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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: 345

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: 345

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: 92

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: 92

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: 91

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: 100

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: 122

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: 69

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: 345

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: 169

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: 154

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: 123

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: 124

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: 515

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 ...
by jimallyn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Save Message
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Save Message

You can redirect the messages to a file. For example, if I wanted to have the output of inxi -S saved to the hard drive, I would use inxi -S > inxitest.txt . That would write the output of the command to a text file named inxitest.txt. If I wanted to view that file from the command line, I would use...
by jimallyn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Viewing forum messages
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Viewing forum messages

As far as I know, the Mint forums are only available right here.
by jimallyn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Be nice-helpful-essential To Have HW Reqs Listed
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Be nice-helpful-essential To Have HW Reqs Listed

I believe the hardware requirements are listed on the download pages. But just about anything that's still running will run Mint. A single core CPU and 1 GB of RAM will be VERY slow, but there are people running Mint on systems like that.
by jimallyn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED... How can I install another operating system?
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: How can I install another operating system?

It is generally easiest to have Windows installed first and then install Linux. However, I have heard several people say that if you just format a partition NTFS, the installer will find it. I have never tried that myself, though. (I assume that means an empty NTFS partition.) Depending upon what yo...
by jimallyn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Remote desktop
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Remote desktop

A number of people here generally recommend Teamviewer for remote access. (Myself included.) You can get the others to work, but Teamviewer seems to be the least trouble. I see on the forums people mention using remmina, so that's another you might try. I use xtightvnc to access my Raspberry Pi remo...
by jimallyn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice - will not print Landscape
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: LibreOffice - will not print Landscape

As far as I know, they have never removed support for any printer from HPLIP. So, if it says you need X.Y.Z, that or anything later should work for you. All versions of Linux Mint come with HPLIP installed by default, so you shouldn't have to install anything.

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