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by dgoddard
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: need to convert bunch of files from .wav to .mp3
Replies: 4
Views: 158

need to convert bunch of files from .wav to .mp3

Our church music group recorded a slew of hymn music as .wav file format and should have used mp3 format, there are over 100 files to convert so some sort of batch file that would just load convert and save the files to a directory would be preferred. I am running linux mint and while I am not all t...
by dgoddard
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cropping video files such as .MOV files etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Cropping video files such as .MOV files etc.

Immediate need :. I need a simple application that would let me crop off the front and back end of a .MOV video file and just retain the useful middle as a functional .mov or other common video file format such as mp4, etc. the current project is video only and audio is not needed for the present f...
by dgoddard
Sat May 12, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Am I being scammed
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Am I being scammed

Ok, some of these replies suggest that my level of internet scam paranoia is justified, but when I tried to tell Synaptic to go ahead and carry out an update it did nothing, which is perhaps rationl as synaptic seemed to think I did not need an update. Is there a way to go back to synaptic and force...
by dgoddard
Sat May 12, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Who is lying to me? - Stuck on Firefox 54.0
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Who is lying to me? - Stuck on Firefox 54.0

when I am using Firefox or for that matter even viewing this site .... Update_Offer.jpg So the popup window says it is critical to click on UPDATE NOW And synaptic Package manager says I have the latest update And I am thinking that someone is trying to scam me ! Would anyone here please advise me w...
by dgoddard
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Am I being scammed
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Am I being scammed

I resorted to screen shots as a security measure and to show you exactly what I was seeing on screen. Update_Offer.jpg So I am being told to urgently click on the update box. However being a cautious sort who only does my updates through a trusted source, I cautiously sought to do an update via Syna...
by dgoddard
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Secure file deletion and blank space disk wiping
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Secure file deletion and blank space disk wiping

I have two additional concerns to address. #1 - About all zeros I have no knowledge about what the former owner of this computer might or might not have used the computer for, and when I installed the operating system, it offered me the option of first writing all zeros to the hard disk first. It wa...
by dgoddard
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is this? How do I get rid of it?
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: What is this? How do I get rid of it?

I only know of the term "site" in the context of a web site for which I have entered a url or clicked a hot link. Therefore when attempting to access my e-mail I have no basis for trying to access a web site. I am trying to obtain my e-mail from a mail server and have never heard of such a server be...
by dgoddard
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is this? How do I get rid of it?
Replies: 7
Views: 454

What is this? How do I get rid of it?

This has started popping up on my computer screen every time I try to access my mail. (screen shot follows) Scam_attempt.png (End of screen shot) I recently stayed at a vacation motel for a week and they had a "no password" access to their internet and it allowed transparent access to the internet J...
by dgoddard
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: bootable encrypted Mint USB
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: bootable encrypted Mint USB - How Far I Got

So I got a 256 Gig San Disk I used the Menu on my Linux Mint Laptop which gave me two options as shown here. Format_USB.JPG Neither choice seemed to work but after several tries the second choice to simply format the stick suddenly worked and successfully wiped out the Windows & mac and documentatio...
by dgoddard
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Communication is the thing.
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Communication is the thing.

I do not intend this to be a rant, but it may sound like one anyway. Do you Love Linux? Do you value the principles on which it was founded? Do you see it as the bulwark against a few big businesses taking over the computer world and controlling everything while making obscene profits at our expense...
by dgoddard
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: bootable encrypted Mint USB
Replies: 5
Views: 470

bootable encrypted Mint USB

From scanning through the previous posts on this thread I think this is potentially a good starting place, so please bare with me if I am in the wrong place and direct me to where I need to post if you know. OVERVIEW: I probably need something like " Computer and File Encryption for Dummies " if som...
by dgoddard
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Secure file deletion and blank space disk wiping
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Secure file deletion and blank space disk wiping

As the government becomes ever more snoopy nosed and privacy invasive compounded by a penchant for interpreting anything in the most nefarious manner possible. It has become time to add secure deletion of files and purging/wiping blank space of my disks both hard and flash and every other sort. (e.g...
by dgoddard
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4892

Re: Printer Setup

Ok I am about going crazy trying to get all this output properly reccorded I hope you can make sense of it. #####################Begin terminal mode output from hp-check############### doulos1@Nebuchadnezzar ~ $ hp-check Saving output in log file: /home/doulos1/hp-check.log HP Linux Imaging and Prin...
by dgoddard
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4892

Re: Printer Setup

I have made some success in getting the 4520 Envy set up thanks to the suggestions received here so far. I did the USB setup of wireless printing option and now the computer seems able to see the printer whether or not I have the USB cable connected. But all I get is the printing dialog box from Lib...
by dgoddard
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4892

Re: Printer Setup

My objective is to get my new HP4520 Envy printer up and running with my laptop computer ################################################## My installed operating system data is -- CPU~Dual core Intel Pentium P6100 (-MCP-) -- speed/max~933/1999 MHz -- Kernel~4.4.0-21-generic -- x86_64 Up~5:15 -- Mem...
by dgoddard
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Comments Please on HP LaserJet Pro M277dw
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Comments Please on HP LaserJet Pro M277dw

Does anyone here have anything good or bad to say about the HP LaserJet Pro M277dw color printer for $139.99 at: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_23?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=lazer+all+in+one+color+printer&sprefix=lazer+all+in+one+color+%2Caps%2C287&crid=2O2CCXBBITMEG&rh=i%3Aaps...
by dgoddard
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4892

Printer Setup

I need a printer to run with my instalation of Mint 18. Before I blow a bundle on a printer, I would like to know if I can even set it up for this Operating System and laptop. While exploring this issue I tried out the MENU---Administration---Configure Printers---Add sequence and was immediately pro...
by dgoddard
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screensaver uses picture folder only and so do others
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Screensaver uses picture folder only and so do others

System: Host: Nebuchadnezzar Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.16.1 Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena My bad I perhaps should have provided that already. But there it is. My computer is an older gateway laptop that came originally with windows 7 I believe the model number is eith...
by dgoddard
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screensaver uses picture folder only and so do others
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Screensaver uses picture folder only and so do others

I have a problem with the "Pictures Folder" being used by the screen saver AND and various other software dealing with images. I prefer that my work on my computer not be displayed on the screen to everyone when I am distracted from my work there for other tasks. and for that reason I use the scree...
by dgoddard
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Doing Steganography on Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Doing Steganography on Linux

I would like to investigate doing steganography(see at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steganography ) on Linux Mint. Are there any readily available and convenient to use applications that would facilitate this. Hopefully there is an application of this technology accompanied with good instructions ...

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