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by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I replace 'mozo 1.22' with 'mozo 1.20'?
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: [SOLVED] How can I replace 'mozo 1.22' with 'mozo 1.20'?

At this point the question I'm left with is 'WHY?" would Mint leave the ever reliable 'Mozo' menu editor behind and move to the nowhere near as polished or capable 'MenuLibre' editor? Why saddle LM 19.3 Mate' users with something that can't do what users who desire to edit their Mate' desktop menus...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Disappointing experiences installing Linux Mint 19.2 and 19.1
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Disappointing experiences installing Linux Mint 19.2 and 19.1

I think people complaining about Cinnamon are more often then not those who try to salvage very old machines. Possible, but the thing crashing is a bug no matter what. I remember Cinnamon in 18.3 crashing all the time when I tried it on my (at the time) brand new laptop. I haven't touched it since,...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: operating level of file manager CAJA
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: operating level of file manager CAJA

Am I correct that CAJA is not, that's the only one I am concerned with ? Of course it can do that, like probably any file manager. Right click > Properties > Permissions > Owner. That's assuming you are running Caja as superuser, because a regular user is of course not authorized to change file own...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Disappointing experiences installing Linux Mint 19.2 and 19.1
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Disappointing experiences installing Linux Mint 19.2 and 19.1

Didn't read those walls of texts but yes, Cinnamon is prone to crashing on some systems apparently (both according to my own, rather dated, experience, but also judging from the threads about Cinnamon crashing we see here regularly). Personally I'm using MATE and I do not remember anybody ever claim...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Kernel support for the newest laptops
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Linux Kernel support for the newest laptops

Should be fine with all kernels but I'd also go with the latest series (the latest supported series in Linux Mint is currently 5.0).
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't compile from source - /usr/bin/ld: cannot find Scrt1.o: No such file or directory
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Can't compile from source - /usr/bin/ld: cannot find Scrt1.o: No such file or directory

Builds without a hitch for me, so something is wrong with your system (the libusb headers not getting found would be the core problem). But I don't feel like diagnosing it when you can just download the ready-made packages: https://packages.ubuntu.com/disco/osmo-fl2k https://packages.ubuntu.com/disc...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some Config Questions About Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Some Config Questions About Linux Mint

gm10 wrote: For the most Windows-like look & feel, go Cinnamon or MATE. If you want all the options, look at KDE Plasma. If you just want a slick interface, personally I like Deepin. I would also add the Trinity desktop to your "all the options" list. Yep, as a KDE fork that does not surprise me, b...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Menu still shows deleted items ?
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Menu still shows deleted items ?

Sorry to bump my post but I should add, the files I'm seeing are using search for krita so I guess are showing files not desktop links but the files don't exist. I don't understand what you are saying here. Also you still didn't explain what you did exactly. So I'll just throw out a generic "check ...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Menu still shows deleted items ?
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Menu still shows deleted items ?

have you tried logging out and back in?

I cannot be more specific because we don't even know your desktop environment. ;) Also did you only mess around with the files or also use the menu editor?
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some Config Questions About Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Some Config Questions About Linux Mint

1. One thing is that when I close an application in Windows (Firefox, MS Word, whatever) and then reopen it, the application window reopens with the same size and location it had when I closed it. Same goes for dialog windows. On a three-monitor set-up, this kind of thing is almost mandatory. With ...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GPG error in Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 26
Views: 1418

Re: GPG error in Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa

Good to know. I thought one point release could bring major changes that could crash the system if upgrading it. Not really. A point release can bring major changes (upgrading your entire desktop environment is fairly major) but the risks of bugs shouldn't be elevated when doing an in-place upgrade...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screensaver cosmos
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Screensaver cosmos

So, I did the CLI commands to install mate-screensaver and still there is no "cosmos". Do I need to first upgrade to 19.2 ? No, shouldn't be necessary. You may have to log our and back in first though if the screensaver process is already running, not sure. Can you double check that the desktop fil...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GPG error in Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 26
Views: 1418

Re: GPG error in Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa

I read it's better to install the whole system rather than upgrade it. People here on forum told me that in order to avoid possible errors. I'd sign that statement for going from one major release to another, but going from one point release to the next there's really no need because you stay on th...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Run script by double clicking Desktop file
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: [SOLVED] Run script by double clicking Desktop file

I kind of feel responsible as it was my bug report in the 19.1 beta that led to the quick fix for pkexec that broke more than it fixed :roll: Yes, that's why I know about it, it came up elsewhere recently with respect to the Tor browser's launcher also failing. It's not your fault though. The appro...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Run script by double clicking Desktop file
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: [SOLVED] Run script by double clicking Desktop file

Well, I dunno what's broken on Cinnamon but I thought I'd add that usually you'd do it like this: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Name=My Script Type=Application Terminal=true Exec=sudo /path/to/script or even better, put the sudo inside of your script only where it is needed. Cinnamon versi...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Application panel of main menu remain empty
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Application panel of main menu remain empty

There are several known bugs in official LM 19.2 MATE that can cause that. Try Alt + F1 and see if a menu with contents pops up. If yes, then I can offer my PPA (see my signature), which has working and improved replacement versions of the menu and menu editor, among many other things. Alternatively...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor

rene wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:23 am
it's still quite misty why anyone would want to create personal executables only to then hide them from oneself.
:arrow:
catweazel wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:02 am
Because it's tidier.
It's cool if you don't share that sentiment, ~/bin remains in the default path as well, so I don't even understand what you are arguing about...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> Timeshift won't open
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Timeshift won't open

aaron92 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:15 am
looks like I installed the right distro :lol:
Yes, this excellent forum is part of the package. You are welcome, enjoy your stay. :mrgreen:
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> Timeshift won't open
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Timeshift won't open

Actually using sudo with timeshift is no problem, but the general rule of thumb is a good one. Regarding the error, if you don't mind resetting your Timeshift configuration, the easy fix would be to run this once: sudo rm -v /etc/timeshift.json Otherwise you'll have to look at the file and see what'...
by gm10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor

Because it's tidier. Yeah. So is /.bin. Except /.bin is in no default path, so that wouldn't work at all without further modifications to the user's environment. Why try to reinvent the wheel? ~/.local/bin is the standard folder for things like this: https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man...

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