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by lmuserx4849
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop

Something that surprised me when using Mate and it appears to be true for Cinnamon too, that is, options changed in the File Manager affect the entire desktop. I have never experienced that with KDE. In KDE, changes to Dolphin only affect Dolphin. Global changes are always done in System Settings. ...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Cinnamon/Mate vs KDE - GTK-based desktops vs QT-based desktop

Long-time KDE user... Something that surprised me when using Mate and it appears to be true for Cinnamon too, that is, options changed in the File Manager affect the entire desktop. I have never experienced that with KDE. In KDE, changes to Dolphin only affect Dolphin. Global changes are always done...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Left-Click Selects or Grabs Instead of Acting Normally
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Left-Click Selects or Grabs Instead of Acting Normally

Just to verify: - 18.3 Cinnamon - the issue happens in all applications, not just chrome - you have tried another mouse (or was that a dozen of them :-)) - Desktop or laptop? - System setup for double-click or single-click ? Let's step back and take another route: - Have you tried a different mouse ...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo very slow to open
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Nemo very slow to open

> Nemo hangs If starting a console times-out during this period, try a virtual terminal, ctrl-alt-f1, login, then to get back to your graphical session, ctrl-alt-f7. Check log: tail -n20 -f /var/log/syslog - watch for awhile (ctrl-c to exit) I agree on using top or htop. htop is a little easier to u...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed

When I bought a Dell laptop, within three minutes of starting it I was into the BIOS settings, changed them to boot from a CD first, then booted off a Mint DVD and removed Windows completely. Did you have any problems with UEFI w/Secure boot? It wasn't quite as easy with Dell & the newer BIOS's. De...
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: On-Line banking

- Quicken Migration to GnuCash - Notes on banks - OFX - Gnucash has an active & helpful mailing list gnucash-user - GnuCash Tutorial and Concepts Guide Best bet is to try the recommendations from this thread. There is also the spreadsheet route (libreoffice calc). I know folks who have successfully ...
by lmuserx4849
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 51
Views: 1063

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

After watch some of Joe Collins's YouTube(and others) I have notice that the more nerdy types... 1. With anyone, what is their incentive to do what they are doing ($clicks$ & $eyeballs$). 2. Maybe it was constructive criticism to make things better. Talk is cheap, what are they doing to make things...
by lmuserx4849
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: etc/cron.daily not responding on time
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: etc/cron.daily not responding on time

Is your machine ever shutdown, or always running? I think this page will answer your question: CronHowto-How Anacron is Set Up . Ubuntu, thus LM, @17.3, are in a transitional stage between Upstart (Ubuntu - lost) and systemd (Redhat - won). So don't get too hung-up on upstart, because it's going awa...
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: My If statement in a function?
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: My If statement in a function?

Just for fun I'd write: #!/bin/bash set -u function test() { local -- type='' local -- rc=0 while [[ -z "${type}" ]]; do read -rp 'Testing your typing [y|other]: ' type done # rhs can be a string (quotes), glob pattern (no quotes), or a regular expression (=~) if [[ "${type}" == 'y' ]]; then printf ...
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Black desktop and no icons all the rest works perfectly
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Black desktop and no icons all the rest works perfectly

I see you already checked for activities. How about virtual desktops? I switch between virtual desktops with my mouse wheel. If I right-click the desktop and select "Settings" (last item on menu), then select Mouse Action, Vertical-Scroll is set to Switch Desktop. There are shortcut keys too. Go to ...
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: My If statement in a function?
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: My If statement in a function?

.. syntax error: unexpected end of file ... This error usually means some sort of bash syntactical error (thus the "syntax error" part of the message :-)). I'm on bash 4.3.11 (lm 17.3), and when I executed that snippet of code, I got "line 11: syntax error near unexpected token `}'". That would be ...
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I try Cinnamon ?
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Should I try Cinnamon ?

> Work fine. I normal prefer MATE ... I have been using KDE (since 3), currently on 4/LM17.3, but since LM 19 won't be supporting KDE 5, I've been trying Mate. Friends have been using Mate on LMDE for years. I like KDE's plasma, and a few apps. I turn-off as much as possible, with the Searching, Ako...
by lmuserx4849
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: my keyboard writtes by itself
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: my keyboard writtes by itself

Can you swap out the keyboard and try another? In the Control Center, Hardware > Keyboard, there are some options under "Repeat Keys". Could try unchecking or change values. The GUI options seem to be the same as kbdrate There some additional options that affect the keyboard, under Assistive Technol...
by lmuserx4849
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where could I find the information of all installed drivers.
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: where could I find the information of all installed drivers.

... Gotta agree with this. The thing is, most new users of Unix like operating systems aren't familiar with the wonders of the 'man' command. For a real treat, open a terminal and type 'man man'. The man pages can give you ways to use the ls command that you never knew. ... I felt so crippled when ...
by lmuserx4849
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Left-Click Selects or Grabs Instead of Acting Normally
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Left-Click Selects or Grabs Instead of Acting Normally

This sounds like sensitivity. I'm currently a KDE user, but the concepts should be the same, just a different implementation. First I'd look in Cinnamon's System Settings for anything dealing with input devices or specifically the mouse. There are various solutions using the command xinput in a star...
by lmuserx4849
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Browser update required for PayPal
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Browser update required for PayPal

I wonder if they'll support Firefox 52 ESR, which will be supported until September 2018.
by lmuserx4849
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Keeping Mint 'clean' after third party install/erase
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Keeping Mint 'clean' after third party install/erase

Just a note on config files. They are mostly text. There are a few that are binary in both GNOME and KDE. But the majority for user applications are simple text files. I'd say they are like Windows .ini files, but please, Linux is NOT Windows (...at this time). It depends. It depends on the develope...
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bitcoin - cash up...
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: Bitcoin - cash up...

retire on the proceeds
- 22k before taxes. It'll be a short retirement ;-)

Interesting segment tonight on PBS: Cheap power drew bitcoin miners to this small city. Then came the backlash.
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: gdebi still broke after update in LM19 Cin Beta (SOLVED)
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: gdebi still broke after update in LM19 Cin Beta

I see lots of folks using the beta and reporting problems in this forum. Users also report issues on the LM blog --- usually the Announcement. There is git also. I like reading about bugs and fixes :-) Is there an official spot for users to report bugs on the beta?
by lmuserx4849
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo dropped in LM 19 - goodness knows what else
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: gksudo dropped in LM 19 - goodness knows what else

When discussing Linux with folks in real life, I'm careful to caution, "Yes it's free, but it's also complicated and very poorly documented." Enough. So long, and thanks for all the fish. Just to clarify: “Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. “Open source” is something different: it ha...

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