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by ChrisOfBristol
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Menu items invisible
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Menu items invisible

Here are before and after screenshots instead. The first shows a selected menu item without the cursor, the second shows the same selected item with the cursor on. I have experimented with different Cinnamon themes, some button themes work, for example "Mint Y Dark".
by ChrisOfBristol
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Menu items invisible
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Menu items invisible

In a Java program on Mint Cinnamon, menu items that have an 'active' state are shown with their text as the same colour as the background, rendering the menu item impossible to read until hovered over. I am pretty sure it is Cinnamon related, as the application concerned works perfectly on Mint MATE...
by ChrisOfBristol
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] LM 18.1 Login Screen Error .dmrc probably related to Samba not sure
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: LM 18.1 Login Screen Error .dmrc probably related to Samba not sure

@Dark: Works for me too! I've never heard of Samba. It's possible some of the permissions on my /home partition were wrong due to past attempts to fix problems.
by ChrisOfBristol
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Window Decorations
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: Window Decorations

I've switched to Cinnamon and it's fine. Must be a MATE problem.
by ChrisOfBristol
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Window Decorations
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: Window Decorations

Well that's clear and unambiguous!

Since

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metacity --replace
fixes it, and

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marco --replace
fixes it (and looks like Mint ought to look), for that session at least, should I assume that marco is used, and there is something wrong with a configuration file for it?
by ChrisOfBristol
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Window Decorations
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Window Decorations

I've read several threads on this and haven't found an answer. I've just installed Linux Mint. When I first tried Mint several years ago I had problems with missing window decorations which were never really resolved. I've decided to try it again (MATE) but still have the same problem. It may be set...
by ChrisOfBristol
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Konica Minolta 2400w driver
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Re: Konica Minolta 2400w driver

That would explain it. I expect that was caused by my earlier failed attempts to install the drivers. It's not the first time I have had horrendous problems caused by configuration files hanging around, so I did try sudo apt-get remove printer-driver-m2300w --purge I was a bit more cautious about me...
by ChrisOfBristol
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Konica Minolta 2400w driver
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Re: Konica Minolta 2400w driver

This is how it looks now: chris@Asus:~$ dpkg -l | grep cups ii cups 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.5 i386 Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - PPD/driver support, web interface ii cups-browsed 1.0.52-0ubuntu1.4 i386 OpenPrinting CUPS Filters - cups-browsed ii cups-bsd 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.5 i386 Common UNIX Printing System(...
by ChrisOfBristol
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Konica Minolta 2400w driver
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Re: Konica Minolta 2400w driver

The printer is now working. In desperation I installed one of the Cups packages that I was reluctant to install before because it said it would un-install foomatic-filters and I had read somewhere that Foomatic was needed for the driver. There are dozens of those things, I don't know how you are sup...
by ChrisOfBristol
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Konica Minolta 2400w driver
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Re: Konica Minolta 2400w driver

I got:

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chris@Asus:~$ groups
chris adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare
chris@Asus:~$ 
Since this seems to be to do with users and groups I looked at that and I think they must be the groups I am a member of. Having lpadmin looks good.
by ChrisOfBristol
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Konica Minolta 2400w driver
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Re: Konica Minolta 2400w driver

This is the result: chris@Asus:~$ dpkg -l | grep cups rc cups 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.2 i386 Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - PPD/driver support, web interface ii cups-browsed 1.0.52-0ubuntu1.2 i386 OpenPrinting CUPS Filters - cups-browsed ii cups-bsd 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.5 i386 Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - ...
by ChrisOfBristol
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Konica Minolta 2400w driver
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Re: Konica Minolta 2400w driver

Thanks for the explanatory comments, they mean I might learn something rather than just typing it parrot-fashion. It has revealed something interesting: chris@Asus:~$ /usr/sbin/lpinfo -v lpinfo: cups-deviced failed to execute. chris@Asus:~$ I've also found a useful page https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Debug...
by ChrisOfBristol
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Konica Minolta 2400w driver
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Re: Konica Minolta 2400w driver

The printer is there, I get this when I type lsusb: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 132b:2001 Konica Minolta Magicolor 2400w Software Centre shows printer-driver-m2300w installed. When I use Menu/Administration/Printers/Add I only see: Enter URI Network Printer It's obviously not a network printer and I have...
by ChrisOfBristol
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Konica Minolta 2400w driver
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Re: Konica Minolta 2400w driver

Despite my Web searches I didn't find that. It looks like the simplest way of doing it. When I downloaded it, I got the message that it was already installed, but system-config-printer did not show it. I un-installed it and deleted any files or directories with m2300w in and tried again. It installe...
by ChrisOfBristol
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Konica Minolta 2400w driver
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

[SOLVED] Konica Minolta 2400w driver

This printer is supported in Ubuntu MATE, there is a driver in the Software Centre, but now I have switched to Mint Cinnamon, I find that there isn't one for it. I did a download (it is called m2300w as that does for both printers), and tried compiling the driver - I don't really understand that pro...
by ChrisOfBristol
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Irritating pause before menu is displayed
Replies: 12
Views: 2297

Re: Irritating pause before menu is displayed

Is it possible to use "preload" to speed this up? If I could work out where preload's configuration file was, perhaps I could put 'mintmenu' in there so that it is always preloaded in memory.

Edit: After a bit of investigation it looks as though preload can't be configured to load specific packages.
by ChrisOfBristol
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Compositing problem? Libre Office makes panels disappear
Replies: 26
Views: 4189

FIXED: Compositing problem? Libre Office makes panels disapp

Today's (10th July) update seems to have fixed this problem.
by ChrisOfBristol
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Compositing problem? Libre Office makes panels disappear
Replies: 26
Views: 4189

Re: Compositing problem? Libre Office makes panels disappear

Rather than wait until Mint 18 (or later) for Marco 1.8.1, is it possible to update to it by adding another software source then using apt-get install?
by ChrisOfBristol
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Compositing problem? Libre Office makes panels disappear
Replies: 26
Views: 4189

Compositing problem? Libre Office makes panels disappear

I discovered this problem when I installed Mint 17 MATE, I have checked Mint 16 MATE and the same problem occurs with that version. There is a problem with LibreOffice Calc and Writer. If I highlight cells then select Background Colour/Nofill, the panel disappears. It can be brought back by clicking...
by ChrisOfBristol
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Location of desktop setup files
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Location of desktop setup files

In practice, the only way I can think of finding the pre-installation files is by looking at each of the hundreds of directories and ordering them by date, is there an easier way? How would I distinguish configuration files from a package I still use from a configuration file from Mint that I no lon...

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