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by kmph
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 1397

Re: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?

And you're mistaken. Folks here often recommend other distros, particularly for older hardware. Yes, for older hardware, of course. But my problem is that I need a distro for older hardware and computer illiterate people, often ones who already can use WinXP for basic tasks. So it must be relativel...
by kmph
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 1397

Re: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?

Thank you for your instructions! That's a 32 bit machine, so it won't be supported on newer versions of Ubuntu (and newer versions of mint after 20 or maybe 20.1). You're pretty locked in with 19.3. Argh. There is a certain sort of people who have the mindset of refusing to buy any new devices as lo...
by kmph
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 1397

Re: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?

Also, if you don't mind sharing a bit about your configuration, you could open a terminal window and enter the command inxi -Fxxz . When you reply with the results, press the button above the text box that's labeled "</>" to put "code" and "/code" tags and paste the results from that command betwee...
by kmph
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 1397

Re: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?

Thank you all for your explanations and pieces of advice! If you want to tell a bit more about this "Window XP machine" you're working with, I can probably help some with making it less slow. (...) Also, if you don't mind sharing a bit about your configuration, you could open a terminal window and e...
by kmph
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 1397

Re: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?

Ooh. What exactly are the 'HWE' components? Is it just the kernel, or do things like the browser also receive updates because of 'HWE'? I must admit HWE is a new term for me. I thought Linux Mint operated on frozen versions of everything, modulo bugfixes and security updates, minus the browser and C...
by kmph
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?
Replies: 23
Views: 1397

Automatic updates off by default - why? are there known issues?

Fresh install of LM 19.3 Cinn 32b, I found the option to switch automatic updates on in the update manager, I thought it was convenient and wanted to switch it on BUT - why is this disabled by default? Are there any known issues with this setting? Greater context - I've been having some success with...
by kmph
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 26326

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

My use case (LM 19 Cinn 64b): Installed Pycharm Community from Software Manager. Launched it. Pycharm complains that it needs to install updates, however: PyCharm does not have write access to /app/pycharm. Please run it by a privileged user to update. Right-clicking Pycharm in the Menu doesn't show...
by kmph
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 Cinn feedback – I don't really like the way it handles Ctrl+Tab with Firefox tabs
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Linux Mint 19.1 Cinn feedback – I don't really like the way it handles Ctrl+Tab with Firefox tabs

Briefly tried LM 19.1 Cinnamon There is one thing I really didn't like... You imported (from Ubuntu?) this weird way keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab are interacting with tabs (primarily: Firefox). Up to and including LM 19, Ctrl+Tab cycles to the next tab in the order the tabs ar...
by kmph
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't go back from Nvidia drivers to nouveau
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: Can't go back from Nvidia drivers to nouveau

Open the Terminal and use this command to remove remaining Nvidia files: apt autoremove Done. State of affairs after this command (and rebooting): https://preview.ibb.co/bKqfdL/Screenshot-from-2018-10-31-21-26-30.png m@m-X555LJ:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: m-X555LJ Kernel: 4.15.0-38-generic x86_64 bi...
by kmph
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't go back from Nvidia drivers to nouveau
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Can't go back from Nvidia drivers to nouveau

LM 19. A week ago or so I opened the Driver Manager, saw radio buttons: nvidia driver and xserver nouveau, the latter one checked. I checked nvidia, then clicked Apply changes, then waited until the process completed, then was prompted to reboot then clicked 'Reboot'. Today I changed my mind. I went...
by kmph
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Good backup software?
Replies: 23
Views: 2493

Re: Good backup software?

Well, at least in my install of LM 19, and it seems the inquirer's install, the USB drive does not show up in media at all, until I used Disks to mount it. ?? Never had such problems. In my LM19 installation USBs do show up in media w/o problems. No special configuration needed. Maybe you disabled ...
by kmph
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Server not found errors
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Server not found errors

Ah. Well, it's hard to say anything at this point, we'd need more information. When you get it next time, see if you can ping the sites ( ping -c3 host ), for example. m@m-X555LJ:~$ man ping m@m-X555LJ:~$ ping -c3 google.com PING google.com(waw02s14-in-x0e.1e100.net (2a00:1450:401b:805::200e)) 56 d...
by kmph
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Good backup software?
Replies: 23
Views: 2493

Re: Good backup software?

Basically in a NutShell, you have to set up the extUSB to be accessed via media/username/ USB drives are mounted there by default. No need to manually set this up. I am thinking the issue boils down to the GUI that removed a link from the sidebar rather than improperly configured OS. (edit... I dea...
by kmph
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Good backup software?
Replies: 23
Views: 2493

Re: Good backup software?

Hi, i like Luckybackup program, but on new mint 19 for some reason i can NOT backup to external drive, on Mint 18.3 and luckybackup ver 0.4.8 you have USB drive visable on Mint 19 and luckybackup 0.4.9 no option to see USB drive as destination of backup files ??? PLEASE HELP !!! In the Select Direc...
by kmph
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Selenium packaging...
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Selenium packaging...

IIUC the reason is that the provided firefoxdriver is obsolete for new Firefox and/or Selenium versions and instead geckodriver should be packaged. Does Ubuntu ship recent firefox versions? If yes then this is broken there as well. If not then I should install ubuntu and check if it works there befo...
by kmph
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Server not found errors
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Server not found errors

Also obligatory inxi -Fxz maybe you've got a known problematic network chip/driver. m@m-X555LJ:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: m-X555LJ Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara Machine: Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK p...
by kmph
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Selenium packaging...
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Selenium packaging...

I installed Python bindings for Selenium and firefoxdriver: m@m-X555LJ:~$ sudo apt-get install python3-selenium [sudo] password for m: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: firefoxdriver Recommended packages: chromium-driver | ch...
by kmph
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Server not found errors
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Server not found errors

gm10 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:06 pm
The general response to that we'll give you here is to do a clean install then. Upgrades are known to create issues, and it's rarely worth the time trying to find out what happened.
My bad. By "upgrade" I meant clean install. I formatted the old LM18.1 partition and installed LM19 cleanly.
by kmph
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Server not found errors
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Server not found errors

gm10 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:00 pm
If you are convinced the error is on your end maybe try a different DNS server, at least that would be the first thing I would check.
Problem is, the first time I started experiencing these was when I upgraded from LM18.1 to LM19.
by kmph
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Server not found errors
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Server not found errors

gm10 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:17 am
The forums here have irregular short timeouts several times a day. You get used to it, usually recovers after a minute or less.
Except the forums are not the only site that produces these errors, as I was saying in both of my posts above.

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