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by DeltaTango
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: [Solved] Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4

There is a new workaround : https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/11/h ... -ext4.html
It worked for me with LM 18 XFCE and LMDE 3.
by DeltaTango
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Encrypting home folder with eCryptfs
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Encrypting home folder with eCryptfs

I found out what I needed and it has nothing to do with Calamares. I simply need to run the ecryptfs-migrate-home tool to encrypt my home folder. Documentation & tutorials :https://www.lifewire.com/should-you-encrypt-home-folder-2202069 The last step that was difficult to work out was obtaining the ...
by DeltaTango
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Encrypting home folder with eCryptfs
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: using Calamares for encryption : where is it ?

I believe I had to install it first. From the terminal: sudo apt install calamares calamares Yes, indeed. Actually, I found out that the version of the iso image of LMDE that was using worked this way (you must install first Calamares in the live session) but that the latest version of LMDE does in...
by DeltaTango
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Encrypting home folder with eCryptfs
Replies: 4
Views: 278

[Solved] Encrypting home folder with eCryptfs

Hello to all. I am trying to install LMDE 3 Cinnamon (this part works fine and out-of-the-box) but with home encryption, or if not available, full-disk encryption. The LMDE 3 release notes state that "An alternative installer, called Calamares, is available in the application menu. This installer pr...
by DeltaTango
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: encryption for LMDE 3
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: encryption for LMDE 3

+1
by DeltaTango
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4

I found the (new) workaround :

it seems that Dropbox considers all user folders inside /home to be encrypted.

So I created a /home-unecrypted/my_username folder and moved the Dropbox folder there and it works now.
by DeltaTango
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4

The symlink is on an encrypted filesystem. Yes, but the symlink is only used by the human user (me) to access the folder, not by Dropbox itself: the folder has been moved or so it should be. I am trying to check out if this is indeed the case. But I cannot find in which config file the Dropbox fold...
by DeltaTango
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4

Hello Redlined and thanks for answering. Dropbox also stopped working on computer A this morning with the same symptoms, , so 24h after computer B. I guess it had nothing to do with a difference between systems after all. On both systems, the Dropbox folder was originally in /home/(username)/Dropbox...
by DeltaTango
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4

I just tried installing the latest .deb version from Dropbox's web site (2018.11.28) : not a change.
by DeltaTango
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4
Replies: 9
Views: 362

[Solved] Dropbox not working any more on Cinnamon ext4

Hello to all. Like many other users I have been notified for a long time that Dropbox was not going to work any more except on ext4 file systems. I use several computers: - Computer A runs LM 18.2 XFCE with an encrypted home on an ext4 filesystem. The relevant installed packages are dropbox and thun...
by DeltaTango
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Add keyboard shortcut for Enter
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Add keyboard shortcut for Enter

It worked ! Awesome !
Thanks a lot
by DeltaTango
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Add keyboard shortcut for Enter
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Add keyboard shortcut for Enter

Thanks for your help. This sounds like a good option .. except I cannot see any Scoll lock key on my keyboard. The laptop is a MSI GS65 8RE-052FR Stealth Thin . Ideally, I would liek to map it to the right Shift key that is right below the Enter key. Otherwise, the $ key. Is there a list of the vari...
by DeltaTango
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Add keyboard shortcut for Enter
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Add keyboard shortcut for Enter

Hello. I have a problem with the keyboard of my MSI laptop running LM 19: the Enter key does not work any more. It will go to customer service and repair and in the meantime I am using an USB keyboard. But before it is fixed, I have a couple of trips to do with this laptop. Hence, I would like to ma...
by DeltaTango
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM19: software manager asks password several times
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: LM19: software manager asks password several times

Hi. No, the computer was brand new, there has been NO previous Linux install on it.
I did a standard install, not something custom.

Edit : I had forgotten to type the 'NO' in the line above.
by DeltaTango
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM19: software manager asks password several times
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: LM19: software manager asks password several times

gm10 wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:33 am
Define "just installed".
Yesterday evening. Only changes made to the OS were updates using the Update Manager and installing new programs using the Software Manager.
by DeltaTango
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM19: software manager asks password several times
Replies: 5
Views: 105

LM19: software manager asks password several times

hello. I just installed LM 19 Cinnamon. When I install software using the software manager, for each software, it asks several times my password, not because I mistype it, but for some other reason. For as single software, it asked me to type my password up to 8 times ! For a couple of these softwar...
by DeltaTango
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Dual-boot Windows 10: cannot boot latest LM but only older versions
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: Dual-boot Windows 10: cannot boot latest LM but only older versions

Ok. I found the answer with the help of the French LM Forum : - so disable Fast Boot and Secure Boot. - resize partition in Windows to make space for LM. - boot from Live USB after editing the GRUB. I tried the following : - with *acpi=off* : boots with low-resolution display (800x600) - with *nomod...
by DeltaTango
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Dual-boot Windows 10: cannot boot latest LM but only older versions
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: Dual-boot Windows 10: cannot boot latest LM but only older versions

Hello. I am back to solving this problem.
I still don't know how to install LM on this computer ?
by DeltaTango
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Dual-boot Windows 10: cannot boot latest LM but only older versions
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: Dual-boot Windows 10: cannot boot latest LM but only older versions

Hi. Thanks for the explanation. Rather than installing another distro, I'd rather try installing a version of LM with a newer kernel. Questions : - How (where) did you check support for processor by the kernel, so I can make sure which kernel versions would support it ? - Is there a way to install a...
by DeltaTango
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Dual-boot Windows 10: cannot boot latest LM but only older versions
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: Dual-boot Windows 10: cannot boot latest LM but only older versions

FYI, after a quick test : LMDE 3 Cinnamon works fine from Live USB without having to tinker anything like ACPI (except the display is in 800 x 600 like Xubuntu 16.04) .

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