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by ajgreeny
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED)Is it possible to use common downloads for 2 Mint machines for software updates?
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Is it possible to use common downloads for 2 Mint machines for software updates?

In the past I have done exactly what you're asking about by simply copying all the deb packages from one machine to the second machine. When updating or installing packages everything is placed in /var/cache/apt/archives so you can easily copy all those deb files from one machine to another either u...
by ajgreeny
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I Want My LibreOffice Menu Icons Back!
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: I Want My LibreOffice Menu Icons Back!

There seems to be no way to get the menu-icons back any more.
I am using LO-7.0.1.2 from the Libreoffice PPA and the menu icons are impossible to get back, and unfortunately there is no wish by the devs to have them back any more according to one reference I read but can no longer find.
by ajgreeny
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I Want My LibreOffice Menu Icons Back!
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: I WANT my LibreOffice Menu Icons back!

It would appear that this is a gtk3 change (or bug, if you prefer) and there seems to be little intention to change back, which I think is a great pity!
See https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/sho ... ?id=123265
by ajgreeny
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 30
Views: 748

Re: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)

POP3 does not keep copies on your email provider's server; it's deleted as it's downloaded. Not if you setup your email account to keep messages on the server. I use gmail pop3 on one main desktop machine, imap on all other laptop computers, and have done so now for many years, probably from just a...
by ajgreeny
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] changing size of many images simultaneously
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: changing size of many images simultaneously

I use a simple custom action in thunar file manager on my Xfce version which means a simple right click on any image will offer to resize it to some smaller sizes, depending on what I want. Very quick, very simple and even puts the smaller images into a new folder leaving the original untouched. The...
by ajgreeny
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 30
Views: 748

Re: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)

One of the best moves I made before I ever considered moving to a Linux OS was installing and using firefox, thunderbird, gimp and many other open-source applications in my Windows XP, maybe even in Windows 98 that I used for several years prior to XP, but I can't remember now as it's too long ago. ...
by ajgreeny
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LMDE 4 installation
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: LMDE 4 installation

What graphics card does the machine have? If nvidia you will probably need to use nomodeset (see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions for all details) when you boot the install medium/USB and then again for the first boot after installation, then install the nvidia driver, though I'm not su...
by ajgreeny
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: What is the range of Bluetooth ?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: What is the range of Bluetooth ?

No simple answer to your question, I'm afraid, as it depends on too many things that we know nothing about. See https://blog.nordicsemi.com/getconnected/things-you-should-know-about-bluetooth-range for lots of detail, thoutgh it may still not answer you real question about why your setup is performi...
by ajgreeny
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Am I a linux noob because I use Linux Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Am I a linux noob because I use Linux Mint?

Is Clem a noob because he uses Mint? Of course not! Noobiness is nothing to do with the distro you use but much more to do with what you use the distro for, and how you use it. Why go to all the hassle of understanding and installing Arch or Gentoo if all you need to do is emails, browsing and writi...
by ajgreeny
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] User is not allowed to execute as root & root password problem
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: User is not allowed to execute as root & root password problem

This is nothing to do with grub, but because you have removed the ability for the one user who did have it, ie you, to temporarily raise permissions to root using sudo. However, you should be able to sort this out by following the details of password restoration in the info at https://www.psychocats...
by ajgreeny
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam only works with guvcview
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Webcam only works with guvcview

Using synaptic I can see that the list of dependencies for cheese is a great deal longer than the four needed for guvcview; i don't know if that is of any consequence in this discussion but thought it worth mentioning. Are there more possibilities of problems because cheese is a bigger application w...
by ajgreeny
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1

Upon further reading, I found there there is a file /etc/X11/xinit/xinputrc which contains the line 'run_im default'. If ~/.xinputrc does not exist, this is the file that is used. I have renamed ~/.xinputrc on both my machines to just run the default and things seem to be just fine. Yes, I found th...
by ajgreeny
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 258
Views: 29258

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I came to Linux in 1991, and ran Ubuntu server on a machine in order to build a website I hosted but that was some time back, but got used to Window$ again and forgot most of what I learned. Fedora was my first distro. Are you sure about that? Perhaps I have misunderstood what you mean about the da...
by ajgreeny
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1

That's great! I have now deleted the .xinputrc file completely on my one machine where it existed, as I never have a need to make any changes to things that the file relates to such as input language. The other machine, a laptop using the same OS of the same version did not have that file so there w...
by ajgreeny
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Video Problems with Audacity 2.4.1

See the reported bug at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wxwidgets3.0/+bug/1876212 where in several posts including my own at #7 and #8 you can see how I solved the same problem. It seems to be a problem related to xim and removing that .xinputrc file from my home completely solved this ann...
by ajgreeny
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro - what's the big deal
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Manjaro - what's the big deal

I've never installed Manjaro though I did try it live from USB and it was OK, but nothing special. I do, however, have a full install of another Arch derivative, Arcolinux, and so far I do quite like it, except for one major annoyance. The updates for it can be absolutely huge. I had not booted it f...
by ajgreeny
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Convince me to use Plank as a dock
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Convince me to use Plank as a dock

Like CtrlAltDel I hardly ever use the menu of my Xfce4 system either but when I do need it, the whisker menu is, I think, the best laid out and organised menu available in any system; I can't speak in any detail about cinnamon, not having used it for a very long time, but from what I've seen I suspe...
by ajgreeny
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Convince me to use Plank as a dock
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Convince me to use Plank as a dock

I don't mess about with a dock but simply add a second panel on left hand side as a dock, full of launchers. This dead easy to do in a very few minutes using Xfce. OK, it does not have the animations possible in plank or cairo-dock, but is a great deal lower in resource usage terms, and I don't care...
by ajgreeny
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installation of Linux Mint Ulyana on Uefi only laptop
Replies: 26
Views: 583

Re: Installation of Linux Mint Ulyana on Uefi only laptop

For safety's sake I would always recommend the manual partition management, ie, "Something Else". You will then need to chose that unallocated space and click the + icon (I think that's the icon it shows) to create a new partition or partitions, and select the filesystem type and mountpoint in the d...
by ajgreeny
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installation of Linux Mint Ulyana on Uefi only laptop
Replies: 26
Views: 583

Re: Installation of Linux Mint Ulyana on Uefi only laptop

That's a good start, but now you really need to boot into windows again and create some empty space for mint; it's much safer to do that in windows disc-managèment than using the installer of mint. Once you have some space available boot to the USB again and choose Start Mint 20.00. There will be an...

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