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by DaveJones
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] How to disable Workspaces?
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: How to disable Workspaces?

Enter the workspace overview mode by pressing Ctrl + Alt + upward arrow. Select unwanted workspaces one by one, by clicking on them, and remove them by clicking the close button on each. Leave the workspace overview mode by pressing Ctrl + Alt + upward arrow again. Thank you Moem! Is there a way to...
by DaveJones
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] How to disable Workspaces?
Replies: 3
Views: 711

[Solved] How to disable Workspaces?

Hi all, Long time ago, there was an option in System Settings to change the number of Workspaces or to disable them (don't remember which) and now there's no way to do that. By default, LM has 4 Workspaces and I accidentally sometimes trigger them and switch to them. They annoy me. Is there a way to...
by DaveJones
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Duplicated "Internet" menu entry. Is Chrome the root cause?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Duplicated "Internet" menu entry. Is Chrome the root cause?

Thanks for a reply gm10! I have not tried using the "Delete" button on the second Internet menu entry because I'm afraid that I'd lose the original menu entry. The reason why I think this might happen is because if I uncheck one, the other one gets unchecked too. See this gif: https://i.imgur.com/5u...
by DaveJones
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Duplicated "Internet" menu entry. Is Chrome the root cause?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Duplicated "Internet" menu entry. Is Chrome the root cause?

Hi all, After updating Chrome recently, I noticed that I have two Internet menu categories: https://i.imgur.com/cuC4y3m.png One category contains only Chrome and the second one contains all other entries (Firefox etc)... and it also contains Chrome! I've opened the Menu Editor from System Settings a...
by DaveJones
Fri May 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Best way to deal with " Power-on or device reset occurred" when Android device plugged in?
Replies: 1
Views: 1270

Best way to deal with " Power-on or device reset occurred" when Android device plugged in?

Hi all, When I plug in my Kobo ereader, quite often it fails to mount. Only when I disconnect it and reconnect it again does it actually mount. dmesg reports this: [25675.105781] usb 3-3.4.4: new high-speed USB device number 12 using xhci_hcd [25675.201787] usb 3-3.4.4: New USB device found, idVendo...
by DaveJones
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvidia 390.25 completely breaks Cinnamon (LM18.3)
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Nvidia 390.25 completely breaks Cinnamon (LM18.3)

If you disable HW acceleration, your CPU will be doing everything and your battery life will be halved.

Just don't run 390.25 driver. It's an absolute mess.
by DaveJones
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvidia 390.25 completely breaks Cinnamon (LM18.3)
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Nvidia 390.25 completely breaks Cinnamon (LM18.3)

Not nearly enough useful info there. Copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here: inxi -Fxz Hi Rob! Here it is. $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: desktop Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine:...
by DaveJones
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvidia 390.25 completely breaks Cinnamon (LM18.3)
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Nvidia 390.25 completely breaks Cinnamon (LM18.3)

Hi all, I updated my Nvidia binary driver from the PPA to 390.25 and after a reboot, I couldn't even boot into Cinnamon. All I was getting was black screen and a mouse cursor that I could move around but not much else. After getting into shell, I ran nvidia-xconfig and re-generate xorg.conf file and...
by DaveJones
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon corrupted? All I get is black screen and mouse pointer
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Cinnamon corrupted? All I get is black screen and mouse pointer

What was the update? I wouldn't be so quick to say the problem is with Cinnamon. Hi Moem! I finally updated to 18.3 from 18.2. Something is wrong with some of the Cinnamon settings. I know that for sure because I created a brand new user and started Cinnamon desktop and everything works fine. But w...
by DaveJones
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon corrupted? All I get is black screen and mouse pointer
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Cinnamon corrupted? All I get is black screen and mouse pointer

Well, after doing an update today and rebooting, I was greeted with a black screen and the mouse pointer. All I could do is move it. After dropping into shell, I was able to restart cinnamon and I did get the default cinnamon theme/settings. Did my settings get messed up? How do I remove all the set...
by DaveJones
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: How to theme Cinnamon UI buttons?
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: How to theme Cinnamon UI buttons?

Anyone have any ideas or some clues as to which files I should try to modify?
by DaveJones
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: How to theme Cinnamon UI buttons?
Replies: 3
Views: 653

How to theme Cinnamon UI buttons?

Hi all, After trying a bunch of themes, I've come across some that I really like but none of them is exactly like I want it. So I'm trying to theme Cinnamon myself and improve some of the themes :) I've started off with Arc theme as a base (I really like this theme) but I don't like how the buttons ...
by DaveJones
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to (reliably) load Xmodmap key remappings when Cinnamon starts?
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: How to (reliably) load Xmodmap key remappings when Cinnamon starts?

I don't know if it's kosher or not, but I put my startup calls into /etc/profile, at the end. You should use ~/.profile for customizations since /etc/profile can be overwritten by upgrades. Also, the issue with that is that bash will only start when you open a terminal. So until you open the termin...
by DaveJones
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to (reliably) load Xmodmap key remappings when Cinnamon starts?
Replies: 4
Views: 494

How to (reliably) load Xmodmap key remappings when Cinnamon starts?

Hi all, I have a keyboard with two Super (Win) keys and would like to repurpose the right one to be a Context Menu key. I've looked at Cinnamon keyboard options and haven't been able to find this remapping. So I've created .Xmodmap file as many online guides suggest you do. In my .xinitrc, I have th...
by DaveJones
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?
Replies: 12
Views: 10316

Re: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?

REISUB should almost always work. Even when my graphics card drivers locked up my machine, REISUB worked. But if it doesn't, nothing else will work and only a hard reset will bring it back.

Need to kill Xorg is also rare nowadays.
by DaveJones
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?
Replies: 12
Views: 10316

Re: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?

You may well be right. Alternatively, this was some advice I dug up on the net. pressing Alt+F2, type r, and press Enter, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace (restart Xorg), in TTY use command: sudo service mdm restart If you install Mint 18.2 or upgraded to 18.2 and followed the instructions to replace mdm with li...
by DaveJones
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?
Replies: 12
Views: 10316

Re: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?

No worries. In System Settings->Keyboard there is a 'shortcuts' tab that lists all the keyboard shortcuts. Found it! Neat. I also learned other handy shortcuts (quick way to lock the screen). Thanks. One thing though... I'm not 100% sure that shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+Esc) will work if the Cinnamon proces...
by DaveJones
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?
Replies: 12
Views: 10316

Re: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?

Thank you! I wrote that down and will try it if happens again.
by DaveJones
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?
Replies: 12
Views: 10316

Proper way to restart a crashed cinnamon?

Hi all, I've experienced cinnamon crash maybe 2-3 times in around a year (which is pretty great stability-wise) and it happened to me today. Basically, all the cinnamon window widgets disappeared and I was left with chrome-less terminals, browser windows etc. I could also not switch to my terminal s...
by DaveJones
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to modify some of the Nemo/Cinnamon/GTK app settings now that gnome-tweak-tool doesn't work?
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: How to modify some of the Nemo/Cinnamon/GTK app settings now that gnome-tweak-tool doesn't work?

Thank you so much xenopeek!

I just installed it and ran dconf-editor and it works! I can now tweak :)

Thanks again.

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