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by Fixer1234
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 254
Views: 18887

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Is there a way to install any of the Mint custom apps on Kubuntu? PPA? https://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/mint_main Thanks, that's a great first step. Can I assume that the rest is trial and error to see what works? Assuming some of the apps need configuration, is there any documentation for that?
by Fixer1234
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 254
Views: 18887

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

KDE Neon : The main risk with Neon stems from the cutting-edge, continuous upgrades. It increases the risk that the non-Neon stuff you install (which is almost everything but the kernel and the DE, which may come from Ubuntu repositories or elsewhere, may run into compatibility or dependency proble...
by Fixer1234
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 254
Views: 18887

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I have a question, but I'll start with some thoughts. A number of the better KDE distros have been suggested as alternatives. Some observations I didn't see mentioned: Debian Stable : The best distro I ever used was an experiment by a maintainer called Kwheezy. It was KDE on Debian Stable, fully loa...
by Fixer1234
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: [SOLVED] Strange desktop icons
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Strange desktop icons

The issue turned out to be an incompatibility between the Gnome icon theme and LibreOffice. This was not an issue in earlier versions of Mint. I replicated the problem in the current release of Manjaro KDE, as well (it also bundles the Gnome icon theme). Since LibreOffice is a standard package inclu...
by Fixer1234
Thu May 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: [SOLVED] Strange desktop icons
Replies: 1
Views: 504

[SOLVED] Strange desktop icons

I recently installed Mint 18.3 KDE, and am getting strange desktop icons that happen only on Mint 18.3 KDE (no other Mint desktop, no previous Mint KDE installation I've used, and no other distro's current KDE desktop). From the main menu, I right-click certain applications to add them to the deskto...
by Fixer1234
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cascading menu for Cinnamon
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Cascading menu for Cinnamon

I wasn't aware that Mint was dropping KDE. I recently loaded the 18.3 KDE version. The images I posted above were actually from Mint 17.3. Yeah, each version and theme influences the appearance a little. Actually, I had tried Cinnamon years ago and didn't like many things about the UI at that time. ...
by Fixer1234
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cascading menu for Cinnamon
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Cascading menu for Cinnamon

This is the KDE cascading menu I'm used to: https://i.stack.imgur.com/MbxO3.png This is an odd example, but it's 4 levels deep and you can still go directly to anywhere in the top menu. Another example: https://i.stack.imgur.com/CXE73.png Sometimes applications are characterized differently than I t...
by Fixer1234
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cascading menu for Cinnamon
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Cascading menu for Cinnamon

The Cinnamon main menu is very counter-intuitive for me. For example: * The icon descriptions all appear in the lower right corner instead of local to the icon where you're looking. * Nested menu levels are harder to navigate than in a cascading menu; you can only see the immediate and parent levels...
by Fixer1234
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: New software for old Mint versions [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: New software for old Mint versions

Thanks, all, for the guidance. It was a little confusing that certain apps, like Firefox, are always updated by Mint, even in old versions, and others aren't.
by Fixer1234
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: New software for old Mint versions [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 938

New software for old Mint versions [SOLVED]

I have various versions of Mint on different computers, ranging from 17.0 to 17.3. The newer versions are bundled with LibreOffice Version 5; the oldest has 4.x. LO V5 has been bundled with Mint for some months, but it hasn't found its way to the older version repositories. Is this migration planned...
by Fixer1234
Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Scanner problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

Re: SOLVED: Scanner problem.

Great. Thanks for getting back with the solution.
by Fixer1234
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Scanner problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

Re: Scanner problem.

You uninstall them with the same tool you used to install them (each package management tool keeps a record of the packages it installed). If you right-clicked on the file, it probably suggested a tool for opening/installing the file, like the synaptic package manager. Rerun the same tool (you shoul...
by Fixer1234
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Scanner problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

Re: Scanner problem.

The V370 is the replacement scanner (current model equivalent). The Linux drivers are somewhat generic. I would try the V370 drivers just to see if they work (that's what I loaded for my scanner, 64 bit drivers, and it works for mine). Interestingly, a few Epson scanners, including the V370, have th...
by Fixer1234
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Scanner problem.
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

Re: Scanner problem.

Try re-downloading the drivers from the Epson site: http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/searc ... archModule
by Fixer1234
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Question on scanning negative
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Question on scanning negative

Couldn't really tell what I was looking at in the picture, but see if this helps: http://techchannel.radioshack.com/scan-photo-negatives-using-flatbed-scanner-1738.html Some key points: * the image needs to be backlit. If your scanner does not have a special attachment for film, the article tells ho...
by Fixer1234
Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Epson XP-212 scanner[SOLVED}
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Epson XP-212 scanner

If that appears not to work after you install it, reboot. If it still appears not to work, verify that you are a member of the scanner group.
by Fixer1234
Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Help finding a distro for netbook please
Replies: 24
Views: 4126

Re: Help finding a distro for netbook please

Very interesting. I had been running Mint 17 KDE (the Mint implementation was stable and great, but I switched to Kwheezy because too much of the applications software originating from the Ubuntu repositories was buggy). SolydK is a "barebones" KDE implementation with most of the eye candy disabled ...
by Fixer1234
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Update Policy
Replies: 44
Views: 3326

Re: Mint Update Policy

All that "pontificating" and I totally failed to communicate my point. Let me try it a different way. Some of you might be familiar with Ron White's "Heightened State of Awareness System". You can find YouTube videos of various versions of the actual routine, which is too raunchy for this forum. I'l...
by Fixer1234
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Update Policy
Replies: 44
Views: 3326

Re: Mint Update Policy

killer de bug, apparently, I'm not as smart as you and some things just don't sink in as fast. It's a good thing you are keeping track of "the record" and are able to point out that I did, indeed, see Clem's link before, as I already mentioned, myself. It must be frustrating that newbies sometimes j...
by Fixer1234
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Update Policy
Replies: 44
Views: 3326

Re: Trying to understand Level 5 updates

EDIT: The moderator consolidated several threads, so this one ended up out of order and the reference below doesn't make sense. It refers to an earlier response that links to Clem's explanation of update philosophy. I remember reading that before, and rereading it now makes more sense. The problem i...

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