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by VtPoet
Thu May 31, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Trying to SSH TUNNEL but need assistance...
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Trying to SSH TUNNEL but need assistance...

Thank you both for taking the time out to answer. :) Know it's not a Linux Mint issue so I doubly appreciate that. And thank you for the tip on port 22 & 80. I *am* using SOCKS proxy with Foxy Proxy on Firefox & Chrome, hence the D switch. Picked this all up from Nixie Pixie https://www.youtube.com/...
by VtPoet
Mon May 28, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Trying to SSH TUNNEL but need assistance...
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Trying to SSH TUNNEL but need assistance...

So, if any of you are somewhat knowledgeable as far as setting up SSH, I'd love some help. So, I have a little Cubox-i that I use as a server for SSH Tunneling (like a VPN). With my old router, I set it up and successfully used it. Flash forward to a new router, which may not may not be the culprit....
by VtPoet
Sat May 26, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Softmaker Freeoffice 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 884

Re: Softmaker Freeoffice 2018

Worth knowing: They haven't updated their Android version yet. The paid version is called Android HD, but for all intents and purposes its a full blown version of Textmaker 2016 for Android. However, Android HD can't open the new TMDX file format of SO 2018. So there's that. This just means that if ...
by VtPoet
Sat May 26, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Softmaker Freeoffice 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 884

Re: Softmaker Freeoffice 2018

//Perhaps you could reach out to them and ask why their privacy policy (only available in German: http://www.softmaker.com/en/data-protection) and EULA (link on: http://www.freeoffice.com/en/download) don't cover what their software does or not does do with regards to personal information of the use...
by VtPoet
Sat May 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Softmaker Freeoffice 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 884

Re: Softmaker Freeoffice 2018

Have been increasingly using Textmaker since 2016. The reason is that I've been dabbling with Ebooks. LibreOffice's devs, unfortunately, don't attach much importance to EBook authoring and were actually out and out hostile to e-book related feature requests that veered from what they consider their ...
by VtPoet
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Getting an Asus usb ac53-nano wireless adapter to work
Replies: 30
Views: 4483

Re: [SOLVED] Getting an Asus usb ac53-nano wireless adapter to work

Just picked up the same adapter and am trying to use it on Linux Mint. When issuing the 'make' command, I get all sorts of errors. Any ideas? /home/vtpoet/.local/share/Trash/files/rtl8822bu-master/os_dep/linux/ioctl_cfg80211.c:6161:25: error: initialization from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=in...
by VtPoet
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LightDM not displaying background image...
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: LightDM not displaying background image...

I couldn't get any of the solutions, offered so far, to work. Not worth the time. Switched back to MDM.

And just noticed that Ubuntu dropped LightDM in favor of GDM. Remains to be seen how much of a future LightDM has... None at all on my Cinnamon install... :)
by VtPoet
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LightDM not displaying background image...
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: LightDM not displaying background image...

I'm back. The Linux Mint gods punished me for daring to criticize Sonya or Sonya's devs. All day yesterday my laptop refused to so much as flicker. Took apart laptop, removed and reinstalled battery, and now everything works again. So, contents: [Greeter] background=/usr/share/pixmaps/dvancea_brecon...
by VtPoet
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LightDM not displaying background image...
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: LightDM not displaying background image...

I don't have multiple monitors.

That you can't reproduce the problem is actually helpful information. To be clear then, you have no trouble changing the background? Are you using images form the system folders or from your home folder?
by VtPoet
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: login window background image not displaying in 18.2 (lightdm) [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 3824

Re: login window background image not displaying in 18.2 (lightdm) (solved)

None of you seem to be getting it: Mint Devs shipped a package touting the very feature that doesn't work. Simple as that. Setting that aside, I'm guessing (wildly) that no one actually knows how to make the background customization feature in LightDM work. That's okay. I'll switch back to MDM and c...
by VtPoet
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LightDM not displaying background image...
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: LightDM not displaying background image...

I tried it with both. Even tried copying pictures to the usr/share/pixmaps folder (solution from Arch) and still doesn'tt work. It doesn't appear to be a rights issue. LightDM simply seems to be broken.
by VtPoet
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: login window background image not displaying in 18.2 (lightdm) [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 3824

Re: login window background image not displaying in 18.2 (lightdm) (solved)

//Since when is a purely cosmetic, very minor bug a showstopper?// Who said it was a "showstopper"? --- speaking of exaggeration. I think you're exaggerating my comment. For a showstopper, though, see the latest release of Debian, in which not a single Debian LiveCD could actually install Debian. Bu...
by VtPoet
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: login window background image not displaying in 18.2 (lightdm) [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 3824

Re: login window background image not displaying in 18.2 (lightdm) (solved)

None of these solutions/workarounds are working for me.

I don't get how Mint Devs could ship LightDM in 18.2 without testing this?
by VtPoet
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LightDM not displaying background image...
Replies: 14
Views: 895

LightDM not displaying background image...

Just upgraded to 18.2. Am trying to customize LightDM but it isn't working. I can change the background color but LightDM ignores any background-image settings.

Anybody know what's up with this?
by VtPoet
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop LCD Randomly Switches On/Off
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Laptop LCD Randomly Switches On/Off

Symptoms: Laptop Monitor will seem to (or does) turn off (sleep?), then on, then off, then on again. Not a flicker but almost like it's going to sleep, then waking, then sleeping, then pause, then waking again. The Cinnamon DE, meanwhile, is unaffected. System Info: System: Host: vtpoet-Lenovo-Yoga-...
by VtPoet
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Windows wants to scan and fix my external hard drive that I mostly use with my Linux machine.
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: Windows wants to scan and fix my external hard drive that I mostly use with my Linux machine.

//Those words seem to appear often as advertisements on various webpages and it is not always apparent that they are not actually Microsoft Windows, but a comercial company trying to get you to install their program...// Had the same thought. For what it's worth, I second that motion. Make sure it's...
by VtPoet
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1256

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Okay, another Bug. Like plugging holes in a dam. Fix one and the system springs a leak somewhere else. Sheesh! System Beep. Don't know when this all started, but suddenly I started getting obnoxious system beeps in a variety of apps when any sort of "error" was detected (like backspacing too far or ...
by VtPoet
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1256

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Thanks Cosmo. And yes, my red panic button is very dangerous. :wink:
by VtPoet
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1256

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Found this report: https://askubuntu.com/questions/509834/lock-screen-does-not-unlock-with-correct-password-gnome-and-ubuntu-14-04 Sounds a lot like the same bug. Makes me wonder if it's Cinnamon related or more generally Gnome. And here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=212127 May or ma...
by VtPoet
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1256

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Two new bugs (to my system and a relative's system): 1.) The lock screen doesn't unlock with the correct password. The workaround appears to be clicking on the "Accounts"(?) button at the right of the login window (depending on which lock screen one is using) and logging in from the account "login w...

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