Category Archives: Mint

Scheduling Back In Time

Five years ago, in a series of posts, I outlined the difficulties that I experienced in getting Back In Time to make a daily backup of my dedicated data partition. After finding a solution to this issue (see: Getting to … Continue reading

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Installing – and Uninstalling – LightDM in Linux Mint 18.2

Clement Lefebvre’s blog entry on how to upgrade Linux Mint to Version 18.2 (Sonya) indicates that the new LightDM display manager, along with the “Slick” greeter, is not installed by default. However, a section of the blog shows how to … Continue reading

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Safely removing a USB flash drive

Some time ago I was experimenting with a bash script to safely remove a USB drive (see: Running a bash script in a program launcher). My plan was to issue a umount command and then provide a message that it … Continue reading

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Word 2007 under Wine crashes when changing a font

In my previous post I noted that “… Word, Excel and PowerPoint… ran more-or-less flawlessly…” in Office 2007 installed under Wine. The more-or-less qualifier was because I still had an issue trying to change the default Calibri font to Times … Continue reading

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Office 2007 and Wine Revisited

As noted in the previous two posts, installing and running Microsoft Office 2007 in Linux can be fraught with difficulties. While the earlier posts attempt to resolve some of the problems, it turns out that there is a better mousetrap … Continue reading

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PowerPoint 2007 fails to launch in 64-bit Linux Mint 18.1

As noted in the previous post, after installing Microsoft Office 2007 on a machine running Wine under 64-bit Linux Mint, Word and Excel ran fine, but PowerPoint failed to launch. Two further tweaks are necessary to get PowerPoint 2007 to … Continue reading

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Installing Microsoft Office 2007 in 64-bit Linux Mint 18.1

I found it simple to install Office 2007 in Linux Mint under Wine. However, when I ran Word, intending to open an existing file, I immediately received the error message “Word cannot open this document template (C:\users\…\1033\Building Blocks.dotx)”. Ignoring this … Continue reading

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