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Software / Re: GIMP - can't add text
« Last post by fraterchaos on Today at 09:18:25 PM »
hmm, that's a tough one...

I can think of two possible reasons, although I could be entirely off base as well

are you using a compositor like Kwin or Compiz? Compositing window managers often have their own keyboard shortcuts that can interfere with software shortcuts

or possibly, because it is a laptop, something involving a touchpad could be causing an issue, although I can't imagine why

I know that's not much help, but it's all I can think of at the moment
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General Discussion / Re: Re: Display adapter properties in Linux?
« Last post by DPS on Today at 06:30:49 PM »
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Plop Linux is a CD image you can use to boot the machine, it will enable you to boot your USB flash drive on machines where booting from the USB is NOT supported.
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As far as GPU memory allocation is concerned: I am aware that some machines will provide ram to the GPU from the installed memory pool. I would check the BIOS to see if these values can be changed. If someone else can shed more light on this topic, please chime in!

Thank you! Currently checking it out now!

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as far as i knew you can allocate gpu memory thru the bios.

I've looked everywhere (which actually doesn't really mean much when it comes to me lol) but I will definitely keep look, now that you mention it!

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Plop Linux is a CD image you can use to boot the machine, it will enable you to boot your USB flash drive on machines where booting from the USB is NOT supported.
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As far as gpu memory allocation is concerned: I am aware that some machines will provide ram to the GPU from the installed memory pool. I would check the BIOS to see if these values can be changed. If someone else can shed more light on this topic, please chime in!

so wait, i have to burn the plop boot manager to a disc, then boot from it, then select the usb option that has plop on it? if so, im running to town to grab some blanks lol
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Software / GIMP - can't add text
« Last post by The Tinkerer on Today at 01:49:37 PM »
DISTRIB_ID=ManjaroLinux
DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.0.4
DISTRIB_CODENAME=Illyria
Asus X751N 17" Laptop 8GB, 1TB, Intel Celeron N3350
NOT dual boot

Hi folks

GIMP version 2.10.10

I've been using GIMP only for image manipulation.  Today I wanted to add some text and found that when I select the Text Tool I can't draw a text box in the image, or type any text. If I do use the keyboard, the cursor changes and different tools are selected, working like keyboard shortcuts. The text editor does not work either.

Checking Google, I've tried disabling the keyboard shortcuts, made sure that the right layer has been selected, deselected Dynamic Keyboard in the preferences menu and reinstalled GIMP  - nothing worked.

Apparently this was an issue on earlier versions of GIMP on some Macs.

Any ideas guys?

Frank
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General Discussion / Re: Display adapter properties in Linux?
« Last post by farevildee on Today at 08:57:06 AM »
as far as i knew you can allocate gpu memory thru the bios.
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General Discussion / Re: Display adapter properties in Linux?
« Last post by Spatry on Today at 07:18:17 AM »
Plop Linux is a CD image you can use to boot the machine, it will enable you to boot your USB flash drive on machines where booting from the USB is NOT supported.

As far as gpu memory allocation is concerned: I am aware that some machines will provide ram to the GPU from the installed memory pool. I would check the BIOS to see if these values can be changed. If someone else can shed more light on this topic, please chime in!
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General Discussion / Display adapter properties in Linux?
« Last post by DPS on Today at 04:05:11 AM »
Greetings all! I've been hard at work the past few days, getting all of these machines around here migrated over to Linux, and its been cake work (except for the older ones, I haven't concluded on how to get the old gateway 2000's to boot from USB yet) so far. Yet, there is something I've found that is missing as far as I can tell. 
    Now, believe me, I hate even mentioning wIndont, but there was something I was able to do on it, that I can't figure out in Linux... and I've searched EVERYWHERE. It's how (when you're using an onboard GPU, that doesn't have any Vram itself) we can allocate actual system memory to the motherboards built-in GPU, giving it a boost in performance (dependent of course).
   The specific way to do it was through display adapter properties. you could edit how much of your ram you wanted to dedicate to you machines onboard GPU.
  Does anyone know what I'm talking about, and maybe have a solution?


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Introduce Yourself / Re: To say Hi!
« Last post by boysha on April 22, 2019, 10:58:44 PM »
Thank you! :)
I hope that some of those guys will give me a hand.
Cheers!
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Introduce Yourself / Re: To say Hi!
« Last post by pip5528 on April 22, 2019, 09:50:43 PM »
Greetings, Boysha! Welcome to the community! I've never used Solus myself but a lot of people on here have and would be happy to help you out!
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Introduce Yourself / Re: To say Hi!
« Last post by boysha on April 22, 2019, 01:29:51 PM »
Solus is different. It is smooth. It feels sophisticated. It is good but not great. I like it because of Budgie Desktop. It takes a little to get used to but to me it is pleasing in many ways. You should give it a try.
I do, however, use Linux Mint since 2006 and I love it. I recommend it to everyone. Solus is just something I would like to use for my drafting business.
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Manjaro Only / Re: Manjaro Mate - Printer not connected error
« Last post by gmkich on April 22, 2019, 01:11:16 PM »
Thank you for the reply. I do have a usb to parallel cable that I was going to use for a newer pc with no parallel port that I can try. I was also thinking about installing an older kernel.
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