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by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: word processors
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: word processors

You simply start typing. The image will just be below your normal document. Note that if positioning is not precise enough for you using this method you are using the wrong tool; should rather than a text processor that can deal with images use an image processor that can deal with text, like for ex...
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.2 permissions
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Mint 19.2 permissions

You said in OP that, 1, you can login as your user (o, rather, that it autologins as such) but cannot do anything that requires privileges due to the password that you enter not being accepted, and that, 2, you can log in as root. If both are true please do as mentioned.
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MS Powershell comes to Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: MS Powershell comes to Linux

It is, like WSL, likely more about eventually luring (web-)developers currently on Linux over to Windows by minimizing perceived differences/incompatibilities. I.e., bash on Windows or Powershell on Linux -- they both provide for a method to have Windows provide a same/similar user experience to Lin...
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.2 permissions
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Mint 19.2 permissions

The link you posted had nothing to do with password; poster's home directory was inaccessible so the system was looping the login.

As said, as root, passwd blu to set a new password/
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?

Well, that's explicitly a list of HD channels (i.e., 1080 channels) which, I assume, doesn't necessarily coincide with your cable provider's channel list (and/or resolution; maybe it provides the channels as SD, i.e, 720. My own provider provides both for the basic, standard channels). Of course, if...
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?

The sales person at the store suggested that if I watch the TV from a certain distance I won't notice the difference. Oh, he is definitely right. I also notice absolutely nothing from 20 meters away. But, certainly all fine then. The fact that you posted the question in the first place seemed to in...
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?

If you have a lively local second-hand market I'd try and flip it. "New, with all accessories and original packaging!". Many people wouldn't even have enough of an idea to ask such as you did...
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?

My digital cable provider has given me a 1080i set top box. The picture quality of HD channels is not bad but still what is your opinion ? That a 720p TV is decidedly suboptimal given 1080 (i or p) source. See, your television has to scale down the 1920x1080 source image to your TV's native resolut...
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor

~/.local/bin is the standard folder for things like this A recent, paper, freedesktop and moreover, wrong standard, that comes after a couple of decades of ~/bin having been an actual real-world standard, alongside e.g. ~/lib, ~/tmp and so on, mirroring the regular, predictable UNIX directory struc...
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor

catweazel wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:02 am
Because it's tidier.
Yeah. So is /.bin.
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from British California
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Greetings from British California

Douglas Wardle wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:02 am
I'm in the Vancouver, BC area. The British California is meant to elicit "Wut?" responses.
Sort of makes one wonder whether or not you guys will also be building a wall to keep out the riff-raff from across your south border....
by rene
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: word processors
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: word processors

LibreOffice can do this. Rightc-lick the image and choose Wrap -> In Background.
by rene
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.2 permissions
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Mint 19.2 permissions

As far as I'm aware it's not in fact possible to install without setting a password for the first user, but anyway, login as root and use passwd sickofms with the crorect user name.
by rene
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Time problem in dual boot
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Time problem in dual boot

You shouldn't pursue any other option than either configuring Linux to treat the RTC as being in localtime rather than UTC (i.e., as per above) or conversely configuring Windows to treat the RTC as being in UTC rather than localtime. Latter as preferred from a sanity standpoint as per above replies,...
by rene
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed

For checking from the initramfs: viewtopic.php?p=1672969#p1624533. For checking from a Live system: sudo e2fsck -f /dev/sda1 if "/dev/sda1" (note one instead of ell) is the correct partition.
by rene
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: A button to mark the forum's topics as "solved"
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: A button to mark the forum's topics as "solved"

So let's get said proposed button to add [SOLVED] to the title. The current situation of needing OP to go back to the original post and edit the title manually means it happens a lot less than it would with any such button. We're after all dealing with human rather than nice beings. But, to OP, same...
by rene
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: nemo file modification times
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: nemo file modification times

It fully depends on the protocol through which you access said remote computer. I.e., Nemo preserves mtime for copies from both NFS and CIFS mounts. Does not indeed with SFTP, and I believe AFP is another one that doesn't preserve mtime by default. There might be some gconf option buried three level...
by rene
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Time problem in dual boot
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Time problem in dual boot

What did change from Linux Mint 17.x to 19.2? systemd is rather explicit about deprecating localtime; on 17.x it was on Mint the default (at least when the installer detected a Windows dual boot; not sure any more about that part) and was controlled by a variable in an init script rather than throu...
by rene
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor

Rather misty why anyone would prefer a "hidden" ~/.local/bin over simply ~/bin... but other than that note that the first part of my reply above would be "nicer" if indeed you are not concerned with starting xed from the command line.
by rene
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Set Default Save location for Xed text editor

Said "default save location" is simply xed's default working directory and how to best change it (when started from the menu -- and possibly/probably from rightclick menu's and the like) is desktop dependent. On 19.2 Xfce, if I rightclick the Accesoires -> Text Editor and choose "Edit Application" e...

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