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  1. Re: installation with older NVIDIA graphics card (GNOME previously failed with Debian

    Is that only for Ubuntu or is that for Ubuntu and Ubuntu official flavors.

    I recently installed Xubuntu 20.04.2 and checked the option to install non-free third party software hoping to get an...
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    Re: I repliced a fan in my PSU

    The fact the fan starts to spin when you press on it shows some sort of binding.

    I'd loosen the four fan screws and then evenly tighten them but don't over tighten.

    If that fails remove the...
  3. Thread: Ubuntu 18.04

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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04

    You're welcome.
  4. Thread: Ubuntu 18.04

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    Re: Ubuntu 18.04

    I don't know anything about changing the software center from one to another however just open the terminal and copy and paste this command.


    sudo apt install synaptic

    Press enter and then...
  5. Thread: Tux in Space

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    Re: Tux in Space

    Perhaps this is what you are referring to.

    https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-2-zero-g-indicator-penguin-guinguin

    https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/orYHPtm29qXGz8ZZjGTa7W-1200-80.jpg
  6. Thread: Tux in Space

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    Re: Tux in Space

    https://www.pcmag.com/news/linux-is-now-on-mars-thanks-to-nasas-perseverance-rover

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/to-infinity-and-beyond-linux-and-open-source-goes-to-mars
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    I ran across this link, perhaps it may be of use.

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/973499/wayland-how-to-set-a-custom-resolution
  8. Re: Who really uses Linux and where do they use it?

    This is so true.

    I know a lot of people who have abandoned their computers and have gone as far as given their working computer(s) to me saying they have no need for a computer.

    I'm not...
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    I ran across this in my searches about Wayland.

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Xfce-4.18-Planning-Begins
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    I've actually have good results using the Nouveau open source graphics driver vs the Nvidia proprietary graphics driver depends on which Nvidia graphics card I'm using and most of mine are from the...
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    I'm confused because everything I read about Nvidia and Wayland says that a Nvidia proprietary graphics driver is needed to run Wayland with an Nvidia graphics card.

    I did try to run Wayland and I...
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    I used to have good results using Nvidia graphics cards but Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't seem to like some of my Nvidia graphics cards.

    The Nouveau graphics driver works OK but sometimes I really need the...
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    Hey kurt18947,

    I appreciate the advice although I have several computers with Intel integrated graphics that Wayland runs great with.
    My whole interest with Nvidia and Wayland was curiosity...
  14. Thread: Upgrading CPU

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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading CPU

    To be fair I ran Ubuntu on dual core processors and 4.0GB of memory for years and had no complaints.

    I found 8.0GB of memory at a garage sale for $10.00 bought it and installed it and what a...
  15. Thread: Upgrading CPU

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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading CPU

    I'd increase memory before I'd upgrade the processor.
    I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.2 on an Intel E7400 and I have 8.0GB of memory and Ubuntu flies.




    Dell-OptiPlex-XE:~$ inxi -Fxz
    System: ...
  16. Thread: new user

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    Re: new user

    A good resource.

    https://linuxjourney.com/
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading CPU

    Make certain that your existing motherboard bios will support the processor you are getting before purchasing the processor.

    Make sure that there is an available bios upgrade if you need to...
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    https://ubuntuforums.org/images/ubuntu-VB4/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by poorguy https://ubuntuforums.org/images/ubuntu-VB4/buttons/viewpost-right.png ...
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    FWIW.
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-470-Wayland-Friendly
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    Well that was easy enough to do and no go.

    I don't even have the option to use Wayland as there is no settings gear in the lower right hand corner of my login screen.

    Guess my driver and...
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    Yeah I read that Wayland needed the 450 / 470 Nvidia driver which isn't even offered for my graphics card.

    Yeah I read all of the Nvidia didn't play well with Wayland but I will give it a try over...
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    Re: Advice on Wayland?

    I've used Wayland with Intel integrated graphics adapters and it seemed to work well.

    Does anyone know anything about Wayland working with Nvidia graphics cards.

    I have a Asus brand NVIDIA...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Invoking diagnostics reports...

    Open terminal and copy and paste this command press enter and enter password if asked then close terminal and restart the computer.


    sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g'...
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    Re: Linux 1; Windows 0.

    I've find older keyboards some of them to be constructed better than most of today's newfangled keyboards made to self destruct after a year or two.

    I prefer wired devices over wireless devices as...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Buying Computer parts

    If I'm going to spend a lot of cash I'm also going to buy from a local shop at least I can physically handle and look at what I'm buying.

    I purchased quite a bit of used oem memory for cheap off...
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