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by braingateway
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” KDE released!
Replies: 19
Views: 2345

Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” KDE released!

the software source list does not contain all valid mirrors. It only has American mirrors and partial EU mirrors, all other mirrors are missing.
by braingateway
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: ibus on KDE login - IME Input Method Editor
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: ibus on KDE login - IME Input Method Editor

simple answer: please avoid KDE + ibus in this case. They just do not want to work together. They have very long conflict history. There is always something broken when you try to use ibus in KDE. Please use FCITX, which works nicely in KDE and that is why this project is still active for so long ti...
by braingateway
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Plasmashell high CPU bug #356479
Replies: 18
Views: 1825

Re: Plasmashell high CPU bug #356479

Simple answer: KDE5 has been released when it is still in alpha-test state :p Simple solution: Avoid KDE5 longer version: 2) I'm copying a file. That's it. Did you try to turn off the animation at all? I never use desktop effect at all, doubt many people use it either. This may be a GL related probl...
by braingateway
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Going Back to Linux Mint 17.3 KDE
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: Going Back to Linux Mint 17.3 KDE

I've warned you guys not to use KDE5 till it matures, giving it 2-3 years.
by braingateway
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly.
Replies: 1
Views: 676

The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly.

On Mint18 KDE live CD.
when right-click menu -> `open dolphin as root`. I usually get an error message that says "The process for the file protocol died unexpectedly."

I cannot even change wallpaper for different desktops?!
by braingateway
Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: How best to copy 17.1's home folder into a new 17.3?
Replies: 19
Views: 1105

Re: How best to copy 17.1's home folder into a new 17.3?

No need to copy at all. The easiest way, you need to create a user with same previous user ID. Then just link the /home/userID to your old home folder. If you have to create a different userID with whatever reason, you just chown to change the ownership of the old home folder.
by braingateway
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Linux Mint 18 KDE to use what version of KDE?
Replies: 51
Views: 7299

Re: Linux Mint 18 KDE to use what version of KDE?

which part is wrong?
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every aspect !
by braingateway
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Linux Mint 18 KDE to use what version of KDE?
Replies: 51
Views: 7299

Re: Linux Mint 18 KDE to use what version of KDE?

KDE5 and plasma5 is real disaster! Please DONOT include this. If the KDE5 is the only maintained version I'll have to consider leaving KDE. I've been using KDE since 90's. I had never seen such disappointed `upgrade`like this.
by braingateway
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?

Well, I did a simple test in VM. The `fresh upgrade` seems do not preserve any system settings. Things as :i386 packages are not installed. So finally, in real PC, I just remove texlive and video driver, then change all ubuntu repos manually to trusty, mint repo to rebecca. After performing a dist-u...
by braingateway
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?

Even if you succeed (not by any means a certainty), if/when you have issues in the future, how will you know that they weren't caused by this non-recommended upgrade path? I have had the best luck - and the least stress - by copying everything I want to preserve, and spending an evening writing (in...
by braingateway
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?

do you have a separate /home partition - or not?. if so - use the installer to erase the / root partition, whilst preserving /home < NOFormat > - otherwise, you will have to perform a clean installation - after you BackUp - that is . .. Thanks for the suggestion. I do have separated home. But prese...
by braingateway
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?

The step from LM 13 to LM 17.x is a rather big step. This means, that regarding your system and system settings you have no reliable alternative than reinstalling. What you have at now as additional software may or may not work on LM 17. The only way to find it out is to install LM 17.1 as a second...
by braingateway
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?

Cosmo. wrote:At first we need to know: Which is your current version? Which is the version you want to install? And please tell us also the desktop environment (aka edition): Cinnamon,, Mate, KDE, XFCE?

Mint13KDE to Mint17.1KDE
by braingateway
Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?
Replies: 10
Views: 433

does fresh upgrade preserve system settings?

I would like to upgrade my system release from LTS to LTS. in http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2, clem recommends the fresh upgrade. However, I have lots of system preference tuning, such as ssh, grub2, java alternatives, BLAS alternatives, lots of 3rd party fonts, many 32bit libraries ....
by braingateway
Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: [solved] Dolphin cannot search "invalid protocol"
Replies: 5
Views: 2548

Re: [solved] Dolphin cannot search "invalid protocol"

Yup. Installing the full baloo app does get rid of the 'protocol' error but still doesn't add real search functionality to Dolphin. No error but no search. I wouldn't exactly call that "Solved". Kfind works fine though. baloo indexing process is very slow. It will take hours to days. Tryi...
by braingateway
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: adobe-flashplugin version is messed up?!
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: adobe-flashplugin version is messed up?!

DanielR wrote:I just had a similar problem with Pale Moon.

Thanks DanielR, I solved the problem by following Cosmo.'s suggestion http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=188411#p976502
by braingateway
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox outdated plugins ...
Replies: 33
Views: 5072

Re: Firefox outdated plugins ...

I would (personally I did never encounter such a problem, therefor no own experience) do the following steps: 1. Close Firefox, ensure, there is no ff-process open. 2. Uninstall adobe-flash 3. Launch FF and check, that there is no flash-plugin in the addon-manager 4. Close FF 5. Reinstall adobe-fla...
by braingateway
Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: adobe-flashplugin version is messed up?!
Replies: 2
Views: 319

adobe-flashplugin version is messed up?!

$ dpkg -l |grep -i flash ii adobe-flash-properties-gtk 11.2.202.440-0precise1 GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11 ii adobe-flash-properties-kde 11.2.202.440-0precise1 KDE control panel Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11 ii adobe-flashplugin 11.2.202.440-0precise1 Adobe Flas...
by braingateway
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC crashed when play RMVB, Kaffeine cannot play audio
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: VLC crashed when play RMVB, Kaffeine cannot play audio

braingateway, VLC does not play rmvb(RealMedia) files. I have no idea why VLC crashed!Peace. regards--Wywerjet this is not true, I can play rmvb via VLC without any problem before. And it still does on my old laptop which haven't done update yet. Dear braingateway, I want you to read this thread fr...
by braingateway
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC crashed when play RMVB, Kaffeine cannot play audio
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: VLC crashed when play RMVB, Kaffeine cannot play audio

To address "why kaffeine does not play audio", this link shows a remedy-- https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?t=97431 .Peace regards--Wywerjet Thanks for the post. However, the post is about no audio for all kind of files, that's why the audio backend mattered. But I only have problem wit...

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