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by xenopeek
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Configure The File Browsers in User Applications So That All Hidden Files Are Not Shown
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: How to Configure The File Browsers in User Applications So That All Hidden Files Are Not Shown

You can press Ctrl+H to toggle showing hidden files in the file chooser dialog. The choice affects all applications that use the Gtk file chooser dialog and is stored persistently. If you have a user that toggles such things accidentally you could for example add this command to their startup applic...
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Roots Magic 7 crashes on load in Wine
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Roots Magic 7 crashes on load in Wine

You may find better help with Wine problems on the Wine forums. Are there any error messages displayed? If not, what if launched from the terminal with command like wine "C:\Program Files\appname\appname.exe" . Have you considered using Gramps instead? That runs natively on Linux and can i...
by xenopeek
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I install Steamcmd?
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: How do I install Steamcmd?

Should I upgrade asap? I didn't say that. You can continue to use Linux Mint 17.x till April 2019. There's no rush. On that thread you linked to the suggestion is made to try something with steamcmd. It didn't read to me that it was a given that it would be a solution. I haven't looked into how els...
by xenopeek
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: all-in-one printers - Canon v Epson v HP?
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: all-in-one printers - Canon v Epson v HP?

I think that is going around it the wrong way. Within your budget first find a few models you would consider. Then look up if you can find compatibility reports about them from users of Linux Mint 17.x (see the hardware review database https://community.linuxmint.com/hardware/welcome) or users of Ub...
by xenopeek
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: a customized color for "echo" output [ S O L V E D ]
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: a customized color for "echo" output [ S O L V E D ]

Eh? You're not overriding /usr/bin/env. The line #!/usr/bin/env bash is just the first line of your script that says to "use the bash command as found in your path to run this script". You're overriding the echo function in your own script as per my example. You define the echo function to...
by xenopeek
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: a customized color for "echo" output [ S O L V E D ]
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: a customized color for "echo" output

See my or austin.texas' example. You need to reset the colors after printing. In my example you just call echo and it handles that for you. In austin.texas' example the missing variable NC (no color, does the same as my RESET variable) from Habitual's example is defined and added at the end of the s...
by xenopeek
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I install Steamcmd?
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: How do I install Steamcmd?

The package steamcmd is present on Linux Mint 18 and newer. I assume you're using an older version so you would either upgrade or find a way to install it on that. If you're using Linux Mint 17.x you may also search for "ubuntu 14.04 steamcmd install" or similar as Linux Mint 17.x is fully...
by xenopeek
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: a customized color for "echo" output [ S O L V E D ]
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: customized color for "echo" output

Here's my example. You can override the builtin echo function. Your echo function would call bash's builtin echo function to echo what you tell it to but prefix it with the sequence to set blue text color and postfix the sequence to reset the text color (so output of other commands isn't changed). I...
by xenopeek
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Asus Zenbook UX430 audio(Intel HDA) not working in Mint 18.1
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Asus Zenbook UX430 audio(Intel HDA) not working in Mint 18.1

As Asus does not provide a detailed listing of the chips used in their laptops, can you share the output of this command run from the terminal:
inxi -Frxz
by xenopeek
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you use LibreOffice?
Replies: 71
Views: 2730

Re: Do you use LibreOffice?

[LibreOffice] consistently butchers all my old MS Office docs & spreadsheets [.docx, .xlsx, etc] Convert them to Open Document Format in MS Office first? MS Office 2013 and up are supposed to support the current ODF version (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDocument#Software). Since my earlier...
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Looking for project
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Looking for project

I'm hard pressed to recommend anything specific but yeah, look for a project on GitHub to contribute to. Your GitHub contribution history can become part of your resume. What programs that you use on Linux interest you? You could look to see if they develop on GitHub and start looking for how to con...
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux vs FreeBSD shell commands
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Linux vs FreeBSD shell commands

BSDs develop their own userland. Linux (or more correctly, GNU/Linux) distros generally user the userland provided by GNU utilities. The GNU utilities were inspired by UNIX and thus you find similarity between BSD (which is a UNIX) and Linux commands. For example read the first bit of the ps manpage...
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using older repositories
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Using older repositories

Do not add past repositories to your system. That is just waiting for things to go boink. Just download the .deb file for Trusty (search on http://packages.ubuntu.com/) if you must and try and install that manually by double-clicking the downloaded file in your file manager. The installer will tell ...
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Menu Error
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: Menu Error

Try opening your run dialog (Alt+F2) and running the command:
mintmenu --reset
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: unzip: filename not matched
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: unzip: filename not matched

The options you use on the command do not make any sense. See https://explainshell.com/explain?cmd=su ... sr%2Flocal

Perhaps have another read of the unzip manpage.
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: If you compile - remember build-essential and checkinstall
Replies: 10
Views: 6729

Re: If you compile - remember build-essential and checkinstall

You failed your reading test.
xenopeek wrote:For this you will first have to install checkinstall. Install it from Software Manager or with the command: apt install checkinstall.
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Repos for various libraries.
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Repos for various libraries.

I understand that Mint is no longer using the Ubuntu repos and is using the debian repos, could anyone offer any insight? No. We have LMDE—Linux Mint Debian Edition—which is currently using Debian Jessie as a package base. Linux Mint 17.x are using Ubuntu Trusty as a package base. Linux Mint 18.x a...
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Backing up of Yahoo emails
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Backing up of Yahoo emails

Yahoo! provide a POP server so you can use any email client that you want to download the messages from their POP server.

You could also import the messages into another email provider using that POP server. For example Gmail and Fastmail can import all the email from Yahoo! that way.
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: New to Linux - Looking for Recommendations on Software
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: New to Linux - Looking for Recommendations on Software

⋅ Google Chrome - just install it from the Google Chrome website (download the .deb file and double-click it in your file manager and install) ⋅ HexChat - Linux Mint comes installed with it ⋅ Notepad++ - there are hundreds of text editors for Linux, which is best depen...
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Is there a linux equivalent to Combined Community Coded Pack?
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Is there a linux equivalent to Combined Community Coded Pack?

No, just install the multimedia codecs from the Welcome Screen. Or install mint-meta-codecs from Software Manager (does the same thing but progress of the installation is a little clearer that way).

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