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by robertmf
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: VLC 3.0 Released
Replies: 10
Views: 1146

Re: VLC 3.0 Released

It hasn't been released on linux yet. The nightly build PPA only contains a release candidate. Mint 18.3 64b MATE VLC -> Chromecast Ultra dongle love using https://websiteforstudents.com/vlc-3-0-recently-released-and-heres-how-to-install-it-on-ubuntu-16-04-17-10-desktops/ [AUDIO DEVICES] selection ...
by robertmf
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: 18.3 linux-image errors
Replies: 1
Views: 268

18.3 linux-image errors

On installing a program with aptitude or apt-get I get the following errors. This below is just part of the message. The programs do infact install. I believe I read about a problem with 18.3 linux-image-extra ?? :( Ideas? Suggestions? As always :D Thanks in advance :) mfs: Generating /boot/initrd....
by robertmf
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: 18.3 unable to move desktop icons
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: 18.3 unable to move desktop icons

[SOLVED]
Icons mostly moved on re-install. "Mostly" :) The mouse [select/copy] is dodgy, too :(
by robertmf
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is 18.3 stable?
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Is 18.3 stable?

Heaps of thanks. All the posts offered different views and helped me out. I will give 18.3 another shot ... :D
by robertmf
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is 18.3 stable?
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Is 18.3 stable?


I gave up trying 18.3 and am going back to 17.3

Just as a sanity check :P anybody else have the same opinion?
by robertmf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ubuntu-tweak broken in 18.3 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 575

ubuntu-tweak broken in 18.3 ?

linux mint 18.3 64b MATE

No satisfaction with adding the ubuntu-tweak ppa in 18.3.
ppa:tualatrix/ppa
https://launchpad.net/~tualatrix/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

I don't know :cry: what "xenial" is ...

Cannot add ppa. "This ppa does not support xenial"
by robertmf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: 18.3 unable to move desktop icons
Replies: 1
Views: 281

18.3 unable to move desktop icons

Fresh install of linux mint 18.3 64b AMD
MATE w/ marco, composing turned OFF

17.3 no problemo with click & drag moving of desktop icons;
18.3 I can't seem to figure out what has changed :oops:

Any suggestions? Things to look into ... ? Thanks in advance :D
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by robertmf
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Boot partition is full
Replies: 31
Views: 9866

Re: [Solved] Boot partition is full

linux mint 17.3 MATE
I got the same [boot partition is full] upgrading the kernal to 4.4. After a few days it cleared up *go figure* and now I only show 4.4.0.111 in /boot partition
by robertmf
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mem buffer not clearing
Replies: 1
Views: 135

mem buffer not clearing

Sometimes when I boot there is a small screen :? artifact of the chrome browser window left over from the previous session. Any ideas why this happens only sometimes? Any cures ... or is the CPU cholesterol clogged and getting ready for a heart attack? See upper left in the [attachment]. This is onl...
by robertmf
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD tray opening at random
Replies: 5
Views: 768

CD/DVD tray opening at random

linux mint/MATE desktop 17.3 on a Dell Optiplex 755 SFF

The cd/dvd tray opens mysteriously by itself at random times even when not in use. Anybody have any ideas not in the Twilight Zone? :wink:

This does not happen on the Optiplex minitower 745 also running 17.3
by robertmf
Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Mate 17 64 bit freezing
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Mint Mate 17 64 bit freezing

[SOLVED]
linux mint 17.3 64b MATE

I upgraded from 17.2 using apt-get dist-upgrade and experienced the screen/kbd freezing intermittently

Ended up downloading the image, formatting, and installing from the disc. 2 days so far completely stable
by robertmf
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Mate 17 64 bit freezing
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Mint Mate 17 64 bit freezing

Linux Mint 17.3 64-bit MATE kbd and mouse freeze periodically for no apparent reason :twisted: Bug reported to 1321623@bugs.launchpad.net Cinnamon is apparently also affected. Various forums offer "solutions", including changing the kernal ... but no satisfaction forthcoming ... I might have to rev...
by robertmf
Sat May 09, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Updated Chromium browser not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Re: Updated Chromium browser not working

linux mint 17/MATE
"cat /proc/cpuinfo" indicates my box has SSE2

For the past year+ chromium-browser has been crap. It's either [waiting for cache] and/or [page not loading]. It was good when the browser first came out. Now, I use seamonkey or the newer Vivaldi browser.
by robertmf
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can not mount external Memorex DVD Burner
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: can not mount external Memorex DVD Burner

:oops: What was your solution ? :mrgreen:
by robertmf
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: 17 install and screensaver note
Replies: 1
Views: 2873

17 install and screensaver note

MINT/MATE 17 i386/32 Since I don't like Unity, I switched over my main desktop from Ubuntu to MINT/MATE. :D Install went fine. No issues with panels or theme rendering as mentioned in previous threads. UBUNTU-TWEAK sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install u...

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