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by sdibaja
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Split PDF file
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: How to Split PDF file

Yes pdfarranger is in the Mint 20 repo, too. I never used it though. that's good. Glad you can get it. for me, I frequently use it to delete entire Pages, and to add entire Pages. for grabbing parts of the Text or grabbing Images I use Pluma. maybe the OP needs something more, or different than that
by sdibaja
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Split PDF file
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: How to Split PDF file

fmfoo wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:05 am
I've just tried out Master PDF Editor. It looks good. It would have saved me a few hours today if I'd checked it out earlier.

Edit: The free version does add a watermark.
Master PDF Editor is a proprietary application... I will not try it, I will stick with Open Source (99.999% anyway)
by sdibaja
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Split PDF file
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: How to Split PDF file

another tool
pdfarranger
it's in the Debian Stable repos, maybe you can get it with Mint also.
by sdibaja
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: shrink disk partition
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: shrink disk partition

"Gparted was a dead end." why is that? I use Gparted for projects exactly like yours frequently. It works. Easy and simple. I am glad you got your system fixed. However: If you were following the advice above about Installing it and then trying to change things, that was bound to fail. You Can Not E...
by sdibaja
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Warpinator platforms?
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Warpinator platforms?

I got us way off topic, but here goes: Suffering from lack of sleep, not well focused, be patient... (visit the Syncthing website, good documentation) "real time"? Yes, kinda, but not exactly. your files are Local, on your drive. The method I use: I open, edit, save file, or more typically run Thund...
by sdibaja
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Warpinator platforms?
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Warpinator platforms?

I was excited at first about Warpinator. Clem had promoted it as a Cross Platform tool all along (Blog posts, and his comments in his Blog)... but I guess it is being abandoned, or Mint Only, so that is of little use for me. after installing and testing around the building I discovered that working ...
by sdibaja
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: add debian
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: add debian

absque fenestris wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:12 am
Which software would you like to install that could not be installed in Mint itself via Synaptic Package Manager?

And if you are particularly interested in Debian, then Mint LMDE might be the operating system of your choice ...
FYI: the full Debian Repositories are not available with LMDE...
by sdibaja
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Backup??
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Backup??

HOWEVER Clonezilla can be incredibly difficult to navigate through for newbies. I am not a newbie any more, but I still avoid Clonezilla like the plague, because I simply cant understand it's menu structure. In LinuxMint there is a standard available program called " Disks" that can clone / image /...
by sdibaja
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: shrink disk partition
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: shrink disk partition

Correct.
You can not edit an active partition.
by sdibaja
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: shrink disk partition
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: shrink disk partition

dorothy39: you said "I do have the Linux installation disk." Good.
That disk contains Gparted.
Use it to boot with, then make your partition changes.

Somebody said you shouldn't edit a live partition. Actually, you can't with Gparted, it will refuse.

my best, Peter
by sdibaja
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Will Mint boot if I move it's partition?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Will Mint boot if I move it's partition?

By mistake I installed Linux Mint (19.3) on a partition in the middle of the drive, and that (I think) causes the "attempt to write/read outside of hd0" error. Gparted allows to move partitions, but it shows the warning that says moving partitions has a chance to break system boot. I don't think ha...
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Keyboard Shortcuts for Items ins Panel
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Keyboard Shortcuts for Items ins Panel

Out of the box, yes

Image
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How best to repartition a USB SSD..? < Solved >
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: How best to repartition a USB SSD..? < Solved >

OK, now I have the image of the existing setup... you can do this: 1. Boot with LMDE 2. Run Gparted ... now only your sdb2 will be mounted (Adata_LMDE4) 3. select sdb4 (your ADATA_19.3) 4. drag Right edge over to a more reasonable size... 25 GB should be fine. 5. select sdb3 (your ADATA_DATA) 6. dra...
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Side panel in MATE
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Side panel in MATE

The Mate apps are designed for bottom or top panels. You can adjust the width/depth of any panel to accommodate the fixed dimensions of the app. I do that for a couple I use. I see that 62 pixles will accommodate the clock. Autohide and expand are also handy options. ... Beyond my expertise, but you...
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How best to repartition a USB SSD..? < Solved >
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: How best to repartition a USB SSD..?

The OP screenshot is kinda broken, not always showing.
True, it appears like gpt, but maybe it's just the label...

Best of luck

BTW: two partitions are mounted. Those can't be edited now.
Booting from another OS using Gparted will work fine.
by sdibaja
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How best to repartition a USB SSD..? < Solved >
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: How best to repartition a USB SSD..?

clear enough, but a snapshot of a GUI view helps. (being ssd or hdd does not matter! they are the same in respect to the user) It's all personal preference. There is no Best. I am assuming that you are using the msdos partition table and feel hampered by the "4 partition" restriction. You can create...
by sdibaja
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Side panel in MATE
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Side panel in MATE

Yes.
Right click on a free space in your panel
Click on Properties
Select top, bottom, left, right as you prefer.

also!
Right click on a free space in your panel
select Help for a large menu that should explain how Panels work in Mate
by sdibaja
Fri May 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can fans be affected over time [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: can fans be affected over time

I know nothing about nbfc The fans Should come on when it gets hot. Heat kills! It kills, CPUs, Disk Drives, Etc. fans are super cheap, like $8 or Less... and are rather simple to change in most computers. the other components that are being protected are Much more expensive and a lot more difficult...
by sdibaja
Wed May 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Safe use of Synaptic to remove all packages in status
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Safe use of Synaptic to remove all packages in status

Synaptic is a very powerful tool. It is worth your time to learn how it works.
There are lots of settings, many variables ... so it depends on the defaults set by Clem.

setting it to "Delete downloaded packages after installation" would be personal preference, not my preference.
by sdibaja
Sat May 23, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: What to do if Timeshift screwed over your system? | Login Loop | No Disk Space
Replies: 22
Views: 1254

Re: What to do if Timeshift screwed over your system? | Login Loop | No Disk Space

Backup of personal data and reinstall is a better solution... Very few users have the ability to do that painlessly. If not using Timeshift, the sensible thing for almost all users is to back up the system some other way. Telling people to go bare back because it happens to work for you is pretty o...

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