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by SallyK
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why upgrade instead of clean install?
Replies: 25
Views: 824

Re: Why upgrade instead of clean install?

Because it involves setting up your whole system again - downloading software, tweaking settings etc. Whereas upgrading in place you just get a shiny new operating system without the faff. Obviously it's something that needs to be planned for in the system, and I've done plenty of clean installs sin...
by SallyK
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Broken SSD
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Broken SSD

Thanks for the input, I appreciate it. For some reason I didn't get the notification that somebody had replied. Just as a couple of clarifications, there's nothing on the drive that isn't in at least 2 other places, so I'm not worried about getting the data back, just somebody else reading it. In th...
by SallyK
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Broken SSD
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Broken SSD

A couple of months ago, I bought an SSD to replace the hard drive in my ageing netbook, and to start with I was really pleased with it. Recently, though, it's decided to stop working altogether - it claims that the cable is unplugged. The old drive still works in that machine, and the SSD doesn't wo...
by SallyK
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Return of the minty green forum style!
Replies: 59
Views: 4801

Re: Return of the minty green forum style!

Yay! The forum looks like itself again - it never really felt like home the other way.
by SallyK
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Are you already using Mint 18?
Replies: 48
Views: 3346

Re: Are you already using Mint 18?

I still have 17.3 on this PC, but I haven't booted into it for a month or more - 18 is working great for me.

Software was the main reason I wanted to upgrade as soon as possible - the latest version of Corebird is great for Twitter on the desktop.
by SallyK
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Upgrade or Start Again, a dilemma...
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Upgrade or Start Again, a dilemma...

Thank you to everybody for your contributions, you've definitely given me something to think about.

For now I'll happily carry on using my perfectly stable Mint 18 beta.
by SallyK
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Upgrade or Start Again, a dilemma...
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Upgrade or Start Again, a dilemma...

But exists more important option than first 3. Is there any reason for LM 18? What's the rush? Corebird... Well, obviously it's not the only reason, but a good, working Twitter client, now that they've messed up the webpage version? That's definitely a good reason to upgrade for me. Honestly, I'm j...
by SallyK
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Upgrade or Start Again, a dilemma...
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Upgrade or Start Again, a dilemma...

The beta version of Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon is working absolutely fine in the test partition on my desktop, and I've managed to get it to look and work pretty much exactly the way I want it. So now the question is, do I upgrade the Mint 17 partition when the option becomes available, and carry on wit...
by SallyK
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Terminal for GTK based versions
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Terminal for GTK based versions

Thank you for the explanation about the x-apps - and why there's no necessity for a terminal version. :-) It's also true that it's perfectly easy to install another terminal (as I say, I already do). It just strikes me that at a time when various distros such as Netrunner and Ubuntu Mate come with a...
by SallyK
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Terminal for GTK based versions
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Terminal for GTK based versions

I want to suggest that all the GTK versions of Mint 18 - Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce - should use the Xfce4 terminal, or if an x-app version is being created that it includes the drop-down terminal window function that is included in xfce4-terminal by default. It works perfectly well on Cinnamon and Mat...
by SallyK
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dropbox icon acts as System Tray (Solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: Dropbox icon acts as System Tray (Solved)

Ciryon - the problem may be the command used to start Dropbox when you open the session. What works for me is to turn off the setting in Dropbox that starts it automatically, and then create your own startup entry. It's been a while since I've used XFCE, but I assume there's an entry for the Startup...
by SallyK
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Software choices
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Software choices

I'm a devoted Cinnamon user, but every time I install it, one of the first things I do is to install the xfce terminal. This may well be an ignorant question, but does the gnome terminal have any feature that is more useful than the drop-down mode you can get with xfce? Yes, you can run something li...
by SallyK
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Do I Have To Reboot Everytime I Install Applications?
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Why Do I Have To Reboot Everytime I Install Applications?

I used to find the same thing when I ran Cinnamon on Manjaro, which is an Arch derivative. So I think it's something to do with how Cinnamon works on Arch, rather than a more general Cinnamon problem.
by SallyK
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 32
Views: 6462

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!

I've found just one problem with 17.2. My Dropbox doesn't start up anymore...no icon in the panel. I can make it work by adding a delay (I chose 10 seconds) to Dropbox in the Startup Applications dialog and then logging out and logging back in. HOWEVER the Startup Applications setting is not persis...
by SallyK
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Dropbox on Cinnamon 2.6/Mint 17.2
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

Re: Dropbox on Cinnamon 2.6/Mint 17.2

Hi all, an update. I came up with a better solution than my shell script. I guessed (and testing bore it out) that the Dropbox entry in Startup applications is being created by the Dropbox tool itself when run, and that's why the timer is being reset (so you can't set a delay). So the solution is t...
by SallyK
Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Dropbox on Cinnamon 2.6/Mint 17.2
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

Re: Dropbox on Cinnamon 2.6/Mint 17.2

Sorry, no solutions, but someone else with the same problem.
by SallyK
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Very new to Linux (green in other words)
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Very new to Linux (green in other words)

You're welcome, I'm glad you got it working.
by SallyK
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem with writing distros to USB
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Problem with writing distros to USB

Thank you for the support, those are some very reasonable questions. I have tried Unetbootin, and it didn't help, unfortunately. And the .iso s I've tried have worked in the past, so unless they've been corrupted since, which seems unlikely... I will check them again. I know that sdc is the memory s...
by SallyK
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem with writing distros to USB
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Problem with writing distros to USB

I'm not sure whether this is the right section or not, if not please do move it. I'm running Cinnamon Mint 17.1 on a desktop machine, which I dual-boot with another distro. In the past, I've been able to use the Mint USB Image Writer tool to make bootable memory sticks, and boot the machine with the...
by SallyK
Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Very new to Linux (green in other words)
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Very new to Linux (green in other words)

For your first question, the best way to get your drives to automount is to edit the /etc/fstab configuration file. Linux systems prefer to let the user control which drives do and don't get mounted, which can be important for advanced users. There are detailed instructions here - http://forums.linu...

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