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by jimallyn
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there!
Replies: 8
Views: 55

Re: Hi there!

Welcome aboard, LondonAppDev! What kinds of apps do you dev?
by jimallyn
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...
Replies: 27
Views: 358

Re: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...

It just occurred to me: do you even know about Software Manager and Synaptic? Really, there's rarely any need to look for software on the web and download it; instead, use the tools provided by Mint for installing new applications. Did you miss that somehow? That would certainly explain why you &quo...
by jimallyn
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.2 Cinnamon SOUND controls are faulty
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Mint 18.2 Cinnamon SOUND controls are faulty

Timmi wrote:The image viewer provided by the Mint team does not allow me to crop or resize the images.

GIMP, which come installed by default in every Mint version, will crop and resize images, and much more.
by jimallyn
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...
Replies: 27
Views: 358

Re: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...

I can't do anything with Linux. I wanna go back to gaming on Steam. You can't do anything with Linux? I do everything with Linux. I am not a gamer, but I came across an article dated February 2017 that states there are now over 3000 Steam games available for Linux, having added over 1000 in just 5 ...
by jimallyn
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: A giant leap into the Linux planet...
Replies: 9
Views: 99

Re: A giant leap into the Linux planet...

Welcome aboard, Alain!
by jimallyn
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The following packages have unmet dependencies:
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: The following packages have unmet dependencies:

I'm not sure that I can come up with the solution to the problem you are having, but I suspect that those who can will want to know a little about your computer, which version of Mint is installed, what repositories are enabled, and so on. Enter these commands into the terminal, one at a time, then ...
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: More comprehensive User Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 116

Re: More comprehensive User Guide

Linux will let you access Windows partitions just fine: read, write, delete, whatever. Windows, however, can't access Linux files, and that's the way most of us like it: When Windows gets trashed with viruses, it can't harm your Linux install.
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Grateful
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Grateful

Welcome aboard, Anaconda! Yeah, JeremyB sure knows his stuff on wifi!
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New To Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: New To Linux

Welcome aboard, nick67+! You can learn a lot just by hanging out here on the forums. A good command line book is The Linux Command Line, by William Shotts. And, it's free to download, too!

http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox Flashplayer crash
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Firefox Flashplayer crash

F11 will make Firefox (and many other applications) fullscreen.
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reply to Disable Password response
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Reply to Disable Password response

humb, doing something to get around the actions of a moderator is highly frowned upon here. I'm locking this thread, but if you continue to do that sort of thing, you will likely be suspended or permanently banned. You have been warned.
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Advice on Inspiron 3000 and Mint? Link to specific machines included
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Advice on Inspiron 3000 and Mint? Link to specific machines included

It's pretty rare these days to find something that Linux won't install on. A little googling found people who have installed Linux on both the 15 inch version and the 11 inch version. And Dell actually sells the 15 inch version with Ubuntu Linux on it. http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/i...
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Display my ip address? [SOLVED] TY
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: Display my ip address? [SOLVED] TY

Never knew there would be so many options. One of the beautiful things about Linux is that you have choices. I posted the only ways that I knew to get your local or external IP address, then others chimed in with the options they knew of. So, there you go. Once again, you have choices how to do thi...
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...
Replies: 27
Views: 358

Re: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...

Is there no way to torrent the OS and put it on a USB, or? You could almost certainly find a torrent of just about any Windows version you'd care to run. However , many, probably most or all, of them come with trojans, viruses, and other malware pre-installed, so I do not recommend that you use any...
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safe place to get Gimpshop from?
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Safe place to get Gimpshop from?

WARNING. You are going to have problems, Mint 16 is severely out of date Note that the post which mentioned Mint 16 was posted in May of 2014. This thread would still be dead if larry316 hadn't attempted to revive it. larry316, it is generally considered best NOT to respond to threads more than 6 m...
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: latest vnstat (1.17) has fixes for Mint 18.2 Xfce's vnstat 1.14
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: latest vnstat (1.17) has fixes for Mint 18.2 Xfce's vnstat 1.14

Give this a try: allynelectronics.com/Mint/vnstat/vnstat_1.17-1_i386.deb It wasn't difficult to compile, I just followed all the steps on that askubuntu page. Except that I installed build-essential and checkinstall (with Synaptic) before I started doing the command line stuff. After doing checkinst...
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An application to graphically represent data
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: An application to graphically represent data

Writer is left without doing anything indefinitely. I think there are too many lines. Hmmm, I would think you should be able to import that into LibreOffice Calc. I just imported into Calc a file with 958,036 lines. It took nearly an hour to do it, but it did it. I have a four core, eight thread pr...
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Greetings!

Welcome aboard, lp0rc!
lp0rc wrote:Never went to college


Some of the best tech people I know never went to college. Myself included.
by jimallyn
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Display my ip address? [SOLVED] TY
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: Display my ip address?

Using ifconfig in a terminal will give you your local IP, but if you need your external IP, there are a number of sites that will tell you your address. For example:

http://www.whatsmyip.org/
by jimallyn
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: mate is better than xfce in resource usage and speed?
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: mate is better than xfce in resource usage and speed?

I tested 18.0 XFCE, MATE, and Cinnamon on a computer I was preparing for a friend. XFCE used 303 megs of RAM while idling, and 680 megs with Firefox running. MATE used 514 megs of RAM while idling, and 895 megs with Firefox running. So, XFCE will keep a couple hundred more megs of RAM available for ...

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