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by Rafe
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preparing to upgrade from LM 17.3 to LM 19.3 (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Preparing to upgrade from LM 17.3 to LM 19.3 (SOLVED)

Joe, that would be a disappointment but thank you for letting me know. KDE on 18.3 is rather lacking compared to the latest. I'm running KDEneon on another partition for fun and it's impressive. Still, I won't be leaving Mint. I've been with Clem for about 15 years and Mint is just a rock. Rafe P.S....
by Rafe
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preparing to upgrade from LM 17.3 to LM 19.3 (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Preparing to upgrade from LM 17.3 to LM 19.3 (SOLVED)

Very glad to hear it. I think norm.h and rickNS offered some great advise about those hidden files. I'll upgrade to the new KDE when it's released, hopefully later this month, and I'll refer back to this thread.

Rafe
by Rafe
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preparing to upgrade from LM 17.3 to LM 19.3 (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Preparing to upgrade from LM 17.3 to LM 19.3

Backing up bookmarks in Firefox is dead simple. Just went through that exercise.
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-backup- ... ks-4587271

I can't help you with Thunderbird although I suspect it's simple too. A little "googling" should provide the answer.

Rafe
by Rafe
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I Really Need A VPN on Linux Mint
Replies: 65
Views: 3242

Re: Do I Really Need A VPN on Linux Mint

Moem, I doubt that you're missing anything. :lol: I know there are DIY ways of doing it, such as: https://support.cyberghostvpn.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007929314-How-to-configure-OpenVPN-for-Linux-Ubuntu-18-04-with-network-manager- Didn't want to spend an afternoon hassling with it though. :roll:
by Rafe
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I Really Need A VPN on Linux Mint
Replies: 65
Views: 3242

Re: Do I Reall Need A VPN on Linux Mint

I use a VPN for on-line shopping and banking and always when using a public wifi. The cost is modest, about $2/month, it's a no-log company based in a non-14-eyes country and it gives me some inexpensive peace of mind. If I were doing something that the CIA, FBI, NSA, KGB, etc. really wanted to know...
by Rafe
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nouveau video "streaking" problem
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Nouveau video "streaking" problem

I'm having similar problem with Linux Mint 14 KDE. Rendering is fine for a time but eventually the screen image is corrupted in a couple of ways. Either I'll get vertical bands of colored horizontal stripes or vertical lines that look like sand or dirt on each side of the cursor or down the side of ...
by Rafe
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Developer - Remastersys
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

Re: Linux Mint Developer - Remastersys

Thanks, twa. It worked! :D Here are the steps: 1. You should install squashfs-modules for your kernel and either aufs-modules or unionfs-modules before you install remastersys. http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/debian.html 2. Rebooted. 3. Added remastersys repository to /etc/apt/sources.list...
by Rafe
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Developer - Remastersys
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

Re: Linux Mint Developer - Remastersys

Like rjs, I am also interested in a version of "remastersys" that will work with Linux Mint DE. I'm running LMDE which I have frozen in Squeeze (so to speak) with the old Gnome. I have everything working just like I want it and now I want to preserve it. I tried to download the "Debia...
by Rafe
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE KDE version
Replies: 14
Views: 2527

Re: LMDE KDE version

Unfortunately, that 's the case. :( See post 15: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1908 I did not bothet to ask why. :twisted: So, if you want LMDE KDE, start with Mint Xfce and then add kde-standard desktop. Or, install pure debian testing and then add the linux mint packages you want. (i prefer the la...
by Rafe
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Brasero Not Working
Replies: 17
Views: 10673

Re: Brasero Not Working

A principal reason why I look forward to the LMDE/ KDE release with k3b. Thanks for the tip on xfburn.
by Rafe
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD won't mount [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

CD/DVD won't mount [SOLVED]

Recently, I installed the latest “Linux Mint Debian Edition”. Like it a lot and plan to keep it. There was a problem, however, with automounting and even mounting CDs and DVDs. I would slide in a CD or DVD, blank or otherwise, but the OS would not open it. I used the command line, changed /etc/fstab...
by Rafe
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: optical drives don't mount
Replies: 23
Views: 6890

Re: optical drives don't mount

This is how i made noapic permanent i hope it holds over to the next kernel upgrade... does anybody know that answer. Use Code: gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub Add it to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" so it looks like Code: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash noapic&qu...
by Rafe
Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE Makes Me Happy!
Replies: 26
Views: 5096

Re: LMDE Makes Me Happy!

Debian and Mint-- a perfect marriage. And how damn rare are those?! :D
by Rafe
Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!
Replies: 86
Views: 85640

Re: Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!

Installed the amd64 version without any problem. Thank you again, Clem.
by Rafe
Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Debian (201009) released!
Replies: 163
Views: 152274

Re: Linux Mint Debian (201009) released!

This is a superb idea and I commend you and your team most heartily!
by Rafe
Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Bianca KDE (and miniKDE) Edition is out!
Replies: 24
Views: 11599

Mint KDE

Clem,

Finally found a few minutes to install Mint KDE. It is outstanding. My goodness, what an achievement! Thank you.

Rafe
by Rafe
Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint review
Replies: 10
Views: 2902

Now if they would only rethink their naming and color schemes....
Sorry. It has to be green. Anything else would be just... wrong!
by Rafe
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: WOW MINT HOMEPAGE NEEDS A CHANGE URGENTLY !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2790

I assume you're not in public relations.
by Rafe
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Linux Mint Review

"Linux Mint -- A Linux from the land of green worth its name" http://knolinux.com/2007/03/01/linux-mint.aspx This is an excellent review of Mint. Clem, you were most articulate. As for your comments regarding FSF and Stallman, I commend you. Being the gentleman that you are, you were ever ...
by Rafe
Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you running at home?
Replies: 47
Views: 14169

Etch is my primary distro, but I use Bea frequently. (I also play with sidux which has its toes hanging over the edge.)

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