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by jelabarre59
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't burn a cd
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Can't burn a cd

People still burn CD's? Audio CD's? (!) Color me surprised. I don't think I've burnt (or listened to) an audio CD in over 15 years. Yes, Audio CDs for those vehicles or other setups that can't play MP3s. Since most of the Japanese bands I'd want to buy albums of don't have American distribution dea...
by jelabarre59
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]Installer in virtualbox
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: [Solved]Installer in virtualbox

I don't see how that does anything. Switching to "scaled mode" doesn't make the installer window any smaller.

And the suggestion to use <ALT> to move the window doesn't work, because it just moves the entire VBox window on the host.
by jelabarre59
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 227
Views: 17604

Re: When did you come to Linux?

My first Linux install was 1n 996 or 1997, Slackware on a Micron Pentium 133 laptop. By 2001 I was primarily using Linux at home and at work (that and AIX). Even working at a Linux company now (a contractor, not a regular employee, so it's not like I'm being infaithful with another distro on my own ...
by jelabarre59
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MS Going to Linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 1210

Re: MS Going to Linux?

The suggestion I often make is MS could (or should) move their legacy code into a Wine-like runtime (they could actually use Wine itself if they didn't mind sublitting their code changes to Wine's GPL license, which I don't see them doing). Had they done it way back at the Wine/reWind split they cou...
by jelabarre59
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 218
Views: 13419

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

A lot of j-pop (mainly "anisong") and even more Vocaloid. In particular I've been enjoying various stuff from Il Cremonese (http://il-cremonese.net/)
by jelabarre59
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux programs come to Chromebooks
Replies: 27
Views: 2333

Re: Linux programs come to Chromebooks

What I would rather see in ChromeOS is a way to run X-window applications remotely (have them installed on the desktop machine in my home office, use the Chromebook in another room to run them on that screen). Essentially, use the Chromebook as a "portable Xterminal".
by jelabarre59
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Time to fork Gnome-Terminal
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Time to fork Gnome-Terminal

I think it's time to make a Cinnamon fork of Gnome-Terminal. The Gnome devs, in their infinite arrogance, removed the ability to manually set titles on tabs. I've been working with RHEL at work, which still has a version that hasn't been kneecapped, so it wasn't until this week I had need for titles...
by jelabarre59
Fri May 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Minimal Mate install
Replies: 5
Views: 1508

Minimal Mate install

I like the solution Ubuntu has provided in 10.04 of having a "minimal" install. I would like to do this on one of my systems, but with Mate rather than Gnome. I've experimented by installing an UbuntuServer base install and then bringing in the Mint repo and installing the Mate-Desktop-Core. It inst...
by jelabarre59
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cannot elevate to root in GUI/desktop
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Cannot elevate to root in GUI/desktop

Same permissions here, date is almost the same.

Code: Select all

-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 23376 Jan 17  2016 /usr/bin/pkexec
by jelabarre59
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cannot elevate to root in GUI/desktop
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Cannot elevate to root in GUI/desktop

I just checked here on my Ubuntu 16.04.4. The application menu item "GParted" launches the command gparted-pkexec . I.e. the user id switch to root is not done by gksudo, but by pkexec. What you could try in order to find out whether it is this pkexec which causes the problem to you is this: Open a...
by jelabarre59
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cannot elevate to root in GUI/desktop
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Cannot elevate to root in GUI/desktop

I can't say that I understand what is causing that problem. It could be a problem with pkexec instead of sudo. Just to check your profile, post the result of the command: find $HOME -not -user $USER -exec ls -lad {} \; (I didn't set the original post to notify me of replies, so only just seeing thi...
by jelabarre59
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gnome-terminal keeps disabling menubar
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Gnome-terminal keeps disabling menubar

I am finding that Gnome-Terminal keeps disabling the menubar every few days or so. Not sure if it's something in package updates where it refuses to respect the user preferences (being from the Gnome devs, I wouldn't be surprised if they were forcing *their* preference). But I want it left ON, so ho...
by jelabarre59
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cannot elevate to root in GUI/desktop
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Cannot elevate to root in GUI/desktop

Whenever I run any applications that would prompt me for my password for sudo (USB Image Writer, gparted, etc), all I get is some flickering dialogue box that *should* be prompting me for a password, but instead it seems it's immediately failing on the password prompt without ever taking a password,...
by jelabarre59
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Switching back to MDM
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: Switching back to MDM

I've done a clean install of 18.3, and I had to switch it back. First, there's no configuration option in the lightdm-settings GUI for timed logins (and it's been around how many years?). So I found the way of tweaking the settings in lightdm.conf But then the response of the startup is SO bad that ...
by jelabarre59
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Purging DNS cache
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Purging DNS cache

dnsmasq is enabled, with "--cache-size=0". Still doesn't solve the problem. If someone has visited the page, the system will not switch to a local redirect in /etc/hosts without having to log out and back in. Looking for a method of forcing the system to change immediately.
by jelabarre59
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Purging DNS cache
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Purging DNS cache

Is there a way to purge the DNS cache in Mint 18.2 after you have edited /etc/hosts (either manually or through Mintnanny)? The major failing with redirecting entries in the hosts file is it only works of someone hasn't already visited the website. If they *have* visited the site since the system wa...
by jelabarre59
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint Installation Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Linux Mint Installation Problem

I have something very similar, except the installer failure message didn't even show the "traceback" information like the screenshot above. It offered to forward the debug information, but never did. This is a Lenovo Ideapad Y720, with a MSWin 10 Tech Preview already installed. I saved all the files...
by jelabarre59
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] What is the fastest way to convert mp4 to avi?
Replies: 44
Views: 7115

Re: [Solved] What is the fastest way to convert mp4 to avi?

The DVD media could also be an issue, using DVD+R / DVD+RW or DVD-R /DVD-RW, may also make a difference, regular 4.7gb discs not dual layer discs. I found that DVD+R/DVD+RW works better on older devices. Actually, I wasn't even writing to DVD. I was putting files onto a USB flash drive and having i...
by jelabarre59
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] What is the fastest way to convert mp4 to avi?
Replies: 44
Views: 7115

Re: [Solved] What is the fastest way to convert mp4 to avi?

Yes, I had found the manual for it, and as you said it doesn't give any clue as to codecs. I have tried every variety of AVI I have on my system (including ones from an old Leapster Explorer, as crude a video recorder as you can get). Nothing works, even the script referenced earlier in this thread....

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