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by MikZ
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Mint 19 system stopped booting. Boot Repair wants a new partition. I'm sceptical.
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Mint 19 system stopped booting. Boot Repair wants a new partition. I'm sceptical.

but recognize most users (especially newbies) aren't able to repair Grub on their own. Well, I put together my first Linux system 25 years ago, and I'm generally pretty computer-savvy, but I find myself always fighting with Grub. It seems it should be reasonably straightforward in principle, but di...
by MikZ
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 FDE across multiple drives—the right way?
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: Linux Mint 19 FDE across multiple drives—the right way?

It's been two years and I promised I'd post an update: I've had no problem with updates, including kernel and boot updates, but I've been reluctant to try upgrading from Tara I haven't gotten hibernation working yet, but I honestly haven't tried hard—I can put my laptop to sleep for days, not plugge...
by MikZ
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: SOLVED: Moving/resizing modal dialogues (e.g. File Open)
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Moving/resizing modal dialogues (e.g. File Open)

Wow, thanks for all that advice. I did the `find` command you suggested, and `chown`ed the handful of directories and files it returned back to me. Hopefully that won't cause further problems. And I did know about Ctrl+L, but there's at least one place where it doesn't work—saving a screenshot or pr...
by MikZ
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Warning: Critical issue in base-files 19.0.2 update
Replies: 47
Views: 20945

Re: Warning: Critical issue in base-files 19.0.2 update

tl;dr: Thank you. It was the first time in about eight months that I needed to reboot my computer, and apparently I chose the wrong day. ;-) I agree with Voltron, and thank you for the easy-to-follow instructions. I had to get pointed to this thread by posting another, but in the end, this was the e...
by MikZ
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Mint 19 system stopped booting. Boot Repair wants a new partition. I'm sceptical.
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Mint 19 system stopped booting. Boot Repair wants a new partition. I'm sceptical.

Oddly, Boot Repair knows the latter fact (which is how I know it), but still wants to put Grub on sda. Belts and suspenders, I guess. I just did a websearch, to try to find where Boot Repair is maintained, to see if my log would help them improve the tool. No joy. Would you happen to know who maint...
by MikZ
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Mint 19 system stopped booting. Boot Repair wants a new partition. I'm sceptical.
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Mint 19 system stopped booting. Boot Repair wants a new partition. I'm sceptical.

Yes, that was the problem! That was the easiest fix for a boot problem ever! Thanks so much, people! :D
by MikZ
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Mint 19 system stopped booting. Boot Repair wants a new partition. I'm sceptical.
Replies: 9
Views: 381

SOLVED: Mint 19 system stopped booting. Boot Repair wants a new partition. I'm sceptical.

I've been happily running Mint on my Lenovo P51 for a couple of years, and specifically Mint 19 for at least several months, probably since last year. I rarely need to reboot, but when I did the other day, it didn't come up. Symptom: On reboot, after I type the keys for my encrypted drives, I get a ...
by MikZ
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: SOLVED: Moving/resizing modal dialogues (e.g. File Open)
Replies: 3
Views: 214

SOLVED: Moving/resizing modal dialogues (e.g. File Open)

Ever since I updated to Mint 19, and thus Cinnamon 3.8.9, I haven't been able to move File Save and other modal dialogues out of the way. I can sort-of resize them, but they always remain centred on the parent window. I did not have this problem before the update. I believe I did, however, have to t...
by MikZ
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Can't resize modal window in 17.3
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Can't resize modal window in 17.3

It is not resizable. Sorry. I'm pretty sure it used to be, though, or at least it respected `org.gnome.shell.overrides attach-modal-dialogs`. I've regularly been cursing this restriction since I updated to Mint 19 (and thus Cinnamon 3.8.9). Modal dialogues, like file dialogues, get in the way all t...
by MikZ
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Nemo change bookmark icons
Replies: 15
Views: 3623

Re: Nemo change bookmark icons

who does one contact for feature requests? nemo is aswesome but has room for improvements It's on GitHub , and I just filed Issue 2494 to cover this. If you have a GitHub account, I suggest you click :) and then 👍 on that page, to show that more people want this fixed. (It would surprise me if it g...
by MikZ
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps [SOLVED for Zoom, Insync and other Qt apps]
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps

So it turns out that [user]smurphos[/user] is right, and Zoom is a Qt app. InSync is too. And Qt looks for environment variables that can fix the problems I was having: QT_SCALE_FACTOR and QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR. In my case, QT_SCALE_FACTOR=2 produced the best results, but QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_...
by MikZ
Fri May 31, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps [SOLVED for Zoom, Insync and other Qt apps]
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps

I'll post back here if I find an answer, but in case anyone else is following along, I've found an additional thing to try on StackOverflow.
by MikZ
Fri May 31, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps [SOLVED for Zoom, Insync and other Qt apps]
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps

Zoom is I think QT based? You may have some luck configuring font sizes in the QT Settings app which you should find in the menu. Hey, wow! I've coded Qt apps, but I had no idea there was a Qt configuration app like this! I've tried changing the settings, but they don't seem to affect Zoom. Is this...
by MikZ
Fri May 31, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps [SOLVED for Zoom, Insync and other Qt apps]
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps

smurphos wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 1:48 am
I'm guessing you've have got a HIDPI display?
I'm honestly not sure—I'll have to research a lot of what you're talking about here. But I'm only using gimp 2.8.22, so I'll try updating to 2.10 to see if that works better. Cheers.
by MikZ
Fri May 31, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps [SOLVED for Zoom, Insync and other Qt apps]
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps

Pjotr wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 4:57 pm

Are those apps Flatpaks or regular apps?
I had a quick look at what a flatpak is, and I don't think they're those. I installed gimp with Aptitude; Zoom and Insync were `.deb` files, and NetExtender was a tarball that came with an installation script.
by MikZ
Wed May 29, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps [SOLVED for Zoom, Insync and other Qt apps]
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps

Flatpaks?
What does this mean?
by MikZ
Wed May 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps [SOLVED for Zoom, Insync and other Qt apps]
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps

Hi. Thanks, but that only affects the text that are already the correct size. Like I said, it's only some applications, like Zoom, InSync and gimp that have this issue; most apps, like Chrome, Slack, and Cinnamon itself, are fine, and I don't want to mess with those. I don't think it's a Cinnamon se...
by MikZ
Mon May 27, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps [SOLVED for Zoom, Insync and other Qt apps]
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Tiny fonts and dialogues in some apps [SOLVED for Zoom, Insync and other Qt apps]

G'day peeps, While most third-party apps look great in my Mint 19 installation: vim, Chrome, Slack, etc., a few of them have tiny dialogues and fonts, which make them very difficult to use. The main offenders are gimp and the Zoom netmeeting app, and now one of my clients needs me to use a Java-base...
by MikZ
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to add encryption when installing with "something else" option? [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: How to add encryption when installing with "something else" option? [solved]

My 'something else' for my new Mint 19 installation was putting /home on a partition on a different drive, and encrypting that partition too. I ended up skipping 'something else' and installing with all the defaults, and then creating an encrypted partition using the Gnome Disk Utility, manually mes...

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