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by jimallyn
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can't be more newbie, dvd ready, goooooo,NO, wait, wait, wait!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: can't be more newbie, dvd ready, goooooo,NO, wait, wait, wait!!!!

You will be given several choices when you install: Install alongside Windows, take over entire drive, and Something Else, which lets you split up the hard drive however you like.
by jimallyn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Any Guitarists out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Any Guitarists out there?

Just exactly which Line6 effects pedal do you have? I did a little googling on Vyzex and it doesn't sound like a MIDI sequencer to me, it sounds more like software to control electronic musical instruments and such, possibly over MIDI, but I couldn't verify that anywhere. What more can you tell us a...
by jimallyn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Social Media "Malware" Warnings
Replies: 14
Views: 256

Re: Social Media "Malware" Warnings

I just knew their was a good reason that i have always hated things like facebook and twitter and have always refused to use them... I have used Facebook for years and have never had any problems. But then I have popups disabled (and have sense enough not to click on them anyway), I have uBlock Ori...
by jimallyn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Social Media "Malware" Warnings
Replies: 14
Views: 256

Re: Social Media "Malware" Warnings

Absolutely. Absolutely WHAT? Absolutely it shows up every time you log in to Facebook? Absolutely you can get a screenshot of it? (I don't see one attached.) Absolutely you have popups disabled in your browser? Absolutely you have uBlock Origin or similar installed? Absolutely WHAT? If you want hel...
by jimallyn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: new member here
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: new member here

Welcome aboard, Ramanddn!
by jimallyn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Simple Scanner: No Scanners Detected
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Simple Scanner: No Scanners Detected

austin.texas wrote:Have you installed hplip ?

I believe all versions of Mint come with hplip pre-installed.
by jimallyn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Battery percentage display
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Battery percentage display

Click Menu, Preferences, Applets. Then click Download, and Battery Applet with Monitoring and Shutdown (BAMS) should be in the list. Click the down arrow button to install it.
by jimallyn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to add my printer
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: How to add my printer

If you've got it connected by USB, you may not have to do anything. That model requires the HPLIP driver version 3.11.10 or newer, Mint 18.3 comes with HPLIP 3.16.3. So you've already got the drivers installed. If it doesn't "just work" click Menu, Administration, Printers to set it up.
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Social Media "Malware" Warnings
Replies: 14
Views: 256

Re: Social Media "Malware" Warnings

So, does this now show up every time you log in to Facebook? Can you get a screenshot of it? I would suspect it is "phishing" or "social engineering." Do you have popups disabled in your browser? Do you use a content filtering/ad blocking add-on like uBlock Origin? You should.
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB FTDI Cable use
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: USB FTDI Cable use

I use an FTDI cable with Chirp to program my handie-talkie. Pretty sure that I did not have to install any driver, as it is built into the kernel. I would think that fldigi would have a setting to use that serial port to key the rig. No?
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual booting - Mint installed first
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Dual booting - Mint installed first

It has long been generally recommended that you install Windows first, then Linux. But I read on the forums recently that if you already have Linux installed, you can create an NTFS partition on your drive and Windows will install to it. Never tried it myself, though.
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: BOINC about 4 years out of date @ Mint, Ubuntu at ver 7.8.3 (current)
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: BOINC about 4 years out of date @ Mint, Ubuntu at ver 7.8.3 (current)

I have BOINC 7.2.42. It has been running on this computer for years. I rarely ever open the program, I just trust that it is doing its job. And now and then when I look at the System Manager I notice that it is still merrily using 100 percent of the one of my four cores I have assigned it, so indeed...
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Programs
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Installing Programs

kenhen, you don't have to "download" software to install. Mint provides two great programs for installing software: Software Manager (which many newbies find easier to use) and Synaptic (which many more experienced users prefer). You will find both in the Menu, under "Administration&q...
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Wow! This 10 year old laptop is fun again!!
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Wow! This 10 year old laptop is fun again!!

Welcome aboard, tomcashen! Hopefully your wife and kids will move away from the Dark Side eventually. :wink:
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Are there ANY monitors that do not have dead pixels?
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Are there ANY monitors that do not have dead pixels?

I don't think I have ever seen a dead pixel on any of my monitors.
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I decide use Linux and gimp [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 276

Re: I decide use Linux and gimp

Welcome aboard, KalEl! Your computer is powerful enough to run any version of Linux Mint. My favorite version is Cinnamon, but I also use XFCE on an old laptop I have. I use Gimp a little, but i'm not really an artist, so I only use it for simple things. There are many more programs in Linux you can...
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Mint World
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Hello Mint World

Welcome aboard, TriggerX! You will find there are a fair number of hams here. I am N7JA myself. I think the "legendary Linux forest" is way over-rated. You will find most things easier than you have been led to believe.
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need to Log loss of AT&T service - resolved
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Need to Log loss of AT&T service - resolved

Do you use Windows? This program only works on Windows.

Is there a Mac / OS X / IOS / Android / Linux version of NUM?

No, sorry, NUM is only available for Windows.
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem: "Could not Refresh list of Updates"
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: PROBLEM COULD NOT REFRESH THE LIST OF UPDATES

Messages like that often mean one of the servers is down,and they usually straighten themselves out within a few minutes to a few hours.

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