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by Alpha-Geek
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager problems on Mint 17
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Update Manager problems on Mint 17

Well, thank you, Karl, for the explanation. It all makes sense now. :D
by Alpha-Geek
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Custom cursor switches backto default only in Chrome browser
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: Custom cursor switches backto default only in Chrome bro

Thanks for the reply, Austin. I was thinking that it was a Chrome issue as well & not something easily fixed.
by Alpha-Geek
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Custom cursor switches backto default only in Chrome browser
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Custom cursor switches backto default only in Chrome browser

I'm running Linux Mint 17, 32 bit. I like having the green cursor on my desktop. But, as subject the line says, it's green in all applications & all over Mint except in the Chrome Browser. I've tried Oxygen Cursors & Crystal Cursors. I've tried making the cursor selection not just in the Theme setti...
by Alpha-Geek
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Graphics drivers' installation
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Re: Graphics drivers' installation

From the menu, select "Preferences" then "Software Sources". Video drivers are found on the "Additional Drivers" tab.
by Alpha-Geek
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: But I WANT the logo on boot
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: But I WANT the logo on boot

The easiest way is to install & use Grub-customizer. It allows you to use most any .png graphic as a grub background/boot screen, edit grub & change the text colors in grub.
by Alpha-Geek
Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to enable alert sound in Linux Mint14?
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: How to enable alert sound in Linux Mint14?

Probably the easiest way is to install Ubuntu Tweak from http://ubuntu-tweak.com After it's installed, run it & click on "Tweaks" then "Sound" . Then you can enable Event, Login & Input Feedback sounds.
by Alpha-Geek
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to enable logitech g930 surround sound?
Replies: 1
Views: 5397

Re: How to enable logitech g930 surround sound?

In some of the Ubuntu forums, there are a few users that claim to have gotten the surround working on the G930. See http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1586854.html I have doubts on how well it works or if it's really worth the hassle. That headset & drivers were designed specifically for Wi...
by Alpha-Geek
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> Thunderbird "Menu Bar" missing
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Thunderbird "Menu Bar" missing

Right-click where the menu bar should be & click on "menu bar"
by Alpha-Geek
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TIME FORMAT PROBLEM
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: TIME FORMAT PROBLEM

In the calendar settings, change the date & time format settings from %a %b %e, %H:%M to %a %b %e, %I:%M. (replace the H with an I) That will give you AM/PM format.
by Alpha-Geek
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Recover Cinnamon
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Re: Recover Cinnamon

Use Synaptic to install Cinnamon 1.4 That should do it for you.
by Alpha-Geek
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to get a splash screen in Cinnamon
Replies: 17
Views: 3005

Re: Unable to get a splash screen in Cinnamon

You could install "Grub Customizer" http://grub-customizer.en.uptodown.com/ubuntu Use it to display any .png as a background image during boot.
by Alpha-Geek
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Homepage mockup
Replies: 5
Views: 3048

Re: Homepage mockup

Did you forget to post a link?
by Alpha-Geek
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate not ready for prime time
Replies: 47
Views: 14149

Re: Mate not ready for prime time

Joe, have you ever tried checking what process is sucking up resources by using "System Monitor"? It might give you a idea of where to look for a solution. Just sayin' :)
Or, if you're more comfortable using Terminal, run this

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sudo ps aux
by Alpha-Geek
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to change move window's alt-key to win-key?
Replies: 10
Views: 10342

Re: how to change move window's alt-key to win-key?

You should be able to create "super" key shortcuts or reassign shortcuts in the shortcuts section of Keyboard settings. (system settings>keyboard>shortcuts)
by Alpha-Geek
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Wisconsin
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Greetings from Wisconsin

Welcome! Nice to see another Wisconsinite here in the forum. I too, am running Mint 13, Mate. But i've been a Linux Mint user since 2007. Are you a Green Bay Packer fan?
by Alpha-Geek
Sat May 26, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help with setting up screensaver in LM13
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Re: Need help with setting up screensaver in LM13

Follow the instructions here. I tried it, it works. http://helpsite.org/ubuntu-screensaver/
by Alpha-Geek
Sat May 26, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 13 Mate is excellent
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

Re: Mint 13 Mate is excellent

I just did a fresh install of Mint 13 Mate 2 days ago. BRAVO!! to Clem & the rest of the team. It just works. Everything is in the expected place & the options and customization features do their job like they used to. It's kind of like finding a comfortable old pair of shoes in the back of the clos...
by Alpha-Geek
Sat May 26, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen went haywire & no maximize & minimize buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Screen went haywire & no maximize & minimize buttons

It is always a good idea when you post to include hardware details & which version of Linux Mint you are running.
Have you recently installed new video drivers? I used to see similar symptoms on Mint 12 when I used the "half-baked" AMD/ATI drivers. If this is the case, uninstall the new drivers.
by Alpha-Geek
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Restricted Drivers Available
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Re: Restricted Drivers Available

Been there, done that. I keep hoping that ATI will get their driver to work with Gnome 3. I've been installing the driver from AMD's website. The last 3 versions still are buggy. I'll wait & see how ver. 12.3 works out before installing it. In the meantime, I'll have to be satisfied with the driver ...
by Alpha-Geek
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Does ATI hate Linux? Issue with Gnome 3 and Catalyst
Replies: 16
Views: 4594

Re: Does ATI hate Linux? Issue with Gnome 3 and Catalyst

Mint 12 works fine as long as I use the default ATI driver. I've tried different versions of ATI's driver since installing Mint 12, and while the newer drivers seem to be getting better, eventually I start having the same problems with the desktop . I'll wait to install ver 12.3 until after I see wh...

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