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by oldgranola
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Would really like some advice regarding security on Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 844

Re: Would really like some advice regarding security on Linux

What keeps desktop Linux secure are obscurity, complexity (each distro is different) and the tireless efforts of acutely paranoid developers. Plus the inherent separation of user owned files from root owned files. This as far as protecting your system from malware or bad actors. Further, in linux o...
by oldgranola
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] new menu item not working
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: new menu item not working

I'll bite. I just got desktop launchers working myself after they stopped working in Cinnamon. Sometimes I can say for some programs using the same command line in a bash shell doesnt' work in the launcher. Latest Tor browser is a good example. It took me a bit to learn I had to point to a python sc...
by oldgranola
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't Upgrade to Tara
Replies: 17
Views: 545

Re: Can't Upgrade to Tara

Was it even possible to 'upgrade' from 18.x to 19.0? I chose to do a clean install of 19.0 as I haven't had best of luck with major upgrades but don't remember details of upgrade option availability. Then 19.0 to 19.1 was great as an upgrade and loved it. Upgrading to 19.2 was quite easy and smooth ...
by oldgranola
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [workaround found] can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?

Sounds like you were right clicking on a grouped window list pinned app icon and not a panel launcher icon. Grouped window list was new in Cinnamon 4 on Mint 19.1 and replaced panel launchers + regular window list as the default 'Modern' panel layout, but as you found out doesn't offer the ability ...
by oldgranola
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [workaround found] can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?

oldgranola, the linked bug report and the patch had nothing to do with editing or adding panel launchers, it was a bug in 4.0.9 specific to the create launcher action on the desktop only. When you add a panel launcher applet, do you get the three default launchers (Files, Firefox and Terminal) on t...
by oldgranola
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Forum User Levels
Replies: 17
Views: 1390

Re: Levels

So how come Karlchen can post a good reply like that but when i try i get a board warning?
by oldgranola
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [workaround found] can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?

Hello eu2. That's the problem right there. Cant do it that way anymore as that menu item is gone for some. Known issue on Git as i explained above
by oldgranola
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to switch to MATE fro Cinnamon in LM19.x?
Replies: 3
Views: 95

how to switch to MATE fro Cinnamon in LM19.x?

Hello, I'm getting really irritated with various cinnamon issues of late, just starting not not like it and spending more time booted to Manjaro KDE, but miss some things in cinnamon (but not the crashes, regression in my view of launcher control, panel behavior, difficulty with Tor browser etc). It...
by oldgranola
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [workaround found] can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?

Perhaps related, when I right click on a launcher on the panel I get context menus with prefferences but those apply globally to the panel Shouldn't I get options to configure the launcher itself such as target and behaviour? Is there a way to edit what is on the context menu? There are options in t...
by oldgranola
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [workaround found] can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?

Here's the actual output taking both options: fun@fun2:~$ sudo patch /usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-desktop-editor/cinnamon-desktop-editor.py < cinnamon-desktop-editor-c42a03a.py.patch [sudo] password for fun: patching file /usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-desktop-editor/cinnamon-desktop-editor.py Reverse...
by oldgranola
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [workaround found] can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?

Hello Catweazel and thanks. After wget the patch and unzipping: Running sudo patch /usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-desktop-editor/cinnamon-desktop-editor.py < cinnamon-desktop-editor-c42a03a.py.patch first threw an alert that the action is retrograde and set up an option for 'patch -R' [n]?. I chose bo...
by oldgranola
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [workaround found] can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?
Replies: 11
Views: 302

[workaround found] can't create pannel launcher, where'd the config items go?

[edit to add, panel launcher-applet still broke but after patch can use the 'desktop launcher tool and add THAT to the panel] Linux Mint 19.1 cinnamon 4.0.10. Hello, I am trying to create a panel launcher for a program not in the main menu. I right click on the panel, choose add applet to panel. In ...
by oldgranola
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: To report or not report an LM19.2 'bug' on the LM Cinamon Github
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: To report or not report an LM19.2 'bug' on the LM Cinamon Github

gm10 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:23 pm
No, it's still open. And he's not a mod, he's a developer. There are no moderators on github. ;)
OK thanks! I guess the red button at the bottom right that says "closed" is just a button.
by oldgranola
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: To report or not report an LM19.2 'bug' on the LM Cinamon Github
Replies: 6
Views: 256

To report or not report an LM19.2 'bug' on the LM Cinamon Github

Hello, I have a reproducible issue where cinnamon on LM19.2 crashes at startup to fall back mode both as an upgrade from L19.1 and when booting from a live USB of LM19.2 cinnamon 64bit. The latter caused me to just go back to LM19.1 on that computer as I concluded LM19.2 is not compatible as is. But...
by oldgranola
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [giving up]cinnamon crashes on boot after pulseaudio deamon (re)loads
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: [giving up]cinnamon crashes on boot after pulseaudio deamon (re)loads

Hello oldgranola, if you don't want to exclude that the Cinnamon desktop itself is buggy and would rather follow the error messages in the journal, that's okay. Then you could for example uninstall the mentioned clock applet, which you probably added yourself, right? The default clock display is vi...
by oldgranola
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: timeshift retrograde issue on dual boot system (grub)
Replies: 3
Views: 121

timeshift retrograde issue on dual boot system (grub)

Hello, Had to downgrade from LMcinnamon 19.2 back to 19.1 due to cinnamon crashes (I found an rsync image after all) using timeshift from a 19.2 live USB in fallback mode (cinnamon crashes with that also -boo). However then I couldn't boot. The grub menu still showed the various 19.2 options without...
by oldgranola
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [giving up]cinnamon crashes on boot after pulseaudio deamon (re)loads
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: cinnamon crashes on boot after pulseaudio deamon (re)loads

When you right click on the panel and cklick forward for error searching you are offered to set to reset all default settings. In "Looking Glass" you find it under actions at the bottom right (reset cinnamon settings) and maybe that is enough for solving the crashing problem. And if not and you hav...
by oldgranola
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [giving up]cinnamon crashes on boot after pulseaudio deamon (re)loads
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: cinnamon crashes on boot after pulseaudio deamon (re)loads

Hello oldgranola, when a reset to the default cinnamon settings doesn't help, I don't know, what causes your crashes. It seems, that your Cinnamon desktop is somehow damaged and maybe a new install could help. I hope, you have a recent timeshift snapshot and then follow the steps described here: ht...
by oldgranola
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [giving up]cinnamon crashes on boot after pulseaudio deamon (re)loads
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: cinnamon crashes on boot after pulseaudio deamon (re)loads

so given all the info we can gleam from logs and dumps, how does one diagnose what causes cinnamon to crash? I tend to look at the last thing that loads before any crash. But the very last thing to be called is cinnamon itself. ....

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