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by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hostname question
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Hostname question

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by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How to choose a kernel?
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: How to choose a kernel?

^ agreed and to expand on that: Kernel upgrades include important security and other bug fixes, so unless specific circumstances prevent you from using the latest in the series you should always go with that. Whether you upgrade to the next series when it becomes available is however up to you and d...
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: e-mail discussion list for Mint (19)?
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: e-mail discussion list for Mint (19)?

There's no official one that I know of. There are always the forums (there are services to send you the RSS feeds via email if the email was the import part for you), and the chat channels on spotchat.
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update manager showing "3rd-Party Update" - is this safe?
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: [SOLVED] Update manager showing "3rd-Party Update" - is this safe?

No problem. By the way, for more details on where each version comes from you might like this one, should have mentioned that as well:

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by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for a driver for Intel HD Graphics Card
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Looking for a driver for Intel HD Graphics Card

You don't need a driver, that's built into the kernel, but your monitor cable is possibly damaged or not properly plugged in.
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems

I'm running LMDE3 and checked Synaptic, it has the "Mark all Upgrades" button. Well actually is is an up arrow with a line above it, but it is there. The Synaptic version is 0.84.2 Ah, apologies, I had just assumed it was using a modified version based on the screenshot above, but I suppose that wa...
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update manager showing "3rd-Party Update" - is this safe?
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Update manager showing "3rd-Party Update" - is this safe?

Thanks for the details! Quick question - how does a person go about finding the versions being offered by the various repos (dmo vs Debian)? When I look in Synaptic, it showed the dmo version at "10:3.3.9", and doesn't show me a non-dmo version - I'd be happy to be pointed to a man file/webpage tha...
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video poor using any player
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Video poor using any player

................................ I always recommend that people also install the "ubuntu-restricted-extras" from the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) as well which would have installed the "gstreamer1.0-vaapi" package. ...just to note that if someone has mint-meta-codecs installed...
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: File name invisible - a Caja fault or feature?
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: File name invisible - a Caja fault or feature?

Can't see anything in that tiny second screenshot.

Either way, got some reproduction steps? I have never seen file names be invisible until I click somewhere so please be as specific about what you're doing as possible so we can understand what is happening to you.
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: items on desktop cant be moved
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: items on desktop cant be moved

Right click the desktop, there should be an option to disable that feature.
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Weird icons in software manager
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Weird icons in software manager

You get the generic icon for .deb files when it does not find an application-specific icon. It seems you have set your archive manager as the default application for .deb files.
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update manager showing "3rd-Party Update" - is this safe?
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Update manager showing "3rd-Party Update" - is this safe?

From what I gleaned in the forum topic linked to by Smurphos, in LMDE2 there were potential security issues in using the dmo versions. Perhaps something has changed in how the Debian/software-specific security updates are implemented in LMDE3? I realize the specific exploits linked to in the other ...
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update manager showing "3rd-Party Update" - is this safe?
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Update manager showing "3rd-Party Update" - is this safe?

Fuzzy wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:20 am
I also can't begin to tell everyone how discouraged I am that I had installed those stupid updates!
Why? I didn't see you mention they caused any issues? Just because someone linked you an issue someone else had with a different LMDE release that doesn't mean that has anything to do with you...
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems

i don't see why the ease of synaptic was removed in mint when mint update causes so many issues. mint update uses synaptic in the background anyway, but not using it properly. the mint update is just a python script that uses synaptic as package manger. Update Manager uses Synaptic to supply the pr...
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Français (French)
Topic: paquet Debian ou Ubuntu pour Mint ?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: paquet Debian ou Ubuntu pour Mint ?

Linux Mint 19 est basé sur Ubuntu 18.04.
Linux Mint 18 est basé sur Ubuntu 16.04.
Linux Mint 17 est basé sur Ubuntu 14.04.

Fais ton choix. ;)
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virus in a winetricks steam installer
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Virus in a winetricks steam installer

It's my understanding that you need to be online to Steam's website to use Steam Play. I am uncomfortable with any game that requires being online but has nothing to do with online play. The game I wanted to play is 'Banished' which is a non-violent survival and colonization building game. There wa...
by gm10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Can't boot on VirtualBox...
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: [Solved] Can't boot on VirtualBox...

For future reference, always read the release notes of what you're installing: Garbled screen in Virtualbox If the screen is garbled when launching Linux Mint in Virtualbox, switch to console with HOST+F1 (e.g. the RIGHT Ctrl key, no ALT) and back to tty7 with HOST+F7. The VirtualBox version directl...
by gm10
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video poor using any player
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Video poor using any player

ihateusernames wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:28 pm
GM10! You're awesome! It works!! You just saved me from buying a new computer! Cheers!
Now I feel bad, buying new computers is fun! :D

just kidding, glad I could help
by gm10
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Have I been doing updates wrong all these years?
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Have I been doing updates wrong all these years?

Interesting, wasn't aware the SATA bus draws that much power.
by gm10
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Update manager showing "3rd-Party Update" - is this safe?
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Update manager showing "3rd-Party Update" - is this safe?

It means these don't come from the Debian or Mint repositories, but from a third-party repository that is configured, in this case that would be http://www.deb-multimedia.org.

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