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by pe1800
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: install Kodi
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: install Kodi

Installed right away. Thank you so much for your help!

Cheers,
pe
by pe1800
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: install Kodi
Replies: 3
Views: 702

install Kodi

I run Mint 17.1. Have recently acquired Google Chromecast and added the Chromecast extension to the Chrome browser on my laptop, which enables me to mirror web pages onto my TV screen. But to use Kodi, which enables viewing innumerable shows for free, I have to install Kodi and I have so far been un...
by pe1800
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 17.1 KDE questions on help, taskbar, and window styles
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Mint 17.1 KDE questions on help, taskbar, and window sty

Thank you, that is very helpful!
by pe1800
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 17 KDE: panel showing what's open
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Mint 17 KDE: panel showing what's open

Thank you. Yes, I thought of that but right now it's working and I want to get on with some other matters. I use the older panel for not only the system tray but also for a number of icons representing those things I use most often, and I have the impression that that perhaps prevents that panel fro...
by pe1800
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 17 KDE: panel showing what's open
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Mint 17 KDE: panel showing what's open

Thank you. I created an additional and empty panel with the "icon-only task manager". It shows what's open on all virtual desktops and allows me to easily switch from one window to another, whether on the same virtual desktop or another, or to get back to a minimized window. Too bad I only achieved ...
by pe1800
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 17 KDE: panel showing what's open
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Mint 17 KDE: panel showing what's open

Thank you, but I doubled-clicked on 'icon-only task manager' and nothing happened, tried left-click, right-click, logged out and back in......nothing!
by pe1800
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 17 KDE: panel showing what's open
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Mint 17 KDE: panel showing what's open

How can I get the panel/task bar to show what's running or open, so that I can switch from one task to another with a mouse click?

Thank you for your help,
pe1800
by pe1800
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: panel showing what's open
Replies: 1
Views: 457

panel showing what's open

Am a very happy user first of Mint 16 KDE and now of Mint 17 KDE. Except for one problem: Unlike Mint 16 KDE and many other OSs, even Windows, 17 KDE does not show on the panel/task bar what is open allowing easy mouse click switching from one app window to another, whether on the same or different ...
by pe1800
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: scanning
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: scanning

I did not, at first realize you had included all those helpful notes. I have now printed it all and am going to study what it says - am retired and can take my time to do that. Thank you very much for all the help you giving me. Be well,
paul
by pe1800
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: scanning
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: scanning

Am setting up a Brother MFC-J6510DW, have had it for some years. Printing is fine. Scanning has always worked with Windows which, since recently, I do not have anymore. Scanning never worked with Linux, not with SUSE, not with Mint 16 KDE, not with Mint 17.1 MATE and now not with Mint 17.1 KDE. But ...
by pe1800
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Simple-scan for Mint 17.1 KDE 64 bit
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Simple-scan for Mint 17.1 KDE 64 bit

Thank you both. I have installed it now with Synaptic. I doesn't detect the scanner but that is, I think, a problem with Brother's drivers. Printing works but not the scanning.
by pe1800
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Simple-scan for Mint 17.1 KDE 64 bit
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Simple-scan for Mint 17.1 KDE 64 bit

Please, can someone tell me how to install Simple-scan? The online directions, in as much as there are any, are quite confusing.
by pe1800
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: scanning
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: scanning

Yes, I did use the driver install tool, exactly as Brother says I should. When I enter the Linux list command it shows that the drivers are installed. Printer works, scanner does not. By the way, that install tool seems to be only for installing the printer driver.
by pe1800
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: scanning
Replies: 5
Views: 580

scanning

I have just become a happy user of Mint 17.1 KDE 64-bit. Except for scanning! I have a Brother multifunction machine. Duly installed the drivers supplied by Brother. Printer is working, scanner is not. Driver detects the scanner but than the machine just sits there doing nothing. For what's worth, s...
by pe1800
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 17.1 KDE questions on help, taskbar, and window styles
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Mint 17.1 KDE questions on help, taskbar, and window sty

Thank you. Yes, you pointed me in the right direction and I got things to work.
by pe1800
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 17.1 KDE questions on help, taskbar, and window styles
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Mint 17.1 KDE questions on help, taskbar, and window styles

After a year or more with M16 KDE, I have installed M17 KDE. Have done the usual stuff, install antivirus, Chrome, organizing and tweaking, set up virtual desktops etc., mostly successfully. But some questions remain: 1) Documentation. When I click on that Help buoy all I get is a nice introduction ...
by pe1800
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: encryption
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: encryption

Thank you for all your help.
by pe1800
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: encryption
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: encryption

Thank you. But forgive my ignorance, but what is a virtual encrypted disk and what is loop mounted, and how does one set up such a thing?
by pe1800
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: encryption
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

encryption

I run Mint KDE version 16. Question: How can I encrypt and password directories or single files?

Thank you for your expert advice.

pe1800
by pe1800
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: password diretcories/files
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: password diretcories/files

Sorry, I didn't realize you meant the prompt. It's always there, that's understood, that's why I thought of it as part of the command. Before, I already tried with the sequence of commands you have given me here. I tried with su and the root password and with sudo su and my own password. In both cas...

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