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  1. It would be best to go with a dedicated graphics card. Currently you can get a Nvidia GTX 1050 anywhere from $99.99 to $129.99 It'd work with a stock 300 watt power supply too. The integrated HD 520 graphics would work fairly poorly if at all. "I Relish Simplicity"
  2. If it were me I'd perform a clean install of the SL viewer, which means not only removing it from the "uninstall programs" list, but going to your Drive C (hard drive) and type "secondlife" in the upper right text search box removing/deleting ALL secondlife files & then re-boot your pc. In addition, I'd re-download the viewer off SL's site for your re-install just in case you got what is called a "corrupted" initial download from SL. "I Relish Simplicity"
  3. Old thread, BUT still a commonly asked question. I wish AMD GPUs performed better in SL. FYI currently AMD GPUs for first time in years are outselling Intel-Nvidia offerings. If I were on a very tight budget and was looking for a graphics card solely for SL on a Windows based pc I'd be looking for a deal on a Nvidia GTX 750, GTX 750ti,GTX 950 or a GTX 1050 card. "I Relish Simplicity"
  4. Still a valid question about a current Ubuntu distro, so if you having issues using the SL-Linux viewer, Firestorm, Singularity Linux viewers, etc. just see my posted answer to the Forum thread, "community support" where is it? There I answer this question, plus many more. "I Relish Simplicity"
  5. An older thread, BUT about a current Ubuntu distro. Anyone needing this answer should check out the Forum thread: "Community Support" where is it? There I have gone in-depth on my posted answer to this very question. "I Relish Simplicity"
  6. I have just taken up Forum "Gurus" patterns. Luckily there was a man born by the name of Steve Jobs who made it possible for many of you to own a Winduxe PC. The only one I feel "indebted" to is the late Mr. Jobs whose organization Apple brought enough competition to Microsux, so as to keep boxed pcs, etc within affordable price ranges. ALL of us in this Forum combined would NOT of made a freckle on Mr. Jobs' left buttock. Phil if you read the link I gave you Microsux played no part in the initial development of "Unix" AKA Linux. Now please excuse it has been entertaining, but I am going to see if there are any questions I can accurately answer here. ALL of you have a great day! I ammm "I Relish Simplicity"
  7. I have my own opinion on this topic. It is like being aboard the Titanic & as it is sinking you are being told "all is well." Recently I have seen sims closing including some that had be on SL for years. Sure "they come & go" but I've seen many more as of late going than coming. In addition, look at all the sims that are the equivalent of ghost towns with no one in them. Your hardcore SL fanclub will say I do not know what I am talking about, but closing-empty sims tell the story. I have encountered "griefers" although I do not condone their conduct I do understand their actions. "I Relish Simplicity"
  8. Hi Amy, you have options. I assume this is solely for SL use. If you build your own desktop you can save money. There are videos on YouTube walk you through the process. On the other hand you can buy a Dell, HP, etc & here is what you need to look for: minimum quadcore processor at least 10 GB RAM minimum Nvidia GTX 750 graphics card 64 bit operating system quality power supply like EVGA, Antec, or Thermaltake You can use a great online power supply calculator called: outer vision tells you how manys watts your pc will use & amps needed on the power supply's +12v rail too. I just days ago built myself an all new desktop so, I have this one for sale: AMD FX-4100 quadcore processor MSI AM3+ entry level motherboard Hi-perf CPU cooling fan & heatsink 8GB Crucial RAM (upgrade to 16GB max) Western Digital 250 GB SATA III hard drive MSI Nvidia GTX 1GB DDR5 GTX 750 factory overclocked graphics card EVGA 430 watt power supply Windows 10 Home x64 with disk included along with a valid product key APEX midtower case black & silver 92mm rear case fan SATA Sony DVD-CD ROM USB mouse & USB keyboard What I am asking might shock you! Anyone interested message me via this Forum. "I Relish SImplicity"
  9. Since you did not state you are using Windoze I am going to assume you are. Let's begin with performing a clean install of your current viewer. This means after removing it from the "uninstall programs" list you need to go to your Drive C: (hardrive) & remove the viewer file, ex. firestorm, singularity,etc & the additional secondlife file too. Re-boot your pc & re-install your viewer of choice again. You may wish to try another viewer to see if the issue still exists. If this does not solve your problem run a full virus scan to see whether you have a malicious program issue. When I used Windoze for SL I used ZoneAlarm for pc protection. It works better than Windoze Defender & it is free. http://www.zonealarm.com/ Also make sure ALL drivers on your pc are up to date. IF none of what I suggest fix your issue you may wish to explore the possibility that a hacker may be at work; however I hope I am wrong! I hope this helps some of you. "I Relish Simplicity"
