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by frisket
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to make Sound Settings recognise BT headset
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: How to make Sound Settings recognise BT headset

And just to be potentially preemptive, let's also see the output of pacmd list-modules | grep blue Much shorter :-) peter@noah:~$ pacmd list-modules | grep blue name: <module-bluetooth-policy> module.description = "Policy module to make using bluetooth devices out-of-the-box easier" name:...
by frisket
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to make Sound Settings recognise BT headset
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: How to make Sound Settings recognise BT headset

Thanks you, I wasn't aware of the pacmd command. peter@noad:~$ pacmd list-cards 2 card(s) available. index: 0 name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_01_00.1> driver: <module-alsa-card.c> owner module: 7 properties: alsa.card = "1" alsa.card_name = "HDA NVidia" alsa.long_card_name = "HDA ...
by frisket
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to make Sound Settings recognise BT headset
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: How to make Sound Settings recognise BT headset

I installed pavucontrol and it looks nice, but the headphones are not displayed, only the existing NVidia card and the built-in Audio. It looks like pavucontrol 3.0-4 suffers from the same blindness as Sound Settings. I paired the headphones with my spare machine that I'm using to test Mint 20, and ...
by frisket
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to make Sound Settings recognise BT headset
Replies: 6
Views: 133

How to make Sound Settings recognise BT headset

I have a new BH-M20 Bluetooth headset/microphone combo which pairs and works immediately with my Android phone and my iMac. After some struggling, I got my HP Envy laptop (Mint 19) to "see" the new device, recognise it as a headset, and pair with it successfully. But I cannot find out how ...
by frisket
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Focus in desktop
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Focus in desktop

Is it possible, when moving to another desktop which has only one window in it, to force focus to that window? It seems rather pointless to be able to switch desktops but for the pointer to stay where it is, if there's only one place for it to go. Or is it possible to make each desktop remember whic...
by frisket
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Posting blocked
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: [SOLVED] Posting blocked

My mistake: it turns out that it's only Cinnamon which is blocked; all the others work, but because Cinnamon is at the top, it turns the forum entry green. BTW the rubric says "Please post suggestions for improvement of Cinnamon on:". This is misleading: I didn't want to post a suggestion,...
by frisket
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Posting blocked
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Posting blocked

Posting new topics in Desktop & Window Managers seems to be blocked ("forum does not support posting").

Is this a policy, or is there some incantation I need to ask a question?
by frisket
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Driver support for Validity Fingerprint sensor device (138a:003f) VFS495
Replies: 13
Views: 10819

Re: [SOLVED] Driver support for Validity Fingerprint sensor device (138a:003f) VFS495

This is a production system, so I can't just randomly wipe and install, but it's now scheduled for Mint 20 once they fix the tzdata bug that places Dublin in continental Europe :-)
by frisket
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bogus tzdata for Ireland in Mint 20
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Bogus tzdata for Ireland in Mint 20

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:16 am
As antikythera says. I expect that this particular bug will be fixed quickly: the lead developer of Mint, Clem, lives in Ireland. :mrgreen:
:-) I shall await an update, thank you
by frisket
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bogus tzdata for Ireland in Mint 20
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Bogus tzdata for Ireland in Mint 20

antikythera wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:05 am
Try London instead
Very funny.
by frisket
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bogus tzdata for Ireland in Mint 20
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Bogus tzdata for Ireland in Mint 20

I just installed Mint 20 and along the way it gave me the world map interface to pick the time zone. I clicked Dublin and it highlighted the CET (central european) time zone, which is wrong. Ireland is on UTC/GMT alone with Portugal and the UK. I can't find a way to make it pick both Dublin and the ...
by frisket
Tue May 05, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 screensaver selection
Replies: 17
Views: 13713

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 screensaver selection

They are options in the Customise tab. https://i.imgur.com/pbViVOd.png My problem is I can't get that app on screen. I originally installed MATE, but now I want to use Cinnamon, so I did sudo apt install cinnamon, and rebooted, and logged in using cinnamon. Fine, all is well, but when I click on Me...
by frisket
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen doesn't work
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: Lock screen doesn't work

Worse, someone has removed the screen-lock message and settings from Screensaver. Where has it gone?
by frisket
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED - Where is the trash can?
Replies: 6
Views: 33024

Re: SOLVED - Where is the trash can?

The Trash is in ~/.local/share/Trash

The icon in Applets does not respond to being clicked on, so it is not useful.

What is the best way to get the Trashcan on the desktop?
by frisket
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Driver support for Validity Fingerprint sensor device (138a:003f) VFS495
Replies: 13
Views: 10819

Re: [SOLVED] Driver support for Validity Fingerprint sensor device (138a:003f) VFS495

I'm trying to do this on a HP Envy 17, but the updated file recommended (https://whp-hou4.cold.extweb.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp84501-85000/sp84530.tar) is a .tar file, and when I convert it to .deb with alien, it refuses (rightly) to overwrite /etc/init.d/vcsFPServiceDaemon because it is also in package...
by frisket
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Google Chrome no longer opening maximized
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: [Solved] Google Chrome no longer opening maximized

I have the exact opposite problem. In a new installation of Mint 19, all applications now open maximized.

How do I stop this?
by frisket
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Applications opening maximised
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Applications opening maximised

I just installed Mint 19 Cinnamon on a HP Envy 7t, and all applications now open maximised.

This is not useful behaviour on a large hi-res screen,

Does anyone know how I can stop this?
by frisket
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM18 / Cinnamon MDM - Changing Login Screen Background
Replies: 16
Views: 23610

Re: LM18 / Cinnamon MDM - Changing Login Screen Background

Have I misunderstood this, that even at login time after a fresh boot, before any login, there is actually a whole theme active? On a single-user system, I can't understand why this would be, when the only interaction widget is the password field. What I want to do is have a login wallpaper that is ...
by frisket
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window Controls are too small
Replies: 12
Views: 5082

Re: Window Controls are too small

Thank you Penn for a great explanation. I have the same problem, having just installed Mint 19 on a new 4k 17" screen -- the controls are only a few pixels wide. I have resized the font so the windows are legible, but the controls remain tiny. I am assuming that theme designers have not yet loo...
by frisket
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change default window size when opened
Replies: 15
Views: 4044

Re: Change default window size when opened

Nope. I just installed Mint 19 and the problem is still there. Almost all applications open maximised by default and there seems to be no way to stop it.

Who would be the person responsible for this: obviously not an application developer, someone working on the OS.

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