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by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux Mint?
Replies: 24
Views: 506

Re: Why Linux Mint?

Question: Why Linux Mint? Answer: Windows. Another 10 round bout with the spouse-unit's computer. Restart-freeze-hard boot-slow-restart-update-restart-update-restart-update... ad infinitum . It was pretty much just a real expensive paperweight all of yesterday. It has Mint 18.3 in a dual boot confi...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Difference between actors voices and action scenes volume
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Difference between actors voices and action scenes volume

I am finding that I now have to enable closed captioning on practically everything I watch. At first I thought I was losing my hearing. Then my son told me HE has to enable closed captioning because he is always missing some of the dialog as well. So now I know it's the program. However, I don't hav...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 22
Views: 569

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

iMac 9.1, 8GB Ram, Intel Core2 Duo, Clock speeds: 1: 1862 MHz 2: 2394 MHz, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 320GB Western Digital @5400 rpm.

$300.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Reminded yet again, why I hate Win10
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Reminded yet again, why I hate Win10

If all they need to do is web-surfing, on-line bill pay, watching UToob videos, social media, word processing (homework, recipes, etc.), spreadsheets (homework, home finances), music file management (not manipulation), photo file management (galleries, very little manipulation), then they should be ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Ripping CD's : Format?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Ripping CD's : Format?

Just stay away from anything with Digital Rights Management. The industry has.
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: LIFE DETECTED on Mars
Replies: 45
Views: 836

Re: LIFE DETECTED on Mars

A cow and a chicken. So there should be a McDonald's and a Chick-fil-A in the background.
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon May 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux>Mac>Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: Why Linux>Mac>Windows

Windows is a nightmare and Apple abandoned their desktops...I don’t like where Apple or Windows is headed with their computers. I am grateful for the ease of use of Linux although I am amazed there aren’t more users. This has been an ongoing topic of discussion on almost every Linux forum. The prob...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri May 25, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 93
Views: 2649

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: 391

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: 93
Views: 2649

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: 21
Views: 549

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: 10
Views: 219

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: 409

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: 2672

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: 656

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: 420

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: 5884

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: 239

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: 156

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: 6611

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...

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