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by How-old!
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New people need to stop using 18.X and use 17.3.
Replies: 79
Views: 4800

Re: New people need to stop using 18.X and use 17.3.

17.3 is certainly mature and has been a rock for me. 18.1 represents progress, is strong and is the future. The advantage of Mint lies in the vast & (usually) helpful Forum together with regular updates. As for bugs, there was a published (where?) rigorous statistical analysis of computer code i...
by How-old!
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Claws transfer to LM18.1Xfce
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Claws transfer to LM18.1Xfce

This little matter was driving me crazy. Regular LM-Xfce user for years, never had an issue transferring Claws inboxes/Sentboxes before but LM17.3-to-18.1 didn't seem to work. The latest Claws v.3.13.2 sets the default mailbox to the MH/name-of-your-first-(default)-user-name e.g. MH/xyz, unlike prev...
by How-old!
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File being ignored on start up (SOLVED)
Replies: 26
Views: 691

Re: File being ignored on start up (SOLVED)

Got the same accursed message with new installation of LM18-Xfce-beta. Never had this before. It happens after I give the PW, but can log-in by clicking OK in the error message box. Tried changing the 644 to 600 with chmod as recommended above. Hard restart: same error message. Am a user, not a guru...
by How-old!
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disappearing task bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Disappearing task bar

Thank you for your polite reply, Fred. I also run Cinnamon and Mate on other machines without issue. My guess is still that the 'disappearing taskbar' might well have some commonality across desktops and aeons? In the sciences, it usual to refer back to originators of inventions, discoveries and ded...
by How-old!
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disappearing task bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Disappearing task bar

Some mighty rude persons seem to have invaded this thread. I have absolutely no intention of duplicating a thread which perfectly describe a problem I have encountered - even if it were 25yrs old and written in DOS. But I do intend to draw attention to ignorami like 'Cosmo'.
by How-old!
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disappearing task bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Disappearing task bar

Same problem here with 17.3Xfce. It's a new feature, think it may have started after a recent update? The whisker menu was substituted by the old 'Applications' menu (which works OK) but a new panel menu appeared and cannot be deleted although it can be emptied. Someone somewhere must have the answe...
by How-old!
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon - random crashes (X-server)
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Cinnamon - random crashes (X-server)

This one isn't yours

Just trying to help - no need to be rude. Not the attitude of the Dutchmen I've met.
Has it occurred to you that there might be some commonality in these crashing observations?
by How-old!
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon - random crashes (X-server)
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Cinnamon - random crashes (X-server)

consider a switch to the Xfce Not too sure about that. Rosa is the first (Mint) Xfce I've ever encountered that crashes regularly after 1-2hrs inactivity. Tried increasing memory, disabling screensaver, changing PSU, nothing seems to work and the crash is total ie requires hard reset. Any ideas ple...
by How-old!
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.

How odd - ESC works for me!
by How-old!
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.

Thanks, O.R. Sometimes use a Puppy liveCD for repairs & co because it's small and fast, but it's less effort to use the internal console if it's there! Yes, modern kit is too fast - can't always hit the F8 at the correct time...
by How-old!
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Intercepting the boot-up repair console.

If there has been a bad shutdown or if I create one with the hard reset button, the next boot offers to enter the repair/check console. This is a very useful feature, but is there a keypress to force this option after a normal shutdown? Prefer not to modify GRUB as this would bring up the option for...
by How-old!
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

What CPU - XP2400+. .. force PAE command - Don't know it. ... uninstalling the slide show? - No ... verify the .ISO's md5sum - Yes.

Sorry for delay!
by How-old!
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released!
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released!

Yes, it's very good indeed, but had endless problems trying to install 32bit version on a 32bit machine. See comments on "Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!"
by How-old!
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Sort of fixed it. The install was never completed (obvious from the above). Tried it in all modes on several 32bit machines, different memory sticks/sizes, different video cards - no go. In desperation fitted an IDE-SATA converter and installed on a 754 machine. Worked first time! Transferred hard d...
by How-old!
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Well, thanks for that very rapid reply, Pjotr. Maybe it's a different problem? The little circle displayed during installation never stops revolving and GParted only shows ~2.6Gb on sda1 (default wipe-install chosen). Trying to mount /sda1 gives "already mounted or /target busy" "acco...
by How-old!
Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Yup, got the final. 32-bit liveDVD runs nicely, but same problem - installation doesn't seem to finalise. Shutdown for restart seems to run OK now but no bootloader has been installed. All files present on HD. Can GRUB be installed from another source? Which? How? or from liveDVD? This is not an are...
by How-old!
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

No problems with 64bit (like it), but installation of 32bit is weird. About 2/3 way through, drops back to (live) opening screen, cursor still rotating. Long delay, DVD starts up again - same screen. Stops. Another delay, process repeats - never gets to finish. Tried new d/l, re-write, etc. - no - c...
by How-old!
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Error: Invalid environment block
Replies: 6
Views: 2057

Re: Error: Invalid environment block

Well, I used the Boot Repair disc too; it claimed to fix GRUB, but the error message came back again. Fortunately, it always boots up successfully after pressing ' any key '. It's amazing that there have been so few responses and even more surprising that no-one has fixed this yet. It seems to apply...
by How-old!
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error Question
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Error Question

Yes, I had a similar message after another update of LM14 Xfce(32) today, except it was a /var/lib file that seemed to go pear-shaped. I started in recovery mode several times until it hit the auto fsck @ 20 [which is quicker than using another liveCD]. startx provided a root log-in from where I res...
by How-old!
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Xfce 14 installer crashes at end (UFS related?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1855

Re: Xfce 14 installer crashes at end (UFS related?)

There is a fault with the basic installer in Xfce 14 download which is (almost) corrected on the first (language selection) panel. It is necessary to either have a wired connection, an active wireless connection installed from the liveCD or have updated the liveCD online. It can be overlooked, but a...

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