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by TomRoche
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What's the correct Flash plugin for Firefox?
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: soooo ... why Flash?

[...]Why use a surveillance system that streams with Flash? 100% wireless waterproof cameras which run for 6+ months on batteries only. That does sound like a hard constraint. You might consider whining to Netgear to update to HTML5 video, given the already-scheduled Flash EOL. we have little use f...
by TomRoche
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What's the correct Flash plugin for Firefox?
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

soooo ... why Flash?

adding browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash and flashplayer-mozilla while removing mint-flashplugin did give the following "result". If I click the "play" button on each camera, I get either a "request timed out" message, or I'm back to the initial window (with a play button to click). No more :c...
by TomRoche
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What's the correct Flash plugin for Firefox?
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: What's the correct Flash plugin for Firefox?

I checked in Synaptic, and I was surprised to find all these packages installed: - mint-flashplugin 2016.12.24 (metapackage) - mint-flashplugin-11 11.2.202.644 - mint-flashplugin-steam 11.2.202.460 - mint-flashplugin-24 28.0.0.126 Am I right to assume that only the last one should be kept? I suspec...
by TomRoche
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [help] MATE: privilege breakage after upgrade to kernel=3.16.0-5, 3.16.51-3+deb8u1
Replies: 0
Views: 643

[help] MATE: privilege breakage after upgrade to kernel=3.16.0-5, 3.16.51-3+deb8u1

summary: 9 Jan 2018 I `full-upgrade`d kernel on a box that has been running LMDE2 with MATE. After the upgrade, the desktop is demanding authentication (via `gksudo`-style dialogs) in situations where I've never seen them before: e.g., auto- and dismounting USB drives, sleep/suspend sleep/suspend v...
by TomRoche
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Migrating to LMDE/3
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Migrating to LMDE/3

once the new drive is installed I'll define 3 partitions: / [,] /home [,] and /swap 3 suggestions: 1. `/boot`. I like to have a separate, non-managed partition (in addition to the 3 above) to keep things simple for booting kernels; dunno if this is now over-cautious and antiquated. For the other 3 ...
by TomRoche
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox 55.0.1 won't quit?
Replies: 2
Views: 578

fix, tool, forecast

Likely one of your extensions is to blame. Correct, and now that I have updated Tab Mix Plus to version=0.5.0.4, the problem is fixed. Thanks for your assistance! FWIW, for OP finding similar problems, you may want to use (or copy/modify) this script for displaying information about the add-ons you...
by TomRoche
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox 55.0.1 won't quit?
Replies: 2
Views: 578

[SOLVED] Firefox 55.0.1 won't quit?

Are OP observing the following, or "is it just me": Recently (probably 11 or 12 Aug 2017) I updated Firefox via package manager to version=55.0.1. (I try to stay, and am currently, up-to-date WRT LMDE.) Ever since then, I've been unable to stop/exit Firefox with either C-q (preferred) or mainmenu>Fi...
by TomRoche
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] X+Wayland update breaks Cinnamon 3.4.4
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

FIX: reinstall/update NVIDIA driver

Thanks to Chatoo68's suggestion , my Cinnamon now appears unbroken, and I only needed to reinstall my NVIDIA driver: no package rollback necessary. Following is my fix process: it's waaay overdetailed for most folks on this forum, but notes regarding some anxious moments will hopefully benefit any n...
by TomRoche
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] X+Wayland update breaks Cinnamon 3.4.4
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: X+Wayland update breaks Cinnamon 3.4.4

Chatoo68 wrote:Maybe the first point is not necessary and reinstalling the NVIDIA Driver should be enough?
I'll try that first. One more question: what did you use to reinstall the NVIDIA driver? `sgfxi`?
by TomRoche
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] X+Wayland update breaks Cinnamon 3.4.4
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

xserver-*, GLX, NVIDIA

I'm on LMDE-2 (MATE). I'm on LMDE2 Cinnamon (though I have another box running MATE). However we do seem to have 2 relevant similarities: compton composite manager failed to start showing some error about GLX. I also noticed > $ date ; cinnamon --replace > Mon Jul 10 23:21:40 MST 2017 > Xlib: exten...
by TomRoche
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] X+Wayland update breaks Cinnamon 3.4.4
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

