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by Dutchmaster
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: youtube-dl
Replies: 18
Views: 1560

Re: youtube-dl

Go to pkgs.org.

Under the Ubuntu section, download 3 files, python-twodict.....deb, youtube-dl.deb and youtube-dlg.deb. Install in that order.

Then you have a gui to run the program from.

Much easier to work with.
by Dutchmaster
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved]Software to download music from Youtube
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Software to download music from Youtube

Youtube-dl is a program that does this. Downloads can only be done by running the program via command line. There is an accompanying program, youtube-dlg (youtube-dl-gui for rpm and arch) that provides the needed (for most people anyway) gui to practically use the program. Here's some install instru...
by Dutchmaster
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: VueScan -- Closed / Workaround.
Replies: 14
Views: 2082

Re: VueScan

Best scanning program there is. It is easily manually added to the Mint menu.
by Dutchmaster
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HPLIP Out Of Date
Replies: 2
Views: 809

HPLIP Out Of Date

Current repo HPLIP: Ver 3.16.3. Most current HPLIP from HP: Ver. 3.17.6. I just purchased an HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 all-in-one printer, a year old model. I bought it because HP said it was a "full" LInux support model. Mint's HPLIP did not recognize it, so installed the recommended guesstimate driver...
by Dutchmaster
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows comedy hour
Replies: 121
Views: 7542

Re: Windows comedy hour

IMHO Windows and Linux are built for different reasons and for different customers. Windows is built for marketing people and is designed to do what those people would like it to do: collect information about users. Linux is built to do what the user wants it to do. Both are successful so-- take yo...
by Dutchmaster
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Chromium doesn't want to be default browser :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: How to make Chromium the default browser ?

Change setting in Preferences>Preferred Applications
by Dutchmaster
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ? Your first "Meeting" With Linux ? (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: ? Your first "Meeting" With Linux ?

Around 2001 or so I started reading about this thing called Linux in magazines on the book store rack. My wife was complaining constantly about her Windows computer. Then I ran across a disk for something called Lindows. It would later become LInspire, until Ubuntu's birth put it out of business. An...
by Dutchmaster
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Speedcrunch
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Speedcrunch

Thanks. It's no big deal to install the .deb and I already have. I just wanted to, I guess, suggest it. No biggie.
by Dutchmaster
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Speedcrunch
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Speedcrunch

The repo version of my favorite LInux format calculator, Speedcrunch, is version 0.10. The current version is 0.12.

Lots of feature improvements between the two.

Can this be updated?
by Dutchmaster
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: ever spread the word to non-techy ppl?
Replies: 30
Views: 2166

Re: ever spread the word to non-techy ppl?

I've converted several people. As for me I remote into my hospital-based desktop, it's electronic medical record, another cloud based electronic medical record, and other remote sites in its sphere. Despite the hospital being eyeball-deep in bed with Micro$oft, they all work great with Linux.
by Dutchmaster
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: how to access workspaces
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: how to access workspaces

Open System Settings. Click on Hot Corners. Set one of the hot corners as "show all workspaces." Close settings.

When ever the cursor goes to that corner all your workspaces will appear.
by Dutchmaster
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Want to install Mint over WinXP, a pure Acer-Mint PC
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Want to install Mint over WinXP, a pure Acer-Mint PC

I want to obliterate XP from the Acer and make Mint-Mate the host OS/distro.
How nice it is to see XP and obliterate in the same breath!
by Dutchmaster
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Do you Distro-Hop?
Replies: 30
Views: 4249

Re: Do you Distro-Hop?

Absolutely! That's how I learned Linux. I started in 1992 with the old Lindows, which later became Linspire. Since then I've tried a zillion distros. I landed with Mint when Cinnamon came out and have been happy since. Maybe I'm getting old or maybe have seen and dabbled too much, but distro hopping...
by Dutchmaster
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: AMAZON mp3 downloads
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: AMAZON mp3 downloads

This morning I bought an mp3 album on Amazon and found a nice change. After the purchase I went to my Amazon music locker and found a surprise. I could check up to 5 songs for download at a time. It used to be only one. I gave up on the download player because Amazon refused to upgrade it repeatedly...
by Dutchmaster
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: The right distro for my inlaws
Replies: 11
Views: 1882

Re: The right distro for my inlaws

For Netflix, open terminal and run these 3 in succession: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop It works great! The first time you use it there will be a few instructions to install wine components. Just click on install. It's all auto...
by Dutchmaster
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 2x Client install Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 823

2x Client install Problem

Being a bit of a distro hopper, I got the itch yesterday to trash my hard drive with Linux MInt 17 Cinamon installed (perfectly of course) and replace it with the new KDE version. All is great except for an unhappy 2x client that I use for my work. 2x runs fine but Synaptic is not happy. I've done a...
by Dutchmaster
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Good Resources to Learn About Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Good Resources to Learn About Linux

Don't forget to invest in learning the history and culture of Linux. I didn't get my heart in Linux until I read Linus Torvalds autobiography, Just For Fun: The Story Of An Accidental Revolutionary.
by Dutchmaster
Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: MP560 on Linux Mint 11 - I've tried everything!
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: MP560 on Linux Mint 11 - I've tried everything!

Sorry for your snags. I don't know if this applies, because it's not the same version Mint and it was 32 bit, but I'll offer it anyway. Good luck. I used to have that printer and used it all the way through Mint 10 32 bit. I used the Australian drivers without any difficulty. I cut the printer's pow...
by Dutchmaster
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What makes you want to try Linux in the first place?
Replies: 74
Views: 19921

Re: What makes you want to try Linux in the first place?

Back in 2002 I saw a link to the old Linspire distro, while simultaneously being in the midst of my wife's umpteenth meltdown over Windows problems. It's been a steady climb in skills, but I've been solely Linux since shortly after experiencing Linspire. Boy has Linux come a long way since then! (me...

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