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by Bob M
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC - SWF
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: VLC - SWF

Thanks for your input everyone. I think we can safely say that VLC is not reliable when it comes to dealing with SWF files. Flemur, I tried to download Adobe Flashplayer, but have run into all sorts of problems just trying to download it. I’m wondering if it is still available as one site threw up a...
by Bob M
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC - SWF
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: VLC - SWF

I’m not saying I know better than you at all. What I am saying is there are more than one swf files that won’t play on VLC, but will play on Flash Movie Player. I’ve uploaded this one to Dropbox as an example. https://www.dropbox.com/s/seknffsk1icndpd/Hervey%20Bay.swf?dl=0 It’s only shots around a b...
by Bob M
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC - SWF
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: VLC - SWF

Don't think it's file corruption because there are a number of them and they all play fine under Flash Movie Player which is actually a Windows program operating under wine.
by Bob M
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC - SWF
Replies: 14
Views: 175

Re: VLC - SWF

Thanks for that Catweazel.

Any suggestions why mine doesn't?
by Bob M
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC - SWF
Replies: 14
Views: 175

VLC - SWF

Can somebody please tell me if VLC Media Player will play SWF files.

I'm getting a lot of contradictory answers. (Mine won't)

OS Mint 18 - Cinnamon - VLC 2.2.2 Weatherwax

Thanks
by Bob M
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Multiple Bluetooth Speakers.
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Multiple Bluetooth Speakers.

Thanks very much phd21, your input is appreciated. Yes, it looks to me like a standard USB Bluetooth Dongle is only good for pairing with one device. However, a Bluetooth Transmitter is good for more, but typically only two devices. Then stereo comes into the equation and I can’t find any defining a...
by Bob M
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Multiple Bluetooth Speakers.
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Multiple Bluetooth Speakers.

Mint Ver 18 – Sarah – Cinnamon. I’ve been trying to get this computer to run three Bluetooth speakers from a MP3 Music Library at the same time. (All playing the same tune to speakers in different rooms) Google has given me conflicting answers, so I wondered if anyone here has had any success doing...
by Bob M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update again.
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update again.

Thanks Marziano, that seems to have worked, fingers crossed. :D
by Bob M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update again.
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update again.

Thanks Karl.

Unfortunately I have no idea how to remove that line.

As you can see I'm as green as grass when it comes to Terminal Commands in Linux. :D
by Bob M
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update again.
Replies: 7
Views: 276

[SOLVED] Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update again.

Well wouldn’t it rock you? The fault considered fixed in thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=270922 has resurfaced. So, following the previous instructions this is what I’ve got now. inxi -r bob@bob-desktop ~ $ inxi -r Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/...
by Bob M
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update. (Solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update. (Solved)

All good this morning, (I'm UTC +12) so I've marked it solved. :D
by Bob M
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update. (Solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update.

Thanks very much Marziano and karichen for your time and trouble. Well, the good news is I managed to follow karichen’s instructions and now all is well and updating. Just a little heads-up, the adjustments need a computer restart to take effect. :wink: So thank you both once again, and I’ll sign th...
by Bob M
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update. (Solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update.

Ok, the red X on the Synaptic Manager applet on the panel is back, but I’m afraid I’m way out of my depth now and am struggling to get my head around karlchen’s instructions. :oops: It’s not the instructions that are a problem it’s my inexperience. :( Anyway, I’ll read through them yet again and see...
by Bob M
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update. (Solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update.

Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/audio-recorder-ppa-xenial.list deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu xenial main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu xenial main Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list d...
by Bob M
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update. (Solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update.

Hold the phone guys. :D

Having followed Marziano's instructions I now have a tick on the Update Managers Icon. :?: :?:

Still looks like there could be a problem or two looking at the output??

@ karichen Mint Ver is 64-bit.
by Bob M
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update. (Solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update.

[sudo] password for bob: Ign:1 http://ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz/linux/mint/packages sarah InRelease Hit:2 http://ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:4 http://ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz/ubuntu xenial-backports In...
by Bob M
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update. (Solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update. (Solved)

Now I’m sure this will have been covered before, but I can’t find it, so I wonder if someone could direct me to the thread? :oops: However, in case it hasn’t, the problem is as follows. Synaptic Update Manager can’t refresh the list of updates or download all Repository Indexes. Ok, the Internet is ...
by Bob M
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: eMMC Drive and Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: eMMC Drive and Mint

Thanks for that catweazel. I did a quick search and came up with loads of technicalities so thought I'd keep it simple. I think the laptop belongs to yet another party and Win 10 has overwhelmed it, so they are looking for an alternative OS. I'm a Mint fan so thought I'd better not get it any bad pr...
by Bob M
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: eMMC Drive and Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 111

eMMC Drive and Mint

An acquaintance would like to install Mint on a cheap laptop with a eMMC drive.

Question: Do they play nice together? :D
by Bob M
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disableing Pointing Stick and Associated Buttons.
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Disableing Pointing Stick and Associated Buttons.

A friend of mine is having trouble with his HP ProBook 6550B notebook in that he keeps hitting the Pointing Stick Buttons as he types. (He’s 87 and nearly blind) So what I’d like to know is if there is a way to turn off the Pointing Stick and associated Two Buttons? Not sure if this should be in the...

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