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by Hoser Rob
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux and Floppy B drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Linux and Floppy B drives?

Found a program called fdmount for this, the ubuntu manpage only lists a tarball source:

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/bio ... unt.1.html

That should be the 18.04 tab, which is what you'd want for Mint 19.

It may be easier if you can get hold of a USB floppy drive.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems with downloaded themes in LM 17.3
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Problems with downloaded themes in LM 17.3

Linux DE themes are an unreliable bucket of worms, even worse than Windows. I gave up 3rd party themes years ago.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why is my VLC flickering when I change volume?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Why is my VLC flickering when I change volume?

VLC is actually pretty buggy (and quite over rated IMO), does this happen with other media players?
by Hoser Rob
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Make Nemo Remember Tabs
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Make Nemo Remember Tabs

Of course it can be done, it's actually trivial, but open source development staffs aren't exactly under worked.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mate 19 installed alongside Mate 17.2. Now what?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Mate 19 installed alongside Mate 17.2. Now what?

First thing I'd do re app setups is copy the relevant hidden config files fro the old /home to the new one. They're just text files, as you'd expect in Linux. I've reinstalled many times on my netbook (distro/DE hopping netc), which has a separate partition for /home. I've almost always kept the hid...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Playing Bluray movies
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Playing Bluray movies

Pascal Illustrator wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Thank you everyone.
I am sorry, but I don't like to share detailed computer information on the internet.....
Then you are never going to get any sort of decent Linux support anywhere and indeed may as well go back to Windows.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Will we get an alexa or cortana?
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Will we get an alexa or cortana?

Where did this idea that cortana or alexa would pass a turing test come from???? Because it's not true.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bisected: The Unfortunate Reason Linux 4.20 Is Running Slower
Replies: 12
Views: 289

Re: Bisected: The Unfortunate Reason Linux 4.20 Is Running Slower

If it really works I'd happily take a 15-20% speed reductiuon for the security. Getting hacked would be a lot more time consuming.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just how secure is LM 18.x ..
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Just how secure is LM 18.x ..

... My browser and any app that is internet facing is sandboxed with firejail but in addition I use a few security addons; IDN Safe (IDN Safe blocks internationalized domain names also known as punycode domains. This helps you to identify them and will prevent you from visiting probable fake sites....
by Hoser Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Keeping software on your OS..
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: Keeping software on your OS..

trytip wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:25 pm
if the world ends tomorrow and is overrun by zombies, software is the least of your problems....
I'm not worried about the zombie apocalypse, the crows will eat them all.

I don't worry about taking up space with more than one program either.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] Audio dropouts playing dvds
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: [Solved] Audio dropouts playing dvds

No problem, having a healthy file cache is one of the best performance tweaks for media players around. That's why it flummoxes me why they'd put it in Input/Codecs. But then IMO VLC is just about the most over rated program I know of. The interface is silly and the performance is lacking. SMplayer'...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Color profiles have no effect
Replies: 7
Views: 76

Re: Color profiles have no effect

Dont't know, reboot and see for yourself.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: kernel update 4.4.0-139 freezes LM 18.3 64-bit Cinnamon
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: kernel update 4.4.0-139 freezes LM 18.3 64-bit Cinnamon

Haven't myself but that is NOT unusual in Linux. That's why the Mint update policy is so useful re kernel updates.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I think I'm looking for a specific kind of OCR.
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: I think I'm looking for a specific kind of OCR.

Looking at this ...

https://www.softwaretestingmaterial.com ... -selenium/

... it's not at all apparent what it has to do with OCR software.
by Hoser Rob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Debian symbol in synaptic manager mint 19
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Debian symbol in synaptic manager mint 19

You don't specify what package so it's hard to tell really, and I don't use 19. However, it's not inconceivable that you could have a Debian sourced package in a Ubuntu based distro. Ubuntiu is Debian based. That woulldn't concern me in itself. Also, Linux doesn't use enormous monolithic system file...
by Hoser Rob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: No monitor detected on Linux Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: No monitor detected on Linux Mint 19

Looking at the graphics part of the inxi report: Graphics: Card-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1d12 bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: nvidia,fbdev,nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@77.00hz OpenGL: renderer: N/A vers...
by Hoser Rob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: And the Most Popular Desktop is............
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: And the Most Popular Desktop is............

Even better article IMO:

https://itvision.altervista.org/why.lin ... rrent.html

While Linux is the only desktop I use now, at this point I have adopted the old Unix mantra, ie. "everything else is worse".
by Hoser Rob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: No monitor detected on Linux Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: No monitor detected on Linux Mint 19

There's not a lot of useful info there, copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
Also the make/model of the usb to hdmi adapter.
by Hoser Rob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Software Center
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Ubuntu Software Center

As mentioned, do NOT install Ubuntu softweare center, and never assume that because you're using UBuntu nased Mint that you can do anything recommended for UBuntu. They aren't identical. You should probably learn how to use SYnaptic Package Manager, which is what most people use to install after a w...
by Hoser Rob
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error installing mono because of libc6 dependancy [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Error installing mono because of libc6 dependancy

I'm guessing there is something very simple that I'm missing here? Yes, as mentioned you're using a 3rd party source, I suspect a .tar file, and using 3rd party sources is something Linux beginners are usuallly advised not to do. For good reason. Those dependency libraries, if you did manage to ins...

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