Don't remember the exact model # but it came with Windows 8.1 pro and has an Intel i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. What's the chances of loading Linux Mint and getting everything to work properly?
Got it installed without a hitch. Everything seems to be working including the wireless.
But I screwed up during the install. I meant to configure it as auto login but accidentally zoomed right past without setting it as so. Not I have to figure out how to set auto login and it appears not to be a simple task. And as in all things Linux, Google lists a gazillion ways to do this and they are all different. I might just reinstall instead of trying to slog thru gibberish.
Other than that it works as expected.
You can remove the entire 'greeter' which pops up on start.So I discovered how to enable auto login but it still boots up to the login screen. All I have to do is tap to get in. i guess I'm OK with this but I'd rather not see the login screen at all. I mess with it some more later, right now I have to go feed my face.
If you've ever built a headless linux server you'll know that the login greeter package is a part of the desktop components. It has to be installed separately so it has to be able to be removed also...How?
Sadly not my experience with the tablet I had, or the Dell i had prior. Not at all like my experience with android tablets or my Ipad. It isn't a big deal, as I really only use the tablet for HPTuners on my truck.My Dell tablet with windows worked the same as my android phone.
Do tell. I haven't had any problems with it. what am i missing?
I've been trying to get League of Legends to run reliably on my ultrabook. It's an 8550U (4C8T) with 16GB of RAM, and in Windows, it can run the game at 1080p60 with ease. Main reason is that if I'm booted into Linux, 99% of the time that I reboot into Windows it's to play that game with a group of close friends.
I have yet to install a distro where the combination of Lutris + WINE + League of Legends hasn't completely ratfucked the audio on that laptop. Standard Realtek chip, nothing special on the Windows side, doesn't skip a beat- but Linux audio just shits itself within a reboot or two of trying to get LoL running.
It's not widespread, and it is admittedly a corner case, but, it's also infuriatingly repeatable.
Sounds more like a Wine/Faudio issue? Possibly Wine is overwriting certain libraries/dependencies? Perhaps buy a cheap $20.00 DAC and see if the problem persists? Then at least you'll be able to isolate a driver issue.
Did it with my Xonar U3 too. But I'm not opposed to trying something else- the challenge is that the problem is realtime. As in, boot up, audio will work for a second, one channel will cut out then both, and it's gone.
Does audio come back or is it gone for good?