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by MtnDewManiac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Home Printer/Scanner and old laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: Home Printer/Scanner and old laptop

It's common for replacement ink cartridges to nearly equal the price of a new printer. It's also common for cheap refilled cartridges to be rejected by the printer as incompatible unless the chips are well matched . I see that as an informal way for the company to break the spirit of the consumer:c...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xreader not rendering some EPUBs
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Xreader not rendering some EPUBs

Have you tried FBReader for your .EPUB files? There's also an "Android" version, if you want continuity(?).

Regards,
~TS~
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PlutoTV keeps crashing Mint 19
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: PlutoTV keeps crashing Mint 19

mrniceguy wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:03 pm
So if there's no solution I'll just avoid PlutoTV.
If you use or are willing to try Chrome, you can try installing "Pluto TV - It’s Free TV!" via the Chrome store... thing.

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: ACORN TV Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: ACORN TV Recommendations

I enjoyed Faulty Towers as a child, and so did my mother (who was a few years younger than I am now). I still smile when I think about the absolute non-PC aspects of it, and think about what would happen if someone tried to create such a show in the USA today. BtW, is this Acorn TV free/ad-supported...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: new site for easy linux
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: new site for easy linux

AZgl1500 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:33 am
Are the old tips for 18.3 still available ?
:ditto:

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: DICOM files
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: DICOM files

I just spent a few seconds' time on a general web search. Perhaps one or more of these links will be helpful: https://askubuntu.com/questions/909692/is-there-a-way-to-open-dicom-files https://www.linuxlinks.com/medicalimaging/ https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2232193 https://ubuntuforums.or...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Qgis 3.2 Disappeared and won't be reinstalled
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Qgis 3.4 Disappeared and won't be reinstalled

adilhaimoura wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:17 pm
I have done some googling and manged to install
Some description of how you installed it (other than by having "done some googling" :roll: ) may be helpful in getting help with troubleshooting.

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Qgis 3.2 Disappeared and won't be reinstalled
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Qgis 3.2 Disappeared and won't be reinstalled

I just did a search for "qgus ppa." From the search results I got, it appears that there is at least one such PPA. Have you tried installing from one of them, assuming you can find one which supports the version of Ubuntu that your version of Mint is built on? My guess is that others using that vers...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there a program like CCleaner for Linux Mint? Would such a program be pointless?
Replies: 10
Views: 2317

Re: Is there a program like CCleaner for Linux Mint? Would such a program be pointless?

If used wisely ... ... than the software wrecking ball does not get used (not even installed) at all. It's not the same. Bleachbit does housekeeping, yes - but it is also (to put it bluntly) a tool for the paranoid. For example: E. g. the browser cache can get cleaned with the browser itself, even ...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No software updates since upgrading to 19.1
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: No software updates since upgrading to 19.1

Holiday labor schedule? Be more concerned if you don't see a single update during the second full week of January, I suppose. If mintUpdate still functions like it used to, try adjusting your options so as to display ALL updates (including levels 4 and 5). That doesn't guarantee that you'll see an u...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problem with old cupboard hinge
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Problem with old cupboard hinge

You can try a penetrating oil such as WD-40 WD-40 is not a penetrating oil. It's just a water-displacement product that people sometimes use as a (poor) penetrating oil. The best penetrating oil that I have ever used - or even seen tests of - is an equal mixture of automatic transmission fluid and ...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'll be more scarce in the forum
Replies: 24
Views: 872

Re: I'll be more scarce in the forum

Congratulations! And "Whew!," lol. Every time I see a thread title like that... Maybe it is that my assumptions have been colored by my own experiences and that of my family/friends, but my first thought/worry was that you had recently discovered that you had some sort of significant medical issue. ...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 38
Views: 2526

Re: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

That's not to say I'm not a geek or a nerd; You use linux, you chose that avatar image, and selected that quote for the prime spot in your .SIG; I would never accuse you of not being one :lol: . This topic is... It's a bit of a slippery slope, IMHO. From time to time, any government will be faced w...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Can we play gta 5 in linux
Replies: 8
Views: 3170

Re: Can we play gta 5 in linux

Does this video help?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31gxbBut1zM

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Firefox won't update
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: Firefox won't update

Wait, there are two different users asking for help with two different issues in the same thread? This is confusing. Why don't people start their own threads?

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Computer starting automatically
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Computer starting automatically

Is there a separate option regarding what to do after a power failure? (My mother's air conditioner has that :lol: ) and, if so, is the electricity being turned off at night and turned back on at 0800, perhaps as a money-saving thing with the company? The computer shouldn't be able to turn itself on...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: if i use firefox, how do i synchronize my bookmarks? are the solutions highly reliable?
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: if i use firefox, how do i synchronize my bookmarks? are the solutions highly reliable?

perhaps we are not talking about the same thing because my tabs need scrolling if they are many. They would in any web browser (or anything else that uses tabs in this way). Otherwise, you'd eventually reach a point where it was impossible (or at least nearly so) to target a specific one with your ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how common these days is a firefox browser that slows the system and causing problems like this?
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: how common these days is a firefox browser that slows the system and causing problems like this?

The browser? Not very. But some of the scripts that people allow their browser to run on their computer... probably not surprising. Install/run a script-blocker and see if the problem goes away (and your security improves exponentially).

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: why are distros never updated?
Replies: 30
Views: 2799

Re: why are distros never updated?

In that hypothetical situation, wouldn't the very first thing you'd naturally advise, as part of the support process be, "Update to Mint 19 Cinnamon.12-04-18 (and counting)," so as to be sure that the person asking for help had the current versions of everything? Probably solve 86.3% of all issues r...

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