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by thomasreed
Thu Jun 27, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help! My Linux Mint 21.3 version is suddenly slow booting
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Help! My Linux Mint 21.3 version is suddenly slow booting

Thank you, Moderator! Up to now this mchine has been wonderful, but this problem came from left field. I did eventually get to Disks, and the main drive (a 1 TB SSD) still has 411 GB free. My 2 TB hard disk storage drive has 1.5 TB free. Haven't checked the reported RAM on system; will try to do tha...
by thomasreed
Thu Jun 27, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help! My Linux Mint 21.3 version is suddenly slow booting
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Help! My Linux Mint 21.3 version is suddenly slow booting

When starting, my disk light seems to be running almost all the time. Based on an earlier pst, I ran two commands in terminal, and the information is in the rest of this post. If this post is too long, please tell me how to upload the dump files to a post so it can be accessed. Right now I'll just p...
by thomasreed
Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Helvum - how do you UNHOOK an audio patch?
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Helvum - how do you UNHOOK an audio patch?

I have used Helvum many times for recording. It is very easy to establish a connection between the devices. But how do you disconnect them? You can't simply pull them out, right or left click on them with a mouse, anything obvious. And, curiously enough the Helvum website does not have any instructi...
by thomasreed
Sat May 04, 2024 10:41 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Produce a Micro SD card with NOOBS for Raspberry Pi - using Linux PC?
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Produce a Micro SD card with NOOBS for Raspberry Pi - using Linux PC?

I'm quite happy with my Linux Mint system. However, I am trying to set up a video display system using a Raspberry PI. There are lots of tutorials about how to format a Micro SD card and install the NOOBS program (a kind of preliminary OS that will install various Pi OS's and programs). Every instru...
by thomasreed
Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Optiplex 9020: Upgrade PCIE Wifi Cart to 6: some questions
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Optiplex 9020: Upgrade PCIE Wifi Cart to 6: some questions

I'm thinking about upgrading my Dell Optiplex 9020 from its current WIFI 2gb to a new 2gb/5gb/6GB PCIE card. Here's my questions: The small PCIE card I'm considering does not have jacks to attach external antennas. There are two suspicious solder blobs on the board, which I guess are the antenna inp...
by thomasreed
Mon Nov 20, 2023 5:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 22 open thread
Replies: 55
Views: 8659

Re: Mint 22 open thread

I downloaded the archive, opened it up and got the file yt-dlp_linux, and renamed it, but I can't move it into the usr/local/bin folder. When I open up the Permissions tab for the folder, it has a message saying "You are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." Do I have to...
by thomasreed
Thu Nov 09, 2023 8:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 22 open thread
Replies: 55
Views: 8659

Re: Mint 22 open thread

The problem I had with installing ylt-dp is solved! Python can occupy the dusty corners of my Linux Mint computer, because it doesn't matter. Here are the instructions I discovered on www.linux.org in the article "How to install yt-dlp in linux mint 21.1 cinnamon"... 1. Open the terminal b...
by thomasreed
Wed Nov 08, 2023 11:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 22 open thread
Replies: 55
Views: 8659

Re: Mint 22 open thread

Post by spamegg » Wed Oct 25, 2023 7:39 am yt-dlp has a binary version that does not depend on Python. That's what I'm using. Here's the "Linux standalone x64 binary" https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/releas ... -dlp_linux Rename it from yt-dlp_linux to yt-dlp and move it somewhere on PATH ...
by thomasreed
Tue Oct 24, 2023 11:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Python not working, and there are several.
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Python not working, and there are several.

And another dead end. I attempted to use the command: python-is-python3 and the system didn't recognize it. Then someone told me that it was not a command, but a utility or something, and I found it in my software manager. I installed it and I still got that old familiar response: tom@Thomas-OptiPle...
by thomasreed
Tue Oct 24, 2023 11:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 22 open thread
Replies: 55
Views: 8659

Re: Mint 22 open thread

Ivar, I don't know how to reply to your comment properly. This forum seems almost as messed up as Python is. But you said... thomasreed wrote: ⤴Sat Oct 21, 2023 9:34 pm I'll just try to set up another computer with a new install of Linux Mint on it, and use that one solely for yt-dlp. or just instal...
by thomasreed
Mon Oct 23, 2023 10:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Python not working, and there are several.
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Python not working, and there are several.

