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by iowabeakster
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Warning about caffeine!
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: Warning about caffeine!

You are both correct, kind of. Design #1 Caffeine (back in the day) was mostly used from a panel applet, and you would manually turn in on to prevent screensaver from activating, and turn caffeine off to allow screensaver to activate. Design #2 The developer changed the functioning (a while back) so...
by iowabeakster
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [not going to be solved]panel malfunction
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: [not going to be solved]panel malfunction

Thanks JosephM. I did see that xscreensavers were supported in the screensaver menu of cinnamon in 17.2. I did not know about the inhibitor panel applet. That's pretty cool. I did try to use caffeine on 17.2, but it didn't work . I just went back 17.0, rather than to try to fix the code in caffeine....
by iowabeakster
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: why thunar insteaf of nemo?
Replies: 14
Views: 5984

Re: why thunar insteaf of nemo?

If you think Thunar is that bad now, you must not have been using it 3+ years ago. :lol: I think I might still slightly prefer nemo, but honestly I don't miss nemo on my machine that runs XFCE (my primary computer). That was not true a few years ago, when Thunar was a real rage-inspiring pile of bug...
by iowabeakster
Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [not going to be solved]panel malfunction
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: [not going to be solved]panel malfunction

Yep, same panel problem in 17.1. Wiped the partition with 17.1 and reinstalled 17.0. Screensavers and panels are working fine again. I've been stealing config files from the partition that I (stupidly) upgraded to 17.2. I had really good reasons to upgrade my XFCE machine, and it went smoothly. I fi...
by iowabeakster
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [not going to be solved]panel malfunction
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Auto-hide panel

Sorry. Thanks for the help. The problem is that the panel hides (as it should) but does not un-hide (when the mouse is moved to the area). It is a panel I keep at the top of screen. [completely edited, if anybody in the world might be interested] Not only does it do it when the panel is in auto-hide...
by iowabeakster
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [not going to be solved]panel malfunction
Replies: 5
Views: 656

[not going to be solved]panel malfunction

I just updated from 17 to 17.2 (cinnamon). And now my auto-hide panel feature has stopped working. Well, it works for a while and then stops. It worked fine in 17.0. I tried to change to "intelligently hide panel" and to set it to always on, but it remains missing. Rebooting brings it back, and it w...
by iowabeakster
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Admin permissions for few applications
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Admin permissions for few applications

The safest and easiest way for you to do this, is to create/keep those files that you are editing in your home directory. You then would have full permission to do whatever you want with them. But then I'm really not sure what you are doing. So maybe that isn't a possibility for what you are doing. ...
by iowabeakster
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Random freezes
Replies: 31
Views: 3942

Re: Random freezes

Maybe try to run windows, and see if it is really a 'hardware' issue. My wife has an Asus laptop, and it had random freezes (similar to some of the descriptions above). And it was a royal pain in the bootie to sort out. Long story, will try to keep it short... It ran Ubuntu for months without a prob...
by iowabeakster
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing rsynch for backup to a NAS Netgear RN 102
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Installing rsynch for backup to a NAS Netgear RN 102

I don't think you need any kind of server on the PC that is being backed-up. The NAS drive won't be "pulling" the data from the laptop. The laptop will be "pushing" the data to the NAS drive. As far as package for rsync, all you need is: sudo apt-get install rsync I assume (this is always a problem ...
by iowabeakster
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Move Launcher from desktop to menu
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Move Launcher from desktop to menu

It is cinnamon. The install process of the program created the icon on my desktop. It is not a huge problem, but it is bugging me because I can't figure it out. Do you know where the folder is that contains the installed application (likely your Home folder). Or possibly your /home/username/bin . I...
by iowabeakster
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 17.2 Cinnamon takes long to load
Replies: 18
Views: 4147

Re: Mint 17.2 Cinnamon takes long to load

Since the web cam is absolutely non-essential this is a good enough solution for me (though I do wonder what I would do if I would indeed need the web cam?). It's probably not a solution that you'd like (I wouldn't). I've got a really inexpensive Logitech (30-40 bucks) that works wonderfully for wh...
by iowabeakster
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Move Launcher from desktop to menu
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Move Launcher from desktop to menu

Which desktop version are you using? (cinnamon, mate, xfce, ect) I have different computers that run xfce and cinnamon. And they aren't exactly the same. I know exactly the problem you are having. I'm not sure you always can just move them that conveniently. What I *try* to remember (and always forg...
by iowabeakster
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 17.2 Cinnamon takes long to load
Replies: 18
Views: 4147

Re: Mint 17.2 Cinnamon takes long to load

That does take a long time to load. Your hardware is certainly top-notch. I've got machines that will load faster than that with traditional hard drives, and one of them is an old turd that is over 10 years old (and hard drive is only 3 gbps). And to make it even more confounding, I always use the p...
by iowabeakster
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit freezes
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit freezes

Yep, it is ALT (not ctl). :mrgreen:

I guess it's been a while...

Sorry for the bad info. Edited above for posterity.
by iowabeakster
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit freezes
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit freezes

There are a couple places where you can check to see if the system records any errors and problems. When your system freezes, take a look at the clock on the screen (or your watch) and note the time. Then you need to check a couple of log files that are located at /var/log/syslog /var/log/kern.log s...
by iowabeakster
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: save display/multiple monitor settings for later
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: save display/multiple monitor settings for later

I don't have the answer you are looking for. I thought I did, but now I think we have completely different things going on... I always configured mine from 'nvidia-settings'. That's the xorg settings tool for the proprietary nvidia driver. And that saves my settings as an old-fashioned text file in:...
by iowabeakster
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Really dumb first day with linux
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Really dumb first day with linux

nice post iowabeakster , I did not know that nemo pulled double duty, I thought MDM was the desktop manager. also , about everything being reparable is questionable :-) it only reparable is you know what you doing :-P, for me it's reinstall almost all the time.... MDM is the display manger (mint di...
by iowabeakster
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Really dumb first day with linux
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Really dumb first day with linux

--double post
by iowabeakster
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Really dumb first day with linux
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Really dumb first day with linux

Hello. Welcome. Sorry to hear about the frustrations... everyone's been there at some time or another. I have a feeling my response to this might get a little bit long. So I apologize in advance. First off: Change is difficult. And it certainly can be very frustrating. But if you stick with it, you ...
by iowabeakster
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: XFCE screensaver
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: XFCE screensaver

This thread is confusing. Isn't xscreensaver a package of a great many screen savers? I've used them for many many years on my xfce desktop machines. I really had to jump through some hoops to get xscreensaver to work properly on my living room Cinnamon machine (HTPC on a plasma TV, which really nee...

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