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by norm.h
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kernel 4.4.0-140.166 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Kerner 4.40-140.166

It updated OK for me today.
When you say it won't update, what exactly do you mean?
That it won't download, or that it's not "active"?
It won't become "active" till you next reboot.
by norm.h
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype launcher command from main menu? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Skype launcher command from main menu?

I don't know the answer to "why is this?", but if you want the correct command, this screenshot shows mine
I'm running Mint 18.3 Mate.
by norm.h
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 download verification
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Mint 18.3 download verification

I used the instructions here: https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
by norm.h
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Index seen briefly when changing pages
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Index seen briefly when changing pages

Understood - thanks.
Prompted me to try Chrome - it doesn't do it there, so must be a Firefox thing.
by norm.h
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Index seen briefly when changing pages
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Index seen briefly when changing pages

It "lingered" a while this morning, and it seems to be a Welcome Page. :?
by norm.h
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Index seen briefly when changing pages
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Index seen briefly when changing pages

Not sure how best to describe this, but when changing forum pages I get a very brief glimpse of a page which appears to be some sort of index page. I tried to catch a screen shot but it goes too quickly.
Is this normal, as I've never noticed it before?
Mint 18.3 Mate Kernel 4.4.0-137 generic
by norm.h
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype update error [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Skype update error [Solved]

Update Manager has just given me skypeforlinux 8.31.0.92. 8)
by norm.h
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype update error [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Skype update error

I've not had the symptoms detailed in the OP for two days now, so I'll take a chance and mark "Solved"
Thanks for the interest and advice.
by norm.h
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype update error [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Skype update error

I was being facetious in my previous post :wink:
Thanks for the explanation - I will do as you advise.
by norm.h
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype update error [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Skype update error

Same again this morning.
Mind you, Skype is part of M$ - could that be significant? :?
by norm.h
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype update error [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Skype update error [Solved]

Update Manager displays a red cross, and I get the error: " Exception occurred in the refresh thread: <class 'subprocess.CalledProcessError '>". and " Failed to fetch https://repo.skype.com/deb/dists/stable/main/binary-amd64/Packages.bz2 Hash Sum mismatch. Some index files failed to download. They h...
by norm.h
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I still need these PPAs? [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Do I still need these PPAs?

Thanks again.
I shall pack my confusion away in a box in the loft, keep the PPAs, and carry on as before.

Oh yes, and mark the topic "Solved" .
by norm.h
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I still need these PPAs? [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Do I still need these PPAs?

Thanks for your reply, and I shall, as advised, hang on to the PPAs, but I'm still confused [it's easily done :oops: ].
As I said earlier, my HomeBank package was installed from Synaptic. These screenshots show what's installed.
by norm.h
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I still need these PPAs? [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Do I still need these PPAs?

I don't even remember what the mkusb were for, but as HomeBank [which I do use] is in the Software Manager can I assume it will still get updates if I remove those PPAs?
by norm.h
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I still need these PPAs? [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Do I still need these PPAs? [Solved]

I was running HomeBank version 5.0.3-2 on Linux Mint 18.2 Mate, which Synaptic Manager told me was the latest version. When I found that it was over 3 years old, I installed the PPA from their website, whereupon Update Manager almost immediately upgraded to 5.1.8 [This thread refers https://forums.l...
by norm.h
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Potentially fatal mistake? Incomplete upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Potentially fatal mistake? Incomplete upgrade

" I know nobody cares and would be happy with a quick message saying the problem was solved ," Not necessarily. You'd be surprised [perhaps] at the number of times folk are asked for more detail about their problem. The good folk on here do care, in my experience. If you are satisfied your problem i...
by norm.h
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Understanding Linux Mint Releases
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Understanding Linux Mint Releases

Sorry - I should have paid more attention to Pjotr's post :oops:
by norm.h
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Understanding Linux Mint Releases
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Understanding Linux Mint Releases

Linux Mint only comes in the form of LTS releases. Version numbers are sequential. Since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu LTS releases, the release cycle depends on theirs. In practical terms that means a new Linux Mint version is released every 2 years, so you will get Linux Mint 20 in 2020. Linux Mi...
by norm.h
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unknown HomeBank file [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Unknown HomeBank file

I found that 5.0.3 was over 3 years old, so I bit the bullet and installed the ppa from the website.
Update Manager almost immediately upgraded to 5.1.8, which seems to work satisfactorily.
Many thanks for your interest and help.

Topic marked as solved.
by norm.h
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unknown HomeBank file [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Unknown HomeBank file

Synaptic Manager is telling me that I have the latest version, 5.0.3-2.
I'm running Mint 18.2, I wonder if you using Mint 19 is the difference?

So same question, should I update, or wait for the system to take care of it?

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