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by Pjotr
Sun May 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Standard user gets right to read other home directory
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Standard user gets right to read other home directory

It's a default setting. Fix it like this:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... ur-account
(item 2.10, right column)
by Pjotr
Sun May 20, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: virus??? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: virus???

The thing grabbed hold of Firefox and wouldn't let go, not OS. Just a freeze, solvable (as you already discovered) by simply killing Firefox and relaunching it.... :) I recommend xkill: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/tips#TOC-Force-a-locked-up-application-to-close-with-xkill (it...
by Pjotr
Sun May 20, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any good (and good looking) chess apps?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Any good (and good looking) chess apps?

Eboard, in combination with the chess engine Crafty:

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sudo apt-get install eboard crafty
.... but I prefer playing against human opponents at Chess.com. :mrgreen:
by Pjotr
Sun May 20, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: virus??? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: virus???

Windows Defender has detected the Zeus Virus on my computer, with a sub window asking for a user name and password. Plus a phone number for me to immediately call. Realistically, If you're on Linux, how can Windows Defender detect anything. :lol: Obviously it's a scam. +1 The browser freeze is prob...
by Pjotr
Sat May 19, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 131
Views: 21853

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Being new to Mint I was just wondering if Mint 18.3 will be updated to Mint 19 through Update Manager or will Mint 19 require a fresh download and install, or could an 18.3 system be upgraded to 19 through the CLI using sudo apt-get etc, etc. There'll probably be an upgrade option in Update Manager...
by Pjotr
Sat May 19, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Excited for 19.x
Replies: 20
Views: 1072

Re: Excited for 19.x

MurphCID wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 10:21 am
ETA on 19.x? I am very excited for the new release and I am looking forward to it quite a bit.
No ETA, but soon you'll be able to check the progress here:
https://community.linuxmint.com/iso
by Pjotr
Sat May 19, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager and kernel updates [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Update manager and kernel updates

The default behaviour of Update Manager did change in 18.3. However, you can tweak it any way you like:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/20
by Pjotr
Sat May 19, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] What is the "correct" way to make a simple command run when Linux Mint boots to the desktop?
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: What is the "correct" way to make a simple command run when Linux Mint boots to the desktop?

I am trying out Ubuntu 18-04 MATE and the file rc.local simply isn't there any more, so I'm sure there's a better way, probably involving systemd . Good luck with that. Just fyi, this is the new rigmarole: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-automatically-execute-shell-script-at-startup-boot-on-systemd-...
by Pjotr
Sat May 19, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] What is the "correct" way to make a simple command run when Linux Mint boots to the desktop?
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: What is the "correct" way to make a simple command run when Linux Mint boots to the desktop?

Forget rc.local; root permissions are not required for this, and rc.local is deprecated anyway. This should work: simply create a startup application containing that command. Preferably with a "sleep" delay; the 15 seconds that Mute Ant advises are fine: sleep 15 && xinput --set-prop 'MOSART Semi. 2...
by Pjotr
Fri May 18, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Re: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages

The question arises: should Flatpaks have such a prominent place in Software Manager, nearly indistinguishable from "ordinary" applications? Would it perhaps be a good idea to show a warning / caution for Flatpaks?
by Pjotr
Thu May 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Gimp 2.10 how upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Gimp 2.10 how upgrade

To supplement the message of Hoser Rob: the Flatpak version of Gimp is installable by means of Software Manager. It'll install itself alongside your other Gimp version.
by Pjotr
Thu May 17, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Gimp 2.10 how upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Gimp 2.10 how upgrade

Install the Flatpak for Gimp.
by Pjotr
Thu May 17, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 70
Views: 2569

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Seem to me that it's best to stick to one of the big Distro's Definitely. I've been using desktop Linux full time since 2006, and in that time I've lost my illusions about the small projects.... Only the big ones offer the long-term reliability you can trust. One should be reasonably sure that one'...
by Pjotr
Thu May 17, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brassero does not recognise DVD
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Brassero does not recognise DVD

Try the (usually) more reliable Xfburn:

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sudo apt-get install xfburn
by Pjotr
Wed May 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How can I install ClamAV's newest version?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: How can I install ClamAV's newest version?

Wiser to stop trying to make your system less secure by having antivirus on it:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... t/security
by Pjotr
Tue May 15, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak. - How can you see if you have any Flatpak programs installed?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Flatpak. - How can you see if you have any Flatpak programs installed?

Which brings up a second question, several have posted that they do NOT like Flatpak. why? - They can take up a lot of disk space. Sometimes much more so than their "brothers" in the normal official repo's; - They can cause lots of data traffic, because of frequent updating; - The risk of malware i...
by Pjotr
Mon May 14, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: remove passwords
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: remove passwords

Mute Ant wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 7:12 am
"...mint never ever asks for any password..." Running a Mint Live Session is like this.
That's one of the reasons why such a live session isn't secure.... Outdated vulnerable applications being another reason. :wink:
by Pjotr
Mon May 14, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How about having a subforum dedicated to security/malware related issues?
Replies: 22
Views: 352

Re: How about having a subforum dedicated to security/malware related issues?

Nah. Such a subforum might create room for all kinds of tin-foil hatters.... :wink: By the way, from that ZDnet article you quote: Vega Stealer is a variant of August Stealer. Written in .NET, If I'm not mistaking, that precludes all relevance for Linux Mint machines. :wink: It may well run under m...
by Pjotr
Mon May 14, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How about having a subforum dedicated to security/malware related issues?
Replies: 22
Views: 352

Re: How about having a subforum dedicated to security/malware related issues?

Nah. Such a subforum might create a playground for all kinds of tin-foil hatters.... :wink:

By the way, from that ZDnet article you quote:
Vega Stealer is a variant of August Stealer. Written in .NET,
If I'm not mistaking, that precludes all relevance for Linux Mint machines. :wink:
by Pjotr
Mon May 14, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: remove passwords
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: remove passwords

Well, strictly speaking you can.... But it's by far the worst possible idea you can have. There's no surer way to damage the security advantage that Linux Mint has, over security disasters like Windows. :shock: So: dump that terrible idea into the cesspool where it belongs. ASAP. And don't look back...

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