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by busdriver12
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Re: Security Notice: CVE-2019-17080
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: [Solved] Re: Security Notice: CVE-2019-17080

thx-1138 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:11 am
apt install --only-upgrade mintinstall mint-common (with Synaptic closed)
Thanks for that thx-1138! I've been doing a lot of research/learning on the command line and prefer to use the command line when I can. I will file that one away for future reference :)
by busdriver12
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Re: Security Notice: CVE-2019-17080
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Security Notice: CVE-2019-17080

Just reinstall it in Synaptic. Right click on it, click 'Mark for Reinstallation', then Apply. Thanks! Sorry, but I should have mentioned I already tried that. I got there by searching for the mintinstall package. The Mark for ReInstallation option is greyed out (see screencap below): Screenshot fr...
by busdriver12
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Re: Security Notice: CVE-2019-17080
Replies: 9
Views: 192

[Solved] Re: Security Notice: CVE-2019-17080

I've read the sticky in relation to this security notice a few days ago, but wasn't sure where to check the versions of the mintinstall and mint-common packages on my system as I have not seen them come up via my Update Manager. After a bit of rummaging I found them via the Synaptic Package Manager ...
by busdriver12
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Installation date of software
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Installation date of software

Thanks Flemur Pierre and gm10 . My problem was that I was not reading what was in front of me :oops: i.e. each file in /var/log/apt/history* and /var/log/dplg.log* were monthly files instead of daily as I initially perceived them to be. The reason I was interested in this was that I wanted to keep t...
by busdriver12
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Installation date of software
Replies: 5
Views: 182

[Solved] Installation date of software

I'd like to find where I can find out when the installation date of software I install (as opposed to system updates on the task bar in Cinnamon). My research so far has told me to examine the file(s): -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1257 Oct 1 10:20 /var/log/dpkg.log -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 200597 Sep 30 23:...
by busdriver12
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: permission denied problem
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: permission denied problem

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by busdriver12
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gtk warning on launching xed
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Gtk warning on launching xed

When following some tutorials (I've doing a lot of reading on bash/bash scripting lately), some of the authors have launched a GUI based editor (e.g. Gedit) from the command line. As I use xed as my GUI text editor I tried that instead and noticed the following output in the terminal: phil@home-pc:~...
by busdriver12
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Text editor
Replies: 20
Views: 806

Re: Text editor

I've only been using Linux for a couple of weeks, but have found xed is fine in a GUI and have been using nano on the command line.

FWIW
by busdriver12
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Inserting copied cells in Libre Calc
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Inserting copied cells in Libre Calc

bertradio wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:47 am
Librecalc also has drag and drop. Never used it myself, but it may help. More info at https://help.libreoffice.org/6.3/en-US/ ... _id3155686
Thanks for the link - I've added it to my (growing) list of helpful bookmarks :)
by busdriver12
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Inserting copied cells in Libre Calc
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Inserting copied cells in Libre Calc

Go to the place you want to insert the cells. Right click and go to the Paste Special dropdown. Then click on Paste Special on the menu that drops down. You will see all kinds options including shifting cells. Not very intuitive, but I think it will do what you want. That's it - tnx! Not very intui...
by busdriver12
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Inserting copied cells in Libre Calc
Replies: 8
Views: 175

[Solved] Inserting copied cells in Libre Calc

Now that I have installed Mint, I am now slowly going through tasks I used to do in various Windows apps in Linux equivalents. Being a heavy duty spreadsheet user (in Excel), this is where my main interest lies for now. My first task is inserting copied cells into another section of the spreadsheet....
by busdriver12
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 27
Views: 799

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

Just a quick note to let you all know I have successfully installed Linux Mint on my machine. Congratulations! Please edit the title of the first post in the thread to add [Solved] . This let's folks know what to expect when they open the thread. It's important to do this in the first post (not you...
by busdriver12
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 27
Views: 799

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

Just a quick note to let you all know I have successfully installed Linux Mint on my machine. I created an extra partition on my HDD where I moved all my files so it can be shared between the 2 OS's (dev/sda3). I was able to shrink the Windows c: drive (/dev/sda2) to leave enough room for Windows to...
by busdriver12
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 27
Views: 799

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

Over the years I have written some elaborate VBA scripts with Excel One other thought - in my win days I always partitioned my hard drive so I had a C: and a D:, kept all my data on D:, no data on C:. I did this because I would backup D: daily and C: infrequently (only when I installed something ne...
by busdriver12
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 27
Views: 799

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

Be aware, you're still going to have tell the installer how much space to allocate to Mint. Figure out before you start installation. Two numbers drive the decision. How big is your hard drive? How much space does Win7 occupy? What are those numbers, by the way? Not sure exactly how much room Windo...
by busdriver12
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 27
Views: 799

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

NB: you should, at some point, also update that win-7, up to win-10, fairly soon.. . This is actually what started me on this journey. I got the message from MS that they were discontinuing support for Win 7 in January next year which made me think maybe it was time to move to Win 10 (FWIW my wife ...
by busdriver12
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 27
Views: 799

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

You will probably see two partitions, win and a win recovery partition. The whole disk will be used and you will have to reduce the size of the win C: partition to make space. You can do this in win or run gparted from the mint installation media. Suggest you turn of virtual memory in win first - t...
by busdriver12
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 27
Views: 799

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

Firstly, many thanks to all of you for your comprehensive replies. You've given me a lot to digest! I'm glad I don't have to worry about the Disable Secure Boot/Disable Fast Startup issues - it sort of justifies my decision to stick with Windows 7 to the bitter end (MS discontinuing support from Jan...
by busdriver12
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 27
Views: 799

[Solved] Setting up for move to Linux

Sorry if this is not in the right part of the forum as this is both a newbie and installation question. I am in the throes of preparing my machine for moving to Linux and I have chosen LinuxMint. My research to date suggests this is the best distro to start with. I have downloaded LinuxMint 19.2 Cin...
by busdriver12
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to verify the ISO image on Windows
Replies: 108
Views: 60681

Re: How to verify the ISO image on Windows

Sorry to pile on, but I too am having problems with the process. I am running Win7 and have saved the distro and the 2 other files (sha256sum.txt and sha256sum.txt.gpg). I am successful with the autheticity check but the Integrity check fails (see below): c:\Users\Phil\Downloads\ISO>CertUtil -hashfi...

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