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by palo
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font Viewer doesn't launch from GUI.
Replies: 24
Views: 2685

Re: Font Viewer doesn't launch from GUI.

It looks like the patch is in testing stages and the update will hit us at some point in the near future.

FWIW you can follow the trail of why the bug happened but I don't think it matters much to anyone except historical questioners.

Regards
by palo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font Viewer doesn't launch from GUI.
Replies: 24
Views: 2685

Re: Font Viewer doesn't launch from GUI.

It was my impression that the bug is not one that belongs to Mint or Cinnamon but rather Ubuntu. Would it make more sense to contribute to the existing bug report like the one referenced in my first post: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-font-viewer/+bug/1607937 or another: https://bu...
by palo
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font Viewer doesn't launch from GUI.
Replies: 24
Views: 2685

Re: Font Viewer doesn't launch from GUI.

A recommendation was made in the Linux Mint Blog http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3051, comment 284, to delete the line "DBusActivatable=true" in /usr/share/applications. That location is incorrect for Linux Mint 18 and should read ".local/share/applications/org.gnome.font-viewer.desktop...
by palo
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font Viewer doesn't launch from GUI.
Replies: 24
Views: 2685

Re: Font Viewer doesn't launch from GUI.

I see the same problem starting Font Viewer from the menu entry in Sarah Cinnamon - ie it doesn't start. The work around suggested in post #3 here of commenting out the line DBusActivatable=true works but the suggested Font Manager alternative seems to be even better - the first run takes an eternit...
by palo
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Lock Launcher Icons to the Desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Lock Launcher Icons to the Desktop

The problem is that the desktop launcher icons once put on the desktop do not always stay on the spots I put them. I've read somewhere that it might be a bug or a lack in the XFCE 4.10 desktop with LM 17.1 If so, is it possible to update the XFCE desktop? ger it looks like that bug may still be in ...
by palo
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Driver nvidia-340 causing keyboard delays?
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Driver nvidia-340 causing keyboard delays?

I have 8600 GT card which is supported by the 340 but when I enable it and open a terminal it is just black. That was a show stopper for me so I never checked to see how the keyboard behaved. Have to stick with the 304 here.
by palo
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA updated and lost display
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: NVIDIA updated and lost display

Thanks for your input Pjotr. That worked and I am back in business.
by palo
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA updated and lost display
Replies: 2
Views: 226

NVIDIA updated and lost display

Hello. Hoping for some help to get my display back. I ran MintUpdate today which installed nVidia 304 and 340 updates. I have a 8600 GT card and was using the 304 updates driver as I remember. After a reboot I get a shell only and with a STARTX command get some error displays: NVIDIA:API mismatch: t...
by palo
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots > 2nd Half of 2015
Replies: 93
Views: 12553

Re: All Desktop Screenshots > 2nd Half of 2015

Very nice Mindaugas1975 - I like simple (my everyday set up is a plain grey background with a grey theme). Recently inspired to try the 17.2 Cinnamon desktop. It has come a long way since I first tried it a few years ago.
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by palo
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Re: Windows 10 to be free upgrade
Replies: 319
Views: 17574

Re: Windows 10 to be free upgrade

they should have thier own SmartPhone / Tablet + it's connection: - so why do they need to use yours :?: Some have only wifi on the laptop and have to connect via router. Others with phone have a data plan that they must pay for and use wifi when available because it is free and often much faster. ...
by palo
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Re: Windows 10 to be free upgrade
Replies: 319
Views: 17574

Re: Windows 10 to be free upgrade

Now can turn off updates in Win 10 home. http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/windows-10-home-users-can-now-toggle-automatic-app-updates-windows-store Doesn't that imply that apps from the store will not get auto updates? The OS updates are the ones of big concern. I made a clean install of W10 on a ...
by palo
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Board attachment quota?
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Board attachment quota?

I was a bit surprised that attachments were allowed at all because of the disk space used. Some other forums make you use a link code like BBC with the image stored on a host server but without size limitations. This forum has a size limitation considerably smaller than that used for the attachment....
by palo
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Required password for Update Manager
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Required password for Update Manager

Do you change the sources that often to complain about it? :) This isn't the complaint department and I'm not complaining (well maybe some) :wink: Just trying to make the suggestion that between the Mint 13 way and the Mint 17 way, the more sensible way would appear to be the old way and the prefer...
by palo
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Required password for Update Manager
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Required password for Update Manager

PatH57 wrote:freedom of linux, you decide "when" :wink:


A false sense of freedom - do you really get to decide?
by palo
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Required password for Update Manager
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Required password for Update Manager

I get that many would like a system where you don't need to type passwords period (I'm not one of them). And now you can refresh the list of updates, view them, select/deselect them, change any preferences and do other stuff without having to type your password. Only if you decide to actually instal...
by palo
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to stop desktop icons from auto-arranging<solved>
Replies: 28
Views: 3218

Re: how to stop desktop icons from auto-arranging

Thanks for the heads-up gold_finger-I will check it out. Not to sure which wall I grabbed (adjusted perspective a bit in GIMP) but I followed the tip given here by RytronII.
by palo
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to stop desktop icons from auto-arranging<solved>
Replies: 28
Views: 3218

Re: how to stop desktop icons from auto-arranging

That is very cool desktop! dang you can even have a different wallpaper for each desktop if you like - try doing that with xfdestop. That's easy to do now in latest Xfce. Tks. I was unaware that this could be done with the latest Xfce. Can you elaborate? I'm sure some would be interested.
by palo
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Required password for Update Manager
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: Required password for Update Manager

I don't see anything to worry about. Holding packages means writing them to the blacklist for the current user ( ~/.config/linuxmint/mintupdate.ignored ). This blacklist is read and written only by mintUpdate. In other words, it's not system-wide and it's totally ignored by apt-get/aptitude/Synapti...
by palo
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to stop desktop icons from auto-arranging<solved>
Replies: 28
Views: 3218

Re: how to stop desktop icons from auto-arranging

crassius > I would be very surprised if you can find a way to take control away from that menacing grid. I tried in vain following every suggestion Google had to offer. What will work however is installing pcmanfm (I used Synaptic) and have it take control of the desktop thereby letting you have co...
by palo
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Required password for Update Manager
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Required password for Update Manager

Testing Qiana and find after starting Update Manager that a password is required to change software sources and run updates but it is not required when holding and unholding packages. It seems inconsistent security to allow an unprivileged user to do this. Would be better to have the same required a...

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