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by joany
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browser wars?
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Browser wars?

The problem of accessing Google Drive using Firefox got worse. Switching the browser to Chrome with User Agent also stopped working. It seems the problem was due to a corrupt Firefox profile. The fix was to create fresh profile: 1. Back up preferences, extensions, and bookmarks using the backup opti...
by joany
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browser wars?
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Browser wars?

Thanks skidoo for your insight. Using a "checking/sniffing" code to ensure a good user experience would make sense if the web page responded with a message saying "your browser is no good" or something like that. But I don't understand why the web page just fails to load without ...
by joany
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browser wars?
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Browser wars?

I use Google Drive to upload files that I share with associates and friends. Yesterday I logged into my account, but the web page wouldn't load -- there was just a spinning circle in the middle of the page that went round and round and ... My web browser of choice is Firefox, and I'm currently using...
by joany
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MX Flash
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: MX Flash

Adrian wrote:The package name is mx-flash (I think we used to call it mx-flashmanager before). There should be a mx-flash version 16.7mx15 in the repo.

Thanks. The mx-flash package for mx14 is version 15.6.1. This one fails to open. Does the 16.7 version still work, and if so, can it be installed in mx14?
by joany
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: MX Flash
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: MX Flash

When I tried to re-install mx-flashmanager, I discovered that the package was removed from the repository. Was it removed permanently or will it be available at a later time?
by joany
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Some devede weirdness
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Some devede weirdness

I had an unusual experience with devede. I started out by using avconv to clip off the first several minutes from an .mp4 file using avconv. Both the video and audio remaining part of the .mp4 played fine in VLC. Next I used devede to create an .iso file in NTSC format that could be played in an ord...
by joany
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Office
Topic: PDF to JPG
Replies: 21
Views: 2842

Re: PDF to JPG

If you want to keep it really simple, use the "convert" command in a terminal: convert input.pdf output.jpg The "convert" command comes with the ImageMagick package. It's really flexible and it handles many kinds of file formats. There are also many options if you want to get fan...
by joany
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Virtual Box 5.1 is out
Replies: 25
Views: 1154

Re: Virtual Box 5.1 is out

Question:

Is it possible to install VB 5.1x in parallel with VB 5.0x as a test install without messing up VB 5.0x? Or does installing VB 5.1x remove VB 5.0x? Or mebbe just wait for the backported version to show up in the CR?
by joany
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Virtual Box 5.1 is out
Replies: 25
Views: 1154

Re: Virtual Box 5.1 is out

If additional packages are required to run VB 5.1 with Wheezy, shouldn't Synaptic either install them or hold back VM 5.1 from being installed? Is there some way a bug report can be sent in to the developers?
by joany
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Technology run amok?
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Technology run amok?

I saw an interesting news article about a recent Apple patent that disables smart phone cameras when a certain infrared signal is detected. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/06/29/apple-patents-technology-for-deactivating-iphone-cameras-at-live/ Ostensibly, the purpose is to prevent people ...

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