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by Hoser Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Advanced graphical process manager?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Advanced graphical process manager?

I can't find any nice simple GUIs for that but there are many Linux CLI tools for this.

You could try ksysguard which is the KDE version of System Monitor, which is what the Mint DEs call "Task Manager". I'm not on my KDE machine now but I think it's more powerful than the GTK version.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: re-install windows on linux
Replies: 21
Views: 284

Re: re-install windows on linux

I don't know about the product key situation, but if you do reinstall Windows on the old machine you shouldn't need to wipe the drive beforehand. Windows doesn't recognize the ext4 format used by Mint by default so it'll just think the whole drive is unallocated space. This would be more of a proble...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?
Replies: 48
Views: 3328

Re: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?

... I think you're watching too much YouTube, when the answers are there right in-front of you..... :lol: Ain't that the truth. There's no vetting at all in YT. Also, for many Mint users the most important difference is the level of user support. There are some excellent distros like Debian or Arch...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft announced that it brought the famous Kali Linux!!
Replies: 20
Views: 771

Re: Microsoft announced that it brought the famous Kali Linux!!

I'm amazed how many people think MS really cares about desktop Linux. They don't. Now, the server end of things, that's a different story. Linux does as well in the server market as they do badly in the home one, and MS desperately wants to build a cloud business.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: 'Muzo' equivalent for Mint (Wi-Fi driver)
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: 'Muzo' equivalent for Mint (Wi-Fi driver)

Searching didn't find any equivalent, and I don't think it's going to be nearly as straightforward. Maybe someone else has done this or similar, but this is the best I can find:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/56733/a ... ay-airport
by Hoser Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Capturing single frame in cinelerra
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Capturing single frame in cinelerra

I searched and can't find any dedicated cinelerra user forum. But that's not a huge surprise because it's a genuine pro level program and generally pro users don't really need one. I also couldn't find any mention of an option to save/export ... 'capture' isn't really the right word, by the time the...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Desktop Zoom on Linux Mint?
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: How to install Desktop Zoom on Linux Mint?

Also new users don't always realize that if they installed some DE like the Mate version because they wanted or needed a light and fast DE, if you start adding things like this pretty soon it's not going to be light and fast any more.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Xswing Help
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Xswing Help

Yes, the OP is a bit lacking in detail. It's also not 100% clear what Xswing is to me. My best guess is that it's from here ...

https://sourceforge.net/projects/xswingplus/

... and if so, it doesn;t seem to have been supported since 2010 AFAIK.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

The above link was only for the software developed by Linux Mint. GitHub recognizes the use of Bash, C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Perl, Python and Vala as programming languages for Linux Mint's developed software. But Linux Mint is built on top of Ubuntu and Debian. With well over a thousand additional...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19
Replies: 19
Views: 399

Re: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19

... All that Micro$oft love for Linux gives me the shivers! Did Canonilcal already sold their souls to them? I hope not but seeing all the missing packages and apps in Ubuntu 18.04 makes me feel suspicious (specially knowing that Ubuntu is at Windows 10 store!) Do you really think that the problems...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: When should I install flatpaks over standard applications?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: When should I install flatpaks over standard applications?

lmuserx4849 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:23 am
... From a user's perspective: Why fight bugs that have already been fixed.
Because every release that contains bug fixes also contains new bugs, quite possibly more than before.
Why prolong the pain of a missing feature.
Because new features that are worth the bother are rare.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System crash after installing game
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: System crash after installing game

What settings did you change?

I'm at a loss why that error report mentions Skype, but in any case much of it is in a language I can't read.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Upgrading Alsa/DKMS Error
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Upgrading Alsa/DKMS Error

MrEen wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:01 pm
... I don't understand why it is limited to the 4.4 series kernels...
It's because of a lack of backwards compatibility in Linux in general. This isn't nearly as unusual as you may think. It's largely why you're always advised to install software for your point release.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: screen Rotate widget
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: screen Rotate widget

I don't know of any trivial applet for this, but in any case you need to supply more system info. Copy/pasyte this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

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inxi -Fxz
by Hoser Rob
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need a equalizer? MUST see, BEST EQ
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: need a equalizer? MUST see, BEST EQ

jamesb7a wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:43 pm
PROBLEMS have come up after further testing ....
THIS is why beginners should take titles like "need a equalizer? MUST see, BEST EQ" with a big grain of salt. The same personb who posted reports problems with it less than 1 day later.
by Hoser Rob
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: When should I install flatpaks over standard applications?
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: When should I install flatpaks over standard applications?

The point of things like flatpaks is to get around a nasty Linux problem. There are just too many package management systems, library versions, DEs, APIs, and, yes, distros. It's a nightmare trying to write software for all those different systems. SO flatpaks etc basically have the needed libraries...
by Hoser Rob
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Monitors screens are placed at the wrong place.
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Monitors screens are placed at the wrong place.

A bit confused by the line "When I replace them in Spectacle". Not familiar with that program and a quick search of "ubuntu Spectacle" gives me a ubuntu rpm package management toll and a screenshot utility. Need more info in any case ... copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output...
by Hoser Rob
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Two external monitors, LM 18.3, Dell Latitude 7480 with 1 hdmi port
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Two external monitors, LM 18.3, Dell Latitude 7480 with 1 hdmi port

Not sure but something like this might be possible. You may be best asking these people. I suspect that's right, though you need to go into the filters and select 'Ubuntu' under "Operating System Support". A quick search of "ubuntu usb graphics card" indicates that DisplayLink has models supporting...
by Hoser Rob
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Just had updates for perl and libruby/ruby, only yarn installed and it uninstalled a lot of stuff and now dependencyhell
Replies: 23
Views: 312

Re: Just had updates for perl and libruby/ruby, only yarn installed and it uninstalled a lot of stuff and now dependency

What's yarn? I can't find it in the repos. Is it from PPA? inxi -r would be good. Edit - actually inxi -Fxzr . I'm looking at the 18.3 repo but looking at the Ruby version you might be on 17.x? And I know what yarn is now too - from https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main?? I guess the next ques...
by Hoser Rob
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Packages
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Packages - Never look at npm the same again

Botched npm Update Crashes Linux Systems, Forces Users to Reinstall A bug in npm (Node Package Manager), the most widely used JavaScript package manager, will change ownership of crucial Linux system folders, such as /etc, /usr, /boot. ... Users who installed this update —mostly developers and soft...

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