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Software & Applications / Re: Financial program Skrooge
« on: October 13, 2019, 08:23:43 am »
That's a Qt app so would bring in a TON of Qt dependencies in Peppermint (which generally comes with just the Gtk framework pre-installed and therefore apps) .. Qt apps will work in Peppermint but they'll need to pull in all the Qt framework libs too (as they're not installed by default).

Personally I use
but even this isn't without it's problems as (IIRC) it uses mono. It's also probably aimed more at business accounting rather than home financial planning.

If Scrooge looks like what you want, and you don't mind the disk space used by the ton of Qt dependencies that'll get pulled in, then just use it (or at least try it) ;)

SOME versions of Quicken will work in WINE .. so it depends which version you have (?)
(my advice would be to only consider versions flagged as Platinum)

And sure, any would work in a Window.s VM.

Well l have been playing with the Skrooge app and managed to load the most current vers 2.20 onto my wifes Lenovo 2 loaded with Peppermint 10. I had loaded it onto my Lenovo 2 Pro that is running Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon   but for some reason could only load vers 2.15.0 . Having contacted the program writer at KDE l explained what was happening and we tried  this
sudo apt remove skrooge*
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:s-mankowski/ppa-kf5
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skrooge-kf5

after attempting this several times l found l was still unable to progress to the newer 2.20.0 version. I sent him a screen shot of my Terminal and he informed me that l would not be able to upgrade as l was running Xenial...his reply...
On your system (based on xenial), you can have only 2.15.0 (not 2.20.0).
So, keep this version.

So this begged the question that l am putting to you. What is Peppermint running if not Xenial that allows it to be loaded onto Peppermint (very nicely BTW). And excuse my being a Nooby but how do l find this out on the computer? as l was unable to read thru the documentation and find out.

Software & Applications / Re: Netflix issues (SOLVED)
« on: October 12, 2019, 03:33:20 pm »
My apologies l thought l had..but then again it was early this morning and it was a late night.

Software & Applications / Re: Netflix issues (SOLVED)
« on: October 12, 2019, 12:23:08 am »
Everything working as it should (for now) 8) 8) 8) Many thanks to all.

Software & Applications / Re: Netflix issues
« on: October 11, 2019, 07:23:07 am »
Murraymint, that is exactly how l am trying to set him up..trying to make it simple....and today he is learning cut and paste  :)
l am going to work on my bro's desktop later today and will keep all abreast with the proceeds. :)

Advanced Topics / Re: Capslock
« on: October 10, 2019, 11:50:09 pm »
No where near the knowledge of others trying to help but l experienced a similar situation while trying to change keyboard "country".
Being a Canadian l was wanting to change the little American Flag in the bottom right corner that signify s the keyboard layout. Long story short..there is no Canadian flag so l opted for the flag of Great Britain but the key pad changed and whenever l pressed " @" l typed  something else..can't recall now what..but it was driving me crazy when entering an email address...switched back to the USA flag and back to normal.

New Users / Re: Where is the "Sound Selector Switch????" SOLVED
« on: October 09, 2019, 11:27:32 pm »
I have seen Arandr and never knew what it did..have to look into it. Thanks for the info!

Software & Applications / Re: Netflix issues
« on: October 09, 2019, 09:16:55 pm »
see l learn something everyday!
I guess l was confused as there was some reason his email account was required and since he had forgotten the password he had to submit a request to have access to change don't have any icons for going crazy ofr l would select one! :-[

Software & Applications / Re: Financial program Skrooge
« on: October 09, 2019, 09:11:38 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion alynur but l am currently juggling 3 different programs and thats about it for me. >:( >:(

Software & Applications / Re: Netflix issues
« on: October 09, 2019, 06:29:08 pm »
Oh it is a tattered web we find ourselves in.... I did actually save the Netflix Chat because l could not believe what he/she had said. I had my wifes and my own laptops with me at the time, one (my wifes) loaded with Peppermint and runs Netflix flawlessly and mine with Mint again..flawless.
I had issues with the Firefox so thought l may unload and reinstall a newer version but it was installed fresh from the Peppermint 10 ISO disc so it must be current ,but being new to firefox myself ,l could not discover which version was on my Brothers desktop. I did however enable the DRM but it still did not work...but now l think of it maybe l should have rebooted after changing the setting???HHMMMmmm.
I then tried Chrominium and that was totally crazy. The other option being Chrome was not immediately available as my Brother had no recollection as to his password to log into Google  so we had to request a password reset and that apparently is a 3 to 5 day wait so they can verify..there is a lesson there...another option was to open with Facebook but in order to access that he again needed his Google email access.
At present we are awaiting Google....before he can continue with the installation of his information allowing access and he will have to be content with Youtube for entertainment.
Anyhow friends ,thanks for you contributions and l am happy to say l am becoming more comfortable with Linux and learning a lot  on the journey. ...OH...LOOK l am now rated Karma 1  8)

