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by majpooper
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Privacy; should you even bother?
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Privacy; should you even bother?

Hi All: I've been asking a lot of questions about privacy lately. But read this: https://www.chromium.org/Home/chromium-security/client-identification-mechanisms Now, is it worth it? Is there any real chance? (for privacy) later While I agree we should all try and protect our privacy to whatever ex...
by majpooper
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best antivirus for Mint
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Best antivirus for Mint

1.) Sandbox your apps that interact with the Internet - especially you browser with firejail 2.) Lock down your router which is much more vulnerable than your linux machine 3.) Forget AV software - they are dangerous - they have admin privileges on your machine and all of the major ones have been ha...
by majpooper
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I said good bye to my dual boot system
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: I said good bye to my dual boot system

Took that road several years ago and now I am getting ready to uninstall my Windows 10 VM I used to update my Garmin nuvi - that was it. There are so many alternatives to in car navigation these days the Garmin is obsolete, at least in my case.
by majpooper
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 27
Views: 879

Re: I'm out of patience.

Partner I've been using Linux for like some 2 years. I don't think the trouble will be gone. For that to happen It would probably take thousands of hours of painful Linux studies. There is just soo much more software for windows. I don't even know why I'm using Linux. Why should I stick to it?? Giv...
by majpooper
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade from 18.3 to 19.1 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Upgrade from 18.3 to 19.1 questions

as always - - YMMV as each machine is different - for some reason. :mrgreen: what I've always done, is to use an separate /home,, /root,, swap partition(s). & then perform an Clean Installation - - the /root does get overwritten: but the /home files do get updated & also kept intact, as an general ...
by majpooper
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint site appearance
Replies: 26
Views: 583

Re: Mint site appearance

OK here are my bullet points
> Dont't change the forum site
> Don't change the Linux Mint main site (OK fix the broken link)
by majpooper
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?

I've just spent 2 days trying to set up simple file sharing between 2 home Linux Mint computers.Yes, I konw, smb.conf is very easy. When you edit it every day and don't forgot what to do when distro have no gksudo. Got GKSU working on 19 a while ago because I like Leafpad and MUST be able to gksudo...
by majpooper
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: X Selection-Clear D-Bus Service and Cinnamon applet.
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: X Selection-Clear D-Bus Service and Cinnamon applet.

HOOOAH! outstanding -this is exactly the solution that was needed - easy to use and works perfectly. I have been playing with editing the xselcd.service to get different timings to clear the clipboard depending on the task at hand and it cumbersome. This applet is a lot better than having to edit -t...
by majpooper
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: will Linux Mint ever be in the top 100
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: will Linux Mint ever be in the top 100

I would really like to do this - like I guess most folks I to have lost someone close, my brother, to cancer. I have downloaded the .deb packages but they all fail to install - somehow I can see the viewer but I cannot configure FAH all the fields are empty. Any suggestions on how to get this workin...
by majpooper
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Brave browser ≠ Privacy. big big sigh... (also in the news: IceCat rocks;)
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Re: Brave browser...big big sigh... (also in the news: IceCat rocks;)

And just for fun , adding these two hooligans blocks Youtube from serving ads r2---sn-cu-h5oz.googlevideo.comr r5---sn-cu-h5oz.googlevideo.comr You still get an interruption while Youtube shows a static page , whining about how important ad revenue is to them adding those hooligans now, thanks for ...
by majpooper
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: laptop

Call the cops
by majpooper
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualization for security.
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Virtualization for security.

Firejail is a fine sandboxing application, ideal for your web browsers: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/sandbox.html You might find this article interesting, that I've written about security in Linux Mint: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/security.html Firejail makes a lot of...
by majpooper
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Self-destructing clipboard
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Self-destructing clipboard

I don't know where the OP went because this solves his issue as well as mine in that your solution is automated. Automation is the key element otherwise I have a hot-key which is not the solution. I have several very basic scripts I run in cron just for security/house cleaning - one that cleans out ...
by majpooper
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trimming out installed packages
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Trimming out installed packages

I think it is good advice not to just go and un-install programs that you "think" you don't need. The reason I say think you don't need is because of the "dependency" thing - removing a program you think you don't need may end up removing a shared package or library for something you do need - so un...
by majpooper
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Who did come up with this anti-human anti-linux "security measure" for password requirement in this board?
Replies: 25
Views: 684

Re: Who did come up with this anti-human anti-linux "security measure" for password requirement in this board?

Personally I thought the "anti-linux" was a clever touch <sarc.>. Gee who would have thunk the Linux Mint Forum was anti-linux? I also like the "anti-human" aspect as well. I really think the only decent thing to do is for the person who came up with this anti-human, anti-linux password policy shoul...
by majpooper
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Self-destructing clipboard
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Self-destructing clipboard

Thank you so much rene - you are a good teacher. This is perfect I really learned a lot and the and the DISPLAY Environment variable is becoming just a little bit more clear. I set the interval to 60 for now, 10 seconds was a tad too short for me - 600 is over-kill and way too long and makes little ...
by majpooper
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Self-destructing clipboard
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Self-destructing clipboard

You are right the cron approach although automatic is annoying in that if copy near the end of the cycle it is gone too soon - and you have to copy again. The systemd user daemon would be ideal and very slick so I am game. I have the dependencies build-essential and libx11-dev packages installed and...
by majpooper
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Self-destructing clipboard
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Self-destructing clipboard

HOOOOAH!!! rene That works - been trying to solve this for over a year - researched it some and went back to it a few times but but could never figure it out or find an answer. Then the OP brought up the same issue in this tread and BINGO you solved it.

THX much.
by majpooper
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Self-destructing clipboard
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Self-destructing clipboard

It is missing the DISPLAY environment variable when run from cron. Just give it its display directly by adding -d :0 to the xsel command. Still not executing from cron - kicks off but does not clear the clipboard. #!/bin/bash #clear the clipboard, primary and secondary selections echo "Cron ran cle...

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