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by xenopeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: To start a mint local community, Do I have to be an expert?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: To start a mint local community, Do I have to be an expert?

You can take inspiration from other local communities: https://linuxmint.com/links.php. You'll find blogs, forums, mailinglists and IRC channels and more. Some have just a forum, others have gone all out. Just start with something you feel comfortable with and take it from there. If there is some ac...
by xenopeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I want to so bad switch to Linux but I feel like I can't right now. I hope I'm wrong.
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: I want to so bad switch to Linux but I feel like I can't right now. I hope I'm wrong.

I hope one day I can just start up Wine and it can run all of my programs without any issues and it will run at native speeds. This statement summarizes why you should probably just stay on Windows. As long as your ideal for Linux is to be able to use it to run Windows programs, you're better of ju...
by xenopeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble with an AppImage program
Replies: 12
Views: 105

Re: Trouble with an AppImage program

What is the program you're trying to use and from where did you download it? Perhaps we can give better advice if we can try it on our own.

BTW, I've split this discussion from the tutorial.
by xenopeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chrome - Graphical Artifacts
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Chrome - Graphical Artifacts

Try disabling hardware acceleration. Go to Settings in Chrome and from there at the bottom click Advanced and scroll down to the System category. There you can disable hardware acceleration. Probably need to restart Chrome to activate. See if this works better.
by xenopeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chrome was decertified!
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Chrome was decertified!

Can you take a screenshot of the error message you're getting and share it here?
by xenopeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to export passwords from FireFox57? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: How to export passwords from FireFox57?

52ROSt wrote:Now FF57 is the new version and many of the very useful add-ons don't work anymore. Alternatives are not really available.

Like which extensions? All but one of my extensions work on FF57 or have a good alternative that does.
by xenopeek
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to export passwords from FireFox57? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: How to export passwords from FireFox57?

Well, you got yourself in a bit of a bind there. Firefox' password manager is a bit rubbish. Indeed, you can't export passwords stored in Firefox. You can copy them to another Firefox, but you can't export them. There was an extension https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/password-exporter/ th...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to hide Firefox 57 titlebar?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: How to hide Firefox 57 titlebar?

This may work for you: https://gist.github.com/nanpuyue/ec7d34e174267db3927124edcd2a8844 It requires installing a shell script in your home directory and installing a new extension in your web browser. Instructions are on that page for both. See some more info here about other extensions you might w...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Integrated graphic card memory
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Integrated graphic card memory

That is a common limit. The integrated graphics card wouldn't know what to use more memory for :wink:
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: noatime where EXACTLY ??
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: noatime where EXACTLY ??

noatime I want to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on the SSD Then there is no point to using noatime. It doesn't reduce the amount of SSD writes. Any article you've read that says otherwise is using 10 year old information. Linux by default always uses relatime. With relatime, last accessed time is...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57...Quantum
Replies: 56
Views: 2025

Re: Firefox 57...Quantum

My mistake. I just searched for "firefox" on http://packages.linuxmint.com/ and saw a long list of 57.0. It was late :) I failed to notice these were all localization packages for Betsy, and not as I thought the Firefox packages for all editions... Doh. So yeah, Firefox 57.0 is not yet ava...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?
Replies: 80
Views: 4192

Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Could be hardware acceleration is disabled. I think it is less stable and thus not enabled by default. You could try it. Check in about:config if layers.acceleration.force-enabled is set to true.
by xenopeek
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57...Quantum
Replies: 56
Views: 2025

Re: Firefox 57...Quantum

If we create a new user in Mint and log onto it, will FF57 install for just that the new user, for checking/testing it out, so the old FF can still be used in our normal user account? Download the firefox-57.0.tar.bz2 archive from the Mozilla website, unpack it to the new user's home directory (not...
by xenopeek
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57...Quantum
Replies: 56
Views: 2025

Re: Firefox 57...Quantum

Firefox 57.0 is in the Linux Mint repositories currently. If you don't have the upgrade yet, it should come shortly (you likely are using a mirror server and it can take a few hours for all the mirror servers to be in sync). I don't like it. I've lost half of my extensions For anybody not yet upgrad...
by xenopeek
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?
Replies: 80
Views: 4192

Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Thanks! That did it, after also deleting that directory and cleaning history completely once. On a happy note, the problem I noted with it being less clear for some websites when their pages were completely loaded was due to a problem in one of my extensions' data set. After clearing that up, I'm no...
by xenopeek
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?
Replies: 80
Views: 4192

Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

I've upgraded to Firefox 57.0. All but one of my extensions work; only the Advanced Locationbar extension stopped working and has no alternative. It's a "nice to have" for me. I did reset Firefox so as to start with clean settings. I've been tinkering with it to get everything in a place w...
by xenopeek
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what's the all diagnostic programs that is typically run to see what's wrong?
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: what's the all diagnostic programs that is typically run to see what's wrong?

Do you get an error when using Update Manager, or what? Open the terminal program from your menu and run this diagnostic command: inxi -Sr And this one: apt update Then copy the output from these commands and share them here for us to help analyze what may be the problem. You can select and copy tex...
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 beta to final release.
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 beta to final release.

You should read the release announcement of the final release. It will cover what, if anything, you need to do to upgrade from the beta to the final release. In general you just need to apply level 1-2 updates.
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't install - error code 10?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Can't install - error code 10?

Can you boot from the Linux Mint installation DVD/USB again? You may have to swap boot order around in your BIOS to make it so that is booted from first, before any other storage devices in your laptop. If you're able to boot that, please open the terminal program from your menu and type this diagno...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 52
Views: 5034

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Fred Barclay wrote:I would be willing to consider building each new version of MATE (as it's released) for LMDE 3 if some other chaps would be willing to share the workload. :)
We'd also need a repo to host the files...

Would installing MATE from Debian testing not be pretty much the same?

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