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by fraxinus_63
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is the purpose of a GUI?
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: What is the purpose of a GUI?

Let's hear it for GUIs. They do a lot to make routine system maintenance, file- and package-management completely feasible for non-technical users who would be completely fazed by the command line. It is not that they are lazy - they will probably never have seen anything like it before in their liv...
by fraxinus_63
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why does anyone use linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 5660

Re: Why does anyone use linux?

Watching this thread unfold, I still feel (as per my earlier post) that the title is misleading and is not helping us respond to the points raised in the original post. The title could read instead "frustration getting Linux to connect to VPN", or something like that. Many folk like me who love Linu...
by fraxinus_63
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Future of Firefox Australis and LinuxMint
Replies: 130
Views: 14775

Re: Future of Firefox Asstralis and LinuxMint

I am watching this with concern. I love Firefox - because of the whole add-on ecosystem (I build websites and several of them are indispensable to me), and because it is not Chrome. The last things that I want are for add-ons to break and for it to end up looking more like Chrome/Opera! Let's see wh...
by fraxinus_63
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why does anyone use linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 5660

Re: Why does anyone use linux?

My few pence worth on this debate: The thread title is not helpful. For many of us, Linux is easily the best choice for our working lives - and the fact that we don't pay for the product doesn't even come into it. Good security - configurability and choice of working environment - the right and the ...
by fraxinus_63
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: single "x-caja-desktop" window appears at login
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

Re: single "x-caja-desktop" window appears at login

@gtsfer I tried this a few days ago: cd .config/caja > desktop-metadata sudo chattr +i desktop-metadata Result - kernel panic! However, the problem has not recurred at all in recent days, since this experience, during which time the computer has been used a great deal. So I'll see how things work ou...
by fraxinus_63
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: single "x-caja-desktop" window appears at login
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

Re: single "x-caja-desktop" window appears at login

Thanks gtsfer. I had seen this fix before on other threads and I will try it. The only reason I started my own thread here is that my problem seems subtly different from the more commonly reported one (multiple unwanted windows on login ...). One thing I learn from this is remembering how glitches l...
by fraxinus_63
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: single "x-caja-desktop" window appears at login
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

single "x-caja-desktop" window appears at login

NB - I am starting a new thread for this issue as I am not sure whether or not it is the same as other recent posts which complain of multiple instances of x-caja-desktop on login. In my case, there is only ever one x-caja-desktop window, rather than several of them cascaded . When we login to one o...
by fraxinus_63
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How Can I Sell Linux Mint on Amazon?
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: How Can I Sell Linux Mint on Amazon?

I agree with Xenopeek's point above. People living elsewhere in the world might be surprised to know how many rural areas of Britain (where I live) have no Broadband - and often there is no plan to provide it in the foreseeable future. Downloading an ISO is not an option for them. You would probabl...
by fraxinus_63
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How Can I Sell Linux Mint on Amazon?
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: How Can I Sell Linux Mint on Amazon?

I agree with Xenopeek's point above. People living elsewhere in the world might be surprised to know how many rural areas of Britain (where I live) have no Broadband - and often there is no plan to provide it in the foreseeable future. Downloading an ISO is not an option for them. I believe that peo...
by fraxinus_63
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: First impressions
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: First impressions

Coming to Linux from WIndows, one of the things that took me a couple of years to really appreciate was how different Linux package management is from anything I was used to. However, stick with it and use the Software Manager (as xenopeek suggests) to find out what's available (searching the intern...
by fraxinus_63
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The Penguin has got to go
Replies: 22
Views: 2685

Re: The Penguin has got to go

I love the Penguin myself. And anyway, it's Linus's and not ours to do away with. C'mon, as a Mint user one is not exposed to penguins very often, if at all. If you are really allergic to all the penguin stuff then go over to Ubuntu - the way it is branded nowadays avoids all mention of the word 'Li...
by fraxinus_63
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Low hanging fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 4914

Re: Low hanging fruit

I agree with the OP that getting AUDIO working out of the box for as many users as possible should be a very high priority. As a very experienced Linux user, it's the main thing that has caused me problems with Mint. Even working out why my I can't record from my sound card has sometimes taken a lot...
by fraxinus_63
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Sound doesnt work and update manager doesnt work - CHECK
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Sound doesnt work and update manager doesnt work - CHECK

The purpose of my post was to vent anger (pathetic), see if other users could share their oppinions and possibly offer some advice and knowledge about linux mint and its development. As much as I love Linux Mint, if there is one thing that sometimes frustrates me it is sound (in particular, I find ...
by fraxinus_63
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 86059

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Bill_Graves - welcome to the world of Linux Mint and thanks for your posts. passerby 's advice re. chosing LTS editions is very good - but don't blame yourself for not having appreciated the distinction between the "latest" and the "latest LTS" editions. This has been discussed a lot in this forum i...
by fraxinus_63
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 13: can't record from sound card since backports
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: LM 13: can't record from sound card since backports

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... em#p798169

Since my original post I have now found this thread - I shall try to follow its advice!
by fraxinus_63
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 13: can't record from sound card since backports
Replies: 1
Views: 185

LM 13: can't record from sound card since backports

I am running LM13 MATE 64 bit, fully updated. Since (successfully) installing the Mint 16 backports I find I can no longer record the output of my sound card using Audacity. This is a baffling problem. I have spent ages experimenting with different input settings in Audacity and the Sound tab in the...
by fraxinus_63
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Gnome Shell beats Cinnamon and Unity in terms of beauty
Replies: 12
Views: 3719

Re: Gnome Shell beats Cinnamon and Unity in terms of beauty

When I run Cinnamon (and Unity) I cannot get rid of the feeling that both the DEs are kind of outdated in terms of style. In short - they just look like XFCE - outdated. Gnome Shell leaves an impression of being stylish and modern, with all that transparency, neat borders and scroll, etc.. I guess ...
by fraxinus_63
Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Leaving Linux Mint After Doing MATE 1.6 Update
Replies: 41
Views: 8110

Re: Leaving Linux Mint After Doing MATE 1.6 Update

My wife and I are still using Mint 13 but have disabled backports. This is the 3rd time I had to install Maya on my laptop and I hope it is the last. Thanks again. Glad you are still with us after your experiences! There is a very interesting post by eanfrid here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewto...
by fraxinus_63
Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: MATE 13 with backports enabled -- little problems
Replies: 16
Views: 2729

Re: MATE 13 with backports enabled -- little problems

As opposed to standard (unstable) intermediate releases, LTS releases can be smoothly upgraded directly from one to another with a special upgrade script installed with the "update-manager-core" package. Nevertheless you should always backup your system and data before trying to upgrade. Google for...
by fraxinus_63
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Lost desktop settings after Mint 13 Mate updates!
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: Lost desktop settings after Mint 13 Mate updates!

Personally, I would not encourage anyone to use backports in Maya, though it is I see pretty much recommended by the team. I think that Clem acknowledges that backports need to be handled differently in future LTS releases - via some kind of positive "opt-in" system that explains things better and ...

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