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by bpeary
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic -- can't find documentation on this topic [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Synaptic -- can't find documentation on this topic

Ah. I'm not seeing these in update manager because I have level 4 disabled. When I enable level 4 I see a metapackage for xorg, which presumably contains these packages I see in synaptic.
by bpeary
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic -- can't find documentation on this topic [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Synaptic -- can't find documentation on this topic [solved]

Can someone give me an explanation of this output, or direct me to a source? I've read a bunch of tutorials, duck-ducked the term 'installed(upgradable)', and read the man page, but haven't found answers to my questions below. I've been using synaptic for years for package installation and removal, ...
by bpeary
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lost desktop functions with Cinnamon Update 3.4.6+betsy [workaround]
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Lost desktop functions with Cinnamon Update 3.4.6+betsy

I found a workaround for this issue on the web. in menu - preferences - startup applications, add a custom application called anything (e.g., 'nemo workaround'), with the command nemo-desktop and a 5-second delay. There already was an entry for Files, calling nemo -n, which wasn't working. No amount...
by bpeary
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mintupgrade thinks I'm using mate -- not! [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: mintupgrade thinks I'm using mate -- not!

Upgrade successful! Thanks everyone for the suggestions. The issues I had that aborted the upgrade were the following: - System retained the identification as mate, although I had switched back to cinnamon - Legacy nvidia drivers had to be thoroughly removed before beginning the upgrade - Plymouth-s...
by bpeary
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mintupgrade thinks I'm using mate -- not! [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: mintupgrade thinks I'm using mate -- not!

Thanks for that info. Clem suggested I use the following: sudo dpkg -r --force-depends mint-info-debian-mate and apt install mint-info-debian-cinnamon Which worked, but the installation ran into problems which appear to be related to my nvidia 340 driver. Apparently the newest driver is incompatible...
by bpeary
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mintupgrade thinks I'm using mate -- not! [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 261

mintupgrade thinks I'm using mate -- not! [solved]

I've been using LMDE2 with cinnamon (LMDE1 before that) for years. A few months ago I switched to mate. I've switched back to cinnamon for the upgrade, and purged every mention of mate I could find in synaptic, and rebooted. But whenever I run mintupgrade check I get an error saying I'm running the ...
by bpeary
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lost desktop functions with Cinnamon Update 3.4.6+betsy [workaround]
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Lost desktop functions with Cinnamon Update 3.4.6+betsy

I should mention that I've tried some of the fixes in similar posts a few years ago: nemo -n, nemo -q, and changing/changing back 'show desktop icons on primary monitor', with no effect. Then installed and switched to mate, which works normally.
by bpeary
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lost desktop functions with Cinnamon Update 3.4.6+betsy [workaround]
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Lost desktop functions with Cinnamon Update 3.4.6+betsy [workaround]

After updating my LMDE 2 (level 3 updates) my desktop is just a background picture -- no shortcut icons, no right-click menu. I can get to those shortcuts by opening nemo in the main menu and opening /home/myusername/desktop, and they're all there and functional. Any suggestions to fix this?
by bpeary
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: What happened to smb-share in Mint 19
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: What happened to smb-share in Mint 19

Perhaps try the tweak noted here: https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-beaver-samba-shares.html Worked for me -- I could connect, but read-only, until I applied this workaround. Just for one-stop shopping, the workaround was to edit the samba config file/etc/samba/smb.conf as root, and add th...
by bpeary
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: pdfchain crashes with segmentation fault
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: pdfchain crashes with segmentation fault

I just installed it in Mint 18.1., amd64, kernel 4.4.0-53-generic. I get a segmentation fault also.
by bpeary
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's Up with the Weather? (in Mate it stopped working for me in 18.)
Replies: 9
Views: 1556

Re: What's Up with the Weather? (in Mate it stopped working for me in 18.)

I just updated from 17.3 in December, and the app's not working in Cinnamon. Curiously, I dual boot with LMDE, and it is working there.
by bpeary
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon panel weather applet not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2637

Re: Cinnamon panel weather applet not working

Got it working. Looked in ~.local/share/cinnamon/applets and found two entries: one for the new mockturtle app, and one for an older cinnamon-weather app. Presumably this was a holdover from before my upgrade to Betsy. I deleted both, then reinstalled the new weather app from the settings menu, and ...
by bpeary
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon panel weather applet not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2637

Re: Cinnamon panel weather applet not working

Thanks, mrdashhund. I just tried that -- there is no configure button for the weather applet. If I click on the calendar applet, for example, I see the configure button you're talking about. But when I click back to the weather applet it disappears.
by bpeary
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon panel weather applet not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2637

Cinnamon panel weather applet not working [SOLVED]

This is the mockturtle weather applet that sits in the panel. All I get in LMDE2 (upgraded from LMDE a few months ago, manager indicates up-to-date) is an icon with a circular arrow and an ellipsis. If you click on it, it says 'loading'. You can right-click on it and take 'configure', but it just ta...
by bpeary
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hibernation works, suspendation does not
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: Hibernation works, suspendation does not

Same issue here -- freezes on waking up after suspend. I dual boot with LMDE, and it works there.
by bpeary
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Synaptic says 1616 packages Installed (manual) [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Synaptic says 1616 packages Installed (manual) [SOLVED]

I'm trying to clean up my system, which is several years old and has gone through several update packs. Currently, Upgrade Manager says I'm up to date with UP8. While working in synaptic, removing some never-used and obsolete packages, I noticed that I have 1616 packages listed under Installed (manu...
by bpeary
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: These files are *NOT* on a Video DVD
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Re: These files are *NOT* on a Video DVD

I'm suddenly seeing the same thing on LMDE. Had a power flicker that caused a reboot.
by bpeary
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Odd list to be removed with thunderbird
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Odd list to be removed with thunderbird

I'm running LMDE update pack 8. When I attempted to remove thunderbird I was informed of a large and scary list of applications that would be put on the autoremove list: 3:44pm (bp) ~> sudo apt-get remove thunderbird Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information......
by bpeary
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Why a whole slew of updates?
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Why a whole slew of updates?

Using Cinnamon, but have used mate, so must still be installed. And yes, most of the updates are related to Mate, with about 15 apparently not:
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Thanks for the info.

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