One more note. I discovered that I could type python and it would give me the supposed primary Python installation on my system. I did, and this is what I got... tom@Thomas-OptiPlex-9020:~$ python Python 3.10.12 (main, Jun 11 2023, 05:26:28) [GCC 11.4.0] on linux Type "help", "copyrig...
by thomasreed
Mon Oct 23, 2023 10:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Python not working, and there are several.
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Python not working, and there are several.

To ajgreeny....in a recent upgrade, Python 11.1 was included. I ran the upgrade, like all upgrades. But when I typed python –version I got... tom@Thomas-OptiPlex-9020:~$ python –version python: can't open file '/home/tom/–version': [Errno 2] No such file or directory tom@Thomas-OptiPlex-9020:~$ So t...
by thomasreed
Mon Oct 23, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Python not working, and there are several.
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Python not working, and there are several.

So, I typed it in. I read the repository page. I have no idea which of the four different youtube-dl versions I should install, and that page didn't explain how to install it. This is the stuff I got when putting in the new repository: [sudo] password for tom: You are about to add the following PPA:...
by thomasreed
Mon Oct 23, 2023 5:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Python not working, and there are several.
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Python not working, and there are several.

I will try as you say, but if Python isn't working, how is it going to work?
by thomasreed
Mon Oct 23, 2023 11:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Python not working, and there are several.
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Python not working, and there are several.

Yes, I understand this, and I don't want to nuke my installation and lose all the work I have done. I just find it hard to believe that the company or group or hermit hiding in a cave that writes and supervises Python does not have a way to update Python that would automatically and safely remove th...
by thomasreed
Sun Oct 22, 2023 10:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Python not working, and there are several.
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Python not working, and there are several.

Here's what happened. tom@Thomas-OptiPlex-9020:~$ python-is-python3 python-is-python3: command not found tom@Thomas-OptiPlex-9020:~$ So I presume that, whatever version of Python works on my system, it's not Python 3. I may see if I can find another YouTube download program that doesn't involve Pyth...
by thomasreed
Sat Oct 21, 2023 9:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Python not working, and there are several.
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Python not working, and there are several.

Okay, I'm trying to take this rationally. The only concern I have about Python is that I can't run yt-dlp on it, because it can't find the proper version of Python. Everything existing on my computer seems to run okay. And if it's impossible to delete all the old versions of Python, because it would...
by thomasreed
Sat Oct 21, 2023 9:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 22 open thread
Replies: 55
Views: 8659

Re: Mint 22 open thread

Okay, I'm trying to take this rationally. The only concern I have about Python is that I can't run yt-dlp on it, because it can't find the proper version of Python. Everything existing on my computer seems to run okay. And if it's impossible to clean all the old versions of Python, because it would ...
by thomasreed
Wed Oct 18, 2023 10:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Python not working, and there are several.
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Python not working, and there are several.

As Spamegg said... No, that depends on how they were installed. I use PyEnv https://github.com/pyenv/pyenv/ which can install / uninstall any number of Python installations, but that does not seem to be the case here. I'm tempted to do this to get rid of the installations, and then use the installat...
by thomasreed
Wed Oct 18, 2023 10:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Python not working, and there are several.
Replies: 18
Views: 941

Re: Python not working, and there are several.

All41, I did what you said. Here is the result. om@Thomas-OptiPlex-9020:~$ sudo wget https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/releases/latest/download/yt-dlp -O /usr/local/bin/yt-dlp [sudo] password for tom: --2023-10-18 22:10:24-- https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp/releases/latest/download/yt-dlp Resolving g...

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