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by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install "Back In Time"
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Install "Back In Time"

... It's a well known Application, so PPA should be O.K ... It's a well klnown app, but there are tons of well known apps that are not properly maintained. This is as much of a concern for me with ppas or tarballs as security. There's not a hope in hell I'd use backup software (or anything else sys...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 32-bit Mint to be discontinued?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: 32-bit Mint to be discontinued?

... there's a Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 512MB GDDR3 AGP in my Dell Dimension 8300.... I had a 3xxx series AMD video card lose all 3D video hardware acceleration in Ubuntu 12.04, so I very much doubt you'll have that in ANY currently supported Linux. So I'd avoid Cinnamon. That needs hardware accelera...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: HDCP/DRM in the kernel.
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: HDCP/DRM in the kernel.

... the person in that video explains how he had issues with an apparently older HD TV with his Nintendo Switch .... Sounds like yet another ill informed YT Linux video. Putting support for DRM and HDCP in the kernel isn't the same thing as putting the DRM code in. The latter would make no sense.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Installing a Minimal System
Replies: 15
Views: 24827

Re: Installing a Minimal System

seasoned_geek wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:57 am
... Ubuntu 18.04 Mate has a "minimal" install done the wrong way....
:roll: Ubuntu Minimal and Ubuntu Mate are two different things.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm admin but I'm always prompted?
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: I'm admin but I'm always prompted?

Yes, it's a typical Linux beginner issue. No, you shouldn't disable passwords or replace them with just one character unless you WANT to be hacked. Windows could solve much of the virus problem by simply requiring the right password to install anything, like Linux and OS X do. Of course, WIndows tec...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm admin but I'm always prompted?
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: I'm admin but I'm always prompted?

Ok thanks I understand the idea of regulary prompt to be sure I'm the admin but is it normal that it also prompts each time I want to acces my HDs NTFS ? No, that sounds like a permission problem. Haven't had one of those but do a site specific search here for "permission problem" and there's lots ...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: esata extension card - PCI
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: esata extension card - PCI

Not my area but what's the exact model name of the card? Also, with that card installed, paste the text output of ...

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inxi -Fxz
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lspci
... run in the terminal.

Using alien to convert .rpm to .deb format isn't actually very reliable BTW.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wacom pen on T series toshiba lifebook
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Wacom pen on T series toshiba lifebook

No useful system info there at all, paste the text output of inxi -Fxz run in the terminal.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: files appearing on my home folder
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: files appearing on my home folder

cool, that worked. It just made me think whether its a good thing that my bash history is stored. Maybe i should try and delete it? Why would you want to delete that? a log of terminal command operations can save your butt. I keep that file and even move it to new installs. There are methods to rec...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: All djvu viewers seg fault: 19.3
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: All djvu viewers seg fault: 19.3

hbetx9 wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:45 pm
... I highly doubt I'm the only one with this issue. ...
Maybe not but you're probably the only one here. I've never heard of that file format and frankly it looks pretty obscure. They do have their own forum: http://djvu.org/forum/
by Hoser Rob
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lost panel, how do I get it back?
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Lost panel, how do I get it back?

On a side note, why in the hell can't more Linux DEs enable you to lock the panel???? AFAIK only KDE has this. It's ridiculous. Xfce has it as well. Although if you're trying to change something on the panel, you'd have to unlock it anyway, then could end up in the same situation as the OP was. Hav...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: experiencing Cinnamon crash when using "Choose player controls" from sound applet
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: experiencing Cinnamon crash when using "Choose player controls" from sound applet

... From memory I'd say this likely happened ONLY when switching controls TO Rhythmbox AND only if music isn't playing... or at least I don't remember it ever happened under different conditions..... So try it again and tell us if it's only Rhythmbox or not. If so, where did you get rhythmbox from ...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Weird irresponsiveness after reopening notebook lid
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Weird irresponsiveness after reopening notebook lid

'T450' is pretty much useless info. Paste the text output of inxi -Fxz run in the terminal.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lost panel, how do I get it back?
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Lost panel, how do I get it back?

On a side note, why in the hell can't more Linux DEs enable you to lock the panel???? AFAIK only KDE has this. It's ridiculous.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Entire system crashes when opening Firefox??
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Entire system crashes when opening Firefox??

littlepecker wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:04 am
... I installed Mint 19.3 on a 10 year old computer that didn't run well with Windows 7 anymore....
WHY doesn't it run Windows 7 properly anymore?

As mentioned, read the stickies.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Microsoft software in Mint (SOLVED)
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Microsoft software in Mint

This is a recent guide ...

https://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-offi ... ux-4137049

... but, as it says, it doesn't work all that well in Linux whatever you do. I wouldn't use it for business.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Editing Software
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Video Editing Software

Avidemux is even simpler IMO, you can simply set it to Copy for the video stream and apply a gain/normalize filter to the audio stream. If it's 5.1 audio it may not be so simple.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot install Anbox on LM Cinnamon 4.4.8
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Cannot install Anbox on LM Cinnamon 4.4.8

The output you pasted contains this: The CPU of your computer (Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz) does not support all features Anbox requires. Unless it's misidentified your cpu (paste the text output of inxi -Fxz) the problem seems pretty obvious. I don't know if there's a fix. I do see a...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is Garageband good for creating music?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Is Garageband good for creating music?

This isn't really a Linux question. Garageband is a native Apple program so you can't run it in Linux. There;s no Windows version other than an old hacked version that never worked so you can't try it with Wine. You may be better off trying a different forum if you want to install it on OS X, which ...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 Trica Very slow
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 Trica Very slow

Yeah, it's almost unreadable, and you can't copy/paste from screenshots so they're kinda useless and the info there isn't enough either. Paste the text output of inxi -Fxz run in the terminal.

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