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linux_annoyances [2020.06.25 08:36]
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linux_annoyances [2021.01.09 17:22] (current)
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 [[https://itsfoss.com/guide-install-linux-mint-16-dual-boot-windows/]]\\  [[https://itsfoss.com/guide-install-linux-mint-16-dual-boot-windows/]]\\ 
 [[https://www.tecmint.com/install-linux-mint-alongside-windows-dual-boot-uefi-mode/]] [[https://www.tecmint.com/install-linux-mint-alongside-windows-dual-boot-uefi-mode/]]
 +
 +[[os_x_annoyances#how_much_space_is_each_subdirectory_using|How much space is each subdirectory using?]]
  
 ====Random halts Mint 19.3 on hp 8540w==== ====Random halts Mint 19.3 on hp 8540w====
 +[20210109] This may be caused by the Nvidia graphics card in the machine.  Recently I've found that using a lower resolution on the monitor prevents the halts and graphics issues.
 +
 +===found info===
 Trying this from [[https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/bugs.html#ID25|link]] Trying this from [[https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/bugs.html#ID25|link]]
  Random freezes on Intel-based computers  Random freezes on Intel-based computers
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   * ''man nordvpn''   * ''man nordvpn''
  
-====Other Programs to install in Linux==== +====Other Programs to Consider Installing in Linux==== 
-A checklist of applications to install on a fresh Linux installation in addition to the above.+A checklist of applications to install on a fresh Linux installation.  Some are covered above. 
 +  * Krusader -- alternative to File manager 
 +  * Virtualbox -- virtualization system, allows Windows or other Linux distros to run in Linux 
 +  * Keepass2 -- password manager 
 +  * Chromium browser, and MyIpCam extension 
 +  * VLC -- Video player 
 +  * MPV -- Video player 
 +  * SMPlayer -- frontend for MPV, supports DVDs 
 +  * Filezilla -- File transfer software (FTP) 
 +  * Gimp -- graphics/picture editor
   * NordVPN -- VPN software   * NordVPN -- VPN software
 +  * Brackets -- WYSIWYG HTML editor
 +  * Vim -- text editor; consider gVim
 +also to consider
   * pCloud -- cloud storage space   * pCloud -- cloud storage space
   * gparted -- partition editor   * gparted -- partition editor
-  * Virtualbox -- virtualization system, allows Windows or other Linux distros to run in Linux 
-  * Keepass2 or Keepassx -- password manager 
-  * Dropbox 
-  * Chromium browser (and MyIpCam extension) 
-  * Filezilla 
-  * VLC 
   * Audacity   * Audacity
-  * Gimp 
  
 See also\\  See also\\ 
 [[https://www.fossmint.com/awesome-linux-software/]] [[https://www.fossmint.com/awesome-linux-software/]]
  
-====Install DaVinci Resolve 16.1 in Linux Mint and Ubuntu, Debian====+====Installing DaVinci Resolve in Linux==== 
 +A frustration for me as I don't have a machine I can use for Linux that has a working nVidia board.  I've tried on a hp 8540w repeatedly without success.  This machine has a nVidia FX 1800 that's just not good enough. 
 +===Install DaVinci Resolve 16.1 in Linux Mint and Ubuntu, Debian===
 NOTE: smi has not been able to get DaVinci Resolve to work on a Linux Mint or Ubuntu machine yet [20200113] NOTE: smi has not been able to get DaVinci Resolve to work on a Linux Mint or Ubuntu machine yet [20200113]
  
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   - Now you can install the DaVinci Resolve 16 or 16.1 deb on Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distributions using Ubuntu Software, Gdebi or the command line: ''sudo dpkg -i davinci-resolve*_amd64.deb''   - Now you can install the DaVinci Resolve 16 or 16.1 deb on Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distributions using Ubuntu Software, Gdebi or the command line: ''sudo dpkg -i davinci-resolve*_amd64.deb''
  
-====Install Nvidia Driver on Ubuntu 18.04====+===Install Nvidia Driver on Ubuntu 18.04===
 WARNING: This breaks the system and requires a reinstall on HP 8540w. WARNING: This breaks the system and requires a reinstall on HP 8540w.
  
 see [[https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/install-nvidia-driver-ubuntu-18-04]], scroll down to Ubuntu section see [[https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/install-nvidia-driver-ubuntu-18-04]], scroll down to Ubuntu section
  
-====Update Nvidia to use more recent CUDA on Ubuntu====+===Update Nvidia to use more recent CUDA on Ubuntu===
 WARNING: may break the system on HP 8540w. WARNING: may break the system on HP 8540w.
  
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 ====System Information==== ====System Information====
 +
 +===Benchmarking===
 +from [[https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-benchmark-your-linux-system]]
 +
 +''sudo apt install sysbench''
 +|cpu|sysbench --test=cpu run|
 +|memory|sysbench --test=memory run|
 +
 +''sudo apt install hardinfo''\\ Then run from start, "System Profiler and Benchmark"
 +
  
 ===Devices=== ===Devices===
 [[https://www.tecmint.com/commands-to-collect-system-and-hardware-information-in-linux/]] [[https://www.tecmint.com/commands-to-collect-system-and-hardware-information-in-linux/]]
 | System hardware info | ''sudo lshw''| | System hardware info | ''sudo lshw''|
 +|What flavor & version Linux?|''cat /etc/os-release''|
 |CPU information|''lscpu''| |CPU information|''lscpu''|
 |SCSI devices info|first ''sudo apt-get install lsscsi''\\ ''lsscsi'' or ''lsscsi -s'' to see sizes| |SCSI devices info|first ''sudo apt-get install lsscsi''\\ ''lsscsi'' or ''lsscsi -s'' to see sizes|
 |File System Info|''sudo fdisk -l''| |File System Info|''sudo fdisk -l''|
 |storage device info|''lsblk''| |storage device info|''lsblk''|
-|''lspci''|+|controllers|''lspci''|
 |Graphics card & driver| ''lshw -c display''| |Graphics card & driver| ''lshw -c display''|
 |Graphics card, driver, and more|''inxi -Fxz''| |Graphics card, driver, and more|''inxi -Fxz''|
 +|Display resolution|''xrandr''\\ ''inxi -G''\\ Menu>Preferences>Display|
 +
 +===Other===
 +|Memory|''free''|
 +| |sudo lshw -short -C memory|
  
 ===Processes=== ===Processes===
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