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by richyrich
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Mint 19.0 VPN
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Mint 19.0 VPN

Ummm . .. Ubuntu's DNS configuration. Mint 19 is based on Ubuntu 18.04.
by richyrich
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: About me not accepting password?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: About me not accepting password?

Your password would have worked. Those changes are system changes, and require sudo (administrator) priviledge.

If you trust your wife, (I know, don't let her see this reply :lol: ) use the Users & Groups program (logged in as you) and add her to the sudo group. She will then have Admin priviledge.
by richyrich
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seeking opinions: SSD vs HDD using dual boot
Replies: 10
Views: 134

Re: Seeking opinions: SSD vs HDD using dual boot

Just a suggestion . . Why not shrink your SSD by about 30 or 40 Gigs and install Mint on the SSD. Save your big drive for your data.
by richyrich
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: unable to shrink sda2
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: unable to shrink sda2

For installing Cinnamon, I would be more concerned with the video/graphics hardware. As you have probably read already here in the forums that Cinnamon requires 3D capable graphics hardware (higher end the better). Otherwise you will overuse the CPU for rendering Cinnamon 3D graphics.
by richyrich
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: unable to shrink sda2
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: unable to shrink sda2

You'll need to shrink the drive from within Windows. (once done, leave it as free space, so then you can format it as ext4 from within Gparted or the Mint Live system)
by richyrich
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Certain DVDs cannot be mounted/mount as blank
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Certain DVDs cannot be mounted/mount as blank

Yes, not all blank dvds are created equal. There is a thin metallic foil strip sandwiched between clear plastic. This is what the laser in dvd writers use to write data to the disk. Certain manufacturers are only interested in making sales/profit, thus that foil can be very cheaply made, and can det...
by richyrich
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 32 bits compatibility librairies
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: 32 bits compatibility librairies

I think I know why nobody is answering . . . :?

There are Sooooo many 32bit libraries available, that no one knows which ones you need ???

Please, can you be more specific?
by richyrich
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux mitn 19 Max sound
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Linux mitn 19 Max sound

Try this . . Use this Terminal command alsamixer, and when the Mixer opens, take a look at both the Master and the PCM volume sliders.

Note: navigation is by keyboard, take note in the upper right of the window.
by richyrich
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Combo modem/router
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Combo modem/router

Yes, please let us know how it turns out. :)
by richyrich
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Odd behavior with previously created Libre Office Impress presentations
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Odd behavior with previously created Libre Office Impress presentations

Try this:
If you open the File Manager and navigate to one of your Impress presentation files, right-click on it, and choose Properties from the pop-up menu.
Go to the Permissions tab.
How are the permissions set ?
Change them to your username if thay are not set as such.
by richyrich
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't get youtube-dl to work
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Can't get youtube-dl to work

Have you updated youtube-dl recently ? YT is famous for making small changes so people cannot download from them.

Use this Terminal command: sudo youtube-dl -U
by richyrich
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine and security?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Wine and security?

The games I intend playing are low resource and do not require connection to the internet. This is fine. Might I also suggest you install PlayOnLinux in addition to Wine. It is a graphical front-end for Wine, and I find it makes things much easier to install. With P.O.L. you can even install differ...
by richyrich
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Firefox Toolbar Disappears
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Firefox Toolbar Disappears

If you actually mean the menubar, just right-click the Titlebar, and click "Show Menubar" to add a checkmark beside it.
by richyrich
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinuxMint on a dual Xeon system
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: LinuxMint on a dual Xeon system

I would like to suggest that you consider using/installing Nvidia graphics hardware (Quadro?). Nvidia provides great linux support. AMD support for linux has recently changed, and you may run into problems with AMD drivers where intensive graphics rendering is needed.
by richyrich
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sound card not detected
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Sound card not detected

Yes, you are right, audio hardware is not detected. :? Have you tried installing a newer kernel ? Audio modules and drivers are included in the linux kernel. Update Manager > View > Linux Kernels If it doesn't help, it is easy to revert back to your previous kernel. Just hold down the right Shift ke...
by richyrich
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Dymo labelprinter 450
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Dymo labelprinter 450

Suggestion: I would read up on Glabels to see if they have preset macros (templates?) for that. I know that in Word processors <date> <time> would add the current date and time to letters/documents. https://glabels.org/ By looking at the screenshot on the first page, it may, and I say MAY just be: $...
by richyrich
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sound card not detected
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Sound card not detected

Please use this Terminal command, copy the complete output, and paste it back here in a reply. This will give us a general description of your system, hardware, and audio. Helps in troubleshooting. :)
(pls paste between the Code tags (</>) located above the reply textbox)

inxi -FAxz
by richyrich
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: DVD Drive not accessible
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: DVD Drive not accessible

When you insert that dvd into the drive, can you hear it spin up ?
by richyrich
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox Home page?
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: Firefox Home page?

Check Firefox's Preferences > Home section, and under Windows & Tabs you should be able to choose Firefox Home from the drop down list. (I like it too) :)
If it isn't available, try the Restore Defaults button.
by richyrich
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The Face of Linux Mint Support
Replies: 22
Views: 679

Re: The Face of Linux Mint Support

Not the Moderators (usernames in purple), but the Admins (in red), right ?

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