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by pastic
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Apache, PHP on 18.1
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

Re: Apache, PHP on 18.1

Hi! I went through some frustrating moments to get the LAMP components installed and working when I first tried (on 17.3). So I ended up writing a bash script when I got a configuration that worked for me. FWIW, this below is the install script I use whenever I do a fresh install. It currently works...
by pastic
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED (mistaken about openvpn)] package update caused 10 min shutdown delay
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Openvpn package update caused 10 min shutdown delay

Hi! I was going from openvpn version 2.3.10-1ubuntu2 to 2.3.10-1ubuntu2.1 . But I am not actively using openvpn. I updated both less and openvpn yesterday and more or less immediately I came across the 10-mintue shutdown delay. I had spent the morning repartitioning a disk and installing a 2nd insta...
by pastic
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED (mistaken about openvpn)] package update caused 10 min shutdown delay
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Openvpn package update caused 10 min shutdown delay

Well, simply because it was only when I rolled back the openvpn update that the problem immediately went away. Had previously rolled back the less update to no effect. But typically, and embarassingly, now that I reinstalled the the openvpn update in question in order to reproduce the problem and pr...
by pastic
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED (mistaken about openvpn)] package update caused 10 min shutdown delay
Replies: 4
Views: 136

[SOLVED (mistaken about openvpn)] package update caused 10 min shutdown delay

Hello ! After a few hours of troubleshooting I have realised that the openvpn package update released today - on my computer (mint 18.1 cinnamon) - causes a 10 minute delay when rebooting/shutting down. While troubleshooting I timed it 6+ times and the delay was to the second 10 minutes from hitting...
by pastic
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Uninstalled Steam, all files remain
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: [SOLVED] Uninstalled Steam, all files remain

I love how you on this forum often get, not only answers to your question, but also the background that puts the answer in its context. Thumbs up!
by pastic
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Uninstalled Steam, all files remain
Replies: 2
Views: 103

[SOLVED] Uninstalled Steam, all files remain

I un-installed Steam from the Software Manager. I have rebooted and confirmed that Steam in now marked as not installed (i.e., "is installed" icon is missing). But all 1.5 GB of Steam-files remain at /home/<user>/.steam. These are just the program files, the game files I had in a different...
by pastic
Sat May 06, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] I edited grub.cfg - big mistake?
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: I edited grub.cfg - big mistake?

Mute Ant wrote:That's the file that starts...

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# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub

...yes?

:oops: :oops: :oops: Okay. I'll tackle the template files. Thanks!
by pastic
Sat May 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] I edited grub.cfg - big mistake?
Replies: 4
Views: 168

[SOLVED] I edited grub.cfg - big mistake?

Hello! I installed 18.1 alongside 18 but wanted to keep 18 as default boot option, so after the 18.1 installation process updated grub, I opened /boot/grub/grub.cfg in xed and changed the default from 0 to 4. I also changed text colours and made the naming of the menu entries more humanly readable (...
by pastic
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cp -a will never "work" unless sudo:ed?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

cp -a will never "work" unless sudo:ed?

Consider the situation below. When I do cp -a the ownership of files and folders are supposed to be preserved, but below only the group is preserved, while the owner is changed to <my user>. If I do sudo cp -a , however, then the ownership is preserved as well. I read somewhere on stackoverflow that...
by pastic
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] owner and permissions become "unknown"?
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: owner and permissions become "unknown"?

I see. Thanks!
by pastic
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] owner and permissions become "unknown"?
Replies: 2
Views: 149

[solved] owner and permissions become "unknown"?

I was playing in a virtual machine, changing permissions for wordpress folders/files copied to /var/www/html, when I ran into a new experience: I am in a terminal at /var/www/html and I launch commands at /var/www/html/dev Octal permissions for subfolders are 775, and for files 664, when I begin. I ...
by pastic
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [solved] Why "permission denied"?
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: [solved] Why "permission denied"?

thanks!
by pastic
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brackets removed from repos in 18.1 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Brackets removed from repos in 18.1 ?

The code editor Brackets was in the repos for 17.3 and 18.0. Now in 18.1 I noticed it is gone. Is there anywhere I can read why (out of curiosity) and see if there is a road map for its inclusion again?
by pastic
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [solved] Why "permission denied"?
Replies: 2
Views: 333

[solved] Why "permission denied"?

Hello, I wrote a small script "lampscript" to help me setup a development environment in various VMs and after reinstalls etc etc. I set the file to be able to be executed and launch it from the command line with lampscript . I works fine until I get to the verify section. The file phpinfo...
by pastic
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dealing with text from a Macintosh (character encoding)
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Dealing with text from a Macintosh (character encoding)

I've been sent a lot of text files (*.txt). They come from a Macintosh. Whenever I open the documents in Xed, Libreoffice Writer or Sublime Text, some characters such as apostrophies and Swedish åäö are replaced with junk characters. How do I deal with this situation on Linux Mint? I would like to b...
by pastic
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] Can I wipe partition and get grub reinstalled automatically?
Replies: 1
Views: 93

[solved] Can I wipe partition and get grub reinstalled automatically?

Hello! A while back I bought a new SSD and first installed 17.3, then I partitioned and installed 18. Now I am only using 18 but have littered my directories with trial-error-junk, so I want to start over by wiping 17.3 and installing 18.1 in its place (and then slowly migrate from 18 to 18.1). sdb1...
by pastic
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which VPN should i use?
Replies: 47
Views: 1691

Re: Which VPN should i use?

PIA is a US based company, so essentially an oxymoron when it comes to privacy. Marketers may not know what you do, but authorities sure will know every step you take.
by pastic
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I do any harm booting a Windows computer into Linux from USB?
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Can I do any harm booting a Windows computer into Linux from USB?

There were uefi problems a few years ago with Samsung laptops booting Linux. The Samsung written uefi was apparently crappy. Check the Samsung thread on notebookreview.com. Most problems with the Samsung and Linux are documented there. Users danneman and John ratsey are very knowledgeable. Updating ...
by pastic
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] processes vs running processes
Replies: 1
Views: 97

[SOLVED] processes vs running processes

What's the difference between a process and a running process? I thought a process became a process by virtue of being run.

I noticed this difference when playing around with Conky. I currently have 272 processes and 0 running processes, even though I have Firefox, terminal and xed open.
by pastic
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] sorting of kernels in Update manager
Replies: 3
Views: 140

[SOLVED] sorting of kernels in Update manager

Not that I intend to update the kernel but I was just browsing the Update manager. And I see three main categories, from top to bottom: 4.10 4.4 4.8 Is the Update manager not sorting ascending "normally"? I mean, I understand 4.10 to be more recent than 4.8, so it ought to be at the bottom...

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