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by Flemur
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Internet Speed Good but Web Pages load SLOWLY.
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Internet Speed Good but Web Pages load SLOWLY.

FWIW, various sites on the internets, but not all sites, have been slow and/or funky in other ways, for me lately. And there was a guy on the CenturyLink pole a couple of hours ago who said it wasn't their fault... But you can check some stuff with ping website-name or, in a browser, open http://www...
by Flemur
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: "Remove foreign packages" function ?
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: "Remove foreign packages" function ?

If and as they go thru something like installing a Brother printer they are not going to take notice and remember packages specifically relatedto that process, ... The software tells them what is going to be removed (click to make it not look fuzzy): forum.jpg If the Brother packages are not named ...
by Flemur
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Nothing is working, grub broken, can't copy files
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Nothing is working, grub broken, can't copy files

Therefore nothing I do can reinstall grub, because it can't carry out the necessary processes. It is possible for you to reinstall grub. It's not much fun, though, instructions are in this forum. As far as windows goes yes I can boot into it, and it works fine. So I am back to trying to copy the vi...
by Flemur
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 19.2 buggy ?
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: 19.2 buggy ?

Let's start with that only ; I have installed GNOME-Commander since at least 17.3 and I am an old fan of Norton Commander so I want it but never before have I gotten this strange message. "They" (probably 'freedesktop'**) decided that 'gksu/gksudo' are too simple and replaced them with some complic...
by Flemur
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Low Disk Space Warning
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Low Disk Space Warning

Yuor picture doesn't really say much, other than you have plenty of room in "/" for an OS (60GB: a linux/Mint OS is more likely to take 5GB to 30GB) - so if it's probably filled with stuff in your /home. Or it could be gigantic log files, or a LOT of old kernels. To find out, try this: df and sudo d...
by Flemur
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: youtube music
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: youtube music

I like to ensure I'm getting the best quality, so I list the youtube output formats and download the one with the best audio quality, which IS NOT the one you get by default. E.g. $ youtube-dl -F https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y6ruIXYmXY | grep -v "video only" [info] Available formats for 8Y6ruIXY...
by Flemur
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to join .MOV videos?
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: How to join .MOV videos?

In a command line try ffmpeg or avconv (which replaced ffmpeg...?). The syntax might be not much fun... But "avidemux" with a GUI will do that, IIRC without re-encoding, quite easily if the files are the same type and size (pixels). IIRC avidemux not in the repos but you can get a appimage or some s...
by Flemur
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Swapfile in root
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Swapfile in root

I have a huge(2.1 GB) file in my root directory called "swapfile". This is just a regular file, not a linux swap partition. ... I would like to delete it. Is it safe? You could shrink it, unless, @catweazel, you want to suspends, etc. I have a 4GB desktop and a 100MB swap file, AFAIK, never used. I...
by Flemur
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command 'code' not found
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Command 'code' not found

You might look here:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/852076/ ... g-terminal

Also try this, in case it exists but isn't in your $PATH, as mentioned in the link above.

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sudo find / -name code 
(my only results were some icons, but I don't have VS installed).
by Flemur
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How to upload books for free download?
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: How to upload books for free download?

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by Flemur
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Login on Linux Mint 19.2
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Automatic Login on Linux Mint 19.2

I first tried going to Settings > Administration > Login Window but the setting isn't there. I also tried changing /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf so it looks like this: [Seat:*] greeter-show-manual-login=false autologin-guest=false autologin-enable=true autologin-user=USERNAME autologin-user-timeout=0 a...
by Flemur
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Flatpack?
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: [SOLVED] Flatpack?

This seems to be a good write-up
https://www.ostechnix.com/linux-package ... s-flatpak/
"Linux Package Managers Compared – AppImage vs Snap vs Flatpak"
by Flemur
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Flatpack?
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Flatpack?

"Flatpak is a next-generation technology for building and distributing desktop applications on Linux Delivery truck2" (actual copy/paste from https://flatpak.org/ "What is flatpak") http://docs.flatpak.org/en/latest/basic-concepts.html "Basic concepts Flatpak can be understood through a small number...
by Flemur
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: operating level of file manager CAJA
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: operating level of file manager CAJA

Are there any instances or circumstances in which file system operations like copying files from one place to another, or similar operations could be performed by/within the file manager (CAJA) as administrator with SU rights and thus the ownership of the files would be switched from ownership of t...
by Flemur
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird keeps opening links in the wrong browser
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Thunderbird keeps opening links in the wrong browser

What should I do: replace all instances of iridium-browser with firefox, or delete all instances of iridium-browser? If you uninstalled it, yes, delete the files. (Those files are some of the junk left over after software package delete/purge) ~/.config/mimeapps.list I have not done this yet, but i...
by Flemur
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird keeps opening links in the wrong browser
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Thunderbird keeps opening links in the wrong browser

Try

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ls ~/.local/share/applications/
and see if there a desktop file for the old browser (Iridium). If so, remove it, (and maybe log out/back-in)
If not, try

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grep -i ium ~/.local/share/applications/*
which should find chromium or Iridium

Edit:
Also check

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~/.config/mimeapps.list
by Flemur
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Getting a partition on a second drive to save Timeshift
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Getting a partition on a second drive to save Timeshift

...In addition I have a second hard drive as in spinning device not a SSD. The problem that I ran into was creating two partitions on the second drive to be formatted to Ext4. I used GParted to do this but ran into a wall when I tried to rename the partitions to something that made sense to me. I w...
by Flemur
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: root needs password when login
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: root needs password when login

But what is you boot to desktop, then logout with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to test other desktops? You have to login back with root user - and what is the password then? I do logout/login to another desktop, and just use my normal username; and in the default mint setup, there is no actual 'root' login u...
by Flemur
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell laptop gets extremely slow when it starts using disk swapfile
Replies: 22
Views: 364

Re: Dell laptop gets extremely slow when it starts using disk swapfile

The problems start when the ordinary memory (which is limited to 3,7 GB) becomes fully utilized and Mint begins to use the swap file. I made a very generous swap file of 15 gb, but as soon as it begins to use disk instead of memory, the system becomes extremely slow and unresponsive. It takes ages ...
by Flemur
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Looking for a way to schedule Cinnamon theme changes
Replies: 24
Views: 691

Re: Looking for a hack to change appearance over time.

I change my appearance over time by getting old!

I'll go away now...

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