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  1. Great device George and killer battery life on them. You'll enjoy it.

    yes, enjoying it very much! :)

     

    finally arrived yesterday afternoon, had it rooted by evening :mrgreen: really fast, really smooth, big bright screen (seemed huge at first, but actually pretty easy to handle), great touch response, camera seems so-so but nothing to complain about. not crazy about placement of volume buttons, but i'll adjust..so far, i am very impressed. just made a backup and am searching xda forums now for the right custom rom to install

     

    at 350 for this 64gb version...its a lot of phone for the $$$


  2. I've (this week) upgraded to the Sony Xperia Z2

     

    Hey nigsy! how are you liking that Z2?

     

    i've had the Xperia ZL for about 9 months now and i love this phone! rooted/unlocked the bootloader on mine within days of owning it. been running the carbon rom on here mostly (great rom btw), but i do like the default Xperia look and find myself going back to it occasionally. i have one of those 128gb micro sd cards in it. plenty of room for my 80+gigs of music and a lot of rom backups!

     

    bought mine unlocked from newegg for around $450 back in december, and use it on our family plan from at&t. it is an unlimited text/calls plan with 10gbs data shared between 5 of us. we have had no issues with going over the 10gbs as my wife and kids have been warned to do no streaming/downloading while on data. so far its worked out very well for us.


  3. Watch the diet...avoid sodium at all cost. Nearly impossible to do, but imperative with chf

     

    any food that comes in a box will be high in sodium. any food that comes in a can will be high in sodium. even breads and cereals are high in sodium.

     

    fresh fruits and veggies are not.

     

     

    :geezer:


  4. kubuntu will work fine on that system in my opinion, all he needs to do is sort out the driver problem.

     

     

    no....it will not work fine on a 10 year old system. if it works at all, it will not be a pleasurable experience. forget about the full-blown Ubuntu, Kubuntu, OpenSuse distros...as i said previously: find a suitable "lighter" distro such as Lubuntu for that old rig.

     

    advising someone who is in their "first time utilizing Linux" to go in and hack the driver/kernel....is just not good advice at all. besides, the nvidia drivers have since been patched to work with the 3.13 kernels so that "hack" is not even necessary anymore.

     

     

    edit: didn't mean for that to sound insulting terry...hope you don't take it that way. :)


  5. My video card is NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440

     

     

    My computer is a Dell Dimension 4600

    sorry, that is a pretty old system with an outdated video card which is no longer supported. you would be better off using a "lighter" version of linux....perhaps Lubuntu? i have used that on a few older systems and it works very well. Linux Mint may also work well on there.

     

    i agree with Kurt....don't throw in the towel quite yet. there are alternative distros that will work well for you!


  6. Being that I installed a daily version of 14.04 and the actual current version is 13.10 Beta 1 maybe a kernel that is for the 13.10 Beta 1 is being installed and overriding the kernel for the 14.04 daily version?

    i use ubuntu (not Kubuntu) and i am using the development release (14.04) as well. i know that the 3.13-x kernels were just added earlier this week...perhaps that is what is causing you're issues?

     

    i had been trying the 3.13-x kernels long before they were added to the repositories and was having problems with the new kernels and nvidia drivers until the drivers were finally patched. the kernels are first released as "rc" candidates (release candidates) and are numbered as such...3.13-rc1, 3.13-rc2, 3.13-rc3, etc.. i could not find one that worked with my video card until rc7 came out. that was when the nvidia drivers were finally patched to work with the 3.13 kernels. the drivers plus the 3.13-x kernels are working perfectly for me now.

     

    i do not know what video card you are using (did not see it mentioned unless i missed it), and i am not familiar with the "muon" package manager (i use synaptic)...but it sounds to me like you are having issues with the 3.13-x kernel versions since they released in the repos right around the time you started to have problems. i would suggest booting up to the latest 3.12-x kernel that works, and once you are booted up....uninstall the 3.13 kernel(s) which have been installed. stick with 3.12 until whatever video drivers you use are patched properly. in synaptic, there is an option to "lock" a particular package so that it does not update. not sure about the "muon" package manager, but there is probably a similar option there.

