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by Buzzsaw
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Duplicated Menu Entry - Nautilus
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Duplicated Menu Entry - Nautilus

It's probably a bug. The actual files corresponding to the menu entries will be in /usr/share/applications . You can compare them by opening them in a text editor. If you want to you can remove one of the entries from the menu by copying its .desktop file to $HOME/.local/share/applications then addi...
by Buzzsaw
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) youtube downloader with gui
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: (SOLVED) youtube downloader with gui

I'd be interested in trying the command line version, but I'd need some instructions on how to use it. Are there any around? thanks. To download the best quality single-file video: youtube-dl <URL> To see what different quality formats there are to download of a particular video: youtube-dl -F <URL...
by Buzzsaw
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software for watching and recording TV
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Software for watching and recording TV

It seems that VLC player could be a good substitute but I am not able to record TV program in it. Clicking on record button has no effect.
Look in your Downloads directory.
by Buzzsaw
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: My USB device shows a red stop icon...
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: My USB device shows a red stop icon...

That looks like a 'proper icon not found' icon.
by Buzzsaw
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: In which directory is it safest to install a software?
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: In which directory is it safest to install a software?

Files in /opt have access to the whole system only if they're executed as root. The proper place to put a manually-installed, pre-compiled program is in its own directory in /opt . If you do this you'll need to add the new directory to your PATH. Alternatives are $HOME/bin or $HOME/.local/bin . Thes...
by Buzzsaw
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gpodder downloading only 199 of 500+ episodes
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: gpodder downloading only 199 of 500+ episodes

Not ever having used gPodder, I can't advise you any more about it, except that you could try searching every file in your home directory for the string: grep -r max_episodes_per_feed ~ Alternatively you could possibly use wget to download all of the episodes. You would need to view the page source,...
by Buzzsaw
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: looking for a plug and play webcam [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: looking for a plug and play webcam

I think it's very rare for a webcam not to be supported by the Linux kernel. Every webcam I have owned has worked.
by Buzzsaw
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: blu ray player doesn't work with Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: blu ray player doesn't work with Mint

Are the discs encrypted?
by Buzzsaw
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to limit Synaptic search results to installed packages?
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: How to limit Synaptic search results to installed packages?

1. sudo apt-get install apt-xapian-index

2. In Synaptic Package Manager click on Status -> Installed.

3. Type the search term into the 'Quick Filter' field that is on the right of the 'Search' button.
by Buzzsaw
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: regulatory.db missing
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: regulatory.db missing

regulatory.db is part of the package wireless-regdb. On my System (Xubuntu 16.04.3) I have the file in /lib/firmware.

What's the output of this command on your system: dpkg -l wireless-regdb?
by Buzzsaw
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED]USB drive mount point problem
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: USB drive mount point problem

I would do this: 1. Unmount the volume from both mount points. Use the file manager to do this, or use udisksctl unmount -b [block device] if the file manager can't do it. You can find [block device] by using lsblk . 2. Power-off the USB hard drive, again using the file manager or udisksctl power-of...
by Buzzsaw
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunar file manager causes CPU to max and system hangs
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: Thunar file manager causes CPU to max and system hangs

If you don't mind not having thumbnails, tumbler can safely be removed. I don't use thumbnails myself. This will fix your problem:

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sudo apt-get purge tumbler tumbler-common libtumbler-1-0
by Buzzsaw
Fri May 06, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) [p7zip-rar] vs [unrar] difference?
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: [p7zip-rar] vs [unrar] difference?

Is there any difference between p7zip-rar (non-free) and unrar (non-free)? Yes. They are different programs created by different people. Is one less buggy than the other? No. Why does Linux Mint have both unzip and p7zip installed by default? 'p7zip' can extract only 7Z files. Either 'unzip' or 'p7...
by Buzzsaw
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Safety of bleachbit for overwriting free space?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Safety of bleachbit for overwriting free space?

How does this command overwrite? Is it all 0's like bb, random numbers, or what? 0s. If you want to use 1s instead: dd if=/dev/zero iflag=fullblock | tr '\0' '\377' > 123 && sync && rm 123 If you want to use pseudo-random data instead: openssl enc -aes-256-ctr -in /dev/zero -pass pass:<password> -n...
by Buzzsaw
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Install additional HD for storage (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Install additional HD for storage

will it some how interfere with my current boot sequence because it is a bootable Windows HD? It might do. I would buy a cheap USB enclosure and then connect it after booting using that. if I am able to plug it back in - will it need to be mounted to be recognized? Yes, but this is usually done aut...
by Buzzsaw
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Safety of bleachbit for overwriting free space?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Safety of bleachbit for overwriting free space?

If you have only one partition, use this command: dd if=/dev/zero of=123 iflag=fullblock && sync && rm 123 This will overwrite all free space on the partition. Existing files/directories will not be affected. Bleachbit works differently when it overwrites free space. It also created hundreds of thou...
by Buzzsaw
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Safety of bleachbit for overwriting free space?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Safety of bleachbit for overwriting free space?

I see problems (in this forum) with bleachbit's free-space wiping - apparently it doesn't delete the partition-filling zero-filled file it creates, leaving the partition full. This is simple and works: dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/<username>/junkfile rm /home/<username>/junkfile That'll zero-fill your ...

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