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by ingeva
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – March 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 3921

Re: Monthly News – March 2020

How about something really radical like "Network File Transfer Tool." Or would that give too many clues to its function? I guess that nowadays most local networks are WiFi based. Considering that Guglielmo Marconi was the first person to transmit wireless signals, I think we should take this opport...
by ingeva
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 71
Views: 11013

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

As mentioned before, I stopped using Windows in 2007 and have never looked back. I remember it used to take 90 minutes to install the basic OS, and then the rest of the day to install the programs I needed. It took about 90 seconds to boot (until the GUI was ready to start). Later versions are faste...
by ingeva
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 71
Views: 11013

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

I changed to Ubuntu in 2007, and to Mint when Ubuntu released the (hopeless) Unity GUI. Have used it ever since, and it saves me a LOT of time, money and frustration. Some of my friends are still using Windows, and I don't envy them for a second. One of them recently sent me a zip file containing a...
by ingeva
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 71
Views: 11013

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

I changed to Ubuntu in 2007, and to Mint when Ubuntu released the (hopeless) Unity GUI. Have used it ever since, and it saves me a LOT of time, money and frustration. Some of my friends are still using Windows, and I don't envy them for a second. One of them recently sent me a zip file containing a...
by ingeva
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 71
Views: 11013

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

function toutf8($string) You may also wish to note man iconv and/or man 3 iconv . Have you actually tried these? The problem is that if you specity from_encoding as utf-16 and to-encoding as utf-8 (with or without the hyphen), no translation takes place, at least not with an input string from a Win...
by ingeva
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 71
Views: 11013

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

I changed to Ubuntu in 2007, and to Mint when Ubuntu released the (hopeless) Unity GUI. Been stuck with it ever since, and it saves me a LOT of time, money and frustration. Some of my friends are still using Windows, and I don't envy them for a second. One of them recently sent me a zip file contain...
by ingeva
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Annoying creation of directories
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Annoying creation of directries

could you provide more information on why for the below? Just curiosity on my part. To prevent invalid values in ~/.config/user-dirs.dir being automatically corrected create the file ~/.config/user-dirs.conf with the content Code: Select all enabled=false or just point the ones you don't want to us...
by ingeva
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Annoying creation of directories
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: [SOLVED] Annoying creation of directries

Very useful information. I wouldn't have found this on my own. Thank you very much!
inge
by ingeva
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Annoying creation of directories
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Annoying creation of directries

ajgreeny - thanks for that, I normally don't bother doing anything with the 'standard' folders I don't use like ~/Music . Learnt something :) My "Music" directory is a subdirectory placed in another partition, along with "Pictures" etc. It's much too big to fit in the home directory, and frankly I ...
by ingeva
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Annoying creation of directories
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Annoying creation of directries

Have a look at the file .config/user-dirs.dirs in your home and edit out the directories you do not want to use, replacing them with the directories you wish to use as replacements. So edit that file, do not remove it and all should be well for you. If I edit the file, next time I boot the system, ...
by ingeva
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Annoying creation of directories
Replies: 13
Views: 455

[SOLVED] Annoying creation of directories

After upgrading to Mint MATE 19.2, some directories are created in my home directory every time I start the system. Additionally, these directories also show in the navigation panel in caja. I want to decide such things myself. I have created a snippet of code to my .bash_aliases file so it's fixed ...
by ingeva
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] FireFox in new Mint 19.2 (MATE)
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: [SOLVED] FireFox in new Mint 19.2 (MATE)

Thank you! That worked! I thought I have tried all those, but probably not at the same time. I have both 18.3 and 19.2 on my system, sharing the $HOME partition, so I worried that the new profile wouldn't work in 18.3. But it does! So now I can continue to find solutions for 19.2 while still using 1...
by ingeva
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] FireFox in new Mint 19.2 (MATE)
Replies: 4
Views: 285

[SOLVED] FireFox in new Mint 19.2 (MATE)

I'm running 18.3 now, because I couldn't make MySQL (or MariaDB) work in 19.1. Now I wanted to try 19.2, but FireFox now claims that I am (or was) running an older version of FF, so it needs to create a new profile, deleting all my saved passwords. I don't mind creating a new, clean profile, but how...
by ingeva
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Low Disk Space Prompts
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Mint 19 Low Disk Space Prompts

I'm beginning to suspect that there is a totally different mechanism in play here. I think you're right. There are several changes from LM18 to LM19, probably mostly inherited from Ubuntu. I can't see the point of having different partitions for different VMs. It seems to me that it makes things mo...
by ingeva
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Scanner problems again
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Scanner problems again

I see that many have issues with scanners on LM18 and, especially LM19, based on Ubuntu 18.04 (?). My scanner is an Epson Perfection V350 PHOTO, which has worked using the same procedure for several years. I use the scanner a LOT and need it to work. For now I can also boot LM18, where it works quit...
by ingeva
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 24092

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

I copied /usr/bin/gksudo from an 18.3 distribution to my 19 distro. Works just fine. You're taking risks, though... Note that pkexec is by design more secure than gksu (which is why gksu was abandoned in the first place), and furthermore: gksu doesn't get any security updates anymore. I advise to g...
by ingeva
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 24092

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

In Nemo you can browse to a folder, right click on the background in the file display area and select 'open as root.' Displaying a file from the window will then open the editor with elevated privileges. This works in caja also. Nope, Just upgraded from 18.3 to 19 and this particular feature is gon...
by ingeva
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 24092

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

I copied /usr/bin/gksudo from an 18.3 distribution to my 19 distro. Works just fine. Well. It doesn't, actually. It doesn't accept the correct password. Later posts for this theme have revealed that pkexec replaces gksudo. A simple solution would be to make a link: cd /usr/bin sudo ln -s pkexec gksu...
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Who sets the PATH? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Who sets the PATH?

Please provide the content of your /etc/environment. Did you reboot after changing it? (I am not sure, if this is needed, but it might be that this gets only read when booting, perhaps when login in.) There is one thing I do not understand. Following the starting post you want to add the bin folder...
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Who sets the PATH? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Who sets the PATH?

The path variable gets set for the system in /etc/environment. You can add folders for the user in the hidden file .profile in your home. There is by default the folder ~/bin set, that is the reason, why home/inge/bin is in your path list. You can either change this in your .profile file or move th...

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