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by gemk65
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is there a unified command for checking a disk? <SOLVED>
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Is there a unified command for checking a disk? <SOLVED>

Thanks, Habitual. Sorry I forgot about the PM rule. Good that you reminded me. I found, after doing some reading, that the fsck result also seems to be displayed in the file /var/log/boot.log. In this file, I found two text lines that seemed relevant (and were evidently created at the relevant date ...
by gemk65
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is there a unified command for checking a disk? <SOLVED>
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Is there a unified command for checking a disk? <SOLVED>

Hello Habitual! I liked your solution very much and I tried it; it was easy. Could you let me know where I can see the FileSystemCheck report (if one is created) or at least a text line somewhere that declares that the FileSystemCheck was done? (Sorry if you see this message twice; I'm still getting...
by gemk65
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is there a unified command for checking a disk? <SOLVED>
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Is there a unified command for checking a disk? <SOLVED>

Hello! I'm having trouble finding an answer to this one: Is there a single Terminal command to handle all 5 of the following tasks: 1. On the next computer restart, run a disk check on my (presumably unmounted) Linux system, including the root. 2. During the disk check, fix file system errors (I gat...
by gemk65
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice not displaying foreign characters
Replies: 0
Views: 54

LibreOffice not displaying foreign characters

Hello, I have been enjoying Linux Mint since I installed it two months ago. One problem that I have found is that, in a certain situation (described below), I have not been able to get LibreOffice Calc to display Hebrew characters correctly. If I am doing something wrong, or if I have not made all o...
by gemk65
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Is it possible to modify text in titlebar? <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Is it possible to modify text in titlebar? <SOLVED>

Hello xenopeek, Thank you! It worked just fine. I am designating this topic as <SOLVED>. By the way: I appreciate your comment about needing to repeat this action in the future when there is an update (and overwrite) to the program. I keep a folder containing my customizations (templates, toolbars, ...
by gemk65
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Is it possible to modify text in titlebar? <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Is it possible to modify text in titlebar? <SOLVED>

Hello, I recently installed: Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 3.2.7 Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Is it possible to modify the text of a window's title bar? Specifically, I would like to change the title of the "System Settings" window to "Cinnamon Control Center". This window...
by gemk65
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Information content of notifications [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Information content of notifications <SOLVED>

OK, thanks. So the Notifications applet collects and preserves the notifications so that I can see all of those that arrived. So I will keep it for now. I am curious to see the types of notifications that are received via this feature. When I say "types", I'm referring generally to: - Seve...
by gemk65
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Information content of notifications [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Information content of notifications

Thank you, Cosmo. In the Notifications setting, when I click the bar "Display a test notification", a black popup message is displayed, with an orange exclamation mark, the text "This is a test notification", and a paragraph in Latin beginning with "Lorem ipsum..." This...
by gemk65
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Information content of notifications [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Information content of notifications [SOLVED]

Hello -- I'm fairly new to Linux. I installed Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64-bit a month ago and I am very happy with it. I placed the Notifications applet in my tray. But it always displays the "empty tray" appearance (looks like a small staple). I have not received a single notification, ev...
by gemk65
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Conflict between Firefox and Adobe Flash [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Conflict between Firefox and Adobe Flash [SOLVED]

Thank you all -- karichen, DavePlummer, greerd, and Laurent85. I will use Laurent85's suggestion -- to wait a bit until (hopefully) Ubuntu provides the Adobe Flash update. I am squeamish about uninstalling something called "mint-meta-codecs" and "mint-meta-codecs-core". Since I d...
by gemk65
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Conflict between Firefox and Adobe Flash [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Conflict between Firefox and Adobe Flash [solved]

I have read as many posts about this topic as appear pertinent, but I still need some clarification. I am aware of the months-long conflict between Firefox and Adobe Flash, and, although I solved the problem in Windows by periodically performing downloads and installations from the Adobe Flash websi...
by gemk65
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]

I forgot to thank you, too, Cosmo!
by gemk65
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]

Hello JerryF, ColdBoot, and jimallyn --

Thank you all so much! I have designated this topic as "SOLVED".
by gemk65
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Two search features that I can't find [SOLVED]

I have recently switched from Windows to Linux. I have installed Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon, and I am very happy with it. But I have not been able to perform two types of searches: 1. In Nemo File Manager, I don't see where I can search for a .doc file containing a specified text string (such as "...
by gemk65
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: My screen went black, and I cannot get my desktop back <SOLVED]>
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: My screen went black, and I cannot get my desktop back

Hello Odtech and thank you for helping. I created the new user and rebooted, but I still got the black screen and no desktop. Now I need to add some information which may be important: 1. During my computer's boot sequence, instead of choosing the regular "Linux Mint 18.1" option, I electe...
by gemk65
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software items remaining after Uninstall
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Software items remaining after Uninstall <SOLVED>

Thank you, Xenopeek and Gtsfer. Until I am much better acquainted with Linux Mint, I think that it will be best for me to do uninstalls only of known programs and only by right-clicking items in the menu, or by using Synaptic if Synaptic is making absolutely clear what it is referring to. Since it i...
by gemk65
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: My screen went black, and I cannot get my desktop back <SOLVED]>
Replies: 2
Views: 101

My screen went black, and I cannot get my desktop back <SOLVED]>

Hello, I am fairly new to Linux, about two weeks. I was workly with my new installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon (version 3.x, I think) 64-bit. I was customizing the Menu Editor, and I clicked one of the menu's icons called New Login, returning me to a Login screen with a pretty background. I ent...
by gemk65
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>

Wow! Thanks!

And as you see, I figured out how to mark this topic as <Solved>. That it is.

Have a great day!
by gemk65
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>

At 1440x900, the screen no longer flickers, regardless of whether the Refresh Rate is set to 60 Hz or 75 Hz. So I don't know what the problem was, but I'm glad that it is solved, and that I now have the option of experimenting with both resolutions to see which one works better for me. I am curious ...
by gemk65
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Is resolution 1280x800 possible with Mint 18.1 & NV44? <Solved>

Hi Robim, Your solution worked once again! I can now go back and forth fluently between the two resolutions, without needing to log out. All that I need to do is change the Resolution option selected in the Display window. I can now experiment to see which resolution my eyes can adjust to best. I do...

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