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by Marty Feldman
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Repeated loss of internet connection in Mint 19.1
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Repeated loss of internet connection in Mint 19.1

"...I did however notice that none of the other computers in the house (my wife's Win7 laptop, and my other computers which have Mint 18.3, MX Linux, and PCLinux OS) was suffering the same problem. That indicates that the router, and my ISP, are both working well." Same here. When I was experiencin...
by Marty Feldman
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Q. re safe install of plugins for MediaPlayer
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Q. re safe install of plugins for MediaPlayer

Thanks jglen490. OK, I installed the 2 plugins from the "bad" set, I thought successfully. DVD still would not play, and the message onscreen said I needed to install the following 2 additional plugins, from the "ugly" set, to support the multimedia feature "DVD source": "gstream1.0-plugins-ugly" -a...
by Marty Feldman
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Repeated loss of internet connection in Mint 19.1
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Repeated loss of internet connection in Mint 19.1

Interesting - I thought I was having an only-me issue. I also run 19.1. The frequent and most annoying connection interrupts began 3 or 4 weeks ago, went on for maybe 2 weeks despite everything I could think of to remedy matters, and then disappeared. I am now getting none, and can only hope that wh...
by Marty Feldman
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Q. re safe install of plugins for MediaPlayer
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Q. re safe install of plugins for MediaPlayer

desktop computer, running LM19.1,Tessa, 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 I have a couple of home movies I recorded onto the small size dvd discs (DVD-R format) using a Sony camcorder (Handycam). The discs play back fine in the camcorder. When I insert the discs into the DVD drawer of the computer, I get: "M...
by Marty Feldman
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How disable requirement for PW entry, LM19.1
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: How disable requirement for PW entry, LM19.1

Ah, Preferences/Screensaver! Both toggles were On, and I have just turned them Off. I think this should do it. Thanks Moem.

-Marty-
by Marty Feldman
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How disable requirement for PW entry, LM19.1
Replies: 2
Views: 119

[SOLVED] How disable requirement for PW entry, LM19.1

LM 19.1, cinnamon, firefox on a desktop. I recently installed 19.1 and it is working fine. However, would like to enquire about one minor annoyance. When firing up 19.1 from Off, I do not have to manually enter my password, which is fine with me. But if I stop working for a while (15 min or so?) to ...
by Marty Feldman
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] gThumb seems to no longer be an image editor
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: gThumb seems to no longer be an image editor

Yes - Help/About, and I do have 3.6.1.
Thanks
-Marty-
by Marty Feldman
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] gThumb seems to no longer be an image editor
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: gThumb seems to no longer be an image editor

Thanks. Kevin - I seem to have missed the edit file button. But it is there, and it does lead me to what I want. My title for this thread ("gThumb seems to no longer be an image editor") is bogus - my apologies. You mentioned that you had v. 3.6.1. How do I find out what my version of gThumb is? -Ma...
by Marty Feldman
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] gThumb seems to no longer be an image editor
Replies: 6
Views: 234

[solved] gThumb seems to no longer be an image editor

Linux 19.1 Cinnamon, Firefox, on a desktop. When I had Linux 17.3, I am pretty sure I would edit my .jpg files (the usual household pix) with gThumb. It was a simple editor but did everying basic that I wanted - crop, resize, color/brightness/contrast manipulation, etc. Now, on 19.1, after downloati...
by Marty Feldman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] Upgrade 17.3-->19.1 - is there an easy beginner methodology?
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: [solved] Upgrade 17.3-->19.1 - is there an easy beginner methodology?

Excellent help & support, guys. Very many thanks. I took the Backup/WipeClean/FreshInstall/Restore approach. Just about everything seems to be good now and some current upgrades from UpdateMgr installed OK, although there are some wrinkles to still iron out ("Could not retrieve some packages", deskt...
by Marty Feldman
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] Upgrade 17.3-->19.1 - is there an easy beginner methodology?
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Upgrade 17.3-->19.1 - is there an easy beginner methodology?

