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by funinthesun
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 18.2 KDE never shuts down properly and freezes frequently
Replies: 7
Views: 2535

Re: Mint 18.2 KDE never shuts down properly and freezes frequently

This is the inxi -Fxz output. How do I turn off the compositing if that is the problem. Oddly enough I tried Cinnamon 16.1 from a flash drive and it appeared to work fine. Is it a problem specific to KDE or would I have the same issue with other desktops? System: Host: coyote-Aspire-ES1-512 Kernel: ...
by funinthesun
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 18.2 KDE never shuts down properly and freezes frequently
Replies: 7
Views: 2535

Mint 18.2 KDE never shuts down properly and freezes frequently

Since I was never able to resolve this issue with 17.3 KDE I decided to upgrade to mint 18.2, with all the attendant hassles. I hoped that 18.2 would somehow fix this but in fact it is much worse than previously. Now Mint 18.2 KDE will never shut down properly, it freezes frequently and now KDE hang...
by funinthesun
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't click menu items in several programs - KDE 18.3
Replies: 26
Views: 2078

Re: Can't click menu items in several programs - KDE 18.3

That fixed it. Thank you very much. I hope they do eventually post fixes, but this will do for now.
Don
by funinthesun
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't click menu items in several programs - KDE 18.3
Replies: 26
Views: 2078

Re: Can't click menu items in several programs - KDE 18.3

Could someone tell me how to do this shut off the compositor bit? I just installed Mint 18 KDE and this Firefox thing is really annoying. I installed it hoping to fix some bugs in Mint 17 but find more problems than I got rid off.
by funinthesun
Tue May 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Can't set default programs
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Re: Can't set default programs

Thanks for the advice. I used thunder422s recommendation but it didn't work, so I just removed Amarok and Dragon from the list and then it worked the way I wanted. Thanks again.
by funinthesun
Tue May 08, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Can't set default programs
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Can't set default programs

I have Mint 17.2 KDE on this machine. I know it's old but it works for me and I have a ton of addon programs that I would have to reinstall if I upgraded. My problem is getting VLC media player to start when I double click a 3GP file. It always wants to start in Amarok which I don't want. If I right...
by funinthesun
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: can't mount android device
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: can't mount android device

You need to assume I'm an android dummy. I cannot see anything on my android phone about notifications. Where do I go, what do I push to see this notifications thing?
by funinthesun
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: can't mount android device
Replies: 4
Views: 701

can't mount android device

I have a cheap android phone that I am simply trying to get pictures off. When I plug it into my computer Mint17.3 only opens a folder with windows drivers that I am suppose to install on windows. Where do I get a driver that works on Mint?

Don
by funinthesun
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Crashes when I open a PDF in a browser
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Cinnamon Crashes when I open a PDF in a browser

Well that seems to work. I wish I had asked a couple of years ago. It would seem that the browser folk should make off the default.

Thanks again
Don
by funinthesun
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Crashes when I open a PDF in a browser
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Cinnamon Crashes when I open a PDF in a browser

I have been having this problem for some time in various editions of Mint 17 and with both Chromium and Firefox. When I open a PDF from a site chances are Cinnamon will crash back to its default desktop. I can usually go on working because nothing else crashes but the default is annoying because the...
by funinthesun
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE
Replies: 11
Views: 2063

Re: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE

Well, I got it to work, finally. It was so simple that you're going to hate it. I tried what you suggested, and as you were afraid it blew up and I couldn't get it to restart properly. So I decided to install Mate alongside and see if that worked which it did. Mate already had an xorg.conf file and ...
by funinthesun
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE
Replies: 11
Views: 2063

Re: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE

The guy in the other topic that you posted said that he created a new xorg.conf file with the following code [code]Section "Device" Identifier "Generic Video Card" VendorName "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]" BoardName "771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter" Busid "PCI:1:0:0" Driver "vesa" Screen 0 Opti...
by funinthesun
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE
Replies: 11
Views: 2063

Re: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE

mint@mint:~ > lsmod | grep -i sis i2c_sis630 16384 0 sata_sis 16384 0 sis900 28672 0 mii 16384 1 sis900 mint@mint:~ > mint@mint:~ > inxi -Fx System: Host: mint Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: KDE Plasma 4.14.2 (Qt 4.8.6) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Machine: System: HP ...
by funinthesun
Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE
Replies: 11
Views: 2063

Re: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE

Then why did it work with the installer? The live version that is the ISO opened with the correct driver and the graphics looked fine. Normally you can use the live version to gauge whether the version will work correctly.
by funinthesun
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE
Replies: 11
Views: 2063

Re: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE

[ 28.871] X.Org X Server 1.17.1 Release Date: 2015-02-10 [ 28.871] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 [ 28.871] Build Operating System: Linux 3.19.0-28-generic x86_64 Ubuntu [ 28.871] Current Operating System: Linux coyote-PP173AA-ABA-A807W 3.19.0-32-generic #37~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 22 09:41:40...
by funinthesun
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE
Replies: 11
Views: 2063

Re: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE

System: Host: coyote-PP173AA-ABA-A807W Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: KDE Plasma 4.14.2 (Qt 4.8.6) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Machine: System: HP Pavilion 061 product: PP173AA-ABA A807W v: 0nB1211RE101SALMO00 Mobo: ASUSTek model: Salmon v: 1.04 Bios: Phoenix v: 3.04 ...
by funinthesun
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE
Replies: 11
Views: 2063

Can't change screen resolution after installing 17.3 KDE

I tried installing KDE 17.3 64 bit on an older HP Pavilion desktop. The installer worked fine and was at the correct screen resolution, but once it had finished the installed version is stuck on 640x480 resolution and has no other options available. Why doesn't the installed version work like the in...
by funinthesun
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Firefox causing Mint 17 to freeze
Replies: 4
Views: 2759

Re: Firefox causing Mint 17 to freeze

I finally got it to freeze up again. ctrl alt back didn't do anything. I had to hard restart again. Here is the sys log up till the freeze up Feb 9 21:20:28 coyote-Aspire-ES1-512 kernel: [ 8241.707349] 0000077d 00000003 e633decc f7be0b40 e633de80 c10b96c4 6ed90f64 0000077d Feb 9 21:20:28 coyote-Aspi...
by funinthesun
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Firefox causing Mint 17 to freeze
Replies: 4
Views: 2759

Firefox causing Mint 17 to freeze

Once I started using Mint 17 I started to experience periodic freezes where i had to hard restart the machine. Updating to 17.1 did not fix it. I then noticed that freezing only occurred when Firefox was open. I stopped using Firefox and started using Chromium and the freeze problem stopped. However...

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