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by kiwi
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype Alpha released (new build coming)
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Skype Alpha released (new build coming)

I'm running skype alpha and looking to move off it. If they drop peer to peer for a MS cloud I get more uncomfortable about who'll share my information. So I'm looking for a replacement. I thought it would probably be Jitsi because I wonder about Google voice and video and I wonder how Facebook will...
by kiwi
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What Happened to JITSI in Mint 18?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: What Happened to JITSI in Mint 18?

It is a confusing list. Go to the bottom and choose: jitsi_2.8.5426-1_amd64.deb assuming you don't want the 32 bit version. That set up the Jitsi I knew from Mint 17. I found https://meet.jit.si/ to be an interesting option for those of us who need to videoconference with less computer literate fami...
by kiwi
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solution] Mint 18 Doesn't Work with Logitech C525 Microphone
Replies: 0
Views: 386

[Solution] Mint 18 Doesn't Work with Logitech C525 Microphone

My Sound panel shows only one input device, the microphone for the HD Webcam C525 and looks exactly as it did when it worked in Linux Mint 17. But Skype didn't hear it and Audacity was also unable to pick up sound. I found the other thread on the board and applied the suggestions. I tried installing...
by kiwi
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suggestions for audio book software - remember played to position
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Suggestions for audio book software - remember played to position

VLC Media Player can remember the position in both audio and video files.

Kodi also has a good audiobook add-on. http://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:AudioBooks
by kiwi
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Problem with Banshee 2.6.3 and LM18 Cinnamon
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Re: Problem with Banshee 2.6.3 and LM18 Cinnamon

Hi Total_Blue, I can't read the start and stop points on your picture but in the past Banshee has had these problems because of SQLite database issues. I note that your SQLite is 3.11 and the current source is 3.13. You might consider either an ubuntu 16.04 compatible PPA with a more recent version ...
by kiwi
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: cron error
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: cron error

Sudo crontab -e lets you change your root level cron file so you need to be able to do it from user level. You'll find your crontabs file in /var/spool/cron/crontabs I'd suggest changing the permissions on that folder and your file to provide yourself with Create & Delete plus Read and Write per...
by kiwi
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Sigil not in Linux Mint unlike Ubuntu Gnome
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Sigil not in Linux Mint unlike Ubuntu Gnome

Its in the normal repositories.

I just did the following to install it in Mint 18 fresh out of the box:

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sudo apt install sigil
by kiwi
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 18 Shutdown Scripts
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Mint 18 Shutdown Scripts

I did more research and combined a good tutorial on systemd with some discussion on service files that could be used for shutdown scripts to create a working systemd solution. Once you have it, its simpler than the SysVinit approach really. I documented it in a blog if anyone is searching for a good...
by kiwi
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] What is tracking us in Mint and why?
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: What is tracking us in Mint and why?

What makes you think that pulling the cable will work.

You've got to power it off and smash the hdd as well @fungus.
by kiwi
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 18 Shutdown Scripts
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Mint 18 Shutdown Scripts

At reboot or shutdown I save the contents of my ramdisk for next boot.

In 17.3 I used the standard approach (save an executable script in etc/init.d, and symlink to rc.0 and rc.6). I tried this in 18 and it didn't work?

How should we do this now?
by kiwi
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 18 x64 Cinnamon: Cursor won't blink
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: LM 18 x64 Cinnamon: Cursor won't blink

I guess the silence means it's a bug somewhere.

I'll rebuild it and see if I can avoid this.
by kiwi
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WINE
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: WINE

I've been happily using wine for years.

Try out the application in wine. It may be fine.

If not you can upgrade to wine 18 by googling for the Ubuntu ppa. I'm running it for a couple of enhancements.
by kiwi
Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 18 x64 Cinnamon: Cursor won't blink
Replies: 1
Views: 135

LM 18 x64 Cinnamon: Cursor won't blink

I installed LM18 on Saturday. Clean install on new root and home partitions. Beautiful. Love the new theme. Spent time setting things up. All good then realised that I couldn't see the block cursor in Terminal when I left spaced to edit a command. It took me a while to realize it wasn't blinking. So...
by kiwi
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LMDE2 32bit Fails to start
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: LMDE2 32bit Fails to start

I had similar issues on Debian Jessie in the past. I use nvidia's drivers and if anything gets screwed up you have to do a command line video driver reinstall to get clean. I could never resolve my problems with quiet splash but others seem to have. A reinstall of your OS should fix it too. You need...
by kiwi
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo crash
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Nemo crash

OK. Heres a picture. I just opened Nemo (see picture :-)), right clicked on the home screen, selected Create New Folder. Then I move the cursor over the title in the picture ... and it turns into a text insert cursor. And I right click at which point Nemo crashes (not sure about the desktop as I hav...
by kiwi
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why LMDE2 is called Betsy?
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Why LMDE2 is called Betsy?

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I'll vote for Cherry :)

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by kiwi
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: new on linux . need some advice
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: new on linux . need some advice

Debian base is a little trickier than Ubuntu. Just look at trivial differences like the interface for vino. Also, isn't the plan to be more bleeding edge with LMDE?

Doesn't it depend on whether the user wants to use or learn Linux? I'm a learner so I prefer a Debian base.
by kiwi
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo crash
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Nemo crash

Killer,

Because you started your sentence with sorry I'm not certain if you are reproducing the bug. (Are you sorry about the bug or not reproducing it.)

I can reproduce it.

Nvidia with proprietary drivers and dual screens.
by kiwi
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Binding an IP on SSH
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Binding an IP on SSH

Yes. Good point. I actually find myself more confused by GUFW than by UFW - initially I always used GUFW but for the last year or so I've been more command line orientated. I use zsh so the history keeps all my old ufw commands and its easy to recall them if I need to make changes. Here's the status...
by kiwi
Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Binding an IP on SSH
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Binding an IP on SSH

I hadn't seen the AllowUsers option before so thanks for that.

My own approach has been:
- Use keys and no passwords
- Use a non-standard port number to confuse casual hackers
- Use Ufw to permit address/port combinations

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