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by Ranthe
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp 2.10.4 has no maximize button.
Replies: 7
Views: 171

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: 292

[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: 2463

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: 327

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: 264

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: 1094

[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: 32
Views: 17694

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 404

"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: 1094

[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: 3770

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...
by Ranthe
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: What's your favorite native Linux game?
Replies: 57
Views: 8125

Re: What's your favorite native Linux game?

Oolite (http://www.oolite.org/) Among the seven trillion people who are - at least officially - Cooperative citizens, you are nobody. So far, anyway. You've got a ship, some weapons, and enough spare cash to get started - and one day, you might get the fame, wealth or glory you want. Perhaps one day...
by Ranthe
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED - sortof] Can't change Workspace names in LM17.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 404

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

Do you speak about 2 systems dualobooted (one with Cinnamon, one with Mate) or is this a system with 2 DEs inside? A single dual-booted system (Windows Vista + Linux Mint 17.3), Mint has two desktop environments installed - MATE and Cinnamon. (I've never quite been able to decide whether MATE has e...
by Ranthe
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED - sortof] Can't change Workspace names in LM17.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 404

[SOLVED - sortof] Can't change Workspace names in LM17.3 Cinnamon

Hi, For some reason I've found that I'm no longer able to change the workspace names on my account in Mint 17.3 Cinnamon - whenever I overtype the name to changes it the updates don't save and the name reverts to the original. I think it must be something to do with a duff Cinnamon config file on my...
by Ranthe
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint 18 thoughts and discussion...
Replies: 32
Views: 3410

Re: LinuxMint 18 thoughts and discussion...

The codecs just require ticking a box during install. Just means the developers don't have to test multiple iso's, but for the users its still easy to install them. That's fair enough when you're doing an actual install, where it's a one-off task - but what about when you're simply running the Live...
by Ranthe
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Workspaces
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Workspaces

I tend to use 4 workspaces, more is confusing, but so is less because they get cluttered. Now mint has this 'fancy' action going when I press ctrl+alt+up arrow and down arrow , showing me workspaces or windows on the workspace.... It does ?!? :shock: <tries it> Cool! I didn't know that! Thanks! :mr...
by Ranthe
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Linux Mint(17.1) only my wifi network is not visible.
Replies: 20
Views: 2537

Re: Linux Mint(17.1) only my wifi network is not visible.

Try if it helps when you change the channel to 1, 6 or 11. Reason: in some countries, among which the USA, channels above 11 are forbidden. This might lead driver developers to disregard the potential presence of those higher channels. Out of those three, select the channel that's optimal for you, ...
by Ranthe
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Linux Mint(17.1) only my wifi network is not visible.
Replies: 20
Views: 2537

Re: Linux Mint(17.1) only my wifi network is not visible.

My wife is experiencing a similar problem with Mint 17.3 Rosa on her Dell Inspiron 5520 - after many months of rock-solid connections, from yesterday the laptop Wifi can detect every wifi router in the neighbourhood except the one in the house - a D-LINK DIR-600 - less than a metre from the machine....

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