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by glocal
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Lost environment images after hardware reset
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Lost environment images after hardware reset

The laptop passed the memory and disk tests without issues.

Then sudo dpkg --configure -a and restart did the trick. It's all back to normal now.

Many thanks both for your time.
by glocal
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Lost environment images after hardware reset
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Lost environment images after hardware reset

Thanks for this. It is a very old Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo v5535 laptop that has been stored away for a while. The current Mint setup worked just fine until it froze and I had no choice but to restart the laptop. I will try to run the diagnostics when I find out how but the icons and panel display pr...
by glocal
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Lost environment images after hardware reset
Replies: 6
Views: 229

[SOLVED] Lost environment images after hardware reset

While waiting for updates to complete, the system including the clock froze completely and after 15 minutes I performed a hardware reset. I restarted the system but now most icons and the desktop background image aren't displayed. You can see the photo -- sorry, I couldn't take a proper screenshot w...
by glocal
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> script to update HOSTS
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: script to update HOSTS

Thanks both.

Code: Select all

sudo su -
did the trick. Good to see that script is recommended by others too.
by glocal
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> script to update HOSTS
Replies: 3
Views: 132

<SOLVED> script to update HOSTS

I tried to replace the hosts file with the one distributed by http://winhelp2002.mvps.org using the script and following the instructions on https://www.putorius.net/block-unwanted-advertisements-on.html but I don't seem to get access to root even as admin. Can someone help please ? It would be usef...
by glocal
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dropbox installer starts every time i log in. (resolved after reinstall)
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Dropbox installer starts every time i log in. (resolved after reinstall)

I have exactly the same problem. I tolerated it for months with 19.0 Xfce, but now with a fresh install of 19.1 I immediately got the installer at startup problem again. I can click cancel and then the dropbox client works fine, but next time I start Mint it appears again. It's very annoying. The on...
by glocal
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 23406

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Mint is the best, but I will admit I am having some early adopter issues with 19. I don't have the time to jack with it, which goes back to the point above. Mac O/S has a slick interface, and those causal users who don't want to, or don't care to "get under the hood", can use it just fine, and it w...
by glocal
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 23406

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

like an appliance. My thoughts exactly. A more layered experience would keep everyone happy. A newbie-friendly front and 'Advanced' features still there but hidden away for the purist. Insisting that everyone should become computer literate may be principled (or elitist) but then Linux will be stuc...
by glocal
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 23406

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

For over a decade I have been trying really hard to love Linux and drop Windows for good. I tried several distros on different toy-machines and I always go back to my workhorse Windows setup frustrated and disappointed. There are all sorts of hardware and environment hurdles, but thanks to the amazi...
by glocal
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] SIS Chipset 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: [Solved] SIS Chipset 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19

18.1 it is then. Many thanks.
by glocal
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] SIS Chipset 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: 640 x 480 resolution / Mint 19

Same problem here.
Pjotr wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:50 am

The "horrible SiS".... :shock:

Forget 19.
Does this mean there can't be a solution for 19? I don't mind waiting if it saves me the trouble of re-installing 18.1. It's a reserve machine anyway.
by glocal
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vWorkspace Connector installation fails
Replies: 0
Views: 159

vWorkspace Connector installation fails

I am trying to install vWorkspaceConnectorforLinux_7.6.deb unsuccessfully. As a newbie I am sure I am doing something really simple wrong, but IT at work don't support Linux. The instructions say I should run a script to get the prerequisites: chmod +x prereqgrabber.sh sudo ./prereqgrabber.sh BINARY...
by glocal
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunderbird and excessive processing when clicking on links
Replies: 4
Views: 225

[SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird and excessive processing when clicking on links

With a fresh user it worked. That made me think it's probably something with Palemoon not actually being the default browser. I went back to the main user, I explicitly asked Palemoon to make itself the default and check every time it starts to see if it still is. Palemoon has been the browser speci...
by glocal
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunderbird and excessive processing when clicking on links
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Thunderbird and excessive processing when clicking on links

It's six IMAP accounts. They work fine until I click on a URL that would normally open the browser.
by glocal
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunderbird and excessive processing when clicking on links
Replies: 4
Views: 225

[SOLVED] Thunderbird and excessive processing when clicking on links

When I click on a web link in a message displayed in Thunderbird, the link doesn't open anywhere but the system becomes very slow. Task Manager shows 100% CPU activity (up from a usual 30%), almost all of it caused by a number of entries that look like: Thunderbird/Thunderbird <the web address I cli...
by glocal
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dropbox on linux mint
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Dropbox on linux mint

Just in case anyone is reading, I got the panel indicator working following Jonathan L.'s advice here:

https://www.dropboxforum.com/hc/en-us/c ... ystem-tray

Yet to fix the missing emblems.
by glocal
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dropbox on linux mint
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Dropbox on linux mint

Similar problems here. I installed it from Software Manager, it synced OK but there was no panel indicator, no Thunar emblems, no Thunar menu options. I did get a panel indicator with a generic icon that produces a thin and tall blank menu when clicked. I installed the plugin for Thunar from Softwar...
by glocal
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Xfce black screen after logon on Asus eeePC 1000H
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Xfce black screen after logon on Asus eeePC 1000H

I ran out of options, re-installed from the Live USB stick doing exactly what I did earlier and it all worked immediately. Oh well. What can I say? Thanks for reading anyway.
by glocal
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Xfce black screen after logon on Asus eeePC 1000H
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Xfce black screen after logon on Asus eeePC 1000H

In the meanwhile, I tried various recovery options but nothing changes. I thought that if there are video driver problems, you don't even get to see the logon screen. I see that but the screen goes blank after logon. I am now considering installing 17.3 and upgrading to 18, which I believe is precis...
by glocal
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Xfce black screen after logon on Asus eeePC 1000H
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Xfce black screen after logon on Asus eeePC 1000H

Thanks. I see there are three occurrences of 'quiet splash' and replaced all of them with 'nomodeset'. No change. I am getting the same black screen after logon.

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