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by Linux-Bill
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wine 6.0 update availability
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Wine 6.0 update availability

My preference is to install the new version and do my own testing. What works for one may not work for all has been my experience with Wine in the past.
by Linux-Bill
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wine 6.0 update availability
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Wine 6.0 update availability

Then there is hope! Thank you.
by Linux-Bill
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wine 6.0 update availability
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Wine 6.0 update availability

Thank you for the how to information. Unfortunately, I have had very poor success with installing anything not from the Mint repository, and I am sure I am not alone in this experience. Too complicated for mere mortals to attempt. Too bad the repository is allowed to lapse and not include this impor...
by Linux-Bill
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wine 6.0 update availability
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Wine 6.0 update availability

There is a new version of Wine out (6.0) and I am wondering when it will be vetted and available in the Software Manager? I still have a few Windows only programs I must run and there is always the chance that a new Wine might run them. Nothing I would like better than to toss my Windows system and ...
by Linux-Bill
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to recover a corrupt USB stick [SOLVED - sort of: it's beyond rescue]
Replies: 24
Views: 780

Re: How to recover a corrupt USB stick [SOLVED - sort of: it's beyond rescue]

Take a look at the stick and see if it has any strange partitions on it. If so, remove them and then reformat the stick.
by Linux-Bill
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google infestation
Replies: 4
Views: 218

SOLVED Google infestation

I did a clean install of Mint 20, then did a search of the file system. Well, there is all that Google stuff. It appears to come with the install. I have no idea of the reasoning behind the inclusion - but, I'd bet it is solid. I have faith in Mint.
by Linux-Bill
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google infestation
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Google infestation

Mint 20 (updated every couple of weeks) and Firefox (latest available). I am going to do a clean install of Mint 20 on a spare drive and tinker with that and see if I can ascertain where the stuff (technical term for files of unknown origin) is coming from. I do use various blockers etc., all proper...
by Linux-Bill
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google infestation
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Google infestation

This afternoon I ran a search for "google" in my HOME directory. It listed a mob of stuff appearing to be Google related. Is this normal? If not, how do I get rid of it?
by Linux-Bill
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why only outdated versions of Thunderbird?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

SOLVED: Why only outdated versions of Thunderbird?

I changed everything over to IMAP. Appeared to be the easiest route.
Thanks for the suggestion. :D
by Linux-Bill
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why only outdated versions of Thunderbird?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Why only outdated versions of Thunderbird?

I dual boot and there are days when I must remain on Windows all day. Hence, I check my email on TBird while in Windows. This is fine, until I switch back to Mint - where I used to be able to copy/paste the TBird profile from the Windows version to the Mint version. I can no longer do this, as the M...
by Linux-Bill
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why would I want to run Linux inside Windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Why would I want to run Linux inside Windows?

I run Mint for the security and simplicity of the OS. Why would I want to muddy the waters by running it inside of Windows 10? Seems to me, you are defeating the purpose of using Linux in the first place by having it anywhere near a Windows OS. Is there something I am missing? Currently I dual boot ...
by Linux-Bill
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How can I lock audio selections
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Solved: How can I lock audio selections

Again - thank you very much.
by Linux-Bill
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How can I lock audio selections
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: How can I lock audio selections

That appears to have fixed the problem. I rebooted and it stayed where it was supposed to.
Thank you very much. I would have been totally unable to solve this problem on my own. I just do not have the background.
by Linux-Bill
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How can I lock audio selections
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: How can I lock audio selections

Preferred settings:
Output is "Line Out Built-in Audio"
Input is "Microphone USB PnP Audio Device"
by Linux-Bill
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How can I lock audio selections
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: How can I lock audio selections

PAVUCONTROL did not work. Looked OK, but did not survive reboot. He are the results you requested: bill@bill-Aspire-TC-885:~$ pacmd list-cards 4 card(s) available. index: 0 name: <alsa_card.usb-BurrBrown_from_Texas_Instruments_USB_AUDIO_CODEC-00> driver: <module-alsa-card.c> owner module: 7 properti...
by Linux-Bill
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How can I lock audio selections
Replies: 8
Views: 218

How can I lock audio selections

Every time I reboot, I must reselect my audio input and output choices. Because I dual boot several times a day, this is a real detractor from using Mint 20. How can I make my selections permanent - so they will survive a reboot? Thank you.
by Linux-Bill
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is this the best way to fresh install windows 10 + mint?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Is this the best way to fresh install windows 10 + mint?

Sadly, there are still a few Windows only programs out there that I need. TurboTax Quicken Print Shop Front Page (when I am to lazy to write my own HTML code) several amateur radio programs - I can do without, but do enjoy from time to time Others have been mitigated by using Wine or coding my own s...
by Linux-Bill
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] What program to back up all of my system ?
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: What program to back up all of my system ?

All software cloning is problematic. Hence, I use hardware cloning only. Never any failures.
by Linux-Bill
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox update needed in the repository [FF 72.0.1 arrived in the repos only the same day]
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Firefox update needed in the repository

Now if the Thunderbird would also be updated in the repository.

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