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by guythp
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Emulating Retro Platforms
Replies: 12
Views: 4667

Re: Emulating Retro Platforms

I installed RetroPie on my LM machine and it works pretty well. Don't be fooled into thinking that it's only for Raspberry Pi's. It uses RetroArch for the actual emulators and EmulationStation to provide a nice front-end launcher. Sorry to thread crash but thanks for the recommendation. I'd been lo...
by guythp
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Looking for love.. and games.
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: Looking for love.. and games.

In a similar situation myself and although I realise this isn't what you asked, why not pick up a 2nd-hand ps2? I got one for £20 (then picked up a cheap flat-screen tv for a tenner) - c-ex has ps2 games a-plenty at a reasonable price (burnout included - over the course of getting the ps2 I now have...
by guythp
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I install xfce from mate then remove mate in 19.2?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Can I install xfce from mate then remove mate in 19.2?

Thanks! I'd like to say I installed that and all went well, but I already had it installed. What I hadn't done was click on the little icon and found the pop-up giving the option to select xfce from the login, so is my face red. So, one last question I promise, if I then remove mate from software ma...
by guythp
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I install xfce from mate then remove mate in 19.2?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Can I install xfce from mate then remove mate in 19.2?

Good afternoon, sorry to ask (I have searched the forum and online but the solutions seem to be for older versions on mint and options given don't apply). I have an existing 19.2 MATE laptop that I would like to install the XFCE desktop onto and move across to. I've iinstalled xfce meta and xfce goo...
by guythp
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Undelete files SD-card
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Undelete files SD-card

test disk is pretty effective from my experience. It's worth saying that it requires super use to work, the recovered files require root permission to amend (if I've said that correctly) so you'll then have to open caja (or your equivalent) with root accesss in order to change file permissions to us...
by guythp
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Slow on my Core 2 Duo 2 GB RAM System
Replies: 23
Views: 4749

Re: Linux Mint Slow on my Core 2 Duo 2 GB RAM System

I can't offer any technical help but I have a netbook with a 1.6ghz dual core and 2GB of ram running the Mint 19.2 Mate edition and youtube seems to work ok within the browser I use (vivaldi), it's slow to go full screen but other than that plays ok. That said it's running at a lower resolution. My ...
by guythp
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mobile Phone OS
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Mobile Phone OS

I've had a quick look and the nexus 5 is supported by lineage so i'd suggest doing a quick websearch as that should lead to step-by-step instructions for rooting your phone and flashing lineage on it. I've not done so for a while (the last time was when it was know as cyanogenmod) but it was pretty ...
by guythp
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No WiFi on install on 19.1 cinnamon
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: No WiFi on install on 19.1 cinnamon

Before someone technical comes up with an actual solution I thought I'd add a suggestion; I had a similar problem with my netbook (an Acer something or other) and until someone here came up with a solution to fix the in-built wifi I was using a USB dongle. Anyway, have you tried plugging the USB wi-...
by guythp
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: music from computer to iphone?
Replies: 16
Views: 3541

Re: music from computer to iphone?

A few years ago I found Rythmbox could copy and paste albums onto my ipod (and vice versa), I don't know if it still does or if it would work on the iphone, and bear in mind my posts are barely double-figures, but I thought I'd mention it.
by guythp
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The Linux Command Line book
Replies: 29
Views: 2159

Re: The Linux Command Line book

Thanks for the more recent thread bump; I've downloaded this and will stick it on to my kindle tomorrow with the intention of getting some idea what I'm doing when using the terminal :)
by guythp
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cleaning Disk Space
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Cleaning Disk Space

I am still a new user, but I recently tried 'bleachbit' from the software manager - It can wipe free space, shred files, remove unused repositories (if that's the correct term) and so on and running that on my relatively newly installed system cleared just under 900mb from the cache. That said it ru...
by guythp
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: trouble with wifi
Replies: 18
Views: 762

Re: trouble with wifi

Your broadcom car needs a driver. If you are connected via Ethernet Then do the following in a terminal. sudo apt install bcmwl-kernel-source reboot Wireless should work. Sorry to thread-crash, but I was quite sure the second-hand laptop I'd bought recently had a broken wifi as I'd tried several ti...
by guythp
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Isn't "newbie" a warning to new users?
Replies: 24
Views: 1090

Re: Isn't "newbie" a warning to new users?

There are many different versions of different versions of linux. As a long-running 'newbie' myself (yes, the term in many forums can lead to being mocked, but the people on this forum are the most helpful and patient I've ever come across in my history of asking 'basic' questions about something - ...
by guythp
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: did a purge on flatpak now software manager has gone
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: did a purge on flatpak now software manager has gone

Thank you both very much. As I said I am becoming more aware of how powerful the terminal allows someone (particularly like myself) to be, so will certainly make a concerted effort to pay a bit more attention to what I'm installing and (more importantly) removing. Thank you also for your patience, a...
by guythp
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: did a purge on flatpak now software manager has gone
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: did a purge on flatpak now software manager has gone

To see what you've currently got installed, in a terminal window run flatpak list Then flatpak uninstall XYZ to remove should you want to. I tried this, which showed the following: i de.haeckerfelix.gradio/x86_64/stable system,current org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel/x86_64/1.6 system,runtime o...
by guythp
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: did a purge on flatpak now software manager has gone
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: did a purge on flatpak now software manager has gone

You might want to have a look at the following links as well: https://www.systutorials.com/docs/linux/man/1-flatpak-uninstall/ http://docs.flatpak.org/en/latest/using-flatpak.html#basic-commands If you are uncertain about how to use any command line, please post here. Since I don't use flatpak myse...
by guythp
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: did a purge on flatpak now software manager has gone
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: did a purge on flatpak now software manager has gone

Thank you very much for the quick response; it's back.. I was worried I'd broken other things too.

Now I'll look a bit more carefully into what gradio installed and how t remove only that.

*edit* thank you for the links as well I shall read through them now.
by guythp
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: did a purge on flatpak now software manager has gone
Replies: 15
Views: 563

did a purge on flatpak now software manager has gone

A long story short; I installed gradio, then when I saw it was 2gb in size removed it, then (a few weeks later) looked again for internet radio streaming software and saw gradio - it was around 2mb this time so installed it again. Looking into things I saw that gradio install flatpak, so I did a qui...
by guythp
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot Mint 17.2 on Acer Aspire ES1-311
Replies: 3
Views: 2711

Re: Cannot boot Mint 17.2 on Acer Aspire ES1-311

Thank you! I just got a second hand Aspire ES1-311 and was struggling with the other online methods of getting it to boot mint and this one worked (with mint 19). So thanks again!
by guythp
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a way to display all software that Software Manager can install
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Is there a way to display all software that Software Manager can install

Thank you all for your explanations and recommendations. I may have said it before but I'll say it again; this is one of the friendliest, patient and most helpful forums I've ever come across!

That said I will try to not keep asking questions. :)

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