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by JosephM
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: GNOME 3.28
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: GNOME 3.28

I thought I had read they would use Gnome 3.26. Full freeze ahead of 3.28 release is early March. That sounds a little late for inclusion in 18.04. That's possible but they put 3.26 in 17.10 on the same short timeline. My assumption was since they were a gnome shell distro now they would ship the l...
by JosephM
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: GNOME 3.28
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: GNOME 3.28

Your post doesn't affect anything or anybody on Linux Mint, now or in the next 2½ years. Upcoming Linux Mint 19 will use Gnome 3.26. Moving this to Chat about Linux instead because of that.

This really doesn't have any effect on Linux Mint but I'd imagine Ubuntu 18.04 will be using Gnome 3.28.
by JosephM
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!

I must say that I'm a bit put off by the apparent arrogance of the Wayland devs, who (from the looks of it) simply decided that we shouldn't be using graphical applications with root permission anymore. Why on earth not? Now I'll be the first to admit to not being an expert on how all the underlyin...
by JosephM
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!

I must say that I'm a bit put off by the apparent arrogance of the Wayland devs, who (from the looks of it) simply decided that we shouldn't be using graphical applications with root permission anymore. Why on earth not? Now I'll be the first to admit to not being an expert on how all the underlyin...
by JosephM
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Startup delay settings are missing
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: [SOLVED] Startup delay settings are missing

I'd just like to point out that the window in your first screenshot is not the one provided by cinnamon settings startup applications. Do you have another desktop environment installed on that machine? It must be, because I've never installed any other desktop environment on this machine. Or could ...
by JosephM
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Startup delay settings are missing
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: [SOLVED] Startup delay settings are missing

I'd just like to point out that the window in your first screenshot is not the one provided by cinnamon settings startup applications. Do you have another desktop environment installed on that machine?
by JosephM
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: 18.3 auto hidpi scaling not working
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: 18.3 auto hidpi scaling not working

2560 x 1440 This is the reason. Other users were reporting issues with this size. Some larger desktop monitors use this resolution and actually shouldn't be scaled by 2. Like I said the logic is a bit simple but not all hardware will give you valid info to make it smarter. Hopefully we can get a be...
by JosephM
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: System 76 laptops and Mint?
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: System 76 laptops and Mint?

I have an Oryx Pro and it runs Mint great. If you need the system76 drivers for that particular laptop there is no issues with adding the ppa and installing them as per the instructions on their site.
by JosephM
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: nvidia galaxy Geforce 210 (driver problem)
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: nvidia galaxy Geforce 210 (driver problem)

I've seen lots of reports of people having issues with some of these legacy drivers. I have a desktop with a gtx260. I haven't tested lately but after a lot of testing in the past I can say that my system is far more stable using the open source driver than these legacy drivers.
by JosephM
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: 18.3 auto hidpi scaling not working
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: 18.3 auto hidpi scaling not working

Curious, what's the screen size and resolution? If I remember correctly the code to determine HiDPI or not is fairly generic. You don't always get all the info you want from certain hardware.
by JosephM
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xreader is not reading epub formats properly
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: xreader is not reading epub formats properly

If you think you've discovered an issue, please report it here: https://github.com/linuxmint/xreader/issues Give a good explanation and maybe a test file that shows the problem.
by JosephM
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: How to downgrade packages that are updated by adding PPA?
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: How to downgrade packages that are updated by adding PPA?

I think a lot of people get themselves in trouble with those gnome3 ppa's. These upgrade tons of core libraries. This is one of the reasons we now have flatpak support in Mint. Nearly all the newest versions of gnome apps are available as flatpaks without bombing your entire system.
by JosephM
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Adding Mate Desktop to 18.3 (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Adding Mate Desktop to 18.3

Multiple desktops in one system can work, but they can also be the source for trouble. You should at least create a new user account Fully agree with this. I run multiple desktops all the time but each with a separate user account. You will have to install ubuntu-mate-desktop to get the full mate D...
by JosephM
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Mint 18.3

There is already another long thread about this: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=258297
by JosephM
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED]Start Menu Not Perfect 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: Menu Not Perfect 18.3 Cinnamon

I'm sorry but there is nothing wrong with the theme here. You are running a 1080p screen at double res. That means only 540px high. Thats well below the minimum system requirement. That being said you can fix it. What's causing the height in your menu currently is the number of categories (the cente...
by JosephM
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Considering upgrade to 18.3 but am put off by ads [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Considering upgrade to 18.3 but am put off by ads

What in the world are you talking about? There are no ads in the software manager.
by JosephM
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

@MintBean I agree. Devs rarely come here. I'm here at times but sometimes go quite a bit of time without visiting. To be frank, I wouldn't bother with the ideas thing on the community site either. Not sure anyone looks at that anymore. I would expect there will be some changes to where people get po...
by JosephM
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Flatpak - improvement requests for Mint Software Manager

Just a reminder. Making suggestions here is pretty much making them into the void :) If you can give well thought out feature requests, you should do so here: https://github.com/linuxmint/mintinstall/issues

At least someone who can actually consider them will see it.
by JosephM
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Ubuntu going back to gnome, whats the direction for LM?
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Ubuntu going back to gnome, whats the direction for LM?

I'm pretty sure I mentioned this in a thread awhile back (as this Ubuntu back to Gnome thing is kind of old news at this point) but at this point it really doesn't affect Mint any more than Ubuntu using Unity did. In fact it might give small benefits. There were cases with the stock gnome applicatio...
by JosephM
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GUI changed unexpectedly
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: GUI changed unexpectedly

trytip wrote:change themes to a Mint-X

That isn't going to help anything. I could be wrong but my guess would be that the OP installed something from a PPA without paying attention to what it was upgrading. That's the typical way of getting into this sort of situation.

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