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by tinker123
Sat May 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to manually update the Weather Applet
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: How to manually update the Weather Applet

That isn't the picture I have.

The only thing clickable in it is the city name, but that just brings up a web browser with a Yahoo weather report. It doesn't update the weather applet.
Screenshot from 2018-05-12 20-48-10.png
by tinker123
Fri May 04, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to manually update the Weather Applet
Replies: 3
Views: 113

How to manually update the Weather Applet

Mint18.3 Slyvia Cinnamon

How can I get the weather applet to update instantly instead of waiting out its cycle?

Thanks
by tinker123
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 17 Cinnamon: Totem & VLC: Can't get either to display subtitles
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Mint 17 Cinnamon: Totem & VLC: Can't get either to display subtitles

Linux Mint 17 Qianna

Cinnamon Desktop

Totem 3.10.1

VLC 2.1.6

I've been trying to play a movie in *.mp4 format.

I've tried both VLC and Totem, loading the *.srd files. Neither displays the subtitles. I went through the preferences of each.

I could use some clues for solving this.

Thanks
by tinker123
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype on Mint 17
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Skype on Mint 17

Linux Mint 17 Qianna Cinnamon Logitech C270 Desktop or Laptop Webcam Hi, I'm having trouble getting started with Skype and Mint. I tried the version of Skype in the repository, the online version of Skype, and the latest beta provided by Skype for Linux. In all three cases the camera icon for video ...
by tinker123
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 17 Qianna Cinnamon: Problem With Update Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Linux Mint 17 Qianna Cinnamon: Problem With Update Manager

Sorry, I do not see any screenshot. :? I have had the red x when my system does an update check, while the servers (mirrors) are being updated themselves with new lists and files. My update check usually rectifies itself within an hour or two, or three. And sure enough, a new update is available. :...
by tinker123
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 17 Qianna Cinnamon: Problem With Update Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Linux Mint 17 Qianna Cinnamon: Problem With Update Manager

Linux Mint 17 Qianna Cinnamon

Hi,

I am getting a red "X" appearing in my update manager.

Here is a screenshot of the error message

http://pasteboard.co/L67seVZna.png

Thanks for any help on how to fix this.
by tinker123
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software Manager no longer opening
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Software Manager no longer opening

Linux Mint 17 Qianna Cinnamon

The red 'X' on my update manager automagically disappeared, with no action on my part since I posted.
by tinker123
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software Manager no longer opening
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Software Manager no longer opening

I haven't seen any authoritative advice yet, at least not anything clear.
by tinker123
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software Manager no longer opening
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Software Manager no longer opening

Mint 17 Qiana, Cinnamon

I am having this problem too.
by tinker123
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 50 - libavcodec older than 54.35.1 [SOLVED]
Replies: 66
Views: 5404

Re: libavcodec may be vulnerable or is not supported, and should be updated to play video

The answer courtesy of comp.os.linux.misc : In firefox about: config will reveal two relevant configuration entries. media.libavcodec.allow-obsolete;true will allow you to actually play video using the old codecs, but still generates a warning. media.decoder-doctor.notifications-allowed;MediaWMFNeed...
by tinker123
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 50 - libavcodec older than 54.35.1 [SOLVED]
Replies: 66
Views: 5404

libavcodec may be vulnerable or is not supported, and should be updated to play video

Mint 17 Quiana Cinnamon Firefox 50.0 I started getting this error message in Firefox recently: libavcodec may be vulnerable or is not supported, and should be updated to play video I checked synaptic package manager and I have libavcodec54 installed. Any ideas on how I can resolve this issue? Thanks
by tinker123
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Sox: No Sound
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Sox: No Sound

I fixed this.

I typed "alsamixer" at the command line and got a curses GUI. I cranked the volume options up on everything and enabled everything.

I now get sound with Sox.

Hope This Helps someone else.
by tinker123
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Sox: No Sound
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Sox: No Sound

Mint 17 Cinnamon Hi, I am trying to use Sox to play a wav file from the command line. It looks like something is happening, but I don't hear anything. Sound is working fine for everything else. My terminal output is below. Any clues? [Mint17QianaCinnamonBIOSF10$ play Meditation_Bell.wav Meditation_B...
by tinker123
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sound
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Sound


Solved


Googling around, I found that NVIDIA has its own audio stuff that can usurp control from the onboard sound.

This can be fixed by going into the "BIOS" ( F10 button on bootup at the company logo for HP computers ), find the onbaord audio properties and setting it at "enabled"
by tinker123
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sound
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Sound

Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon Hi, I recently took my computer to the shop to have a video card put in. It has onboard sound. I disconnected everything to take it to the shop. I installed the package nvidia-352 package with Synaptic I reconnected everything this evening. The computer is connected to an exte...
by tinker123
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to get Mint to use a proprietary NVIDA drive?
Replies: 1
Views: 151

How to get Mint to use a proprietary NVIDA drive?

Hi, I have Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon. I had a new NVIDIA video card ( was only using onboard video before ) installed into my computer. When I boot up I get a message telling me that Mint is using a default driver and not the proprietary NVIDIA driver. How do I get Mint to use the NVIDIA driver? Someon...
by tinker123
Sun May 15, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 46.0/1.0 for Mint - very SLOW
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Firefox 46.0/1.0 for Mint - very SLOW

I've been using both Firefox and Mint since each started and have not had this problem.
by tinker123
Sun May 15, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 46.0/1.0 for Mint - very SLOW
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Firefox 46.0/1.0 for Mint - very SLOW

Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon Firefox 46.0, 1.0 for Mint Anyone else have any trouble with Firefox being very slow in loading pages? I uninstalled all of my plugins, reset Firefox to all of the defaults, and have only put back AdBlock and the Reddit Enhancement Suite. Still very slow. I don't seem to be ha...
by tinker123
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Weather Applet Stopped Working A Few Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Weather Applet Stopped Working A Few Days Ago

Mint 17 Qiana, Cinnamon

Hi,

My weather applet stopped working a few days ago. It doesn't update and all I see is the curved arrow that is shown when it isn't updated.

Anyone else have this issue?

How did you fix it?

Thanks

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