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by daveinuk
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Permission/ Installation issues after preserving /home
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Permission/ Installation issues after preserving /home

Apologies for the delay getting back to this - I'm still struggling ............................. I've changed the password in terminal using the psswrd command, worked fine. Nemo still won't let me transfer or move /copy files over though - plus - If I right click on a drive on the desktop and go t...
by daveinuk
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Permission/ Installation issues after preserving /home
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Permission/ Installation issues after preserving /home

Not sure what you already know. Be aware the procedure to open apps with root privileges changed in LM19. Now you use a command in the form of pkexec nemo or xed admin:///path/to/file . For more info, see this article by Pjotr . Meanwhile, root password was dropped in 18.2. See this post by clem fo...
by daveinuk
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Permission/ Installation issues after preserving /home
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Permission/ Installation issues after preserving /home

Moem wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Did you choose the exact same username when reinstalling?
yes
by daveinuk
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Permission/ Installation issues after preserving /home
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Permission/ Installation issues after preserving /home

Hello People, I have recently upgraded my Mint 17.3 install to 19.1 by overwriting the /root partition and preserving /home. Now I seem to have 3 issues - 1. I can't copy anything from any usb drive to another due to permission problems. 2. I can't change those permissions in Nemo as root as they ch...
by daveinuk
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon panel & themes / losing preview
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Cinnamon panel & themes / losing preview

Hello Folks, Recently installed LM19.1 Cinnamon and after tweaking / changing themes I noticed I'd lost the preview from the panel.......... On first use after install the panel icons would show a preview when hovered over, and you could switch to a particular instance/ tab, but this seemed to get b...
by daveinuk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Icon sizes/resizing question LM19.1 ....... Cin 4.xxx
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Icon sizes/resizing question LM19.1 ....... Cin 4.xxx

As I said in the first post, some of the icons are custom icons I prefer over the standard icons, (jpg's) so there's no point in changing themes.
If the ability to drag the icon to resize has been done away with, then I'll live with it. Cheers.
by daveinuk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Icon sizes/resizing question LM19.1 ....... Cin 4.xxx
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Icon sizes/resizing question LM19.1 ....... Cin 4.xxx

This still doesn't solve my issue, I have an icon for computer that doesn't ' look ' the same size as the rest even after doing as you said. I wanted to use the option to resize it by dragging the corners like I used to in 17.3, when right clicking on the icon and choosing 'resize' would give me the...
by daveinuk
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Icon sizes/resizing question LM19.1 ....... Cin 4.xxx
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Icon sizes/resizing question LM19.1 ....... Cin 4.xxx

I have been clear, You've chosen to use the 'traditional' version, I didn't even know it existed, but I don't want to use it either way. In previous versions of cinnamon desktop, i.e on 17.3, I could right click and drag the icon corners after choosing 'resize' from the right click context menu, now...
by daveinuk
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Icon sizes/resizing question LM19.1 ....... Cin 4.xxx
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Icon sizes/resizing question LM19.1 ....... Cin 4.xxx

Hello Folks, just reinstalled 19.1 to upgrade me from my 17.3 install I've had on my desktop the last few years. All's well except I can't figure out how to resize desktop icons? I'm on the cinnamon desktop and I've always had some icons for computer/home etc that I preferred to the standard icons t...
by daveinuk
Sun May 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox troubleshooting please
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Virtualbox troubleshooting please

Hello Folks, I haven't used VB for a while and now when I come to open it I'm getting errors, I may have guffed it up a while back trying to update it, I'll be honest I've forgotten now it was that long ago! Happy enough to reinstall if need be but thought I might ask if there's anyone with the know...
by daveinuk
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie - Can't Install Mint - Help Please
Replies: 32
Views: 1020

Re: Newbie - Can't Install Mint - Help Please

Can't help with the screenshot but as a means of deduction maybe try another desktop environment like MATE or XFCE. Failing that try another distro like MX17 and see if you get anywhere with that. I have an Intel system where yours is nvidia, it'd be my guess you may need a tweak to get that running...
by daveinuk
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 74
Views: 5245

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

After a recent install on a little 10'' netbook I'd say I could be quite happy with MX Linux, very impressive.
In fact I'd go as far to say the last time I was that impressed was when I switched to Mint !
by daveinuk
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?
Replies: 77
Views: 6060

Re: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?

My previous desktop was a self build, my current desktop was bought assembled (but without OS) due to price and time constraints at the time, and I've had god knows how many cheap/second hand laptops, all of which just ran Linux Mint, and all did it better than the windows version that had been on i...
by daveinuk
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to an Acer Aspire One ZG8
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Installing to an Acer Aspire One ZG8

You might consider giving MX-16/17 a try (I had totally forgotten about it; I'm going to try it out). It's available as a 32-bit version; #11 on Distrowatch. MX-16 was considered to be the very best Xfce distribution for all of 2017; as an added bonus, it had the best battery-drain characteristics ...
by daveinuk
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there. New Linux Mint user incoming!
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Hi there. New Linux Mint user incoming!

BaltyRaven wrote:I've been a dedicated Windows fan for 15 years now.....................................................................

Hey we've all been this unwell, glad you found the forums and you're feeling much better now ........................... :wink: :lol:
by daveinuk
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This forum is FRIENDLY....
Replies: 35
Views: 2055

Re: This forum is FRIENDLY....

I'd count this as THE single best forum I've ever signed up to ..............................
by daveinuk
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kodi n00b ..... what do I need?
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Kodi n00b ..... what do I need?

Just installed Kodi to my mint 17.3 desktop this afternoon.................... Not really quite got my head round it yet, managed to add some ted talks to it in video add ons, I'd like to add some sports, really only for the UK darts if that's possible?? I have no idea what I need, do I still need s...
by daveinuk
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make Linux Mint reasonably secure?
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

Re: How to make Linux Mint reasonably secure?

Hello, what steps should I take to make Linux Mnt 18.3 reasonably secure. I#ve repeatly read claims something along the lines of "Linux isn't vulnerable to such things/there is no need for antivirus softwares or something like that" but its not like that would put me at ease much as this doesn't pa...
by daveinuk
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bye
Replies: 47
Views: 2140

Re: Bye

Wow what a thread . . . . . :lol: never heard the term, won't remember it, but I will remember ' that thread ' that went from KDE neon to the number of the beast ! :twisted: :lol:
by daveinuk
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint vertification on Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Linux Mint vertification on Windows

Long story short as far as I'm concerned, go to the mint website, download via the option to use a torrent, and it's already verified, no need to check anything such is the nature of the torrent. That's how I've done it for god knows how long now after getting over the idea that there may really be ...

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