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by Dave B
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)
Replies: 155
Views: 6061

Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

@xenopeek
Thank you kindly. :)
by Dave B
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)
Replies: 155
Views: 6061

Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Hi xenopeek, When next upgrade happens (Next upgrade? We've only just performed this one! :D), how do you feel about correcting a tiny, tiny caps/naming issue, 'Desktops & Window Managers' -> "XFCE", if not mistaken, should be written Xfce? It appears correctly on linuxmint.com, so just a minor twea...
by Dave B
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox version 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1838

Re: Virtualbox version 5

..The one available on the repositories is x86 and my machine is 64... Hi, For clarification, x86 is mentioned as an indication of supported CPU architecture, the two most common x86 architecture variants being AMD (32-bit and 64-bit) and Intel (32-bit and 64-bit), as opposed to other CPU architect...
by Dave B
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Tablet Hack
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: Linux Tablet Hack

Hi Ozo, In case there's any misunderstanding. Most cheap tablets these days use fairly recent Atom CPUs which are 64-bit, and can run a 64-bit OS. Main issue is, many have a 32-bit UEFI (boot loader (think BIOS)) which boots into the 64-bit OS. Since many GNU/Linux distributions only support booting...
by Dave B
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making battery last longer? Underclocking cpu?
Replies: 21
Views: 1121

Re: Making battery last longer? Underclocking cpu?

Not only can badly manufactured batteries (or batteries with missing safety features) suffer from thermal runaway. Some can contain fewer cells with lead/metal weights added to make up the weight difference.
by Dave B
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon menu looks different after update
Replies: 31
Views: 926

Re: Cinnamon menu looks different after update

Rather than a clean installation. Possibly first try adding another user account, log into that account to check if the same thing happens?
by Dave B
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

I stumbled upon how to make a two-row panel on 18.3 XFCE, but don't remember exactly how it's done. But it's in there somewhere! No idea if MATE will do that or not. Funny you should mention that, popped on here today to say about Xfce edition supporting multiple panels rows, actually supports from...
by Dave B
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Libreoffice normal vs flatpak
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: Libreoffice normal vs flatpak

Further to my last post...

As of today, using the PPA, LibreOffice 6..0.0.3 now replaces either, version 5.4.4.2, or older version supplied with Mint. :)
by Dave B
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: no sound on external speakers after install
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: no sound on external speakers after install

Great to hear sound is now working! :)

Please be kind enough to edit the original thread title adding <SOLVED> at the beginning, so, even though the issue resolved itself, others will know no further assistance is required. Thank you.
by Dave B
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I solve this error? "Error: Breaks existing package 'virtualbox' conflict: virtualbox-5.1 ( )"
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: How do I solve this error? "Error: Breaks existing package 'virtualbox' conflict: virtualbox-5.1 ( )"

Ah, with Mint apt is self elevating for many basic commands. Supplied command automatically asks for user password. This saves typing, as well as making commands easier to remember. :) So the command can be shortened to... apt purge virtualbox* vbox* Prefer apt to apt-get, with apt the user has a ni...
by Dave B
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon menu looks different after update
Replies: 31
Views: 926

Re: Cinnamon menu looks different after update

Hi Mia, Which update are you referring to? Second menu shown is the fall-back MATE menu, and is normally only visible if Cinnamon crashes. In case helpful, you can still take a screenshot by launching Screenshot and using 'Grab after a delay of' setting, choose something like 4 seconds, click 'Take ...
by Dave B
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I solve this error? "Error: Breaks existing package 'virtualbox' conflict: virtualbox-5.1 ( )"
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: How do I solve this error? "Error: Breaks existing package 'virtualbox' conflict: virtualbox-5.1 ( )"

Hi thx-1138,

Previously supplied purge command should perform that action without having to manually search.
by Dave B
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

Hi,
Did you see my possible workaround reply in your other same topic thread?
viewtopic.php?f=206&t=263215
by Dave B
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: no sound on external speakers after install
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: no sound on external speakers after install

Hi arnauld,

Welcome to the Linux Mint forum!

If using the Cinnamon edition, what devices are listed under 'System Settings' -> 'Sound' (or 'Sound Settings' from the Sound applet)?
by Dave B
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I solve this error? "Error: Breaks existing package 'virtualbox' conflict: virtualbox-5.1 ( )"
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: How do I solve this error? "Error: Breaks existing package 'virtualbox' conflict: virtualbox-5.1 ( )"

Hi,

You can use...

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apt purge virtualbox*
This should remove an older version of VirtualBox plus its configuration files.

Then try the installation again.
If still experience issues, check to make sure the Xenial version of the .deb file was downloaded from https://www.virtualbox.org
by Dave B
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making battery last longer? Underclocking cpu?
Replies: 21
Views: 1121

Re: Making battery last longer? Underclocking cpu?

Other ideas... You already mention brightness, so won't mention that one! :) - Make sure there's adequate ventilation, so CPU and possibly GPU fans can run at a lower rate. - Clean fans if necessary - If an Optimus laptop, switch from NVIDIA dGPU to Intel iGPU. - If possible, use the latest kernel (...
by Dave B
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Does anyone know of Chinese tablets (eg Chuwi) than can run Linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Does anyone know of Chinese tablets (eg Chuwi) than can run Linux?

Hi George, Welcome to the Linux Mint forum! One thing to bare in mind, several of the lower priced tablets use a 32-bit UEFI with a 64-bit OS. So installation of GNU/Linux can be difficult due to many distributions only supporting UEFI with their 64-bit OS versions. I know of one exception, if you'r...
by Dave B
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Libreoffice normal vs flatpak
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: Libreoffice normal vs flatpak

Hi, There's also a third option, if want the latest version you can use the official PPA, this will upgrade the older pre-installed version supplied with Mint. Launch Terminal sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa apt update Update Manager should then show an update for LibreOffice to version ...
by Dave B
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint Mate: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Mint Mate: Desperately need double functional height of taskbar.

Hi,

Another approach may be to install/test something like Docky (Software Manager)?

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