Kdenlive Tooltips Missing in Linux Mint

Kdenlive tooltips missing in Linux Mint 19.2. Hovering the mouse pointer or cursor over a control in Kdenlive pops up a tooltip box, but the text is not visible. In the image below it can be seen that in Kdenlive the tooltip appears as a blank or empty box. What is Kdenlive? Kdenlive is free … Continue reading Kdenlive Tooltips Missing in Linux Mint

Use apt or apt-get on Linux?

Should we use apt or apt-get on Linux? Advanced Package Tool apt and apt-get are both command-line tools for handling packages on Debian and Debian based Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Linux users who update Linux from the command line on Debian based systems are familiar with “sudo apt-get update” and “sudo … Continue reading Use apt or apt-get on Linux?

FileZilla SFTP Connection Error

FileZilla shows a message: Error: Pageant failed to answer challenge when trying to connect to a server using SFTP. This FileZilla SFTP connection error prevents connecting to a remote server using the FileZilla application. SSH from the command line also fails. Error: Pageant failed to answer challenge Message in FileZilla The image below shows the … Continue reading FileZilla SFTP Connection Error

Install a Network Activity Indicator in Linux Mint

Install a network activity indicator in Linux Mint. This article shows how to install a network activity indicator, or network monitor, on the task bar of a Linux Mint 19.1 MATE computer. It should work with other versions of Linux Mint MATE and other Linux distributions using the MATE desktop. A network activity indicator or … Continue reading Install a Network Activity Indicator in Linux Mint

Linux Mint initramfs Prompt at Boot

Linux Mint initramfs prompt appears after booting computer. A BusyBox Ubuntu built-in shell (ash) screen with initramfs prompt displays after switching on Linux Mint PC as shown in the image below. The computer does not boot up properly and instead of going straight to the login screen, drops through to a initramfs command line prompt. … Continue reading Linux Mint initramfs Prompt at Boot

Linux Mint Hash Sum Mismatch During Update

How to fix Linux Mint hash sum mismatch during update of software. The following messages appear after doing an update with sudo apt-get update and also appear in the Linux Mint Update Manager. W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/main/binary-i386/Packages Hash Sum mismatch W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/Packages Hash Sum mismatch W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages Hash … Continue reading Linux Mint Hash Sum Mismatch During Update