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by ugly
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to add MP3 files on external drive to music player?
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: How to add MP3 files on external drive to music player?

Libraries are a feature that I think started with Windows 7. It's not just for music, but by default there is a music library. Here's a description: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/libraries-great-feature-windows-7 I think it basically acts as a collection of folder locations that you can access in ...
by ugly
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Is Lutris safe ?
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Is Lutris safe ?

There's always a risk when you enter your credentials into any program. You're always making a judgment call about how much you trust the software you are installing. For Lutris, you shouldn't need to enter your credentials if you decide you don't trust the program with your credentials. That just h...
by ugly
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Auto start Python Script with init.d
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Auto start Python Script with init.d

I found using init.d to be unreliable. It took a lot of work and never worked quite right.

systemd has worked a lot better for me for running scripts at startup.
by ugly
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam fails to connect on Kernel 5.0.0-17
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Steam fails to connect on Kernel 5.0.0-17

Today's kernel update has the fix. Kernel 5.0.0-20 works.
by ugly
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Intel NUC7i7BNH (Kaby Lake) Crashes
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Intel NUC7i7BNH (Kaby Lake) Crashes

I had a mini-PC (a Zotac ZBOX, which is similar to a NUC), that was a Kaby Lake that kept crashing. I was able to successfully install Linux Mint and set up a bunch of programs. But then suddenly it started crashing within minutes of booting. As a test, I tried Windows and would get BSODs, but less ...
by ugly
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth audio - manage profile switching
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Bluetooth audio - manage profile switching

This should be possible. I use a few scripts to switch between audio devices, one of which is my Bluetooth headset. I have not tried going from HSP to A2DP, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. The commands you need to know how to use are pacmd and pactl Open the terminal and run: pacmd list-sinks ...
by ugly
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Create Animated GIF [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Create Animated GIF [SOLVED]

You should also be able to do this directly from the command line. Place all the images into a folder and run something like: convert -delay 20 -loop 0 *.jpg animated.gif -delay will be the delay between frames in milliseconds. -loop 0 will determine how many times it loops (0 for continuous) And th...
by ugly
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam fails to connect on Kernel 5.0.0-17
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Steam fails to connect on Kernel 5.0.0-17

Yesterday I received an update to Kernel version 5.0.0-17. After rebooting, I have been unable to connect to Steam. Steam attempts to login, but after about a minute, I get the Steam error message 'Can't connect to Steam network'. There doesn't appear to be any issues with the actual Steam network (...
by ugly
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Vivaldi Does Not Appear in Menu [Solved ... Sorta]
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Vivaldi Does Not Appear in Menu

I'm on 19.1 and Vivaldi shows up under the Internet sub-menu.
by ugly
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Windows open up on the secondary monitor.
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Windows open up on the secondary monitor.

secureIT wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:43 am
Hi ugly,

This is the board for Xfce.

By the way : for questions about cinnamon open a new thread in the cinnamon board.
Oh sorry, I wasn't paying attention. The 'Desktop & Window Managers' board lists all topics together.
by ugly
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Windows open up on the secondary monitor.
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Windows open up on the secondary monitor.

I'm actually on Cinnamon.

One program which always opens on my left monitor is the System Monitor.
by ugly
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills

jimallyn wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:18 pm
“A human being should be able to ... die gallantly ...” - Robert A. Heinlein
I tried to do that once. It didn't work out. And I never got a second chance at it.
by ugly
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills

I think you need to look at how much times have changed. The amount of free time that people have has been drastically reduced. Kids start school when they're 5 (and even younger for pre-school). Then they're expected to be in school to get college/university degree, which takes them into their earl...
by ugly
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Windows open up on the secondary monitor.
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Windows open up on the secondary monitor.

I have a similar set up and I've run into the same problem. Some programs don't seem to respect the primary monitor setting on the right side and a secondary on the left. It seems to happen most often when it's a sub-window of a program (like a setting window that you open from within a program). A ...
by ugly
Thu May 23, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Stable, Dependable Bluetooth Adapter for Mint 19?
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Stable, Dependable Bluetooth Adapter for Mint 19?

For USB dongles, I've only seen two chipsets the Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) and the Broadcom. In my experiences, they are both unreliable in different ways. I've found the Broadcom-based dongles to be not worth using. The initial connection works well. For audio, I've found the range to be very s...
by ugly
Fri May 17, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Recommended HDD Brands
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Recommended HDD Brands

Every brand of HDD is as unreliable as the other.

You'll be fine with either choice. Hard drives fail all the time, so almost everybody has a story about how one particular brand failed them. So, asking for user experiences probably won't be very much help.
by ugly
Thu May 16, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connection problems with bluetooth speakers
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: Connection problems with bluetooth speakers

repeating over and over only with an XBox One S controller bluetooth connection. But, for me, it seems to be an issue with a Bluetooth USB dongle that uses a Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) chipset. The only workaround I've found is to keep trying to connect the device in bluetoothctl. Sometimes it d...
by ugly
Mon May 06, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connection problems with bluetooth speakers
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: Connection problems with bluetooth speakers

I've had that issue with: [CHG] Device 00:E0:4C:EC:7C:70 Connected: yes [CHG] Device 00:E0:4C:EC:7C:70 Connected: no repeating over and over only with an XBox One S controller bluetooth connection. But, for me, it seems to be an issue with a Bluetooth USB dongle that uses a Cambridge Silicon Radio (...
by ugly
Wed May 01, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Blu-Ray Player
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Blu-Ray Player

I've found the best results are using Kodi. The newest version of Kodi allows you to play the disc and select from a list of video files on the disc, or play the full Blu Ray menu. Although, some features on the menus don't work or work unreliably. For example, with the menus enabled I was unable to...
by ugly
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connection problems with bluetooth speakers
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: Connection problems with bluetooth speakers

I've noticed some connection problems with bluetooth USB dongles, so I wanted to see if you were using a particular one. But it looks like you have something else.

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