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by jimallyn
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: enjoying this!
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: enjoying this!

Welcome aboard, redlined!
by jimallyn
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: FreeCAD information collection
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: FreeCAD information collection

I don't know, but it seems unlikely. In general, that would be totally against the open source philosophy. Also, according to their github page, there have been 13,973 commits by 156 contributors. It seems likely that some of those developers are looking over other people's code now and then, and it...
by jimallyn
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint via Terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Linux Mint via Terminal

Sweet! Bookmarked it. I didn't know about the tldr command, that also looks very useful.
by jimallyn
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Hello!

Welcome aboard, dave1314!
by jimallyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: VPN Freezes Nemo
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: VPN Freezes Nemo

I would contact PIA support regarding the dropped connections. No idea why it would freeze Nemo, but perhaps somebody will have an idea.
by jimallyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: No stereo output through headphones
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: No stereo output through headphones

You don't have to use the terminal to install pavucontrol, you can do it from Software Manager or Synaptic. You also don't have to start it from the terminal. It will appear in your menu as PulseAudio Volume Control. (Some prefer the terminal, some prefer the GUI. Different strokes for different fol...
by jimallyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED -partially-] Correct video driver not working in VirtualBox/W7 on HP Probook 407 G0
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: Correct video driver not working in VirtualBox/W7 on HP Probook 407 G0

Chriske, when you run an OS in a virtual machine, it is just that - virtual . The guest OS can't see the computer's real hardware at all. All it sees is the virtual hardware that the host presents to it. So, the drivers on the original disk are useless to you, as are any drivers you might download f...
by jimallyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Upgrading

There will be a way to upgrade from 18.3 to 19, but not until the final release of 19. Several people have posted a way they managed to upgrade from 18.3 to 19 Beta, but I wouldn't do it. Either install the Beta release, or wait until Mint releases the official procedure to upgrade to 19 final.
by jimallyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 11
Views: 109

Re: Hello!

Welcome aboard, Paul!
by jimallyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Email Hosting on Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Email Hosting on Mint

If it runs on Ubuntu, it's a pretty safe bet that it will run on Mint. There may be exceptions, but I have never heard of any.
by jimallyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: (Solved) can't install printer
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: can't install printer

BubbaBlues wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:10 pm
I figured it out. I had to install the hplip package.
Really? Which version of Mint comes without hplip? I thought it was installed by default on all current Mint versions.
by jimallyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Paint JPG
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: [SOLVED] Paint JPG

There is all kinds of good stuff in Software Manager (or Synaptic, which serves the same function), and it's all right there in one place, and it's all free. Enjoy Linux!
by jimallyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed

These days Linux runs on pretty much everything. You can probably just pick whatever hardware you like, and Linux will run on it just fine.
by jimallyn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved} Running in software rendering mode
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Running in software rendering mode

The above issue is with Mint 19 (or Debian 9) Cinnamon. Mate or XFCE are fine. The VMs are set at 2 GB RAM / 128 MB display / 2-processors / 3D Acceleration / 100GB virtual disk (big HDD) What else might point to the reason? Cinnamon requires 3D video acceleration. If you don't have it, or don't ye...
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Part time linux user
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Part time linux user

Welcome to the Mint forums, schadowen! If there are Mac applications you don't know an alternative for, ask here. Somebody will probably know.
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 43
Views: 845

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

I am one of those elitists that only uses OSes that just plain work and don't need to be messed with. Hence, it's Mint for me.
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Defrag
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: Defrag

When I learned, maybe six months or a year ago, that there actually was a defragger for Linux, I thought I'd try it, just for grins. It scanned the drive and said it didn't need defragging, even after years of adding, editing, and deleting files. So, I had always heard that Linux file systems don't ...
by jimallyn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I try Cinnamon ?
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Should I try Cinnamon ?

MATE is good on older computers with not much RAM and not much CPU. XFCE is even better. Cinnamon, not so much. My desktop (quad core i7, 12 GB RAM) at home runs 17.3 Cinnamon just fine. On my old laptop with much lower specs, I have 17.3 XFCE. I like it enough that when I upgrade to Mint 19 on my d...
by jimallyn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Video adapter disturbes display
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Video adapter disturbes display

Am I stuck with this crappy resolution?? Probably not. Somebody is likely to have a solution for you. In the meantime, it might be helpful to tell use what you mean by "VGA to video devices." VGA already is video. I'm guessing you mean it converts to some other video format, but what? HDMI? DVI? So...
by jimallyn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: dumped windows , my journey into linux again
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: dumped windows , my journey into linux again

Welcome aboard, brothergc! I moved your post to the Introduce yourself forums area, since it wasn't a support question.

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