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by Mr.October
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: solved...Virtual machine outsmarts me
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Virtual machine outsmarts me

Cosmo. wrote: @Mr. October: As the host is Windows, we can exclude the possibility, that it comes from any Linux repositories.
Oops!!!
by Mr.October
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I get and install Kdenlive for Linux Mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Re: How do I get and install Kdenlive for Linux Mint?

Flemur wrote:
Using "sudo apt-get install <packagename>" will not do that for you.
It does for me; wants to install an extra 113 packages include oxygen icon theme (but not kdelibs5-plugins).
You are right, I was thinking of dpkg which does not install dependencies. Apt-get and aptitude both do.
My mistake.
by Mr.October
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: solved...Virtual machine outsmarts me
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Virtual machine outsmarts me

The message to restart did that come form the Linux installation, or was it a Windows message? Yes, after installing an OS like Mint from within a live DVD it is normal to do a restart of the virtual machine to make use of the installed version instead of staying in the livedvd version. It does howe...
by Mr.October
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I get and install Kdenlive for Linux Mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Re: How do I get and install Kdenlive for Linux Mint?

When that happens, and I can't check that since I am on KDE, then indeed there must be something wrong with the dependencies for kdenlive. I installed it using softwaremanager and it just works, but I most likely had all the dependencies already.
by Mr.October
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I get and install Kdenlive for Linux Mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Re: How do I get and install Kdenlive for Linux Mint?

I tried to install kdenlive as well. I have Mint 17.3 64 bit cinnamon. The install from standard repo did not get me a working solution! Some kdenlive menu items displayed just "no text" and icons were missing from track buttons, video playback buttons and other buttons. Trying to save a project cr...
by Mr.October
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: solved...Virtual machine outsmarts me
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Virtual machine outsmarts me

HP laptop with 173 cinnamon and win8.1 running. I installed vbox 5.0 with the extension pack in windows. Followed instructions and installed 17.3 xfce 32 bit in the box. After the install I restarted the machine, opened vbox, and xfce is listed in the panel. I clicked on the green start arrow and i...
by Mr.October
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Delete files in several (sub)directories
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Delete files in several (sub)directories

I'll add another command that just worked for me for a very similar situation. find [pathname] -name "*.m3u" -type f -delete Leave off the -delete to return a list for confirmation. Since I was gun shy when running the command for the first time, I removed the -delete and ran the command as: find [...
by Mr.October
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Delete files in several (sub)directories
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Delete files in several (sub)directories

If you have all the files listed in a text file, you should be able to do it from the command line. Here is a quick test I did to confirm: Here are the files to be deleted: [corey@localhost ~]$ ls -l ~/delete-test/sub-dir1/* -rw-rw-r-- 1 corey corey 0 Mar 22 10:29 /home/corey/delete-test/sub-dir1/t...
by Mr.October
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Delete files in several (sub)directories
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Delete files in several (sub)directories

I would do one of two things: rm `find -name "*.m3u"` EDIT: THAT DON'T WORK IF YOU HAVE SPACES IN THE FILE OR DIRECTORY NAMES. (note the ` is the ~ key, not ' a regular single quote) or edit the m3u.list file and put each line in quotes and stick 'rm ' in front of each line, then "sh m3u.list"; eas...
by Mr.October
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Rsync plus and minus list
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: Rsync plus and minus list

What I do when backing up my system is this: I have my home folder with only a few folders which I want to back up, mostly in the .config folder. I use grsync but that doesn't matter since it is only a GUI for rsync and will translate what I setup into an rsync command. First I make a backup directo...
by Mr.October
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Delete files in several (sub)directories
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Delete files in several (sub)directories

Thank you Pjotr. This was not what I expected to get in a scripting forum but hey, it's 2016, time to use GUI. I installed catfish as you wrote, searched and found my files, but deleting them is more difficult than you wrote: 4. Right-click mouse - Delete When I use ctrl-a to select all and then use...
by Mr.October
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Delete files in several (sub)directories
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Delete files in several (sub)directories

Hi all, I have a large music collection and today I am playing around with Amarok, the KDE music player. In Amarok I saw I have 323 ".m3u" files in the collection, scattered all over the folders and sub-folders. When I use: locate *.m3u > m3u.list I get all files mentioned in one list with the compl...
by Mr.October
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved[ Can I type special characters with Alt+Keypad like on Windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 2586

Re: Linux Mint Forums Back After Double Attack

Then you have a keyboard mapping problem. I can type a lot of them: !/:.;§~"'(-è_çà)@^\"é&ù%$£# °+= € <> | :lol: Would you mind telling the rest of the world how you do it, which mapping you use? I mean just telling others they have a problem doesn't help. I also would like to know how to type the ...
by Mr.October
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: There is a great disturbance in the force!
Replies: 32
Views: 2319

Re: There is a great disturbance in the force!

Er, total aside, anyone else think the name "The Force" is just duff? The Force? That's the name of the mystical energy of the Universe? Call it 'Mana' or 'The spirit' or 'qwertyuiop' but 'The Force?' Bleh. Says a jedi. Doesn't it suit you? I know the movies and you Jedi's always talk about the for...
by Mr.October
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: bad programmer behavior
Replies: 49
Views: 2468

Re: bad programmer behavior

killer de bug wrote:From the sentence, it is clear that patronize means "treat [sb] condescendingly" in this context. :)
Thank you. I was thinking about writing a long story here but I know myself and at the end it will only be a fight so I better stop after: Thank you.
by Mr.October
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: bad programmer behavior
Replies: 49
Views: 2468

Re: bad programmer behavior

Note: I don't use KDE - I'm not sure why there is a KDE - but I do have it in a VBox guest. Because Mr altair4, KDE is THE DE for any Linux system. You might hate, I love it and with me so many others. So to say: "I'm not sure why there is a KDE" is a not so nice statement. Feel free to use any oth...
by Mr.October
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Feature Request: Separate documents and config in HOME
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Feature Request: Separate documents and config in HOME

Looking at your description of "the solution" it looks to me you have done that already. So did I, well a bit different but still. I use my home folder for all config files, hidden or not hidden, doesn't matter since I almost never see them anyway and I have got a separate /date folder with all my d...
by Mr.October
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I'm Finally Free From Microsoft
Replies: 25
Views: 4091

Re: I'm Finally Free From Microsoft

To connect at home to the company's exchange server I use a small program called davmail. It sits between Thunderbird, or any other mail program you use, and the exchange server. On http://davmail.sourceforge.net/ you can read about and download it, and on http://davmail.sourceforge.net/linuxsetup.h...
by Mr.October
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunderbird show all recipients without clicking the more button
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird show all recipients without more button

On a side-note I wonder why Thunderbird still puts that very large area in between the e-mails list and the contents of the selected mail message. All the info you see there is also in the mail list itself: sender, date and time, recipient (obviously you), subject. That's why I use the add-on Compac...
by Mr.October
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 90372

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Hi haven't really changed to Mint 17.3 yet. I have installed on my Windows 10 PC and use dual boot. This version is getting much better. What I am looking for a Windows replacement, therefore a Windows look and feel is important. (I know long time Linux users will be disappointed with this statemen...

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