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by Dngrsone
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 17 KDE, Bluetooth, and a Logitech MX Master, not happy
Replies: 15
Views: 4509

Re: Mint 17 KDE, Bluetooth, and a Logitech MX Master, not happy

Coppz, have you tried the steps outlined in this thread? That's how I got mine to work, best as I recall.
by Dngrsone
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I dual boot Mint with Windows 10? HP Pavilion
Replies: 58
Views: 2362

Re: How do I dual boot Mint with Windows 10? HP Pavilion

I second the rEFInd recommendation. Once you get it set up, you can add any number of new OSes and it will just recognize them.
by Dngrsone
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 17 KDE, Bluetooth, and a Logitech MX Master, not happy
Replies: 15
Views: 4509

Re: Mint 17 KDE, Bluetooth, and a Logitech MX Master, not happy

HI Coppz, I have not tried using the bluetooth with a modern version of Gnome. I am still running Mint 18 KDE, though I am considering a fresh install with 18.2 since I have messed things up pretty good trying to get certain other things working right... always an experiment with me, it seems. I wou...
by Dngrsone
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?
Replies: 63
Views: 2664

Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

I have a half-dozen different Firefox profiles I use, each with different settings, plugins and themes. For instance, I have one for my regular email stuff, another for shopping, a third for when I'm away from home and using a hotel or other unsecure wifi...
by Dngrsone
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?
Replies: 63
Views: 2664

Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Hrm... I think I will take it for a spin... I have an older OS that I never boot; I could sandbox it there for a little while.


**Edit: It does do profiles, and Morning Coffee works as advertised.
by Dngrsone
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?
Replies: 63
Views: 2664

Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Please say Waterfox supports profiles and add-ons like Morning Coffee... I'll even put a fresh install of Mint 18.2 KDE on my laptop to accommodate it.
by Dngrsone
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?
Replies: 63
Views: 2664

Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Well, hell. I use five different Firefox profiles, each with its own set of add-ons, some of which are rare.

I guess I will hold on as long as I can until I find workarounds or equivalents...
by Dngrsone
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new hardware, do I have to install new linux?
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: new hardware, do I have to install new linux?

If the front USB ports are part of the case, then you need to make sure that it is plugged into the motherboard. Your motherboard manual should show which pin headers are for USB and make sure that the connector goes on in the correct direction.
by Dngrsone
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new hardware, do I have to install new linux?
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: new hardware, do I have to install new linux?

If your old machine was BIOS based and your new one is UEFI, then you might want to take advantage of the new capabilities of GPT by installing Mint fresh on that new hard drive. I'd hold off installing the old drive until you get the new computer set up with the new drive and OS, then put the old d...
by Dngrsone
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Instal Mint on non UEFI pc and transfer the SSD to UEFI pc
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Instal Mint on non UEFI pc and transfer the SSD to UEFI pc

Wow, I want to say that it can't be done. It's like you are trying to configure a jet engine for a 747 but all you have to work with is a B-17. The B-17 doesn't have the hardware to interface with the engine you are attaching. I started with this search, which led me to this which may get you what y...
by Dngrsone
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB vs MBR? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: GRUB vs MBR?

GRUB and MBR are two entirely different animals. grub is a bootloader. Windows normally uses a program creatively named NTLDR to boot from. Mint actually uses grub2 bootloader, and anytime you install a new Mint or *buntu OS alongside what you already have, that OS will install its version of grub2 ...
by Dngrsone
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Lamp no mysql
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Install Lamp no mysql

When I installed LAMP it went well... my problem ended up being the phpmyadmin.

This is the command I used:

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sudo apt-get install lamp-server^


The command still works in Mint 18.1 KDE
by Dngrsone
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: New Minecraft Launcher
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: New Minecraft Launcher

That's weird; it should just launch.

Let's try this-- open up Konsole and run this command:

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java -jar /usr/share/minecraft/minecraft.jar


If that works, then there's a problem with the minecraft.desktop file we just changed the permissions for.
by Dngrsone
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: New Minecraft Launcher
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: New Minecraft Launcher

try this: open konsole and enter the following command:

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sudo chmod 775 /usr/share/applications/minecraft-launcher.desktop


It will ask for your password. Enter it and if there is no error message, you are set.
by Dngrsone
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: New Minecraft Launcher
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: New Minecraft Launcher

Do you know what folder your Minecraft launcher is in? Kind of need to know that little detail.
by Dngrsone
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: New Minecraft Launcher
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: New Minecraft Launcher

You have to change the permission as root. Best way is to use the terminal.
by Dngrsone
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I change my desktop environment?
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Can I change my desktop environment?

If Cinnamon won't run on it, then KDE won't... that's about the heaviest DE (resource-wise) going.
by Dngrsone
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I change my desktop environment?
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Can I change my desktop environment?

You could download and install Mint 18 Mate very easily. Or if that's too slow, try something a little lighter, like xfce.

Do you want to retain your data, or wipe it clean?
by Dngrsone
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows is a B**** (dual-booting)
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Windows is a B**** (dual-booting)

This is an interesting problem... are you restarting the machine in between boots, or shutting down and starting back up? I'd like to see if that makes a difference in the behavior.
by Dngrsone
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation only wants to use (main) sda for bootloaders?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Installation only wants to use (main) sda for bootloaders?

Maybe disconnect /dev/sda (physically) before installing? I mean, I understand your complaint is aimed more toward teh people who program the installer, but as a workaround to the problem at hand, you could do that. Thanks for your suggestion, but No, it's also aimed at everyone, from the new users...

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