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by majpooper
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 95
Views: 5839

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

I have tested 19 out on my wife's PC - she just dosen't know she is a test bed - it is a pretty good test because she doesn't want to be bothered with her PC. She just wants to do her research and write her documents, maintain her spreadsheets, write emails and so on. So far no complaints. I know I'...
by majpooper
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who is spying on us?
Replies: 19
Views: 399

Re: Who is spying on us?

Portreve i repeat, and i don't care what others thing on this particular issue. Good morning. It is true. And so what? we have a right to privacy PERIOD, THAT"S WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!! I agree - unfortunately I think what you are seeing is a sentiment being expressed that it may be too late. "They" (whoev...
by majpooper
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Linux mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Linux mint 19

Hi gordie, If you have a firewall turned on your router you really don't need your firewall turned on in Mint - but since turning it on is "too easy" with just one click you might as well do it - it can't hurt. firejail is a very good tool for protecting your system overall - and does have a role to...
by majpooper
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can not update Firefox.
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Can not update Firefox.

OK - first - do you know how to download a fresh .iso of Mint and burn a bootable image ? Let's start there.
by majpooper
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting for best performance.
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Setting for best performance.

Setting Swap to 10 is a good start - I have 16G RAM and have not had a SWAP partition in years with no ill effects. I tested using the command in the terminal swapoff fora few months before I went that route though. I also go through settings one by one and turn off all the bells and whistles. But t...
by majpooper
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't install LMDE3 (Unsolvable) hardware limitations
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Can't install LMDE3

Hi Steve, It may be something really simple that I ran into - embarrassed to admit it :oops: but I failed to pay attention where MBR was installed. I never had to choose for all the dozens of installs of LM but with LMDE you have to make sure it is the main partition (maybe not the correct term) i.e...
by majpooper
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Privacy vs Linux ??
Replies: 70
Views: 1395

Re: Privacy vs Linux ??

Firefox has built-in support for DNS over TLS, see about:config -> network.trr.mode https://forum.netgate.com/topic/133679/heads-up-be-aware-of-trusted-recursive-resolver-trr-in-firefox Edit: Changed URL I need to understand the FF config 0-5 a little better - for now it creates more questions than...
by majpooper
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Privacy vs Linux ??
Replies: 70
Views: 1395

Re: Privacy vs Linux ??

Not quite sure how to put this - maybe saying privacy is a relative concept. In my case how much privacy can I really expect? 1.) I retired from the US Army - the Office of Personnel Management was hacked (probably by the Chinese) and literally millions of records of military and federal employees w...
by majpooper
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with activating wifi?
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Help with activating wifi?

RealTec drivers seem to be a problem in Mint 19 - JeremyB is the SME on this issue so follow his instructions. In the meantime I can tell you I had the same issue on a Lenovo Ideapad. I know that you have to disable Secure Boot - so verify that it is disabled. I ran the commands below in the termina...
by majpooper
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Privacy vs Linux ??
Replies: 70
Views: 1395

Re: Privacy vs Linux ??

Someone could write a book on this topic and probably has. Sometimes privacy and security get conflated but from purely a privacy perspective the OS, browser, and search engine you have chosen seem like a pretty good start. I have a browser extension Ghostery that shows the trackers on each web site...
by majpooper
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Smallest/most obscure reason you've ever changed distros?
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Smallest/most obscure reason you've ever changed distros?

Fedora - spent less time with it then it took to install - why ? ? ? . . . . . . no reason, just did not "feel" right. :?
by majpooper
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 19 Tara & Realtek RTL8188CE WiFi driver issue
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: Mint 19 Tara & Realtek RTL8188CE WiFi driver issue

Calling JeremyB Until Jeremy shows up . . . I had the same issue with Realtec RTL8188EE but my driver was rtl8188ee Here is what I did that fixed it in my case - also secure boot was not a factor in my case - but if you have secure boot it has to be turned off. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic...
by majpooper
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux, Help a Lady Out? (solved)
Replies: 29
Views: 572

Re: New to Linux, Help a Lady Out?

Welcome to a great and friendly forum and a really good OS. Once my download to the DVD is done, I know I need to verify it. Do I just follow the same steps as with hard drive install verification? Your input for this new user is much appreciated! Here is the link to how to verify your Mint download...
by majpooper
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 51
Views: 1921

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

Personally, I wouldn't dream of ever entering my OS password on such a website. Or on any website at all, for that matter. I agree. I would rather use something that's constructed the same way, but completely different from the actual password. Exactly - and this is so easy to do with a password ge...
by majpooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MintUpdate: Auto-Upgrade:Time-of-Day to Execute
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: MintUpdate: Auto-Upgrade:Time-of-Day to Execute

What gave you the idea that anybody removed anything after I showed you that it was a Fedora-specific feature? :shock: Well, the light is slowly coming on - so Fedora added the START_HOURS_RANGE parameter as opposed to Mint removing it. The whole reason for my confusion is I did not understand cron...
by majpooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MintUpdate: Auto-Upgrade:Time-of-Day to Execute
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: MintUpdate: Auto-Upgrade:Time-of-Day to Execute

Why is it documented but can't be found in the Mint version ? You seem to assume there is only one version of Linux. You linked a manual taken from the Fedora distribution. Fedora patched that parameter into anacron: https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/anacron/blob/8a3fc308bb0e12bf9d98a3582fa552fde7...
by majpooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MintUpdate: Auto-Upgrade:Time-of-Day to Execute
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: MintUpdate: Auto-Upgrade:Time-of-Day to Execute

Or maybe anacron is just running at midnight like it always does. ;) I tested something else: Code: Select all apt source anacron grep -Ri START_HOURS_RANGE anacron-2.3/ No matches. Guess that parameter doesn't exist. OK I am trying to learn something here - If anacron kicked off at midnight why di...
by majpooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOVED) Malwares and Rootkits: A serious threat???
Replies: 20
Views: 514

Re: Malwares and Rootkits: A serious threat???

I think gm10 pretty much made the case - as linux desktop users we are such a small portion of desktop users we are not worth the effort from the perspective of black-hat hackers - linux servers may be another matter. As far as the OS is concerned if you don't install any apps that are not in the Mi...
by majpooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MintUpdate: Auto-Upgrade:Time-of-Day to Execute
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: MintUpdate: Auto-Upgrade:Time-of-Day to Execute

Auto-refresh in the GUI client has nothing to do with auto-upgrades. Auto-upgrades create a script at /etc/cron.daily/mintupdate . This runs via anacron, i.e. the start time is variable to ensure it runs once a day. If you want specific start times, use a regular cron job, i.e. move that script out...
by majpooper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] NetworkManager-wait-online.service holding up boot
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: [SOLVED] NetworkManager-wait-online.service holding up boot

Yes, I commented on that "mask" thing; was in fact expecting it would be necessary (it disables dbus based invocation as well) but it definitely wasn't here; Mint 19 Xfce. Not sure what's going on there... In any case: This cut my boot time in half with no ill effects. I am quite certain it did not...

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