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by Pjotr
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Mint 18.1 Kernel is Currently Recommended?
Replies: 25
Views: 692

Re: Which Mint 18.1 Kernel is Currently Recommended?

bctf1 wrote:I see that as of this morning that kernel 4.4.0-70 is now the version that is Recommended for Security. Has anyone played with this kernel yet? If so, any comments?

No negative comments. Works fine on my machines. :)
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lightweight distros for old computers
Replies: 23
Views: 91

Re: Lightweight distros for old computers

i suggest to install a lightweight browser, Dillo open very quickly. Thanks for reminding me about Dillo! I had quite forgotten about that nice little web browser, after playing with it almost 10 years ago. Good to see that it still exists. :) For the sake of security I advise to run it with Fireja...
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 17.3 ver 2.8.8 backdoor
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Linux Mint 17.3 ver 2.8.8 backdoor

This can't be left to scroll off of the page... this needs to be settled. As has been said; the output of ifconfig is perfectly normal - no evidence of any "hacking" there. More info needed from the OP before we decide this is either a hoax or a misunderstanding... or actual evidence of m...
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 'Disable touchpad while typing not working' in LM18
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: 'Disable touchpad while typing not working' in LM18

@paradroid: have you also tried libinput 1.6.3-1, which is available in the official Ubuntu repo's? Installation of that, is much easier, and even Wacom support remains intact.... To other people who read this: don't try this at home. Negative side effects are quite possible. How-to: For 64-bit, dow...
by Pjotr
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 17.3 ver 2.8.8 backdoor
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: Linux Mint 17.3 ver 2.8.8 backdoor

How about the nuclear option: a clean re-installation of your entire Mint? Nice opportunity to try 18.1, I'd say. :mrgreen:

And, like jimallyn, I'm very curious what you've downloaded that apparently caused this. I'd like to test it in a VM.
by Pjotr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lightweight distros for old computers
Replies: 23
Views: 91

Re: Lightweight distros for old computers

I've installed Peppermint 7 on two old netbooks, and it's really very nice and lightweight. As it's built on Ubuntu 16.04, the code base is excellent. The mix of LXDE and Xfce is a bit weird, but generally it works well, with only some small unimportant bugs. A worthy replacement of Mint 13 Xfce. Th...
by Pjotr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Brightness control turns screen off permanently - Medion S4219
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Brightness control turns screen off permanently - Medion S4219

Please generate an overview of your system like this: - Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window) ; - make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines; - copy/paste this command into the terminal: inxi -Fxz (if you type: the letter F is a capital letter) Press En...
by Pjotr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: No shutdown option for closing the laptop lid [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: No shutdown option for closing the laptop lid [SOLVED]

Zorba wrote:This does not work on Linux Mint 18.1!!! How can I add this option plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Try this:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... -desktops-
(item 6, right column)
by Pjotr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 secure boot help
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Mint 18.1 secure boot help

Easiest solution (quick and dirty): switch your UEFI back to legacy mode and only temporarily switch to full UEFI whenever you need to boot Windows.... If you only use Windows occasionally, that's a small effort. :)
by Pjotr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: LM 18.1 wifi drops connection
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: LM 18.1 wifi drops connection

lannatwin wrote:Same dongle and same OS.

I found a solution here. https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... 0bda:8178-

Item 2 in left column.

That's my website, so I'm glad it has been helpful for you. :)
by Pjotr
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: LM 18.1 wifi drops connection
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: LM 18.1 wifi drops connection

lannatwin wrote:Having the exact same issue. Did you find a solution? Thanks.

Do you have the exact same hardware as the original poster? If not, please start your own thread.
by Pjotr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Ralink RT3290 Wireless adapter. Help before before I give up from Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: Ralink RT3290 Wireless adapter. Help before before I give up from Linux

CaptainKirksChair wrote:I'm going to buy a different card based on the ath9k driver (Atheros/Qualcomm) which has very good success with Linux.

Which one?
by Pjotr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Ralink RT3290 Wireless adapter. Help before before I give up from Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: Ralink RT3290 Wireless adapter. Help before before I give up from Linux

That particular chipset is difficult in Linux.... Maybe an idea for you: I recently bought an EDUP EP-N8553 dongle, which is fully plug and play in Linux Mint 18.1; no need to do anything, it just works out of the box. I bought it for only € 3,47 (shipping included), at dx.com: http://www.dx.com/p/e...
by Pjotr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A lot of Add's?
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: A lot of Add's?

Cy O'Hara wrote:Is there a way of seeing what you choose on Linux Mint instead of getting swamped with a lot of Add's?

What are you talking about? :shock:
by Pjotr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Serena not working well on Samsung R580 laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Serena not working well on Samsung R580 laptop

For the RTL8192SE (internal?) wifi chipset, try the rtlwifi_new driver from lwfinger:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... m-lwfinger
(item 9, right column)
by Pjotr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Enabling NPAPI plugins on Firefox 52
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Enabling NPAPI plugins on Firefox 52

Thanks for the how-to! :)

A small addition: if you wish to remove that new Boolean parameter line again, this is how: right-click the new line - Reset. Then close Firefox and launch it again.
by Pjotr
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Acer Aspire One 532h-2309 Netbook on Mint 18.1 Serina Cinnamon 64 Bit
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Acer Aspire One 532h-2309 Netbook on Mint 18.1 Serina Cinnamon 64 Bit

Good to hear that things have improved! :)

Have fun with Linux.
by Pjotr
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Easymp3gain not working after new distro install
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Easymp3gain not working after new distro install

Thanks, looks promising. However I can't really understand how to apply the code. An example would be helpful. Create a folder in your user account, called your-music-folder . Put some mp3's in it. Then launch a terminal and issue the commands in my previous message. Copy/paste them into the termin...
by Pjotr
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Easymp3gain not working after new distro install
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Easymp3gain not working after new distro install

Forget about buggy unreliable easymp3gain and use mp3gain instead: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/m/mp3gain/mp3gain_1.5.2-r2-6_amd64.deb Don't install it within the browser: this will probably fail. Go the the Downloads folder with your file manager and then double-click it. Usage: c...

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