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by MtnDewManiac
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC - SWF
Replies: 15
Views: 195

Re: VLC - SWF

Maybe try a different version of VLC? I was thinking there were multiple versions in use (possibly all technically "current" ones, as in multiple branches, but I don't know), and that you might be able to find a different version via a PPA. You might take a look at VLC's changelogs - especially if t...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Where is COSMO?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Where is COSMO?

So Cosmo not only got into an Internet fight, he also lost ? That must be about as embarrassing as getting killed by a falling frozen chunk of airplane-toilet "product." Sad news. He seemed kind and helpful, and I enjoyed reading his posts even though I didn't understand all of what he wrote. The fa...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question about auto-mounting commercial DVDs
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Question about auto-mounting commercial DVDs

What happens if you insert the movie DVD into your external DVD drive and then connect it to your computer? Does it automount then?

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't get youtube-dl to work
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Can't get youtube-dl to work

phd21 wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:01 pm
Why are you using Linux Mint 17.3 versus 18.3 or even the newer 19?
Why not? It is, after all, still supported at this time. And, from your .SIG, it appears to be one of the versions of Mint that YOU use :lol: .

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Ethernet going strange most every time I update
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Ethernet going strange most every time I update

Get the good hardware. It's not a question of "good" hardware, it's one of compatibility (more or less). This is not a new thing. They've been pushing out "made for Windows" hardware since at least as far back as Windows XP. There isn't a lot of "made for linux" hardware, lol. I won't say that it's...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Ethernet going strange most every time I update
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Ethernet going strange most every time I update

But.. My ask why such a central service as Ethernet is a problem? Because the kernel maintainers do not include code for every version/revision/etc. of every Ethernet device on the planet, I suppose. Or, alternatively, because some users insist on running Ethernet devices which do not use the code ...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with Solution to mintUpdate Error, Please?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Help with Solution to mintUpdate Error, Please?

It is raining right now. Internet access becomes a thing more suitable for (eventually) sending very short textual content during those times. But I'll see what I can figure out when next it's dry here. Will try switching to different ones. I was thinking that I had already done so, but I maintain t...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with Solution to mintUpdate Error, Please?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Help with Solution to mintUpdate Error, Please?

I thought there was an area for the "Mint-specific" applications/files that Clem (et al) adds as part of fixing/patching/improving Ubuntu into Mint, but I don't see it now. By the way, why is is that the "Desktops & Window Managers" section does not list its sub-forums (sub-sub-forums? :lol: ) on th...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Is this ram usage normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: Is this ram usage normal?

Could it have something to do with: (installed as mint19 cinnamon converted to xfce) By the way, cool avatar; I never noticed it before. I didn't know we were able to use animated ones here. I also didn't know I was still capable of spewing water from my nose :lol: . That'll teach me to drink water ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: firefox wrong theme
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: firefox wrong theme

Xfce has been in the slow transition from GTK2 to GTK3. Could this be some sort of GTK issue? Are you using a GTK2 or GTK3 theme, and what happens if you use one from the other category, instead?

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift. Oh dear.
Replies: 59
Views: 834

Re: Timeshift. Oh dear.

No no no Okay. his name has been mentioned multiple times in this thread already I did see the references to a "Teejee." But not everyone uses the same user name everywhere (for reasons of security, if nothing else). Oh, but I do, but life has also taught me that all you can do is lead the horse to...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift. Oh dear.
Replies: 59
Views: 834

Re: Timeshift. Oh dear.

You and I know that. The question is, do newcomers? I venture the answer is no. The problem I'm alluding to is a poor choice of language in describing what Timeshift is and does. That language causes some people to make assumptions that aren't valid. I don't know if I've ever thanked you. For your ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift. Oh dear.
Replies: 59
Views: 834

Re: Timeshift. Oh dear.

It's main failing, IMO, is it's refusal to allow anything but a "simple" drive as backup destination. It will not permit access to my RAIDs or the NAS/other online storage, Oh, wow, this is PRICELESS ! Right up until I posted my (immediately) previous message, I was still thinking: Well, it isn't p...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift. Oh dear.
Replies: 59
Views: 834

Re: Timeshift. Oh dear.

Bear in mind that up to July 2014, M$ had a Windows Testing Division of about 150 professional testers and 1200 test-lab computers Which makes one wonder how they still managed to release products like Windows ME and Windows 95. They seemed like what I'd expect if some hacker broke into their syste...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift. Oh dear.
Replies: 59
Views: 834

Re: Timeshift. Oh dear.

And I just don't have the financial ability to purchase some kind of device to put my backups on. If your data and time aren't even worth the price of a USB stick then don't worry about it. Lol. Like the answer to, "Is a $50 motorcycle helmet good enough?" ("Yes, if you have a $50 head.") It's not ...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED - I don't get any update from the Manager
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: SOLVED - I don't get any update from the Manager

I've always had mine configured to display all (levels of) updates, but to never install any automatically. I see the shield icon in my upper panel change to one with an exclamation point in it, so I open the application and look at the changelog information (when available) for the updates it has. ...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question on Update Manager
Replies: 16
Views: 253

Re: Question on Update Manager

I've had second thoughts, and would like to apologize for using the word "lying" in my previous post. Still seems like an opportunity to cause issues of this sort, against the positive of...

Hmm. Well, maybe it makes things easier for the developer or something?

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift. Oh dear.
Replies: 59
Views: 834

Re: Timeshift. Oh dear.

Speaking of backups, I'm pretty sure that I did one, once, back in the 1990s. But I might be mistaken :lol: . I suppose I probably should. I have lots of stored data, and one or two things are things that I'd be hard-pressed to obtain again (digitized copies of old family photos, mainly, and the ori...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question on Update Manager
Replies: 16
Views: 253

Re: Question on Update Manager

The following package has been updated: libservlet3.1-java (8.0.32-1ubuntu1.6) to 8.0.32-1ubuntu1.7[/code] The label "Tomcat 8" is a bit misleading This is one of those issues that would never have occurred if Clem hadn't given us the "convenience" of grouping packages together in mintUpdate, methi...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift. Oh dear.
Replies: 59
Views: 834

Re: Timeshift. Oh dear.

What I liked about Linux Mint was how I could put it onto people's PCs, people who had only used Windows, and they could just use it. That is generally still the case. For most people. Most of the time. And, really, that has ALWAYS been the state of existence here. This is linux, lol - it was free,...

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