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by DrM
Fri May 03, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Earth crashes when zooming in.
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Google Earth crashes when zooming in.

When I run Google Earth in Linux Mint 19.1 Xfce edition and I am zooming in, Google Earth constantly crashes. Listing crashlog Google Earth: Major Version 7 Minor Version 3 Build Number 0002 Build Date Mar 4 2019 Build Time 16:33:39 OS Type 3 OS Major Version 4 OS Minor Version 15 OS Build Version 0...
by DrM
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Getting my filmscanner to work
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Re: Getting my filmscanner to work

I have just bought this scanner at a second-hand market, but it isn't recognised under Linux Mint 19 Xfce. But at Add support to "OmniVision Technologies, Inc. VEHO Filmscanner" (omnivision 550) I see the following patch below. But where do I have to store this file to make my filmscanner work in Si...
by DrM
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mesa update to 18.3.3-1 breaks xfwm4
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Mesa update to 18.3.3-1 breaks xfwm4

Are you using a PPA? Mine are still at 18.2.2 (updated system this morning). Using PPAs like Updated Open Graphics Drivers - since 2011! to update your graphics subsystem (X11, Mesa) can wreak your system. Because they can cause dependency problems and version conflicts with your installed Mint ver...
by DrM
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Pjotr wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:23 pm
DrM wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:58 am
Your home directory is indeed vulnerable for malware infections by visiting malicious websites.
Link to some incidents?
I don't know any incidents about this. But see
Myth Busting: Is Linux Immune to Viruses?
.
by DrM
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: AV Bitdefender 7.7.1

Your home directory is indeed vulnerable for malware infections by visiting malicious websites.
by DrM
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Problem solved. Uncomment the line "force_color_prompt=yes" in the .bashrc in the /etc/skel directory and copy that file to your home directory:

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 cp -v /etc/skel/.bashrc ~/
by DrM
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

I don't like a monochrome terminal in Linux Mint 19.1 Xfce. It is just like MS-DOS or the default Dos box of Windows XP, which were monochrome terminals too. And different items in the terminal window aren't clearly distinctive when it's monochrome. I edited the .bashrc file in /etc/skel by uncommen...
by DrM
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is there a unified command for checking a disk? <SOLVED>
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Using badblocks on optical media.

The badblocks command can also be used on optical drives to scan your CDs and DVDs for bad sectors. For example "badblocks -tv /dev/sr0" sr0 is the CD-ROM drive. A similar command for scanning optical media is cdck.
by DrM
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to Create Xorg.conf to permanently set resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: Unable to Create Xorg.conf to permanently set resolution

Doesn't use Linux Mint 18.x use the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file anymore? Rather stupid that the Xorg -configure command sais that there is no device to configure.
by DrM
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Error connecting windows share (SMB, UFW & kernel 4.8)
Replies: 12
Views: 6281

Re: [SOLVED] Error connecting windows share (SMB, UFW & kernel 4.8)

Given that any new Mint 18.2 installations will load the 4.8 kernel by default, I expect more and more people will run into this network issue. (with kernel 4.8/4.10, Samba and ufw/gufw firewall fails to connect using "hostname", but absolute IP address is ok e.g. 192.168.0.2.) Using absolute IP ad...
by DrM
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing linux-lowlatency in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon.
Replies: 11
Views: 3245

Re: Installing linux-lowlatency in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon.

Mint official kernel for 17.3 is version 3.19.0-32- generic only. Other kernels available from official repositories are supported by Ubuntu. For a 3.19 low latency kernel series install package linux-lowlatency-lts-vivid For a 4.2 low latency kernel series install package linux-lowlatency-lts-wily...
by DrM
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Which virtual machine player has better 3D support, VirtualBox or VMplayer?
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Which virtual machine player has better 3D support, VirtualBox or VMplayer?

hard to say what you want if you want CAD there is http://www.openscad.org/ if you want games to play there is https://www.playonlinux.com/en/ about VMware Player and VBox IMHO VBox is way better and I use it often for visualisation, but some ppl prefer Player. Run it as root to get all features. B...
by DrM
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Which virtual machine player has better 3D support, VirtualBox or VMplayer?
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Which virtual machine player has better 3D support, VirtualBox or VMplayer?

VirtualBox which is shipped within Linux Mint has some 3D capabilities which are still in an experimental stage, even within the latest version of VirtualBox. They can only be installed when the Windows guest has been booted into safe mode. On the Virtual Box manager you must switch on 3D accelerati...
by DrM
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 50 - libavcodec older than 54.35.1 [SOLVED]
Replies: 66
Views: 6182

Re: Firefox 50 - libavcodec older than 54.35.1

Is Linux Mint 18 also hit by this problem?
by DrM
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 50 - libavcodec older than 54.35.1 [SOLVED]
Replies: 66
Views: 6182

Re: Firefox 50 - libavcodec older than 54.35.1

karlchen wrote:Firefox 50.0 is safe, too, exactly because it makes clear to us that Ubuntu / Linux Mint ship with outdated libavcodec 54.35.0 and older. Vulnerable multimedia libraries are dangerous on Linux systems as well.
When will Linux Mint apply a patch for the outdated LibavCodec?
by DrM
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?
Replies: 124
Views: 144721

Re: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?

pdhunter1987 wrote:Why is some software not the latest version?
Because your using Linux Mint. :lol:
Want the latest? Install Arch.
Conclusion is that Linux Mint is very conservative when it is about using the latest versions of apps and utils.
by DrM
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Problem with conecting to Linux shares with the sudo mount -t cifs command.
Replies: 0
Views: 531

Problem with conecting to Linux shares with the sudo mount -t cifs command.

When I use the command sudo mount -t cifs //<server>/<share> <mountpoint> , for example s udo mount -t cifs //WinXP/Elements /mnt/network , for connecting the client PC with Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce + samba to a Windows XP share, it is sufficient to use the server's hostname for <server> for connecting ...
by DrM
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Security
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Security

I read the above mentioned sciencedaily article. I am wondering whether I should follow their suggestion and make the changes to /etc/sysctl.conf or leave it alone. Has mint patched this problem? I were you, I should make the following changes to /etc/sysctl.conf: echo 'net.ipv4.tcp_challenge_ack_l...
by DrM
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18 on both laptop and desktop. How to read/write from one comp to another wirelessly and wired.
Replies: 15
Views: 1885

Re: Mint 18 on both laptop and desktop. How to read/write from one comp to another wirelessly and wired.

How do you setup files and folder sharing in Linux Mint 18 Xfce? Is that different from Linux Mint 17.x Xfce?
by DrM
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon not so good as it should be?
Replies: 28
Views: 2057

Re: Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon not so good as it should be?

I also believe Ubuntu's suffering as a result of the pace they've set themselves. I suspect a big part of this is due to the high number of substantial architectural changes that are currently being juggled- MIR, SystemD, Vulkan and desktop convergence come to mind, and it's bound to stress the tim...

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