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by Netherprovinc3
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Digital disorganization
Replies: 21
Views: 441

Re: Digital disorganization

Maybe some of you have examples of things that you did to attack the clutter, or at least put and end to its growth. Absolutely. I stopped caring about it. I think that is a reasonable approach. To elaborate, could keep just a very small percentage of things, or have a reasonably effective way of s...
by Netherprovinc3
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Digital disorganization
Replies: 21
Views: 441

Re: Digital disorganization

This is nothing digital-specific. If you always put your keys in the same place you never have to search for where you put them. Some of my difficulty is that there are kind of multiple places for things. For example, investments and taxes intersect. So, I'd have separate folders for those but the ...
by Netherprovinc3
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Digital disorganization
Replies: 21
Views: 441

Digital disorganization

I am starting to feel overwhelmed with my digital life. I have programs installed outside of the main repository, I have virtual machines, I have previous computers that I used before going full blown Linux. This might not be so Linux specific but I'm feeling like I have files and configurations all...
by Netherprovinc3
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I Reall Need A VPN on Linux Mint
Replies: 36
Views: 1087

Re: Do I Reall Need A VPN on Linux Mint

So, please cease the vague political posturing and explain in concise detail what a VPN can do for the average user. Inquiring minds want to know. When you don't want your ISP/ a big tech company/ the website owner knowing your every move. Examples: You want to be hired by one of these places & you...
by Netherprovinc3
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I Reall Need A VPN on Linux Mint
Replies: 36
Views: 1087

Re: Do I Reall Need A VPN on Linux Mint

The operating system and a VPN are two very different things. Whether or not you need a VPN has nothing to do with what operating system you use. I respectfully disagree. The two do have some relationship. Some operating systems are probably very not private. Perhaps the software on them compounds ...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox bidirectional clipboard not working
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: VirtualBox bidirectional clipboard not working

Show us the output of command groups which will need to show that you, as user belong to vboxsf. See https://askubuntu.com/questions/984588/how-to-add-an-existing-user-to-an-existing-user-group-and-verify-it-is-added for info about how to add users to groups. When you say that I need to be part of ...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Keeping scan file size small/ Using Ghostscript?
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Keeping scan file size small/ Using Ghostscript?

I have a lot of papers that I would like to scan. I was having some problems with my current printer so I recently purchased an HP Envy Photo 7855, which is an all-in-one printer. I am unhappy with the file size when I create a scan using the web interface. I am using these settings: 1- black (not c...
by Netherprovinc3
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox bidirectional clipboard not working
Replies: 3
Views: 130

VirtualBox bidirectional clipboard not working

The bidirectional clipboard is not working Host is Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon Guest is Linux Mint 19.1 Mate Another guest that I have installed in VirtualBox (on the same host) is Windows 10. In that virtual machine, bidirectional clipboard DOES work. I do have guest editions installed on both virtual...
by Netherprovinc3
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Area of VM VirtualBox is cut off
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Area of VM VirtualBox is cut off

When I try to drag the dialogue box up, once I release the mouse, it repositions to where it started. Did you try holding down the Alt key while dragging the dialogue box? That's what's supposed to do what you're trying to do. Also, is that full screen mode as Neil says? (As opposed to an active wi...
by Netherprovinc3
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Area of VM VirtualBox is cut off
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Area of VM VirtualBox is cut off

I am trying to set it to higher resolutions but I don't think it's working. I think that right now I have it set to 1920x1080 (this is the virtualscreen1 setting in virtual box). The reason that I say that I *think* that that's what it's set to is because the icon indicating that that's the one sele...
by Netherprovinc3
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Area of VM VirtualBox is cut off
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Area of VM VirtualBox is cut off

In the past, I have tried to adjust the resolution the way in which you would do it if it was not a virtual machine. Later, I realized that there is some way to do it using the virtual machine software (Oracle). I guess I am supposed to do it through the Oracle virtual machine software? When I drag ...
by Netherprovinc3
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Area of VM VirtualBox is cut off
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Area of VM VirtualBox is cut off

Sorry, but I cannot tell what's missing from the tiny screenshot. It looks like a complete Windows desktop. Could it be that you have VirtualBox in full screen mode? If so, the VirtualBox control panel will be a drop down menu at the top rather than across the bottom of the VM window. Thanks and so...
by Netherprovinc3
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Area of VM VirtualBox is cut off
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Area of VM VirtualBox is cut off

Part of the virtualbox display area is cut off. How do I get to the button that's available at the bottom of the dialogue box (in the Windows virtual machine).
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by Netherprovinc3
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox: Was this a mistake with the install? [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Virtualbox: Was this a mistake with the install?

You're fine on both accounts. the amd64 tag tells apt to only use the 64bit version. Omitting that tag on a 64bit system will still install the 64bit version. and 19.1 is built on bionic. Ok, I knew it was based on Bionic. I used Bionic for a very short while before this. I miss the large "X" butto...
by Netherprovinc3
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox: Was this a mistake with the install? [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Virtualbox: Was this a mistake with the install? [solved]

I am seeing here https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads That I am to run this command for Debian based Linux distributions: deb [arch=amd64] https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian <mydist> contrib 1. When I ran the command, I didn't put "[arch=amd64]" at the beginning. I was foll...
by Netherprovinc3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What is bionic contrib main non-free [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: What is bionic contrib main non-free [solved]

Ah yes, since that's the cdrom, if your installation is working well and connected to the internet. It is indeed safe to remove that line if you want. But it doesn't hurt to leave it commented out. Maybe first remove it from the Update Manager GUI (it's not currently checked off as enabled and ther...
by Netherprovinc3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What is bionic contrib main non-free [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: What is bionic contrib main non-free [solved]

Thanks. Looks like it's actually commented out. I didn't notice before but when I expand xed (text editor) to be very wide, it shows on the previous line, which is commented out. #deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 19.1 _Tessa_ - Release amd64 20181217]/ bionic contrib main non-free Also, in update manager GUI, ...
by Netherprovinc3
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What is bionic contrib main non-free [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 216

What is bionic contrib main non-free [solved]

I see this line in my sources.list file (etc/apt/source.list): bionic contrib main non-free What does that mean/ what's it for? I remember that when I installed Linux Mint, it asked the question if I want to install non-free software. I think that I answered yes to that question but I don't remember...
by Netherprovinc3
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox: Why access .iso file through IDE [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: VirtualBox: Why access .iso file through IDE

I'm not sure why you need to uninstall it at all but why not create a system snapshot using Timeshift to roll back to once you're done with the printer? Seems easier than setting up an entire VM just for that. But then you have to remember not to make any other changes to your computer (or otherwis...
by Netherprovinc3
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox: Why access .iso file through IDE [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 122

VirtualBox: Why access .iso file through IDE [Solved]

I am installing Linux Mint Mate 19.1 64 bit as a guest on a Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 64 bit host. My motivation for this is that I want to install some a printer and not have to worry about figuring out how to uninstall it later. I have done a lot of searches and viewed a lot of instructional materi...

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