Author Archives: Alan German

Customizing an Adobe Cordova app – Part 6

In Part 5 of the present series of posts, we had developed an app that displays a screen with a link to a web site. We need to click this link in order to load the actual site. Furthermore, when … Continue reading

Posted in Android | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Read no longer pauses bash script when using a program launcher

Upgrading Linux Mint to Version 19.1 (Tessa) seems to have broken the ability of a read command at the end of a bash script to pause the script so leaving the terminal window open. Such scripts work correctly when run … Continue reading

Posted in Bash script, Mint | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Missing Public Key for Wine with Mint 19.1 (Tessa)

After upgrading Linux Mint to Version 19.1 (Tessa), Update Manager displayed the error: Could not download all repository indexes; Failed to fetch https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/bionic/InRelease The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 76F1A20FF987672F

Posted in Mint, Wine | Tagged | Leave a comment

Changing the date/time format on the panel

By default, the clock/calendar display on the panel in Linux Mint 19 (Tara) takes a form such as 11:15. Short and sweet – but perhaps too much so. However, the format can be easily changed by right-clicking on the calendar, … Continue reading

Posted in Mint, Tweaks | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Could not download all repository indexes

Running Update Manager produced the error: Could not download all repository indexes Repository ‘https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease’ changed its ‘Origin’ value from ‘Opera Software ASA’ to ‘Opera Software AS’

Posted in Commands, Mint | Tagged | Leave a comment

Disk mounting as read-only

My “DataDisk” is a dedicated partition that is used by both Linux and Windows 10 when either of the dual-booted operating systems is activated. Today, the data disk suddenly became read-only (ro) even though it is mounted as read-write (rw) … Continue reading

Posted in Mint, Windows | Tagged | Leave a comment

Customizing an Adobe Cordova app – Part 5

We can make a further minor refinement to our SiteFinder app by simplifying the display of the link that will launch the target web site. In particular, we don’t need the green box with the caption “Connect to our web … Continue reading

Posted in Android | Tagged , | Leave a comment