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Old 04-01-2019, 09:21 AM   #16
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ok - i never knew how to do that code stuff. also not sure what you are telling me re: the last set of instructions so let's call it enough and i will live without it. i start messing with wrong stuff and my system is shot so live with what works. thanks so much. sorry i know so little that though i have been around my skillset is at 1 out of 100 - maybe 2 or 3.
Please don't give up. Enter the command I gave you in post #14 into your terminal command line and post the output here. If you can't work out CODE tags then don't bother with them.
 
Old 04-01-2019, 09:30 AM   #17
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Seriously my friend i appreciate all of your help. i have struggled with linux prior to ubuntu came out and had many issues. i learned a long time ago from an old friend in sweden now deceased that if it is not broken than don't fix it; and if you can't fix it then don't break it. i have run linux 100% for the last 4-5 years or so and just am reluctant with my lck of knowledge to mess stuff up. i still have 2 other laptops that have mscorefonts installed. just was hoping for consistency across all laptops. sorry i wasted your time but i DO appreciate your help. i am very smart about a number of other things but ths stuff has always been a gard thing to GET and no not apt-get! heh heh heh.
 
Old 04-01-2019, 09:33 AM   #18
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Seriously my friend i appreciate all of your help. i have struggled with linux prior to ubuntu came out and had many issues. i learned a long time ago from an old friend in sweden now deceased that if it is not broken than don't fix it; and if you can't fix it then don't break it. i have run linux 100% for the last 4-5 years or so and just am reluctant with my lck of knowledge to mess stuff up. i still have 2 other laptops that have mscorefonts installed. just was hoping for consistency across all laptops. sorry i wasted your time but i DO appreciate your help. i am very smart about a number of other things but ths stuff has always been a gard thing to GET and no not apt-get! heh heh heh.
Really, I can see why you may have been offended when I wrote "You've been on here long enough". It was clumsy of me, so apologies.

Let's get this sorted out for you. It will be a pleasure to do so, and I won't ask you to do anything that may compromise your system. It would be nice to get your machine singing from the same hymn sheet as the others.
 
Old 04-01-2019, 09:52 AM   #19
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sorry had to take care of a new pup. I had to put the best friend and dog down in 66 years about 5 weeks ago, this new pup has a streak of demons in him.

anyway - we are more than good. i know you know your stuff. but i am fine. just could not understand why it was so hard vs the ease of other distros re: the font thing. It was a challenge to get this running and as such it was a success. but unless i had to run it on all my laptops i really rather run bodhi due to the no-real-hassles that i have found over the last bunch of years. thank you again.
 
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sorry had to take care of a new pup. I had to put the best friend and dog down in 66 years about 5 weeks ago, this new pup has a streak of demons in him.

anyway - we are more than good. i know you know your stuff. but i am fine. just could not understand why it was so hard vs the ease of other distros re: the font thing. It was a challenge to get this running and as such it was a success. but unless i had to run it on all my laptops i really rather run bodhi due to the no-real-hassles that i have found over the last bunch of years. thank you again.
Sorry to hear about your dog.

Look, I feel pretty terrible about this. I was busy helping you and then I obviously said the wrong thing about the CODE tags, or at least expressed it in the wrong way. It will also not be of much use to folk who visit this thread in the future. But if that's the way you want to play it.

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Old 04-01-2019, 10:22 AM   #21
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no no issue with what you said about the code tags - you are right. i am just dumb about stuff. there is nothing you said wrong. things just got more complicated to install what should have been doable without my question even. i have installed many years from synaptic. i read stuff and tried stuff and tried to back out of stuff. it has NOTHING to do with anything you said. i respect you a lot here. trust an old man on that.
 
Old 04-19-2019, 03:21 PM   #22
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Debian has the package ‘ttf-mscorefonts-installer’ to install the mscorefonts. It’s in the ‘contrib’ section of the repository.

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Old 04-20-2019, 03:12 AM   #23
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Seriously my friend i appreciate all of your help. i have struggled with linux prior to ubuntu came out and had many issues. i learned a long time ago from an old friend in sweden now deceased that if it is not broken than don't fix it; and if you can't fix it then don't break it. i have run linux 100% for the last 4-5 years or so and just am reluctant with my lack of knowledge to mess stuff up. i still have 2 other laptops that have mscorefonts installed. just was hoping for consistency across all laptops. sorry i wasted your time but i DO appreciate your help. i am very smart about a number of other things but ths stuff has always been a gard thing to GET and no not apt-get! heh heh heh.
in that case you really shouldn't be using debian, which requires a little more hands-on than ubuntu or mint!
 
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nothing like kicking a dude when he is down... thanks for your holy advice.
 
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p.s. when you learned to drive did people say you should not be driving because you may not know how to fix a car?

(If i knew a lot more - i would have a decent job making mucho bucks doing serious tech stuff. i am a user that needs stuff to work with my minimal knowledge and also without minimal time. I also have been around enough to know what i like and do not like re: linux - distros - desktop - etc.)

just food for thought.
 
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nothing like kicking a dude when he is down... thanks for your holy advice.
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p.s. when you learned to drive did people say you should not be driving because you may not know how to fix a car?

(If i knew a lot more - i would have a decent job making mucho bucks doing serious tech stuff. i am a user that needs stuff to work with my minimal knowledge and also without minimal time. I also have been around enough to know what i like and do not like re: linux - distros - desktop - etc.)

just food for thought.
are you refering to me?
no "kicking" was intended, just advice:
debian requires at least rudimentary admin/cli capabilities.
since you clearly stated several times that that is not your thing, you would be much better off with a different distro.

i don't see the insult in pointing that out.

you can still "practice fixing" on a more preconfigured distro.

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