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by chazb
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: how to get wifi working
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: how to get wifi working

Well, I am connected via ethernet cable. So now I have Larry telling me to get rid of the bcmwl driver and another kc1di saying I should keep it. I will explore both options. And then again somebody else may offer more information. So I looked at what was in the Driver Manager and discovered that I ...
by chazb
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: how to get wifi working
Replies: 6
Views: 227

how to get wifi working

LM 18.3 Sylvia, Xfce So I am using a Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop, and anybody who has used one knows that it is easy to change out hard drives, I have another hard drive with Windows 7 on it and used it the other day to see if the wifi device was working on my system, and it is. I prefer to use Linux...
by chazb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Browser Issues maybe Linux Mint problem
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Browser Issues maybe Linux Mint problem

LM 18.3 Sylvia, Xfce Firefox crashes upon opening, currently using Vivaldi. I tried to open Firefox with the Terminal and got this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, charles@charles-Inspiron-1525 ~ $ firefox %u ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 10086 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue ...
by chazb
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: default program
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: default program

So I went on line to find a better program, and found one in SMPlayer, and the info says it contains its own codex's. so I downloaded it and installed had to use a PPA. Why use a PPA for SMplayer when it is available in the Software Manager? SMplayer is a great program though, which I use as an alt...
by chazb
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: default program
Replies: 5
Views: 210

default program

LM 18.3 Sylvia,Xfce So when i put an audio cd/dvd in the cd player, the default player program, Rhythmbox pops up and says Not Playing, for some reason, I discovered had something to do with codex's and a long list of hoops to jump through to get it running, same with VLC player. So I went on line t...
by chazb
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: rythmbox not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: rythmbox not working

Downloaded and installed hassel free SMPlayer. The system didn't want to install it tried three times and it finally installed.
by chazb
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: rythmbox not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 195

rythmbox not working [SOLVED]

LM 18.3 Sylvia, Xfce So i pop in a music CD and Rythmbox come up and says "not playing", Why? So how do I get Rythembox working, or VLC Media Player? Or is there a no fuss, on jumping through Linux hoops media player that I can download, and will play any CD or DVD whether it is music or movie? This...
by chazb
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Very Slow Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Very Slow Linux

I am running Linux Mint 18.3 on a Dell Inspiron 1525 which is about as old as your Gateway. With a 4.40 kernel and Xfce, it boots in less than a minute and a half, plus, is very fast.
by chazb
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 18.3 Frequent Firefox Crashes
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: LM 18.3 Frequent Firefox Crashes

I may have accidentally fixed it , in preferences>data collection and use, clicking all four boxes. Apparently Firefox doesn't like being locked out of its own browser on my computer.
by chazb
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 18.3 Frequent Firefox Crashes
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Crash

Couldn't find anything to disable.
by chazb
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 18.3 Frequent Firefox Crashes
Replies: 5
Views: 219

LM 18.3 Frequent Firefox Crashes

LM 18.3 Sylvia Xfce
Is it just me or has anyone noticed Firefox crashing frequently? It started after the last Firefox update.
by chazb
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Mouse Problem

Please post an inxi -Fxz  report. This will give us a concise overview of your hardware and on how Mint  sees  it. Here is how to generate the report and post it: Boot from your installation media (USB/DVD) Open a terminal window (Ctrl-Alt-t). Make it fullscreen to avoid unneeded linebreaks or chop...
by chazb
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Mouse Problem

LM 18.3 Sylvia, Xfce
Why is it on some webpages even this one, the scroll button acts like a zoom button? Plus when it happens and go to the Menu to check the Mouse, and instead of getting the regular menu I get the Whisker Menu?
by chazb
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: refresh, updates
Replies: 2
Views: 94

refresh, updates

LM 18.3 Sylvia Xfce So I had the big red X in the update shield and when I hovered over it, I get an error message about not being able to refresh the updates. So I go and open the update folder and click the update button and it refreshes the update system even downloads something for about 2 secon...
by chazb
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint bar in Firefox {SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Linux Mint bar in Firefox

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This Linux Mint menu bar. At the bottom of the Address bar.
by chazb
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: word processors
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: word processors

I solved the problem. After finding my image, I discovered that I could insert the text with a text box ,and everything goes well, until I have to change what I have writen because i didn't like the way it looked. It was the changing that caused LibreOffice to crash, like six or seven times, till I ...
by chazb
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: word processors
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: word processors

rene wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:39 am
LibreOffice can do this. Rightc-lick the image and choose Wrap -> In Background.
Alright i can grasp, wrap in background, but is there a button that allows me to type text over the image?
LibreOffice is a screwy program as it crashed on me twice.
by chazb
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint bar in Firefox {SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Linux Mint bar in Firefox

I don't know what a Linux Mint bar is in Firefox. But to show additional toolbars in Firefox, open the View menu and then go to Toolbars, and see what is ticked or unticked in that list. I don't think it is a Firefox option, but a Linux Mint add on, the bar goes immediately under the address bar an...
by chazb
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint bar in Firefox {SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Linux Mint bar in Firefox {SOLVED]

LM 18.3 Sylvia Xfce

How do I get the Linux Mint bar in Firefox, like I got the Menu bar but can't find the Linux Mint bar?
by chazb
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: word processors
Replies: 7
Views: 257

word processors

LM 18.3 Sylvia Xfce
Which of the many Linux word processors will allow to type over a image?
LibreOffice failed this simple task.

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