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by Hoser Rob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Privacy; should you even bother?
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Privacy; should you even bother?

Moem wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:49 am
Yes, I personally believe that I should bother. There is a lot of difference between leaking some data (which probably can't be avoided) and leaking all of the data, all of the time.
+1.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Alternatives to Windows10
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Alternatives to Windows10

... I turned to Linux for an opsys and chose Mint cindarella .... Do you mean LMDE 'Cindy'? If so you should post this in the LMDE section otherwise you'll get a llot of answers that'd work in Ubuntu based Mint but not LMDE. You need to post better info, copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/pas...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Input USB device sound
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Input USB device sound

Also, open the terminal, run alsamixer, and check the input level.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it safe to change kernels?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Is it safe to change kernels?

Don't install a newer kernel without knowing how to boot from the previous one, which you can do by rebooting and holding down the left shift key as it's starting. WHen the grub menu appears select the last kernel. Easy, just don't delete the last kernel until you're damn sure the new one works. The...
by Hoser Rob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Installing Wolfram mathematica
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Installing Wolfram mathematica

rene wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 am
... If as assumed you get the Mathematica installer from your school network then you shouldn't worry. ....
That's what I think too.
by Hoser Rob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install graphical drivers?
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: How to install graphical drivers?

PLease post more useful info, copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here (no screenshots plz):

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
by Hoser Rob
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Freezing Every ~1 Second (19 Tara w/ Cinnamon 3.8.9)
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: Video Freezing Every ~1 Second (19 Tara w/ Cinnamon 3.8.9)

I'm reasonable sure that you've messed up your graphics a bit by installing 3rd party drivers via ppa. This is a bad idea in general, this isn't Windows. See this from your inxi report: Graphics: Card: Intel HD Graphics 6000 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: modesetting (unloaded...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: need to convert bunch of files from .wav to .mp3
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: need to convert bunch of files from .wav to .mp3

+1 for soundconverter too, it's easy to use and uses the Lame encoder, which is the best for mp3 AFAIK.
by Hoser Rob
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WOW Where do I start?
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: WOW Where do I start?

I haven't done this but on site I trust anbox seems to be the mosst recommended one for UBuntu, and Mint is Ubuntu based unless you run LMDE. For Mint 19.x use Ubuntu 18.04 solutions, for 18.x Ubuntu 16.04. Here's a couple of things to read: https://askubuntu.com/questions/118903/what-android-emulat...
by Hoser Rob
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: forgot to Verify Linux ISO
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: forgot to Verify Linux ISO

I always use bittorrent for Linux isos if available too. Yes, it's a lot faster anf the torrent protocol does checksums. But it's a fairly rudimentary method, not as reliablle as md5sum or sha256. So I do the recommended checking too.

Bonus of torrenting Mint isos, it's 100% legal.
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Slow Acer Aspire - AMD Drivers?
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: Slow Acer Aspire - AMD Drivers?

You can't expect answers that fast on Linux forums, and I don't have one for you exactly. But according to this ... https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver You're already using the right driver. Don't try to install others. Is the system slow in general or when browsing or using some other ty...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: I need help finding and installing the drivers I need to use Linux properly.
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: I need help finding and installing the drivers I need to use Linux properly.

I looked at that linked thread in the 1st post and xenopeek isn't actually really saying that you need to install drivers. That thread isn't about Intel video. ANd as mentioned you aren't going to find binary drivers for Intel cards. ALso I'm not entirtely sure that creating that 20-intel.conf file ...
by Hoser Rob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 13 Most Promising New Linux Distributions to Look Forward in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: 13 Most Promising New Linux Distributions to Look Forward in 2019

The last thing that tthe Linux world needs is more flaky new distros with very little user base and hence support.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any "linux for beginners" book recommendations for a very frustrated user?
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Any "linux for beginners" book recommendations for a very frustrated user?

I don't think you're going to find any books explaining how to install drivers for Radeon video cards. Many of the linux books I've looked at - glanced at - seem to describe doing stuff with a GUI...of which there is no standard, it depends on the desktop. Also, in linux, device drivers are general...
by Hoser Rob
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PlayOnLinux dual display bug <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: PlayOnLinux dual display bug

I was going to suggest the Wine app database too, also try the Wine forums.

Also I agree that using Windows in a VM or dual boot would be better, Wine isn't actually all that reliable.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: The videos at www.i-cable.com cannot be played because Linux is not supported.
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: The videos at www.i-cable.com cannot be played because Linux is not supported.

Matthew_Wai wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:06 am
ajgringo619 wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:02 am
I can get past the detection mechanism, but the next screen refuses to load.
Can we assume that the problem lies in Linux?
I'm thinking similarly but not directly. SOme Linux browsers have better support for certain formats than others. Try Chrome, it has the best compatibility in general.
by Hoser Rob
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Differences between version bundles?
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Differences between version bundles?

... For example, Xfce is intended for users who want a lightweight system. Does that objective extend to what is bundled with the distro, such as drivers and applications? ... For drivers, no. Linux is a lot more modular than Windows, in fact as far as the OS is concerned the desktop environment is...
by Hoser Rob
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: C compiler cannot create executables
Replies: 28
Views: 299

Re: C compiler cannot create executables

Crojav wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Thanks for your reply, I will share this with the maintainer of the program.
When a program hasn't been updated for that long it kind of means it's very unlikely that any maintainer will read it. I'd look for something else with better support.
by Hoser Rob
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Any portable launcher app for AppImages?
Replies: 25
Views: 331

Re: Any portable launcher app for AppImages?

At the appimage.org site (see their guide at https://docs.appimage.org/user-guide/run-appimages.html) they recommend AppImageLauncher. There's a link with 32 and 64 bit .deb file dls here: https://github.com/TheAssassin/AppImageLauncher/releases There are 4 deb files, should I install the bionic_am...
by Hoser Rob
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Any portable launcher app for AppImages?
Replies: 25
Views: 331

Re: Any portable launcher app for AppImages?

Haven't done this myself because I only use one appimage and I just keep it in my Desktop folder and execute it from there. But I did a bit of searching and that app you're talking about doesn't really look all that well developed. At the appimage.org site (see their guide at https://docs.appimage.o...

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