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by jimallyn
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] What is the fastest way to convert mp4 to avi?
Replies: 30
Views: 1547

Re: [Solved] What is the fastest way to convert mp4 to avi?

deepakdeshp wrote:How to install freemake converter?

That's a good question. It's a Windows program. Maybe it will run in Wine?
by jimallyn
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I have a bunch of basic questions
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: I have a bunch of basic questions

Welcome aboard, explodingbee! 1) My guess would be that this is a function of what format the browser saves pages in. Are you using the same browser in both OSes? 2) Don't have Betsy running on this computer, but on Mint 18.1 MATE, if you right click a file in the file manager, you have the option t...
by jimallyn
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: all-in-one printers - Canon v Epson v HP?
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: all-in-one printers - Canon v Epson v HP?

I have always used HP printers. There are Linux drivers (hplip) for nearly every printer HP ever made, and they come pre-installed in Mint (although if you have a very new printer, you might have to update hplip). Several people I know use Epson printers, and as far as I know, they haven't had any p...
by jimallyn
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Greatest Rock and Roll band EVER!
Replies: 46
Views: 1365

Re: Greatest Rock and Roll band EVER!

CoffeeFiend wrote:Hands down, The Beatles. What would rock be without them?

Nothing.
by jimallyn
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need Help Installing Please
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Need Help Installing Please

Tried numerous times for better pic but this site wont accept it:-( Yes, there is a limit to how big an image you can upload to the forums, and it is a rather small limit (6 kbytes, I think). However, you can put the image on Photobucket or one of those other sites, then show it in your post using ...
by jimallyn
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trouble installing 18.1 in Virtual Box
Replies: 29
Views: 391

Re: Trouble installing 18.1 in Virtual Box

I have every version of Mint 18 running in VirtualBox 5.1.20, and the Cinnamon and XFCE versions of 18.1. All work fine. I will definitely keep an eye on this topic, it's starting to get interesting.
by jimallyn
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trouble installing 18.1 in Virtual Box
Replies: 29
Views: 391

Re: Trouble installing 18.1 in Virtual Box

On one of my VirtualBox guest installs, it wouldn't work until I gave it more RAM for video, so you might check that. But for the most part, my experience has been like Habitual's: all 36 (yes, 36) of the guest OSes I have in VirtualBox work fine. Let's see, what else? On some systems you have to en...
by jimallyn
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: After update, now stuck on shell type screen
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: After update, now stuck on shell type screen

wutsinterweb wrote:could it be my fault for not posting the the ideal forum or that my wording and request don't communicate my issue well?

No, I don't think you posted wrong or anything. Sometimes it may just take a while for the person with the answer to see your request for help.
by jimallyn
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello EveryOne
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Hello EveryOne

Welcome aboard, emjay75! If you have any problems, just ask in the appropriate forums section and almost certainly someone will be able to help you. We have some insanely brilliant people here, and what's more, most of them are friendly, too.
by jimallyn
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't Install NVIDIA file...
Replies: 16
Views: 171

Re: Can't Install NVIDIA file...

But when I checked for the the graphics driver on the computer specs, it told me that it was "NVIDIA GeForce4 MX420". You've run into an old problem with computer manufacturers: They sell a bunch of different computers with the same model number. They can have different graphics, differen...
by jimallyn
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to install graphic drive but error!?
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: Trying to install graphic drive but error!?

Have you tried the recommended driver in Driver Manager? It is usually best to use the drivers that Mint provides for you in the Driver Manager, and NOT to download drivers from the manufacturers website.
by jimallyn
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: possible future spyware on the new Ryzen cpu,s?.
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: possible future spyware on the new Ryzen cpu,s?.

Is it out of the realm of possibilities to have an open source bios? One that a user could flash brandX bios and replace completely the manufacturers bios? No, it is not out of the realm of possibilities. In fact, you have a choice of several: https://libreboot.org/ https://www.coreboot.org/ https:...
by jimallyn
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: geany-1.30.1 install help needed please
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: geany-1.30.1 install help needed please

If you really need to have the latest version, there is a PPA here:

https://launchpad.net/~geany-dev/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

They have versions for both Mint 17.x (Ubuntu Trusty) and Mint 18.x (Ubuntu Xenial).
by jimallyn
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux and hardware fetish (or hobby?)
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: Linux and hardware fetish (or hobby?)

My oldest still functioning computer is a Packard Bell Legend 600X. They were made in about 1992. Mine has Windows 3.11 on it. I haven't fired it up for a while, but I'm thinking about doing so one of these days and logging into the Mint forums with it, just to see if I can. I used to run AOL (versi...
by jimallyn
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux vs FreeBSD shell commands
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Linux vs FreeBSD shell commands

I installed tcsh, then started it from within bash. Then, just to see if I could, I started bash from within tcsh.

Point being, you don't have to change shells, you can have several of them installed.
by jimallyn
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Driver for reflecta xM-scanner for old 35mm Photos (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Driver for reflecta xM-scanner for old 35mm Photos

Bob M wrote:I guess then this thread should be tagged “Solved”, however, being a newbie, I’ll leave that bit to jimallyn’s discretion.

No, that's totally up to you. If everything is working to your satisfaction, edit your first post and add SOLVED to the subject line.
by jimallyn
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Possible to add "Recent Files" to XFCE and MATE? SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Possible to add "Recent Files" to XFCE and MATE?

Thank you very much, gentlemen!
by jimallyn
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux vs FreeBSD shell commands
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Linux vs FreeBSD shell commands

OK, this page says FreeBSD comes with the Bourne shell (sh) and the extended C shell (tcsh), but zsh and bash are also available:

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/shells.html
by jimallyn
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux vs FreeBSD shell commands
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Linux vs FreeBSD shell commands

That would depend upon what shell they use. My guess would be that they both use BASH, and pretty much anything that works on Linux should work on FreeBSD.

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