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by Dr. Octagon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Cinnamon) Screensaver stops working
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: (Cinnamon) Screensaver stops working

Ok, because it is still a bug - around 2.5 years ago (!) it was first mentioned - I would like to paste this as an actual warning for concerned users / sensible systems (it happens to me every day!): "Lock screen" does not actually lock anything #194 https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-screensaver...
by Dr. Octagon
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Will the Mint 17.3 wifi card solution [Qualcomm Atheros QCA6164] work on LMDE2?
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Re: Will the Mint 17.3 wifi card solution [Qualcomm Atheros QCA6164] work on LMDE2?

Maybe this is the cause: Running "modprobe ath10k_pci" shows that the ath10k_pci module looks for the firmware in a folder called QCA6174, but not in any folder called QCA6164."

Source: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1436940

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by Dr. Octagon
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Dormant distro ? ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

Re: Dormant distro ? ...

Stop! Hammer Time! Here are minimal 5 Threads opened up in the past 3 weeks which are all about what's going on with LMDE. In every single one of them the same rumors occured or better "uihuih when or whenever" whistles out of the longcase clock. PLEASE: Just read all the threads where "LMDE 3" is i...
by Dr. Octagon
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] lmde2 cinnamon window colors
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: lmde2 cinnamon window colors

Hello, first... Gnome Editors on Cinnamon - not just the name is different. ;) Maybe I am wrong... I've changed all colours/themes via Menu>Settings>Themes... and what could I say - it worked out of the box. I've installed later on some external themes, because the Mint ones didn't fit my preferred ...
by Dr. Octagon
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: `cinnamon --replace` no longer returns
Replies: 4
Views: 1348

Re: `cinnamon --replace` no longer returns

Just for the record: Despite all my contemporaneous running programs, cinnamon with effects and all the many open tabs in FF (>30 - some with heavy load) for >20 days in a row I have never reached the end of my 4 GB RAM nor noticed some lack of memory or "stuttering". I don't have a SWAP-Partition i...
by Dr. Octagon
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Uninstall search.hmyquickconverter
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Uninstall search.hmyquickconverter

In most (or all) of the cases this browser hijacker is included in "bad" browser extensions or software beside the official repos . Always be careful where you load some "extra" stuff to linux or what freaky browser extension in your browser store. Look in your browser for (an) additional extension(...
by Dr. Octagon
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintUpdate pulling 4.9 kernel ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: mintUpdate pulling 4.9 kernel ??

Hello, I ve got the 4.x kernel two weeks ago, too ... and a few days later it was "downgraded" by an automatic update to 3.1x again as it was in the initial state. First, I thought it was a "hack"... then I forgot to write it down here in the forum. :) Now I am still running on 3.1x kernel... and no...
by Dr. Octagon
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Cinnamon) Screensaver stops working
Replies: 1
Views: 563

(Cinnamon) Screensaver stops working

Hello, (since maybe 10 days) I am aware that the screensaver of cinnamon (3.4.2+betsy) doesn't come up anymore if the system itself is up for over an hour... even initiate the process by clicking the icon/button in the menu to seal the screen isn't possible anymore (no reaction by clicking). Does an...
by Dr. Octagon
Sun May 28, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: https://extra.linuxmint.com
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: https://extra.linuxmint.com

Ok, thanks for your answer... I mean more the "integrity of data" state than privacy. And I mean the update-servers, not the iso-file-hoster. Now I think it is well-conceived so that no manipulating of updatefiles is possible in the normal http-way even if the gnupg-key-file might be updated in the ...
by Dr. Octagon
Sun May 28, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: https://extra.linuxmint.com
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: https://extra.linuxmint.com

Hello What are you trying to achieve? To install Mint please see https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/www.tecmint.com/linux-mint-18-installation-guide/amp/ Thanks, [ironic]I don't know how to install Linux Mint Debian Edition since years of using it. Now I am able to do this with pictures! A very accurat...
by Dr. Octagon
Sun May 28, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: https://extra.linuxmint.com
Replies: 4
Views: 666

https://extra.linuxmint.com

Hello, why is "https://extra.linuxmint.com" in the repository not available/not connectable/not set... just such http? (Or the other Updateservers out there, which support https but are set as normal http in the list?) Ok, the download is validated by gpg-checksums... but first manipulate the downlo...
by Dr. Octagon
Tue May 23, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I disable disk cache in Firefox? <MOSTLY SOLVED>
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: How do I disable disk cache in Firefox?

Additionally: Change the value browser.sessionstore.privacy_level from 0 to 2 ... so Cookies and forms (say any "confidential" items out of visited pages) will not be stored . And increase the sessionstore intervall value up to nearly "infinity" is also a good option to let your SSD longlived. :) Cu...
by Dr. Octagon
Sat May 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Vulnerability in Linux w/o user interaction
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Vulnerability in Linux w/o user interaction

Thanks for the reply. The relevant output seems to be: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4) - latest available kernel in LMDE- Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.14.5+4) Distro: LinuxMint 2 betsy In the bug report there is every kernel prior 4.4.6 marked as vulnerable... so every version of...
by Dr. Octagon
Sat May 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Vulnerability in Linux w/o user interaction
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Vulnerability in Linux w/o user interaction

I stumbeld about this vulnerability and it seems that this one works without user action over the network - How it is in normal use of Linux Mint Debian Edition (Kernel 3.x standard)?

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-10229

Cu
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by Dr. Octagon
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 'Icedove' upgrade taken, Now Thunderbird won't start?? <SOLVED>
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: 'Icedove' upgrade taken, Now Thunderbird won't start?? <SOLVED>

Maybe the easier way: Meanwhile just change the shortcut to /usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird and everything works as usual. Btw. I've got thunderbird with the update and not icedove, but prior tb didn't start up with the old shortcut in the menu... until I change the shortcut (see above). Cu Dr. Oct...
by Dr. Octagon
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird installed, Icedove offered for upgrade <SOLVED>
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Re: Thunderbird installed, Icedove offered for upgrade

Meanwhile just change the shortcut to /usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird and everything works as usual.

Btw.
I've got thunderbird with the update and not icedove, but prior tb didn't start up with the old shortcut in the menu... until I change the shortcut (see above).

Cu
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by Dr. Octagon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No more Command Changes of Starter
Replies: 0
Views: 292

No more Command Changes of Starter

Hello, since the last Cinnamon Update I am unable to change commands of starters (like Firefox and intials of firejail): firejail --seccomp /usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr If I try, it shows it would save the changes ( no failure marks ), but if I press OK... nothing happens and the changes will no...
by Dr. Octagon
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Why not https!?
Replies: 3
Views: 1493

Why not https!?

It is great that we live in a world which is concerned about online security! Pick up these thoughts I would like to know why the Linux Mint Forum isn't secured by https (getting a certificate is free of charge by now)?!

That's all. :)

Cu
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by Dr. Octagon
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Deutsch (German)
Topic: LMDE 2 auf einem Dell Inspiron
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: LMDE 2 auf einem Dell Inspiron

Ok,

für alle, die irgendwann einmal das gleiche Problem feststellen sollten: Habe die Lösung gefunden... und zwar hier: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 7&t=193899

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by Dr. Octagon
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New motherboard - do anything? Surge protection [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: New motherboard - do anything? Surge protection [SOLVED]

Fortunately, surge protection devices by APC are available in Australia. Ok, you are right... before I couldn't find something for Australia, because I was searching for devices with 230 V and 50 - 60 hz specs (usually the normal case... but not for Australia and New Zealand - there is 240 V and 50...

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