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by Bill Lariviere
Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software sources not opening after last update
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Software sources not opening after last update

Just downloaded mintsources with the software manager. Works perfectly now! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
by Bill Lariviere
Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software sources not opening after last update
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Software sources not opening after last update

Thanks for the quick reply!

Here's the output:

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/usr/bin/python: can't open file '/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSources/mintSources.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory
(the only file in that directory is CountryInformation.pyc)
by Bill Lariviere
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software sources not opening after last update
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Software sources not opening after last update

I'm using Linux Mint 17 Xfce 32-bit. Today after a huge update i can't open the "software sources" anymore. If i'm trying it in the Update Manager, there's simply nothing happening when i click on the menu item. So i tried in the Software Manager, and there it crashes the Software Manager. I tried f...
by Bill Lariviere
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Files associated with gedit don't load from Thunar or deskto
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: Files associated with gedit don't load from Thunar or de

Good to hear Mousepad is working for you. :-)

I'd like to keep using Gedit, especially for html and css. Can anyone help me?
by Bill Lariviere
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Files associated with gedit don't load from Thunar or deskto
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Files associated with gedit don't load from Thunar or deskto

LM13 XFCE with Gedit 3.4.1

Annoying problem. Files that are associated with Gedit don't load from Thunar or desktop. Only when i doubleclick a second time, Gedit starts and the file loads. I tried removing then installing back Gedit but problem persists.
by Bill Lariviere
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Launching from desktop: window has no focus
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Re: Launching from desktop: window has no focus

[SOLVED] Unchecked "Startup Notification" in the properties and now window has focus.
by Bill Lariviere
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Launching from desktop: window has no focus
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Re: Launching from desktop: window has no focus

I've tried your method but still no focus when mouse is not over it.

Weird that nobody has mentioned this before. Looks like a bug to me (but i'm no techie :oops: ).
by Bill Lariviere
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Launching from desktop: window has no focus
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Re: Launching from desktop: window has no focus

Not really what i had in mind but thanks for the reply anyway. What i'd like to have is the window having focus without even touching the mouse. For example: i wanna type in the calculator just after launching it from the desktop.
by Bill Lariviere
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Launching from desktop: window has no focus
Replies: 7
Views: 1461

Launching from desktop: window has no focus

Been looking around for this one but found nothing. When launching an app from the desktop (contrary to the menu or the panel) the opened window is not focused. Any way to resolve this small but annoying problem?
by Bill Lariviere
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint 13 XFCE
Replies: 23
Views: 3988

Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Mint 13 XFCE is the best Linux distro i've seen so far! And i've tried quite a few. This should be the main edition imo.
by Bill Lariviere
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint 13 Maya Xfce is in testing! Woo hoo!
Replies: 21
Views: 3407

Re: Mint 13 Maya Xfce is in testing! Woo hoo!

Is this release as newbie-friendly as Linux Mint 10 with Gnome2? Well, except for the fact it's still a RC...
by Bill Lariviere
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Minimum) hardware requirements for Mate and Cinnamon.
Replies: 8
Views: 22259

(Minimum) hardware requirements for Mate and Cinnamon.

Rather a newbie and non-techie, so i post my question here. I'm still using Gnome 2 for now, but soon it will be outdated. Been looking around for hardware requirements for MATE and Cinnamon, but found nothing. Any info on it for the Ubuntu-based version?
by Bill Lariviere
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint 13 XFCE
Replies: 104
Views: 31312

Re: Mint 13 XFCE

[quote="sunewbie" If you are not a tech geek, then LMDX is not a good choice as on today. Till, Clem himself does not announce that LMDE is fairly stable and safe for end users, you think twice before installing. If you go for it, it should not be the only distro.[/quote] This is what i suspected af...
by Bill Lariviere
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint 13 XFCE
Replies: 104
Views: 31312

Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Right now i'm still using Mint 10. When i'm gonna upgrade in spring i'm hesitating between the main Mint 13 with Cinnamon or LMDE with XFCE. If an Ubuntu-based XFCE distro would exist, that would be my choice for sure!
by Bill Lariviere
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Linux Mint LXDE 10 slow
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Re: Linux Mint LXDE 10 slow

Thanks again for your reply! (i'm a newbie really) I already have the patched driver version (version 19) installed apparently. Still don't really know what to do. Since upgrading the kernel is risky, i wonder perhaps i could install Linux Mint LXDE11 RC2? Isn't this also kind of a kernel upgrade (o...
by Bill Lariviere
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Linux Mint LXDE 10 slow
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Re: Linux Mint LXDE 10 slow

Ok, i read the report. For me as a newbie it's very confusing. I suppose i have to downgrade X.Org? If so: how do i do that? Or is there any fix to this bug?

Or is there no solution (yet)? Should i try another distro or Mint flavor then? If so, any recommendations?
by Bill Lariviere
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Linux Mint LXDE 10 slow
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Re: Linux Mint LXDE 10 slow

Wow, thanks for the quick reply!! Here's the output for the first command: Starting inxi self updater. Currently running inxi version number: 1.4.12 Updating inxi in /usr/bin using svn server as download source... /usr/bin/inxi: Permission denied Error 8: the self-updater failed, wget exited with er...
by Bill Lariviere
Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Linux Mint LXDE 10 slow
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Linux Mint LXDE 10 slow

I have an old AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz with 512 MB RAM. Installed Mint LXDE 10, but it's it's very slow. So i updated the video driver (NVIDIA) which kinda made things a tiny little more responsive. But overall it's still very slow. So what do you guys recommend? I ran next command in a terminal: ls /etc/...
by Bill Lariviere
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Dissatisfied Windows user
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Dissatisfied Windows user

Hi all. Let me tell you how i started using Linux Mint. For several years i've been dissatisfied with MS Windows. The last version i installed was Windows XP, probably the best (or should i say least problematic) Windows version MS had to offer - ever. With the upcoming of the horrible Vista i decid...

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