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by pcspecialistpdx
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation (Solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 4956

Re: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation (Solved)

gm10 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:20 pm
The highest version my mirror is offering is -23.
What mirror are you using? I'm still seeing -24
by pcspecialistpdx
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Problems with Kernel 4.15.0-20 and -21
Replies: 20
Views: 2016

Re: Hardware Problems with Kernel 4.15.0-20 and -21

If you think 4.15.0-20 is problematic, give 4.15.0-24 a try. :P I have no graphics at all with 0-24 and discovered I couldn't get the grub menu to unhide with the shift key to add to my frustration. Really beginning to hate the 4.15.x kernel, 4.4.x never gave me this many problems. I wish I could ro...
by pcspecialistpdx
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Cinnamon released!
Replies: 28
Views: 3976

Re: Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Cinnamon released!

Since the kernel update I've a black screen after the boot. I see the initial splash screen but not the desktop. I can switch to a console with CTRL-ALT-F1 and login. I checked in /var/log/Xorg.0.log but there is no error ... Is there other people with the same problem? There are a lot of people wi...
by pcspecialistpdx
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Xfce – BETA Release
Replies: 24
Views: 3312

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Xfce – BETA Release

Strangely enough, the volume control icon got back to its normal size "all by itself". Go figure how. But what I am having "trouble" with now is the over-sized power-manager icon. I tried to adapt your solution, replacing pulseaudio-button with power-manager-button (icon/plugin) but that doesn't se...
by pcspecialistpdx
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Xfce – BETA Release
Replies: 24
Views: 3312

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Xfce – BETA Release

Finally, no screen tearing with Compositing turned on. No longer need to use Compton.

Also seems most of the bugs have been addressed with the latest updates.
by pcspecialistpdx
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Xfce – BETA Release
Replies: 24
Views: 3312

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Xfce – BETA Release

those wifi-dongles are now being sold by the 1000s to "upgrade" older systems to connect to today's in-home/in-office wifi infrastructure. These dongles work PERFECTLY under win7/8/10! Why not under LM18.x, or LM19? At the very least: Mint's "Driver Manager" should sniff out those dongles' chip set...
by pcspecialistpdx
Mon May 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 232
Views: 46294

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Will the 4.4.x kernels be available via the update manager? There is a lot of hardware not fully supported under the later kernels and it would be nice if those that need 4.4.x could install it and keep it up to date via the update manager.
by pcspecialistpdx
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: update-grub changes --class to ubuntu
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: update-grub changes --class to ubuntu

I know a quick work around is to replace the ubuntu.png with the linux-mint.png one (rename linux-mint.png, ubuntu.png). I don't have any ubuntu entries so I don't need an ubuntu icon but I want to lean the correct way to fix the issue if there is one.
by pcspecialistpdx
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: update-grub changes --class to ubuntu
Replies: 1
Views: 194

update-grub changes --class to ubuntu

Is there any way to stop update-grub from changing --class from linux-mint to ubuntu? I use a grub theme and that --class change changes which icon is used for the Mint entry. I'm tired of manually editing /boot/grub/grub.cfg every time I update the kernel or do anything else that invokes an update-...
by pcspecialistpdx
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] 18.3 Login screen resolution 'changing' main screen resolution...
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Re: 18.3 Login screen resolution 'changing' main screen resolution...

That's another problem I've had with Mint Xfce with LightDM, you could try replacing it with MDM:

sudo apt install mdm xscreensaver

sudo apt remove slick-greeter lightdm lightdm-settings apparmor
by pcspecialistpdx
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: User login list on lightdm managed desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: User login list on lightdm managed desktop

You could try replacing lightdm with mdm:

sudo apt install mdm xscreensaver

sudo apt remove slick-greeter lightdm lightdm-settings apparmor
by pcspecialistpdx
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: LightDM breaks power management
Replies: 12
Views: 1693

Re: LightDM breaks power management

I just did a clean install of 18.3 and the problem still exists. Replacing LightDM with MDM fixes the problem as it did with 18.2.
by pcspecialistpdx
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] wine upgrade problem
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: wine upgrade problem

I second the playonlinux recommendation, it allowed me to effortlessly install photoshop and lightroom which is a real chore without playonlinux.
by pcspecialistpdx
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager !, not ✔
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Update Manager !, not ✔

It would be nice to have the option which way it is handled, I typically postpone level 4 and kernel updates but update level 3, 2, and 1 immediately. With the ! all the time, I don't know when new level 3, 2, and 1 updates are available without opening the update manager.
by pcspecialistpdx
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager !, not ✔
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Update Manager !, not ✔

Since updating to Mint Xfce 18.3, the update manager remains an ! instead of checkmark unless I update the kernel and other sensitive updates that I didn't have to update to get the checkmark in earlier versions of Mint.
by pcspecialistpdx
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to downgrade packages that are updated by adding PPA?
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: How to downgrade packages that are updated by adding PPA?

I will have to disagree with "Under no circumstances should you use ppa-purge in mint", I've successfully used it a whole lot of times. I think it depends on what packages got upgraded with the ppa you are trying to purge. For example, purging ppa:team-xbmc/ppa has no ill effect on Mint.
by pcspecialistpdx
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: To install new kernel or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: To install new kernel or not?

I'm finding that the best hardware support is with 4.4... kernels, I've had problems on all my former Chromebooks when upgrading to more recent kernels and even a Lenovo Thinkpad didn't like the more recent ones.
by pcspecialistpdx
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Login window in 18.3
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: Login window in 18.3

and if you still can't get it to work and decide to go back to MDM, do the following: sudo apt install mdm xscreensaver sudo apt remove slick-greeter lightdm lightdm-settings apparmor I'm sticking to MDM because LightDM breaks power management in XFCE, possibly other DEs too but I have not played wi...
by pcspecialistpdx
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Login window in 18.3
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: Login window in 18.3

Have you done the following in terminal?

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sudo apt install slick-greeter lightdm lightdm-settings apparmor
sudo apt remove mdm xscreensaver
by pcspecialistpdx
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: LightDM breaks power management
Replies: 12
Views: 1693

Re: LightDM breaks power management

deepakdeshp wrote:

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sudo shutdown 0
will bring down your system
I fail to see how that has anything to do with this topic. How is that going to automatically power down the system when the battery is critical or power it down without prompting when you press the power, sleep, or hibernate button?

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