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by busdriver12
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: G'day from Oceania.
Replies: 21
Views: 549

Re: G'day from Oceania.

Hi Guys, Sorry I've been incognito if late. I've been travelling since September and although I currently reside in South Oz. I am presently in Darwin having been through QLD. Next stop is who knows where. I was intending to return home via NSW but might head west instead. Not for a while yet. Ther...
by busdriver12
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] VLC not starting in GUI
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: [Solved] VLC not starting in GUI

I'll mark this one solved as jamiemint's solution has worked out for me. Thanks everyone :)
by busdriver12
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] VLC not starting in GUI
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: VLC not starting in GUI

Some of the "skins" interfaces will mess up the config. Some plugins mess it up. If you are using either, try a reset, then try to figure out if it's some particular skin or plugin creating a problem. Many of the skins that are available are the old skins1 interface instead of the current...
by busdriver12
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] VLC not starting in GUI
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: VLC not starting in GUI

This seems to be a very frequent issue with users of this forum. Try this and see if it fixes your issue. It has helped several other people, including myself. Open vlc. If it refuses to open, type "killall vlc" in a terminal, then try again. Go to Tools menu -> Preferences. Select the &q...
by busdriver12
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] VLC not starting in GUI
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: VLC not starting in GUI

What if you start vlc form the terminal with -v flag vlc -v It doesn't start but displays: phil@Home-PC:~/bin$ vlc -v VLC media player 3.0.9.2 Vetinari (revision 3.0.9.2-0-gd4c1aefe4d) [000055a7056a85b0] main libvlc warning: running VLC instance - exiting... By chance, is it a Flathab version? apt ...
by busdriver12
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] VLC not starting in GUI
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: VLC not starting in GUI

Nederland wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:14 am
Try to start Vlc in a terminal and see what kind of output you get.
I did try that (sorry forgot to mention in my post) with nothing happening. This is what I get:

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phil@Home-PC:~$ vlc
VLC media player 3.0.9.2 Vetinari (revision 3.0.9.2-0-gd4c1aefe4d)
by busdriver12
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] VLC not starting in GUI
Replies: 10
Views: 215

[Solved] VLC not starting in GUI

Recently, I have been having issues getting VLC to run in the GUI (i.e. from the menu) which I've never had any issues with since 19.2. I noticed the past couple of days when I've run it, it has placed an icon in the right side of the taskbar (like a notification icon). I did have it pinned to the p...
by busdriver12
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What's your favourite Snapshot tool?
Replies: 19
Views: 593

Re: What's your favourite Snapshot tool?

I use Timeshift set to take weekly snapshots which are stored on an external HDD. I also use a simple bash script to backup to the same external HDD selected directories/files in my /home.
by busdriver12
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Distros
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Linux Distros

You should have endless choices to browse options through YouTube and DistroWatch. It's the main reason I'm here on Linux Mint. I trawled through hours and hours of videos on Youtube, and a common theme that emerged was that Linux Mint was one of the best distros for those coming over from Windows....
by busdriver12
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: G'day from Oceania.
Replies: 21
Views: 549

Re: G'day from Oceania.

This Topic is mainly for those that Reside in Australia / New Zealand & SE Asia Thanks for the invite! I'll be great to connect with others in this region :) mainly for: - Support - we do live a long way away from every-one else. I find that some things like access to hardware can be an issue a...
by busdriver12
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Monitor no longer turning off
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Monitor no longer turning off

I feel a little sheepish now that I've found out what the cause was. :oops: Because the settings window does not open full screen I didn't think to scroll down and there is the power management setting: Screenshot from 2020-11-14 09-23-17.png As you can see I had it set to 30 minutes (which appears ...
by busdriver12
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Monitor no longer turning off
Replies: 1
Views: 122

[Solved] Monitor no longer turning off

Greetings, One thing I never got around to was understanding was how Cinnamon controls the monitor. Since I installed 19.2 last year, the monitor would turn itself off after approx 30 minutes (I've never timed it) of inactivity which suits me as I usually leave the pc on when I go to work. However, ...
by busdriver12
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – October 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Monthly News – October 2020

I too am interested in Favorites. At present, I have a folder on my desktop called Often Used Docs where I place links to docs I use on a regular basis. This is to help me easily find them if they drop out of the Recents list. It's a habit I developed quite some time ago on Windows.
by busdriver12
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Reconnection after power outage [Solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Reconnection after power outage

Update: Just had another power drop out about 15 minutes ago and this time I was able to see the Linux box over the network but this time using the device's name on the network (all 3 machines are on the same workgroup). As a result I was able to connect my Win 10 laptop to the Linux box and will ma...
by busdriver12
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Reconnection after power outage [Solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Reconnection after power outage [Solved]

I have had limited success is connecting the computers on my LAN together, but was able to share a few selected folders in my LM 20 machine. Whilst I was out last night, we had a power outage and noticed when I attempted to connect to the Linux box from a Win 10 laptop, it couldn't be found on the n...
by busdriver12
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How do you remember bits of sudo code?
Replies: 49
Views: 5441

Re: How do you remember bits of sudo code?

zshlover wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:40 am
Yes, but zsh has nice auto-completion. Type the first letter of the command, and scroll through them with the arrow keys :D
Smurphos shows how you can add this sort of functionality to bash in this post
by busdriver12
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Cal command options
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Cal command options

MrEen wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:33 am
Hi busdriver12,

I just checked, and it appears the -M option is only available for ncal:

Notice -M is only on the bottom 2 lines?
Aha! Missed the obvious. Thanks for that MrEen. Curious but no biggie - just like digging around the innards of Linux and seeing how everything works.
by busdriver12
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Cal command options
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Cal command options

I discovered this nifty little util early in my Linux journey and find it very handy as it saves me having to have a calendar nearby the pc. However, I usually display Monday as the first day of the week (this is how the company I work for is set up), but cal uses Sunday. I decided to drill down int...
by busdriver12
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding Fonts to Terminal Fonts <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Adding Fonts to Terminal Fonts

I have installed a new font, yet it does not appear under the options for custom fonts in terminal preferences. How do I add new fonts to the terminals options? Mint 20 Cinnamon You may want to look at an alternate terminal app that allows font changes. I use Terminator (available in the Software M...
by busdriver12
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Next move with Linux Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Next move with Linux Mint

Update: I've reformatted the external hard drive I recently purchased to ext4 and left it with the one partition. Here I will be doing regular timeshift snapshots (the main reason for getting the drive) and backing up important stuff from my /home directory. So now I have 3 copies of my data i.e. th...

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