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by kevin987
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux
Replies: 62
Views: 2758

Re: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux

AZgl1500 wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:50 pm
and just wait, Windows 12 is going to be released very soon now...
Perhaps not...

https://tfortec.com/microsoft-windows-12-release-date/
by kevin987
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Replace chrome with vivaldi question [SOLVED]
Replies: 34
Views: 1138

Re: Replace chrome with vivaldi question [SOLVED]

I downloaded both Vivaldi and Slimjet.

I don't know if this is a big deal, but Vivaldi identifies as Chrome 70 (the latest release) and Slimjet identifies as Chrome 68 (July 2018 release).
by kevin987
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox scrolling
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Firefox scrolling

Thank you. I had to create settings.ini and managed to place it in the proper directory on the first try.
by kevin987
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox scrolling
Replies: 2
Views: 318

[SOLVED] Firefox scrolling

I'm using Firefox 63 but this problem has been around at least 2 years for me and can't find any help topics on the subject anywhere. When using the left click on my mouse in the scroll bar area located on the right, it always jumps the web page down lower than it should. Instead of simply going dow...
by kevin987
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade from mint 18 to 19. Worthy?
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Upgrade from mint 18 to 19. Worthy?

jollyjack wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:33 am
When I installed LM19, I didn't like the default theme, and its icons. So I installed the Mint X theme and, lo and behold, the old icons appeared. Might be a solution
That has fixed the problem. I was using Mint-Y, but Mint-X has fixed that issue. The icons look the way they're supposed to now.
by kevin987
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux mint 19 freezes at shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: linux mint 19 freezes at shut down

Kernel 4.15.0-23 received this morning? October 28th, 2018? Hm. My system must be ahead of time then, running kernel 4.15.0-38 :wink: : Yeah that's really strange. I hadn't updated in a few weeks and was still using -20 so I updated everything. $ inxi -Sxxx System: Host: kev-KJ384AA-ABA-SR5410F Ker...
by kevin987
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No video in LiveCD mode?
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: No video in LiveCD mode?

The only way to truly tell whether you like any distro is to actually install it. Since you're going to use a secondary HDD, there shouldn't be any problem just installing Mint, then installing the updates. You can always install something else but I doubt you'll find anything that is as easy to use...
by kevin987
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux mint 19 freezes at shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: linux mint 19 freezes at shut down

Have you installed all of your updates. I just installed some this morning for 19 and it gave me kernel 4.15.0-23
by kevin987
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: any plans to release 18.4
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: any plans to release 18.4

Hello, Seem to most of the Ubuntu and derivations released recently updated images. Is there Linux Mint 18.4 update on the horizon ? I saw Linux Mint 19.1 update image coming soon . . however some people prefer to stick with version 18 as version 19 still need polishing. It doesn't look like there ...
by kevin987
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade from mint 18 to 19. Worthy?
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Upgrade from mint 18 to 19. Worthy?

I don't care for the tray icons on Cinnamon 19. Especially the one for Firefox. It looks fuzzy and uninspired. Firefox tray icon looks much better on Cinnamon 17 and 18.

I wonder if there will be improvement for 19.1
by kevin987
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux mint 19 freezes at shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: linux mint 19 freezes at shut down

The kernel that comes with the 64 bit version will most likely be up to date. You can always check it with that inxi -Fx command.
by kevin987
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is linux mint increasing in size?
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Is linux mint increasing in size?

vansloneker wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:22 pm
For a few extra megs clean /home/your_username/.cache/thumbnails/normal/
2.2 GB !!

3 years worth of cache...
by kevin987
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is linux mint increasing in size?
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Is linux mint increasing in size?

sudo apt-get clean opened up 3 GB of space on my hard drive. I had never heard of this command. Thanks gm10.
by kevin987
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Use Linux alongside Windows on Laptop.
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Use Linux alongside Windows on Laptop.

4 GB RAM using Mint Cinnamon is perfectly fine. I've been using an older machine with 4GB RAM for the past 3 years.

The only time RAM becomes an issue for me is when I have too many Tabs open in my web browser. An extension called OneTab is a good solution for that.
by kevin987
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Windows turn invisible
Replies: 1
Views: 2088

Windows turn invisible

After about 2 hours, any new window that's supposed to show just has a grey/black outline of the window, and everything in the middle is invisible, showing what would normally be behind the window. Larger programs, like web browsers, won't render at all. Smaller ones like a file folder or pop up win...
by kevin987
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Opera web browser
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

Re: [SOLVED] Opera web browser

Hello, Opera 12.16 is an old version. It should not be used because of potential security threats. The Debian Jessie (LMDE2 base) libdbus package looks too old now for latest Opera versions. Unless LMDE3 comes quickly, it means you'll be stuck to Opera 50 for a while. Did you try Vivaldi ? It would...
by kevin987
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Opera web browser
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

[SOLVED] Opera web browser

Software Manager only offers version 12.16 for Opera which is from 2013. Extensions can't be added to this version from the Opera website. The latest version is 51, but it's not supported under LMDE 2. The error "dependency is not satisfiable libdbus-1-3(>=1.9.14)" occurs. Version 50 from January 20...
by kevin987
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Cinnamon Crashing Frequently
Replies: 10
Views: 1133

Re: Cinnamon Crashing Frequently

Ubuntu, say it isn't so! My computer is 10 years old (1.8 ghz proc, 4 g ram) and 18.3 works for me, but it's a bit slower than 17.3. Since 17 won't be supported after April 2019, I'm experimenting with Mint LMDE 2 Cinnamon. So far it's just as fast (maybe faster) than 17. It should have a longer she...
by kevin987
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Battery level for wireless mouse
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Battery level for wireless mouse

It seems my USB mouse and keyboard are just too old. Logitech RX650, probably manufactured in 2008. :roll:
by kevin987
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Battery level for wireless mouse
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Battery level for wireless mouse

Seems it needs a lot of config ... https://askubuntu.com/questions/248006/how-can-i-see-the-battery-status-of-my-logitech-wireless-mouse ... and I'm not 100% sure I'd consider that worth it. YMMV. You're right I'm sure. I'm going to install Cinnamon 18.3 on a hard drive partition and see if these t...

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