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by capivara
Mon May 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 102
Views: 7206

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

To be fair Manjaro Cinnamon is on the first release of Cinnamon 3.8 right now which still has a few bugs being ironed out, the most obvious being crash on first login after a reboot. So thats not entirely Manjaros fault and will sort itself out in a week or two. Well, then they didn't test it befor...
by capivara
Mon May 07, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 102
Views: 7206

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

I don't care about the Distrowatch top 10 - just a counter for mouse clicks. That said, Manjaro could become big one day. I always want to know what all the fuss is about, so I have been installing and testing two community versions (Cinnamon and MATE) and one official version (KDE). Long story shor...
by capivara
Mon May 07, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Repairing file permissions in home folder: best way?
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Repairing file permissions in home folder: best way?

It depends on whether all the files have been affected, just one file, and/or su was involved.

In most cases I can just direct an inexperienced user to the graphical interface. Right-click on file -> properties -> permissions.

Else I would prefer method 1.

Hans
by capivara
Mon May 07, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Labels and taskbar icons disappearing.
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Labels and taskbar icons disappearing.

Could you try the following?

Open Terminal and copy/paste the following:

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gsettings reset-recursively org.mate.panel
Any luck with that?

Hans
by capivara
Mon May 07, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer related jokes
Replies: 276
Views: 38877

Re: Computer related jokes

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by capivara
Mon May 07, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse sensitivity not working
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Mouse sensitivity not working

Let's do a test. Open Terminal and type: xinput list You will get something like this: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse id=8 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)...
by capivara
Tue May 01, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Replies: 29
Views: 2164

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I still have to download and install 18.04; I've been a bit occupied with test driving the Manjaro Cinnamon and MATE community editions.

A colleague of mine has Ubuntu 18.04 running. All he could say is that his first impression was OK, but that the system appeared to be a bit sluggish.

Hans
by capivara
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Touchpad not working
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Touchpad not working

Could you give me the output of

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xinput list
?

Hans
by capivara
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Touchpad not working
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Touchpad not working

Could you try this in Terminal?

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synclient TouchpadOff=0
by capivara
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Faulty Panel-Does not show minimised objects-SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Faulty Panel-Does not show minimised objects

Please try the following: right-click the panel, select "add to panel" and select "window list".
by capivara
Mon May 23, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mails disappearing in Thunderbird
Replies: 26
Views: 765

Re: mails disappearing in Thunderbird

What Moem says... make sure both programs use the IMAP protocol.
by capivara
Wed May 11, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why is it When I think I have something Important to say...
Replies: 19
Views: 1410

Re: Why is it When I think I have something Important to say...

...that no matter what it is, everyone involved has to either get me to shut up, or they just leave? When I'm not hanging around in these forums, I also play an online game. Not surprisingly, most of the pod people there use windoze. I say pod people because they called me that, as I attempted to t...
by capivara
Fri May 06, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Bad economy proves to be an unlikely ally
Replies: 19
Views: 4075

Re: Bad economy proves to be an unlikely ally

I had 2 friends recently with old laptops who i upgraded to Mint. The speed you get on old hardware is really appealing, people love being able to click stuff and not having to wait. Yes, but it is still hard to 'sell' as an argument. There's a well defined comfort zone in the world of Windows user...
by capivara
Tue May 03, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Scanner software for Epson WF-2530 SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Scanner software for Epson WF-2530

I ran into the same problem with another Epson printer /scanner when I installed Linux at someone else´s place. It took a few minutes to realize that there's not one driver but two separate drivers: one for the printer, one for the scanner. http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?oi...
by capivara
Tue May 03, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Bad economy proves to be an unlikely ally
Replies: 19
Views: 4075

Bad economy proves to be an unlikely ally

The latest three people who I installed Linux Mint for had one thing in common: an outdated and crippled version of Windows, but no money to buy a new PC. One earlier install was because of ransomware (and no backup of any kind). I would have loved to say that they wanted Linux because it is faster,...
by capivara
Mon May 02, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> Firefox update breaks Mate theme
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Firefox update breaks Mate theme

This may be related to the fact that Mozilla added GTK3+ support to Firefox starting with FF46.

On other forums (other distros, various desktop environments, various themes) the same observations are posted.
by capivara
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus has been released!
Replies: 41
Views: 2948

Re: Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus has been released!

I'm now in the process of trying Ubuntu MATE, which is my favorite Ubuntu flavor at this time. This distro is missing in your list, Pjotr! 8) https://ubuntu-mate.org/xenial/ Installation is not as flawless as we Mint fans are used to, but overall it's not too bad. Language packs other than English a...
by capivara
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CPU Temp -- after market coolers needed ?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: CPU Temp -- after market coolers needed ?

In general the CPU should stay below 60 degrees C. That said: AMD has no actual thermometer on its chips anymore. Instead they use an algorithm to calculate the closest accurate temperature. The result is that many AMD chips are as much as 5-20C off on their reported temps (plus or minus). Generally...
by capivara
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Restricting a user's internet
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: Restricting a user's internet

On a system level this will be hard to achieve. Maybe even impossible, not sure. Maybe this Firefox add-on is what you are looking for: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/procon-latte/ "ProCon can filter any kind of material (pornography, gambling, hacking, cracking, etc...), it can also...
by capivara
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Looking for the search engine that they don't want me to have
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Looking for the search engine that they don't want me to have

I do a lot of research in history. Most history that is available has been altered or hidden. The Global Elite do not want people learning the real history. As a member of the De Jure interim republic on Michigan, I do a lot of in depth research. As a member of the Global Elite, I advise you to let...

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