Thank you both for the detailed and extremely helpful info.

-Marty-
by Marty Feldman
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] Upgrade 17.3-->19.1 - is there an easy beginner methodology?
Replies: 4
Views: 729

[solved] Upgrade 17.3-->19.1 - is there an easy beginner methodology?

Linux Mint 17.3, Rosa, on a desktop, Cinnamon 2.8.8, kernal 3.11.0 - generic x86 64, Flash v. 32.0.0.142, Firefox Quantum 65.0 (64-bit), adblocker add-on installed. I would appreciate pointers to links that might explain the upgrade to 19.1 (or maybe 19) (keeping Cinnamon is fine) in simple, keystro...
by Marty Feldman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing updated version of LM
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Installing updated version of LM

redlined, a member here, has called my attention to the fact that the expiration of my present version of Linux Mint (LM17.3 [Rosa, 64-bit, Cinnamon, on a desktop]) is imminent. I would like to keep my Firefox browser and move to LM19.1. I would appreciate suggestions as to how to accomplish this. A...
by Marty Feldman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] issue with update of Adobe Flash
Replies: 70
Views: 2136

Re: issue with update of Adobe Flash

Interesting, I guess that's about as far as we can take this then, unless someone swoops in with a solution. As said, best you can do is use their html5.... Agreed. It would therefore seem best to bring this thread to a close, with my sincerest thanks to all of you who have helped and contributed. ...
by Marty Feldman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] issue with update of Adobe Flash
Replies: 70
Views: 2136

Re: issue with update of Adobe Flash

Ran these 4 commands: apt purge adobe-flashplugin apt clean apt update apt install adobe-flashplugin rebooted Jigidi still not opening the game screen Created an account for Kids' Game Home, opened it, tried several games, including Sidekick Soccer. Results similar to Jigidi: Program opens, recogniz...
by Marty Feldman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] issue with update of Adobe Flash
Replies: 70
Views: 2136

Re: issue with update of Adobe Flash

Yes, State=Enabled. I reset from Always Activate to Ask to Activate, then clicked back on Always Activate. No change in Jigidi - still not opening the image of the puzzle pieces, and same error message. At the bottom of the add-ons manager screen that shows state=enabled, "Preferences" shows the sta...
by Marty Feldman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] issue with update of Adobe Flash
Replies: 70
Views: 2136

Re: issue with update of Adobe Flash

Thanks sleeper12 - I did that, and Flash is reading Always Activate. Closed Firefox, then reopened it. Tried Jigidi and got the same no-image and the same message as before. Incidently, I have an inquiry filed with Jigidi describing the issue and asking if they can suggest what needs to be fixed. Th...
by Marty Feldman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] issue with update of Adobe Flash
Replies: 70
Views: 2136

Re: issue with update of Adobe Flash

about:plugins in Firefox showed that both the old (11.2.202.356) and new (32.0.0.114) versions of Flash were enabled, the old version tagged with "state vulnerable, update available". I ran the sudo removal command to get rid of the old version. Rebooted Firefox. about:plugins then showed only the n...
by Marty Feldman
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] issue with update of Adobe Flash
Replies: 70
Views: 2136

Re: issue with update of Adobe Flash

OK, after the get update command ran I hit Y. It finished, and I ran the sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin adobe-flash-properties-gtk command. That finished, but did not end with any message that seemed to me to be informing me that it did anything about Flash. The last line (of many) on the Te...
by Marty Feldman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] issue with update of Adobe Flash
Replies: 70
Views: 2136

Re: issue with update of Adobe Flash

Guys, thanks a lot for your patience. Regarding the use of SELECT ALL, I have not been able to use it to select just the command. Clicking SelectAll highlights everything, the command and all preceding & following text, regardless of what I do or do not highlight first. What works, simply and flawle...

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