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by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 54.0+linuxmint2+sonya FF update breaks icedtea-web [RESOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: 54.0+linuxmint2+sonya FF update breaks icedtea-web

Customer support said NPAPI plugins are safe when used properly. If I would work there, I would say the same. As a user I would send them with such an arguing to hell. Even Oracle has announced, that in the future the browser plugin for java will be deprecated. I wonder if Mozilla is just being les...
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Default to an older kernel
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Default to an older kernel

Grub loads always the newest installed kernel by default. Changing is is not impossible, but it does not make much sense. If the newer kernels are not good for your hardware, do don't need them and should remove them. Note, that you must load from the grub menu at first the older kernel (.21 in your...
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: You can almost feel it, can't you?
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: You can almost feel it, can't you?

Problem #1 is the update for Firefox. I described this here , here and here . The problem affects only Firefox as browser, all other browsers are in level 1 (Chromium) or 2 (all others). Interesting also: Thunderbird - which might give in case of malfunction because of an update far greater problem,...
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Everything is gray.
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Everything is gray.

The shortcut for showing the desktop (with all window minimized) and to restore the windows again is in Cinnamon super-d. I admit, that I am unsure, if this really solves your problem. This "everything is gray" confuses me and I don't know, how this might look. Can you please provide a scr...
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mir display server installation
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Mir display server installation

Those are 2 pre-installed libraries, which are needed for several parts of the system. It does not mean, that Mir is installed or that Mir does get installed. The update fixes some bugs.
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: desktop button to shut down pc
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: desktop button to shut down pc

You can install this desklet. Note, that the link is only for reference. Use the desklet settings to install it.
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: You can almost feel it, can't you?
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: You can almost feel it, can't you?

What I see at now in the Cinnamon beta: Some good bug fixes. Some open issues. Some still not fixed bugs and regressions - partially one year (since Mint 18) old. 2 (new) serious security faults. Under the line: If this should be the result of the final release, 18.x is in the 3rd edition again no j...
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: default kernel version on Linux Mint 18.2 Mate (Beta)
Replies: 14
Views: 232

Re: default kernel version on Linux Mint 18.2 Mate (Beta)

You are referring to the EOL of Ubuntu LTS releases, which is just one of the many Linux distros, eg Fedora, OpenSuse, Debian, ArchLinux, Mandriva, etc. We are talking about Mint and we are here in the support section for the main edition, which is based on Ubuntu. So here is of interest, what the ...
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recover accidentally deleted file?
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Recover accidentally deleted fine?

Open your file manager, you should find a link to your trash bin.

Regarding more details:
What is your version of Mint and what is the desktop environment? If you don't know open a terminal and enter:

Code: Select all

inxi -Sz

Paste the output here.
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Anyone used RobotLinux VM in mint 17.3
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Anyone used RobotLinux VM in mint 17.3

The VM would be installed on the same machine that currently dual-boot Windows, so the physical hardware would be the same and I would delete the dual-boot Windows (just keep Linux Mint with the Windows VM) do you think Windows would still see the VM hardware as different? Yes, without any doubt. T...
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] full text search in starter menu
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: full text search in starter menu

You cannot use the Cinnamon menu search box for searching files, even less for searching file's content.

Simply set a docfetcher (or gnome-search-tool) icon into the panel launcher applet and you can reach it with one click. Just as quick as you open the menu.
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) install 18.2 beta ?
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: install 18.2 beta ?

The beta is a version for testing and finding the bugs. It is not meant to get used for daily work.
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Anyone used RobotLinux VM in mint 17.3
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Anyone used RobotLinux VM in mint 17.3

the version of Windows I want to place in a VM is the one I currently dual-boot with Mint, so it probably wont boot? The problem is another one. Your license allows you one(!) installation of XP. And you have to activate XP after installation. This might create a problem, as you now have 2 systems ...
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't get Netflix to play in Firefox 54
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Can't get Netflix to play in Firefox 54

Perhaps this helps.
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Select an update policy - again, and again, and again
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Select an update policy - again, and again, and again

Can you reproduce the issue on a fresh new account?
by Cosmo.
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 54.0+linuxmint2+sonya FF update breaks icedtea-web [RESOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: 54.0+linuxmint2+sonya FF update breaks icedtea-web

I wrote a tutorial about installing Firefox ESR.

(Besides that: This will only work, as long as Firefox ESR 52 will get supported, this will end in June 2018. Countermail will have to do something about that. Or you have to switch to another mail provider.)
by Cosmo.
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Mounting internal Windows partitions automatically
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Mounting internal Windows partitions automatically

Create in /media (if you want an icon for the drive on the desktop) or in /mnt a new folder and set in in fstab as the mountpoint. This gives you the full control over the folder name.
by Cosmo.
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux 2017 – The Road to Hell
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: Linux 2017 – The Road to Hell

Software contains bugs and failures. Not by design or by will (at least this should not happen), but the reality of an imperfect world is so. Bugs can get fixed, as an intermediate solution their might exist workaround. But this is always a matter of the current problem. Such global descriptions do ...
by Cosmo.
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Deutsch (German)
Topic: Cinnamon / Einfache Volltextsuche in allen Dateien über das Startermenü-Suchfeld
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Cinnamon / Einfache Volltextsuche in allen Dateien über das Startermenü-Suchfeld

Nein, das ist nicht möglich.

Setze einen Starter in die Leiste (genauer: in das Leistenstarter Applet), dann ist DocFetcher genau 1 Klick entfernt; schneller get es mit dem Manü auch nicht.

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