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by linux-dummie
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alarm Clock
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Alarm Clock

Been using orage on xfce for years for all my reminders. I think it can install on any d.e. Has a bit of a learning curve, but super-useful practical features and of course specific date and time (no seconds). Lets you pick whatever audio you want the alarm to play, but pick a short sound file cuz i...
by linux-dummie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 37
Views: 2379

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

MX is my secondary OS. I've learned Linux from a user perspective since 2010 and tried several distros in those younger days, with Mint always being the "king." I really like the no-nonsense approach and lightness of MX. However, anyone using MX will need to become more familiar with Linux in genera...
by linux-dummie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?
Replies: 43
Views: 2679

Re: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?

I am not an expert, but I am no newcomer. I remember when Slackware was the go to distro, but I have used SUSE, Debian, Arc, Ubuntu, etc, over the years. Frankly speaking, I just want something that works as a general computer...nothing fancy. Linux Mint does that fantastically. Exactly!! Mint is f...
by linux-dummie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I'm a Mint convert !
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: I'm a Mint convert !

Enjoy mint! It's truly the best for people interested in getting something done and not having to waste hours fiddling with their OS.
by linux-dummie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, I'm new!
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Hello, I'm new!

You're welcome!!
by linux-dummie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Pittsburgh PA!
Replies: 18
Views: 668

Re: Hello from Pittsburgh PA!

Hello Everyone! Thanks for saying HI. I love Linux Mint Mate. Currently running that as host. I just installed LMDE3 in VirtualBox. I am going to eventually migrate to that as my Host. I think it is a great idea to have a backup plan that doesn't rely on Ubuntu. I know I want to get away from Ubunt...
by linux-dummie
Sat May 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It's like Microsoft is driving you toward Linux
Replies: 28
Views: 1468

Re: It's like Microsoft is driving you toward Linux

Since 2010 I first started using Linux, gradually but quickly weaned off Weandows, finally totally dropped M$ on my own machines, and today am a happy camper! It is hard to imagine ever using Win-blows again. Well, it would be a nightmare, actually.
by linux-dummie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 105
Views: 6813

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Regarding the title of this thread, I'm glad my wife didn't say that about me!! For 18 years I've worked for her like a solid Linux distro, and she's never distro-hopped, so looks aren't everything if all you need is a reliable workhorse. I just wish I could run some kernel updates on myself (withou...
by linux-dummie
Tue May 29, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] XFCE4 Desktop disappeared
Replies: 0
Views: 997

[SOLVED] XFCE4 Desktop disappeared

FYI for anyone who might be searching for an answer like I was. On Mint 18.2 32-bit XFCE on a intel quad 2, was downloading a large udemy.com class when my pc froze up completely (still don't know why). On reboot, my desktop icons, background, and right-click-on-desktop were all gone, just a black s...
by linux-dummie
Sat May 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux
Replies: 34
Views: 3054

Re: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux

Joe Collins, yeah! I've really enjoyed and gotten some great tips from his vids. My favorite linux youtuber is Sneekylinux. Who else comes up with titles like "Puppy Linux 7.5..So Good I Wet My Pants." :D His brogue can be hard to understand if you're not used to down-home Brit English, but his vids...
by linux-dummie
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunar won't make symlinks of folders with spaces in name
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: [SOLVED ENOUGH] Thunar won't make symlinks of folders with spaces in name

chrisuk wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:47 am
Try editing the Thunar Create simlink custom action command Edit->Configure custom actions... replace the existing command with this ln -s %f "%n (symlink)"
OK. That worked for me. Thanks, Chris! Why isn't it set up that way to begin with?
by linux-dummie
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunar won't make symlinks of folders with spaces in name
Replies: 4
Views: 218

[SOLVED] Thunar won't make symlinks of folders with spaces in name

I though I'd post this strange little glitch for anyone who might be new to Linux and struggling with this. Using 18.2 32-bit, xfce, in thunar file manager /home I tried to make symlinks of a few folders that have two-word names with a space between words, but it would not create them. So I renamed ...
by linux-dummie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?
Replies: 26
Views: 1112

Re: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

This I agree with emphatically. Sure, some computer users are smart and can start off with someting like Gentoo or Fedora, but those in my life circle think I'm computer savvy (not enough, that's for sure) and I really needed and benefitted massively from your guys and your help here. The nice thin...
by linux-dummie
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] XFCE4 Pulseaudio crashed badly....volume indicator disappeared
Replies: 0
Views: 692

[SOLVED] XFCE4 Pulseaudio crashed badly....volume indicator disappeared

Posting this for anyone looking here with the same problem, maybe this'll help. (Running 18.2-xfce on an older athlon 3x, 2gb ram, w/built-in Realtek HQ sound.) For whatever reason that I don't know, perhaps after trying to open smplayer, I suddenly lost pulseaduio completely. Rebooting didn't help....
by linux-dummie
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cheat sheets on many subjects
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Cheat sheets on many subjects

Thanks, jimallyn! Great resource. I'll spend an hour or 2 there for sure!
by linux-dummie
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?
Replies: 47
Views: 3380

Re: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?

Distro hopping was A LOT(!) of fun for several years. But then real life kicked in. From my adventures I had come to realize that one could actually use Linux for serious work. Then I found that I needed the dreaded Killer of Distro Hopping---rock-solid stability. So my final destination became Mint...
by linux-dummie
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should Linux Mint have a Mascot?
Replies: 26
Views: 2810

Re: Should Linux Mint have a Mascot?

I voted No---but only because the Energizer Bunny was already taken years ago.
by linux-dummie
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Excellent Video on LinuxMint and why one should migrate from Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 1491

Re: Excellent Video on LinuxMint and why one should migrate from Windows

Wow! I knew YT was discouraging viewers from watching what they feel are politically incorrect videos. However, since when is it politically incorrect to tell the truth about microstuck's mind-control of the unwashed computer-using masses?
by linux-dummie
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Goodbye Windows! The Power Of Open Source
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: Goodbye Windows! The Power Of Open Source

Great testimonial! You voiced a lot of good points. Many of us here can understand your experience perfectly. Yeah, Mint is great great great!

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