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by Pjotr
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 43
Views: 1330

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

But my main point I guess was that some of the the improvements are not necessarily improvements in practice because they make things more complicated or cause the end user to need to learn more than previously necessary. A good example was gksu which was a short simple substitution for "force this...
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 43
Views: 1330

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

The biggest problem with LM19 is how massive the switch between base repo's are... debian and ubuntu have made many decisions that are only now catching up to many people and they are resenting so many of their old habits "suddenly" not being catered to any more. That's some of these decisions are ...
by Pjotr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I install Puffin Web Browser on Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Can I install Puffin Web Browser on Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3

It's not as if there's a lack of web browsers in Linux Mint.... Check Software Manager. There's an abundance, ranging from barebones (and blazing fast) to loaded with bells and whistles. Want to have fun with blazing fast? Try Dillo: sudo apt-get install dillo Note that only the big three (Firefox, ...
by Pjotr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting started on a new os environment
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Getting started on a new os environment

Brightness: try this progressive scheme: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/display#TOC-Brightness-of-the-display-is-wrong-and-not-adjustable (item 4 and further, left column) Wifi: first try whether it helps when you install a kernel update. The latest kernel from the 4.15 series is...
by Pjotr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Where is COSMO?
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Where is COSMO?

I think this is the guy you mean: https://forums.linuxmint.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=156173 Unfortunately, he's no longer active on this forum. He's had some arguments with some people, which led him to cease his activity. It's a real pity, because he was very active, very helpful and ve...
by Pjotr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 43
Views: 1330

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

I have also had some problems. I started a thread here about them and it magically disappeared overnight which is suspect (checked my thread history in case I just couldn't find it) so I stopped coming here. Mainly the problems are that the default apps don't work, opening pictures for example no l...
by Pjotr
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Sad Day for Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: A Sad Day for Mint

I wouldn't be surprised if he's just an "alter ego" of this guy: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=277686 First post, no assistance asked, just one big rant. That's always suspicious. That crossed my mind but I couldn't be bothered looking for the post. I think you're right. Edit: I...
by Pjotr
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Sad Day for Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: A Sad Day for Mint

The title of this thread strikes me as a bit precocious, by the way. :mrgreen: I think the whole thing is, given he's never posted and asked for assistance. I wouldn't be surprised if he's just an "alter ego" of this guy: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=277686 First post, no assis...
by Pjotr
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Sad Day for Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: A Sad Day for Mint

Weird. Personally, I have no problems at all when installing Linux Mint, even on very new hardware. Sure, it has become somewhat more difficult with UEFI, but once you know the tricks (main trick: move Windows Boot Loader down on the boot priority list in the UEFI settings), it's still a cinch. The ...
by Pjotr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: <solved>display res stuck on 1024x768, no hw acceleration
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: display res stuck on 1024x768, no hw acceleration

The BIOS date listed is 2018 so unless you updated an older BIOS that's very new hardware. Mint 19 would probably work better. You could go to update manager > kernels and try installing the newest 4.5 series kernel ... newer Intel gpus seem to need that ... first. +1 I'd definitely install Mint 19...
by Pjotr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Funniest Linux error message
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Funniest Linux error message

Install sl and watch what happens when you type sl instead of ls in a command (which is a common typo).... :wink:
by Pjotr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can I install and run Linux mint cinnamon on 1.4 GHz processor
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Can I install and run Linux mint cinnamon on 1.4 GHz processor

I definitely advise the lightweight Xfce edition of Mint 19.
by Pjotr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Funniest Linux error message
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Funniest Linux error message

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by Pjotr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 no proprietary drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: [SOLVED] Mint 19 no proprietary drivers

MintyBaby wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:22 pm
I have the same wifi card, but it's not working. How did you get yours working?
Better start your own thread for that.
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 43
Views: 1330

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

I'm sure my anger and frustration should be directed at Ubuntu No. Buy a punching bag. Or kick a dent in your car. As said: do a clean installation of Mint 19. Then, if you still have any problems, ask for help here. If you ask politely, I'm sure our volunteers here will be glad to try to help you....
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 no proprietary drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Mint 19 no proprietary d

No proprietary drivers needed for that hardware. Just enjoy the fine default open source drivers! :)
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: German offline dictionary
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: German offline dictionary

Hello, is there a German offline open source dictionary for linux? Selbstverständlich: https://www.bol.com/nl/p/brockhaus-wahrig-deutsches-worterbuch/1001004011513774/?Referrer=ADVNLGOO002008O-G-51688161534-S-440353922391-1001004011513774&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_tv1w-O83QIVk-R3Ch2zkgjaEAkYBCABEgKCBfD_Bw...
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: WHat's the differnce between UEFI and non UEFI?
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: WHat's the differnce between UEFI and non UEFI?

freshtamatic wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:59 am
Should I chose one over the other during installation?
https://www.howtogeek.com/56958/htg-exp ... -the-bios/

You decide. :mrgreen:
by Pjotr
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia not in driversmanager?
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Nvidia not in driversmanager?

catweazel is correct. No Nvidia driver available for that ancient video card in Mint 19. Don't try other means to install its old driver: it's doomed to fail, because that old driver can't deal with the modern kernel and graphics stack in Mint 19. By the way: why heavy flagship Cinnamon on that muse...
by Pjotr
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 285
Views: 5509

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

hbmcc wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:44 pm
You have a problem! And it starts at the start.
I don't have a problem. Are you seriously thinking that people will want to help you with *your* Linux problems? With that attitude?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kKXvDaJIzQ

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