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by carlosdanger
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?
Replies: 44
Views: 6985

Re: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?

The problem with the cron job is obvious. It doesn't allow the control of what level of updates get installed like the update manager does. I'm not sure there is a lot left to be said here. Some people seem to completely ignore what's being said and stick to their opinion regardless. I'm still not ...
by carlosdanger
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?
Replies: 44
Views: 6985

Re: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?

@CarlosDanger I am confused, this issue here is that MINTUPDATE does not have an "automatic update" tickbox that is a set-and-forget option? I mean the cron job option seems to the be answer you are looking for, this is for people that you know aren't linux savvy or may just ignore the update shiel...
by carlosdanger
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?
Replies: 44
Views: 6985

Re: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?

I know at least half a dozen people (almost all pensioners) who I think could really benefit from start using Mint but it is a no-go because of the missing automatic updates. I don't make this up. I cannot micro-manage and micro-admin dozens of people just because there is no official option to act...
by carlosdanger
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?
Replies: 44
Views: 6985

Re: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?

It makes no difference to manually push the update button or have it done automatically if you never review any updates before installing them. If you click like a monkey (not my words, but your own self assessment ) it may be. Mint has been made for other users in mind. Sorry - but isn't one of th...
by carlosdanger
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?
Replies: 44
Views: 6985

Re: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?

Well lets be fair here. I normally leave the update manager set to it's defaults and when there are updates I often just click install without paying much attention. In the years I've used Mint, these updates have never broken my system. Would I use automatic updates? No. If I installed Mint for my...
by carlosdanger
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?
Replies: 44
Views: 6985

Re: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?

That automatic updates are not part of Mint and that users who want it have to resort to some hacky (unsafe) tutorials and cron jobs is a big problem Not so sure about what is "hacky" about a cron job that does an apt-get update && apt-get -dy dist-upgrade every night at 3am... Naming cron jobs hac...
by carlosdanger
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?
Replies: 44
Views: 6985

Re: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?

Yes, but not automatically . Which is apparently a dealbreaker for him/her. Fair enough. Personally I don't really see an issue with automatic updates being an available option but certainly not as the default. I do feel like using them is just asking for trouble though. Thank you! Finally a voice ...
by carlosdanger
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?
Replies: 44
Views: 6985

Re: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?

Well, some of the update politics in Mint will probably drive me back to Ubuntu/Xubuntu or Ubuntu with Cinnamon installed. That automatic updates are not part of Mint and that users who want it have to resort to some hacky (unsafe) tutorials and cron jobs is a big problem (I think and many local Min...
by carlosdanger
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?
Replies: 44
Views: 6985

Automatic Updates finally part of Linux Mint 18..?

Hi, Do I read this blog post correctly? Are automatic Updates part of Mint 18? http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3017 This screenshot seems to imply that it will be possible to turn it on via the UI: https://www.linuxmint.com/tmp/blog/3017/mintupdate3.png Does the last option mean it will select ALL upda...
by carlosdanger
Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to make SD card writable again..?
Replies: 9
Views: 9431

Re: How to make SD card writable again..?

Thanks. I will try it. I agree with what you said. Still, Linux Mint is basically solving all the UI issues and gripes most people had with Linux. Just look at Ubuntu and what a mess it has become. Still, on the Non-UI side Mint is really lacking. The question is, why? Why not do the same great job ...
by carlosdanger
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to make SD card writable again..?
Replies: 9
Views: 9431

Re: How to make SD card writable again..?

No. It also happens if I eject everything correctly. The first time I insert the SD card it always works. But the more often I do it the more likely it is that Mint will not mount it automatically or mount it as read-only or mount it as rw but only root can write to it. There is a hot mess of all ki...
by carlosdanger
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to make SD card writable again..?
Replies: 9
Views: 9431

Re: How to make SD card writable again..?

I tried the chmod 777 while the USB stick was mounted. It did not work. So I unplugged the USB stick which triggered Mint to remove the folder. So I created a folder with the same name and used chmod 777. This worked. But when I plugged in the USB stick with the SD card again it didn't use that fold...
by carlosdanger
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to make SD card writable again..?
Replies: 9
Views: 9431

Re: How to make SD card writable again..?

That's how the SD card looks like with the mount command: In USB adapter: /dev/sdb1 on /media/usul/USB Stick type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks2) When I try to copy files to it it shows a dialog: Error while copying to "USB St...
by carlosdanger
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to make SD card writable again..?
Replies: 9
Views: 9431

How to make SD card writable again..?

Hi, Linux Mint 17.3 I use Micro SD-cards quite often. Mostly with adapters. Either a SD-Card adapter which fits in my laptop or a little USB-stick where you can insert the Micro SD card. Now everything works perfect until there is some error or Linux Mint believes there is some error. Maybe I unplug...
by carlosdanger
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.3 does not boot anymore after removing python
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Linux Mint 17.3 does not boot anymore after removing pyt

All is working again. I just reinstalled all the packages listed as "being removed" when uninstalling "python" in the graphical Mint software manager on my OTHER Mint machine. Then I used a Mint Live USB to copy the install.sh on my broken machine to the home directory. #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get inst...
by carlosdanger
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.3 does not boot anymore after removing python
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Linux Mint 17.3 does not boot anymore after removing pyt

Thanks. I did copy the list from my other Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon machine. Sadly the broken machine doesn't like my USB stick with the text file (I don't want to type in every package by hand ;)

I will try a Linux Live USB and place the text file on the broken machine HDD.
by carlosdanger
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.3 does not boot anymore after removing python
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Linux Mint 17.3 does not boot anymore after removing pyt

Thanks for your insight. I will wait a little longer before re-installing. I think the cinnamon-login is missing. Does anybody know what the name of package is responsible for login? It is annoying that in the Mint Software manager it isn't written what the name is of the package you are about to re...
by carlosdanger
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.3 does not boot anymore after removing python
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Linux Mint 17.3 does not boot anymore after removing python

Hi, I tried to run a small pip-tool but it didn't work. On my other Linux Mint 17.3 machine it works flawless so I remembered that I have python3.4 as the default on that machine. So I decided to remove python (I think the default is 2.7) and hoped to make python3.4 to become the new default version...
by carlosdanger
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wifi very unstable after upgrade from 3.13 kernel
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Wifi very unstable after upgrade from 3.13 kernel

I would have to repeat the install for every kernel I install? Is it (the make install) replacing the wifi .ko file with a newer version or is it changing a lot of stuff?
by carlosdanger
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wifi very unstable after upgrade from 3.13 kernel
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Wifi very unstable after upgrade from 3.13 kernel

Yeah. I will be using 3.13 after my test. It is not bullet-proof when it comes to Wifi. In my tests around every 7-10 days the Wifi goes dark as well.

With later kernels it is more like every 7-10 hours :(

So, yes I will use 3.13 but it is not perfect. Also I don't know what to do after 2019.

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