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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: 170

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: 182

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: 543

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: 284

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: 869

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: 471

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: 110

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: 74

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: 126

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: 89

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: 136

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: 105

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: 421

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: 105

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: 137

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...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC opens multiple instances
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: VLC opens multiple instances

Flemur wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:40 am
I dumped vlc and switched to smplayer. Your mileage may vary!
SO did I, years ago, but it should be able to so this.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC opens multiple instances
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: VLC opens multiple instances

Try turning off running in multiple instances in vlc.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] Audio dropouts playing dvds
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Audio dropouts playing dvds

I rarely use vlc but I'd try increasing the file cache/buffer size. It's in preferences > input/codecs, which to me is a very strange place to put such an important performance setting.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Autodesk Maya on linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Autodesk Maya on linux Mint

I'm seeing signs of blind copy/paste without reading all that closely. PLease specify WHAT failed and what messages you got. It's not possible to do anything otherwise.

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