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by Condorman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Xplayer problem
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Xplayer problem

Solved. Like an idiot I'd installed the package mesa-va-drivers and this messed up the playback. All good now I've removed the package. :)
by Condorman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: 404 error when installing themes from settings menu
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: 404 error when installing themes from settings menu

Just me?

Or does no-one else use this feature?
by Condorman
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Xplayer problem
Replies: 1
Views: 58

[SOLVED] Xplayer problem

Hi folks. I was messing about with my new install of Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit earlier, and needed to get Wine running for one of my favourite games. Had a bit of fun there, and it turned out I needed 32 bit compatibility which I duly installed (Mesa 32 bit packages). After this, the game runs brillia...
by Condorman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Boring Mint??
Replies: 60
Views: 2761

Re: Boring Mint??

I love the idea that people find it boring. It's hilarious. My daughter has been trying to use her Windows 10 laptop recently for various things like completing homework and applying for jobs. The amount of swearing that goes on when it just won't do what she wants it to! A bit of "boring" in these ...
by Condorman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: 404 error when installing themes from settings menu
Replies: 1
Views: 80

404 error when installing themes from settings menu

Anyone else having this issue? I'm using Mint Cinnamon 19 Tara 64 bit. If I go into the settings and attempt to install a new theme, upon hitting refresh it returns a 404 error. Of course, I can install the themes from the Spices website (which I did) but I do prefer the system settings for this tas...
by Condorman
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint
Replies: 62
Views: 3622

Re: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint

Very interesting discussion and I'm glad someone here has started it. I too have noticed a lot of negativity in the Linux world, though I don't frequent Reddit. I do however, listen to one or two Linux podcasts and I have noticed some downright snobbery when it comes to Linux Mint that frankly baffl...
by Condorman
Sat May 20, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Who have you referred to Linux Mint?
Replies: 22
Views: 1275

Re: Who have you referred to Linux Mint?

I converted someone! Beyond immediate family, I have never done this before! Not to go into too much detail, got into a discussion with a bloke in my office who was fed up with W10. He was asking me about it and I had to own up and say I hadn't used Windows since W7 in 2009, so I couldn't really off...
by Condorman
Thu May 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Security Flaw in Guest Login
Replies: 24
Views: 2022

Re: Security Flaw in Ubuntu Guest Login

Just read your original thread Lucap, and it is indicative of when self styled experts wade into a discussion to talk it down. You were right to raise it and be alarmed imho. It's blase to say "oh just do this" while disregarding the fact that potentially thousands upon thousands of people have this...
by Condorman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME
Replies: 159
Views: 10589

Re: Ubuntu drops Unity and moves back to GNOME

My personal feeling on all of this is that it is fantastic news. I say that but I'm extremely sad that this didn't play out for Canonical however. There wasn't much wrong with Unity imho and it was a nice modern desktop (though it was a bit too fussy for my tastes), and I'm even more sad that the ph...
by Condorman
Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 18 - the besk desktop. Period.
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Mint 18 - the besk desktop. Period.

I don't think it's even that. Some users are clearly just fools (who quits a distro because they don't like one of the theme options that isn't even default?), and another reason is that Mint is very, very popular now and and it's cool to get on the backlash bandwagon. Very similar to what Ubuntu we...
by Condorman
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 18 - the besk desktop. Period.
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Mint 18 - the besk desktop. Period.

Anyone else here though, who gets really wound up by crap reviews and poor journalism? was just reading Dark Duck's review ( http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2016/07/linux-mint-18-cinnamon-pity-pity-pity.html ), which I discovered via Distrowatch. I cannot take any review seriously which implants a hug...
by Condorman
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 4911

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

I've been round all these other hills before. Manjaro, openSUSE, etc, etc, rolling releases vs so-called stable. I always end up back with Mint.

But if you're off on some travels have fun, and let us know how you get on. :)
by Condorman
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 4911

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

I think it's just good practice to wipe out and reinstall every couple of years. I do it with pretty much everything I own, phone, tablet (well, factory reset and complete wipe), PC laptop. Hell, even my PVR gets a complete reset and disk wipe every two years. To me, the Linux landscape changes so ...
by Condorman
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 4911

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

Would be nice if Mint was a constant rolling release. I politely disagree! 8) Me too. I think it's just good practice to wipe out and reinstall every couple of years. I do it with pretty much everything I own, phone, tablet (well, factory reset and complete wipe), PC laptop. Hell, even my PVR gets ...
by Condorman
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Simply Amazing
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Simply Amazing

Installed Mint 18 myself the other day. I'd been using Mint 17.x for two years, which was the longest I'd ever used any Linux, and it had been largely flawless. Mint 18 is up and running beautifully and I'm thrilled with it. Brilliant release. :)
by Condorman
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”
Replies: 281
Views: 50718

Re: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”

I cannot wait for this. The last two years with Linux Mint 17.x have been the longest time I have spent with any Linux distro. They are usually wiped off within 6 months and I move on. I've stuck with Mint simply because it is a pleasure to use it. The tools are easy and always work, the system is r...
by Condorman
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”
Replies: 281
Views: 50718

Re: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”

Upgrade Monkeys! Only thing missing the the bell and the dog, saliva is plentiful. Well this may be true to some degree, but I for one am glad that folks are testing this and (hopefully) reporting any issues found to the devs. Benefits all of us really, if users are keen. I won't be installing unti...
by Condorman
Sun May 22, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint. I want to like it, I really do... (general impressions)
Replies: 46
Views: 4060

Re: Linux Mint. I want to like it, I really do... (general impressions)

Haven't used Kega Fusion for ages. Retroarch all the way now, although I will add that I have struggled to get PSX working on any Linux install with any program. Luckily, I bought an Android box for that (MOJO), and it is a way better option imho.
by Condorman
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach
Replies: 18
Views: 858

Re: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach

Hi "Condorman", I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. First, I really love HP products because they work and work well, and they are totally compatible with Linux and Linux Mint, and have great Linux drivers. I especially love their multi-function p...
by Condorman
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach
Replies: 18
Views: 858

Re: A good, honest alternative to HP's disgusting approach

Which one would be worth looking at for Linux that ISN'T HP? Samsung has good Linux support nowadays as well, plus its printers are relatively cheap. Buy the cheapest monochrome laser printer that Samsung makes and you'll be fine. :) If a Samsung printer doesn't work out of the box, this is how you...

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