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by watcheroftheskies
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow Boot Mint Cinnamon 17
Replies: 29
Views: 13834

Re: Slow Boot Mint Cinnamon 17

To be sure I timed the process:
- From Dell boot image to Login: 30 sec.
- From Login to desktop: 23 sec.
The 'chime' sound in between at 10 sec; the chime usually sounds just before the desktop appears. So is the slowness in MDM or Cinnamon?
by watcheroftheskies
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow Boot Mint Cinnamon 17
Replies: 29
Views: 13834

Re: Slow Boot Mint Cinnamon 17

I have the same problem with my Dell Inspiron 1545. Since 17 Iḿ running 64 bit and boot has been slow since.
To be precise it is the time between login and full desktop. Seeing the posts above I think I will try the 32bit and see.
by watcheroftheskies
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: <SOLVED> Left click problem on mint 17 64 bits
Replies: 7
Views: 9586

Re: Left click problem on mint 17 64 bits

Hi all, I have exactly the same problem. It's very annoying when you click the menu or the taskbar >> the menu/window opens and immediately closes again on one click. This behaviour is irregular. I have tried changing the double click setting, but this does not change this behaviour. The bug shows u...
by watcheroftheskies
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to get Lightdm and Unity-Greeter on Mint, the nice way
Replies: 4
Views: 8253

Re: How to get Lightdm and Unity-Greeter on Mint, the nice w

Hi,

Great! Tried it: works. However:
1. I cannot get the background changing according to userfocus to work.
2. Because unity does not have a 'daisy pointer' anymore when programs start, cinnamon loses that also when using lightdm. Does anyone know how to solve that?

Kind regards
by watcheroftheskies
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: how to install gnome shell in linuxmint 14 cinnamone
Replies: 18
Views: 34652

Re: how to install gnome shell in linuxmint 14 cinnamone

Hi, Does anyone know if there's any trouble using the new GDM3 with Cinnamon (on main Nadia)? I tried it on my laptop just installing 'gnome-shell' and it seems to be OK. But I want to be more sure before I put it on the 'family-PC'. I did not install gnome-session, because it seems to draw in full ...
by watcheroftheskies
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Fedora 17?
Replies: 7
Views: 5888

Re: Fedora 17?

@MattyC157 Hi, I have been using Mint as my stable distro for my main desktop since Gloria. Always a pleasure, Yet now I'm having trouble with the whole Ubuntu family. Seems it all has to do with recent chnages in Xorg and incomatibility with the Nvidia 173 driver. I need the proprietary driver for ...
by watcheroftheskies
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Reviving the old Linux Mint Plymouth themes
Replies: 2
Views: 5092

Re: Reviving the old Linux Mint Plymouth themes

Thank you! I was looking for this. I know Clem thinks it's not needed, but I'm one of those old-school folks who like to see something happening on my screen assuring me the machine is working. I don't see why it's been removed from the repo.
by watcheroftheskies
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE mysteries
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Re: KDE mysteries

Nothing to do with the subject :) But KDE has made me return to Linux Mint. Tried Gnome 3, Unity, Cinnamon... KDE is just very stable right now and itś a beautiful desktop. Itś also lighter than Gnome/Cinnaon it seems. But as always,... the garss i always greener... I may try Gnome 3.4 again. Not on...
by watcheroftheskies
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?
Replies: 359
Views: 101893

Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

It's the third decade for Linux. Kernel 3 - Gnome 3.. The big distros Fedora - Suse - Arch - even Ubuntu (one click away); they're all moving on. Time for Mint to decide 'what makes Mint'; itś not just the menu....
by watcheroftheskies
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint 13 ? Name ?
Replies: 171
Views: 31358

Re: Ok the Name (M) for Mint 13! Start here:

Miranda, Monica, Melinda --- Start a Vote!
by watcheroftheskies
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Plymouth Splash is Blank
Replies: 14
Views: 4433

Re: Plymouth Splash is Blank

What happens is this. My kid (7) starts the machine ; sees the green light of the monitor light up -- he knows thatś ok. But the screen shows nothing , the monitor gets no signal and falls to sleep mode - orange light... Dad! I won start! So he pushes the start-bitton on the machine itself again so ...
by watcheroftheskies
Sun May 29, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 11 Katya and Broadcom wireless STA driver
Replies: 17
Views: 5666

Mint 11 Katya and Broadcom wireless STA driver

In Mint 11 katya (Ubuntu 11.04) the problem with the Broadcom 43xx wireless STA driver is still not solved. The problem emerged (for me) in Mint 10 (Maverick). The solution still works for me (Dell Inspiron 1545). (It seems to me this could be easily solved 'out of the box'?) - The problem: The wifi...
by watcheroftheskies
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
Replies: 224
Views: 130566

Re: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

Hi Clem and all, Just one downer: wireless (broadcom 4312) did not install the usual way. I did find a workaround, which I posted in the networking/wireless section. But this was never a problem in Mint 8 and 9 (same laptop). I used to pick the proprietary version b43, but now only STA works, instal...
by watcheroftheskies
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 10 RC Broadcom Wireless Problem - possible FIX
Replies: 4
Views: 5085

Mint 10 RC Broadcom Wireless Problem - possible FIX

Problem: After installing Mint 10 RC and reboot, installing Broadcom wifi driver (Control Center - Additional Drivers) fails. Both b43 and STA ("SystemError:installArchives () failed" message) !! Had NO problems with either Mint 8 or Mint 9 on same machine, same wireless !!! Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick h...
by watcheroftheskies
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Main Edition (Gnome-based) not visible at Main Page
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Main Edition (Gnome-based) not visible at Main Page

Yes and I do think they're spreading themselves a bit thin...
by watcheroftheskies
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Main Edition (Gnome-based) not visible at Main Page
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Main Edition (Gnome-based) not visible at Main Page

A newbie friend of mine wrote me a few days ago enthusiastically that he was trying LXDE on an usb-drive. And he asked me if I knew more about KDE and Debian. "Why doesn he ask about Isadora / Main?", I thought. Then I took a closer look at your homepage. A regular LM user may not notice, but Isador...
by watcheroftheskies
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Servers down!
Replies: 34
Views: 11796

Re: Servers down!

Hi Clem,

I don't know whether from the Netherlands I'm redirected to the German servers. I had a lot of trouble lately to reach the site.
Does this have any connection to the trouble in Germany?

WotS, Holland
by watcheroftheskies
Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To: Upgrade your kernel, painlessly.
Replies: 122
Views: 121004

kernel 2.6.35 maverick killled wireless

I second the last post: I installed the latest stable maverick kernel on my laptop. Result: after reboot no wireless. Uninstalled the broadcom driver. Reinstalled via 'hardware' > System error: Install files () failed. Booting grub on original 2.6.32 kernel (Mint 9) doesn't help: So...I wrecked my s...
by watcheroftheskies
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: screen times out and flashes white lines
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: screen times out and flashes white lines

Hi afjml, I had the same problem with my old Dell Dimension 2400 (2003, I think...). I first had Mint 7 on it (Perfect) and after some messing around with other distros I decided to put Mint 9 on it. Ok, while working on it. But after leaving it alone for a while I came back and saw these flashing w...

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