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by zcot
Sat May 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there a Lightweight alternative to VLC?
Replies: 33
Views: 690

Re: Is there a Lightweight alternative to VLC?

lightweight alternative to VLC is VLC? :D

Code: Select all

vlc -I ncurses
by zcot
Sat May 11, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Unable to upgrade kernel in Feren
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Unable to upgrade kernel in Feren

Have you installed another linux after you installed Feren? I know that in a UEFI system (don't know about MBR) with multiple Ubuntu based distros (and assuming that Feren works the same as Mint by putting its bootloader in the Ubuntu folder in the ESP), the bootloader will use the grub.cfg menu fi...
by zcot
Mon May 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 444

Re: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through

Unfortunate man. :cry: Sorry to hear it. W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems + Downloading upgrade packages... ------------------------------------------------- APT will now download the package updates necessary for the upgrade to Linux Mint 18 'Sarah'. Do you want to co...
by zcot
Sun May 05, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Commodore 64 space nature
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Commodore 64 space nature

I recently stumbled on some 8-bit music remaking songs by a band called Rush. And I have been familiar with some Rush songs over the years, so I wanted to hear it. It was fun to listen to. Although it's not as fun as the original, especially with a band like Rush who is probably making more complex ...
by zcot
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Wallpaper for Linux Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: Wallpaper for Linux Mint

Looks good. Nice!

novice brick mason though! :lol:

I like it.
by zcot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Commodore 64 space nature
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Commodore 64 space nature

This is an interesting journey that you are speaking about. I also worked with using the C64 and had many fun times. This Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code language is so basic so that it can be used as a learning point, and for simple, quick, and easy, representations. But also, it c...
by zcot
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The pros of XFCE DE?
Replies: 19
Views: 984

Re: The pros of XFCE DE?

I think the workspace margins function is a cool feature I haven't seen elsewhere... -saw someone call it a desktop gutter. If you maximize a window it won't overtake the margin so you have your stock ticker, eyeballs, or some people like some screen applets, or conky stuff there. I'm guessing it ju...
by zcot
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My hands have started to shake.
Replies: 25
Views: 1016

Re: My hands have started to shake.

maybe any of this has some use... some text selections: double-click mouse the first or last word you want to include, or do not select anything and just set the caret position to the desired spot. then use the key combinations while continuing to hold and/or modify the key combos until you get the ...
by zcot
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: [SOLVED]How to add ping test to conky
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: How to add ping test to conky

To AndyMH: I added your line with Ping as text and the appropriate font and color and it works. Let me know how i can buy you a coffee (a promise is a promise lol) To zcot: oh boy I feel like I owe you an answer even though I couldn't go through all your post (newbie, level1). In windows I had a ni...
by zcot
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: [SOLVED]How to add ping test to conky
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: How to add ping test to conky

Good stuff AndyMH. Yea, but Crybaby, what about the point of it. You say you want to monitor the speed of your connection? This is doable and works, but it does seem skewed, or not specifically right, on a number of levels. 10 secs seems excessive for the point, although sure, we can do every 1 seco...
by zcot
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Vertical layout for Japanese font
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Vertical layout for Japanese font

maybe this? It's the only functionality I can visualize from within conky anyway. listed as config item: max_text_width width When a line in the output contains 'width' chars and the end isn't reached, the next char will start on a new line. If you want to make sure that lines don't get broken, set ...
by zcot
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Has anyone managed to install and run "KDE Connect Indicator" (Flatpak) in LM 18.3?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Is Flatpak supposed to work in LM 18.3?

Does one ever see errors from within mintinstall? If you click the triangle arrow thingy. At this point you could look in the /var/log/apt/term.log file to see what was shown from within mintinstall. Look at the bottom between lines "Log started" and "Log ended" and find the appropriate date/time. ...
by zcot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint boot black screen
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Linux Mint boot black screen

the available drivers from Ubuntu around this timeframe are nvidia-304 or nvidia-340. nvidia-304 will not work on Mint 19.x versions since Ubuntu ended up removing it from the repo due to it reaching End Of Life support from Nividia and also Ubuntu has not provided any updated kernel modules for the...
by zcot
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2968

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

, and it prevents a mass amount of blind faith of users putting the system into a bad or less than preferred place. Blind faith is fine by me. Absolutely! and it's great that it can be that way(me too). I'm not a dev or in any dev circles with it, but I am motivated technically, and just looking fr...
by zcot
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2968

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

. That is shifting to a false sense of stability because the "ease of being able to pop right back to where we were in the case of an issue" may not be that easy - eg Timeshift and Windows's System Restore have been known to fail to restore sometimes. Your points are taken, sure. But we're not in t...
by zcot
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2968

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

Maybe we shouldn't be so emotional about something, but maybe we shouldn't frame something in what seems to be an emotionally charging way. :lol: :wink: But anyway, I see the whole thing as a good deal because it helps to bring better knowledge about the whole update/regression/fix topic, and it pre...
by zcot
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint asks password
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Mint asks password

The Mint live session password is nothing. -use [Enter] key. User: Mint Password: Corrected username: mint Note the lowercase letter m . For Linux mint and Mint are 2 different usernames. And the live system has got user mint only, not the other one. Ha! Oh yea, that makes a difference. :shock: I d...
by zcot
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint asks password
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Mint asks password

The Mint live session password is nothing. -use [Enter] key.

User: Mint
Password:
by zcot
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Few fast questions for newbie
Replies: 28
Views: 837

Re: Few fast questions for newbie

not sure if you solved that yet, but as mentioned above: ;)
zcot wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:25 am

fast quick search grub boot truecrypt:
https://www.google.com/search?q=grub+boot+truecrypt
definitely doable, those search results talk about it.
by zcot
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Few fast questions for newbie
Replies: 28
Views: 837

Re: Few fast questions for newbie

And last but not least I have 2 HDD - one with windows 7 whole encoded with truecrypt (7.1a) and second HDD with linux. When I boot from linux HDD there is nice boot manager (I guess this boot manager is called GRUB?) - to chose what system I want to run. I would like it be use all the time so chan...

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