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Xiauj

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System

  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen R5 1600
  • Motherboard
    GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming K5 (ATX)
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (8x2GB) (3000MHz)
  • GPU
    GTX 650 Ti currently, which I plan to change soon though. Dunno what GPU to get based on budget currently.
  • Case
    Phanteks P400
  • Storage
    1x 2TB HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA G2 650w Power Supply
  • Display(s)
    3x 1920x1080p, FreeSync, IPS ,60Hz VESA based monitors which visually look absolutely amazing.
  • Cooling
    2x Corsair AF140mm (Front/Intake) ||| 1x Corsair AF120mm (Rear/Output)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (64-bit)

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    Somewhere in the UK

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  1. Huh........ now I'm finally beginning to understand after so long why people are hating Windows 10 in particular compared to macOS, Windows 7, Linux etc.., I'm beginning to find more issues on Windows 10, assuming that is what the cause is but I don't know for sure currently. And hello to the new forum ^_^

     

    I should really consider trying Linux at some point though I've still gotta get other components first. I wouldn't install it on any of my rigs but on something else that I had in mind :ph34r: If it runs Linux that is. But yeah, I really need to do some testing on Linux to see if the issues carry on or not. Also, good lord..; there a lot of distros :o

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    2. DeadEyePsycho

      DeadEyePsycho

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      In addition to my question above, what would you guys say the easiest way to switch/try between different distros would be? Because it would be annoying having to constantly install>have some fun with [distro-name] for a while>uninstall a bunch of times, surely? o.O

      As far as distros go, I can only see a few being relevant to new Linux users: Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, etc. You really won't notice big differences between any of them to be honest except for maybe how they handle packages and packages available. The biggest difference by far that is noticeable is the desktop environment which is incredibly easy to change compared to a whole distro. A few commands is all it takes most of the time. This is what effects your GUI and most of your built-in utilities. As for DEs, there are: MATE, Unity, Gnome, XCFE, LDE, LXDE, Cinnamon, Pantheon, some others I can't remember.

       

      Just keep in mind not all DEs are available on all distros so find one you like. :) 

       

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      Part of the reason I mainly wanna try Linux is because I wanna see if it has the same Steam-issue or two that I'm having currently and because when I eventually upgrade my GPU, I plan to replay+mod some old favourite games like Skyrim as one example that we all know and love and because I hear that W10 acts a bit strange. Was looking at some old topics here on LTT-Forum last night regarding this lol.

      Skyrim doesn't have native support on Linux and I can guarantee it will run like trash if you WINE which will also make un-moddable effectively.

       

      You could setup GPU passthrough to a Windows VM which would allow you to play those games and mod it. It will require a lot of work to setup correctly though.

    3. Xiauj

      Xiauj

      @DeadEyePsycho,

      Quote

      As far as distros go, I can only see a few being relevant to new Linux users: Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, etc. You really won't notice big differences between any of them to be honest except for maybe how they handle packages and packages available. The biggest difference by far that is noticeable is the desktop environment which is incredibly easy to change compared to a whole distro. A few commands is all it takes most of the time. This is what effects your GUI and most of your built-in utilities. As for DEs, there are: MATE, Unity, Gnome, XCFE, LDE, LXDE, Cinnamon, Pantheon, some others I can't remember.

       

      Just keep in mind not all DEs are available on all distros so find one you like. :) 

      So, is it mainly things like the appearance, file-functionality and desktop-environment that are some of the main differences between the distros and that's mostly it?

      Because, some of the ones I've seen are very aesthetically different especially when looking at certain interfaces and especially the built-in features.

       

      What did you mean by DE's btw? It's gonna take me a while to learn Linux abbreviations lol xD

       

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      Skyrim doesn't have native support on Linux and I can guarantee it will run like trash if you WINE which will also make un-moddable effectively.

      Wait really? Hmm interesting. I was told that it (and other Bethesda games included) run on Linux fine but I guess not.

      What about other high end games on Steam/Origin etc.., how do they perform when modded or not modded?

       

      I did see on an old topic that Skyrim runs better on Windows 7 as opposed to 10, I think it was an old topic that you made actually :P Was looking at some on here last night as mentioned.

    4. DeadEyePsycho

      DeadEyePsycho

      DE: desktop environment

      There are underlying differences as well but it depends on how much you want to modify your install.

       

      Yep, Windows 10 caps VRAM usage to 4GB on DX9 titles. Windows 8/8.1 and 7 do not cap it.

      I'm sure Skyrim will run with WINE but my experience with modding it pretty much tells me not to complicate the install and running of the game as much as possible, you will only create underlying issues that won't be able to be fixed. 

