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by pepperminty
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 21
Views: 641

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

Ah, great, had never heard of jpegtran . Was installed for me, but if not for OP, sudo apt-get install libjpeg-progs . sudo apt-get install libjpeg-progs [sudo] password for pepper: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will ...
by pepperminty
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 21
Views: 641

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

The end is saving space on Kobo reader and speeding up performance on the ereader
by pepperminty
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 21
Views: 641

Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

I have a bunch of JPG files in a folder. They are full-color. To save space, I'd like to turn them into grayscale (16 shades max), but without losing quality. How can I do this easily?
by pepperminty
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]

I've marked this thread as solved because I found a way to accomplish what I wanted with the Linux Calibre version. It turned out that there was a plugin (obok) to do what I want, and it works just as well on Linux Calibre as it does on Windows Calibre. Funny thing is, I had that plugin installed al...
by pepperminty
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

By the way, I wonder whether something similarly non-obvious is the answer to how you access a USB drive with the Linux version of Calibre. As cliffcoggin suggested earlier, making the Linux version work would be a better solution. I don't have the app, so can't test myself, but what you're looking...
by pepperminty
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: running a portable Windows app from off my phone while connected to library computer
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: running a portable Windows app from off my phone while connected to library computer

Or are the computers' policy a strict ban on running any EXE file, even if it's off of my phone? that's your issue - - right there. :) and even if you did store those files, on your android 'phone, as an storage device, so that you can then run those files, from your 'phone - - you would still be b...
by pepperminty
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

hmmm... so maybe it was too soon for me to give up. (I removed Windows Calibre and WINE from my Mint).
by pepperminty
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: running a portable Windows app from off my phone while connected to library computer
Replies: 3
Views: 87

running a portable Windows app from off my phone while connected to library computer

I use the desktop computers in public libraries, and, except for one, they won't let me run Calibre Portable (Windows). I have an Android phone. Is there a way to install Calibre Portable on my phone so that when I connect my phone to the libary computer via USB, i can run Calibre Portable? Or are t...
by pepperminty
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

athi wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:17 pm
There is a Kobo plugin (Preferences-Plugins-Store plugins) for Linux version of Calibre.
Yes, I have several Kobo plugins,. Still, Linux Calibre can't do this one thing that Windows Calibre can easily do.
by pepperminty
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

I just learned that Wine/Windows emulation doesn't work with USB drivers (or drivers) in general. So it seems that although I successfully installed Windows Calibre (which I was asking for), I couldn't attain my bigger mission of connected my Kobo Reader to Windows Calibre under WINE. Thank you to a...
by pepperminty
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

The Windows installation of Calibre Portable through Wine went well. But when I connect my Kobo ereader device, Calibre Windows doesn't detect it. (I expect it to, just like Linux Calibre detects my Kobo). Don't Windows programs installed in Wine detect USB devices? ~ $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 010: ID ...
by pepperminty
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

How do I launch the Linux Windows program? Afraid I don't see "Windows Calibre" in my Mint menu.
by pepperminty
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

Seadreamer wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:49 pm
If you go with virtualbox you will need to install the whole windows system. I would go with wine if you can.
Ah, I see. VirtualBox takes up a lot of storage space. I'm going with wine for now.
by pepperminty
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

$ dpkg-query --list 'wine*' | grep ii ii wine-desktop-files 4.0.5 all Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer ii wine-installer 4.0.5 all Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer ii wine-stable 4.0~bionic amd64 WINE Is Not An Emulator - runs MS Windows programs ii wine-stable-amd64 4.0~bionic amd64 WINE...
by pepperminty
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

apt purge wine* Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting 'winetricks' for glob 'wine*' Note, selecting 'wine1.9-amd64' for glob 'wine*' Note, selecting 'winefish' for glob 'wine*' Note, selecting 'wine-binfmt' for glob 'wine*' Note, se...
by pepperminty
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

Insisting on the hard way??? The easy way would be to install the Linux version. Anyhoo, I won't annoy you any further. Good luck. I already installed the Linux version. It won't help me do one thing that I can do with the Windows version. Please don't think I want to give myself an unnecessary hea...
by pepperminty
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

Are you sure the Windows version will work in Wine? Many Windows applications simply do not. I don't know. Then this is where you go to check: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=13226 Perfect. Version 3.X works. I don't need the latest version (4.1) for my purposes. S...
by pepperminty
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

Look, you can insist on doing something the hard way. It's not reasonable, though, to expect the hard way to become easy because you're unfamiliar. As it happens, I know how to both things, Wine and VirtualBox. Either way, you're signing up for a lot of work because each has a substantial learning ...
by pepperminty
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 859

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

Another option is to install windows in a virtual machine. I use VirtualBox with good results. Install the windows version of Calibre directly with windows. Okay, good. i am inexperienced with VirtualBox, Could you kindly point me to a webpage containing steps applicable for Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamo...

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