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by I2k4
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: sharing files between laptop and desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: sharing files between laptop and desktop

I dual boot Windows, am stymied by Samba for LAN. Samba is likely okay between all-Mint systems - I'm not the one to know. I used Dropbox for years because of its excellent desktop clients for both Win and Ubuntu/Mint Linux. It provides local folder sync instead of keeping everything in the cloud (G...
by I2k4
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent machine from sleeping
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Prevent machine from sleeping

May get better help from someone who also closes a laptop lid - some years since I have. I do the following to prevent blinking out during media play, in Settings / Session and Startup / Application Autostart tab: - try unchecking (disabling) Power Manager altogether - if you are relying on Power Ma...
by I2k4
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Desklet/Program which displays disk workload/activity
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Desklet/Program which displays disk workload/activity

hello, i'am searching for a Desklet or program which shows me the workload/usage/activity of my drive like in the Windows task-manager (eg: 100% means the drive is under full workload and when you open a windows it will take a while..). I couldn't find any. Not running Cinnamon currently, but have ...
by I2k4
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] SMS on laptop
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: SMS on laptop

Hiyall, i am looking for a GUI-based program that allows me to send and receive SMSs on my computer. My failing eyesight makes it difficult on the phone. Any suggestions? MySMS might do for you - I tried it a few years ago, worked fine in Firefox browser without any special extensions or PC softwar...
by I2k4
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Image viewer for TIF files?
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: [solved] Image viewer for TIF files?

Funny a few years ago a discussion about the problem of obsolescent RAW formats and future-safe archival formats led me to look up what major libraries and institutions were using for digital imagery, and Smithsonian, etc. then were recommending lossless TIFF. I'd expected DNG conversion. Not sure i...
by I2k4
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I fresh-install latest mint without a flash drive/DVD, and just the one SDD that currently has mint?
Replies: 17
Views: 523

Re: How can I fresh-install latest mint without a flash drive/DVD, and just the one SDD that currently has mint?

I rarely but have used something called Daemon Tools in Windows to create a virtual drive and mount copies of old CD-ROMs, etc. without an optical drive, to run or install software. Some googling turned up this Linux alternative to it: https://cdemu.sourceforge.io/about/ I might try it for fun some ...
by I2k4
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Image viewer for TIF files?
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Image viewer for TIF files?

The most versatile file viewer / editor I know for Mint is XnView, unfortunately not in the repository: https://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/#downloads You can review, pick and choose the file types you want it set to open, in Tools / Settings / Interface / Formats. It can also be chosen in the file m...
by I2k4
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 18
Views: 1362

Re: Public wifi access point security

Funny to see how this old thread progressed on the spurious proposition that my sitting 100 feet from Starbucks and logging in to the one and only Starbucks SSID could likely be a faked hacker trap for the VPN-less unwary. Oh well. I'm only adding to point out that FIrefox now provides (Edit/Setting...
by I2k4
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dell Inspiron 1500 touchpad stopped working
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Dell Inspiron 1500 touchpad stopped working

I've got a Dell 1520, standard Intel processor shipped with 32 bit Win XP - currently running 64 bit Mint 19.x XFCE very well , no trackpad driver problem over many versions. The Synaptics is the standard driver and no idea why it would fail or blacklisting it would solve anything. See screenshot. S...
by I2k4
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux int 19.2 and darktable ?
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Linux int 19.2 and darktable ?

For those interested, Darktable 3.0 has been released. https://discuss.pixls.us/t/darktable-3-0/15384 Personally not getting along with the official Github tarball, I was glad to find someone quickly made an unofficial PPA. I've installed and it's working well on M19.2 XFCE and Cinnamon test live US...
by I2k4
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dying laptop problem
Replies: 24
Views: 535

Re: Dieing laptop problem

I just booted my system in a live cd. I then opened the file manager and it listed my hard drive (459 GB) and another device (767 MB) which I am assuming is the live cd itself. I clicked the hard drive (459 GB) to mount it and it asked for my password. I entered my password and I got the following ...
by I2k4
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dying laptop problem
Replies: 24
Views: 535

Re: Dieing laptop problem

No guarantee, but I'd try booting a live USB of current Mint and see if the laptop hard drive can be mounted in the file manager - files could be transferred to an external drive for safekeeping. Unfortunately there may be permissions issues with the hard drive, depending on configuration. Less like...
by I2k4
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox Crashes Daily Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Firefox Crashes Daily Poll

"For what it might be worth, my Dell 1520 laptop shipped with 32 bit Windows but I've been able to install 64 bit Mint, currently M18.3 with no problems at all" hmm? didn't know that was even possible? I went for years on the same wrong assumption. My best advice is always to create a persistent li...
by I2k4
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox Crashes Daily Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Firefox Crashes Daily Poll

I'd try this off the top: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings For what it might be worth, my Dell 1520 laptop shipped with 32 bit Windows but I've been able to install 64 bit Mint, currently M18.3 with no problems at all. (Definitely pretest everything th...
by I2k4
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox Crashes Daily Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Firefox Crashes Daily Poll

I'd try this off the top: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings For what it might be worth, my Dell 1520 laptop shipped with 32 bit Windows but I've been able to install 64 bit Mint, currently M18.3 with no problems at all. (Definitely pretest everything tho...
by I2k4
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is a software like this available for MINT?
Replies: 23
Views: 995

Re: Is a software like this available for MINT?

Thanks for the tip about Autokey, just trying it. I had to separately install the GTK package along with Autokey itself to get the launch icon - using Synaptic PM, not sure if Mint software manager handles that. The FAQ indicates the .config Autokey file can be moved or copied, so it won't be necess...
by I2k4
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Create new empty document/file with keyboard shortcut Shift-Ctrl-Alt-M [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: Create new empty document/file with keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-T

all41, Sorry that I wasn't clear. I want the new document to appear in the open Nemo window, just as Shift-Ctrl-N does for a new folder. In other words, I don't want xed to open up. What I want to happen is for a new document/file to appear in the open Nemo Window and any further keyboard presses w...
by I2k4
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]switching from w10 to mint,in preparation,several things i want suggestions for,please
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: switching from w10 to mint,in preparation,several things i want suggestions for,please

It looks to me everything you want to do can be thoroughly pre-tested on a persistent live USB install of Mint without wiping Windows or risking the time and trouble of an inadequate Linux install. I use the Pendrive installer to create a Linux boot 16GB thumb drive for any new Mint version before i...
by I2k4
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to set up on-line banking [Solved]
Replies: 26
Views: 637

Re: Trying to set up on-line banking

UK Firefox users should keep an eye on the relatively new settings for "DNS-over-HTTPS" that might be interfering with how some sites work - odd to me that Chrome would behave the same: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/24/firefox-no-uk-plans-to-make-encrypted-browser-tool-its-default ...
by I2k4
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Browser Issues maybe Linux Mint problem
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Browser Issues maybe Linux Mint problem

I'm still running M18.3 XFCE (64 bit) on an old Dell laptop we use for bedroom media, and have had a problem with FF freezing the system if left on overnight. Uninstalling and deleting .mozilla, then reinstalling from the Mint repository seems to have fixed it, so far. Note that I have a Firefox acc...

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