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Peter Linu
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In home help (AU)

Post by Peter Linu » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:46 pm

I am a stroke victim who has lost a significant amount of capability. It takes ages to do anything and some things can't be done at all!
I have tried to get help via TeamViewer however the guy is unreliable.
I live on the lower North Shore of Sydney, Australia. I would be pleased to pay for someone to come here and help me. There's actually not that much to do!
Peter Linu

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Re: IN HOME HELP

Post by phd21 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:55 pm

HI "Peter Linu",

Sorry to hear about your health issues.

What do you want or think that you need to have done?

I would think that there are many computer stores, computer clubs, college students, etc... in Sydney, Australia that you can contact for help.

Sydney, Australia + Linux computer - Google Search
https://www.google.com/search?ei=1uAJXO ... o5XIZBisxo

Linux Australia
https://linux.org.au/

Linux Now
https://www.linuxnow.com.au/

Hope this helps ...
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Re: In home help (AU)

Post by Wompoo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:50 am

Peter Linu wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:46 pm
I........................ I would be pleased to pay for someone to come here and help me. There's actually not that much to do!
Peter Linu
Hi Peter,

What things do you need help with? Do you mean Linux operating system/computer problems?
Or something else?

Jim.
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Re: In home help (AU)

Post by Peter Linu » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:52 pm

Jim,
1. The current problem is trying to install Foobar 2000 audio software on Linux Mint 9.
I tried it but it is complex and would not install without the use of terminal code which I don't know. Foobar for Linux has its own WINE container.

2. Font size adjustment of signatures in Thunderbird Mail.

3. I would like to start learning terminal code so I can ultimately do it myself. I find it too difficult to follow online instructions (stroke) but have noticed that it works when some one is explaining in person.

4. I would like to have someone RELIABLE as a backup as I am a relentless fiddler meaning that it's only a matter of time before I need you again!

Cheers,
Peter

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Re: In home help (AU)

Post by Wompoo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:27 pm

Peter Linu wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:52 pm
Jim,
1. The current problem is trying to install Foobar 2000 audio software on Linux Mint 9.
I tried it but it is complex and would not install without the use of terminal code which I don't know. Foobar for Linux has its own WINE container.
No doubt you mean Linux Mint 19.
I can't help with that. I did do a search and there are youtube videos describing how to do it. Did you try looking at one of them?
2. Font size adjustment of signatures in Thunderbird Mail.......
I am long since over Thunderbird Mail. Switched to gmail long ago. So cannot help with this also. gmail is a bit clumsy, but much more reliable and universal. If you loose a hard drive with an email client, that can cause loss of address's and other grief.
3. I would like to start learning terminal code so I can ultimately do it myself. I find it too difficult to follow online instructions (stroke) but have noticed that it works when some one is explaining in person.......
I get by by simply copying and pasting instructions. Typing out terminal commands would test me to distraction too. And I have not had a stroke. So, I sympathise. Try copy/paste and see how you go.
I don't know how to compose terminal code commands and have no plans to learn anytime soon. Far too much other things on my priority list. So, I cannot help with that also. But..........it would be another valuable thing to learn, no doubt.
4. I would like to have someone RELIABLE as a backup as I am a relentless fiddler meaning that it's only a matter of time before I need you again!
Cheers,
Peter
If you keep posting clear and well listed questions like you have done above, I have little doubt you will receive the assistance that you so much require.
I certainly have, and it has been only due to asking clear questions courteously like you have, and to the generosity of many contributors here on these forums who have assisted me along the way.

Hang in there.........you will come to love these forums.

Jim.
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Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa KDE desktop (64-bit), Asus
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Re: In home help (AU)

Post by phd21 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:07 pm

Hi Peter Linu,

I already gave you very good suggestions and links to locate someone nearby to help with this.

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.

I have occasionally helped others around the world using TeamViewer including in Australia, but having someone physically there would be much better in your case.
Peter Linu wrote:1. The current problem is trying to install Foobar 2000 audio software on Linux Mint 9.
I tried it but it is complex and would not install without the use of terminal code which I don't know. Foobar for Linux has its own WINE container.
Why would you want to install Foobar 2000 audio software when Linux has many excellent music applications and various audio software? Foobar 2000 audio software is available from the Software Manager as a "snap package"

How to Install Foobar2000 via Snap in Ubuntu 16.04/Higher | UbuntuHandbook
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... ntu-16-04/

Alternatives to foobar2000 - The Linux Alternative Project
https://www.linuxalt.com/linux-alternat ... r2000.html

6 Best Linux Music Players That Every User Must Try — (2018 Edition)
https://fossbytes.com/best-linux-music-players-ubuntu/

The 6 Best Music Players for Ubuntu - OMG! Ubuntu!
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/01/bes ... untu-linux
Peter Linu wrote:2. Font size adjustment of signatures in Thunderbird Mail.
How to Change Default Signature Fonts in Thunderbird | Techwalla.com
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how- ... hunderbird
Peter Linu wrote:3. I would like to start learning terminal code so I can ultimately do it myself. I find it too difficult to follow online instructions (stroke) but have noticed that it works when some one is explaining in person.
You would have to be much more specific as to what console terminal commands you want to learn because that is a huge and varied topic. But, you can search for "Linux using console terminal tutorial".

Linux using console terminal tutorial - Google Search
https://www.google.com/search?q=Linux+u ... e&ie=UTF-8
Peter Linu wrote:4. I would like to have someone RELIABLE as a backup as I am a relentless fiddler meaning that it's only a matter of time before I need you again!
Backup your system frequently and use a "snapshot" application before tinkering or fiddling around.


Hope this helps ...
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Re: In home help (AU)

Post by lsemmens » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:49 pm

Hi Peter, sorry to hear about your stroke, I'd love to help you, but I am still too far away. I don't know how long ago your stroke was, but I can tell you things do improve as time goes on. My sister had a stroke in 2001 at about the same time I had an acquired brain injury, we have compared notes, on and off over the years and I find that I am almost "normal" now. There are still things that I have difficulty with, but, mostly, especially to an outsider, I present as completely OK.
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