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by lsemmens
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Trying to run Rakarrak-Jack services clobbers all sound
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Trying to run Rakarrak-Jack services clobbers all sound

I looked at those solutions and installed pulse - could not find Bridge in the repositories with no success.
I've given up, I was hoping to use it as a pass thru (along with efx) to mix a guitar with pre recorded audio. Back to the pedal and a mixer.
by lsemmens
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wiping a computer clean before donation [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Wiping a computer clean before donation

Personally, I would just format and re-load the OS. - YES I am aware that people can (and do) recover data on old drives, typically, however, most people have little knowledge or desire to attempt a data recovery, especially on an old second hand computer. Unless, of course, you surname is Trump and...
by lsemmens
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux and Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: New to Linux and Mint

Welcome to Linux, you don't need to install inxi - it is part of Linux, you must enter that command in a command window (ergo: DOS box in Wingewoes speak)
by lsemmens
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keeping my e-books pristine!
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Keeping my e-books pristine!

Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:31 am
Oryoro wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:19 am
Is there another solution I can use to keep my books uncorrupted?
Make a copy and store the copy elsewhere.
Agreed!
by lsemmens
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: what does linux mean to you in your life
Replies: 33
Views: 1169

Re: what does linux mean to you in your life

To me, stability! It does not take forever to update, no random re-starts without my permission, waaaaay more secure than the competition. Could I go on?
by lsemmens
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Trying to run Rakarrak-Jack services clobbers all sound
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Trying to run Rakarrak- cannot find Jack services <Solved - User forgot what he was doing>

Back again! on the proper laptop, specs attached. Whenever I fire up JACK with, or without Rakarrak running it clobbers all sound output from the laptop. e.g. I put on a song in VLC and the moment I start Jack sound disappears, the moment I close it sound returns. It also clobbers system sounds too....
by lsemmens
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: linux can't print music score pdf -solved [sort of]
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: linux can't print music score pdf

I can confirm the issue - I printed one page on my printer and all notes and key signatures were replaced with letters. I was hoping to get lucky and tried "print to file" and, even there the notes and key sigs were replaced. There may be a font that is missing from my system and substitut...
by lsemmens
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office Calc with heavy files
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Libre Office Calc with heavy files

Your system specs look to be ok. What say you try a new spreadsheet. Copy and paste the data from the old one, say one section at a time, testing as you go. See if the problem follows the data if it suddenly occurs with one section of data, you've identified the problem area. IIRC (Can't be more spe...
by lsemmens
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office Calc with heavy files
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Libre Office Calc with heavy files

I'd be critical of your computer before I'd be critical of Calc. I am happily running spreadsheets of multiple tabs and hundreds of columns and rows many with formulae in them with no issues at all. Post the output of inxi -Fxmzd and we might have a better idea of where your problem lies
by lsemmens
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New Install of Cinnamon and nothing?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: New Instal of Cinnamon and nothing?

I changed out the video card and am now running MATE on that machine,
by lsemmens
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Occasional 'no internet connection' error but the connection is fine.[Resolved]
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Occasional 'no internet connection' error but the connection is fine.

I get that occasionally because I have access to two network ports (one via USB which is on a hub that I use to extend my keyboard/mouse) If I forget to disable the USB network driver, I get regular pop ups telling me that my network has disconnected although I am still using it,
by lsemmens
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New Install of Cinnamon and nothing?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: New Instal of Cinnamon and nothing?

Thanks for that. I'll pull the machine apart and check the card. I'm also going to see if it will boot to MATE.
by lsemmens
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New Install of Cinnamon and nothing?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

New Install of Cinnamon and nothing?

I'm attempting to install Cinnamon onto a computer that was (some years ago) working (I think it was 19.3) can't recall wnhen. Problem is, the machine occasionally works using the Cinnamon 20 recovery option, but not reliably enough to produce an INXI report. I'm extremely suspicious of video driver...
by lsemmens
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo, how to open a second window ?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Nemo, how to open a second window ?

I just right click on a folder and select "open in new window", what's so hard about that?
by lsemmens
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: entering linux commands
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: entering linux commands

Typically commands are entered into Terminal, however, I am unaware of any apps that require a command to complete the process of installation. To what app do you refer? Unless, of course, you are referring to the requirement to enter your password.
by lsemmens
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Trying to run Rakarrak-Jack services clobbers all sound
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Trying to run Rakarrak- cannot find Jack services

I'm an idiot! I just realised why it worked before, and not now. When I was away, I was using a different laptop, when I got home I swapped the HDD back into my main laptop which, apparently, does not have the requisite hardware. I shall swap back to the other lappy, and see if that solves my proble...
by lsemmens
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Trying to run Rakarrak-Jack services clobbers all sound
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Trying to run Rakarrak- cannot find Jack services

It was working when I set it up but now it won't initialise. I've uninstalled and re-installed Jack and I get the same error messages. My next attempt is going to re-install Linux if I cannot get this working fairly easily.
by lsemmens
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Trying to run Rakarrak-Jack services clobbers all sound
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Trying to run Rakarrak-Jack services clobbers all sound

I loaded this program whilst I was travelling and am now home and trying to make it work. IIRC it did load correctly in that I saw what looked to be a useful tool when I tested it on the road, but did not have the instruments to test it with until I got home. Now that I am ready to play with it, all...
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> Do I need a driver to connect my Kindle?
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: <SOLVED> Do I need a driver to connect my Kindle?

Thanks Murray. That fixed it!
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> Do I need a driver to connect my Kindle?
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Do I need a driver to connect my Kindle?

Thanks guys, I was using the one from the repositories. I shall remove it and try the other, thank you

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