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by michaelzap
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: If only Bluetooth worked...
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: If only Bluetooth worked...

I'm now back from my trip and trying again to make this work (now with the mouse that I really want to work - a Microsoft Sculpt Touch mouse). There was a firmware update while I was away which I applied, and when I tried again to pair with this mouse, it failed (I also tried with another generic Mi...
by michaelzap
Sun May 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: If only Bluetooth worked...
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: If only Bluetooth worked...

Interesting! When I use the firmware file that you provided (thanks!), I am able to pair with a Logitech M535 bluetooth mouse that I picked up at BestBuy this morning. So that's progress! However, it's completely unusable, since the pointer just sort of meanders around the screen lagging way behind ...
by michaelzap
Sat May 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: If only Bluetooth worked...
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: If only Bluetooth worked...

Thanks everyone for your quick replies! I'm about to board another flight, but here are some quick answers: zap@chimuelito ~ $ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; lsusb; rfkill list; dmesg | egrep -i 'blue|firm' 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapte...
by michaelzap
Sat May 12, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: If only Bluetooth worked...
Replies: 8
Views: 582

If only Bluetooth worked...

Been using and loving Mint for years. On my main laptop (a first-gen Dell XPS 13 - Core i5) I am running the latest Slylvia 64-bit with the MATE desktop. Been using it constantly and upgrading it for years and have rarely been tempted to switch to another distro, except for one nagging issue. Blueto...
by michaelzap
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: two minor Mint panel/menu annoyances
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: two minor Mint panel/menu annoyances

Thanks for your reply! It turns out that I actually had a custom .gtkrc-2.0 file in my home directory (which I imagine I copied from a previous install). I edited it like so and now the clock appears the way that I want it to: style "my-panel-clock" { fg[NORMAL] = "#eeeeee" font_name = "dejavu sans ...
by michaelzap
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: square window corners with Compiz?
Replies: 1
Views: 915

square window corners with Compiz?

Compiz isn't respecting my flat theme's square top window corners (or shadows, but I can remove those in the Window Decoration settings). Is there a config file somewhere that I can edit to remove these? Thanks in advance for your help.
by michaelzap
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: two minor Mint panel/menu annoyances
Replies: 2
Views: 498

two minor Mint panel/menu annoyances

Just wondering how to fix a couple minor annoyances. 1. I have my Mate panel set to 24 pixels high, and when I click on the Mate menu it appears about 24 pixels above the panel with a space between it at the panel (and then will often jump back down when I roll over it). Any idea why this might happ...
by michaelzap
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Realtek RTL8188EE wireless stopped working reliably
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Realtek RTL8188EE wireless stopped working reliably

Howdy - Since mid-December I'm having a terrible time with the wifi card on my Toshiba laptop. It's never worked great, but now I can barely get it to keep a wifi connection at more than 20 feet from the router. I've tried a whole lot of things, but so far nothing has resolved it. Does anyone out th...
by michaelzap
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HowTo: Auto Mounting Samba Shares Using AutoFS
Replies: 69
Views: 37701

Re: HowTo: Auto Mounting Samba Shares Using AutoFS

I'm afraid that by saying this I'll jinx it, but this issue seems to be resolved. I did three things yesterday, one of which must have done the trick: I ran a dist-upgrade on the Debian file server (although I didn't see any Samba packages in the update list) I added "security=user" to my Samba conf...
by michaelzap
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HowTo: Auto Mounting Samba Shares Using AutoFS
Replies: 69
Views: 37701

Re: HowTo: Auto Mounting Samba Shares Using AutoFS

Hello again - After quite a while of using AutoFS with no issues whatsoever, suddenly I'm having trouble. I recently updated my Debian file server to unstable and switched the DE to Mate, but these problems seem to have appeared a few days after that. What's happening is that my (Ubuntu-based, Qiana...
by michaelzap
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Can we please have a Linux Mint bare bones release?
Replies: 32
Views: 4407

Re: Can we please have a Linux Mint bare bones release?

I used to use the Debian minimal netinstall and then change the sources to match LMDE's and install the desktop environment and software of my choosing. That seems to be pretty much what the OP wants. That or an Ubuntu minimal install (if you want the Ubuntu-based Mint) would seem to get you exactly...
by michaelzap
Thu May 15, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Caja/GTK bookmarks in open/save dialogs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

[SOLVED] Caja/GTK bookmarks in open/save dialogs?

Hey! That totally did the trick! Thanks!

I don't know why I am no longer getting emails when folks reply to posts that I'm following, but I'm glad that I checked back now or I would never have seen this.
by michaelzap
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Caja/GTK bookmarks in open/save dialogs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Caja/GTK bookmarks in open/save dialogs?

Just a minor issue I'd like to resolve: I have added my most-used directories and mounts as bookmarks in Caja. They show up there and in the Places menu, but they do not show up in open and save dialogs from other programs. How can I get those dialogs to include these bookmarks? Thanks in advance fo...
by michaelzap
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless constantly going down/super slow-RTL8188CE
Replies: 9
Views: 3557

Re: Wireless constantly going down/super slow-RTL8188CE

RE: found a more recent fix .....http://askubuntu.com/questions/337785/wireless-not-working-on-toshiba-satellite-c55-a5281 you need page 2 post by chili555 Thanks for that. I think that the backported driver that I installed last night (see the link above in my post) is more recent (backports-3.12.2...
by michaelzap
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless constantly going down/super slow-RTL8188CE
Replies: 9
Views: 3557

Re: Wireless constantly going down/super slow-RTL8188CE

Sorry you're having trouble, but it's also good to see that I'm not alone in having these problems with Realtek wifi on Linux. I have a Toshiba laptop with RTL8188EE wifi and it disconnects on me constantly. My post on this is here . I'm pretty sure that this has nothing to do with the router, since...
by michaelzap
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Gnome Debian Wheezy -> LMDE Mate questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Re: Gnome Debian Wheezy -> LMDE Mate questions

LMDE repo is made for testing so is unlikely to work with stable. You can use the MATE repos. http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download#debian_wheezy Note that neither LMDE or the above repo offer MATE 1.8 at the moment. To remove GNOME, Google is your friend. Somehow I didn't notice this reply until n...
by michaelzap
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Gnome Debian Wheezy -> LMDE Mate questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Gnome Debian Wheezy -> LMDE Mate questions

Howdy - I have a home file server running Debian stable with Gnome Shell. I'd like to install the Mate desktop environment and remove Gnome. I'm wondering if there's a how-to here somewhere or if anyone has useful advice before I start. I imagine that what I need to do is to change my sources to the...
by michaelzap
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi disconnects frequently
Replies: 11
Views: 2982

Re: wifi disconnects frequently

Next time it happens I'll test a domain name that I know that I haven't accessed recently (since google.com may have been cached). I didn't think of that until after I'd reconnected to the wifi. Just happened again, and I tried looking up two sites I know that I haven't visited recently. Both were ...
by michaelzap
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi disconnects frequently
Replies: 11
Views: 2982

Re: wifi disconnects frequently

I have the same problem, but I didn't make a kerne upgrade yet. I found that creation of a Wifi Connection profile, seems to make the localjost (127.0.0.1) a name server. When working, you can do a nslookup, and you will see that the non-authoritative answer comes from this localhost Nameserver. Wh...
by michaelzap
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi disconnects frequently
Replies: 11
Views: 2982

Re: wifi disconnects frequently

Don_Pedro wrote:are you far from the router ? if possible get closer.

That's a problem with Realtek .
Not all that far (20 feet or so), but maybe I'll increase the output power of the router and see if that helps.

Thanks!

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