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by ChrisMW
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wine package on LMDE
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Wine package on LMDE

I have always looked at the Debian instructions and Debian backports, or just the wine packages. Following the Debian instructions ( https://wiki.debian.org/Wine ) has always worked for me in producing a working 64 and 32 bit wine on a 64bit system. I have tried POL as well, but ran into problems wi...
by ChrisMW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE 4 Kernels
Replies: 15
Views: 5970

Re: LMDE 4 Kernels

I ran into issues with the latest VirtualBox and 4.19, a search revealed that moving to a 5 kernel would do it. If LMDE already has the backports it cannot be easier. From Synaptic, look for linux-headers and find the 5.04 ones, same for the kernel, look for linux-image and get the right version. It...
by ChrisMW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How can I prevent pulseaudio from loading?
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: ?How can I prevent pulseaudio from loading

I have developed the habit of having two DE's installed and 2 versions of the kernel. if something goes wrong, I can usually recover by using the other DE or kernel. Not quite sure why Cinnamon bricked, a DE shouldn't depend on audio IMHO. My 'backup' DE is currently XFCE, LXDE would be another you ...
by ChrisMW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How can I prevent pulseaudio from loading?
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: ?How can I prevent pulseaudio from loading

Look into articles on this in Debian and/or Ubuntu. They are usually good places to start. For LMDE prefer Debian approaches over Ubuntu, but as Ubuntu is based on Debian, it might work. If that doesn't work, I normally find what the Arch community has on the subject, their explanations tend to be v...
by ChrisMW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon menu
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Cinnamon menu

I've given up on Cinnamon. It looks great, works very well, but it tends to lock up easily (I suspect there's something interfering with a VB client I have runnning all the time). I tried XFCE, pretty good, much better than it was 3-4 years ago. The one thing I did not like was the screensaver, more...
by ChrisMW
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why would I want to use LMDE vs Current LM Cinnamon?
Replies: 62
Views: 13310

Re: Why would I want to use LMDE vs Current LM Cinnamon?

A couple of reasons you might want to use LMDE over LM 1. LMDE is based on volunteers and embraces the open source concept 2. LM is based on Ubuntu, a sponsored by a company that has tried a couple of dubious earning models, some feel are not in line with the Debian DNA. 3. LM, being based on Ubuntu...
by ChrisMW
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon media keys
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Cinnamon media keys

Found it, I was still using Volti and it interferes. Removed that and all is well.
by ChrisMW
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon media keys
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Cinnamon media keys

Does anyone know how to get cinnamon to display the volume up/down OSD? The keys work, just no OSD.

Also, the mute key mutes, but doesn't unmute, I have use the applet to pump the volume back up to where it was. I have a Lenovo P50, should that matter...
by ChrisMW
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon menu
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Cinnamon menu

After moving to LMDE 4, I've been having a go with Cinnamon. Overall it looks nice, nicer than MATE (which is what I am using now). However, the menu has me wheeling. I can't place menu items where I want and there seems to be no support for sub menu's. I read some posts on using alacarte, not a suc...
by ChrisMW
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: From LMDE3 to LMDE4 beta?
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: From LMDE3 to LMDE4 beta?

Just for fun, I decided to google the topic, first hit https://itsfoss.com/apt-vs-apt-get-difference/ . So apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade should be replaced in apt syntax by apt update apt upgrade apt full-upgrade I thought it might be more helpful than a simple strip -get remar...
by ChrisMW
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: From LMDE3 to LMDE4 beta?
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: From LMDE3 to LMDE4 beta?

habit? who cares about the old vs new if it works? Getting LMDE 3 to work with Buster had me using aptitude. When my gdebi barfed, I went with dpkg.I am sure I will forget to add -get over time. This is what i typed, on two machines, with a favorable outcome. I simply said what worked for me, actual...
by ChrisMW
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: From LMDE3 to LMDE4 beta?
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: From LMDE3 to LMDE4 beta?

Mine is perhaps not 100% compatible, as I was running LMDE 3 on top of Buster already :) But the Debian approach to upgrading worked for me without any problems, and even fixed one outstanding problem with gdebi I was having. Simple, from a root console > apt-get update > apt-get upgrade > apt-get d...
by ChrisMW
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Weird gdebi error
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

Weird gdebi error

I am a little lost on this one. GDebi doesn't install deb files, but only when you use the GUI. A command sudo gdebi ....deb works just fine. All other installers work fine, like synaptic, apt-get, dpkg, aptitude. GDebi fails with An unhandlable error occured There seems to be a programming error in...
by ChrisMW
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE 2 Betsy Mate 64bits, and then ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3145

Re: LMDE 2 Betsy Mate 64bits, and then ?

LMDE 3 works fine, and think you should consider it as a next step. LMDE 3 sits on top of Debian stretch, and the stretch-backports have a MATE version that is at the level of LMDE 2 (or slightly above), so moving there does not impact you in a bad way. The backports also have a newer kernel, LibreO...
by ChrisMW
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 4029

Re: Wine Questions

As poster zorzi said, follow the Debian instructions, they have worked for me, I have wine running as 32/64bit. Wine 1.8 seems very old, stretch backports has 3, which is much better, in buster you find 4. I have never had much success installing the dual arch wine any other way on a Debian based di...
by ChrisMW
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to resume from hibernation in Cindy/Stretch?
Replies: 1
Views: 2794

Re: How to resume from hibernation in Cindy/Stretch?

Sorry, I don't know of one. For me it just works, although it tends to be more consistent than suspend / resume. If I remember correctly, it suspends to the swap partition / file, so make sure it is large enough, 1.5x the installed memory. That's about all I have to offer here.....
by ChrisMW
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 213
Views: 63742

Re: LMDE 4

I have now also managed to find a replacement for system-config-lvm, the GUI for managing LVM volumes. It is called Blivet, and is a python 3 app. Works well, if you follow the manual installation, I used (all in a root terminal) apt-get install python3-blockdev python3-bytesize python3-pyudev pytho...
by ChrisMW
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 213
Views: 63742

Re: LMDE 4

I have been bitten a couple of times with Ubuntu's delta over Debian, which is why I like LMDE, it is, especially with 3, a lot of Debian with just the right amount of sugar on top. Meanwhile, I bit the bullet and decided to convert my main laptop to be LMDE 3 based on Buster, not stretch. It was sl...
by ChrisMW
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 3 - Weird graphical glitch in Virtualbox guest
Replies: 1
Views: 3243

Re: LMDE 3 - Weird graphical glitch in Virtualbox guest

The SVGA sometimes can do this, mainly on Windows 10 I see it often fail. But as with all things windows, it is not constant. I have one Windows 10 which seems fine with the SVGA adapter, one that freezes within 3 mins and wants VGA. My results have been better with the VBOXSVGA rather than the VMSG...
by ChrisMW
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: efi booting
Replies: 1
Views: 3151

Re: efi booting

I have, but it was not easy. Although this is probably the worst way to do it, I was unable to coax any installation into working correctly. Not only do I have EFI boot, I also want to run with LVM volumes as well. Under the Debian installer, this was a no-brainer, I just followed the screens, provi...

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