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by Minux1
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Anti-malware?
Replies: 37
Views: 1027

Re: Best Anti-malware?

"an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" "no point in closing the windows if the front door is wide open" First of all I don't increase my attack surface by multi-booting with Windows or using Wine to run Windows programs on my Linux boxes. I have Windows computers to run Windows stuff on. ...
by Minux1
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: [solved] What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?

:idea: I had to disable hardware acceleration under the VLC tools>preferences> drop down menu for one laptop with a rather "weak" AMD CPU before VLC would start and run consistently.
by Minux1
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is really the end for 32-bit?
Replies: 25
Views: 1713

Re: Is really the end for 32-bit?

Just finished watching some DVD movies on an old 2004 vintage IBM ThinkPad G40 running antiX 19.2 32 bit of course. The playback software was VLC. Not a single stutter. 32 bit is alive and well. Support will end someday but not today. ;)
by Minux1
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1297

Re: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)

Setting up Thunderbird is Sesame Street Simple ... type your name, email address and password into the setup utility provided fields and click the button ... it configures itself. Thunderbird takes the cake for easy setup. Last set TB up on a prehistoric 2004 vintage IBM ThinkPad G40 (3GHz P4 CPU, 2...
by Minux1
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Drivers for DVD Optical Drives.
Replies: 29
Views: 1622

Re: Drivers for DVD Optical Drives.

Got 2 ThinkPads playing commercial DVD movies with VLC without issue after installing libdvdcss2 ... running antiX v19.2 OS.
by Minux1
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Blu ray player?
Replies: 31
Views: 3596

Re: Blu ray player?

I didn't abandon or use exclusively Windows, MacOS, Linux or favor one over the others as all 3 have their strong and weak points. My MacBookPro handles all the optical drive (CD, DVD, Blu ray with an external USB Blu ray drive) stuff, Windows: Turbo Tax, Photoshop, games, MS Office suite, Linux: ba...
by Minux1
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 20 XFCE "win some, lose some"
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: LM 20 XFCE "win some, lose some"

There are lots of Mint 20/Ubuntu 20.04 users happily using VLC. As am I on several other computers running different distros ... its my favorite video app ... will get to the bottom of this little glitch eventually ... what I lack in raw intellect I more than make up for in persistence. :mrgreen:
by Minux1
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I want to be a linux guru in months
Replies: 28
Views: 1906

Re: I want to be a linux guru in months

Been using Linux here for almost a decade, and still don't count myself as a guru - hell if I need a webserver I still look for instructions via the Google LOL (and I web host for a living!!) If you get stuck, google is your friend - my only piece of advice though is when copy/pasting commands in t...
by Minux1
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 20 XFCE "win some, lose some"
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: LM 20 XFCE "win some, lose some"

I installed VLC and it doesn't work on my Lenovo Thinkpad X140e laptop ... I tried several installation methods and several versions but regardless it would play one movie and then refuse to start thereafter .. but fortunately Celluloid is an excellent replacement. I found that VLC would work consis...
by Minux1
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1047
Views: 194756

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Enjoy while you can. Linux has been the main event on the commercial side with trunkline & high traffic volume commercial sector servers for years. Now myriad quality desktop distros are showing up on the radar and you no longer have to be a MIT compsci grad to install, run and maintain them and mos...
by Minux1
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 20 XFCE "win some, lose some"
Replies: 4
Views: 196

LM 20 XFCE "win some, lose some"

Sad :cry: to see VLC missing from the video player choice menu in LM 20 XFCE but glad :mrgreen: to finally see some Driver Manager support for the Broadcom wifi card in my Lenovo Thinkpad X140e laptop.
by Minux1
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1047
Views: 194756

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Commerce (politically correct for greed) won't wait long to fill a marketing niche created by general dissatisfaction with and disgust at the intimidating arrogance of MS and Apple. It's already started with Zorin (there may be others) offering an extra spiffy version of their desktop OS for a cost....
by Minux1
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1047
Views: 194756

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

The reason for many users not straying from Windows (and Mac) is that after nearly a century of corporate propaganda, people have been brainwashed into believing that "if it's free, it can't be any good...otherwise someone would be seeking profit from it ". The same reason that folks drive past mom...
by Minux1
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1047
Views: 194756

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

The reason for many users not straying from Windows (and Mac) is that after nearly a century of corporate propaganda, people have been brainwashed into believing that "if it's free, it can't be any good...otherwise someone would be seeking profit from it ". The same reason that folks drive past mom...
by Minux1
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I need to purchase a new laptop...(Mostly solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: I need to purchase a new laptop...

Linux Mint, in particular XFCE will run on just about anything. Not often I’ll splurge and go over $200 for a pre-owned computer. Had more luck with Acers and ThinkPads. Most under $100 eBay specials. They work fine for what I need ... I’m obviously not a gamer.;) I prefer 64 bit because many distro...
by Minux1
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I want to be a linux guru in months
Replies: 28
Views: 1906

Re: I want to be a linux guru in months

I'm pretty low on the Linux evolutionary scale but I'm learning by osmosis. osmosis - essentially just doing stuff and challenging myself with new technology And more importantly I'm having fun while doing it. Unfortunately I'm a little shy in the grey cell department to be going to guru level in mo...
by Minux1
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?

BlackJackMarcus wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:26 am
Moving the existing VLC configuration to a bak file will make VLC create a totally new config file (worked for me):
mv $HOME/.config/vlc/vlcrc $HOME/.config/vlc/vlcrc_bak
Worked for me as well ... thanks !!
by Minux1
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?

Moving the existing VLC configuration to a bak file will make VLC create a totally new config file (worked for me): mv $HOME/.config/vlc/vlcrc $HOME/.config/vlc/vlcrc_bak I unfortunately uninstalled VLC on one machine where it was problematic. sudo apt --purge remove vlc But I can put it back on an...
by Minux1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?

sudo apt-get install smplayer
Keep you watching movies until you figure out what’s wrong with VLC.
I like the 200% amplification on the sound volume with VLC.
First thing I’ll check when I get time is if hardware acceleration is enabled.
by Minux1
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: What Can I do to Stop VLC From Crapping Out?

Experienced the same on 2 laptops with AMD processors running MX-Linux v19.2. (Lenovo ThinkPad X130e and ThinkPad X140e) VLC would play the first selected file and afterwards wouldn't start. I uninstalled VLC and installed SMPlayer which functioned flawlessly on both machines but there's got to be a...

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