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by asciiman
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint16 Getting KDE packages in Update???
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: Mint16 Getting KDE packages in Update???

OK... you gave me some good info there... knowledge is power! I went through the list as you did and found that most of the pkgs that Update Mgr wants to install are graced with the yellow stars... so does this suggest that they are as you said, core pkgs that probably should be updated? Note that t...
by asciiman
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint16 Getting KDE packages in Update???
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: Mint16 Getting KDE packages in Update???

Synaptic/apt-get is telling you that you should. If you decide not to do this, you should at least find out why it's suggesting these packages. Thanks Fraoch for the great help. Yes, I explored Synaptic, searching KDE and found quite a few. Some show as installed [green box], others show an exclama...
by asciiman
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint16 Getting KDE packages in Update???
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: Mint16 Getting KDE packages in Update???

If it didn't install anything to the hard drive (i.e. if it was a live distribution), then that's not it. Well, I didn't give it permission to write to the drive, unless it used sectors of my HDD for a swap file (I don't use a swap partition for Mint16)... but in theory any swap data would just be ...
by asciiman
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint16 Getting KDE packages in Update???
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: Mint16 Getting KDE packages in Update???

OK... seems to makes sense. I have installed a few items, nothing KDE to my knowledge... I have used Cinnamon's Download Mgr for pkg managment, since I am a relatively new user and want to keep my system as clean as I can. I recently tried SolydK 64 (Home Edition with KDE desktop) from a USB stick.....
by asciiman
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint16 Getting KDE packages in Update???
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Mint16 Getting KDE packages in Update???

Hi everyone- I am running Mint 16 Cinnamon 64 bit. This may be nothing, but I don't remember seeing this in Mint 15... Today, Mint Update presented me 52 level 3 package updates from the Ubuntu repository, most of which seem to apply to KDE. Is this appropriate for a Cinnamon or Mate system? I have ...
by asciiman
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading
Replies: 19
Views: 5909

Re: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Yes. Things are working again on my system too. :D

My hunch is that there was a problem with a file server over the weekend, but would be interested to know if it was something other than that.

Best,
asciiman
by asciiman
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Default Admin Permissions in Cinnamon?
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Default Admin Permissions in Cinnamon?

Thanks for the replies. I had just checked them all but, under advisement from more experienced hands, I will go back to the default groups. Thanks for listing the default groups as I failed to note the specific ones before changing things. :? Does having them all checked present some kind of securi...
by asciiman
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Default Admin Permissions in Cinnamon?
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Default Admin Permissions in Cinnamon?

Hi everyone! Thanks for the very nice distro in Petra. It was hard to say goodbye to Olivia, but Petra has been a lot of fun so far... Just thought I would ask a general question about Cinnamon's default ADMIN group permissions that come checked in the Mint 16 Cinnamon (64 bit) "User and Groups" adm...
by asciiman
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: SWAP disk really needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: SWAP disk really needed?

Typically, swap files are useful when working with large files, for example graphics rendering, or running a job on a large music or video project file, or batching large numbers of files. I ran Mint 15 Cinnamon 64bit on my desktop with 4Gb RAM and 4Gb swap. System Monitor never showed much swap act...
by asciiman
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading
Replies: 19
Views: 5909

Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Hi Desklet and extension list are working randomely at 0.23 east time Cordially I meant to mention this myself... same thing here: Desklet and Extension managers refreshe their respective caches as they should. I did not have random (i.e. intermittant) behavior with them. Seemed to work as they sho...
by asciiman
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading
Replies: 19
Views: 5909

Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

I am on Cinnamon Mint 16 (amd_64) and this same thing is showing up on my system. Same day, around the same time! When clicking the More Applets tab, the system attempts to refresh the cache and is stopped with this error message: Something went wrong with the spices download. Please try refreshing ...

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