Author Archives: Alan German

Re-install a previously purchased Android app

I recently obtained a new Android smartphone and installed my favourite apps from Google’s Play Store. At least, I installed all the free ones. The problem I had was how to install a proprietary app that I had purchased previously … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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