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by rene
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: DVD drive won't read DVDs but will read CDs (Settled)
Replies: 30
Views: 315

Re: DVD drive won't read DVDs but will read CDs

Thanks, I'll have a look at that. Do you think it would run on an Android tablet? If "it" refers to either of the mentioned players, VLC and Kodi, then certainly, yes. I in fact play back my ISOs with Kodi installed on an Android media-player (that thinks it's a tablet); VLC also has an Android ver...
by rene
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: DVD drive won't read DVDs but will read CDs (Settled)
Replies: 30
Views: 315

Re: DVD drive won't read DVDs but will read CDs

Now I'm wondering if there is a way to copy that DVD to the HDD and be able to play it like a DVD? Grab this little Python script and copy the DVD as ISO to your HDD: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=280910 Playing back the ISO as DVD you'd for example use vlc for: vlc foo.iso (or ...
by rene
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] xbrlapi zombie process
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: xbrlapi zombie process

A remnant of xbrlapi; xbrlapi is accessibility software (braille terminal support). A zombie process is a process that ran and exited but the parent of which has not collected e.g. the exit status of; a process that "has not been waited on". It's only an entry in the process table, kept around only ...
by rene
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird won't open [SOLVED sort of]
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Thunderbird won't open

bash not even expanding ~/.thunderbird/*.default" seems to say you not only not have a .parentlock file, but no profile directory at all. Shall withdraw; do not understand why you'd type nohup thunderbird-mail when asked to type nohup thunderbird by Spearmint2, and the profile directory seemingly no...
by rene
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird won't open [SOLVED sort of]
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Thunderbird won't open

chazb wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:00 pm

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charles@charles-Inspiron-1526 ~ $ rm ~/.thunderbird/*.default/.parentlock.
rm: cannot remove ‘/home/charles/.thunderbird/*.default/.parentlock.’: No such file or directory
Please retry without that final period, the one at the end of the line.
by rene
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird won't open [SOLVED sort of]
Replies: 11
Views: 146

Re: Thunderbird won't open

Probably, with thunderbird not running, rm ~/.thunderbird/*.default/.parentlock.
by rene
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: high quality audio on linuxmint
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: high quality audio on linuxmint

i would assume you'd first need a good audio hardware card. No. You need a good external DAC to which you ship samples digitally from un- or losslessly compressed versions of the to you available source. Digital audio on the computer in the consumer, and certainly non-surround, "music" context is a...
by rene
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 261

Re: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

I hope that someone who is actually running TRIM via IDE might comment to confirm our suspicions that such an arrangement would work. But assuming no one does, I just now switched an ICH10 system to non-AHCI. This has it use the same ata_piix low-level libata driver your ICH7 will be using and trim...
by rene
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 261

Re: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

Do I need to be in AHCI mode in order to run TRIM [ ... ] Generally, no. The TRIM command is a generic ATA command and available also with the drive being addressed though the old IDE interface. The (primarily and/or for now, I guess I should say) AHCI-specific thing is NCQ. That said.... [ ... ] i...
by rene
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Strange shape of cyrillic small letter 'b'
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Strange shape of cyrillic small letter 'b'

In printed books, there is no delta shape of Be, only six shaped. This (Serbian) information disagrees with you: https://sr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D1%80%D0%BF%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D1%9B%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B0 . And I note it includes for example this picture from 1841 where defi...
by rene
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Strange shape of cyrillic small letter 'b'
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Strange shape of cyrillic small letter 'b'

[ ... ] or do I see it too simply? As explained, apparently so. Again... Referring to the linked Wikipedia article, best I as non-Serb can judge is that the delta-shaped Be is at least historically the correct shape for the Serbian (and possibly Macedonian) Cyrillic alphabets. Reason some or many S...
by rene
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Strange shape of cyrillic small letter 'b'
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Strange shape of cyrillic small letter 'b'

To me this in fact now looks like an issue that does follow further integration/internationalization. I.e., seems the delta-shaped Serbian Be is a recent adjustment on computers but referring to the above linked Wikipedia article --- which I note also shows the delta shape in the Serbian version and...
by rene
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Strange shape of cyrillic small letter 'b'
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Strange shape of cyrillic small letter 'b'

Where is the dead dog buried.. :?: In the through linked report mentioned "locl" adjustments for Serbian and Macedonian it seems. I.e., pango-view --font="Liberation Serif" --text $(echo -e '\u0431') --language=sr does indeed show me the delta-shaped Be. Same for "Noto Sans", the default Mint inter...
by rene
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Strange shape of cyrillic small letter 'b'
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Strange shape of cyrillic small letter 'b'

This seems to be a font bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-font-family/+bug/1770843 Both Liberation (as for your LibreOffice document) and DejaVu are mentioned as affected. Now, the interface font on Mint appears to be Noto; it also being affected might mean the Cyrillic Be is taken from a fallb...
by rene
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI proprietary driver and Linux Mint 18
Replies: 51
Views: 42654

Re: ATI proprietary driver and Linux Mint 18

If there is a question here the answer is "no". If conversely there is NO question here, the answer is "with chocolate sprinkles, please."
by rene
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Home NAS
Replies: 32
Views: 1338

Re: Home NAS

Which reminds me... until a few years ago I was in fact mostly using the NetCenter + USB printer as a network printer. OP may be interested in that as well: if you now have a USB printer, plugging it into the NAS will allow you to turn it into a network printer. Any NAS really; have never encountere...
by rene
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Home NAS
Replies: 32
Views: 1338

Re: Home NAS

My WD-NetCenter 250G died 3 weeks ago. Still boots and temporarily works after some rest, but will not stay alive on the LAN for more than 1 or 2 days :)
by rene
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [Mint 18, 19] Backup DVD to ISO
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: [Mint 18, 19] Backup DVD to ISO

The script goes out of its way somewhat to use dd rather than a simple read/write loop; I trust k3b will be more sensible than that :-) And yes, certainly an iso is an iso is an iso. I'm from the audio universe accustomed to being really pedantic about getting verifiably original bits off of a disc ...
by rene
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [Mint 18, 19] Backup DVD to ISO
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: [Mint 18, 19] Backup DVD to ISO

Yes, sure; mentioned DVD burner applications as alternative possibilities. I'm not completely sure though if those will read at blockdevice or filesystem level and in the latter case just remake the ISO on the fly. Not that that matters much, but the script is by design minimal even if only for educ...

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