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by o-l-d
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 5711

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

FrankenMint KDE is still fast and stable. Updates have caused no problems at all.

@last-mint-kde ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: last-mint-kde Kernel: 4.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.4 (Qt 5.10.0) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
by o-l-d
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Unfunctional Update Manager Tray Icon [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: Unfunctional Update Manager Tray Icon

Right click of the Update Manager system tray icon has been the default behavior in Mint KDE 18 since the desktop was updated to Plasma 5. It seems everyone adapted to it and is why there are no complaints.
by o-l-d
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Why does KDE ask you to login several times during install?
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Why does Mint KDE ask for a login 2 or 3 times during install?

When doing an installation of Mint KDE always go into system settings and disable lock screen or adjust the time before starting the install. I think that by default it is set for 5 minutes and if no activity is detected (mouse movement or keystroke)during install it will activate lock screen.
by o-l-d
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Can't disable multiple desktop sessions per user on KDE
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: Can't disable multiple desktop sessions per user on KDE

If I am understanding you correctly this has been covered at the KDE forums. It is somewhat involved but might be what you are looking for.

https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=1 ... 64#p222372
by o-l-d
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Where is HiDPI in Plasma settings?

Here is an article with simple instructions how to set up HiDPI with the most popular linux desktop environments using a Ubuntu/Debian base.

https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-li ... -on-linux/
by o-l-d
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 25758

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Linux Mint 18.3 KDE + Neon repos still very stable and fast. My luck seems to be holding up. :D
by o-l-d
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC 3.0 - Stable
Replies: 11
Views: 4418

Re: VLC 3.0 - Stable

VLC 3.0 is also available as flatpak. Easier than using snap and is in the Mint Software Manager. The bottom right tab/button labeled "Flatpak".
(Spotify and Pithos also are more up to date as flatpak than are found in the "official repository".)
by o-l-d
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 25758

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Despite what is posted at KDE neon site (not being a "distro") it is becoming THE KDE/Plasma os that I will be using after LM KDE is gone. From what I understand it was indeed just a "project" until the KDE devs saw how popular it has become. KDE has partners that have released a KDE Slimbook and I ...
by o-l-d
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 15376

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

It would seem that KDE is going to continue the Neon "project" since the announcement of the KDE Slimbook recently. This would indicate that there will be a continuing of support and updates using LTS base of Ubuntu as it has been so far. https://dot.kde.org/2017/01/26/kde-and-slimbook-release-lapto...
by o-l-d
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: VLC 3.0 Released
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: VLC 3.0 Released

This is the version that I have been waiting for! I installed using snap package availible in Ubuntu's snap repository. So far no bugs have been seen in my limited testing. The inclusion for streaming to Chromecast runs well (with the native "recognized" formats for Chromecast) but transcoding of ot...
by o-l-d
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 5711

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

Just upgraded today and everything is still working flawlessly :D

@lastmintkde ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: lastmintkde Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.0 (Qt 5.9.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
by o-l-d
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 5711

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

I am sorry, but as I said, my success was achieved after many failures. It has been an ongoing "experiment" since Plasma 5 and KDE neon were first introduced.
by o-l-d
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 5711

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

Oooohh...frankendistro Who wants to go first. lol Frankendistro I quite like that or even better FrankenMint? That is the beauty of linux and all the different distros!! Computing customized to suit your own personal needs! (As a side note EVERYONE should know to back up all personal data and back ...
by o-l-d
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 5711

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

Let me start by saying that after hours of working within virtual machines and being very careful I used the instructions here as a basis for adding neon repos and installing neon-desktop. DO NOT TRY this if Mint is your only installed OS. After much trial and error I now use it as my only OS on thi...
by o-l-d
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 5711

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

catweazel wrote:
o-l-d wrote:I now use LM KDE 18.3 but with Plasma 5.11.5 (latest frameworks and QT installed)
How did you do that? Is there a link to instructions?

Edit: Did you simply do sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop?

No I find the Kubuntu desktop method only installs the latest LTS (5,8,8).
by o-l-d
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 5711

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

If my memory serves me correctly KDE4 was also called a "disaster" when it was released. Over the development cycles it improved to be the DE that long time users love so much. I now use LM KDE 18.3 but with Plasma 5.11.5 (latest frameworks and QT installed) and can honestly say that I am quite plea...
by o-l-d
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)
Replies: 24
Views: 5193

Re: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)

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The "future" is here...at least until 2021. Everything is working flawlessly after much "tweaking". :mrgreen:
by o-l-d
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 15376

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

Mint 18.3 KDE will be supported until 2021 when support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ends. I personally don't understand the "panic mode" some Mint KDE users seem to be in. Mint KDE will still receive all Plasma 5 LTS updates via Kubuntu backports. One would think with 3+ years of full support and updates t...
by o-l-d
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 214
Views: 15376

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

Jedinovice wrote:


Need to investigate how to replace the Mint USB formatting and image writing tools. I use those... far more than I wish I had to.

You can find the Mint usb tools in the repositories as .deb or .tar files so you can download them and use them in Neon. ;)
by o-l-d
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Distribution vs. Desktop Environment
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Distribution vs. Desktop Environment

Since the people at KDE neon claim it is NOT a distro in which category would it be placed ? They claim it is "KDE Plasma5 built upon an Ubuntu LTS base to showcase the latest version and development of KDE Plasma 5". No one there will say it fits into any of the "distro" classes. They offer "versio...

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