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Hello from Barcelona

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:03 pm
by Joan_2018
Hi all ! I am planning switching from MacOSX to Linux completely. After some installs of different dists, I have stopped and finnaly runs on Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. All my hardware on the Lenovo Ideapad-330S is running without problems, but I need to solve many things:

- iPhone contacts syncronization and backup (iTunes liking)
- Garmin GPS updates from the app Garmin Connect, planning routes etc
- iMovie replacement (looking for OpenShot/Shotcut/Kdenlive etc)

I am not sure if I could completely switch to Linux, but I am on this way, and this Forum will be an extra help to solve the questions.

Best Regards,


Re: Hello from Barcelona

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:35 pm
by phd21
Hi Joan_2018,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.
Joan_2018 wrote: - iPhone contacts syncronization and backup (iTunes liking)
What exact model of iPhone do you have? There are various options and one of the easiest is to install a cloud provider's sync client software (free or paid for) from "pCloud", "", etc... on all device (smartphones, tablets, and computers) and let it automatically sync with your computer and any devices you have the cloud sync client on including iPhones, iPads, all computers, etc...

You can try installing the Linux "libimobile" packages, see instructions in the link below. This is supposed to allow your Linux computer to communicate with your iOS devices.
Get iphone 7 Plus Photos Into Cinnamon 18.1 [SOLVED] - Linux Mint Forums

There are a few file transfer apps like "Feem", Dukto, Nitroshare, etc.. where you install the apps in smartphones, tablets, computers, etc.. and exchange files that way.
Feem v4. Share Files Offline.
Joan_2018 wrote: - Garmin GPS updates from the app Garmin Connect, planning routes etc
Using Ubuntu to acquire and manage GPS data from Garmin eTrex -

USB Garmin on GNU/Linux - OpenStreetMap Wiki ... _GNU/Linux

ubuntu 18.04 garmin express - Google Search ... A3oECAoQBA
Joan_2018 wrote: - iMovie replacement (looking for OpenShot/Shotcut/Kdenlive etc)
Those are great video editors and there are more like Lightworks (lws) paid for version, DaVinci (if you have an nVidia video card), etc... There are also movie makers like "ffDiaporama", etc...

You can always install Virtualbox and a version of MS Windows in that along with any MS Windows software in that and run those while still in Linux Mint without dual-booting. Some MS Windows apps may run in Linux Wine like the Garmin Express?

Hope this helps ...

Re: Hello from Barcelona

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:46 pm
by Joan_2018
Many thanks for your help. Here are the results of the commands :

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System:    Host: joan-Lenovo Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.9 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81F5 v: Lenovo ideapad 330S-15IKB 
           serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40700 WIN serial: <filter> 
           UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: 7SCN20WW date: 07/14/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 30.0 Wh condition: 30.0/30.0 Wh (100%) model: LENOVO BASE-BAT 
           status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-7020U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake 
           rev: A L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 18432 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/2300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 798 4: 800 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-20-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lenovo 
           driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 3040 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           IF: wlp1s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek type: USB driver: r8152 bus ID: 1-1:2 
           IF: enxa0cec8d00dea state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-3: Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-4:3 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 119.24 GiB used: 35.46 GiB (29.7%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SK Hynix model: HFS128G39TNF-N3A0A size: 119.24 GiB 
           Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 27.38 GiB used: 13.48 GiB (49.2%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda2 
           ID-2: /boot size: 471.6 MiB used: 147.5 MiB (31.3%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-3: /home size: 87.02 GiB used: 21.84 GiB (25.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 1.91 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 33.0 C mobo: 0.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 242 Uptime: 1d 1h 14m Memory: 7.70 GiB used: 2.40 GiB (31.1%) 
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.27 

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Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 13d3:56b2 IMC Networks 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0cf3:e500 Atheros Communications, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 046d:c062 Logitech, Inc. M-UAS144 [LS1 Laser Mouse]
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 05ac:0250 Apple, Inc. Aluminium Keyboard (ISO)
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 05ac:1006 Apple, Inc. Hub in Aluminum Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8152 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Re: Hello from Barcelona

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:55 pm
by phd21
Hi Joan_2018,

I do not see anything wrong with the results of the "inxi -Fxzd" console terminal command, so that is a good thing.

Re: Hello from Barcelona

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:22 pm
by WharfRat
Hello Joan Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Re: Hello from Barcelona

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:27 am
by Joan_2018
Many thanks !

Re: Hello from Barcelona

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:19 am
by RollyShed
I see Dukto suggested for file transfer. I can thoroughly recommend it. It certainly works on Windows and (to) Linux and as far as I know, a Mac version too. To do it off line if wanted, use an old modem, plug both computers in and start the programme on both machines. The From machine sees the To machine, click on its name and then just drag-and-drop the files over.