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by xenopeek
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Python, where to start?
Replies: 18
Views: 197

Re: Python, where to start?

You might find use for the IMDB datasets you can download from https://www.imdb.com/interfaces/ for that. That way you could let users add a TV series by typing the name in a search field and your program would find the episodes list and titles itself. Anyway, just daydreaming—this is the perfect ex...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Python, where to start?
Replies: 18
Views: 197

Re: Python, where to start?

You're welcome. Have fun with it :mrgreen:
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Python, where to start?
Replies: 18
Views: 197

Re: Python, where to start?

You'd use a widget toolkit, like Gtk or Qt. There's user interface designers for both and libraries you can also use from Python. On Linux Mint most programs use Gtk but programs like VLC use Qt and all KDE programs use Qt. Here is a tutorial on using Gtk with Python 3: https://python-gtk-3-tutorial...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Python, where to start?
Replies: 18
Views: 197

Re: Python, where to start?

Python is a scripted language, you run the text files. You don't need to compile it to a binary file (like .exe on Windows).
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Python, where to start?
Replies: 18
Views: 197

Re: Python, where to start?

You don't need to download or install anything. Python 3 is already installed on your system and you can just use the Text Editor (xed) you'll find in your menu to write simple programs. When you open an existing Python program with Text Editor it will do syntax highlighting for you. For new, blank,...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Python, where to start?
Replies: 18
Views: 197

Re: Python, where to start?

I'd suggest the Hitchhiker's Guide to Python: https://docs.python-guide.org/index.html. You can read it online or get the book. The official Python documentation can also be useful reference: https://docs.python.org/3/. And indeed, go for Python 3 and skip anything that's about Python 2 because that...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I try out Linux Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: How can I try out Linux Mint?

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums. You can try out Linux Mint by putting the ISO file it on a USB thumb drive using appropriate program and then starting your computer from the USB thumb drive by selecting the option for that in your computer's BIOS. Our installation guide covers this https://linuxmi...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Opening old .url windows internetshortcuts in Linux the easy way
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Opening old .url windows internetshortcuts in Linux the easy way

I don't know what I did different before but now I can not get it to do anything with your test file either. The following did work for me. Create a new text file (using Text Editor from your menu) and put the following two lines in it: #!/bin/bash grep -h -s --color=never '^URL=' "$@" | cut -d'=' -...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best Reference Manager for LibreOffice?
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Best Reference Manager for LibreOffice?

Not used anything like that but Zotero looks to get the thumbs up from LibreOffice. That and several other programs you could consider on https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Ref ... ibreOffice.
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Will Linux Mint become a rolling distribution? Solved
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Will Linux Mint become a rolling distribution?

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums.

Our Debian edition (LMDE) was a semi-rolling distribution on version 1 many years ago, but version 2 and 3 of LMDE are point-release distributions just like our main edition.

Linux Mint is not a rolling distribution and has no plans for such either.
by xenopeek
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian systemd maintainer quits (or taking time off)
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Debian systemd maintainer quits (or taking time off)

Good idea to take some time off when needed. As far as I could follow it the issue was discussed to completion and in agreement with him on the same day, but after he left. One of the other Debian systemd maintainers was involved after. A patch as discussed on the day was committed in the next day o...
by xenopeek
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19 solid screen background
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Mint 19 solid screen background

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums.

Are you using Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce edition of Linux Mint 19? If you're unsure see if you have System Info in your menu or otherwise run the command inxi -S from terminal to find out. That way others can answer to the software you're using.
by xenopeek
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MS loves Linux? What proof would YOU like to see of that?
Replies: 25
Views: 886

Re: MS loves Linux? What proof would YOU like to see of that?

There are a number of large corporations who work on the Kernel Project, and Microsoft has been one of the top contributors for years. I already replied to your earlier comment on the same, showing it to be false and untrue: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=281329#p1551247. I suppl...
by xenopeek
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Restore 19.1 Cinnamon menu to 19 version
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Restore 19.1 Cinnamon menu to 19 version

You can undo the changes with earlier shared command, to restore your menu. If there's been an update to Cinnamon on Linux Mint 19.1 in the past month it could be the patch is no longer correct and would need to be redone for new version of this file. In that case, probably easier to just do the edi...
by xenopeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot Rename Multiple TV Episodes At One Time
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Cannot Rename Multiple TV Episodes At One Time

That's not how copyright law works. Locked as per the forum rules.
by xenopeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Intel 8th Gen compatibility question [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Intel 8th Gen compatibility question

Going into the store on a slow time of day, sales persons have always let me try to boot "Linux" (no need to specify which) on the laptop to confirm compatibility. +1 to giving that a try.
by xenopeek
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Sort forums by most recent post?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Sort forums by most recent post?

You can't sort on the date topics were started. The forums are sorted on the last post's date in each topic. Sticky topics are always sorted first, before regular topics.
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dell-XPS-15-9570-issues-still-cause-of-concern-for-owners.
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Dell-XPS-15-9570-issues-still-cause-of-concern-for-owners.

I have a Dell XPS 13 9370. No coil whine that I can hear and I'm sensitive to such noises. Obviously such a thin laptop can't have the most efficient cooling and while it gets somewhat hot while under sustained heavy load (like when applying dozens of big updates) it's never uncomfortable to touch o...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Are there any negative consequences to charging cell phone via computer USB port(s) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Are there any negative conquences to charging cell phone via computer USB port(s) ?

I don't know about damage to the phone or computer hardware. Possibly fast charging—or not fast charging—your phone can have impact on battery life expectancy. With some USB ports (probably USB 3.2 type C) it may provide enough for fast charging and with older USB ports it may not? As for your compu...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Run launchers as admin ?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Run launchers as admin ?

LMDE 3 uses polkit. Which programs specifically are you needing to run as root?

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