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by Hoser Rob
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software
Replies: 25
Views: 534

Re: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software

One of the reasons I chose to install Mint over the dozens of other Linux distros is because I had read they had a HELPFUL User Community. But it honestly seems like all I'm getting for my sincere question is a bunch of snarky / smart ass responses !... Re your question, one of the main reasons you...
by Hoser Rob
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Someone help! Driver Wifi (RTL8821CU)
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Someone help! Driver Wifi (RTL8821CU)

I don't trust many of those websites to show accurate info, and company issued specs are always "subject to change without notice". Also you should post more system info. Paste the text output of inxi -Fxxxrz run in the terminal.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint cannot change brightness of screen
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Linux Mint cannot change brightness of screen

That's a pretty new machine. You probably need a new kernel. Go to update manager > view kernels. Install the newest 4.8 series kernel from there. Reboot.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Lame presets encoding gui
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Re: Lame presets encoding gui

I use soundconverter, and AFAIK it uses lame as a backend. Works fine.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Waterfox 2020 installation
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Waterfox 2020 installation

After a little searching I think they've moved the Linux version to snap.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 19.3:-Same cause for problems with "SMS on web" and "WhatsApp Web" ?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: 19.3:-Same cause for problems with "SMS on web" and "WhatsApp Web" ?

I'd recommend another browser. Using a deprecated browser is just asking to get hackled. Begging for it.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to know when you've got past Windows
Replies: 35
Views: 1111

Re: How to know when you've got past Windows

I don't care what newbies call directories, it's usually not relevant to the issue. When they want to know what's a good Linux registry editor, or where's their C: drive in Mint, that's cringeworthy. In my case I knew I was over Windows when I realized how long it had been since I had booted my one ...
by Hoser Rob
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: <SOLVED> video hardware acceleration <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: video hardware acceleration

That's an Intel video card, you won't find Intel drivers in driver manager. DM is definitely not what many user think it's going to be. In Linux most drivers are in the kernel, and that's a quite new machine. Go to update manager > view kernels and install the newest 5.8 kernel from the list. Reboot.
by Hoser Rob
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ideapad keyboard brightness keys not working
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Ideapad keyboard brightness keys not working

rickNS wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:55 am
... How about posting the result of this command;

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inxi -Fxz
(which you should do for pretty much ANY support question.)
About time someone suggested that, without proper system info any answer to something like this is going to be blind guessing. The make/model is not enough.
by Hoser Rob
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Certification for Beginners
Replies: 22
Views: 692

Re: Linux Mint Certification for Beginners

You have a very optimistic view of the job market for Linux. :roll: Why care about the job market when the usefulness itself is enough! ... NO ONE is going to offer any certification courses aimed at personal edification rather than job prospects, and no one is going to sign up for a course like th...
by Hoser Rob
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ads popping up in browser
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Ads popping up in browser

I'll vote for ublock origin myself.
by Hoser Rob
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> How do I... cull old, uninstalled, kernels from the list
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: <SOLVED> How do I... cull old, uninstalled, kernels from the list

It is possible that with some hardware the only kernel that will work is EOL, so they should be on the list too.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: My LM 20 didn't last more than 2 months

Menard wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:55 am
... Mint has even not an uptodate tutorial for basic VPN issues ...
After at least 3 years you expect that?
by Hoser Rob
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux not safe ? Rootkit , Trojans , Eavesdropping ?
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Re: Linux not safe ? Rootkit , Trojans , Eavesdropping ?

,,, And as usual, voices were raised and some OPINIONS came up but then it became quiet and the matter was left without any solution...." You are the one raising your voice, and many of the opinions come from people who know what the hell they are talking about, unlike you and your friend. All...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Missing creation dates on files
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Missing creation dates on files

You may be surprised to find out that Linux doesn't store file creation times. I certainly was. It's supported in the ext4 file system but not in the kernel APIs. So it doesn't get stored.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can not save VS Code folder in the D directory
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Can not save VS Code folder in the D directory

Not sure what "D directory" is supposed to mean, but the error msg says it's in /media/etc. Are you talking about a USB stick or external USB HD or what? Anyway, it also says "Error: EROFS: read-only file system", which means it's set to read only priviliges, so you can't save to...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Programming as a hobby
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Programming as a hobby

I studied a course a few years back .... We used Xamarin which always seemed broken. ... Actually in those situations it's virtually certain that it was your code that was broken. You mention starting with C/C++. There are few programming languages that are worse for learning programming. I see so ...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Unable to use Cinnamon after running BleachBit | All the texts turned into box thingy
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Unable to use Cinnamon after running BleachBit | All the texts turned into box thingy

Do NOT use that crap or anything like it. If you don;t have a timeshift backup you may be better off doing a data backup and clean reinstall.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I install
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: How do I install

... I don't even see Cinnamon in the list. It's possible that it's just not compatible with that desktop environment. ... Looked at that list too, and I'd suggest it's more than possible it's not compatible with Cinnamon. All the ubuntu entries are actually for Xubuntu, which is the version that co...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How much of a problem are outdated flatpack dependencies?
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: How much of a problem are outdated flatpack dependencies?

... I understand that the smart thing to do is to contact the application developer, or migrate to a more secure, and up to date application. ... Well, it can be an issue, but there's a reason this is happening. Flatpak/appimages etc are becoming more popular with developers because there's so litt...

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