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by JosephM
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Good, bad, and direction of Linux Desktop UI
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Good, bad, and direction of Linux Desktop UI

And linux has developed a bad habit a having "fake names" for programs; e.g. file-roller calls itself "Archive manager" and even in the "Help -> About" you still can't find out what the real name is, so try killall "archive manager", ha ha. In one "task manger" it's called "file-roller" and in anot...
by JosephM
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release
Replies: 25
Views: 1928

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release

No need to apologize for nit picking. A lot of the time when we move to a new base users will end up running into things we never did when they try the beta. Cleaning up as many of those little things as we can helps up the overall level of polish a good bit.
by JosephM
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release
Replies: 25
Views: 1928

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release

so that said it would seem a lot better for everyone to have a place / blog for just the bugs without the extraneous natter...would it not?
It wouldn't matter where we put it. We would get the same stuff. It wouldn't change anything.
by JosephM
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?
Replies: 25
Views: 1190

Re: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?

"Mate is a shady character" funny truth is that Ubuntu butchered their spin, then Mint compounded it. it is only the Ubuntu and Mint versions that are borked. I'm curious what you feel other distros do better with the Mate version? I've not really heard that argument before. As to the original ques...
by JosephM
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release
Replies: 25
Views: 1928

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release

Too bad bug reporting is so difficult, and there is no feedback. "lost in the blog"... Wasn't that an old sci-fi movie in the 60's? That's a lousy way to handle bug reporting :( There has to be a better way to do that. And it has to be a pain for them too with so many posts. Honestly, setting up a ...
by JosephM
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop

bartszu wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Xeno ? And what handles desktop in Cinnamon ? Nemo ?
If so there is somwhere simple pice of code to attach what you want but I dont know where to look for it.
nemo-desktop handles the desktop in Cinnamon. I think it was in Mint18.3 that nemo and nemo-desktop were split.
by JosephM
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19, Cinnamon, weird menu
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Mint 19, Cinnamon, weird menu

In Cinnamon settings->Effects you can try disabling "Fade effect on Cinnamon scrollboxes". We've seen this cause issues with certain graphics hardware before.
by JosephM
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help Installing GTK+3.2230
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Help Installing GTK+3.2230

Just to reiterate, you MUST install the *-dev packages for the libraries you are trying to use. These are not installed in Mint by default since most users have no need for them. Upgrading to Mint19 isn't going to make any difference here. If you can't get it working in Mint18 it isn't going to work...
by JosephM
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: DE or Distro with REAL scrollbars
Replies: 23
Views: 515

Re: DE or Distro with REAL scrollbars

It's just a setting. Cinnamon-settings->Effects turn of "Overlay scrollbars" and log out and back in.
by JosephM
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Thunar menu icons and Gtk 3.22
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Help Installing GTK+3.2230

GTK+3.2230 has completely lost ability to show any decoration icons in menus . further more it is now affecting other cosmetic features in other applications that use gtk configs. thunar was updated today to 1.8 making toolbar icons inaccessible, it now uses ugly symbolics . custom actions are gone...
by JosephM
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help Installing GTK+3.2230
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Help Installing GTK+3.2230

As xenopeek said you don't need to build gtk to write applications with it. You will likely need to install the -dev packages to build your gtk apps. There are some good tutorials around on the web for getting started with gtk programming depending on the language you are using.
by JosephM
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon causes high CPU usage after a while
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Cinnamon causes high CPU usage after a while

Are you running any spices installed from the cinnamon spices site? If so, disable them and try again.
by JosephM
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: in Mint 19 Mate, some themes disable desktop wallpapers
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: in Mint 19 Mate, some themes disable desktop wallpapers

This sounds like it might actually be an issue with the theme. When you enable the desktop icons you get a window which covers your entire desktop that holds the icons. The theme might be inadvertently setting a color on that window instead of allowing it to be transparent so your wallpaper can show...
by JosephM
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: The menubar of my mate-terminal is transparent. How to make it opaque?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: The menubar of my mate-terminal is transparent. How to make it opaque?

Ok, you need to post some better information. You don't even tell us what version of Mint you are on. I'm assuming it's Mint19 since that's a known problem in the beta. It's fixed in git master and you should get an update to fix it soon.
by JosephM
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?
Replies: 12
Views: 3455

Re: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?

Nice, thanks much. Alt F2 didn't work when Cinnamon was hung, but that did the trick nicely. It does not work because you have to press <Ctrl><Alt><F2> . This will take you from the GUI to the pseudo console monitor tty2. HTH, Karl Alt+f2 and Ctrl+Alt+f2 are two different things. Alt+f2 opens the r...
by JosephM
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scroll bars on 19 Tara
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Scroll bars on 19 Tara

Now I am retired, but I will still make beta complaints - that is what you are supposed to do. Very true, but you're making them in the wrong place since this forum is for support and you're not asking for support. Joseph (who is a Mint developer) tells us where to report issues: https://forums.lin...
by JosephM
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Cinnamon 3.8
Replies: 12
Views: 1466

Re: Cinnamon 3.8

I like what I'm seeing so far Mint Cinnamon 19 beta. The DE is snappy indeed and very polished. Cinnamon uses about 974mb ram looking at the system monitor, which is lower than Gnome on this machine. Overall quite impressive. Great job guys!!! I assume you're meaning the entire system is using that...
by JosephM
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Cinnamon 3.8
Replies: 12
Views: 1466

Re: Cinnamon 3.8

I like what I'm seeing so far Mint Cinnamon 19 beta. The DE is snappy indeed and very polished. Cinnamon uses about 974mb ram looking at the system monitor, which is lower than Gnome on this machine. Overall quite impressive. Great job guys!!! I assume you're meaning the entire system is using that...
by JosephM
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 232
Views: 41181

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

The beta is now available on this mirror. Have fun testing ... :D :D :D https://ftp.fau.de/mint/iso/testing/ Nice! Thanks! Edit: it looks like the MATE edition of 19 beta is not ready. It has a bottom panel but nothing is on it when you boot it live. Xfce 19 beta does work and installs. Haven't tri...
by JosephM
Wed May 30, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: I cant increase the display resolution more than 1366x768
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: I cant increase the display resolution more than 1366x768

I have an older HP laptop, that I don't remember the model number of, which is speced very similar to yours. The screen has the same native resolution and that's pretty much what you're stuck with.

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