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by rtrev
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why people don't migrate to Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 3853

Re: Why people don't migrate to Linux

I think the current situation isn't bad. The people who need Linux have it.. including the vast majority of the fastest supercomputers, and the majority of the Internet servers. The people who want Linux mostly already have it. The vast masses of Windows users provide the low-hanging fruit for the m...
by rtrev
Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: MintUpdate-Debian - is it now safe to use?
Replies: 73
Views: 47471

Re: MintUpdate-Debian - is it now safe to use?

It's worked fine for me, since the update pack idea was implemented. Prior to that I used command line. I like to fire up Synaptic from time to time to find out what's now become "Local or obsolete", and so on. My impression is that the new MU is a handy tool which works well, but probably Synaptic ...
by rtrev
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Multiple flash installs
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Re: Multiple flash installs

Thanks . I didn't even know there was a beta 11 available. Before you replied, I did try installing the /opt/mint-flashplugin-square/libflashplayer.so and that seems to work with latest Chrome 14 also. All of the other libflashplayer.so files on the system seem to be symbolic links to this one now....
by rtrev
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Multiple flash installs
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Multiple flash installs

I'm using LMDE 64-bit, "Latest" repositories, with Google Chrome (unstable) as the browser. When I go to about:plugins, it shows me two installations of flash being used. One is: /opt/mint-flashplugin-x64/libflashplayer.so And the other is: /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so Both of thes...
by rtrev
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: FireFox changed to German at some point
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: FireFox changed to German at some point

Sounds crazy. Is firefox-l10n-de really installed? Should not a big deal to change it to firefox-l10n-en-us then, or? Actually, I'm showing my American (mis)education here.. it was the Africaans version installed. I installed the en-us version, but it still isn't completely fixed. For example, the ...
by rtrev
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: FireFox changed to German at some point
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

FireFox changed to German at some point

I always use Chrome, but when something isn't working I'll drop back to Firefox. I tried this today, and Firefox was presented in German. I'm in the U.S., and have always used the "en" version.. in fact I've never been asked. It's always figured things out on its own and gotten it right. Now I have ...
by rtrev
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gedit is not opened automaticall on reboot and text files...
Replies: 10
Views: 1181

Re: Gedit is not opened automaticall on reboot and text file

Have you tried Menu -> Control Center -> Startup Applications -> Options Tab -> and then check the box to remember applications when logging out?

Sorry if this is too basic.
by rtrev
Tue May 24, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Left Mouse click randomly stops working
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Left Mouse click randomly stops working

I've that other people have a problem similar to my problem. I've also tried a few different suggestions, but they don't fix my problem. I have a Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000. After using the moue for several minutes (the time varies), the left click stops working. However, the rest of the mouse w...
by rtrev
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Should Linux Mint end it's reliance on Ubuntu?
Replies: 45
Views: 7362

Re: Should Linux Mint end it's reliance on Ubuntu?

Edit : by the way, I prefer LMDE than Mint standard for one reason: LMDE : I can install within 10 minutes and get it up to internet. Mint : I need to spend 45-70 minutes for it to download language pack. I prefer LMDE, but I think you forgot to add in the need to install the 700 or 800 or whatever...
by rtrev
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you run Linux as your sole operating system?
Replies: 273
Views: 39018

Re: Do you run Linux as your sole operating system?

I run LMDE on my desktop and Dell Mini-9 netbook, and ChromeOS on the Google CR-48. It's been about 6 years since I've run Windows. I'm retired, so I have the luxury of saying that if something doesn't run on Linux then I don't need to run it. I recognize that many people aren't in that position. Bob
by rtrev
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"
Replies: 66
Views: 23668

Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

The nice thing about using Synaptic to update is that it will tell you immediately what is going to be installed, removed, or left unchanged. If you refresh, then under status look at the updates, you can check them one by one, and when one pops up saying it's going to remove something you want to k...
by rtrev
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"
Replies: 66
Views: 23668

Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

Thanks zerozero!

I guess it's time to put our trays in their upright position? :lol:
by rtrev
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"
Replies: 66
Views: 23668

Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

I tried reinstalling it from Synaptic. It told me it needed to install a few other things like the vlcnox and that it wasn't going to. It refused.
by rtrev
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"
Replies: 66
Views: 23668

Re: LMDE Updates Message "Fix Broken Packages"

I keep two installs of LMDE, so if I blow one up I have the other one to fall back on. :lol: I'm a little puzzled. In one, I pulled the trigger and did the full dist-upgrade, and lost my VLC. But in the other install, MintUpdate is offering to update VLC to 1.1.3-1squeeze2 in addition to installing ...
by rtrev
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!
Replies: 86
Views: 83932

Re: Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!

I don't keep a distinct /home partition. Rather, I just use symbolic links to the things I care about keeping. For example, I use GFTP, so my real .gftp directory is on one of my data disks, and there's a .gftp symbolic link to it in my home directory. Same with other apps I care about not having to...
by rtrev
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: (workaround available) Showing dependents in Synaptic
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: (workaround available) Showing dependents in Synaptic

I am glad you found your workaround, it never occurred to me to think along those lines. I was really puzzled by this, especially as nobody jumped in with a "me too." I ran the live CD, and it worked, I installed, and it worked. I tried the first thing I do with any installation, which is to set so...
by rtrev
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: (workaround available) Showing dependents in Synaptic
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

(workaround available) Showing dependents in Synaptic

Ah, I finally figured out what was going on here. Well, at least I've got a workaround. I always set my Synaptic preferences to "show package properties in the main window." When I do that, the drop-down bar for the dependencies / dependents doesn't work. If I instead just click on the properties bo...
by rtrev
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: (workaround available) Showing dependents in Synaptic
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Showing dependents in Synaptic

I just noticed some other things that may be pertinent. Note that this is occurring on two 32-bit systems and one 64-bit, none of which have had any changes made to them beyond installing some apps that I like (chrome-unstable, gftp, pan, Sylpheed, gmail-notifier). Not only does the problem with Syn...
by rtrev
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: (workaround available) Showing dependents in Synaptic
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Showing dependents in Synaptic

Thanks for the detailed reply! It doesn't work on my 64-bit desktop, nor on my 32-bit Netbook. I reinstalled Synaptic, and I ran sudo apt-get check, there are no packages listed in Synaptic as broken, and both systems have been kept completely up-to-date. Hmm. I'm drawing a blank. Maybe someone else...
by rtrev
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: (workaround available) Showing dependents in Synaptic
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

(workaround available) Showing dependents in Synaptic

In other distros, there is a drop-down in Synaptic which allows seeing not only the dependencies of a given package but also the dependents (and I think a couple of other choices.) If I'm looking at a package and wondering if I need it, it's very handy to see not just what the package requires but a...

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