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by GeneBenson
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: My changes to apt sources keep being reversed?
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: My changes to apt sources keep being reversed?

Hi mattlach, Have a look at /etc/cron.daily/google-chrome This is installed when Chrome is installed. It runs once a day and resets the entry in google-chrome.list if it is not what it expects to find. The entry at /etc/cron.daily/google-chrome is a symlink to /opt/google/chrome/cron/google-chrome. ...
by GeneBenson
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: How Did I Create This Shortcut? [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: How Did I Create This Shortcut?

Hi White Phoenix,

I can get this with copy/paste. I copy a folder and then paste it into the "Desktop" folder in my Home folder. It shows up on the desktop and it is not a symlink.
by GeneBenson
Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18; can I still use upstart?
Replies: 4
Views: 2077

Re: Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18; can I still use upstart?

Hi xenopeek,

Thanks for the reply. :D

Did someone split this post off to a new subject? I only ask because this post was a reply in another thread.
by GeneBenson
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera and Firejail
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Opera and Firejail

Hi invfor, What version of firejail are you using? Later versions include a profile for Opera in /etc/firejail. If that profile is missing you might want to install the latest version (0.9.38) from the firejail site. I don't have Opera installed so I can't say if it works or not. It may be helpful t...
by GeneBenson
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18; can I still use upstart?
Replies: 4
Views: 2077

Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18; can I still use upstart?

2 questions: Will Ubuntu continue to maintain upstart, given the switch to systemd? Can you switch out systemd for upstart after installing LM 18? I have been using systemd on Debian (tracking testing) for +/- 2 years and it is not the monster some claim it to be. Most of the objections I have read ...
by GeneBenson
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No Hassle Browser
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: No Hassle Browser

Hi LinuxJim,

The OP wrote:
I don't need and certainly don't want a 'net nanny'

It's on him/her to accept the risks. I only answered the question. :wink:
by GeneBenson
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No Hassle Browser
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: No Hassle Browser

Hi WHVW,

In Firefox: Menu -> Edit -> Preferences -> Security tab disable "Block reported attack sites" and if that doesn't do it disable "Block reported web forgeries" as well.
by GeneBenson
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How To Backup App full with their depedency?
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: How To Backup App full with their depedency?

Hi vikar, Assuming that your computer at work and at home are at the same level (same OS, same version) you could do it this way: When you install an app or updates they are first downloaded to /var/cache/apt/archives So, before you install anything I would enter the following 2 commands in a termin...
by GeneBenson
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: How to set Opera as the default browser? [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: How to set Opera as the default browser?

Hi bt101, In Thunar: Right click on an object you want to open with Opera and choose "Properties". In "Open with" you should be able to set this to opera. If this doesn't stick then there is the brute force method. In your Home folder open the file ~/.local/share/applications/mim...
by GeneBenson
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: How to set Opera as the default browser? [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: How to set Opera as the default browser?

Hi bt101, those two steps seem to contradict themselves The idea is not to set any browser as default from within the browser itself. I know it is confusing and sounds counter intuitive but that's how it works here. So just change browser in XFCE (Settings -> Settings Manager -> Preferred applicatio...
by GeneBenson
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Video Tearing Intel HD Graphics 5500 - 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: Video Tearing Intel HD Graphics 5500 - 2016

Hi Chek,

Have you tried disabling compositing under Settings -> Window Manager Tweaks?
by GeneBenson
Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint 17 Xfce Applications Menu
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Mint 17 Xfce Applications Menu

Hi glitchathon, is it safe to say that all of the stuff that MenuLibre did was in the xfce-applications.menu file that I deleted as well as the .desktop files in .local/shared? I've never used MenuLibre but I don't have a "/home/username/.config/menus/folder/xfce-applications.menu" so I ca...
by GeneBenson
Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint 17 Xfce Applications Menu
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Mint 17 Xfce Applications Menu

Hi glitchathon,

Could tell us what you are trying to achieve by editing the application menu? Are you trying to hide an application, make a hidden application show up, change the category it appears in?
by GeneBenson
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: [SOLVED} What's in store for LMDE 3, sysvinit or systemd
Replies: 12
Views: 6257

Re: What's in store for LMDE 3, sysvinit or systemd

Hi mzsade,

I have already switched to systemd ...

I also made the switch and it was quite painless. I expect that should LMDE 3 come with sysvint it will also be just as painless to switch to systemd.
by GeneBenson
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Is Thunar Stable in 17.3?
Replies: 13
Views: 961

Re: Is Thunar Stable in 17.3?

Hi slumbergod,

The problem is with Thunar and glib-2.45. Here is the bug report. LM 17.3 is using version 2.40.2 (it's that old!).
So the issues you have heard about do not occur. All is well here. :D

As a side note I'm also running Debian tracking testing and all you've heard is true. :?
by GeneBenson
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Grub showing wrong version of Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Grub showing wrong version of Mint

Hi cottfcfan, I had the same thing and "sudo update-grub" also didn't fix it. This did: As root edit the file: /etc/grub.d/10_linux Find the line: OS="Linux Mint 17.2 ..." and change 17.2 to 17.3 and save the file. Then in a terminal enter: sudo update-grub. When done, reboot, an...
by GeneBenson
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to preserve configuration settings?
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: How to preserve configuration settings?

Hi jharris1993,

* Setting Firefox browser preferences.

They are in the hidden folder .mozilla in your home folder. You can save and restore the entire folder. It contains everything: settings, extensions, bookmarks, passwords, ... :D
by GeneBenson
Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: fsck on reboot
Replies: 16
Views: 2601

Re: fsck on reboot

Hi Wheelspin, One more thing to try. Have a look at /etc/fstab. Find the entry for your boot partition. The very last number on the right needs to be a "1". If it is "0" fsck will skip checking it. If you have any other partitions you want to check, excluding "Swap", th...
by GeneBenson
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: fsck on reboot
Replies: 16
Views: 2601

Re: fsck on reboot

Hi Wheelspin, Have you tried sudo tune2fs -l /dev/<boot partition> ? This will show you some interesting things like "Last checked:" Should I be expecting some sort of UI (textual or graphical) during the next boot to indicate the check in progress or is it completely silent? In my experie...
by GeneBenson
Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Replacing old root files into new install of Linux Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Replacing old root files into new install of Linux Mint?

Hi Jo71236, In a word, no. Even if you did manage to copy over the correct files Mint would not know that what you copied was actually present on the system so you would never get any updates for what you copied. Mint only "knows" what is on the system if it is actually installed in the pr...

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