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by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sun May 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virus protection question
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Virus protection question

Hi Mike-Linux-Mint, My first question is: What if you removed your password in the "Passwords and keys" folder, does that count? Why would anyone do that? And, that would not delete your system's root password. According to what I read, a firewall on Linux would be useless too since you're supposed...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sun May 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virus protection question
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Virus protection question

How do you make sure that you don't surf as root? Is there anything to implement? No, just don't launch Firefox from a terminal with sudo. :mrgreen: Furthermore, don't make your system less secure by installing antivirus: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/security.html#ID1.1 Cool! I never...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sun May 19, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virus protection question
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Virus protection question

I'll second and third Catweazle but to make a point: One thing that makes linux especially more secure is that one is not normally working with admin/root privileges. That locks out a lot of malware as such cant change or write to system files. Surfing in general can't do much to your system but co...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sat May 18, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.

As the chmod command return to the prompt silently without any error message, the command has succeeded. You can verify by executing ls -l ~/Downloads/OmegaT_4.2.0_Beta_Linux_64/OmegaT.jar It should confirm that the "x" bit has been set on file ~/Downloads/OmegaT_4.2.0_Beta_Linux_64/OmegaT.jar . I'...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sat May 18, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.

Hi Mike-Linux-Mint, You are welcome... It would help to know more about your system setup like which edition and version of Linux Mint you are using. If you run " inxi -Fxzd " and " lsusb " from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide e...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Fri May 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.

Hi Mike-Linux-Mint, If I am not mistaken, this application requires that Java be installed. Linux Mint 19.x comes with Java 11 runtime installed, but a lot of applications will not work with Java 11 or newer. So, I recommend installing Java 8 and making that the default Java. A quick test opening t...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Fri May 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.
Replies: 8
Views: 315

(SOLVED) Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.

Hey guys, I've been trying to install a program called OmegaT which is a file ending in .tar.bz2 but without success at all and it's difficult for me to understand their very short explanation. That's what they wrote to install the file: explanation that can also be found here: https://omegat.source...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Fri May 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) setting up Virtualbox
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: setting up Virtualbox

Have you installed VMware Tools ? Yes, I did but I just had to reboot for the internet connection to work So everything's working great now. The great thing with VMware is that it's trouble free and worked right out of the box I'm just wondering though. Do you have to keep windows updated and go th...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Thu May 16, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) setting up Virtualbox
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: setting up Virtualbox

Have you installed VMware Tools ? Yes, I did but I just had to reboot for the internet connection to work So everything's working great now. The great thing with VMware is that it's trouble free and worked right out of the box I'm just wondering though. Do you have to keep windows updated and go th...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Thu May 16, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) setting up Virtualbox
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: setting up Virtualbox

And I'd like too since Virtualbox doesn't seem to be working even with secure boot disabled Problem is VMware really takes a long time to install, I still have the bundle window in the background trying to install but it's been an hour now and it's just at maybe 20% So I don't know, I think there m...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Thu May 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Performance is being reduced !
Replies: 19
Views: 427

Re: Performance is being reduced !

I probably won't be able to give you the answer you're looking for to solve your problem but I had Mint (Tara) cinnamon installed until yesterday and for the last couple of days I found Mint to be extremely slow and didn't know the reason nor what I should be doing. In the end, I ended up installing...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Thu May 16, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) setting up Virtualbox
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: setting up Virtualbox

I got tired of dealing with virtualbox and ended up installing VMware Workstation Player (free for non-commercial use). It just seems to work better than virtualbox. Interesting. Have seen it mentioned, of course, but seems to have few fans on the Forum. OTOH, like you, I've gotten frustrated with ...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Wed May 15, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) setting up Virtualbox
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: setting up Virtualbox

Thanks guys. I disabled secure boot but got a new message about kernels not matched with my version of virtualbox. so I'm kind of working on it right now. I'll let you know if that works. If it doesn't I also thought of installing VMware as suggested by Majpooper. I actually downloaded the file and ...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Tue May 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) setting up Virtualbox
Replies: 17
Views: 509

Re: setting up Virtualbox

Lord Boltar wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:17 am
Did you upgrade your kernel? Virtualbox depends on kernel modules so you have to recompile them:

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sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-dkms

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sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms
Thanks for your help
I ran the two lines you mentioned but I still have the same message unfortunately, I'm not sure why.
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Tue May 14, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

Curious as to what win10 can do in a Vbox that win 7 could not ? (using a LOT less room) Well, I didn't give it much thought as I'm no expert. I was able to download windows 10 on Microsoft but I haven't found anything about windows 7. I would be happy to install 7 but since I was unable to solve t...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Tue May 14, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) setting up Virtualbox
Replies: 17
Views: 509

(SOLVED) setting up Virtualbox

I decided to set up Virtualbox to run win10. I followed the instructions I found but had some problems along the way and got the message below, any idea? "Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver is either not loaded or not set up correctly. Please try setting it up ...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Tue May 14, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

Actually, I decided to go with virtualbox if it ever works since it would allow me to keep Mint as my main OS but I'm going to create a new topic since I've met some difficulties to set it up.
Thanks for your help
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Tue May 14, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?
Replies: 146
Views: 5734

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

Hi Mike-Linux-Mint Check out tutorial at https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/virtualbox.html This will let you win7 for 90 days rearm it five times. I ran into a problem and posted my solution https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=231&t=293650 I followed the instructions but encounte...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Tue May 14, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

So I should remove Linux before installing Windows?
I think there must be a way.
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Tue May 14, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 223

(SOLVED) How to Install Windows 10 in dual boot on Linux?

I already have Linux Mint installed as my main and only OS and I'd like to install Win10 in dual boot.
Do you think I can install windows with a bootable USB stick the same way I did when I installed Mint?
And is there anything I should pay attention to?

Thanks
Mike

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