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by Schultz
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: need guidance in choosing DE
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: need guidance in choosing DE

Since you say you liked Gnome, why not try Mate, which was forked from Gnome.
by Schultz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to know if your hardware is supported on mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: How to know if your hardware is supported on mint?

From MATE's Wikipedia entry: The project is supported by Ubuntu MATE lead developer Martin Wimpress and by the Linux Mint development team: "We consider MATE yet another desktop, just like KDE, Gnome 3, Xfce etc… and based on the popularity of Gnome 2 in previous releases of Linux Mint, we are ...
by Schultz
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel updates... Should I just stick with 18.2?
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: kernel updates... Should I just stick with 18.2?

Just to add to what's already been stated: As I understand it for Mint, the X.0 and X.1 releases come with an LTS kernel. The X.2 and X.3 releases come with an HWE kernel. At least that's the way it's been for Mint 17 and 18. So Mint 18.0 and 18.1 came with the 4.4 kernel which is LTS. Mint 18.2 and...
by Schultz
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I install flash player for firefox please
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: How do I install flash player for firefox please

karlchen wrote:
I think I had mentioned Software Manager . . .

Yes you did. I added that there's two options to choose from. :) Sorry if I stepped on your toes.
by Schultz
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I install flash player for firefox please
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: How do I install flash player for firefox please

karlchen wrote: On all of my Linux Mint systems, from Mint 13 to Mint 18.1, Adobe Flash Player came pre-installed with the Linux Mint operating system. Isn't flashplayer now part of the option during install to install proprietary codecs? (I may be wrong on this; anyone?) If the OP didn't check tha...
by Schultz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Please switch to another Linux Mint mirror. Your APT cache is corrupted"
Replies: 29
Views: 970

Re: "Please switch to another Linux Mint mirror. Your APT cache is corrupted"

JohnFrumm wrote:
(and btw, why is it even possible to select a kernel from the wrong family???)

There's no such thing as a "wrong kernel family." Either it works or it doesn't (on any one given computer).
by Schultz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED]January 9, 2018: Has anyone received the promised security updates for Meltdown?
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: January 9, 2018: Has anyone received the promised security updates for Meltdown?

So they released a new 4.4 kernel? I've gotten nothing yet for 4.13. :?:
by Schultz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any app to control monitor settings?
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Any app to control monitor settings?

xbacklight would look promising, if only there were a gui for it. Thanks anyway.
by Schultz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any app to control monitor settings?
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Any app to control monitor settings?

Thanks thx-1138, I checked out the link you gave, but I don't think that's what I'm looking for (unless I missed something). I'm just looking for an app that lets you adjust things like the brightness, contrast, that sort of thing.
by Schultz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any app to control monitor settings?
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Any app to control monitor settings?

Does anyone know of any apps that let you adjust your monitor settings? I noticed one yesterday for Windows and was wondering if there are any for Linux. (In case you're wondering, using the buttons on my monitor is a big pain.)
by Schultz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Browser or Browsers
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Browser or Browsers

Petermint wrote:
For the big browser, I use an old release of Firefox as mentioned by Schultz.

I don't use nor recommend an "old" browser. I'm using the current ESR version 52.5.3.
by Schultz
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Firefox no audio--but look at all the multiple processes
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Firefox no audio--but look at all the multiple processes

all41 wrote:
Have been using Palemoon for quite sometime but thought I would try out the newly patched FF 57.0.4

Just in case you didn't know, Pale Moon is not affected by Meltdown and Spectre:

https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17928
by Schultz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Still not understanding kernel releases
Replies: 22
Views: 702

Re: Still not understanding kernel releases

Just install the latest 4.13 kernel and all other security updates from Mint's Update Manager and be done with it. There's nothing else to worry about. :!:
by Schultz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I move a Folder from Desk Top to Menu Bar?
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: How do I move a Folder from Desk Top to Menu Bar?

But you didn't answer the question, which desktop environment? Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce or KDE?
by Schultz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is the danger of Meltdown and Spectre exaggerated
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: Is the danger of Meltdown and Spectre exaggerated

It's not exaggerated according to the author of the linked article below. I'm not saying I agree or disagree with him. My knowledge is too limited to form an opinion worth sharing. I'm just throwing it out there. :) https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/01/spectre_and_mel_1.html
by Schultz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: fixing Linux Mint 18.3 for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 92
Views: 4588

Re: fixing Linux Mint 18.3 for Meltdown and Spectre

Kernel 4.8 has been end of life for a while now, so I'd change it now, and then update again on the 9th.
by Schultz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint
Replies: 56
Views: 1584

Re: I'm sick of FUD and misinformation regarding Linux Mint

I guess Mint gets a lot of FUD because it's the easiest OS (IMO) for a Windows user to switch over to. You know, you attack the one enemy that poses the biggest threat. :)
by Schultz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 408
Views: 12759

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Just for the record, I'd rather have it done right, than fast and wrong, of course (I'm talking about Ubuntu's patch).
by Schultz
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: fixing Linux Mint 18.3 for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 92
Views: 4588

Re: fixing Linux Mint 18.3 for Meltdown and Spectre

Browser patches only fix the problem on the browser, so a "bad guy" can't exploit the weakness through your browser. But you'd still be vulnerable through other apps. At least that's the way I understand it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
by Schultz
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> How: upgrade to 18.3 w/o upgrade Firefox?
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: How: upgrade to 18.3 w/o upgrade Firefox?

GEWB wrote:
Thoughts, ideas?

Backing up your profile would have saved your add-ons.

Also I don't understand why you say you had to roll back to 18.1 to get FF ESR. You could have just removed FF 57 and then install the ESR version.

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