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Xmas Gift

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Post by chippy52 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:14 pm

Over Christmas have been puting together my new rig as per sig, loaded with MX17 / 18 courtsy of Adrian.
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Now to learn this plasma 5 thingy.
Big thanks to all devs.
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Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:38 pm

Wowza! Are you going to learn to package with all those horses pulling away? (Or is this something you already do?)
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Post by Adrian » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:42 pm

Oh, somebody using my KDE respin, let me know how it works. I have to admit that I don't use it myself, maybe it would probably be a bit more polished...

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Post by chippy52 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:08 pm

No Jerry I'm just an old petrol head from way back when horsepower was king. I can now boast to my friends that mines bigger than theirs.
Adrian, your respin is looking good. Because my hardware is so new I needed to install the 4.19 kernel. Bit scary getting temp readings in 90C range with the 4.15 kernel. A bit of google foo gave the solution to upgrade. I have now fully upgraded with all the latest releases & alls well.
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Post by KoO » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:19 pm

You got more cores then a Tasmanian Apple farmer. Munch that data..
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Post by galaxysurfer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:53 pm

Wow! I'm in hardware envy. Sounds like something to aspire to for next rig. I haven't tried AMD CPU yet. From what I've read it may be at the top of list over Intel ones. My desktop has 8 core. I cant phathom 16.

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Post by Mauser » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:19 pm

Nice build. I have built an AMD desktop computer but because ASUS lied I had to order a hardware RAID card for mine and wait till it comes in so I can get mine up and running. Looks like you went to town on the CPU and video card. I just hope you never have to call ASUS for anything because you will be talking only to idiots. Good luck with your new computer. Once mine is up and running I will post the info on my latest creation.
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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Post by sunrat » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:24 pm

Adrian wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:42 pm
Oh, somebody using my KDE respin, let me know how it works. I have to admit that I don't use it myself, maybe it would probably be a bit more polished...
Good luck with feedback. I had over 70 downloads of my MXStudio unofficial respin last I looked. Zero comments received.
I don't use it myself either, it was just a proof of concept. I realised I could never make it better than AVLinux which is what I use regularly for audio production.
Although I'm sure chippy52 will get back to you now that he's a regular user. :happy:

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Post by Stevo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:34 pm

galaxysurfer wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Wow! I'm in hardware envy. Sounds like something to aspire to for next rig. I haven't tried AMD CPU yet. From what I've read it may be at the top of list over Intel ones. My desktop has 8 core. I cant phathom 16.
Eight cores with SMT. Two threads per core from that readout=16. But Intel's "hyperthreading" SMT has been blamed for some Spectre data leakage flaws, enough to have BSD disable it. I don't know if AMD's is also vulnerable, but researchers and hackers are hard at work trying to find leaks for both AMD and Intel processors.

Mmike in Santa Rosa also has a powerful HP workstation with a Xeon Intel processor with at least 8 cores, hyperthreading, and 32 GB that he uses for package builds.

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Post by chippy52 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:05 pm

After a week of real world use I thought a comment was due.

My system has 2 GPT formatted drives. System installed on the nvme ssd, with sata 3 data drive. I run a separate Syslinux boot partition on the data drive.
The installation was quick & without issues. Used the MX tool Nvidia installer for driver installation with no problems. ( later updated with the repo driver )
Have fully updated & installed the software I use. Got my printer up & running ( Epson WF 7620 ) using driver from openprinting. I use suspend which works well.
The one oddity I have come across in system settings, workspace theme, splash screen is the radio buttons to get new splash screens are missing. The windows for the other themes are in tack.
All in all a very polished system.
Once again a big thanks to all devs & of cause Adrian for the KDE respin.
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