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by DwightD
Mon May 07, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 104
Views: 13020

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

I have been running Manjaro for about 3 months now and have installed Cinnamon and Mate. My computer is a desktop (no laptop) and I have had NO lockups. Their system requires some learning time like all distros. I have changed most of the themes to satisfy my taste and all work fine. So far, the upd...
by DwightD
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 74
Views: 6132

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Linux Mint Mate is the my number one go-to desktop. Of course, I have tried most all of the other desktops as well as many of the other distros. Years ago, I used KDE on PCLinuxOS and liked it alot. I then discovered Linux Mint and have been satisfied. I still like to check what other distros have t...
by DwightD
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)
Replies: 155
Views: 6079

Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

I like it!! Good work!
by DwightD
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how do you install kde
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: how do you install kde

This may be what you are looking for--

https://linuxmint.com/download.php
by DwightD
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No useable alternatives to MS Office?
Replies: 32
Views: 1922

Re: No useable alternatives to MS Office?

Libre Office makes a copy for Windows. Install it (free) onto the Windows machines. That should solve the compatibility problem.
by DwightD
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Where is Opera
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: Where is Opera

It appears that www.opera.com has a download for the browser. The download is a .deb file about 45mb in size. I have not tried it, but, this may be your answer??
by DwightD
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to determine my 'Backup' method
Replies: 23
Views: 1084

Re: Trying to determine my 'Backup' method

I take a little different approach. 1. I connect a second hard drive to my motherboard (easy access via removable panel). 2. Load live dvd of linux mint. 3. use dd command to clone sda to sdb. This copies the entire operating system and user data. For a 1TB drive it takes about 2 hours to complete. ...
by DwightD
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Linux Mint KDE,Same old problem
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: New Linux Mint KDE,Same old problem

I have a GTX650 Nvidia card also installed in my computer. I have never got the 375.xx video driver to work even though it is the recommended one. I have the the alternate 340.102 drivers working. You might try making the change.
by DwightD
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LightDM not displaying background image...
Replies: 14
Views: 1920

Re: LightDM not displaying background image...

I have a fresh install of Cinnamon 18.2 and this works for me-- Open terminal and type lightdm-settings Type password and a menu will appear. I changed the background photo to any in my user folder. Close menu. I close the terminal first with ctrl c then exit. Seems to work every time. Perhaps this ...
by DwightD
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: <SOLVED> How do I go back to MDM
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: <SOLVED> How do I go back to MDM

If you don't want to return to MDM but want to change the login background photo provided in lightdm, type "lightdm-settings" in a terminal. This will provide you with a menu showing different options-- background picture (of a photo in your user folder), grid (on off) and some other items I haven't...
by DwightD
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate tutorials
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Mate tutorials

by DwightD
Tue May 23, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED]Brother QL-700 Won't Print
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: Brother QL-700 Won't Print

It appears that your Brother printer is very new and not yet supported by the Linux Foundation. According to the Brother website, they provide a driver for linux printers. http://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=lpql700eus&os=130 I would try downloading the driver listed a...
by DwightD
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Monitor sleeps after 10 minutes inactivity [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Monitor sleeps after 10 minutes inactivity [SOLVED]

I reinstalled my backup copy onto my hard drive. I installed the updates. All is working!!
I think a foreign govt may have been hacking my computer!!!
Thanks all41 for your help.
by DwightD
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Monitor sleeps after 10 minutes inactivity [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Monitor sleeps after 10 minutes inactivity

Here are my settings Startup Applications / Power Manager/ mate-power-manager Control Center/Power Management/ Actions & Display set to "Never" In the above arrangement, the screen goes to sleep in 10 minutes. The mouse will wake it up. I have tried changing the settings in the Control Center/Power ...
by DwightD
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Monitor sleeps after 10 minutes inactivity [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Monitor sleeps after 10 minutes inactivity

I used your command xset -dpms and that worked for the session as you stated.
I restarted the computer and dpms was enabled as shown by xset -q.
I checked the Startup Applications and it shows Power Manager it to be turned off (no X in square).
Any ideas as to how dpms gets turned back on?
by DwightD
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Monitor sleeps after 10 minutes inactivity [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Monitor sleeps after 10 minutes inactivity [SOLVED]

After about 10 minutes of no activity the monitor shuts off. Moving the mouse will reawaken the screen. I have checked the "Power Management" from the Control Center and both items are set to NEVER. I also checked the screensaver and both items there are unchecked. I believe this may have begun only...
by DwightD
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xed editor Tab Problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Xed editor Tab Problem [SOLVED]

Thanks Cosmo for the info. I changed it on my other computer and THAT WORKS! I have never seen that before on any editor. Live and learn.
by DwightD
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xed editor Tab Problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Xed editor Tab Problem

Thanks Cosmo for the info. I changed it on my other computer and THAT WORKS! I have never seen that before on any editor. Live and learn.
by DwightD
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xed editor Tab Problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Xed editor Tab Problem [SOLVED]

Xed editor does not print the keyboard "Tab" correctly in Linux Mint Mate 18.1. It makes 4 spaces instead of one wide space. I installed Gedit and solved my editing problem.

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