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by MtnDewManiac
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternative Browser to Firefox (Solved)
Replies: 31
Views: 1028

Re: Alternative Browser to Firefox (Solved)

Hi MDM...you said, So how does one use "google.com" to substitute for a web browser? Telnet in via terminal, or...? Please don't leave us in suspense (thanks!). Its easy...just type into your present browsers address bar, google.com, when you see it come up and just bookmark it to your browser...th...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternative Browser to Firefox (Solved)
Replies: 31
Views: 1028

Re: Alternative Browser to Firefox

Yes - Can you recommend an alternative browser to Firefox There's also google.com, which can be used to search the web. Interesting... I do miss the "gopher" days from time to time, and especially when I encounter a "flashy" website that insists on running a dozen or more scripts on my computer jus...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)
Replies: 33
Views: 12613

Re: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)

I love the KDE Plasma and Classical KDE desktop but if you install KDE in Linux Mint it becomes bootleg Kubuntu 18.04 LTS. It has none of the features that make Mint itself. But xenopeek stated in post #... Well, this forum software is unable to display post numbers in threads, but it was one in th...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Running 19.2, Upgrade to xfce 4.14?
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: Running 19.2, Upgrade to xfce 4.14?

I am about as far from an expert as a person can be and still have heard of it, lol, so this may not be correct. However: Because you have added those PPAs, the files within them (or the ones that are for your version, I suppose) should appear in Synaptic Package Manager. Therefore, you should be ab...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Switching between work spaces
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Switching between work spaces

You can also set a keyboard shortcut to switch workspaces. (IIRC, it used to be set by default but now it's not). Pressing CTRL F1 , CTRL F2, et cetera is no longer enabled by default to switch among the various workspaces? I'm looking at upgrading my other installation (Mint 19 or 19.1) if/when I ...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] Menu Change
Replies: 22
Views: 1527

Re: [Solved]Menu Change

I knew there was a reason I just tapped the power button when I wanted to shut my computer down :lol: .

(I have a laptop, so that power button is an inch away from my PgDn button. If I had a desktop, it'd probably be more of a stretch to reach.)

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: xfce 4.14
Replies: 12
Views: 3190

Re: xfce 4.14

I don't know why it wouldn't.
by MtnDewManiac
Mon May 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through

He (or she) can't. No working optical drive or USB port. HEY, thanks for reading! It's a little frustrating having to keep mentioning that. That's probably the reason that I didn't bother posting a lengthy financial report and point out that, while on a good day I can keep an elderly widowed parent...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon May 06, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through

No, mintupgrade surely isn't supposed to tear all that stuff out, is it? ya, it is... upgrading will involve a lot of deleting of existing files and installing a bunch of new ones. Thats part of the normal process. Not sure why that bugs you. It's normal for me to lose one of the two most popular w...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon May 06, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Should I have asked my Mint Upgrade Problem Here instead of in Newbie Area?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Should I have asked my Mint Upgrade Problem Here instead of in Newbie Area?

I, as well as others DID post on your original post. Oh, sorry. I'll go back to that one to keep everything straight, then. But since you've asked: a clean install is usually recommended in these cases...back up anything important to you at the very least on USBs first, then do a clean install and ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun May 05, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Should I have asked my Mint Upgrade Problem Here instead of in Newbie Area?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Should I have asked my Mint Upgrade Problem Here instead of in Newbie Area?

It's kind of an installation. I mean, yes, it's an upgrade to 18. But that means I'm installing it, too. So should I have posted my disaster report here? Is that why I can't get any help in the other area, because the people who know this stuff are in here monitoring instead of the new people area? ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun May 05, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 582

I ran mintupgrade check again and this happened

user@computer ~ $ mintupgrade check + Checking your Linux Mint codename... + Checking your Linux Mint edition... + Setting up the repositories for Linux Mint 18 'Sarah'... [sudo] password for randy: OK Hit http://archive.canonical.com xenial InRelease Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com sarah InRelea...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun May 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 582

Re: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through

More information: I followed this how-to as much as possible: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2316 I hovered on my upper panel to see what time it was, and while the panel was visible, I saw the mintUpdate icon had changed to the "!" one, so I opened the app and it is now showing that ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun May 05, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 582

REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through

Had to do in-place upgrade this time. Checked via terminal and have 17.3 (Xfce). Followed the link for going from that to 18. Installed mintupgrade via terminal. Ran mintupgrade check and things looked okay. Ran mintupgrade download and things looked okay (this took about 42 minutes). Ran mintupgrad...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Error loading operative system
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Error loading operative system

Problem solved! The problem was the download mirror. If it was my post that caused you to figure your issue out, I am glad I was able to help. Regardless, I'm happy that you were able to do so. Someone once told me, "If your car won't start, before spending a bunch of money on a tow truck and mecha...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] gksu (gksudo) issues plus other comments
Replies: 27
Views: 1606

Re: [solved] gksu (gksudo) issues plus other comments

Which believe they are referring to people installing a malicious extension pack for Virtualbox from some unknown source. Doesn't it (the existence of a means for elevating privileges) apply more generally here, too? By that I mean wouldn't any piece of code that someone can convince the user to gi...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PGL, Peerguardian Linux and Linux MInt 19
Replies: 33
Views: 1957

Re: PGL, Peerguardian Linux and Linux MInt 19

This is not the place to discus politics. BTW one of iblocklist is protecting me from US GOVERNMENT spying.I do not agree with you, but I'm respecting your thoughts. I was merely stating a fact. You may choose to disagree with any fact you like :lol: , including that one. But I do take your point, ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Error loading operative system
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Error loading operative system

Is this the exact same USB (and data) you used to install Mint successfully on your computer, or did you "burn" the ISO fresh? If the latter, did you make sure the ISO you downloaded was an exact bit-for-bit copy (by comparing its checksum to what was listed) and, having done so and still had the is...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PGL, Peerguardian Linux and Linux MInt 19
Replies: 33
Views: 1957

Re: PGL, Peerguardian Linux and Linux MInt 19

For me data collection is violation of 4th. Yes - if it's the US federal government (or a state/local one) that is doing the collecting. Think of the US Constitution as a contract (so to speak) between you and the government - not everyone/everything else. Otherwise, when a business clearly posted ...

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