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by fbachofner
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do i install flash player on linux mint 18 cinnamon ?
Replies: 11
Views: 15609

Re: How do i install flash player on linux mint 18 cinnamon ?

The best solution is: sudo apt update sudo apt install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash Great tip! Usually installing pepperflash also seems to install chromium. [ Pepperflash seems to be yet another tool developed by Google (and Adobe) to push people to Chrome and/or Chromium -- so much for ...
by fbachofner
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Resetting Mint's Default umask to 002
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

Re: Resetting Mint's Default umask to 002

Hi altair4 Good luck with your efforts but ... MDM is a fork of GDM 2.2 and GDM2 no longer exists since it was replaced with GDM3. Mint would have to: <snip> Interesting! After many years of use I still don't fully appreciate the complete design philosophy of *nix, so I probably have some confusion ...
by fbachofner
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Resetting Mint's Default umask to 002
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

Re: Resetting Mint's Default umask to 002

Cosmo. wrote:Here. You need to get an account on GitHub.
Thanks Cosmo!

Already had a GH account . . .

I posted it a moment ago:
https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm/issues/190
by fbachofner
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Resetting Mint's Default umask to 002
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

Re: Resetting Mint's Default umask to 002

This is still a problem (tested on LM 18) and I think it qualifies as a bug, especially as the impression is it should conform to the underlying Ubuntu distribution, but does in fact not.

Where is the appropriate place to enter a bug report for Linux Mint?
by fbachofner
Mon May 04, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint and the new Intel Broadwell NUC
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

Re: Mint and the new Intel Broadwell NUC

At lunch today I'll try manually upgrading to an even newer kernel (3.18+) as that may be required for full Broadwell support -- forgetting for the moment at which kernel version Broadwell is fully supported As of about two hours ago, I have the Broadwell-based i5 NUC running very well on the 3.19....
by fbachofner
Mon May 04, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint and the new Intel Broadwell NUC
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

Re: Mint and the new Intel Broadwell NUC

There is an easier way (at least to get past the initial problems). 1. Boot the LiveCD with "nomodeset xforcevesa" and install. 2. Boot the system with the same "nomodeset xforcevesa". It worked for me but you'll have software rendering (no hardware acceleration). Thanks, I always forget about thes...
by fbachofner
Sat May 02, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint and the new Intel Broadwell NUC
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

Re: Mint and the new Intel Broadwell NUC

You do not have to build a custom installation ISO. You can put the disk into another machine with older hardware supported by the standard installation ISO, install Mint, upgrade to a kernel that supports Broadwell, the return the disk to the machine with Broadwell CPU. I actually had considered t...
by fbachofner
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint and the new Intel Broadwell NUC
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

Re: Mint and the new Intel Broadwell NUC

Hi Xenopeek: Newer versions of Linux Mint 17.x come with newer kernels. Aha! Funny, while I have experimented quite a bit with changing kernels myself using the new update manager kernel switching feature (in fact, a few moments ago I just explained to someone else how to do it elsewhere on the LM f...
by fbachofner
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint release schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 8943

Re: Linux Mint release schedule

Hi Welly: how do I know which specific Linux kernel version to use with each future release? The update manager can tell you this once you have installed the release. Click View / Linux Kernels and you will see one or more checkmarks in the "recommended" column. Install the most recent recommended o...
by fbachofner
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint and the new Intel Broadwell NUC
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

Re: Mint and the new Intel Broadwell NUC

I have the same issue with the NUC5i5RYH (i.e. Broadwell). [Bleeding edge distros such as Fedora 22 Alpha or or cutting edge distros such as Ubuntu 15.04 Beta seem to work well on the machine.] My concern for LinuxMint comes from the new methodology basing releases only on Ubuntu LTS. If I understan...
by fbachofner
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: desktop messed up after moving /home folders to another disk
Replies: 3
Views: 369

SOLVED -- Re: desktop messed up after moving /home folders t

GRRRR! I swear I am going to have a *nix "law" named after me . . . at least if "ownership" of the advice has not already been taken! Here's the proposed Felix's law of reduced functionality computers : "If it worked before and it doesn't now . . . perhaps you should check your file and directory ow...
by fbachofner
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: desktop messed up after moving /home folders to another disk
Replies: 3
Views: 369

desktop messed up after moving /home folders to another disk

On a LM 17.1 main edition machine: I moved my /home folder to another drive, edited fstab to reference the proper location of /home and now on reboot, Cinnamon is "stuck" at a blank desktop with the getting started applet (which was previously turned off for subsequent starts). So, logging in "works...
by fbachofner
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon quickly corrupted on new install of 17.1
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Cinnamon quickly corrupted on new install of 17.1

I performed a fresh install of LM 17.1 today (upgrade was problematic). After configuring Samba and installing just a couple pieces of software (I think it was limited to Webmin and Logitech Media Server), a reboot/logon yielded: Xsession: unable to launch "cinnamon-session-cinnamon" Xsession --- "c...
by fbachofner
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: accessing location bar in Nemo
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: accessing location bar in Nemo

If you really want to change the default Ctrl+L to Alt+D to toggle/highlight the location entry in Nemo in LM16 Cinnamon ... this worked for me - an adaptation of instructions I found for Nautilus. VERY cool. Thanks for pointing this out. I suppose it's not surprising there is a way to acchieve suc...
by fbachofner
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: accessing location bar in Nemo
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: accessing location bar in Nemo

but, if you open nemo, you can press Ctrl+L , to "open" the Location bar and enter a location. D'Oh! Yes. Worse, I figured this out quite some time ago and forgot to post back here. It would be good if there were a way to edit this (or add another keybaord shortcut for the same function) as many ot...
by fbachofner
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Free Linux alternative to Corel VideoStudio?
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Free Linux alternative to Corel VideoStudio?

Hello, I do video editing as a hobby, and currently I use Corel VideoStudio 16 on Windows. I would like to get away from Windows completly, so I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions of a program similar to VS, but that is free and runs (preferably natively) on Linux. I've done some googleing...
by fbachofner
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: accessing location bar in Nemo
Replies: 4
Views: 528

accessing location bar in Nemo

Wow LinuxMint 16 is * SO * good! Thanks Clem and team for your hard work. Is there a way to get "into" the Nemo location bar with the keyboard? If not, could an accelerator key (perhaps Alt-L -- or maybe better, ALT-D, like in Firefox) be added to future versions of Nemo? That would be very helpful!...
by fbachofner
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: "Unknown" display
Replies: 10
Views: 8867

Re: "Unknown" display

So . . . There is no way to disable the VGA output in UEFI/BIOS on this Asus UX31A machine to stop the "unknown" display from showing up. Also, the advice from cwsnyder to "add the 1920x1080 resolution to VGA1" doesn't persist across reboots/logoffs, so it MUST be implemented as a script which is ca...
by fbachofner
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: "Unknown" display
Replies: 10
Views: 8867

Re: "Unknown" display

Thanks cwsnyder I'll try that tomorrow evening when I visit him again. In the meantime he has stopped trying to mirror the displays and this "solution" will work for at least a while. I'll also check whether the VGA output can be disabled in the BIOS, which would probably stop this problem entirely ...
by fbachofner
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: "Unknown" display
Replies: 10
Views: 8867

Re: "Unknown" display

What is the output of the terminal command xrandr with no options? jim@jim-UX31A ~ $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 282mm x 165mm 1920x1080 60.0*+ 59.9 40.0 1680x1050 60.0 59.9 16...

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