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by borg101
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Instant USB Writer flashing...and other weird behaviors
Replies: 2
Views: 83

[SOLVED] Instant USB Writer flashing...and other weird behaviors

I just did a fresh install of Mint 18.3 with Gnome3 as my DE, per usual, and I went to flash some USB drives. The first was a Windows 10 install for my friend. It came out seemingly fine. It took an appropriate amount of time to flash. The only thing...it was read only for some reason after that. Th...
by borg101
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

It helps to be specific and not make people play detective with your signature. Soooo.....being on a Mint forum, I should have to specify what OS I'm using? Cool...good to know. How much more specific do I need to be? I stated I installed kubuntu on my laptop and that I liked Plasma so I wanted it ...
by borg101
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

I just installed kubuntu on my laptop And you're asking on a Linux Mint forum because? .......Well, if you had bothered to read my post, you'd notice that I referenced kubuntu as the install on my laptop and that I wanted to try Plasma on my desktop which, according to my signature, is running Mint...
by borg101
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

I just installed kubuntu on my laptop and wanted to check out Plasma on my desktop since it was so cool looking on my laptop. After I installed it, I restarted and logged in and everything was microscopic. I could barely read anything inches away from my 55inch 1080p display. I tried setting the def...
by borg101
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to install steam.
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Trying to install steam.

Hi I am trying to install something for the first time (version 18.3) but I am getting errors. I am using the software manager thing to try and install steam and it gets so far and then just stops with error messages. "The following packages have unmet dependencies. libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 : Depends: ...
by borg101
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam Vs. GoG or any other service
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Steam Vs. GoG or any other service

So for a long time I railed against Steam because of bad customer service...i.e. none at all, but a few years back, my brother in-law got me back into it. I recently had an, albeit first-world, terrifying thought last night. What happens if/when Steam changes and my content is no longer mine. Is thi...
by borg101
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing disk space
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Managing disk space

I found an article awhile back that helped me discover what was eating up some of my extra disk space. The culprit ended up being Timeshift. If you don't wan't to read the article, the command you're looking for is

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du -ch -d 1 | sort -hr
by borg101
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Default sound output changing on its own
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Default sound output changing on its own

Does anyone have any idea?
by borg101
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Default sound output changing on its own
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Default sound output changing on its own

BTW your sig says you run 18.3 Gnome. There's no Gnome edition of Mint, and if you've installed a Gnome DE you need to specify that. Apologies....I figured Gnome DE was implied as I'm on the Mint forums and 18.3 is the current version. You'll need to provide some useful system info (make/model as i...
by borg101
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]How to reset an applications resolution back to default?
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: [SOLVED]How to reset an applications resolution back to default?

In case anyone else runs into this problem, I found the settings in .config/flare and deleted the configuration folder. For some reason, purge didn't remove it.
by borg101
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]How to reset an applications resolution back to default?
Replies: 1
Views: 59

[SOLVED]How to reset an applications resolution back to default?

I recently installed FLARE from the Software Manager. The first thing I did was set the resolution to 1920x1080. It asked me if I wanted to keep those settings and I clicked "yes". Now all I see is a black window with the FLARE icon/text in the center of the screen while the music plays. I tried del...
by borg101
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?
Replies: 23
Views: 614

Re: Linux Mint Install Won't Recognize Hard Drive?

mint@mint ~ $ inxi -Fxz Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Precision 5520 Mobo: Dell model: 0R6JFH v: A00 You won't be able to dual boot that machine without wrecking Windwoes 10. You have a hybrid SSD/HDD. To get that working, the manufacturer sets the SSD and HDD into RAID mode. In order t...
by borg101
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dell 4k 32" and XPS 15" scaling problems
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Dell 4k 32" and XPS 15" scaling problems

I thought this would be simple BUT after reading copious amounts of peoples experience I'm left 'dazed and confused'! Q. How do I setup up both displays to the same resolution but with the 'Laptop' display having a different scale (HiDPI) to the 4k one? Specs are: Dell XPS 15 4k (internal Nvidia 96...
by borg101
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: How do I to create a "Game" directory within Gnome...
Replies: 0
Views: 638

How do I to create a "Game" directory within Gnome...

I'm looking for a reasonably easy way to organize my games. I use Steam and Lutris, but this requires manually adding everything. Is there a gnome extension or script I could run that could throw all my games in one folder, or perhaps a front end that adds them automatically? When I used Gnome Ubunt...
by borg101
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Default sound output changing on its own
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Default sound output changing on its own

My default audio device seems to change on its own. It's not a big deal to change it, but I'm curious how I could go about fixing it.
by borg101
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't install Virtual Box 5.2....conflicting/missing dependencies
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Can't install Virtual Box 5.2....conflicting/missing dependencies

NM....figured it out. I was trying to install the yakkety version instead of xenial.
by borg101
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't install Virtual Box 5.2....conflicting/missing dependencies
Replies: 1
Views: 57

[SOLVED] Can't install Virtual Box 5.2....conflicting/missing dependencies

I had VB 5.2 installed and was trying to install guest additions so I could see shared folders from my host. I followed this guide and ran sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso and somehow that uninstalled VB 5.2. So, I installed VB from the software center, which I forgot was 5.0 and ...
by borg101
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 3568

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate

Mate all the way :D Adopt Mate and he will become your best MATE :lol: <... runs away before the flames engulf me....> Mate, while good and fairly easy to use, is too simplistic looking. Say what you will about Windows 10....it feels "modern". That's kind of how I feel about Gnome and Pantheon. I a...
by borg101
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 3568

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate

Mate all the way :D Adopt Mate and he will become your best MATE :lol: <... runs away before the flames engulf me....> Mate, while good and fairly easy to use, is too simplistic looking. Say what you will about Windows 10....it feels "modern". That's kind of how I feel about Gnome and Pantheon.
by borg101
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do i change lockscreens wallpaper?
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: How do i change lockscreens wallpaper?

In his op he mentions settings found withing the "login" settings, ergo its implied he found the appropriate settings. Where do you read in the starting post the word "login"? I don't find it and my browser, doing a site search, does not find it also. I meant to put 'lockscreen' in quotes. See, its...

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