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Too many problems ...

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Re: Too many problems ...

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Post by fehlix » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:03 pm

crazysquirrel wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 pm
dang thing kept stopping at 95% install.
Had to wipe a good flash drive and install the iso to that then install the system.

So far so good.
Got some of the software I need but have to get Opera installed which is not in the repo.
need some luck here...
You shall look into MXPI -> PopApps
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Re: Too many problems ...

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Post by JayM » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:31 pm

crazysquirrel wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:13 pm
mine was SOLELY cause by firefox. Did not have it happen on Opera. Once I R/R the OS the problem went away nicely
The problem was probably caused by the website, not by Firefox, otherwise everybody's Firefox would be doing the same thing on all sites. Probably a poorly-written javascript, or a prank. Maybe your wife installed a Firefox joke extension that displayed text backwards just to mess with you.
crazysquirrel wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 pm
dang thing kept stopping at 95% install.
Had to wipe a good flash drive and install the iso to that then install the system.

So far so good.
Got some of the software I need but have to get Opera installed which is not in the repo.
need some luck here...
What do you call this?
Image
The ONLY item from the app wish list you posted yesterday that's not in the repos is that Ubuntu-specific multiboot utility.

A word of advice: once you get MX set up the way you want it and before anything gets all messed up. create a snapshot and burn that snapshot ISO to a USB stick. Then if you need to reinstall MX you can reinstall your own system again with all of your apps already there, instead of having to start from scratch with the MX ISO you downloaded.
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Re: Too many problems ...

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Post by crazysquirrel » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:34 pm

got that installed a different way.

looking for an SWF player that is not in the MX stuff.
Mx 17.1, dual boot with XP Media Center Edition 2005, core i5, 4gb ram, 2TB hybrid Seagate + other storage drives.

I NEED MULTISYSTEM just like the one I can get for *buntu derivatives. NOT THE ISO ONE.

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Re: Too many problems ...

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Post by crazysquirrel » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:46 pm

out of high speed data now.
dropped back to 128kbps till the 19th....
fun is over till then
Mx 17.1, dual boot with XP Media Center Edition 2005, core i5, 4gb ram, 2TB hybrid Seagate + other storage drives.

I NEED MULTISYSTEM just like the one I can get for *buntu derivatives. NOT THE ISO ONE.

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Re: Too many problems ...

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Post by Bluesguy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:11 am

VLC will play your SWF files ... Opera web browser is available in MX Popular Apps ... tons! of other software as well ... but no! ... you apparently seem to run off and try and get your apps elsewhere
got that installed a different way.
... and then complain ...WITW don't you simply install a basic, straight-ahead MX-18 and THEN ask specific questions about how to add-on certain apps ... makes it much easier for devs or other users to guide you through getting what you need. Your so-called "problems" don't seem to be hardware-oriented, but simply getting specific apps that you require for your video projects. Everything is there in MX ... you just need to know where/how to get it ... people here can help you but if you keep fudgin' your system for whatever my-way-or-the-highway reason, you'll NEVER be happy ... and remain in the dog-house as well.

So, my simple advice to you is to install the latest Linux Mint Cinnamon version and stop trying to putz around with MX for your specific needs. I am an avid MX user and am TOTALLY content and impressed with it's performance ... I use MX for ALL my multimeddia projects very similar to what you are looking for and more! I know I might ruffle some feathers here on this Forum with the following, but, in your case, again, I say Linux Mint Cinnamon with the following PPAs for newer software added on:

(Revised since my initial post so as not to overwhelm crazysquirrel with things he might not actually use)

(1) Multimedia
AudioXtras: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/audio
GUVCViewer: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pj-assis/ppa
SimpleScreenRecorder: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
SmTube: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
Handbrake: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
Audio Recorder: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:audio-recorder/ppa
Audacity: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity

(2) Graphics
Gscan2pdf: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa
GIMP: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
inkscape: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable

(3) Office
LibreOffice Fresh: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

(4) Tools
Battery: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
Wine_Latest: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
Flatpak: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
Grub Customizer: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer

... just a few basic tried-and-true PPAs for 'buntu and 'buntu-based distros ... color your folders and your other longings to your heart's content with Lnux Mint Cinnamon ... install your preferred apps through Synaptic, other PPAs (use OS version-compatible/well-reviewed ones ...adding PPAs willy-nilly just ends up breaking ANY system.) , and get your updates/upgrades till 2023 ... just remember to tick the "include third-part xtras (codecs)" as part of the install process and you'll be fine.

Sorry fellow-MXers, but this fellow simply can't smell the coffee and needs to move on to something else ... but, then again, it wouldn't surprise me at all if he fudges that as well ... unless someone actually builds a working MX Cinnamon Respin with zero issues, I can't see any other alternative for this user to get what he wants ...NO Xfce-based distro will satisfy his requirements regarding his colored-folders request.
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Re: Too many problems ...

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Post by noClue » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:43 am

Not only, he has a problem with MX, he has a problem with other OS too. And maybe somehow, with calendar also. ;)
Informing oneself thoroughly before attempting to install an(~y) OS wouldn't really hurt that much.

@ crazysquirell:
Which mint? was running 17.3 KDE and it did not decode them. That is why I came here.
Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon Edition, of course -- what else?

P.S.
Linux Mint is based upon Ubuntu LTS.
LTS Editions are supported for the time period of 5 years and every 2 years, there is a new LTS release.
Mint 17.x is based on Ubuntu 14.04 (and is 5 years old, support ends in April 2019)
Mint 18.x is based on Ubuntu 16.04.x
Mint 19.x is based on Ubuntu 18.04.x

Just as MX-18 is based upon Debian Stretch and bound to its release cycle.

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Re: Too many problems ...

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Post by chrispop99 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:44 am

crazysquirrel wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 pm
dang thing kept stopping at 95% install.
Had to wipe a good flash drive and install the iso to that then install the system.
You may simply have been too impatient.

From the manual:
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Re: Too many problems ...

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Post by chrispop99 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:52 am

crazysquirrel wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Got some of the software I need but have to get Opera installed which is not in the repo.
need some luck here...
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32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: Too many problems ...

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Post by JayM » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:18 am

I'm concerned about his installing apps "another way" rather than from MXPI and the repos as we suggested. He'll most likely have stability and other problems later, especially if he's gone and installed Ubuntu or third-party PPAs, and in the course of trying to fix those problems I fear he'll just make things worse. I guess we'll find out after the 19th. Mixing and matching apps and system components from different distros usually ends in tears.

At least his user name checks out. He does kind of act like a crazy squirrel, huh? :grin: (Not meant as an insult, only as good-natured ribbing.)
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Re: Too many problems ...

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Post by crazysquirrel » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:29 pm

No offense taken nor interpreted either.
I got brooooaaaadd shoulders most times....
Unless you play with my nuts. then we got a problem....

Another way is the deb file I got directly from Opera.

Didn't need any additional dependencies as MX had the ones it needed.
Mx 17.1, dual boot with XP Media Center Edition 2005, core i5, 4gb ram, 2TB hybrid Seagate + other storage drives.

I NEED MULTISYSTEM just like the one I can get for *buntu derivatives. NOT THE ISO ONE.

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