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by Immemorial
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sudden update Notification for HDD
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Sudden update Notification for HDD

Thanks for the help. Like I've said in the edit, the notification was gone once PSensor (downloaded from the regular repository), so there no longer is any of that request to reject (if it doesn#t pop up again). I shouldn't have any software from PPAs installed thus far as I've downloaded them (with...
by Immemorial
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sudden update Notification for HDD
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Sudden update Notification for HDD

Hello, I suddenly got a notification window that asks for a PW after getting the Linux Mint 18.3 out of its suspended state today and would like to know if the request is actually alright or something strange going on. Its a "Legitimation" window that asks for a password to allow the update of the H...
by Immemorial
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] SSL issues with browser
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: SSL issues with browser

At first, just to prevent confusion. You are mixing Java and Javascript (JS). Despite the similar name those are 2 very different things. This forum doesn't use Java, but it uses JS. Thanks for pointing out that Javascript is a different (and, usually, safer) programming language than Java. I was a...
by Immemorial
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] SSL issues with browser
Replies: 3
Views: 137

[SOLVED] SSL issues with browser

Hello, I'm sometimes encounter the simple problem that on some sites (or in some special circumstances, like, for example, when enableing Javascript when writing a post on this very forum) there's the basic warning (i.e. lock with orange warning sign) about some parts of the connection not being sec...
by Immemorial
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] problems with "10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon" list
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: problems with "10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon" list

You may have to select (highlight) the "OK". If I remember correctly, the OK changes color when selected. Use the tab key (or maybe the arrow keys) to select OK. Then press the <Enter/Return> key. Luckily, I've already dealt with the issue (by restarting and adjusting the BIOS options) and as such ...
by Immemorial
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] problems with "10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon" list
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: problems with "10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon" list

How to best handle this? And how to I actually hit that <Ok>, anyway? It doesn't seem like I can click it or anything. You press Enter... Doesn't work, though. (Was also the first thing I tried right before trying to click on it). No idea what went wrong here. Hm ... would be nice to know how to re...
by Immemorial
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] problems with "10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon" list
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: problems with "10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon" list

Thanks for the answer. So upon typing that command line I get the following message ... │ │ UEFI Secure Boot is not compatible with the use of third-party drivers. │ │ The system will assist you in toggling UEFI Secure Boot. To ensure that │ this change is being made by you as an authorized user, an...
by Immemorial
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] problems with "10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon" list
Replies: 9
Views: 823

[SOLVED] problems with "10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon" list

Hello, after installing Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon (64-bit) and working through this list https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/mint-cinnamon-first of "10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon", several of the suggested options don't seem to be working all that well/cause error m...
by Immemorial
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What tasks aren't suiteable for Virtual Machines
Replies: 12
Views: 630

What tasks aren't suiteable for Virtual Machines

I've been wondering about what tasks are unlikely to work properly when using a virtual machine in Linux Mint 18.3. Can someone tell me if there are any (types of) applications that seem particulary problematic or just flat out don't work as they should (or that need a incredible amount of RAM - i.e...
by Immemorial
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make Linux Mint reasonably secure?
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: How to make Linux Mint reasonably secure?

Thanks for the help thus far, I've finished reading through the provided information. I guess on-demand and/or file-specific scanners (and stuff that is particulary made to locate rootkits and such) are much too counterproductive, then? What about Audit software like Lynis? Is there some slightly mo...
by Immemorial
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware-specifc issues with MINT 18.3
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Hardware-specifc issues with MINT 18.3

Thanks for the help and sorry for the late answer. I'm going to install Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon today and will then see how things will go. Though even when using the Live version, I've already noticed two things regarding audio. Some error info when starting some media file with all tested media p...
by Immemorial
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 live usb shutdown problem
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 live usb shutdown problem

Thanks for the help. You can verify your downloaded iso image. https://linuxmint.com/verify.php The original I#ve then installed on the USB from the torrent was fine as is, same as the two I've downloaded before from two Mirrors. Might actually be easier to do things by simply formating the USB agai...
by Immemorial
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware-specifc issues with MINT 18.3
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Hardware-specifc issues with MINT 18.3

Hello, currently planning to switch from Win 8.1 to Linux Mint Cinnamon on my MSI Notebook ... to test if there are any particular issues, I've tested the USB-bootable Live version (Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon ... 64-bit version) yesterday for a while and discovered some of irriting issues ... Some bas...
by Immemorial
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Decent replacement for STDU viewer?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Decent replacement for STDU viewer?

Hello, I'm looking for a decent replacement for the lightweight pdf/epub/mobi/etc. file viewer (for Linux Mint 18.3 64 bit version ... basic system info: CPU: i7-4700MQ, 8GB RAM) like the STDU viewer I've used on Windows 8.1. Requirments: Should be able to open several documents at the same time, if...
by Immemorial
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 live usb shutdown problem
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Linux Mint 18.3 live usb shutdown problem

Hello, I've downloaded Mint 18.3 and set up the USB. Booting and working with it has been reasonably fine thus far but yesterday evening/night when trying to shut the notebook down (it worked the first time or so o whatever I did before to log into Windows again - but once, it I tried to shut down t...
by Immemorial
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make Linux Mint reasonably secure?
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

Re: How to make Linux Mint reasonably secure?

Thanks for the help thus far. So - outside of running Windows through some kind of virtual machine which likely still should run some kind of security software - at most some on demand installed (or web-based) file scanner seems necessary (though I wonder how easy it is to look for suspicious runnin...
by Immemorial
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What drivers, firmware & software is going to work?
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: What drivers, firmware & software is going to work?

Thanks again for the help thus far. So I've tested the USB-bootable Live version for a bit ... Now that I think about it ... would there be some issues with delaying BIOS updates (I don't really want to have to rescue the notebook within the next few weeks should anything go wrong while updating any...
by Immemorial
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make Linux Mint reasonably secure?
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

How to make Linux Mint reasonably secure?

Hello, to avoid accumulating any malware and such (be it rootkits, keylogger, ransomware and other stuff as well as stuff that might affect Wine or files sent to Windows PCs or that, in general, are damaging enough even while just possessing user privileges) as well as significant security vulnerabi...
by Immemorial
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Major Hardware-specific vulnerabilities from Intel&Co.?
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Major Hardware-specific vulnerabilities from Intel&Co.?

Hello, I've got two different issues to wonder about right now. To deal with Meltdown & Spectre, what Kernel would I need to download and, besides the Kernel update, what else is to do to fix this. MSI seems to recommends some updating tool for firmeware and such as well as to update BIOS (it doesn'...
by Immemorial
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint vertification on Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 226

[SOLVED] Linux Mint vertification on Windows

Hello, before creating some bootable USB (I've downloaded Universal USB Installer 1.9.8.0 for that which will hopefully do the trick), I've tried to vertify the newly downloaded Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. While using this , I've become stuck after running Kleopatra as Administrator and configurating ...

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