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by sadhu
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: modem-manager-gui address book
Replies: 0
Views: 18

modem-manager-gui address book

LM 18.3. I often need to send an sms vial modem-manager-gui, which uses gnome-address-book. Which I can't find in the menu, but I do see something in synaptic. I cannot understand how to install gnome-address-book, even though the evolution backend databases seem to be installed. Where is evolution ...
by sadhu
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED downgrade mint from 18.3 to 18.2
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: SOLVED downgrade mint from 18.3 to 18.2

I have another good installation. Clonezilla was the quick solution.
by sadhu
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED downgrade mint from 18.3 to 18.2
Replies: 3
Views: 102

SOLVED downgrade mint from 18.3 to 18.2

is there any way to downgrade an installation of 18.3 to 18.2?

Or is a new install of 18.2 (or clone from another system) the only way? --or the fastest/safest way?


Thanks
-Sadhu
by sadhu
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: lm18.3 cannot disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in
Replies: 0
Views: 52

lm18.3 cannot disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in

In LM18.3 I have tried the following to turn of the touchpad when I have a mouse plugged in. selected System Settings > Mouse & Touchpad > Touchpad > [but there's no option to disable touchpad]. There is an option to ignore the touchpad when a mouse is connected, but this setting has no effect. inst...
by sadhu
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED switch off power instead of "shutdown" command
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: SOLVED switch off power instead of "shutdown" command

Thanks to everyone for their helpful suggestions. I usually shut down gracefully, but I have to wait and wait and wait until the computer turns off before I can turn off the UPS. Otherwise, the speakers, monitor and will still be drawing power and running down the UPS batteries. About once a month w...
by sadhu
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED switch off power instead of "shutdown" command
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: switch off power instead of "shutdown" command

Moem wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:50 am
sadhu wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:20 am
further question:

first, I close all open files/applications before switching off.
What's the question?
Is there still a danger of scrambled files if everything is closed and I'm back to the desktop?
by sadhu
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to: UPS shutdown computer when power cut ...
Replies: 0
Views: 47

How to: UPS shutdown computer when power cut ...

... and reboot when power is restored. This topic is related to https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=277506 I have a 1200 VA Prolink UPS that is now connected to my computer via USB. I want to set up my system so that if power is cut, the computer will shut down gracefully on signal fro...
by sadhu
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED switch off power instead of "shutdown" command
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: switch off power instead of "shutdown" command

further question:

first, I close all open files/applications before switching off.

Second: why does it take linuxmint twice as long to shut down as to boot?

Thanks
-Sadhu
by sadhu
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED switch off power instead of "shutdown" command
Replies: 10
Views: 162

SOLVED switch off power instead of "shutdown" command

See related question: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=277517 Occasionally I'm in a hurry and don't want to wait for the system to shutdown, as in clicking shutdown from the menu, or issuing 'sudo shutdown now" from the command line. It often takes longer to shut down than to boot u...
by sadhu
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED strange problem with fonts in firefox & chrome
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: strange problem with fonts in firefox & chrome

gm10 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:23 am
just run Synaptic Package Manager and mark all installed fonts (Sections > Fonts) ...
Thanks for the tip. I removed V2.00 and re-installed Dejavu and Liberation via Synaptic.

Problem did not return.

tyvm
by sadhu
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED strange problem with fonts in firefox & chrome
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: strange problem with fonts in firefox & chrome

Clear your browser cache, try regenerating your font cache: fc-cache -r fc-cache -fv restart the browser and if it's still broken then it's time to re-install some fonts I guess. I deleted ms-core-fonts and all of my special fonts. I also made liberation serif and liberation sans the default fonts ...
by sadhu
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED strange problem with fonts in firefox & chrome
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: strange problem with fonts in firefox & chrome

I tried LM18.2 xfce. Same result. When I copy and paste the Wikipedia sub-headline text "Øramaóa" to xed, it comes out as "Śramaṇa" as expected. I have not added or deleted any fonts. I did remove LM17 from my machines, so I can't test further. I'm experienced with both Unicode and UTF-8. I have Aut...
by sadhu
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED strange problem with fonts in firefox & chrome
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: strange problem with fonts in firefox & chrome

Update: I tried it on my laptop, also running LM18.3-64; same result with FF and Chrome. I then started Win7 inside VirtualBox. Same result with the IE that comes with Win7.

-sadhu
by sadhu
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED strange problem with fonts in firefox & chrome
Replies: 11
Views: 153

SOLVED strange problem with fonts in firefox & chrome

I was browsing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-sectarian_Buddhism and saw the text shown in the attachment. In the sub-headline, S-acute appears as capital O with slash, and n-with-dot-below appears as o-acute. Note the term properly rendered as " śramaṇas" at the bottom of the screencap. The word...
by sadhu
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED how to install usbmodeswtch without internet connection
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: how to install usbmodeswtch without internet connection

I thought I had killed this post, 'cause I figured out a way. Thanks Jeremy. Thanks GM10. I didn't know about the command apt-get download, so I went the long way around. :mrgreen: Solution: I went to ubuntu.pkgs.org and downloaded the proper usb-modeswitch and usb-modeswich-data .debs for ubuntu 16...
by sadhu
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED how to install usbmodeswtch without internet connection
Replies: 3
Views: 61

SOLVED how to install usbmodeswtch without internet connection

My laptop/notebook running LM18.3 only occasionally recognizes the Huawei E3276 920 Broadband 4G Dongle. Obviously it was recognized during installation, and a couple of times thereafter, but not today at all. Sometimes if I insert the dongle and wait an hour or two, or continually re-insert it, the...
by sadhu
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: login applet appears twice, and neither accepts password
Replies: 0
Views: 35

login applet appears twice, and neither accepts password

subject says it all. How to fix?

I have removed lightdm and installed mdm, if that make any difference. I had to install mdm in order to select or change the login screen background,

TYVM
-Sadhu
by sadhu
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED can't figure out why sed isn't working
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: can't figure out why sed isn't working

<<sound of palm slapping forehead>> :mrgreen:
by sadhu
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED can't figure out why sed isn't working
Replies: 2
Views: 53

SOLVED can't figure out why sed isn't working

I've got an html file with html entities representing Pali diacritical characters in the old Times_CSX font. I've been trying to create a sed conversion script but keep getting strange errors. I finally created a script file with individual sed commands, and still it is dying #!/bin/bash sed -i -e's...
by sadhu
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: cannot rsync to root but can rsync to user
Replies: 0
Views: 55

cannot rsync to root but can rsync to user

I just bought a new notebook, and have connected it to my desktop back-to-back using null modem ethernet cable. IP addresses are set properly, as each machine can ping the other. I have installed openssh-server on both machines. I can rsync from note both to and from desk with no problems. rsync fro...

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