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by decrepit
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't access one of the HDD in my PC
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Can't access one of the HDD in my PC

The first thing that concerns me is "media/root". Have you somehow set yourself up as the root user? If you have that's highly discouraged as it makes the system vulnerable. If not it 's because the other drive is owned by root, you need to change it's permissions to user. If you'll always want acce...
by decrepit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] [PHOTOS] Pix / Shotwell or any better ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1264

Re: [SOLVED] [PHOTOS] Pix / Shotwell or any better ?

So it's installed, but it says it's running as "superuser???????????????
by decrepit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] [PHOTOS] Pix / Shotwell or any better ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1264

Re: [SOLVED] [PHOTOS] Pix / Shotwell or any better ?

Well that's odd, I couldn't find it with "synaptic", but "software manager" is now installing it.
by decrepit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] [PHOTOS] Pix / Shotwell or any better ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1264

Re: [SOLVED] [PHOTOS] Pix / Shotwell or any better ?

I'm running 19.1 mate and I can't find XnViewMP in the standard repositories
by decrepit
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xsane problem, it under scans in lineart, worked around not really solved
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: xsane problem, it under scans but previews ok

So I've figured it out, the difference is in the default start, ubuntu went to "Greyscale", Mint went to "lineart"

Greyscale works fine but lineart doesn't.
by decrepit
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xsane problem, it under scans in lineart, worked around not really solved
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: xsane problem, it under scans but previews ok

OK I've fixed it. I compared the .sane entries in the home folders of Ubuntu 16.04 and mint 19.1 they look like this batch-lists xsane.mdf Hewlett-Packard:ENVY__4500__series.drc xsane.rc "batch lists", is an empty directory in both, xsane.mdf and xsane.rc are identical in both, but there are differe...
by decrepit
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xsane problem, it under scans in lineart, worked around not really solved
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: xsane problem, it under scans but previews ok

As expected, scanner woks fine in Windows, but what's odd it also works well in ubuntu 16.04.
Thinking it was an earlier version of Xsane I've checked and they are all 0.999. So is it the way Xsane is supported in Mint?

Does anybody else have this problem?
by decrepit
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xsane problem, it under scans in lineart, worked around not really solved
Replies: 3
Views: 124

xsane problem, it under scans in lineart, worked around not really solved

I'm trying to scan an A4 sheet, "Simple scan" does it fast and efficiently. I's an HP envoy HP 4500 Xsane, previews the whole sheet, and allows me to select the area I want, (most of it), the selected measurements come up on the scan window. But when I hit the scan button, the scan stops after about...
by decrepit
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I can't cut, copy, delete, or create any file or folder in my all three partitions
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: I can't cut, copy, delete, or create any file or folder in my all three partitions

That's why the instruction was to copy and paste, you haven't typed them inexactly as shown. the first command is

Code: Select all

blkid
not 1sbk1d, and you've left out "sudo"Have another go this time copy and paste. And you'll need to remember your password.
by decrepit
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Please help me reinstall Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Please help me reinstall Windows

Just another possibility here. Are you sure windows was wiped completely? The most common linux install is a dual boot, windows may still be in there but not showing up. If you open the terminal and type sudo fdisk -l , enter your password when prompted, and post the results here, it will show us wh...
by decrepit
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird profile question
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Thunderbird profile question

Yep, I have mate 19.1 in file manager, (Caja), click on View, select show hidden files
by decrepit
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: change Firefox homepage
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: change Firefox homepage

Sorry I don't understand your question. To change my home page in firefox there are two methods, just drag and drop the current url onto the home page icon, or go to edit> preferences> homepage and enter the url in the box. Where does swapping the windows profile come in? Are you talking about the s...
by decrepit
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions for a second drive.
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: Permissions for a second drive.

Re Garmin GPS and wine, I have a locosys GPS that also requires windows. I got it working in wine, by symbolic linking a usb port to the wine com port thus, ln -s /dev/ttyACM0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1 If that doesn't work, try one of these. ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1 ln -s /dev/ttyS0 ...
by decrepit
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Battery is not detected after fresh install of Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Battery is not detected after fresh install of Linux Mint

If it's a plug connection maybe a loose or bad connection?
by decrepit
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Re-install Thunderbird HOW?
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: ***SOLVED*** Re-install Thunderbird HOW?

I'm no expert, and I receive much more help than I give, It's just so nice to be useful once in a while.
by decrepit
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transfer 17.3 home to 19.1 home [SOLVED]
Replies: 37
Views: 820

Re: Transfer 17.3 home to 19.1 home

Or you can just make a desktop link in 19.1 to you 17.3 home, then you aren't using extra memory with two lots of data.
But no good if you'r going to delete 17.3
by decrepit
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Re-install Thunderbird HOW?
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Re-install Thunderbird HOW?

Hi G8CVF. I'm afraid you've gone down the wrong track. Thunderbird comes with multiple languages, you just select the one you want, by going into, edit, preferences, composition, spelling, and choosing which ever language you prefer. So go to, Administration, software manager, and reinstall Thunderb...
by decrepit
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Linux beyond me?
Replies: 25
Views: 1138

Re: Is Linux beyond me?

Try with the usb stick first, if that runs OK try a dual boot install. I tried a laptop, and the wifi card didn't work out of the box, trying with a live USB will find any problems like that. It seems from watching the posts on here, the biggest problem newbies have is with misconfiguring Timeshift,...
by decrepit
Tue May 28, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint DVD not showing up
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Linux Mint DVD not showing up

I'm not following what you've done here. You're restarting after doing what exactly? Do you mean that you've copied mint to a dvd, then booted with the DVD in the drive, and grub doesn't show the DVD as a bootable option? If so that's normal, your booting from the harddrive, instead you have to boot...
by decrepit
Mon May 27, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wifi question
Replies: 14
Views: 424

Re: Wifi question

Wifi is a fairly local thing, as mentioned a lot of routers, (the thing between your incoming internet and the computer), have both an ethernet cable connection or a wifi connection to you computer. the cable is usually faster, and if the router is near a fixed computer the default way to connect. I...

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