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by Fred Barclay
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Re: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop

zorzi wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:40 am
Hi Fred. I still have in mind your great tutorial to get rid of deb multimedia repo in LMDE2. Maybe you will update it to fit LMDE3 ?
For sure, I'll do that. :) Cheers!
by Fred Barclay
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firejail and other apps?
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Firejail and other apps?

G'day @thesmileyone! A few notes: 1. If you've run sudo firecfg , you shouldn't start programs with firejail -- it will happen automatically. For example, run firefox , not firejail firefox , or filezilla , not firejail filezilla . I'm not sure if this is what you've done or not, but it can cause un...
by Fred Barclay
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I find the Ubuntu version for Linux Mint 18.3?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: How can I find the Ubuntu version for Linux Mint 18.3?

You did get it right - all the Mint 18.x releases are based on Ubuntu 16.04. :) Mint 19 (and the future 19.1, 19.2, and 19.3) is based on Ubuntu 18.04. I think there's also some useful information if you run cat /etc/os-release in your terminal, but I might be wrong (I'm not running Mint at the mome...
by Fred Barclay
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Strange guest
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Strange guest

Out of curiosity, if you run last in your terminal, what is the output?
Similarly, what does sudo lastb say?
by Fred Barclay
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New Dropbox System Requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: New Dropbox System Requirements

I don't host anything in the cloud. Were I to have some future need to do so, it would all be as encrypted archive files. I don't know why people are, frankly, stupid enough to do this some other way and thereby leave their own security responsibility up to someone else. I can understand it, to som...
by Fred Barclay
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question on dd
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Question on dd

Or cp -a /path/to/fs1 /path/to/fs2 should work too. ;)
by Fred Barclay
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Re: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop

Instructions for adding Stretch backports can be found here: https://backports.debian.org/Instructions/. Somebody should try this with a LMDE 3 test install :) Done and it was seamless! I'll test it out and try and get a guide up if the dev team doesn't mention anything about how to install MATE wh...
by Fred Barclay
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New Dropbox System Requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: New Dropbox System Requirements

Has anyone tried rclone? It says it works with Dropbox and looks pretty easy to install (they've got .debs). I don't use Dropbox or sync to the cloud myself so I don't need it, but I know some folks who might.

Cheers!
Fred
by Fred Barclay
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] non-repository software
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: non-repository software

Hi @dougmn Disadvantages I can think of are: 1. No easy updates. You (probably) won't see updates for out-of-repository packages in your Update Manager, for instance. Some programmes like Google Chrome or Atom do add an update repository to your system, so you'll see updates for these, but most don'...
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: 120

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: 2638

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: 72
Views: 2259

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: 148
Views: 6825

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: Tutorials
Topic: Firejail and Mint 19
Replies: 2
Views: 238

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: 3258

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: Tutorials
Topic: Firejail and Mint 19
Replies: 2
Views: 238

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: 150

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: 213

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: 611

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: 1229

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...

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