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by elmarts
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Gap (black square) in panel
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Gap (black square) in panel

Ah, thank you - I thought the issue was the same, as I searched the forum for this "gap" problem, and thought I found it here. Sorry about the desktop difference. That said, when I clicked as you suggested, the separator bar moved,l but the blank space didn't nor did the network icon. but when I cli...
by elmarts
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Gap (black square) in panel
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Gap (black square) in panel

I also have a weird gap in the panel between the network connected icon and the weather applet, etc. and a set of 3 vertical black dots between the date/time applet and flux, display_settings, audio_control. How do I get rid of the gap and the dots? Image
by elmarts
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot: before moving from win 7 to win10, with Mint 19.2
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Dual boot: before moving from win 7 to win10, with Mint 19.2

With M$ squawking about the end of win7 (which I keep around for games), I have to look at "upgrading" the win7 partition to win10, and (of course) hopefully without messing up grub or my linux partition (both on the same SSD), nor messing up the win7 installed programs. If I use the "upgrade assist...
by elmarts
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2

That helps, tremendously. Thanks. Has anyone tried to use the same profile in a dual boot system? If I point my win7 TB to the same profile as my Mint TB, will it get confused?
by elmarts
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2

Yes it starts, runs, but is completely naive, knowing nothing about the old email accounts, etc. Thanks. To move it into a folder that all users can access via a desktop launcher, I would have to stuff it into usr/bin rather than any specific username, right? Can I simply delete what is in the exist...
by elmarts
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2

Well I cannot find where my version 60 is installed in the file system. so I don't know how to replace/update it. So please help - what do I do with this new version folder? The windows side of my dual boot was much easier.
by elmarts
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2
Replies: 7
Views: 741

thunderbird 60.9.1 vs 68.1.2

The software packager shows only version 60, but the Mozilla site has version 68 as a tar.bz2 file. Unpacking it shows a Thunderbird folder, but no readme and no instructions on how to install it. Help?
by elmarts
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: /usr/bin/java -jar fails to run java file in 19.1
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: /usr/bin/java -jar fails to run java file in 19.1

As requested - ets@Shinobi-L ~ $ ls -l /usr/bin/java lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Jun 21 2017 /usr/bin/java -> /etc/alternatives/java ets@Shinobi-L ~ $ ls -l /etc/alternatives/java lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 Apr 17 11:15 /etc/alternatives/java -> /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-amd64/bin/java ets@Shinobi-L...
by elmarts
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam won't start
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

Re: Steam won't start

Tried this - no effect. The steam window (updating steam) pops up, then nothing. Process list doesn't show steam either.
by elmarts
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam not opening.
Replies: 19
Views: 7690

Re: Steam not opening.

Changed the kernel to 5.0. Steam still won't start. No further ideas?
by elmarts
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] kernel updates - error messages
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: kernel updates - error messages

4.15.0-54-generic is Mint's current default kernel and not anything you'd need Ukuu for. It is perfectly up to date
Oh thank you! That tells me what I need to do :) I'll call this solved
by elmarts
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] kernel updates - error messages
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: kernel updates - error messages

How about you use a supported kernel instead of installing super-outdated testing kernels via ukuu? Those kernels you are installing went end-of-life a year ago. Because using a 5 series kernel borks my system while 4.15.0-54-generic at least lets it run OK? [/quote]PS: But to actually answer your ...
by elmarts
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] kernel updates - error messages
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: kernel updates - error messages

Can't find a log, but the first line of the 3 lines of error start with "namespace lookup failure" -
by elmarts
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] kernel updates - error messages
Replies: 6
Views: 576

[SOLVED] kernel updates - error messages

Booting with grub into mint 19.1 I was using an older kernal (4.15.0-47-generic), and tried to update to the new 4.5 series kernal with ukuu. That resulted in a very unhappy system, with jerky mouse lagging reactions to command inputs, etc. So I tried to revert to the latest of the 4.15 series (4.15...
by elmarts
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New SATA drive - chown is obvious but gibberish to me
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: New SATA drive - chown is obvious but gibberish to me

OK - as follows, although I read that ntfs disks always show root as owner, and don't allow you to change this. Am I just barking up the wrong tree? sudo parted -l [sudo] password for ets: Model: ATA ADATA SP550 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 240GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: ...
by elmarts
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam not opening.
Replies: 19
Views: 7690

Re: Steam not opening.

I'm running kernal 4.15. I tried updating to kernal 5.1.16 via ukuu, and my system became essentially unusable - jerky mouse, second screen gone. So still no fix. And the newer kernals bork my system. And Steam still won't run. grrrr.......
by elmarts
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New SATA drive - chown is obvious but gibberish to me
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: New SATA drive - chown is obvious but gibberish to me

Wow - that is a lot to digest :) The drive in question is formatted NTFS, and has 2 partitions (D & E). My fstab (as noted above) has a bunch of entries that don't seem to correspond to anything physical. Physically, I have 3 SATA drives: the first is the boot drive partitioned in half, with one hal...
by elmarts
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: /usr/bin/java -jar fails to run java file in 19.1
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: /usr/bin/java -jar fails to run java file in 19.1

No help? No replies? Any suggestions as to where I can go to get help?
by elmarts
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New SATA drive - chown is obvious but gibberish to me
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: New SATA drive - chown is obvious but gibberish to me

You need to take ownership of the mountpoint which is in /mnt If it is the last drive listed in fstab then: Copy/Paste the following into a terminal: sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /mnt/b25ddf96-5606-44a0-8a01-9fdcc846a5cf Don't substitute your user name for $USER:$USER, leave that as is As noted, that ...
by elmarts
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Epson Powerlite 470 off an nVidia card?
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Epson Powerlite 470 off an nVidia card?

Curiosity here - has anyone used this model projector (or similar model) off the HDMI port of an nVidia gForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) card for display? I just got one, and was thinking of using it even though it has only XGA resolution.

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