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by bjmh46
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?) (Solved)
Replies: 44
Views: 1477

Re: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?)

My experience with the xfce version is that it boots and shuts down waaaaayyyy faster than 18.3!
by bjmh46
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 229
Views: 40460

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Running the xfce version. As of this afternoon, most of the problems have been fixed including gdebi. From the beginning though, 19 has booted and shutdown faster than 18.3, but not as fast as 17. Usb drives mount faster than in 18, but not as fast as 17. As far as general running goes, it seems to ...
by bjmh46
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions

My experience with Manjaro was very different from the OP. If I were to switch to a rolling release model distro, Manjaro would be it. With the AUR, there isn't much you can't successfully install and run. Printers, and scanner work (with some digging). I keep a fully configured load of Manjaro on a...
by bjmh46
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 60.0.1 window resizing
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Firefox 60.0.1 window resizing

Hi Dave I started with Cinnamon way back in Mint 13. I also tried Mate, but when I tried xfce, I knew I was home! Guess I'm just a minimalist! I think you'll find people here with much newer hardware than you and I, who run xfce just because they like it--Linux=freedom! I already had the performance...
by bjmh46
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 60.0.1 window resizing
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Firefox 60.0.1 window resizing

In Firefox 60.0.1, if you toggle off the titlebar in "customize" you gain a bit of vertical space. The undesired side effect comes in when, after viewing in fullscreen mode such as when watching a video, you return to normal mode and your window has been resized (smaller) and your x in the upper rig...
by bjmh46
Sat May 26, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Clonezilla will not clone partition
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Clonezilla will not clone partition

If your ntfs partition is not "clean" Clonezilla will fail every time. Unfortunately, the Linux solutions for ntfs check have proven somewhat unreliable for me. The best solution I've found--and 100% effective, has been to use Hirens boot cd. Boot into mini xp, and run checkdisk on the offending par...
by bjmh46
Fri May 04, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mintstick on Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Mintstick on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm running Mint 17 xfce, and I used the latest unetbootin (657) to make a Xubuntu 18.04 stick with 4 gb persistence, without problems.
by bjmh46
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to test computer camera
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: How to test computer camera

cool wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:34 pm
Cheese should automatically detect your camera.
Another good one to test your camera from terminal is luvcview:

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apt install luvcview
I don't know about "luvcview", but I use guvcview and/or cheese.
by bjmh46
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint KDE installer dangerous behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Mint KDE installer dangerous behavior

I've got to agree with humpfrey on this one. I've done the same thing, but fortunately had a backup of the partitions that I destroyed. I vowed to always, even with a laptop, remove/disconnect any drive that I didn't want touched during the installation. This behavior goes way back though--I can rem...
by bjmh46
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18 vs 17
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Mint 18 vs 17

For a long while I've wanted to shift the laptops in our home (6 of them) to Mint 18 xfce from 17 xfce. I have maintained a couple of drives with 18.2 so the switch over is painless--about an hour per computer:clone w. clonezilla, clean up host and hostname, fstab, set up shares, etc., make new clon...
by bjmh46
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Micro SD cards
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: Micro SD cards

I've run into some new cards formatted exfat. Does the original poster have "exfat-fuse" and "exfat utils" installed? I routinely use sd/micro-sd cards in my thinkpads, and they are recognized and automounted (immediately in mint 17, & after a couple of seconds in 18.2--what's with that?). I've foun...
by bjmh46
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Any thinkpad users here? I have a 2008 Thinkpad T500 and it still runs Linux Mint very well.
Replies: 15
Views: 818

Re: Any thinkpad users here? I have a 2008 Thinkpad T500 and it still runs Linux Mint very well.

I've been a thinkpad fan for years! Love the no-nonsense durability, build quality, and oh yes--the keyboards! I currently own (and use) 5 thinkpads, all running linux mint xfce, a couple are set up to dual boot (separate hard drives) mint 17, and 18.2 xfce. All run pretty much flawlessly. My daily ...
by bjmh46
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 74
Views: 3482

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

I've pretty much always been an Mint xfce user. I've played with other distros and found that Peppermint os (hybrid lxde/xfce) is about my favorite.
by bjmh46
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What could cause my system time to be wrong by over a month?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: What could cause my system time to be wrong by over a month?

My money's still on the cmos battery. Test by removing the laptop battery, I don't think that just running it down is adequate. CMOS is such low power that the laptop battery would have to be totally flat.
by bjmh46
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Getting rid of "other bookmarks" listing on Firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Getting rid of "other bookmarks" listing on Firefox

I for one, like the other bookmarks category. I use it for bookmarks that are temporary in nature, or frequently changing. It is convenient since a new bookmark will be placed there by default.

Bob
by bjmh46
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Panel Unresponsive to Mouse Clicks
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Panel Unresponsive to Mouse Clicks

I experienced the same thing in both mint 17 xfce and 18.2. Believe it or not, I narrowed it down to one particular website, probably crypto-mining since top showed 100% cpu usage. One thing I did was to create a keyboard shortcut (mine is ctrl-alt-p) to restart the panel: xfce4-panel -r I've since ...
by bjmh46
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Copying Firefox key3.db file and logins.json no longer imports my passwords [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Copying Firefox key3.db file and logins.json no longer imports my passwords

Could it be that these files are from a pre-ff58 profile, and you are applying them to ff 58? There was a blurb in the ff 58 release notes about older profiles no longer being compatible. Just a thought.
Bob
by bjmh46
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The CSD Initiative Is Pushing For Apps To Abandon Title Bars In Favor Of Header Bars
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: The CSD Initiative Is Pushing For Apps To Abandon Title Bars In Favor Of Header Bars

I was always a fan of gedit. In mint 18.x, the version in the repository uses CSD. (client-side-decoration) I voiced an opinion on this before on this forum. Thankfully we have the Mint devs providing us with xapps!

Bob
by bjmh46
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kernel-Updates - yes or no? [solved]
Replies: 25
Views: 1087

Re: Kernel-Updates - yes or no?

my question is not a new one, but I don't have an answer which helps in daily practical use of Linux Mint. The question is simply: Should I install kernel updates or not? Yes. Reason: Meltdown/Spectre. Klare Sache und damit hopp. :mrgreen: Under ordinary circumstances, it's usually an acceptable ri...
by bjmh46
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Firefox 58 released
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Firefox 58 released

Also, if you read the "what's new?", you'll see that profiles from 58 on will no longer be backward compatible with older versions. I suggest that before updating to ff 58, you save a copy of your profile and append it with .ff57 or something like that. That way in the future, should you want to sta...

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