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by BG405
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW

Certainly not - the time of the cathode tube is definitely over. About a month ago I disposed of my last two 19" specimens (vintage 1998/99) in the local recycling plant. No more waddling around with 45 kg in the area or in the studio... [/quote] Maybe so, but .. can these modern displays attain tru...
by BG405
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Subscription service?
Replies: 45
Views: 1054

Re: Subscription service?

And do you think you'd be needing and using this paid support? The way I read it, the thread is not about paying for Linux Mint... it's about support as a paid service. I wouldn't need the paid support, but in the OP a "community" release is mentioned as the alternative to the "paid" standard versi...
by BG405
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW

A square monitor? A great idea! Now, I wish they'd use square sensors in cell phones, to help combat the epidemic of vertical videos .. which even a few BBC reporters are guilty of. :roll: :x For colour depth, the above posts in this thread an interesting read. I'd actually forgotten about those Win...
by BG405
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Subscription service?
Replies: 45
Views: 1054

Re: Subscription service?

A subscription model would price myself & many others out. I do not have money for such; the last mouse I bought came from a pound shop. I'm afraid I must disagree with this: It may not be a bad idea if Ubuntu or Linux Mint gets acquired by Google or Facebook Absolutely abhorrent idea IMHO & would, ...
by BG405
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19: rkhunter and clamtk
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Mint 19: rkhunter and clamtk

More than likely, false positives. Did you verify the ISO?
by BG405
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 492
Views: 17331

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

It's been said already but to repeat, "noob" - man, do I dislike that term. So derogatory. So L33T 90s! Maybe, but I don't think so, at least not on here. The term is used loosely & is often cited by people new on here calling themselves "noobs". I don't see what is wrong with being new to somethin...
by BG405
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software for creating DVD movies
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Software for creating DVD movies

Thanks for pointing that out... I forgot to mention the NTSC vs PAL differences No worries; it's easily overlooked, especially if unlike myself one hasn't been involved in the TV/video service trade. I actually have a pure NTSC VHS recorder I acquired for copying NTSC laser discs with & have also p...
by BG405
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 17.3 with firefox 58 on fiverr.com
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: LM 17.3 with firefox 58 on fiverr.com

The truth could be that your old Firefox browser is recognized as being out-of-date whereas the ancient one in your XP installation isn't. In any case it's not a good idea to use an old browser version; since your Firefox version is post-Quantum it wouldn't hurt trying to upgrade it but that might n...
by BG405
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux / Windows 10 dual boot, permissions for common "Documents" partitions
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Linux / Windows 10 dual boot, permissions for common "Documents" partitions

I know this probably won't be very useful for you, but ntfs does not support Linux permissions etc.. I think one practical way forward would be to have an ntfs partition for Windows data (which can be accessed from Linux), but you might want to make it "read-only" from the Linux side & an ext4 parti...
by BG405
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software for creating DVD movies
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Software for creating DVD movies

Keeping in mind that the default DVD resolution is 480p regardless of the original videos resolutions which still looks really good. Not in PAL/50Hz countries; it's 576p, as it will be for the OP unless it's an imported camera. But yes, the rest certainly applies. I'm surprised you didn't suggest K...
by BG405
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Grub menu items?
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: [Solved] Grub menu items?

sudo update-grub should fix the menu. Do you have ssh access by the way? That may save you having to drive to fix things. You could also enable ssh -X to run graphical stuff remotely. You could also add and change a line in /etc/default/grub as follows, if you want it to always boot the last select...
by BG405
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...
Replies: 48
Views: 1076

Re: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...

a black hole much like other (spinning) objects acquires a flattened "accretion disk" Exactly my thoughts too. Some of these apparently spin at a phenomenal rate. I wasn't thinking about the black hole spinning, sorta like you never think about the moon spinning or the Sun, for that fact. Re. the m...
by BG405
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Laptop battery drains while laptop is closed. Always dead upon reopening.
Replies: 17
Views: 2145

Re: Laptop battery drains while laptop is closed. Always dead upon reopening.

Hi qammari143 & welcome to the Mint Forums! It appears the OP is OK using the workaround i.e. hibernating manually. Sometimes running processes can prevent hibernation so best to try this way. The suggestion by mackiecc is also likely a good one. Belated welcome to you too, if you are still around. ...
by BG405
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAM full - mint gets frozen
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: RAM full - mint gets frozen

Thanks, yes. I edited my previous post to add a bit while you replied but at least for me, it seems to work. A crazy idea maybe, especially as I am running on spinning rust technology but it regularly gets me out of a scrape. With my Cinnamon system, it was actually running out of swap which caused ...
by BG405
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAM full - mint gets frozen
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: RAM full - mint gets frozen

@Rene: Whilst I agree with your sentiments, swap, for me, is essential & it has saved my bacon, so to speak. I need the Hibernate functionality (which does work when needed). I also need more RAM but this machine is hobbled & won't support more than 2GB. In my case, here's the current state & the ma...
by BG405
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My elderly Acer Aspire One
Replies: 25
Views: 1156

Re: My elderly Acer Aspire One

Here's the promised screenshot: Screenshot_20190419_231024.jpg .. which does seem to show the image as seen on my 1024x600 screen. It's quite good considering the interpolation (or should that be extrapolation) used in this case .. certainly useable for many purposes & avoids having to change the ma...
by BG405
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My elderly Acer Aspire One
Replies: 25
Views: 1156

Re: My elderly Acer Aspire One

It's from the Arch repos on Manjaro KDE. Is it a screenshot of GIMP you want, or the virtual resolution(s)? I'm using an external monitor & keyboard at present but will be happy to post such when I go out a bit later & am using the netbook display. I have to keep it where the cats can't trample on i...
by BG405
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to improve Chromium
Replies: 34
Views: 1012

Re: Microsoft to improve Chromium

anyone remember the Zune and their attempt to compete against iTunes? I don't remember hearing about that! Maybe it wasn't advertised outside of the US? the smartphone and eventually tablet market Yes, the "smart" phones and also the tablets. I have one of each (don't know where the tablet is) & th...
by BG405
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My elderly Acer Aspire One
Replies: 25
Views: 1156

Re: My elderly Acer Aspire One

Hello BG 405 to my system settings: I found and installed mate-netbook in Synaptic while setting up the system (should improve the display on small monitors...). To GIMP: Somehow I found it while surfing the internet - probably this setting: File/home/.gimp-2.8/themes/PsIcons/... ... --- This theme...
by BG405
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAM full - mint gets frozen
Replies: 28
Views: 484

Re: RAM full - mint gets frozen

The freezes I was getting with LM17.3 Cinnamon were largely caused by the browser; I load it to the hilt and there wasn't enough swap which, when full, would cause the slowdowns & hangups. Usually restarting the browser fixed it, if I did it in time. Swap shouldn't be disabled IMHO as it's there for...

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