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by ron_h
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: skype issue
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: skype issue

Skype for Linux download, described as 4.5 but it's 4.3 (at least the DEB file is), is available at https://www.techspot.com/downloads/4985 ... linux.html

I installed it on the LMDE2 laptop I'm setting up and it works, at least for now

Ron
by ron_h
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: skype issue
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: skype issue

I don't like the Beta and 4.3 is still running fine (I know Skype said it wouldn't after 1 July) on my LMDE2 desktop. Setting up a laptop, and I'd like to put 4.3 on it, not the Beta. Any ideas for where to get a 4.3 DEB file ? 64bit preferred.

Ron
by ron_h
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update mintupdate not handle 1024x576 display [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Update of mintupdate does not handle 1024x576 display

Thank you for that tip. I will try to remember it when the problem next occurs. Is the tip 'standard behaviour' ? That is, valid in LMDE2 Cinnamon for any app displaying a window bigger than the current display, but not showing scroll bars ?

Ron
by ron_h
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update mintupdate not handle 1024x576 display [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Update mintupdate not handle 1024x576 display [SOLVED]

LMDE2 Cinnamon 32bit My netbook has a builtin display of 1024x576. The mintupdate 'choose your mode' screen that comes up immediately after the update does not fit within this so I am unable t make a choice until I plug in an external display. Note a similar problem also occurs during the original i...
by ron_h
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium doesn't want to be default browser :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Chromium doesn't want to be default browser :-)

LMDE2 32bit Cinnamon on old netbook with 32bit processor System Settings-Preferred Applications-Web, choice of Firefox or Chromium, set Firefox as default. Open Firefox, check in Preferences and it is the default browser. System Settings-Preferred Applications-Web this time set Chromium as default. ...
by ron_h
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium doesn't want to be default browser :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: How to make Chromium the default browser ?

I'm opening a thread in LMDE2 'Software and Applications' as that seems to be a more appropriate forum
by ron_h
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrative password issues
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Administrative password issues

My desktop LMDE2 system was a new install, not an in-line update, on a disk previously used for Windows on another PC, absolutely no connection with LMDE1. And I do not need password to view Software Sources. So it seems LMDE2 is not quite the same as Main Edition, that is, presumably some programs ...
by ron_h
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrative password issues
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Administrative password issues

Pierre also said - you don't need to change the Administrative Password, though, which, under the LinuxMint System is not set, anyway. That's very interesting, since my LMDE2 system on my laptop is asking for Administrative password to view Software Sources. As I understand it, in LMDE2 (please corr...
by ron_h
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrative password issues
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Administrative password issues

Pierre wrote: Ron, on any Linux System, you have to supply the Users Pwd, in order to perform any Administrative Function, like viewing Software Sources, or installing software from the repository. - you can't bypass this requirement, either. [...]. Sorry, not true. I can view Software Sources from...
by ron_h
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrative password issues
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Administrative password issues

OK, I get that. > The need to enter the user password, whenever you want to perform system changes (updates, installing software and more) is a basic security concept of Linux. Out of a good reasons this is not optional Please explain why I can change items on 'Login Window' on my LMDE2 desktop syst...
by ron_h
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium doesn't want to be default browser :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: How to make Chromium the default browser ?

Thank you, that was my thought as well. But as I said in my original post I have gone to System Settings-Preferred applications-Web and selected Chromium. Close System Settings, go back to the setting for Web, and it still says Chromium, but when I open Chromium, it is NOT the default browser. Ron
by ron_h
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to list packages installed since installing LMDE2 ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: How to list packages installed since installing LMDE2 ? [SOLVED]

Thanks, Bill, I may end up having to do that. However it is my observation that many packages are 32bit or 64bit specific, so there would legitimately be perhaps many different packages on each machine.

Ron
by ron_h
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium doesn't want to be default browser :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Chromium doesn't want to be default browser :-)

Laptop LMDE2 Betsy 32bit Cinnamon I prefer Chrome to Firefox. But Google have discontinued 32bit Chrome for Linux, so I installed Chromium instead. And I prefer Chromium to Firefox. But I can't find a way to make it my default browser. I open Chromium-Settings-Set as default browser, click it, and n...
by ron_h
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrative password issues
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Administrative password issues

LMDE2 Cinnamon When I upgraded in place LMDE1 -> LMDE2 on my desktop, I had intermittent autologin problems. Unfortunately that harddrive crashed so I did a new LMDE2 64bit install on another harddrive some months ago, and since then I've had no autologin problems. I only have a single account on th...
by ron_h
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to list packages installed since installing LMDE2 ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: How to list packages installed since installing LMDE2 ?

Many thanks, Karl, that's a much more manageable list to work with.

Ron
by ron_h
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to list packages installed since installing LMDE2 ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 413

How to list packages installed since installing LMDE2 ? [SOLVED]

I haven't kept any manual record of packages that I've installed since installing LMDE2 on my desktop. I'm now setting up an old laptop I've been given with LMDE2 and I'd like to install much the same packages (won't be identical as the laptop is 32bit while the desktop is 64bit). Is there a way to ...
by ron_h
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nemo displaying intermittent corrupt text
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Nemo displaying intermittent corrupt text

LMDE2 Cinnamon 64bit installed from the iso on a USB stick, system is up to date according to Update Manager Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller So far I have only noticed this symptom with Nemo. Sometimes when I display the list of files in a folder, two lines display in a corrupt...
by ron_h
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PDF files [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: PDF files

From a manual comparison, it seems that every item in System Settings (aka Control Center) is also present in the Menu, either in the Preferences or the Administration sub-menus. There are also other 'settings' that can be set via the Menu but not via System Settings. So, for many 'settings' the use...
by ron_h
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PDF files [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: PDF files

Well, I should have just printed something to PDF. Once I did so, a /home/PDF directory was created and the output file went into it. I thought I would need to set it up, but it happens automagically.

Ron

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