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  Launch Wine Applications Universal Way?
Posted by: trymeout - 08-23-2019, 06:47 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (3)

How does one launch a wine application? I have been using this which has worked for most of my games but I am unable to create a launcher using this in Linux Mint Cinnamon and whenI launch a game with this command sometimes it will not work and the game will appear broken. However when I launch the game within PlayOnLinux, all is fine.

WINEPREFIX="/usr/share/WinePrefixes/MyWinePrefix" wine "C:\Path\To\Executable.exe"

When you create a desktop shortcut for a PlayOnLinux wine app, the command looks like this

/usr/share/playonlinux/playonlinux --run "Executable" %F

Why would the POL command work and not the first command which selects the wine prefix and runs the application?

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Question Display/Desktop extends offscreen? Try this first
Posted by: LaLee1778 - 08-21-2019, 12:31 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (1)

I'll bet that other newbies have run into this issue. i connected to my Philips 50in class TV and lost the right and left icons (still worked but had to click in the blind)

I was all set to delve into drivers and Mint settings and decided to be lazy...ok I AM lazy, and try the settings on the TV, Selected  "unscaled" instead of Auto and BOOM perfect beautiful Cinnamon GUI fit.
The lesson here being, don't be too clever for your own good, sometimes easy is good.

I'll bet this might work for others.

system info in Mint--Dell Inspirion i5 all intel motherboard 8G ram with onboard intel video HDMI interface. This was going to be just a multi-media system but damn Linux Mint ROCKS, this may be my primary desktop. Tongue

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Question Milkdrop Music Visualiser - How to get Milkdrop/ProjectM running Under Ubuntu Easily?
Posted by: happycode - 08-21-2019, 03:45 AM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (1)

Hello Smile 

I'm looking for some info on getting the popular music visualiser Milkdrop working on my Ubuntu Mate installation.

Milkdrop/ProjectM is a Music Visualiser. That is it changes the visualisations on screen with your music. Under windows, using Winamp. Milkdrop was just a quick install. Just drop the plugin into the plugins folder, restart and away you go. It was so popular that eventually it became packaged with winamp by default.

When I switched to Ubuntu, this was something I've really missed. It is ported to linux as ProjectM however as a complete newbie I am yet to be able to get it working, at all, or even find any up to date or working tutorials demonstrating in an easily understandable way on how to get it working with music players in Ubuntu. (The closest I found was with the music player Amarok with it's visualisation plugins, but that functionality seems to have inexplicably vanished Huh )

So, in short, I humbly request a genuinely newbie friendly guide to getting ProjectM (Milkdrop) running under Ubuntu. I have seen some on youtube and some text guides. But most are either out of date, or are simply not genuinely newbie friendly.

P.s. I'm also open to learning/sharing about other similar music visualisers if anyone knows good ones for linux. It's just that Milkdrop has been designed to be modular, and as such there are now thousands of visualisations that anyone can make, download and easily add. Which has of course expanded it's appeal a thousandfold.

Many, many thanks for any and all help mercifully offered. Here's a video example of Milkdrop/ProjectM doing what it does...

Milkdrop 2.0 Winamp Visualizations

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  Unable to prepare USB stick for BU
Posted by: GMP79 - 08-19-2019, 12:16 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (5)

I am trying to prepare a USB stick for BackUp that has a capacity of 2.1TB (I'm not kidding). It doesn't have a specific brand; it is a generic USB that has a name of "General UDisk". I followed Joe's video on how to do this. I formatted the drive, decided to fill the entire thing,
named it BU_Drive, and made sure its type is set for ext4. Instead of mounting, I got the following error:

Quote:Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/gmp/BU_Drive: wrong fs type, bad
option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or other program,
or other error

Perhaps 2.1TB is too much capacity?

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Posted by: jefviking - 08-19-2019, 02:45 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (2)

Hi folks!  I'm an extreme newbie to Linux.  I know just enough to really mess things up!  Just installed 17.2 on a Dell mini (910).  It looks like Dell really meant for this little guy to have Windows XP.  Of course the onboard wifi isn't recognized.  A USB wifi works great.  Biggest problem is none of the keys on the right work such as backspace, ?,/.  Renders the thing useless for libre, terminal, etc.  I was able to assign backspace (delete previous character) to caps lock. Tried my hand at loading Broadcom driver for wifi, so far over my paygrade.  Any suggestions?

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  Reading and writing to a file preserving formatting
Posted by: phollyer - 08-18-2019, 01:53 PM - Forum: Linux Tips & Tricks - Replies (5)


This is my first post here, so please be kind if I make a faux pas Smile

I need to read a file into Bash that I'm using as a template, do some string substitution, and then write out the file to a different location, all while preserving the formatting. It's a plain text file and I only need to keep the whitespace, tabs, and newlines.

I've done some searching around and can accomplish most of what I need but seem to be unable to preserve the formatting when writing the file out again.

Is anyone able to show how to read and then write a file with formatting preserved?

I should then be able to achieve what I need if someone can help with the read and write process.

Many Thanks


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  GDebi terminates when button clicked
Posted by: GMP79 - 08-18-2019, 01:33 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (3)

I am trying to install the latest version of VirtualBox on Debian 10 through GDebi (I downloaded the first file, which is called virtualbox-6.0_6.0.10-132072~Ubuntu~bionic_amd64.deb). It states that all dependencies are satisfied. But when I click on the Install Package button, GDebi exits without an error message. Restarting the system does not work.

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  [Solved] Computer in "SafeMode"...
Posted by: TheGreyStrummer - 08-18-2019, 09:47 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (4)

Hi guys, I hope you are all well ...

This newbie would appreciate some urgent help with a problem that I hope will be easily remedied by the more experienced Linux user. I've just returned from an 8 day holiday, turned on my computer, and installed all the new available updates ... now my computer is permanently booting/running in "Safe Mode". 

Since updating, I'm getting a message to "Update Drivers", but when I attempt to do so, I get an additional message instructing me "Drivers cannot be installed - Please connect to the internet or insert the Linux Mint installation DVD (or USB stick)". I upgraded from 19.1 to 19.2 via the Update Manager, so do not have an installation disk .... to complicate things even more, I am unable to connect to the internet either with the wireless function, or via an ethernet cable.

If it's any help, I'm also getting another window message stating "Check your video drivers - Your system is currently running without video hardware acceleration. You may experience poor performance and very high CPU usage".

Any assistance would be very gratefully received ....
Cheers!!  Smile Smile

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  Mounting network drive
Posted by: Rob Hymers - 08-18-2019, 01:16 AM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (8)

I would like to automount a network drive. I am using ssh to connect to the network drive now, but would rather auto mount it.
I haven't been able to find anything that will work for me or I'm reading stuff wrong.
Does anyone know if/how this could be done?

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  persistent PATH change in mint 19.2 (solved)
Posted by: albert - 08-17-2019, 07:26 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (3)

is not persistent
19.2 says that 'export' is not found
How do I permanently add a path to PATH in mint 19.2?

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