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by Quexos
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Archive Manager (file-roller) Problems.
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: [Solved] Archive Manager (file-roller) Problems.

That did the trick! Thanks man. I looked a one of the ubuntu wilywerewolf ppas but all it offered was the old version.
by Quexos
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Archive Manager (file-roller) Problems.
Replies: 2
Views: 590

[Solved] Archive Manager (file-roller) Problems.

I'm running Mint 17.2 Xfce and it appears Archive Manager (file-roller) is the GUI for all the archiving stuff. I have a problem with it not being able to create an archive where I tell it to and am wondering if there is a fix/workaround for it. Example: Say I have a 20 gigabyte folder full of files...
by Quexos
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce13 Can't Move Items in Panel?
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Xfce13 Can't Move Items in Panel?

Haha, yeah, I experimented with several distros and desk top environments, Cinnamon, two types of MATE, Xfce, and I started to get confused which options and behaviors are from which DE. I've decided I like Xfce the best now though, so getting pretty used to it and digging into it a bit more than th...
by Quexos
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Virus or Glitch?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Virus or Glitch?

It is becoming my 'old reliable' as well. I like it much better than Cinnamon or MATE. Cinnamon is a little crashy and just not quite to my liking, though it's not bad. MATE absolutely refuses to let me change the wallpaper without crashing the whole OS hard, rebooting, and then failing to boot back...
by Quexos
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Virus or Glitch?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Virus or Glitch?

I did get 17.2 Xfce installed with no problem. Ran the driver manager but it didn't offer anything, which is fine because everything is already working fine. Wireless connection, touchpad and all. If I remember correctly, it's just an onboard intel graphics chip. The lap top belongs to a relative, a...
by Quexos
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce13 Can't Move Items in Panel?
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Xfce13 Can't Move Items in Panel?

there should be a separator (with expand box ticked) right in the middle of anything you want on the left and what you want on the right. The "expand" will make it push everything after it all the way to the right. Like so: Whisker Menu Launcher (terminal) Launcher (Thunar) Launcher (Firefox) Window...
by Quexos
Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Change Desktop Background hangs in LinuxMint 17.1 MATE
Replies: 15
Views: 4053

Re: Change Desktop Background hangs in LinuxMint 17.1 MATE

In Mint MATE 17.3, I still have this problem. In my case, it is not just slow to respond, it will freeze, then completely crash the OS and reboot. Upon rebooting my bios reports a "Boot failure" and gives me options to enter bios, reload defaults, etc. Very, very bad bug...still. Update: since i del...
by Quexos
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Virus or Glitch?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Virus or Glitch?

That would not surprise me either, since it has that vertical line. Bad display/cable I assume. There was a bunch more text that continued scrolling at the bottom, repeating over time, something about "rem apple ][ screen saver" and a bunch of numbers and what appeared to be color settings. I am not...
by Quexos
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Virus or Glitch?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Virus or Glitch?

A relative brought me their Asus Laptop to be repaired. It was Windows 7 and was infected with some nasties of unkown severity. I Looked at it enough to know it was malware/spyware/virus infected (it was screwed up too bad to do much else without much pointless cleaning), then shut it down and boote...
by Quexos
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Instruction on how to convert lossless .wma to .flac
Replies: 35
Views: 74234

Re: Instruction on how to convert lossless .wma to .flac

Just FYI: If you want a music player like Foobar2000 on Linux, I've found DeadBeef to be the ticket, and it can convert formats by simple right click > convert. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starws-box/deadbeef-player sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install deadbeef To add support for converting form...
by Quexos
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Media Player classic or similar Media player for Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 5349

Re: Media Player classic or similar Media player for Mint?

I'll second the VLC Player suggestion. I like MPC-HC a lot better, but VLC is as close as I've seen to it on Linux. For music, I really like DeadBeef. A very Foobar2000 like music player. To get it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starws-box/deadbeef-player sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install deadb...
by Quexos
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...
Replies: 68
Views: 6197

Re: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...

I am judging it from it's current state. In the past I got to the desktop and that was it. Now I am starting to dig into it a bit more, now that most things work well out of the box without compiling your own drivers and the like. It's pretty darned solid these days, except for a few things. Bluray,...
by Quexos
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...
Replies: 68
Views: 6197

Re: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...

Much (most?) of the blame on that one goes to whoever built your computer. Some hardware works better - and has better support/drivers - under linux than other hardware. (And then there's the class of hardware that has a "Made for Windows™" sticker on the package :roll: ...) I, err, believe that in...
by Quexos
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: (solved) Nvidia GTX 950 (no driver)
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

Re: Nvidia GTX 950 (no driver)

You're right about that. The drivers direct from Nvidia failed hard, and so did all the tips in tutorials that I read on how to get them to work. This is a fresh install, with a full backup image before the risky stuff, and the graphics-drivers ppa did not work (broken dependency) until after I used...
by Quexos
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: (solved) Nvidia GTX 950 (no driver)
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

(solved) Nvidia GTX 950 (no driver)

EDIT: Disregard, there is a driver in the repo now. I recently got myself a new GTX 950, but can not find any way to get a driver installed. Mint's Driver Manager is completely empty. No Nouveau or Nvidia drivers shown. So I tried the following: 1. Download from Nvidia and use their instructions = E...
by Quexos
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...
Replies: 68
Views: 6197

Re: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...

Hi Quexos, Here is some more music and audio information. Excellent stuff. Thanks again. I will definitely look into it again soon. I can't now because I just got a GTX 950 and there is no Mint driver yet to my knowledge, software mode only (PCLinuxOS won't even boot with it, just halts on a black ...
by Quexos
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...
Replies: 68
Views: 6197

Re: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...

I too could go on and on about how wonderful Linux Mint is... Hahaha, so could I...in spite of my last post. I could go on even more about what I hate about Windows, but sadly, it does the things I NEED. There are many, many things I really like about Linux. A lot of the "problems" I have with it a...
by Quexos
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 614
Views: 233989

Re:

jbaerbock wrote:Yeah I always did play with legos a lot growing up :D.
Pfffft! Tinker Toys were vastly superior!!1
by Quexos
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...
Replies: 68
Views: 6197

Re: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...

I don't do any music recording or production but Macs seem to be popular for audio and video. Have you tried a Mac? No. Too expensive, and I always build my own (and everyone I know) PCs. I've never bought a brand name PC. Never saw any advantage to going with Apple stuff. I still dual boot Linux a...
by Quexos
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...
Replies: 68
Views: 6197

Re: This is when you realize how far Linux has come...

I am not resisting the change, but trying like heck to get to it. I would love nothing more than to completely dump Windows, and have been trying out Linux off and on for probably 10 years waiting/hoping for the day. It is getting better, but there are still many things preventing me from fully swit...

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