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by Snowfall
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to start software-sources after upgrade to 18.3
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Unable to start software-sources after upgrade to 18.3

... and it so happens that due to an HDD to SSD upgrade I got to reinstall Mint 18.3 from scratch. The problem has not gone away however, so in the end it's not related to upgrading 18.2 to 18.3, but rather something specific to 18.3. But I have to apologize, since I forgot to include one crucial de...
by Snowfall
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to start software-sources after upgrade to 18.3
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Unable to start software-sources after upgrade to 18.3

pbear wrote:
Snowfall wrote:Is anyone else seeing this?
FWIW, works fine on my computer, both Mate in my regular install and a virtual machine with Cinnamon.
Thanks for letting us know. Might just have to bear with it until Mint 19 shows up.
by Snowfall
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to start software-sources after upgrade to 18.3
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Unable to start software-sources after upgrade to 18.3

It's a graphical application. If you start it with sudo, you may cause permission problems (files that the application has written to, are now owned by root, not by you). This may even be what caused the problem. Ok, noted, and I am aware of the distinction, however this is not what caused the prob...
by Snowfall
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to start software-sources after upgrade to 18.3
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Unable to start software-sources after upgrade to 18.3

Thanks, but it hasn't helped. Again, the problem is not with software-sources itself, since I can start it just fine from the command line with "gksudo software-sources" - the options of launching it from the Update Manager and Control Center will no longer do anything. I was expecting them to promp...
by Snowfall
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to start software-sources after upgrade to 18.3
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Unable to start software-sources after upgrade to 18.3

I've successfully upgraded a Mint 18.2 install to 18.3, however now I am unable to access software-sources from the new version of the Update Manager or from the Control Center. I can click on both the options (menu item/button) but nothing seems to be launched in the back-end. I was able to get to ...
by Snowfall
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to revert to 17.1 graphics stack (on 17.3)
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: How to revert to 17.1 graphics stack (on 17.3)

You only need to wait, until the upgrade option is available. Very true. And I've specified that there will be no issues with upgraded installations since they will not include the upgraded graphics stack by default. However, as far as I know, there is no 'recommended' way to address this in the ca...
by Snowfall
Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to revert to 17.1 graphics stack (on 17.3)
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

How to revert to 17.1 graphics stack (on 17.3)

If you plan on using the Oibaf - Updated and Optimized Open Graphics Drivers PPA to upgrade your graphics stack on a fresh installation of Linux Mint 17.3, you'll notice that not all your graphics stack packages are updated as they should be from the PPA. The reason for this is simple, and is also c...
by Snowfall
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 2, so far so good!
Replies: 22
Views: 2526

Re: LMDE 2, so far so good!

k357k9 wrote:Is it faster/quicker than the regular version?
It's somewhat faster. You'll definitely feel the difference on older hardware, but it's not really that noticeable on modern systems.
by Snowfall
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Wine-1.7 on lmde2
Replies: 21
Views: 10793

Re: Install Wine-1.7 on lmde2

http://liquorix.net/ is a Debian repository right? It's a Debian Sid repository, so things will typically expect more recent package versions then you'd find in Jessie (on which LMDE2 is based). Sid is the current Debian "unstable" release. Most liquorix packages will work without a hitch when Sid ...
by Snowfall
Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Wine-1.7 on lmde2
Replies: 21
Views: 10793

Re: Install Wine-1.7 on lmde2

Thanks snowfall :) at least found someone who dosnt get outraged by adding stuff to Debian :) Not being outraged does not mean I recommend using PPAs with Debian/LMDE ;). It's a gamble at most, and has the potential to seriously mess up your system even if you know what you are doing. I must say th...
by Snowfall
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Wine-1.7 on lmde2
Replies: 21
Views: 10793

Re: Install Wine-1.7 on lmde2

You may as well go ahead and install wine from lmde2 repositories , you will get wine 1.6 command line only. Not quite so. This might not work once Jessie becomes "stable", but for now, an easy way to get Wine 1.7 installed (mind you, not the latest - it's at 1.7.29 currently) is by using the wine-...
by Snowfall
Tue May 08, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Open as administrator in Caja (MATE)
Replies: 2
Views: 3770

Re: Open as administrator in Caja (MATE)

Thanks! That did the trick.
by Snowfall
Sat May 05, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Open as administrator in Caja (MATE)
Replies: 2
Views: 3770

[SOLVED] Open as administrator in Caja (MATE)

I was rather surprised to see that the "Open as administrator" option in Caja will open up a privileged Nautilus instance.

It doesn't bother me that much... but is it not supposed to open up another instance of Caja? Is this the default behavior everyone is seeing or is my system acting up somehow?
by Snowfall
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Regular Freezing [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 2033

Re: Regular Freezing

You can also try to remove the following packages (depending on your graphic card manufacturer) and see if the freezes stop: For Nvidia: xserver-xorg-video-nvidia and xserver-xorg-video-nouveau For ATI: xserver-xorg-video-ati and xserver-xorg-video-radeon To do this, open up a terminal and type: For...
by Snowfall
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Regular Freezing [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 2033

Re: Regular Freezing

It sounds like a problem that I've had with my old PC... I was getting frequent and total system lockups as well, and the only thing I could do about it was press the reset button. I've traced this issue to some incompatibilities between the new version of X.Org (and by new I mean the one present in...
by Snowfall
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sizzling sound coming from PSU
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: Sizzling sound coming from PSU

Perhaps you've solved this already, but I'd like to suggest an alternative cause to your problem... Are you sure the problem is caused by your hardware? I've heard that high-frequency sound you are describing too, it is normal for most modern PSUs and it can get pretty loud in cheaper PSUs (due to l...
by Snowfall
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No sound, don't understand, new to linux, completely lost!
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: No sound, don't understand, new to linux, completely lo

Hi Tim, I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems, but I'm sure they can be solved with a little patience and some help from the community. Do consider that Linux is an open source operating systems and that not all hardware manufacturers actively maintain or develop linux drivers for their hard...
by Snowfall
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux on old laptop?
Replies: 9
Views: 1831

Re: Linux on old laptop?

I'd recommend Mint XFCE as well for a functional lightweight OS on old hardware... you could also give CrunchBang or Salix a try, since they also have a low memory footprint, but ultimately it's up to you to decide which distro better fits your needs (luckily the Linux family is anything but small :...
by Snowfall
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hard drive noise [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 3571

Re: Hard drive noise

I'm not sure if this will be helpful, but what you've said so far sounds rather familiar, and I remember having this dilemma too a while back. Does the low grinding noise stop when the hard disk is in use (copying or moving some files for example, or doing a time-consuming export or save)? It might ...
by Snowfall
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ALL USB Thumb-Drives Remount Unwontedly
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: ALL USB Thumb-Drives Remount Unwontedly

I'm having the same problem on LMDE and I've noticed it a while back when I was still using Mint 10. I'm guessing it's a kernel issue (since this started happening for me after upgrading to version 2.6.35 or later), a possible incompatibility/coding oversight that manifests itself with some USB cont...

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