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by philotux
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Skidmap: a Linux-based malware which mines cryptocurrency on computers
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Skidmap: a Linux-based malware which mines cryptocurrency on computers

Keep up your guard folks! Skidmap is a nasty example of advanced cryptojacking. It can burrow into a Linux kernel, survive multiple wipes, and mask its footprints using false CPU usage information and fake network traffic. A Skidmap infection is hard to shake, so do your best to prevent the initial ...
by philotux
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why is MX-Linux more popular than LinuxMint?
Replies: 97
Views: 2886

Re: Why is MX-Linux more popular than LinuxMint?

How can MX Linux be more popular than Mint when it lacks Basic Tools that Mint has as Default...someone's paying someone. http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/evilgrin/evilgrin0039.gif http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/mad/mad0025.gif :evil: :roll: Would you please mention some of those basic tools,...
by philotux
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]How to make win7 to read EXT4 of Linux Mint 19.1
Replies: 52
Views: 889

Re: How to make win7 to read EXT4 of Linux Mint 19.1

I haven't done this myself, nor do I know if it is advisable or safe to do so. For that you would need the expertise of other forum members. However if you want to do this, you would need to install some 3rd parties software on your Windows system. Have a look at the following article: https://www.h...
by philotux
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why is MX-Linux more popular than LinuxMint?
Replies: 97
Views: 2886

Re: Why is MX-Linux more popular than LinuxMint?

I am really curious WHAT causes that much interest? LinuxMint used to be the most popular. Perhaps people want a NEW flavor every year? BUT perhaps there is something really basically MISSING in LinuxMint that MX-Linux DOES provide for? I guess you would need to use the distro and hang around their...
by philotux
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: youtube music
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: youtube music

I normally download the music video and then just strip the audio out of it in mp3 format. ffmpeg -i <VideoName> <VideoName>.mp3 I havent checked recently but last I did the Firefox plugins were all broke. So, I use youtube-dl and then strip out the music It's also possible to do it in one go using...
by philotux
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: <SOLVED> removing items from whisker menu
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: <SOLVED>removing items from whisker menu

You are welcome!
Glad you got it sorted out!
by philotux
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: To negate grub-customizer and also to make Beautiful grub
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: To negate grub-customizer and also to make Beautiful grub

Don't you need to "fix" the grub.cfg after each update to Mint's grub, like after installing a new kernel? Yes, but no problem. I make a copy of the current grub.cfg to copy back over the monstrosity that grub creates (the file is about 20 times as big). It's real easy to edit the grub.cfg file for...
by philotux
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: <SOLVED> removing items from whisker menu
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: removing items from whisker menu

I guess you could also make visible the hidden folders/files in your home directory by pressing Ctrl-h, go to.local/share/applications/and delete the desktop files related to the applications you want.
by philotux
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Reverting back to Windows 10
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: Reverting back to Windows 10

I haven't used the tool myself but I have seen it being recommended here an there in the forums:
Easily make a Windows bootable USB from within Linux Mint with WoeUSB
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/05/25/windo ... sb-woeusb/
Good luck!
by philotux
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: where is the Broken Filter?
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: where is the Broken Filter?

Thanks for the quick response philotux ... unfortunately it informs me that everything is OK! So why I got the message is a puzzle. I was hoping it was to do with not having any sound or not being able to two finger scroll (even after enabling it!) I'll ask the specific questions on another thread....
by philotux
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: where is the Broken Filter?
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: where is the Broken Filter?

This is what I get: touchdry@touchdry:~$ sudo apt-get check Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done That looks like there are no broken packages - then why was I told there were? So far I have no sound, cannot two finger scroll ... otherwise so good ...
by philotux
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) Unable to see SSD to install
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Unable to see SSD to install

athi wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:08 pm
UEFI with secure boot off and AHCI should work
+1
This has always worked for me.
by philotux
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Can someone help fix a podcast feed rss that doesn't work in a podcast app.
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Can someone help fix a podcast feed rss that doesn't work in a podcast app.

I use Podcast Go (https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... cast.freak) on Android phone. It could subscribe to the podcast in question with no hitch.
by philotux
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: To negate grub-customizer and also to make Beautiful grub
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: To negate grub-customizer and also to make Beautiful grub

I also dual-boot with Manjaro, and Mint controls the booting with a hand-made grub.cfg file which seems to produce a nice, easy to read menu: $ cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg # grub.cfg default=0 # 0=first one timeout=4 # set color_normal=black/green set menu_color_normal=black/green set menu_color_highli...
by philotux
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Don't play untrusted videos on VLC Player until patched!
Replies: 23
Views: 1112

Re: Don't play untrusted videos on VLC Player until patched!

carum carvi wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Thanks for this post Philotux. I was completely unaware of this problem...
You are welcome!
by philotux
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Don't play untrusted videos on VLC Player until patched!
Replies: 23
Views: 1112

Re: Don't play untrusted videos on VLC Player until patched!

Thanks all for your comments and suggestions!
:)
by philotux
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 124
Views: 5344

Re: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

Is Ubuntu NOT Dropping 32-bit App Support After All? That article is misleading I should think. The guy they quoted also said that: i386-only application packages currently distributed in Ubuntu are strong candidates for being converted to snaps. i.e. what has been said all along. And that includes...
by philotux
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: where is the Broken Filter?
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: where is the Broken Filter?

I think the following command in a terminal should present a list of broken dependencies:

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sudo apt-get check
by philotux
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Valve announces that Steam is officially dropping support for Ubuntu due to lack of 32-bit support in 19.10
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: Valve announces that Steam is officially dropping support for Ubuntu due to lack of 32-bit support in 19.10

Is Ubuntu NOT Dropping 32-bit App Support After All? A leading Ubuntu developer has said it is “simply not the case” that Ubuntu will drop support for running 32-bit applications in Ubuntu 19.10 and subsequent editions. [...] ...writing on Ubuntu Discourse Langasek appears to row back on the indica...
by philotux
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 124
Views: 5344

Re: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

Is Ubuntu NOT Dropping 32-bit App Support After All? A leading Ubuntu developer has said it is “simply not the case” that Ubuntu will drop support for running 32-bit applications in Ubuntu 19.10 and subsequent editions. [...] ...writing on Ubuntu Discourse Langasek appears to row back on the indica...

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