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by Arch_Enemy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] VLC could not decode the format "h264"
Replies: 16
Views: 339

Re: VLC could not decode the format "h264"

BTW, next time you play it, do this:

Click on Tools, then click "Codec information".
by Arch_Enemy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] VLC could not decode the format "h264"
Replies: 16
Views: 339

Re: VLC could not decode the format "h264"

Have you updated VLC recently?

I'm having no issues with it, but since I have an nVidia card I loaded all the nVidia codecs as well.

You can get the latest VLC codecs from their website, but that wouldn't really explain the "Run Once" issue.
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 614
Views: 228305

Re: Linux is Not Windows

I wasn't paying attention. I do that now. Depending on your login manager, there is a down pointing caret, or a "gear" on the login window. You click that and select your choice of WMs. In KDE, on my system, it was in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. It said "Plasma", but when you click it ...
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 614
Views: 228305

Re: Linux is Not Windows

I really miss that "feature" from Mandrake where you could load different window managers and find one you liked. Back in the day, I think I spent more time in KDE than in anything else. KDE was always too "heavy" for me. It looked good, but with a lot of overhead. I settled on Gnome2 a long time a...
by Arch_Enemy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: lightdm doesn't start, possible GPU driver problem (i915)
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: lightdm doesn't start, possible GPU driver problem (i915)

The Directories mentioned were the ONLY ones move to the SSD?

Did you copy and paste, or did you use some other method to move them?

Have you tried looking on the SSD with Show Hidden Files set to see if there's something that was moved by accident?

And, did you label the SSD as Home?
by Arch_Enemy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 614
Views: 228305

Re: Linux is Not Windows

MurphCID wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:20 pm
Understood, I started Linux 1999-2000 with Mandrake 7 which was great, although it had NO real driver support, but it was fun to use. And you could load up lots of different window managers to try out.
Same here. Got it in the back of a book at Staples.
by Arch_Enemy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 614
Views: 228305

Re: Linux is Not Windows

wrote: ⤴ Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:50 pm In 2006, desktop Linux did not work out-of-the-box in some computers and was practically unusable by newbies/noobs and ordinary/average computer users. In 2006, maybe desktop Linux crashed more than Windows (XP).? = requiring reinstalls or replacements. Not sure ho...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: We have a visitor from far far away
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: We have a visitor from far far away

Portreve wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:26 pm
vansloneker wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:51 pm
What operating system would they be using?
I'm not sure which distro they use, but I'm pretty confident they're running it on Alienware systems.
You guys are rare today.
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: We have a visitor from far far away
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: We have a visitor from far far away

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:09 am
Who knows, the Klingons may already be out around Uranus, but we would never know.
Its actually the other way around...the old joke goes like this..."what does the Starship Enterprise and toilet paper have in common?"

"They both circle Uranus looking for Klingons"
Beat me to it... :lol:
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Are You Killing Your SSD with Dual Boot ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1606

Re: Are You Killing Your SSD with Dual Boot ?

I´m thinking of dual booting LM MATE v19.2 and the latest version of Kali Large. I am starting with a pristine new outta box Crucial 1 TB SSD so I´m particularly interested in this discussion. I have several Linux eligible laptops so I´m debating whether or not to have a Kali dedicated laptop or du...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Egads....what a fool...
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Egads....what a fool...

There are some programs I like to compile on my own machine. Some of them are available as packages, but sometimes they don't run correctly or are missing all the features, and sometimes it's just not available for Ubuntu or Mint. I usually use the Public folder to untar and build in, but I noticed ...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bedrock Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Bedrock Linux

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Arch_Enemy..."You're a braver man than i Ganga din"...but your still a masochist...lol...lol...DAMIEN
Youse guys is a riot!

It's fun! I have a spare harddrive I do all my terminal experiments on, so my main Mint install I use everyday doesn't meet with disaster. :D
by Arch_Enemy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bedrock Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Bedrock Linux

I gave up. It works, but trying to roll a USB was daunting. If I had persevered, I probably could have done it, but the ISO was HUGE! It did fit on a 16G USB stick. But I did learn a few things, and one of them was that the older programs I wanted to use were all available under the Trinity desktop,...
by Arch_Enemy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Neptune 6 - worth checking out
Replies: 18
Views: 754

Re: Neptune 6 - worth checking out

Oh Noes! More new stuff to check out! :wink: However, I am a MATE fan. I really liked the Windows 95 interface, and you get all that and more with MATE. I actually liked Windows 95, and I liked Win 98 SE2, XP & Win 7. I think Microsoft had too many users for their taste and decided with Windows 8 &...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Neptune 6 - worth checking out
Replies: 18
Views: 754

Re: Neptune 6 - worth checking out

Oh Noes! More new stuff to check out! :wink:

However, I am a MATE fan. I really liked the Windows 95 interface, and you get all that and more with MATE.
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.
Replies: 43
Views: 2073

Re: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.

The Carpenter controls the hammer only if he understands how to use it. When all one knows is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. However, I take your point, smgordon1259 . But...there's no FUN in that! Installing Arch, installing packages in Arch from AUR and having them fail, and then fixi...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bedrock Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Bedrock Linux

Oh, and about that kernel update! Since Bedrock is the gateway to the others, if a kernel update gets incorporated into an installation of another package, it screws up the initrid file. The package manager has no idea what's going on and just keeps trying to generate a new init over and over until ...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bedrock Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Bedrock Linux

To install Bedrock Linux: - Install a traditional Linux distro to use as a starting point. See here for reports of how well Bedrock interacts with various distros. - Download the latest installer corresponding to your CPU architecture from here or build your own from here . - Run the script as root...
by Arch_Enemy
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bedrock Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Bedrock Linux

hi lexqbit, dont worry too much about Arch_Enemy, he has been with LM for years now and knows his way pretty well around other linux operating systems as well. He just has this love/hate relationship with arch linux, hence his name of "Arch_Enemy"...lol...He loves to experiment, hence my joke about...
by Arch_Enemy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Live persistent USB sticks
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: Live persistent USB sticks

The BIGGER the Usb stick, the LONGER it will last. That is my knowledge gained from users on this forum. A 16 Gb stick will only last for a year, while a 256 Gb usb stick will last much longer. Well, sort of... but not really. ANY USB stick can run down after a while, but it usually takes a lot of ...

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