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About el_murdoque

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    Intel i7 3770
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    Asus P8Z77-M PRO
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    1660 Super
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    BeQuiet! Dark Power 1000
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  1. Windows is unable to read, or even 'see' Linux file systems. To the win OS, those drives/partitions are empty and unused. The only thing is your boot speed. Since your system will display GRUB upon booting, the whole process will take a few extra seconds. It could be worth a try to run a defragmentation tool over the win partition.
  2. I think you're approaching the whole topic from the wrong angle. Linux is GPL. All distributions are free. Always have been, always will. You can simply visit their respective websites and they will gladly direct you to the ISO downloads, and often have mirrors listed. There is no need to gather that info in a thread. Just find out which flavor tickles your fancy and one google search later, you can click download. There are special lightweight versions of most popular distros that are designed to run on older hardware. As to your SSD problem: If you simply copied all
  3. Haha, awesome! I plugged the header into the soundcard and it works, but does not mute the output. That's a Linux issue, though. Thanks!
  4. Like the title suggests, I added a Soundblaster Audigy to my System. I use active Monitor cabinets and I heard the bits and bytes chatter when I connected them to the output of the MoBo (Asus P8Z77-M pro). Adding the Audigy made it quiet, but in order to make it work I had to deactivate onboard sound. So now I can't connect headphones. Is there a workaround that lets me plug in headphones and mute the monitors?
  5. Let me guess: you copied all the data from the HDD to the SSD? Did you bother making the SSD a bootable device?
  6. It'll run Linux. Reading your posts, I get the impression that you are in for a bit of a shock once you cross the threshold into open source GPL operating systems. Here's how I recommend you dip in a toe: -Google how to make a bootable USB drive; make one. -Download the latest Ubuntu LTS release image. -Get that on your USB drive -Check your BIOS if you need to set the boot order so USB comes first. -Boot Ubuntu from the USB drive. You'll get the option of installing Ubuntu or just trying it out. Select the latter. -See if it runs fine on y
  7. I have recently ventured into unknown territory and tried out a trackball. In my case, it was the Kensington Slimblade. What I did like was the proud ball and how there were multiple ways of moving it around. What I did not like was the lack of horizontal scrolling and even more important, how hard it was to execute a click. I understand that on the Slimblade design, the hand will occasionally rest on a part of the button, so the can't be too easy to click, but it annoyed me. What I absolutely loved was the scrolling. I think in terms of Trackballs that are not thumb ope
  8. Just apt update and apt upgrade the 20.04 install before taking it out of the old system, then pop it into the new one, select it as boot device and stare in awe and wonder at how it just boots and works. Some minor tweaking might be in order, depending on the hardware (if you used an AMD gpu in the old system and a Nvidia gpu in the new one), but more often than not, it'll just work - like magic.
  9. Let's just say that any Linux that has been installed out of the box and not been updated for three months will generally be a lot safer than any Windows that is freshly patched and has a bunch of firewall and virus software running.
  10. When your main focus is gaming and you have a working Windows 10 machine, I'd not recommend to switch to Linux at all. I run Ubuntu both in my office and in my home. Both machines have Win10 installed. In the office it runs in a virtual machine and is needed for certain software that won't run in Ubuntu. At home I have a dualboot setup and run win10 basically just for gaming. I play those select few linux native games (CS:GO, Tomb Raider, Witcher 2) in the linux environment, but will boot windows for everything else. When you like to wrestle with the settings for hours, tweak stuff
  11. I'm sorry. You're right. The article specifies exactly what I need.
  12. I already did more or less what is specified there. The problem is that /proc/asound/cards changes the order of cards sometimes when I reboot and this is not adressed in the article.
  13. You could start off troubleshooting by pulling the GPU from the system and connecting the monitor to the outlet of the MoBo. Is your PSU strong enough?