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by pastic
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] owner and permissions become "unknown"?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

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: 95

[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: 107

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: 64

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: 107

[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: 34

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: 77

[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: 42
Views: 1117

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: 335

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: 56

[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: 96

[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...
by pastic
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: If this is not weird, I don't know what is
Replies: 3
Views: 208

If this is not weird, I don't know what is

This requires expansion : I have mint 18 installed on my hdd and have customised the desktop background with a photo that I shot myself in Ibiza. Today I launched a live cd of mint 18 from a USB key. It was a cold boot. Lo and behold, as the live cd is loading the cinnamon desktop, my background pho...
by pastic
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Rename monitors?
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Rename monitors?

Hello! I have two Dell monitors of the same model. Sometimes, particularly when I calibrate and do color management stuff, I need to know which monitor is which and it is always a bit cumbersome since they are both identified as "Dell U2412M". Of course, I have found ways to circumvent thi...
by pastic
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dropbox for Linux Mint [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Dropbox for Linux Mint [Solved]

FWIW, since I began using Linux Mint 17 and 18, I am using the package available by apt-get. First "dropbox" for the service itself, and then "dropbox-nemo" for the file manager integration (I need that "copy public link" feature). EDIT: I see you are using KDE version,...
by pastic
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB prompt appears even though grub disk in not attached?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: GRUB prompt appears even though grub disk in not attached?

Ouch! That was bad news. A question before I decide how to proceed: in order to boot from USB on my ultrabook (Samsung NP900X4D), I have to deselect "UEFI" mode and select "UEFI and CSM OS", otherwise it just bypasses the USB-port. Similarly, if I select only "CSM OS" I...
by pastic
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB prompt appears even though grub disk in not attached?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

GRUB prompt appears even though grub disk in not attached?

Hello! Yesterday I installed LM and Grub to an external USB drive; my laptop's internal SSD with Win 8.1 remained untouched. Or so I thought... I set the UEFI boot order to: ubuntu My external drive with LM Windows boot loader My internal drive I was thinking that when the USB drive is attached, gru...
by pastic
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: install on external USB SSD vs. USB-key - pros/cons?
Replies: 1
Views: 73

install on external USB SSD vs. USB-key - pros/cons?

Some of you may have seen my other thread where I installed Mint to an external SDD drive, to be used with my ultrabook over a USB 3.0 port. Now, after moving a few times between kitchen, sofa, bed etc (after all, it's an ultrabook so there will be moving around), I am getting a bit hesitant regardi...
by pastic
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Can an external HDD have two different filesystems?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Can an external HDD have two different filesystems?

Thanks for all help! All went fine. I have managed not to brick my ultrabook, which has the dreaded Samsung UEFI firmware . Thanks also for the tip to do "Custom" and set the mount point to "/". I would have been lost there otherwise. One curiosity, though: during install I did n...
by pastic
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Can an external HDD have two different filesystems?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

[Solved] Can an external HDD have two different filesystems?

Hello! I have an external 120 GB SSD drive (USB 3.0 interface) that is formatted as NTFS. I use it with Windows 7 as a scratch disk for Photoshop/Lightroom and keep Steam games on it as well. So it needs to stay NTFS. I would now like to create a new partition of 40GB and install Linux Mint 18 on th...
by pastic
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: new LAMP guide
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: new LAMP guide

I use Bitnami's LAMP stack which is available in both 5.x and 7.x versions. It is available by installer from their site, which is not a problem for me since I trust them.
I am in no position to say whether their LAMP stack is better worse than anything else, but it works for my needs.

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