Category Archives: Monitor

Minimized applications disappearing

My current distro is Linux Mint MATE Version 18.2 (Sonya). Recently, I noticed that I would minimize a running application (e.g. LibreOffice Writer), but no placeholder for the app showed up in the panel. Initially, I thought that there was … Continue reading

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Missing icons for applications

Another odd setting in my recent installation of Linux Mint 17 came to light when I minimized a LibreOffice window. There was no icon (button) for the application being displayed on the panel so I thought I had no way … Continue reading

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Radeon HD6450 reconnected

Astute readers of the previous post will have noticed the ominous phrase: …a “more-or-less” stable system… While the display was finally working, there was still a problem. Following a cold boot, a series of short black lines was dancing across … Continue reading

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Black Screen of Death Revisited

I finally got around to revisiting the problem with updates to two xserver files causing a boot failure (“black screen of death”) on my machine.

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In praise of backups

PC Magazine has declared today as World Backup Day and is exhorting readers to backup everything, from important documents and digital photographs to E-mail and browser settings. I have long been a fan of both data file and system-wide backups, … Continue reading

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