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by ben2talk
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Battery Indicator not showing updated time or percentage
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Re: Battery Indicator not showing updated time or percentage

That's interesting. I just put in a pair of IKEA's newer LADDA NiMH cells. They measure 1.27v on my meter... a little lower than normal cells (though NiMH are more constant voltage output, it's a bit lower than low drain voltage on Alkalines) and in Solaar they register 70% charged. Mint is telling ...
by ben2talk
Sat May 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: [SOLVED] How to type other characters
Replies: 5
Views: 3901

Re: [SOLVED] How to type other characters

Thanks - useful for me today. ©Ben
by ben2talk
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Re: [SOLVED] Update Manager Problem

JeremyB wrote:There are a few ways to fix it. I also posted that info @ viewtopic.php?f=90&t=251133&p=1350670#p1350657
Great job - happened to me also, I usually end up ignoring this stuff until it goes away... Annoying.
by ben2talk
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Remember window position on close for next open?
Replies: 13
Views: 10857

Re: Remember window settings on close for next open?

Hi "Seano123", I am not using Linux Mint Mate edition, but I think there are two options. Control Center>Personal>Windows>Placement>(check box) center new windows http://alt.os.linux.mint.narkive.com/YftJ2Vth/window-placement-in-mint-17-2-mate or install "gDevilspie" from the Software Manager or Sy...
by ben2talk
Wed May 03, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Miro 6.0
Replies: 3
Views: 2300

Re: How to install Miro 6.0

To be honest, Miro pretty much missed the mark anyway - there were better ways of getting there... I toyed with it as an alternative to feed readers at one point.
by ben2talk
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 18 Soundconverter Is Broken - Gtk-WARNING - TypeError 'GLocalFile'
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Linux Mint 18 Soundconverter Is Broken - Gtk-WARNING - TypeError 'GLocalFile'

SoundKonverter indeed works - but it's rather nasty looking compared to SoundConverter... (e.g. simple slider for aac quality - no 'high' or 'insane' quality, just numbers default 100 (slider 0 to 500). I guess I'll do some listening tests tomorrow... so thanks for that man. But sadly no Soundconver...
by ben2talk
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 18 Soundconverter Is Broken - Gtk-WARNING - TypeError 'GLocalFile'
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Linux Mint 18 Soundconverter Is Broken - Gtk-WARNING - TypeError 'GLocalFile'

Thank you guys. I had some other issues building, not the least of which being my wife buying an iphone and wanting to synchronise... so I went ahead and installed Windows 10. I wrestled with it for a full week, resisting the temptation to boot Linux... but I'm back. Sadly - with a fresh install I m...
by ben2talk
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Error adding a ppa via terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: Error adding a ppa via terminal

Brilliant.... Mine was a different problem, having looked into intel driver stuff, I edited this and hadn't realised that it was messing things up... so removed the hashtags and deleted the 'ubuntu' entries. sudo xed /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.1 DISTRIB_CODENAME=serena ...
by ben2talk
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Media Keys Not Working
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Media Keys Not Working

joeffel wrote:That didn't work, unfortunately.
BE SURE to go to a console and do 'sudo service mdm restart'
and if that's not good, try a reboot.

mdmrestart brought it all back for me.
by ben2talk
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Multimedia Keys Not Working
Replies: 12
Views: 5905

Re: Multimedia Keys Not Working

Thanks for the info - same problem (though I hadn't discovered it working when I had the sound applet open). This worked for me in Mint 17, but it's failing after moving on to Mint 18 (Cinnnamon). So what gives? Opened 'Configuration Editor'... Browsed to / gnome/ sound Now we have 'default_mixer_de...
by ben2talk
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: LM17 Cinnamon - multimedia keys not working
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Re: LM17 Cinnamon - multimedia keys not working

Ok - old thread...
Linux Mint 18
Cinnamon
Volume keys currently adjusting volume in Banshee.
Play and Skip controls just stopped working...
Basically I just want them working with whatever app is in the sound menu...
by ben2talk
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 18 Soundconverter Is Broken - Gtk-WARNING - TypeError 'GLocalFile'
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Linux Mint 18 Soundconverter Is Broken - Gtk-WARNING - TypeError 'GLocalFile'

Can anyone answer 'working for me'? Simple test - open a terminal and type 'soundc' (Hit TAB to autocomplete) and then 'Enter'. Grab mouse, move the window and copy/paste what's left in the terminal. ben: [~] soundconverter SoundConverter 2.9.0-beta1 using GTK version: 3.0 using Gstreamer version: 1...
by ben2talk
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: which dock to use for a floating workspace switcher
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: which dock to use for a floating workspace switcher

What you're suggesting is some kind of dock which will require you to grab the mouse and click some applet to switch workspaces... In the past used docks and launchers for shortcuts. I still have a launcher - but often bypass it with direct keystrokes to launch apps (i.e. remapped 'mail' on keyboard...
by ben2talk
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 18 Soundconverter Is Broken - Gtk-WARNING - TypeError 'GLocalFile'
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Linux Mint 18 Soundconverter Is Broken - Gtk-WARNING - TypeError 'GLocalFile'

Same issue here. Apparently not new... checked that I installed faac and gstreamer ugly/bad stuff, then purged and cleaned and reinstalled Soundconverter. Checked it all out... apt depends soundconverter soundconverter Depends: <python3:any> python3:i386 python3 Depends: python3-gi Depends: gir1.2-g...
by ben2talk
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to mount Android via file manager
Replies: 10
Views: 6997

Re: How to mount Android via file manager

Not working with Samsung Mega on 17.2 Mint...
by ben2talk
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon & Intel HD Graphics 3000
Replies: 7
Views: 2852

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon & Intel HD Graphics 3000

PepperFlash plugin FTW. I reinstalled last month - I had a really strange bug; my system tray icons were messed up (sometimes garbage, sometimes 2x8 rectangles of brightly coloured pixels...) and when I tried launching terminal it was invisible except for the shadow... Yesterday my nightmare returne...
by ben2talk
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon recurring fail terminal/systray [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Cinnamon recurring fail terminal/systray

Fixed it. As a possible warning to future searchers: Icons not appearing or icons not correctly sized in System Tray Invisible terminal or other windows... The solution was to spot the recurring error on my part that de-railed Cinnamon. I guess it's a warning to everyone who searches for tweaks - ha...
by ben2talk
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon recurring fail terminal/systray [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Cinnamon recurring fail terminal/systray

I looked at synaptic, and completely removed software from the last day before the error occurred... though I don't see the relevance, one was OSD Lyrics and the other was Docky. I disabled the ppa's, stopped mdm and ran upgrade in the tty and rebooted - same issues; three times I noticed cinnamon b...
by ben2talk
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why I am Going to try other Distributions
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Why I am Going to try other Distributions

Hi doug719, If you think that version 17.2 is not as stable as you would like, then use version 17.1 which also has long term support until 2019. I use version KDE 17.1 every day since it came out and it is very stable and works great; I love it. I have not been reading here in this forum from othe...
by ben2talk
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Problems with icons in the system tray Cinnamon 1.6 Mint 13
Replies: 14
Views: 2078

Re: Problems with icons in the system tray Cinnamon 1.6 Mint

I'm having a similar problem with 17.2 - whilst using a text editor and restarting conky, I noticed my Tray was defunkt and also my terminal and conky windows stopped displaying.

Rebooting hasn't solved it, even with conky not autostarting... strange.

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