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by aplatypus
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How To Have Latest KDE
Replies: 23
Views: 4346

Re: How To Have Latest KDE

Hmmm ... This has become a kind of familiar thread. Reminds me of conversions with my 3-year old. Or alt.linux.advocacy groups in the 1980-s Thanks , I will stick to stability then :)... On my system I have Cinnamon and Plasma 5.8, both. In the /usr/share/xsessions directory there's are files for e...
by aplatypus
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVIDIA freeze following Resume from Suspend (Linux Mint)
Replies: 0
Views: 549

NVIDIA freeze following Resume from Suspend (Linux Mint)

Hail to all ... As many have reported NVDIA can lock-up on Ubuntu based systems. There is a long-running bug on Launchpad concerning this problem. I'm pretty much lacking ANSWERS. Last night I found this set of (potentially) helpful instruction on Lauchpad: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Graphics...
by aplatypus
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: boot freezes when using kernel 4.4.0-47 and -51
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: boot freezes when using kernel 4.4.0-47 and -51 and -9

Hello, I note the original issue was 2014, I have this same problem with the latest kernel update: 4.4.0-59-generic. Peeking about on the web I found a live bug that relates to this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1640297 This was opened against 4.4.0-45-generic and hasn't yet ...
by aplatypus
Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chrome/Firefox not loading google websites
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Chrome/Firefox not loading google websites

If it works, that's good. The problem we seem to be getting is for the whole PC. This is only going to work on the browser: Go to google.co.uk > click on Settings (bottom right) > Search settings > Never show Instant results > Save I'm getting fails on curl nslookup dig Etc. as well as just on a bro...
by aplatypus
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chrome/Firefox not loading google websites
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Chrome/Firefox not loading google websites

Hi Joseph, Yes, it is an intermittent problem. I've had it affect curl, chrome browser and firefox. May be acrobat reader (cant' say for sure). It does "get better" after 2 or 4 days. If you want to experiment a bit ... I may have stumbled on a work-around, or re-set option. I can't prove that it ' ...
by aplatypus
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chrome/Firefox not loading google websites
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Chrome/Firefox not loading google websites

Back again, The DNS didn't reset itself as yet from Sunday. If anything, it devolved this evening -- I found I had to shut-down and restart Mint, delete my wired Ethernet connections and reset my access point. Then manually add a new "wired connection". Before this, I could only ping known IP addres...
by aplatypus
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chrome/Firefox not loading google websites
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Chrome/Firefox not loading google websites

hi gang, I can confirm that this is a real problem. This happened last weekend, and 'fixed' itself on Monday morning. This weekend it was all fine until around 8pm. Something is fundamentally not working with the Mint DNS stack. I'm in a good position to trouble shoot this situation tonight. I can "...
by aplatypus
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Add Search Engines to Firefox?
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: [SOLVED] How to Add Search Engines to Firefox?

Thanks, That myCroft page looks very nice. I thought I'd post for anyone interested in whatever is happening with the FireFox that comes with mint. I don't mind an open system making it easier to do some things, I find it underwhelming for it to "restrict" the selection of search engines I may and m...

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