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by Pjotr
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 0
Views: 4

gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Unpleasant news: gksu has been removed from the repo's of Ubuntu Bionic: https://jeremy.bicha.net/2018/04/18/gksu-removed-from-ubuntu/ For Mint 19, this'll also affect Synaptic, GParted, Mints Update Manager, etc. And for editing system config files, it almost feels as if we're being pushed towards ...
by Pjotr
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Updates for new install Mint 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Updates for new install Mint 18.3 Cinnamon

Practical solution: in a fresh installation, it obviously doesn't matter if your system breaks because of an update. Nothing lost, you're up and running again in no time, by means of a clean installation. So what I advise is this: after a clean installation, first simply install all level 1-4 update...
by Pjotr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 59
Views: 8494

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

I really wish the Linux Mint 19.x will keep the use of system resources to a minimum. Make sure the least memory is used, the less background processes the better and everything is lean and fast. This minimalism approach is the best thing to do. Each to his own taste. It seems that the lightweight ...
by Pjotr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cinnamon runs in software rendering mode on an Intel NUC7i7BNH
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Cinnamon runs in software rendering mode on an Intel NUC7i7BNH

Execute this command: grep modesetting /var/log/Xorg.0.log Does the last line (or the last line but one) of the output it produces, look approximately similar to the line below? Then you're probably OK after all: [ 7.302] (II) modesetting: Driver for Modesetting Kernel Drivers: kms If there's no suc...
by Pjotr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Asus W5000 Built in Camera not recognized
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Asus W5000 Built in Camera not recognized

OK, try this:

Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels

Install the latest kernel of the 4.4 series. Reboot and make sure you boot from it (it's under the header Advanced in the Grub bootloader menu).
by Pjotr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cinnamon runs in software rendering mode on an Intel NUC7i7BNH
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Cinnamon runs in software rendering mode on an Intel NUC7i7BNH

Try this:
Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels

Install the latest kernel of the 4.15 series. Then reboot.
by Pjotr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Desktop Security
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: Desktop Security

sdibaja wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:47 pm
every month or three I update her machine for her...
I'd change that to weekly, if I were you. :wink:
by Pjotr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Asus W5000 Built in Camera not recognized
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Asus W5000 Built in Camera not recognized

Install the application guvcview:

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sudo apt-get install guvcview
Then launch it from the menu. Does it show images?
by Pjotr
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Asus W5000 Built in Camera not recognized
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Asus W5000 Built in Camera not recognized

Please 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) - Press ...
by Pjotr
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: I think that linux need to start the S.O. with Num Lock enabled by default
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: I think that linux need to start the S.O. with Num Lock enabled by default

NumLock is fine with me on a desktop keyboard, but I recently installed a distro on one of my laptops that defaulted to NumLock on, had quite the time logging in until I realized what was happening. I for one, have no use for NumLock on a laptop keyboard that does not have a separate number pad. Nu...
by Pjotr
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Desktop Security
Replies: 20
Views: 492

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: 103

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: 103

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: 332

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: 250

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: 250

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: 832

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: 291

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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mc

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