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by blue_bullet
Tue May 08, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Can't set default programs
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Can't set default programs

I am also happily running 17.3 and watch a trial version of 18.3 on an old laptop. Still not happy with 18.3. Here's what I did and it worked as well. In dolphin right click on a .mp3 file, select properties, click on file type options, click on VLC, click on Move Up button, click on Apply, click on...
by blue_bullet
Tue May 08, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: How to fix Akonadi personal information management PIM service not operational
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: How to fix Akonadi personal information management PIM service not operational

I have made it a practice to keep notes on how to get from one release to the next with Linux Mint KDE. Something to do with my poor memory and sleeping at night. Here is note (18) I made to get kalarm working: (18) Updated 2017-03-26 @ 17:54:09 MDT by rob@lectra Kalarm was not working because Adona...
by blue_bullet
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Keyboard shortcut for launching Dolphin?
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Keyboard shortcut for launching Dolphin?

Thank you both for sharing. I used the Windoz key + D key to invoke dolphin.
by blue_bullet
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 15950

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

"kdesudo dolphin" in konsole works fine for me in Linux Mint 18.3 KDE. Not talking about Mint - KDE. My post begins with, "I have been running kubuntu". We may be talking about seriously different subjects. This thread is about finding something (like kubuntu) to REPLACE Mint-KDE. The functions tha...
by blue_bullet
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 15950

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

. There have been some MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS (at least for me) !! I have been running kubuntu... (Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.10.5 Distro: Ubuntu 17.10) to evaluate as a possible replacement for Mint-KDE. What I have learned is very troubling - and I'm now changing ...
by blue_bullet
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 15950

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

KDE5 is not usable anyway. The KDE dev team also very stubborn. So I think this decision is unfortunate but wise. Now I just move to the Cinnamon DE. Though it looks primitive, but at least mostly usable. I also checked out ubuntu unity. It is quite nice but requires too much resource. Can't be a l...
by blue_bullet
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 3736

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

@lmuserx4849, I stopped using KDE's PIM in 4, but that also meant getting rid of little things like kalarm. Why did you stop using PIM? I had to switch to Kalarm to run jobs that cron could no longer run in Linux Mint 17.x KDE. google01103 solved my cron problem over on the KDE Forum when I got no h...
by blue_bullet
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 3736

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

I gave up on KDE around 6 months ago. Just too many weird things happening. I did not give up. I simply continue to use LM17.3 KDE as it works fine. I also have LM18.3 KDE running on an old multiboot HP laptop I use for testing. Keeping it up to date to see if Dolphin features are brought back. Eve...
by blue_bullet
Wed May 31, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Dolphin file transfer window
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Dolphin file transfer window

Nem2k wrote:That change didnt seem to do anything on mint KDE 18.1

Were any major changes made wrt this from 17.x to 18.x?
Some of us went back to 17.3 b/c too many things stopped working on 18.
by blue_bullet
Wed May 31, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Dolphin file transfer window
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Dolphin file transfer window

Nice tutorial PHD21. I name and save special window configurations per your tip out to Dropbox for sharing and for importing on other machines.
by blue_bullet
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Stuck between a rock and a hard place
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Not sure exactly what your command does. It finds files in your $HOME that you don't own: you should own all of them, so any files listed are potential problems - because they're usually owned by 'root' - from starting graphics programs with 'sudo' rather than 'gksudo' - and you're not allowed to w...
by blue_bullet
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Here we go again!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Here we go again!!!

My idea was to move back to LM 17.3 KDE as it works just fine. If that is where you came from I would suggest a return. Wait for things to get sorted on LM 18. You have a year or so. On LM 18 KDE I found someone had changed the colors so The Hessling Editor (THE) was unreadable. Autokey does not wor...
by blue_bullet
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: How to install Plasma 5.7 on Mint 18?
Replies: 54
Views: 9384

Re: How to install Plasma 5.7 on Mint 18?

FYI marianarlt & Broken Canoe & hallergard -- I'll probably go straight to hell & eternal damnation for what i'm about to tell you, given this is the Mint forum, but i'm simply trying to be helpful, not controversial or mean. Eight days after my query to Menak Vishap , which sadly wasn't answered, ...
by blue_bullet
Sat May 07, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!
Replies: 29
Views: 3005

Re: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!

"sudo grub-install /dev/sda2" ran without errors in LM 17.3. KDE Partition Manager confirmed that /boot/efi is on /dev/sda2. Still when I make color changes in LM 17.3 they do not take. They do work in LM 16 so grub is still tied to LM 16. Thanks for the links on dual booting. I will read them to le...
by blue_bullet
Sat May 07, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!
Replies: 29
Views: 3005

Re: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!

Response to command [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Currently in EFI mode" || echo "Currently in Legacy mode" is "Currently in EFI mode" for LM 17.3 and LM 16. Yes, I can boot into Windows 8. When I made the color changes you suggested on /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme followed by a "sudo update-grub" ...
by blue_bullet
Sat May 07, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!
Replies: 29
Views: 3005

Re: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!

Here's the link to output from the bootinfoscript: http://paste.linuxmint.com/view/ztc1 Thanks for the tip on colors. I changed them via "kdesudo kate /etc/default/grub", ran "sudo update-grub", "sudo reboot" but saw no color change. Before doing all this I first ran "sudo grub-install /dev/sda" and...
by blue_bullet
Fri May 06, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!
Replies: 29
Views: 3005

Re: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!

In order to get rid of LM16, you just need to install Mint 17.3's grub to the MBR. Boot into 17.3, open a terminal and enter sudo grub-install /dev/dsX where X is your hard drive. sda? sdb? Thanks for your suggestion. I think you meant dsX to be sdX. I tried this. In Konsole in 17.3 "sudo grub-inst...
by blue_bullet
Fri May 06, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!
Replies: 29
Views: 3005

Re: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!

Joe, I once had the same issue when running Mint13 and Mint17 on my pc. It took me not long to found out that you cannot have two captains on one ship, so to speak. One of the distributions has to be in charge for updating the Grub boot manager. Laurent85 is absolutely right concerning this matter....
by blue_bullet
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from NW Montana USA
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Hello from NW Montana USA

Lucky, Welcome to the forum. I am north of you near Fortine. I had similar experiences with M$ 13 years ago. I spent $250 on MS Office Pro. A year later Outlook quit working for me. M$ said for $100 they could fix it. So I went to Ubuntu with a Dell Ubuntu laptop. Migrated to Linux Mint 11 after Ubu...
by blue_bullet
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Permanently Delete Files
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Permanently Delete Files

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