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by benbadge72
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: how to remove KDE?
Replies: 0
Views: 247

how to remove KDE?

Facing somewhat similar issue here as well. Tried KDE yet again whilst having Mate, Xfce, Lxde, fluxbox, openbox, icewm on my system. Maybe I am having too much as far desktop environs. KDE still does not work as expected for me iregardless if I have too many desktop systems or not. I have sandboxed...
by benbadge72
Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Creating Video Desktop or Video Wallpaper or Animated bkgrnd
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Re: Creating Video Desktop or Video Wallpaper or Animated bk

Hi benbadge72, Since you have not described any details on any problems that you had with your previous experiences with the KDE desktop, I cannot help you with that until you do. And this particular post is not the place for that; a new post regarding those issues would be more appropriate; or you...
by benbadge72
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Creating Video Desktop or Video Wallpaper or Animated bkgrnd
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Re: Creating Video Desktop or Video Wallpaper or Animated bk

This for sure lends a superb light to KDE. If KDE on the whole provided assurance it would genuinely work as need, as is hyped, then I may try to use it again. I do not have that assurance though. The three times I tried using KDE before were fraught with more negatives than positives. Yes, I would ...
by benbadge72
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Creating Video Desktop or Video Wallpaper or Animated bkgrnd
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Re: Creating Video Desktop or Video Wallpaper or Animated bk

Oh wow, thank you. :) This is an awwesome walk-through & tutorial on how to create animated desktop wallpapers. What I am reading of it topically here, is that someone can create an animated gif from a video. You suggest using KDE as the desktop of choice. I will play with all of this information on...
by benbadge72
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you to those supporting others here!
Replies: 115
Views: 64495

Re: Thank you to those supporting others here!

That is really the core of the open source/FOSS/GNU/Linux culture. Everyone reaches down and helps out the guy coming up behind and then he helps the one behind him. I came here knowing very little, friends here taught me and now I can pass that on. That is what a community is about. Hear, Hear! I ...
by benbadge72
Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE2 noob, tips for long time stability
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: LMDE2 noob, tips for long time stability

First step on Nvidia drivers: $ lshw Copy or recall the info for what kind of graphics card you have, the model name and number. If your card is a Geforce model, go to http://www.geforce.com/drivers and find the most up to date drivers for your card by model and number. Second part on Nvidia drivers...
by benbadge72
Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint LXQt
Replies: 6
Views: 7073

Re: Linux Mint LXQt

However, I think there is a large group of Xfce users that are using Xfce because they want to use Xfce—not as a "second best" option because there isn't an LXDE/RazorQt/LXQt edition (all of which you can install and use if you want). Like the admission of open choices and recalling it's Linux, use...
by benbadge72
Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Creating Video Desktop or Video Wallpaper or Animated bkgrnd
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Re: Creating Video Desktop or Video Wallpaper or Animated bk

Hi benbadge72, Ok, it would help to know what edition and version of Linux Mint you are using. The VLC method is still the easiest way. ... Hope this helps ... LMDE 2 or Betsy is what I'm using. Sorry, forgot we're on a Linux forum in my last post. :) Did not try using a script to run mplayer, whic...
by benbadge72
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Creating Video Desktop or Video Wallpaper or Animated bkgrnd
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Re: Creating Video Desktop or Video Wallpaper or Animated bk

Probably missing something. Tried using this suggestion to no avail. Got a youtube video of time lapse rose blooming. Thought it would be a neat thing to show the wife. "Lookie, I can do Garcia backgrounds." I open vlc and follow the steps. It still is vlc present and needing to remain open with tha...
by benbadge72
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This time I *really* can't believe the Windows fanboys!
Replies: 324
Views: 17472

Re: This time I *really* can't believe the Windows fanboys!

... All over now though, so I keep on playing around with Linux a little bit every day. And keeps on learning :) 0x1DC83 Run into the dot problem a lot myself. It is where I will be wracking my brain, wringing my hands and using some unpleasant words in the general direction of the computer. Wife c...
by benbadge72
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This time I *really* can't believe the Windows fanboys!
Replies: 324
Views: 17472

Re: This time I *really* can't believe the Windows fanboys!

For the record, I have come across Linux fanboys. There was one moron at my place of work in the old country. He was like a robot. All he would talk about was the wonderful Linux kernel. There are people who are fanatics of sardines. Was not suggesting there are no Linux fanatics. In general, I str...
by benbadge72
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Why is bash an all out programming language?
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

Re: Why is bash an all out programming language?

When I first became familar with Unix/Linux and even still now, I see bash scripting as similar to DOS batch files. You can use them as suggested above, avoid repetitive tasks. They may also be used to create prototype programs. By this I mean you can write up something simple in a script, it could ...
by benbadge72
Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: where is 'sudo su' command history stored?
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: where is 'sudo su' command history stored?

I too offer thanks. That is something useful to recall. :)
by benbadge72
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Compiz on LMDE-2
Replies: 24
Views: 7182

Re: How to install Compiz on LMDE-2

Not sure if it is the actual case or not. For me here, looks as though, Compiz was automatically installed. If not installed during the original Mate, then during Cinnamon install. For sure, Compiz is not installed with Cinnamon. Cinnamon is stand alone and cannot work with Compiz. Okay, will accep...
by benbadge72
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Compiz on LMDE-2
Replies: 24
Views: 7182

Re: How to install Compiz on LMDE-2

Not sure if it is the actual case or not. For me here, looks as though, Compiz was automatically installed. If not installed during the original Mate, then during Cinnamon install. Currently, using Cinnamon w/ Software Rendering in Betsy & enjoying the Void theme greatly. Writing this from in Firefo...
by benbadge72
Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This time I *really* can't believe the Windows fanboys!
Replies: 324
Views: 17472

Re: This time I *really* can't believe the Windows fanboys!

I have given up to discussing for such things with fanboys, each distro has positive and negative features. Use both to feel completed, end of the story rapidly :) Somewhat agree with you aside from those whacked out fanatics what rather force you to either camp. In ten years I have used Linux not ...
by benbadge72
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Community Support Edition, anyone interested?
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Community Support Edition, anyone interested?

Thought about this briefly. Then, did the following. sudo apt-get install lxde Now, I have LXDE, Mate, Cinnamon all set-up. Like all three environments and doubting I install XFCE. Will not try KDE, thank you but no. Not sure I would be one for a community based distrobution spinning off from Mint. ...
by benbadge72
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will Firefox Become Chrome 2.0?
Replies: 24
Views: 2375

Re: Will Firefox Become Chrome 2.0?

Recently started using Pale Moon. Not cared for branded or unbranded Chrome. Opera to me is not as intuitive. Have tried Midori, Epiphany (browser), Gnome's Advanced Browser, Netsurf, Iceweasel, Iceape. Pale Moon is nice. Worked in Debian, works in Mint. * reads self's own post, scratches self's hea...
by benbadge72
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This time I *really* can't believe the Windows fanboys!
Replies: 324
Views: 17472

Re: This time I *really* can't believe the Windows fanboys!

Found this to be quite an interesting read Jedinovice :) Still new to Linux, and picked up a few thinks that will come in handy. And as a newbie to Linux, I completely agree, anyone who can navigate Win7, can navigate Linux Mint. I'll make a point of remembering your arguments should I encounter on...

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