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by Flemur
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chrome/Chromium via Google intends to make ad-blocking more difficult
Replies: 39
Views: 541

Re: Chrome/Chromium via Google intends to make ad-blocking more difficult

Check out privoxy if you need up-stream ad filtering.
by Flemur
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp 2.10.9 resynthesizer
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Gimp 2.10.9 resynthesizer

I have installed gimp 2.10.9 as an Appimage and made it executable. It runs fine but I had hoped it would have included the "Resynthesizer plugin", but it seems not. Supposedly the version here has resynthesizer: https://github.com/aferrero2707/gimp-appimage/releases Keep in the mind that the piece...
by Flemur
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: gksu (gksudo) issues plus other comments
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: gksu (gksudo) issues plus other comments

I downloaded

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gksu_2.0.2-9ubuntu1_amd64.deb
and use that (just search that full file name to get it).

"pkexec" calls me naughty person and wants to "report" me ....
by Flemur
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {SOLVED} How to Use WINE ??? {SOLVED}
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: How to Use WINE ???

And I make a little script to launch each .exe file, and the scripts make the windows programs act just like regular linux programs: you can open files from a file browser or terminal. Thanks; that bit about typing wine in the rt-click menu did the trick ! Is this script a permanent thing or only u...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual boot resulting in going directly to Mint on startup
Replies: 24
Views: 310

Re: Dual boot resulting in going directly to Mint on startup

I gave that a try and now when I boot I get a screen giving me the option to go into Mint Advanced Options. The screen shows for a few seconds and then it proceeds to launch into Mint proper. Grub is very primitive. Touch an arrow button (on keyboard) as soon as you see the menu and it'll stay up. ...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 627

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

Levels are set to be removed completely with LM 19.2, anyway. In my opinion it was always a terrible idea to introduce them in the first place, I've never used or paid any attention to the update levels (always update everything) and have never had any problems. OP, if you install a new kernel and ...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {SOLVED} How to Use WINE ??? {SOLVED}
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: How to Use WINE ???

I can type "winecfg" in Terminal and a tiny WINE window appears. I managed to add a Windows program into the little window; Does not compute. Some of the articles I read said that I could right-click the .exe file and choose "Open in Wine Windows Program Loader"; for whatever reason, I do not have ...
by Flemur
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Do I still need winehq.key?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Do I still need winehq.key?

No.
by Flemur
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 6 unimportant newbie questions
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: 6 unimportant newbie questions

- Terminal - why can't i paste using the keybaord? I have to right click and paste. Annoying. Answered above. - How do I get the path of a folder just using keyboard? pwd - I select text. I perform some other function that outputs into the text field. What I expect to happen is to have the previous...
by Flemur
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Question About Killing a Process
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Question About Killing a Process

select the program and kill it - are there any negatives? You might lose data that you'd otherwise save, or be prompted to save, when you closed the program normally (e.g. a text editor). If i kill firefox the cookies and such don't get deleted as in a normal 'quit', and it wants to restart with th...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: rsync problem
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: rsync problem

JoHubb wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:52 am
Thanks, Flemur.

Exactly, rsync cannot find 'essen_a.png'.

The question is - why not? It is on the desktop as shown here. It is a real file with content which opens.

Screenshot at 2019-01-12 08-48-07.png

Any ideas what could be going wrong?
The file is not there.
by Flemur
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: rsync problem
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: rsync problem

It can't find the file you want to copy, "essen_a.png"
Try

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ls essen_a.png 
before the rsync
by Flemur
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Adding a GRUB entry for a bootloader
Replies: 26
Views: 444

Re: Adding a GRUB entry for a bootloader

and not any bootloader in particular After the initial install, I don't use grub software; I edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg myself - is that what you want to do? A typical entry is : menuentry 'LU18 18.04 SDA1 4.15.18-041518 ' { root=(hd0,1) linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.18-041518-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro in...
by Flemur
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootable USB doesn't boot
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Bootable USB doesn't boot

IMHO, the best way to burn a bootable ISO is like this:

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dd bs=4M status=progress oflag=sync if=/path/to/bootable.iso of=/dev/sdx 
/dev/sdx = the USB device. x=one letter, like 'd' or 'g'. BE CAREFUL with that part, make sure it's not your OS! which is usually /dev/sda.
by Flemur
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Toolbar Fonts in Wine
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: [SOLVED] Toolbar Fonts in Wine

This might help -
"How to make 'wine' fonts look better."
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=280749
by Flemur
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing wine for multiple days but still no success :/
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Installing wine for multiple days but still no success :/

"winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable" is a fairly common problem recently.
Internet search on that error string - with quotes - returns a lot of answer, including...
viewtopic.php?t=280956
by Flemur
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Move 'downloads' to external drive[Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Move 'downloads' to external drive

it's really a matter of set once and use system as normal or tell the app where to store it elsewhere from default it pops up with in the first place and save that custom setting for future use. I prefer the former to the latter, hence my babbling on about it :mrgreen: I've never had an issue with ...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Move 'downloads' to external drive[Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Move 'downloads' to external drive

hartstephen wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Isn't there a way to point the Document file/folder to a different place. In this case to another drive while leaving the os alone where it installed to.
Just make the Document(s) directory on the partition on the other drive and then start using it.
by Flemur
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Move 'downloads' to external drive[Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Move 'downloads' to external drive

I just deleted all the (empty) ~/Downloads (etc) directories, made directories with similar names on the "data" partition (and made file-browser bookmarks) and started using them; I haven't found any software that is "hard-coded" to look for $HOME/Downloads, etc. ... tho there might be.
by Flemur
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't remove Gimp 2.10 (with ppa-purge)
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Can't remove Gimp 10 (with ppa-purge)

I assumed tecmint was OK and trustable? They might be trustable, but they don't know how to "write good". Of course, most computer documentation is pretty bad, even when it's written in complete sentences, as though the author had graduated from middle school. sudo apt-get purge gimp Well, I alread...

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