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by LinuxJim
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Software choices
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Software choices

does the gnome terminal have any feature that is more useful than the drop-down mode you can get with xfce? Yes, you can run something like guake or tilda that has to be loaded on startup, but the xfce terminal will pop up at a key press when needed, and not use up resources the rest of the time. T...
by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Firewall rules set per application?
Replies: 33
Views: 6930

Re: Firewall rules set per application?

A lot of Windows users are getting more and more ready to abandon ship, and the easier that transition is, the more users Linux will ultimately have. It's especially important right now, with Windows users literally waking up to find that their computers have upgraded to Windows 10 overnight withou...
by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Had a nightmare lastnight...
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: Had a nightmare lastnight...

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by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Darktable lensfun update SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: Darktable lensfun update

[ if i can come up with a new copy of slr-sigma.xml i might be able to just slide it in using their alternate load directory: ~/local/share/lensfun evidently there's some kind of trouble on the Backports at the moment alas,,, Here's my copy, if it helps: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4879749/...
by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Darktable lensfun update SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: Darktable lensfun update

That lens is in my database under Pentax mount (I use K-3's). Don't see it under Canon/Nikon/others....
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by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Backlight script - should this have worked?
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Backlight script - should this have worked?

As you might guess, the line with the word cut in is one I don't really get. I understand I need to learn about cron next to make this work best. 'cut' is like a pair of scissors - it 'cuts' bits and pieces out of whatever you feed it. In this case, you're feeding it the output of 'acpi -a'. That w...
by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Can't get Broadcom wireless card to work. Need to replace it
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Can't get Broadcom wireless card to work. Need to replace it

Whatever card you choose, it may not be on the "whitelist" in your BIOS, and the BIOS will end up hard blocking it as a result.

You can get around this with the tape trick - here's a video:

https://youtu.be/yzAKcmlaH1M
by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Create HD disk Image
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Create HD disk Image

dd or clonezilla will work fine. Cloneziila gives more options and feedback. I'd stay away from the "Disks" utility - it has a reputation of messing up file system tables.
by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: wipe my hard drive clean
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: wipe my hard drive clean

Assuming your hard drive is /dev/sda:

Code: Select all

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda
by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Google Chromecast: does it work well for you? (answer: it works very well indeed)
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Google Chromecast: does it work well for you?

I've not tried Chromecast, as I have a couple of Roku boxes that work flawlessly for me...
by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How does Linux Mint pay for third party software?
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: How does Linux Mint pay for third party software?

[Well I know Zorin OS has an option to pay for the closed source software (codecs ,drivers, etc) I guess I'm just a little worried that the US might try block Linux Mint because people are able to play closed source formats such as MP3 for free charge. :( Ahh, now we are getting somewhere. Yes, MP3...
by LinuxJim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How does Linux Mint pay for third party software?
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: How does Linux Mint pay for third party software?

I'm from the US and because of the copy right and paten laws people have to pay the license fees to use or distribute non-free software in the US. I'm guessing its different in certain other parts of the world. Speaking of which where is the Linux Mint team located? No. I'm from the U.S., too. You ...
by LinuxJim
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How does Linux Mint pay for third party software?
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: How does Linux Mint pay for third party software?

Thats what I mean non-free software, Is it paid by donations and sponsors? There is no "pay". Some projects do get donations, and some are sponsored. But the non-free software you mentioned (drivers, codecs, etc.) do not get "paid" for. This isn't the Windows world. Nobody is "subsidizing" license ...
by LinuxJim
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How does Linux Mint pay for third party software?
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: How does Linux Mint pay for third party software?

Hi I really love Linux Mint but something I always assumed is that the third party software (drivers, codecs, etc) was paid by donations and sponsors. But I would like to know if this is true or not? :?: "not free" in the Linux world means "not without restrictions". It doesn't mean that someone ha...
by LinuxJim
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum not as "busy" since the hack?
Replies: 15
Views: 792

Re: Forum not as "busy" since the hack?

Schultz wrote:Mint is still #1 according to distrowatch.
Distrowatch has many ways to view the same data.

For example, if you look at the trend over the last 12 months, the story is quite different:

http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=trending-52

Statistics. Yeah.
by LinuxJim
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint Mate vs Ubuntu Mate - what are the differences?
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Re: Linux Mint Mate vs Ubuntu Mate - whats are the differences?

Is it Ubuntu 14.04? Otherwise, you won't be doing an objective comparison.
by LinuxJim
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (solved) do i need crapcleaner
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: DO I NEED CRAPCLEANER

MartyMint wrote: I'd argue that they're scarcely necessary in Windows as well...

More placebo than much else, really.
Like cell phone 'boosters', download 'accelerators', and this:
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by LinuxJim
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows Auto-Resizing - How to Turn Off [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Windows Auto-Resizing - How to Turn Off [SOLVED]

jmpurser wrote:Thank you for this. That's the most annoying feature since the microsoft "Clippy".
It's a Gnome thing, which Cinnamon is derived from. Lots of love it/hate it stuff in Gnome. ;)
by LinuxJim
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do you install .tar.gz
Replies: 9
Views: 2895

Re: How do you install .tar.gz

it's not an installable program (like firefox delivered in .tar.gz) or source code (like many other programs). Apparently it's a web-interface of some sort: There is a dynamically-linked executable in there called 'utserver', but I doubt the dependencies would match a 14.04 system. You're right, th...

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