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by VtPoet
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LightDM not displaying background image...
Replies: 13
Views: 434

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: 13
Views: 434

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: 13
Views: 434

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: 2139

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: 13
Views: 434

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: 2139

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 ...
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: 2139

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: 13
Views: 434

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: 253

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: 421

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: 949

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 t...
by VtPoet
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 949

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: 949

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: 949

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 accoun...
by VtPoet
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

New Bug I've noticed after several weeks of use' and still enjoying Cinnamon. I notice that the "Automatically raise focused windows" setting (with mouse over) has stopped working and that no amount of fussing in the settings panel fixes it. The feature appears to be all but broken. Have d...
by VtPoet
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Oh... another Cinnamon bug. The "custom" background option in the Login Window setting does diddly. I see that it's already discussed here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=235160 My own solution was to rename and replace the default image (in the Autum directory for example), ...
by VtPoet
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Oh, and forget to answer this: //I'm not sure what a terminal windown inside Nemo looks like. How is that different from what I get when I rightclick Nemo and choose 'open in terminal'?// In Dolphin, the terminal is a separate pane within Dolphin. In Nemo, it opens a separate Window. In Dolphin, the...
by VtPoet
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

//It's not a bug. It's a result of installing something on Cinnamon that is not compatible with Cinnamon.// Ubuntu Bug #1509562 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dolphin/+bug/1509562 And it's confirmed. Okay? To be clear: It's not the result of installing Dolphin on a non-KDE desktop. It's a...
by VtPoet
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

//That's not a bug. It's simply something that's not recommended.//

You're right except in respect to the bug. The fact that Dolphin's icons are missing after installation is a bug, but not Cinnamon's. Possibly Gnome's?
by VtPoet
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

//As a newbie, I just wanted to thank you for helping to solve my diagonal tearing in Firefox! Much appreciated!// You're welcome! :D I'm not a newbie to linux, but I am to CInnamon. I'm loving it. Wasn't sure I would like it as much as Plasma, but I'm actually liking it more. (No window tiling in P...

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