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by jsb
Sun May 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager - Green Tick/Blue Info Circle conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Update Manager - Green Tick/Blue Info Circle conditions

If we're meant to install all level 4 updates and all kernal updates, then shouldn't the update policy for everyone be to always update everything? Yep, that's why the levels aren't even shown by default in LM 19 and all the filter options are getting removed in LM 19.2. Interesting, so it'll be "a...
by jsb
Sun May 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager - Green Tick/Blue Info Circle conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Update Manager - Green Tick/Blue Info Circle conditions

I'm not sure that really answers the question. I've just upgraded to 18.3 and seem to see the same thing. I only have a handful of level 4 updates (including mesa, nvidia-graphics-drivers-384, systemd). They are not selected, just shown. Normally I would consider them for future selection, close th...
by jsb
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: losing wired network connection
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: losing wired network connection

Hi, for my issue disconnect and reconnect did not work and even rebooting did not bring it back. It happened once, very briefly, since my posting and I immediately left to turn on another computer to verify that network was off there too. It was working on the second computer. But then when I went b...
by jsb
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: losing wired network connection
Replies: 6
Views: 938

losing wired network connection

Wired network connection to router has failed for machines running Mint twice in the last few weeks. Both times it was not working for 3 different machines running Mint 18 or 17. One of the three is a laptop and for that the wireless connection still worked, while wired did not. Also connecting the ...
by jsb
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can't connect to router with wired connection (it solved itself)
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: can't connect to router with wired connection

Well, it came back all on it's own just now. Didn't change anything and I had just tested and verified that laptop running MInt 17.x also would not connect with wire and neither would an old one running Peppermint 5. I did verify that blueray machine was still showing wired connection working and it...
by jsb
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can't connect to router with wired connection (it solved itself)
Replies: 1
Views: 109

can't connect to router with wired connection (it solved itself)

Yesterday evening, I found that I had no internet with a wired connection. If I plug the network cable directly into modem it works. Other devices not using mint are working with wired connections via the router (blueray and Ooma). Wireless is working on laptop that is running Mint 17.x, XFCE. The w...
by jsb
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing screen size
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Changing screen size

Are you using a laptop? If so, I think you need to choose the TV as the monitor in "display".
by jsb
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Subminiature taskbar and application launcher menu

I don't know if it works the same in KDE (I have XFCE), but one step is increasing the height of panel. I did this by just right clicking on the panel and then going to panel preferences and increasing the row size (pixels). Here's some more details and additional steps that may be needed: https://f...
by jsb
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can't copy to tablet
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: can't copy to tablet

Another option would be to use dropbox, google drive or something similar as an intermediate step.
by jsb
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Replacing Cinnamon with XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Replacing Cinnamon with XFCE

Just replace it. XFCE is better, anyway :lol: As noted, if you start the install of XFCE, one option will be install alongside Mint (cinnamon), another will be to replace it (this will wipe the HDD, so back-up whatever you want to keep first) either of those is simple to do. Just pick the first if y...
by jsb
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update manager - do's and dont's?
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: update manager - do's and dont's?

OP, I think you're putting more thought into it than necessary, given that it sounds like you don't care to learn any of the specifics; were you on Windows, all sorts of junk would get installed behind your back, so even if you're not understanding every single update, you're still better off. I th...
by jsb
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Problems after update
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Problems after update

A hunch - updates to virtualbox related packages today appear to be causing widespread issues with different symptoms for different desktops. Try sudo apt remove virtualbox-guest* or if that doesn't work sudo apt remove virtualbox* . You may need a reboot after removing the problem packages. See ht...
by jsb
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 17567

Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

I did not read this whole thread, but the message that had popped up after I logging in was different, something about indicator plug-in not starting. Removing virtualbox-guest* fixed it for me. Here's the output requested: inxi -SGxx System: Host: OptiPlex-760 Kernel: 4.4.0-116-generic x86_64 (64 b...
by jsb
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x
Replies: 62
Views: 25434

Re: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x

Thanks Xenopeek. Cosmo is right, you only need to remove the guest packages. I hope you don't mind, I'm editing your post to reflect that. More info at https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=266431&p=1449378#p1449369. Hi, for clarity perhaps the post should be further edited in 2. where ...
by jsb
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Chrome 32 bit
Replies: 9
Views: 21407

Re: Google Chrome 32 bit

Hi, I just installed chromium on a 32-bit system that I recently resurrected and it does work. I had previously changed synaptic to make it install "recommended" packages, as suggested here: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/first-mint-xfce#TOC-Better-settings-for-Power-Manager-term...
by jsb
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 580

Re: Newbie contemplating installing linux over w7 or xp, part 2

If the old machine runs well with XP, I would think it would be fine (and probably better) under the XFCE version of Mint. Worst case is if that doesn't work out, you can just install and try something even lighter like the previously mentioned Lubuntu, another would be Peppermint. I was terminal-ph...
by jsb
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting 'Do nothing' for 'When the lid is closed' is not preventing the secondary display from going off on lid closure
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Setting 'Do nothing' for 'When the lid is closed' is not preventing the secondary display from going off on lid clos

FWIW, we used to have a closed Dell laptop connected to a TV, it was running Peppermint 5, though. I don't recall having any problems getting it to work. I do remember that distro (or else it was the prior version of it) sometimes had conflicts between the screen saver settings and power manager set...
by jsb
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: XFCE Desktop not loading up on Mint 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: XFCE Desktop not loading up on Mint 18.3

I don't have that center aligned docker at the bottom of the screen. Isn't that in Xubuntu you get a center aligned docker? In LM Xfce there is none. I don't recall having that in Xubuntu and it doesn't appear here: https://xubuntu.org/screenshots/ But it apparently it is part of the standard XFCE ...
by jsb
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: f.lux or something like it?
Replies: 22
Views: 1504

Re: f.lux or something like it?

Thanks for the tip, Marziano, and for confirmation on the unneeded items, kc1di and Moem
by jsb
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: f.lux or something like it?
Replies: 22
Views: 1504

Re: f.lux or something like it?

Did you also install Redshift-GTK, like I recommended? That should give the software a GUI (Graphical User Interface). Without that, it needs to be started from the terminal. Personally I like software to have a GUI. Hi, I also just installed Redshift and Redshift-GTK. Am I correct in assuming ther...

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