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by axel668
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel Security Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Re: Kernel Security Update

Thanks to everyone for the clarification. However, even though the probability for a real attack may not be high, I definitely think THIS exploit is relevant for desktop users, and if Mint Update can't fix it (or potentially worse Kernel issues in the future), it is flawed and should be changed, esp...
by axel668
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel Security Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Kernel Security Update

All major distros are receiving security upgrades for the Linux Kernel Zero Day Vulnerability CVE-2016-0728 (see http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-cve-2016-0728-0-day-local-privilege-escalation-vulnerability-fix/ for details) Now I'm a little worried because Mint Updater usually doesn't touch the K...
by axel668
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 43 - recent update breaks extensions??
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Firefox 43 - recent update breaks extensions??

check if you have installed (outdated) extensions from the Mint repository, if yes uninstall and reinstall them directly from the Firefox Addon Page
by axel668
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Spotify in Mint 17.3
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: Spotify in Mint 17.3

Did a clean Mint install recently (coming back from Manjaro Cinnamon Edition),
but I think I ran the "old" 0.9 Spotify one or two times before switching over the Beta PPA,
so Spotify- wise it was an update
by axel668
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chromium calls home
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: Chromium calls home

It's not a bug, it's what Chromium does.
If you want a Google- free version of Chromium you have to use a fork, like e.g. https://iridiumbrowser.de/
It offers better security but also lacks some Google features (e.g. Sync / Signing in to Google)
by axel668
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Pipelight or Silverlight difficulties
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Pipelight or Silverlight difficulties

For me pipelight works best, but it will only work with the Linux version of Firefox (no Chrome/-ium or Firefox in wine) Install pipelight and then run the following commands: sudo pipelight-plugin --update pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight Then restart your browser, if it still doesn't work you...
by axel668
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Brand New to Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Brand New to Linux

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW !!
8)
by axel668
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Spotify in Mint 17.3
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: Spotify in Mint 17.3

I'm using the Spotify 1.x Beta version from the Spotify community blog, it doesn't have this issue and runs much smoother overall -
check https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotif ... -p/1147084 for details.
by axel668
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I program in Java in Mint?
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: How should I program in Java in Mint?

Install Eclipse, it has everything you need for Java development. The version included with Mint is very old, but if you're just getting started it will take you a long way before you miss something. You can find a lot of Java tutorials on the web, e.g. http://eclipsetutorial.sourceforge.net/totalbe...
by axel668
Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MintUpdate Kernel Update [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: MintUpdate Kernel Update

OK thanks
by axel668
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MintUpdate Kernel Update [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 560

MintUpdate Kernel Update [solved]

When Mint Update does a Kernel update (like today in 17.1 RC), is the new Kernel loaded immediately at runtime, or will the new Kernel version only be active after a reboot? Just curious, I seem to remember a restart- warning from older versions of Mint ...

Thanks, Axel
by axel668
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading Mint 17.1 RC to final [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Upgrading Mint 17.1 RC to final

Yes that's correct, at least it worked this way with all Mint RCs before this one
by axel668
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Skype

Use Skype from the Software Center, works like a charm.
by axel668
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Totally prefer KDE to Cinnamon
Replies: 20
Views: 31322

Re: Totally prefer KDE to Cinnamon

I like XFCE best, I think that's why there are several different Mint editions :)
by axel668
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu lost it? Some say Canonical has lost it way.
Replies: 14
Views: 3747

Re: Ubuntu lost it? Some say Canonical has lost it way.

Ubuntu has lost its way completely, IMHO, even if they become successful in the phone market (which I don't believe) the result will be yet another proprietary Linux- based OS, just like Android. Besides I don't like Mark Shuttleworth's "I'm a billionaire, I do what I want" attitude ... he can do th...
by axel668
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox resetting itself
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Firefox resetting itself

explicity set write permissions for ~/.mozilla (recursive !!), that did it for me - had a similar issue once when I backuped my settings and copied them back, somehow some stuff was readonly so FF forgot all the settings every time
by axel668
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What browser do you recommend
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Re: What browser do you recommend

Chrome. It's fast, widely supported around the web (unlike Opera) and it's the only way to get an up to date flashplayer on Linux.
by axel668
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Linux version should I choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 2287

Re: Which Linux version should I choose?

Mint 13 XFCE 32 Bit
by axel668
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command to switch between keyboard layouts
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: Command to switch between keyboard layouts

you can also use setxkbmap command
('setxkbmap de' switches to German layout)

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