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by bob12564
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Libre Office Writer cannot format MS Word document
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: [SOLVED] Libre Office Writer cannot format MS Word document

I did 2 clean installs on 2 different machines, one a desktop and one a laptop. LibreOffice Word failed to properly open the document on both machines. I tried other documents that work properly, but some DOCX files do not interpret correctly. A backup machine running Mint 18.3 and an older version ...
by bob12564
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Libre Office Writer cannot format MS Word document
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: [SOLVED] Libre Office Writer cannot format MS Word document

I am marking this as "solved" because I have a workaround. I will try Mint 19 again at a future time, maybe at the 19.2 level.

Thanks for the replies.
by bob12564
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software Manager problems in Mint 19.1 Mate
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Software Manager problems in Mint 19.1 Mate

Fresh install of Mint 19.1 Mate. Software Manager seems buggy. When adding/removing, the authenticate window opens. Enter password, the process begins, and then the authenticate window pops up again and again. Hitting escape seems to stop the looping. Frequently, the progress bar advances to the rig...
by bob12564
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Using a scanner in Linux
Replies: 26
Views: 1537

Re: [SOLVED] Using a scanner in Linux

I'm no expert on this, but I followed the instructions in the bug report which worked for many people. If you didn't understand my reply, just follow the steps: Open a terminal and issue these commands: 1) $sudo ln -sfr /usr/lib/sane/libsane-epkowa* /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane 2) $sudo nano /etc/...
by bob12564
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Libre Office Writer cannot format MS Word document
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Libre Office Writer cannot format MS Word document

i solved the problem by installing AbiWord which had no problem opening the document correctly. I have a spare disk drive and I plan to drop back to Mint 18.3 for daily use. Works fine on my laptop and spare desktop. I'll keep the 19.1 drive and try again when 19.2 or 19.3 is released. I'm finding o...
by bob12564
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Using a scanner in Linux
Replies: 26
Views: 1537

Re: [SOLVED] Using a scanner in Linux

The solution is in that bug thread: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sane-backends/+bug/1728012 Besides Epson, there are other brands of scanners affected by this bug. I have an Epson V300 Photo and I was able to get it working by following the workaround in response #36. It's basically thi...
by bob12564
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.x has reached end of life; upgrade now!
Replies: 92
Views: 43609

Re: Linux Mint 17.x reaches end of life in April

I enjoyed reading the comments about 17.3. I agree that 17.3 and even 18.3 are stable and usable. I just did 2 clean installs of 19.1 and I'm finding too many issues to think about using it long term. I waited for a "dot 1" release before trying 19. I expected this version to have most of the kinks ...
by bob12564
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Audio but no video with DVDs using xplayer and smplayer
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Audio but no video with DVDs using xplayer and smplayer

VLC is indeed great for commercial DVDs. The issue I have is that I'm finding many issues with Mint 19.1 after migrating from 17.3. I have a laptop running 18.3 and that is also a "just works" installation. Under 19.1, VLC handles commercial DVDs as it always did. But xplayer, mplayer, and smplayer ...
by bob12564
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Libre Office Writer cannot format MS Word document
Replies: 8
Views: 329

[SOLVED] Libre Office Writer cannot format MS Word document

This is just a general question. I've been a Mint user since version 16. I like to just use my computer, not become a technician. Mint was great for people like me. I did 2 fresh installs of version 19.1 because my 17.3 installations will not be supported after April. 19 has been problematic. Things...
by bob12564
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Audio but no video with DVDs using xplayer and smplayer
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Audio but no video with DVDs using xplayer and smplayer

I just did 2 clean installs of 19.1 Mate. I'm testing a commercial DVD and it plays fine with VLC. xplayer plays the audio but no video. I tried mplayer but I got an error about a "skin config" error. Then I tried smplayer and it also plays the audio but no video. Other types of video play fine. I r...
by bob12564
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Google Chrome can't launch in Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: Google Chrome can't launch in Mint 19 Cinnamon

This solution also worked for me. Thank you so much!

I installed 19.1 this weekend on 2 machines. Chromium was fine on one machine but I had this error on the second machine. I'm curious why this happened, but I'm happy that it's resolved.
by bob12564
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 19.1 Mate moving indicator icons on panel
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Mint 19.1 Mate moving indicator icons on panel

i made some progress. I figured out how to move the default bottom panel to the top, so I deleted my new top panel and moved the default panel to the top. That got the indicators on the upper right where I wanted them. I then created a new panel at the bottom and moved a few things there. Just one m...
by bob12564
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 19.1 Mate moving indicator icons on panel
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Mint 19.1 Mate moving indicator icons on panel

With support for 17.3 ending in April, today I did a fresh install of 19.1 Mate. I'm trying to recreate the look of my 17.3 desktop. The install creates a default panel at the bottom. I created a second panel at the top. I am trying to move the default indicators (update, network, sound, battery) to...
by bob12564
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: mouse/keyboard freezes LM 17.2 MATE
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: mouse and/or keyboard freezes LM 17.2 MATE

It's simple. Open the Update Manager Window. Then click "View" on the menu, then click "Linux Kernels". You'll get a list of available kernels. I tried 3-19.0-47 and it seems to work. You click the one you want to load it and then reboot to install it. I don't think you actually have to reboot but i...
by bob12564
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: mouse/keyboard freezes LM 17.2 MATE
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: mouse and/or keyboard freezes LM 17.2 MATE

I had the same problem using Cinnamon. You can search the forums and you'll find other posts on the subject. For me, it started with the 17.2 upgrade and got worse under 17.3. I upgraded the kernel to the last release in the 3.19 series and - so far - the problem is gone. You can give it a try. If i...
by bob12564
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Lockups/Freezes
Replies: 36
Views: 6252

Re: Cinnamon Lockups/Freezes

I tried a fresh install of 17.3 and also had a freeze. I'm now testing a fresh install of 17.3 Mate which some people claim is more stable than Cinnamon. My original problem was on 2 machines, each with different video cards but same Logitech mouse. I also tried a wired USB mouse and also had a free...
by bob12564
Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Lockups/Freezes
Replies: 36
Views: 6252

Re: Cinnamon Lockups/Freezes

Just had another freeze when scrolling in Firefox. This time hardware acceleration was turned off. Same issue as before. Could this be related to the booting problem?
by bob12564
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Lockups/Freezes
Replies: 36
Views: 6252

Re: Cinnamon Lockups/Freezes

Pjotr, thanks for the tips and links. I disabled hardware acceleration in Firefox and I'll continue testing. I continue to have the boot problem. I now have the suggested grub changes active and I am getting bootup messages. I don't know if these messages get saved to a log file, so I jotted down wh...
by bob12564
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Lockups/Freezes
Replies: 36
Views: 6252

Re: Cinnamon Lockups/Freezes

Thanks for the troubleshooting information. I have some new clues: the original freezing problem has returned to the second machine - the HP Elite 8000 with onboard Intel graphics. It seems to happen when I'm scrolling in a web browser using the mouse wheel of the Logitech wireless mouse. I've tried...
by bob12564
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Lockups/Freezes
Replies: 36
Views: 6252

Re: Cinnamon Lockups/Freezes

Thanks for the tip. I waited for the release of 17.3 and upgraded both machines, including the kernal which is now the recommended 3.19.0-32. So far, the mouse and keyboard problems are resolved. But, as with all things new, sometimes new problems occur. My production machine now hangs on the green ...

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