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by Moem
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Defragging
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Defragging

You generally don't. There is no need. If you want to understand why, here's an article that explains it.
by Moem
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: where to install drivers for wireless card
Replies: 15
Views: 233

Re: where to install drivers for wireless card

I want to quote this because it seems to have been overlooked: Most of the time, drivers for Linux are in the kernel and installed automatically. Adding to this: the drivers that are packed with the kernel will not necessarily show in the Driver Manager. The important question is: is your wireless i...
by Moem
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 447

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

My home is not on a separate partition. Should it be? That's a matter of opinion, and of preference. Some people here consider it to be more complicated. I'm not one of them. I consider it no more complicated than the standard setup, and it's much easier if you want the ability to reinstall the OS ...
by Moem
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 447

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

How can you do that system reinstall w/out overwriting home folder? Is that a setting I keep missing in the Live Boot Cd Installation? I could have sworn I knew that installation process like the back of my hand. It's not a setting. It's done in the Something Else section of the installer, where yo...
by Moem
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

The end is saving space on Kobo reader and speeding up performance on the ereader See how you're doing that thing again? You've only now told us what the actual question is, namely: How do I batch optimize a bunch of coloured JPG files for use on my Kobo reader? Instead of asking us how to get to w...
by Moem
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot problems with Mint 19.2
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Boot problems with Mint 19.2

mik007san wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:07 pm
You won't see the password - it is hidden for security purpose.
That used to be the case, but it got changed in recent versions... I think from Mint 19 onward.
by Moem
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager problem - Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Update Manager problem - Linux Mint 18.3

Ok, so in English, you mean these problems are only related to updating Wine, Opera and Skype? Right? But all of these are working just fine without problems! Keep in mind that programs need to be kept updated because many of the updates they receive are meant to keep them secure. This is very impo...
by Moem
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Something wrong with the pricing?
Replies: 23
Views: 541

Re: Something wrong with the pricing?

It is making me think that when the time comes to get new toners for the new printer, do I just dump it and buy another new printer? If all you care about is money, then that is certainly an option. I use older/used laser printers which can be had for a song (for reasons that you now fully understa...
by Moem
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

XnView can do batch operations easily, including this one. It can be installed through the Software Manager.
by Moem
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Scanner recommendation, please?
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Scanner recommendation, please?

Mod note:
The question by dsctr is now here.
by Moem
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Getting my old Brother mfc-j450dw to scan with Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 99

Re: Scanner recommendation, please?

I guess I shouldn't post to this thread any longer, since we are off subject from scanners recommendations. Moderation note: No worries, I've split the topic off from the original thread. This is now your topic. Please don't piggyback on other people's existing topics like that; just post a new one...
by Moem
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skin Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Skin Problem

dogluvver wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:05 pm
on install, I get the opportunity to restore.
I'm not sure what that means. In exactly which stage does that happen? What does it look like?

In any case, i see no reason not to try a restore... after all, you can always do a reinstall if it doesn't work out. There's nothing to lose here.
by Moem
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Starbucks again
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: Starbucks again

I don't see one posted, but feel free to start a new topic.
by Moem
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 36
Views: 989

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

If only she was alive now to see and hear "robocalls", "scamcalls", as well as a flood of "donation" for some cause or another as well as a plethora of political robocalls, and lets not forget "surveys" phone calls, etc. that we are all plagued with these days...lol...DAMIEN No, we're not. This see...
by Moem
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 854

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]

So, lesson learned: things could have been a lot easier, and a lot of time could have been saved, by starting a thread called 'How can I make Calibre work with my Kobo?' That was the underlying question. Deciding in which direction (Windows version) the solution had to lie only made things more comp...
by Moem
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skin Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Skin Problem

I cannot get into Linux directly. It boots into Kodi. I can get to a Terminal but that is it. Okay, so what I meant to say (but left out) is that you can most likely, as Catweazle suggested, boot from a live medium (USB stick or DVD)... and THEN you can use the file manager to salvage what needs sa...
by Moem
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: If Printing Services Stops - No Fix - Just Reinstall
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: If Printing Services Stops - No Fix - Just Reinstall

RubyStone wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:14 am
I did come to the forums. I was searching around for about an hour.
It might have been quicker to post a question. It's not a read-only medium. :wink:
by Moem
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Custom icon for launcher on desktop? <SOLVED>
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: Custom icon for launcher on desktop? <SOLVED>

So... the launcher takes its icon from an image file that's no longer in the place that the launcher points to? I'm interested to know whether that situation survives a reboot... but if it doesn't, it's easy to fix.
by Moem
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Help, my BOOT partition is full
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Help, my BOOT partition is full

prajna_linux wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:12 pm
I am having a similar problem of low disc space for updates
Did you try the solution that is stated in this thread?
If that doesn't help, please start your own topic. Thank you.
by Moem
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Custom icon for launcher on desktop? <SOLVED>
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: Custom icon for launcher on desktop?

HeavyUser wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:57 pm
I could just browse to the appropriate png-file on my desktop. I'm a happy man. :D
Yes! That's what I meant. Good job!
Are you sure you want to keep it on your desktop, though? It might get confusing to see the icon there twice...

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