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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: OnlyOffice cross-platform office suite
« Last Post by fox on November 13, 2019, 10:07:24 am »
They are minor, but for the collaborative documents, anyone I work with would definitely care; whether what I sent had formatting problems or whether changes I made using another application caused formatting problems on the revision.
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Distributions / Re: Can my phone run Linux?
« Last Post by fox on November 13, 2019, 10:04:59 am »
I wasn't despairing; it just showed me that the list wasn't complete. While I will demo Ubuntu on DeX when I next present, I don't take any joy out of my phone running Linux on DeX, since it is no longer being supported. It would be great if someone would pick up the Linux on DeX project and run with it.
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Support / Re: Files/Folders disappearing in Mint
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on November 13, 2019, 09:52:37 am »
Thanks for the info, I'll install Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon in a virtual machine. 18.3 is what you're using?
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: OnlyOffice cross-platform office suite
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on November 13, 2019, 09:51:27 am »
I wasn't asking if it was a problem for you. I was asking if you had ever just sent anything out without going over it to just to see how much other people care about the formatting issues. They sound minor, mostly, from what you've mentioned in the past, if I read correctly what you've said.
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Distributions / Re: Can my phone run Linux?
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on November 13, 2019, 09:48:57 am »
It's just 200 phones. And it's early release, just came out on November 10th. So nobody said it was complete. :)

You can read more about it here. It scrapes websites to find info about supported phones so it probably just hasn't scraped the right ones that cover the galaxy s9 for example. So don't despair if your phone isn't on the list. My phone isn't either but I happen to know it's not supported from other sources, at least not since about 6 months ago when I last checked the various websites.
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Distributions / Re: Can my phone run Linux?
« Last Post by fox on November 13, 2019, 08:22:49 am »
Does the Axon 7 mini run a version of Linux? How?
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Distributions / Re: Can my phone run Linux?
« Last Post by ssfc72 on November 13, 2019, 08:03:21 am »
My LG G7  and ZTE AXON 7 mini are not listed. The LG G7 was introduced in 2018.
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Linux Applications & Android apps / Re: OnlyOffice cross-platform office suite
« Last Post by fox on November 13, 2019, 07:08:51 am »
Do you use another office suite and then correct the errors before sending them to colleagues or do you send them as is?
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No I don't. When working with colleagues on manuscripts, I use MS Word 2010. I can't afford the time to go through something produced in another app and find and correct the errors. However, if I'm working on something simple without a lot of formatting, I'll use LibreOffice Write or Softmaker TextMaker 2018, or the equivalent spreadsheets. For simple things, these translate perfectly.

Last night I gave a public presentation using PowerPoint on my iPad. But I had some doubts about whether this would work properly on the equipment, so I brought my xps 13 as a backup. I set it up in Ubuntu and opened it up in LibreOffice Impress. It looked perfect. I would have given it that way had the iPad not worked.

FYI, OnlyOffice is now available as a Flatpack on Flathub. (See this).
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Distributions / Re: Can my phone run Linux?
« Last Post by fox on November 13, 2019, 06:59:09 am »
My Galaxy S9 isn't listed there, but it runs Ubuntu 16.04 through Linux on DeX. So does the S8, S8+, S9+ and S10. Unfortunately, Linux on DeX is being discontinued.
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Support / Re: Files/Folders disappearing in Mint
« Last Post by ssfc72 on November 13, 2019, 03:23:44 am »
I was just logged into Mint as my usual user login and I was only moving small groups of files from a parent folder in my Mint to a subfolder of the parent.
This Mint 18 has been on the HP notebook for a few years.


If it's not a distro-based issue, you may have the same problem with another one. MXLinux is also based on Ubuntu I believe? The only major difference is the desktop - I think it uses Xfce, no? So you might have the same issue but I guess that would give you an inkling of what's going on if it happens again on a different distro.

  • Also, did you do anything special like create an admin account that you used to login and move the files? And were you moving them from Windows to Linux? It could be a permissions issue although I seem to recall when you had this problem before you ruled that out.
  • Also you didn't mention the release version of 18 you're using unless it's specifically 18 and not 18.1, for example.
  • Is this a fresh install or an upgrade from a previous release? While upgrades usually go fine, it's possible (but rare) that something went wrong.
Thanks for mentioning it was Cinnamon. Knowing this can help me test it in a VM.

It also means you could try another desktop. You can install MATE or Xfce in your existing install to see if the same things happens. MATE looks very similar to Cinnamon, just not as much eye candy but it does run faster. If you go with Xfce, it's the fastest to install, probably only about 200 MB for the basics. You might not want to use it but at least it would rule out Cinnamon as the cause if using its file manager doesn't work either.

Personally, I find it fun to find out the source of problems like these without just switching to another distro but I can understand you not wanting to spend more time on it.
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