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by germanix
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Syncthing super slow
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Syncthing super slow

Look, I do not know which program you are using to sync your files between your linux and windows machines. I use 3 different methods. 1. I use Dropbox direct. 2. I use google drive - in connection with the Insync app. on the linux machine 3. I use the Microsoft OneDrive directly in my Firefox brows...
by germanix
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partitioning / root before re-installing LM19 off USB
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: partitioning / root before re-installing LM19 off USB

I do not see a problem for you to do what you are asking. This is just a new install. Make backups of those files important to you. Format the drive and make a new install to suit your own wishes. Happy installing!
by germanix
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad W510 keyboard backlight help
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad W510 keyboard backlight help

Hi Wyght,
are you sure that you need to press the crtl + spacebar. I have 3 Thinkpads, all using Mint 19 and the keyboard backlight works on all of them, but I need to click the Fn button + Spacebar ! to start the keyboard lights. Try that. Hope it helps
by germanix
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chrome browser app icon disappears from menu
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: chrome browser app icon disappears from menu

Well I guess some call it a software store, others maybe sofware manager, here in my country it is called the Anwendungsverwaltung (german) but it boils down to the same thing. That place where you install the software packages from. And no, I did not confuse chromium with chrome. As you can read in...
by germanix
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chrome browser app icon disappears from menu
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: chrome browser app icon disappears from menu

Thank you for your answer but as you can see from my point 2 above, I did install it from that same website as well with no success.
by germanix
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chrome browser app icon disappears from menu
Replies: 7
Views: 139

chrome browser app icon disappears from menu

Hi, here is a strange problem. I have 3 Lenovo Thinkpads all running Linux Mint 19, cinnamon edition. I normally use Firefox as my browser, but decided to try google chrome instead. This is what happens: 1. On my Thinkpad X230, google chrome appears in the software store and can be installed directl...
by germanix
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from South Africa!
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Hello from South Africa!

Hi Scubamut, welcome from a fellow South African living in Germany. Been using Linux Mint since 2008 and never looked back.
by germanix
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: (Solved)Wine - no sound - need help please!
Replies: 0
Views: 406

(Solved)Wine - no sound - need help please!

Hi all, just installed Wine (first time) as my wife needs to play a few old games on my LMDE OS running old Viao laptop. The games all run smooth but has no sound. (sound plays just fine on other applications not running under Wine) Suspect I might need some special driver but really do not know wha...
by germanix
Wed May 21, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Is there experience with LMDE MATE on Lenovo Thinkpad x240?
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

Re: Is there experience with LMDE MATE on Lenovo Thinkpad x2

Gewnerally all Thinkpads perform well with linux. I have the thinkpad X230 and I have tried LMDE with Cinnamon, Ubuntu with Unity, Xubuntu and OpenSuse on this machine and all worked out of the box. I presume this will also be the case on the X240.
by germanix
Thu May 15, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Running LMDE 201403 on 10 year old Sony Viao
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Running LMDE 201403 on 10 year old Sony Viao

I thank you for all the good advice and tips. I plan to look into it and report back. Have a nice day.
by germanix
Sat May 10, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition User Guide
Replies: 53
Views: 43127

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition User Guide

Gongratulations, borgio3, a suberb guide that will come in very handy. I myself am new to LMDE having recently installed it on my 10 year old Sony Viao (the cinnamon edition) and it runs great. I was looking for a guide for future reference should something go wrong and I stumbled on your guide. Gre...
by germanix
Tue May 06, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Running LMDE 201403 on 10 year old Sony Viao
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Running LMDE 201403 on 10 year old Sony Viao

I recently installed LMDE 201403 - cinnamon on my 10 year old Sony Viao laptop. The specs for my machine are as follows: Intel Celeron Processor with 1,6 GHz, 2 Gb ram and graphics on board. Up until the instalation I was running Xubuntu 12.10 on this machine but as the support for this OS is runnin...
by germanix
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: from windows to linux
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: from windows to linux

Mint is based on Ubuntu but is even in my opinion more user friendly. Your machine uses the Intel Atom CPU and this specific CPU in your machine is slower than usual.You may have problems running the latest version of Mint on your machine. The latest Mint version is Mint 12 which uses Gnome-Shell on...
by germanix
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Few quick questions about donations
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Few quick questions about donations

After I had made my first donation, both my real name as well as my username showed up on the donation list. As I recall however, I received a link from Linux Mint which allowed me to edit my name on the list. It now only shows my user name when I donate.
by germanix
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 12 Gnome 32 bit
Replies: 10
Views: 1777

Re: Linux Mint 12 Gnome 32 bit

I am running Mint 12 Gnome Shell on a 7 years old Sony Viao laptop with single core 1.6 GHz, onboard graphics and 2 GB Ram. I have had no problems what so ever. Firefox loads only a tic slower than on my 2.66 GHz twin core iMac.
by germanix
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My review of Linux Mint 12
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Re: My review of Linux Mint 12

I am somewhat confused. The title of your post "My review of Linux Mint 12" led me to believe that by following your link, I would read just that, your review of LM12. Instead this link brings me to a piece you have written on security titled "Why I feel that Linux has better security than Windows"....
by germanix
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: workspaces/desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: workspaces/desktop

Lm 12 automatically ads workspaces. It shows only one when you have only one open but as soon as you open more workspaces these are added to the panel.
by germanix
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a list of software that comes with Mint 10?
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Is there a list of software that comes with Mint 10?

If you go to this link. http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/10/user-guide/english.pdf you will find everything about Mint 10 Julia that you want. This users guide also shows you all of the software installed in this version as well as what they are used for. Mint 10 is as far as I am conce...
by germanix
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Deleted "Other" contents in start menu
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Deleted "Other" contents in start menu

I assume that you un-ticked the boxes in alacarte so the icons no longer show up in the menu. If this is the case then just go back to alacarte and tick the boxes of those icons you want back in the menu again. If you also managed to remove alacarte you need to install it again via the software mana...
by germanix
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why so confusing?
Replies: 47
Views: 3100

Re: Why so confusing?

Hi Maynard and welcome to Linux. All of these Distro`s (various versions of linux) can be somewhat confusing. Here is the short version which may help you somewhat: Most of the distro`s have as "mother" (are based on) either "RedHat" or "Debian". Debian is very good but in its standard form not real...

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