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by Benedetto
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 43
Views: 1117

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Gee, thank you everyone. I didn't realise. Your words of encouragement are genuinely heart warming. Maybe my trip away will relax me a bit and I can return refreshed. It's nice to know I have so many genuine friends. I'll be back in very early August. Everyone take care and stay safe. Early August ...
by Benedetto
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 43
Views: 1117

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:26 am
Sorry to see you go.... Surely there's no need for such a drastic step? :shock:

From time to time, we all make mistakes in our advice. I know I do. That's life....
What more can one say!
Enjoy the change of temperature, watch out for all those Aussies. :lol:
by Benedetto
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera 54
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Opera 54

There has been a more recent Opera update, even so the problem still exists. Having installed LM 19 Cinnamon successfully on both my desktop and laptop I decided to install the solution mentioned by previous posters. All seems fine now.Thanks guys for the assistance.
by Benedetto
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews

I mentioned in another thread that I was hoping to install Mint Cinnamon 19 yesterday. Initially I had wondered about the upgrade route, but most experienced users favoured a clean install. For some inexplicable reason the live USB method does not work for me ( it didn't for my initial 18.1 installa...
by Benedetto
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 59
Views: 3078

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

The last vestige of Windows (10), having used M/Soft since XP, should disappear from my desktop tomorrow when I hopefully install LM 19 and erase the Windows partition, simply leaving Linux Mint on the pc. I moved to Linux almost a year ago but due to uncertainties kept to a dual boot Linux/Windows ...
by Benedetto
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera 54
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Opera 54

I did not install the links in the post by gm10, I just put the earlier Opera 53 programme which is fine. I have noticed that even the most recent version of Opera 54 has the same problems for me. So until they fix it I am happy enough with version 53. Incidentally, when using Windows 10 a while ago...
by Benedetto
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera 54
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Opera 54

Hello same problem here so I downgraded to 53 again and it works. you can download older version here: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/53.0.2907.99/linux/ Don't allow it to upgrade in upgrade manager for awhile maybe they will get 54 fixed soon. When update manager tries to update opera...
by Benedetto
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera 54
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Opera 54

The latest update for Opera, 54. has some codec issues. Plug in are blocked and cannot be made to work. That is how I find it. I wonder how many others have these issues?
Is there a way to revert to version 53 (the previous one)? Any attempt to download seems to result in version 54 coming up.
by Benedetto
Fri May 04, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation
Replies: 51
Views: 1919

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation

This is the view from the BBC Technology web page:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44003850
by Benedetto
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x
Replies: 62
Views: 13812

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

To say this issue has been a nightmare might be an understatement. In a previous post I reported that I was able gain access eventually, following advice here, to Linux Mint. I also commented that I was unable to get internet access. Investigating I also noticed that the firewall was being turned of...
by Benedetto
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x
Replies: 62
Views: 13812

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

I am grateful for this thread. Dank u wel, mijnheer Xenopeek. Having been a victim of todays Virtualbox saga I tried many ways, as recorded in another thread here, of getting Linux Mint up and running again. Many of the tips, for some reason or another failed to work. However the info here (not the ...
by Benedetto
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 11938

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

Having another computer -- Sony VAIO laptop on Windows 10 - I have been able to read the issues facing many Linux Mint users since the Vitualbox update.. However, I guess there are far more with issues than those posting here. As far as my desktop - Linux 18.3 Sylvia, 64 bit with the latest Kernel a...
by Benedetto
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] LinuxMint is safer than Windows (for newbies)
Replies: 34
Views: 1904

Re: LinuxMint is less safe than Windows (for newbies)

As see it those moving up to Linux (Mint in my case) from Windows often, quite wrongly, assume it to be similar. It may have similar appearances and usage, for the most part, having many familiar applications and browsers. However, it is rather like driving a different car: you have to read the manu...
by Benedetto
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Read this
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Read this

Having a dual boot system on my desktop I guess I have experience of both Linux Mint (now on Sylvia 18.3) and Windows 10. Far from a prison I find Linux a relaxation compared to Windows. Why is that? Well once a week I boot up Windows on the desktop and whilst windows goes through its long winded an...
by Benedetto
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If Linux went away, what would you use?
Replies: 38
Views: 1645

Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Reluctantly and it is most definitely reluctantly I have chosen Windows. Probably not 10, I still have an 8.1 CD. I am not familiar with any other operating systems so that was my only choice. However having used Linux Mint Cinnamon for four months using 18.1 and 2 and updated to 3 today, I dread ha...
by Benedetto
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 2198

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

I have used Opera for a good number of years now, here on Linux and on Windows XP onwards. I am more than happy with it. Prior to that I did use Firefox. I detested IE and AOL. Firefox is a second string for me - just in case I guess - and have upgraded to their newest offering, 57, though have not ...
by Benedetto
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hurricane Irma...
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: Hurricane Irma...

I know prayers and thoughts have been made in most churches here in Europe in recent days and particularly over the week-end.
Y'all keep safe now.
by Benedetto
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Firefox

In the past month or so complaints about Firefox sluggardness seem to have appeared on this Forum. I have used Opera for years, with the 'other' op system and now with Linux Mint. I prefer Opera to Chrome - less invasive. I tried Vivaldi a couple of times, briefly, but as it is dependant on Chrome e...
by Benedetto
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to uninstall non English fonts? LM18
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Re: How to uninstall non English fonts? LM18

I did it from searching for font in Synaptic Package Manager and going down the list marking them for removal, then removing them all at once. You can also do this in Mint's Software Manager by clicking the Installed button, then searching for font/fonts and removing those which you do not use. I f...
by Benedetto
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: trouble with FireFox and Thunderbird today{SOLVED by upgrade to 18.2]
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: trouble with FireFox and Thunderbird today

Using Mint 18.2 Cinnamon. Initial installation 18.1 Cinnamon about a month ago but soon upgraded. Firefox is very slow to load and I rarely use it. I down loaded Opera (which is what I use on Windows 10, this deskktop and VAIO laptop as default). Opera is sharp, fast, has VPN option - all in all far...

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