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by tpprynn
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Latest kernel, touchpad glitch?
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Latest kernel, touchpad glitch?

It was a gamble I suppose but I've installed the latest kernel 4.20 in the hope that the hotkey display would work with my pretty new laptop, a Lenovo 120S. Now I'm finding the tapping facility keeps cutting out, seemingly after running Firefox (and only sometimes). I'm turning the touchpad off and ...
by tpprynn
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Was I limited to 32 bit 19.1?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Was I limited to 32 bit 19.1?

Thanks. Sorry, yes, to be clear the 4gb is the RAM. The emmc is 32gb. There's very good space on it still. Output says: System: Host: xxxxxx-Lenovo-ideapad-120S-11IAP Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.9 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18....
by tpprynn
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Was I limited to 32 bit 19.1?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Was I limited to 32 bit 19.1?

I have installed Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon edition on a Lenovo Ideapad 120S. I had struggled with the EUFI business with three previous laptops, all of the type that have emmc drives. The structure of a Linux install iso seems to have changed a bit since I made my first attempts. I think with one of ...
by tpprynn
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: making text files Window-compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 129

making text files Window-compatible?

I use a text editor a lot, mostly Leafpad, and sometimes use Notepad in Windows to access the same files. At that point their formatting is messed up. I'd like to know if it's possible to alter a configuration file so that my text files are always Windows-compatible without having to edit them again...
by tpprynn
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon panel and Window list has changed? [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Cinnamon panel and Window list has changed?

Perfect, thanks.
by tpprynn
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon panel and Window list has changed? [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Cinnamon panel and Window list has changed? [Solved]

I've just gone back to Mint after a period going between Lubuntu and Windows 10 and am finding Mint 19.1 performing very nicely with one of these emmc laptops. The panel seems to be working differently though, or is set up differently? (Or did I mess something up?) I see that any program running tha...
by tpprynn
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone here use Blogger?
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Anyone here use Blogger?

Hello. I used Blogspot ten years back and remember being able to include tags with my posts but cannot now see how this is done. I've just resumed blogging, and things seem a little bit different. It seemed a lot easier to make oneself visible also when blogging. I've been writing two blogs for my o...
by tpprynn
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CD ripping speed
Replies: 4
Views: 420

CD ripping speed

Not a complaint at all, and I'm myself not time-poor. But why is ripping a CD with Linux much slower than with Windows Media Player, does anyone here know? Is it anything to do with the historically proprietary nature of mp3 and the role of reverse-engineering, in which case mightn't the software be...
by tpprynn
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 'My anniversary', Mint 18.3, and some babbling
Replies: 2
Views: 291

'My anniversary', Mint 18.3, and some babbling

This is my tenth year of distro-hopping, of the Linux/Windows zig-zag and of using Linux Mint. I don’t think I’m speaking too soon to say that I’m now fully satisfied, now using the Cinnamon edition of Linux Mint 18.3. Some of my prior dissatisfaction was really more about my own vices and bad habit...
by tpprynn
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: iPad 2 and Linux compatibility outdated?
Replies: 2
Views: 603

iPad 2 and Linux compatibility outdated?

Today I've been looking through a few sites explaining how to work with an iPad without iTunes which seem to be out of date. I have the libimobiledevice-utils and ifuse installed but in the file manager though iPad shows up in the left hand pane, there is nothing in it and no way to add anything. At...
by tpprynn
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: shaky video under new Cinnamon?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: shaky video under new Cinnamon?

It's quite a well-equipped pc I'd thought, and I think the card has 1 or 2gb of its own RAM, but I think there may be a couple of badly ripped DVDs that I was testing with. I've defected to Lubuntu for now anyway, till next April when I have a look at what's available again.
by tpprynn
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: shaky video under new Cinnamon?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: shaky video under new Cinnamon?

Thanks. Yes, I'm afraid that was one of the first things I tried.
by tpprynn
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: shaky video under new Cinnamon?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

shaky video under new Cinnamon?

(ATI HD6750, 4gb, 3ghz quad core) I'm making an umpteenth attempt to go Windows-free after nine years of using Mint and Ubuntu on and off, and was really delighted with the behaviour and appearance of Mint 18.2 x64 Cinnamon edition. For the first time also the standard Totem or Videos application se...
by tpprynn
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt-get wants to remove loads
Replies: 3
Views: 304

apt-get wants to remove loads

I think I must have been a bit too experimental when trying out different window managers and desktops, as when I use the terminal to install with apt-get now a big list of programs are suggested as now being unneeded, enough that I know I'll have a borked system if I use apt-get autoremove. Is ther...
by tpprynn
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Handbrake and DVD ripping
Replies: 6
Views: 6012

Re: Handbrake and DVD ripping

Great, thanks. I had got the hang of makeMKV but due to the delays with the beta key I'd been thinking of using only Handbrake, but of course there's no need as the developer has finally posted the key. I'll add that I first tried using Handbrake to approximate an uncompressed rip because weirdly ju...
by tpprynn
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Handbrake and DVD ripping
Replies: 6
Views: 6012

Handbrake and DVD ripping

I had ripped all my DVDs using MakeMKV, initially using the Windows version until I went pretty much Windows-free. Then there was a bit of bother with the free license key for the beta at about the same time I realised that the Linux version of Handbrake will rip DVDs with copy-protection. I've just...
by tpprynn
Fri May 27, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Others
Topic: LM Fluxbox 9 update?
Replies: 13
Views: 3396

Re: LM Fluxbox 9 update?

I wasn't sure where/whether to make this post at least here but it seems preferable to sending an unsolicited PM. If Pierre is reading, could I ask how Mint 9 with manually updated Firefox works as referred to above? For me, Ubuntu 10.04, Mint 9 and Debian 6 were a peak, performance- and appearance-...
by tpprynn
Wed May 25, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Digital TV usb sticks and Linux - what's best?
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Digital TV usb sticks and Linux - what's best?

I have one of these DVB-TV sticks, which in the UK enables the 'Freeview' TV service to be used with a computer. As usual it comes with a disc with Windows software and drivers. I've had the item months but after settling with Mint and Ubuntu on my computers had not touched the service in quite a wh...
by tpprynn
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Backlight script - should this have worked?
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Backlight script - should this have worked?

Thanks. acpi wasn't installed but things aren't solved yet. It looks like I don't need to understand cut, though I do now from the explanation given, but if I type acpi -a into a terminal it gives either on-line or off-line, with nothing needing to be cut. So shouldn't the following work? It isn't w...
by tpprynn
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Backlight script - should this have worked?
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Backlight script - should this have worked?

I have this in, for the time being, my home folder, with the chmod +x applied. I sewed it together from an amount of reading and things remembered from attempts to script a couple of years ago. If I'm honest it started to drive me mad then, so that I'm unlikely to learn this in competent depth for a...

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