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by mingle
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed a LM13 partition image on a different machine :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Installed a LM13 partition image on a different machine :-)

Hi, I created a nicely setup Linux Mint 13 Xfce install on one of my systems, after a few days of tweaking and fine-tuning. I didn't fancy going through the entire process again on my other machine, so I thought I'd try something... I created an image of the Linux Mint partition (using Acronis Disk ...
by mingle
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 660556

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

After a hectic few weeks of setting up each and every version of LM13 on my two desktop systems and giving each version a solid few days workout, I've settled on Xfce. As far as I'm concerned it's the pick of the bunch - it's the snappiest and simply feels 'just right'. I'm yet to run into any bugs ...
by mingle
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which additional software repositories do I need?
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Which additional software repositories do I need?

Hi there, I've noticed that the repositories that are included with a 'default' install of Linux Mint 13 often seem to have older version of software (GIMP is one that springs to mind), so is it worth adding additional software sources to Synaptic? I added a couple (one for the latest GIMP v2.8 and ...
by mingle
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager does not work most of the time - no errors
Replies: 22
Views: 3737

Re: Software manager does not work most of the time - no err

Another issue I have with the Software Manager program, is that when I select an application from the appropriate category it loads the information page (showing a description of the program, along with a screenshot and various user reviews) very sloooowly and you can't do anything until the page is...
by mingle
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: I have tearing on video playback when i dont use compiz !
Replies: 14
Views: 3733

Re: I have tearing on video playback when i dont use compiz

After a bit of digging around, it looks like the video tearing (with Xfce compositing turned on) is a known issue. Whether or not it gets fixed in the future is anyone's guess! It's not a huge deal for me to leave compositing off, as the only think I used it for was to place dropshadows under window...
by mingle
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: I have tearing on video playback when i dont use compiz !
Replies: 14
Views: 3733

Re: I have tearing on video playback when i dont use compiz

This is another frustration I've just come across too... I'm running Linux Mint 13 Xfce and experience video tearing (with MPlayer2, Totem and VLC). I found workaround, which will fix it, and that was to turn off compositing under the Window Manager Tweaks. Is there somewhere we can post a bug-repor...
by mingle
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager does not work most of the time - no errors
Replies: 22
Views: 3737

Re: Software manager does not work most of the time - no err

At least it's not just me <phew!>

Synaptic runs just fine, so I guess I can wait until Software manager is fixed.

Mike.
by mingle
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No Google Search engine available for Firefox 14.0.1?
Replies: 9
Views: 3821

Re: No Google Search engine available for Firefox 14.0.1?

@caribriz, Thanks again for the suggestions. :-) I've tried all the usual things (reboots, running firefox in safe-mode, etc) with no luck. It's the same for all of the other search engines - they don't appear to be 'addable' to the Firefox search bar. It's not a huge problem, just something I'll ha...
by mingle
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No Google Search engine available for Firefox 14.0.1?
Replies: 9
Views: 3821

Re: No Google Search engine available for Firefox 14.0.1?

Thanks for the replies guys...

@caribriz,

Yep, I've tried that, but I just don't see the option to add the Google search engine (see attached screenshot):
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It did work, prior to running the initial post-installation round of software updates, after that, no-go!

Mike.
by mingle
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No Google Search engine available for Firefox 14.0.1?
Replies: 9
Views: 3821

Re: No Google Search engine available for Firefox 14.0.1?

I have the same issue... I tried this (which I found following the links in one of the above posts): http://www.distrotips.com/linux-mint/changing-default-search-engine-to-google-in-linux-mint-12.html It worked on my clean install on LM13 Mate (and also when I tried LM13 Xfce), but once I'd run upda...
by mingle
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Swap partition not being used?
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Swap partition not being used?

Hi, I'm currently testing LM13 Mate (& LM13 Xfce) dual-boot, along side my WinXP installation. My PC is a Lenovo ThinkCentre A57 (E6400 @ 2.40GHz) with 4GB of RAM. I set up a rather generous swap partition of 8GB during the install. I installed LM13 on a 12GB ext4 partition along side Xp on another ...
by mingle
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager does not work most of the time - no errors
Replies: 22
Views: 3737

Re: Software manager does not work most of the time - no err

Could it be related to the repository server or that some of the Software Manager components have been 'broken' by software upgrades?

Mike.
by mingle
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Want to change font color for desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 9769

Re: Want to change font color for desktop

I guess my post was just a comment, borne of (slight) frustration... :-) I'm currently assessing which Mint distro to install; Mate or Xfce Changing the font colour was something that my old Mum does from time to time and tinkering with terminal sessions is something that she just can't do. I'll fol...
by mingle
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager does not work most of the time - no errors
Replies: 22
Views: 3737

Re: Software manager does not work most of the time - no err

I have exactly the same issue - Software Manager gets to 16% and then stops and no apps are installed.

It's not my connection - fast cable.

I've tried clean installs of Linux Mint 13 Xfce 64-bit and Mate 64-bit and get the same issue on both.

Cheers,

Mike.
by mingle
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Want to change font color for desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 9769

Re: Want to change font color for desktop

This is something that I need to do too (change desktop font colour)... It's annoying that something so simple can't be handled within the font requester. I finally thought that Linux Mint 13 XFCE was the best of the bunch for my old mother, then another little Linux "feature" pops its head up! Chee...

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