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by David Brown
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Gimp hijack
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Gimp hijack

When I attempt to open a non-home folder (eg /usr/local) as administrator, Gimp loads instead. I uninstalled Gimp (with Symantic) and tried to open /usr/local and everything worked as it should. I reinstalled Gimp and this strange behavior resumed. This is a recent development. Any suggestions?
by David Brown
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Issue.
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Update Manager Issue.

In my case, Update Manager shows cinnamon-nemo as a possible update (the only one in the list). I'm using Mint 18.3-Mate, not Cinnamon. Even more, I'd added cinnamon-nemo to my list of blacklisted applications. I still get the blue shield icon in my panel. Is there any benefit to installing cinnomon...
by David Brown
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Gimp - docking tool options box in toolbox
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Gimp - docking tool options box in toolbox

Caz - This worked! Thanks. I'm saving your instructions in case I ever need them again.

Cosmo - I tried many times to just drop the Tool Options "where it says 'drop here' " but that didn't work for me.

David Brown
by David Brown
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Gimp - docking tool options box in toolbox
Replies: 3
Views: 252

[Solved] Gimp - docking tool options box in toolbox

I've somehow disengaged the Tool Options box from its home in the Toolbox. Can somebody help me get it docked back where it belongs? I've read through the sections in the Gimp users manual and found nothing that helped.
screenshot.jpg
shows Tool Options box "undocked" from Toolbox
by David Brown
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: run fsck at shutdown instead of during boot
Replies: 0
Views: 753

run fsck at shutdown instead of during boot

Would it be possible to add an option defer the periodic running of fsck until shutdown, instead of cancelling it? At boot, when fsck runs, there'd be a message to press D to defer, C to cancel. Or alternatively, there could be a setup option to change this.

David Brown
by David Brown
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Is there a list of program versions for LMDE? - Solved
Replies: 3
Views: 2443

Re: Is there a list of program versions for LMDE? - Solved

Thanks mockturtl. Those links were exactly what I was looking for.
by David Brown
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Is there a list of program versions for LMDE? - Solved
Replies: 3
Views: 2443

Is there a list of program versions for LMDE? - Solved

Is there any way to see what versions of programs LMDE will install? For example, what version of Gimp will be installed? Or LibreOffice?

One way would be to install LMDE and see what I get. I was hoping for a list on a web site somewhere but I haven't been able to find it.
by David Brown
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: no wifi (SOLVED)
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: no wifi (SOLVED)

After two weeks of searching online, reading posts, trying everything that looked promising (including upgrading from Maya to Nadia), I surrendered, and bought an Asus USB N13 wireless adapter. When the Netgear WNA3100 was replaced by the Asus, I booted and magically wireless networks were detected.
by David Brown
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: no wifi (SOLVED)
Replies: 1
Views: 739

no wifi (SOLVED)

Linux Mint 14, 32 bit, dual boot with WinXP, Netgear N300 Wireless USB Adapter. Wireless works when using WinXP Installed Windows driver using ndiswrapper. Output from mintWifi below. Output from LSUSB below that. When I try to configure the wireless connection, the "editing wireless connection" box...
by David Brown
Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 654512

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

I use Mate 1.4, on Maya.

I've been using Mint since version 5, with the Gnome 2 desktop. I've tried Maya with KDE and Cinnamon but my unfamiliarity with these desktop environments pushes me back to Mate. I just downloaded the Mint user guide but found it's specific to Mate.

David Brown
by David Brown
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Preferred Applications in Control Center - not working prope
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Re: Preferred Applications in Control Center - not working p

I have exactly the same problem (LM-13, Mate). Are we waiting for an update to Mate? The settings set by 'Preferred Applications' are probably saved in some config file somewhere. Does anyone know what file this is and where it's saved? If we could find this file, we could edit it to change browser ...
by David Brown
Wed May 30, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cinnamon/MATE configuration problems
Replies: 7
Views: 4395

Re: Cinnamon/MATE configuration problems

Thanks äxl.

I poked around in my /.local/share/applications/ folder but couldn't find anything obvious that I could edit, to set browser and mail reader in Preferred Applications to what I'm using.
by David Brown
Sun May 27, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cinnamon/MATE configuration problems
Replies: 7
Views: 4395

Re: Cinnamon/MATE configuration problems

Using Maya with Mate, the browser and mail reader options in Preferred Applications are greyed out. Surely there's a config file that can be edited. Where, what?
by David Brown
Sun May 27, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Default browser for UP4 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4597

Re: Default browser for UP4 ?

Preferred applications is greyed out for me too (in Maya with Mate). Is there a config file somewhere I can edit to change the preferred apps?
by David Brown
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Can't Print with LMDE --Help
Replies: 13
Views: 3182

Re: Can't Print with LMDE --Help

But with the 64-bit version of LMDE, when foo2zjs is installed, Synaptic helpfully uninstalls cups, cups-driver-gutenprint, cups-pdf, hplip and hplip-cups. Then nothing works!
by David Brown
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Installing Thunderbird 7 from a tarball?
Replies: 16
Views: 3443

Re: Installing Thunderbird 7 from a tarball?

@ c0redump Thanks for revealing Mozilla's hiding places for the 64 bit tarballs for Firefox and Thunderbird. I like to have the most recent releases of these two programs loaded, but after I installed the 64 bit version of LMDE I just hit a brick wall. As previous people have posted in this thread, ...
by David Brown
Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Login Screen Settings not unlocking.
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Re: Login Screen Settings not unlocking.

I'm using the (201109-gnome-32bit) version of LMDE. Following various suggestions, I've added the suggested lines to both /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf and to /etc/gdm3/custom.conf. Neither works. With LMDE before loading the new spin, adding these lines to daemon.conf did work for me. Opening (gksudo gdmse...
by David Brown
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SD card reader doesn't work (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: SD card reader doesn't work (again)

What about those of us using Isadora (LM9-LTS)? We have gvfs 1.6.1-0ubuntu1build1 and udisks 1.0.1-1ubuntu1

Would I break anything if I enabled the Ubuntu Natty repository, installed the new versions of gvfs and udisks, and then disabled the Natty repo?
by David Brown
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Can't Print with LMDE --Help
Replies: 13
Views: 3182

Re: Can't Print with LMDE --Help

Problem solved, in my case it least. The printer driver that works with my wife's Laserjet p1505 from my computer running LM9 is foo2xqx. I couldn't find this in Synaptic's listing. I Googled it, and found a hint that foo2xqx is included in a download of foo2zjs. I installed this, changed the printe...

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