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by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Warning: In-place upgrade from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 partially broken by a Mesa Update
Replies: 27
Views: 1763

Re: [Solved] Warning: In-place upgrade from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 partially broken by a Mesa Update

I was simply asking for steps because I remember that there is a way to install freshly without deleting personal data Yeah, having your /home directory on a separate partition and choosing not to delete (or format) it when you do your fresh install. You'll end up with all the same settings/configu...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [UPDATED][SOLVED] kde application appearance in Xfce in LM 19
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Re: kde application appearance in Xfce in LM 19

I wouldn't have tried using the same user directory (and, therefore, all of the previous configuration/etc. files) from a Debian -based distro on an Ubuntu -based one. Perhaps that is the root cause of your issue(s)? But, just in case you were gifted with more good luck than such an activity should ...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: XFCE system sounds... or lack thereof
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: XFCE system sounds... or lack thereof

leonette wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:35 am
I couldn't found the post on the Xfce forum
The link at the end of the fifth post in this thread works, and the thread appears to be reasonably current (and, coincidentally, ToZ mentioned, in post #59, the Smooth audio theme that I linked a few posts up)

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: XFCE system sounds... or lack thereof
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: XFCE system sounds... or lack thereof

The only XFCE distro with working system sounds by default is MX Linux. I don't understand why XFCE developers don't care about system sounds, they are useful and beautiful. So, obviously, those Xfce developers you're mad at cared enough to allow for the things :roll: . I suspect that the default i...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: XFCE system sounds... or lack thereof
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: XFCE system sounds... or lack thereof

I think his posts on the Xfce forum were about 4 years old, so he may have forgotton all it took. I have. I've also lost all interest in system sounds in the time since then, which means I didn't keep any notes or links about it. And my skill level is "copy and paste other's instructions." But good...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Well, I gave up
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Well, I gave up

Which is why I never left it. :) And it's still supported until April 2021 as well. I rarely go with the first release of a major version change, unless it really has a new feature that I need. I usually wait for the next point release (e.g., LM 19.1), and always test it in a spare partition first....
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Update to Linux Mint 19 XFCE - small issues
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: [SOLVED] Update to Linux Mint 19 XFCE - small issues

this package should be installed by default. Considering that Mint's Cinn* & Mate editions are packaged with ALL their goodies (the most-common ones, anyway), why then release the XFCE-edition with only the bare minimum of add-ins/add-ons (n.b. akin to xubuntu) ? This makes little sense to me Maybe...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Warning: In-place upgrade from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 partially broken by a Mesa Update
Replies: 27
Views: 1763

Re: [Solved] Warning: In-place upgrade from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 partially broken by a Mesa Update

Is there a way to do fresh install without deleting my /home documents i only have about 40GB used out of 120 I'm sure one of the gurus (I am anything but :lol: ) will be along with a proper and correct answer. But if you are only concerned with documents, audio, video, miscellenous downloaded/crea...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon VS Mate VS KDE VS XFCE. A list of comments I found around.
Replies: 19
Views: 3226

Re: Cinnamon VS Mate VS KDE VS XFCE. A list of comments I found around.

I also find it irritating that there seems to be no straightforward way to rename "My Computer" in the navigation pane of the Cinnamon file manager, Nemo. I just did a quick search of the forum about that. As it was a quick one, I might have missed a few threads/posts. But you do appear to be corre...
by MtnDewManiac
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Warning: In-place upgrade from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 partially broken by a Mesa Update
Replies: 27
Views: 1763

Re: [Solved] Warning: In-place upgrade from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 partially broken by a Mesa Update

Yet, more important, Clem had quickly implemented an emergency stop into mintupgrade, which would be triggered whenever mintupgrade found mesa 18.0.5 on a Mint 18.3 system. This emergency exit will have prevented more failed in-place upgrades from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 over the weekend, than a forum...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap
Replies: 53
Views: 1933

Re: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap

Ranting - especially on Internet forums - appears to be human nature at this point. It seems to be a harmless way for people to (virtually) shout and cast blame... without forcing them to blame the person who is generally at fault (IOW, the person doing the ranting) - at least initially, lol. Unfort...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Warning: In-place upgrade from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 partially broken by a Mesa Update
Replies: 27
Views: 1763

Re: [Solved] Warning: In-place upgrade from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 partially broken by a Mesa Update

I am glad to read that this issue has likely been resolved (or is at least very nearly so, if everything hasn't "trickled down" yet). However, I am rather disappointed in the forum staff. Unless I missed it (possible), this thread was at no time set to be a site-wide "announcement" thread. And this ...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Want Mint 19 but still want KDE? Have 18.3 KDE installed? Read on!
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: Want Mint 19 but still want KDE? Have 18.3 KDE installed? Read on!

I have never installed kde-full. I think this is the FULL list of packages including all KF5 applications. I don't know about all applications, but it does seem to be an extensive package. I'm not sure if this is the best way to go about it, but you can run Synaptic Package Manager, type kde-full i...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint 19 Xfce
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: Mint 19 Xfce

wh7qq wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:13 pm
even th Firefox is the same 60.0.2 as before but that did not change in the full up 19 install.
Try running mintUpdate again; I received the update to version 61.0.something last night (and this is on my Mint 17.3 installation).

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Why Doesn't Mint Know What CPU I Have?
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Why Doesn't Mint Know What CPU I Have?

Just as an addendum, the AMD64 designation came about because AMD introduced 64-bit processors. This caught Intel with its pants well and truly down, essentially forcing Intel to either license AMD's 64-bit instruction set from AMD or create its own 64-bit instruction set. It was better for Intel's...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Why Doesn't Mint Know What CPU I Have?
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Why Doesn't Mint Know What CPU I Have?

Thank you for that explanation. I assume, then - since the other microcode does not actually get loaded upon startup - that there is no harm, other than the tiny amount of space that it takes up on my hard drive. I also assume that, if I really wanted to, I could uninstall this with no problem, othe...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Why Doesn't Mint Know What CPU I Have?
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Why Doesn't Mint Know What CPU I Have?

Just ran mintUpdate. I accepted the updates. Noticed that one of them was "amd64-microcode." Which would make some small amount of sense if my laptop's CPU wasn't an Intel i5 . I would not have installed this file (package?) because I do not have an AMD CPU. Therefore, it would have been automatical...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfburn Not Installed By Default In Mint 19 (Tara)
Replies: 19
Views: 546

Re: Xfburn Not Installed By Default In Mint 19 (Tara)

catweazel wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:02 am
kyphi wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:19 pm
Does anyone remember the 1.4 MB floppy disc?
Does anyone remember the 80kB floppy disk?
8", read-only, 1970 or '71?

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Hotkey to Close the Current Window
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Hotkey to Close the Current Window

Time was when the only keyboard shortcut you needed to know was the old "three finger salute" or <Ctrl> <Alt> <Del> to terminate a process when Windoze wouldn't behave. Haven't needed that since the move to Linux. :D KDE uses it to offer logout/shutdown options. Presumably other DEs do the same. I ...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfburn Not Installed By Default In Mint 19 (Tara)
Replies: 19
Views: 546

Re: Xfburn Not Installed By Default In Mint 19 (Tara)

Maybe it's me and I somehow missed it in the Release Notes, but Xfburn is not installed by default in Mint 19 (Tara). My guess was that, in the interest of saving on bandwidth, bytes, and b... b... b... work, lol, Clem chose to not include an application that most users probably either remove or ig...

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