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by jimallyn
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What we owe to microsoft and apple...
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: What we owe to microsoft and apple...

I don't owe anything to Microsoft, but they owe me - and a lot of other people - big time. If Microsoft had to compensate people for all the time they spent rebooting their computers, recovering their data (and for all the data they lost), reinstalling the OS, and so on, they would be in debt. Or ma...
by jimallyn
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Essential Phone... Thoughts? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Essential Phone... Thoughts?

The reason I started this thread was I wanted to try and determine how good a company they are, how trustworthy they are, etc. It appears that nobody here knows anything about them. But I will be watching this thread, in case somebody pops in with the straight scoop. Purism has potential, but they ...
by jimallyn
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Essential Phone... Thoughts? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Essential Phone... Thoughts?

Only if there's a version of it for your phone. There is, but I haven't yet figured out how to do the install. I found instructions, but they assume that you have already installed a custom recovery on your phone. So I looked up how to do that, and they assume you have already rooted your phone. Th...
by jimallyn
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Essential Phone... Thoughts? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Essential Phone... Thoughts?

Moem wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:41 am
Tethered to Google = Not for me. 8)
Yeah, it's about the same as being tethered to Apple or Microsoft. But if you have an Android phone, at least you can install LineageOS or other cleaned up version of Android on it.
by jimallyn
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from a long-time user
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Hi from a long-time user

Welcome aboard, cinnabert!
by jimallyn
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Essential Phone... Thoughts? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Essential Phone... Thoughts?

catweazel wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:07 am
THere's no bloatware on my android phone.
Are you running LineageOS on it? Or did you root it and uninstall the bloatware? Or something else?
by jimallyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Essential Phone... Thoughts? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Essential Phone... Thoughts?

Doesn't sound like bare essentials to me. And I would consider the absence of all the bloatware installed by Google and the carrier to be a feature.
by jimallyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Setting Metacity as default DE [SOLVED] (sort of)
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Setting Metacity as default DE

yummi wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:09 am
I see in some older posts people have installed Mate on older systems due to Cinnamon running in software rendering mode and sucking up all their RAM
Or use XFCE, which is even easier on your system resources than MATE.
by jimallyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED switch off power instead of "shutdown" command
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: switch off power instead of "shutdown" command

So is there any catastrophic danger to hardware, scrambled disks, fried power supplies, etc, from just switching off the UPS when I'm in a hurry to leave? Yes, there is. While Linux has features that make it less likely to be adversely affected by an improper shutdown, it is still possible that you...
by jimallyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Getting a positively ancient ZTE phone Driver working (This is pre-Systemd levels of old)
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Getting a positively ancient ZTE phone Driver working (This is pre-Systemd levels of old)

If you really want help with this, you should do three things: 1) Tell us the model of the phone. 2) Tell us which version of Linux Mint you are using. 3) Make the page where you have the information stored open so that anybody can look at it. You need permission Your request for access has been sen...
by jimallyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Use case [win migration]: burn audio cd [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Use case [win migration]: burn audio cd

Did you choose to install all the codecs when you did your Mint install? I can't think of any other reason why it wouldn't accept .wav files. (Although I'm not sure that you would even need the codecs.) I think most people here will tell you that Brasero sucks, but k3b and xfburn are both quite good.
by jimallyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gSTM no longer installable - alternatives?
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: gSTM no longer installable - alternatives?

gSTM is available in LMDE3. It installs, and it runs. No idea if it works properly beyond that. I see it is also available in Mint 17.x and 18.x (but didn't try to install it or run it), so I imagine you must be using Mint 19. Must be some way to get it going in standard Mint 19.
by jimallyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Essential Phone... Thoughts? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Essential Phone... Thoughts?

Sounds good. Unlocked is always nice, and straight Android with no bloatware sounds good to me. Price is inline with what others are charging, too. Tempting.
by jimallyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux mint upgrade error
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: linux mint upgrade error

That is not the way it's done. If you are using Mint 18.x, it is possible to upgrade to Mint 19 with the Update Manager. But it's really best to backup all your files and do a fresh install. To do that, you need to burn the downloaded image to a DVD or USB stick and boot from that. Which version of ...
by jimallyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Indian - Vishal Kumar Gaur
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Indian - Vishal Kumar Gaur

Looks like you've already been here a while, but welcome to the Mint forums, Vishal Kumar Gaur!
by jimallyn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: ip adess from proxy
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: ip adess from proxy

The whois command in terminal will tell you who that IP belongs to, or there are several whois websites you could use:

https://whois.icann.org/en

https://www.whois.net/

https://who.is/

https://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp

https://whois.domaintools.com/
by jimallyn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any good books on LM?
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Any good books on LM?

I have heard a rumor that there is a book coming out for Linux Mint 19, but I don't know any more than that about it. Mint is based on Ubuntu, so most of what you find in an Ubuntu book will apply to Mint. There are links to good information in the Welcome Screen (it appeared on your screen automati...
by jimallyn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Capture Linux Software & Chrome Extensions:
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Video Capture Linux Software & Chrome Extensions:

I think the numbskull developers of Cheese should study LogicTech, or just come out with Linux compatible LogicTech software. I am assuming by "LogicTech" you mean Logitech? Wouldn't that be Logitech's responsibility to support their products? It would. However, I'd bet money that there is Linux so...
by jimallyn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED} Autoexec won't work in dosbox
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: [SOLVED} Autoexec won't work in dosbox

I have FreeDOS running in VirtualBox, and as much as I have played with it, it works well. Thinking about getting CP/M running on my computer next.
by jimallyn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Tascam US 428 for Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Tascam US 428 for Mint

The page you linked to is from 2003, which, in computer time, is ages ago. All or nearly all Linux distributions come with ALSA preinstalled. My guess would be that it should "just work." If not, try some of these pages: https://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?t=18347 https://alsa.opensrc.org/Tasca...

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