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by idle
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap
Replies: 53
Views: 1863

Re: Mint 19 stable = forcing hands just like Microcrap

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this entire three page thread. :mrgreen:
by idle
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 47
Views: 1133

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

If lets say we do go cashless, which surprisingly many many people are actually fine with, what's the next evolutionary step? We can pay with our devices (which in of themselves are personal trackers knowing our every movement, call, text, internat usage, and for many their purchases) and there are ...
by idle
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 50
Views: 1083

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Currently my playlist consists of:

Jack Green - Humanesque
Badfinger - Best of
Brownout - Brown Sabbath

3 great albums for the vehicle.
by idle
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Can't start steam suddenly
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Can't start steam suddenly

Same problem all of a sudden. I did as suggested and uninstalled steam client and installed flatpack version. Would have been nice to know I would lose all my games and have to reinstall them ...
by idle
Sun May 13, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Update manager error
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: [Solved] Update manager error

Thx minituxx :D
by idle
Sat May 12, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Update manager error
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Update manager error

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: doublecmd-plugins mint-backgrounds-sonya mokutil Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. 0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to ...
by idle
Wed May 09, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Update manager error
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Update manager error

I tried the above help and this is what I got: Apr 20 18:42:29 GT72-6QD systemd[1]: Started Make remote CUPS pr.... May 08 21:03:23 GT72-6QD systemd[1]: Stopping Make remote CUPS p.... May 08 21:03:23 GT72-6QD systemd[1]: Stopped Make remote CUPS pr.... May 09 21:04:34 GT72-6QD systemd[1]: Stopped M...
by idle
Tue May 08, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 113
Views: 3237

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

Its just a theory, but facebook and companies like it 'may' have a vision of a future like Chinas 'social credit system' therefor need as much data on people as possible. Look up Chinas social credit system, its very scary stuff.
by idle
Tue May 08, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Update manager error
Replies: 8
Views: 373

[Solved] Update manager error

I went to install an update and now I am constantly getting this error message

Code: Select all

E: cups-browsed: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 5
Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks.
by idle
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How good is Linux Mint? Real good!
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: How good is Linux Mint? Real good!

catweazel wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:44 am
idle wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:23 am
... I opened it up scrubbed it clean, cotton-buds, high pressure dust blower, the works ...
How many viruses did that remove?
Dunno, all I found were a bunch of Tasmanians.
by idle
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How good is Linux Mint? Real good!
Replies: 9
Views: 545

How good is Linux Mint? Real good!

Next door neighbors asked me to take a look at their Windows 10 HP laptop. I can't even begin to explain what I seen. The browser would open by itself constantly and inside the browser it would open tab after tab, each tab opening a new site. All sites were Asian of some sort, maybe Chinese? When I ...
by idle
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 113
Views: 3237

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

Social Network Ghettos is how I describe all those platforms.
by idle
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Microsoft To Ban ‘Offensive Language’ & Monitor Your Private Account

Look forward ...what bothers me about these types of controls is today its 'offensive language' but what about tomorrow? People can agree today and think nothing of it, but once its established, it opens a way for more controls. China seems to be the world leader when it comes to these types of cont...
by idle
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Censorship on the forum
Replies: 65
Views: 2432

Re: Censorship on the forum

Its poison, the whole damn lot of it. There are plenty of forums to suit your political, religious and social needs. This is Linux Mint, and I think we are lucky to have it. And I mean that in the sense that this forum is one of the friendliest forums you can find, and of coarse that has just as muc...
by idle
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Major security concern Gmail.Thunderbird, Firefox
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Major security concern Gmail.Thunderbird, Firefox

idle wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:24 am
Look for secure end to end encryption.
by idle
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Major security concern Gmail.Thunderbird, Firefox
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Major security concern Gmail.Thunderbird, Firefox

Have a look at protonmail.com, its secure end to end encryption, based is Switzerland.
by idle
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub/grub2 won't appear for me?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: grub/grub2 won't appear for me?

Yes try what's suggested above. It can be a bit confusing when you start out as there can be different keys to different systems that allow access to the grub menus. On my laptop I have to press the F1 key for grub, but if I use my wireless keyboard i have to press Esc to access it. Ask me how long ...
by idle
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux: Tricks of the Trade -- tips from our members
Replies: 107
Views: 105683

Re: Linux: Tricks of the Trade -- tips from our members

I have something I would like to add, I have succeeded in getting linux mint 13 XFCE to run on a 2001 Dell 8200 dimensions desktop. 256 MB of RAM P4 @ 1.8 GHZ how did I do it? two drives, two SWAP's, and of course a JFS file system 8) I put it's HDD in my best pc and install mint 13 on it by flash ...
by idle
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help!!! Bluetooth adapter not detected.
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Need Help!!! Bluetooth adapter not detected.

I get the same problem everytime I restart my system. A shutdown and reboot returns bluetooth, but upon restart no bluetooth adapter detected ... I've tried numerous kernels and posted a couple of threads asking for help. Thus far nothing has resolved the issue. Will be keeping an eye on this thread...
by idle
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Oh no, not another Kernel question ...
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Oh no, not another Kernel question ...

Cosmo. wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:39 am
in short: Fixes for security issues.
If that's the case (and I don't doubt that it is) then why does a fix for a 'security issue' mess someone's system up when they upgrade?

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