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by Ranthe
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

A new developer has taken over the Weather App, and it's now fixed (you have to register for a free OpenWeather API key to use it).
by Ranthe
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issue with the weather app?
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: Issue with the weather app?

Update from the applet author on GitHub:
mockturtle wrote:I won't have time to fix this in the foreseeable future. I'd be happy to see it adopted by the Mint team, or whoever is interested in maintenance.

I'm using the bbcwx@oak-wood.co.uk desklet (with OpenWeatherMap) as an alternative.
by Ranthe
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: So much for the weather applet
Replies: 31
Views: 1966

Re: So much for the weather applet

Update from the applet author on GitHub:
mockturtle wrote:I won't have time to fix this in the foreseeable future. I'd be happy to see it adopted by the Mint team, or whoever is interested in maintenance.

I'm using the bbcwx@oak-wood.co.uk desklet (with OpenWeatherMap) as an alternative.
by Ranthe
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

Update from the applet author:
mockturtle wrote:I won't have time to fix this in the foreseeable future. I'd be happy to see it adopted by the Mint team, or whoever is interested in maintenance.

I'm using the bbcwx@oak-wood.co.uk desklet (with OpenWeatherMap) as an alternative.
by Ranthe
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??
Replies: 127
Views: 4232

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

Why did I decide to install Linux Mint four years ago? Primarily because Windows Vista was approaching end of life, a simple upgrade to 64-bit Windows 8 at the time wasn't possible (because I have wound up with 32-bit Vista on a 64-bit machine for what seemed like good reasons at the time), and I fi...
by Ranthe
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)
Replies: 9
Views: 899

[SOLVED] mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

In case anyone was wondering why the "Weather" (weather@mockturtl) Cinnamon applet is no longer working as of Friday 4 January, it's possibly due to the Yahoo! API the app uses no longer being supported. https://developer.yahoo.com/weather/?guccounter=1 Important EOL Notice: As of Thursday, Jan. 3, ...
by Ranthe
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clementine icons look horrible
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Clementine icons look horrible

I found the same thing when I installed the non-flatpak Clementine off the Mint Software Manager. The only solution I found was to uninstall that version, and install the Flatpak version. All the icons now look the way they should - but now album art doesn't appear in the taskbar Sound app. (I think...
by Ranthe
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making a desktop launcher for "cd" + bash script
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Making a desktop launcher for "cd" + bash script

Occasionally I do art streaming on Picarto, and I have a nifty little CLI utility "grab-song" which allows me to pass details of the currently playing song (from Rhythmbox or Clementine) into a text file that I can then display in my stream. The commands I use to run grab-song are: cd grab-song-mast...
by Ranthe
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp 2.10.4 has no maximize button.
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Gimp 2.10.4 has no maximize button.

I've found a simlar thing with GIMP 2.20 installed via flatpak - I first found it in LM18.3 MATE, and it persisted into LM19 Cinnamon. For me, the single mode window was maximised far beyond the screen resolution, resulting in the bottom buttons of panels not being visible. Switching between themes ...
by Ranthe
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Flatpacks running in "superuser" mode - is this OK?
Replies: 3
Views: 424

[SOLVED] Flatpacks running in "superuser" mode - is this OK?

I've been trying out various Flatpack applications(1) on Mint 18.3 MATE, and I've noticed that all the Flatpack apps run in "superuser" mode. 1) Is this normal and/or intentional? 2) Is this a good idea? 3) Can Flatpacks be run as a normal user, and if so, how? Having successfully adapted to the Lin...
by Ranthe
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dogs?
Replies: 67
Views: 2939

Re: Dogs?

We have two Shetland Sheepdogs - a 10 year old girl that we bred ourselves (Sophie), and a 3 year old re-homed boy (Anton).
by Ranthe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Appimages in path - how?
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: Appimages in path - how?

and I did not know there was an install option Most of the AppImages I have used asked to be installed. I think that is the norm, and from an end-user stand point it makes sense to do it that way. Interesting. The AppImages for Krita that I've been using have never asked to be installed when I run ...
by Ranthe
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: any timer software out there similar to this for windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: any timer software out there similar to this for windows?

Which desktop are you using - Cinnamon, MATE, or something else? If you're using MATE there's a Timer applet you can add to the panel, which can be configured to display a popup notification. Right-click on the panel, select "Add To Panel", then select the Timer applet and select "Add". I think ther...
by Ranthe
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Brother DCP-J125 receiving data but not printing
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

[SOLVED] Brother DCP-J125 receiving data but not printing

Got a call from my father last night - he reran the printer installer tool, answered "Y" to specify the Device URI, then selected "USB". Everything is working fine now.
by Ranthe
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: "The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed package' failed to install into /target/."
Replies: 35
Views: 27193

Re: "The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed package' failed to install into /target/."

Try installing without an Internet connection (disable any wifi connection / disconnect the network cable). There is an issue affect some users where GRUB fails to install when connected to the Internet. Yes, this works! I did this after umpteen failed attempts at installing with the network in pla...
by Ranthe
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Brother DCP-J125 receiving data but not printing
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Brother DCP-J125 receiving data but not printing

My father has the 64-bit installation of Mint 17.3 Cinnamon - that's what was on the LiveDVD I gave him:-) And we did use the printer driver tool from the Brother website, I walked him through the process and watched him on a shared desktop session on Skype. (Still trying to work out how to do the r...
by Ranthe
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Brother DCP-J125 receiving data but not printing
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Brother DCP-J125 receiving data but not printing

If you go to the PRINTERS folder from Menu to Administration to Printers; and open it; is there an icon for the DCP-J125 please? Can you right-click on it, and select properties and do a screenshot please? you find screenshot from Menu ..accessories .. Take Screenshot and if you use the third optio...
by Ranthe
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED - sortof] Can't change Workspace names in LM17.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 506

"SOLVED": Can't change Workspace names in LM17.3 Cinnamon

Problem "solved" by nuking LM 17.3 and upgrading to 18.1 MATE :mrgreen: I hadn't realised what kind of rubbish my original profile had been accumulating over the last couple of years of fiddling about with desktop environments until installing 18.1 MATE and finding my system coming to a screeching h...
by Ranthe
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Brother DCP-J125 receiving data but not printing
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

[SOLVED] Brother DCP-J125 receiving data but not printing

My father is trying to get his Brother DCP-J125 to print over USB from Linux 17.3 Cinnamon, and has installed the drivers from the Brother website using their printer driver tool. The drivers have successfully installed with no apparent issues. When a print job is submitted the printer indicates on ...
by Ranthe
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: [Solved] conky problem with mint 18
Replies: 12
Views: 4298

Re: conky problem with mint 18

You need to change "undecorate" to "undecorated" in the following line.. "own_window_hints undecorate,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below" that should do it... Jeffbr549 Thanks for this, I just upgraded from 17.3 to 18.1 this weekend and this fixed the issue I was having with my conky with the "ap...

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