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by Rollem
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to increase recent document list to more then 10 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: How to increase recent document list to more then 10 ?

It is 14 months later, but bartszu's solution doesn't seem to work. I ran dconf-editor and followed the above instructions, increasing the list size from 10 to 25. But it has remained stuck at 10 items. Frustrating, as this is a basic desktop usability feature.

Mint 17.3, Mate 1.12.0.
by Rollem
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dirty cow Exploit patches
Replies: 82
Views: 7230

Re: Dirty cow Exploit patches

By the way: Ubuntu does issue a warning when a shortlived kernel series (Hardware Enablement Stack) is no longer supported in an Ubuntu LTS. See this message from a guy who apparently was severely rattled by that warning: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2334371 Linux Mint is desktop orien...
by Rollem
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dirty cow Exploit patches
Replies: 82
Views: 7230

Re: Dirty cow Exploit patches

Note that the point releases of Ubuntu LTS (usually starting with the second point release) also come with a shortlived non-LTS kernel from a newer series. Reason: support for newer hardware. Excellent information, and slightly worrying. Does this apply to server editions too ? Prioritizing recent ...
by Rollem
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dirty cow Exploit patches
Replies: 82
Views: 7230

Re: Dirty cow Exploit patches

Cheers Pjotr. I see from from the support page that 3.13 comes from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, whereas kernel 3.16 is part of Ubuntu 14.10 (non LTS and already out of support). Seems reasonable. Still a bit troubling that Mint 17.3 LTS has installed a non LTS kernel into itself and become non LTS. A warning ...
by Rollem
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dirty cow Exploit patches
Replies: 82
Views: 7230

Re: Dirty cow Exploit patches

Thank you Cosmo. 3.13 sounds good. My system was running that but updated itself to 3.16 at some point. I'm confused about how the higher revision kernel (3.16) can be unsupported while the lower revision (3.13) remains in support. Also, why did Mint "update" itself to an unsupported kernel ? Cheer,...
by Rollem
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dirty cow Exploit patches
Replies: 82
Views: 7230

Re: Dirty cow Exploit patches

Just did the dirtyc0w.c test on my trusty Mint 17.3 system and it is vulnerable. The running kernel is 3.16.0-38.52~14.04.1, aka linux-image-3.16.0-38-generic. What is the recommended upgrade path ? I'm looking for maximum stability, so the lowest invulnerable kernel version would suit. At work, I'm...
by Rollem
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: All forums user should reset their password
Replies: 129
Views: 13754

Re: All forums user should reset their password

Perhaps in future the password contraints could be modified to allow the most secure passwords (xkcd style)
by Rollem
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 slowing down
Replies: 35
Views: 2231

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 slowing down

Hi Kaszasp Your inxi output indicates you are using wireless rather than wired networking. Try connecting via ethernet cable instead, just to eliminate slow wireless as a source of the problem. Your memory looks fine, most of it is free. Same for your disk usage. The whole system looks fine. One thi...
by Rollem
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Login window - one textbox security risk?
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: Login window - one textbox security risk?

Sorry to necro-post. Just wanted to say I agree with the OP. Having just accidentally entered my (long) passphrase instead of my login name, there it is recorded in auth.log for all to see. I removed the auth.log file, but what other files might it have been recorded in ? And even with auth.log remo...
by Rollem
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install Openoffice in Mint 17 ? (Mate)
Replies: 7
Views: 3299

Re: Install Openoffice in Mint 17 ? (Mate)

My main interest is stability so I won't mix up with Debian testing. Also manual installs are not secure because the SW is not kept up to date.

Well, thanks for searching anyway. I guess there is no answer.
by Rollem
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install Openoffice in Mint 17 ? (Mate)
Replies: 7
Views: 3299

Re: Install Openoffice in Mint 17 ? (Mate)

Thanks but I want to install OpenOffice, not Libre Office.

Tried using your procedure with "openoffice" but it just gave JSON errors.
by Rollem
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install Openoffice in Mint 17 ? (Mate)
Replies: 7
Views: 3299

Re: Install Openoffice in Mint 17 ? (Mate)

That will do a one-off install of OpenOffice. I would prefer a repo-based install, so that I continue to get OpenOffice updates, eg. security updates. Is there an openoffice package in the Mint repos ? I did a search for "openoffice" but no joy.
by Rollem
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install Openoffice in Mint 17 ? (Mate)
Replies: 7
Views: 3299

Install Openoffice in Mint 17 ? (Mate)

Hi First ever post. Just installed Mint 17 LTS and looking forward to stable platform for the next 5 years. How can I remove LibreOffice and replace it with OpenOffice ? I use the PC for business and don't consider LibreOffice stable enough for business use. I don't want to argue that point with any...

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