Here is the Transcript from the Lovely folks at Netflix who l had contacted in an attempt to resolve the issue::

Thank you for contacting Netflix customer support.
Here is the transcript from your recent chat.
I am attempting to watch Netflix on a newly installed Linux OS and l am getting error codes saying l need to enable DCM and when l do that it still does not work
Netflix Error F7701-1003~~
Nikita Netflix
Thanks for contacting Netflix. How can I help?
i am using the Firefox Browser
Nikita Netflix
Nikita Netflix
How can I help you?
did you not read my previous ?
I am attempting to watch Netflix on a newly installed Linux OS and l am getting error codes saying l need to enable DCM and when l do that it still does not work
Nikita Netflix
Okay what is the error message?
Nikita Netflix
Okay let me check
m7111-5059 also pops up
Nikita Netflix
Nikita Netflix
Click Here Try this troubleshooting steps.
not using a proxy or unblocker
Nikita Netflix
Netflix Error F7701-1003 Okay try this steps.
what steps?????
Nikita Netflix
Click Here.
this does not offer an option for Linux
Nikita Netflix
Nikita Netflix
Have you signed out and signed in?
no but l will try now
Nikita Netflix
I just checked the information on the system that we do not support linux
no change still getting the two error codes one for a Chrome browser l tried and one for the Linux
then why do l have it operating on my other linux computer with th sane OS
Nikita Netflix
We do not support in the device which you are using?

Software & Applications / Netflix issues (SOLVED)
« on: October 09, 2019, 02:58:33 pm »
Just loaded my brothers desktop with peppermint 10 and am having issues getting Netflix to work...Netflix of course does not support Linux period according to their chat person.

ack@jack-ThinkCentre-M91p ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: jack-ThinkCentre-M91p Kernel: 4.18.0-18-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop System: LENOVO product: 7033A25 v: ThinkCentre M91p serial: N/A
           Mobo: LENOVO model: N/A serial: N/A
           BIOS: LENOVO v: 9HKT45AUS date: 10/28/2011
Battery    hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-2400 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 3323 MHz 2: 3299 MHz 3: 3305 MHz
           4: 3294 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Desktop
           version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-18-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville)
           driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (1.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3500413AS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 458G used: 8.1G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 194 Uptime: 23:01 Memory: 853.7/3771.0MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

New Users / Re: Where is the "Sound Selector Switch????"
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:00:39 am »
i have managed to set the resolution for both displays to be the gives me the toolbar at the bottom again on the laptop but it is just popping up on the TV display...l think it is just a matter of getting the right resolution set.

Software & Applications / Re: Financial program Skrooge
« on: October 09, 2019, 09:20:15 am »
 clatterfordslim   points taken..l am going to try all options till l find the right one for me....thats what l love about Linux!
BTW l know you have the same Lenovo as me and l am on another topic on the board should you like to chime in on screen resolutions changing when plugged into the hdmi outlet..curious as to what resolutions you have set.?

New Users / Re: Where is the "Sound Selector Switch????"
« on: October 09, 2019, 09:13:20 am »
Thanks all!
Murrymint put me in the ballpark and found the right switches!
it did take a few seconds for it to kick in though unlike my other computer that switches immediately.
Now l need to re adjust the the screens resolution as when l plug in the HDMI l loose the tool bar at the bottom of the get the bar back l have to unplug the hdmi.

New Users / Re: No sound from Speakers or headphones
« on: October 08, 2019, 09:38:24 pm »
" I use a Lenovo USB mouse"..    I have one of those little rodents too...very trick! though a lot of the time l use the device as intended..on my lap..and have no flat surface on the recliner!

New Users / Where is the "Sound Selector Switch????" SOLVED
« on: October 08, 2019, 08:56:29 pm »
I have connected my Lenovo 2 Yoga to the TV via the HDMI cord and have found my way around the display settings so the image is displayed on both the TV and Computer monitor though l have the display working fine on the tv, the laptop display is having to to have a different resolution so as not to have it too large.
The issue and reason for this post though is getting the sound to function on the TV. It works on the computer but somehow not as dramatic as on the big screen tv. On my other laptop l am running a Linux Mint Cinnamon and l can just go to "Sound" and set it to the source l need, but l can't seem to find the "switch " on Peppermint.

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