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To: goldworldnet who wrote (805)7/13/2019 6:51:51 AM
From: goldworldnet
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Installed the cards for graphics & sound.

Also the motherboard has graphics & sound if one of the cards fail.



newegg.com



amazon.com

The sound card is PCI, but there is a PCIe model also.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (806)7/16/2019 2:50:03 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Got my sound working in Linux using alsamixer which is pre-installed.

To start alsamixer, open a command terminal and type alsamixer and press enter.

Note: Alsamixer uses arrow keys to navigate.

What I did next was press F6 and selected my sound card and pressed enter.

At this point I changed Headphones to Multichannel because I wasn't getting speaker sound.

The video below is also good.

How To Control Or Fix Sound Using Alsamixer


Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (807)7/16/2019 3:37:10 PM
From: steve harris
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Great Josh.

I didnt like it when Ubuntu changed the GUI from ver 10 to 11, but I like Linuxmint which is a flavor of Ubuntu - go figure lol. I like your updates, keep'em coming....

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To: steve harris who wrote (808)7/16/2019 5:10:23 PM
From: goldworldnet
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I think Linux would work fairly well for most people if someone else set everything up for them, but for non-tech folks and those unfamiliar with it, they would run into problems.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (809)7/18/2019 3:01:07 PM
From: steve harris
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Sometimes the finer things in life are worth working for.....

I don't know what the status of this is.
betanews.com

Still five laptops when I did a search just now.

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To: steve harris who wrote (810)7/19/2019 5:39:49 PM
From: goldworldnet
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RE:Dell launches five new computers with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed

Having Linux pre-installed is no doubt the most trouble free starting point to begin learning it.

I picked my sound card because it had XP drivers and setting it up for Linux wasn't hard after I figured out alsamixer, but I didn't even know it was already in Linux Mint and I had to use the command terminal.

Josh

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To: FUBHO who wrote (796)7/21/2019 4:16:46 PM
From: goldworldnet
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On my latest build I used an old case and had some problems.

Started regretting the case front panel only had USB-1,

So I bought this. newegg.com



This works, but the audio jacks are HD Audio and the original audio in the case is AC'97.

No way for both sets of jacks to work at the same time, but the case jacks are behind a door.

HD Audio & AC'97 are incompatible & it's one or the other and a splitter for the wiring isn't a fix.

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (812)8/2/2019 5:11:44 PM
From: steve harris
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How goes Linux? Use to be a lot faster than Windows, but Gnome and KDE started getting bloated like Windows...

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To: steve harris who wrote (813)8/2/2019 6:16:30 PM
From: LTBH
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Have no idea about speed comparisons. However my I5 4690 and mint cinnamon 19.1 typically run 2 virtualbox linux guests and one windows guest.

My base machine usually has a video game up with one linux guest streaming a movie, while the windows guest runs my MT trading platform.

All without any "speed" issues ... also only reason have any Windows running is lack of good linux trade platform.

Not a typical gamer but do run Stardew Valley, The lone dark, Open MW without issues. Also no issues adding a DOS 7 guest and ascendancy or capplus to the above.

Luck

LTBH

PS In addition my system has 2 monitors with Nvidia card which also can put a drain on the OS but no issues with my situation.

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To: LTBH who wrote (814)8/2/2019 8:05:21 PM
From: steve harris
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Thanks LTBH

I got into Linux after getting tired of doing clean installs of Win98 every few weeks to keep it usable. My needs are simple, genealogy, email, and Internet, and some office documents from time to time.

Never liked the Gnome Gui, but really liked KDE 1. Then KDE2 came out which was a step up. But then came KDE3 and it was horrible lol.

My definition of speed is basically the computer doing what I tell it to. When I click on the mouse, I expect it to do what I told it to do. Windows has a tendency to do what what it thinks is more important than what you want to do at the time. Wish I had an "Ooops" key after I click on something I didn't want to do lol.

I'm sure I'll be back on Linux as soon as Win7 dies in a few months. I use to need Windows for working remote from home, but that's not a requirement anymore, just been too lazy to load up Linux. I have several Linuxmint on thumbdrives, I really like the look and feel of it.

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