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newbiegettingthehang wrote:
WharfRat wrote:When you get to the login screen is the correct language set :?:
Yep, I chose US English, but still no change.
There's nothing left to check :? Try some other language to see if it does change, maybe it's stuck :?
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So is there a way to get it unstuck?
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Yep, I chose US English, but still no change.

It is English. The pictures you posted were in English - WITH THE WRONG FONT. The advice for selecting the language was inappropriate.

Since it's the wrong font - "check your font in something like "Appearance" in the your menu", to quote my wise advice a couple of posts back.

Have you tried to change the font, or not?

Choose "Liberation Sans" when you find the place to set it. It doesn't have codings for other languages, like Greek.

Warning: the first time you do it, It might take as long as two minutes to find font settings in your menu!
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Flemur wrote:Yep, I chose US English, but still no change.

It is English. The pictures you posted were in English - WITH THE WRONG FONT. The advice for selecting the language was inappropriate.

Since it's the wrong font - "check your font in something like "Appearance" in the your menu", to quote my wise advice a couple of posts back.

Have you tried to change the font, or not?

Choose "Liberation Sans" when you find the place to set it. It doesn't have codings for other languages, like Greek.

Warning: the first time you do it, It might take as long as two minutes to find font settings in your menu!

Cool, thanks man it finally worked.
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When you download programs from software manager where do they go. Next time I install mint I would like to have a folder of all my favorite programs instead of having to download them one by one.
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newbiegettingthehang wrote:When you download programs from software manager where do they go.
Debian packages (binary packages that uses the .deb file extension) that have been downloaded completely are stored in the /var/cache/apt/archives folder. Partially completed downloads are temporarily stored in the /var/cache/apt/archives/partial folder. If you don't see .deb files in any of these folders it simply means the downloaded packages have already been deleted, usually by an apt-get [auto]clean operation or by some other method to clear the cache (Synaptic perhaps?).
newbiegettingthehang wrote:Next time I install mint I would like to have a folder of all my favorite programs instead of having to download them one by one.
There are at least two ways this can be done:

(1) Use Nemo (or whatever file manager you prefer) to copy the .deb files from the archives folder to whatever folder/media you prefer backing them up to, and later on copy them back to the archives folder before updating/installing via Software Manager/Synaptic/apt-get.

(2) Use the APTonCD utility (small download via Software Manager/Synaptic/apt-get):
This tool will allow you to create a media (CD or DVD) to use to install
software via APT in a non-connected machine, as well upgrade and install
the same set of softwares in several machines with no need to re-download
the packages again.
I prefer using APTonCD since it performs certain "sanity checks" that you'd manually do if you use the file manager.
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Related to method #1 I posted above:

You can also install these .deb packages directly via GDebi or dpkg -i, foregoing Software Manager/Synaptic/apt-get. Although for a complete newbie like yourself, I advise caution against following this route unless you already know your way around (read: more experienced) and if you're comfortable enough to try alternate methods (there's more than one way to skin a cat).
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Cool, thanks. Where is the virtual drive in software manager?
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newbiegettingthehang wrote:Cool, thanks. Where is the virtual drive in software manager?
Do you mean VirtualBox program from Oracle? If so, open Package Manager and put virtualbox into the Filter area and then set to install.
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If the OP's referring to something similar to these, an archive mounter is already built-in. Just right-click the ISO file and select Mount archive.
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Pilosopong Tasyo wrote:If the OP's referring to something similar to these, an archive mounter is already built-in. Just right-click the ISO file and select Mount archive.
Do they work with nrg files? Also is there a similar such screen like this?
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newbiegettingthehang wrote:Do they work with nrg files?
Honestly, I don't know. I stopped dealing with Nero's file format years ago. The archive mounter is built-in anyway, so why don't you give it a try? If it works, well and good. If it doesn't, then you have your answer. :wink:
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sudo apt-get install nrg2iso
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nrg2iso [nrg-file] [iso-file]
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newbiegettingthehang wrote: Do they work with nrg files? Also is there a similar such screen like this?
Yes, go to your System Monitor and click on the 'File System' tab (if you use Gnome, MATE, and possibly XFCE). That will show you usage of any drive that is mounted, including /. If you use KDE check out KDiskFree.
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Spearmint2 wrote:

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sudo apt-get install nrg2iso
Using nrg2iso

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nrg2iso [nrg-file] [iso-file]
I installed it but cannot find it.
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RobertLM78 wrote:
newbiegettingthehang wrote: Do they work with nrg files? Also is there a similar such screen like this?
Yes, go to your System Monitor and click on the 'File System' tab (if you use Gnome, MATE, and possibly XFCE). That will show you usage of any drive that is mounted, including /. If you use KDE check out KDiskFree.
Is this what you mean? It doesen't show that circle showing free space and used space though.
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newbiegettingthehang wrote: I installed it but cannot find it.
You use Terminal. Open it and just put in nrg2iso and clk on Enter. You will get a message showing how you were supposed to use it. For instance, let's say you have the file in your user's folder under the home folder. We will call it Nero.nrg file. You'd open terminal and do this;

nrg2iso /home/newbiegettingthehang/Nero.nrg /home/newbiegettingthehang/Nero.iso

There's a space between the two file paths. You should then find that new ISO file in your home user folder.
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newbiegettingthehang wrote: Is this what you mean? It doesen't show that circle showing free space and used space though.
Look at the bottom, it shows the used versus the free space. Here are some commands you can use in terminal to see your system setup, very common used commands.

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sudo parted -l

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sudo blkid

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sudo fdisk -l
Also find "Disks" program or run this in terminal to bring it up

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gnome-disks

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hardinfo
this should bring up graphical system summary with loads of information for you.
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Spearmint2 wrote:
newbiegettingthehang wrote: I installed it but cannot find it.
You use Terminal. Open it and just put in nrg2iso and clk on Enter. You will get a message showing how you were supposed to use it. For instance, let's say you have the file in your user's folder under the home folder. We will call it Nero.nrg file. You'd open terminal and do this;

nrg2iso /home/newbiegettingthehang/Nero.nrg /home/newbiegettingthehang/Nero.iso

There's a space between the two file paths. You should then find that new ISO file in your home user folder.
I keep trying, but get this instead:


I put the "Nero".nrg file in the newbiegettingthehang folder
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you might prefer windows instead. It does have a purpose and some find it a necessity.
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