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by jimallyn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: So.....
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: So.....

Welcome aboard, GlasgowGaryH! If you have questions, pick the appropriate forums section and ask away!
by jimallyn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using Linux to log external HW events / switches
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Using Linux to log external HW events / switches

There are a lot of I/O devices available, both USB and RS-232 serial. A couple of USB examples: http://circuitgizmos.com/gizmo-store/USBmicro-U401-Versatile-I-O-p54213866#!/USBmicro-U401-Versatile-I-O/p/54213866/category=14355150 http://circuitgizmos.com/gizmo-store/USBmicro-U421-Versatile-I-O-p5421...
by jimallyn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Use discarded laptop camera for low cost security
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Use discarded laptop camera for low cost security

The WyzeCam looks pretty cool. Can you use more than one? You sure can. My friend who told me about the WyzeCam has about a dozen of them, including about 8 of them in the back yard watching his bird feeders. (You should see his hummingbird videos!) I imagine you would be limited only by the speed ...
by jimallyn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Wifi not an option?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Mint 19 Wifi not an option?

I have a WNA3100 lying on my desk. I got it from my sister when she gave up on it. A few years back, she asked me to install Linux on her computer, which I did. The only way i could get her WNA3100 to work at all was with ndiswrapper. But it was inconsistent, so she eventually asked me for a recomme...
by jimallyn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from a new Mintie
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Hi from a new Mintie

Welcome to Linux and the Linux Mint forums, TheSkye!
by jimallyn
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Australia.
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Hi from Australia.

Welcome aboard, hi_t_moonweed!
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Converting color PDF to Black-and-White in Linux Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Converting color PDF to Black-and-White in Linux Mint

There is also the convert command, part of the imagemagick package. It contains functions such as: -monochrome ----------------------------------- transform image to black and white -white-threshold value ----------------------- force all pixels above the threshold into white -black-threshold value ...
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Converting color PDF to Black-and-White in Linux Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Converting color PDF to Black-and-White in Linux Mint

Just stumbled upon this the other day, and thankfully, I bookmarked it:

https://alessandrofrancesconi.it/projects/bimp/

Don't know for sure that it will do what you want, but it sounds promising.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello From California
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Hello From California

Welcome aboard, Tony!
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Save Message
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Save Message

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:48 am
You can also use tee to send output to a file and still have it display on a terminal
Cool. I had heard of tee before, but never used it. One of the things I like about Linux is there are multiple ways to do just about anything.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install full version plus programs from USB?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Install full version plus programs from USB?

Software that you install is cached in /var/cache/apt/archives/, so you should be able to copy them from there to a USB stick and do the application installs from there.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, nice to meet you all :D
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Hello, nice to meet you all :D

Welcome aboard, Ricky! Your English is fine.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Installing kde-full on Mint 19.1
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Installing kde-full on Mint 19.1

If you want to run KDE, it's best to start with XFCE, or so I'm told.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [LM19.1] How to install libc6 >= 2.28?
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: [LM19.1] How to install libc6 >= 2.28?

Just curious, what program were you trying to install that requires libc6>= 2.28? Is it a program from the standard Mint repositories?
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Converting color PDF to Black-and-White in Linux Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Converting color PDF to Black-and-White in Linux Mint

Open it in GIMP, make your color changes there, then export to PDF.
by jimallyn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Viewing forum messages
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Viewing forum messages

carum carvi wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:17 am
Snowshed1, I just recently learned about a method by searching the forum with Google.
And not just Google. I have used it with several other search engines, and as far as I know, they all support that syntax now.
by jimallyn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Blue Monday is coming soon! Anyone kept their new year's resolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Blue Monday is coming soon! Anyone kept their new year's resolution?

I resolved years ago to never make resolutions again, and have kept it ever since.
by jimallyn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from atlanta
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Hi from atlanta

Welcome board, Alex! Like the others here, I am also biased. Mint is a great choice. In general, everything "just works." And if something doesn't work, somebody here will almost certainly know how to make it work. I used to have to go to Atlanta on business years ago. Of course, I bought a "Meet me...
by jimallyn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from North Yorkshire
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Hello from North Yorkshire

Welcome aboard, Jules! I have installed Linux on old, slow, "no longer useful" computers for friends, and almost without fail they comment that it is now faster than it ever was, even when it was new.
by jimallyn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chrome or firefox?
Replies: 25
Views: 539

Re: chrome or firefox?

I prefer Firefox. Like everything from Google, Chrome phones home to the mothership. If I need to use a Chrome-like browser for some reason, I use Chromium, which doesn't have MOST of the Google junk in it. There is another Chromium-based browser that says they have taken extra to strip out ALL the ...

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