  10. Now on top of it all you are re-writing history to match your opinions too. I had a Forum "resident" tell me I had offended Forum Gurus. I have yet to see any really. What does infuriate many of you is the fact you have not a clue how to use, nor even setup Linux, so instead name call it & ridicule me for using it. "If it was not for Windozze M$ there be no Linux." Have you got a crystal ball that allows you gaze into the past, present & even the future?? I have been called a multitude of names in this Forum. Here is a shocker. I could really care less. Some post opinions here (guesses) or just copy n paste other online answers often: instead of really providing a *solution (s) to Forum tech question(s) The only lesson you are giving me is one in vanity, which abounds in this Forum. If it was not for the late great Steve Jobs providing competition via Apple to Micro$$oft you'd be paying double, or more for your copies of Windozzzzzze 10 & your boxed pcs.. I'll give you a quick Microsux lesson: Windozzze ME= failure Windozzze Vista= failure Windozzze 8 = failure Windozzze 8.1 = failure Windozzze 10 = approx. 50% unhappy with it Here is another "lesson" Phil: Forum keyboard wannabe bullies = huge fail with me I was going to leave this Forum, but my real life (what some of you do not have) significant other said this: "_____ are you going to let some sorry *censored* censored* *censored* idiots run you off when all you are doing is giving tech advice THAT REALLY WORKS!?" Thank you Phil for you opinionated lessons lol. Yes, I am old and old enough to know better, get it Phil? "I Relish Simplicity"
  11. I am just an "old geezer", but I have recently been performing mass amounts of "research" True Ebbe Linden is stepping down as CEO?? "I Relish Simplicity"
  12. You can teach a chimp to type posts; however nothing special about that. LOL I keep seeing posts on how special I am not, but the only ones using that adjective are some of you "special" Forum ppl. I am just an "old geezer" who has recently been doing some extensive "research" Actually we have the late great Steve Jobs to thank for the cheapo M$ pcs on the current market & not Bill Gates & company. Apparently you need a factual history lesson on Linux too https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Linux Indeed it was some of the "special" answers I sifted through in the very Forum that led me to post answers to residents' questions that really work. Many feel "indebted" to M$; especially after Windoze 8 & 8.1.... Maybe Phil you need to surf on over to Spewgg,com & amazon tell all those giving W/10 poor ratings how ungrateful they are. I can not forsee into past & predict what coulda, shoulda, woulda been w/o M$..my you are special "I Relish Simplicity"
  13. Hopefully you are using W/7 x64 with at least bare min of 8GB RAM. There is a reason why Firestorm & Singularity are the two most popular viewers. I'd try even the latest SL viewer too see which one gives your pc the best overall performance.
  14. Hello Phil wow many ppl here build their own pc? LOL & FYI Micro$$oft has nothing to do with my ability to use Linux. Got Canonical? :matte-motes-big-grin: "I Love Simplicity"
  15. Now that is something I too agree with; since I used to use an AMD HD 7850 256 bit 2GB DDR5 CPU until TWO things happened. One: Ubuntu 16.04-Linux by default stopped providing a "tested" AMD GPU driver, which loaded mesh well along with superb system stability...Two: After trying the first available AMD-Linux driver off AMD's site I had nothing but issues rezzing mesh & even Ubuntu 16.04 x64 boot up problems. Nothing like the BSOD (black screen of death. If you look at the Forum pic of my current build I am using an EVGA Nvidia GTX 950 SSC GPU, BUT IF AMD had a decent Linux driver out that performed well on SL I'd be using a RX series card. I can tell you on W/10 (I do have one pc on my home network using it) after letting W/10 installing the AMD driver via auto udates I used the latest Singularity Build 6915 & it worked okay, BUT I am all about speed when using SL & the Nvidia cards do give better perfomance for SL use. Currently I use an AMD FX CPU, but after Ryzen is released & after I see some 3rd party benchmark tests, IF Ryzen is true to AMD's tests-hype I am going to buy one, new motherboard & DDR4 RAM. I got a great deal on my GTX 950 SSC, smooth as glass using Linux-SL, uses less power, & faster than my old HD 7850 too. I do wish AMD could provide a stable GPU driver for Ubuntu 16.04 x64 that loads mesh well. Of course I gave up on AMD-Linux drivers a little over a year ago. I believe the AMD GPU-SL issues lie within the architecture of the AMD GPU driver itself. "I Love SImplicity"
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