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  1. FSCDiablo

    Debian 11 "bullseye" released

    My Debian 11 KDE VBox VM boots at around 410MB RAM usage. Nice and clean, if I was going to change away from Manjaro for something different it would be Debian.
  2. FSCDiablo

    What's your Linux update policy?

    I update Manjaro whenever they pop up. I have Timeshift and a USB live disc JIK but I've never needed it. Have a 1.1G update loading as I type this. If it fails I'll report back later heh.
  3. FSCDiablo

    Upgrade from Mint 20.1 to 20.2 Uma ???

    Mint 20.2 Release Notes Depends if you find anything important to you in the release notes. If it's working fine the way you have it now and you'd rather not bother then skip it. Mint 20.x will all be supported until 2025 if you just want to leave it alone. Sorry, I'm not a Mint user so I...
  4. FSCDiablo

    best Linux distro (secure / private / no analytics / no tracking)

    No need to be so pedantic. I simply stated that it can be disabled, to mean that the user has control, not to negatively imply it was on by default. I also provided a link to the feedback sent to show it was not invasive. More information on KDEs Privacy Policy I've always opted-IN to all of...
  5. FSCDiablo

    best Linux distro (secure / private / no analytics / no tracking)

    KDEs telemetry (can be disabled) this is not like Google.
  6. FSCDiablo

    best Linux distro (secure / private / no analytics / no tracking)

    I mostly use KDE and you can enable/disable sending sending anonymous user feedback. I haven't looked into what/if any user feedback gnome/xfce/others report and if they can be disabled. All distro's are generally secure by design. Privacy is mostly about the apps you use and how you use them.
  7. FSCDiablo

    Linux for an old laptop

    4GB is more than enough for Linux. KDE can clean boot @400MB, XFCE can do similar, I don’t spend much time in Gnome but a few I’ve tried booted up around 800-900MB, but I never tried to optimize it down. If you want to add speed, I’d put in an SSD if you can, old HDs are going to feel slow no...
  8. FSCDiablo

    What is the best browser that is: secure / private / no analytics / no tracking

    Degoogled chrome if you want to disconnect. Probably not without some issues.
  9. FSCDiablo

    Zorin

    I honestly didn't spend that much time in Zorin. Mostly just checked out the overall look and feel. I thought it was interesting you can swap easy from a Windows to Mac to Gnome desktops at a click but otherwise I don't care for their curated layouts.
  10. FSCDiablo

    Zorin

    It was brought up in another thread not long ago. I tried out the Lite version on an old Dell D600 laptop with a Pentium M and 1G RAM and it was just fine. I had to change out audio/video apps to lower resource ones, and install wifi driver which I don't fault Zorin for. Looks fine and works...
  11. FSCDiablo

    Linux Mint boot parition?

    I'm pretty shaky on boot stuff, but I'm assuming this is a requirement of UEFI boot, it must be >100MB in size and FAT32 partition and that is what they set to default.
  12. FSCDiablo

    Pop OS Installation Issues

    It’s throwing me off that he can’t install on VM either. I haven’t used VM Ware in forever but it was easy on VBox.
  13. FSCDiablo

    Pop OS Installation Issues

    Next step I'd double check the SHA256 Sum to verify the download. Which version did you install, current or lts?
  14. FSCDiablo

    Pop OS Installation Issues

    When you installed via VM was it with USB stick or iso? Install with the iso directly if you haven’t. If that works, it’s the USB.
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    Pop OS Installation Issues

    I was able to install it. You didn't specify a version so I grabbed the 20.10. The only issue I had installing to a VM was that it defaulted to 800x600 and booted into the live desktop with the installer already launched. The bottom of the installation screen is cutoff at 800x600 so it helps...
  16. FSCDiablo

    Pop OS Installation Issues

    Never tried PopOS, downloading it now and while try installer on VBox. Will report back later.
  17. FSCDiablo

    A fresh new Firefox is here

    Used FF for many years, but switched some time ago because I didn't like their mobile version. Won't go back to FF for their political activism. Done with Mozilla.
  18. FSCDiablo

    Amazon sharing your internet without consent

    Amazon product users are already sharing their personal info freely with Amazon, why not their internet? Maybe next Amazon will share a fraction of your refrigerator with your neighbors. Your paycheck? Your spouse?
  19. FSCDiablo

    Several Radeon 6700XT and up in stock at ScalpCast

    Agreed, was just surprised it lasted a day. I don't watch MC all the time but when I do I've only seen the 2k+ cards last at all in stock.
  20. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    Think this is still true yes. Last I heard, Nvidia was supposed to have posted patches that may fix this issue that are not implemented yet. Wayland is the future, just a matter of time.
  21. FSCDiablo

    Several Radeon 6700XT and up in stock at ScalpCast

    https://www.microcenter.com/product/637146/sapphire-technology-amd-radeon-rx-6700-xt-nitro-plus-overclocked-triple-fan-12gb-gddr6-pcie-40-graphics-card Been up on MC Dallas site all day today, surprising. $949.99 I'm going to get a 6700XT eventually, but rather wait till its at or near...
  22. FSCDiablo

    Taco mouse disappearing halpp!!

