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by Voltron
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Security Notice: CVE-2019-17080
Replies: 15
Views: 2183

Re: Security Notice: CVE-2019-17080

As others have stated, I want to forward a huge thanks and much appreciation to Clem and the other Mint developers for their quick and dutiful response to this security issue. It's great to have such expertise and watchful eyes on Mint's code. Thank you, everyone!!!
by Voltron
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 104
Views: 18229

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

Isn't it that by default users have read access to each other's home directories? Shouldn't need to run the backup program as root with write access to your entire operating system for that. Or you could add their groups to your account so you have full access. Or see if Deja Dup supports pkexec or...
by Voltron
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 104
Views: 18229

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

This raises a question. Now, when I use Backups (deja-dup) to backup all users' home directories on a system, via "gksudo deja-dup-preferences," I get prompted for the admin/root password. And, after typing that in, I can backup all users' home directories, graphically. In Ubuntu 18.04, how will I m...
by Voltron
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
Replies: 25
Views: 2450

Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)

Hello, everyone: I have been reading on Cloudflare's launch of their public DNS servers, 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 and was interested to get others' opinions on the matter. Here are some articles I have found, to get everyone started: https://www.cnet.com/news/cloudfare-new-1111-dns-privacy-tool-would-spe...
by Voltron
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to Change SATA Transfer Rate on Internal Hitachi HDDs?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: How to Change SATA Transfer Rate on Internal Hitachi HDDs?

Hello, JerryF:

Thank you for your response; unfortunately, I do not see such options, within the system BIOS. I wish I did; it would be much easier this way.
by Voltron
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to Change SATA Transfer Rate on Internal Hitachi HDDs?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

How to Change SATA Transfer Rate on Internal Hitachi HDDs?

Hello: I have several internal, enterprise-class Hitachi HDDs and I have been researching how to change the SATA transfer rate (1.5Gb/s, 3.0Gb/s, 6Gb/s) on these drives, without any luck. These drives are confirmed as being SATA Revision 3.x (Third Generation), capable of SATA 6Gb/s. In the past, I ...
by Voltron
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel Question
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Kernel Question

Hello, felemur & other Linux Minters: I wanted to add that I experienced a behavior that I saw a month or so ago (for a brief moment in time), in that the Update Manager offered the 4.8 kernel series (via Level 4, I believe); although, I was still running the 4.4 series (with Mint 18.1). My kernel w...
by Voltron
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thanks for New Update Manager Version
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Thanks for New Update Manager Version

I just wanted to thank Clem and the developers for updating the wonderful Mint Update Manager. As of yesterday, the latest version fixed an issue where users were being prompted to install a newer Kernel version. Thanks to everyone who worked on this issue!
by Voltron
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Disappearing Clock
Replies: 18
Views: 5457

Re: Disappearing Clock

I brought up a new installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce (64-bit) and this appears to still exist. As mentioned in the comments section of the release announcement of Linux Mint 18 Xfce, I am seeing this, as well: RE: Clock Applet Disappearing I can confirm that the clock applet disappears on me, as ...
by Voltron
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Setting up automatic upgrades with unattended-upgrades
Replies: 15
Views: 11671

Re: Setting up automatic upgrades with unattended-upgrades

Wow! Nice information, xenopeek; thank you!

:D
by Voltron
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Enable Standard User to Install Updates Via Update Manager
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Enable Standard User to Install Updates Via Update Manager

I have family and friends who are using Linux Mint 17.x and I would like to allow them to install their own updates, via the Update Manager, WITHOUT changing their accounts from standard/desktop users to administrative users. Can I add their accounts to another group, giving them such permission and...
by Voltron
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Black screen after boot...help plz!
Replies: 30
Views: 1861

Re: Black screen after boot...help plz!

Thanks for the update, kelsinni. It is unfortunate that you had to format, but, sometimes there are no other options. At least, now, you have a trouble-free, functioning system. Good luck with the new build.
by Voltron
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello there from Florida ...
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Hello there from Florida ...

Welcome, Mr. Ortega!!! You are among friends, here. Good luck on your Linux Mint exploration/journey.
by Voltron
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Black screen after boot...help plz!
Replies: 30
Views: 1861

Re: Black screen after boot...help plz!

Hello, kelsinni: Stupid question: Can you right-click on the black screen and see the right-click context menu appear? If it does, can you select the option to change your desktop/wallpaper? If so, change that to something . Does that make your desktop appear? It's a late night, but, I thought I wou...
by Voltron
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why I came back to Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Why I came back to Linux Mint

Welcome back, Richard!!! :D

We are all Linux Minters here and we are very happy to have you back with us. Here's hoping you have a great weekend, too, sir.
by Voltron
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED; clamav] Rogue internet downloads on 3 machines
Replies: 40
Views: 3905

Re: Rogue internet downloads on 2 LM17.1 KDE machines

Hello, once again, Frankus333:

Thanks for the additional update and congrats on, potentially, solving this issue.
by Voltron
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ExtremeTech Article: Linux’s Worst-Case Scenario
Replies: 15
Views: 1450

ExtremeTech Article: Linux’s Worst-Case Scenario

Hello, fellow Linux Minters and other Linux users: I just found this article on ExtremeTech: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/201722-linuxs-worst-case-scenario-microsoft-makes-secure-boot-mandatory-locks-out-other-operating-systems At the very least, this appears to be a case of throwing the baby ...
by Voltron
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED; clamav] Rogue internet downloads on 3 machines
Replies: 40
Views: 3905

Re: Rogue internet downloads on 2 LM17.1 KDE machines

Hi, Frankus333: While this is a "mixed bag" of news, it is sounding better and better, in that we have, potentially, found the culprit. If I understand your situation, at first, you had the ClamAV application set up to do something, automatically? Now, you are doing everything, manually? Is this cor...
by Voltron
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Should I use 32 or 64 bit Linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Should I use 32 or 64 bit Linux?

To go along with Mark's post, here is a nice Wikipedia article on physical address extension or PAE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Address_Extension
by Voltron
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Should I use 32 or 64 bit Linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Should I use 32 or 64 bit Linux?

Hello, helloimustbegoing: Like in Windows, if you have the 64-bit hardware, you are better off using a 64-bit operating system, including Linux Mint 64-bit. Since you have such hardware, I assume you have, at least, 4 GB of RAM. With a 64-bit operating system, you will be able to use more of that 4 ...

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