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by rene
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon not retaining change in default program for PDF
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Cinnamon not retaining change in default program for PDF

You probably have root-owned files or directories in your home, causing permission issues while saving:

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sudo find ~/ ! -user $(whoami)
You can chown them individually or just sudo chown -R $(whoami): ~/.
by rene
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any Suggestions for TV software, to use with my USB TV Receiver/Aerial?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Any Suggestions for TV software, to use with my USB TV Receiver/Aerial?

Now all we have to hope for is not having scared away self-professed Linux Newbie mightyd with the client/server-type setup... :wink:
by rene
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't apply emblem to folders
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: [SOLVED] Can't apply emblem to folders

Well rene, strangely enough I have that exact file. /etc/update-motd.d/91-release-upgrade . It is installed by update-manager which I believe I'm finding could be standard on the MATE edition, but it's not installed on my 19 Xfce nor Cinnamon editions. Oh well, it's no doubt pulled in via some obsc...
by rene
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't apply emblem to folders
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Can't apply emblem to folders

When I got to #4, I get this message: Last login: Sun Sep 23 16:47:41 EDT 2018 on tty1 Failed to connect to https://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-release-lts. Check your Internet connection or proxy settings. That seems to be saying that your Mint 19 install was not a new but an upgraded install as th...
by rene
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't apply emblem to folders
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Can't apply emblem to folders

/home/jerry/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home-f7a99d01.log /home/jerry/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home Those were undoubtedly the issue... I then ran chown -R $(whoami): ~/ but was denied, so I ran it as sudo which succeeded, except for: chown: changing ownership of '/home/jerry/.gvfs': Function not ...
by rene
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't apply emblem to folders
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Can't apply emblem to folders

I can deny this being an issue here both on Mint 19 Xfce and Mint 19 Cinnamon. The usual check as to you having got non-user owned (dot-) files and/or directories in your home directory is likely in order: sudo find ~/ ! -user $(whoami) You will likely find ~/.cache/dconf/user root-owned but that sh...
by rene
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: LM 18.3: New user created by GUI is not assigend to standard groups.
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: LM 18.3: New user created by GUI is not assigend to standard groups.

Is there any description of "all" user groups? No, because mostly no such thing exists. I recently looked at that issue in the context of another thread here and I'm afraid this is a bit of a mess... The installer places the initial administrator user in its usergroup and "sudo, adm, cdrom, dip, pl...
by rene
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Uninstall Linux Mint?
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

By the way, let me add that most laptops have a restore partition which unless you deleted it when installing Mint would be a better method to restore Windows than a fresh install. If your system does have a restore partition you will be able to boot into it using some brand-specific method that (if...
by rene
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Uninstall Linux Mint?
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

The question is how to boot from usb inst.OS on OS Linux mint... The thing is: booting your W10 USB is a BIOS-level issue: before Mint boots it does not exist as far as your computer is concerned; Mint is not involved in any way in your BIOS booting or not booting from USB; had you had Windows inst...
by rene
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: any simple software to test read/write speed on ssd?
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: any simple software to test read/write speed on ssd?

sudo hdparm -t --direct /dev/sda for the correct /dev/sda is the basic sequential-read speed test, to be used to see if things are right or wrong at the lower levels. Just open the terminal and copy/paste that in. If it's a second-hand SSD, note that a firmware-level format will usually restore the...
by rene
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any Suggestions for TV software, to use with my USB TV Receiver/Aerial?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Any Suggestions for TV software, to use with my USB TV Receiver/Aerial?

I have at this point transferred my USB TV receiver to a Windows system even if only since I wasn't using it anyway but when I did found installing tvheadend, https://tvheadend.org/projects/tvheadend/wiki/AptRepository, the in the end best solution. Especially if you will be using a media-center typ...
by rene
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Need a reminder to tend to coffeepot

Or one with a robot arm that empties the pot into your lap after a certain amount of time. I mean, just wait and see how long you'll keep forgetting then!
by rene
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software repositories not in https???
Replies: 31
Views: 564

Re: software repositories not in https???

[ ... ] I only object when claims are made that it's a non-issue, which it clearly is not. Yet, in the last sentence of the very same reply you note that it clearly is as far as real-world thread and the context of this specific forum is concerned. This then seems to be saying that potential (...) ...
by rene
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software repositories not in https???
Replies: 31
Views: 564

Re: software repositories not in https???

Everybody not keeping their system up to date and everybody installing Mint now is vulnerable to this With "this" being a not to a normal Mint user applicable theoretical threat, described as, with emphasis mine, If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could ...
by rene
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software repositories not in https???
Replies: 31
Views: 564

Re: software repositories not in https???

Fine; that ends up being the same thing.
by rene
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software repositories not in https???
Replies: 31
Views: 564

Re: software repositories not in https???

As silly as this may sound, how do I know if the insecure http connection was intercepted (MITM attack) and then a software package containing malware or just a bogus one was downloaded onto my device...? As said a number of times now, the packages themselves are cryptographically signed. A package...
by rene
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Mate 19 and Open DNS- solved, and thank you.
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Mint Mate 19 and Open DNS

I expect AscLinux was addressing administrollaattori. If you do what I suggested you should be good.
by rene
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Mate 19 and Open DNS- solved, and thank you.
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Mint Mate 19 and Open DNS

I'm referring to 19 Xfce but would be surprised if any of it is substantially different in MATE; Mint uses NetworkManager in all editions. I.e., indeed get to that IPv4 Settings tab; assuming that you have "Method" set to "Automatic (DHCP)" now, make it "Automatic (DHCP) addresses only", and enter t...
by rene
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: taskset cmd - interpreting the man pages [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: taskset cmd - interpreting the man pages [Solved]

Personally I would find spelling "were" as "where" slightly below excellent, but it was late...

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