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by fromWinToLin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: [SOLVED] VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)

This issue has been resolved, sinc the VLC package version 3.0.3 was just released on the official Ubuntu Bionic repositories (which Mint uses by default.)
by fromWinToLin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: T-shirt spam
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: T-shirt spam

How did the spammer collect our email addresses? I thought our email addresses are private?

I received the spam yesterday, 8/1.
by fromWinToLin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)

This is an issue with Cinnamon, and specifically the latest version on Mint 19. The VLC developers cannot really fix anything on their end.
by fromWinToLin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux Mint 19 Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Linux Mint 19 Desktop won't lock after suspend

I've managed to make one of the issues (not properly locking the screen when suspending the computer) 100% reproducible on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon with the following package versions: cinnamon 3.8.8+tara cinnamon-screensaver 3.8.2+tara This might not address all the underlying causes, but it's a star...
by fromWinToLin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux Mint 19 Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Linux Mint 19 Desktop won't lock after suspend

I am currently running cinnamon-screensaver in debug mode ( --debug ). Unfortunately, I do not know how to output it directly to a text file, even when using >> or tee . If I accidentally close the terminal window, I will need to redo the process all over again. If anything comes up, hopefully I wil...
by fromWinToLin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen / suspend is *still* making me nervous: Glitches and freezes
Replies: 25
Views: 3735

Re: Lock screen / suspend is *still* making me nervous: Glitches and freezes

This thread can be continued here: viewtopic.php?f=208&t=274155

It seems as if the problems back from 2016 (Mint 18.x through 18.3) continue on with Mint 19.
by fromWinToLin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux Mint 19 Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Linux Mint 19 Desktop won't lock after suspend

Looks like this bug report, back from the Mint 18.x series, has been revived again for 19 (Tara). https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-screensaver/issues/194 Based on this trend, and assuming even more people are affected (who simply don't have a GitHub account or just use another distro now), I do...
by fromWinToLin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux Mint 19 Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Linux Mint 19 Desktop won't lock after suspend

I also experience the issue described here: https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-screensaver/issues/288 Again, something is very wrong with Cinnamon / cinnamon-screensaver, when compared to other alternatives: xscreensaver, GNOME Shell, or KDE. The problem described in the GitHub report doesn't alw...
by fromWinToLin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux Mint 19 Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Linux Mint 19 Desktop won't lock after suspend

I have experienced this on fresh installs of the 18.x series, and now Mint 19. This has been a longstanding issue as far back as 2016, which is tricky to pinpoint the cause, let alone apply a fix. There are likely many variables at play, so one "fix" to the cinnamon-screensaver package does not corr...
by fromWinToLin
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [Security issue] LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: [Security issue] LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend

smurphos, I will add additional information, but I since I am in a rush now, I will reply quickly some things I noticed. I had to reboot. I could have refreshed Cinnamon, and restarted the cinnamon-screensaver process. I decided to do a full reboot. What has been the case since Mint 18 through 18.3,...
by fromWinToLin
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [Security issue] LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend

UPDATE: It just did it again! 1) Suspended my laptop. 2) Opened the lid. 3) The system fully powers on. 4) I am greeted to the "lock screen" which shows me a clock and the current time. 5) After a few seconds, I have access to my entire system, no password or unlock needed! THIS IS A MAJOR SECURITY ...
by fromWinToLin
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [Security issue] LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend

This is crazy! I was just about to post how this used to be an issue for me under Linux Mint 18.3 (Cinnamon), and now I am on Mint 19 (Cinnamon.) I logged into this forum to post a link to a very similar issue: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=236157 Want the know the irony of it? I am u...
by fromWinToLin
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)

Thanks for the findings, ding501! So this looks like a specific bug with Linux Mint 19 (Cinnamon + Muffin 3.8.2)? But as you noted, there were no problems with Fedora 27, with Muffin 3.8.2. With the latest packages for Linux Mint 19, I have installed Muffin 3.8.2 and Cinnamon 3.8.8. This is an extre...
by fromWinToLin
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Applications not using Theme in Linux Mint 19
Replies: 17
Views: 1516

Re: Applications not using Theme in Linux Mint 19

The same can be done (matching fonts) with qt5ct. Newer Qt applications will use the Qt5 toolkit, while older applications might still use Qt4.
by fromWinToLin
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: New VLC (3.0) steals focus when watching video (anyone else affected?)

UPDATE: Just confirmed that this only happens in the Cinnamon desktop. It does not happen with GNOME Shell or MATE.
by fromWinToLin
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: New VLC (3.0) steals focus when watching video (anyone else affected?)

edit: It seems to steal focus only as the pointer just touches the vlc timeline slider. You're right! It's 100% reproducible, regardless if the VLC interface is maximized or not. I'm going to mention this in an update to the bug report I made. If VLC has no audio or video loaded, then the seekbar g...
by fromWinToLin
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: New VLC (3.0) steals focus when watching video (anyone else affected?)

all41 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:59 pm
I can verify this using Cinnamon with VLC.
I knew I wasn't crazy! Looks like a cominbation of VLC 3.0 + Cinnamon is the culrpit.

I tested this again, but rather logging in via "Software Rendering Mode", and the problem still happens in the Cinnamon desktop.
by fromWinToLin
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: New VLC (3.0) steals focus when watching video (anyone else affected?)

In these 25 minutes until the screenshot nothing particular happened - the folder remained on top of the video and the video was running smoothly. Could you please try this again, but instead have the VLC window maximized? Refer to my attached video capture here, on how to recreate the bug. I belie...
by fromWinToLin
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] VLC (3.0) steals focus when mouse cursor hovers over seekbar (Cinnamon only)
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: New VLC (3.0) steals focus when watching video (anyone else affected?)

I also filed a modified bug report here: https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/20825 It appears to be an issue with VLC 3.0's Qt interface; nothing to do with the video (or decoder). I attached a screen capture demonstrating this bug. Keep in mind that I never clicked on the VLC interface nor video. ...
by fromWinToLin
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: "Could not detect any configurable direct-rendering capable devices"
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: "Could not detect any configurable direct-rendering capable devices"

If I did the upgrade path from 18.3 ---> 19, does it automatically drop the older xserver-xorg-video-intel? How can I check if it's using the new modesetting driver by default?

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