won't be long before I'm on here again with another newbe question or 50.

gerj

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Software & Applications / TBird & FireFox [Solved]
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:22:08 am »
It's the little things that make you pull your hair out (that's why I'm bald)  :-[
I can't find the Firefox executable in order to open hyperlinks in emails.
when I click on a hyperlink an application launcher window pops up only when I hit the 'choose' I can't find firefox executable.  I know where it's supposed to be (file system/usr/bin) but can't find it via application launcher.
I know the fix is gonna be soooo easy, but I give up trying to find it - I need help please and thanks (in advance).  :)

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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 20, 2019, 03:10:20 am »
Thanks Vin,  the video is compelling, will look into getting one.
Any idea where I can get one for a fiver?  :-\

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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:54:22 am »
You can try, the discount code is OU812.

Good Luck.   :D

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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 18, 2019, 03:52:17 pm »
I'm actually on their payroll so it's "Thanks" to you.   ;)

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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 17, 2019, 07:34:24 am »
OKAY!  Just plugged in my cheapo USB Sound card and all is working fine, no C&Ps!!!  Hopefully this will be the end of this particular problem though I'm sure another one will surface in short order.
Ones again, thanks to you all for your assistance.  Pin, I'll keep a lookout for you "How To".
I'm gonna go listen to some music now ...

gerj

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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 16, 2019, 02:25:58 pm »
Woops!  Looks like my reading list is growing ... pulse-audio, alsa, jack, kernels.   ???  REALLY appreciate all this advise.

Don't use Bluetooth but will check out the latest Ubuntu, thanks.

I agree with murrymint and suspect that it the integrated audio board that's at fault here.

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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:00:51 pm »
To be honest, I never heard of the USB DAC card would hate to spend money only to amplify the crackling and pops.  But a different sound card is a possibility.  You recon this one is compatible with Peppermint?
As I said, I'm coming to terms with linux (migrating from windows), so am a novice when it comes to the terminal commands.  have managed a few tasks with help from you tube and various websites.  Don't know how to go about changing kernels ... tis all greek to me.

I JUST WANT CLEAR SOUND!!!   >:(

And I thank you for all the advice.

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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:12:56 pm »
Well, to be honest, as my computer has (integrated) onboard graphics and HD audio I tried updating the graphics driver to AMDGPU-PRO (from the AMD website) and it has helped considerably.  I still have some C&Ps but not near as much.  I won't be happy until I have crystal clear audio as I'm on my computer all the time and rely on it for music and videos.

Do you have a driver for the Intel HD audio controller?

gerj

PS - Like the video too.


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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:25:11 am »
Hmmmm, guess no help from the OS Team!  Shame, I quite like Peppermint. :(

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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 07, 2019, 10:15:02 am »
Hello, there!

I usually fix mine by restarting pulseaudio in the terminal. The crackles and pops usually stop.

to stop the program
Code: [Select]
pulseaudio -k
and to start it again
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pulseaudio --start
See if this fix it.


Thanks for the tip ... it helps but not completely.  Hopefully I'll get a permanent fix but if not at least this will make Peppermint life more bearable.  Thanks

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Hardware / Re: Audio Headache
« on: February 07, 2019, 10:06:59 am »
Here it is ...
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gerj@gerj ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: gerj Kernel: 4.15.0-45-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: F2A68HM-HD2 v: x.x serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: FB date: 04/22/2015
CPU:       Quad core AMD A8-7650K Radeon R7 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G (-MCP-)
           cache: 8192 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 1906 MHz 2: 1903 MHz 3: 1895 MHz
           4: 1895 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R7 Graphics]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD KAVERI (DRM 2.50.0, 4.15.0-45-generic, LLVM 7.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.2
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri HDMI/DP Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-45-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (7.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVT size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 146G used: 12G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 1.8C mobo: N/A gpu: 3.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 200 Uptime: 2:20 Memory: 923.8/14977.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
gerj@gerj ~ $

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Hardware / Audio Headache [Solved]
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:24:16 am »
I am TRYING to come to terms with Peppermint 9 after switching from Win 7.
I like the OS, look and feel HOWEVER ... my audio is AWFUL!  I get lotz of crackling and pops (Cs&Ps). 
The sound works, I can hear all audio its just the interfering Cs&Ps.  They are intermittent .
I have a generic computer with onboard graphics (AMD Radeon R7) and sound (HD Audio).
Have tried loading Realtek driver (instructions found online) but failed miserably.
Is there anyone out there willing to take a poor ol' man by the hand and walk him through the linux jungle to find the pastures of mellow music and GREAT sounds?
BTW, I'm an absolute novice when it comes to command line programing.

Thanks in advance
gerj
 

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New Users / Re: How do I adjust scroll wheel sensitivity, P9
« on: February 01, 2019, 09:41:58 am »
 :)  IT WORKS!   :)
Feels good to be able to scroll properly. 
Appreciate your patience and help, thanks.

Now for my next issue ...

Not right now, gotta try to suss it out myself.

Thanks again.
George

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New Users / Re: How do I adjust scroll wheel sensitivity, P9
« on: February 01, 2019, 08:27:36 am »
Hmmmm, making progress here.
PROP 10 worked, PROP 11 didn't

 George  ;D

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