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by jameskga
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Running PSX with Games application from Software Manager
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Running PSX with Games application from Software Manager

I can't find the directory ~/.config/gnome-games/platforms/PLATFORM/system where I'm supposed to put the PlayStation BIOS (and where 'PLATFORM' is SegaGenesis or any system). It's referenced here in the documentation: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Games/Documentation#Firmware_configuration Why can't I...
by jameskga
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: built-in security and password strength
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Re: built-in security and password strength

Cosmo points out real danger! This is especially true of anyone running bootleg Windows or pirated software. The likelihood of your computer being turned into a bot increases dramatically under those conditions, but even on Linux, under the right conditions, your computer can be absorbed into a hack...
by jameskga
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Start VPN in Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Start VPN in Linux Mint 18.3

It looks like you've already created a VPN connection, so that's good. You want it automatically logged in at the beginning of each session, right? Like as soon as you're online. VPN all day, every DAY, son! Do this: Click your network icon in the lower right panel. Click the network connection you ...
by jameskga
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?

Thank you. I followed that SMB checklist and got everything working. Everything, except the ability to view my Windows shares on either Linux computer. But this could be because I didn't actually share anything across the Homegroup. On the other hand, if I click my Windows 10 PC on the network view,...
by jameskga
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?

I can see you are an expert in this field! I will try your solutions this evening to see what I can do. Thank you so much for your help, altair.
by jameskga
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: 18.3 Xfce (beta) desktop feat. deskbar
Replies: 0
Views: 134

18.3 Xfce (beta) desktop feat. deskbar

On this budget laptop, where I need every pixel of vertical screen real estate I can get, the Xfce vertical deskbar makes the most sense. It is thin, stays out of the way, and looks good, too. It's actually quite colorful, all things considered, but that's not bad. It can look a bit dated, though. S...
by jameskga
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?

Thank you, that worked to share linux to Windows. I can make these private, but how do I set username and passwords for the folders? Also how do I get thunar to open Windows shares? I can see it on the desktop, but I get an error: Failed to open "PC-NAME". Failed to retrieve share list fro...
by jameskga
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?

that's why i can't find good info, i don't have nemo. xfce ships with thunar file manager
by jameskga
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

How do I share a directory to linux and windows PCs on a local network in Mint 18.3 Sylvia Xfce?

Hello! I am tired of moving my external HD around, so I need a way of transferring files across my three systems (Windows 10, Mint 18.3 Xfce [beta], and Mint 18.3 Cinnamon). My goal is to achieve this using only built-in features of the three operating systems. Tutorials for Cinnamon seem to indicat...
by jameskga
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 Quantum -- add-ons
Replies: 29
Views: 1647

Re: Firefox 57 Quantum -- add-ons

no UI improvement could possibly justify a regression in security!
by jameskga
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Linux Mint 18.3 on existing Windows XP / Ubuntu 12.04
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Re: Installing Linux Mint 18.3 on existing Windows XP / Ubuntu 12.04

Hey Gary! I don't know enough about partitions but in the meantime (while we wait for someone to answer your question), I am curious what you do with Win XP?
by jameskga
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint
Replies: 34
Views: 853

Re: How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint

turning GIMP to Photoshop by a theme, the result was pretty amazing, no about the virtual box's way, i hope its going to work for me, i've virtual box and i need to creat virtual windows 7 64 bit on it, do i have to install windows OS which is 3.46 GB!!!! VirtualBox is definitely the way to do it. ...
by jameskga
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Will the Mint 17.3 wifi card solution [Qualcomm Atheros QCA6164] work on LMDE2?
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Will the Mint 17.3 wifi card solution [Qualcomm Atheros QCA6164] work on LMDE2?

I was told to install backports last year as the kernel back then didn't support my wifi card. On Mint 18 the card works out of the box and I have internet. Does JeremyB's backports solution for Mint 17.3 apply on LMDE2? His answer here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=223034&a...
by jameskga
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?
Replies: 33
Views: 1500

Re: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?

That's a cool observation, ArtGirl. Thanks for sharing. Also strong answer, WutsInterweb. Lots of nice responses in this thread
by jameskga
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why two desktop environments?
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Why two desktop environments?

I prefer Xfce myself, and I find that after some customization with built-in options, it readily adapts to look rich and modern. Mint is the best because it offers something for everybody. But I was thinking also about the problem Xfce solves for Mate, in the way that it efficiently fills a demand f...
by jameskga
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why two desktop environments?
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Why two desktop environments?

Hello! Thank you all for being such a wonderful community and especially thank you, to the development team, for creating and sharpening the most competitive distribution of Linux in the industry. I have heard the question raised before but no clear answer why the Mint team develops two similar desk...
by jameskga
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?
Replies: 33
Views: 1500

Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?

I have taken a strong interest in Mint over the past year, so I have taken to watching Joe Collins and Chris Were on youtube, both of whom are well versed in Linux and seem to like talking about Mint. And I watch others, too. But there's something that bothers me about these youtubers who compare an...
by jameskga
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help reverting to windows10
Replies: 27
Views: 804

Re: Need help reverting to windows10

Why do you want to touch your screen so badly?

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