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by darethehair
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint on Chromebook?
Replies: 9
Views: 11196

Re: Linux Mint on Chromebook?

I am no expert, but I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) in 'dual-boot' mode on some Acer Chromebooks -- both internally on a replaced 128gb SSD, and now recently also on a USB3 Sandisk mini thumbdrive. It is also possible to run a few flavors of Linux in parallel with a running ChromeOS se...
by darethehair
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Toshiba Chromebook 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: Toshiba Chromebook 2

Did you run a good amount of Google searches looking for suggested solutions? I find that Reddit is often useful -- does this thread help at all?

https://www.reddit.com/r/chromeos/comme ... h=262337e2
by darethehair
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Linux Mint to a Pocket SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Installing Linux Mint to a Pocket SSD

Sorry I cannot answer the specific question that you asked, but when you mentioned running Linux off of a USB3 SSD, I thought it wise to caution you: it doesn't appear that TRIM support is supported in this configuration. I, too, have Linux Mint (LMDE) installed off an SSD that I extracted from a Ch...
by darethehair
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?

Isn't it kinda just Debian with a LM theme? I never really considered it to be honest. I am a long-time user of LMDE myself, and had to examine this issue more closely recently. 'LMDE' is not a choice of distro to run with 'crouton' on a Chromebook, but I wanted to get as close as I could to it -- ...
by darethehair
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Need a good Skype alternative
Replies: 18
Views: 4312

Re: Need a good Skype alternative

Not sure if this is helpful, but what about Facebook video chat? Even works in ChromeOS.
by darethehair
Sun May 22, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Kangaroo PC Sound and Battery Indicator
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: Kangaroo PC Sound and Battery Indicator

I don't have a Kangaroo myself, but I recall noticing articles about this in the recent past e.g. http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/04/19/hdmi-audio-in-linux-is-now-working-on-cherry-trail-mini-pcs-openelec-7-0-image-released/ Is this helpful? Thanks for the link. I'm probably not ready to be instal...
by darethehair
Fri May 20, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Kangaroo PC Sound and Battery Indicator
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: Kangaroo PC Sound and Battery Indicator

I don't have a Kangaroo myself, but I recall noticing articles about this in the recent past e.g.

http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/04/19/ ... -released/

Is this helpful?
by darethehair
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to email an editable document
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: How to email an editable document

Now all you have to do is to remember what the easy way was! I've been searching for the answer and all I can see is a suggestion that using tar can preserve the permissions. I may test that one out. Sounds so simple doesn't it but it seems to be one of those things that only sounds simple when you...
by darethehair
Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to email an editable document
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: How to email an editable document

Sorry if I am completely misunderstanding the context of the original question, but I have occasionally opened up OO documents that I myself did not create -- and I have noticed that I am often (?) confronted with some sort of message informing me that it is 'read only'. However, there is some easy ...
by darethehair
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any Canadians? Wine and tax software
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

Re: Any Canadians? Wine and tax software

For future reference, I highly recommend using the free web-based Canadian tax software site 'SimpleTax':

https://simpletax.ca/

I discovered it a few years ago, and then my hassles of booting into Windows (or using Wine) just for doing my taxes were solved :)
by darethehair
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with Mustek scanner
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Help with Mustek scanner

I think I have the same scanner:

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Bus 002 Device 002: ID 055f:0006 Mustek Systems, Inc. ScanExpress 1200 UB
I am running Linux Mint LMDE, and SimpleScan works just fine with it without me doing any sort of tweaking/configuration at all (?).
by darethehair
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Downloading youtube videos
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Re: Downloading youtube videos

tlcmd wrote:What is the best way to download youtube videos? Clipgrab is not in the repository so I need a program or other way to learn to do this.
Thanks,
tlcmd
Do you mean without using, say, a Firefox plugin? I use "Download YouTube Videos as MP4", but there are others.
by darethehair
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [Possibly Fixed?] Frequent Cinnamon Screen Corruption
Replies: 7
Views: 887

[Possibly Fixed?] Frequent Cinnamon Screen Corruption

I fully predict after posting this supposedly 'good news' that Murphy's Law will kick in and I will find that it was all an illusion, but... For the last day or so I have had no desktop screen corruption or lockups. I have no idea why not, but I'll tell you what I think changed during that time: - I...
by darethehair
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2
Replies: 106
Views: 14151

Re: Corrupted graphics with Intel i915 driver in LMDE 2

I had this problem on a little Toshiba netbooknb205. I'm running lmde2 mate. I compiled kernel 3.18.14 and it solved the problem for me. It hasn't happened in two days. In this specific case, is there an advantage to compiling your own kernel, as opposed to just downloading and installing a newer o...
by darethehair
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [Possibly Fixed?] Frequent Cinnamon Screen Corruption
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: Frequent Cinnamon Screen Corruption

mate-panel --reset I'm running mate, and the above code gave me back my open window icons in the bottom panel/bar. there must be a similar code for cinnamon, maybe "cinnamon-panel --reset"? Could be worth a shot. There is an equivalent for Cinnamon, but it is easier for me to remember 'ALT+F2+r' to...
by darethehair
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [Possibly Fixed?] Frequent Cinnamon Screen Corruption
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: Frequent Cinnamon Screen Corruption

i grabbed 3.18.14 (from kernel.org) because it was the most recent long term kernel. i haven't had the problem in two days. Jeepty I continue to have the loss of icon text in the bottom bar and menus, but (for what it's worth) I haven't had any more screen lockups since I starting using the newer k...
by darethehair
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [Possibly Fixed?] Frequent Cinnamon Screen Corruption
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: Frequent Cinnamon Screen Corruption

There's a couple of threads about Intel-related issues here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=239&t=194748 http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=239&t=196272 Doesn't seem like the issues have been solved, but maybe some posts there will be helpful. Thanks for the links to similar p...
by darethehair
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [Possibly Fixed?] Frequent Cinnamon Screen Corruption
Replies: 7
Views: 887

[Possibly Fixed?] Frequent Cinnamon Screen Corruption

[I don't think anyone has mentioned this yet?] My LMDE2 Cinnamon desktop is becoming 'corrupted' fairly often, and it is annoying. It manifests in the following ways: - sudden loss of identifying text labels on the bottom 'apps' panel (leaving just icons on a black bar) - switching to running apps r...
by darethehair
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] If HDMI is plugged in - it is default
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: If HDMI is plugged in - it is default

Not a huge deal, but it does get repetitive over the course of a day or two. Is there any way to get LMDE2 to ignore the HDMI sound capabilities and stay defaulted to my internal Analog profile? About a year ago, in LMDE1, I had similar problems -- since I always had my HDMI monitor plugged into my...
by darethehair
Sat May 23, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Inactive Cinnamon Desktop since upgrade. [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Re: Inactive Cinnamon Desktop since upgrade.

Upgraded almost painlessly this morning. Just the one issue identified so far: no right click on the desktop, no desktop icons, unable to set wallpaper or desktop colour. Any ideas? EDIT: I can change the colours after all - but I can't set a gradient... As for myself, with the latest LMDE 2 upgrad...

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