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by GS3
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WINE error: Cannot find Microsoft.VC80.CRT
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: WINE error: Cannot find Microsoft.VC80.CRT

Thanks trytip. I installed winetricks but I get one error after another so I am giving up for now.
by GS3
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WINE error: Cannot find Microsoft.VC80.CRT
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: WINE error: Cannot find Microsoft.VC80.CRT

Thanks but that sounds like more complicated than I want to get into right now. I think I'll wait.
by GS3
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WINE error: Cannot find Microsoft.VC80.CRT
Replies: 4
Views: 98

WINE error: Cannot find Microsoft.VC80.CRT

I am trying to run Sketchup 8 with WINE but I get an error saying it cannot find "Microsoft.VC80.CRT". fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.CRT" (8.0.50727.6195) fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC80.C...
by GS3
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I dread what is comming
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: I dread what is comming

I just tell people that the last Windows OS I know anything about is Windows XP. This has the advantage of being the truth.
by GS3
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows Update Nixes Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: Windows Update Nixes Mint

simple simon wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:33 am
Alas but the laptop only has space for one hard drive!
Every time I post the same thing I get the same reply which I immediately forget. I blame it on old age. Sorry about that.
by GS3
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows Update Nixes Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: Windows Update Nixes Mint

This is a story often heard. I do not understand why people insist in setting up two OS on the same drive when it is so liable to give problems and if the drive dies you are doubly screwed. The cost of disk space these days is so low that it is not worth trying to save a penny. Just install each OS ...
by GS3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer - sharing the frustration.
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Teamviewer - sharing the frustration.

NB: the very latest version of Teamviewer is Not Currently available in the LinuxMint Repositories, & thus will only be available via an direct download. :o but it will auto-update, once it is installed via it's *.deb file. I installed V14 and it almost immediate updated to V14.1.18533 which is wha...
by GS3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer - sharing the frustration.
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Teamviewer - sharing the frustration.

administrollaattori wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:34 am
The last "workable" Teamviewer is 32-bit version 12
I was using V12 but they were aggressively warning it will stop working soon and you need to update. Since you need to go through their servers to connect there is no way to get around that.
by GS3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google Maps "Plus Codes"
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Google Maps "Plus Codes"

They've been out a while and do not seem to be getting much traction. I think latitude and longitude may be a tad longer but easier to understand by everybody.
by GS3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to improve Chromium
Replies: 22
Views: 562

Re: Microsoft to improve Chromium

I am not commenting on Chromium specifically but I find it extremely irritating when I try to open a page and my browser (not Chromium) freezes because it is waiting to download something which is not downloading due to bad connection or whatever. Maybe it has to be that way but today's pages are so...
by GS3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer - sharing the frustration.
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Teamviewer - sharing the frustration.

OK, I think I have determined what triggered the "commercial use suspected" message. In my LAN I use a computer as a router to the Internet. All the computers on the network had been using Teamviewer without problem. Except I had never used Teamviewer on the router computer itself. Then I ran Teamvi...
by GS3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Privacy is not just a personal matter
Replies: 30
Views: 911

Re: Privacy is not just a personal matter

Oh, I had not thought that I might have problems and have to return to Android. If I install another OS can I later re-install Android? In fact, this phone comes with some ATT-specific version and I would rather have a generic version. Is that possible?
by GS3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Privacy is not just a personal matter
Replies: 30
Views: 911

Re: Privacy is not just a personal matter

Thanks, I already saw a Youtube video showing how to do the replacement. I know I could do it but I think I would rather pay someone who has some practice and that would save me time and frustration. It seems the battery itself is the greater part of the cost. I would probably use it with a battery ...
by GS3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Privacy is not just a personal matter
Replies: 30
Views: 911

Re: Privacy is not just a personal matter

Thanks, I see there is a version of lineageOS for my phone (470 MB!) but I will have to learn how to install it because I haven't the foggiest idea. The good thing is that I can risk playing around because it is not a phone I am using. In fact it was given to me because the battery hardly holds a ch...
by GS3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Privacy is not just a personal matter
Replies: 30
Views: 911

Re: Privacy is not just a personal matter

Thanks Moem and absquefenestris , that looks interesting. I am afraid I know nothing about Android and have no idea how I would go about installing LineageOS if that is possible. I will look into it. In any case, I am finding out that to install most apps you need to register with a Google account s...
by GS3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using Linux to log external HW events / switches
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Using Linux to log external HW events / switches

Thanks all for your input. I have been away and this was put on a back burner. When I have time I will get back to this issue. For years I have been thinking I should learn Arduino but i keep putting it off. I need to climb that first step.
by GS3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Privacy is not just a personal matter
Replies: 30
Views: 911

Re: Privacy is not just a personal matter

I was just gifted a (used) Samsung S7 Edge (with a battery on the fringe). My wife said "put a SIM card in it and try it" but I preferred not to. I turned it on and connected to that home's wifi and it instantly told me exact location and weather etc. Android (Google), keeps track of wifi access poi...
by GS3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer - sharing the frustration.
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Teamviewer - sharing the frustration.

I have recommended Teamviewer repeatedly, here and elsewhere. It is simple, does what it is supposed to do, and runs on Windows and Linux. Now they make you upgrade to version 14 which tells you "commercial use suspected" and pretty much shuts you out. That is my experience with Windows. Now I want ...
by GS3
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If you want a divorce
Replies: 39
Views: 1158

Re: If you want a divorce

Talking about marriage my boss once said to me "with my marriage you could make a movie like Romeo and Juliet ... but with a sad ending". :)
by GS3
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using Linux to log external HW events / switches
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Using Linux to log external HW events / switches

I would like to log events like closing of switches. Very simple requirements. Log, in a text file, time and change in switch status. First problem to resolve is how to get the info to the PC. My machine has a serial DB9 connector and that seems to me like the simplest way to interface. I would have...

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