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by leadwtZ
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Updating Grub after 'Rosa'. (Solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: Updating Grub after 'Rosa'.

Hi Guys, Thanks for the responses. I tried both ideas but regret that neither worked. This is the output from 'update-grub' which I ran after changing the config.: polly@george ~ $ sudo update-grub Generating grub configuration file ... Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-38-generic Found initrd...
by leadwtZ
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Updating Grub after 'Rosa'. (Solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Updating Grub after 'Rosa'. (Solved)

Hi, I have upgraded to Rosa but note that my grub menu still says 17.2. I cannot update Grub as it is being held back by Synaptic. I have quite a few things being held back by Synaptic and usually these all disappear with a Mint upgrade. Not this time! Any ideas please? Not a major issue for me as m...
by leadwtZ
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint vs Ubuntu - Why Mint?
Replies: 55
Views: 3838

Re: Mint vs Ubuntu - Why Mint?

My mainstay for a long time was the KDE version of Ubuntu i.e. Kubuntu. Having used both I found Kubuntu just easier to get around. However I did try Unity as I thought Kubuntu was getting 'clunky' in my view and with too many options! Unity was like going back in time. Messy and unstable in my view...
by leadwtZ
Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: DVD's Any use? TOO LATE GONE!
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: DVD's Any use?

Yes probably true although may be handy for a 'newbie'. I usually take to my local (one of many) charity shop and they do go. I'll give it another week!
by leadwtZ
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: DVD's Any use? TOO LATE GONE!
Replies: 2
Views: 354

DVD's Any use? TOO LATE GONE!

Hi,

I have a Linux Mint LMDE2 Debian DVD
&
Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon DVD (64-bit).

Both from the Linux Shop. Any body want them?

If so send me a private message with address and I will post - no charge!

Bye.
by leadwtZ
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Lost Desktop! - (Not solved but disposed of!)
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Lost Desktop!

Well this one is closed now as I upgraded to 17.2 with no issues at all. :oops:

So thanks to all - tips and links all noted - you never know!
by leadwtZ
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate Menu Creates Zombies [Mint 13]
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Mate Menu Creates Zombies [Mint 13]

Yup see the point - why fix what is not broken? :)

Not retired? Well when you are you will be busier than ever (my experience) and hopefully I am a LTS version too. :lol:
by leadwtZ
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Lost Desktop! - (Not solved but disposed of!)
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Lost Desktop!

parsma,

Thanks for that - not a command that I knew and now noted. I will try it out. Watch this space!
by leadwtZ
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate Menu Creates Zombies [Mint 13]
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Mate Menu Creates Zombies [Mint 13]

Too hot for 'zombies' then? :mrgreen:

No ideas - but why Mate 13 you are a bit behind and it may save the problem? 17.2 out very soon. :wink:

EDIT Ho ho - tell a lie - the update manager has just updated and 17.2 is here! If you want it!!
by leadwtZ
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Lost Desktop! - (Not solved but disposed of!)
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Lost Desktop!

Bumpity Bump!

Any more offerings on this - otherwise it will be a new install of 17.2 (Mate) when it comes out on CD?

Thanks.
by leadwtZ
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Lost Desktop! - (Not solved but disposed of!)
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Lost Desktop!

Hello again. Regret that screenshots of the output do not work. I have tried previously but gave it another go - nil result. I can access the hd from this, my secondary hd (LM cinn. 17.1) and have checked for images just in case they saved without telling me but no they ain't. ?? Thanks for your con...
by leadwtZ
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Lost Desktop! - (Not solved but disposed of!)
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Lost Desktop!

Done that however unable to copy to file no actions work! I did pipe the output and looked through it - I could see nothing amiss but then if I knew enough to analyse the output I could probably fix the problem too! :?

Next? :(
by leadwtZ
Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Lost Desktop! - (Not solved but disposed of!)
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Lost Desktop!

Hi Pjotr, Tried the nvidia, loaded quite a few files and upgraded a few too. However on 'startx' errors relating to 'card1' and to nvidia 304 not found. Note the caution re default language. Would you know what I require to re-install same? Keyboard shortcuts get me to terminal and even work spaces ...
by leadwtZ
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Lost Desktop! - (Not solved but disposed of!)
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Lost Desktop! - (Not solved but disposed of!)

I am not getting my usual desktop on boot but instead get a blank screen with just the cursor. Screenshot works via keyboard shortcut but I do not know any others! I have re-installed Mint (not touching the /Home partition of course) and now get the cursor (larger than normal as it seems the screen ...
by leadwtZ
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eye of Mate & Eye of Gnome
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Re: Eye of Mate & Eye of Gnome

Ah ok,

I note that this plug-in is somewhat old but I will try it out.

Not 'compiled' anything before so a little learning curve experience for me!

Thanks.
by leadwtZ
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eye of Mate & Eye of Gnome
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Re: Eye of Mate & Eye of Gnome

Hah - you do not know about emailing? I am shocked you made the post at all! :wink: And well yes I have looked at a lot of different viewers but I like eog and gThumb and Shotwell is good too. Overall I like to stay in the 'Mate' camp or at least Gnome. As I said I have digikam at the moment but it ...
by leadwtZ
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eye of Mate & Eye of Gnome
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Re: Eye of Mate & Eye of Gnome

Hi, Thanks for the info. I did not realise they had different code bases. I saw the item re back-porting but see no hint regarding plug-ins so as you say doubtful. My main concern is with exporting to email which you can do with eog but not eom (as far as I can tell). My overall aim is to get rid of...
by leadwtZ
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eye of Mate & Eye of Gnome
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Eye of Mate & Eye of Gnome

Hi,

Just a question. I know eom is the default for Mate and is a fork of eog however eog has a lot of plug-ins. Why doesn't eom?

OR have I missed them?

Sorry that's 2 questions! :roll:
by leadwtZ
Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Problems with Desktop-windows please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Problems with Desktop-windows please help!

I had a similar problem and it was related to 'caja' not being properly installed. As I understand it if you are using 'Mate' then it is 'caja' that is behind it and likewise it is your default file manager.

Apologies to the experts if I am on the wrong planet. :?
by leadwtZ
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Screensaver in MATE
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Screensaver in MATE

Caught this by accident but followed the link and now have screensavers coming out of my ears. Found that 'sed' did not work but some helpful soul had put up a 'perl' option which worked fine for me (don't ask me why - no idea!!). Also there are a few 'savers in 'software manager'. Great stuff - lit...

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