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by herouth
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ugly font used by Firefox UI and some pages. Where do I trace the issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Ugly font used by Firefox UI and some pages. Where do I trace the issue?

OK, if anybody is interested. First, it turned out that the problem extended beyond Hebrew. It also displayed monospaced fonts badly. That is, using a proportional font. Second, I found a workaround: in Firefox's about:config, change the setting gfx.font_rendering.fontconfig.fontlist.enabled to fals...
by herouth
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ugly font used by Firefox UI and some pages. Where do I trace the issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Ugly font used by Firefox. Where do I trace the issue?

Does this help? ... There's more settings available from the Advanced button on the right. Nope. Sorry. That was what I meant when I originally said "I set up sans-serif for all encodings". I also made sure, in about:config, that Hebrew, Western an x-unicode are all set to sans-serif and, for serif...
by herouth
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ugly font used by Firefox UI and some pages. Where do I trace the issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Ugly font used by Firefox UI and some pages. Where do I trace the issue?

I'm using Linux Mint Serena, with dark themes. In firefox, I have a hairy font issue: for some reason, it uses FreeSerif for Hebrew text in dialogs, text fields, and some web sites as well. In fact, there is one web site where this font is displayed despite the CSS specifically pointing to Arial, an...
by herouth
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: How do I set Mint 18.1 such that network is always available?
Replies: 0
Views: 234

How do I set Mint 18.1 such that network is always available?

I don't recall having this issue in previous versions of Mint so I'm guessing it has to do with the new Ubuntu 16.04, but maybe I'm off-mark there. Anyway, the issue is that I want my machine to be accessible for ssh and NoMachine access at all times. This mainly means access through VPN, so I canno...
by herouth
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to get European software sources on Rosa?
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: How to get European software sources on Rosa?

We're trying to figure out how to implement this nicely (the current way works for many countries, avoiding them having to test hundreds of servers from across the world and only test the geographically near ones). Perhaps a toggle in preferences? "Check for servers outside my geographical region",...
by herouth
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to get European software sources on Rosa?
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: How to get European software sources on Rosa?

Thanks. If anybody is interested in a really ugly workaround, here it is: Make a backup of the file /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSources/countries.json and then open it (not the backup, the original) in an editor (this needs to be sudone). Find the country where the foreign point of your international lin...
by herouth
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to get European software sources on Rosa?
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: How to get European software sources on Rosa?

I see. Thank you. So there is no way for me to know the actual speed of the servers before I select one, I have to do so blindly.
by herouth
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to get European software sources on Rosa?
Replies: 11
Views: 989

How to get European software sources on Rosa?

I'm located in Israel, which is geographically in Asia. So the servers that are offered in the software sources GUI in Rosa are all servers from Asia. Unfortunately, that's really bad as far as connection speed is concerned: All of Israel's international links are through undersea cables through the...
by herouth
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Has anything happened to the apt repositories?
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Has anything happened to the apt repositories?

Never mind: solved. Based on this thread, I went to the software sources thing in the menu, changed the sources for both Petra and Saucy to different mirrors (actually, closer to me geographically and topologically) and updated the cache. Voila, problem solved.
by herouth
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Has anything happened to the apt repositories?
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Has anything happened to the apt repositories?

Check this thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=149047 I had similar problems and fixed them quickly with the help of members on here...you need to reset your sources list....and there is another apt-get command to fix this. Check out the link for more info. :mrgreen: Thanks, bu...
by herouth
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Has anything happened to the apt repositories?
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Has anything happened to the apt repositories?

Thanks. Does anybody know if there is a way to alert the distro people about this?
by herouth
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Has anything happened to the apt repositories?
Replies: 6
Views: 567

[solved] Has anything happened to the apt repositories?

I installed Petra/Cinnamon on my new HTPC. But when I tried to update the software - either through the update manager or through command-line apt-get, I got tons of errors about missing "Indexes", and it appears that there were many repositories where Petra was hosted on Ubuntu's servers and are no...
by herouth
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: What's the proper way to disable the network manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: What's the proper way to disable the network manager?

Nobody knows the answer? Or have I posted in the wrong forum or inappropriately?
by herouth
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: What's the proper way to disable the network manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

What's the proper way to disable the network manager?

Background: My home Linux box is used both as a light server (mail/database/DLNA/apache) and as a desktop. I currently use kubuntu 12.10. I wish to switch to Mint. In order for the "server" stuff to work on boot, the network has to be up up at boot rather than at GUI activation. Which basically mean...

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