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by SiKing
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: install Oracle Java8
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: install Oracle Java8

The license of Oracle Java makes it impossible for operating system developers to distribute Oracle Java with their operating system. This isn't a suggestion Linux Mint can do anything with. I think maybe I was not clear. I am not suggesting LM pre-install Oracle-Java. I am suggesting LM pre-instal...
by SiKing
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [RESOLVE] Find the name of Ubuntu version with Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 11791

Re: [RESOLVE] Find the name of Ubuntu version with Mint

Was just looking for this solution today. On LM-Sarah 'lsb_release -ur' returns "lsb_release: error: no such option: -u". However, others mentioned the file `/etc/os-release`, but I think you are all using it wrong. The more elegant solution, IMHO, is: $ source /etc/os-release $ echo $UBUN...
by SiKing
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: install Oracle Java8
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: install Oracle Java8

hinto wrote:FWIW,
There's a PPA for Oracle Java
http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/install- ... a-ppa.html
-H

Right? Which is what my script uses, plus accepting the Oracle license.
by SiKing
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: install Oracle Java8
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

install Oracle Java8

I know that LM is going away from including all the proprietary stuff on the install media. I created the following script that I use to install Oracle Java8. Perhaps this script could be included in a future version LM? #!/bin/bash -e # # filename: /usr/local/sbin/oracle-java-installer # documentat...
by SiKing
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: clear bash history on logout, not [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: clear bash history on logout, not [solved]

... It is your task and decision to run it and show us the result (copy / paste). Whoa, dude, chill! I was just trying to summarize things for anyone else that may be facing this problem. As I said: I have two different LM17 editions, both fresh install, both with the same problem. I am guessing th...
by SiKing
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: clear bash history on logout, not [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: clear bash history on logout, not [solved]

That's messed up. The file permissions were the issue! FYI: the history is written to .bash_history when you exit a terminal. Since my permissions were messed up, the file could not be written to. I run two separate machines: LM17-XFCE and LM17-Cinn. Both are fresh installs, and both have this probl...
by SiKing
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Updating Eclipse Errors and Where is Java 1.8?
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Updating Eclipse Errors and Where is Java 1.8?

The Java installed on most Linux systems is OpenJDK Java 7, which is the latest available.
There is also a Sun Java8, latest available, but Sun license restricts where and how this can be installed. Perhaps this guide would be of interest to you.
by SiKing
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: clear bash history on logout, not [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: clear bash history on logout, not

$ ls -la .bash* -rw------- 1 root root 1426 May 6 13:42 .bash_history -rw-r--r-- 1 mark mark 220 Apr 30 09:31 .bash_logout Is "root" the correct ownership for that? :? I do not have a .bashrc, I only have the default startup files that come with the system: .profile, /etc/profile, and eve...
by SiKing
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nemo won't open Downloads folder Mint 17.1 (Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Nemo won't open Downloads folder Mint 17.1

Do you have previews turned on? For that many files, that could take a while to load up.
by SiKing
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: clear bash history on logout, not [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 837

clear bash history on logout, not [solved]

Hello *. I am running LM17.2. Whenever I close a terminal (logout) my bash history is cleared. How do I stop that? This did not used to happen, but I am not sure what version this was introduced in. I searched through all the bash startup files, and there is a lot of them, and could find the culprit...
by SiKing
Mon May 26, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: fresh Guest account
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: fresh Guest account

Seems like this is already under construction: https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm/issues/51
by SiKing
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: fresh Guest account
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: fresh Guest account

I suspect we have a misunderstanding. :oops:
Every single thing you said so far, I already knew. What I am trying to say is: the procedure you describe used to work, but does not anymore. However, in this case I am not sure if it is a bug or just a feature that I used to exploit.
Thank You.
by SiKing
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: fresh Guest account
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: fresh Guest account

Right. And one thing that control (or from command line) allows you to do is to set the user's home location. In older LM versions I was able to set it to /tmp, which automatically gets wiped every time you reboot the machine, and whenever this guest account would log in, their home was recreated fr...
by SiKing
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: fresh Guest account
Replies: 5
Views: 310

fresh Guest account

Hello all. I would like to create a Guest account on my box, that gets wiped each time the account is used by someone that just "needs to quickly check something". It used to be, in the days of LM10, that when I created the account I would just define their home in /tmp/home/guest. Today r...
by SiKing
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Running task when system has no interactive use
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Running task when system has no interactive use

xenopeek wrote:You can stop (pause) a process with `kill -STOP pid` and continue it at a later moment with `kill -CONT pid`.

I thought this assumes the application / process is listening for this signal?
by SiKing
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Running task when system has no interactive use
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: Running task when system has no interactive use

From what you describe, this would require a lot of interaction with the application in question - which you did not mention. Does the app itself have the option to restart a process after you stop / kill it? Have a look at 'cron' and 'nice', and see how far those get you. Have a look at some of the...
by SiKing
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version for a payout box for a cinema
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Which version for a payout box for a cinema

LM-main-Cinnamon LTS
by SiKing
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Advice] Which Mint is best?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: [Advice] Which Mint is best?

Go with LM-main-Cinnamon.
by SiKing
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: <SOLVED> Best file system for an external hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: <SOLVED> Best file system for an external hard drive

wanderer7 wrote:I chose ext4 instead of ext2, because ext2 is too old and without journaling.

For backups only, journaling is a waste of space.
by SiKing
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: <SOLVED> Best file system for an external hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Best file system for an external hard drive

I have the same situation as you.
Assuming the disk will be _only_ for backups, then partition it 50/50 NTFS/ext2.
HTH.

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