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by Nick Payne
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager not showing 4.17 kernel in list of kernels
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Update Manager not showing 4.17 kernel in list of kernels

I just updated from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 (reformat and clean install). I've installed the 2.17.5 kernel from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.17.5/ and booted it, but when I run Update Manager and select "Linux Kernels" from the View menu, only the 4.15 kernels appear. I also had the...
by Nick Payne
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cannot mount NTFS drive
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Cannot mount NTFS drive

Thanks, disabling fast startup in the Windows power settings fixed the problem.
by Nick Payne
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cannot mount NTFS drive
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Cannot mount NTFS drive

I have a dual boot Windows 10 / Linux Mint 18.3 machine with a 256Gb SSD partitioned 50/50 between the NTFS C: drive and linux ext4. Even after Windows has been shut down cleanly, if I boot into Linux and attempt to mount the C: drive from Nemo, it always fails with the following error dialog: Unabl...
by Nick Payne
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Windows NTFS C: drive on dual boot can only be mounted read-only
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Windows NTFS C: drive on dual boot can only be mounted read-only

I have Mint 18.2 dual boot with Windows 10 x64 build 1703. Whenever I boot into Mint and click on the Windows C: drive visible as its volume name of DRIVE_C under Devices in Nemo, I get an error message saying that the drive can't be mounted because Windows is hibernated. See attached screenshot of ...
by Nick Payne
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Per-monitor UI scaling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Per-monitor UI scaling?

Running Mint Cinnamon 18.2. I have two 80cm monitors - one 2560x1600 resolution, the other 3840x2160 resolution. If I scale the UI so that things are a comfortable size on the lower res monitor, they're far too small on the high res monitor, and if the UI is scaled for the high-res monitor then ever...
by Nick Payne
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp-edge problem on Mint 18
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Gimp-edge problem on Mint 18

This problem has now been fixed in the latest Gimp build (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=768934). If you install the latest Gimp from the gimp-edge ppa, the Gimp menus are all visible without having to play around with the Cinnamon theme settings.
by Nick Payne
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp-edge problem on Mint 18
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Gimp-edge problem on Mint 18

Well, I've found that if I change the Cinnamon Settings / Themes / Show Icons in Menus to OFF, then all menus in Gimp edge display correctly. The same problem (with the same solution) in a copy of Gimp that I built myself from git master.
by Nick Payne
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp-edge problem on Mint 18
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Gimp-edge problem on Mint 18

Thanks. I tried several different themes, but they all share the same problem of only the File menu being visible. Going back to Gimp 2.8 isn't an option because it doesn't support 16-bit images, which I use quite extensively.
by Nick Payne
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp-edge problem on Mint 18
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Gimp-edge problem on Mint 18

I have Mint 18 Cinnamon amd64 and Ubuntu 16.04 amd64 both installed in Virtualbox VMs, and and on both I have Gimp installed from the gimp-edge ppa ( https://launchpad.net/~otto-kesselgulasch/+archive/ubuntu/gimp-edge ). On Ubuntu 16.04 Gimp runs without any problems, but on Mint 18, only the Gimp F...
by Nick Payne
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Text and windows too small on high resolution screen
Replies: 17
Views: 5242

Re: Text and windows too small on high resolution screen

I have a similar but not identical problem - I have two 80cm monitors running off a dual head nVidia card. One is an Eizo 4k monitor at 3840x2160 resolution, the other a Dell U3011 monitor at 2560x1600 resolution. In Cinnamon I can't find any way to size things on a per-monitor basis - having text f...
by Nick Payne
Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 'easiest' way to clone an external hdd - including boot sect
Replies: 12
Views: 1469

Re: 'easiest' way to clone an external hdd - including boot

If both source and target disks are external disks connected to your main box, and target disk size is at least equal to source disk size, you can do the following: Open a command prompt. Use fdisk to identify your source and target disks sudo fdisk -l Then use dd to copy from the source to the targ...
by Nick Payne
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Image viewer problem with some JPGs
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Image viewer problem with some JPGs

I have Mint 17 amd64 with Image Viewer 3.10.2. JPGs created using the "Export for web" option in GIMP 2.9.1 don't display properly in Image Viewer - they mostly display as 100% black. They do display properly in Firefox, ImageMagick, gThumb, Photoprint, and GIMP itself. I've attached one of the imag...
by Nick Payne
Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Free space on NTFS formatted thumb drive
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Free space on NTFS formatted thumb drive

I'm just highlighting the file(s) in Nemo and pressing the Delete key. I guess I should be using Shift+Del instead. But it still seems a bug of some sort if files sitting in trash are preventing the copy of a file to the thumb drive when the space being occupied by undeleted files is small enough to...
by Nick Payne
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Free space on NTFS formatted thumb drive
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Free space on NTFS formatted thumb drive

If I delete files on an NTFS formatted thumb drive in order to free space, the space does not actually seem to become available until I manually delete the .Trash-1000 folder on the thumb drive that Mint creates to hold the deleted files. I've come across this problem a couple of times when copying ...
by Nick Payne
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't paste from Keypass into Chrome
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Can't paste from Keypass into Chrome

Well, I have found that if I install xsel, I no longer have the problem...
by Nick Payne
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Reducing mouse sensitivity
Replies: 19
Views: 11568

Re: Reducing mouse sensitivity

I wound up creating a script that runs xinput at login to reduce the mouse sensitivity:

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#!/bin/bash
DEVID=`xinput list | grep "Logitech USB Receiver" | sed -e "s/^.*id=\([0-9]\+\).*/\1/"`
if [ "$DEVID" != "" ]; then
   xinput --set-prop $DEVID "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 2.5
fi
by Nick Payne
Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Reducing mouse sensitivity
Replies: 19
Views: 11568

Reducing mouse sensitivity

I'm using a Logitech optical mouse with LM17 amd64. My problem is that I already have pointer acceleration and sensitivity set to the minimum in the Control Center mouse settings, but the pointer still moves uncomfortably fast, particularly when I'm doing something fiddly such as drawing a mask arou...
by Nick Payne
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't paste from Keypass into Chrome
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Can't paste from Keypass into Chrome

I'm running Keypass 2.26 and Chrome 35.0.1916.153 (both current versions as of now) on Mint 17 amd64. If I copy a username or password in Keypass and attempt to paste them into a username or password field in Chrome, nothing gets pasted. If I do the same copy/paste from Keypass into the same fields ...
by Nick Payne
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Launcher doesn't understand ~/ for my home folder
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Launcher doesn't understand ~/ for my home folder

No, using $HOME doesn't work either.
by Nick Payne
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Launcher doesn't understand ~/ for my home folder
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Launcher doesn't understand ~/ for my home folder

For example, I can launch a mono app from terminal with mono ~/usr/ePubFixer/ePubFixer.exe and it runs fine, but if I create a launcher on the desktop using exactly the same command, it doesn't start the app. If I change the command in the launcher to replace ~/ with the full path to my home folder ...

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