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by Helmut
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?
Replies: 27
Views: 860

Re: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?

No, it doesn't run in the background and waste resources! It can run in the background if you want it to watch for incoming mails. Welcome to the world of Linux. Thunderbird could be considered as comparable to Microsoft Outlook. It is a POP3 mail application, meaning the mails are written, stored a...
by Helmut
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?
Replies: 27
Views: 860

Re: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?

Thunderbird is much more than just a simple email application! If somebody feels it has too much features or thinks it is too bloated, they could use a different approach, and install one of the very many other good email applications instead. Some are made to be real fast and intentionally without ...
by Helmut
Tue May 07, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virus???
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Virus???

Btw, Just found out that
code: rm -v -R ~/.mozilla
kills all the FF bookmarks, which were thankfully backed up externally.

I am using Claws instead of Thunderbird, but if I were using Thunderbird, would that code have killed all the emails and the address book too?
by Helmut
Tue May 07, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virus???
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Virus???

Thanks Pierre in lovely Perth WA,
I shall stick to your advice!
by Helmut
Tue May 07, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virus???
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Virus???

@ Pierre: You wrote: "Reset and restore your webbrowser" that alone is worth a new thread. I had something similar some months ago, my thunderbird address book compromised while being online with firefox... 1) Could you explain a bit more about "Reset and restore your webbrowser" ? 2) Are certain br...
by Helmut
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: K edu in Mint?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: K edu in Mint?

I have now spent four days(!) trying to get kwordquiz working on Mint Mate! Just tried to give it another try on a third computer. There I tried installing the metapackage kdeedu, which contains kwordquiz, and also tried installing kwordquiz itself. Also tried in the other order, or both. The result...
by Helmut
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: K edu in Mint?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: K edu in Mint?

On a second computer with Mint Mate I installed the kdeedu package.
When trying to start kwordquiz is says on top "error kwordquiz"
and below it says "file not readable".

On the other computer I can actually enter data as in your screenshot, but it will not let me store anything.
by Helmut
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: K edu in Mint?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: K edu in Mint?

The problem with kwordquiz in Mint Mate is, you can not store created cards/files, because it says unknown data type. There is an extra package for that file type being kvtml (or whatever they are called) files, but it does not work.
by Helmut
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: I have zero knowledge on color calibration, while watching any video the disturbance in color is so difficult to unsee
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: I have zero knowledge on color calibration, while watching any video the disturbance in color is so difficult to uns

I have no experience on colour calibration in Linux either, but I work in professional TV where it is part of my duty to calibrate screens and set up cameras. What I can see in your screenshot, is "steps" in colour. If you have a colour in one part of the screen that slightly differs towards another...
by Helmut
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: K edu in Mint?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: K edu in Mint?

Thank you all! I have unistalled kdeedu and have given up trying to get it or kwordquiz working in Mint Mate or any other desktop manager. It seems to only work correctly on KDE, but that is out of question. Thanks again. Such a pity the metapackage kdeedu doesn't work in Mint Mate! It is so helpful...
by Helmut
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: K edu in Mint?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: K edu in Mint?

Thanks! Have to go to work now, back tomorrow.

I installed the entire kdeedu via the package manager, but it does not work. It stores the entered users data in kvtml files, and although the kvtml package is installed, it will not store or recognize kvtml files.
by Helmut
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: K edu in Mint?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: K edu in Mint?

Unfortunately its not in the Mint repositories. Probably will have to change the entire installation to some other OS to get kde edu running...
by Helmut
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: K edu in Mint?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

K edu in Mint?

There are several very useful educational applications within the K edu metapackage needed by a student.
I know the K edu package is built for KDE, but is there a way to make it run on Mint Mate? I really do not want KDE as a Desktop, and want to stay with Mate, preferably with Mint Mate.
by Helmut
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED!] Mint Update stopped working, shows error msg
Replies: 2
Views: 141

[SOLVED!] Re: Mint Update stopped working, shows Error msg

Thanks a lot! Problem solved!
by Helmut
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED!] Mint Update stopped working, shows error msg
Replies: 2
Views: 141

[SOLVED!] Mint Update stopped working, shows error msg

The Mint Update Manager stopped working.
It says quote:

" Could not refresh the list of updates.
"utf-8 codec can't decode byte 09xae in position 32: invalid start byte"



code:
sudo apt-get update
does not help.


Any help appreciated.
by Helmut
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] 32 bit? 64bit?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: [SOLVED] 32 bit? 64bit?

Thanks for the idea! I will try to upgrade it to 4GB.
by Helmut
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] 32 bit? 64bit?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

[SOLVED] Re: 32 bit? 64bit?

Thanks guys! Looks like 32bit Mint on a 64bit box! helmut@ThinkPad:~$ inxi -S System: Host: ThinkPad Kernel: 4.15.0-46-generic i686 bits: 32 Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa helmut@ThinkPad:~$ inxi -C CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 T5600 bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 20...
by Helmut
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] 32 bit? 64bit?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: 32 bit? 64bit?

It says:

System:
Host: ThinkPad Kernel: 4.15.0-46-generic i686 bits: 32
Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa


Question, Thats just the OS, right?
by Helmut
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] 32 bit? 64bit?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: 32 bit? 64bit?

It has a totaly faded Win XP sticker
by Helmut
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] 32 bit? 64bit?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

[SOLVED] 32 bit? 64bit?

I have a Lenovo X60 running on Mint Mate.
I would like to know:

1) If it has a 32 or 64 bit version Mint running on it.

2) If this PC is cabable of running 64 bit OS versions.

Question: How can this be found out without a fresh install just for that reason?

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