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by wpshooter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: "Remove foreign packages" function ?
Replies: 0
Views: 14

"Remove foreign packages" function ?

I notice that there is a remove foreign packages function under software sources / maintenance. Is it really wise to have that function there without a more detailed explanation of the possible consequences of removing those/any foreign packages. As a for instance, if I setup a Linux Mint machine fo...
by wpshooter
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: download of 2 Libre Office updates extremely slow
Replies: 4
Views: 137

download of 2 Libre Office updates extremely slow

There were 2 Libre Office updates available for update this morning. The download of those 2 updates took almost 30 minutes and the download speed was running at less than 1 kb per second (i.e. extremely slow). These 2 updates should have downloaded in no more than 2 or 3 minutes. Was this speed pro...
by wpshooter
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: operating level of file manager CAJA
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: operating level of file manager CAJA

Are there any instances or circumstances in which file system operations like copying files from one place to another, or similar operations could be performed by/within the file manager (CAJA) as administrator with SU rights and thus the ownership of the files would be switched from ownership of t...
by wpshooter
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: operating level of file manager CAJA
Replies: 3
Views: 78

operating level of file manager CAJA

Are there any instances or circumstances in which file system operations like copying files from one place to another, or similar operations could be performed by/within the file manager (CAJA) as administrator with SU rights and thus the ownership of the files would be switched from ownership of th...
by wpshooter
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19.1 Update Manager refuses to upgrade to Mint 19.2 on desktop
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Mint 19.1 Update Manager refuses to upgrade to Mint 19.2 on desktop

Am trying to upgrade my desktop computer from 19.1 to 19.2 using the upgrade path that is shown under edit options on update manager. However, when I get to the point of actually applying the upgrade the APPLY button is not active. I ran thru this same upgrade on my laptop computer and it worked jus...
by wpshooter
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2

gm10 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:24 pm
karlchen wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:37 pm
It might just be a bug / regression as well.
Looking at the source on github I think I can confirm that.
I do or someone need to possibly attempt to report this as a potential bug ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2

Hi, gm10. Confirmed. While xreader 2.0.2 (Mint 19.1) still can open and display image files, this functionality seems to have been removed from xreader 2.2.3. xreader simply refuses, even if I use File => Open from inside xreader. Maybe the reason is that there is no good reason to permit filetypes...
by wpshooter
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2

Hm. Will have to repeat the test on Mint 19.2, did it on 19.1: [*]selected a genuine [c].png[/c] file, right-clicked on it and selected to open with document viewer. xreader came up and opened the file. No problem. Xreader 2.2.3 refuses to open any type of image on my system, showing a banner that ...
by wpshooter
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2

The problematic file comes back as " PNG image data, 850 x 1100, 8-bit/color RGBA, non-interlaced " - I had to rename it to xxx.pdf to get that to work. The non-problematic files comes back as " PDF document, version 1.3 " - I renamed this one to yyy.pdf before running the command. This still does n...
by wpshooter
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2

If I launch xreader from terminal and then attempt to open one of the problematic files, it creates an icon with the Adobe symbol in it with the name of the problematic file but if I click on that icon nothing happens. If I do the 2nd suggested procedure what comes back on the terminal is - No such ...
by wpshooter
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2

Possible, although it could also just be a bad file type detection/association. When you get the error message about the PNG file, did the file try to open in Xreader or was it maybe Xviewer (the image viewer)? If you're not sure, open Xreader and try to open the problematic files via the file open...
by wpshooter
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2

gittiest personITW wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:20 pm
Do you use the same pdf reader on both computers?
Yes, xreader, but, of course, the 19.2 install has a slightly newer version, am wondering if this is a bug in the new version ???

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2
Replies: 22
Views: 412

File opening problem on Mint Mate 19.2

One little problem that I have found so far on Mint Mate 19.2. I have several PDF files of shooting targets all of which open just fine on my 19.1 machine but when I copy them over to 19.2 on another machine only 2 or 3 of them will open. The others come up with an error regarding opening an PNG fil...
by wpshooter
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing both Libre Office and WPS Office for Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Installing both Libre Office and WPS Office for Linux

Are there any known problems (compatibility / conflicts) or otherwise with installing
and running both Libre Office suite and WPS Office for Linux suite ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: latest version of JAVA for running Foxpro software
Replies: 3
Views: 113

latest version of JAVA for running Foxpro software

On the Foxpro (predator calls) website it says the following regarding JAVA: The Java edition of the FOXPRO Programming Utility is compatible on multiple operating systems including Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. This page provides you with the information you need to get the software up and running ...
by wpshooter
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED FOR NOW - What software controls input of name for creation of new folders
Replies: 46
Views: 630

Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Well then, perhaps my version of Linux Mint Mate is somehow different from yours because I have been doing it for YEARS now and it works just fine !!! But thanks for the warning. For something that works just fine, you sure make a lot of posts (literally dozens?) about problems creating directories...
by wpshooter
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED FOR NOW - What software controls input of name for creation of new folders
Replies: 46
Views: 630

Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Also if you put a file in /home/Pictures/Spypoint/somefile, the file won't be in /home/wpshooter/Pictures/Spypoint. Well then, perhaps my version of Linux Mint Mate is somehow different from yours because I have been doing it for YEARS now and it works just fine !!! But thanks for the warning.
by wpshooter
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED FOR NOW - What software controls input of name for creation of new folders
Replies: 46
Views: 630

Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

wpshooter@Linux-Mint-Desktop-19:~/Pictures/Spypoint$ stat -c '%a %A %U %G %n' * 775 drwxrwxr-x wpshooter wpshooter 2018-09-29 You're switching back and forth between two different directories: In the first post you were at ~/Pictures/, which is the same as /home/wpshooter/Pictures, then later you w...
by wpshooter
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED FOR NOW - What software controls input of name for creation of new folders
Replies: 46
Views: 630

Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Thanks for your help, I will keep an eye on it to see if it recurs.
by wpshooter
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED FOR NOW - What software controls input of name for creation of new folders
Replies: 46
Views: 630

Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

JerryF wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:32 pm
wpshooter wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Boy, I sure would like to know what was causing this problem (other than, I just was not holding
my mouth correct) !!!
There was a permission and ownership problem with the Spypoint folder.
What caused this, do I need to be concerned about this happening again in the future ?

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