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by tpprynn
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Lenovo X61S and Cinnamon (Intel GM965)
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Lenovo X61S and Cinnamon (Intel GM965)

I installed Mint 17.3 64 bit Cinnamon version on my Lenovo X61S, a Thinkpad. It has an Intel GM965 graphics chip. I've tried this same install with my ATI-based desktop pc with no glitches, but I'm getting some odd sights with the Thinkpad, which seem to only show with Cinnamon - I'm currently using...
by tpprynn
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: What governs tearing in video files/ DVD?
Replies: 1
Views: 192

What governs tearing in video files/ DVD?

I have been back with Windows 7 for quite some time, after zipping between Windows and Linux since 2008, and having a brief balk at Windows 10, but think that Gnome 3 is starting to shape up, and am once again hardening to MS's business practice and aesthetics. I've been meddling with some distros -...
by tpprynn
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Quality DVD ripping or mkv conversion?
Replies: 5
Views: 2466

Re: Quality DVD ripping or mkv conversion?

Thanks, that's great, plenty to chew on and yes I hadn't known of the Linux MakeMKV, which I'm now about set up. It does sound like I'd be happier to invest some time learning the not so straightforward programs to get good quality though there is the temptation to blow credit card money on a big ha...
by tpprynn
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Quality DVD ripping or mkv conversion?
Replies: 5
Views: 2466

Quality DVD ripping or mkv conversion?

I'm needing to raise some money soon and am thinking of selling my DVDs, but then would want to preserve the tiny portion of them that I'd watch again. I've found one decent Windows program that makes a faithful 6gb-ish file from a DVD but when I briefly was downloading films I'd seen pretty strong ...
by tpprynn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Fluxbox and autostarted programs [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Fluxbox and autostarted programs

Thanks. I had another attempt and things seem okay now. I may have missed the '&' from after the program name, if that would cause Fluxbox to not start.
by tpprynn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Fluxbox and autostarted programs [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Fluxbox and autostarted programs [Solved]

Hello. I've installed Mint 17.2 on an old laptop, initially Xfce, but I've added Fluxbox. I want Fluxbox to start with the file manager open and a battery monitor facility or possibly the file manager, a terminal and the battery monitor. Which file do I use in my situation (of Xfce and its default d...
by tpprynn
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to install older VLC versions?
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Is it possible to install older VLC versions?

Yes I noticed you were using quite a modest machine, very responsible of you... I may hang onto this pc a little while longer and look out for a cheap eBay graphics card as there seems room. Unless I'm mistaken this has Intel graphics which don't seem to involve the shenanigans that ATI and nVidia c...
by tpprynn
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to install older VLC versions?
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Is it possible to install older VLC versions?

Somehow a post I'd thought I sent before phd21's vanished. For some reason I said Dell but it's a HP, specs below. I'm thinking that the video chip is possibly just too old. I'm fairly sure I tried Debian 7 with LXDE with not much more luck. I'm considering putting Xfce on top of the Ubuntu minimal ...
by tpprynn
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to install older VLC versions?
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Is it possible to install older VLC versions?

I'm setting an older Dell p.c. up to give to a friend. It copes with latest distros fine with most things but struggles with video files and DVD. It fared better with Mint 9 during a test, and better still with XP running VLC 1.1.9. Is there some rigid reason I couldn't have a very recent Mint with ...
by tpprynn
Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Has get_iplayer died again? [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Has get_iplayer died again?

Thanks. I've added the ppa for get-iplayer***, having only just rustily remembered that ppa's exist, and all is now well with version 2.94.

***For anyone who needs to know:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-hedgerows/get-iplayer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install get-iplayer
by tpprynn
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Has get_iplayer died again? [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Has get_iplayer died again? [Solved]

I've got Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64 bit on my Thinkpad x61s, all updated. It seems the genius get_iplayer program is once again in trouble. Or has anyone here found otherwise? I've tried several shows but the program cannot fetch them, whether this is the BBC fighting it or a side effect of the iPlayer f...
by tpprynn
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Realtek wireless is weaker than Windows?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Realtek wireless is weaker than Windows?

I'm using a Realtek wireless dongle with lsmod tells me is using the module r8188eu. Linux Mint 17.2 64 bit Cinnamon, although this issue existed with 17.1 Mate and Cinnamon editions. The wireless signal is considerably weaker than when using Windows 7 or 8.1. Can nothing be done about this? Should ...
by tpprynn
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Microsoft keyboard with touchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Microsoft keyboard with touchpad

Having typed this into the terminal it transpires not to be a Synaptics device: synclient MaxTapTime=0.

Any further ideas are welcome, thanks.
by tpprynn
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Microsoft keyboard with touchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Microsoft keyboard with touchpad

This is all working fine, except I would like to be able to alter tapping - to switch it off like most of us would a Synaptics touchpad on a laptop,or at least shut off it's other functions as it will often, as far as I'm concerned, mis-trigger. It's a bit sensitive. Can this be done? I see no facil...
by tpprynn
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: What's this Firefox address bar glitch? [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: What's this Firefox address bar glitch?

Your suggestion worked, without other side effects, so that'll more than do for me. Thanks! So I gather it is video chip-related? I'd tried a couple of different themes a little while back without improvement.
by tpprynn
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: What's this Firefox address bar glitch? [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 511

What's this Firefox address bar glitch? [Solved]

The address bar highlights the same colour as the text, the grey and black streaks you see. I'm not sure I've seen this before and wondered if it was a graphics chip-related thing, or this old single core cpu - VLC plays some videos with a black square or two superimposed sometimes. The machine, an ...
by tpprynn
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate/ Mint-X - a couple of hopefully nice edits
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Mate/ Mint-X - a couple of hopefully nice edits

scr.jpg A change along those lines seems to have worked fairly well. The start of that #Shadows section in the gtkrc file now runs in my edited theme: # Shadows image { function = SHADOW_GAP file = "images/other/null.png" border = {4, 4, 4, 4} stretch = TRUE } image { function = SHADOW shadow = IN ...
by tpprynn
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate/ Mint-X - a couple of hopefully nice edits
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Mate/ Mint-X - a couple of hopefully nice edits

I'm using Mate but maybe you've at least given me a clue there, I'll have a prod around.
by tpprynn
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate/ Mint-X - a couple of hopefully nice edits
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Mate/ Mint-X - a couple of hopefully nice edits

Thanks and I'm glad you don't seem offended! I hadn't done any theme fiddling for a long time as I was put off when gtk3 came in - I can't really be bothered to learn it. It had been a bit of a fetish for a long time though and once I'd returned to Mate the itch was too great. I would like to know h...
by tpprynn
Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate/ Mint-X - a couple of hopefully nice edits
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Mate/ Mint-X - a couple of hopefully nice edits

Screenshot-1.png Attached is an edit of the Mint-X theme which I think improves the look of the Mate Panel, and in ways which I think Mint-X's author had been aiming for judging by some unused files in its folder. I've removed the Window List button handles, and also the Gnome Main Menu arrow if yo...

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