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by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [ANSWERED] Master PDF Editor: How to save to the right directory?
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Master PDF Editor: How to save to the right directory?

If you paid money for the full version, report the problem to the company https://code-industry.net/masterpdfedit ... l-support/.

I know I will when I have the time. I can only get it to export documents anywhere about half the time. This is apparently functionality not cosmetic.
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [ANSWERED] Master PDF Editor: How to save to the right directory?
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Master PDF Editor: How to save to the right directory?

Save as goes to the weird /run directory as a default. It does not mean you have to save it there: (1) typing /home/<username>/Documents/<filename>.pdf into the box at the top of the screen will allow you to save it to your documents folder. I consider this rather inconvenient. (2) Do you have a lef...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 20 success or issues
Replies: 72
Views: 3810

Re: Linux Mint 20 success or issues

deepakdeshp Wrote Point releases like from Mint 20 to 20.1 are painless. I use Clonezilla backups, not TS. CZ has never failed me. I didn't mean for point releases. Is it possible to use Clonezilla to backup a ufi partition? Not that I think the problems I had involved the boot partition, but durin...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 20 success or issues
Replies: 72
Views: 3810

Re: Linux Mint 20 success or issues

I got it working with a clean install.

I should have my head examined for trying the inplace upgrade option. If I had to guess, something went wrong with installing python3, and restoring the timeshift snapshot did not fix the problem.

So clean installs only for me from here on out.
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Tue May 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 15452

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

I don't get it. If you think Mint is ugly, why don't you open Themes and change what it looks like? What do we have 3 standard "window boarders", 35 standard "Icons", 35 standard "controls", 2 different "mouse pointers", and 35 different "Desktops?" That is a lot of options even without going to ad...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Tue May 05, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 15452

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

I don't get it. If you think Mint is ugly, why don't you open Themes and change what it looks like? What do we have 3 standard "window boarders", 35 standard "Icons", 35 standard "controls", 2 different "mouse pointers", and 35 different "Desktops?" That is a lot of options even without going to add...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED I am having a driver problem with an HP LaserJet Printer
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: I am having a driver problem with an HP LaserJet Printer

Solved I guess. I just used Printer Properties to change my driver to HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426-M427 Postscript. I don't think HPLIP does anything.
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED I am having a driver problem with an HP LaserJet Printer
Replies: 1
Views: 229

SOLVED I am having a driver problem with an HP LaserJet Printer

I think I am having a driver problem with an HP Laserjet MFP M426fdw. It is a network printer, and giving my browser the printer's IP address brings up the printer's page. So, I don't think that it is a network problem. Yesterday, I ran hp-plugin using the repository's version of HPLIP. It returned ...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bulk conversion from AVI or MKV to MP3/MP4 - SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Bulk conversion from AVI or MKV to MP3/MP4

I hope you find a good GUI program to do this because ffmpeg is a pain in the ass. I have it confirmed that: for i in *.avi; do ffmpeg -i "$i" "${i%.*}.mp4"; done Will work where the first file format is the input file format and the second is the format you are converting to. You should run this co...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can anyone suggest me a distro?
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: Can anyone suggest me a distro?

If you are aware of the Easy Linux Tips Projects tutorials, did you follow the guide for speeding up your mint? https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/speed-mint.html If so, did you disable unused startup applications, turn off visual effects, and tame the thumbnail feature? Thumbnails are the ...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can anyone suggest me a distro?
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: Can anyone suggest me a distro?

Mate edition suggests itself. If you go wondering through distros, I would suggest avoiding Gnome, its indexing feature tends to be mean to old processors. I am not familiar with the Core 2 processor, or even solid state drives, but I would guess that the processor itself is the choke point here, no...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installed and happy but just can't get my head around my best backup strategy
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Installed and happy but just can't get my head around my best backup strategy

Dear Lord do you have a lot of really cool stuff. This is way too much not to have an offsite backup. If I had your apparent budget, I would backup my business records onto an external harddrive encrypted with veracrypt and store that in a safe deposit box at the local bank. Keeping track of the pas...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Better "out-of-the-box" readiness
Replies: 49
Views: 4764

Re: Better "out-of-the-box" readiness

Wifi card support is a problem, and I think that it is preventing people without a certain fortitude from adopting Linux. Like the OP, I had a similar experience and fought my way through it. I think telling people about it may put things in perspective. I don't want to derail the thread, this is no...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot delete files or restore directory path name
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: Cannot delete files or restore directory path name

Your command prompt indicates that you are logged in as root. I just wanted to point out that this is inadvisable and not needed for deleting files in a user's home directory.
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP printer driver problem (solved)
Replies: 98
Views: 4410

Re: HP printer driver problem

Is there a USB port on the printer? If so, why not get a cheap USB thumbdrive, format it to FAT, scan to the thumbdrive, and then bring the scan to your computer on the thumbdrive? HP does not always write the best drivers. They gave me headaches when I used windows. They would continue to vex me no...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions
Replies: 64
Views: 1805

Re: Permissions

Judging by the screen shot, you are trying to create a new account that is not in the sudo group to install a printer, is this correct? If so, there is an HPlip and HPlip-gui listed in the software manager. I would suggest installing these two from the software manager and trying to work through wha...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: deleting files on hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: deleting files on hard drive

Did you check for hidden files? A file that begins with a period is hidden in Linux. Your file managed should have the option of showing hidden files if you right click on the window showing you the directory. That could account for the missing 30 Gigs. Other then that, you might want to tell us wha...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Misconfigured fstab and swap Solved
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Misconfigured fstab and swap Solved

Well that's what I get for messing around with configuration in the middle of the night. I was incorrect, commenting out this line as so solved the problem. #/swapfile none swap sw 0 0 If anyone stumbles on this wondering how an encrypted swap file works (not likely given the title), then I can firm...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [Solved] swap on automatically?
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: swap on automatically?

(1) Run blkid to get the UUID for the swap partition. (2) Run xed admin:///etc/fstab Then add a line to your fstab that looks like this: UUID="Long hex string you found in the last step" none swap sw 0 0 (3) Save and reboot. Open the terminal and run swapon --show to make sure it worked. Edit sorry,...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Misconfigured fstab and swap Solved
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Misconfigured fstab and swap Solved

I have a swap file auto mounting as itself and an encrypted version of itself. I have a workaround, and this does not actually prevent me from using the computer, but I want to clean this up a bit. I have an encrypted home directory, and a a swapfile just under root as /swapfile. The two relevant li...

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