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Seems Logi-cal

Dongle

I have a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse on the NUC computer. I installed the tiny USB dongle on the backside of the NUC case. All seemed to be working well but occasionally I could see the mouse and even the keyboard would act a bit wonkey. I think wonkey is the official term.

The mouse pointer would hop, skip and jump. I was doing PhotoShop editing and it was driving me crazy. I thought perhaps the mouse and keyboard need a fresh charge.

I put them both on charge then started to do a bit of research. I discovered there is a known problem with […] Continue reading » Seems Logi-cal

NUC / GTI Performance Update

My tiny but high performance Intel NUC has been performing very well since the fan (blower) transplant. It is everything I need for the job I ask it to do.

There is no worse feeling when a new and expensive item suddenly goes sour. The fan is probably one of the least expensive components in the computer. It was an easy fix. Probably a low bid component selection by Intel.

It’s that sort of thinking that tarnishes an otherwise good product. The extreme performance space shuttle fails because of a lousy rubber O-ring.   No disaster here…

The NUC and Linux

The internet and search engines can bring instant information […] Continue reading » NUC / GTI Performance Update

Old Ironsides

Old Ironsides

Intro

I am enjoying the heck out of my new (Linux Mint) LMDE3 Sandbox computer. More than I thought I would. It was just to be a change of pace when Ubuntu made a dubious upgrade.

I think LMDE3 would be a great OS for an Intel NUC computer. Like the one I just acquired that’s running WIN10 Pro OS. It could replace the present Sandbox hardware.

There is an adage that goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Sandbox hardware isn’t broke. It is working just fine. It’s a big box that just requires a good bit of desktop real estate.

My office […] Continue reading » Old Ironsides

SandBox Loves Cindy

Cindy

I just updated Sandbox to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS but it was such a dog update, I decided it was time for a real change.

I totally blew everything off the Sandbox C: drive and did a bare bones partitioning and formatting using Linux MINT – LMDE3 Cindy 64 bit OS. The LMDE is an acronym for Linux Mint Debian Edition. The Cindy hints at the default “Cinnamon” desktop. Here is the link: https://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php

Normal Linux MINT uses Ubuntu as its base file source. Ubuntu uses Debian as its source. So the LMDE3 just cuts out the middle man by going direct to Debian.

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Ubuntu LTS Update

Sandbox

I haven’t been playing with my Sandbox (Linux) computer for several months. Too busy messing with the Intel NUC Win10 computer. That changed today.

I energized Sandbox and expected I would have some usual application software updates to perform. Yes, there were quite a few. When the those updates completed, the Ubuntu OS informed me a new LTS (Long Term Support) update was available for the Ubuntu OS itself. A move from the 16.xx LTS to a new 18.xx LTS series (18.04 LTS to be exact.)

I always want to run the latest and greatest, so performing the OS update was a no-brain-er. It took several […] Continue reading » Ubuntu LTS Update