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by Rehdon
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to best install Steam client?
Replies: 0
Views: 253

How to best install Steam client?

Hi all,
writing from a nice and fast Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon install now, I was wondering which is the best way to install the Steam client: via the deb package they offer on the Steam site, or through the normal LM repository?

Thank you in advance,

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by Rehdon
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Help! Can't boot old install, nor install LM 19.3
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Help! Can't boot old install, nor install LM 19.3

Thanks for the link. I would very much like to help, I've contributed to Linux documentation in the past (Mandrake Linux), but I'm afraid that my knowledge is quite out of date. Too many new things both in hardware and software :)

All best,

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by Rehdon
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Help! Can't boot old install, nor install LM 19.3
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Help! Can't boot old install, nor install LM 19.3

Hello deepakdeshp, thank you for your reply. After I tried again this morning, the USB drive with the image booted fine and I managed to install LM 19.3. So all's well and good, but I couldn't understand what happened: I guess after I fiddled with the secure boot settings booting the USB drive in no...
by Rehdon
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Help! Can't boot old install, nor install LM 19.3
Replies: 4
Views: 340

[SOLVED] Help! Can't boot old install, nor install LM 19.3

Hi guys, hope someone can help since it seems I managed to mess up my computer for good :( I added a new SSD to have a little more space, then when I restarted my computer I was faced by a black screen. OK, probably moving around stuff messed up the grub installation, let's try to recover it. Tried ...
by Rehdon
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to clean up shared home directory?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: How to clean up shared home directory?

Thank you both jglen490 and JoeFootball :) I think I'll try it this way: - have a separate /home for each distro (LM 18.3 and 19.3, possibly Ubuntu and/or other I want to test) - have the minimum necessary in each /home - keep everything else on another partition - link from the latter to each /home...
by Rehdon
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to clean up shared home directory?
Replies: 5
Views: 304

How to clean up shared home directory?

Hi guys, being a faithful LM Cinnamon user I have at least a couple of LM installations on my main desktop. At the moment I have LM 18.3 which I consider the main working (and stable) OS, LM 19.2 which I've played with in the past (strangely not so stable, plus I miss the middle mouse button menu fo...
by Rehdon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] Nemo can't open ext4 partition
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Nemo can't open ext4 partition

Hello gittiest personITW (???), I tried your tip and it worked: root can open that partition, so it is definitely accessible. Actually, I also tried to open it as normal user and it worked! So it must have been a glitch in Nemo, which was somehow resolved after n reboots :) Thanks for your help anyw...
by Rehdon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] Nemo can't open ext4 partition
Replies: 2
Views: 565

[SOLVED] Nemo can't open ext4 partition

Hi all, since I had some unused space on my HDD I merged free space and unused partitions into a new one, formatted it and copied stuff on it. Everything seems to work fine, except that Nemo refuses to open one of the already existing partitions! I can see its content via terminal, I can open it wit...
by Rehdon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon suddenly very slow and jerky (18.3)
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Cinnamon suddenly very slow and jerky (18.3)

Maybe that (partitions almost full) is true for the root and home partitions? I have room there, other practically full partitions never bothered me. I don't have too many extensions in Firefox (I think :) and they've been the same for about the last six months now. Thanks for your tips in any case!...
by Rehdon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon suddenly very slow and jerky (18.3)
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Cinnamon suddenly very slow and jerky (18.3)

Unfortunately the issue is coming back every now and then: nothing as bad as described in my original post (sloooow appearance of typed characters, erratic and unusable mouse cursor), but still there especially when using Firefox. I will try the hardware acceleration feature, switching it off in FF,...
by Rehdon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon suddenly very slow and jerky (18.3)
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Cinnamon suddenly very slow and jerky (18.3)

Thanks for the tip! I tried all of the steps recommended by that article, let's see if it gets better. What buggers me is that this happened abruptly, my desktop was fast and smooth just a few weeks ago. Also, while I only have decent CPU and graphic adapter, I got plenty of memory and the root part...
by Rehdon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon suddenly very slow and jerky (18.3)
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Cinnamon suddenly very slow and jerky (18.3)

Hi guys, I don't know if it is somehow related to the latest kernel upgrades, but all of a sudden my 18.3 Cinnamon desktop has become quite slow and jerky, with the mouse moving in a really unpleasant way. Is anybody experiencing anything similar? At first I thought that it was Firefox' fault (it to...
by Rehdon
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: HiDpi - Some programs not scaling properly
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: HiDpi - Some programs not scaling properly

I am having similar problems on a full HD display (13" physical dimensions): how about Java and Wine programs? I'm not sure how to increase the character size in those.

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by Rehdon
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [Solved] mintupdate update wants to uninstall all virtualbox-guest packages
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: mintupdate update wants to uninstall all virtualbox-guest packages

It turns out that uninstalling those packages was just preliminary to an update of the whole Virtualbox package, so going to do that and check that everything is working.

Thank you,

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by Rehdon
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [Solved] mintupdate update wants to uninstall all virtualbox-guest packages
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

[Solved] mintupdate update wants to uninstall all virtualbox-guest packages

Hi all,
as per package this latest version of mintupdate apparently wants to get rid of my virtualbox-guest-* packages, currently at version 5.0.40-dfsg. Can I go ahead and those will be update as well, or is this going to break my virtualbox software?

Thank you,

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by Rehdon
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Problems with LM Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Problems with LM Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook

A few weeks later, I wonder how that may happen ... perhaps I should open an issue on GitHub? Has any developer opened one, or noted the problem? In the meanwhile, my shiny new laptop continues to freeze randomly, and all the other problems I mentioned I still there. Please don't make me go back to ...
by Rehdon
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Problems with LM Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Problems with LM Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook

Well that sounds like good news :) Is the FAILED message the hint?

Yes I clicked on the link but it seemed like an ironic site LOL

Thank you,

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by Rehdon
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Problems with LM Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Problems with LM Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook

I'm not sure what you're meaning by that, could you please explain? Thank you.

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by Rehdon
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Problems with LM Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Problems with LM Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook

There you go, I just noticed a big FAILED flag ... System: Host: Odin Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: UX310UQK v: 1.0 Mobo: ASUSTeK model: UX310UQK v: 1.0 ...
by Rehdon
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Problems with LM Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Problems with LM Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook

Hello everybody, I've recently bought an Asus Zenbook UX310UQ and installed LM Cinnamon 18.3 on it: it works, but I've been surprised by some problems I met, not yet resolved by subsequent Cinnamon updates. 1. UI scaling is not perfect: the resolution of 1920x1080 on a 13.3" screen must be tricky to...

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