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by wallyUSA
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can anyone recommend software for removing metadata? [solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Can anyone recommend software for removing metadata?

@purpletree:

You might also look at "Xnview". (in Cinnamon Software Manager)
by wallyUSA
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD drive unable to write
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: CD drive unable to write

@MinorThreat: 1) Can the drive read any media? Let's make sure it is not a drive failure. 2) Can you write different file (small test file) and not the ISO file? 3) Are you using write-able media? (possible to test on different drive or different computer)? Maybe this will help get a better diagnosi...
by wallyUSA
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] printing a .jpg
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: printing a .jpg

Try this: open in gimp, go to image, go to scale. Here you can change the dimensions and from pixel to cm (or inches).

EDIT: Disregard this suggestion. Try post below from Flemur.
by wallyUSA
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I use Wine or run Mint in virtual machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Should I use Wine or run Mint in virtual machine?

turtlebay wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Third option : run Windows as a virtual OS in Linux.
This would be the easiest and most reliable option. However, be aware that you will need a licensed copy of the Windows OS to install as a guest.
by wallyUSA
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [Solved] cannot log into mint 18.3 in virtualbox
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: cannot log into mint 18.3 in virtualbox

@sarahc:

Is it possible there is a space in your user name? If so, I would avoid embedded space in user name. Just a guess!
by wallyUSA
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox not showing printer. [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: VirtualBox not showing printer.

Cosmo. wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:54 pm
The given example with adduser:

Code: Select all

sudo adduser USERNAME vboxusers
Thank you!
by wallyUSA
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox not showing printer. [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: VirtualBox not showing printer.

Cosmo. wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:08 pm
... I never recommend it, if it can be replaced, in this case with the command adduser, which does not give the risk. (Or of course User & Groups.)

...
Cosmo, Can you give the syntax to use the adduser or tell us how to do it with a gui?

Thanks!
by wallyUSA
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox not showing printer. [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: VirtualBox not showing printer.

I am not a cli person, but the syntax I have seen several times has -aG separated by a space so it reads -a -G Just in case there is some question about it working, you might try the -a -G :?: I guess it goes both ways. You can try inxi -Fxz and inxi -F -x -z and you will get the same result. Cool!...
by wallyUSA
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox not showing printer. [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: VirtualBox not showing printer.

... sudo usermod -aG vboxusers USERNAME Where USERNAME is your username. Once done, logout and log back in. I am not a cli person, but the syntax I have seen several times has -aG separated by a space so it reads -a -G Just in case there is some question about it working, you might try the -a -G :?:
by wallyUSA
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VM crashes host - need help diagnosing
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: VM crashes host - need help diagnosing

Another gig or 2. Win10 is hungry. Photoshop also takes a lot.
by wallyUSA
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Deleting Win7 files under Mint 18.3
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Deleting Win7 files under Mint 18.3

by gnappi » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:04 pm The Win7 drive is out of the machine (not a partition of the Mint drive) in an external USB enclosure. Once in a blue moon I need remove the Mint drive to boot the Win7 drive but the files I want to delete on the Win7 drive are personal and not usable under Win7...
by wallyUSA
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Deleting Win7 files under Mint 18.3
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Deleting Win7 files under Mint 18.3

I don't know if this is a common request, but I would like to delete some personal files off of my Win7 pro hard drive and I do not want them recoverable. I would still like the drive and O/S to remain intact though. Can anyone tell me if a file delete done under Mint is totally gone or do I have t...
by wallyUSA
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Learning GIMP
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Learning GIMP

...Or if you have any advice at all, it would be great? I just downloaded it so I am learning as well. I read that version 2.8 is much improved. I would only d/l from Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager. There are many tutorials on YouTube. Best is to try "GIMP 2.8". Please share if you fi...
by wallyUSA
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Chnage DNS Mint 18.3
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Chnage DNS Mint 18.3

... If you have a multidevice household and the router settings allow you to do so it is often more straightforward to change the DNS settings on the router rather than on a device by device basis. This sounds like a GOOD ANSWER. Most of us do have a multidevice household (cpu, phone, tablet, TV an...
by wallyUSA
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Any way to keep my old files?
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Any way to keep my old files?

StevenC21 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:58 pm
One more thing: If I backup my home folder, will I keep my user account with it? Also, applications downloaded through apt are kept in /home, right?
Sorry, that's above my pay (technical) grade. Someone else will have to help with that! I've not tried this so I do not know!
by wallyUSA
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Any way to keep my old files?
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Any way to keep my old files?

@StevenC21: I am new to Linux but from what I have been reading on this forum: Sounds like you need to copy all the stuff (files/folders) in home folder to an external device (probably format ext4). Make sure you have a good copy that you can read before you trash the Cinnamon! Then after you go to ...
by wallyUSA
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Date/time display in panel (change it?)
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Date/time display in panel (change it?)

@rene - Thank you :D
by wallyUSA
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Date/time display in panel (change it?)
Replies: 2
Views: 103

[SOLVED] Date/time display in panel (change it?)

How can I change format of the date/time display in the panel? I've tried several times and searched but I can not seem to solve it. Current display is: dt current.png I would like to have this format: dt desired.png I tried to right click (RC) the display in panel. It lets me pick the format but I ...
by wallyUSA
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Gimp 2.10 pre-release appimage available
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: Gimp 2.10 pre-release appimage available

ArtGirl wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:22 pm
...
I won't post again,
...
You said it was a "2.10 pre-release"]

So thanks for sharing! :wink:
by wallyUSA
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] no choices listed for downloading photos
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: no choices listed for downloading photos

Any idea what changed since it last worked? Updates?

Is this a camera or smart phone? I have had problems with iPhone and finally gave up.

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