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by Fred Barclay
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] No writing permissions on newly formatted USB-Stick (ntfs)?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: No writing permissions on newly formatted USB-Stick (ntfs)?

Hi InChrist, I suspect the USB is currently only writable to the root user. To fix that, open a terminal and find your username with whoami Then look for your USB stick device name with lsblk It should be something like /dev/sdb1 . Make sure you get the right name! ;) Finally, change the owner with ...
by Fred Barclay
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail beta-testers wanted!
Replies: 87
Views: 2463

Re: Firejail beta-testers wanted!

Sorry, no change yet. There's an ugly work-around but I'm trying to figure out a better one. Let me scratch my brains a little on that...
by Fred Barclay
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 49
Views: 1418

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Gee, thank you everyone. I didn't realise. Your words of encouragement are genuinely heart warming. Maybe my trip away will relax me a bit and I can return refreshed. It's nice to know I have so many genuine friends. I'll be back in very early August. Everyone take care and stay safe. Please do com...
by Fred Barclay
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Software that you would like to have for Linux
Replies: 102
Views: 5893

Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

Onenote -- full desktop, not the browser version (which does work).
by Fred Barclay
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail and Mint 19
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Firejail and Mint 19

phd21 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:36 pm
How long has there been a PPA for Firejail?
I don't actually know! :mrgreen: It's through the same guy that packages firejail for the Ubuntu and Debian repos.
by Fred Barclay
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 60.0 and Firejail
Replies: 46
Views: 3017

Re: Firefox 60.0 and Firejail

Hi djh53, yes, --ignore=seccomp reduces the security of firejail.

If you have trouble using firejail 0.9.52 with firefox, I've written some instructions that can hopefully get everything working alright: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=273533&p=1497699#p1497699

Cheers!
by Fred Barclay
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail and Mint 19
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Firejail and Mint 19

Hey folks, just a heads-up. The version of firejail in the Ubuntu 18.04 and Mint 19 repositories, 0.9.52, has a few known issues with Firefox. This happened because firefox 60 was released right about the same time we released firejail 0.9.52, and the firefox devs added some stuff in that conflicted...
by Fred Barclay
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop suggestions for academic and research use
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Laptop suggestions for academic and research use

Hi folks, I'm looking for recommendations for a small, portable laptop. It's just something I've been thinking about for a while, but I'm not in a particular hurry to buy -- I expect I'll buy one sometime between now and the beginning of the academic year next February. I've been doing some research...
by Fred Barclay
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)using 2 mozilla based browsers and tar install
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: using 2 mozilla based browsers and tar install

Right-click run-mozilla.sh, choose "Properties" and then "Permissions" and make sure "Allow executing file as program" (or similar wording) is ticked.
Cheers!
Fred
by Fred Barclay
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: KDE less of a resource hog than Cinnamon
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: KDE less of a resource hog than Cinnamon

The strange thing I noticed when watching the MATE 19 conky at 5 min 30 seconds port 443 was mysteriously opened by IP 23.60.72.92 and remained opened the remaining time. What's that all about? To add to catweazel's respose, port 443 is for https connections: https://www.grc.com/port_443.htm https:...
by Fred Barclay
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 47
Views: 1156

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

Any businesses that only accept cash I suspect of being scammers, tax dodging frauds, money laundering criminals, or about to go out of business because why else would they not purchase or rent a pay terminal? That's funny. :) In my part of the world it's not uncommon for cash-only, particularly in...
by Fred Barclay
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 30
Views: 855

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Dell Optiplex 790, i5 processor, 8GB DDR2 ram, 500 GB hard drive. $20 used from a local university -- but it didn't have a hard drive and had only 4 GB ram. I used a refurbished hard drive I'd bought earlier (don't remember price) and added the additional 4 more GB of ram (also don't remember price)...
by Fred Barclay
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: LIFE DETECTED on Mars
Replies: 45
Views: 988

Re: LIFE DETECTED on Mars

I can visualize the cow holding a sign: 'Eat mor chikin' Here you go. Maybe not Mars, but still... https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iur/?f=1&image_host=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia-cache-ak0.pinimg.com%2F736x%2F74%2F9d%2F34%2F749d345045f4f0c13c346c9e899a67f9.jpg&u=http://i.pinimg.com/736x/74/9d/34/749d345045f4f0...
by Fred Barclay
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.

Ah, good. For a moment there I thought we'd be deprived of this great green OS. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Cinnamon based on Gnome? If "yes", then Mint does use Gnome, altough a modified version. Kinda-sorta. :mrgreen: From what I understand Cinnamon is a true fork now instead of a customis...
by Fred Barclay
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop.

Canonical giving up on Ubuntu desktop What does that mean for the future of Mint? Does that mean Mint will not be developed at some point? No worries for that. Ubuntu is continuing, they're just using Gnome instead of their home-grown Unity as the desktop environment. Since Mint doesn't use either ...
by Fred Barclay
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail beta-testers wanted!
Replies: 87
Views: 2463

Re: Firejail beta-testers wanted!

slipstick wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:34 am
Maybe it's intentional for firejail to prevent opening these config files, but IMO, that's just too restrictive.
It's intentional in this case. I'll get a workaround posted. :)
by Fred Barclay
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Downloading Python 3 to Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Downloading Python 3 to Linux Mint 18.3

Yep, it should almost certainly be there. Quickly firing up a terminal and typing firejail --version, then hitting enter, should tell you precisely which release of Pyton 3 you have.
by Fred Barclay
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The "fox" is buying the hen house??? Microsoft purchases Github
Replies: 52
Views: 1614

Re: The "fox" is buying the hen house???

In the end it could be that Microsoft is the victim, here. It is paying $7.5B for a company with a (2015) market evaluation of $2B and an annual revenue of $200M. It is purchasing what looks like a unicorn, but it could actually be a donkey with a horn tied to its head. :lol: ...is Gitlab going to ...
by Fred Barclay
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The "fox" is buying the hen house??? Microsoft purchases Github
Replies: 52
Views: 1614

Re: The "fox" is buying the hen house???

As long as Atom doesn't suffer, I'm actually a bit happy to hear this for a few reasons: (a). It's additional validation of the influence and value of open source. Even if GitHub itself isn't open-source, it's still the single most popular hosting site for all these open source projects (including L...
by Fred Barclay
Thu May 31, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Xed as default editor using FileZilla
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Xed as default editor using FileZilla

@Gruppo Sportivo since you have a Github account, could you open an issue in our issue tracker? https://github.com/netblue30/firejail/issues It will be easier to get an explanation or a fix there. ;)
Thanks!
Fred

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