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by xenopeek
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Conversation about the GUI for scripts.
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Conversation about the GUI for scripts.

If you write programs and you wish to do nothing in code for 20 years and you wish the code was safe, so which language will be better for creating a GUI ? You want to do nothing to your GUI code for 20 years and still have it work after that time? I think that's not realistic. But, RedHat give 12 ...
by xenopeek
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Unable to donate via Paypal
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Unable to donate via Paypal

Thanks for wanting to support the Linux Mint developers! Right now PayPal payments from your country can't be accepted by Linux Mint. Apologies. As a possible workaround you could instead use Patreon. You'll find the Patreon link on the same https://linuxmint.com/donors.php page. Patreon is for recu...
by xenopeek
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Control Center is gone!
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Control Center is gone!

Do other Python programs work? For example do Update Manager and Software Manager work ok? Can you recall what specifically Python related you installed and from where, or which guide you followed? Try if you can still open Users & Groups from the menu. If so, create a new user account. Log out ...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: installing programs
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: installing programs

It sounds like you have a 32-bit installation of Linux Mint 19.3. Google no longer supports 32-bit software, only 64-bit. There are no workarounds: you need a 64-bit installation of Linux Mint to be able to install Google Chrome. That would mean doing a fresh install of Linux Mint from a 64-bit ISO ...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Control Center is gone!
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Control Center is gone!

Did you already try starting it from the terminal? If not, do that with command cinnamon-settings and see if there are any errors. It's written in Python so if you installed any Python versions or libraries from outside the Linux Mint software repositories (what all the Python programs in Linux Mint...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Do you see what I see?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Do you see what I see?

I don't know. How long is a piece of string?
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Do you see what I see?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Do you see what I see?

Four year old story. What are you, an internet archeologist? Reposter supreme? I don't get it :)
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A "WINE" for MacOS?
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: A "WINE" for MacOS?

There is, it's called Darling: https://www.darlinghq.org/. But it's not quite ready yet to run GUI programs according to the website. I don't know what the best approach for updating Garmin GPS units is on Linux. It might be simplest to keep a Windows machine around for that, until Garmin or a compe...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade glitch 19.3 to 20: encrypted swap doesn't exist
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Upgrade glitch 19.3 to 20: encrypted swap doesn't exist

So in both your point 3 and 4 above there is reference to an encrypted swap partition. In 4 it is mapped to cryptswap1 and in 3 it is mounted with that mapped name. Perhaps you already deleted that partition but I guess this is what mintupgrade stops on. Check the UUID from /etc/crypttab file and if...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade glitch 19.3 to 20: encrypted swap doesn't exist
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Upgrade glitch 19.3 to 20: encrypted swap doesn't exist

Just to confirm, if you run the command swapon --show it returns nothing? The "encrypted swap: known issue" text I can't find in mintupgrade. Is that the exact message you got? Can you run the check again and copy all output from the terminal and share it here --- you can select all text a...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Brainteaser for those who like to have their brains bent
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: Brainteaser for those who like to have their brains bent

It's a false statement. Let's assume for a minute this statement is true, truth value being 1. "This statement is false" can then be simplified to 1 == 0. The question whether it's a false or true statement can then be calculated. In bash test 1 -eq 0 && echo true || echo false ans...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: A '.desktop' architecture question
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: A '.desktop' architecture question

To be clear, neither the Linux Mint installer nor Software Manager put .desktop files in your home directory. They only install .desktop files in /usr/share/applications, if a package for a program includes a .desktop file. And mind the dates; most of these files were created in 2019. Bit of info th...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Using newest Python versions (Or: "When One plays with a Python, One usually gets bit...lol.")
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Using newest Python versions (Or: "When One plays with a Python, One usually gets bit...lol.")

It's fine to install multiple Python versions on Linux Mint. What is not fine is replacing your system's default Python version (that is, leave the file /usr/bin/python3 untouched) or uninstalling it. If you're a Python programmer I'm not telling you anything new that newer versions of Python can ha...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Latest version of KDE
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Latest version of KDE

If you're happy to experiment and reinstall if this blows up :!: you could try removing the backports repository and instead add the KDE Neon repository. Put these lines in your /etc/apt/sources.list file, or in the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/neon.list: deb http://archive.neon.kde.org/user focal m...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: sort error
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: sort error

It does sort correctly, for your locale. I already linked you to sort's "gotchas" but to spell it out: A very common issue encountered is with the default ordering of the sort utility. Usually what is required is a simple byte comparison, though by default the collation order of the curren...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Programming & Development
Topic: [SOLVED] Good linux based YAML & Python IDE?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: [SOLVED] Good linux based YAML & Python IDE?

The topic was about a Notepad++ like editor with YAML and Python syntax highlighting, and basic editor functionality. Xed does all that, comes readily installed on Linux Mint and isn't a resource hog like Electron apps. If you have more complex needs there are many editors and IDEs to choose from. I...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Shortcut to command line launch <SOLVED>
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Shortcut to command line launch

Ah, I thought the command would do a one-off thing. I don't know it. Then change the file to this and it will run both commands, without waiting on the first program to exit: #!/bin/bash butt -c ~/.buttrc_mp3 &>/dev/null & butt -c ~/.buttrc_aac &>/dev/null & That's a bit more technic...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Regarding the File preview function
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Regarding the File preview function

Ah, I didn't quite get that. Right now Nemo previews a single file at a time. Pressing space previews the file but in preview you can't switch to another file. Press space again to close preview then use cursor keys to move to another file and press space to preview that file.
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Shortcut to command line launch <SOLVED>
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Shortcut to command line launch

The Linux alternative to a bat file is a shell script. Open the text editor (Xed) from your menu and put this in a new file: #!/bin/bash butt -c ~/.buttrc_mp3 butt -c ~/.buttrc_aac That first line is called the hashbang line and tells the Linux kernel which interpreter to use to execute this script....
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Regarding the File preview function
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Regarding the File preview function

Previews are built into Nemo. Highlight a file you want to preview (by left-clicking it or using cursor keys to move the highlight to that file) and press space key shows the preview.