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by VtPoet
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Windows wants to scan and fix my external hard drive that I mostly use with my Linux machine.
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Windows wants to scan and fix my external hard drive that I mostly use with my Linux machine.

//Those words seem to appear often as advertisements on various webpages and it is not always apparent that they are not actually Microsoft Windows, but a comercial company trying to get you to install their program...// Had the same thought. For what it's worth, I second that motion. Make sure it's...
by VtPoet
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Okay, another Bug. Like plugging holes in a dam. Fix one and the system springs a leak somewhere else. Sheesh! System Beep. Don't know when this all started, but suddenly I started getting obnoxious system beeps in a variety of apps when any sort of "error" was detected (like backspacing too far or ...
by VtPoet
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Thanks Cosmo. And yes, my red panic button is very dangerous. :wink:
by VtPoet
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Found this report: https://askubuntu.com/questions/509834/lock-screen-does-not-unlock-with-correct-password-gnome-and-ubuntu-14-04 Sounds a lot like the same bug. Makes me wonder if it's Cinnamon related or more generally Gnome. And here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=212127 May or ma...
by VtPoet
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Two new bugs (to my system and a relative's system): 1.) The lock screen doesn't unlock with the correct password. The workaround appears to be clicking on the "Accounts"(?) button at the right of the login window (depending on which lock screen one is using) and logging in from the account "login w...
by VtPoet
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

New Bug I've noticed after several weeks of use' and still enjoying Cinnamon. I notice that the "Automatically raise focused windows" setting (with mouse over) has stopped working and that no amount of fussing in the settings panel fixes it. The feature appears to be all but broken. Have done some b...
by VtPoet
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Oh... another Cinnamon bug. The "custom" background option in the Login Window setting does diddly. I see that it's already discussed here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=235160 My own solution was to rename and replace the default image (in the Autum directory for example), with my ow...
by VtPoet
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Oh, and forget to answer this: //I'm not sure what a terminal windown inside Nemo looks like. How is that different from what I get when I rightclick Nemo and choose 'open in terminal'?// In Dolphin, the terminal is a separate pane within Dolphin. In Nemo, it opens a separate Window. In Dolphin, the...
by VtPoet
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

//It's not a bug. It's a result of installing something on Cinnamon that is not compatible with Cinnamon.// Ubuntu Bug #1509562 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dolphin/+bug/1509562 And it's confirmed. Okay? To be clear: It's not the result of installing Dolphin on a non-KDE desktop. It's a...
by VtPoet
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

//That's not a bug. It's simply something that's not recommended.//

You're right except in respect to the bug. The fact that Dolphin's icons are missing after installation is a bug, but not Cinnamon's. Possibly Gnome's?
by VtPoet
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

//As a newbie, I just wanted to thank you for helping to solve my diagonal tearing in Firefox! Much appreciated!// You're welcome! :D I'm not a newbie to linux, but I am to CInnamon. I'm loving it. Wasn't sure I would like it as much as Plasma, but I'm actually liking it more. (No window tiling in P...
by VtPoet
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Found another bug. Sort of. A regression which is only tangentially related to Cinnamon. Having used KDE for the past couple years, I really enjoyed the built-in terminal offered by Dolphin. However, installing Dolphin in Mint results in missing icons and theming. The issue is discussed in a couple ...
by VtPoet
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Okay, guess this is a conversation with myself, but maybe this post will help the next newcomer to Cinnamon. I seem to have solved the worst of the tearing, which occurred in Firefox, with the following: In " about:config " (in firefox) make sure "gfx.xrender.enabled" is set to "true". This appears ...
by VtPoet
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack... Tearing. It's awful. I've been Googling and Googling and there doesn't seem to be a solution for Cinnamon. All I can find is a recommendation to add these two lines to "etc/environment": CLUTTER_PAINT=disable-clipped-redraws:disable-culling CLUTTER_VBLANK=True I've done that...
by VtPoet
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: First Time Ever using linux
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: First Time Ever using linux

Seconding that, but there may also be Windows/secure boot issues if it's a newer laptop -- also resolvable via the "bios".
by VtPoet
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

One more update: Installed the Intel Driver Update for Linux 16.04 https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/intel-graphics-update-tool-linux-os-v2.0.2 This appears to have solved my multi-monitor hot-plug issues with Cinnamon. Yay! So, I think I'm in clover. Unless some other unforeseen Bug develops,...
by VtPoet
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

1.) Okay, looks like there's a solution for the screen orientation "bug". Here: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/6059 Apparently, Gnome allows users to lock screen orientation: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/98455/stop-screen-auto-rotate/ Again, this would be a useful feature...
by VtPoet
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

Installed Kernel 4.10. Suspend recovered normally, but now a whole new problem has cropped up. The YOGA 2, being a 2 in 1 laptop, apparently has an accelerometer. If I tilt the laptop while it's suspended, it wakes with the screen in the clockwise position and will only switch back to 'Normal' if I ...
by VtPoet
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Re: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

I for one never had any problems with second monitors or HDMI hot plugging in any of my laptops this last year. I'm glad to hear that. I'll try a different kernel, 4.10, from ubuntu http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=N;O=D and get back with the results. There are a number of features ...
by VtPoet
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1465

Trying Cinnamon but something's buggy?

After having serious problems with Plasma (since 16.04) and severe flickering in LibreOffice on two separate systems running Plasma, I finally wiped KDE and installed Cinnamon. I've been running it for two days and have been having a couple serious problems (though fortunately the flickering in Libr...

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