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by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Xed
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: Installing Xed

Even the second link will not work for Mint 17.x (Ubuntu 14.04 based). And I wonder, why you want to install xed, which is the fork of gedit, which comes with Mint 17.x.
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager won't remember preferences [ :( ]
Replies: 30
Views: 240

Re: Update Manager won't remember preferences

Those warnings are not normal and it appears, that they have something to do with your cryptswap problem. I recommend to install the system new; I see no other method to repair the issue otherwise. The mentioned pathes starting with /apps and so on can possibly also create other problem, although yo...
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: An idea......
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: An idea......

Can I ask how you are getting more than one VM running at the same time? I didnt know you could. Any special settings to do this or do you just start them up like a normal VM? This is not the least problem. You only have to obey, that the sum of the needed RAM for all running VMs must leave enough ...
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: LibreOffice does not appear any more in my taskbar
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: LibreOffice does not appear any more in my taskbar

I cannot remember any other applet or desklet being installed as an add-on. Hm, remembrance does sometimes have holes. Open the applet settings and click at the bottom right to restore to defaults. Then go to the desklet settings and click to remove all. Next to the extension settings and click to ...
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux Mint 18.1+Nemo = VERY high CPU usage (abnormal)
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Linux Mint 18.1+Nemo = VERY high CPU usage (abnormal)

Create a fresh new user account and check there. Do not make any alterations in the test account!
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager won't remember preferences [ :( ]
Replies: 30
Views: 240

Re: Update Manager won't remember preferences

Your description is good, but it does not give me a clue, what had happened here. But the result with the live system demonstrates, that something has been changed on your system. Try this (no promise, it is a shot in the dark): At first close UM; you can do this from the right click menu of its tra...
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot open ppt/pptx files with libreoffice
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Cannot open ppt/pptx files with libreoffice

Do you say, that you have Impress open, that you go to the Imppress file menu to open a document, select the document, and than a Writer instance gets opened for loading it?
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What standard programs do you NEVER use ?
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: What standard programs do you NEVER use ?

vladtepes wrote:Merely a topic for discussion, not a 'help' thread :D

So is it. Should get moved to the proper chat board.
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Problem with keyboard in Vbox guest
Replies: 9
Views: 68

Re: Problem with keyboard in Vbox guest

As I expected. This means, that the alt key works properly in your VM. The problem is specific for Photoshop, where I cannot help you.
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trouble installing 18.1 in Virtual Box
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Trouble installing 18.1 in Virtual Box

You mix the VB extensions with the guest additions; both are different things. The extensions get installed in the host (as you obviously already did), but the guest additions get installed inside of the VM, fr each VM separately. You did not install the proper guest additions and this explains your...
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: An idea......
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: An idea......

#1: Most users - as jimallyn and myself - use VirtualBox. That is really easy to use. I cannot say anything about WMWare.

#2: What things do you need to run in Windows. Very graphic intensive software might be less responsive, other software should run in a VM just like in a metal install.
by Cosmo.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seeing 2 Different Login Screens (Mint 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Seeing 2 Different Login Screens (Mint 18)

As I already wrote, I did never see such a behavior. Also I cannot remember having ever read about this issue before. Further more I am out of an idea, what happens here. How old is the system? Did you encounter this behavior from the beginning or when did it start to behave so? What system changes ...
by Cosmo.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Problem with keyboard in Vbox guest
Replies: 9
Views: 68

Re: Problem with keyboard in Vbox guest

Open in the XP guest notepad. Does the left(!) alt key activate the menu? Does alt-F4 close the editor?
by Cosmo.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Cinnamon, clipboard manager missing
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Cinnamon, clipboard manager missing

I agree with the recommendation of Clipit. But whether this - or another - clipboard manager should get preinstalled, is discussable. Many users will not need it and might get confused. For the full power of such a tool the usage of keyboard shortcuts is an important aspect. And this can give proble...
by Cosmo.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seeing 2 Different Login Screens (Mint 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Seeing 2 Different Login Screens (Mint 18)

Mh, that is the default.

Try this: switch to another theme and then back to the default theme. Watch, if this helps.
by Cosmo.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager won't remember preferences [ :( ]
Replies: 30
Views: 240

Re: Update Manager won't remember preferences

That is the default - after the first usage. I wonder, what and where the Kali installation might have done to your system. The known facts indicate, that there is a problem in the system, not in the account settings. Boot the live system. Start there the update manager and do some settings. Now log...
by Cosmo.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] Problem with keyboard in Vbox guest
Replies: 9
Views: 68

Re: Problem with keyboard in Vbox guest

You say in the title "VBox", what usually gets understood as VirtualBox. But the shown screenshot says something about VMWare. So what do you actually use?
by Cosmo.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trouble installing 18.1 in Virtual Box
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Trouble installing 18.1 in Virtual Box

If you are in the running VM press host-N. This opens a dialog, where you can read, which version of the guest additions are in use. What does this say?
by Cosmo.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seeing 2 Different Login Screens (Mint 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Seeing 2 Different Login Screens (Mint 18)

What you show are 2 different login screen themes. I did not encounter until now the situation, where the theme changes on its own.

Open the login screen settings and see, which theme is selected in the settings.
by Cosmo.
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Starting Linux [SOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 335

Re: Starting Linux

QUESTION: is it possible to install XFCE and remove MATE, just like I did with WinXP? I agree with killer de bug: If the Mate edition runs fine on your hardware, I would stick with it. So just for completeness: You can do this just as you do the change from XP to Mint: Download the ISO file, boot i...

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