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by bwat47
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: CUPS update 2.1.3-4ubuntu0-2 produces error [SOLVED]
Replies: 60
Views: 5051

Re: CUPS update 2.1.3-4ubuntu0-2 produces error [SOLVED]

This still doesn't work at all for me no matter what mirror I use
by bwat47
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop icons disappear but reappear after opening file mana
Replies: 7
Views: 3626

Re: Desktop icons disappear but reappear after opening file

I'm seeing same thing on a completely clean install.
by bwat47
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: resume from sleep results in shutdown
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: resume from sleep results in shutdown

I switched from ubuntu to xubuntu today and started running into a very similar issue (not sure if its the same issue but sounds similar. on my case the power led is still blinking indicating it is suspended, and as soon as I open it then it shuts off). I was already running the latest kernel on van...
by bwat47
Fri May 31, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mageia 3
Replies: 5
Views: 3320

Re: Mageia 3

Yeah I gave the mageia 3 gnome live cd a test run. It was literally the worst gnome distribution I have ever seen. Why on earth are they using oxygen gtk for the default theme? It was very ugly and totally unpolished. IMO they shouldn't even bother with a gnome version if its gonna be that bad. The ...
by bwat47
Wed May 29, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: So, Mint 15 RC Cinnamon is sucking..
Replies: 32
Views: 9396

Re: So, Mint 15 RC Cinnamon is sucking..

Clem you messed up Mint bad. We can't change the log in screen after the update know. I was looking forward to that and now it goes asay. All we get is that ugly clear screen. If this does not geting better then I will swtich back to 14 and start some new compition to MInt. I've had no problem chan...
by bwat47
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Anyone tried Gnome3 lately ?
Replies: 58
Views: 13766

Re: Anyone tried Gnome3 lately ?

I thought gnome 3.4 was alright, but gnome 3.6 is terribly buggy. It introduced a huge memory leak (every interaction with the top panel leaks memory and memory usage never goes down), the new lock screen is really buggy and also ignores the "lock screen after" setting in GCC. GDM 3.6 is a...
by bwat47
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: What do you not like about Cinnamon?
Replies: 131
Views: 28789

Re: What do you not like about Cinnamon?

The panel and applets still need a ton of refinement Agree. It really needs a bit more fine tuning. The cinnamon menu is just kind of bad in its current state. the search results aren't very good (gnome-shell overlay and unity dash always seem to give me more relevent results), menu entries get cut...
by bwat47
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: What do you not like about Cinnamon?
Replies: 131
Views: 28789

Re: What do you not like about Cinnamon?

The panel and applets still need a ton of refinement: The cinnamon menu is just kind of bad in its current state. the search results aren't very good (gnome-shell overlay and unity dash always seem to give me more relevent results), and it needs a lot of visual fixes/polish. The notifications applet...
by bwat47
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: how to install gnome shell in linuxmint 14 cinnamone
Replies: 18
Views: 33496

Re: how to install gnome shell in linuxmint 14 cinnamone

Hi, Does anyone know if there's any trouble using the new GDM3 with Cinnamon (on main Nadia)? I tried it on my laptop just installing 'gnome-shell' and it seems to be OK. But I want to be more sure before I put it on the 'family-PC'. I did not install gnome-session, because it seems to draw in full...
by bwat47
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Trimming unneeded Startup processes
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Trimming unneeded Startup processes

Nemo is the file manager, and runs in the background as a daemon, so it launches faster when you open the file manager. In addition nemo is what draws the desktop icons afiak.
by bwat47
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brasero hasn't worked, for years
Replies: 54
Views: 10116

Re: Brasero hasn't worked, for years

The truth is: Almost all linux burning programs are buggy mess. wodim is crap, cdrskin (used by xfburn) is crap (doesn't allow speed setting on both my pioneer drives). cdrkit is crap. oh we also have dvd+rw-tools which is also crap, because it only supports DVD. And since all GUI programs depend o...
by bwat47
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Startup manager for Linux Mint 14 MATE
Replies: 6
Views: 12122

Re: Startup manager for Linux Mint 14 MATE

you can also hit alt + f2 and type gnome-session-properties to get to it, if you cant find it in the menus
by bwat47
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sleep and Hibernate working for you?
Replies: 9
Views: 2032

Re: Sleep and Hibernate working for you?

The networkmanager error is this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1007924. I get the same networkmanager error in my logs, and my suspend/resume works fine though, including reconnecting to my networks automatically on resume.
by bwat47
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Two panel layout FTW!
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: Two panel layout FTW!

The two panel layout is pretty far from optimal on a widescreen monitor, especially a low resolution one such as a 720p laptop display.
by bwat47
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Let's talk about desktop environments.
Replies: 64
Views: 13389

Re: Let's talk about desktop environments.

remoulder, I do agree with you and Miguel de Icaza any chance there ever was for Linux to be a mainstream desktop is long lost. I will go beyond what he says about 'technical fields' and say that in my field, isolation and characterization of proteins, it's non-existent. Everything is Windows based...
by bwat47
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate or Cinnamon?
Replies: 102
Views: 108905

Re: Mate or Cinnamon?

Cinnamon all the way for m. The fact that it is based on the more modern GTK3/Gnome-shell base and that it has stable and well integrated compositing out of the box are huge plus's for me. MATE is alright if you don't want compositing or really want to use compiz, I just wish it was based on gnome 3...
by bwat47
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: new laptop - what brand? what type
Replies: 20
Views: 4745

Re: new laptop - what brand? what type

Lenovo thinkpads generally have decent linux compatibility.

You can try looking here for well supported models: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/

Mint is based on ubuntu, so an ubuntu certified laptop should work well.
by bwat47
Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sleep and Hibernate working for you?
Replies: 9
Views: 2032

Re: Sleep and Hibernate working for you?

I run linux on two laptops. Asus U52F: Suspend and hibernate do not work out of the box. I need to use the following script to fix suspend: http://thecodecentral.com/2011/01/18/fix-ubuntu-10-10-suspendhibernate-not-working-bug. To get hibernate working I need to add resume=UUID=UUIDOFSWAP to my /etc...
by bwat47
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: For a beginner user which one is better: Mate or Cinnamon
Replies: 18
Views: 2317

Re: For a beginner user which one is better: Mate or Cinnamo

I also prefer cinnamon for its more modern underpinnings (and the fact that its based on gnome-shell/mutter and has well integrated compositing, so I don't have to deal with compiz). MATE is a good desktop too, but I too don't like its implementation. I think it was kind of silly for MATE to fork g...
by bwat47
Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: For a beginner user which one is better: Mate or Cinnamon
Replies: 18
Views: 2317

Re: For a beginner user which one is better: Mate or Cinnamo

During installation you have to choose the third option when asked where you want to do the install. I believe the option is "something else". This will allow you to manually choose the partition. As for Cinnamon vs. MATE, I switched to Cinnamon when it first came out. It was very hard fo...

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