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by Night Wing
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 beta Xfce = I need to install browsers
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Mint 19 beta Xfce = I need to install browsers and Viber

I think that green download button on the right side of the page on the original link is for 32 bit SeaMonkey. You need to make sure you download the right bit SeaMonkey since SM comes in both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. I have been using the 64 bit build of SeaMonkey (my backup browser) since 2012 ...
by Night Wing
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An experience with Timeshift and the space it uses
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: An experience with Timeshift and the space it uses

Timeshift does not seem to actually delete the files off of the drive/partition. Apparently, it is just deleting links and leaving the files in place. I've never used Timeshift. I hope this isn't the way Timeshift is supposed to act upon a deletion of an old snapshot of a system because Timeshift w...
by Night Wing
Mon May 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remmina or Teamviewer
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: Remmina or Teamviewer

I help my sister-in-law with her desktop tower computer and I use Teamviewer to access her computer. Teamviewer has never given me or her any problems. BTW, my sister-in-law lives 200 miles from me. Her desktop tower computer has two hard drives in it. Her default drive is installed with 64 bit Wind...
by Night Wing
Mon May 21, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing TeamViewer
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Installing TeamViewer

On every new install of Mint (Xfce), I always install linux Teamviewer. Below is how I install Teamviewer (TV). 1) I go to the Teamviewer website below and choose the right Ubuntu version deb package in 64 bit. https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/linux/ 2) I download the TV deb package to my Desk...
by Night Wing
Wed May 16, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Gdebi Package Installer
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Gdebi Package Installer

Karl Thanks for your explanation. Per your advice, I'll check it out. I hope when Mint 19 (Tara) in Xfce is released, Gdebi will be listed in the Applications Menu and the Whisker Menu like it was in previous versions of Mint. If Gdebi isn't listed, then I'll have to go into my Synaptic Package Mana...
by Night Wing
Wed May 16, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Gdebi Package Installer
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Gdebi Package Installer

At one time, the Gdebi Package Installer was installed by default "and" listed in the old Applications Menu as well as with the Whisker Menu. I install third party .deb packages and I use Gdebi. In Mint 18.3, the Gdebi Package Installer is installed by default in Mint 18.3, but it is "not" listed in...
by Night Wing
Tue May 15, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Will Mint 19 Finally Drop Flash Support?
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Will Mint 19 Finally Drop Flash Support?

Some sites still use and require Flash and this is why I have Flash installed. If it is not installed by default in Mint 19, I will have to install it via the Synaptic Package Manager if available. My preferred browser is linux Pale Moon and the linux version of Flash I'm using in Pale Moon is 29.0....
by Night Wing
Thu May 10, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 63
Views: 2637

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

Try SolydXK. They focus on KDE and Xfce. It installs easily, and is reliable. Based on Debian Stretch, and there are Buster/Sid type versions also. (they are just now migrating servers so webpage access may be spotty for a few days) I tried SolydX (Xfce) before I tried Mint. At that time, SolydX di...
by Night Wing
Wed May 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 63
Views: 2637

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

It is a shame Mint had to let go of KDE right when Plasma has become awesome. I was so impressed with Kubuntu 18.04 that I immediately installed it on 2 of my computers. Mint has lots of fans though, and with 4 releases upcoming: Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, and Cinnamon LMDE, I will be surprised if Mint'...
by Night Wing
Wed May 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 63
Views: 2637

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

Mint will be at the top again with 19 and LMDE due. I wouldn't bank on that. Mint will no longer offer an official KDE desktop environment for Mint 19.0 (Tara) and I have a feeling many people who were using Mint KDE switched over to Manjaro KDE. This could be one of the reasons why Manjaro is attr...
by Night Wing
Tue May 08, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: reverting to win7
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: reverting to win7

@ architeuthis Have you tried a program named, "Etcher"? The computer shop where I help out sometimes uses this program and it works for them when they need to create a bootable USB drive. It will work for linux, windows and mac. https://etcher.io/ The YouTube video below will give you a little more...
by Night Wing
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Updated to 18.3 Xfce and sound icon went bye bye..
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Updated to 18.3 Xfce and sound icon went bye bye..

Try to rename the pulseaudio folder .config/pulse to pulse.back when you reboot will make a new one. I'm not a linux power user so I have no idea where the pulseaudio folder is or how to get to it. BTW, on a sidenote, I noticed the original sound icon which was installed with Mint 18.3 Xfce, what e...
by Night Wing
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Updated to 18.3 Xfce and sound icon went bye bye..
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Updated to 18.3 Xfce and sound icon went bye bye..

I'm also running 18.3 Xfce and my sound indicator disappeared too. Edit: Menu > Multimedia > Dragged "PulseAudio Control Volume" down to my Panel where a red line appeared and let my finger off the mouse button. When that happened a window opened up asking me to "create launcher". I did and then a s...
by Night Wing
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: what spin of mint for low tech windows user?
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: what spin of mint for low tech windows user?

For all of my friends who I turned on to linux Mint, they are all Windows OS refugees. They all got fed up with Windows 10. They all now use 64 bit Mint with the Xfce desktop environment and they all are quite happy.
by Night Wing
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: And they all wonder why we insist on ad and tracking blockers
Replies: 33
Views: 1373

Re: And they all wonder why we insist on ad and tracking blockers

Edit: Without any blocking, that "alphr" site connects to at least 113 third-party sites. Even with blocking your message alone connects to 1 third-party site: https://s20.postimg.org :) You can block that one third party site too by placing it in Mint's Domain Blocker. In Mint 18.2 version and oth...
by Night Wing
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Our favorite music
Replies: 59
Views: 1634

Re: Our favorite music

Chris Rea - "The Road To Hell"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToQhVV7WpLk
by Night Wing
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Pale Moon browser - Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Pale Moon browser

The site you're having a problem with probably relates to "user agent sniffing". Which means change your user agent to trick the site into thinking you're using Firefox when in reality you're really using Pale Moon. I had to do this with YouTube because I was missing the Settings button so I couldn'...
by Night Wing
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] I'm getting a warning that Adobe Flash is out of date. I thought we didn't use Flash
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: I'm getting a warning that Adobe Flash is out of date. I thought we didn't use Flash

There is an easier way to install Flash if a website needs Flash and some of the ones I visit still use Flash. Instead of using the terminal in Mint or going to the Adobe site and downloading the tarball, there is a much better way (in my opinion). As an example, I needed Flash 28.0.0.137 for both l...
by Night Wing
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Our favorite music
Replies: 59
Views: 1634

Re: Our favorite music

Since Dennis Edwards died this past weekend, I like to play one of the songs from The Temptations. In the song below, he was the lead singer.

The Temptations - "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLMOaiHUzHo
by Night Wing
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Avoiding IoT
Replies: 60
Views: 1732

Re: Avoiding IoT

If I'm thinking about buying a product with IoT and it can't be turned off, then I won't buy that product. In my opinion, anything digital can be hacked and IoT is a hackers dream.

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