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by Turtletronic
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Finished With This Topic] Have You Ever Tried To Take a PC Back To Windows?
Replies: 67
Views: 1875

Re: Have You Ever Tried To Take a PC Back To Windows?

People should hold in mind that everything pre-Win10 will cause problems as the auth servers were taken down long ago. So no serial checks for XP, Seven, et cetera (with all the annoying consequences - right up to 30-day-runtime-before-lockdown, depending on location). And I will not even go into &q...
by Turtletronic
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Unable to Import New Mp3 Files From My Music Entertaiment Library
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Unable to Import New Mp3 Files From My Music Entertaiment Library

Check user/read/write permissions on the music files. The files might be incorrectly attributed under Linux (depending on how you copied them). While at it, check the tagging. Clementine is aged/outdated junk which may screw up on wonky tags anyway (you might perhaps try Strawberry instead).
by Turtletronic
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How install driver Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT Mint 20 mate
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: How install driver Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT Mint 20 mate

I installed Mint 20 Mate. I got problems with videodriver Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT. ... Its a bad turn of Linux Mint that a new distro LM 20 cannot give solutions for NVIDIA graphic cards. I saw many persons complaining of failing NVIDIA cards on this forum in new distro LM 20 (and LM 19.3). It looks...
by Turtletronic
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What Linux app can really fix a NTFS filesystem?
Replies: 23
Views: 774

Re: What Linux app can really fix a NTFS filesystem?

Went out of my way and managed to get a bare metal Windows 8.1 machine running; connected that external HDD to it and... it's unallocated space! So I can now say without a shadow of a doubt that Linux Mint/Disks fracks up NTFS partitioning, rendering any and all drives formatted with it completely ...
by Turtletronic
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clementine Skips all WMA files
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Clementine Skips all WMA files

Excuse me, but why do you bother to try software so outdated that archeologists are starting to camp on the website? The "modern software" Clementine was up-to date when Debian 8 came out, nowadays people use Debian 10. With thousands of open issues from back then alone, each OS step takes...
by Turtletronic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hardware Compatibility List for mint
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

there is so many there to look though its just like going though a needle in a hay stack Well, seeing that your rig is a little dated you could try 19.3 XFCE. MATE is medium, but Cinnamon is too heavy. 19.3 is the last Mint that supports 32bit and even that it will fizz out support next year. You a...
by Turtletronic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hardware Compatibility List for mint
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Hardware Compatibility List for mint

zcot wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Linux will run on almost any computer on the planet, even the ones in space. ;)
Only if you refer to 64bit rigs, 32bit "pepsi".
by Turtletronic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Trying to import my music library
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Trying to import my music library

Before people try to suggest other software they should make sure that your base material is a-okay. You mention iTunes, so make sure that all your music files are (a) in matching folders (b) you have ownership of that structure and (c) the files are properly tagged; both is (according to Apple TOS ...
by Turtletronic
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: image is saved without an icon and cannot be openend in GIMP
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: image is saved without an icon and cannot be openend in GIMP

You probably want to say that the system does not create a matching icon to a downloaded JPG file and that GiMP can not read that file? Chances are that the image you downloaded is actually a WEBP with a JPG extension or a WEBM with a GIF file extension, with kind regards from Google and/or Mozilla....
by Turtletronic
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't format SD-Card: says write-protected but it's not!
Replies: 25
Views: 800

Re: Can't format SD-Card: says write-protected but it's not!

"It's dead, Jim!" - a common occurrence with SD cards, especially microSD.
OS or device don't matter, it just happens.
As you wanted to format anyway it's obvious that here is no data to be backed up.
I always break up the cards before I throw them into the recycle bin - just to be sure.
by Turtletronic
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox Title Bar odd behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Firefox Title Bar odd behavior

Are you sure this is not a carry-over from the bull Mozilla caused with their "new-and-improved" zoombar nonsense?
Google that; see also viewtopic.php?p=1824499.
by Turtletronic
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn off all automatic EXIF image rotation - for good
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Turn off all automatic EXIF image rotation - for good

Just to clarify - you know that the EXIF rotation flag is stored *IN* the image right? So if you use a program "A" which allows you to disable automatic use of this flag this is not going to be respected by program "B" or any other application. The EXIF rotation flag has to be SA...
by Turtletronic
Fri May 15, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem with running GIMP (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Problem with running GIMP

GIMP 2.10.14 was (and is) buggy as heck, the two largest bugs actually endangering your images. One was the fallback to 72dpi (regardless of settings) which could ruin your data when handling pre-print jobs used to 300 dpi+. Far worse was the layer-trigger-bug which occurred when an image without la...
by Turtletronic
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Popups in chrome keep coming
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: Popups in chrome keep coming

That looks like a SITE NOTIFICATION. For a while now, most browsers include a function which allow sites to send "notifications". While this may be useful and wanted sometimes, the system was abused by spammers the moment it came out. Technically these are "pop-ups" but on a diff...
by Turtletronic
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Writer Web does not stick single space line (between the 1st & 2nd line)
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Writer Web does not stick single space line (between the 1st & 2nd line)

That markup is utter chaos and - seeing it's HTML 4.0 - long deprecated anyway. Your "html" uses three font definitions PER ROW and closes them again, in each and every line. Regular HTML defines font types/sizes exactly ONCE, in the header. Inline formatting (like your "html") i...
by Turtletronic
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [AMD] Set refresh rate to 144 Hz or 75 Hz
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: [AMD] Set refresh rate to 144 Hz or 75 Hz

Maximum 75 Hz and that only with DisplayPort or HDMI cable. Why? Certain components of that display do not allow higher frequencies; the producer says that 75 Hz is max (see G2730H tech specs). It's not like you are trying to overclock a CPU (which can take higher cycles but was downgraded for 'reas...
by Turtletronic
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gradio so huge ?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Gradio so huge ?

You did not grace us with further information, so I assume that you are talking about the FlatCrap (sorry, FlatPak) release. All these "improved" installation systems like AppImage, FlatPak or Snaps are bloated to the max in comparison to "plain" apps as they include everything t...
by Turtletronic
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Foremost vs Photorec does anyone have own experience of it ??
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Foremost vs Photorec does anyone have OWN EXPERIENCE of it ??

The time you are wasting trying to find the best recovery app should rather be invested in making a reliable backup plan. Don't worry about spilled milk, avoid spilling it in the first place. All these apps have PRO and CON points. And the one which may work "better" now may fail when you ...
by Turtletronic
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How is a website detecting my previous visits with....
Replies: 96
Views: 11451

Re: How is a website detecting my previous visits with....

It was clear from your first post that you wondered what could be affecting you (cookies aside). The answer is probably browser fingerprinting (alias canvas fingerprinting), a method which does not store data on your rig at all. It uses a function of the HTML5 "canvas" element to fingerpri...
by Turtletronic
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to rollback the recent Adobie Flash Plugin update?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Is it possible to rollback the recent Adobie Flash Plugin update?

Also, Flash is finally going EOL (End Of Life) end of this year anyway. All reputed sites, banks, streamers and whatever have long switched to HTML5. If you still use Flash your problem is not some version or update but your mindset. Trying to use deprecated, useless software is more than a burden f...

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