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by appalbarry
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Setting GnuPG in Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Setting GnuPG in Mint

by appalbarry
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Setting GnuPG in Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Setting GnuPG in Mint

OK, I've only spent twenty minutes Googling around, but I've come up dry. Can anyone point me to a step by step guide to setting up encryption on a Mint box? Specifically, how to make it work with whatever apps I use once it's up and running. Suggestions for a good front-end. Making it happen with G...
by appalbarry
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: GUI stop responding to anything
Replies: 29
Views: 3655

Re: GUI stop responding to anything

Just for completeness to anyone else who finds this, I was also having endless freezes with Mint 17 Cinnamon. In the end I tracked it down to a runaway Shockwave Flash process in Chrome. Any time I used Facebook it would eventually consume all available RAM, and grind things to a halt. Sometime in J...
by appalbarry
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: JPG + MP3 to YouTube in Mint 17
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: JPG + MP3 to YouTube in Mint 17

Used Openshot, which worked, although copying and pasting the JPG over and over was a bit clunky. Probably a better way to do it there, but it worked http://youtu.be/B81yYDodgMo

And! Success! The last command line worked! So here's the YouTube upload of that: http://youtu.be/ZPGs2wfua38

Thanks!!
by appalbarry
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: JPG + MP3 to YouTube in Mint 17
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: JPG + MP3 to YouTube in Mint 17

Whew, after much googling and trial and error this worked:

avconv -i emma.mp3 -i emma.jpg emma_goldman.avi

Assuming the upload works, it will be at http://youtu.be/FFFx4A5c6i4
by appalbarry
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: JPG + MP3 to YouTube in Mint 17
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: JPG + MP3 to YouTube in Mint 17

Ah, so close.... couldn't for the life of me recall that ffmpeg had become avconf.... Seem to be getting an error with that: barry@barry-Inspiron-531 ~/Downloads $ avconv -loop 1 -i emma.jpg -tune stillimage -s 1920x1080 -i emma.mp3 -shortest -c:a copy emma.mp4 avconv version 9.16-6:9.16-0ubuntu0.14...
by appalbarry
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: JPG + MP3 to YouTube in Mint 17
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

JPG + MP3 to YouTube in Mint 17

I know this is simple, and I have even found an old instruction to do it with ffmpeg, but of course Mint doesn't play well with ffmpeg.... replaced it with something? I have an MP3, and an JPG image, and want to combine the two for upload to YouTube. I KNOW it's simple, probably one line, but can't ...
by appalbarry
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: USB flash drives become read-only
Replies: 43
Views: 62617

Re: USB flash drives become read-only

This is a rather longstanding problem. Just installed Mint 17 Cinnamon. Same problem. Formatted a USB drive using the right click menu in Nemo. Accepted the FAT32 defaults for everything. Find that I can't actually use it as it's "Read Only". This is seriously idiotic. If I, as a regular non-SU user...
by appalbarry
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: Update Manager Doesn't Show Update List
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Update Manager Doesn't Show Update List

UPDATE: Damn do I feel dumb. Grabbed to line between top and bottom panes, dragged down.....
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by appalbarry
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: Update Manager Doesn't Show Update List
Replies: 1
Views: 141

SOLVED: Update Manager Doesn't Show Update List

This is an odd one: since about December Update Manager seems to work fine, except that it doesn't actually display a list of the files to be updated. The pane marked "Description" stays empty, even though there are 12 programs to be updated. (see attached image) Update_Manager_Screenshot.png Releas...
by appalbarry
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Regular Four-month Wireless Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Regular Four-month Wireless Crash

Am I alone in finding that every four months, like clockwork, the wireless stops working for no reason? Works fine in Windows, but refuses to connect in Ubuntu/Mint. Have tried damn near everything. All that I know is that in a few days it will start working again for no apparent reason. This proble...
by appalbarry
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Flash not working:
Replies: 34
Views: 3821

SOLUTION

THE FIX IS IN _ AND IT'S FAST AND EASY! Worked for me! http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=103664#p586979 Re: Mint 13 64-bit, using Chrome. Why's Flash not auto-updat by dominiktesla on Wed May 30, 2012 4:57 pm Download the most recent version of flash for Linux. Extract the folder and ...
by appalbarry
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 13 64-bit, using Chrome. Why's Flash not auto-updated?
Replies: 17
Views: 16681

Re: Mint 13 64-bit, using Chrome. Why's Flash not auto-updat

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! dominiktesla For finally offering a SIMPLE FAST fix to this stupid problem. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=103664#p586979 I have spent way, way too much time and effort trying to ferret out exactly what in the hell I had to do to make Flash just wor...
by appalbarry
Mon May 21, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Flash not working:
Replies: 34
Views: 3821

SOLVED (For me): Flash not working:

After trying various ways to install the updated Flash, I finally tried doing it with the Synaptic Package Manager, which installed it in seconds. All is now fine. Don't know why that works better than other ways of installing it, but there you go.
by appalbarry
Sun May 20, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Flash not working:
Replies: 34
Views: 3821

Re: Flash not working:

I'll jump in a because I've been having the same problem with Chrome suddenly demanding that Flash be updated, and everything going to hell as I tried to do that. A few days ago every site that required Flash began being blocked by Chrome for lack of a current version of Flash. about:plugins also sa...
by appalbarry
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adding a network printer (Mint 12 RC) [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 2253

Re: Adding a network printer (Mint 12 RC) [SOLVED]

That solved my problem as well - suddenly this afternoon all printers had disappeared from my Mint 12 install, and the usual Printer install wouldn't work (as described above).

Keywords printer network disappear
by appalbarry
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless Atheros Mint 12
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: Wireless Atheros Mint 12

Thanks! That seems to have solved it. I hope........ :)
by appalbarry
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless Atheros Mint 12
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

[SOLVED] Wireless Atheros Mint 12

Just upgraded from Ubuntu to Mint 12 witha fresh install. Like it a lot except that the wireless randomly stops connecting. Eventually - usually after rebooting (I think?) it finds the connection again. This problem did seem to start appearing about the time of Ubuntu Natty, but now is extremely ann...
by appalbarry
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Add shortcut to desktop
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Add shortcut to desktop

Well, it works in MATE, and Gnome Classic. How odd....
by appalbarry
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Add shortcut to desktop
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

SOLVED Add shortcut to desktop

Just installed Mint 12. One small issue - I can't add shortcuts to the desktop. I read somewhere to right click the menu item that I want to add to the desktop - which seems reasonable. But when I click the menu button, find the item I want, and right click it, nothing happens. No right-click menu a...

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