LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2016, 08:48 AM   #1
Hatman KZN
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2010
Location: Scottburgh South Africa
Distribution: Linux Mint 17.3 - Mate
Posts: 76

Rep: Reputation: 9
Smile Thank you, thank you, thank you.


If this is the wrong place to post this, sue me because I cannot find another platform wherein to express my appreciation.
LQ should perhaps create one.

And a well deserved THANK YOU is due to hydrurga, beachboy2, ondoho and all those other kind and patient people that have been guiding my stumbling feet on my Linux adventure.
This Geriatric Old Fart is most appreciative.

Why am I saying this now?

Because you guys made me believe like the little train engine who said…………………………...

“I think I can, I know I can, I think I can, I know I can,” and then?

You thought I could, you believed I could, you made me believe, so I did.
How did that New Yorker say?
Bada Bing, Bada Boom.

Some time ago I saw an article in How To Geek on how to run Windows programs in Linux.
Not having Linux at the time I did not pay it any attention
Then it popped up again and this time I read it and several others of a like nature.
They all recommended that I install Wine.

Being partial to the odd tipple, this advice appealed to me and I immediately went to my repositories.
I had a goodly long schlurp from the one in the fridge then looked in Software manager for the other and lo and behold - there it was.
The latest vintage too. Fresh from the vineyard.
So I did the necessary - easy peasy - just like falling off the wagon.

Then came the acid test. Will it work?
And ………….hold it………………...
I said hold it………(drum roll )……………….VOILA !!!!
Smooth as that last bottle of Cabernet.

I am once again the proud owner of idiary ( my fav)
7stickynotes is not playing nicely yet.
It downloads and installs smoothly enough and pasted GUI's on the desktop and in the apps menu but I cannot access it from any of them.
Nor does it show up in any of the repositories.
Wine does warn that not all software will work smoothly but I will keep trying.
I really like 7stickynotes.
I can, for example, set alarms for things like the whole year's birthday list.
At my age my memory needs a good kick in the whatsis on a regular basis in order to keep functioning so if any of you wizards out there know how to make it work, I would love to hear it.

Thank you all once again for your indulgence and your help.

Do you think I can be promoted to STOOPID class now?

_______________________________________________________
One small step for Geeks. One giant leap for GOF's
 
Old 04-01-2016, 10:06 AM   #2
rokytnji
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Waaaaay out West Texas
Distribution: AntiX 19
Posts: 6,221
Blog Entries: 21

Rep: Reputation: 3106Reputation: 3106Reputation: 3106Reputation: 3106Reputation: 3106Reputation: 3106Reputation: 3106Reputation: 3106Reputation: 3106Reputation: 3106Reputation: 3106
I love it when my druthers work out after making a plan and my plan comes together also.

You are not

Quote:
Do you think I can be promoted to STOOPID class now?
You are a child. Like a child. Everything you do is for the 1st time and leaves you wonderment. Because you did it and it makes you feel good.

You will find if you stick with this new experience. You mind will become sharper and you will regress to your childhood mindset. Where solutions to problem solving will get easier and easier. Just look at my profile to see who this high rep poster is. You will be surprised.

A mind in motion is a young mind. Bodies age is irrelevant.

Nice thank you and a good read for me.

Quote:
At my age my memory needs a good kick in the whatsis on a regular basis in order to keep functioning so if any of you wizards out there know how to make it work, I would love to hear it.
All I can say is look at my signature links and other members signature links on this forum. There is some good stuff if you bother to look around. PART of the learning process when you were young was using observation to pick up ideas. You have a good start now expanding your mind. Enjoy the benefits. Like learning a new language. Like Spanish or whatever.
What you are doing is yours. Yours alone. No one can take that from you now.

Happy Trailz, rok
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 04-01-2016, 10:23 AM   #3
beachboy2
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Wild West Wales, UK
Distribution: Linux Mint 20 MATE, MX-19.3, antiX, EndeavourOS
Posts: 3,244
Blog Entries: 17

Rep: Reputation: 1211Reputation: 1211Reputation: 1211Reputation: 1211Reputation: 1211Reputation: 1211Reputation: 1211Reputation: 1211Reputation: 1211
Hatman KZN,

You have been very quiet recently.

Now we know why.

Glad to hear that you are still in the land of the living.

I thought maybe one of the local wide-boys had taken a dislike to you.

You can install xpad, which is very similar to 7 sticky notes:

http://getxpad.com/

The installation must be done as root user:

Code:
sudo su
then
Code:
apt-get update
followed by:

Code:
apt-get install xpad
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 04-01-2016, 10:44 AM   #4
offgridguy
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2015
Location: Alberta Canada
Distribution: Windows10, Debian
Posts: 1,109

Rep: Reputation: 147Reputation: 147
There are other sticky note apps in the software center that may work for you.
 
Old 04-01-2016, 01:28 PM   #5
Habitual
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Location: Abingdon, VA
Distribution: Catalina
Posts: 9,374
Blog Entries: 37

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Sounds like an 'a ha' moment to me.

Good job and Well done.
 
Old 04-02-2016, 08:51 AM   #6
Hatman KZN
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2010
Location: Scottburgh South Africa
Distribution: Linux Mint 17.3 - Mate
Posts: 76

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 9
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by beachboy2 View Post
Hatman KZN,

You can install xpad, which is very similar to 7 sticky notes:

http://getxpad.com/
Thanks beachboy2.
I tried it but it is missing the crucial bit.
The reminder alarms.
That is what makes 7stickynotes great.
I will keep looking


________________________________________________
I must remember not to forget
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration