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by tovian
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 16693

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I read that thread , you were told which package to install which was everything you needed I did install the package, I did read the documentation, I did solve the problem... but my feeling for how helpful they were - whether you and they like it or not - is that they were not even close to the he...
by tovian
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 16693

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Plasma 5.13... ...Neon user edition As a general rule I stay as far away from "bleeding edge" as I can, but I think this is where I'm headed next (or maybe stay with Kubuntu). I have seriously backed away from Manjaro. One of the reasons is the issue with Grub; another is the differences in Arch-Li...
by tovian
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 16693

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I downloaded the Manjaro-KDE iso. I ran it a couple of times as a live session. IT WAS FASTER ON MY MACHINE THAN ANY OTHER LIVE SESSION I HAVE TRIED !! So I installed it. It is NOTICEABLY FASTER than any of the other distro's I have ever used !! I am impressed. Also, I'm just having a lot of fun wit...
by tovian
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I find and copy a program?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: How do I find and copy a program?

Apparently I'm doing something everything wrong Install dpkg-repack. Then... Already had latest version; Package created perfectly; Failed to install with "Dependencies unmet" Using the tortured and twisted logic between my ears I have also tried EVERY other method noted above. I've had no joy with ...
by tovian
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I find and copy a program?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: How do I find and copy a program?

What distro? Or more important, what distro is the distro based on? Right now I'm trying to work with Kubuntu which is Debian-based. However, I would like to try installing on Manjaro once I have it running. Manjaro is Arch-based. Any idea how a program - packaged to install on a Debian-based syste...
by tovian
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I find and copy a program?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: How do I find and copy a program?

Marziano wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:53 am
You could download a .deb file for a package by running:sudo apt download Package_Name replacing the Package_Name with the actual package's name.
I think this is more like what I'm looking for. How does one find out what the package name is?
by tovian
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I find and copy a program?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: How do I find and copy a program?

"Copy" may have been a poor choice of words but the concept is essentially the same. I want to install (not copy) the programs (ie. apt-get install Mintstick). That process should point to a package with all the dependencies noted/included. These programs had to be installed on my system somehow... ...
by tovian
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I find and copy a program?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

How do I find and copy a program?

I would like to install Mintstick Create and Mintstick Format on another distro. Is it legal to copy/use these programs elsewhere? (I assume it is since Linux software is generally distributable and free) I'd guess one first needs to know in which repository these programs reside, then do some sort ...
by tovian
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 16693

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Don't know why Manjaro hasn't been mentioned more often on this thread , It's taken Mint's #1 place on Distrowatch as far as hits go . It's polished , and smooth , definitely worth consideration as a replacement for those wanting to stick with KDE. Almost sounds like it might have been a good repla...
by tovian
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Applications (Firefox, Software manager) not loading
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Applications (Firefox, Software manager) not loading

If I was in this position, and assuming it is not an emergency, I would download the distro again and re-install. I always believe that when strange things happen it's best to start over if at all possible (the original download may be corrupt). If the same thing happens again even that will tell yo...
by tovian
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Resolved] Can someone build a bootable GRUB utility ?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Can someone build a bootable GRUB utility ?

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I don't think I'll get (or will need) any better information than this.

THANKS VERY MUCH FOR THE REPLIES !!! 8)
by tovian
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Resolved] Can someone build a bootable GRUB utility ?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

[Resolved] Can someone build a bootable GRUB utility ?

I'm looking to see if someone already has - or might be able to cobble together - a bootable utility that does nothing but rebuild GRUB. All the Linux installers I have used have a GRUB utility at the end which probes for all the OS's it can find, then generates a new GRUB. Lately I have been instal...
by tovian
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 16693

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Bad weather in the southern US has kept me away from my work for several days. I finally did get the Debian-KDE iso downloaded and installed. direct download: https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/9.4.0-live+nonfree/amd64/iso-hybrid/debian-live-9.4.0-amd64-kde+...
by tovian
Mon May 28, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Password not recognised
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Password not recognised

There is another fairly common situation with passwords and laptops... On many/most laptops there is NOT a separate numeric keypad - the numeric keypad is built into the standard keyboard. You may have to use compound (2 or more) keystrokes to enter a number from that keypad. This is controlled by t...
by tovian
Mon May 28, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Password not recognised
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Password not recognised

The password you set in the BIOS has nothing to do with your Mint Login password. The BIOS generally controls the power-on password (hardware password) and when you set that you cannot boot into Linux or Windows or anything else until you satisfy that challenge. The Linux Mint user password can be r...
by tovian
Mon May 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: 'click' --> 'double-click' & 'hover' --> 'click'
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: 'click' --> 'double-click' & 'hover' --> 'click'

I've never seen a truly "global" setting, but I believe there are settings unique to each desktop environment. I run KDE and there is a simple setting in the "System Settings" applet. What DE are you running? Edit: Sorry, I see this is posted in the Cinnamon forum. I believe the setting can be found...
by tovian
Sun May 27, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 16693

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Please take a little extra time after you complete this install to try to install printer drivers (HP is the best choice for any Linux OS). I'll give it a try - but no promises. Actually, I've never connected a printer to ANY of my Linux machines. Since almost all current printer drivers come in Wi...
by tovian
Sun May 27, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 16693

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Discovery app does not work and is featured on the desktop. It crashes every time I open it. Well, Neptune did not survive as a candidate. Discover also crashed on my machine every time I opened it (before and after the re-install). Finally, I used "sudo apt-get" to install Synaptic. I then did a r...
by tovian
Sun May 27, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 16693

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

There seems to be some confusion about Debian. You really do not need to load KDE (or any other desktop) on top of Debian manually. For KDE there are these ISOs with all that fuss already done for you. Understood - and Thanks ! That was my confusion... at first I thought there was a KDE iso, then a...
by tovian
Sun May 27, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 16693

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Has anyone tried Neptune 5?... That one looks interesting with a stable Debian base and the latest Plasma 5.12 lts release. VERY Interesting question. About the time you were composing your post I had started to think or wonder about the pluses and minuses of eliminating not just Mint, but also Ubu...

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