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  • ildella
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    Hey. I am writing from a Ubuntu 18.10 instance running from a pendrive on a Dell 9380 i7 just delivered.
    There is no way this instance can see the Dell hard drive, not from Nautilus, not from Disk app, from GParted, from "sudo fdisk -l" or, of course, from the Install.

    Basically the only disk that is seen is the pendrive itself. This never happened to me and I have no idea how to proceed.
    Same thing with latest 19.0 image.

    Anybody has some clue on why the disk are not apearing?

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by indepe View Post
    Interesting you can use a USB-C Ethernet adapter to install Clear Linux. Which one did you use?
    Just some random StarTech.com one. It was actually USB Type-C but then with USB-C adapter.

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  • indepe
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    Interesting you can use a USB-C Ethernet adapter to install Clear Linux. Which one did you use?

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  • GreenReaper
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    Originally posted by jackflap View Post
    Where's the Conclusion/Summary? I don't like having to think for myself!
    Conclusion: if you're running on AC, don't use 'powersave' governor.

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  • jackflap
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    Where's the Conclusion/Summary? I don't like having to think for myself!

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  • pracedru
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    Solus should also have a place on this podium in my opinion.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by treba View Post

    Me too. About 28 vs 29, Michael is not clear in the article. The descriptions say 28, but in the text he's speaking about 29...I'd assume 29, as Xorg 1.20 was a very important step for Xwayland performance.
    Over time, the Wayland backend (even with Xwayland) will become more efficient than Xorg by quite a big margin...awesome to see it already happening, even with many performance optimizations not yet implemented (e.g. using hardware planes for fullscreen applications).
    Fedora Workstation 29 was tested; what is shown in the system table under the OS string is always correct and all those fields automatically parsed. I just mistakenly typed 28 instead of 29 when saving the results.

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  • treba
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    Originally posted by alex79 View Post
    I'm intrigued by Fedora's performance and energy efficiency, guessing it was on Gnome Wayland. Also, why 28 and not 29?
    Me too. About 28 vs 29, Michael is not clear in the article. The descriptions say 28, but in the text he's speaking about 29...I'd assume 29, as Xorg 1.20 was a very important step for Xwayland performance.
    Over time, the Wayland backend (even with Xwayland) will become more efficient than Xorg by quite a big margin...awesome to see it already happening, even with many performance optimizations not yet implemented (e.g. using hardware planes for fullscreen applications).

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  • andyprough
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    Originally posted by rickst29 View Post
    OpenSuse "Tumbleweed" has a command to display and modify it's settings per this: https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...tools.cpupower

    By setting to avoid higher p-states, "Tumbleweed" could be made more competitive - but it would need to be modified back, every time you removed the AC Adapter and needed more battery time. I'm not sure whether multiple 'profiles' could be created and invoked by name.
    Some typical cpupower settings:
    Install package cpupower: > sudo zypper in cpupower

    > sudo cpupower frequency-set -g performance
    or
    > sudo cpupower frequency-set -g powersave

    to check info on the CPU, and see if you have any other preset frequency settings:
    > sudo cpupower frequency-info

    You can also use the cpupower frequency-set command to set your own preferred minimum, maximum, or specific frequencies.

    to see all options:
    > sudo cpupower --help

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  • rene
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    Originally posted by alex79 View Post
    You posted it like 20 times already...
    Nah, maybe like three or four times. But that does not mean everyone has seen it yet, and Phoronix posts and links pop all up over the internet from /. to reddit, too, … so, ..?
    IMHO vendors can not be called out often enough for the unusable stuff they throw on the market.

    What does shiny and latest Intel i-whatever help when the keyboard, display etc. pp. sucks. Or thermal solution, like in the AMD ThinkPad that as only one of the two heat pipes the Intel flavour comes with, ..! :-/

    Most people want devices that work, and not have strange and different compromises on each new model out there.
    Last edited by rene; 06 February 2019, 07:18 PM.

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