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by Beerislife
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I add a Webcam?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: How do I add a Webcam?

I just bought a cheap Chinese made unit from Amazon (635 yen or 4.50 UK) and Kamoso picked it up straight away. 1080P with built-in mic.

Install Cheese on your Mint box to test your unit.

Umm, it's gone up a bit since I bought it!

https://bre.is/UxYqcQek
by Beerislife
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Fcitx-Mozc Tray Icon
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Fcitx-Mozc Tray Icon

For some reason the icon was back today!
by Beerislife
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where's my keyboard icon?
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Where's my keyboard icon?

For some reason the icon was back today!
by Beerislife
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: My New Favorite Mouse...
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: My New Favorite Mouse...

Found the Adesso on amazon.jp. Nice price! :D

https://bre.is/KPWbGVvh
by Beerislife
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Fcitx-Mozc Tray Icon
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Fcitx-Mozc Tray Icon

If it was my own machine it would bug the hell out of me but since one is the boss's machine and she hasn't even noticed, I can wait for a fix. The other machine just plays music and music videos downstairs in the bar. It's no biggie, just a tad irritatiing! I like Mint Cinnamon but it's too simplis...
by Beerislife
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where's my keyboard icon?
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Where's my keyboard icon?

Same problem with fcitx-mozc Japanese input:

viewtopic.php?f=208&t=328191
by Beerislife
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Fcitx-Mozc Tray Icon
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Fcitx-Mozc Tray Icon

Same problem. Didn't see that thread! It was Cinnamon 4.6.7.

Only data backups here, I find it quicker and easier to do a fresh install if something goes wrong!
by Beerislife
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Fcitx-Mozc Tray Icon
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Fcitx-Mozc Tray Icon

The Fcitx-Mozc Tray Icon disappeared (on two systems) after a recent Cinnamon update. There's just a blank space where it used to be! :D Hitting Control-Space on the machine with a an Engrish keyboard and 半角/全角 on the machine with a Japanese keyboard changes the input method as usual and the Japanes...
by Beerislife
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to add Media & Proprietary drivers after the fact? [ Solved ]
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: How to add Media & Proprietary drivers after the fact?

I think if you run the Mint Welcome app, it will give you the opportunity to install them.

Or you can apt install mint-meta-codecs
by Beerislife
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: My New Favorite Mouse...
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: My New Favorite Mouse...

Most mice are made for right-handers so it's very difficult to find something comfortable to use in my left hand, except for regular mice. I'm on my second Logitech Trackman Marble Mouse. The extra buttons work with Linux if you edit a config file.
by Beerislife
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 260
Views: 30326

Re: When did you come to Linux?

When IBM dropped support for OS/2 Warp 4 I started playing with Mandrake KDE and RedHat Gnome (Before it became Fedora) No way was I going to install Windows on my machine after using something that actually worked!

I miss OS/2 and have a copy running in Virtualbox just for old times sake! :P
by Beerislife
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 20 success or issues
Replies: 126
Views: 9297

Re: Linux Mint 20 success or issues

Yup, found out myself. Transparency is now OK. Need to find time to troubleshoot monitor problem. Have to update the boss's machine first.
by Beerislife
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 20 success or issues
Replies: 126
Views: 9297

Re: Linux Mint 20 success or issues

Fresh install on a Thinkpad Edge 0578CTO with Crucial MX500SSD 8Gb RAM. Connected to HDMI Dell 24" IPS monitor. Transparent Panel extension not compatible (loaded from a previous install of 19.3) Upgrade to extension doesn't help. On login screen is three quarters black with a quarter visible on the...
by Beerislife
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How is LM 20 beta tested? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: How is LM 20 beta tested? [SOLVED]

I have it running in Virtualbox. I haven't really had time to look at it but since I'm now off for three days and the rainy season has started...
by Beerislife
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Strange installation error
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Strange installation error

Yes, the Live USB stick gave me the choice of booting in EFI and Legacy modes. First I tried EFI and it failed after install but Legacy worked. I haven't touched the BIOS of that machine since I first installed Mint 19.0 and totally removed Windows 10 (The boss hated it with a vengeance!) Anyway, it...
by Beerislife
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Strange installation error
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Strange installation error

The boss was running Linux Mint 19.X on a Lenovo B50-30 laptop with a 500Gb spinning disk. I originally installed it with four partitions: EFI / Swap /home I recently swapped out her drive and replaced it with a Crucial MX500 500Gb SSD and tried a fresh install with the same partition layout. On reb...
by Beerislife
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Android emulator? for Instagram?
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Android emulator? for Instagram?

For uploading to Instagram I use the Web for Instagram plus DM extension in Chrome Browser. If Chrome is still supported in 32bit I don't know.

T60 specs says it supports 64 bit.
by Beerislife
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Using external speakers with laptop computers
Replies: 18
Views: 741

Re: Using external speakers with laptop computers

I've been using a pair of Bose Companion 2 Series II PC Speakers plugged into the headphone jack of my ageing Lenovo Thinkpad for about 10 years and it hasn't blown up yet! :D
by Beerislife
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]etcher
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: etcher

DEB packages and installation instructions are here:

https://github.com/balena-io/etcher#deb ... nux-x86x64

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