Category Archives: Commands

PowerPoint 2007 fails to launch in 64-bit Linux Mint 18.1

As noted in the previous post, after installing Microsoft Office 2007 on a machine running Wine under 64-bit Linux Mint, Word and Excel ran fine, but PowerPoint failed to launch. Two further tweaks are necessary to get PowerPoint 2007 to … Continue reading

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Installing Microsoft Office 2007 in 64-bit Linux Mint 18.1

I found it simple to install Office 2007 in Linux Mint under Wine. However, when I ran Word, intending to open an existing file, I immediately received the error message “Word cannot open this document template (C:\users\…\1033\Building Blocks.dotx)”. Ignoring this … Continue reading

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Installing FreeFileSync in Linux Mint 18

My main data backup program is FreeFileSync in both Linux and Windows. However, when I attempted to install this package in Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) using the usual command to add the relevant PPA (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freefilesync/ffs), I received the … Continue reading

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Verifying the Linux Mint 18 ISO file

Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) was released a few days ago and I wanted to try the new version. However, I recalled that Mint’s web site had been hacked in February and a compromised version of the ISO file for Linux … Continue reading

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The case of the disappearing desktop icons

So, all the desktop icons, including Computer, Home and Mounted Volumes, disappeared without a trace. Worse, rebooting had no effect. However, when I loaded the home folder in Mint’s Caja file manager, suddenly all the icons reappeared – but, only … Continue reading

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Whine

I recently installed Wine on a Linux Mint/Mate machine and followed up by installing my ancient Windows-based Homesite HTML editor. The problems started when there was no Wine entry, and hence no Homesite entry, in Mate’s main menu. However, there … Continue reading

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Uninstalling TrueCrypt

Since Truecrypt has effectively been superseded by the newer VeraCrypt. It seemed reasonable to tidy up the system by uninstalling Truecrypt. However, this software package doesn’t show up in searches of either Software Manager or Package Manager under Linux Mint. … Continue reading

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