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by BenTrabetere
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WIFI is connected but no internet
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: WIFI is connected but no internet

The reason the rfkill command failed is because you used -list instead of list . The errant - was causing problems. The full command to use is rfkill list all To eliminate errors, the easiest thing to do is to Copy/Paste it to the command line. (The keyboard shortcut to Paste something to the termin...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Update Manager - Close When Complete gone?
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: [Solved] Update Manager - Close When Complete gone?

Thanks for the feedback, that's what I was leaning towards as well. Regarding the kernel window, I see where you are coming from, although the "reboot required" argument is not really convincing to me since the regular updates could also comprise kernel updates or other updates that require a reboo...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Update Manager - Close When Complete gone?
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: [Solved] Update Manager - Close When Complete gone?

Next release of my fork of Update Manager will have the second option here: https://i.imgur.com/IwB5gV2.png Question to both of you, however: Would you expect the first option to work independently of the second one, i.e. to override it? Or would you expect them to work such that the first option w...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How To Install MS Calibri Font In Libre Office
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: How To Install MS Calibri Font In Libre Office

Consider replacing Calibri with Carlito, a free replacement for the MS (proprietary) font. While you are at it, replace MS Cambria with Caladea. These fonts are made by Google, and they are free. Open a terminal and Copy/Paste this command sudo apt-get install fonts-crosextra-carlito fonts-crosextra...
by BenTrabetere
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for animated GIF viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Looking for animated GIF viewer

pbear wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:19 am
Thanks. Not easy finding hands-on reports about these new-fangled packaging strategies.
You are welcome. Thanks for not complaining about me stretching the definition of "briefly." :)
by BenTrabetere
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Are there any plans for an Email client for X-Apps/Linux Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Are there any plans for an Email client for X-Apps/Linux Mint?

I agree with gm10 on this - a Mint-maintained email client is not the solution. The time and effort would be better spent on other projects.

Geary and Claws are basic email clients that are adequate for the job, and Thunderbird and Evolution are there for anyone who needs a full-featured client.
by BenTrabetere
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Text editor
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Text editor

Leafpad is okay, but I prefer Pluma. It is a tabbed text editor, and I really like being able to have several files open in tabs instead of in separate windows.


Edit: Yes, I know Xed is a fork of Pluma and that it is also a tabbed text editor.
by BenTrabetere
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for animated GIF viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Looking for animated GIF viewer

I have used each edition of GIMP 2.10, and the only one I recommend is the AppImage. Out of curiosity, briefly, what was disappointing about the Flatpak version? The only nice things I can say about the GIMP flatpak is it works and it lets you run the current version on a Xenial-based system. The G...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for animated GIF viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Looking for animated GIF viewer

I'm using GIMP 2.8. I am almost positive this was not available in GIMP 2.8. It is available on 2.10. Since you are using 2.8 I assume you are running LM 18.x. If so, GIMP is available as a snap, a flatpak, and as an AppImage. These are “universal” package management systems - self-contained image ...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A bit Nervous , I have some questions
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: Abit Nervous , I have some questions

She doesn't want a laptop believe me I tried that route , she wants a desktop. I recently replaced my ancient desktop with a notebook, and most of the time it has a keyboard, mouse and monitor attached to it. For all intents and purposes it is a desktop ... that takes up less space, makes less nois...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thinking about getting a new laptop...
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Thinking about getting a new laptop...

I recently replaced my ancient desktop with a laptop - initially I considered getting a refurbished ThinkPad, but purchased a Dell Vostro 5481. Quad Core Intel Core i7-8565U, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce MX130. It has two memory slots, and it can be upgraded to 16GM RAM by adding a s...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Downgrading LibreOffice To Early Versions (6.0)
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Downgrading LibreOffice To Early Versions (6.0)

Old versions of LibreOffice are also available as AppImages. AppImage is one of the “universal” package management systems - others include Snappy and Flatpak. An AppImage is not ”installed" in the traditional sense like an application or Snap or Flatpak; it is a self-contained image of the applicat...
by BenTrabetere
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: gm10's Linux Mint Tools PPA
Replies: 135
Views: 6573

Re: gm10's Linux Mint Tools PPA

gm10 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:07 am
Good thing I have you guys as my beta testers.
The 1:5.7.9 update went through without any problems for me. Is this a bug that needs to be reported? :)

Thanks for your efforts and work. TR
by BenTrabetere
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre office issue
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Libre office issue

Hi is the libre office issue re macros etc ,Will it affect mint19.1? is it safe for me to install ,or is open office better Libre Office is a default package for Linux Mint - it is installed when you install Linux Mint. If you are concerned about the LibreLogo macro, it should not be a problem unle...
by BenTrabetere
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: gm10's Linux Mint Tools PPA
Replies: 135
Views: 6573

Re: gm10's Linux Mint Tools PPA

Yep, sorry about that. To tell the story in changelog excerpts, this is how it went yesterday: I read the changelog and assumed something was running sideways. I thought it was fixed based on the last entry I saw in the changelog. mintupdate (1:5.7.8~gm10) bionic; urgency=medium * Fix mainline kern...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: gm10's Linux Mint Tools PPA
Replies: 135
Views: 6573

Re: gm10's Linux Mint Tools PPA

I do not know if this is related to the PPA. I got an update saying that Update Manager needs to be updated, but does not update. It leaves a red X on the Update Manager shield, and a "Could not install the updates" mouse-over message. I also cannot Exit/Restart Update Manager. Edit: Linux Mint 19.2...
by BenTrabetere
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Batch Downloading Image Files from a Webpage
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Batch Downloading Image Files from a Webpage

Is there a to do this that doesn't require a package outside the software manager repository? Like let's say I want to collect Star Wars concept art off a search engine query for my private collection. Is there a way I can batch download these images to disk without having to individually save them...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [CLOSED] Okular don't let me choose multiple PDF files in ctrl+O command
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Okular don't let me choose multiple PDF files in ctrl+O command

BenTrabetere and RIH, I search by a pdfview. But i always dislike the software... Which pdfviews do you like? My default PDF viewer at the moment is Okular. I also use the Mint default Document Viewer (aka Xreader), and it has been my default viewer many times in the past. I am sure it will become ...
by BenTrabetere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [CLOSED] Okular don't let me choose multiple PDF files in ctrl+O command
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Okular don't let me choose multiple PDF files in ctrl+O command

If you are looking for a tabbed PDF viewer, one that will open multiple PDFs in the same window, took at Qpdfview . It will also open multiple PDFs from the file manager. It is not my default or one of my preferred PDF viewers, but there are times when a tabbed PDF viewer is what I need. You can ins...
by BenTrabetere
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for animated GIF viewer
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Looking for animated GIF viewer

slider_31 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:51 pm
the biggest drawback about using GIMP is that when in animation mode the GIF is constrained to a very small window
Not so. You can resize the window, and you can increase the size of the playback image by adjusting the Zoom % at the bottom of the window.

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