[SOLVED] X+Wayland update breaks Cinnamon 3.4.4

[see fix below @ https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=238&t=249368#p1340819] Until yesterday (9 Jul 2017) or the day before, I believe I was up-to-date WRT LMDE packages. I then noticed new X+Wayland packages={xnest, xserver-common, xserver-xorg-core, xwayland}. Prior to their install, I was...
by TomRoche
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: enable suspend from lockscreen via /etc/systemd/logind.conf ?
Replies: 0
Views: 819

enable suspend from lockscreen via /etc/systemd/logind.conf ?

Yesterday I attempted to enable suspend from lockscreen in my up-to-date LMDE2 using these instructions which unfortunately are not working for me (i.e., no change from previous). Is this due to LMDE2's incomplete adoption of `systemd`? I had thought LMDE2 was using the `systemd` `logind` but ICBW. ...
by TomRoche
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE and systemd...
Replies: 21
Views: 4883

LMDE, systemd, logind

Just now I was attempting to enable suspend from lockscreen in my up-to-date LMDE2 using these instructions which unfortunately are not working for me (i.e., no change from previous). Is this due to LMDE2's incomplete adoption of `systemd`? I had thought LMDE2 was using the `systemd` `logind` but IC...
by TomRoche
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: `cinnamon --replace` no longer returns
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

ditto for cinnamon-3.0.1

Could I get a bump? I installed the recent Betsy updates, and now have $ date ; cinnamon --version Thu Apr 28 18:09:21 MST 2016 Cinnamon 3.0.1 But I still have the same problem with `cinnamon --replace` that I had with cinnamon-2.8.6, and which I did not have with cinnamon-2.6.13 or before: In the n...
by TomRoche
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: `cinnamon --replace` no longer returns
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

`cinnamon --replace` no longer returns

I have a box running LMDE2 which I regularly use despite its having only 4GB RAM. Worse yet, I run Cinnamon on it; worse still, I tend to run Firefox with lots of tabs. Hence I would periodically run a script like the following to recover memory, once free memory got below ~5% (and after first stopp...
by TomRoche
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: HPLIP For LMDE 2
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: HPLIP For LMDE 2

I am using LMDE 2, 64-bit. Me too, up-to-date. I now have installed hplip and hplip-gui (v. 3.14.6) and I believe that I have configured it correctly to use my [HP Officejet 8610] printer. However, when I want to print something, it is not the HPLIP window that pops up but the CUPS one (system-conf...
by TomRoche
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: howto commandline package rollback from logged console spew?
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Re: howto commandline package rollback from logged console s

bigbenaugust wrote:http://linuxg.net/downgrade-package-in- ... nd-debian/ [show that `aptitude` and `apt-get` allow one to] specify a version for the package explicitly.
Thanks! I'll shortly attempt to make use of that manually, and later to incorporate that into an automation.
by TomRoche
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: howto commandline package rollback from logged console spew?
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

trying to "be nice"

Suppose one does a commandline update of one's packages and captures console spew like Get: 1 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ betsy/import firefox amd64 41.0.1~linuxmint1+betsy [43.5 MB] ... Preparing to unpack .../firefox_41.0.1~linuxmint1+betsy_amd64.deb ... Unpacking firefox (41.0.1~linuxmint1+be...
by TomRoche
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: howto commandline package rollback from logged console spew?
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

howto commandline package rollback from logged console spew?

summary: Suppose one does a commandline update of one's packages and captures console spew like Get: 1 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ betsy/import firefox amd64 41.0.1~linuxmint1+betsy [43.5 MB] ... Preparing to unpack .../firefox_41.0.1~linuxmint1+betsy_amd64.deb ... Unpacking firefox (41.0.1~linu...
by TomRoche
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5827

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

davschm wrote:I am still looking for instructions for setting it up manually without encrypting the /boot.
Define 'it' :-) If you want instructions for doing LVM/LUKS on "Main Edition" Mint, try posting here.

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