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by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for anaconda
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Looking for anaconda

Have you tried this?
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/ ... quickstart
...or this, depending on your version of Mint?
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/ ... untu-16-04

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chrome or firefox?
Replies: 38
Views: 1970

Re: chrome or firefox?

Either way, I don't care because FireFox is not up to snuff for my Banking websites that I use , therefore it is unacceptable. Chromium has no such problems and therefore has my blessings. I wonder why this is. Do those banking websites require Flash or one of Google's scripts to run on your comput...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: can't extract zip format file.
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: can't extract zip format file.

Just to clarify, how exactly are you attempting to extract it? I don't recall having to install anything on my system, just double-click on the file in my file manager (Thunar) or right-clicking the file name and selecting the extract option. Then again, most of the archives I have dealt with recent...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: 'Final stable' version?
Replies: 23
Views: 3683

Re: 'Final stable' version?

I did side side by sides of used memory 2mins after boot in a VM a little while back. All Mint 19s fully up to date at the time - XFCE 338MB, MATE 349MB, Cinnamon 513MB and KDE NEON (on an 18.04 base) 400MB Cinnamon 4 in Mint 19.1 comes in at about 480MB in that environment. Not quite 900M but stil...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Password to log in here...
Replies: 30
Views: 3929

Re: Password to log in here...

The good thing: no need to kill you in order to get your fingerprints and your retina scan. The bad news: ain't secure, either. The really bad news: It is usually a whole lot simpler and safer for them to go ahead and do so. Faster, too, since corpses don't complain nearly as much about having bits...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vlc error in Mint V19 (Tara)
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: vlc error in Mint V19 (Tara)

System: Host: allspark Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic i686 bits: 32 gcc: 7.3.0 You have installed the 32-bit version of Mint? I don't know enough about this stuff to even figure out how to do it, let alone tell someone else, but: Check to see if you have two implementations (ABI incompatible) of libio l...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] gksu (gksudo) issues plus other comments
Replies: 27
Views: 1984

Re: gksu (gksudo) issues plus other comments

I do not know the answer to your question but while you wait for someone who does: For example, this is how I use gksudo. gksudo thunar /etc/apt then I right click on sources.list and open it with leafpad. *** Substitute pkexec for gksudo: pkexec thunar Right click on /etc/apt/sources.list and sele...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: xfce panl overlaps with full-screen program
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: xfce panl overlaps with full-screen program

Toggle that "Don't reserve space on borders" option (same place you set your panels to never go away whether you're using them or not).

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: No funcionan las ventanas
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: No funcionan las ventanas

Here's what I got from an auto-translator: Hello, I have an old PC in which I installed Maya XFCE and with which I have done very well, until now. The problem is that I can not minimize or move the windows, or change the size, I do not get the symbols. Neither the sidebar to go down. And on the desk...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Question about donations
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Question about donations

Mint (the business) is not a non-profit? If I remember correctly, non-profit status does NOT mean you cannot still write yourself and your workers a paycheck, if that's the concern.

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 31
Views: 2255

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

I'm surprised that the original announcement - and the buzz it generated - hasn't provoked a discussion in "Ubuntu's own camp" that would have caused (or forced, if you like) the announcer to clarify things in regards to regular desktop installations. Or has it already done so, and some sort of offi...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro
Replies: 27
Views: 9012

Re: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro

oldgranola wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:38 pm
LMDE is not an OS like Manjaro or LM Mint, its a desktop interface.
<SCRATCHES HEAD> Well then, if LMDE is not an OS... which OS does it run on? And while I'm asking, is a desktop interface similar to a desktop environment (Xfce, MATE, et cetera) or is it something else altogether?

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Linux alternative to Speccy?
Replies: 9
Views: 8864

Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

You can get a very detailed hardware report by opening a terminal and enter or copy/paste: sudo lshw -html > hardware.html That will make a file in your home directory named hardware.html The advantage to this one is that the user does not have to install or even download anything - just open a ter...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: So much for the weather applet
Replies: 31
Views: 3395

Re: So much for the weather applet

the weather applet on xfce is not much better. it collects data ahead of time into a database and uses that data even if internet is off. yesterday in northern california we had major winds 30-50 miles per hour and the speed it was showing was 9 miles per hour I just hovered my mouse cursor over We...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Creating files in NTFS drives
Replies: 13
Views: 2232

Re: Creating files in NTFS drives

Did you make this recommended change (and in a permanent way)? Start Win10 please disable Fast Startup (because hiberfil.sys is in use for fast startup) Extra: run a chkdsk c: /f (if error on drive c:) if chkdsk ok -> restart Linux If so , it might be some kind of linux issue. Otherwise, I'd think i...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Mint 19.1: screensaver has stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: Mint 19.1: screensaver has stopped working

Maybe it was the reboot, lol? Okay, probably not. But I have been surprised, reading various troubleshooting threads over the past few years, how people with problems sometimes try many things - but don't seem to think of doing a simple reboot. Maybe "it's linux, and my system has been running witho...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] Issue with panel icon in xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin on Mint Xfce 19.1
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Issue with panel icon in xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin on Mint Xfce 19.1

kevinbowen wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:51 am
Although I haven't seen anyone else chime in on this, I have gone ahead and filed a bug upstream with the Xfce team: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15021
I see that Graeme Gott replied to your bug report with some questions about your choice of theme, along with a theory.

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The Face of Linux Mint Support
Replies: 43
Views: 5167

Re: The Face of Linux Mint Support

You in that case need to study non-human animals longer: all social interaction is fully hierarchy-based and for a very large majority of species very violently so. Only homo sapiens has --- to some degree, in some places and under non-demanding circumstances --- managed to lessen that a bit; to "c...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [Solved] End of life notification
Replies: 22
Views: 3183

Re: End of life notification

That said, we could probably add a proper End of Life notification to Update Manager, although you won't benefit from it on LM18. I'll make a note of it. That would probably be a good idea. Yes, the onus is on the customer here and, YES, the official end of support date is published when (before, a...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Why dont my smilies work?
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: [SOLVED] Why dont my smilies work?

carum carvi wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:21 am
As far as smilies are concerned I just learned who Mr Green is.
Mr. Yuk is mean. Mr. Yuk is green. Mr. Yuk is...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Yuk

Regards,
MDM

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