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by jjp2145-oldtimer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 5164

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

Apparently in modern usage the word "either" is not required. You cannot however, omit the word "neither" and wind up with a comprehensible sentence. The two longer sentences that I provided are 100% correct. My reason for preferring the shorter one is stylistic at best. While I ...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 5164

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

The symbols are not displayed in GIMP or in LO Writer. Quite a non-political question: I managed the above somehow and I am not sure whether I would have used "nor" instead of "or" ... ? For comparison, the completely different syntax in German: Weder in GIMP noch in LO Writer w...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 5164

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

Cleave is also its own opposite. It means to join together and to cut in half.
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 5164

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

I'm chiming in as a non native speaker of the English language. Had to learn English as an immigrant to the USA. Now I think I'm fairly proficient in its use, after 60 years. I still wonder if I should have put a ',' after the 'Now' in the previous sentence. One of the first hurdles was spelling. F...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What are the first things you do when you boot up?
Replies: 25
Views: 677

Re: What are the first things you do when you boot up?

I always run

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uname -r
because I like to look at my new kernel. Then I remove the fourth oldest kernel.
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 264
Views: 31164

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I have been using Linux for about 1 year. Looking through my old posts, I realize that I am just weird. Like the time I deleted my swap file without even running swapoff first and started to comment out lines of my fstab in order to figure out how things work. All very analytical; like destroying or...
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: 153

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: 153

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: 130
Views: 10224

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: 130
Views: 10224

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: 17174

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?"...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Tue May 05, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 17174

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?" ...
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: 265

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: 265

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: 304

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. Yo...
by jjp2145-oldtimer
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can anyone suggest me a distro?
Replies: 15
Views: 892

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: 892

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: 296

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: 5220

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: 482

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.

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