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by phd21
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Take screenshot (print key) and show mouse cursor?
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Take screenshot (print key) and show mouse cursor?

Hi "orschiro", I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. I booted into Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon and when I hit the PrintScreen key only a very basic limited screen capture application pops-up without options to include the cursor or a delay tim...
by phd21
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hello and one quick question. :)
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Hello and one quick question. :)

Hi "stonebear45", It would help to have those command results on the "older" pc with the usb adapter plugged in. inxi -Fxzd lsusb You can contact your ISP, or access the router's menu, look at the router for make and model and look it up on the Internet, to find out what the rout...
by phd21
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hello and one quick question. :)
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Hello and one quick question. :)

Hi "stonebear45", I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. +1 for using a USB WifI (wireless) network adapter which works very well and you do not have to open the computer to install it. I think the USB adapters with an external antenna do wo...
by phd21
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Free phone calls on Linux Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Free phone calls on Linux Mint?

Hi "superviser", Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum! I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run " inxi -Fxzd " from the console terminal p...
by phd21
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to extract .tgz files to specific destination
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: [SOLVED] How to extract .tgz files to specific destination

Hi "skivelitis", I checked out your links, found the files and their forum with your post in that. In my Linux Mint KDE 18.2 system, after adding to Boinc the RakeSearch project, these instructions worked for me. Notice the folder location is different than their instructions. (I used &quo...
by phd21
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Mint World
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Hello Mint World

Hi "TriggerX",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
by phd21
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: KDE Mint insists on formatting external hard drive - but I don't want that!
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: KDE Mint insists on formatting external hard drive - but I don't want that!

Hi "Veerstryngh Thynner", Okay, assuming there is only the internal drive and one external drive, then the external drive is called "sdb". Do you know what the drive's capacity (size) is supposed to be? Was it ever used as a bootable drive? You can bring up the Partition Manager,...
by phd21
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp 2.8 themes
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Gimp 2.8 themes

Hi "Pepi", Here are a couple of good web links with instructions for installing themes. Although these articles pertain to using themes for making Gimp look like and work like Photoshop, their installation instructions should work for other Gimp themes as well. 4 Themes That Will Make GIMP...
by phd21
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to extract .tgz files to specific destination
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: [SOLVED] How to extract .tgz files to specific destination

Hi "skivelitis", As I stated before, It has been awhile since I installed and used Boinc. But, I did install it. I find it easier to use one of the Boinc project account managers like "Bam!" or "Gridrepublic", sign up on their web page, pick and add the projects, and th...
by phd21
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Resizing images is a pain on Linux Mint (rant)
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Resizing images is a pain on Linux Mint (rant)

Hi "ccoyle", I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. +1 for - There are numerous options for this. +1 XnViewMP is a lot like Irfanview Uploading a screenshot, image, or images to this forum (resizing or scaling images one or more at a time). ...
by phd21
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Red screen - astronomy
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Red screen - astronomy

Hi "lxmgringo", Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum ! I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run " inxi -Fxzd " and " lsusb " fro...
by phd21
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I think I did something stupid, added PPAs to install app I wanted. Something is wrong with Firefox.
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: I think I did something stupid, added PPAs to install app I wanted. Something is wrong with Firefox.

Hi "Ax." You are welcome from all of us that replied ... Electrum I needed to store coins locally, because of some rumors about the website that was holding them. I think Electrum bitcoin wallet is in the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)". * How to Install Electrum Bitcoin Wallet ...
by phd21
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying to figure out which applications to install (and how)
Replies: 33
Views: 743

Re: Trying to figure out which applications to install (and how)

Hi "cybertosis", Slimjet 32 bit version downloaded but wouldn't install on my laptop with Linux Mint 17.3 32 bit o.s. I installed the "Slimjet" browser on a 32-bit computer in both Linux Mint KDE 17.3 and 18.2, and it worked well. As far as I know, this is the only Chrome based b...
by phd21
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: KDE Mint insists on formatting external hard drive - but I don't want that!
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: KDE Mint insists on formatting external hard drive - but I don't want that!

Hi "Veerstryngh Thynner", It would help to know more about this drive and its contents. What operating system was the drive originally used with, MS Windows or Linux? Do you know what file system format the drive is formatted with, like MS Windows NTFS, or Linux ext4, etc... Have you insta...
by phd21
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint
Replies: 34
Views: 672

Re: How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint

Hi "TheDesigner", There are a couple ways (or more) to accomplish this task of copying or moving files and folders from within the VB MS Windows (guest) and your Linux Mint (host) system. I do not currently have VB installed, but from memory, there are these options: 1.) There is a setting...
by phd21
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing all languages? [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Installing all languages?

Hi "SyncroScales", I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. Unless you can read and write all languages provided by Linux Mint, I do not see the benefit of installing all available languages? You can install Google Translate and other translat...
by phd21
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to extract .tgz files to specific destination
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: [SOLVED] How to extract .tgz files to specific destination

Hi "skivelitis", Greetings to you too ... I have not been using "Boinc" since I switched from MS Windows to Linux. But, I always liked the project concepts, helping to solve scientific problems through distributive computing. My current ancient computer hardware does not allow fo...
by phd21
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to extract .tgz files to specific destination
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: [SOLVED] How to extract .tgz files to specific destination

Hi "skivelitis", I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. The "boinc" software v7.6 is in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM), or you can use the console terminal command below. Where did you get this archive file,...
by phd21
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I think I did something stupid, added PPAs to install app I wanted. Something is wrong with Firefox.
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: I think I did something stupid, added PPAs to install app I wanted. Something is wrong with Firefox.

Hi "Ax.", I updated my last reply. Another option is to use one of the add-on spell checkers, like the superb "Grammarly, or "LanguageTool" Grammer checker, and maybe disable Firefox's built-in spell checking. I use Grammarly, and I have not yet tried "LanguageTool"...
by phd21
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint
Replies: 34
Views: 672

Re: How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint

Hi "TheDesigner", Those are enough resources to install and use Virtualbox, install MS Windows in that, then install any MS Windows applications in that like 'PhotoShop". But 4gb of system memory (ram) is not much, I would highly recommend adding more system memory "ram" whi...

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