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by xenopeek
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hot corners
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Hot corners

I don't know mac but I assume you mean triggering an action when you fling your mouse cursor into the corner of the screen. You can do it on Xfce by switching your window manager to Compiz. Open Desktop Settings from your menu and switch to Compiz. Then open the Configure Compiz from there. You can ...
by xenopeek
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encryption questions
Replies: 23
Views: 466

Re: Encryption questions

A question about backing up to an external drive. Let's say I'm using full disk encryption. Will the stuff I save to the external drive be encrypted? No. Disk encryption only protects files stored on the encrypted partition. If you have booted your system and entered the correct mount passphrase yo...
by xenopeek
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encryption questions
Replies: 23
Views: 466

Re: Encryption questions

But if I were to regularly backup my documents etc on an external drive (as I am in a habit of doing) would this alleviate this concern? Yes. Put another way, is the concern that I could lose the contents on my laptop if I go with a full disk encryption, or is there more to it than that? No, that's...
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to? Script to Pass Variable to a "sudo sh -c" command?
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: HOW TO? Script to Pass Variable to a "sudo sh -c" command ???

If you're running this in shell context you can mix quoting to get desired result. This should work: parsvar="parser generated string" # no export needed sudo sh -c 'echo "'"${parsvar}"'" > /home/mint/Desktop/junk2.txt' This concatenates the single quoted (literal) stri...
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to use manual or automatic uploads
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Unable to use manual or automatic uploads

It means some package manager action (install or remove) was interrupted and needs to be completed before you can do other package actions. Open a terminal from your menu and run the command the message told you to run, prefixed with sudo as so: sudo dpkg --configure -a It should hopefully just cont...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is support for floppy drives gone?
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Is support for floppy drives gone?

Let's see if I can make use of "list" option: Of course I did have diskette in the drive when trying to mount. My Linux Mint installation is on real hardware (separate partition), not in a virtual machine. It is a built-in drive (not an USB) with that flat cable which, honestly, I didn't ...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encryption questions
Replies: 23
Views: 466

Re: Encryption questions

A couple additional question, if I may Re: backups. I have a couple external drives for backing up. Do you encrypt the contents of backups? I'm a little confused because when I installed Mint I swear I chose full disk encryption. I even chose a secure boot password. But I've never been asked to ent...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encryption questions
Replies: 23
Views: 466

Re: Encryption questions

Full disk encryption has marginal performance impact on your operating system. It is significantly faster than home directory encryption for accessing files in your home directory. This is an older article but gives you some tests comparing performance without encryption, with full disk encryption a...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is support for floppy drives gone?
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Is support for floppy drives gone?

looked for any info on Internet and it seems that in order to use floppy disks, the kernel should have had installed some kernel modules like "floppy" and/or "fat" and/or "vfat". I ran `lsmod` and I saw that "floppy" module is there: floppy 61440 0 but neithe...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is support for floppy drives gone?
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Is support for floppy drives gone?

Larry78723 wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:22 pm
The floppy is probably formatted as FAT which Linux doesn't recognize. The only MS format recognized by Linux is NTFS.
This is complete nonsense. Linux works fine with FAT, VFAT and exFAT. That's what your boot partition and USB sticks use for example...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linus Torvalds doubts Linux will get ported to Apple M1 hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Linus Torvalds doubts Linux will get ported to Apple M1 hardware

Why do you ask for thoughts of others but don't share your own?
by xenopeek
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wrong Checksum on linuxmint.com for Ulyana - Cinnamon (64-bit)
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Wrong Checksum on linuxmint.com for Ulyana - Cinnamon (64-bit)

And what was the checksum of the ISOs you downloaded?
by xenopeek
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: youtube-dl removed from GitHub [update: reinstated]
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: youtube-dl removed from GitHub

GitHub has reinstated the youtube-dl repository. They have also overhauled their process for handling future such claims and have set up a $1M defense fund for developers. They say the DMCA section 1201 that was used to take down youtube-dl is broken and needs fixing. This article gives the details:...
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recover an unsaved text document ?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Recover an unsaved text document ?

I highly doubt you will be able to recover this. If you are using a text editor that has an auto-save option, perhaps. If there is any such file it would be somewhere in your home directory in one of the hidden files or hidden directories. So you can try searching your home directory. To do so open ...
by xenopeek
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't install GOCR software on linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Can't install GOCR software on linux mint

Then there must be some more serious problem with your system. The package gocr is readily available on all supported Linux Mint version in the package base repositories: https://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/gocr. I assumed you wanted to compile it from source to get a newer version. What does the comm...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't install GOCR software on linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Can't install GOCR software on linux mint

Have you installed build-essential package? Might help to install that first. You can do so through Synaptic or with command apt install build-essential
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Delete a post?
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Delete a post?

Click the x icon button in top right corner of the post text. You can only delete it so long as there are no replies to your post yet.
by xenopeek
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Looking for reassurance - MATE from UbuntuMATE
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Looking for reassurance - MATE from UbuntuMATE

Would you be able to clarify if the MATE environment is incorporated directly from the MATE team, or is it adopted/replicated from the Ubuntu master source? The MATE packages don't come from Ubuntu. Packaging for Linux Mint is done by monsta; he's on the MATE team https://mate-desktop.org/team/ and...
by xenopeek
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE 3 is no longer supported
Replies: 14
Views: 6903

Re: LMDE 3 is no longer supported

Yes mintupgrade should do that for you.
by xenopeek
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Looking for reassurance - MATE from UbuntuMATE
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Looking for reassurance - MATE from UbuntuMATE

You select the desktop environment when you download the installation ISO: https://linuxmint.com/download.php. If you download the MATE edition, that's what you're getting. Linux Mint MATE default to using one panel but if you want a panel at top and bottom of the screen, you can add a panel to make...

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