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by leadwtZ
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: upgrade libreoffice
Replies: 25
Views: 1406

Re: upgrade libreoffice

Termy , you make a very good and obvious point which I had not seen. :roll: I have had a rethink lately and got rid of some PPA's and a couple of 'deb' installs going back in all cases to the current versions supported on LM Mate. There are a couple of notable exceptions but that is down to me. No ...
by leadwtZ
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: upgrade libreoffice
Replies: 25
Views: 1406

Re: upgrade libreoffice

Vasilis_K said: Libreoffice is since a few months officially using Flathub for distributing. So, installing it through it gives you always the latest version immediately after being released. No extra ppa's and stuff. Does Flathub update automatically like a PPA? I cannot see that it does and I not...
by leadwtZ
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Non Paypal donations!
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Non Paypal donations!

austin.Texas Ho - no political issues but unauthorised transactions which according to my contacts with the two different banks involved was originated in that service. I cannot say that their assertions are true of course but I have taken the option of not using that particular service provider. A...
by leadwtZ
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Non Paypal donations!
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Non Paypal donations!

Yo kc!di I had seen the post by xenopeek but I wuz sort of hoping that there had been enough (pleasant) pressure to get another option for payment. I could buy stuff Pierre but I am a non-material type so that is not really a viable option long-term. Bye for now. Ooops missed a couple of posts while...
by leadwtZ
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Non Paypal donations!
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Non Paypal donations!

Hi, I've seen the posts regarding this matter and wonder if the 'guys' have found an alternative yet to Paypal? I no longer use Paypal (Account or payment service) due to some issues. Likewise I no longer use Ebay because of their Paypal 'partnership'. Likewise (getting boring I know) I will not use...
by leadwtZ
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: upgrade libreoffice
Replies: 25
Views: 1406

Re: upgrade libreoffice

Hi, I tried the Flatpak download path and it failed. The files were there but no way to activate the actual application. The Menu entries were strings of code relating to the download! Not being at all code savvy I looked around and eventually just re-installed via Synaptic. I have also noticed that...
by leadwtZ
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: upgrade libreoffice
Replies: 25
Views: 1406

Re: upgrade libreoffice

xenopeek Thanks for the tip re the latest LibreOffice..

I found that 'sudo' was required elsewise the system fails to create a temp. directory following on from the 'Y' to the 'org.gnome.Platform' question.

Not being daft I trust :?:
by leadwtZ
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Login window in 18.3
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Login window in 18.3

I see what you mean as having looked at the link you provided I can state that what I have access to is the 'old' 'login screen' functions.

Not the new ones shown in the link.

Maybe this particular bit has not been upgraded yet? Gone wrong?

Anybody else found this?
by leadwtZ
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Login window in 18.3
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Login window in 18.3

Well that leaves me out of it really although you could check to see if 'mdmsetup' exists in usr/sbin.

If it isn't there I assume it will need to be re-generated which is well over my head. :cry:
by leadwtZ
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: No desktop after update to Mint 18.2
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: No desktop after update to Mint 18.2

You better provide some information about your system otherwise anyone wishing to help is a bit lost I would suspect.

Running

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
maybe a good start(?).
by leadwtZ
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Login window in 18.3
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Login window in 18.3

Urm isn't 'Login Window' in the Control Panel?

It is in mine - top right corner.
by leadwtZ
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker

Hi again M_Mynaardt ,, I take the point about MS stuff. I like LO a great deal and used to wack out some very good (in my opinion) newsletters etc. however it does have problems with some MS formats as you say. I tend ask people to send stuff as PDF as it seems to be a freely available option for ju...
by leadwtZ
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker

Out of interest (passing) why do you have FreeOffice and Abiword and LibreOffice? And I've had a look at FreeOffice quite neat but a year 'out-of-date' and I found that I could not get a decent font on the toolbars etc. Have you cracked that? And No issues at ll here with icons changing but I noted ...
by leadwtZ
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)

I originally used the defualt VB from the standard repos but as it was an old version I upgraded to the then latest via PPA costamagnagianfranco-virtualbox-ppa (launchpad.net) which has been in place ever since. I have now removed that and downgraded my 'foreign' packages to the 'old' 5.04. It is al...
by leadwtZ
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)

administrollaattori that worked like a charm. :D

Thanks very much.
by leadwtZ
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Package Manager 'locked'.

Thanks pbear.

Yes numerous re-boots since this started and I have amended the title. Also added another image which shows the package situation with regard to VB.
by leadwtZ
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: 'Update' is 'locked'.

pbear I am glad that you have not had this problem because it is a pain. Anyway just to clarify: no commands either via terminal or Synaptic or Update Manager work. 'Purge' 'Downgrade Foreign Packages' etc all result in the same error. I think I will have to find the file/package on the system and ...
by leadwtZ
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: 'Update' is 'locked'.

Pjotr - thanks. Tried numerous combinations, gone thru entire keyboard no luck. I'll give their forum a buzz I reckon.

pbear arh yes but that does not solve the issue as it is the process that is locked.

I shall return.
by leadwtZ
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)

Hello, EDIT 20/10 Since starting this thread I have looked at/tried various options using 'dpkg' with no success probably because I have got the syntax wrong. This image http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/7UWp09.png will help - I hope! My Update Manager has four items to install one of ...
by leadwtZ
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Adwaita 'missing'
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Adwaita 'missing'

Flemur Yo thanks. I had already tried the re-install but did it again however still get the same result. Not a major issue this just very slightly irritating especially as I cannot delete the individual themes via the 'Change Background' window. Those ? staring at me everytime I go into that partic...

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