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by lmuserx4849
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE framework updates?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: KDE framework updates?

... Update: there are many plugins for the systemsettings. You can see it with: apt-cache search kde-config I found a systemsettings that didn't follow that naming convention: kscreen. Used to change resolution and manipulate displays. This process also worked for me on LM19 MATE plus dolphin, gwen...
by lmuserx4849
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Long Term Support
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: Long Term Support

@lmuserx4849: did you read what I wrote? There's a difference between official claims and cold reality. That I've learned in 12 years of full-time use of *buntu and Mint. HHHmmmm. Ouch. 1) Why is there a difference? Xubuntu is a community edition with a different time table. 2) Is it safe to use Li...
by lmuserx4849
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Long Term Support
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: Long Term Support

Hello, I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 Xfce and I don't see any need to upgrade. This version of Linux Mint is supported until April 2021. Then, why Xubuntu 16.04 is supported only until April 2019? Both distros have the same package base - Ubuntu Xenial. The only exception is obviously the Linux Mint Sy...
by lmuserx4849
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars
Replies: 24
Views: 462

Re: Suse sold for 2.5 Billion Dollars

Suse bought by Swedish Equity Firm I guess RedHat will be next on the list of some big firm to buy. Might be a good stock investment now. Redhat IPO was in 1999. Suse should be renamed to the hot potato distribution. It changes hands so often. I wonder how they'll run OpenSuSE. It's a good distro, ...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grumpy old man maybe
Replies: 26
Views: 513

Re: Grumpy old man maybe

Yeah, they're not fans of help vampires on the Arch forums. I don't find their stance unreasonable. If you can't be bothered to attempt some basic research before asking a question, you've no place using a tech enthusiast distro. Wow. Never heard the term "help vampires" :-) Arch gets a slight pass...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do icon themes change
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Why do icon themes change

I see humanity-icon-theme is going to be removed at Linux Mint Roadmap . Why do icons change? Humanity is an upstream icon theme from Ubuntu, it's not going anywhere. I believe the change on the roadmap is just about it being installed by default. Thank you. As I mentioned someone brought up a miss...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are there any dangerous/vulnerable packages I should remove?
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Are there any dangerous/vulnerable packages I should remove?

I already un-installed Mono and Openjdk, which apparently was accidentally installed. I don't think I have Java, but there two Java packages of which I don't know whether I should get rid of. libhsql1.8.0-java : Java SQL database engine, and libservlet3.1-java : Servlet 3.1, JSP 2.3, EL 3.0 and Web...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grumpy old man maybe
Replies: 26
Views: 513

Re: Grumpy old man maybe

As an OAP have I turned into a grumpy old man or have I seen an increase in the number of posts where the answer is one google search away? It would make sense because there are more linux distro users who haven't come from a technical background or sought out opensource for its' philosphy, and the...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window Borders with Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 26
Views: 1211

Re: Window Borders with Mint 19 Cinnamon

... No it isn't. In fact Mate doesn't even even support metacity-3. Only one and two. This is all part of the hassle of the metacity theme format and is a bit of a PITA for theme devs. That's what I've been reading on the Net. I have great empathy and appreciation for theme devs. It is confusing as...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do icon themes change
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Why do icon themes change

I see humanity-icon-theme is going to be removed at Linux Mint Roadmap . Why do icons change? For years, you look at an icon and say, I know what that is - editor, terminal, go to the end. They change and you think, what is that symbol suppose to represent. Let me squint, magnify... oh, I'll look fo...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window Borders with Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 26
Views: 1211

Re: Window Borders with Mint 19 Cinnamon

Old metacity-1 and metacity-2 themes are no longer fully supported by Cinnamon. ... Is this true for Mate too? I'm currently using clearlooks-phenix , which is suppose to be a "GTK3 port of Clearlooks, the default theme for Gnome 2", but it hasn't been updated in awhile. Internet searches seem to i...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 47
Views: 1158

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

"Walmart get rid of cashiers and checkout lines" = Amazon ? If you participate in society, someone has your data. How is it going to be used. I just want to have those conversations out in the open, be informed, and have some control so I can feel human. If we ignore for a moment folks that want to ...
by lmuserx4849
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which desktop environment of Linux Mint 19 "Tara" should I go with?
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Which desktop environment of Linux Mint 19 "Tara" should I go with?

This section in the Linux Mint documentation might help. Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce? Linux Mint comes in 3 different flavours, each featuring a different desktop environment. Cinnamon The most modern, innovative and full-featured desktop MATE A more stable, and faster desktop Xfce The most lightweight a...
by lmuserx4849
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Print one page of pdf [SOLVED] pdfshuffler
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: Print one page of pdf

If you're not in the directory containing the file, yes, of course. You might want to practice the basics of linux before going further. Thank You Flemur for your help, but I am once again up against the lack of knowledge wall. I am just going to have to sit down and teach myself the terminal synta...
by lmuserx4849
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] cant open system-config-samba linuxmint 19 64bit
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: cant open system-config-samba linuxmint 19 64bit

It sets the home directory when running sudo away from you to root. gksu was invented so that when you run graphical applications you didn't inadvertently screw up the sudo users environment. "sudo -H" doesn't replace everything gksu did but it's the best we can do at this point. pkexec is the repl...
by lmuserx4849
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why upgrade inxi?
Replies: 76
Views: 1408

Re: Why upgrade inxi?

In inxi, the variables below produce the same results. In pinxi, they are different. Neither bad nor good, I just noticed pinix was different and investigated why.

DEFAULT_COLOR_SCHEME=5
#VIRT_TERM_COLOR_SCHEME=5
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 47
Views: 1158

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

My bank charges $5/paper statement. More and more is done online, and you can even be penalized for not going online and doing your business. It's odd that we have all accepted the high costs of Internet access with no guarantee of availability. I don't think you can operate at 100% in today's socie...
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Future of Linux Mint Mate
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Future of Linux Mint Mate

I have been reading several forums lately and have gotten it in my head that linux mint with mate is on the way out in a few distros as its considered not modern enough. What's the reality on this issue? Ought I change to Linux Mint Cinnamon now and just get used to the GUI? I really like the clean...
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mint Beta testers for the new inxi Perl release requested
Replies: 71
Views: 2927

Re: Mint Beta testers for the new inxi Perl release requested

.. note that no data files contain the actual ubuntu release version, just the name, that's a Mint problem, I can't fix that since I won't make dynamic distro version to name to number matching in distro data, it's too much to maintain over time with endless distros out there. .. This might of been...
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing a tar.xz file
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Installing a tar.xz file

Thank you for all the responses. I am trying to install NodeJs. After looking at the website again, I found the installation commands. I'm glad I asked though, got some good info. Thank you again. Oh yeah, then there are all the other ways to install software. xkcd: Universal Install Script :-)

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