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by curtvaughan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: ...time for Linux Mint to go. Huh?
Replies: 24
Views: 1354

Recent flack over the future of Mint

Just wanted to post a link to "Big Daddy Linux" youtube weekly discussions on Linux topics. A big one was in regard to how the demise of Antergos, et al, bled over to problems with a possible future of Mint. I'm posting the link to the youtube feature, but you need to advance to roughly 1:30 into th...
by curtvaughan
Fri May 31, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1214

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

An addendum, just found this on youtube from Joe Collins, in regard to Mint. Interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szDHAeaqJD8
by curtvaughan
Fri May 31, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1214

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

Wow. From announcing the demise of Antergos and Scientific Linux distributions, very narrowly aimed at two different niches of Linux users - users wanting a simple install process for Arch (Antergos), or users wanting a straight-forward Linux foundation for scientific applications - he waxes on a si...
by curtvaughan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't refresh Update Manager (Google Earth related & more)
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Can't refresh Update Manager

karlchen wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:25 pm
curtvaughan, could you please make sure that you post your replies in this thread here and not in the other thread, which is Doug B's thread and from which your thread has been split off.
Will spare me moving over posts. :wink:
Sorry about that ...
by curtvaughan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't refresh Update Manager (Google Earth related & more)
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Can't refresh Update Manager

Thanks, Marziano! That fixed the google earth sources issue. I'll see within a few days if that was also causing the graphical Update Manager to burp.

Much appreciated.
by curtvaughan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't refresh Update Manager (Google Earth related & more)
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Can't refresh Update Manager (Google Earth related & more)

I also have this issue. When I do a refresh in Update Manager, it immediately returns "Your system is up to date". If I get out of Update Manager and run the update process from the terminal, I get the updates successfully: curt@curt-linuxmint19 ~ $ sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for curt: Ign:...
by curtvaughan
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 14595

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19 and sudo after upgrade <SOLVED>

Hello. I found the problem I mentioned above regarding "sudo". The mintupdate process generates a file "/etc/sudoers.d/mintupdate", which gets added to the sudoers file upon login. Here are the contents of "/etc/sudoers.d/mintupdate": # Allow any user to check for new system updates without # requir...
by curtvaughan
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 14595

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19 <SOLVED>

Thanks to the Mint team for an issue-free update from 18.3 Cinnamon to 19 Cinnamon. My only issue after the update is that I don't get a response when I enter "sudo <command>" or "sudo -i". If, after entering "sudo -i" and getting no prompt, if I enter my password (it unfortunately echos in the term...
by curtvaughan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 4693

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

... When CDs first came out, they sounded grainy to me, like somebody had broke the music up into small chunks and just gave you the chunks. Which is, in fact, exactly the situation. ... This has all to do with the quality of the D/A converter, which in the beginning was mediocre at its best. And s...
by curtvaughan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 4693

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

And as xenopeek mentioned above, there really is a resurgence of LP turntables coming to the fore. Not only that, but they're considerably cheaper than they were back in the day (40+ years ago). High quality Marantz turntables, with all sorts of tonearm counterbalances to secure the tonearm with as ...
by curtvaughan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 4693

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

No. I still use a DVD/CD external drive on my iMac desktop, mainly for my wife, who likes MacOS and the convenience of easy music/video conversion between iTunes and optical media. I just recently attached a USB turntable to the Mac so she could easily create CD's from LPs for use in her car. I'm ol...
by curtvaughan
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint based on Devuan at 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: Linux Mint based on Devuan at 2019.

There are several distros other than Devuan which offer non-systemd alternatives, which I'm sure folks here know. As I'm primarily a desktop user these days, I don't care in an emotional fashion as long as the systems work well for me. I do like tinkering with some of the non-systemd alternatives ju...
by curtvaughan
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 35437

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Sounds to me that Intel says that "their" problem is now "our" problem. (Expletive deleted. lol) After reading David Woodhouse's above linked rebuttal a few more times I would myself actually more go with a "Linus is full of it" theory for now. The main stated technical objection from Linus is nons...
by curtvaughan
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: So how far off is LMDE 3?
Replies: 237
Views: 37173

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

I would still have liked to have seen LMDE 3 released in what I consider a time appropriate implementation, but that ship has sailed. Yeah, patience is required. We've been more and more focused on LMDE3 since Stretch was released more than 6 months ago. But LMDE2 is still supported. I ended up mov...
by curtvaughan
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Meltdown, Spectre: How they failed, what do we know?
Replies: 20
Views: 1569

Re: Meltdown, Spectre: How they failed, what do we know?

I haven't read anything about AMD behaving the same way as Intel on these CVEs. I imagine that AMD is complicite in keeping this quiet also, but are they AS guilty of our mistrust as Intel? I am thinking right now that I might move when I build my next system to AMD, a Threadripper if and when I ca...
by curtvaughan
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Meltdown, Spectre: How they failed, what do we know?
Replies: 20
Views: 1569

Re: Meltdown, Spectre: How they failed, what do we know?

I haven't read anything about AMD behaving the same way as Intel on these CVEs. I imagine that AMD is complicite in keeping this quiet also, but are they AS guilty of our mistrust as Intel? I am thinking right now that I might move when I build my next system to AMD, a Threadripper if and when I ca...
by curtvaughan
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 28813

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

4.13.0-26-29 breaks Virtualbox Not really. Kernel 4.13 breaks the long outdated VB version 5.0.x. This is known and documented. VB 5.1.x and 5.2.x work, as a number of users, which I advised to update their museum piece, reported. Couple of things, not necessarily but possibly related. I put up the...
by curtvaughan
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 28813

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

Thanks Xenoppek for the tuto and advices. I'm running LM18.3 with i5-4460 CPU and my actual kernel is 4.10.0-42. I was waiting few days before to upgrade. So, before to do that, I would like to be sure of the procedure. I was heard that the intel-microcode should be upgraded before. Do you confirm ...
by curtvaughan
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intel-microcode update ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Intel-microcode update ?

Finally, test results from the Dell XPS13 laptop - the excerpts are illuminating. First, the Intel vulnerability test: curt@curt-linux-mint ~ $ inxi -S System: Host: curt-linux-mint Kernel: 4.10.0-42-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia curt@curt-linux-mint ...
by curtvaughan
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intel-microcode update ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Intel-microcode update ?

Just to clarify; the Intel ME or AMT or vPro Vulnerability Detection tool from intel.com is different from the Linux Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability Detection tool from github. There is also a Windows Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability Detection tool. Indeed they are different. I first ran the tool ...

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