Search found 109 matches

by o-l-d
Thu May 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 178
Views: 9031

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

... then do the install of KDE onto Mint XFCE. +1 And may I add... it works very nicely! My only issue was with the kubuntu backports ppa; because Mint was 16.04 I was stuck with Xenial versions and it took a lot of effort to install 17.10 versions... Eventually I settled on using a 17.10 mini iso ...
by o-l-d
Mon May 14, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Kde: app menu bar doesn't work
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Kde: app menu bar doesn't work

To move the panel from bottom of the screen to the top click on the icon at the far right of the panel and when it opens click on the "Screen Edge" button and drag it to the top, left, or right. This has worked since KDE4 and now in Plasma 5. You can also use a "dock" the same way and have a more Ub...
by o-l-d
Sun May 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Trying KDE Plasma
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Trying KDE Plasma

The people here more familiar with Cinnamon say that is a definite No-No! The 2 different desktops do not play well when installed together. But if you decide to proceed then back up everything of importance and be prepared for it to not work.
by o-l-d
Tue May 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 178
Views: 9031

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I am still very pleased with my "FrankenMint" (Mint + Neon User Edition repos). But when the 18.04 version of Neon is released I will bid adieu to Mint as my main distro. It was a great run but as always every good thing comes to an end. Many thanks to Clem and the development teams for all their wo...
by o-l-d
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE Panel
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: KDE Panel

I am not 100% sure if this is what you are talking about but KPager widget is in most releases' taskbar as a widget by default to show desktops and even shows a thumbnail of the desktops. Is what you are describing an action like Windows AeroPeek? If so then the answer is no(at least for now) but wo...
by o-l-d
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 178
Views: 9031

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Just think of all the different hardware combinations that the developers would have to cover if they decided to add that step/option in boot menu. I have found that most distros include "live session" for users to get a "feel" for the distros and use the default graphics settings. I do agree that i...
by o-l-d
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 178
Views: 9031

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Have you tried changing graphics settings (Compositor) in live session? It seems that I also experienced minor tearing in live session unless I changed from OpenGL to XRender. After full install the tearing wasn't there using OpenGL. Live session is similar to a virtual machine and neither can run a...
by o-l-d
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 178
Views: 9031

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Every Thursday (there or about) the KDE team releases updates and they are added to the neon repos. The latest are 18.04 and are called the "first solid update of 2018". I added the neon repos to my Mint KDE 18.3 and it has been 99% bug free. Granted this gives me the latest Plasma on Mint but I don...
by o-l-d
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 178
Views: 9031

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

The developers at KDE neon are indeed planning a release based on Ubuntu 18.04 very soon after the "formal release". The development team is headed by Jonathan Riddell who, as many know, was the lead developer at Kubuntu until he was asked to join KDE full time. I agree that one could download a dis...
by o-l-d
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 178
Views: 9031

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

After doing a lot of research I think that my new KDE distro of choice will be KDE neon. The developers of the neon project have been quite surprised at the popularity of neon and are quite excited about the future of Plasma across all platforms. No disrespect to users of other non-Debian/Ubuntu bas...
by o-l-d
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE Installed On Cinnamon
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: KDE Installed On Cinnamon

Screen locking can be disabled by going to Menu > System Settings > Desktop Behavior > Screen Locking uncheck the check boxes and click Apply. Also System Settings> Power Management> Activities> uncheck Default and check Define a Special Behavior then check the boxes you feel suit your needs and cli...
by o-l-d
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 178
Views: 9031

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I understand why Linux Mint is dropping KDE and concentrating on development of their own Cinnamon desktop. I have enjoyed using the KDE version since it was first introduced in Mint. My choice of "new distro" is going to be Neon for the simple fact that is it as close to Mint KDE as I have tested o...
by o-l-d
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Panels must not overlap.
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Panels must not overlap.

KDE Plasma and Gnome are vastly different as to how you can create/configure panels. The KDE wiki offers more info on configuring Plasma than Mint specific can because of the number of different DE Mint supports.

https://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/Panels/en
by o-l-d
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Linux Mint KDE has also a crippled file saving/choosing manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Linux Mint KDE has also a crippled file saving/choosing manager?

If you right click on the file name/path (located below the toolbar and above the window) in Dolphin there is an option to show full path ie home/owner/folder/file or in root /folder/subfolder/file. When comparing any desktop environment to Windows there is a learning curve as to where and how it ca...
by o-l-d
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 2764

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

FrankenMint KDE is still fast and stable. Updates have caused no problems at all.

@last-mint-kde ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: last-mint-kde Kernel: 4.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.4 (Qt 5.10.0) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
by o-l-d
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Unfunctional Update Manager Tray Icon [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Unfunctional Update Manager Tray Icon

Right click of the Update Manager system tray icon has been the default behavior in Mint KDE 18 since the desktop was updated to Plasma 5. It seems everyone adapted to it and is why there are no complaints.
by o-l-d
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Why does KDE ask you to login several times during install?
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Why does Mint KDE ask for a login 2 or 3 times during install?

When doing an installation of Mint KDE always go into system settings and disable lock screen or adjust the time before starting the install. I think that by default it is set for 5 minutes and if no activity is detected (mouse movement or keystroke)during install it will activate lock screen.
by o-l-d
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Can't disable multiple desktop sessions per user on KDE
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Can't disable multiple desktop sessions per user on KDE

If I am understanding you correctly this has been covered at the KDE forums. It is somewhat involved but might be what you are looking for.

https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=1 ... 64#p222372
by o-l-d
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

Here is an article with simple instructions how to set up HiDPI with the most popular linux desktop environments using a Ubuntu/Debian base.

https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-li ... -on-linux/
by o-l-d
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 178
Views: 9031

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Linux Mint 18.3 KDE + Neon repos still very stable and fast. My luck seems to be holding up. :D

Go to advanced search