     

    as bruce stated earlier...you can choose what updates are installed and which are not, so just uncheck the latest kernels (3.13-X) when running updates and they will not get added.

     

    you are using (testing really) a development release of kubuntu and therefore should expect problems like this to arise. if you want a more stable running version....stick to 13.10. But if you are going to stick with using a development release, then you should consider reporting such bugs to the developers so they can be fixed before final release.

     

    hope that makes some sense


  7. Thanks for the input. What else is required besides the vga to hdmi w-sound adaptor?

    cables? To get a decent vga to hdmi w/sound adaptor .... It will cost you more than a video card. The inexpensive adaptors will not give you HD resolutions and will look like crap if they work at all.

  8. i believe that card should work fine. as i stated, i would try the compaq computer first. it should be an easier install and will help you to "get your feet wet". but whatever you decide, i hope it all goes smoothly. when it does and you are watching netflix via the hdmi from your new video card...you will have that profound feeling of satisfaction because you "did it yourself"! :clap:


  9. leave the modem card out as joe said...you will not miss it unless you plan on going back to dial-up. you can hold on to it just in case.

     

    click the link below and scroll down to the picture of the motherboard. that should be the same model you are dealing with in the compaq computer (the board itself may be a different color, but the layout should be the same). look at the slots in the lower left corner...the very top slot is the slot for the video card. its the long black one in the pic, it is the only slot the video card will fit into. it is called a pci-e slot. that slot should be vacant.

     

    as for the dell...i am not sure if that top, long, pci-e slot is vacant or not, please verify. it should look just like the top slot in the compaq as far as length. and there should be a clip of some sort on the right end of it in both computers.

     

    http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.prp_ba847bafb2a2d782fcbb0710b053ce01=wsrp-navigationalState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c02131097-20%257CdocLocale%253D%257CcalledBy%253D&javax.portlet.tpst=ba847bafb2a2d782fcbb0710b053ce01&sp4ts.oid=4162245&ac.admitted=1388617156863.876444892.492883150


  10. don't want to sway you one way or the other. no experience with the wireless devices so can't say....you will have to read some reviews and make your own decision based on your needs and abilities.

     

    but if you decide to go with a video card + hdmi cable(s), here are some cables that should be fine and free shipping:

     

    25 foot length: http://www.amazon.com/25FT-HDMI-TO-Cable/dp/B002HKHLDK/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1388584544&sr=8-10&keywords=25+ft.+hdmi

     

    6 foot length, 2-pack (better to get a little longer just in case): http://www.amazon.com/Pack-HDMI-6FT-Cables-Category-Compatible/dp/B002L2X8X6/ref=sr_1_2?s=audio-video-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1388587145&sr=1-2&keywords=6ft+hdmi+cable+2-pack

     

    in my opinion, you do not need expensive hdmi cables....the cheap ones should work fine. once again: read the reviews. the only time i would be concerned about the quality, is if i was going to be plugging and unplugging the cords, relentlessly over and over again....the cheap build may then come into play. but if are just going to plug it in and let it stay put....these should work perfectly!

     

    the asus card should work in either computer. but as i stated: it has a large heatsink so you should open up the case prior to ordering and verify that the slot under the pci-e slot is vacant. or else that video cards heatsink will interfere with whats below it. opening the case beforehand will also give you a feel for the inside and you can grasp where things are situated. i highly recommend you do so before ordering. remember to unplug the power cord from the back of the computer before opening. and once its open...ground yourself by simply touching some part of the metal frame inside the case before touching any of the hardware inside.

     

    the 2 cards i linked to were only examples...there are less expensive ones.

     

    i again would ask you to only order one and install into the newer computer to make sure you are comfortable with the process. i would hate to have you to order something, then be stuck with the merchandise.


  11. a few suggestions in your price range:

     

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133458

     

    this one is completely silent (no fan), but does not have free shipping (does have a $10 rebate though):

     

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121641

     

    both should work perfectly for your needs. the asus has a rather large heatsink to compensate for no fan, so you would just have to make sure the slot under the card is vacant so it does not interfere.

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