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by Schultz
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I update my 18.3 version to 19.2 version by doing some sort of update?
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Can I update my 18.3 version to 19.2 version by doing some sort of update?

If the update fails (and they do often enough jumping version numbers) you'll be spending more time fixing it than just doing a clean install of 19.2.
by Schultz
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox Crashes Daily Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Firefox Crashes Daily Poll

As smurphos pointed out it seems to be a problem with 32 bit. See here (same link as smurphos).
by Schultz
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – September 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Monthly News – September 2019

Reducing the logo to just the L and M letters allows us to produce more modern designs
You mean more ugly, boring designs.
by Schultz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remove hibernate option from shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: Remove hibernate option from shutdown

I use Mate, but on a different OS, and probably an earlier version of Mate than what you have on Mint 19.2. So with that said, I'm not sure if this will work on your system or not . I suppose it also depends on whether Mint 19 uses upower or not. You can check in Synaptic if it's installed or not. C...
by Schultz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to install Mint 19.2 Mate 64 bit
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Trying to install Mint 19.2 Mate 64 bit

Well it (Mint 18.x) is still supported till April 2021 so that gives you some time.
by Schultz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [solved] no window manager and control center
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: no window manager and control center

Open a full-screen terminal window and enter the command inxi -Fxz. Post the results back here (inside of code tags for easier reading).

Have you considered doing a complete reinstall of the OS?
by Schultz
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3: Internet Browsers
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Linux Mint 18.3: Internet Browsers

I like Pale Moon and Basilisk, but I'm biased. :wink:

BTW, does the "Fender" in FenderGuy refer to the guitars?
by Schultz
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to play a music folder at once?
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: How to play a music folder at once?

all41 wrote:
You may have to choose Open with/Other application and choose VLC initially, after which
VLC should appear in the Open With options.
Wow, thanks! Just learned something new today. This is one thing I've been missing since I made the switch over to Linux.
by Schultz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Convert video formats to audio only (.wav)
Replies: 16
Views: 345

Re: Convert video formats to audio only (.wav)

carum carvi wrote: There was one snag though, certain characters like " ( " for instance wont be accepted in the terminal. Spaces dont get accepted as well I guess, which makes copying a title path to the terminal troublesome and not a very fast method when one has to change the title first. To fix...
by Schultz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Convert video formats to audio only (.wav)
Replies: 16
Views: 345

Re: Convert video formats to audio only (.wav)

Is Aretha.mkv in your home directory? If so, you should have put this: ffmpeg -i /home/peter/Aretha.mkv -vn output-audio.wav or this if you want to keep the original name: ffmpeg -i /home/peter/Aretha.mkv -vn Aretha.wav And, as trytip pointed out, you can also use Audacity for this (I had forgotten ...
by Schultz
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Convert video formats to audio only (.wav)
Replies: 16
Views: 345

Re: Convert video formats to audio only (.wav)

You can use ffmpeg via the terminal to do this (I think ffmpeg comes with a Mint installation, but you may have to install it). The code is ffmpeg -i input-video.avi -vn output-audio.wav Replace input-video.avi with the actual path and file name of the video and output-audio.wav with whatever name y...
by Schultz
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot strategy
Replies: 36
Views: 828

Re: Dual boot strategy

He probably said that because if several hundred people are going to dual boot on your advice, you'll be plenty busy fixing up people's screwed up dual boots. :wink:
by Schultz
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Browser Issues maybe Linux Mint problem
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Browser Issues maybe Linux Mint problem

I'd first try opening Firefox with a new profile. If that fixes it, you don't need to delete/reinstall.
by Schultz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MP3 Tag showed on File Browser
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: MP3 Tag showed on File Browser

How about the full inxi -Fxxxz report? As noted above, nobody still knows what DE you're using. Is it Cinnamon, Mate or Xfce?
ColdBootII wrote:
You don't use file manager to listen, what's the use?
Because sometimes you want/need the info without having to play it.
by Schultz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make a good password
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: How to make a good password

I've been following Pjotr's password suggestion since I've come across it.

@Pjotr: Do you think that correct-horse-battery-staple type of passwords need changed as often as "password experts" say? I haven't change any of mine yet since I've switched over.
by Schultz
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: They have nothing to go on!
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: They have nothing to go on!

At first I thought your subject line meant the police had nothing to go on.
I can be rather slow, at times. :wink:
by Schultz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reinstall without loosing apps & data ?
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Reinstall without loosing apps & data ?

I hope you at least have back ups of your personal files.
by Schultz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: why are linux image editing apps so horrible?
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: why are linux image editing apps so horrible?

There's pinta. I can't fully endorse it though as it requires mono, which is something I've never kept on my Mint installs (mono is included in Mint by default). I would just suggest to keep using Gimp, you'll get used to it. Considering all it can do, that would make MS Paint the horrible app. :wink:
by Schultz
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Youtube-dl not up to date
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Youtube-dl not up to date

I'd forget about the repo version ever being up to date. I always update to the latest version from the link below using wget.

https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/download.html
by Schultz
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]How to do a checksum
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: How to do a checksum

"I know nothing" about gtkhash, but since it's in the repos it should be a good app. As long as you're verifying the sum it gives to the sum given on a mirror (the links rene and I gave above), you should be okay.

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