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by Pjotr
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager: Program Install or Update?
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Update Manager: Program Install or Update?

My article covers the initial check as well (item 6, right column). :)
by Pjotr
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [Solved] - Mint Sarah - RTL 8155 - no Wlan
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Mint Sarah - RTL 8155 - no Wlan

Good to hear! And my compliments for solving it. :)
by Pjotr
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager: Program Install or Update?
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Update Manager: Program Install or Update?

You only get updates for packages that are already installed on your computer. So no worries. :) Furthermore, I advise to upgrade your Mint 18 to 18.2; that can be done easily, in-place, because it's the same series. Among other things, that'll give you a new and improved Update Manager, for which I...
by Pjotr
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

Linux is everywhere. On supercomputers, on servers, embedded in your devices, as Android on your phones and tablets. Just on the desktops it remains small. Still. Measuring usage is difficult, but on Netmarketshare desktop Linux is now at 2.36 %: https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-marke...
by Pjotr
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [Solved] - Mint Sarah - RTL 8155 - no Wlan
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Mint Sarah - RTL 8155 - no Wlan

Soft blocked.... Try this: rfkill unblock all If that doesn't help: on some laptops, the wireless chipset is being disabled automatically when the laptop is already connected to the internet by means of an ethernet cable (LAN). That's because weird things can happen when you're connected to the inte...
by Pjotr
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 4.10.27 kernel doesn't boot on my laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: 4.10.27 kernel doesn't boot on my laptop

fen93t wrote:How do you downgrade the kernel?
I have installed 4.4.83 but the update manager won't let me set it as active?
Do I have to boot with that kernel and then make it active ?

Yes. By removing all kernels from higher series (4.8.x and/or 4.10.x).
by Pjotr
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [Solved] - Mint Sarah - RTL 8155 - no Wlan
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Mint Sarah - RTL 8155 - no Wlan

This way, the necessary information is more easily accessible for me: a. 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 ter...
by Pjotr
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint upgrade 18.1 to 18.2 but no kernel update
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Mint upgrade 18.1 to 18.2 but no kernel update

Where is the information that tells us which Mint kernel is LTS or not? Or is it simply the first Mint in a series (17, 18) that has the LTS kernel? The first always, and usually the first point edition as well. So in this case: 18 and 18.1. More information: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnabl...
by Pjotr
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: what is a good AV for linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: [SOLVED] ClamAV - False Positives?

pegasis wrote:so what is a good AV for linux?

For desktop Linux they are all superfluous and even *decrease* your security(!). AV can only be of limited use for servers.

I advise to read this article, that I've written about security in Linux Mint:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... t/security
by Pjotr
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint upgrade 18.1 to 18.2 but no kernel update
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Mint upgrade 18.1 to 18.2 but no kernel update

On kernel.org it states that the projected end of life for kernel 4.4 is February 2018, where is the information that says 4.4 is supported until April 2021? It's a bit complicated, indeed. :) Unsupported upstream (kernel.org) doesn't equal unsupported downstream (Ubuntu/Linux Mint). It's open sour...
by Pjotr
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What to do when kernel series 4.8 is unsupported?
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: What to do when kernel series 4.8 is unsupported?

Glad to see update manager doing the sane thing and upgrading 4.8.x to to 4.10.27 for fresh installs of 18.2, but a shame that Mint's default upgrade policy still discourages kernel updates even for security updates in the same series never minding jumping series when the installation media are now...
by Pjotr
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: What you'll do when Firefox drops support for XUL addons?

Missed that news, so thanks for the alert.... But I see no immediate reason for concern. I think we can expect the web extensions to mature, so that loss of features will be minimal. In itself, some unification between browsers is a good thing; that reduces developer efforts. In the beginning it mig...
by Pjotr
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint upgrade 18.1 to 18.2 but no kernel update
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Mint upgrade 18.1 to 18.2 but no kernel update

Biggles wrote:Are all versions of the 4.4 kernel LTS?

The 4.4 kernel series as such, is LTS. Doesn't matter which minor version you start with. :)
by Pjotr
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint upgrade 18.1 to 18.2 but no kernel update
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Mint upgrade 18.1 to 18.2 but no kernel update

Sidenote: on a machine with the latest 4.8 kernel and the latest 4.4 kernel, I received a kernel update from the 4.10 series. So apparently the upgrade to the 4.10 kernel series is taken care of automatically, when you've installed the obsolete 4.8 kernel. If you've got an Nvidia graphics card which...
by Pjotr
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 32 to 64
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: 32 to 64

laswal wrote:what is the best way to upgrade 32 bit to 64 bit. how to details please.
thanks

You can't. A clean re-installation is the only way.
by Pjotr
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do you do level number 2 updates as soon as they arrive?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Do you do level number 2 updates as soon as they arrive?

Always install all updates from level 1 and 2, as soon as they become available.
by Pjotr
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Repair Synaptic? SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Repair Synaptic?

From the menu, launch Software Sources. Then click on the button Maintenance and then on the button Fix MergeList problems.
by Pjotr
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: coredumpctl - when does the journal get clean/rotated?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: coredumpctl - when does the journal get clean/rotated?

This might work:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co ... ng_systemd

For "deep stuff" like this, the Arch wiki is invaluable. :mrgreen:
by Pjotr
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] Encrypted disk : login to account impossible because of full HD
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: [solved] Encrypted disk : login to account impossible because of full HD

I hear dire warnings about Bleachbit. Again, I used it for years on Windows (Vista and Win7) with no issues, and now for a year on Mint (32 and 64bit) with no problems. Then you've been lucky. So far. https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/fatalmistakes (item 4, left column) Whole disk ...
by Pjotr
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linksys drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Linksys drivers

a. Plug in the Linksys adapter and then 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 lette...

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