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by TeaSwigger
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: From Tara to Cindy
Replies: 16
Views: 598

Re: From Tara to Cindy

Alternately one could rename one's old home folder in the old /home partition whilst in the live environment, say append 'backup' to the folder; when installing, select the existing /home parition, configure the installer to use it as /home as one would to create a seperate /home parition but do not...
by TeaSwigger
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 1163

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

Like jimallyn above, I tend to use startpage and avoid anything Bingy. I prefer to associate Bing with Crosby or Cherries...
by TeaSwigger
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to run FIREFOX without pulseaudio, by using "apulse"
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: How to run FIREFOX without pulseaudio, by using "apulse"

@Flemur , you might add in your initial post that apulse is available in the repos for Mint 19 / ubuntu 18.x
by TeaSwigger
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: easytag crashes on LM19
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: easytag crashes on LM19

If I may, in the event you haven't already gave it a go, another tagging app that's been around a long time is kid3. It is a KDE app, but they offer a version called kid3-qt which doesn't drag in all of the KDE stuff with it and may be a fine option depending on your needs.
by TeaSwigger
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: In version 18.3 Cinamon where is /etc/fstab?
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: In version 18.3 Cinamon where is /etc/fstab?

I made a mistake I cannot fix: I did: sudo mv -v /etc/cron.weekly/fstrim /etc/cron.dail (daily without y) I suppose I need to copy the content of this file in a file named fstrim and put it back to /etc/cron.weekly. But the system says I do not have sufficient permission. If that was the whole comm...
by TeaSwigger
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Ambiance Dark theme giving me troubles in MATE (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: Ambiance Dark theme giving me troubles in MATE (Solved)

Would this theme (ambiance darkess) work under xfce ? (I realize this could be a silly question since Mate is base in GTK, but just in case ....) It does. The thing is not so much the desktop but which version of GTK 3 is being used vs which version(s) the theme was designed for. One way to see whi...
by TeaSwigger
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 74
Views: 4227

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Not sure what I'd use but I'd try pretty much anything before I'd be used by er, use Windows or other corporate product from similar ilk. Likely in order, the top candidates would be: Xubuntu, SolydX, Debian w/xfce. Would certainly miss the friendly attitude, extra layers of ease and debugging Mint ...
by TeaSwigger
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: What do you advanced users do to achieve great quality sounds in Linux Mint 18.3?
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: What do you advanced users do to achieve great quality sounds in Linux Mint 18.3?

For audio, I either use the above suggested Audacious (configured in settings to use ALSA Output, the relevant sound card's 'Direct hardware device without any conversions' and 'Direct control device' mixer, no software volume control, no replay gain etc) or the super-light terminal-based mocp (conf...
by TeaSwigger
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Screen Tearing V18.3 XFCE
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Screen Tearing V18.3 XFCE

In Desktop Settings > Window Manager I'm using 'Xfwm4 + Compton' and not getting any tearing issues in Mint 18.3 xfce (AMD w/radeon drivers). Perhaps the issues are driver related. In my case, for an example, I had to tweak the radeon config in 18.2; I can't recall if it was carried over or not need...
by TeaSwigger
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 17336

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

If Mint and KDE are going to be so compatible that it will be fairly easy to install KDE on top of xfce then why doesn't Mint continue to offer a KDE-embedded distro/iso? It is my impression, perhaps mistaken, that there's nothing wrong with taking Mint xfce and replacing xfce with KDE from the rep...
by TeaSwigger
Wed May 30, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Oomox - GUI for generating themes (Cinnamon, GTK2, GTK3 and Metacity)
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Oomox - GUI for generating themes (Cinnamon, GTK2, GTK3 and Metacity)

There was such a great variety of themes and relatively easy customization options back in the gtk2 days. A silly personal quirk as it may be, I like to have theme elements jive with whatever image/graphics are on the desktop. I do like mint's green theming :mrgreen: just not all the time. Of course...
by TeaSwigger
Tue May 29, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Oomox - GUI for generating themes (Cinnamon, GTK2, GTK3 and Metacity)
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Oomox - GUI for generating themes (Cinnamon, GTK2, GTK3 and Metacity)

Hi Smurphos, thank you for the 'heads up' on this handy theme tool. :) If only we (using a recent xfce/Cinnamon/mate DE) could just pick any colors for any element via a color theme interface like KDE4 had and it'd be applied to whatever theme we were using. That made it so easy to customize themes ...
by TeaSwigger
Tue May 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 17336

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

It'd be like dissing an entire distribution just because you don't like its default web browser. I agree. Several years ago I forever discarded opensuse - simply because I didn't (still don't) like their logo. But, that's kinda the point is it not? My quality of life has not diminished because I ch...
by TeaSwigger
Tue May 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 17336

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Speaking of old style tools, I just discovered "mc", another Midnight Commander clone.... all text based. It looks like a Win98 era tool. It may be. Still an excellent file manager. Could see it being one's top choice if one is better with remembering and using keyboard shortcuts and command line o...
by TeaSwigger
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is There a Good Flac to MP3 Converter With a GUI?
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Is There a Good Flac to MP3 Converter With a GUI?

Second phd21's suggestion of soundKonverter (re: the 'k' - it's a 'KDE' app but works fine on any system). It's more flexible with some more detailed options than (the correctly spelled) soundconverter and can also do mass replay gain tagging individually or 'by album' if you use that feature.
by TeaSwigger
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: System requirements for Xfce
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: System requirements for Xfce

Hi Jeff, that's really low spec for a modern os and too little memory for the oldest supported Mint, IMH. On my ancient PIII Dell, which has 768mb, I have an old, carefully outfitted debian install with jwm 'window manager' instead of any 'desktop environment', but even that is sluggish and firefox ...
by TeaSwigger
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: I deleted my own audio
Replies: 33
Views: 1439

Re: I deleted my own audio

Only other thing I did was uninstall pulse audio volume control. Did you re-install it? TeaSwigger: I deleted everything from the program, to the best of my knowledge. I was following instructions online to install it via command line and tried several things. I'm sure that's probably what caused t...
by TeaSwigger
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Asus Essence STX II and ALSA/Pulse Audio crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Asus Essence STX II and ALSA/Pulse Audio crashing

Sorry, didn't catch this till now. Glad your system is working without crashing at least! The next problem is I sort of need pulse audio since I can't control all the features of my card through ALSA either (can't control all the features through Pulse either, need alsamixer and as we know they both...
by TeaSwigger
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to run FIREFOX without pulseaudio, by using "apulse"
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: How to run FIREFOX without pulseaudio, by using "apulse"

Thank you, Flemur, for sharing this find.

Following your directions for installing apulse was a success on my test system (18.3 Mint xfce).
by TeaSwigger
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: I deleted my own audio
Replies: 33
Views: 1439

Re: I deleted my own audio

No idea what KXStudio is or does. A quick look at their website is confusing, seemingly promoting an event whereas their other pages are missing (related inquiry in this thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&p=1424079#p1424079). Are you sure it's legit? If it is, if you're sure you...

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