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by MtnDewManiac
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 31
Views: 1114

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

I'm surprised that the original announcement - and the buzz it generated - hasn't provoked a discussion in "Ubuntu's own camp" that would have caused (or forced, if you like) the announcer to clarify things in regards to regular desktop installations. Or has it already done so, and some sort of offi...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro
Replies: 27
Views: 1399

Re: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro

oldgranola wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:38 pm
LMDE is not an OS like Manjaro or LM Mint, its a desktop interface.
<SCRATCHES HEAD> Well then, if LMDE is not an OS... which OS does it run on? And while I'm asking, is a desktop interface similar to a desktop environment (Xfce, MATE, et cetera) or is it something else altogether?

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Linux alternative to Speccy?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

You can get a very detailed hardware report by opening a terminal and enter or copy/paste: sudo lshw -html > hardware.html That will make a file in your home directory named hardware.html The advantage to this one is that the user does not have to install or even download anything - just open a ter...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: So much for the weather applet
Replies: 31
Views: 1207

Re: So much for the weather applet

the weather applet on xfce is not much better. it collects data ahead of time into a database and uses that data even if internet is off. yesterday in northern california we had major winds 30-50 miles per hour and the speed it was showing was 9 miles per hour I just hovered my mouse cursor over We...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Creating files in NTFS drives
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Creating files in NTFS drives

Did you make this recommended change (and in a permanent way)? Start Win10 please disable Fast Startup (because hiberfil.sys is in use for fast startup) Extra: run a chkdsk c: /f (if error on drive c:) if chkdsk ok -> restart Linux If so , it might be some kind of linux issue. Otherwise, I'd think i...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Mint 19.1: screensaver has stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Mint 19.1: screensaver has stopped working

Maybe it was the reboot, lol? Okay, probably not. But I have been surprised, reading various troubleshooting threads over the past few years, how people with problems sometimes try many things - but don't seem to think of doing a simple reboot. Maybe "it's linux, and my system has been running witho...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] Issue with panel icon in xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin on Mint Xfce 19.1
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Issue with panel icon in xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin on Mint Xfce 19.1

kevinbowen wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:51 am
Although I haven't seen anyone else chime in on this, I have gone ahead and filed a bug upstream with the Xfce team: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15021
I see that Graeme Gott replied to your bug report with some questions about your choice of theme, along with a theory.

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The Face of Linux Mint Support
Replies: 43
Views: 3285

Re: The Face of Linux Mint Support

You in that case need to study non-human animals longer: all social interaction is fully hierarchy-based and for a very large majority of species very violently so. Only homo sapiens has --- to some degree, in some places and under non-demanding circumstances --- managed to lessen that a bit; to "c...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [Solved] End of life notification
Replies: 22
Views: 617

Re: End of life notification

That said, we could probably add a proper End of Life notification to Update Manager, although you won't benefit from it on LM18. I'll make a note of it. That would probably be a good idea. Yes, the onus is on the customer here and, YES, the official end of support date is published when (before, a...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Why dont my smilies work?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: [SOLVED] Why dont my smilies work?

carum carvi wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:21 am
As far as smilies are concerned I just learned who Mr Green is.
Mr. Yuk is mean. Mr. Yuk is green. Mr. Yuk is...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Yuk

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Home Printer/Scanner and old laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Home Printer/Scanner and old laptop

It's common for replacement ink cartridges to nearly equal the price of a new printer. It's also common for cheap refilled cartridges to be rejected by the printer as incompatible unless the chips are well matched . I see that as an informal way for the company to break the spirit of the consumer:c...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xreader not rendering some EPUBs
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Xreader not rendering some EPUBs

Have you tried FBReader for your .EPUB files? There's also an "Android" version, if you want continuity(?).

Regards,
~TS~
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PlutoTV keeps crashing Mint 19
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: PlutoTV keeps crashing Mint 19

mrniceguy wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:03 pm
So if there's no solution I'll just avoid PlutoTV.
If you use or are willing to try Chrome, you can try installing "Pluto TV - It’s Free TV!" via the Chrome store... thing.

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: ACORN TV Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: ACORN TV Recommendations

I enjoyed Faulty Towers as a child, and so did my mother (who was a few years younger than I am now). I still smile when I think about the absolute non-PC aspects of it, and think about what would happen if someone tried to create such a show in the USA today. BtW, is this Acorn TV free/ad-supported...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: new site for easy linux
Replies: 13
Views: 546

Re: new site for easy linux

AZgl1500 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:33 am
Are the old tips for 18.3 still available ?
:ditto:

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: DICOM files
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: DICOM files

I just spent a few seconds' time on a general web search. Perhaps one or more of these links will be helpful: https://askubuntu.com/questions/909692/is-there-a-way-to-open-dicom-files https://www.linuxlinks.com/medicalimaging/ https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2232193 https://ubuntuforums.or...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Qgis 3.2 Disappeared and won't be reinstalled
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Qgis 3.4 Disappeared and won't be reinstalled

adilhaimoura wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:17 pm
I have done some googling and manged to install
Some description of how you installed it (other than by having "done some googling" :roll: ) may be helpful in getting help with troubleshooting.

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Qgis 3.2 Disappeared and won't be reinstalled
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Qgis 3.2 Disappeared and won't be reinstalled

I just did a search for "qgus ppa." From the search results I got, it appears that there is at least one such PPA. Have you tried installing from one of them, assuming you can find one which supports the version of Ubuntu that your version of Mint is built on? My guess is that others using that vers...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there a program like CCleaner for Linux Mint? Would such a program be pointless?
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Is there a program like CCleaner for Linux Mint? Would such a program be pointless?

If used wisely ... ... than the software wrecking ball does not get used (not even installed) at all. It's not the same. Bleachbit does housekeeping, yes - but it is also (to put it bluntly) a tool for the paranoid. For example: E. g. the browser cache can get cleaned with the browser itself, even ...

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