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by gibbs1984
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager - Unable to get exclusive lock
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Update Manager - Unable to get exclusive lock

Everytime I startup my computer the first thing I do is install any updates ... literally haven't touched anything else before going into the Update Manager. As soon as I close down the Update Manager and then reopen it, it then works fine. I suspect you're manually using Update Manager while the a...
by gibbs1984
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager - Unable to get exclusive lock
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Update Manager - Unable to get exclusive lock

Hi, Linux Mint 19.0, Cinnamon 64bit. Installed over my 18.3 desktop with my /home directory on a separate partition. Everytime I startup my computer the first thing I do is install any updates, on 18.3 this used to work fine but since Linux Mint 19 I get the below error message: Unable to get exclus...
by gibbs1984
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: login window background image not displaying in 18.2 (lightdm) [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 5932

Re: login window background image not displaying in 18.2 (lightdm) (solved)

In case anyone else reads this and this solution doesn't work for them I found this video on YouTube about putting the pictures in usr/share/pixmaps and it worked for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p25rcbhQLt4
by gibbs1984
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LightDM not showing background picture [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: LightDM not showing background picture

Strangely, I decided to have a look on YouTube to see if anyone else had this issue and found this video. I moved the picture to this location (didn't change permissions) and now the background picture appears on the login screen. I have no idea why the picture has to be in this location though. /us...
by gibbs1984
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LightDM not showing background picture [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

LightDM not showing background picture [SOLVED]

Hi, I did search the forum and found this post (https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=248827&p=1337791&hilit=lightdm#p1337791) which is the same issue as mine but the fix didn't work for me and that thread is marked as solved so I thought I'd start my own thread. Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon...
by gibbs1984
Sun May 14, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I just can't find a good Microsoft office alternative
Replies: 20
Views: 4223

Re: I just can't find a good Microsoft office alternative

What's the matter with WPS? It's designed to be like a clone so what don't you like about it?
by gibbs1984
Wed May 10, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing gMTP now Cinnamon crashed
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Installing gMTP now Cinnamon crashed

Hi, Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64bit. I've been having problems with file transfers to my Android phone so I installed gMTP but that wouldn't connect to my phone so I found the below article and decided to follow that guide. https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2226702 I ran this command: sudo ap...
by gibbs1984
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to partition laptop
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Best way to partition laptop

Thanks everyone for your help, especially JoeFootball for your links. The computer had a rEFInd Boot Manager which made it easy to install Linux and Windows again. Used GParted and setup /, SWAP and /Home for Linux and another partition for Windows. Just transferring the data back to the laptop now ...
by gibbs1984
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to partition laptop
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Best way to partition laptop

Forgot to add I think the computer is locked down by UEFI but I'm not 100% sure, will that cause issues when installing Windows after Linux Mint? Ah, that is notable. I don't know what you may encounter if you're attempting to install Windows 10 after Linux Mint in a UEFI environment. I've installe...
by gibbs1984
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to partition laptop
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Best way to partition laptop

Forgot to add I think the computer is locked down by UEFI but I'm not 100% sure, will that cause issues when installing Windows after Linux Mint?
by gibbs1984
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to partition laptop
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Best way to partition laptop

I use typically use GParted Live , where I boot to it via CD or USB, and then have complete access to the hard drive for creating & editing partitions. Joe Yeah I normally use GParted too, so it shouldn't cause issues now if I create /home, /root and SWAP partitions and then create another partitio...
by gibbs1984
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to partition laptop
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Best way to partition laptop

Hi, My mum's computer was running Windows 10 and running stupidly slow so I said I'd put Linux Mint on it whilst dual booting with Windows 10, I tried partitioning the laptop to make room for Linux Mint Cinnamon 64bit but somehow managed to corrupt the MBR and now Windows won't boot. Not a problem a...
by gibbs1984
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Broken Package - Unable to repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Broken Package - Unable to repair

austin.texas wrote:Line 11 ends with 2 "
Should be one "
Thanks, I deleted the extra " and refreshed in the Update Manager and it didn't show up any errors so hopefully this is fixed now.

Thanks everyone for the help, much appreciated and I'll be more careful in future when editing files :D
by gibbs1984
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Broken Package - Unable to repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Broken Package - Unable to repair

The kernal installation is now complaining about /etc/default/grub so paste back cat -n /etc/default/grub I remember changing a couple of these settings a little while ago after I installed my new graphics card as the resolution of the GRUB menu was very low, could that have caused this issue? Than...
by gibbs1984
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Broken Package - Unable to repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Broken Package - Unable to repair

That looks messy for sure. Both times it complained about the post install process going awry. Try install then purging one of the kernels sudo apt install linux-image-4.4.0-59-generic then sudo apt purge linux-image-4.4.0-59-generic Thanks. This is the output of the install: steve@steve ~ $ sudo a...
by gibbs1984
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Broken Package - Unable to repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Broken Package - Unable to repair

Try sudo apt-get install --fix-broken Here's the output: steve@steve ~ $ sudo apt-get install --fix-broken [sudo] password for steve: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer requir...
by gibbs1984
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Broken Package - Unable to repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Broken Package - Unable to repair

Double post.
by gibbs1984
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Broken Package - Unable to repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Broken Package - Unable to repair

Hi, EDIT: Sorry, forgot to mention that I'm running Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64bit. A little while ago I installed some updates via the Update Manager and then possibly a level 4/5 update and now I get the following error message everytime I install updates, the updates still install but this messag...
by gibbs1984
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mail notification for Thunderbird
Replies: 31
Views: 3378

Re: Mail notification for Thunderbird

I'm running Cinnamon 18.1 64bit and FireTray 0.6.1 and it seems to work nicely, although I had to play around with the preferences to get it to work how I want it to.
by gibbs1984
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mail notification for Thunderbird
Replies: 31
Views: 3378

Re: Mail notification for Thunderbird

I've now found an add-on that is better than Mailtag and it's called Firetray, works perfectly so far.

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