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by xdicey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 61
Views: 1846

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

PCLOS-KDE or LinuxLite.
by xdicey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

I have several kobo 64GB ARCs -they work fine with Mint but what I prefer is my Samsung Tab 8. I use Moon+ Reader Pro e-reader app. It's the best. No worries. I have downloaded over 1100 books. I use a 64GB microSD card with Samsung. Has been working for the last 2 yrs or more. Works with Calibre too.
by xdicey
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 191
Views: 7267

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

But is it really feasible to use Maui? considering one of its moderators response from the same post here https://forums.mauilinux.org/showthread.php?tid=24650 There are unfortunately other plans. Maui isn't going to release new ISO releases so new users might be better off using Netrunner instead o...
by xdicey
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I hide my online activities from my ISP?
Replies: 48
Views: 2130

Re: How can I hide my online activities from my ISP?

1984 is here, we live in a global police state and the enemy has the advantage. In EU you have better protection, in the US you live in a corporate police state. The NSA gets all your stuff, unless your name is Edward Snowden. And if you full-proof your computer, your smart phone will get you. Safe...
by xdicey
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack [issue is fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 16
Views: 2432

Re: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack [issue is fixed on all Mint versions]

October being cyber security month; irony?
Do routers from ISPs need patching as well?
by xdicey
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell Inspiron 11 Series 3000 laptop & Linux Mint 18.1 KDE
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Dell Inspiron 11 Series 3000 laptop & Linux Mint 18.1 KDE

. . . and that's how easy it is to be happy :D.
by xdicey
Thu May 04, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Crossword Puzzles

That sounds grand :). I love crosswords and didn't know one exists in the repos though even if I did, I wouldn't know about finding and installing those other files because I'm still a linux idiot.

How come the .puz files aren't there already :? are they a must have?
by xdicey
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What DE to drop?
Replies: 15
Views: 739

Re: What DE to drop?

None of them. I haven't tried them all as yet.
by xdicey
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ontario, Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 541

Re: Ontario, Canada

Hmmm . . . partial grant, partial loan. Half a loaf. . . and all that :|.

Thanks P.
by xdicey
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ontario, Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 541

Re: Ontario, Canada

So new rules here. Post-secondary education is now free. Tuiton = nada. My daughters are lovin' it. :D Health care works well here, too. Dentists we actually have to have insurance for if we don't want to pay. Life sucks, eh? Pat D, My kid starting at Waterloo this Sept. Not 'nada' for me. I did he...
by xdicey
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Why can't my computer mount my tablet?
Replies: 27
Views: 4464

Re: Why can't my computer mount my tablet?

This is an old post cinnamint, you may want to start to new thread. As far as I know, this one never got solved.
by xdicey
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: NASA just released a ton of software for free
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: NASA just released a ton of software for free

Would they come with any 'little friends' to keep everlasting company with my computer?
by xdicey
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: FF, IE (win) not allowing access to linuxmint.com
Replies: 1
Views: 221

FF, IE (win) not allowing access to linuxmint.com

Is it only me, but FF and IE -when I couldn't get in, are not allowing access to linuxmint.com. Something about certificate expired at 6:59 pm Feb 23/17.

I forged ahead despite their warnings.


EDIT: All is well now. No more cert. warnings.
by xdicey
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I download/update Linux Firmware 1.157.8?
Replies: 18
Views: 2294

Re: Should I download/update Linux Firmware 1.157.8?

No. Which particular kernel withing a series is patched depends on both the series number and what distro you are running. 4.4.0-45 is the Ubuntu patched version in the 4.4 series. I'm not sure what the second is Pjotr mentioned so if it came after Dirty Cow I could be wrong and you would need to m...
by xdicey
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I download/update Linux Firmware 1.157.8?
Replies: 18
Views: 2294

Re: Should I download/update Linux Firmware 1.157.8?

Pjotr wrote:
No. I assumed that your system was running on the 3.13.0-83 kernel. If it's running on the 4.4.0-45, I recommend the 4.4.0-62.

Check your running kernel:

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uname -r
uname -r

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4.4.0-45-generic
Thanks Pjtor; I'll install the 4x -62 at some point then.
by xdicey
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I download/update Linux Firmware 1.157.8?
Replies: 18
Views: 2294

Re: Should I download/update Linux Firmware 1.157.8?

No immediate need, but some time ago there were two kernel security issues with more relevance for desktop users than usual,which were fixed in a newer kernel. So in your place I would install the 3.13.0-108 kernel, which contains those fixes. If, upon reboot, you encounter problems with the -108 k...
by xdicey
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I download/update Linux Firmware 1.157.8?
Replies: 18
Views: 2294

Re: Should I download/update Linux Firmware 1.157.8?

No immediate need, but some time ago there were two kernel security issues with more relevance for desktop users than usual,which were fixed in a newer kernel. So in your place I would install the 3.13.0-108 kernel, which contains those fixes. If, upon reboot, you encounter problems with the -108 k...
by xdicey
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I download/update Linux Firmware 1.157.8?
Replies: 18
Views: 2294

Re: Should I download/update Linux Firmware 1.157.8?

But that's just the thing for newbies like me -only been using Mint 17.2 Sept or Oct 2015 and I still have Level 5 stuff I have not installed. How do I know I needed it and didn't install it? At the beginning, I used to install them without discrimination but after reading the many posts with warnin...
by xdicey
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium not updated
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Chromium not updated

BiohaZd wrote:
is there a repo for that ?

EDIT: found it - https://www.google.co.uk/chrome/browser/desktop/

Isn't it the same old version this links to? I tried it and at the end of 'install' GDebi says the same version already exists. Were you able to install the latest version, 56, via this link?

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