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by GeneBenson
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: thunderbird - clicking on URL
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: thunderbird - clicking on URL

Hi beckwith, In Thunderbird: Menu -> Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General Tab -> Config Editor. In the Search box enter: expose Make sure that "network.protocol-handler.expose-all" is set to true. If not then double click to change it from false to true. Close the window. At the top choose Att...
by GeneBenson
Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDV, anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: LMDV, anyone?

I believe one of the reasons the Mint team based the main edition on Ubuntu is because they knew Ubuntu would be around for a long time and provide a reliable base to build on. The same applies to LMDE1/2.Debian isn't going to disappear overnight. I'm not sure the same can be said for Devuan. Whatev...
by GeneBenson
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't upgrade to 17.2 because of qbittorrent?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Can't upgrade to 17.2 because of qbittorrent?

Hi astevec,

Glad you got the upgrade okay. I do have one question however. In your first post I see references to "saucy" in the output. Saucy is Ubuntu 13.10 and it reached it's end of life on July 17, 2014. LM17 is based on "Trusty" Ubuntu 14.04. You might want to have a look at your sources list.
by GeneBenson
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DATA partition does not mount at boot with LMDE2 (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: DATA partition does not mount at boot with LMDE2

Hi maxoune56, Perhaps lmde2 doesn't like the blank line in fstab here: # /dev/sda6 UUID=704902f1-6674-4c0f-9c47-0d1eedc63161 / ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 1 # Mount DATA partition under /mnt/DATA UUID=42e8b966-0b39-4c37-9304-655d00a0736f /mnt/DATA ext4 defaults 0 2 You could also try moving the / (r...
by GeneBenson
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DATA partition does not mount at boot with LMDE2 (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: DATA partition does not mount at boot with LMDE2

Hi maxoune56,

Did you remember to create a folder called DATA (or whatever the name used in fstab) in /mnt or /media?
by GeneBenson
Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> How to keep different Firefox versions separate?
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: How to keep different Firefox versions separate?

Hi Frederick Turner, There are 2 or 3 things you need to do depending on what you want: 1. When you start Firefox, either via the menu or in a terminal Linux searches for the program in a set of folders. Normally it will find a symlink in "/usr/bin/" pointing to Firefox. In your case you also want a...
by GeneBenson
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: how to make mint remember windows sizes?
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: how to make mint remember windows sizes?

Hi HusseinMoussa, I'm also using Mint 17.2 64 xfce and not-maximized windows remember their sizes here. The only thing I can think of is that gvfs data has somehow gotten corrupted. You could open Thunar, navigate to ~.local/share/gvfs-metadata, delete all the files in that folder and reboot. That f...
by GeneBenson
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: pepper flash player
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: pepper flash player

Hi me76,

On Menu -> Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> General Tab is "Use hardware acceleration when available" enabled? Works for me. :D
by GeneBenson
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Linux Mint without desktop environment?
Replies: 19
Views: 6035

Re: Linux Mint without desktop environment?

Hi rbenic, I have to agree with MtnDewManiac's last comments. Having said that you can remove a DE using the "nuclear" approach with: sudo apt-get purge XXXX-/* where XXXX is your DE. Or you could run a simulation first with: sudo apt-get -s purge XXXX-/* where XXXX is your DE. Or you could use Syna...
by GeneBenson
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Linux Mint without desktop environment?
Replies: 19
Views: 6035

Re: Linux Mint without desktop environment?

Hi rbenic,

You might also want to have a look at LXDE. It's in the repositories. :D
by GeneBenson
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to correctly install nvidia.
Replies: 9
Views: 3934

Re: How to correctly install nvidia.

Hi kevinthefixer, The first time you install the Nvidia drivers using sgfxi you need to: 1. Run sgfxi and install the drives 2. Reboot 3. Run sgfxi again and reinstall the drivers 4. Start the desktop from sgfxi This is the only time you need to install twice. Also, no need to install nvidia-setting...
by GeneBenson
Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] get version of currently-installed NVIDIA driver
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: [SOLVED] get version of currently-installed NVIDIA drive

I noted that `sgfxi` will tell me what NVIDIA driver version it is installing, while it is installing the driver ... No quite true. When you start 'sgfxi' it shows a lot of text which includes the version it wants to install. It then gives you the option <enter> to proceed or 'x + enter' to exit. I...
by GeneBenson
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [Solved] Why is all this eye candy a part of Mint meta?
Replies: 19
Views: 1561

Re: Why is all this eye candy a part of Mint meta?

Hi guys, Open Update Manager and then Menu -> Edit -> Preferences -> Levels tab. There you will see the classifications Mint uses for updates. You also have the option to automatically include the update or even if you want to see it in the list. If you don't want the Mint "eye-candy" then remove th...
by GeneBenson
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop environment changed and I'm stumped [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Desktop environment changed and I'm stumped

Hi again chaswp54, Desktop: Xfce 4.12.2 (Gtk 2.24.23) Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Yes, your desktop has changed. Your are using Xfce and not Cinnamon. Don't ask me how this happened but you can get back to cinnamon by logging out. Then in the login screen you should see 3 icons. One for shutdown...
by GeneBenson
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Profile [solved]
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Thunderbird Profile

Hi chaswp54, This is the interesting part for me. Path=/mnt/58F654C5F654A4D2/Tbird_cp I don't have an external disk so I assume 58F654C5F654A4D2 is constant. I see it gets mounted in /mnt. I wonder how you mount the external drive and whether it sometimes gets mounted in /media instead of /mnt. The ...
by GeneBenson
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel 4.2 (SOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Kernel 4.2

Hi Tikiman, Open Update Manager (the shield with the green check mark). Then Menu -> View -> Linux Kernels. You will see a list of all the kernels available to install. The highest at this moment is the 3.19 series. 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 series need to be installed manually. Not really advisable for som...
by GeneBenson
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Profile [solved]
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Thunderbird Profile

Hi chaswp54, If you have copied everything from the .thunderbird folder then you are almost there. You may have copied to much though. You only need to copy the files in your default profile folder. This folder contains things like: Cache, Mail, abook.mab, ... Now, when you do "thunderbird -p" you c...
by GeneBenson
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Stealing the login manager from Ubuntu 14.04
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Stealing the login manager from Ubuntu 14.04

Hi smitty,

Yes, the one you want is lightdm-gtk-greeter. To change the background you need to edit, as root, the file /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu.conf.
Under the heading [greeter] you change the "background=" option to point to the background you want to use.
by GeneBenson
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Log File Viewer AKA mate-system-log, & Ctrl-W
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Log File Viewer AKA mate-system-log, & Ctrl-W

Hi ofb,

To get the file back it's: toolbar > File > Open
You can then navigate to the folder/file you want. It's in /var/log. It will remain in the list from then on.
Perhaps it would have been clearer if the option was called "Remove" instead of "Close".

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