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by Mr.October
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: So long M$ Windows 10, hello Linux Mint
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: So long M$ Windows 10, hello Linux Mint

Welcome Scott. Try to read as much as possible about Mint and how things work, either here in the forums, or the user guide which can be found here: https://linuxmint.com/documentation.php , or in the chatroom: http://widget00.mibbit.com/?settings=afafcb2fef3d61ee26d44fe55394b54b&server=irc.spotchat...
by Mr.October
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disc burning
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: Disc burning

LamphunLumyai wrote:
See initial post. Thx.
Gnome distro still doesn't cover it. Which desktop do you use: Mate or Cinnamon? They are both based on Gnome, be it version 2 or 3.
by Mr.October
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disc burning
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: Disc burning

Again, you have to write us which edition you are using. Disc burning programs are, for example, k3b for KDE, brasero for the gnome based versions and xfburn for the xfce desktop. Stick with the one belonging to your desktop or you will have to install many dependencies which could make your system ...
by Mr.October
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - Moving an application title
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Moving an application title

You did not write which DE you use: Cinnamon, Mate, XFCE or KDE. I use KDE and then it quite simple, maybe it's the same for the others as well but I don't know that: right-click on the button in the bottom-left corner of the screen, the one which opens the starting menu. chose "edit applications" o...
by Mr.October
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Have decided on Mint, version question
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: Have decided on Mint, version question

What Cosmo wrote here is so true, but there is something more: When LinuxMint 18, the final version, appears don't immediately jump into it. Even the final versions will have bugs which will be straightened out in the first 1-2 weeks. Then, when you see many people here writing about how great it is...
by Mr.October
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: IMAP and Remote Servers
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: IMAP and Remote Servers

As Cosmo wrote already, when you use IMAP your Thunderbird is nothing more than a tool to look at the mail which is on the server . There is only one copy of the mail and it is located on the server. You don't have a copy of it. Deleting the messages here you loose everything so be careful. When you...
by Mr.October
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Success! :)
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: Success! :)

Congrats. One question though: you wrote you copied your data back to the c drive. What is a c drive? I vaguely remember having used something like that when I still used Windows, but since using Linux I don't have a c drive anymore. Sorry, could not resist. Maybe you can tell us something about you...
by Mr.October
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Linux Mint in PCM nr.06 - juni 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: Linux Mint in PCM nr.06 - juni 2016

Eindelijk eens iets over Linux. Een paar jaar geleden, toen ik nog een abonnement had, was dat nooit het geval.
Ze leren het nog wel eens.
by Mr.October
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”
Replies: 281
Views: 57382

Re: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”

Do you guys really use the name which is given to the distro? I never do that, I only use the version number, like 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 18. I'm not a Ubuntu fan, am using SolydK (based on Debian) right now, but what they do with the numbering system is simple but brilliant: year and month of release. S...
by Mr.October
Sun May 29, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 18 KDE - please make Plasma 5 work properly in Mint 18
Replies: 31
Views: 7717

Re: Mint 18 KDE - please make Plasma 5 work properly in Mint 18

Strange you could not install OpenSuse. I have Leap 42.1 installed in a VM and the installation process is straight forward, I even chose 2 RAID 0 disks, one for / and one for /home. It is a very solid distro and it uses KDE 5, the one you like so much. Kdenlive has version 15.12.3. Is that new enou...
by Mr.October
Sun May 29, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE GUI Shutdown
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: KDE GUI Shutdown

When I click the Shutdown button in the Leave Tab, a small pop-up comes up in the middle of the screen. It has a 30-second countdown and a button to click to "Turn off the computer". When I click on it, it then gives me the option to "Suspend to RAM" or "Suspend to Disk". Either option comes up wit...
by Mr.October
Wed May 25, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to back everything up & hardinfo
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Best way to back everything up & hardinfo

To start with your problem with dpkg: open a terminal and type: sudo dpkg --configure -a It will ask for your password, type it, followed bu Enter. Mind you, while typing your password you won't be seeing anything on screen, not even stars. For Back-up I use grsync. It is in the repositories so you ...
by Mr.October
Sun May 22, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Bored with Mint
Replies: 26
Views: 2301

Re: Bored with Mint

You are not the only one who thinks like this: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=204361
by Mr.October
Sun May 22, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: HDD visible but not Mountable
Replies: 16
Views: 1546

Re: HDD visible but not Mountable

In the first post I see that the disk is "only" 7.9GB in size. I wonder if that is enough to install MInt on it. When I look at my / disk I see it uses 9GB. When you also try to setup other partitions as well it does not leave enough space left for the OS. I assume that is why you get the message Mi...
by Mr.October
Sun May 22, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to make a launcher for an "Open with ..." program
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: How to make a launcher for an "Open with ..." program

Okay, what I'm confused about ... I browsed to this. And the \ is presumably there to escape the space. FTS, I'll copy it somewhere -- I've got almost 2TB Yes, the \ is to escape the next character but I always use the "-signs when a path or file name contains a space. Glad to see it now works for ...
by Mr.October
Sun May 22, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to make a launcher for an "Open with ..." program
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: How to make a launcher for an "Open with ..." program

/media/j-mag/16307F62307F482F/Program\ Files/EKS/Sherlock/SHERLOCK.EXE Oops, sorry, I totally forgot you mentioned you are trying to start a program using Wine, in other words a Windows program with the .exe extension. Seeing the path contains a space (Program Files) maybe you can try this: "/media...
by Mr.October
Sun May 22, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to make a launcher for an "Open with ..." program
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: How to make a launcher for an "Open with ..." program

Maybe you can type the complete path and program name here since the picture does not show it completely. Are you sure you have pointed to the correct file to start the program? Something I don't like in Linux compared to Windows where a program has the name like program.exe. You always know the exe...
by Mr.October
Sun May 22, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Accidentally uninstalled Cinnamon desktop, can't boot up in Windows, either
Replies: 37
Views: 1445

Re: Accidentally uninstalled Cinnamon desktop, can't boot up in Windows, either

I have used Pjotr's website many times, just to look up something but also after installing an OS again and setting things up the way I want it. I benefit from it, but I don't see myself as a newbie after using some kind of Linux for 8 years now. Before I knew about the existence of the website I wa...
by Mr.October
Sun May 15, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to config google.com as default instead of google.yourcountry
Replies: 23
Views: 1638

Re: how to config google.com as default instead of google.yourcountry

felemur wrote:Another good one is https://www.qwant.com/.
They don't track & you can change settings.
Just visited the page and they know exactly where I am, the flag in the top right corner shows the flag of my country. So what do you mean with they don't track?
by Mr.October
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: What plasma version will be in the next Linux Mint KDE release?
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: What plasma version will be in the next Linux Mint KDE release?

[Sarcasm on] So nice of you to ask a question and give the answer yourself. Don't forget to mark this thread as Solved. [/Sarcasm off]

Mint is based on Ubuntu, so when Ubuntu uses 5.5.5 then Mint will use 5.5.5
Sorry to disappoint you.

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