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by jeffreyC
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Forums Back After Double Attack
Replies: 116
Views: 13107

Re: Linux Mint Forums Back After Double Attack

A few years ago I saw a 'man on the street interview' article; over half the people asked would trade their work password for a chocolate bar. :lol: . I don't know that I'd have expected those results, but I am not greatly surprised. People in my country (United States) have been trading privacy an...
by jeffreyC
Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Changing forum password
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Changing forum password

How do I change my password when the forum software says my OLD password is not good enough?
And then rejects my attempt to change to a new one.

It’s a forum, not a banking site, why would I have had a super password?
I use different strength passwords for different levels of needed security.
by jeffreyC
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Forums Back After Double Attack
Replies: 116
Views: 13107

Re: Linux Mint Forums Back After Double Attack

A few years ago I saw a 'man on the street interview' article; over half the people asked would trade their work password for a chocolate bar.
by jeffreyC
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Forums Back After Double Attack
Replies: 116
Views: 13107

Re: Linux Mint Forums Back After Double Attack

This is incredibly stupid forum software: How do I change my password when the forum software says my OLD password is not good enough? And then rejects my attempt to change to a new one. It’s a forum, not a banking site, why would I have a super password? I use different strength passwords for diffe...
by jeffreyC
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: How to install xfce 4.8
Replies: 8
Views: 4502

Re: How to install xfce 4.8

Umm.....because Linux Mint Debian Xfce already has Xfce 4.8 ?
by jeffreyC
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: The End of Mint Fluxbox?
Replies: 23
Views: 13942

Re: The End of Mint Fluxbox?

People keep saying that the dev team is busy with the main edition and will get to Fluxbox later, but the dev team is always going to be too busy with the main edition. Kendall has not visited the forum since mid December or posted on the forum since September. May as well accept that Mint Fluxbox i...
by jeffreyC
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]How to change/revert to previous kernels?
Replies: 12
Views: 3408

Re: [SOLVED]How to change/revert to previous kernels?

I bought a small Shop-vac just for cleaning computers.
I have found that the canned compressed air will push the dust deeper into crevices in the computer.
I was cleaning a friends computer and the dust was being pushed into the fins of the heat sink.
Better to pull it out than pack it in.
by jeffreyC
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint 13 XFCE
Replies: 104
Views: 27999

Re: Mint 13 XFCE

If you read the official Ubuntu page you will see that LTS releases will still be released every 2 years. "A new LTS version is released every 2 years. In previous releases, a Long Term Support (LTS) version had 3 years support on Ubuntu (Desktop) and 5 years on Ubuntu Server. Starting with Ubu...
by jeffreyC
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Is Kendall still around?
Replies: 4
Views: 3930

Re: Is Kendall still around?

Last post dated September 29th, last visited the forum December 16th. ?????????

From the look of it I would not get my hopes of ever seeing a Mint Fluxbox release.
by jeffreyC
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [SOLVED]Any way to "sidegrade" to Mint Debian?
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: [SOLVED]Any way to "sidegrade" to Mint Debian?

As for sources of packages for Debian there is a very large list here; http://sites.google.com/site/mydebiansourceslist You do need to be aware that some packages pull in enormous amounts of dependencies, and KDE programs are among those (but if you are running KDE then Gnome would be like that too)...
by jeffreyC
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: LMDE xfce software list
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: LMDE xfce software list

Another way;

Code: Select all

dpkg --get-selections >whatever-you-want-to-call-it


This will make a text file listing all the packages currently installed.
This also works on live CD 's or DVD 's but of course you need to move the file to another device.
by jeffreyC
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: making a ISO from installed system
Replies: 13
Views: 8819

Re: making a ISO from installed system

You might also try refractasnapshot and refractainstaller they are made for copying an installed system for reinstall.
Do note that it copies everything including files.
by jeffreyC
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: systemd (re)entered testing today! Should Mint adopt it?
Replies: 22
Views: 7297

Re: systemd (re)entered testing today! Should Mint adopt it?

And I think 45 seconds is too long, but I still have a few things to improve yet. I know people who have Windows and expect boot times around 8 minutes. Debian HAD a reputation for slow booting until Squeeze when they introduced concurrent boot. Any distro that takes over a minute to boot I would re...
by jeffreyC
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Terminal Emulator [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: Terminal Emulator

Terminal = terminal emulator
Same thing two different names.
by jeffreyC
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I want to downgrade to firefox 3.6.22, Mint11. How to do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: I want to downgrade to firefox 3.6.22, Mint11. How to do

Funny that Mozilla is saying that they will support 3.6 only for a short while, as it is a long term support version.
by jeffreyC
Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Setting Up Partitions In GParted Mint/Debian?
Replies: 24
Views: 11274

Re: Setting Up Partitions In GParted Mint/Debian?

If I read what you are trying to do correctly you are trying to install Linux Mint Debian into 150 megabytes of disk space.
You might get Puppy Linux to fit in that small of a partition but the LMDE ISO is over 1200 megabytes and it is compressed.
No way will that work.
Also swap should be sda3.
by jeffreyC
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Two freezes|crashes in a day
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: Two freezes|crashes in a day

Versions of Firefox higher than 3.6 hang badly.
The higher number versions if anything are worse.
It is the number one problem reported to Firefox.
I have tried every version from 4.0 to 7.0 and only downgrading to 3.6 solved the problem.
by jeffreyC
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I want to downgrade to firefox 3.6.22, Mint11. How to do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: I want to downgrade to firefox 3.6.22, Mint11. How to do

For me every version of Firefox since 4.0 through 7.0 has frozen my desktop completely on images over 200 kb and increasingly at random. Even the clock stops. I have cleaned the cache and only 3 pages later it froze again. I installed Swiftfox which is based on Firefox 3.6 and have had NO freezes no...
by jeffreyC
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Linux Mint 11 Window Maker Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 13206

Re: Linux Mint 11 Window Maker Edition

Sorry but no there is no way to expand a dockapp, they are intended to be 64 pixels by 64 pixels.

I would recommend conky to monitor internet signal strength and speed.
by jeffreyC
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

I have changed and Ubuntu has changed, we no longer suit each other. Will they bring in new users ? Maybe. Are they driving away current users ? Some. Any change "drives"away some people, also some are now ready for changes in different directions than Ubuntu is going. As you become a more...

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