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by Drugwash
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Email file attach using file context menu does not work
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Email file attach using file context menu does not work

@ asciiman and marcoviolino : for now you can only downgrade xdg-utils to previous version using Synaptic or any other means you know better, and lock it from further updates until the change is officially reverted, if ever. The Mint team can't do anything about it since the change comes straight fr...
by Drugwash
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]
Replies: 39
Views: 843

Re: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]

Can't argue with you here, from your point of view - which largely coincides with mine - you're right on all counts. Wish it wasn't like that but only the Great Reset might change things for the better - unfortunately I don't think older guys like us will live to see this 'brave new world'. Today I ...
by Drugwash
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]
Replies: 39
Views: 843

Re: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]

Well, I can't see that MS-Paint needs any installation but I tried it anyway and it still doesn't work. Dunno what to say. I just double-clicked in Nemo one of my own so-called portable applications (an AutoHotkey script compiled as 32bit executable) and got launched in the default 64bit Wine prefi...
by Drugwash
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]
Replies: 39
Views: 843

Re: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]

I have terrible memory and anything I install seems like a mess of hit and miss so I can never remember or reconstruct the steps. You and I both so I hear you. Some people write/type down each and every step with most details, but we forget about that too, and then there's the heat of the moment wh...
by Drugwash
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't solve the NO_PUBKEY error
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Can't solve the NO_PUBKEY error

There may be some other problem with your system. Unfortunately I'm not knowledgeable enough to advise further. Let's hope someone else would come to rescue.
by Drugwash
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Email file attach using file context menu does not work
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Email file attach using file context menu does not work

Well, glad I could help at least in finding/confirming the culprit. As for what to do next... dunno, maybe wait for a few days, see if others also report the issue and ask for a fix. This is an upstream thing and as such must first get traction in the Ubuntu community. It may take a while. The chang...
by Drugwash
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Email file attach using file context menu does not work
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Email file attach using file context menu does not work

Not sure if this is the reason but I noticed this changelog entry in my 19.2 Cinnamon: xdg-utils (1.1.2-1ubuntu2.4) bionic-security; urgency=medium * SECURITY UPDATE: local file inclusion vulnerability - debian/patches/CVE-2020-27748.patch: remove attachment handling from mailto in scripts/xdg-email...
by Drugwash
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Downward trends - new isn't always better
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Downward trends - new isn't always better

I would love to go back to LM 17.3 but the website shows me no version before 18.0 where did you get yours from? Have you tried the old blog entries? I'd bet on the USA kernel.org server, others may have removed those versions at some point. However there are lots of servers to choose from, maybe c...
by Drugwash
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't solve the NO_PUBKEY error
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Can't solve the NO_PUBKEY error

Some of the PPA links are obsolete, you need to get rid of them in Software Sources. Then add the new, correct links. See the following and read very very carefully all the details, especially for Fingerprint GUI: https://launchpad.net/~fingerprint/+archive/ubuntu/fingerprint-gui https://launchpad.n...
by Drugwash
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]
Replies: 39
Views: 843

Re: Installing WINE on LM20

This is what I get How exactly do you install your applications in Wine? Do you just double-click the setup file in Linux's file manager? Or do you open Wine's control , then open Add/Remove Programs and then select the setup file? Do you actually install the applications or just place the executab...
by Drugwash
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]
Replies: 39
Views: 843

Re: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]

You're welcome. Yes, Wine is still quite hard to handle in certain situations. I'm having trouble myself, more so when I have both stable and development versions mixed. In a previous setup I had managed to get most applications to look and behave correctly through settings and installing certain na...
by Drugwash
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]
Replies: 39
Views: 843

Re: Installing WINE on LM20 [solved]

One can install and use Q4wine for an easier interaction with Wine. Maybe better from the PPA than the older one in the official repository. It can create and manage multiple prefixes, it has readily usable launchers for winecfg, control (panel), regedit, explorer and other utilities (careful which ...
by Drugwash
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to (build and) install 'which' 2.19 or 2.20
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: How to (build and) install 'which' 2.19 or 2.20

Hahaha, thanks a lot for that finding. Just a couple minutes ago I finished building and installing it. :lol: The version says 1.3.13 , dunno if it's a bug or they worked on it after releasing the 1.3.12. For some reason there was no need for which , but still for curiosity I'd like to be able to bu...
by Drugwash
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to (build and) install 'which' 2.19 or 2.20
Replies: 2
Views: 86

How to (build and) install 'which' 2.19 or 2.20

Due to its poorly chosen name this application would not come up in a relevant manner upon a search, so apologies if the topic has already been covered. Linux_Mint_Forums_-_Search_-_2020-11-26_18.51.36.png A little background, may be needed. This is my first attempt at building something under Linux...
by Drugwash
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint
Replies: 47
Views: 3223

Re: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint

Sure, but first the user should be reasonably sure which versions to keep, which means extensive testing, something impossible with a maximum of three per branch. Installing a kernel is not always simple, usage of proprietary drivers such as nVidia requires their recompilation for each kernel versio...
by Drugwash
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint
Replies: 47
Views: 3223

Re: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint

Why does anyone need 9 or 10 versions of kernel 4.15 installed? Main reason should be the ability to choose. Maybe not all hardware operates correctly with a specific kernel, and the user either is testing various versions to find common ground or keeps multiple versions where each certain piece of...
by Drugwash
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint
Replies: 47
Views: 3223

Re: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint

Yeah, that'd be the ideal case, but not all of us can do it, for various reasons. This guy, despite having used computers for a long time, still knows close to nothing about proper operation. I recently lended him an USB stick with a few videos and got it back empty; he said he used Cut /Paste to co...
by Drugwash
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint
Replies: 47
Views: 3223

Re: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint

Couldn't find a better word at the time but you get the idea. Thing is, depending on where in the world one lives they may find good stuff or bad stuff even as brand new on the shelves. There are devices or appliances that work fine on the testing bench in the store, and when you get home and plug t...
by Drugwash
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint
Replies: 47
Views: 3223

Re: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint

Amongst the garbage, there still a fair amount of decent to pretty good hardware. [...] You just have to do some industrial strength digging to find the good stuff hiding in the sea of garbage. Yep, which makes us scavengers. Try to find a piece of actually good long lasting hardware among all that...
by Drugwash
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint
Replies: 47
Views: 3223

Re: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint

Jeannie, I completely agree with you. And it's not only about HP but any and all "big" names out there. They don't give a hoot on any of us. Hardware has become "political". Either this or that. Well, to heck with them all! You're so very right in believing in people building the...

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