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    Why is gaming on linux so damn impossible? And by games I mean real big titles not tetris.

    I'm guessing your concern is privacy? (mine too) My advice is install a dual boot with Windows 10 only for gaming and use Linux for everything else. I do not play many games these days but its handy to have the option. Proton on Steam works well in Linux too but its not comprehensive and some...
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    Linux for Pentium III 700mHz / 480 MB Ram

    Wow that is old hardware. I did run Ubuntu Budgie 32bit on an old HP mini but it wasn't quite that ancient. You could try the lightweight distro I mentioned but I wonder if you graphics card as much as your CPU is not going to be an issue for anything but a very bare bones OS. I'd take a look on...
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    Formatted USB key showing wrong size

    Well an update for anyone interested. I formatted the USB a second time and now its working. As a comparison I tried formatting in Win 10 and it worked every time. So not the key but then I did not think it was. Maybe something in the USB format program in Manjaro KDE or possibly just a quirk...
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    Formatted USB key showing wrong size

    True :)
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    Formatted USB key showing wrong size

    Hi Wiz, Yes still using KDE. I have used gparted occasionally in the past but I had not considered it in this instance. I'll start by trying a second format and see how it tracks. USB key's can be a bit unreliable over time as you may well know but this one is not that old so it struck me as a...
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    Formatted USB key showing wrong size

    Exactly. I find it weird too...
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    Formatted USB key showing wrong size

    I have very new Samsung USB key 65GB purchased from a legit retail outlet. For some reason when I formatted it in Manjaro using USB stick formatter and tried copying files it claims it only has 4GB of drive space when the drive is empty. Is it something to do with the extn FAT32/NTFS? I'm a...
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    Debian Mint better, worse or much the same?

    I have a 7 year old Windows 8 HP netbook that I wanted to "reform". It has 2GB of DDR3 ram, pretty crummy internal graphics, oddly enough, a touch screen, a 320GB mechanical SATA HDD, a very basic Intel processor and Windows 8. So I installed Mint Debian replacing Windows 8. The latter which...
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    Manjaro-the swiss army knife of Linux distro's

    I've just moved to Manjaro KDE Plasma after many years using Mint. Its been in place for over a month now so I though I'd offer up some initial impressions. I'll add before I start this is my experience and may not apply to everyone. Installing Manjaro is wonderfully easy. I appreciated it...
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    Hands up if you dislike dolphin file manager

    Thanks all for the helpful comments and advice. I know Linux like any OS is not perfect I'm just hoping that by offering hopefully constructive criticism as well as praise from time to time, Linux can be made more user friendly for people who are little more than enthusiastic tinkerers like...
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    Hands up if you dislike dolphin file manager

    I do know this but delete is not listed as an option, only move to trash. I had to do a quick search to find out you can click on the file and press del + shift to delete.
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    Hands up if you dislike dolphin file manager

    Hey Wiz, I did anticipate removing it would damage the desktop so I installed PacMan alongside. It works better for me for almost everything but it doesn't seem to be able to delete files. So I'm compelled to either use terminal as Vrai helpfully pointed out or use Dolphin with its eccentricities.
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    Hands up if you dislike dolphin file manager

    Thanks your help is always appreciated. I am familiar with deleting from terminal its more a general comment about usability and bugs. I would like to see more people take up Linux but the point I was trying to make (probably badly) is it needs to adapt to mainstream needs not expect generalist...
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    Hands up if you dislike dolphin file manager

    You can but why then have a file manager. Chicken and egg?
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    Hands up if you dislike dolphin file manager

    I really don't get some of the usability decisions made around Linux and yes I know Windows 8 is the obvious comparison on the MS side. Especially as some of these releases are going semi commercial. My chief gripe was more the bugs I encountered. If it works for you that's great I can but...
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    Hands up if you dislike dolphin file manager

    I like Manjaro but I deeply wish they had chosen a different default file manager. Dolphin is a buggy headache on so many levels and its made worse by the lack of an obvious "delete" function. Instead you have "move to trash" which does not work on large files. I actually had to do a search to...
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    (solved) Getting bluetooth speakers to work with Manjaro

    Hi All, Has anyone had problems getting bluetooth speakers to work with Manjaro KDE plasma? I have no trouble getting the speakers to pair but they do not always work with sound coming out of the laptop and not the speakers. I have tried removing and re-installing the speakers, tweaked a few...
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    Weird clock/time related problems in Manjaro

    So I ran the work around starting with "timedatectl" >Here is the output: Local time: Fri 2020-03-20 22:10:17 NZDT Universal time: Fri 2020-03-20 09:10:17 UTC RTC time: Fri 2020-03-20 09:10:18 Time zone: Pacific/Auckland (NZDT, +1300) System clock synchronized: no NTP service...
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    Weird clock/time related problems in Manjaro

    Ah ha, so it is true! Its good to get that confirmed. Many thanks too for the comprehensive reply. :) To answer those questions: >I have a dual boot of Manjaro KDE plasma and Windows 10 Enterprise (each on separate internal drives SSD & M2) > Time is off by a large margin 3-4 hours on...
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