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by PeterRJG
Wed May 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Only one monitor recognized
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Only one monitor recognized

The OS isn't recognising the second monitor. When you said it (and its card) were recognised, where? In the BIOS?

What does

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lspci | grep -i --color 'vga\|3d\|2d'
output?
by PeterRJG
Wed May 13, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to move Ruby into a recognised folder
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: How to move Ruby into a recognised folder

It's in your home directory. Open up a terminal emulator and do ls -al . .bashrc is right there. It's a plain text file that sets configurations for your bash environment, i.e whenever you open a terminal emulator. LM uses bash for its terminal emulator shell. That link the other fellow gave tells y...
by PeterRJG
Wed May 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Only one monitor recognized
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Only one monitor recognized

What does

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xrandr -q
show? Ctrl-Alt-T for a terminal emulator and try that.
by PeterRJG
Wed May 13, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unreliable copy/paste
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: unreliable copy/paste

Unless I'm mistaken these are VM errors - if you're running LM in a VM, do you also have it installed bare metal anywhere? Does the clipboard error happen if you use the selection buffer? I.e select with mouse, paste with shift-insert (or Shift-ctrl-V)?
by PeterRJG
Sun May 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Install latest version of Audacity
Replies: 85
Views: 1155

Re: Install latest version of Audacity

I'm also having trouble copying and pasting code into terminal. I Select the code and then use Ctrl+C and then Ctrl+V, but that does not work. Am I doing this incorrectly? Select with mouse, right click, select copy (or do Ctrl-C if you're in a browser) then Shift + Insert into a console. You can t...
by PeterRJG
Sun May 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Highlight Colour [closed, alternative solution provided]
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Highlight Colour

If you can't modify it using that app, then you need to either edit the theme colour file directly (not recommended if you don't know what you're doing) or perhaps use an app like oomox which gives finer grained control over colours and widgets. Edit: oomox is only for the numix theme, but it's a pr...
by PeterRJG
Sun May 10, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Highlight Colour [closed, alternative solution provided]
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Highlight Colour

Yes, it does clarify. The highlight colour is set by your theme. You can either change it to one that has the highlighting contrast you're after, or you can modify the one that's installed,. You're maybe going to have to try a few to see which one suits.
by PeterRJG
Sun May 10, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Highlight Colour [closed, alternative solution provided]
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Highlight Colour

Unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean, the text highlight color tool is part of the formatting toolbar. View --> Toolbars --> Formatting. It looks like a pen nib with a color underneath it. This is LibreOffice 6.x - earlier versions may be different. Is this what you meant?
by PeterRJG
Sun May 10, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Numeric Keypad Alt Codes
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: Numeric Keypad Alt Codes

This is what I do, and it works for me. I've rebound CapsLock to the compose key, and use a cheat sheet, specifically this one: https://fsymbols.com/keyboard/linux/compose/ I recommend CapsLock as it's a key with limited mainstream usage (does anyone you know type in all caps all the time?) and it w...
by PeterRJG
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Character support in Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Character support in Linux Mint

The various Noto fonts should help. They're pretty comprehensive in their glyph support. There are others, but they seem to be the go to.
by PeterRJG
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Search for file contents
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Search for file contents

May I politely remind people that Linux Mint, for all of its perceived newb friendliness, is a *Linux* distribution - a Unix-like clone. It doesn't hurt to learn to do things the Unix way, even if you think LM is a Windows clone (or should be). Open a console - I think it's Ctr-Alt-T in this distro,...
by PeterRJG
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to change an executable application to "game"
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: How to change an executable application to "game"

Doesn't the above assume that the game the OP installed is XDG Base compliant? There may well not be anything to create a .desktop file from. I may be wrong of course. Me? I'd just install dmenu or rofi, bind it to Super+M or some such and use it instead. Leave them finicky menus behind. :D Ahem...w...
by PeterRJG
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to change an executable application to "game"
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: How to change an executable application to "game"

I want Tales of Maj'Eyal to be in my GUI menu under games. How do I make it so? It is installed already. Which window manager are you using? MATE, Cinnamon? They all have their own way of menuing. Most likely, you'll need to manually edit the menu file (or use a menu editor app) to add your game. S...
by PeterRJG
Sat May 12, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Graphics tablet pen buttons
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Graphics tablet pen buttons

I have a Huion 680S graphics tablet which works well out of the box in Linux Mint 18.3. Pressure sensitivity works too. There's just one minor hassle - that's configuring the two buttons on the pen. I suspect that I'm out of luck without manufacturer drivers (they aren't any for Linux) but I'd like ...
by PeterRJG
Thu May 10, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Terminal spits out gobblegook! [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Terminal spits out gobblegook!

Isn't .odt a container format? I.e it's a zipped file containing the text and a few xml files on how to mark that text up? If so, no wonder the OP is getting gobbledegook looking at it.
by PeterRJG
Wed May 02, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Radeon R290 X + Mint 18.3 x64 - no work
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Radeon R290 X + Mint 18.3 x64 - no work

I disagree. Under unsupported chips. that page states that the AMDGPU driver should be one automatically installed for the 290x (it's a clock-sped version of the 280 - same card but with an overclocked chip) in anything Ubuntu 16.04 and above. The 290x is a newer card than the R9 285, hence what I'v...
by PeterRJG
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Xbox 360 Controller/Receiver Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Xbox 360 Controller/Receiver Issue

karlchen wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Sorry, I fail to see how Xbox 360 related to Linux Mint. :?
The OP is talking about the controller and its receiver, not the platform itself.

Edit: I wouldn't mind knowing about issues with Xbox controllers as I intend to use one with my own Linux box at some time.
by PeterRJG
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Javaws issue - tells me it's not installed
Replies: 5
Views: 6399

Re: Javaws issue - tells me it's not installed

Thank you Karl, it works like a charm now.

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peter@boxybox ~ $ update-alternatives --list javaws
/opt/java/64/jre1.8.0_161/bin/javaws
And typing javaws at the command line now gives me the program's options, not a message to install it. So this one is solved I think. Thank you again.
by PeterRJG
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Javaws issue - tells me it's not installed
Replies: 5
Views: 6399

Re: Javaws issue - tells me it's not installed

Hi Karl, and thanks for your help. I followed an online guide to removing Iced Tea and installing Oracle, so Iced Tea shouldn't be present at all. peter@boxybox ~ $ ls -l /usr/bin/java /usr/bin/javaws ls: cannot access '/usr/bin/javaws': No such file or directory lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Mar 5 17:4...

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