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by sloan
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] (LM19beta issue) was:software sources "repository is not signed" fails..
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Re: software sources "repository is not signed" fails..

My guess is it's probably just related to the repositories catching up to stable release...not sure. But for now, just point to the main repository and it will work fine.
http://packages.linuxmint.com
by sloan
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth adapter not found [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 2198

Bluetooth adapter not found [SOLVED]

I'm posting this here just in case anyone else runs into the same problem I had with getting bluetooth to work. I installed Mint 18.2 on my Alienware 17R2 laptop. When clicking Bluetooth under System Settings, I was getting bluetooth adapter not found. Output from dmesg showed [ 5.402128] Bluetooth:...
by sloan
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install Windows 8.1 with d3d support (NVIDIA card)
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Re: Install Windows 8.1 with d3d support (NVIDIA card)

So, am I to understand that this will allow me to play DirectX 11 games in a VM?
If so, you have made my day.
by sloan
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Level 4 and 5 updates?
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Install Level 4 and 5 updates?

clankfu wrote:
richyrich wrote:If they are security updates, I always install. If they are a different type, as stated above, only if needed . . :)
How can you tell which ones are security updates?
Move your mouse over the icon in the "Type" Column.
by sloan
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Level 4 and 5 updates?
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Install Level 4 and 5 updates?

I don't think there is much point in installing them unless you need something that the update provides, like better hardware support.
by sloan
Thu May 29, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Linux Mint 17 RC - Double GPU: Intel + Nvidia - Howto?
Replies: 4
Views: 2400

Re: Linux Mint 17 RC - Double GPU: Intel + Nvidia - Howto?

joaosg wrote:It didnt work....

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Cant find the package nvidia-settings-331
Yes, that package isn't there. try installing just "nvidia-settings" instead.
by sloan
Thu May 29, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Linux Mint 17 RC - Double GPU: Intel + Nvidia - Howto?
Replies: 4
Views: 2400

Re: Linux Mint 17 RC - Double GPU: Intel + Nvidia - Howto?

I don't see the nvidia module loading. I know I've had problems before using driver manager. You should try installing the driver from command line.

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-settings-331
by sloan
Wed May 14, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”
Replies: 207
Views: 62702

Re: Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Bejje wrote:Nice download speed from http://artfiles.org/linuxmint.com/linux ... //testing/
downloading the RC at 11MB/s :) so basically maxing my 100Mbit line.
Great tip, Thanks. Took less then 3 minutes to download.
by sloan
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Greeter application appears to be crashing
Replies: 121
Views: 30082

Re: Greeter application appears to be crashing

New problem just popped up today. Every time I click on the menu, my desktop freezes. As long as I don't click on that I'm fine but I confirmed now after continuous reboots that it keeps happening. Only change I've made is the fix I applied for the greeter issue.
by sloan
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Greeter application appears to be crashing
Replies: 121
Views: 30082

Re: Greeter application appears to be crashing

All the restarts were from logged in desktop. I have seen the issue where my machine won't sutdown fully but it happens very rarely.
by sloan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Greeter application appears to be crashing
Replies: 121
Views: 30082

Re: Greeter application appears to be crashing

Hi, This was really hard to troubleshoot. We found that the cause of the problem was a segmentation fault in webkit (the HTML rendering engine used by MDM) affecting predominantly users of nVidia drivers. Ubuntu/Mint use an old version of libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 (1.10.2). Upgrading to a newer version (2...
by sloan
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: No Netflix Desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 4574

Re: No Netflix Desktop

I just tried that out. With compositing disabled, netflix gives error telling me I have to enable compositing. With it enabled I have the problem of sound and no video with silverlight crashing. I should add that it initially worked fine in Mint 15 KDE RC until a bunch of updates came through and th...
by sloan
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: No Netflix Desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 4574

Re: No Netflix Desktop

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

It starts up and I can select a movie. But I get audio and no video.
by sloan
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: No Netflix Desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 4574

No Netflix Desktop

I cannot get netflix desktop to work under Mint 15 KDE. (Works fine in Mint 15 Cinnamon)
Is anyone out there able to successfully use this?

Booting Windows just to watch netflix is a PITA...so really hoping for a solution.
by sloan
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: [SOLVED] Dropbox for KDE
Replies: 18
Views: 12375

Re: [IN PROGRESS] Dropbox for KDE

Just add the repository and install it. Works perfect and autostarts as well.

http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/dropbox
by sloan
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint KDE 15
Replies: 102
Views: 21866

Re: Mint KDE 15

I'm getting anxious for final release too. I tested the RC and everything was perfect except for netflix-desktop, which just would not work.
by sloan
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Greeter application appears to be crashing
Replies: 121
Views: 30082

Re: Greeter application appears to be crashing

i cant do nothing! it works only the shell in repair mode...help please, i'm using windows cause this problem :( Why use Windows when you could just use a different version of Mint or even Mint 15 with another desktop environment. Just wondering does it have to be Mint 15 with Cinnamon or no Linux ...
by sloan
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Greeter application appears to be crashing
Replies: 121
Views: 30082

Re: Greeter application appears to be crashing

minotavrs wrote:
Any solution.... please

thanks in advance
As of right now, the only solution is not using HTML themes.
by sloan
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Greeter application appears to be crashing
Replies: 121
Views: 30082

Re: Greeter application appears to be crashing

I'm asking if it's only the html rendering engine in MDM that's unstable. With no responses on the bug report page I would be very surprised if you got any dev answer here on the underlying details of the issue. But since switching to GDM in MInt really means it's still using MDM with GDM themes an...
by sloan
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Greeter application appears to be crashing
Replies: 121
Views: 30082

Re: Greeter application appears to be crashing

aloysius wrote:
sloan wrote:
aloysius wrote:Same here: can this be solved by switching to a theme other than html?

Yes, just use GDM and you should be fine.
That wasn't really the question...
I don't follow...switching to GDM is something other than HTML? So what are you asking?

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