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by CaptainKirksChair
Fri May 25, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 91
Views: 2138

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

Moem wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:07 am
CaptainKirksChair wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 12:00 am
It's really not a question of trust.
Oh, in a way it is. You can trust Facebook to slurp up as much of your data as they possibly can, and to sell it to the highest bidder. :twisted:
Touche'
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed May 23, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screen capture suggestions please
Replies: 24
Views: 299

Re: Screen capture suggestions please

Try here:

https://alternativeto.net/software/snag ... form=linux

Shutter is highly recommended. Ignore the comment. Yes SnagIt does editing as well, which you can do in GIMP.
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue May 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 91
Views: 2138

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

It's really not a question of trust. It's social media; your privacy is almost nonexistent. For me, I have a life. I don't have extra hours in the day to spend on Facebook. When I WAS on Facebook, I realized it was consuming all of my free time. Goodbye Facebook!
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun May 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: UEFI for cold newbies
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: UEFI for cold newbies

It is likely that the Win10 system was using NTFS and "Fast Startup" is enabled though Windows power options. If that's the case, you may not be able to mount the hard drive in Mint. So I doubt you'll be able to recover any files. It's the fast startup that causes the problem. It's just a version of...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun May 20, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble Booting LM 18 on iMac
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Trouble Booting LM 18 on iMac

I also have an iMac, 9.1, which works flawlessly with Mint 18.2. But we should get a look at the system that has the problem. Enter the following command from a terminal. If you type, the letter F is a capital. inxi -Fxz Paste the output back here between the Code tags. That's the fifth button from ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue May 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux on a Mac computer? (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Linux on a Mac computer? (solved)

I have Mint 18.2 on my iMac 9.1 I use as my daily driver. Works great. Trying Mint with the LiveUSB is always a good idea. And yes, you do have to hold down the Alt/Option key to get to the screen to choose your boot device. Not a problem with a wired keyboard. If you are using a wireless keyboard, ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun May 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 63
Views: 1991

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

For Mint 19, KDE will be dropped. Manjaro still uses KDE as a desktop environment. Mint KDE users want to find a distro with KDE. Hence, the increase in DistroWatch views.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat May 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: "Wi-Fi Network Authentication" keeps popping up RESOLVED
Replies: 40
Views: 535

Re: "Wi-Fi Network Authentication" keeps popping up

Another possibility is disabling IPv6. I had a similar issue with an Atheros wifi card and disabling IPv6 solved my connection issues. From the menu, open Network. Find your wireless network connection. There should be a tool (configuration) icon. Click it. Choose IPv6 and then move the slider to Of...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed May 02, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Looking at buying a new full HD monitor
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: Looking at buying a new full HD monitor

Personal opinion. Do not get an HD (1920x1080) monitor. I don't like them. To me, they really don't look good at all. I much prefer the 1920x1200 size. The 1920x1080 is a 16:9 aspect ratio. The 1920x1200 is a 16:10 (8:5) aspect ratio. It is MUCH easier on the eyes, gives you more screen real estate,...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Post your mouse and keyboard here.
Replies: 49
Views: 5671

Re: Post your mouse and keyboard here.

Logitech K350 Wireless keyboard Logitech M705 Wireless mouse Plugged in the USB transmitter and everything works out of the box. Not all of the custom buttons work -- some do, some don't. But it does work. System: Host: Linux-iMac Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 6'8" 350 lb Australian Rugby player
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: 6'8" 350 lb Australian Rugby player

Do they pass in rugby? Only backwards. If you want to see forward passing in something other than US/Canadian Football, check out Australian Rules Football. They hand pass (similar to an underhand volleyball serve) and kick the ball forward. Rugby, Footie, Canadian Football, or US Football, all gre...
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Red cross in my update manager
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Red cross in my update manager

Do you have an internet connection? If not, the update cannot proceed.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Make your Mint Beautiful.
Replies: 11
Views: 5835

Re: Make your Mint Beautiful.

I have found the trick to a beautiful desktop is either take your own photos, or find the ones you like on the web. What is necessary are photos that match your current monitor's aspect ratio. Most Macs will have a 16x10 ratio (actually 8x5) and most "HD" monitors have an aspect ratio of 16x9. Non M...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Keep Asus Recovery partition, new install Mint Cinnamon 18.1
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Keep Asus Recovery partition, new install Mint Cinnamon 18.1

So you have a single 250 GB hard drive partitioned like this: 60gb - C: drive 160gb - D: drive 15gb - hidden recovery If you are NOT trying to save anything from either C: or D:, you can boot to a Mint LiveUSB and use Gparted to remove all partitions except the 15gb hidden recovery partition. Then y...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USBs not working properly - about to give up
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: USBs not working properly - about to give up

Try creating a LiveUSB or LiveCD of Mint 18.3 and boot to that. See if the USB ports work then. You could also try creating a new user and logging in that way to see if anything changes. While USB problems would be more system than user, you just never know.
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 91
Views: 2138

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

jimallyn wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:56 pm
On this planet, markets are controlled by those who have too much already, and solely for their own benefit.
And no is ever required to do business with any of them. But they also employ millions of people who have a pretty good standard of living. I'll take that.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 70
Views: 2809

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

As many have said, some *buntu variant or other Debian-based system. As long as I can customize it like Mint, I'll be good to go.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Problems Installing Libre Office
Replies: 18
Views: 403

Re: Problems Installing Libre Office

So I should: sudo apt-get install libreoffice-style-mint ? That command will work. I just tried it and mine is at the latest version so nothing happened. Give it a try, then test LO. Let us know. It wasn't installed so it is now. LO still seems to be working fine. Perfect! So now we know the answer...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Problems Installing Libre Office
Replies: 18
Views: 403

Re: Problems Installing Libre Office

gdp1989 wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:31 pm
So I should:
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-style-mint?
That command will work. I just tried it and mine is at the latest version so nothing happened. Give it a try, then test LO. Let us know.
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Problems Installing Libre Office
Replies: 18
Views: 403

Re: Problems Installing Libre Office

Nothing Still the same results. apt purge libreoffice I have found that the following works as a full LO uninstall: sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove Then you download the latest LO for Linux and at a terminal in the DEBS subfolder, run this command...

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