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General Discussion / One Windows-only program that I gravely miss in Linux
« on: December 22, 2016, 02:48:36 am »
Are there any Windows-only programs that you miss in Linux?

There is one Windows-only program that I miss very much, and that is Corel's program "PhotoPAINT" (part of their CorelDRAW graphics suite). I have no objections with 'buying' proprietary software, if it is good (Ya readin' this, Microsoft?). I remember buying StarOffice boxed, long ago, before OpenOffice was well-known, for example. ApplixWare, anyone? Or Sid Meier's "Civilisation Call to Power" by Loki.

I have been using Corel PhotoPAINT for years (just) to edit pictures, and I find it a pleasure to use. I love it.

Many eons ago I once tried CorelDRAW 7 in Wine under Ubuntu, I believe. It kinda worked, but it crashed when trying to save pictures (and the menu font was not a very readable one).

There is something called The GIMP, but I think GIMP stands for "Great Irritating Miserable Program"", for there is more than one thing that I find irritating in The GIMP (That free floating Toolbox, aaaaarghhhhh). I find myself liking even Microsoft Paint more than The GIMP (for certain simple actions). Pinta and Krita are more like Windows Paint and aren't really a replacement for Corel PhotoPAINT.

If Corel released their CorelDRAW Graphics Suite for Linux (and if it weren't too costly), then I would buy it right away.

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Hi Pepperminters,

Running Peppermint 7 for about a week or so now. (The "losing-Ethernet" connection hasn't occurred anymore, so far).

I suddenly noticed that the language of the day(days) and the calendar are in German. "Sonntag", instead of Sunday. Everything else in in English. Odd: I cannot remember it having been in German the first few times.

- When I start "Language Support" in the Preferences menu, a message pops up, saying "The language support is not installed completely", and it shows "wngerman", "wogerman", "firefox-locale-de", "wswiss", "language-pack-de", "gimp-help-de" and "gimp-help-en".

- The tab  "Language" in "Language Support" shows English as the language for menus and windows. "Deutsch" (German) is right underneath "English" in the list.

- The tab "Regional Formats" in said "Language Support" shows "English (United Kingdom)", while "German" is also in the list of English languages to choose.

- In the list of installed languages, only English is selected.

Although I am fluent in German, I am not German, so how do I change the language of the calendar to English? I do not seem to find how to do it.

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Hi to all "Pepperminters",

Perhaps it is just a coincidence, however I am finding it unlikely: This is my second day in Peppermint 7 (32-bit), and everything looks and works just fine - except, perhaps, wired internet.

Just a few minutes ago, I was disconnected from my home network connection. I checked my PC's uptime, which was a bit over 3  hours. I checked my network connection (by clicking on the network icon at the bottom right in the taskbar), and it said under "IPv4/IP Address, Broadcast Address, Subnet Mask: Unknown."

There also was/is an IPv6 address (which I have now put on "Ignored" - I remember having read, somewhere, some time, IPv4 and IPv6 together might cause problems(?) - and which is probably not an issue).

I disconnected (via aforementioned icon in taskbar), reconnected, and I am back online (obviously).

This particular PC is also (still) running XP Home, and Debian 8.2 "jessie", and both have never gotten disconnected from the Internet.

Why, two days in a row, did Peppermint 7 get disconnected? Yesterday (while I was on the forum, too, and logged in), I assumed it was just a coincidence - but twice in two days (evenings)?

"inxi" information:

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System:    Host: Conroe Kernel: 4.4.0-38-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: product: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5B-MX-GB-VP-SI v: Rev 1.xx
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 0214 date: 07/06/2007
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E4700 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 2000 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82946GZ/GL Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 946GZ x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-38-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
           IF: enp1s2 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (0.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 138G used: 5.2G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.92GB used: 0.09GB (2%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 28.0C mobo: 32.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 950 sys-1: 0
Info:      Processes: 170 Uptime: 3:19 Memory: 464.0/2005.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

I am running Linux Mint 17.3 on my "main" computer, after having used Ubuntu for several years since 2007, with which I want to say that I am no n00b (but also not an expert). It is therefore that I am starting a thread about this two-days-in-a-row Ethernet disconnection "issue". I find it very strange.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Is there something wrong with Peppermint 7?

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What are you running Peppermint on? / Meet Conroe
« on: October 05, 2016, 01:17:40 pm »
Don't anyone laugh, but I've always given my computers a name...

Meet old Conroe (the hardware geeks will undoubtedly know where that name comes from):

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[b]skara@Conroe ~ $ inxi -F[/b]
System: Host: Conroe Kernel: 4.4.0-24-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:  System: product: N/A
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5B-MX-GB-VP-SI v: Rev 1.xx
Bios: American Megatrends v: 0214 date: 07/06/2007
CPU:  Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E4700 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 2000 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82946GZ/GL Integrated Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 946GZ x86/MMX/SSE2
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:  Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-24-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
IF: enp1s2 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
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Drives:  HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (0.9% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 138G used: 4.5G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.92GB used: 0.02GB (1%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.0C mobo: 32.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 948 sys-1: 0
Info: Processes: 170 Uptime: 2:27 Memory: 689.7/2005.6MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

This machine is also running Debian "jessie" (with horrible Gnome 3 / xfce /fluxbox) fine.

Not too long ago, just for fun I replaced the stock Intel CPU cooler with a Zalman CPU cooler - overkill, but the CPU temp stays wonderfully low :) Much lower than with the stock cooler, in any case.

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