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by borg101
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't install Virtual Box 5.2....conflicting/missing dependencies
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Can't install Virtual Box 5.2....conflicting/missing dependencies

NM....figured it out. I was trying to install the yakkety version instead of xenial.
by borg101
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't install Virtual Box 5.2....conflicting/missing dependencies
Replies: 1
Views: 102

[SOLVED] Can't install Virtual Box 5.2....conflicting/missing dependencies

I had VB 5.2 installed and was trying to install guest additions so I could see shared folders from my host. I followed this guide and ran sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso and somehow that uninstalled VB 5.2. So, I installed VB from the software center, which I forgot was 5.0 and ...
by borg101
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 13528

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate

Mate all the way :D Adopt Mate and he will become your best MATE :lol: <... runs away before the flames engulf me....> Mate, while good and fairly easy to use, is too simplistic looking. Say what you will about Windows 10....it feels "modern". That's kind of how I feel about Gnome and Pantheon. I a...
by borg101
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 13528

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate

Mate all the way :D Adopt Mate and he will become your best MATE :lol: <... runs away before the flames engulf me....> Mate, while good and fairly easy to use, is too simplistic looking. Say what you will about Windows 10....it feels "modern". That's kind of how I feel about Gnome and Pantheon.
by borg101
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do i change lockscreens wallpaper?
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: How do i change lockscreens wallpaper?

In his op he mentions settings found withing the "login" settings, ergo its implied he found the appropriate settings. Where do you read in the starting post the word "login"? I don't find it and my browser, doing a site search, does not find it also. I meant to put 'lockscreen' in quotes. See, its...
by borg101
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do i change lockscreens wallpaper?
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: How do i change lockscreens wallpaper?

You'll find this in the 'login' settings, I believe. Not in anything called 'lockscreen'. I can't find settings under that name. Some more questions: In which field exactly did you define the picture? (A screenshot might help to clear this up.) You did surely not do this in the lockscreen settings,...
by borg101
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 13528

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate

Please tell me the significant details about cinnamon and mate, and why someone should choose one or the other. Unfortunately, the Linux Mint website offers no descriptive information to guide someone to choose one or the other, which is strange. I am considering installing one of them on a Dell i7...
by borg101
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why can Linux Mint be successfully installed on this computer, but Windows 10 can't?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Why can Linux Mint be successfully installed on this computer, but Windows 10 can't?

Hi all. My day-to-day computer runs Linux Mint, but I have another computer which also has Linux Mint installed on it. Before I installed Linux Mint on this other computer, it had a version of Windows 10 on it which had become defunct. No matter how many times I tried to reinstall Windows 10 on thi...
by borg101
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do i change lockscreens wallpaper?
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: How do i change lockscreens wallpaper?

i know its under system settings and lockscreen, and it lets me change the color, but when i put in a picture, it dont show up, just a solid color. any way to fix this? thanks! I have a few questions. First, do you have multiple desktop environments installed? For me, when I changed from Cinnamon, ...
by borg101
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Touch screen not working
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Touch screen not working

So I installed Mint 18.3 on my Samsung ativ 9 and it works fine except for the touch screen. I typically install via uefi, but I was running into problems with it a few weeks ago, so I opted for the traditional install. I have previously installed 18.1 and 18.2, as well as Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, and 1...
by borg101
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: LF game suggestions, network play, local/couch play, controller support, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: LF game suggestions, network play, local/couch play, controller support, etc

Portreve wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Have you tried Sauerbraten? It seems to work very well, even on integrated graphics systems.
There is no controller support for it.
by borg101
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: LF game suggestions, network play, local/couch play, controller support, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: LF game suggestions, network play, local/couch play, controller support, etc

I love Diablo! It's still my favorite. I also have Diablo II, and it's ok, but I still prefer the original. And as for Diablo III... nah. I've watched demos, but it might just as well be any other 3D game. Also, I don't have the hardware for it. Never tried playing it with a controller, though. I'm...
by borg101
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: LF game suggestions, network play, local/couch play, controller support, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 572

LF game suggestions, network play, local/couch play, controller support, etc

So my son has recently decided he wants to play games over LAN. For my computer, a Home Theater PC, I only have a Logitech K400 keyboard with trackpad and 4 xbox 360 controllers. I'm looking for something I can play with a controller and he can use mouse and keyboard or controller. We've been playin...
by borg101
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Starting any VM locks my system up
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: Starting any VM locks my system up

4.13.0-32-generic GNU/Linux and VB 5.0.4 Known not to play nice together.... Either remove VB 5.0.40 and manually install 5.1 or 5.2 from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads or install the latest 4.4 series kernel and remove any 4.8, 4.10 and 4.13 kernels having booted into 4.4 and conf...
by borg101
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Starting any VM locks my system up
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Re: Starting any VM locks my system up

...logs are under .config/VirtualBox & also in a folder named 'Logs' located there where your VM images are stored (eg. /home/borg101/mywindows10testvm/Logs)... nothing in either location. Which version of VB do you use in Mint? I do a guess: 5.0.x? Next question (just for completeness): Which kern...
by borg101
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: What desktop environment is this....
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

Re: What desktop environment is this....

on mint there is an older version of gnome shell, unlike ubuntu 17.10 , however, i have install it with sudo apt install gnome-shell gnome-session gnome-tweak-tool gnome-control-center nautilus and then logout/login and I select GNOME session Worked like a charm! Thanks for the update. I love gnome...
by borg101
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Starting any VM locks my system up
Replies: 11
Views: 1271

Starting any VM locks my system up

I have ran into a problem with a Windows 7 VM that had worked under Ubuntu 17.04/17.10, Mint 18.2, 18.1, elementaryOS 0.4, and others but locked up my system under Mint 18.3 (both cinnamon and gnome DE's). At first I chalked it up to changes in 18.3. So I tried creating a brand new Windows 10 VM.......
by borg101
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Where to turn for support with other distros?
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Where to turn for support with other distros?

If it's a Ubuntu based distro, they have a section for other distros. BTW Ubuntu has the BEST user support, period, esp. for newbies where nothing else is even close (I'm an ex ubuntu user at the moment btw). But the Other Distros section support isn't as good as the regular section. It's so good t...
by borg101
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Where to turn for support with other distros?
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Where to turn for support with other distros?

So, in the past year or so since I completely ditched Windows I've played with a ton of different distrobutions. Regardless of popularity, I seem to have trouble getting any help on their respective forums. Is there a subforum here where I may post questions regarding other distrobutions? You folks ...
by borg101
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xkill not working sometimes....
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: xkill not working sometimes....

https://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/12/4-ways-to-kill-a-process-kill-killall-pkill-xkill/ "Actually, xkill instructs XServer to terminate the client." So xkill is helpless if it's the Xorg system itself that has thrown the wobbly... it may never receive the keypress. Possibly something more sinister ...

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