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by hpmc13
Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading to 17.1 - and to 17.2 Still Fails
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Upgrading to 17.1

Thanks again. Unfortunately, this didn't help. Both Software Sources and inxi -Fxz read as before. I did notice two things, though. The GRUB menu's first option (that I almost always boot into) reads, in part, "Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon." Second thing is when I am on the login screen, the session def...
by hpmc13
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading to 17.1 - and to 17.2 Still Fails
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Upgrading to 17.1

Thanks for the idea. It appears that I am running the latest. I get the following when I run "apt policy mint-info-cinnamon": mint-info-cinnamon: Installed: 2014.12.12 Candidate: 2014.12.12 Version table: *** 2014.12.12 0 700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ rebecca/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dp...
by hpmc13
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading to 17.1 - and to 17.2 Still Fails
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Upgrading to 17.1

Thanks, but that's the one I have. It really does look, for the most part, like I am running Rebecca. I have the new Nemo, the wallpapers, the changes in the settings, etc, etc. It's just those two places (Sources, and inxi -Fxz) that show it as 17. Maybe when 17.2 comes out it will all change. Than...
by hpmc13
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading to 17.1 - and to 17.2 Still Fails
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Upgrading to 17.1

Done. I ran update, upgrade, and dist-upgrade and got no results. /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list looks like this, now: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana main upstream import deb http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana main deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main r...
by hpmc13
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question regarding partitioning
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: Question regarding partitioning

To throw another idea into the mix: For the distros that you are just playing around with would you feel comfortable using Virtual Box instead? I too frequently try out new and experimental distros and have found this to be easier and safer. It wouldn't share a home directory, but would certainly gi...
by hpmc13
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading to 17.1 - and to 17.2 Still Fails
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Upgrading to 17.1

Thanks for the reply and link. That's exactly what I did on my regular PC. Update Manager -> Edit -> Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca. As I recall, it downloaded for a while, installed all sorts of things, then I rebooted and it was different. I even got the new wallpapers for Rebecca. If I recall...
by hpmc13
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading to 17.1 - and to 17.2 Still Fails
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Upgrading to 17.1 - and to 17.2 Still Fails

Back when Rebecca was released, I upgraded through the Update Manager and all seemed to go well. When Nemo 2.6 was released I wanted to try it so I enabled Romeo in the Sources Manager under System Settings. None of the new changes - Nemo included - would appear. I finally took a look at /etc/apt/so...
by hpmc13
Thu May 14, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Youtube Browser for SMPlayer?
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Youtube Browser for SMPlayer?

Hi gael33, Have a look here as to why smtube no longer works. Have a look here for the authors solution. Hope this helps. :D Youtube changed their code (or API or something) and most of the stand-alone players/downloaders broke. Gene Benson's links are spot-on. I can confirm that the new SMTube wor...
by hpmc13
Thu May 14, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What would be a good Linux distro for my old laptop?
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: What would be a good Linux distro for my old laptop?

MX-14 has become my go-to for lower-end machines ... although I don't think that yours is particularly low-end. As most others have mentioned, find a distro that boots, where all you hardware works, and that runs fast enough, then customize it to your tastes. BTW, my old laptop's (running MX-14) spe...
by hpmc13
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where can I get bit torrent ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1001

Re: Where can I get bit torrent ?

Although it's not in the repositories, Tixati is my go-to torrent client. I've tried most of the others and keep coming back to this one. One of the main reasons is that I have set up several different categories that allow me to save the resultant files into different directories - one for music, o...
by hpmc13
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking for a weather widget for Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Looking for a weather widget for Cinnamon

Here's an interesting alternative: https://github.com/onli/izulu Changes the wallpaper based on weather and time of day, and shows the forecast and current temp on the desktop. I used this for a while (just had to turn off the wallpaper slideshow) and it worked pretty well. You can replace the stock...
by hpmc13
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Linux Mint on a non-pae-CPU computer
Replies: 12
Views: 6798

Re: Installing Linux Mint on a non-pae-CPU computer

"The laptop has 512MB RAM, and the CPU is an Intel Pentium M 1500MHz " that's really for when win_xp had SP2 :( try an even more lightweight O/S: http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page which has a similar aim to LXLE or - go with a lightweight DE like XFCE from team Mint.. I second this i...
by hpmc13
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] What's a good partition size to install Mint on?
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: What's a good partition size to install Mint on?

I have mine setup as follows: / 9.85G used 13.0G free (25G total) Home 5.74G used 44.6 free (50G total) I didn't go into this with a plan, really. The partitions were set up already and I just used them. My swap is 10G, which is overkill. But I reclaimed that useless recovery partition that Windows ...
by hpmc13
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2 Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: 2 Questions

If you're talking about Cinnamon, look in System Settings, then Window Tiling and Edge Flip. Check "Maximize, instead of tile, when dragging a window to the top edge."
by hpmc13
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Memory Leak Mint 17.1 cinnamon
Replies: 34
Views: 7419

Re: Memory Leak Mint 17.1 cinnamon

I'm seeing this, too, though maybe not quite on the level as some others. I power off my PC each night so perhaps I'm not giving it enough of a chance to get up there. On boot, Cinnamon takes only about 285 megs, but then it starts creeping up and can go as high as one gig by nights' end. I'm also s...
by hpmc13
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Very slow login (30s!) and slow boot on Linux Mint 17.1
Replies: 5
Views: 2848

Re: Very slow login (30s!) and slow boot on Linux Mint 17.1

Wish I could help you, but I'm having the same problem with very similar times but on completely different hardware. I've sort of given up on a solution and learned to live with it. What always strikes me is that I can load LM 17 in VirtualBox in about 20 seconds. I've always blamed the Nvidia drive...
by hpmc13
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How full is my hard drive? I don't know!
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: [SOLVED] How full is my hard drive? I don't know!

If you really want to drill into what's taking up space on your HD, look for K4DirStat in the software center. Very nice graphical representation of your hard drive.
by hpmc13
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: May I have two panels, one horizontal and one vertical?
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: May I have two panels, one horizontal and one vertical?

I think that Cinnamon allows only horizontal panels, though you can have one top, or one bottom, or both. I use one on the bottom through Cinnamon, then Cairo Dock for a vertical panel (it's actually a launcher, but can also function as a panel) on the left-hand side. As far as I know, Cairo Dock ca...
by hpmc13
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CenturyLink slowly decreasing connection speed. [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: CenturyLink very slowly decressing my connection speed.

Verizon was doing this same crap to me, too. Every month my speeds would drop by 33% and stay there until I would call and complain. It would take an hour on the phone until they finally routed my call to someone in the US who would fix it in about 30 seconds. After this went on for about six months...
by hpmc13
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 17.1 freezes a few moments after bootup.
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Mint 17.1 freezes a few moments after bootup.

I'm starting to see this, too, just in the past few days. My desktop loads, I get my wallpaper, and the panel is there. I can move my mouse and the keyboard apparently works. However, I have no icons on my desktop, Cairo-Dock does not load (startup app) nor does conky (also a startup). I can usually...

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