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by Cobber
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mesa update breaks panel colour
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Mesa update breaks panel colour

Making backups was one of the first things that was stressed to me when I first got involved with computers back in the 70's. But the self-discipline to actually do it is another thing altogether. Whether you're dealing with a computer or a website, having a current backup image is vital. It's not u...
by Cobber
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mesa update breaks panel colour
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Mesa update breaks panel colour

I ended up taking the logical approach and not the easier one, and did a restore from my March backup.

Better to go back to a system that is stable than continue with one that has been corrupted and try to fix it.

I have told it to ignore Mesa updates for the time being.
by Cobber
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mesa update breaks panel colour
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Mesa update breaks panel colour

I see that other post. Glad to know it's not something I did wrong. Luckily leaving the compositor off solves any issues in the mean time. I have been getting complacent and hadn't made a backup image since March. but could go back to that one if necessary. I used to make one before doing level 4 ba...
by Cobber
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mesa update breaks panel colour
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Mesa update breaks panel colour

The latest update to Mesa has caused the bottom panel and menu colours to go to a very dark grey. It has happened on two computers, one running 18.2 and the other 18.3. The only way to fix it is to turn off the Compositior. I noticed it installed libllvm6.0 in the process. Anyone know why this happe...
by Cobber
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint robust when migrating to SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Mint robust when migrating to SSD

Speaking of driving, maybe I'll trade my Ford in for a Ferrari.

But then again, maybe not :lol:
by Cobber
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint robust when migrating to SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Mint robust when migrating to SSD

Recently I bought two secondhand laptops, and one had an SSD. Never having used one before, I was amazed at how fast things worked. So I bought one for the second laptop. In both cases, I did a clean dual-boot install of Mint KDE and Win7. So I began wondering if I should do the same with my main PC...
by Cobber
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: KDE Games, where is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: KDE Games, where is it?

You don't install KDE Games.

When you want a particular game, install it from Synaptic and it will automatically be added to a new Games category in your menu.

For instance, installing kpat will give you card games and add them to your menu.
by Cobber
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do you do level number 2 updates as soon as they arrive?
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Do you do level number 2 updates as soon as they arrive?

Yes, I make an image before doing updates, when there are a lot of them. I also do the level 2 ones first, then reboot before doing the level 4 ones or updating the kernel. Backup images can be your best friend, and it's a good idea to make one whenever you are in doubt about installing anything. PS...
by Cobber
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone ever started a forum?
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Anyone ever started a forum?

I always use SMF software on my sites.

It is lightweight but very powerful. Security is one of its best features.

It can be mobile friendly if you use this theme.
by Cobber
Mon May 08, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Power Shutdown Hangs on Linux Mint 18.1
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Power Shutdown Hangs on Linux Mint 18.1

Sometimes a distro will hang on shutdown because it is doing some cleanup routine. Time it, and if it is about 90 seconds, I bet that's what it's doing. It may settle down after a few reboots, or there may be a problem. There is a program I use to clean out junk, but it's not recommended unless you ...
by Cobber
Mon May 08, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED]From Dual Boot to Single Boot
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: From Dual Boot to Single Boot

Are there any pros/cons for those who have gone with Mint only? The only decision you really need to make is whether you have programs that will only work with Windows. There are Linux alternatives to most programs, but not all. Office programs are not 100% compatible with Microsoft Office, produci...
by Cobber
Mon May 08, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Re: Crossword Puzzles

you said you "do like relaxing by playing Spider Solitaire" ..... available on Linux? Yes spider solitaire can be found on Linux. If you are using KDE, it is part of the "kpat" application. Otherwise it is part of "aisleriot" (an acronym of solitaire). The KDE version is different, in that you can ...
by Cobber
Fri May 05, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Re: Crossword Puzzles

I just checked the website I got the puzzles from here It looks like he adds a new one each week.

If you would like to play online, there is a good site here with easier ones. But of course you can't save them halfway through and come back.
by Cobber
Fri May 05, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Re: Crossword Puzzles

I wouldn't know about finding and installing those other files...... How come the .puz files aren't there already are they a must have? When you install xword it will have no puzzles to work with as no .puz files are included. You have to add your own to a folder of your choice (included in the zip...
by Cobber
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Crossword Puzzles

I am not a great fan of computer games any more, but do like relaxing by playing Spider Solitaire. I also like crosswords and decided to look for ones that would run on Linux. There wasn't much available through Google, except programs to create them. Then I found there already is a crossword packag...
by Cobber
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: L2TP VPN Access
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: L2TP VPN Access

alicantelinux wrote:It now works, thank you so much!!!!
You're welcome. Glad I could be of some use.
by Cobber
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: L2TP VPN Access
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: L2TP VPN Access

Take a look at this, it may help
by Cobber
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: brightness
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: brightness

phd21 wrote:When I click add widgets, then "Get New Widgets", then click "Download New Widgets", search for "bright", I get "XrendrMixer"
Cool. Great find!
by Cobber
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: brightness
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: brightness

You can set the brightness (as opposed to gamma) using xrandr. Simply create a new menu item with the following command: xrandr --output VGA1 --brightness 0.95 System settings will tell you what your monitor is called for "output". You can make as many different entries as you need. I have one set t...
by Cobber
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot use several torrent clients several times
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Cannot use several torrent clients several times

Have you setup a folder for storing incomplete downloads?

You should have two folders, one for completed downloads and one for incomplete downloads.

It is in the torrent settings itself.

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