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by chiefjim
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

US outlet COSTCO has this model on sale for $169.99 which has me toying with the thought of buying my first tablet. Curious if any owners of this device can report in general about it and more specifically how well it connects to machines with Linux Mint installed. I've avoided Apple iPads as friend...
by chiefjim
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: End of KDE
Replies: 79
Views: 2874

Re: End of KDE

xenopeek wrote:The only change is that there won't be an ISO file with a Linux Mint KDE installer after Linux Mint 18.3. There is no change in what KDE software and packages are available on Linux Mint, now or in the future.


Thanks. That clarifies the issue for me.
by chiefjim
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: End of KDE
Replies: 79
Views: 2874

Re: End of KDE

All other editions of Linux Mint 18.x just use the Ubuntu repositories for installing and updating KDE packages. Does this mean that although I am using Linux Mint I'll still be able to use Kmymoney if it remains available in the correct Ubuntu series repositories? Which hopefully would also provid...
by chiefjim
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: End of KDE
Replies: 79
Views: 2874

Re: End of KDE

Dropping the KDE edition doesn't impact availability of KDE programs in the repositories. You can still install KDE programs on the other editions, same as now. My system has long been a hybrid. Mate being the DE but I've included a few KDE apps along the way. Two I consider essential; Kmymoney and...
by chiefjim
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless router with website filtering
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Wireless router with website filtering

Last year I obtained an Archer C1200 wireless router. Seems I got a lemon. Any blip in the power and all settings get lost. Now I have another need which this current device seems incapable of fulfilling. Website filtering. The router is being used by a friend who also has need of a router based web...
by chiefjim
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Korganizer adding ics calendars
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Korganizer adding ics calendars

Hi "chiefjim", Are you using Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon? "Korganizer" is a excellent KDE PIM application, so you would have to install "kdepim" or "kde-pim" and "kde-runtime" (the latter might be installed with kdepim automatically) to get it working ...
by chiefjim
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Korganizer adding ics calendars
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Korganizer adding ics calendars

Working with Mint 18.2 CIN. Has anyone figured out how to get Korganizer to import ics calendar files? Been about a year since I last tried.
by chiefjim
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Earth plus Intel graphics
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Google Earth plus Intel graphics

Also downloaded mine direct. Under TOOLS, OPTIONS I had to select Texture Colors, True Color 32 bit and I have checked Compress.

Works fine
by chiefjim
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What uses this?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: What uses this?

You can also try to remove a package in synaptic and see what else it wants to remove, i.e., the packages which depend on it. Not much to go on. Just two items showing as installed. MariaDB common metapackage MariaDB is a fast, stable and true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. SQL (St...
by chiefjim
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What uses this?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: What uses this?

the above post gives the terminal command. But on my install of 18.2 mate. mariadb is not installed. It's a data base program and should not need updating unless you've got some sort of database server in use. This is what I see: jim@jim-MS-7817 ~ $ apt-cache rdepends mariadb E: No packages found j...
by chiefjim
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What uses this?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

What uses this?

A curiosity question. In the updates today was mariadb. "MariaDB is a fast, stable and true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. SQL (Structured Query Language) is the most popular database query language in the world. The main goals of MariaDB are speed, robustness and ease of use. ...
by chiefjim
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Monochrome Laser Printer ?
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: Monochrome Laser Printer ?

I've been using a Brother HL-2170W since May 2008. One of the best computer related purchases I've ever made.

Found the biggest savings in selecting the high yield toner. Not much more in cost for getting more printed pages.
by chiefjim
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Where is Opera
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Where is Opera

One concern regarding Vivaldi, has anyone found a video download helper that works?
by chiefjim
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Where is Opera
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Where is Opera

Try Vivaldi, the best web browser, a fork of Opera. Not actually a fork of Opera, I think. Former Opera employees, perhaps even the Opera founder, left Opera and started Vivaldi with the intent of keeping all the best features of the old Opera that aren't in the new Opera. But who knows how much so...
by chiefjim
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: run pc off external hard drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: run pc off external hard drive?

Your proposed setup is quite like what I have running here. My external drives utilize USB docking stations. Durability is limited to the quality of the power supplies used by those docking stations. So far no problems. The choice of brand and size drives to use was mine. My box uses USB 3 so speed ...
by chiefjim
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows Creator Update---ARGH!
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Windows Creator Update---ARGH!

Hi samriggs, I'll have to check out your suggestions. Thanks for those. A lot of people suggest the online version of TurboTax, but unfortunately, it ends up costing me more than purchasing the software. What I've never found when researching the online versions is the degree of documentation you c...
by chiefjim
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Git Patches
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Git Patches

Thanks. That is a reasonable endorsement.
by chiefjim
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Git Patches
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Git Patches

May have found an alternative solution. Found this: https://launchpad.net/~claydoh/+archive/ubuntu/kmymoney2-kde4. Gave it try on my Mint 18.1 box and it works well. Discovered the bug I submitted years ago was patched and incorporated into this release. This was with kmymoney 4.8.0-1ubuntu1~xenial4...
by chiefjim
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Git Patches
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Git Patches

Thanks. Plenty of learning to do.
by chiefjim
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Git Patches
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Git Patches

There is a Git Patch for KDE Kmymoney that I would like to apply. Unfortunately that is something I have never attempted before. Can someone point me in the right direction where I can find some simple to follow instructions? And I'm not ashamed to admit I prefer gui whenever that is an option. If i...

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