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General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 24, 2019, 10:39:27 am »
OK I can't decide which I like best P9 or P10. :-\

I installed P9 on a HP Compaq 2007 desktop and OOTB zero complaints as everything is Intel and old Intel and Linux seem to work well together.

I installed P10 on a HP Pavilion 2006 desktop and OOTB zero complaints and almost everything appears to work.

However when I play a movie DVD using Xplayer it stutters quite a bit.

I was under the impression that the proper Nvidia Proprietary Diver would be installed at installation if I checked the box to install third party drivers which I did.

OK this didn't happen so I figured I'd download and install the PPA for Nvidia which I've tried many times in the past only to be disappointed and again I was disappointed which I expected but I figured what the hell.

OK so from there I decided to download the Nvidia Proprietary Diver through Synaptic Package Manager and it did install however left me with 640x480 resolution so again disappointed.

I did a complete new install of P10 on the HP Pavilion 2006 desktop and accept the fact that the developers don't seem to want to make the proprietary drivers from previous kernels support the new / newer kernels.

I find this to be frustrating because this same 13 year HP Pavilion desktop I can install Windows 10 on and use a Windows Vista graphics driver which installs and runs without problems although isn't supported by Windows 10.

I noticed that new Linux distros don't seem to support some of the needed proprietary drivers which always seemed to be available in recent past Linux distros.

This kinda makes the old Linux motto of "Linux Gives New Life To Old Computers" a thing of the past.

OH well it is what it is and I'm tired of reinstalling my Linux distro trying to make the impossible possible.  :(

Both P9 and P10 work OK on these two old outdated desktops and I can live with the no Nvidia proprietary driver and play DVDs on a different desktop which doesn't need any proprietary driver.

Just another reason to not own any Nvidia products if using Linux.

Please don't misunderstand me, I still think Linux is a good choice although I'm really understanding new Linux users frustration with the lack of driver support.

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Can't change what we have no control over "Progress" and we either move ahead or get left behind nothing lasts forever.

No complaints. :)


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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: People's dislike for Ubuntu
« on: September 16, 2019, 10:58:26 am »
I've used quite a few different Linux Distros and they all work well on my old desktops.

From the system resource hungry mainstream flagships to the small footprint lightweight Linux Distros.

The only differences I found were resource usage and user interface and one Linux Distro wasn't any better than another Linux Distro.

I can find something wrong with every Linux Distro I've tried or I've used or I'm using now.

Certain Linux Distros work better with certain computers and their hardware and the trick is to match the Linux Distro to the computer and hardware it is going to be installed on and used on.

I install and use OOTB and add very little extras and very rarely have any problems.

If for some reason Ubuntu was to disappear (I doubt that will happen)  I'd migrate to Debian.








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General Discussion / Re: Well.... all.....I left..... :(
« on: September 09, 2019, 10:36:34 am »
Debian / Ubuntu base / built Linux Distros work well on most all computers I've installed it on and yes there are going to be a few quirks here and there depending on the hardware in my experience.

If you're going for the full Debian experience than you must learn the Debian ways and don't expect a lot of help from certain Debian forums because certain Debian forums expect Debian users to learn the basics etc.

I like Debian based / built Linux distros as they are rock solid stable or at least the ones I use are.

All Linux Distros are good learning experience I'm always learning new stuff about Linux.

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General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:34:26 am »
Cool. 8)

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General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 05, 2019, 10:58:43 am »
Incidentally, last night I updated the kernel in my 'Road Warrior' lappy => Linux 5.2.x

Peppermint 7 lives, to fight another day  ;D
You updated Peppermint 7 to the linux-5-2-kernel.

How does everything run since Peppermint 7 I believe is 16.04 Xenial based and an older kernel.


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General Discussion / Re: STUDY: Patience Thresholds Lower Than Ever Before
« on: September 05, 2019, 09:14:45 am »
[snip]
think about all the traditional jobs Man used to do?
Progress changes some traditional jobs that people used to do but should create new jobs but may not always be the case.  :-\

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General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 05, 2019, 06:46:20 am »
Thanks to everyone.

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General Discussion / Re: STUDY: Patience Thresholds Lower Than Ever Before
« on: September 04, 2019, 02:47:37 pm »
Wow according to the article in this link  (https://www.studyfinds.org/hurry-up-modern-patience-thresholds-lower-than-ever-before-survey-finds/) everything upsets today's generation which doesn't surprise me at all.

Today's generation doesn't seem to be able to cope well with a lot of things that people out of my generation just dealt with and handled as it came up. (I'm 67 years old)


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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 04, 2019, 02:24:28 pm »
Hello PCNetSpec,


I had seen that how to post whilst grazing the forum.

Personally I see no need for moving from Peppermint 9 to Peppermint 10 unless Peppermint 10 is more secure due to the HWE Stack Kernel.

Peppermint 9 Respin is running great on my 12 year old desktop and I was just curious if Peppermint 10 offered any advantage over Peppermint 9 and that was my only reason.

I'll just keep Peppermint 9 as it's working good and I like staying with a working Linux Distro.  :)


Thanks

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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 04, 2019, 11:49:06 am »
Hello VinDSL,


Peppermint 9 and Peppermint 10 are both 18.04 based so can kicking down the road should be the same imo.

Yeah I'm not much into jumping into the latest release unless there is something new and  I really need it.

One of the things I like about Peppermint is that it pretty much from release to end doesn't change.  8)

I don't believe I've ever run an OS Linux or Windows where I couldn't update to a current browser.  :-\

Perhaps I'll take Slim Fatz advice and wait for Peppermint 10 Respin and install it on a different desktop.  :)


Thanks

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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 04, 2019, 07:05:12 am »
Hello Slim Fatz,

Cool sounds like like good advice.

I'm using Peppermint 9 Respin now and it works great.


Thanks.

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General Discussion / [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 03, 2019, 08:39:39 pm »
Hello forums,

I'm curious if there is any advantage of using Peppermint 10 over Peppermint 9.

Thanks.

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General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 25, 2019, 11:59:58 am »
FWIW.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/ubuntu-reverses-decision-will-now-support-32-bit-apps

Update.

I find a few things in this article particularly interesting.

https://itsfoss.com/ubuntu-19-10-drops-32-bit-support/


I doubt any of this will affect me although I may be wrong but if it should I'll just migrate back to Debian.

I'm beginning to understand why Clem Lefebvre and the Linux Mint Devs is placing a lot of emphasis on LMDE as it's all beginning to make sense now.

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3633

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General Discussion / Re: 32 bit Petition
« on: June 25, 2019, 01:23:31 am »
OK that makes sense.

Thanks  :)


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