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by Matera
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brasero Ripping Damaged DVD to ISO
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Re: Basero Ripping Damaged DVD to ISO

My favorite ripping tool is K3b - available through the package manager.
by Matera
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Timeshift help
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Timeshift help

For a selective home directory backup, you could use a backup/sync program such as Lucky Backup. Lucky has a nice gui and a lot of options (which can be confusing at first). It can do a dry run to test if your backup profile is working OK. As a former Windwoes user, I formed a habit of keeping all m...
by Matera
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lightweight web-browser for reading - any advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 426

Re: Lightweight web-browser for reading - any advice?

My favorite browser is Pale Moon. Lighter and faster than Furryfox, and quite customizable. Doesn't crap up the RAM. Works with all decent websites (nothing's good with indecent bloatbergs like Twitter). Can use a lot of FF extensions. I usually use Advanced Night Mode for heavy reading because my e...
by Matera
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED with thanks] Uninstalling fonts
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: [SOLVED with thanks] Uninstalling fonts

Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh, So good. I'm tucking that script somewhere it won't get lost/forgotten, I hope. This time. Every install/upgrade it's the same thing -- "What did I do last time...where did I put that...." and the fonts are driving me dingbats in GIMP. Thanks all.
by Matera
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: google earth problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3242

Re: google earth problem

Thanks! It's hard to live without it once you're hooked. This time I'll stash the installers, because they are a double-dyed roaring beyotch to find. Thought I had what I needed a couple of times but nothing worked until now. The pro versions have extreme graphics issues with no clue how to fix. The...
by Matera
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cheese starts in berserk burst mode
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Cheese starts in berserk burst mode

I use Cheese to check a webcam in a window that I can't see out of easily. But every time I open it, there is a 50% or better chance that it will immediately start taking photos in burst mode. I'm using a perectly normal launcher to start it. The same thing happens with different computers, and I've...
by Matera
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Banking safety on Mint vs Windows 7?
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: Banking safety on Mint vs Windows 7?

The only time you could be as vulnerable as a Windozer is if you were using an unsecured wifi connection. Or bit a phish. Or let a potentially hackable site keep your credit card info. Some interwebz hazards are OS-independent. I live in a small town and am car-free, so I'm a fanatical online shoppe...
by Matera
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to install "copy" cloud storage SOLVED
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: how to install "copy" cloud storage

Wish I had gotten here sooner. I am a youngster of 68, with Mint on all three computers and Copy installed therein. Also in Windows on my dual-boot and at work (I'm the IT department of a small non-profit). I'm wondering if you have an "open with" problem on top of It All. That can be checked out an...
by Matera
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Strange MATE Panel Drawer app behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Strange MATE Panel Drawer app behavior

After wasting a lot of time looking for solutions that didn't seem to exist, I rebuilt most of my drawers. I temporarily dumped custom launchers on the desktop so I wouldn't have to do all the work over, then started deleting the drawers. During the deletion process, the "disappeared" drawer (contai...
by Matera
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Re: Any Gimp gurus here? Gimp is stuck..
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Any Gimp gurus here? Gimp is stuck..

What exactly does "stuck" mean? Is GIMP opening but not able to save or export? Or....? I like puzzles, but one needs a few pieces to put together :wink: Anyhowl, if you want a nest of GIMP gurus, go to GimpChat http://gimpchat.com/
by Matera
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Strange MATE Panel Drawer app behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Strange MATE Panel Drawer app behavior

Dug up this thread because the same thing is happening to me. I'm glad it's normal abnormal behavior; the computer most of it is happening on mutters enough about wanting to retire. I have several drawers on a left-side panel for frequently used items. Before today, I've had a disappearing drawer --...
by Matera
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 316925

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

Hella lotta good stuff in this thread. I'll add my two small coins worth anyway. :) Read. Try out some live disks. This will also help you learn how to boot from a disk if you haven't been there yet, and you can see what your computer will run comfortably. You can do whatever you like and not break ...
by Matera
Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason
Replies: 91
Views: 12631

Re: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason

LOL. My ISP setup guy had to deal with my Debian laptop, but survived. One of my favorite jokes is that, around here, more that 2 Linux users in one room is a hacker convention. I have two dual-boot machines, and run some virtual Windwoes. Windows is necessary only for Microsnot Publisher (I'm too l...
by Matera
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: What a relief!
Replies: 7
Views: 427

What a relief!

I've been running Debian 7x Wheezy on my main machine for a year and a half and loving it. So I thought why not plop the latest version on the second box, a rather "experienced" HP XW8400 that I'd finally got settled down and running Windows smoothly. Well, I sure didn't love Jessie. I wasted a whol...

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