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by felemur
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 62
Views: 1797

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

So I actually read what info they are gathering. I personally have no issue with what they want - actually it makes sense so they can know where to focus their efforts. I wouldn't even opt out - and I'm a privacy nut. You have to choose your battles IMO. There are far worse privacy issues regarding ...
by felemur
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 27
Views: 540

Re: When did you come to Linux?

....... There are certainly some other distros that I like - Peppermint, Korora, Netrunner... but nothing that could get me to switch from Mint :mrgreen: I use Peppermint on my older laptop. Of all the Linus Distro's, it is a very close second to Mint Cinnamon IMO. It is lighter and faster on older...
by felemur
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 27
Views: 540

Re: When did you come to Linux?

2001 with Mandrake - I was totally lost and kept using Windows for real work on my main computer. 2008 with Kubuntu - worked, sort of. Then an update caused the Blue Screen of Death. Went back to Windows. 2015 Happily using Windows 7, updated to Windows 10. I was horrified with Windows 10. Switched ...
by felemur
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Update Manager Error
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Update Manager Error

OK, so found what the software was causing the "colomboem" thingy mentioned above - it was a program called Dukto. I removed it, removed the line from the sources list and re-ran the Refresh on the update manger, and no more errors - BIG THANKS for helping.
by felemur
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Update Manager Error
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Update Manager Error

OK, thanks. I've removed the stable one. As you say, they do both have the exact same contents pointing to stable. After refreshing the update manager, I got this: W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list:1 and /etc/ap...
by felemur
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Update Manager Error
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Update Manager Error

Thanks.

Couple of questions.

Since I use the beta version of Chrome, should I do it the other way around and remove the Chrome stable list instead?

Also, what is Mint using these for? Does this just tell it where to download the latest versions, or check for latest, or what?
by felemur
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Update Manager Error
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Update Manager Error

david@david-OptiPlex-7010 ~ $ inxi -r Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial contrib Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-xenial.list deb [arch=amd64] https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt xeni...
by felemur
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Update Manager Error
Replies: 8
Views: 222

(Solved) Update Manager Error

I'm getting this error message every time I do any updates. Not sure what it means, but it does not seem to stop the update process. W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome-beta.list:3 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-ch...
by felemur
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability

If only the AV could distinguish between a test and a threat :wink: Now you still don't know if your web browser is already not vulnerable. I did try it with Sophos turned off, and the test said I was "safe". Though, with FF57, I kind-of assumed so. This is a home/work computer, so I wasn't that wo...
by felemur
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability

That link you provided triggered my Sophos AV within a second of the page loading. Nice to know the AV does its job.
Screenshot from 2018-01-21 06-41-40.png
Then this popped up when I clicked to run test:
Screenshot from 2018-01-21 06-46-45.png
by felemur
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Signal Messenger
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Signal Messenger

OK, so to update. I ended up using the software manager to remove Signal since it didn't launch, and tried using the code from Signal's home page to install via the terminal. It too did not work. As a person who came from Windows, I decided to try the Restart method when something doesn't work. Norm...
by felemur
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) Signal Messenger
Replies: 2
Views: 72

(Solved) Signal Messenger

I added Signal from the Software Manager - it's a Flatpack. It installed fine. When I click on it to open, nothing happens. Read up some documentation on Signal, and there was the suggestion to confirm I have APT. I checked, and do. I read a suggestion on the Ubuntu forum to " unset /tmp as noexec "...
by felemur
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cheetahs Like To Play Soccer Too in South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Cheetahs Like To Play Soccer Too in South Africa

all41 wrote:
felemur wrote:Thanks for that. Love cats.
Hey felemur--me too. I have almost a terabyte of big cat videos,documentaries, etc
I got my first digital camera in the year 2000 - a Polaroid of all things.

Anyway, as of now, I have over 11,000 pictures/movies on my hard drives - of my own cats! :shock:
by felemur
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 72
Views: 2082

Re: Net Neutrality

Anyone have any idea how / if this affects Canada?

I don't think it would mean anything, as Canada's CRTC is considered one of the best examples of corporate capture.
by felemur
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cheetahs Like To Play Soccer Too in South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Cheetahs Like To Play Soccer Too in South Africa

Thanks for that. Love cats.
by felemur
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox 57 just not good enough (impressions)
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: Firefox 57 just not good enough (impressions)

Flemur wrote:Firefox 57 is great. No problems, youtube plays fine, pages load much faster, less memory use than previous FFs.
That's my experience too.
by felemur
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Brave Browser ?
Replies: 22
Views: 999

Re: Brave Browser ?

OK, that makes sense to me now.
by felemur
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thunderbird Mail
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Thunderbird Mail

Thunderbird is very useful. I have many e-mail accounts, and it allows me to keep an eye on them in one place and puts up notifications in Cinnamon when an email comes in. I read an article that stated mail programs like Thunderbird are not being used much anymore however. Their use peaked in the ea...

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