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by unkilbeeg
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – June 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3078

Re: Monthly News – June 2019

It was my understanding that the MATE project was also associated with Mint. Did that change, or was I just misunderstanding the relationship?
by unkilbeeg
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – June 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3078

Re: Monthly News – June 2019

I didn't see any mention of Mate in this month's status. Is a Mate version still going to be supported?

I've tried Cinnamon several times, but I personally find the Mate experience more comfortable.
by unkilbeeg
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes
Replies: 38
Views: 14198

Re: Ciinamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Is there a way to add these in globally and not just in a per-user way? They work perfectly if installed as instructed, but just for that one user.

Could I just unzip them in the /usr/share/themes directory, or would that break what's already there?
by unkilbeeg
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [19beta] pdfchain out?
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: [19beta] pdfchain out?

It's so tiring to read such comments day after day after day being directed towards new forum members judging their level of knowledge and competence by the number of their posts. Thank you for bringing that up. You speak my mind as well. Cheers My post count is pretty low. I didn't start using Lin...
by unkilbeeg
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: CUPS on 18.2
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: CUPS on 18.2

OK, I hadn't, but that's a good idea. I'll do that now.
by unkilbeeg
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: CUPS on 18.2
Replies: 2
Views: 843

CUPS on 18.2

I've been struggling to get CUPS set up on 18.2. This may not be related to Mint itself -- it seems that the interaction of systemd and cups makes connecting to the CUPS web interface problematic at the best of times, but my particular problem isn't quite the normal one. The problem I'm having is ge...
by unkilbeeg
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dirty cow Exploit patches
Replies: 82
Views: 7231

Re: Dirty cow Exploit patches

apt-get linux-generic-lts-xenial should do the same function Pretty close. I did a test and it requires that you add linux-generic to the list. If you do, it does remove your existing kernel, which is probably a good idea in the long run, but makes me a little uncomfortable until I'm sure the upgra...
by unkilbeeg
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dirty cow Exploit patches
Replies: 82
Views: 7231

Re: Dirty cow Exploit patches

I have about 120 workstations to patch, and going around to each one to bring up a GUI is really not in the cards. This seems to be working for me to patch Mint 18: apt-get install linux-headers-4.4.0-45 linux-headers-4.4.0-45-generic linux-image-4.4.0-45-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-45-generic
by unkilbeeg
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Add Xscreensavers to Mate
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Add Xscreensavers to Mate

Where do you get mate-screensaver-hacks-5.26-1-any.pkg.tar.xz? Link or even a description of where that file lives would be nice. Is there anything to it other than the existing .desktop files with the OnlyShowIn line amended to add MATE to it? I haven't had any luck with modifying those files in LM...
by unkilbeeg
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: LMDE 2 "Betsy" Archive
Topic: Reinstalling with separate home partition
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Reinstalling with separate home partition

Do you have off-machine storage? How big (full) is your current home directory? I'd consider making a copy of all your files elsewhere, probably using rsync. Then blow away the entire disk, repartition into three partitions (/, /home, swap) and reinstall. I personally don't see any advantage to a ne...
by unkilbeeg
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Tesseract OCR?
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: (SOLVED) Tesseract OCR?

I've never used the GUI -- I wasn't even aware that it had one. I think one of the changes from version 2 to version 3 was support of formats other than tiff. 95% is pretty good for any OCR. Tesseract is one of the better ones I've found. Unfortunately, you'll discover that the 5% that's left can be...
by unkilbeeg
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I can't use my DVD drive
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: I can't use my DVD drive

My cdrom folder isn't in the dev folder. It's in the file system folder and has no pointer next to it. I can open the dvd drive by clicking eject from the computer icon but when I go to open the media, I get a message that says it's unable to mount location. Should I move it to the dev folder? Don'...
by unkilbeeg
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making a disk image of my computer
Replies: 16
Views: 2478

Re: Making a disk image of my computer

You can't image/clone a running system drive. I've heard that clonezilla will eliminate empty space. Is that right? If so, that alone would be worth it. HOWEVER if the install is encrypted (which is pretty common now) I would expect clonezilla would also make an image that is the full size of the d...
by unkilbeeg
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to set up a local mirror for extra.linuxmint.com?
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: How to set up a local mirror for extra.linuxmint.com?

Well, this is a very long delayed answer, but disabling ipv6 doesn't seem to make any difference. The problem seems to be that extra.linuxmint.com is frequently unreachable. Right at the moment, apt-get can't connect, ping doesn't see it, and even nmap doesn't see anything. I just checked from home ...
by unkilbeeg
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.1 to 17.2 upgrade mysteriously fails
Replies: 0
Views: 179

LM 17.1 to 17.2 upgrade mysteriously fails

While I was on vacation last week I easily upgraded my sister's 17.1 laptop to 17.2. It Just Worked. Unfortunately, when I got home I had 4 different machines that I need to do the same upgrade on at work, and unfortunately it's not going so smoothly. In each case the upgrader finishes with a messag...
by unkilbeeg
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: MDM HTML5 Themes
Replies: 383
Views: 159299

Re: MDM HTML5 Themes

I'm installing 17.1 Rebecca at work and I really like the overall look of the Mint-X theme. I'm not particularly good at javascript, but I've managed to get rid of the userlist. That's half the battle, but I have been completely unable to figure out how to get the welcome_message to display. I'd rea...
by unkilbeeg
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Scaning fails
Replies: 15
Views: 1274

Re: Scaning fails

Check to see if the group scanner is in /etc/groups and the user saned is in /etc/passwd. The only member of the scanner group on my system is saned. If worse came to worse you might be able to add your own username to scanner.
by unkilbeeg
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to set up a local mirror for extra.linuxmint.com?
Replies: 2
Views: 481

How to set up a local mirror for extra.linuxmint.com?

Is there a way to set up a local mirror for extra.linuxmint.com? I have consistent problems connecting when I'm trying to do updates. I have local mirrors for the rest of the distro -- both the main linuxmint and the ubuntu repos. It wouldn't be that hard to grab the extra repo as well, and it would...
by unkilbeeg
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Update manager wants to uninstall MATE [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 2309

Re: Update manager wants to uninstall MATE [SOLVED]

did you install mint-mirrors also? look here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=159257#p822185 And Monsta was telling you to read the UP notes before upgrading. Because in order to avoid troubles you may have to perform a few steps before upgrading. But it was too late for you :lol: ...
by unkilbeeg
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Update manager wants to uninstall MATE [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 2309

Re: Update manager wants to uninstall MATE [SOLVED]

You're right, and I should have. To be fair, however, nothing in the notes indicates this issue. They *do* indicate some changes in Cinnamon, but why would that affect me? I've never installed or used any part of Cinnamon. That was part of what fooled me. Mate components were being removed and Cinna...

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