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by doubled
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon 32bit Won't Shut Down?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Cinnamon 32bit Won't Shut Down?

It's unfortunate that this question comes up in the "newbie" section, implying something that may not be true. My attempt to shutdown -h failed. The timer ran out and nothing changed. I eventually used the power button. Now, hours later, I have booted and successfully shutdown via the menu - twice. ...
by doubled
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon 32bit Won't Shut Down?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Cinnamon 32bit Won't Shut Down?

Also having this problem just now for the first time -- but with a 64-bit version of Cinnamon that has been functioning perfectly for months up until now. I just installed the amd64 version of WPS Office, tinkered with it a bit, and tried to shutdown. Instead, it merely logged out and returned to th...
by doubled
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] icon launchers on desktop need sudo authority
Replies: 31
Views: 3902

Re: [SOLVED] icon launchers on desktop need sudo authority

In a subsequent installation I performed the same operation on the hidden gnome2 directory. That also fixed the problem.
by doubled
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] icon launchers on desktop need sudo authority
Replies: 31
Views: 3902

Re: [SOLVED] icon launchers on desktop need sudo authority

I've been around the forum in search of a solution to "firefox won't launch" -- and making the error of trying "sudo firefox". The solution I found is related to "deleting the .cache directory" but doesn't go quite that far. All I did was to sudo chown -R user:user mozilla from /home/user/.cache so ...
by doubled
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Wifi and Kwallet
Replies: 7
Views: 4853

Re: Wifi and Kwallet

Can't say how strongly I agree. It is the bane of KDE! Always getting in the way, blocking wireless configuration, confounding it. I wish it would go away forever. Sure enought, now, somebody will declare it useful. Then download it and install it and use it; but don't make us all suffer by making i...
by doubled
Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 12 Release Candidate
Replies: 282
Views: 46366

Re: Linux Mint 12 Release Candidate

Instead of clicking the Infinity thingy (Activities), move the cursor to the upper left of it -- alll the way to the corner of the screen -- and you see a radar effect that toggles between Activities and the Desktop. Thus, you can get to "Window," "Activities," and the side panel without clicking. N...
by doubled
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 12 Release Candidate
Replies: 282
Views: 46366

Re: Linux Mint 12 Release Candidate

I have installed the 64-bit RC and notice 3 things that are a little frustrating: 1. The Cantarell font that is indicated in Advanced Settings (aka Gnome Tweak Tool) as default for the Desktop and for window title bars is not installed on the system by default, so what you get is a Helvetia/Arial-lo...
by doubled
Tue May 10, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 11 RC – bug reports
Replies: 42
Views: 8368

Re: Linux Mint 11 RC – bug reports

I am unable to shutdown or reboot with Mint 11 RC. I have to use Alt+SysRq+REISUB. It's the same with the Unity desktop in Ubuntu 11.04, so it must be an upstream issue. I don't see a reference to this issue in the "known problems." [Edit] Found that the issue persists in Ubuntu and Mint when using ...
by doubled
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: separate working directories for OOo suite components?
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: separate working directories for OOo suite components?

Thanks, tenfoot, but, if I understand what your shortcut does, it's not exactly what I need. To that point there is a quickstarter feature if you install the Debian version of LO or OOo from the website -- but not if you use the Ubuntu PPA. Clicking that quickstarter tray icon will open a core LO/OO...
by doubled
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: separate working directories for OOo suite components?
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: separate working directories for OOo suite components?

The forum at openoffice.org confirms my doubt:

http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/ ... es#p165384

I guess confirmed doubt is better than unconfirmed....
by doubled
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: separate working directories for OOo suite components?
Replies: 3
Views: 445

separate working directories for OOo suite components?

Anyone know whether it is possible to establish separate working directories for OOo Writer, OOo Calc, OOo Impress, OOo Base? I've been happy to set a path (in Tools --> Options) that has a suite-wide directory -- forcing me to drill down to subdirectories for word-processing, spreadsheets, and pres...
by doubled
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Linux Mint 10 KDE
Replies: 517
Views: 89045

Re: Linux Mint 10 KDE

Self-built, 2-year old desktop AMD Athlon 6000+ dual core 4 MB RAM Asus M3A78-EM system board ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics made by XFX Nice work on this KDE Mint 10 x86_64 RC. Here are some observations: 1. As with all other distros I've hopped (Mandriva, Kubuntu, Fedora, and a stellar Pardus 2011) A...
by doubled
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
Replies: 224
Views: 130132

Re: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

At a minimum, making the bottom border a few pixels wide (as it was previously) at least makes it easy to grab a bottom corner of a window resize.... I also "vote" for this as an issue that makes it very difficult to resize a window. It seems this issue was fixed with an update to the Mint-X theme....
by doubled
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
Replies: 224
Views: 130132

Re: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

At a minimum, making the bottom border a few pixels wide (as it was previously) at least makes it easy to grab a bottom corner of a window resize.... I also "vote" for this as an issue that makes it very difficult to resize a window. I like the minimalist look of Mint-X, but I have changed to WildM...
by doubled
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Solved] Using Mint 7 32-bit as headless server
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: Using Mint 7 32-bit as headless server [solved]

I pulled the video card and installed Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit, using the latest nVidia driver for the built-in graphics adapter. The configuration of Remote Desktop was successful, working without a hitch after I removed the monitor, keyboard, and mouse. So, even though it's not Mint, it is the distribut...
by doubled
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Solved] Using Mint 7 32-bit as headless server
Replies: 2
Views: 799

[Solved] Using Mint 7 32-bit as headless server

I have been using as a server an MSI K9N6GM mainboard with 1 MB RAM installed, nVidia nForce 410 mainboard chipset, nVidia GeForce MCP61 built-in graphics (which I recently have replaced with a PNY Vector GeForce 9400 GT video card with 512 MB RAM), and an AMD Sempron 2800+ processor. For about the ...
by doubled
Sat May 30, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Sharing files on a NAS box
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Re: Sharing files on a NAS box

Sorry, I am at a loss. It sounds as if the problem is not with Mint but with the NAS.
by doubled
Sat May 30, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Sharing files on a NAS box
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Re: Sharing files on a NAS box

Nick, if you use the "Network Servers" item (select the "Network" checkbox in Preferences --> mintDesktop), can you see the server and browse its folders? I have a fresh Gloria install and have added smbfs (using Synaptic). I can browse the network folders using Nautilus. It sounds as if you don't h...
by doubled
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: display lockup
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: display lockup

Husse wrote:Yes xorg.conf is less and less important
Add Driver "intel" in Section "Device" - it could make a difference but probably not...
So video is handled more at the kernel level now?
I've added Driver "Intel" and will see how it goes.
Thanks for your multiple responses and suggestions, Husse.
by doubled
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: display lockup
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: display lockup

The 3100 or GM965/GL960 is maybe not so much of a problem, but it is/was blacklisted by Compiz However there are many implementations by different vendors (the chip may be the same, but not the "surrounding") You could try to add Option "DRI" "false" to Section "Device" in xorg.conf Talking of whic...

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