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by richyrich
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Slackware - happy 25th birthday
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Slackware - happy 25th birthday

And best wishes ! :D

I still run it, specially on some of my old hardware.

VectorLinux
by richyrich
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] kde application appearance in Xfce in LM 19
Replies: 11
Views: 89

Re: kde application appearance in Xfce in LM 19

And also, you just might need the oxygen-icon-theme.
by richyrich
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: seeking "coding conventions" for python-based project
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: seeking "coding conventions" for python-based project

Here's a link to a pretty basic online Python tutorial, with references and examples. It may be too simple for what you are looking for, but it does have some good info . . (don't miss those green Next buttons, or the link to the official Python website) :-) https://www.w3schools.com/python/default....
by richyrich
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Upgrade to Tara for Geeqie? Or is it still 1.2.2-2 ??? [SOLVED}
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Upgrade to Tara for Geeqie? Or is it still 1.2.2-2 ???

The Bionic repo (Ubu 18.04) is already included in the Official Repositories List in Mint 19 Tara . . :)
by richyrich
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Preventing specific app from updating (19) [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: Preventing specific app from updating (19)

If the Webmin software is bypassing Synaptic and the Update Manager, you will most likely need to delve into the Webmin documentation to find a way to disable it.
by richyrich
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Solved: HDD DOA? How can you tell?
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: HDD DOA? How can you tell?

Check the upper right corner of Gparted for the drop-down list . . Is your new drive listed there?
by richyrich
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to keep live version from looking for things in cdrom://?
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: How to keep live version from looking for things in cdrom://?

Or , easier yet, open and login to the Software Sources program, and simply un-check the checkbox for the cdrom. :)
by richyrich
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where can I download 4.13.0-45 kernel?
Replies: 23
Views: 369

Re: Where can I download 4.13.0-45 kernel?

One of you (OP) is talking about kernel 4.13 and the other is talking about 4.15 . . :shock:
by richyrich
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to setup desktop shortcut that will run program as root?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: How to setup desktop shortcut that will run program as root?

In Mint 19 (I'm not on it), I think pkexec might be what you need at the beginning of your command. Try man pkexec in the terminal to see if it is what you are looking for.
by richyrich
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Broken packages Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Broken packages Mint 19 Cinnamon

From the menu in Synaptic Package Manager > Fix broken packages. :)
by richyrich
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need to remove p7zip, it is trying to bring with it vital mint packages (mint-meta-core, mint-meta-mate),
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Need to remove p7zip, it is trying to bring with it vital mint packages (mint-meta-core, mint-meta-mate),

Those mint-meta are just list files used for installation of multiple packages. Removing them will not hurt any thing. :)
by richyrich
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm having problems installing Mint 19 to an old laptop PC
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: I'm having problems installing Mint 19 to an old laptop PC

Most laptops, one needs to press F12 (or similar) immediately at power on when you see the Manufacturer's logo, to get to the boot selection screen, where one is able to choose to boot from the optical drive.
by richyrich
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cdrom drive replaced with usb bluray drive
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: cdrom drive replaced with usb bluray drive

vlc Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL ' bluray:///dev/sg0 '. Check the log for details. Looks like the default is set wrong in VLC's preferences . . it should not be a 'g' , but should be set to /dev/sr0 You should also not have to try to mount it manually. Can you use this ...
by richyrich
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cdrom drive replaced with usb bluray drive
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: cdrom drive replaced with usb bluray drive

Check in Synaptic Package Manager, and be sure you have libbluray1 (or similarly named, check the description) installed. If not, install it, reboot, and try it again. Please report your results. :-)
by richyrich
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: why does my mint 19 boot into terminal
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: why does my mint 19 boot into terminal

Seven years and you still haven't read the "link in pink" that is at the top of every post? Even this one . . look up. :roll: Upgrade instructions and warnings have been read and understood . . Active topics in the forums have been browsed . . full backup completed beforehand . . ? no comment! :(
by richyrich
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I knew you in Winnipeg - not about Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: I knew you in Winnipeg - not about Linux

My bike riding friends up here said almost the exact same thing about the week we are talking about. They did go there weeks (months?) later and really enjoyed the scenery and counrysides. I am sorry to hear about your accident . . but am really glad to have been able to converse with you. :) GBY, r...
by richyrich
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using new Mint xfce Software Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Using new Mint xfce Software Manager

Most have a graphical user interface, some do not . . google is your friend. :)
by richyrich
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Opening downloaded apps
Replies: 21
Views: 247

Re: Opening downloaded apps

Was it a .deb file ? or some sort of zip? If it was a deb file, choose "open with gdebi package installer"
Mint 18.3 is based on Ubuntu 16.04, did you download the correct version?

PS: uBlock Origin is a Mozilla Add-on that you can download/install from Firefox's Add-ons menu. (I use it)
by richyrich
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I knew you in Winnipeg - not about Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: I knew you in Winnipeg - not about Linux

Sturgis, ND is a skip and a jump south of us . . . and you must certainly know already what that place is like when the bikes begin to ride/roar during the summer . . 8)
by richyrich
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Opening downloaded apps
Replies: 21
Views: 247

Re: Opening downloaded apps

If it is clam that you installed, it is not a GUI and is run by the terminal, the GUI you want is called clam-tk, you will need to download/install that to see an actual program. With that said, I have been running Linux Mint since Mint version 5, and have NEVER installed an av, and have NEVER caugh...

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