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Software & Applications / Re: Cursor lag in CAD
« on: April 24, 2015, 09:33:27 pm »
I installed 3.16 and it fixed it to start with but has gone bad now. I don't understand at all  Still evaluating. I've noticed that inxi -F gives me an unchanging 90 Celsius on the cpu which I'm sure is wrong. It was under 60C and feels no hotter. Odd. I may try reinstalling the OS.

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Software & Applications / Re: Cursor lag in CAD
« on: April 23, 2015, 07:12:51 am »
I regret that I've forgotten how to present it per your advice on inxi -F outputs so here it is longhand. I looked for your brief tutorial but could not find it.  I'll edit if you could remind me. Machine's the same Panasonic in the "What are you using" section.


  *-display:0             
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:46 memory:f0000000-f03fffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:e1c0(size=8)
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f0400000-f04fffff


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Software & Applications / Re: Cursor lag in CAD
« on: April 22, 2015, 07:42:31 pm »
No worries, thanks anyway. The cursor lag complaints that I could find in forums date back to 2013 (V4 or V5).  I haven't seen any for the new one (2015) although there are other problems. I've looked in a few forums but seen no constructive suggestions, though it appears that a few Autocad users have had similar cursor issues, which is an odd coincidence.

What I find curious is why things improve by following your suggestion of disabling desktop effects and also that the bargain basement corded mouse works but the wireless doesn't. I had assumed that the USB2 protocols were the same- after all the same mouse worked just fine in P5 32 bit though as you said it may be the Draftsight.
I asked Logitech but they rather snootily told me that they don't support the M185 in Linux but I'd have thought if the protocols are the same it really shouldn't matter. Maybe I'm naive.
 

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Software & Applications / Re: Cursor lag in CAD
« on: April 20, 2015, 06:11:24 pm »
Sorry I misread it.- Duh!  The result is interesting. Disabled, the touchpad and the wired mouse give an acceptable response, but not the wireless (logitech M185). Enabled, only the touchpad. I'd prefer to use the wireless if possible.
I have an additional glitch in that draftsight won't close in my regular user mode even when I completely removed and reinstalled. The main app closes but a flag advertising related services only closes when I shut down or switch users. Closes properly in other users, though.
 Ps I sorted the closing problem. I'd forgotten to disable desktop effects for this user. As a matter of interest, have you any idea what's going on? The cursor is usable but not perfect and wireless would be nice.  Machine too slow?



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Software & Applications / Re: Cursor lag in CAD
« on: April 20, 2015, 04:14:01 pm »
Desktop effects are already enabled but I tried Draftsight again anyway- still  the same, though I noticed this time that it's acting oddly so may either be corrupted or since it's a Beta perhaps incompatible. I've reinstalled it already but maybe I should download again.

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Software & Applications / Cursor lag in CAD
« on: April 20, 2015, 01:38:33 pm »
Greetings all.
                      I was using 32 bit Draftsight (similar to Autocad 2D) on 32 bit P5, and it worked quite well until Draftsight's developers cancelled it in favour of their new 64 bit version. I installed 64 bit P5 and the new DS.
The problem is that the cursor lag in the drawing area is now so great that it's impossible to draw with the mouse.
Now the machine isn't very powerful and there's a lot going on in the drawing area (task manager about 25%) , but the touchpad works well so I'm suspecting there may be a problem with the mouse driver.
 I've tried the sliders in the Control Centre but they don't seem to make much difference if at all.
Any suggestions? It would be awkward to go back to 32 bit since it has a time limited licence.

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New Users / Re: New member with printer question
« on: June 30, 2014, 03:29:26 am »
Worth mentioning that Epson have Linux support for at least their inkjet printers.

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Software & Applications / Re: Unzipping files. (Solved)
« on: June 27, 2014, 11:50:18 am »
Yes indeed. Many thanks yet again. I wish I could reciprocate. Anyone want to know about mid 19th century warship engines?

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Software & Applications / Re: Unzipping files. (Solved)
« on: June 27, 2014, 11:09:49 am »
There's usually more than one way of doing things like this and the way I had been using must have been the most long winded and complex of all! That's the trouble with learning by yourself. Hey ho.

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Software & Applications / Re: Unzipping files.
« on: June 27, 2014, 09:39:57 am »
Thanks that's great. I've got plenty to get on with. I'll mark it solved and work it out.
Congrats again on P5.

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Software & Applications / Re: Unzipping files.
« on: June 27, 2014, 07:59:11 am »
Sorry again- I muddied the waters by asking two questions.  I was trying too hard to keep it short and my problem is compounded by my level of ignorance.
I'm doing 2D engineering drawings for the Museum of Western Australia, who have sent dozens of individual and zipped files of mixed dimensioned sketches, photos and laser scans to the extent that it's now taking too much time looking for just one item. I've separated the three categories but I'd like to "explode" the zipped files into one list so I don't need to look at several zips before I find what I'm looking for and then open it in whatever.
If I understand your question properly, I think I want to permanently unzip all zip files in one directory.
 

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Software & Applications / Re: Unzipping files.
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:27:46 am »
Sorry I used the wrong terms. I'd like to turn it into its individual components. I have lots of zip files and I don't always know what's in which. At the moment I'm extracting individual parts into a new file then manipulating them which is quite time consuming and I thought there must be a quicker option. Current issue is a follow on from my last post- I want to open them in GIMP which thanks to Mac is working well.

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Software & Applications / Unzipping files. (Solved)
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:32:14 pm »
What is the easiest way to unzip a winzip file? One by one is a bit laborious. Do I need to install an App?

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Software & Applications / Re: Increasing print contrast
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:18:31 pm »
Thanks I'd forgotten GIMP. I'll give it a go and call it solved-hopefully!

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Software & Applications / Increasing print contrast (SOLVED)
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:55:31 pm »
I've been emailed some pencilled sketches that are too faint to read. What's the easiest way to increase the contrast for printing? I'm doing a CAD drawing in Draftsight and they only have to be legible, not pretty. LibreOffice I suspect could do it but I'd prefer something simpler, though I'll learn it if I must.
By the way, well done to the Peppermint crew. P5 installed easily and runs great.

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