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by dcihon
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Opinion: What is the biggest single hurdle keeping Linux becoming more "mainstream"?
Replies: 107
Views: 4146

Re: Opinion: What is the biggest single hurdle keeping Linux becoming more "mainstream"?

You know he could switch his mind set to helping people learn linux and charge them for that instead of keep fixing the same problems over and over again on Windows systems.
What a better world we would have.
by dcihon
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Combining Cinnamon and XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Combining Cinnamon and XFCE

Thanks Moem I was just trying to address an issue of using multiple DE. That is where i say the topic changing to at some point in the discussion. I have done that with KDE and XFCE and it got a little confusing with all the duplicate packages that each DE comes with. Just was going to be a word of ...
by dcihon
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Combining Cinnamon and XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Changing from Cinnamon to XFCE

You are correct they will run no matter what DE you choose. I was mostly coming from the fact the you might see or have multiple entries in your menu just a visual point of view. You could always modify the menu so you know which one you are clicking on like: File Manager - XFCE File Manager - Cinna...
by dcihon
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Combining Cinnamon and XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Combining Cinnamon and XFCE

Sorry for jumping in here.
I may have missed it but isn't the problem with doing this you might have duplicate packages that do the same thing in your menu choices.
Like a file manager for cinnamon and xfce?
Won't your menus show duplicate packages no matter what DE you pick at login?
by dcihon
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't start applications due to connection number limitation
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Can't start applications due to connection number limitation

I have a pretty simple system. This is what mine shows: cihonm@cihonm:/etc$ lsof -U +c 15 | cut -f1 -d' ' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -15 71 dbus-daemon 15 x-session-manag 15 systemd 9 pulseaudio 8 variety 8 palemoon 8 mate-screensave 8 clock-applet 7 gvfsd-trash 7 gvfsd-network 6 wineserver ...
by dcihon
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Any Browser Locks up the OS & Gripes
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Any Browser Locks up the OS & Gripes

Ten days in to the life of the new install it would lockup answering an email

What Email Package?
by dcihon
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to use a different Wallpaper Manager on MATE? (Like Nitrogen)
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: How to use a different Wallpaper Manager on MATE? (Like Nitrogen)

I am using Variety with MATE but what I want to do is have different wallpapers rotating on each Monitor. Right now the same wallpaper shows up on both monitors.
When the wallpaper changer was broke I was able to use feh and crontab with a script file to do this.
by dcihon
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to use a different Wallpaper Manager on MATE? (Like Nitrogen)
Replies: 3
Views: 244

How to use a different Wallpaper Manager on MATE? (Like Nitrogen)

Is there a way to use a different Wallpaper manager in MATE?
Such as Nitrogen.
Thanks
by dcihon
Sun May 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Using a system variable in Startup Applications
Replies: 3
Views: 170

[SOLVED] Using a system variable in Startup Applications

I have a script that I want to startup when I log in. I want to put the command in the Startup Applications menu. The command would be something like this: either $HOME/somescript.sh or /home/$USER/somescript.sh So far I cannot get this to work. I don't know the proper syntax. It works when I go to ...
by dcihon
Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gbackground operation
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: gbackground operation

Try this package:
Variety: http://peterlevi.com/variety/
by dcihon
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 123
Views: 33921

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

I am going to put a plug in for Solydxk.
They have a monthy update pack they release.
Come take a look: http://solydxk.com/
by dcihon
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE - KDE - What now
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

Re: LMDE - KDE - What now

Well you both bring up some good points. I started down LMDE due to the "rolling release" somewhat cutting edge "Testing" repos. It seems that Main Mint release is more cutting edge than LMDE "rolling". Maybe I still don't understand the concepts. LMDE is stable. But I ...
by dcihon
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE - KDE - What now
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

Re: LMDE - KDE - What now

That is what I am running now.
However new KDE updates like going to 4.10 is in limbo for LMDE KDE is what I was referring to.
It might be a while for an "eventual" release.
by dcihon
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE - KDE - What now
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

LMDE - KDE - What now

I read the post by Clem on the future of LMDE KDE. Doesn't look very promising to me that this will be kept up with. Is there a way to find out how many of us that are using this are out here. I am curious what all of you are going to do. KDE is my favorite and LMDE is also my favorite either in Tes...
by dcihon
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Simple question = Not at all a simple answer...
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Simple question = Not at all a simple answer...

I had to comment on this. Here is my spin on your subject. Linux (Mint or otherwise) is like a maze. You don't know where the exit is so you start wondering though the maze crashing into walls that lead you nowhere, sometimes ending up back where you started. Eventually you will make it down the rig...
by dcihon
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please, something that just works!
Replies: 23
Views: 4786

Re: Please, something that just works!

Sorry I had to chime in.
You can't even use a pencil out of the box. It has to be sharpened.
by dcihon
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon doesn't work
Replies: 20
Views: 1699

Re: Cinnamon doesn't work

I would also at least give it 1GB of ram.

Edit:

Yea Zero forgot about the full video memory.
by dcihon
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Think some hardware might have died [SOLVED]
Replies: 41
Views: 3161

Re: Think some hardware might have died

I have to leave right now but you should be able to hit del or esc. keep tapping one of those keys as it is starting up and it should take you to the bios screen before it finishes trying to boot. If you can't do that you may have a memory or chipset issue. Generally if you did the computer would be...
by dcihon
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Think some hardware might have died [SOLVED]
Replies: 41
Views: 3161

Re: Think some hardware might have died

Check your bios settings boot options to see if it is set to boot to CD.

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