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    Re: Should NVIDIA be avoided?

    in Asia Asus and Dell come linux preloaded. You could get HP or Lenovo with no OS, then load linux after wards..

    here are a couple of lists. Some ship worldwide. https://linuxpreloaded.com/

    so...
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    Re: ultra thin laptops

    it's like cars. no one is working to resolve the obviously good features. or they charge them extra for no reason, while having other unnecessary stuff included in price. so the sales guy goes you...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Graphics won't start on boot with ndivia-driver-460 and -465

    have you tried uninstalling the driver and then reinstalling it using same method?

    it happened to my kid once. kernel was somehow patched, but the drivers didn't patch. so removing them (purge),...
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    Re: Should NVIDIA be avoided?

    Ryzen 5 or Intel i5 or better.

    get AMD/AMD or intel/intel (no additional GPU chip). the latest GPU on chip are more than enough for your needs. just to give you some perspective - my kid has Ryzen...
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    Re: Steam won't update

    i also get akamai.net. but in my case it pings back.

    ping media.steampowered.com
    PING a1843.b.akamai.net (193.77.14.152) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 193.77.14.152 (193.77.14.152):...
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    Re: Fullscreen Bug

    what OS? which GPU? wayland or the old Xorg (you can choose at login).

    it is not an OS issue. it works fine for me and my kids PC also work fine. we are on Kubuntu. they even go as far as running...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading CPU

    just lock up it is difficult to troubleshoot. i had this motherboard that no matter what i changed and tried (software and hardware) it just keep having one or another issue. i threw it away.

    if...
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    Re: Steam won't update

    there are a few install methods in your firts link. which one did you use? repository?

    have you run the ubuntu updates? sometimes steam updates through them.

    1. run ubuntu updates
    2. try...
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    Re: Little perfomance issue

    KDE has a choice of different OpenGL to be used for drawing the windows. when i used old PC as well as now with the upgraded CPU i keep it low. it looks a bit more flat, not so nice, but is much...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Installing ubuntu 20 in a Desktop with no VGA port

    my nvidia card does this as well. no matter when it was windows and now linux it would first boot only on TV and only then switch to monitor. at first i thought the card is not working, then i...
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    Re: Little perfomance issue

    did you install steam from repos or via deb (using .deb file)?
  12. [SOLVED] Re: How to install Tomb Raider 1 in dosbox/ubuntu 20.04

    also if you plan more dos games i found that using DBGL (DossBOx game Launcher) makes it easy to install and maintain the games library. i only played demo of the first one back in the day, but i did...
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    Re: Stick with WINE 5 for Ultralingua

    i use play on linux for that and manage various wine version for different widnows games & apps.

    there are also paid for solution such as CrossOver if you need business grade support.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Difference in amplitude between Left and Right speakers on Logitech s150

    set it up first, then save it with


    sudo alsactl store
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    Re: Little perfomance issue

    :lolflag: this one can eat your CPU and ram for breakfast.

    anyway check the processes running in the background. sometimes certain games would crash and continue to run in the background. usually...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Does leaving unallocated space on a modern SSD prolong its life?

    well... i will leave a little bit empty formatted space in the end as i always did with disks. and it worked well so far.
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    [xubuntu] Re: OpenGL bad graphics render

    i also don't see any transparent triangles. could this be a monitor issue? can you hook up an external one & see what happens?
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Does leaving unallocated space on a modern SSD prolong its life?

    10% that's a lot.

    actually it is always good to have some space left over on disk. you never know when it might start having some bad sectors. plus less disk occupied improves it's performance.
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    Re: ultra thin laptops

    the problem is they do now have a good feature to offer. size is the most noticable. if i tell my boss i would like an i5, 16 Gb ram and at least 512 GB SSD it would be like i said "beepiddy boopiddy...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu keeps randomly rebooting my PC

    you should be good with opensource drivers. if you wish to upgrade them, you need to upgrade the kernel. here is how you do it on LTS: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

    back to...
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    Re: Gaming graphic quality is so bad

    is this your laptop?


    you won't really be able to game with this one, however supertuxcart should still work nicely and look good on this one. this could a bug of sorts. are other games also...
  22. Re: How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    you should use prime (DRI_PRIME=1 )

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1068343/switch-between-intel-amd-gpu-on-18-04

    for example:
  23. [SOLVED] Re: Failing hard disk - can this error be caused by bad sata connection?

    ah ok. i will unplug it then. thanks.

    we have it backed up on server, DVD, another PC and on an external hard disk. and i made another copy now. data is quite static. i did not see any major...
  24. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 and OpenGL 4.6 problem

    nvidia-settings is a GUI application. if this is only server and all you have is CLI then i doubt it will work. though they may have parameters to use in CLI as well.

    you could try asking on...
  25. [SOLVED] Failing hard disk - can this error be caused by bad sata connection?

    the new UEFI found this, previous BIOS never complained. so i ran smartmontools in KDE partition manager-



    can this error be caused by bad connection or is it really a hard disk?

    this is WD...
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