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by Flemur
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Low Disk Space Warning
Replies: 4
Views: 91

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: 249

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: 70

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: 156

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: 11
Views: 178

Re: How to upload books for free download?

archive.org
by Flemur
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Login on Linux Mint 19.2
Replies: 2
Views: 68

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: 9
Views: 173

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: 9
Views: 173

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: 155

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: 155

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: 187

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: 106

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: 360

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: 642

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

I change my appearance over time by getting old!

I'll go away now...
by Flemur
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Strange browsing problem
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Strange browsing problem

Did you try the standard debug methods for browsing problems: safe mode, new profile?
by Flemur
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Wine or something else?
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Wine or something else?

I installed
SubtitleWorkshop_6.0b_131121_installer.exe
and it seems to work - starts up, anyway.

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$ wine --version
wine-4.0.1
Click to embiggen:
subtitle.jpg
Edit: it didn't like an mp4 file which plays fine on smplayer but it did like an avi file.
by Flemur
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Wine or something else?
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Wine or something else?

1 - Do you know some equivalent program as "Subtitle Workshop" for Mint? 2 - Must I install Wine to install that Windows application? Or there is a better option than Wine? 3 - Must I expect some kind of degradation with speed and stability as Wine (or other emulator) is get installed? 4 - (Yes, I'...
by Flemur
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brave uniinstall [RESOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Brave uniinstall

I had a deuce of a problem installing Brave. I decided to uninstall it and start over. Fine. But in my /etc/apt/sources.list.d there are three entries for Brave I cannot delete: brave.list, brave.listsudo and brave-tina.list. These three files are protected from deletion and are also preventing me ...

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