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by Newmint17
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Display Problem - Solved
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Display Problem

I seem to have solved this problem. In Recovery Mode, I ran 'Repair broken packages' (dpkg) and after that MATE started normally.

Strange!

Thank you again for your time.
by Newmint17
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Display Problem - Solved
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Display Problem

all41, thank you for your reply.

It is actually a quite old (1 year +) installation. Yes, MATE and Xfce are in their own partitions and things seemed to be normal one day but not the next. Could have had software updates via Synaptic. Will post inxi results when I find my notes about how to do it.
by Newmint17
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Display Problem - Solved
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Display Problem - Solved

Running LM 17.1 MATE. When I boot my computer the main MATE menu screen appears with white text on a black background. Icons are in outline only as are those running across the bottom of the screen, though these have red crosses. I have to switch off the power in order to shut down. I suspect this c...
by Newmint17
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Official (Synaptic) software updates
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Official (Synaptic) software updates

Thank you for your reply. I was trying to point out how the Mint releases become hopelessly outdated and to ask what other alternatives exist for me. The link you provided took me to the Canonical website offering version 3.11.1 dated 2014. Current version from the Claws-Mail site is 3.14.0 dated Au...
by Newmint17
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Official (Synaptic) software updates
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Official (Synaptic) software updates

Could someone please confirm how this works? I have LM17.1 and one program (Claws-Mail) has not been updated for at least two years. In that time the software itself has seen three major updates. Now that LM18, based on a newer version of Ubuntu, is available, does this mean that Claws-Mail will nev...
by Newmint17
Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Access Mint's Files via Android Phone?
Replies: 13
Views: 2450

Re: Access Mint's Files via Android Phone?

As I said, I have a Windows based network (Desktop - Windows, laptop, Windows, Netbook 1 is Windows, Netbook 2 runs Mint). My Moto E can access and transfer files from all these machines via ES File Explorer.
by Newmint17
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Access Mint's Files via Android Phone?
Replies: 13
Views: 2450

Re: Access Mint's Files via Android Phone?

Hello,

You might also like to have a play with ES File Explorer, free from the Play Store. I have just transferred a file from my Mint 17 machine to my Moto E via my (Windows) wi-fi network.

Enjoy your research!
by Newmint17
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

I am now marking this thread as Solved. I had thought that with DATA partitions it might be possible to have just one installation of a program shared by two versions of Mint. This is not the case. Once I downloaded and installed the program in Xfce I could run it in Xfce but with the same data (Boo...
by Newmint17
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

Thank you for your further reply. I will study this later today but you have answered one important point. As for the choice of browsers, I was a long-time Firefox user until the constant updates and the Australis theme. Now I have a faster browser (no, not essentially Firefox) with which I am perfe...
by Newmint17
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

I'm even more baffled now. I tried the which and sudo find commands, negative. So is that suggesting not installed? The files are there. What do you mean by installed? To me (probably wrongly?) that would involve downloading Pale Moon into Xfce and letting the installation process complete (with Pro...
by Newmint17
Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

Thank you again! Yes, I found out (the hard way) about spaces in file names. Below, the output of the first two commands. gam@gam-1000H ~ $ which "pale moon" gam@gam-1000H ~ $ locate "pale moon" /mnt/DATA/moonchild productions/pale moon /mnt/DATA/moonchild productions/pale moon/p...
by Newmint17
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

Thank you again for your reply and continued interest. I will now try to retype my post - got to the end and discovered (not for the first time) that I was no longer logged in. I am afraid that I am still struggling. Just to clarify, I have Thunderbird running under both Mate and Xfce (using the oth...
by Newmint17
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

Can anyone help, please? The answer is probably very simple... like how do you find and install the appropriate command?
by Newmint17
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

Flemur, As promised, I am now working on your suggestions and so far, so good. I have followed your instructions in your post of May 31 and for my MATE installation, all is OK. Now (for me) the tricky bit - please bear with me if the answer is very simple!: I want to install the same program on Xfce...
by Newmint17
Sun May 31, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

grizzler,

For the benefit of anyone following this topic, I confirm that I copied/moved the directory named fxt2xnnw.default.

Got there in the end!
by Newmint17
Fri May 29, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

Thank you again.

I 'm interested in your comments about /mnt/DATA/.thunderbird. What should it contain?
by Newmint17
Fri May 29, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

Well, I seem to have solved the problem. I can run Thunderbird under Xfce and I have my accounts, etc. I am unable to explain why it works except that encouraged by grizzlers example I arrived at the following:- In MATE, I found that changing the IsRelative setting in /home/gam/.thunderbird to 0 res...
by Newmint17
Fri May 29, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

Thank you for your further help. Two questions for you as I work through your posting: 1. Will your proposals give me a system in which my existing data is available under both MATE and Xfce? I am worried that if I do not refer to fxt2xnnw.default I might lose it. 2. I do not follow your strictures ...
by Newmint17
Thu May 28, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

grizzler and Flemur - thank you for your replies. I think I must be doing something stupid somewhere. This is the current state of my files. [Edit: I no longer receive the error message but I am taken to a Thunderbird set-up screen for adding e-mail accounts, etc. I don't want this - how to I get to...
by Newmint17
Wed May 27, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 1506

Re: Using DATA partition for Thunderbird and Firefox

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, I am stuck. I have managed to get Thunderbird in MATE to run correctly with Thunderbird now in /mnt/DATA/thunderbird. This means that all my existing correspondence and addresses are intact. The problem I have is with TB in Xfce which is unused but which has ...

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