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by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint Youtube/facebook channel?
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Mint Youtube/facebook channel?

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Linux-Mint-185238108180410/

But I'm not sure if that is an official Mint-sanctioned page or not. There are also a lot of Linux Mint related videos on Youtube, but I don't see anything that looks like official Mint stuff.
by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Having an Unusual Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Having an Unusual Problem

XM16E wrote:What does "Windex" mean?

Some people call that other operating system "Windex."
by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Some Observations On Linux Audio
Replies: 33
Views: 502

Re: Some Observations On Linux Audio

ColdBoot wrote:We don't have any use for 24bit music since that includes the range of frequencies our ears do not hear and is only adding distortions.

Not true. What affects the frequency response is sample rate, not bit depth.
by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How can I dual Boot Mint and TAILS?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: How can I dual Boot Mint and TAILS?

I don't think they recommend installing Tails on your hard drive. They recommend that you run it from a DVD or USB stick. Yes, that means removable media, but that is the safest way to do it. You might try enabling the firewall on Mint, and running all programs that need internet access in firejail.
by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 17.3 ver 2.8.8 backdoor
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Linux Mint 17.3 ver 2.8.8 backdoor

3ViLTw1N wrote:So I have a backdoor from a program I downloaded

I'm probably not expert enough to help you with that problem, but it would be nice it you would tell us what program that was, so the rest of us can avoid it.
by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Help: Writing your own shell
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Help: Writing your own shell

I think to start with I would spend some time getting to know the shells that currently exist. Make note of what you like, what you don't like, and so on, then you'll have some ideas what you want to include in your own shell.
by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Noob to the forums assistance
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Noob to the forums assistance

I don't know what might be causing the problems that you are having, but those who are likely to be able to figure it out usually want to start with a little information about your computer and the Mint version you have on it. To get the information, open a terminal, maximize it to avoid cut off lin...
by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ontario, Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 196

Re: Ontario, Canada

Personally, I like having public schools to educate my kids, roads upon which to drive my car, fire departments in case my house catches fire, libraries filled with books to read to educate myself or just to entertain myself, and so on. I also like having a society of educated people. Even if not ev...
by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: SHA256 checksum
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: SHA256 checksum

There are several tutorials available for this. This one was written by forums member Fred Barclay: https://fred-barclay.github.io/VerifyLinuxMint/ Here's the official instructions from Mint developers: https://linuxmint.com/verify.php Fred Barclay, who wrote the first tutorial I linked to, says thi...
by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Newbie Needs Reassurance..... [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Linux Newbie Needs Reassurance.....

Most Linux users use LibreOffice or OpenOffice, so you can continue to use those. LibreOffice comes installed in Linux Mint by default. Many browsers are available in Linux: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc. There are several applications available for viewing PDFs. There are several photo editing progra...
by jimallyn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Two Win applications I miss [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Two Win applications I miss

I'm not positive, but I think if you install the VLC media player, along with libdvdcss2, libdvdread4, and libdvdnav4, it will play all region DVDs.
by jimallyn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how do i hide my ip address on IRC?
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: how do i hide my ip address on IRC?

red03golf wrote:In deciding to rely on TOR, consider who first created it.

One could say the same thing about a lot of things. Like the Internet, for example. Or the security enhancements the NSA released for Linux.
by jimallyn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thinkpad E470 & GTX470m not compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Thinkpad E470 & GTX470m not compatible?

stefan0901 wrote:I changed now, to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wouldn't it have been easier to just ask on the forums how to fix that than to change to another distro? If you decide to give Mint another try sometime, I'm sure the experts here would be happy to help you with any problems you might have.
by jimallyn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome aboard, Sheether!
by jimallyn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Update

as a kernel i am using 4.4.0-47-generic as a distro i am using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa I don't know if it matters in this particular instance, but we still don't know which desktop version you are using. XFCE? MATE? Cinnamon? KDE? Had you posted the full output of the inxi -Sr, we would have that info...
by jimallyn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A lot of Add's?
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: A lot of Add's?

uBlock Origin is also good for keeping the unwanted stuff out of your browsing.
by jimallyn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager... has yet to work
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Update Manager... has yet to work

try temporarily disabling extra ppa's and repositories Can you update without these? I think since xenopeek pointed out that the OP's problem was only with security.ubuntu.com, I will duck out, and if I don't get my problem fixed on my own soon, I will start my own thread. Unless you think that my ...
by jimallyn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh install Mint 18 only opens to emergency mode
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Fresh install Mint 18 only opens to emergency mode

It doesn't seem to make sense to do another fresh install - clearly something else is going on. Well, it might make sense to do another install, if you immediately (before it gets a chance to screw up again) run the inxi -Fxz command in terminal and post the output of that command here. I know you ...
by jimallyn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Some Observations On Linux Audio
Replies: 33
Views: 502

Re: Some Observations On Linux Audio

Interesting. I have been using Linux for 14 years, the first few of which I also used Windows. I never noticed any difference between the sound in Windows and the sound in Linux. I like to think I have pretty good ears. I am a long time musician, have recorded, mixed, and mastered several albums, an...

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