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by trapperjohn
Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Yeah, but only a relatively few people really use linux"
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: "Yeah, but only a relatively few people really use linux

You've got to love the WOT rating on the referenced url.
by trapperjohn
Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Picking the right Personal Cloud
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Picking the right Personal Cloud

I've set up owncloud on a couple of machines and I like it for file storage/sharing. I have not integrated any application serving but there appear to be a few common examples, eg calendars and such.
by trapperjohn
Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CPU Swap, will it effect install? (Nope)
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: CPU Swap, will it effect install?

I do not expect that this would cause a problem. I have moved entire installs from machine to machine (by moving the hard drive) and the kernel is happy with the change... even amd to intel. (New graphics cards and other hardware changes where a proprietary driver was originally and explicitly insta...
by trapperjohn
Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen Recording Software
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Screen Recording Software

Alternativeto has a list of comparisons but it doesn't give the nice tabulated features format. I does show "likes" for the packages as well as links to project home pages: http://alternativeto.net/software/simplescreenrecorder/?platform=linux I have tried several and I have found, for my ...
by trapperjohn
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: best Silverlight replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: best Silverlight replacement?

Also, test Google Chrome (not Chromium) for your browser for watching the videos. Chrome now has a built-in, HTML5 decoder that makes pipelight/Silverlight unnecessary for many Silverlight-based videos, most notably Netflix and Amazon Instant Videos.
by trapperjohn
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: IP address advanced
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Re: IP address advanced

Is this a VM? If so, you will need to use the bridged adaptor (Machine>settings>network) to connect to your LAN's regular IP.
by trapperjohn
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi printer
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: wifi printer

In two separate locations I have a Cannon MPIX 922 all-in-one. No troubles.
by trapperjohn
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Linux Mint for Unsavvy Computer Users
Replies: 14
Views: 1281

Re: Installing Linux Mint for Unsavvy Computer Users

have any of you installed Linux Mint for someone whom is not very computer-savvy? Many, many times, mostly for non-profit community groups, sometimes for friends and family. They, in turn, have passed the Linux solution along to others. My favorite convert is very cautious and sceptical. But... she...
by trapperjohn
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint a boring OS?
Replies: 21
Views: 2585

Re: LinuxMint a boring OS?

wanted to be part of the installation and configuration process.
I like this type of adventuresome thrill seeking too. Definitely have a look at Linux from Scratch. http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

Note: you can do it in a VM too.
by trapperjohn
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: wishful thinking, hidden agendas, and propaganda
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: wishful thinking, hidden agendas, and propaganda

Hi, With a few (expensive) exceptions all computing was done in the cloud prior to ~1976. In fact, it was primarily done on mainframes running Unix. All data was stored on a central system and all programs were served from it. Users sat at (dumb) terminals and shared time with other users. Then, the...
by trapperjohn
Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Old Guy...
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: New Old Guy...

Hi,

I'm an old Vic 20 hacker as well. If you're a Linux convert and really want to have some old fashioned fun, check out the Raspberry PI. Meanwhile, welcome to the Linux fast lane.
by trapperjohn
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Changing names for boot menu items
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Changing names for boot menu items

Hi Here's what I do: First, make a safe backup of grub.cfg sudo cp /boot/grub/grub.cfg /boot/grub/grub.cfg.BACK now edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg Start with only the first menuentry as a confidence building measure. Around halfway down or so you will see a first line that begins something like: menuentry...
by trapperjohn
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen Recording Software
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Screen Recording Software

hi,

simplescreenrecorder is simply the best

http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/
by trapperjohn
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Help needed in mounting a partition at boot time
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Help needed in mounting a partition at boot time

assuming the folder /media/eric/ff7c87bc-a71c-4bcc-9faf-b13cef7cefc92 has been created ahead of time:

UUID=ff7c87bc-a71c-4bcc-9faf-b13cef7cefc92 /media/eric/ff7c87bc-a71c-4bcc-9faf-b13cef7cefc92 ext4 defaults 0 2
by trapperjohn
Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screen display goes beyond edges on LCD TV
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Screen display goes beyond edges on LCD TV

Some LCD models have a video setting in the menu that allow tweaking the display... some don't. Is this an ATI GPU? If so, I have found that using the proprietary ati (catalyst) driver was the only way I could eliminate the overscan on certain LCD TVs. I have two systems with ATI cards working using...
by trapperjohn
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to get VLC to show Closed Captions?
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: How to get VLC to show Closed Captions?

Hi

Typically, from Menu>Subtitle>sub-track

But, if the stream, as recorded, did not contain a caption track, then sub-track is greyed-out.
by trapperjohn
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Computer repair shop won't fix mine because I use Linux
Replies: 45
Views: 7011

Re: Computer repair shop won't fix mine because I use Linux

We don't support Linux usually makes me grit my teeth. However, I frequently get phone calls that show 000-000-0000 on caller ID. The person at the other end tells me that they are from "customer service" and that they need me to "turn on my Windows computer." Alas... they don't...
by trapperjohn
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Getting viruses on Mint 17.1
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Re: Getting viruses on Mint 17.1

Firefox addons to look at:
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by trapperjohn
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Newb to Linux, not to technology..
Replies: 18
Views: 1096

Re: Newb to Linux, not to technology..

Also, look into virtualbox. You can install various distros and experiment with them as virtual machines. In a VM, you can take a snaphot of a machine's state prior to doing things that you are uncertain of and, if something goes wrong, you simply restore the snapshot and try again. It is the best w...

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