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by frisket
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM18 / Cinnamon MDM - Changing Login Screen Background
Replies: 16
Views: 17945

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: 10
Views: 2707

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 looked a...
by frisket
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change default window size when opened
Replies: 15
Views: 2471

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.
by frisket
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Stop applications opening maximised
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Stop applications opening maximised

I just installed Mint 19 on a HP Envy 17t 4k laptop. All the application windows open maximised. This has never happened before, and I've installed Mint 17/18/19 on several machine. Is there a way to stop this permanently?
by frisket
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Emacs broken in Mint 19
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Emacs broken in Mint 19

I installed Mint 19 last Dec, and added Emacs via apt install. When I start Emacs, I get the error Error running timer ‘blink-cursor-start’: (wrong-type-argument listp 0.5) setq: Wrong type argument: listp, 0.7 [5 times] repeated again and again, and the editor is unusable. I do not have any .emacs ...
by frisket
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to stop applications opening fullscreen
Replies: 1
Views: 103

How to stop applications opening fullscreen

I just installed Mint 19 on a new laptop — very nice. But some applications are opening full-screen, which they never did before. Chromium and Emacs are two recent offenders, and there may be more. Neither of them has an option in themselves to do this, as far as I know. Something, somewhere is tell...
by frisket
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless takes minutes to connect laptop
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Wireless takes minutes to connect laptop

I'm running Mint 18 on a Dell XPS 15 laptop (the only distribution which installs on this system). The wireless takes several minutes to connect, both at boot and on re-awaken after being closed. Is there a detailed logging feature which can be turned on so that I can try to see what is delaying it?...
by frisket
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint over a broken system
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Installing Mint over a broken system

^ likely explanation. the Mint startup wants to mount (or at least show as icons) the available hard disks, which of course it can't because the disk is corrupt. If you get up to the desktop then you're already fully booted though. You can try to repair the disk from there, ideally via the Disks to...
by frisket
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint over a broken system
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Installing Mint over a broken system

My desktop (Dell Optiplex 745 running Mint 18) suddenly started booting very slowly, and didn't seem to be running at normal speed anyway. I rebooted and it refused to start, and dropped to a BusyBox prompt. On exit it gave me disk errors on /dev/sda1 so I ran fsck and it spent 15 mins repairing its...
by frisket
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to make bootable usb on a linux mint pc?
Replies: 18
Views: 10859

Re: how to make bootable usb on a linux mint pc?

Marziano wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:07 pm
frisket wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:59 pm
JeremyB wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:38 am
It is called that in Ubuntu, I think Linux Mint calls it USB image writer
What is the actual name of the executable?

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mintstick
:-) Thanks!
by frisket
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to make bootable usb on a linux mint pc?
Replies: 18
Views: 10859

Re: how to make bootable usb on a linux mint pc?

JeremyB wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:38 am
It is called that in Ubuntu, I think Linux Mint calls it USB image writer
What is the actual name of the executable?
by frisket
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Browser update required for PayPal
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Browser update required for PayPal

I just logged into my Paypal account and saw this message: Before June 30th, 2018 PayPal is requiring all account users to update their browsers to remain compliant with new security standards. You will not be able to access your PayPal account after June 30th if your browser isn’t updated. I'm curr...
by frisket
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Minimal ISO (Yes like Ubuntu)
Replies: 22
Views: 14453

Re: Mint Minimal ISO (Yes like Ubuntu)

Oh good grief. I think some people have been trying to place unnecessary interpretations on the question. I too want a minimal boot ISO -- in order to get Mint running on an old but otherwise usable PC which cannot boot from USB (although it has USB sockets) and which has a CD and DVD reader but can...
by frisket
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Overhead projected screen shows only wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Re: Overhead projected screen shows only wallpaper

Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately ‘same in all monitors’ is already enabled, and pressing F8 had no effect.
by frisket
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Overhead projected screen shows only wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Overhead projected screen shows only wallpaper

I took a new Dell XPS 15 into class today to use in teaching. It's running Cinnamon (no MS Windows), and has XFCE and Enlightenment as well. I plugged it into the projector cable, as I have done for years with a variety of other laptops old and new, using the Dell-supplier VGA connector, and the pro...
by frisket
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot errors on XPS 15
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: Boot errors on XPS 15

I think I may have found the solution (now using 18.3 instead of 18.2): Don't use unetbootin to create a Mint USB, use dd instead. Apparently unetbootin does something odd with Mint while writing the USB. Install Cinnamon , not Maté . It appears that Cinnamon requires higher-spec hardware, so it che...
by frisket
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot errors on XPS 15
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: Boot errors on XPS 15

On Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:46 pm, WharfRat wrote Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :) Thank you. Since you cannot boot any linux distro But I can — both Bodhi and Mint boot from USB, and Bodhi even boots from the SSD after installation. it sounds like an overclocking issue or suspiciously li...
by frisket
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot errors on XPS 15
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

[SOLVED] Boot errors on XPS 15

I am trying to get Linux — any Linux — to install bootably from USB on a DELL XPS 15 laptop (note I am not trying to dual-boot with Windows; I just want Linux). Most distros I have tried (all the *Ubuntus, Arch, RedHat, Fedora) fail even to boot from the USB, hanging irretrievably while their logo s...

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