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by After8Minty
Thu May 24, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gnome Calculator
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Gnome Calculator

:x How do i clear the history in Gnome Calculator 3.18.3 without having to close the application and re-launching it? I am currently running Mint Cinnamon 18.3.
by After8Minty
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] A Red "X" on UM icon
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: A Red "X" on UM icon

You can also try this: Open the Update Manager, click on Edit and then click on Software Sources. Enter your password and press Enter. Next click on Maintenance and then on "Fix MergeList problems". When that has finished, click on "Update the cache". I tried your suggestion but then this popped up!
by After8Minty
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Samba will not run in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Samba will not run in Linux Mint 18.3

catweazel wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:50 am
After8Minty wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:38 am
What am I doing wrong?
https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/i ... re-samba#0
Thanks catweazel - looks like I have a lot more to learn!
by After8Minty
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Samba will not run in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Samba will not run in Linux Mint 18.3 [Solved]

Open a terminal and run this command:

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sudo touch /etc/libuser.conf
Then go back in the menu and run Samba again.

It's a bug. A bug in the actual packaging of system-config-samba. It's not likely to ever get fixed but that is another issue.

Thanks altair4, Samba is now running OK. :)
by After8Minty
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Samba will not run in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Samba will not run in Linux Mint 18.3

:oops: Please can someone explain what I am doing wrong with Samba. I need to network with my Windows 10 PC to collect some files to work with but can't get Samba to run. I have installed system-config-samba which I understand is needed in order for me to use Samba but when I click on the launch but...
by After8Minty
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icon Organiser
Replies: 15
Views: 187

Re: Desktop Icon Organiser

Hey!! I don't know how but I've done it ... the icon I was looking for was in a hidden folder. Thanks Cosmo for your patience and help, it's much appreciated!! :D
by After8Minty
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icon Organiser
Replies: 15
Views: 187

Re: Desktop Icon Organiser

:?: Can't quite get this ... I have downloaded and installed the recommended package which now appears under Graphics in the menu. When I run the program to open the File on the desktop containing the icon it doesn't display in the listings from the desktop. Although the icons are on the desktop I c...
by After8Minty
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Play on Linux installation causing Update Manager problem in Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Could not refresh the list of updates in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

I use Ms Office on my Windows 10 Desktop and Apple Mac notebook in conjunction with online support for a few clients so this remains my main choice through convenience. Having said that I have also tried to encourage people to give Libre Office a go due to it being a free alternative but you try con...
by After8Minty
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icon Organiser
Replies: 15
Views: 187

Re: Desktop Icon Organiser

Have done that but what comes next ... how do I execute the necessary process to get to where I change the icons?
by After8Minty
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Play on Linux installation causing Update Manager problem in Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Could not refresh the list of updates in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

As I mentioned before, I used PlayOnLinux to install Office and during the process it did warn me that it needed other files which it would install at the same time. Quote: "Put the output in code tags, which is the fifth icon from the left above the text entry window." Not sure if this is what you ...
by After8Minty
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Play on Linux installation causing Update Manager problem in Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Could not refresh the list of updates in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Hi Pbear, I can't recall the exact date when I installed Wine but I guess it would have been at the same time I installed Linux 18.3 Cinnamon so that takes us back to around the second week of February but can't truly remember. I installed Wine because I understand it is needed in part by PlayOnLinu...
by After8Minty
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icon Organiser
Replies: 15
Views: 187

Re: Desktop Icon Organiser

ooops, sorry Cosmo, I forgot to include the snapshot image so here goes:-
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by After8Minty
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icon Organiser
Replies: 15
Views: 187

Re: Desktop Icon Organiser

:D OK Cosmo ... I eventually managed to get the app to launch but only after rebooting the laptop. I would now like to get the other two apps onto the panel but this presents a problem. I already mentioned that the app's icon is not as it appears on the desktop and when I get the other apps onto the...
by After8Minty
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Play on Linux installation causing Update Manager problem in Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Could not refresh the list of updates in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Hi Pbear,

Thanks for your suggestion and I tried rebooting but it didn't change things.
by After8Minty
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Play on Linux installation causing Update Manager problem in Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Could not refresh the list of updates in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Sorry Pjtor, I have been trying to resolve another issue and have just found your reply. Please note that I am an 83 year old newbie so you will need a lot of patience in dealing with me :oops: Looking at the long list that follows it may be something I have recently updated but who knows, I certain...
by After8Minty
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icon Organiser
Replies: 15
Views: 187

Re: Desktop Icon Organiser

Thanks for your kind remarks regarding my comment about feeling dumb about all this and for taking the time to help sort this out. Unfortunately, although I managed to add an icon to the panel it didn't respond, neither did the correct icon show. I am trying to create shortcuts to Microsoft office w...
by After8Minty
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Play on Linux installation causing Update Manager problem in Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Play on Linux installation causing Update Manager problem in Cinnamon 18.3

:?: I am getting a red cross in the shield (presumably the update manager) that sits on the panel in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. When I hover the mouse over this the following message appears 'Could not refresh the list of updates'. What is causing this and what can I do to remedy it? I have tried ref...
by After8Minty
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icon Organiser
Replies: 15
Views: 187

Re: Desktop Icon Organiser

:oops: Sorry to sound so dumb Cosmo but I'm not clear on what you mean 'right click the quick launcher applet'. When you get past the 80 mark your brain starts to get cluttered ... at least, mine has! Do you mean that I should right click on the panel itself for this command to appear because if you...
by After8Minty
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icon Organiser
Replies: 15
Views: 187

Re: Desktop Icon Organiser

:) Thanks for your prompt reply Cosmo. However, some of the icons on my desktop have arrived only since I started using PlayOnLinux and these don't offer an option to add to the panel. Neither do the icons appear in the menu.
by After8Minty
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icon Organiser
Replies: 15
Views: 187

Desktop Icon Organiser

Hi everyone ... glad to be on-board. :P Over the years I have tried different Linux distros and have come to the conclusion that Mint is the most user friendly. I am using Cinnamon 18.3 Sylvia on an old HP Pavilion dv9000 Notebook and although the machine could do with a general boost Linux seems to...

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