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by trytip
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Name under icons on desktop are gone
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Name under icons on desktop are gone

change window managers and see if you get better results. i use marco+compton but i also use compiz sometimes altho compton needs less configuration
by trytip
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: 18.1 XFCE Lost Panel Separator
Replies: 16
Views: 711

Re: 18.1 XFCE Lost Panel Separator

if you copy something as SU you will not have permissions to use it as user so copying as SU will only work if you copy to /root partition. reinstalling your system and keeping the same partition as /home will not resolve your issue since the configurations will carry into the new install. if you re...
by trytip
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Name under icons on desktop are gone
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Name under icons on desktop are gone

do you have any installed drivers in driver manager? have you tried to switch window managers in control centre > desktop settings > windows try marco+compton
by trytip
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Getting rid of damaged Windows 7 dual boot
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Getting rid of damaged Windows 7 dual boot

you should learn if your computer is UEFI or Legacy and if uefi disable secure boot and enable legacy support in your bios settings first. if you have these already than are you able to boot to mint? if so sudo os-prober sudo grub-install /dev/sda <<< if a is your boot drive sudo update-grub
by trytip
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: I have IPv6 on machine but not on Firefox or Chrome
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: I have IPv6 on machine but not on Firefox or Chrome

sometimes even though i don't use an option or is disabled, i get annoyed when it is not working properly or i do not have control over it. i would feel that way about IPV6 and found out that my router (if it was off for the night) would start in IPV4 mode even though it is able to receive IPV6 and ...
by trytip
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows such as the file manager not looking right.
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Windows such as the file manager not looking right.

I am running Linux Mate Cinnamon 18.2


i don't understand what desktop you have, but either way you seem to be facing a GTK THEME issue, try changing themes
by trytip
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: need .net 40 and mono installed so N3FJP's ham radio logging to work
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: need .net 40 and mono installed so N3FJP's ham radio logging to work

you will need to rename your current /.wine to /.wineOLD then in terminal WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine winetricks -q msxml3 corefonts dotnet40 this will create a new wine folder as 32bit windows and install the bare minimum to run the framework. dotnet40 doesn't work on 64bit wine installation....
by trytip
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: 18.1 XFCE Lost Panel Separator
Replies: 16
Views: 711

Re: 18.1 XFCE Lost Panel Separator

one way to TEST this out is to boot with a live mint XFCE and copy folder .config/xfce4/panel/ then replacing it on the active machine (rename the old or compress to backup)
by trytip
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: computer dying - how do I backup my firefox bookmarks?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: computer dying - how do I backup my firefox bookmarks?

i have a 2007 computer still kicking. recently i replaced the thermal paste on cpu and gpu along with thorough air-dusting with a vacuum cleaner blower and even cleaned the fan blades with q-tips

have you opened up the case and do some cleaning?
by trytip
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: 18.1 XFCE Lost Panel Separator
Replies: 16
Views: 711

Re: 18.1 XFCE Lost Panel Separator

@oldgaz
those icons with STOP on them are icons left over on the panel you can remove them rightclick on panel>panel preferences>items
by trytip
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: 18.1 XFCE Lost Panel Separator
Replies: 16
Views: 711

Re: 18.1 XFCE Lost Panel Separator

jimallyn wrote:What has MATE got to do with this? The OP is using XFCE.

my bad ... OP wrote
mate's PC
was thinking he was on MATE with an XFCE desktop, but i guess "mate" is friend in this case and not the DE. you know us americans :mrgreen:
by trytip
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Memory hog?
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: Memory hog?

yes this is normal for your setup. you can boot test without most of the startup apps to compare. i personally don't like all these things running in background that was windows downfall too, every application you installed also went into startup as some kind of service ultimately building a slow bo...
by trytip
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Memory hog?
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: Memory hog?

i see in the process snap shot that teamviewer,dropbox,mintupdate,bluttoothg are loaded . if you don't use these turn them off in startup session of control centre
by trytip
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Chromium/Flash updating problem
Replies: 19
Views: 281

Re: Chromium/Flash updating problem

you may clear some room by deleting everything in var/cache/apt/archives/ it's where your updates are downloaded here is a list of older firefoxes https://sourceforge.net/projects/ubuntuzilla/files/mozilla/apt/pool/main/f/firefox-mozilla-build/ i would go for Firefox 45 maybe? UNinstall your current...
by trytip
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Mozilla Firefox with Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Running Mozilla with Wine

if you need something that require flash you can use chrome/flash in chrome>menu>settings>advanced>privacy>content settings>flash select allow sites to run flash and DEselect ask first

that may work with your site. post a link to site you want use with flash so we can test
by trytip
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Security updates just borked my new KDE box
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Security updates just borked my new KDE box

If you want your selected update levels to be honoured do not update through synaptic. D'oh ... that's the obvious answer and I forgot to mention it. i been using mint mate 17.3 and i always update all levels with synaptic. in fact i don\t ever use the mint update tool except for updating to a newe...
by trytip
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Security updates just borked my new KDE box
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Security updates just borked my new KDE box

linux can get annoying at times, and so can the win10 updates running my hard drive in the background for hours. if you're new to linux try the XFCE or MATE desktops. Cinnamon and KDE or GNOME are require extra been using synaptic for years in ubuntu,mint,pclinuxos and there are those instances wher...
by trytip
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Mozilla Firefox with Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Running Mozilla with Wine

never tried running internet browsing in wine you may need wine gecko it's the internet explorer and settings. i believe internet settings are integrated into windows with internet explorer so that may work. other than that not sure why you'd need wine mozilla, is there a special site only windows c...
by trytip
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: 18.1 XFCE Lost Panel Separator
Replies: 16
Views: 711

Re: 18.1 XFCE Lost Panel Separator

hard to tell which panel you have, but if you willing to try you may boot into MATE session and rename .config/xfce4/panel folder to .config/xfce4/panelOLD then logOFF/ON XFCE this will bring panel defaults ... if things go bad undo (delete the new panel folder and rename from OLD
by trytip
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to use xdotool to turn off screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: How to use xdotool to turn off screen?

xset dpms force off <<< will turn off screen. you can make this into a script or desktop icon below would turn off screen after 1 second #!/bin/bash sleep 1; xset dpms force off i'm sure if you make the script executable then you can have compiz use it with one of it's actions or just the command

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