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by rewyllys
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions

I neglected to mention in my previous post, I upgraded from 18.3. Also I installed KVM, and modified my /etc/network/interfaces to the code below, per the installation instructions. The VPN does work on a clean installation of Mint 19, without KVM. Are there other config files I should check? # inte...
by rewyllys
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions
Replies: 12
Views: 1289

Re: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions

@wrealcon, Thanks for your post about the VPN failure in LM19. I also have encountered this problem, and am happy and grateful to be able to report that your workaround solved the problem for me. Yes, it's a bit of nuisance, but it DOES work! BTW, I notice that Clem has acknowledged the problem in h...
by rewyllys
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to participate in BOINC with LM 19 Cinnamon?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: How to participate in BOINC with LM 19 Cinnamon?

Jim, Many thanks for your quick response to my inquiry. And my apologies for being slow in replying; a time-consuming, though thankfully minor, family problem intervened. I've installed the suggested ppa, and am happy to report that it's working fine. Synaptic Program Manager reports broken files in...
by rewyllys
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to participate in BOINC with LM 19 Cinnamon?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

How to participate in BOINC with LM 19 Cinnamon?

Since installing LM 19 Cinnamon, I have been unable to install BOINC, which ran just fine under LM 18.3 Cinnamon.

Does anyone have a suggestion about installing and using BOINC under LM 19 Cinnamon?
by rewyllys
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Vivaldi stopped working after update by LM Update Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Vivaldi stopped working after update by LM Update Manager

I have encountered a problem with Vivaldi. I'm using LM 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit. Two or three days ago, the new Vivaldi update (to vivaldi-stable_1.12.955.42-1_amd64.deb) was installed by --if IIRC-- the LM Update Manager. Vivaldi immediately quit responding to my attempts to open it. Using Chrome, I d...
by rewyllys
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Some programs stop working in my Linux Mint pc.
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Some programs stop working in my Linux Mint pc.

I apologize. I didn't mean to hijack the problem. I thought my problem was the same one and that I had a partial solution to it.
by rewyllys
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Some programs stop working in my Linux Mint pc.
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Some programs stop working in my Linux Mint pc.

I also have encountered a problem with Vivaldi. I'm using LM 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit. Two or three days ago, the new Vivaldi update (to vivaldi-stable_1.12.955.42-1_amd64.deb) was installed by --if IIRC-- the LM Update Manager. Vivaldi immediately quit responding to my attempts to open it. Using Chrome...
by rewyllys
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved: Problem with MATLAB in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon beta
Replies: 0
Views: 1048

Solved: Problem with MATLAB in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon beta

Recently I installed the beta of Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon in my desktop. When I next tried to open Matlab, it crashed, thereby invoking a report to MathWorks, the vendor of Matlab. Shortly thereafter, Support at MathWorks sent me the following message: Thank you for sending us information about the re...
by rewyllys
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved minor problem with upgrade to LM 17.3
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Solved minor problem with upgrade to LM 17.3

My initial target for updating from LM 17.2 to 17.3 was my laptop. On it, when the update ended, the Update Manager reported that "The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened." Googling the quoted statement led to a thread in the Ubuntu Forums ( http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....
by rewyllys
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't view Cinnamon settings, because lack /usr/bin/python2
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Can't view Cinnamon settings, because lack /usr/bin/pyth

@xenopeek Many thanks for your quick reply to my question. I tried your suggestion of using a terminal session to perform the restoration, but the damage to /usr/bin turned out to be too much for that to work. I wound up using the Synaptic Package Manager to do the restoration. The SPM took several ...
by rewyllys
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't view Cinnamon settings, because lack /usr/bin/python2
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Can't view Cinnamon settings, because lack /usr/bin/python2

Here is my problem: I would like to be able to view the Cinnamon Settings options in LM 17.2, but cannot. Searching these forums led me to the suggestion of opening a Terminal session and entering "cinnamon-settings startup". When I did so, here is what resulted: ron@ron-desktop-LM17:~$ cinnamon-set...
by rewyllys
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox asks about tabs every time I close it
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: [SOLVED] Firefox asks about tabs every time I close it

xenopeek, many thanks for providing the solution to a problem that has long annoyed me. :D
by rewyllys
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need help installing Startupmanager in LM14.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: Need help installing Startupmanager in LM14.1 Cinnamon

Mank, many thanks for the information about the death of Startup Manager and especially for introducing me to Grub Customizer , which has solved my problem completely. :D However, I did encounter some quirks in installing Grub Customizer into LM14.1 Cinnamon, so for the benefit of other potential us...
by rewyllys
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need help installing Startupmanager in LM14.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: Need help installing Startupmanager in LM14.1 Cinnamon

An alternative, and I think simpler, way of asking for help in this matter is for me to ask for the following help: What repository(ies) do I need to add--to the initial set of repositories for the Synaptic Package Manager in LM14.1 with Cinnamon--in order to have SPM acquire and install startupmana...
by rewyllys
Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need help installing Startupmanager in LM14.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Need help installing Startupmanager in LM14.1 Cinnamon

From Launchpad.net, I've downloaded the startupmanager_1.9.13.orig.tar.gz file into my new installation of LM 14.1 Cinnamon. I've extracted its files to /home/ron/Startupmanager/startupmanager-1.9.13. I've followed the instructions on Launchpad.net. These tell me simply to issue the command "python ...
by rewyllys
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Plea for a detailed Weather Report applet or extension
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Plea for a detailed Weather Report applet or extension

In Linux Mint Maya with Cinnamon, one of the formerly available applets that I miss the most is the Gnome Weather Report applet. I like the fact that this applet provides: (a) a screen with a summary of current local weather conditions, (b) a separate screen that displays the forecasts of the pertin...
by rewyllys
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: After printer installation Synaptic shows error & crashes
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: After printer installation Synaptic shows error & crashe

Thank you very much for all your suggestions, and especially for your patience. Removing and re-installing Synaptic has made no difference. I've concluded that I'm just going to have to re-install LM13. So that will be my afternoon's agenda, till it's time to observe the Transit of Venus. 73 fm Ron ...
by rewyllys
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: After printer installation Synaptic shows error & crashes
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: After printer installation Synaptic shows error & crashe

Thanks once again, but very frustratingly, there is no output at all from "sudo dpkg --configure -a".
by rewyllys
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: After printer installation Synaptic shows error & crashes
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: After printer installation Synaptic shows error & crashe

KC1DI, Thanks again. Here's the result of the three commands: ron@ron-desktop-linux:~$ sudo apt-get autoclean Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Del gimp-data 2.8.0-1ubuntu0ppa4~precise [14.5 MB] Del libatspi2.0-0 2.4.1-0ubuntu0.1 [57.2 kB] Del n...
by rewyllys
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: After printer installation Synaptic shows error & crashes
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: After printer installation Synaptic shows error & crashe

@KC1DI, Thanks for your suggestions.

They ran smoothly and apparently correctly, but the problem still remains.

What other things can I try?

Ron (ex-KC5TS)

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