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by bertradio
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Installed Firejail - some applications no longer run
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: [Solved] Installed Firejail - some applications no longer run

I ran into the same problem. When you run firecfg it sets up a bunch of shortcuts in /usr/local/bin so that those programs run in firejail. I found this a major bother and Dropbox did not function properly. So I went and deleted all the shortcuts and now have more control over what runs in firejail ...
by bertradio
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cut - Edit movie
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Cut - Edit movie

Check out kdenlive and OpenShot.
by bertradio
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot windows10/Mint20, Asus laptop's display hangs after grub menu, with empty, black screen- Solved
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Dual boot windows10/Mint20, Asus laptop's display hangs after grub menu, with empty, black screen- Solved

Strange. It looks like the right file.

I did the update from Windows on my UX305UA and it worked.

Regardless of your current problem, it's probably a good idea to update the BIOS.

Good luck.
by bertradio
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot windows10/Mint20, Asus laptop's display hangs after grub menu, with empty, black screen- Solved
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Dual boot windows10/Mint20, Asus laptop's display hangs after grub menu, with empty, black screen- Solved

Have you checked your BIOS version? I have a UX305UA and ran into the same problem with 19.3 After trying a lot of things, I discovered my BIOS was version 201 from 2015. The Asus support site had an update to version 302 from 2019. I installed this and it now appears the machine is properly booting.
by bertradio
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot windows10/Mint20, Asus laptop's display hangs after grub menu, with empty, black screen- Solved
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Dual boot windows10/Mint20, Asus laptop's display hangs after grub menu, with empty, black screen

I had a similar problem on my Asus laptop with a recent kernel update. I was able to fix the problem by selecting Advanced from the grub menu and then "grub - Update the grub bootloader". After this the laptop has booted normally. Not sure what the problem was, but this fixed it.
by bertradio
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Clipboard
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Linux Clipboard

I use Clipit and have been very happy with it.
by bertradio
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Newbie with a Quicken solution
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Newbie with a Quicken solution

Been using Quicken with Crossover for years. Works like a charm.

But looking into https://www.gnucash.org/. Anyone have experience with it? Interested in whether data transfers easily from Quicken and online banks and credit cards. My accounting needs are simple, but do need the transfers.
by bertradio
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1

Wikipedia on XIM; The X Input Method (or XIM) was the original input method framework for the X Window System.[1] It predates IBus, SCIM, uim and IIIMF. The specification[2] is published most recently in 1994 by (and copyright held by) the X Consortium. Although rarely used today, XIM is historicall...
by bertradio
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1

Upon further reading, I found there there is a file /etc/X11/xinit/xinputrc which contains the line 'run_im default'. If ~/.xinputrc does not exist, this is the file that is used. I have renamed ~/.xinputrc on both my machines to just run the default and things seem to be just fine.
by bertradio
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1
Replies: 14
Views: 570

[SOLVED] Re: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1

Thanks. I checked .xinputrc on my laptop (where Audacity works) and my desktop (where I had the problem). On the laptop, the line was 'run-im none'. On the desktop it was 'run-im ibus'. I changed the desktop to match the laptop and now Audacity 2.4.2 works like a charm. Evidently .xinputrc was autom...
by bertradio
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1 and 2.4.2

Just tried to install 2.4.2 from Update Manager and have the same video issues. I do not have them on my laptop which is also running Mint 19.3.

Anyone else have these video issues? Solution?

Thanks
by bertradio
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Recommendations for a ftp app
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Recommendations for a ftp app

I've used Filezilla with 19.3 with no problems. It does work and it's both stable and filled with features.
by bertradio
Sat May 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1

Thanks for taking the time to give me a detailed reply. The ppa on my system is ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/audacity/ubuntu bionic main I have 2.3.3 installed (reverted so it works) and Synaptic shows the latest version as 2.4.1 build 2. My Software Manager gave me the update the other day. I ...
by bertradio
Sat May 23, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1

Audacity was installed via the Software Manager. Having no other video issues with any programs. System: Host: desktop-linux Kernel: 5.3.0-53-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Desktop System:...
by bertradio
Thu May 21, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1

I updated Audacity to 2.4.1 today and am having a series of video problems. If I open Audacity with no file, I used to get solid gray between the top menus and toolbars, and the toolbars at the bottom. With the new version, this area shows what is on the desktop under Audactiy -- as if the area in A...
by bertradio
Sat May 02, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird email question
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Thunderbird email question

If you check Preferences->Composition->Addressing->"Automatically add outgoing email addresses...." then the addresses of all your outgoing mail are added to the Collected Addresses address book or any other book you specify. Personally I don't have a need for this so I leave it unchecked....
by bertradio
Sat May 02, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird email question
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Thunderbird email question

Try Preferences > Display > Advanced and check "Close message window/tab on move or delete". Does this do what you want?
by bertradio
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Random string generator
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Random string generator

Check out pwgen which generates passwords with a lot of options. You can redirect to a file in a loop using >> to add to a text file.

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