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by ginahoy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: bizarre cause & effect: after Firefox loses default browser status, email links redirect to localhost:3240 (Plex server)
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

bizarre cause & effect: after Firefox loses default browser status, email links redirect to localhost:3240 (Plex server)

When I opened Firefox earlier today, I got a pop-up warning asking if I want FF to be my default browser. That's odd since FF has always been set to be the default browser. I selected OK and forgot about it. Then later something really odd happened. I clicked on a fedex tracking link in an email (fr...
by ginahoy
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Does Firefox get its UI font specs from the o/s, and if so, how to change?
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: [SOLVED] Does Firefox get its UI font specs from the o/s, and if so, how to change?

Does anyone know if there's a CSS statement that would adjust the bookmark container size on the Bookmark Menu bar? With trial & error I adjusted the font size in UserChrome.css so that the same bookmarks appear across the Bookmarks Menu bar on both machines, but on the Linux machine, the font size ...
by ginahoy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Does Firefox get its UI font specs from the o/s, and if so, how to change?
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Does Firefox get its UI font specs from the o/s, and if so, how to change?

Thanks Flemur. I made changes to css many years ago (tabs on bottom) and ported that over from my XP Firefox profile, so this is not unfamiliar to me. Not sure why I didn't think of that. Thanks for the code!
by ginahoy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Does Firefox get its UI font specs from the o/s, and if so, how to change?
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Does Firefox get its UI font specs from the o/s, and if so, how to change?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/theme-font-size-changer/ Thanks. I just installed. When I click the icon, it opens a page with buttons to change Theme background color and Theme text color, but nothing else! The page displays a message about Firefox's new extension system and request...
by ginahoy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Does Firefox get its UI font specs from the o/s, and if so, how to change?
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Does Firefox get its UI font specs from the o/s, and if so, how to change?

Even when I use preferences to set them to 16 pitch....I use Control-key and the Mouse Wheel to enlarge them to 150% Ctrl+wheel only affects the content pane. Ditto for font settings in Preferences (after all, font preferences are on the Content tab). My question is how to change font size for Fire...
by ginahoy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Does Firefox get its UI font specs from the o/s, and if so, how to change?
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Does Firefox get its UI font specs from the o/s, and if so, how to change?

I got no response to this question over in the Mozilla forum. Hopefully someone here can help... On my Linux machine, the Firefox user interface fonts (menus and bookmark labels) are larger than on my XP machine (both have same monitor model & resolution setting), so fewer bookmarks fit across the t...
by ginahoy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 29509

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

Marziano wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:25 pm
Have a look at this article: VirtualBox 5.2.8 Released with Support for Linux 4.15
Thanks for that. After reviewing the original post in this thread, which was updated multiple times as recently as Feb 27, I suspected the advice given regarding VB was probably stale, even for kernel 4.13.
by ginahoy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: monitor standby freezes system
Replies: 0
Views: 151

monitor standby freezes system

In Power Settings, I have the monitor set to blank @ 10 minutes and system suspend @ 15 minutes. If I attempt to restore the monitor before the system goes into suspend mode, it sometimes freezes the system where even the reset button doesn't work. So I have to do a forced shutdown and then restart,...
by ginahoy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 29509

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

Also a few apps in the repos (notably the old version of Virtualbox) don't work with the newer kernels... Sorry for a quick OT question, but should I be concerned with upgrading to 4.15 kernel when it's offered in terms of VirtualBox compatibility, assuming I have latest VB release? I haven't set u...
by ginahoy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 29509

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

About LM 18.2 vs Ubuntu 16.04.2, please refer to ... https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/09/linux-mint-18-3-release-date ... Not sure why it's different. Ok. I now see several other references on that. I imagine others who installed from the same 18.2 build that I did (and haven't upgraded) would get ...
by ginahoy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 29509

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

Michael, thank you for your excellent summary! It helps a LOT. Did you do an inplace upgrade from LM 18.1 to 18.2.? No, I built this machine and installed LM 18.2. LM 18.2 LTS is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS with default kernel 4.8... Hmm... When I run uname -a, I get the following response: Linux li...
by ginahoy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 29509

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

Re Plex - if you start another topic and describe your issue we might be able to help. I have Plex running on another machine with the 4.13 kernel and I've not noticed any problems but I don't use it that much. Thanks for your explanations. The Plex rep who's been troubleshooting my issue in the Pl...
by ginahoy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 29509

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

Thanks. So if I'm understanding this correctly, Ubuntu supports the Linux kernels beyond their end of life outside of Ubuntu distros. However, the Ubuntu support schedule chart you linked is confusing to me. If I open the terminal and type uname -a, I get the following response: Linux linux-desktop ...
by ginahoy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 29509

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

...there are LTS kernels for each generation of hardware, eg LTS kernels 3.13, 4.4 and the coming 4.15. ....... So, a newly computer with the 7th-gen Intel KabyLake processor has to run Linux kernel 4.13 and not 4.4, and later upgrade to LTS kernel 4.15. I just scanned through this thread, whew! I ...
by ginahoy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager error
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Update Manager error

ginahoy, please, post the complete screen output of the terminal command inxi -Sr I think we cross-posted but in case you still want to see: david@linux-desktop ~ $ inxi -Sr System: Host: linux-desktop Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Repo...
by ginahoy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager error
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Update Manager error

karlchen wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:25 pm
delete the file
Ok, done. Now Update Manager is working again.
Provided you are able to copy and paste correctly, you will not end up with a garbled plexmediaserver.list file again.
Ok, I regenerated the file using those commands. I must have made an error in my copy/paste yesterday. Thanks!
by ginahoy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager error
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Update Manager error

Additional Repositories only has 2 entries: (1) the LM installation CD, which is unchecked, and (2) Openprinting, which I believe I installed to get drivers for an old HP4 laser printer (deb http://www.openprinting.org/downloa ... .2 contrib).
by ginahoy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager error
Replies: 7
Views: 984

[SOLVED] Update Manager error

The Update Manager tray icon shows a red X since yesterday. I may have caused this when I ran the two commands at the top of the following page: https://support.plex.tv/articles/235974187-enable-repository-updating-for-supported-linux-server-distributions/ upon the advice of someone in the Plex foru...
by ginahoy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: any way to do immediate standby? (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: any way to do immediate standby?

Thanks, guys. Even though I've looked at the whisker logout menu dozens of times, I forgot there's a button to Suspend. Duh. I went ahead and created a Suspend launcher icon in the system tray. Even better. I used the Preferences - Desktop Screensaver icon. Perfect.
by ginahoy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: any way to do immediate standby? (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 773

any way to do immediate standby? (SOLVED)

With Xfce Power Manager, the shortest period for system "Suspend" is 15 minutes. Is there a way I can put system in immediate suspend mode? Thx.

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