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I installed Windows 7 on a guest machine in Virtualbox on my Linux Mint 18 host. Installation OK, activation OK. Then I tried to upgrade this guest from Windows 7 to Windows 10 I encountered some problems which rendered my installation useless. While I was working with these problems I …

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On my Facebook group I have a group picture which can be loaded with GIF, JPG etc. pictures. I wonder if it is possible to have a gif picture as a group picture so that when I click on the picture I will be redirected to an external website.

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Is it possible to use KeePass2 with Edge browser on Windows 10 with the KeeForm extension or is it other ways to have autofill of username/passwords from the KeePass database using the Edge browser ? When I search for extensions on my Chrome browser on Linux I find the KeeForm …

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I'm using a fairly standard MSI mobo with Intel Core i5-6400 processor and 64 GB RAM. So: Which programming language (besides assembly) is the most effective to use in this configuration when I want to do calculations/modelling trying to find the least number of combinations to fullfill some predefined conditions. …

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I've discovered a weird problem with my Linux Mint-system (Linux Mint 18). After rebooting my system (or restarting as well) I got the GRUB menu, but my keyboard is not responding... So I have to wait for the timeout to get my system booted. The keyboard is wired to the …

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I try to mark content from a web-page (with pictures, hyperlinks etc) to clipboard and then paste it into Microsoft Word (belonging to the Office 365 Home suite). Then I discover problems starting with the following warning: "A potential vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Office. This document contains fields …

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I'm using Gambas as my language.. :-) Now I have a problem getting some values from an XML document. I'm using xml.gb as my "plugin". The XML document is: "<ns1:Event> <ns1:Number>1</ns1:Number> <ns1:Name>Home Team - Away Team</ns1:Name> <ns1:Status Id="100">End</ns1:Status> <ns1:Results> <ns1:Result Id="0" Name="Result">2</ns1:Result> <ns1:Result Id="1" Name="Fulltime">2</ns1:Result> <ns1:Result Id="2" Name="Halftime">0</ns1:Result> </ns1:Results> </ns1:Event>" …

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I want to read content from a web page and store it in a string array using the programming language Gambas (a BASIC language used on Linux). Eventually I could program it in C/C++ and call the routine from Gambas. The URL is on the form: https://www.webpage.com/test#task

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I have a technical room in my flat where I have (among other things) two meters counting the use of hot and cold water. To automate the task of reading these counters I want to use a Raspberry PI model 3 with a camera module, controlling the process from an …

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I have an outcome (O) which could have three states: octal 4, octal 2 or octal 1. With three such outcomes I have 27 combinations. The challenge is to find an algorithm which gives me the minimum number of combinations (NK) which always gives me minimum 2 of 3 states …

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I want to use my Linux Mint 18 (kernel version 4.4.0-62) computer to record music/recordings from (old) cassette tapes to disk using Audacity version 2.1.2. I'm using a cable between the headphone output of the cassette recorder to the input line of my computer, and I want to be able …

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Is it possible to remove the downgrade option in Windows 10 ? I have upgraded from Windows 7 Pro and now I want to stay with Windows 10.

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When I want to use Firefox with the KeePass Password Manager I have the KeeFox add-on. But it there anything similar to use if you want to integrate your KeePass password database with the new Microsoft Edge browser, or is it another way to do it ?

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Does anyone know if there is an internal PCI-express card on the market with SATA-connections where you could put your old 3.5'' HDDs ? There are a lot of SSDs on the market for this purpose, but I have some special needs.. :-)

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Hi, I am connected to my internet router and my satelite set-top box using TP HomePlugs. My desktop computer is on the first floor, while my router and set-top box are on the ground floor. Sometimes I loose connection to my router, but not my set-top box. The ethernet interface …

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I need some help in deciding which mobo/cpu to choose. My requirements are: 1) Preferable Intel CPU (4 cores) which should be able to address 64GB RAM. 2) 64 GB RAM onboard (4 slots -> 16 GB DIMM ?) 3) Support for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 (and maybe 3.1 …

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I'm searching for a user-friendly tool (preferable with a GUI) which could help me convert my system partition (ext3/ext4) on my Linux Mint installation to a VirtualBox or VMWare HDD (VDI). It should run on Linux Mint 17, and be able to do the conversion while the system is running.. …

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I'm planning to set up my own private virtualization server at home with the following hardware setup: Motherboard: MSI X99S SLI PLUS, Socket-2011-3 CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K, Socket-LGA2011-3 Memory: Max 128 GB DDR4 RAM (starting with 32 or 64 GB RAM) PSU: Cooler Master G550M, 550W PSU Server box: Cooler …

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Does C++ have predefined text constants / string constant to be used as replacements for digits when testing errorcodes ? An example: if (errcode == 17){ std::cout << "The file already exists!" << std::endl; } To make it more readable I can write: if (errcode == FILE_ALREADY_EXISTS){ std::cout << "File …

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I have taken my old Samsung DVD-recorder (DVD-HR775) out of service, replacing it with a VU+ Solo2 combined satelite decoder/recorder (set-top box). On the DVD-recorder I have recorded a lot of movies and TV-shows. I have the ability to copy it to DVDs (which is the preferred method), but a …

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I have generated an image for my VU+ Solo2 after following the instructions on the following URL: http://blog.videgro.net/2013/05/how-to-compile-software-for-vu-plus/. This works OK if I use standard C-code (as in the example in the URL), but when I try to compile C++-code I get errors which seems to originate from using the …

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I have a program which reads entries from a directory. These entries are stored in a vector called fdata. Using vectors gives me an easy way to sort the entries. The program copies files from one directory (the source directory) onto another directory (the destination directory). While the copying is …

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Does anyone know if there is an e-mail client which has the following properties: 1) Running on Android and Linux (Ubuntu/Linux Mint) 2) Supporting POP3 and MAPI 3) Supporting the possibility to have a message store on a cloud service (i.e. Dropbox). I wish to be able to retrieve locally …

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I'm running Linux Mint (Ubuntu) and have recently installed KeePassX to keep track of my passwords. But I can't make it work with Firefox.... I have made an entry with the following information: Title: <title from the webpage> Username: <e-mail used when logging in> URL: <URL pointing to the page …

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I have a C++ program with a main routine which reads arguments from command line: int main(int argc, const char *argv[]) In my system I have defined some aliases in my bash environment which abbreviates directory names. Example: alias dst='home/username/Documents/test' alias src='home/username/Download/test' My program is called "dircopy" and I want …

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I want to copy all the files from one directory to another using the fread() and fwrite()-statements. Some of these files are rather large in size, and that's why I want to calculate who long the transfer will take. (Later I will use this information to show a progress bar …

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I have the following struct definition: struct finfo { string filename; long fsize; bool operator() (finfo i, finfo j){return (i.fsize > j.fsize);} } fstruct; And the following vector definition: vector<finfo> fdata; In the code I use the following statement to sort the vector elements by fsize: sort(fdata.begin(),fdata.end(),fstruct); This works perfectly …

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How can I find the width of a command line window from a GNU C++-program ? I'll use this information to display a progress bar when copying files, so I need to know the width to be able to display the progress bar correctly.

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Is there any way to integrate KeePass 2.25 with Linux (Linux Mint 17/Ubuntu 14.04) so that the application is logged into and launched when the user are logging in to his/her's desktop ? (I think there is such an integration for the Windows version, but I don't know if it …

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Is there an easy way to delete all symlinks in a directory using a script (bash with awk or similar..) ? I have a directory containing both ordinary files and symlinks. Now I want to remove all the symlinks. (And no, to do it manually is no option...) I must …

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