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by M_Mynaardt
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Love Mint - Hate Apps!
Replies: 18
Views: 1872

Re: Love Mint - Hate Apps!

I've tried FreeOffice by SoftMaker.
It's pretty good, if you want to check it out.

FreeOffice: http://www.freeoffice.com/en/
Paid Version (SoftMaker Office): http://www.softmaker.com/en/softmaker-office-linux
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon USB installer won't boot properly
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon USB installer won't boot properly

Additional:
I used UNetbootin to make those USB drives.
I also tried making a bootable drive through the terminal with the instructions here: mintguide.org/tools/317-make-a-bootable-flash-drive-from-an-iso-image-on-linux-mint.html
Still no joy in getting Mint Cinnamon to boot, though.
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon USB installer won't boot properly
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Mint 18.1 Cinnamon USB installer won't boot properly

Hi there! I wanted to 'test drive' Mint 18.1 Cinnamon. But it won't boot from the live installer. On neither my desktop nor laptop. :? The Mint Cinnamon USB installer is ignored, and the computer just boots from the current install on the HDD. Seems a bit odd, though, because I have no such problems...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I've got no sound! :P (mint 18.1 xfce)
Replies: 1
Views: 202

I've got no sound! :P (mint 18.1 xfce)

Hi! I installed Mint 18.1 Xfce (64 bits) late last week and only now did I realize I've got no sound happening. :shock: I tried to see if there was a sound controller applet for the task bar, but no such luck. Couldn't find anything in the configuration or setup menus either. Any idea how to sort th...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to go about Proxy LAN settings in Xfce
Replies: 0
Views: 229

How to go about Proxy LAN settings in Xfce

Hi!

Having trouble getting an app running properly though WINE.

I keep getting an error message about not being able to access Internet_HTTP_Post 0x40010275.

Near as I can tell, it's a Proxy LAN setting.
Which is something I don't know how to tinker with.

Any advice on how to do that in Xfce?
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Onenote on linux/alternative
Replies: 12
Views: 5605

Re: Onenote on linux/alternative

I use Cherry Tree for note taking too.
I also use RedNotebook for journalling.
by M_Mynaardt
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Having Trouble with Proxy LAN and/or gufw in Mint Xfce
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Having Trouble with Proxy LAN and/or gufw in Mint Xfce

Hi there! I am having a bit of trouble with a Windows application running in a new installation of Mint 18.1 (Xfce edition). As far as I can tell the problem is probably Proxy LAN settings. I tried gufw both enable and disabled, but it made no difference. The application I'm running is Hero Lab . It...
by M_Mynaardt
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't get Dropbox working properly [SOLVED; sort of]
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Can't get Dropbox working properly

ADDENDUM: Dropbox is working now. :oops: I'm not entirely sure why. I removed the broken icon from the task bar. I used grsync to copy all the proper Dropbox files into the Mint install. I also deleted four files that were showing with 'unreadable characters' (none of which I've looked at for ages) ...
by M_Mynaardt
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't get Dropbox working properly [SOLVED; sort of]
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Can't get Dropbox working properly

Oh, yes.

I did check my Dropbox account online, and it's showing as being synced, even though that's not happening on my Mint installation.

Thanks again!
by M_Mynaardt
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't get Dropbox working properly [SOLVED; sort of]
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Can't get Dropbox working properly [SOLVED; sort of]

Hi! I've got Mint 64 bit, Xfce version, installed on a laptop. For some reason I just cannot seem to get Dropbox to run properly. I've tried installing, purging, and reinstalling it several times. From the Terminal, the Software Manager and Synaptic. I keep getting the same result. The only thing sh...
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to dual-boot with antiX [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Trying to dual-boot with antiX

Got it! Hooray! 8)

I did no realize there was a separate UEFI start up mode from the USB live drive.
I was wondering why there were two boot options for the USB drive! :roll:

Oh well.
At least it's working now.

Thanks for a nudge in the right direction, Pierre!
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to dual-boot with antiX [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Trying to dual-boot with antiX

Oh dear, oh dear!

I guess I didn't pay any attention to the boot options. :oops:

I'll try it again!

Thanks for the reply.
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to dual-boot with antiX [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Trying to dual-boot with antiX [SOLVED]

Hi there! I tried to install Mint 18.1, Xfce, 64 bit on a laptop I already had antiX 16.1 on. I picked the option to install Mint along with antiX to make a dual boot. I rebooted and no sign of the Linux Mint option, only antiX. I'd already installed antiX with the options for working around UEFI an...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Resolved] LMDX install (sigh)
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: [Resolved] LMDX install (sigh)

Oh, ... NUTS! :x I tried using LMDX again and just like last time it didn't work for me, it failed again today. Few of the Xfce goodies worked and it kept trying to do everything GNOME. And apps were running painfully slow too. Well, it was worth a shot. I don't know why LMDX just won't agree with m...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Resolved] LMDX install (sigh)
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: LMDX install; still need a little help

On the topic of the sound on my LMDX install not being quite right; does anyone know if that would be a memory issue?

I'm using Rythmbox; is that one a bit borderline for memory and sound quality?

Thanks!
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Resolved] LMDX install (sigh)
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: LMDX install; still need a little help

HOWEVER , Thunar is acting a little odd. When I right click an item in Thunar, the right click menu disappears as soon as I release the right click key instead of staying put to make the appropriate selection. Does anyone know how to get the right click menu in Thunar to stay put? This was old prob...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Resolved] LMDX install (sigh)
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

[Resolved] LMDX install (sigh)

Hi there! Okay, I decided to have a go at reinstalling LMDX on my desktop computer. It was a bust a few months ago when I gave it a go, because almost nothing Xfce worked at all, and the installation was using mostly Gnome apps (like Nautilus instead of Thunar, etc). So far, this time, it looks like...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] My installation of LMDX failed (ARGH!)
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: [Solved] My installation of LMDX failed (ARGH!)

Okay, I did an install of LMDX on my desktop all over again yesterday and this morning. Who needs a social life anyway!

I actually READ the fixes posted by merlwiz79 before that, so everything seems to be good now, except for a minor graphic thing or two...
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] My installation of LMDX failed (ARGH!)
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: My installation of LMDX failed (ARGH!)

Well, I was kind of surprised (and miffed) by this set of troubles. I've been using a portable install of LMDX for months and it's worked just fine on the laptops I've run it on. So I wasn't really expecting problems with my old PC when I installed it... Oh well, it's not a perfect world, is it? Ac...
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] My installation of LMDX failed (ARGH!)
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: My installation of LMDX failed (ARGH!)

jeffreyC wrote:This is for Ubuntu based distros but it may be helpful;

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purexfce
Okay, thanks, I'll check that out...

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