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by oldwierdal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to downgrade from Thunderbird 64 to 60 or 52
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: How to downgrade from Thunderbird 64 to 60 or 52

Thanks Flemur,
I downloaded the file and asc. After a nap, I'll give installing it a try.

Thanks again,

owa
by oldwierdal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I get wine-stable to install an exe program? [solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: How do I get wine-stable to install an exe program?

If you don't mind paying for a commercial version of wine, CrossOver Office by Codeweavers is excellent. There are versions you can download for a trial period to see if you like it. I've been running MS Office 2010 and Quicken 2009 for years on CrossOver. My version is quite old, so I'll probably h...
by oldwierdal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to downgrade from Thunderbird 64 to 60 or 52
Replies: 3
Views: 117

How to downgrade from Thunderbird 64 to 60 or 52

Is is possible and/or advisable to downgrade Thunderbird 64 to Thunderbird 60 or older? I really do not like thunderbird 64.

owa
by oldwierdal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: (solved) update manager problem (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: (solved)update manager problem(solved)

Oh this can very well happen. Blacklist, levels and other filter settings in Update Manager's preferences aside, which are all under the control of you as the user, Update Manager also contains functionality for the Mint team to block certain updates which we determined to be harmful for your syste...
by oldwierdal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desktop keeps freezing up
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Desktop keeps freezing up

It definitely sounds more like a hardware issue than a software issue. There's a problem I have found on dozens of laptops, where the user places it directly down on the desk or table. The cooling fan on most of these machines is on the bottom. The poor thing can't breath. First, turn your machine o...
by oldwierdal
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: (solved) update manager problem (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: update manager problem

As I said, posting back about this. And you were completely right. Ya dun good, Pilgrum. Ya dun real good. I re-enabled PolicyKit Authentication Agent in Mint menu > Startup Applications and went to bed. This morning, after the machine booted up, I opened Update Manager and clicked on 'Install Updat...
by oldwierdal
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: (solved) update manager problem (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: update manager problem

Hey, gm10, thanks for the tip. And you were right, it was disabled. Of course, I'll have to wait till Update Manager has updates before I can test it. But, you are probably right. It almost always is something small and obscure that can cause us to chase our tails until we just stop and ask for help...
by oldwierdal
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: (solved) update manager problem (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 236

(solved) update manager problem (solved)

The link to update manager will launch and show the updates, etc. But, when I click on 'Install Updates' nothing happens. However, command line does work, e.g. "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade #-y". Synaptic also works fine. I'm running on Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit, with Linux Kernel 4.15.0-45...
by oldwierdal
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Multiple instances of Thunderbird
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Multiple instances of Thunderbird

I've seen and fixed some strange problems over the years. A good many of the problems, I admit, were self-inflicted. But this one has me scratching my beard a lot. I have 2 750G hard drives, and 1 500G hard drive, which I use to test other Linux releases. I clone the System files weekly, and clone t...
by oldwierdal
Sat May 26, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: What would determine whether to use X or Y theme?
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: What would determine whether to use X or Y theme?

JosephM wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 11:32 am
The beta isn't released yet. You will probably see it posted here when it is or https://blog.linuxmint.com/
That would explain why I haven't found it!! I guess I will have to find some patience, and exercise it.

Thanks,

owa
by oldwierdal
Sat May 26, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: What would determine whether to use X or Y theme?
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: What would determine whether to use X or Y theme?

Thanks, JosephM, for the reply. It is, then, as I suspected, a choice in aesthetics, not a requirement based on hardware. This is very good to know. On another, related topic, I have been looking for a Mint19 Beta download link. But I've been unable to find it. I like to install a new release first ...
by oldwierdal
Fri May 25, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: What would determine whether to use X or Y theme?
Replies: 4
Views: 792

What would determine whether to use X or Y theme?

I am beginning to think that I don't understand what I thought I knew. I've been using Linux Mint since about 2010 or so, and I am quite happy with it. Currently, I'm using Linux Mint 17.3, and the so-called 'X-theme.' Frankly, I don't know why I chose the 'X-theme' over the 'Y-theme.' Is the choice...
by oldwierdal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel 4.4.0-109 problem
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: kernel 4.4.0-109 problem

Hey, thanks, Pjotr! That was fast! I will do that right now.

owa
by oldwierdal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel 4.4.0-109 problem
Replies: 2
Views: 169

kernel 4.4.0-109 problem

I have a relatively old r.y.o desktop computer which I built in 2008 with an MSI mother board, and an amd 5000 athlon dual-core processor, and Linux's former nemesis Nvidia. I'm behind a router which is fairly secure, and I always keep my machine up to date. I run on Linux Mint 17.3, and my current ...
by oldwierdal
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate weather applet problems
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Mate weather applet problems

Thanks for the responses, guys. The radar problem I do remember has been ongoing for quite some time. As for the forecast, I've tried changing the location to several different locations, and it always is the same..... several days out of date, and does not change even with a different location. If ...
by oldwierdal
Tue May 23, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate weather applet problems
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Mate weather applet problems

I actually noticed this problem a few weeks ago, but was unable to explore the possible causes. The 'enable radar' doesn't work at all, and the weather forecast does not update.... the current forecast is from at least a couple of days ago. I searched for relevant posts, but didn't find anything. Di...
by oldwierdal
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: automatic login stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: automatic login stopped working

I now stand corrected! After posting that this problem never happened on the original hard drive on which it was installed, yesterday it happened. So, indeed, it is an intermittent and random problem. Sometimes, we cannot prove what the cause of the problem is until we can prove what the cause of th...
by oldwierdal
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: automatic login stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: automatic login stopped working

In my 45 years of trouble-shooting problems, there have been several occasions when, with a customer with whom I had an excellent raport, I would tell him, "The only honest answer I can give you is B.S.O.M." He would say, "So, what is that?" I would tell him, "Beats the shit out of me!" "But, I will...
by oldwierdal
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: automatic login stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: automatic login stopped working

Thanks for the reply, Cosmo. The reason you give is most likely the most probable cause of this. However, coma, ...... I have had LM 18 installed on my third drive since around July, and have been playing with and tweaking it for about 5 months. Never once in all that time did this problem happen. A...

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