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    somewhere near a computer


  • CPU
    i5 4590 3.3Ghz
  • Motherboard
    whatever's in an OptiPlex 9020 MT
  • RAM
    4x4=16GB dual channel
  • GPU
    Biostar Radeon RX 550 2GB
  • Case
    Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT
  • Storage
    128GB SSD/2TB 7200rpm HDD
  • PSU
    stock OptiPlex 9020 MT unit
  • Display(s)
    HP Z23n
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Rosewill RK-9000V2
  • Mouse
    some random dell mouse
  • Sound
    SignStek Q5 interface/Sony STR-K6550P amp in 2ch mode/pair of Modded Technics SB-CR33
  • Operating System
    Kubuntu 19.04

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  1. So the cap's printed ratings are all cut off on the edges, and I can't find the info anywhere online. Does anyone know what the ratings are for the 4 amplifying capacitors are? I'm looking to replace them.
  2. I only use Radeon if I'm going dedicated graphics. The driver is open source and theoretically infinitely supportable, and their cards usually have higher VRAM which is usually the first thing to because obsolete.
  3. I have an old HP dc5800 core 2 quad running a 24/7 Minecraft server, never had issues. The thing was packed with dust when my dad found it in the e-waste at his work(hospital), so who knows, it might have run all day every day of it's life. The life expectancy of an HDD running 24/7 is about 4 years. I think fans run much longer since I've seen plenty of old PC's with good fans, never any bad ones.
  4. So I got the Firefox binaries for the latest version. I wrote a script to launch it with GDK_BACKEND=wayland, it runs perfectly launched from the file manager and the terminal. But what doesn't work is making .desktop file and having it lead to that script I wrote. I know the .desktop file works because it shows up in the Gnome menu and works when it leads to the Firefox binary, and I know the script works because it launches Firefox on Wayland as expected via both the terminal and file manager. in case i was dumb and i screwed up, have a look [Desktop Entry] Comment= Terminal=false Name=Firefox Wayland Exec=/home/james/apps/firefoxwayland.sh Type=Application Icon=/home/james/apps/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/default128.png #!/bin/sh GDK_BACKEND=wayland firefox/firefox
  5. Any RAM config should work, but if you want dual channel both channels need to be symmetrical. The laptop I'm typing this on has two different RAM sticks in it, but since the spec of them both is similar it's running in dual channel. This should be right for any gen DDR memory. Your computer will run fine with 24GB of RAM, but it might not be in dual channel for best performance. If you need all that RAM go with 24gb, if you're just gaming go with 16gb for guaranteed dual channel.
  6. Definitely GPU related, probably not the panel.
  7. Because upgrading my OptiPlex's PSU along with such a graphics card is starting to get kinda pricey, when all I need is a little more VRAM.
  8. I've seen this problem across hardware, distros, and desktop environments ever since I started playing with Wayland(a year or so now). Scrolling in Firefox is really stuttery, like 15-30 fps stuttery, but video playback on youtube is perfectly smooth!? If Firefox is started in XWayland there is no stuttering, but a little tearing instead. I've tried this on Fedora 30 and 31, a few Ubuntu based distros (as well as vanilla Ubuntu) launching via GDK_BACKEND=wayland, Gnome and KDE, several Radeon and Intel chips. Everything has the exact same result. I've messed with hardware acceleration settings in about:config, I've looked all over the internet with no solutions, I've even asked on other forums, but no solution or even ideas pointing to a solution. It seems like nobody else has had this issue, but the variety of hardware and distros I've tried it on make it almost impossible no one else has, especially now that Fedora 31 ships with native Firefox on Wayland by default. I've herd people on Redit talk about how great and smooth it is on Wayland, like BOI, am I cursed!? So does this forum have any ideas? My current testing machine for this is Fedora 31 Gnome on Intel graphics.
  9. Looks like a pretty standard and decent gaming machine, except for the tiny amount of RAM.
  10. Can you give us the specs of this build, such as RAM amount/speed, CPU model, etc... and what you plan to do with the machine?
  11. I always break those things off because of the inconvenience they cause.
  12. That graphics card is kinda old, so the proprietary driver might not work well or at all with newer kernels. Can't say for sure since I don't have any experience with it, just something to keep in mind.
  13. Does safe mode work? Try installing the driver before Windows updates.
  14. If all else fails you could try booting kubuntu from another usb drive, its partitioning tool is one of the best gui tools I know of.