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by Aleron Ives
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firewall Active But Not Doing Anything?
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Firewall Active But Not Doing Anything?

If I'm downloading a torrent for example, firewall is set to block all incoming connections, should this stop people downloading from me or becuase I have initiated the original download, does this allow the connections? The short answer is no. The long answer requires knowing how BitTorrent works....
by Aleron Ives
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleted files
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Deleted files

The delete option is just warning you that it bypasses the trash can, so you can't simply "undelete" a file that you removed this way. I don't think it has anything to do with "securely" deleting a file, i.e. overwriting its contents with garbage.
by Aleron Ives
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows 10 spying and data collection can be stopped with Virtual Machine? [SOLVED]
Replies: 30
Views: 808

Re: Windows 10 spying and data collection can be stopped with Virtual Machine? [SOLVED]

If you're going to the trouble of using a VM, I'm not sure why you'd want to battle with Windows 10 when you could just install an earlier and less invasive version of Windows, instead. That way, you don't have to go to extreme measures, such as preventing the VM from accessing your network.
by Aleron Ives
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows 10 spying and data collection can be stopped with Virtual Machine? [SOLVED]
Replies: 30
Views: 808

Re: Windows 10 spying and data collection can be stopped with Virtual Machine? [SOLVED]

Windows 10 has to be running in order to send telemetry, so as long as you boot Mint instead of Windows, it can't send anything.
by Aleron Ives
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Just a possibly good idea or not in teaching new users to post.
Replies: 52
Views: 1164

Re: Just a possibly good idea or not in teaching new users to post.

I'm not necessarily advocating for the implementation of such a harsh system; my point is merely that if your goal is to control the influx of people who post questions without reading the forum's best practices documentation that there are ways to force them to do so. ;)
by Aleron Ives
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Just a possibly good idea or not in teaching new users to post.
Replies: 52
Views: 1164

Re: Just a possibly good idea or not in teaching new users to post.

I don't think that would work, because people would not keep it up to date and/or have more than one computer, and so the results would often be misleading. An alternative might be to put new users into a group that can only post in a "new users" forum. In this forum, the user is required...
by Aleron Ives
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Just a possibly good idea or not in teaching new users to post.
Replies: 52
Views: 1164

Re: Just a possibly good idea or not in teaching new users to post.

If you find yourself helping people with the same problems on a regular basis, you might consider contributing to the tutorial section with a guide on how to troubleshoot that particular problem. Not all problems can be answered in FAQ format, because there are so many factors that can influence a u...
by Aleron Ives
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Issue with playing certain Flash games on Chromium
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: Issue with playing certain Flash games on Chromium

If every other website still uses Flash correctly, then it's probably a bug with this version of Chromium or a malformed webpage, so you'd have to either roll back to the old Chromium version that was working, file a bug report with Chromium, ask the webmaster to fix whatever's broken, or use a diff...
by Aleron Ives
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Issue with playing certain Flash games on Chromium
Replies: 16
Views: 276

Re: Issue with playing certain Flash games on Chromium

I looIt's set to ask to run flash. The alternative is to completely block flash. If there's no option to run Flash automatically, then that would indicate that you don't have the latest Flash version, I think. When a Flash update comes out, you are forced to confirm the use of Flash each time until...
by Aleron Ives
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How does PC boot up with brand new second hard drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: How does PC boot up with brand new second hard drive?

That's what the grub menu is for. It should list both Mint and Fedora so you can pick which OS to boot.
by Aleron Ives
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Emulators on Mint?
Replies: 42
Views: 9846

Re: Emulators on Mint?

I'm trying to get Kega Fusion to run on Mint 18.2 Cinnamon x64. I installed the .deb file from http://www.carpeludum.com/kega-fusion, but I'm getting this error: /usr/lib/kega-fusion/Fusion: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I...
by Aleron Ives
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: wine windows xp microsoft access runtime
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: wine windows xp microsoft access runtime

Dependency Walker checks the dependencies of Windows programs, so it too is a Windows program. I don't know whether it works in wine.
by Aleron Ives
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition

I tried multiple programs to get Mint to persist, and I don't think I ever got the partition method to work. I did get the persistence file option to work once, but it was a pain, because I had to modify the boot parameter to add --persistent every time I booted the USB, or Mint would boot into a vi...
by Aleron Ives
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Display brightness doesn't dim to lowest before turn off
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Display brightness doesn't dim to lowest before turn off

Have you checked the type of your backlight? Open a terminal, and then type (or copy/paste) these commands: cd /sys/class/backlight ls The ls command should list a single folder name that will vary depending upon the brand of your laptop and video card, e.g. "thinkpad_backlight" for a Leno...
by Aleron Ives
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How does PC boot up with brand new second hard drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: How does PC boot up with brand new second hard drive?

You would need to research which key you have to press on the UEFI logo to enter the configuration, and then look for the boot order to see which drive has priority for booting. Some UEFI have a "quick select" option that lets you decide which drive to boot from for the current session onl...
by Aleron Ives
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: wine windows xp microsoft access runtime
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: wine windows xp microsoft access runtime

You can use Dependency Walker to see which libraries a Windows executable requires; you'll just have to look up the DLL names to find out what they are and then hope the runtimes will work in wine, assuming you can install them.
by Aleron Ives
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't install Mint 18 XFCE on older laptop...
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Can't install Mint 18 XFCE on older laptop...

You can get old versions of Mint from one of the mirrors, e.g. kernel.org: http://mirrors.kernel.org/linuxmint/stable/ You can get all the way back to Mint 7 from here, but keep in mind that anything below Mint 17 is no longer supported, so you may not be able to find much help with it if it doesn't...
by Aleron Ives
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] What are the new Intel processors supported by Linux ?
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: [Solved] What are the new Intel processors supported by Linux ?

For me, 4.10 was actually better than 4.11. My laptop backlight didn't work with the default 4.8 kernel or the 4.11 kernel, but it did work with the 4.10 kernel. Be sure to test your system thoroughly before you make a final decision on which kernel to use.
by Aleron Ives
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: wine windows xp microsoft access runtime
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: wine windows xp microsoft access runtime

There are no more stable options than running Windows in a VM. Wine is great if you can get it to work with the programs you need, but if it doesn't support those programs, the most permanent and stable option is to install Windows in a VM. You can get OEM discs with keys on eBay so you don't have t...
by Aleron Ives
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Find URL in History
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Find URL in History

Mint can keep a list of your recently accessed documents if you enable that feature, but I don't think it can track the sites you've visited in your browser. How many search terms have you tried? If "wondertool" isn't in the history, try looking for wonder, tool, and kraft with separate se...

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