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  1. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Side Thread Inquiry

    What is a good brand of SSD? I'm currently looking at an SSD to load my main distro onto along with four or five others based on Arch, Slackware, etc besides Debian/Ubuntu based Mint so that I have at least three or four other distros play with. I will be using my current 4TB of HDD for...
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    From Drawing (ODG) format to Picture (JPG) Format

    Can someone point me to a program whereby I can take a drawing created in Libre Drawing and convert it to a JPG or other picture file format. like the following to this which is in JPG Format
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    Speakers full bore, volume control ditto barely audible.

    This is my audio set-up Audio: Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0fbc Device-2: C-Media CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_virtuoso v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID...
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    Just a general aside Query regarding browsers.

    To many of you may think this question a bit silly but Linux is not Vindows. With browsers they are able to sit along side each other on the task bar, true? I am asking just clarify my mind as I have a few things that are taking up my mind and Linux is at the moment is not high on the...
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    Just a query regarding PDF veiwers

    What is a good alternative to Document viewer? The reason I ask is that when it renders a page and you try and copy a line or two it highlights about half a dozen words then highlights other text then more of what you want to copy. And when you do paste into Libre Writer it is all over the...
  6. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Just a Wonderin'

    Does any one know of an application that can convert full web pages into PDF format? As it would make reading easier for this little black duck and also keep my files tidier.
  7. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Another Source of Information To Go To

    Here is another source of Information to go to where not only to learn and solve issues you have with Linux but also to learn more about how to use your Linux System. is the go-to resource for open source professionals to learn about the latest in Linux and open source technology...
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    Wine not the drinking kind

    I have to install Wine so that I can run winbox on it to set up a Mikrotik router. All the wine packages are tar files. I download the one for Ubuntu, as the mint kernel is based on the Ubuntu kernel as there is none specifically for Mint. When I try extracting to install all it extracts is a...
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    Any network admins around

    I have to set up a router to create a WAN outlet so as to connect to my ISP. At the moment I do this through a mini WAN port in vindows. I have looked into the router I want it is a TP-link TL-600VPN first choice and the second choice is a Mikrotik HAP AC2 model RBD52G-5NACD2HND-TC and I may...
  10. Nik-Ken-Bah

    What Books are your cup of tea?

    Books are masters who instruct us without rods or ferules, without words or anger, without bread or money. If you approach them, they are not asleep; if you seek them, they do not hide; if you blunder, they do not scold; if you are ignorant, they do not laugh at you. – Richard de Bury.(1287 –...
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    Just had a look at the so called free back-up prog's for use with vindows and they ain't free come with a price tag after 30 days. I also looked at Clonezilla which is Linux dependent only. My Questionis: Can I use it to clone a windows HD. Quite a few of you know that I will be ditching...
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    Deb Packages

    Just a wondering. Can I download a Deb package using another source to download it? Then transferring it to my distro of Linux as it is incapable of connecting to the net. The package will provide help in remedying that annoyance.
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    General Query in regards to drivers

    What drivers come installed with a distro seeing that we all have different hardware in our little plastic adding machines? This means that there would be more than one driver for each component of the hardware and upon installation the installer selects a driver that is the most appropriate for...
  14. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Printer Brands Supported by Linux

    What brand of printers operate well with Linux? I have a HP Printer scanner Or are there any threads on this site relating to this questions Any information on site or off site would be appreciated.
  15. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Untarring this file Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.7_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-Gb.tar.gz

    [email protected]:~$ tar -zxvpf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.7_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-Gb.tar.gz tar (child): Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.7_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-Gb.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error...
  16. Nik-Ken-Bah

    Clocks or the lack thereof.

    The clock on Mint is functional but it has for me one drawback it only tells the local time and since I am a transplant I like to actually run my main clock on Aussie time and having another clock when I click on the clock showing local time and since windows has three clocks I use the third...
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    Gid'ay One all.

    I originally hail from the Great Southern Land commonly called Australia these days and now sojourning in Eastern Europe in a country called Ukraine. I like to write, to think on many things so I like reading to learn what I didn't know before, I write poetry when lines decide to present...
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    Out of the frying pan into the Fire with LAN cards.(SOLVED)

    I found out what my problem was that prevents me from getting on the net. I have an ASRock mother board and the LAN card is integrated into it and it is a Realtek RTL8111GR and the driver that Mint loaded is the wrong driver. Looked at driver in Mint and also the one Loaded in windows. My query...
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    Connecting to the Internet

    Just installed Cinnamon Mint -Tina on my computer. Problem unable to connect to the internet or the ethernet. I am not sure whether it has failed to recognise my internet connection. I set up a PPPoE connection and it just shows the when used as never. I have re-downloaded the ISO file again...