    Nice call, I’ve never had that happen to a usb device, but n multiple headsets cuz I’m hard on them snagging and pulling them on accident.
  23. FSCDiablo

    Taco mouse disappearing halpp!!

    Sometimes my old system can freeze a bit like that when I'm moving a large amount of files around my system which I assume just means I'm crushing the bus. Beyond that I would probably try another mouse and different usb ports on the machine front and back. Maybe even try shutting it off and...
  24. FSCDiablo

    Taco mouse disappearing halpp!!

    Does it happen when you're doing something on the machine like file xfer or just randomly when doing nothing?
  25. FSCDiablo

    Linux Mint networking one more time

    1) Install samba if you haven't "sudo apt install samba" 2) Make user account a member of "sambashare" group (mine was by default) 3) Right click any folder in Nemo and click on "Sharing Options" 4) Toggle on "Share this folder" 5) Set any of the other options as needed 6) Access linux machine...
  26. FSCDiablo

    How much memory are you guys running?

    I'd really like to upgrade to a newer platform just for NVME support since I'm going to upgrade storage later this year, but honestly though this machine is still fast enough for now so it's not really worth the expense. Back in the day I would just say "f it" and build a new fairly high end...
  27. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    Really? Which part didn't work? Can't find the settings or the settings didn't work? If you can't find the screen the package is called "lightdm-settings", but was installed for me by default in Mint. I even added it to Debian Cinnamon as it wasn't installed by default. Works perfectly in...
  28. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    I posted that solution back on post #48. [facepalm] It's in a GUI even.
  29. FSCDiablo

    How much memory are you guys running?

    Also still running a Z97 here, with 4790K. Originally had 32GB RAM in it, but split off 16GB to my wife's computer when I had to rebuild her one some years ago. May upgrade the whole thing in the next year, or may just replace to storage from a kludge of old SSDs and HDs to something new and...
  30. FSCDiablo

    How much memory are you guys running?

    16GB and rarely get over 10GB used. I almost always have byptop running to monitor.
  31. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    Installed several distros to VMs to play around on various DEs. All are nice in their own way. Cinnamon is a lot like KDE in design, basically the old Win 7 layout, but in GTK vs QT and less deep dive into tweakability if you like that. Gnome is a good bit different these days compared to...
  32. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    Eh, most options normal people are going to change in a desktop environment are in a gui in linux these days also. I think you're overstating how much linux users HAVE to go to the command line anymore. And then many times it's just dealing with interoperability with Windows or Windows...
  33. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    Shouldn't matter I don't think, but mine is in the Global settings.
  34. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    To fix Samba pretty sure I just had to make this change in /etc/samba/smb.conf. Then just "smb://192.168.1.xxx" in file manager. I connect to wife's Win 10 machine fine.
  35. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    Roku Stick+ specs Your projector supports HDCP 2.2 and has a USB port to power the Roku. Looks like it would do the job just fine unless Roku just doesn't handle your use case for some other reason. Sorry if I'm barking up the wrong tree, just thinking of options.
  36. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    Just a different thought. I use Roku's on all my TVs, does the projector have HDMI? 30-40 bucks and no hassles. I prefer the Roku Streaming Stick+ for $40 atm, long range remote with TV controls on it.
  37. FSCDiablo

    Feeling the itch for a change....

    One of the fun things about popsicles and linux is getting to try out different flavors. I've been on Manjaro with KDE as desktop and serving files, Plex, and Pi-hole for my house 24/7 for a couple of years now without a single hiccup. Before that was KDE Neon. which only ever had 1 small...
  38. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    Why even struggle with a DE if all you need is a Kodi server? I assume it's same as Plex and all you need to do is install it and occasionally use systemctl start/stop/restart/etc and sudo apt update.
  39. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    Installed it on the D600 and it works well. I replaced the music player with quod libet as the default and others like Clementine will peg the CPU. QL runs at about 50% CPU and does all she needs it for which is randoming through a playlist of exercise music. VLC uses less CPU for video than...
  40. FSCDiablo

    Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

    I downloaded the lite version, looks fine (XFCE on a deb based distro, 32 bit). I have an old Dell D600 laptop with a Pentium M and 1 G RAM I'll try it on sometime. Wife still uses the laptop for music/videos in the exercise room.
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