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by Pangolin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: OTP generating apps are 20 seconds late on my system
Replies: 0
Views: 130

OTP generating apps are 20 seconds late on my system

Hi. I've been using a couple of one-time-password generating apps (this one https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.github.paolostivanin.OTPClient and this one https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.github.bilelmoussaoui.Authenticator ) for months. Suddenly both apps are about 20 seconds behind in respec...
by Pangolin
Thu May 21, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does Scribus run in superuser mode and what does its launcher do?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Why does Scribus run in superuser mode and what does its launcher do?

I think there are several advantages to using the AppImage over the flatpak. First, it is not installed - it is a self-contained file, and removing it from your system is as simple as deleting the AppImage file. Also, until you delete the AppImage file you still have access v1.5.5 (which works) whe...
by Pangolin
Tue May 19, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does Scribus run in superuser mode and what does its launcher do?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Why does Scribus run in superuser mode and what does its launcher do?

...assuming you're on Mate Hi thx-1138 Yes, I'm actually on MATE. Thanks for posting those links :D It seems that "as superuser" in Scribus' window title is just a text bug. Starting Scribus and entering in a terminal ps -ef allowed me to verify that the application is in fact running with my UID a...
by Pangolin
Tue May 19, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does Scribus run in superuser mode and what does its launcher do?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Why does Scribus run in superuser mode and what does its launcher do?

Hello. Though Scribus is available in LM repositories I wanted to try a more up-to-date version of it by installing via flatpak (i'm on LM 19.1). The installation of the latest (beta/development) version 1.5.6 was smooth and everything seems fine but when I start Scribus it runs with superuser privi...
by Pangolin
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Printer looks properly installed but isn't working
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: [SOLVED] Printer looks properly installed but isn't working

Hi LanceM and thanks for pointing me at that other discussion. It didn't solve my issue, though. After (really more than) a bit of research I've finally figured out what the problem was: my 64-bit system was missing a 32-bit library that is mandatory for the printer to work. That is lib32z1 . Right ...
by Pangolin
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Printer looks properly installed but isn't working
Replies: 3
Views: 343

[SOLVED] Printer looks properly installed but isn't working

Hello. I own a Brother HL-1210W wifi printer which I've been succesfully using since Linux Mint 17. Now I'm trying to use this machine with LM 19.1 MATE over my wifi network as I'd been doing in the past but this time with no luck... I installed driver and "CUPS wrapper" provided by the manufacturer...
by Pangolin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File ownership mess with external usb HDD
Replies: 2
Views: 153

File ownership mess with external usb HDD

Hi everyone! My situation is as follows: I have a machine number ONE with 2 users: user A (local ID 1000 ) and user B (local ID 1001 ). I also have a machine number TWO with 2 users: user C (local ID 1000 ) and user D (local ID 1001 ). For data backup purposes, I use the same external usb HDD (LUKS ...
by Pangolin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Scanner detected but no permissions to access it
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Scanner detected but no permissions to access it

ClixTrix wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:24 pm
The install.sh script looks like it does more than install the .deb packages. I'd run the script with sudo.
Tried with sudo but nothing changed :(
brian_p wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:35 am
Not an ACL in sight. You appear to have a broken system. Please see:

https://wiki.debian.org/Scanner
Thank you brian_p.
I'll check that link.
by Pangolin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Scanner detected but no permissions to access it
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: Scanner detected but no permissions to access it

Hi ClixTrix, thanks for you help. Did you run scanimage -L from Terminal and what was the output? I looked at the Canon site for the driver and found scangearmp2-3.70-1-deb.tar.gz for download. Is that what you downloaded and installed? scanimage -L outputs the following message: No scanners were id...
by Pangolin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Scanner detected but no permissions to access it
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Scanner detected but no permissions to access it

Hello. I got a new Canon TS8200 series all-in-one printer and I installed the drivers provided by the manifacturer. Regarding the scanner, I cannot use it with Simple Scan because it won't be detected. If I enter in a terminal window sane-find-scanner I get the following output (excerpt): could not ...
by Pangolin
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: How to use Simple Scan with Canon PIXMA MG3620?
Replies: 9
Views: 1850

Re: How to use Simple Scan with Canon PIXMA MG3620?

Hi all. I've recently bought a Canon TS8200 series all-in-one printer, installed the drivers but I can't get it to work with Simple Scan: the scanner won't be detected even though it works properly using Canon's scangearmp2 tool, but it is a bit too basic for my needs :roll: Any ideas about how to p...
by Pangolin
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] CUPS is dead... Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: CUPS is dead... Help!

Hey ClixTrix!
Thank you a lot :)
I had never used TimeShift before and it has just saved my day :D
Now CUPS has come back to life and everything seems to be working properly.
by Pangolin
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] CUPS is dead... Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 267

[SOLVED] CUPS is dead... Help!

Hi. LM 19 Cinnamon. When I open the Printers manager I get the message "Printing service not available. Start the service on this computer or connect to another server" (see attached picture below). Printing-service-not-available.png There is a "Start Service" button inside the window but it is not ...
by Pangolin
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to free disk space in Root partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 4018

Re: [SOLVED] How to free disk space in Root partition?

So you have now removed that huge syslog.1 file but you did not say whether or not you looked in it to see if it held any clues as to why it was so huge. :roll: uhmmm... yes, that's what I have done rushing in almost carelessly :oops: It would have been better if I had a look at the log file before...
by Pangolin
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to free disk space in Root partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 4018

Re: How to free disk space in Root partition?

kc1di wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:27 am
you can clear that log with the following commands,
That did the trick!
Applied your instructions: syslog file emptied, 8.4 gbs freed on my root partition and everything is working fine :D
Thank you so much kc1di
by Pangolin
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to free disk space in Root partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 4018

Re: How to free disk space in Root partition?

Thanks for your advice guys.
I think I've spotted the problem: inside my /var/log directory there is a monster 8.4 gb file named "syslog.1" :shock:
Why is it so big and how to keep it at a reasonable size?
Is it safe to delete it?
by Pangolin
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to free disk space in Root partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 4018

[SOLVED] How to free disk space in Root partition?

Hi guys. I'm running LM 18.1 Cinnamon and my system has 2 partitions: 20gb root and 100gb home. Now my root is 95% used and I keep receiving alerts about that. I noticed that in /var/log there is a 9gb bunch of stuff: nearly half the size of the whole partition... Is there a safe way to free some sp...
by Pangolin
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Why Doesn't Mint Know What CPU I Have?
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Why Doesn't Mint Know What CPU I Have?

Search for the last 5 digits of the sig in the above linked document to confirm the status of that microcode for your CPU. Alternatively for Mint 19 - this package will provide a detailed overview of spectre/meltdown security status including that of any active microcode. apt install spectre-meltdo...
by Pangolin
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Why Doesn't Mint Know What CPU I Have?
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Why Doesn't Mint Know What CPU I Have?

Please, check the logfile /var/log/syslog for the word "microcode". Alternatively run journalctl -b and check for the word "microcode". In both cases, you should easily find out that Linux Mint only loads the microcode module, which matches your CPU, Intel or AMD. No exceptions. Ubuntu has added bo...
by Pangolin
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 5614

Re: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?

Thanks guys.
So I should check all of the radio buttons in the "plus" column, right?
Why do I have 2 /root/ paths in the list?

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