  2. Laptop start-up issue

    Sure it might not be a dead screen/panel or a dead HDD maybe..? Anything else at all that I could try?
  3. Laptop start-up issue

    I don't hear any beeps when pressing the power button, no. It begins to start up when I press the power button and it sounds like a fan is spinning I think, but then it just goes mostly quiet, aka very quiet. It still sounds like the PC is on though. To add onto that, yes the power button is still green after doing so. I can just about hear the fan on the bottom/underside of the laptop with my ear right next to it (The laptop).
  4. Laptop start-up issue

    I also cannot find any symbol like the far right one unfortunately The laptop doesn't have that symbol at all.
  5. Laptop start-up issue

    Well as mentioned its a very old laptop and unfortunately, I do not know the specs but it has an AMD Turion 64 CPU and it also has Windows XP So ya, a very old but not ancient laptop. It's an Acer laptop.
  6. Laptop start-up issue

    I just edited that comment, sorry lol I see 2 LEDs as described above
  7. Laptop start-up issue

    Where would I find that? EDIT: There is 2 lights/LEDs on the front of the laptop, one for the battery and one has like a lightbulb symbol
  8. Laptop start-up issue

    I have no knowledge about Linux in the slightest Though saying that, I do want to try it out at some point, I hear there is a ton of Distros. But tbh, this is a insanely old looking laptop and I doubt Linux would be of use atm. Mainly want to get it to the desktop for now. Yeah I think it has power going to it because I have it on atm and the power button is lit up green but as mentioned, it's insanely quiet, like 100% quiet. Where would I find this LED? A LED on the laptop itself or..? Oh and I probably should have mentioned this before but I forgot, it doesn't even show a logo/loading-bar when I press the power button, I was gonna add at the end of my OP that I think it could be a dead screen/panel but yeah I dunno atm. If no logo/loading-bar, could that be its not posting? I dunno if I can get in the BIOS either due to the screen not turning on.
  9. Laptop start-up issue

    Hey guys. Alright so, I recently got given an old (..very old) laptop that I'm gonna see if I can start up and so far... no luck and I need some suggestions, lol. So, the power button turns the laptop on fine and stays Green but then it will just go insanely quiet but still be turned on, I think/hope. The screen however, displays NOTHING at all; just a black screen. The person did give me a charger so yes it should be charged hopefully. The optical drive on the side of the laptop opens and closes so I would assume the laptop is still on at this point, yet I still can't get the laptop to display anything to a monitor via VGA Cable. Is there any type of Key-Combo that would perhaps do the trick? I also tried using passive adapters converting from VGA to DVI-I to HDMI because the monitor wouldn't pick up anything on the VGA Channel which I thought was odd and with those adapters, still nothing being displayed via HDMI. Anyone got any suggestions? I'm not really sure at this point. Thanks -Xiauj
  10. Boy oh boy....

    Looks I might have a potentially dead laptop-optical-drive unless there's any other tricks I could try. It's either that or the disc but I've tried cleaning the disc 2 or 3 times now. Have tried 2 different discs so far and no luck. All I wanted to do was chill and watch a film damn it :( It sounds like it's starting up fine but then it just goes quiet entirely. I really need to get a new USB-Optical-Drive huh. That's one downside to having a P400 Case, no slots/bays on the front lol

    1. CUDA_Cores

      CUDA_Cores

      My laptop has a single screw holding in the DVD drive. If it breaks, I can go to ebay and buy another one for 20 bucks. 

       

      Why don't you do that instead?

    2. Xiauj

      Xiauj

      @CUDA_Cores I dunno I might do, wanna try and make sure this one still works, kinda saving up for a GPU atm so I'm trying to not spend much ignoring the current-GPU-pricing. The laptop worked fine yesterday but today it's just like... 'N O P E' xD

       

      I would go and get a USB one now but it's like past 11PM here in the UK =/

       

       

    3. CUDA_Cores

      CUDA_Cores

      TBH, I can't remember the last time I used a DVD drive. Everything is digital now and in a case where I needed to use one I have an external that I use. Anything else that requires physical media (windows install) I did from USB. 

  11. Aside from this mouse-scrolling-issue.... , I think I might have just found another issue, not software related I don't think but yeah I dunno as of yet, gonna do some testing later on. Going back on topic regarding this issue, still can't find seem to find a fix which is irritating. Though, I have seen some Reddit threads describing a similar-sounding issue but I dunno if its similar to mine.
  12. @MrMarriarty Hello again , so I dunno if you had found any type of fix/work-around but I just wanted to add that last night, I tried loading up a couple of Steam games and can't find any mouse-sensitivity options relating to the issue, I have a bad but also irritating feeling that somehow.... it could be Windows 10 causing these issues, I have no possible idea how that could be it doing it but I dunno man, it's hard to figure out. I can't find any options in the Steam Client or the Steam Games & their appropriate settings. Was replaying through L.A Noire recently and had experienced it there as well where it began to scroll both Google Chrome and my Steam Client/App. Like I said, if it's Windows 10, I have no idea how it's even creating>doing this issue at all but it's pretty annoying I will admit that . I dunno of any easy way to contact Steam or Microsoft.
  13. I probably should have worded it a bit better in the OP but yeah it's not like a 100% Constant issue but it's only in Certain In-Game-Menus and the World Map where I've noticed it, when I'm driving it doesn't do it then, at all but yeah I dunno whose end it could be, either Windows or Steam surely perhaps..?
  14. Hmm, interesting. Yeah true I guess, I'll try checking the in-game settings at some point for mouse/mouse-wheel/scrolling options, if any. I've mainly noticed this issue whilst chillin' on a bit of ETS-2 on the in-game-menu and world map, have been playing it since I posted this topic and this issue has been bugging me all evening
  15. Ah ok cool, didn't know about that lol Oh I see what you mean now. So basically, the Creator's Update(?) is detecting that I'm not in a full-screen Steam game/application and is therefore causing this issue for my mouse to interact with Google Chrome also..? Man that's irritating *sighs* I might try contacting Steam and asking if they are aware of this. Or would it be Microsoft's fault entirely? By the sounds of it, it sounds like Window's fault because I can't see any settings in Steam regarding my mouse, mouse-wheel or scrolling in general
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