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by fletcher
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash plugin
Replies: 11
Views: 2443

Adobe Flash plugin

I am having trouble with it. Disabled by default right now because I still have version 24.0. Want to get it updated so I quit getting error messages, but keep running into problems. When I try to update straight from Adobe with the APT package, I'm told "Unknown channel 'rosa-partner' The chan...
by fletcher
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Game controller
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Game controller

I couldn't figure out a better place for this, so I will put it here. Can anyone suggest a good game controller, like a PS3 controller or something, for Linux Mint? I have a Logitech controller that I bought years ago, but have never been able to get working on Linux. But I would like to get a new o...
by fletcher
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Ransomware on Mac
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: New Ransomware on Mac

Apart from that: no worries. This particular incident concerns only the Mac version, and on top of that only the Mac version which was downloaded straight from the Transmission website.: Thanks for the info. I thought that was probably the case, but I wanted to double-check. The article that I saw ...
by fletcher
Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Ransomware on Mac
Replies: 9
Views: 482

New Ransomware on Mac

I just read an article announcing that there has been a ransomware attack on Mac computers, spread through Transmission. I have used Transmission to download several torrents over the last few days. I know that Linux is not Apple, but they do have similarities. Would a fresh back-up of my system be ...
by fletcher
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam on a new computer
Replies: 16
Views: 1097

Re: Steam on a new computer

Hey, cecilieaux, I may have found a solution for you. Went here, http://www.pcsteps.com/2628-install-steam-linux-mint-ubuntu-play/, and followed the instructions, including the first comment, and got Steam to open. Came up fine, and I have my game installing now. Hopefully Civlization V will play wi...
by fletcher
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Single click in Mint 17.3?
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Single click in Mint 17.3?

Thank you JosephM. I always feel like a bonehead when simple things are pointed out to me.
by fletcher
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Single click in Mint 17.3?
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Single click in Mint 17.3?

Mint 17.3 64-bit regular install.
by fletcher
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam on a new computer
Replies: 16
Views: 1097

Re: Steam on a new computer

I am having the same problem. I installed 17.3 Cinnamon this morning, and immediately installed the Steam launcher from the software manager. Shows up fine in my menu, but nothing happens when I click on it. Nothing opens. Can sign in on the Steam web site, but cannot get the client to open. Steam o...
by fletcher
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Single click in Mint 17.3?
Replies: 5
Views: 400

(SOLVED) Single click in Mint 17.3?

I thought that I had checked all of the settings, but I am unable to find where to turn off the double-click for files. I prefer to single-click to open files, folders, etc. But I cannot locate the setting.

All help for a hopeless case would be appreciated.
by fletcher
Sun May 17, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Data Partition will not mount
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Data Partition will not mount

That has done it. Thank you so much.
by fletcher
Sun May 17, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Data Partition will not mount
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Data Partition will not mount

dev/sda3 is the partition that will not mount. sda4 will mount just fine, but that is going to be a Windows install pretty soon.
by fletcher
Sun May 17, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Data Partition will not mount
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Data Partition will not mount

Here it is: /dev/sda1: UUID="30a5c9d4-4b9c-466b-b627-d7630a1f4651" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda2: UUID="eb835cdd-67e2-4e4b-91fc-1a4e14f43225" TYPE="swap" /dev/sda3: UUID="08d078e7-2b64-4299-95fe-a49ab23b6fa6" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda4: UUID="EAB6-...
by fletcher
Sun May 17, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Civilization V is black when I open it
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Civilization V is black when I open it

Thank you. Will try that.

If that fails, I have also (for various reasons) broken down and decided that I need a Windows partition on my machine.
by fletcher
Sun May 17, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Data Partition will not mount
Replies: 6
Views: 630

[SOLVED] Data Partition will not mount

I have my HDD split into partitions for ease of use. 50GB for my Mint, a little swap partition, then my data partition, which is most of the hard drive. Everything worked fine with that set-up until I decided to resize the data partition and add a new 50GB partition at the end of the drive for a Win...
by fletcher
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Civilization V is black when I open it
Replies: 2
Views: 685

[SOLVED] Civilization V is black when I open it

I have an AMD Radeon 8330 graphics card, which should, I am told, be able to handle Civilization. However, when I go into a game, the screen is mostly black. Is it possible that I need to download and/or activate drivers for the graphics card? When I check on proprietary drviers, there is one checke...
by fletcher
Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot see partitions in folder tree
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Cannot see partitions in folder tree

I did a full install. Had used GParted in live session to set up partitions, as doing the partitions during the install was formatting them incarrectly.
by fletcher
Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot see partitions in folder tree
Replies: 3
Views: 216

[SOLVED] Cannot see partitions in folder tree

Just did a new system (thanks go out to gold_finger and austin.texas for helping me get it to work), and have just about everything set up. But when I open my folders, I do not see the huge partition that I left empty for files in the tree at the side. Am I going to need to reinstall and point the O...
by fletcher
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot issue on new computer
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: Boot issue on new computer

Got it up and running. Huge thanks to gold_finger and austin.texas for giving a hand to someone who should really still be using Windows, since I cannot seem to do GNU/Linux properly on my own.
by fletcher
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot issue on new computer
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: Boot issue on new computer

I think the problem is that you installed Mint in legacy mode to your drive. But your drive is GPT partitioned, so installing in legacy mode is not the best thing to do. The Boot Report says that Grub is installed to the MBR. But GPT partitioned discs do not have a MBR - so they create a fake MBR t...
by fletcher
Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot issue on new computer
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: Boot issue on new computer

http://pastebin.com/b3jZpKr5

I really appreciate the help here. I use Linux because it works, but I am not good at working with it.

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