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by Flemur
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC and AVI
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: VLC and AVI

I have tried to search for my problem but as avi and vlc only have tree letters search will not comply. The forum search is worse than useless. Do something like this instead in duckduckgo/google/etc: site:forums.linuxmint.com "vlc" "avi" "default" Always use quotes to...
by Flemur
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux not recognizing Xi Action Camera
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Linux not recognizing Xi Action Camera

Looking up the error message resulted in solutions - funny how that happens. https://askubuntu.com/questions/364270/mount-unknown-filesystem-exfat You get this error because the exfat filesystem is not installed in Ubuntu by default. exFAT is a proprietary and patented by Microsoft. Ubuntu 14.04 or ...
by Flemur
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: popping sound at startup
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: popping sound at startup

i'm getting a loud popping sound when i turn on my pc it happens also with some applications ; I get an obnoxious but brief hum-crack-pop when I power-up/shut-down, which started when I added a sound card (internal card was silent). Dunno of any solution (I'm guessing some software disconnects the ...
by Flemur
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint Xfce starting VERY slowly
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Mint Xfce starting VERY slowly

I used gparted to resize the extended partition Xfce's partition is located in. That partition also has Mint Mate and the swap partition. Now it takes more than 4 minutes to start. What to do - what to do? It sounds like your disk UUIDs no longer match the values in /etc/fstab; the OS waits 1.5 min...
by Flemur
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Resetting Terminal preferences
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Resetting Terminal preferences

Although there might be other files, check ~/.bashrc : # uncomment for a colored prompt, if the terminal has the capability; turned # off by default to not distract the user: the focus in a terminal window # should be on the output of commands, not on the prompt #force_color_prompt=yes Also look for...
by Flemur
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My First Kernel Update {SOLVED}
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: My First Kernel Update

The level four description says that I should apply only one at a time, but what order? I'm not sure why they say that. I've never used the "software manager" (the thing with the levels of updates) and always apply all updates thru synaptic - no problems. Keep in mind that you'll have the...
by Flemur
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Sources.list removed and i have problem
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Sources.list removed and i have problem

by mistake i have delete my sources.list file from /etc/apt/ now i can't update anything or install any thing all i have an error message i am using linux mint 18 (Sarah) i need help with that error: E: Malformed entry 2 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list (URI parse) ...
by Flemur
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Back up blues
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Back up blues

Is it obvious I should be running a 64 bit version? For most uses it doesn't matter much, technically. 32bit uses less memory, 64bit is sometimes faster for certain things and allows access to more physical memory, though PAE helps 32bit with that. Non-technically...32 bit seems to be going away, a...
by Flemur
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Full Duplex Audio in ALSA
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Full Duplex Audio in ALSA

Is "Full Duplex" (Recording a playing output channel) possible in ALSA? I would like to this in python 3.5 with pyaudio. I can do it now (old SoundBlaster) but couldn't do it with a different sound card (low-level built-in something-or-other), (Edit: I don't use pulseaudio, so it's all AL...
by Flemur
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine problem
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Wine problem

Photoshop is usually a PITA in wine, a lot depends on the PS version (v7, old numbers, works OK) - but it works great in virtualbox. If you save your VBox session with PShop running, you can restart the session about as fast as starting PS on a windows machine. (You might have to 'copy' the image fi...
by Flemur
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Audio Software for Linux Mint
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: Audio Software for Linux Mint

Winamp -- I use foobar in 'wine'. (Edit: dunno about SAM...absent?) MP3Tag -- I use foobar, but haven't done any 'bulk tag editing' for a long time. Wav-mp3 -- I use "lame", but there are tons. ffmpeg, audacity... CD-ripper -- 'ripperx', but I just copy the fake "WAV" files, then...
by Flemur
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Shutdown of the system is taking a very long time most of the time
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Shutdown of the system is taking a very long time most of the time

prabhat_ wrote:systemd-analyze critical-chain

I'm pretty sure that refers to booting, not shutdown...but it looks like you have the "everything takes 10 to 20 times as long as it should" syndrome, so lemme guess: Mint 18.X ?

Edit: Mint 18.X ? Of course, since you have systemd.
by Flemur
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux From Scratch Help Please
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Linux From Scratch Help Please

endusermint wrote:What are the consequences of me changing dash to bash?

Try it. It's easy to set back.

FWIW, I've had this for quite a while; no problems:

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$ ls -l /bin/sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 May 29 13:28 /bin/sh -> bash
by Flemur
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't access Data partition after install
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Can't access Data partition after install

1 for system, 1 for Data and 1 swap partition. What MintBean said - you probably don't have to do anything; if you make /home be a separate partition at installation it should be set up automagically by the installer. Edit: if your /home was not mounted at boot, you probably wouldn't be able to sta...
by Flemur
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Synaptic - no packages listed
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Synaptic - no packages listed

I found that synatpic's "quick search" was unreliable and so removed xapian* packages to remove that search; the regular search isn't quite as convenient, but it works.
by Flemur
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: alsamixer controls
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: alsamixer controls

I am not concerned with amixer. Getting ALSA under control first is the key & I have succeeded doing that very thing on my own - except I have to manually type $ sudo alsactl restore $ in terminal every time I login. What you suggest is open-heart surgery while I'm trying to finish the operatio...
by Flemur
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password not accepted by Linux Mint Cinnamon.
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Password not accepted by Linux Mint Cinnamon.

SyncroScales wrote:My password is not being accepted by Linux Mint for some reason.

What happens when you

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sudo ls -a

in a terminal, then enter your password (that you won't see) and hit carriage-return?
by Flemur
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How can I get an audio file played *directly* into the mic?
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: How can I get an audio file played *directly* into the mic?

pepperminty wrote:I'm 100% Mint. :)

??? And... ?
by Flemur
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Memory hog?
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: Memory hog?

JerryF wrote:I got this:

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jerry # cat clear_mem.sh
cat: clear_mem.sh: No such file or directory

You have to make your own .sh file from that code or just enter the string after "sudo -i".
by Flemur
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: desktop becomes slow when copying large files to usb
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: desktop becomes slow when copying large files to usb

rogerdv wrote:desktop becomes extremely slow when I copy large volumes of data via usb?

Mint 18.x, I'm guessing. You can try a different file browser, "xfe" is a good addition, doesn't cause problems, and some people say it fixed this issue.

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