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by colski
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mystery - Error creating mount point?
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Mystery - Error creating mount point?

Hi, I'm not a linux mint expert, more like a two year long beginner... For the last year or so I have been able to connect my Garmin 500 device to the pc and copy bicycle rides and jogs to the Strava website with no problems. Today when I connected the Garmin to the usual USB cable, Linux Mint 19.3 ...
by colski
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED - Safe to Uninstall Unused Fonts?
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: SOLVED - Safe to Uninstall Unused Fonts?

Thanks Pjotr from me too.

I've just got rid of the fonts you suggested. I was sick and tired of seeing so many useless fonts when in Inkscape and Gimp.

I wish Linux Mint gave us the option of disabling them or even not installing them at the start.....
by colski
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Inkscape 1.0.1 appimage crashes. Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Inkscape 1.0.1 appimage crashes. Why?

Thank you both. For now I'll stick with the 1.0 Appimage. It has only crashed once so far :-o Is there a reason why the Linux Mint software repository is often months if not years behind some of the major software releases? Is it a case of volunteers etc figuring this stuff out and getting it debugg...
by colski
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Inkscape 1.0.1 appimage crashes. Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Inkscape 1.0.1 appimage crashes. Why?

Hello, I'm writing this in case it is useful to anyone, or in case someone has the solution. I'm using LM 19.3 and I just decided to install the Appimage for the latest Inkscape version 1.0.1 On the face of it, it opens and runs fine and I can use the drawing tools, but as soon as I do something els...
by colski
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to print to a printer connected to a Windows 7 machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: How to print to a printer connected to a Windows 7 machine?

OK, here is the simplicity of it: Imagine a windows 7 machine with a simple usb printer attached. My linux mint pc is a separate PC. Both computers are on a home office network with individual static IP addresses and with the same subnet etc. The linux machine can already see and access shared folde...
by colski
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to print to a printer connected to a Windows 7 machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

How to print to a printer connected to a Windows 7 machine?

Hello, Our main printer is connected to a Windows 7 PC. Every time I try to print from a linux mint 19.3 PC to this printer it doesn't work. Up pops a box each time saying "Authentication required for printing document......." It prefills the username box with the name of the main user on ...
by colski
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Add A New Internal Hard Drive to Mint?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: How to Add A New Internal Hard Drive to Mint?

I'm no linux guru. However, when you boot up the machine, go into your bios. You should see how to do this as the machine boots up. It could be the F2, F10 or Del key or something else etc... Firstly, find the list of the hard drives and see if your pc's bios sees the new drive. This may help you wi...
by colski
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mounting Hard drives in Linux Mint - I have no hair left
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Mounting Hard drives in Linux Mint - I have no hair left

At the moment 4 of the disks are visible in Nemo under the Devices sub heading on the left hand side of Nemo's screens. They weren't all there earlier?
by colski
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mounting Hard drives in Linux Mint - I have no hair left
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Mounting Hard drives in Linux Mint - I have no hair left

The windows disk is a windows 7 by the way and after find oing out a bout it, I don't think it has fast boot setting like in Win 10. Here is the result of the terminal commands as suggested: $ cat /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally uniqu...
by colski
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mounting Hard drives in Linux Mint - I have no hair left
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Mounting Hard drives in Linux Mint - I have no hair left

I've no idea what that means. On boot my PC has a grub screen which has a windows boot as one of the options. After 10 seconds it boots to Linux Mint if I don't do anything. I'm not sure if your point is relevant because sometimes all of my four hard drives are visible in Nemo. Sometimes just one, t...
by colski
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mounting Hard drives in Linux Mint - I have no hair left
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Mounting Hard drives in Linux Mint - I have no hair left

Hello, I'm relatively new to Linux and Mint. Please can someone explain or direct me to beginner information regarding mounting and hard drive mounting especially. My PC has 4 hard drives in them. One is Linux Mint, one is purely windows (which I can boot to at start-up if I choose to), the other tw...
by colski
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do i check what files are almost filling a partition
Replies: 2
Views: 143

How do i check what files are almost filling a partition

I am new to linux and don't fully understand file and disk structure very much. When I installed Linux Mint I put a few directories onto different partitions as I read somewhere that this was a bit safer to help avoid data loss etc. Anyway, I can't understand why my / partition is almost full. I can...
by colski
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shotcut video editing software - New feature not showing up
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Shotcut video editing software - New feature not showing up

Thanks for your reply.
I've never installed software before on linux without simply using the repository.
I'll try to give it a go. Fingers crossed.
by colski
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shotcut video editing software - New feature not showing up
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Shotcut video editing software - New feature not showing up

Hi, I have installed Shotcut from the LinuxMint official software repository. This is the first time any shotcut has been installed on my system. The version number the software shows when running is 20.04.12 This also agrees with the software developers i.e. this is also the latest version as per t...
by colski
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error messages when booting but seems ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Error messages when booting but seems ok?

Thank you for that. I will check it out this weekend.
by colski
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error messages when booting but seems ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Error messages when booting but seems ok?

When I turn the PC on I get error messages appearing quickly as LinuxMint loads up. They last less than a second, the screen then goes blank, and a few seconds later I get the login screen. When I enter my password I can get in. However, I can't see what the errors are. What can I do in case there i...
by colski
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] ITV Hub Player
Replies: 39
Views: 3483

Re: ITV Hub Player

I just logged in to itvplayer to watch the Rugby and I can't access it either :-(

DRM box is ticked and for some reason it does not like it :-(

Back to windows to watch the Rugby? FFS....
by colski
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can't connect to a windows home network
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: Can't connect to a windows home network

Thank you both.
by colski
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can't connect to a windows home network
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Can't connect to a windows home network

I have taken the plunge and over the last few months I have been using LinuxMint 19.1 and more recently 19.3 I have a number of Windows 7 machines and I will be damned if I will upgrade to Windows 10. Hence my decision to move over to to LinuxMint :-) All is going well. However, I am keeping a coupl...
by colski
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Monitor set up not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Dual Monitor set up not working

Update --------- In case it is of use to anyone in the future: I couldn't get two monitors working using the onboard vga connector for one monitor and a separate graphics card for the second monitor. I did get two monitors working when both monitors were connected to the one graphics card (It has se...

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