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by kjkrum
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Got myself in an apt-get jam...
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Got myself in an apt-get jam...

sudo apt-get --fix-broken --purge autoremove gnome ...did not work. . . . or you might have to add the names of all the packages that were successfully installed from your action to the end of this command (each separated by a whitespace). Yikes, that's like 100 packages. Time for some power tools....
by kjkrum
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Got myself in an apt-get jam...
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Got myself in an apt-get jam...

One of my ideas is to tell my system that mdm satisfies the dependency for gdm, and then complete the installation. But I don't know how to do that.
by kjkrum
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Got myself in an apt-get jam...
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Got myself in an apt-get jam...

I wanted to try out Ubuntu's GNOME packages, so I typed this: sudo apt-get install gnome It didn't complete the installation because gdm conflicts with mdm. But now I can't figure out how to back it out. Any suggestions? I've already tried every variation of sudo apt-get [auto]remove [--purge] gnome...
by kjkrum
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Trying to remove gnome3-no joy!
Replies: 6
Views: 4340

Re: Trying to remove gnome3-no joy!

BTW... apt-get remove --purge gnome-core? kevin@freyja ~ $ sudo apt-get remove --purge gnome-core Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnom...
by kjkrum
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Trying to remove gnome3-no joy!
Replies: 6
Views: 4340

Re: Trying to remove gnome3-no joy!

Hmm. Would it be reasonable to suggest that MDM should satisfy a requirement for GDM? Can I alter my own package database so that it does, at least temporarily? (This is taking a new direction, maybe I should start a new thread...)
by kjkrum
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Trying to remove gnome3-no joy!
Replies: 6
Views: 4340

Re: Trying to remove gnome3-no joy!

It seems silly to have them conflict over an image resource. Or are there more files that conflict, but it only reports the first one?

What if I use --force-yes to complete the installation of gdm? I just want to try gnome3.
by kjkrum
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Trying to remove gnome3-no joy!
Replies: 6
Views: 4340

Re: Trying to remove gnome3-no joy!

Bump. Did you ever find a solution to this? I tried to install the gnome package and ran into this packaging bug. Now I can't install or uninstall anything, and I don't know how to resolve it.
by kjkrum
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox tooltip foreground color
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Re: Firefox tooltip foreground color

input { color: black !important; background: white !important; -moz-appearance: none !important; } textarea { color: black !important; background: white !important; -moz-appearance: none !important; } button { color: inherit !important; background: inherit !important; -moz-appearance: none !importa...
by kjkrum
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox tooltip foreground color
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Re: Firefox tooltip foreground color

Actually, that code does nothing. It seems that the tooltip background color is inherited from the system no matter what, and the tooltip text color is light gray no matter what. Another userContent.css quirk is that buttons use the colors specified for input fields, never the colors specified for b...
by kjkrum
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox tooltip foreground color
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Re: Firefox tooltip foreground color

These are my woes: Eclipse inherits the background color of its tooltip-like "hovers" from the system. The color of links in those hovers is dark blue, and I can't figure out how to change it. I know the config file option to change the hover background color to something other than the sy...
by kjkrum
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox tooltip foreground color
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Re: Firefox tooltip foreground color

Well, that's another issue. I clicked Menu > Control Center > Appearance, then clicked the Customize button and the Colors tab. The selection buttons for tooltip color are grayed out. (Actually kind of a speckly pattern. Inactive and inaccessible, anyway.) I installed gnome-color-chooser to customiz...
by kjkrum
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox tooltip foreground color
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Firefox tooltip foreground color

I'm unable to change the text color of content tooltips in FF5. The background color is inherited correctly, and all the colors of Chrome tooltips are inherited correctly. It's only the text color of content tooltips that's stuck as light gray. Is this a FF bug? Anyone know a better workaround than ...
by kjkrum
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Removed PulseAudio, need GUI mixer
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: Removed PulseAudio, need GUI mixer

Audiohacks for great justice! Thanks, wyrdoak.
by kjkrum
Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disabling touchpad mouse?
Replies: 20
Views: 4788

Re: Disabling touchpad mouse?

Good info, thanks! I'm using Mint 11, and turning off my Synaptics trackpad with gpointing-device-settings seems to have worked. It's stayed off for a few hours now. I'll try touchpad-indicator later.
by kjkrum
Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Removed PulseAudio, need GUI mixer
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: Removed PulseAudio, need GUI mixer

Installed gnome-alsamixer as an interim fix. Still missing the volume control in the system tray...
by kjkrum
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Removed PulseAudio, need GUI mixer
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Removed PulseAudio, need GUI mixer

PulseAudio is still complete garbage after... how many years? So I apt-get autoremoved it. Sound works perfectly now, no crackling when I change the volume, apps share the sound card nicely, etc. Hooray! The problem is that gnome-volume-control and gnome-volume-control-applet still try to use Pulse....
by kjkrum
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 4.0.1 on Mint 11: Google searches
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Firefox 4.0.1 on Mint 11: Google searches

I understand they need money, but annoying the hell out of users is not the way to do it. Precisely. It would be acceptable if the full functionality of Google were preserved, but this crippleware is simply hideous. And it's all the more awful because Mint 11 is otherwise so perfect, and because th...

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