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by felemur
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 19.3 Trina, really? (not anymore, it's Tricia now)
Replies: 83
Views: 2329

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

smurphos wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:13 am
I'm looking forward to Mint 20.2 Ulrika-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka-ka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb1JrDA8PzU
Still my favorite show ever. (sung in the club style)
by felemur
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Neptune 6 - worth checking out
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: Neptune 6 - worth checking out

Oh Noes! More new stuff to check out! :wink: However, I am a MATE fan. I really liked the Windows 95 interface, and you get all that and more with MATE. I actually liked Windows 95, and I liked Win 98 SE2, XP & Win 7. I think Microsoft had too many users for their taste and decided with Windows 8 &...
by felemur
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Neptune 6 - worth checking out
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: Neptune 6 - worth checking out

Oh Noes! More new stuff to check out! :wink: However, I am a MATE fan. I really liked the Windows 95 interface, and you get all that and more with MATE. I actually liked Windows 95, and I liked Win 98 SE2, XP & Win 7. I think Microsoft had too many users for their taste and decided with Windows 8 &...
by felemur
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 19.2 beta Cinnamon has become my daily driver
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Mint 19.2 beta Cinnamon has become my daily driver

When I had that problem after upgrading to 19.1, I ended up doing a lot of reading before I figured out what to do. From what I gather, it seems like it was mainly the Epson scanners that we're having the problem, so I'm not surprised that your HP did not have the same issues. I'm looking forward to...
by felemur
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 19.2 beta Cinnamon has become my daily driver
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Mint 19.2 beta Cinnamon has become my daily driver

Did you have any problems when you went to 19.1?
by felemur
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 19.2 beta Cinnamon has become my daily driver
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Mint 19.2 beta Cinnamon has become my daily driver

Sounds good.

One concern of mine is scanners working OK after updating to 19.2. My Epson V500 Photo scanner stopped working on Mint Cinnamon after upgrading to 19.1, and required some tinkering to get it back to working normally. Have you, or anyone who has been using 19.2 had any scanner issues?
by felemur
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)

So, even at the expense of making myself look stupid :oops: , I thought I would follow up after figuring this out - 100% sure. This way, hopefully my mistakes could help someone else. To recap, I was suddenly getting desktop notifications that seemed to me to be coming through the Cinnamon notificat...
by felemur
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 19.2 Beta Running Great Here
Replies: 20
Views: 1138

Re: 19.2 Beta Running Great Here

Re: Gimp 2.10.

I removed the 2.8, and went to the software manager, clicked on Flatpak, typed GIMP, and version 2.10 came up. Been running it a lot with zero issues. You don't even need to PPA - it's right in the Software Manager.
by felemur
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Suddenly Getting External Notifications

Thanks for that. I will have to spend time tomorrow reading that, it's a bit over my head, so I'll have to take it slow. However, I did find the source of this issue. I use Vivaldi browser with the extensions I've mentioned above, and have the notifications set as described above, but I found posts ...
by felemur
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Suddenly Getting External Notifications

Good question. I'm not actually fully sure if they are notifications originating from the Cinnamon Mint notification system, or just getting pushed through it. (Sorry, I'm not super tech savvy - just a computer user, not a programmer). They seem be, as I get them appear on the desktop over what I'm ...
by felemur
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Suddenly Getting External Notifications

Thanks for that. I checked, and it is secure.
by felemur
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Suddenly Getting External Notifications

Good thoughts, I'll give both ideas a try. Thanks.
by felemur
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Re: Suddenly Getting External Notifications

I use an extension to auto-delete cookies after I leave a web page called "Cookie AutoDelete", and I only white-list sites I know and use. I've looked at the stored cookies, nothing there I didn't expect. I also use the uBlock Origin and Disconnect extensions with only a select few sites white-liste...
by felemur
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)
Replies: 14
Views: 414

Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)

In the last 2 days, I've been getting Cinnamon notifications from outside sources like MSNBC news, etc. I don't even go to those sites. I went into my browsers and checked, and none of the ones I've been getting are "allowed". I can't figure out where these are coming from. I just want to stop them....
by felemur
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Local Redirect to 0.0.0.0 to block tracking, ads, bad sites, etc
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Local Redirect to 0.0.0.0 to block tracking, ads, bad sites, etc

OK, thanks, I thought that was the case. It must have been a program that I had before that would check and download updated lists to the hosts file. I do remember you could choose what list or lists it would use and would update regularly. If anyone has any idea of what that was, I sure would appre...
by felemur
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Local Redirect to 0.0.0.0 to block tracking, ads, bad sites, etc
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Local Redirect to 0.0.0.0 to block tracking, ads, bad sites, etc

Thanks for your reply.

I can copy that list or others to make a new hosts file in /etc/hosts, but if I did that, wouldn't the list be static? If my memory is right, I remember an app/program that would automatically update the list once per day or so.
by felemur
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Local Redirect to 0.0.0.0 to block tracking, ads, bad sites, etc
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Local Redirect to 0.0.0.0 to block tracking, ads, bad sites, etc

When I was using Mint 17.3 in 2015, instead of having an ad blocker in my browser, I had a custom local host file for a redirect of bad sites, ads, etc to 0.0.0.0 instead of the address of the ad server or address of the bad site. It automatically updated the list from a site like this one (I think)...
by felemur
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Main OS For One of My Web Sites
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Linux Main OS For One of My Web Sites

I just checked the stats for February and before - it is more or less similar back for months. Not sure why this is.

Here is the February 2019 stats for the same site:
by felemur
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Main OS For One of My Web Sites
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Linux Main OS For One of My Web Sites

I own a few websites, and I was just checking the Awstats on cPanel of one site in particular, and was surprised to see that the main OS for viewing my site is Linux. This particular site has nothing to do with computers or Linux. I don't know why Linux is the main OS, but I thought others might fin...

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