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by rarsa
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Different wallpaper on each display?
Replies: 12
Views: 7563

Re: [SOLVED] Different wallpaper on each display?

I am aware I am reviving a SOLVED thread, but I hope other people benefit from this when searching for the thread. After reading the solution provided by ismail783 I am using a 3840x1080 wallpaper. I decided to create a script to generate the appropriate image for any monitor configuration and posit...
by rarsa
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: CInnamon: How to set different background images in each monitor for a multimonitor system.
Replies: 0
Views: 73

CInnamon: How to set different background images in each monitor for a multimonitor system.

As you've seen, the Cinnamon background settings does not have an option to set up different images for each monitor. so Building in an answer I found in the forum https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1720654#p1720654 , I decided to investigate how to automate it. I uploaded to my blog an ex...
by rarsa
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Overheating & Freezing with Files
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Overheating & Freezing with Files

As with the joke about the patient saying "Dr, my eye hurts when I poke it, what can I do?"and the dr replies "the solution is easy, just don't poke it" One guess is that when you are trying to look at the logs (click on them) it tries to open in xed which is not very efficient when looking at large...
by rarsa
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Transparent Menu & Panel
Replies: 6
Views: 12106

Re: Transparent Menu & Panel

Thanks!,

Sometimes just searching the answer to a simple question (Transparent menu) ends up teaching you much more.

Today I just learned how to modify the themes :D
by rarsa
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Firefox Sound only working if I play something else in another application
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Firefox Sound only working if I play something else in another application

Thanks, Booting with the Mint 20 Cinnamon ISO I got the same problem. Booting with Mint 19 Cinnamon ISO, I didn't have the problem. This points to an update I had already checked with pavucontrol. I selected the right sinks. I will try deleting files under .config, but given that the Live CD shows t...
by rarsa
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Firefox Sound only working if I play something else in another application
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Firefox Sound only working if I play something else in another application

I think this is the weirdest thing I've ever experienced. If I want to play something in Firefox (youtube, Netflix, other videos) there is no sound through the headset but no problem through HDMI If I pause and start playing something in rhythmbox and continue playing the video, I hear the video sou...
by rarsa
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 51
Views: 6359

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

Now the difference may be marginal - the first system might tip into a memory pressured state with 12 browser tabs rather than 10, but choosing a low memory footprint DE is one of the things a user may wish to do to work towards having a reasonable experience on a low RAM system. Qt based vs GTK ba...
by rarsa
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Unre-Solved]Is Flatpak supposed to take up so much storage space ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6425

Re: [Unre-Solved]Is Flatpak supposed to take up so much storage space ?

I think in a culture of binary discussions the nuances get lost. It shouldn be all flatpacks/snaps/appimages or all repos. The main reason for things to break is installing something that is not in the official repository. In my case, for most applications I use the apps on the repos, even if they a...
by rarsa
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt
Replies: 51
Views: 6359

Re: Lubuntu: Welcome to LXQt

One perplexing thing is assuming there is a necessary relationship between light weight and low memory footprint. Maybe it's just me, but the OS could allocate 100% of my memory if it makes it feel more nimble. Maybe there is such relationship in extremely limited environments, but I would highlight...
by rarsa
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint LXQt 20.* ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

Re: Linux Mint LXQt 20.* ?

Right now I am evaluating light desktop managers, and my feeling is that XFCE is no longer a light desktop. It has a full functionality but it trashes too much to the HDD. LXQt runs supper smooth. (Both versions on the same computer on an old slow hard drive). It is hard to compare XFCE and LXQt giv...
by rarsa
Thu May 28, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2067

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

1. Why would Linux Mint include his software knowing that bugs will come up if he can't be bothered to fix it? I understand the frustration. However, while this is is common in Free and Open Source software and not a good thing, the alternative with proprietary solutions is usually worst. See, deve...
by rarsa
Wed May 27, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)

Workaround update: After using my solution for a few days, today it failed. I was investigating and found that I had connected a USB camera with a microphone and a USB headset. It seems that when I have these things plugged when I turn on, the Card and device reported for the HDMI change. What I end...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow boot
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Slow boot

by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: get Error while installing
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: get Error while installing

Boot up to Live Mint with USB/DVD, Menu, Gparted, select your drive/partition, format NTFS. Just beware that reformatting will delete everything you have in Linux, including the data. If what you want is dual boot, use gparted from a live CD/USB to resize the partition, create a new NTFS partition ...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: TImeshift question
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: TImeshift question

Either I'm confused or you are confused. Why do you need to delete the current Mint partition? If I Understood correctly you want to have Windows + OldMint + NewMint. Did I understood correctly? Yes, by all means before moving/resizing partitions ensure you have a backup. Other than that, booting fr...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help with Linux Mint repair
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Need help with Linux Mint repair

If you did set up timeshift, it is actually quite simple https://itsfoss.com/backup-restore-linux-timeshift/ Go to the "Restoring when you can’t log into your Linux system" section. If you don't have timeshift configured you have two options: 1. If you have spent hours and hours configuring your ins...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: youTube on TV
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: youTube on TV

I use mainly Chrome cast, casting from my android phone (by far the easiest solution) and Play Station 3 which has Netflix, YouTube, Prime and other applications. I also used to have a smart TV with them and still have an old LG blu ray player that has Netflix and YouTube. I may donate it once I fee...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Remote desktop with 19.3
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

Re: Remote desktop with 19.3

The best solution I have found is to use the NoMachine NX. http://NoMachine.com While it's proprietary, it's protocols are not so there are FOSS implementations, for example http://opennx.net/ https://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:newtox2go It is super easy to set up, full featured and really fast comp...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: I look forward to the day Mint is ready for prime-time
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: I look forward to the day Mint is ready for prime-time

Do you want help with this, or did you just want to vent? You posted in the Support area but there is no question or system information. Unless the topic was moved, I see it is in the non technical questions forum and it has a question. My answer to the open letter is: it's ready for prime time. Wh...

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