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by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Dock doesnt hide in fullscreen anymore
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Dock doesnt hide in fullscreen anymore

Have you tried Cairo-Dock? I have mine configured to auto-hide and it is hidden as I type this in a maximized Firefox window.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 19.3 Trina, really? (not anymore, it's Tricia now)
Replies: 88
Views: 2594

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

absque fenestris wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Further (nice) female first names with "U" ... ?
And they must end with an A. The only one that didn't is Sarah, but the A sound is still there. If we didn't have the A at the end, then it could be Mint Unity. Uh...no.
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 19.3 Trina, really? (not anymore, it's Tricia now)
Replies: 88
Views: 2594

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

How about Tabitha (Tabatha) or Teresa? I know that Tessa is somewhat of a nickname for Teresa but Tess is a more proper diminutive for Teresa. There is also Twyla.

I'm just waiting to see what names will be used for Mint versions 23 and 25. :wink:
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] 19.2 "Tina" Cinnamon MacBook Pro Overheating Locking Up Freezing
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: 19.2 "Tina" Cinnamon MacBook Pro Overheating Locking Up Freezing

If you've tried all of the recommendations above and still have an overheating problem, might I suggest the following? Laptop Cooler I installed Mint on a 2011 Macbook Pro 17 inch (8.3) and it was always warm to hot. Once I started using the cooler above, It was never hot. I did have to move the lap...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux-Envy
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Linux-Envy

...or...Building an HP Envy 17t Laptop with Mint 19.2 Cinnamon. I originally tried to do this with a Macbook Pro 8.3 (late 2011) but the Macbooks are extremely limited. Apple has this design philosophy that symmetry is beautiful. It may be, but it is not functional. The Macbook keyboard is squished ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Start menu button icon in 'use a custom icon and label'
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Start menu button icon in 'use a custom icon and label'

You could also create a PNG file that contains the text you want to use for the menu. Then choose that PNG file as the the menu icon.
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Formatting external USB media for backup purposes
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Formatting external USB media for backup purposes

First off, make sure the USB drive has enough capacity. I just purchased a WD Elements 4TB USB Drive from Amazon for $100 US. You can get a WD 1TB USB drive for $50 US. I use it to backup all of my computers. It came formatted as NTFS but I changed that to exFAT so it is usable across multiple opera...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desktop does not respond to left mouse button
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Desktop does not respond to left mouse button

I have Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon with MATE desktop dual-booting with Windows 10 which had been working well for several months. This morning when I booted to Linux Mint I found that the desktop would not respond to either the left mouse button or the left touch pad button. I tried switching between ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: hahaha, love it - thanks, Pjotr
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: hahaha, love it - thanks, Pjotr

This is the Grub background I use, though this is not my specific background.

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It's actually pretty cool. There's an option for Linux Mint as well.
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mac Users
Replies: 19
Views: 703

Re: Mac Users

If you think using Linux makes you impervious to browser hacks you are delusional. I'm going with Hoser Rob on this one. The problem isn't the operating system. It's PEBCAK. (Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard) She needs to stop clicking on all of the bovine excrement she sees on the web and...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook

...i would start by reading / going through Arch's wiki for older MacBooks. Do check for further hints the 'Related Articles' in the sidebar as well etc. llvmpipe means you're only getting software rendering there. When you pass nomodeset / disable KMS, that's exactly what happens (and you end up w...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook

It's sobering to see how a $2600 machine is supported within a few years with only some auxiliary technologies. Many of the issues with dual GPUs really only happen on Macbooks. While other vendors have a BIOS setting or a software switch, Apple still uses a multiplexer chip that can go bad. And if...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook

Have you tried these AMD drivers yet? https://www.amd.com/en/support/graphics/amd-radeon-hd/amd-radeon-hd-6000m-series/amd-radeon-hd-6770m https://drivers.amd.com/relnotes/amd-catalyst-graphics-driver-installer-notes-for-linux-operating-systems.pdf Are you sure you're working with Intel graphics? D...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Do You Optimize Mint For An SSD Drive ??
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Do You Optimize Mint For An SSD Drive ??

I don't use Mac OS X for doing anything on my system. Gparted handles everything perfectly. That's true, but in the case of Apple hardware, the Apple BIOS wants to see an Apple EFI partition. I have no idea why. I had to do the same thing with my iMac and I had forgotten that step when I built the ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 72
Views: 2553

Re: Tea or Coffee?

I don't always want something sweet, and water doesn't always push the right buttons either. I get the point of drinking water but I don't understand this love affair with bottled water. Here in the US, it has been shown that tap water tastes better, is cheaper, and is safer to drink than bottled w...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 72
Views: 2553

Re: Tea or Coffee?

It used to be coffee but I had to give it up. I would drink a cup in the morning, but then drink 3-4 cups during the rest of the day. Unfortunately, for me it's either all or nothing. Just too much caffeine. It was killing me. And it was costing me as well. Figure $3 per cup at a coffee store; that'...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook

System: Host: Linux-MacBookPro Kernel: 4.15.0-55-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro8,3 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> Mobo: Apple model: Mac-942459F5819B171B...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is this compatible with Linux Mint 18?
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: Is this compatible with Linux Mint 18?

All I use now are Brother printers. They work flawlessly with Linux. I have a Brother HL-L2320D connected via USB to my iMac 9.1 running Mint 19.0 Cinnamon. I also have a Brother MFC-9130 CW connected via wireless to any computer I have. Both are personal laser printers. I will never buy another ink...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Higher cpu temp with 19.1 vs 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: Higher cpu temp with 19.1 vs 18.3

After upgrade from 18.3 xfce to 19.1 xfce the cpu temperature with the same load on the same laptop increase from 85 to 91 degree. Personally, I don't trust the temperature numbers at all. I have a Macbook Pro 17" 8.3 running Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. At this specific moment the CPU temperature shows as ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Do You Optimize Mint For An SSD Drive ??
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Do You Optimize Mint For An SSD Drive ??

What is the level of concern for installing Mint on a desktop SSD drive? I just built a Macbook Pro 8.3 with a 250 GB Samsung SSD and a 1TB platter drive for data. The only thing I had to do was to install macOS on the SSD and let it create the EFI, the OS, and the Recovery partitions. Then I boote...

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