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by jimallyn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Encrypted files found
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Encrypted files found

Some good information on virus scanners in Linux can be found here:

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... t/security

TL;DR: you don't need one, and you shouldn't use one.
by jimallyn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updating BIOS in Linux only environment
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: Updating BIOS in Linux only environemnt

Haven't used windows in years, so a few questions. Should I transfer the BIOS file to desktop first or just run it directly from the flash drive? Ok to just open it or need to run as admin? Never flashed BIOS before, so hope to do it right. Thanks in advance. It's been a while, but I think what I d...
by jimallyn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation Take More Than 3 Hours
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Installation Take More Than 3 Hours

After reading the cons on https://www.slant.co/versus/1122/1125/~xfce_vs_cinnamon, I am little bit uneasy on the edition. Interesting. I have been using it on my laptop for several years, and have installed Mint XFCE on computers for a number of friends, and it has worked fine. I plan to install Mi...
by jimallyn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Free PDF editing Software
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Free PDF editing Software

OK, I uploaded two 64 bit versions and one 32 bit version of 4.x to:

http://allynelectronics.com/Mint/MasterPdfEditor/

Let us know if those work for you. If not, I have some older ones you could try.
by jimallyn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to Install driver for usb 3.0 wifi adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Trying to Install driver fir usb 3.0 wifi adapter

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums, RenWA! Usually, the drivers that come with devices like that are useless or hard to get going. There are a couple of wifi experts on the forums that will be able to tell you what to do, and I can darn near guarantee it will be easier than the instructions on the DVD...
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation Take More Than 3 Hours
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Installation Take More Than 3 Hours

Pierre wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:55 am
since it's an older machine - - don't use Cinnamon, but rather use the Mate Desktop.
Or XFCE, which is just a tiny bit lighter than MATE, and which I prefer to MATE. But either will work much better on older machines than Cinnamon will.
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What does the Linux Mint Development Cycle Look like?
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: What does the Linux Mint Development Cycle Look like?

My guess would be that they have a general procedure they follow, but there are probably details that differ from one release to another. I know they use some scripts to build the distro, but I don't think I've ever seen those posted online anywhere. Somewhere in the Linus Mint web sites they do hav...
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Free PDF editing Software
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Free PDF editing Software

Too bad I didn't keep the older versions... I have the following versions of Master PDF Editor on my hard drive: master-pdf-editor_1.9.25_amd64.deb master-pdf-editor_2.0.30_amd64.deb master-pdf-editor_2.2.15_amd64.deb master-pdf-editor-3.4.03_i386.deb master-pdf-editor-3.5.81_amd64.deb master-pdf-e...
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from California
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Hello from California

Welcome aboard, Natty!
by jimallyn
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from WNY
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Hello from WNY

Welcome aboard, seggers! I have moved a bunch of family and friends over to Linux, and it's a pretty safe bet that none of them has ever used the command line. If they had, I would know about it, because they would have gotten hold of me to ask me how to do it. For most people, it's just point and c...
by jimallyn
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Microcode AMD and Intel both installed?
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Microcode AMD and Intel both installed?

Yes, both are installed by design. People have been known to move their hard drives to different computer, with different processors, and this ensures that it has the correct microcode available regardless of what processor it finds itself on. It will only use the correct microcode for the processor...
by jimallyn
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What happened to all the winepak apps in the software manager
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: What happened to all the winepak apps in the software manager

Didn't know about winepaks until just now. In my efforts to learn about it, I found that winepak.org is currently offline. Might try it later.
by jimallyn
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CNC Automated Milling Machine on Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: CNC Automated Milling Machine on Linux

A guy I know kept a DOS box running for years to run his CNC.
by jimallyn
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 80
Views: 1811

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

MurphCID wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
It looks just fine as is. No change is needed.
by jimallyn
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How often to run BleachBit
Replies: 24
Views: 850

Re: How often to run BleachBit

I have never used BleachBit. That is based mostly on all the posts in these forums that say, "I used BleachBit and now my computer is totally trashed" or other comments along that line. (And there are plenty of them!) I go through my computer now and then and remove things I no longer need, and that...
by jimallyn
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why does Mint 19 offer timeshift with BTRFS but no wizard-controlled BTRFS installation for the OS?
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Why does Mint 19 offer timeshift with BTRFS but no wizard-controlled BTRFS installation for the OS?

Because TimeShift comes with btrfs support, but the installer doesn't. With open source software, you are free to use bits and pieces from here and there to make your system. And that's just the way it turned out with the pieces the Mint team chose.
by jimallyn
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Uneven sound levels on movies - partial fix I found
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Uneven sound levels on movies - partial fix I found

You're kiddin', right? Not at all. Having used SMPlayer very little if at all, I had no idea where I might find it. It appears that I don't even have SMPlayer installed on my computer. In VLC, I found the equalizer under Tools, Effects and Filters, but have no idea why an equalizer would affect the...
by jimallyn
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: "M" uppercase in password
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: "M" uppercase in password

Yes, changing the password would be a "solution", or perhaps more correctly, a "workaround." But if it were me, I would be annoyed by this problem and would want a real fix. I think I will follow this thread and see if somebody comes up with a better solution. If it were me, I might try an external ...
by jimallyn
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Experienced newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Experienced newbie

Welcome aboard, Jamie!
by jimallyn
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Are the Mint team aware of this?
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Are the Mint team aware of this?

When the moderators move a topic, PLEASE can they message the OP with the new location to save having to trawl through the whole forum? I rarely pay any attention whatsoever to which section of the forums I'm in, the big exception being, of course, when I'm posting something. I want my posts to be ...

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