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by DrM
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Did Linux Mint Ax mintConstructor?
Replies: 7
Views: 1975

Re: Why Did Linux Mint Ax mintConstructor?

You can also use Ubuntu Builder, see topic "Any alternative to Mintconstructor?" at http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=160717 Ubuntu Builder is very useful for building your Linux Mint LiveDVD with the most recent patches and updates slipstreamed into the Live-medium.
by DrM
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: which "Mint" and which apps to replace XP on old laptop
Replies: 13
Views: 961

Re: which "Mint" and which apps to replace XP on old laptop

I use Linux Mint 16 xFCE. There are also lightweight Linus-distros like Antix and Puppy Linux.
by DrM
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Arrange items in a folder by artist or album?!?!
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Arrange items in a folder by artist or album?!?!

But on the other hand WinAmp also arranges .MP3-files by by artist's and album name even when no ID3-metadatatags are available in an MP3-file. WinAmps arranges them by simply looking to their directory and file names only. It would be a great thing if Banshee would arrange .MP3-files on the same wa...
by DrM
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Arrange items in a folder by artist or album?!?!
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Arrange items in a folder by artist or album?!?!

When I import folders containg .MP3-files in Banshee, Banshee only arrange albums and songs by artist's and album name in the browser when they are listed inside the .MP3 file as an ID3-tag. When this metadata is not present in the .MP3-file, the browser only lists "unknown artist" or "unknown album...
by DrM
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?
Replies: 124
Views: 144400

Re: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?

After reading all 4 pages of this post - of which 2.5 pages are a dated rabbit trail regarding obsolete versions of Firefox - I am still left with a nagging issue. A couple of months back I wanted to get my scanner to work with Mint. Its one of those Canons that say Windows X,y, and Z on the box - ...
by DrM
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?
Replies: 124
Views: 144400

Re: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?

Take for example Gnome Commander. The version of Gnome Commander in the repositories of Linux Mint 16 is version 1.2.8.15 while the latest version of this program is 1.4.x. At https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-commander/plain/NEWS you see that there are a lot of improvements since the 1.2.8.15 vers...
by DrM
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)

There a three different Runic inscriptions: the Elder Fuþark, the Younger Fuþark and the AngloSaxon Fuþorc. The AngloSaxon Fuþorc was developed because in the development of the AngloSaxon language from the proto-Germanic parent language some sound changes had occurred. Which one should I use to wri...
by DrM
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)

andklein wrote:You need a .ttf file and should place it (with sudo rights) in the folder:

/usr/share/fonts/truetype

best wishes,
andklein
Can I also install Runic fonts with Synaptic or apt-get?
by DrM
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Removing LibreOffice 4.1 in Linux Mint 16
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Removing LibreOffice 4.1 in Linux Mint 16

BtW, how did you go about upgrading LibreOffice? When I did so, I just looked at the LO PPAs that the app's developers maintain (there are two or three, IIRC), picked the one that seemed best for me, and added it to my sources list. And then the next time I ran Mint's update manager app (that thing...
by DrM
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Xsane and Simple Scans abort when scanning.
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Xsane and Simple Scans abort when scanning.

Is the Genesys chipset in my HP Scanjet 2400 the culprit? At http://www.sane-project.org/man/sane-genesys.5.html I read that my HP Scanjet 2400 uses this chipset and I read the followoing about the LibUSB version: SYSTEM ISSUES This backend needs libusb-0.1.6 or later installed, and hasn't tested in...
by DrM
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Xsane and Simple Scans abort when scanning.
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Xsane and Simple Scans abort when scanning.

I run Linux Mint 16 Xfce with a HP ScanJet 2400 USB scanner installed. When I click on the Scan button in the programs Xsane or Simple Scan, they suddenly abort without leaving any trace or without any error message. Even though the scanner is recognized by the Scan program. Sane and Xsane have been...
by DrM
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Instaling Runic fonts (Fuþark)

How do I install and use runic fonts (Elder Fuþark, Younger Fuþark, AngloSaxon Fuþorc) in Linux Mint? I like the Old Germanic way of writing.
by DrM
Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Running Windows apps natively in Linux Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 1660

Re: Running Windows apps natively in Linux Mint?

When will Linux Mint have native support for MS-Windows applications :shock: Never. Hopefully, Linux is not Windows. Does Windows have any native support for Linux apps ? Seriously, if you need full (perhaps) Windows compatabilty, use... Windows. But there are services which make running Linux apps...
by DrM
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Running Windows apps natively in Linux Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 1660

Re: Running Windows apps natively in Linux Mint?

At http://www.winehq.org/download/ubuntu you can download the 1.6 version of Wine, which is the most recent stable version. Do the following in the terminal:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.6
by DrM
Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Running Windows apps natively in Linux Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 1660

Running Windows apps natively in Linux Mint?

When will Linux Mint have native support for MS-Windows applications? I don't like using compatibility layers like Wine or running Windows in a virtual machine like Virtual Box, because they suffer from performance issues. It would be great that we could run games and apps for Windows in Linux Mint ...
by DrM
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Problems with Blank DVDs
Replies: 12
Views: 3150

Re: Problems with Blank DVDs

In Xfburn I miss the verify-option which verifies that the disc has been burnt without write-errors. While this feature has been incorporated in Brasero, K3b and in many other disc burning programs like Nero and CDburnerXP. Why does Xfburn lack this important feature and will it be added in the next...
by DrM
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Internet Connection Sharing
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

Re: Internet Connection Sharing

oobetimer wrote:NetworkManager -> IPV4 settings -> Shared to other computers

A video about sharing: http://www.youtub.com/watch?v=AoiTnRmO6QY&feature=plcp
Setting up Internet Connection Sharing is very easy in Linux Mint, just like in Windows XP.
by DrM
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Removing LibreOffice 4.1 in Linux Mint 16
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Removing LibreOffice 4.1 in Linux Mint 16

I downloaded the newest version of LibreOffice 4.2. Before installing it, I uninstalled LibreOffice 4.1 which is included in Linux Mint 16. But when I uninstalled it, the package mint-meta-xfce was also removed. But if I want to install it back whether with apt-get or Synaptic, the whole LibreOffice...
by DrM
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where can I download the daily build from?
Replies: 7
Views: 2842

Re: Where can I download the daily build from?

It's a good idea to have a daily build of Linux Mint. So that when you use it as a LiveDVD, it is up to date with the latest fixes and updates applied for security and performance reasons. The other reason is that applying all these fixes and updates after installation is nod needed anymore.
by DrM
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I remaster ISO image to make install CD?
Replies: 6
Views: 3735

Re: How do I remaster ISO image to make install CD?

At http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=160717 "Any alternative to Mintconstructor?" I am talking about using Ubuntu-Builder for creating customized Linux Mint LiveDVD images.

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