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by Pjotr
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Desktop Security
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Desktop Security

I am told all is as it should be and that I am "holding it the wrong way." Well, that's indeed pretty much what's the case here... :lol: You've submitted a technical idea, which was judged by the respondents in a serious, matter-of-fact and businesslike manner, and it was dismissed by them. With go...
by Pjotr
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WIFI not detected in new installation
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: WIFI not detected in new installation

A Broadcom chipset.... It would be easiest, if you could temporarily establish internet connection by other means (Wired? Wifi dongle?). Then launch Driver Manager and install the closed non-free Broadcom driver it recommends to you.
by Pjotr
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WIFI not detected in new installation
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: WIFI not detected in new installation

Please submit the following information by booting from the Mint DVD, because then you do have wireless connection: a. generate an overview of your system like this: - Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window) ; - make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;...
by Pjotr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linuxmint slowing down with use [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Linuxmint slowing down with use

No, unfortunately there isn't. There's Timeshift, but if I'm not mistaking that's only available for Mint 18.x (present by default in Mint 18.3). You might also try this: Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels Install the latest kernel of the 4.4 series . Then reboot. If this doesn't help, it ...
by Pjotr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon VS Mate VS KDE VS XFCE. A list of comments I found around.
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Cinnamon VS Mate VS KDE VS XFCE. A list of comments I found around.

winxpwasgreat wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:20 am
What would you say about the first point:
"1. Mate is more user-friendly and graphically-oriented than XFCE (slightly more designed for terminal nerds)."?
I'd say that's nonsense. Both are equally graphically-oriented. :)
by Pjotr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon VS Mate VS KDE VS XFCE. A list of comments I found around.
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Cinnamon VS Mate VS KDE VS XFCE. A list of comments I found around.

KDE is on the way out (no KDE edition in Mint 19). So I wouldn't select KDE. For the rest, it's simply a matter of personal preferences: - Cinnamon: most "bells and whistles", latest technology, fastest pace of development, heaviest - Mate: somewhat less frills, slightly older and perhaps somewhat m...
by Pjotr
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 816

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

Never did, never will.
by Pjotr
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Midnight Commander closes immediately after start in Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (KDE) via desktop menu
Replies: 26
Views: 283

Re: Midnight Commander closes immediately after start in Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (KDE) via desktop menu

tekord wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:03 am
what precisely is the commandline to start Midnight Commander in the launcher file?

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by Pjotr
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: caja slow in mate
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: caja slow in mate

Moem wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:03 am
Pjotr wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:10 am
Also disable all visual effects in Cinnamon:
They're using Mate though.
His inxi output says Cinnamon.... :)
by Pjotr
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: caja slow in mate
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: caja slow in mate

Install the latest kernel of the 4.13 series (should be a level 4 update). Then reboot. If no improvement: install the latest kernel of the 4.4 series (Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels), reboot and make sure you boot from it (it's under the header Advanced in the Grub bootloader menu). A...
by Pjotr
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to upgrade xscreensaver
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: How to upgrade xscreensaver

"Versionitis" can be a dangerous disease. :mrgreen:
by Pjotr
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to upgrade xscreensaver
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: How to upgrade xscreensaver

Why?
by Pjotr
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linuxmint slowing down with use [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Linuxmint slowing down with use

As administrollaatori says.

I also advise to apply some of the other safe speed tweaks mentioned here:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/3
by Pjotr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 58
Views: 1439

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

It's the same with the calendar. There's a replacement for our current one. Forgot the name but it switches to 13 months of 28 days each, so that 1st of every month is on the same day of the week. Not just from one month to the next, but from one year to the next. It calls for 2 special days which ...
by Pjotr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linuxmint slowing down with use [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Linuxmint slowing down with use

Please also generate an overview of your system like this: - Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window) ; - make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines; - copy/paste this command into the terminal: inxi -Fxz (if you type: the letter F is a capital letter) - P...
by Pjotr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What Happened to AbiWord?
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: What Happened to AbiWord?

The release notes of Abiword 3.0.2 (the latest stable release, dating from Oct 20, 2016) are interesting: https://www.abisource.com/release-notes/3.0.2.phtml Especially this: We recommend Gtk 3.20.x or earlier. There is a known issue with Gtk 3.22. Also still some issues if running on Wayland. I do ...
by Pjotr
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downgrade Firefox with one command line?
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Downgrade Firefox with one command line?

Your wish is foolish. A sure recipe for disaster: your web browser is by far the most attacked piece of software on your computer. Using an outdated and therefore insecure web browser, is plain crazy.
by Pjotr
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to create ISO with legacy Firefox?
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: How to create ISO with legacy Firefox?

I am also not positively surprised by the Quantum disaster. How can I build an ISO image with the legacy Firefox? You don't need to: the iso's of Mint 18, 18.1, 18.2 and even 18.3 contain an older Firefox. But this wish is foolish. A sure recipe for disaster: your web browser is by far the most att...
by Pjotr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bad Windows but conquering the desktop war
Replies: 29
Views: 772

Re: Bad Windows but conquering the desktop war

These figures probably give a better indication of operating system market share: https://netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?options=%7B%22filter%22%3A%7B%22%24and%22%3A%5B%7B%22deviceType%22%3A%7B%22%24in%22%3A%5B%22Desktop%2Flaptop%22%5D%7D%7D%5D%7D%2C%22dateLabel%22%3A%22Trend%...
by Pjotr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is the Wine Program Safe (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 381

Re: Is the Wine Program Safe (Solved)

My thanks to all who responded to my question. It is obvious there remains two schools of thought on the subject, so guess this answers my question (solved) as well as it can be. If the program Wine is not vulnerable in and of itself, then off line use of a portable version of Photofiltre should be...

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