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by dawgdoc
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MINT 18.2 Cinnamon : something wrong with my laptop touchpad
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: MINT 18.2 Cinnamon : something wrong with my laptop touchpad

Some of the Dell laptops use Synaptics touchpads and have given some people problems for a while when running linux. I am using a Dell Inspiron 15-5555. Under LM 18.1 the toucpad worked except that there were no "button" zones at the bottom left and right of the touchpad. When I upgraded t...
by dawgdoc
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multiple distros on a USB?
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Multiple distros on a USB?

In the past I used a shell script titled MultiCD, which can also write the ISOs to a flash drive. However, there is no persistence. The ISO images that MultiCD writes can also be written to a flash drive, although the filesystem will be read-only; see the ISOLINUX documentation for more info. You ca...
by dawgdoc
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adobe Flash plug-in
Replies: 18
Views: 1565

Re: Adobe Flash plug-in

If you use the pepperflashplugin-nonfree you no longer need to use the other PPA or the symlinks as found in some tutorials. Chrome does have flash support embedded, in the form of pepper flash. Chromium is the free/open source base on which Chrome is built. Google does not have flash embedded into ...
by dawgdoc
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17 Cinnamon crash to fallback every time
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: LM 17 Cinnamon crash to fallback every time

The Nvidia drivers were loaded from the Nvidia website. The problem with those is you have to install the driver for each kernel, it doesn't carry forward. @WharfRat It's been three years since I had a laptop with either nVidia or ATI graphics, my current has Intel, but I seem to recall if you have...
by dawgdoc
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernel questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: Kernel questions

do you no longer need to update grub prior to rebooting?

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sudo update-grub
by dawgdoc
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17 Cinnamon crash to fallback every time
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: LM 17 Cinnamon crash to fallback every time

Have you made any changes to your system in the last few days/week? If your computer is set to automatically update, you can check the History in Synaptic or Update Manager to see if any seem system or graphics related. It appears that you are using the open source graphics drivers, so the recent se...
by dawgdoc
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, I'm a graphic designer
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

Re: Hi, I'm a graphic designer

Welcome to the Linux Mint family Vamox. Looking forward to seeing samples of your work.
You've been quite the lurker to have been on LM since version 10.
by dawgdoc
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Greetings

I agree with you Cardenio, there is a great bunch of people here. Like you I was a long time lurker - close to a year for me before registering.

Welcome.
by dawgdoc
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Default data directory
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Default data directory

You can't place applications in an alternate location though as the application has specific locations for the various files, e.g. doc files in /usr/doc, system wide configuration files in /etc, shared libraries in /lib etc. Good luck :wink: As WharfRat states, you will probably have issues if you ...
by dawgdoc
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Handbrake broken
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Handbrake broken

Any chance the official PPA will be updated to handbrake 0.10? It may be a slim chance that the official repository will be updated to the 0.10 version of Handbrake. The version currently in the Ubuntu repositories, which LM uses, comes from the Debian repos and doesn't have the proprietary portion...
by dawgdoc
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Default data directory
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Default data directory

I do both: have a separate /home and /data. I keep all of my data files (documents, images, videos, music, etc.) on the /data partition. The /home partition is shared between several distros (no Windows). As long as my username is not identical between distros this has never caused a conflict. To my...
by dawgdoc
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking recommendations on a new 10" netbook
Replies: 19
Views: 1966

Re: seeking recommendations on a new 10" netbook

SystemBuilder mentioned needing a soldering iron to upgrade ram and hdd in laptops below $350, I believe the same iron would be needed for virtually all tablets. A few days ago I saw mention of a tablet to be released by Jolla in the spring of 2015. It runs the SailfishOS which is Linux based. Even ...
by dawgdoc
Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Puppy user trying out mint
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Puppy user trying out mint

Welcome to LinuxMint Delmar. If you are test running the Cinnamon or Mate version of Mint and find it a bit slow on your hardware there are a few things to keep in mind. Either will run faster from the computer's harddrive than it does from a CD/DVD or USB flash drive. The xFCE version of Mint is so...
by dawgdoc
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking recommendations on a new 10" netbook
Replies: 19
Views: 1966

Re: seeking recommendations on a new 10" netbook

The VLC project has an Android app, it is in beta at ver. 0.9.10 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc.betav7neon There are a number of android remotes for transmission, builds of transmission in android, and other torrent clients. This search listing came from the Transmiss...
by dawgdoc
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking recommendations on a new 10" netbook
Replies: 19
Views: 1966

Re: seeking recommendations on a new 10" netbook

Hmmm... thank you ! Perhaps a tablet might be a better choice. I'm not very up-to-date on those machines , but I understand you can use either USB or bluetooth keyboards, mice and other peripherals...(Unless I am greatly mistaken, you can also attach a tablet to a large screen TV, right?). With a t...
by dawgdoc
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: libvlc and vlc-data started deleting vlc at update
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: libvlc and vlc-data started deleting vlc at update

You may have dependency issues, based on this post: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=182566#p946681 Update : Managed to fix the VLC dependencies by going through the list of those missing one-by-one and installing them, either using Synaptic or external downloads. The poster was ...
by dawgdoc
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change default terminal position?
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: Change default terminal position?

The next best thing I can think of is, if you copied and pasted the options from the terminal, to delete the line and reenter it from your keyboard with no copy and paste.
by dawgdoc
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change default terminal position?
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Re: Change default terminal position?

The next best thing I can think of is, if you copied and pasted the options from the terminal, to delete the line and reenter it from your keyboard with no copy and paste.
by dawgdoc
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking recommendations on a new 10" netbook
Replies: 19
Views: 1966

Re: seeking recommendations on a new 10" netbook

I overlooked the crouton comment, I wasn't familiar with the term, sorry.
by dawgdoc
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are the major differences between 15 and 17?
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: What are the major differences between 15 and 17?

I have a Compaq Presario CQ62, so I guess a little newer than yours and maybe slightly upgraded in specs, and it seems to run LM17 adequately. But, I don't use Chrome and I rarely have more than a half dozen tabs open in it. While running Firefox I will have more than a dozen tabs open at times with...

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