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by chiefjim
Thu May 14, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Can't get Brother printer to work on my wireless network
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Can't get Brother printer to work on my wireless network

This has worked for me previously. Worth checking your machine If you have previously configured the wireless settings of the machine, you must reset the network settings before you can configure the wireless settings again. On your machine, press Menu. Press a or b to choose Network. Press OK. Pres...
by chiefjim
Sat May 02, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon / MATE / XFCE?!
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Cinnamon / MATE / XFCE?!

Linux is all about choice. Each desktop environment brings features and requires a given amount of resources to run properly. An ideal way to test for yourself is to download the installation iso for each and burn onto a flash drive one at a time. Several flash drives come in kind of handy. Then boo...
by chiefjim
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot print from Brother MFC-J5320DW
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Cannot print from Brother MFC-J5320DW

If you have tried alternate methods this might apply. Found buried in user manual for another Brother machine. "NOTE: If you have previously configured the wireless settings of the machine, you must reset the network settings before you can configure the wireless settings again. On your machine, pre...
by chiefjim
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup LinuxMint regularly
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Backup LinuxMint regularly

I prefer using a USB docking station for the external hard drives. GRSYNC keeps the saved files up to date. Not much need for saving the system though as that may be part of the reason the externally saved files were needed in the first place. A fresh install often resolves problems faster than trou...
by chiefjim
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to read old data CD-R? [half solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: How to read old data CD-R? [half solved]

I've used an external usb powered CD/DVD burner as a backup. Beats opening the case, particularly laptops. Have had mine for years. Being external and mostly not connected saves it from power on, power off cycles.
by chiefjim
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it possible to have 3 OSs installed?
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Is it possible to have 3 OSs installed?

If you are using a desktop which has an M.2 connector the process is quite simple. Partition the M.2 with multiple root and home partitions. Those home partitions can be relatively small as they will primarily hold just configuration files. Currently finding root 25gb / home 8gb works just fine. All...
by chiefjim
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Erase disk and install is taking so long
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Erase disk and install is taking so long

Could also be that 10 year old hard drive. I use usb external docking stations quite a bit. The 160gb laptop drive from an old laptop takes much longer to partition and format than my newer 4tb desktop drives.
by chiefjim
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: SoundConverter ills
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: SoundConverter ills

Your deeper explanation is right to the point. I would definitely like Disc 1 Disk 2 results.
Perhaps a CLI option exists?
by chiefjim
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: SoundConverter ills
Replies: 2
Views: 539

SoundConverter ills

I have multiple wav and some ogg audio files to convert. Tried SoundConverter but ran into a roadblock. Would like the output to go to a different directory. There it should retain the same directory structure of artist/album/track info. But so far with SoundConverter all get dumped together regardl...
by chiefjim
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]
Replies: 80
Views: 7354

Re: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]

Reading your travails with System 76 makes me wonder how my old routine would work these days. My newest laptop is now 9 years old. Always found good luck with a mainstream Acer. Paid the M$ tax, yanked the hard drive and replaced with one of even greater capacity. That M$ drive safely tucked away. ...
by chiefjim
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Open Source Tax Software (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Open Source Tax Software (US)

First time I used OTS it truly felt foreign to me. Having a previous year return nearby made navigating easier to comprehend. If your income sources and expense categories are largely similar year to year you're in luck. So easy to fast forward to the appropriate boxes to make your entries.
by chiefjim
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Open Source Tax Software (US)
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: Open Source Tax Software (US)

Already exists. http://opentaxsolver.sourceforge.net/

I'm still a fan of TT and will likey keep using it until my Win-10 laptop dies or TT requires something newer.

I've had Open Tax Solver installed for several years now. Each year I redo my return and get the same results as I do with TT
by chiefjim
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Tablo OTA DVR Exporter
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Tablo OTA DVR Exporter

As a new cord cutter the Tablo series of OTA DVR devices is appealing. Apparently it is possible to record the shows then export them for long term storage. One application that might work is the Tablo Exporter which uses .jar.

Anyone here with experience using this app or success with some other?
by chiefjim
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Create Master Table Of Contents file for ripped audio CD's (solved)
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Create Master Table Of Contents file for ripped audio CD's (solved)

Project of ripping old audio CD's. Is it possible to create a master TOC file that shows the CD name and track information for that particular CD? Then the next, and the next? Ideally it would also follow the folder structure when more than one CD exists from a particular artist. That folder structu...
by chiefjim
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Creating Extra Root ( / ) Partition
Replies: 36
Views: 1543

Re: Creating Extra Root ( / ) Partition

I too like to experiment, solution for me took a different route. Being a desktop the motherboard has M.2 connectors to which a NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD was installed. Using gparted it was partitioned with multiple sequential root and home partitions. Note the home partitions can be rather sm...
by chiefjim
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Emoticons
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Emoticons

Is there a simple and effective way to block emoticons in Thunderbird incoming mail? For me they are an unwanted distraction. If the phrase is incorrect let that also mean graphics in the subject line.
by chiefjim
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TB back door?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: TB back door?

Understood. What isn't is how using an app allows it to go from one version to another.
by chiefjim
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TB back door?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

TB back door?

Is this some sort of backdoor access used by other apps? Noticed first with Mint 19.3 Mate. Thunderbird came out with a policy that various add-ons (.xpi) would be blocked by TB-68 if the developers had not made revisions over a given period of time. For me that meant the xul-calendar and the mailbo...
by chiefjim
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I am becoming a believer!
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: I am becoming a believer!

I've also kept W10 on my laptop. Handy here in the USA for things like doing taxes. Other than that it has become a dust collector. Just be aware that when the time to use it does come around you'll need to wait while the ultra slow updates run. Grass grows faster! ummmmm, you can shut off update b...

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