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by BenTrabetere
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?
Replies: 26
Views: 318

Re: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?

WE humans might think because we CAN think that we are destined to survive everything ... Is human intelligence a disastrous flaw of evolution? Maybe, but not for the reasons you might think. Somewhere in my archives I have a scholarly article published in the highly prestigious Journal of Irreprod...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libreoffice version
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Libreoffice version

I hesitated to change my office version to a ppa because normally, when regarding reliability of applications, I prefer to rely to decisions of the LM team. There are three additional options to use the current version of LibreOffice: flatpak, Snap, and AppImage. The flatpak can be installed from S...
by BenTrabetere
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Looking for a Power Plug Socket that will Plug into my Car's Cigarette Lighter so I can Charge My Laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Looking for a Power Plug Socket that will Plug into my Car's Cigarette Lighter so I can Charge My Laptop

Here is an AC/DC charger that should work with your computer.
https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ultraslim ... 507&sr=8-1

Another option is to purchase a power inverter. Most auto parts and electronics stores carry them.
by BenTrabetere
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is this all about? (Canonical)
Replies: 27
Views: 633

Re: What is this all about? (Canonical)

The author, Chris Pietschmann, and according to his website he is a Microsoft MVP in Azure and Azure IoT. This does not disqualify him from posting his opinion, but might have a vested interest in Micros~1 purchasing Canonical. He loses credibility points with me by leaving it out of the Disclaimer....
by BenTrabetere
Fri May 29, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] PDF Creator alternate
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: [SOLVED] PDF Creator alternate

Seems I found another called PDF Arranger. Interesting. PDF Arranger is a fork of PDF-Shuffler. The PDF-Shuffler has not seen an update since 2012, and even the maintainer of the project is suggesting PDF Arranger - https://sourceforge.net/p/pdfshuffler/bugs/51/ . Something to keep an eye on. The v...
by BenTrabetere
Thu May 21, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: add script in Pix
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: add script in Pix

Cliff - that did not come up on my search, but I will check out Software Sources. Do you have a link for it. Open Software Manager and search on Fottox. Here is a link to the website: https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html Text tool in XNViewMP works well and I like the program but it has no clone...
by BenTrabetere
Thu May 21, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: add script in Pix
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: add script in Pix.

I am trying to figure out Gimp, Its not very intuitive. Every full-featured graphics editing program I have ever used has a learning curve, and GIMP is no exception. I think learning to use GIMP is worthwhile, and there are numerous tutorials, both written and YouTube, that make it easier to learn ...
by BenTrabetere
Thu May 21, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: add script in Pix
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: add script in Pix

I need to add script or watermark photos in Pix. I think Pix is the wrong tool for the job. My first choice would be GIMP, but if you want a more basic editor I think you would be happy with XnViewMP. It is proprietary software, but it is free (no charge) for non-commercial use. It can be installed...
by BenTrabetere
Tue May 19, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does Scribus run in superuser mode and what does its launcher do?
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Why does Scribus run in superuser mode and what does its launcher do?

Hello. Though Scribus is available in LM repositories I wanted to try a more up-to-date version of it by installing via flatpak (i'm on LM 19.1). The installation of the latest (beta/development) version 1.5.6 I am pretty sure the current Scribus development candidate is 1.5.5. Is there a way to ru...
by BenTrabetere
Tue May 19, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: IOS like Text Replacement for Linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: IOS like Text Replacement for Linux?

I use AutoKey . It can be installed from Software Manager. A newer version is available, but the version in Software Manager works fine. It is the version I use. More information is at https://github.com/autokey/autokey . The website has links for documentation. Here is a tutorial from 2010 - the fi...
by BenTrabetere
Sat May 16, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to install Gimp 2.10.18
Replies: 22
Views: 621

Re: How to install Gimp 2.10.18

Thanks for the detailed answer. Flat pack versions are very big hence I avoid them. Are AppImages also huge compared to the repository? The GIMP AppImage is roughly 170MB, so it is larger than the repository version. How much larger depends on how you count the dependencies; GIMP has a lot of depen...
by BenTrabetere
Sat May 16, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to install Gimp 2.10.18
Replies: 22
Views: 621

Re: How to install Gimp 2.10.18

I have 2.10.14 gimp installed .I have enabled the ppa . Otto has still not updated the PPA to 2.10.18. The last activity for the PPA appears to be from Feb 2020. I hope is is okay. The flatpak has been suggested - I am not a fan, but it is current. I recall there were issues with the G'MIC plug-in ...
by BenTrabetere
Mon May 11, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What's the best CAD DWG File Viewer for Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: What's the best CAD DWG File Viewer for Mint?

What's the best CAD DWG File Viewer for Mint? XnView MP supports over 500 image file formats, including DWG. It is a general purpose image viewer with a nice set image management tools and a basic set of image editing tools. It is proprietary software, but free for non-commercial use. It is availab...
by BenTrabetere
Sun May 10, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Musescore AppImage & PPA
Replies: 70
Views: 766

Re: Musescore AppImage & PPA

What is the name of the launcher file in .local/bin? I think the install routine simply copies the MuseScore-3.4.2-x86_64.AppImage to ./local/bin - the entry in the Main Menu points to this file. I think (but I am not positive) the install routine also creates two additional files, mscore-portable ...
by BenTrabetere
Sat May 09, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Musescore AppImage & PPA
Replies: 70
Views: 766

Re: Musescore AppImage & PPA

That's good. Now what can I do with the other files? I have the original AppImage on the desktop still, a copy of that in .local/bin, and two shortcuts. You can delete the AppImage file on your desktop - if you delete this file you should also delete any shortcut that points to it. When you "instal...
by BenTrabetere
Sat May 09, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Musescore AppImage & PPA
Replies: 70
Views: 766

Re: Musescore AppImage & PPA

I tried typing it in, but it says "Command not found." That is because I did not provide the correct, complete command to use ... it is missing a vital part. Also, install does not need to be prefaced by -- ; I misread the manpage. The command to use is ./MuseScore-3.4.2-x86_64.AppImage install Not...
by BenTrabetere
Tue May 05, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Musescore AppImage & PPA
Replies: 70
Views: 766

Re: Musescore AppImage & PPA

But I want a full installation on my desktop, and I'm unfamiliar with terminal. "Installing" the MuseScore AppImage simply integrates the AppImage to the desktop - it adds a entry to the menu and it sets the icon. It is not necessary - I use several AppImages, and I never integrate them to the desk...
by BenTrabetere
Tue May 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't download a snap package--need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Can't download a snap package--need help!

I don't know why, but every single time I try to download a particular snap package Is snapd installed to your system? Open Software Manager, search for snapd , and click Install. To install it from the command line, open a terminal session and enter the following commands. You will be prompted for...
by BenTrabetere
Tue May 05, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Musescore AppImage & PPA
Replies: 70
Views: 766

Re: Musescore AppImage & PPA

Rebooting the system cured my MuseScore AppImage crashes. If you have Nvidia graphics and you applied the recent updates, reboot your system and see if that works.
by BenTrabetere
Tue May 05, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Musescore AppImage & PPA
Replies: 70
Views: 766

Re: Musescore AppImage & PPA

Just curious, do you have an Nvidia graphics card? There was a recent Nvidia update, and if this is related to that it might explain why the MuseScore AppImage no longer works for me.

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