On 4/8/19 10:37 PM, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
I haven't tested the timing thing either. My computer keeps freezing.
When I reboot it, I'm stuck at 1024x768, and the only way I have managed
to make progress on that issue is to reinstall Kubuntu. I've been
around that bush three times now, and I have grown tired of the
aggravation. This machine is rather old, and I suspect the hardware is
just flaking out.
My main desktop/server, also rather old, finally died. The onboard video
went first. Then the machine just quit coming up at all.
The backup desktop/server still works. It's "newer" than the dead main
one, but has some peculiarities. For example, the BIOS doesn't recognize
the presence of a keyboard unless it's plugged into the PS/2 port. Once
Linux comes up, it works just fine with my USB keyboard, so it's not a
problem with the keyboard.
Hoping to replace the guts with a Ryzen 7 motherboard. Could use the
speed for other things I do.
Either that, or Kubuntu 18.04 is less stable than its
many predecessors, which I find difficult to imagine. Still, the
trouble started when I upgraded from 16.04, so that may be the culprit.
So many things have changed it's more trouble than it's worth to me to
try to keep track of any of it.
Well, in my experience, upgrading from Ubuntu 16 to Kubuntu 18 was a big
hairy problem. For instance, after upgrade and restart, no working
network. I reinstalled fresh.
I had gotten in the habit of just buying a retail desktop PC off the
shelf, but you can't buy those anymore. Getting Linux onto a retail
Windows PC is a huge pain in the ass anyway.
In my experience, only if you want to keep Windows around.
I guess I have to go
figure out what components to buy and roll my own like it's 1995. I am
not looking forward to this at all.
Well, putting Linux on my wife's retail laptop PC that came with Windows
on it worked just fine. Dell, Lenovo, HP apparently work. Only
ointment-infestation I can imagine might be support for fancy new
At the moment, I like Asus motherboards. My wife's laptop and the mobo
in my backup desktop machine just work with Linux.
Since my present laptop experiences a few issues (doesn't think it has a
battery, takes 3-5 minutes before the built-in display shows the POST
screen) due to having been dropped a few times, I'm thinking of jumping
to a Dell 15"/4K HDR display and Intel processor.
Looking for hardware that won't leave me crawling when I move to a
42mpixel camera and get to start making big panoramas.
David W. Jones
authenticity, honesty, community
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