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by xenopeek
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nokia Sending User Data To China...
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Nokia Sending User Data To China...

You say you're not trying to be a conspiracy theorist yet you end the post with questioning whether the erroneous (and failed) warranty activation connection to Chinese servers was deliberate. What could a Finnish company possibly gain from such? A case for Occam's razor I think: this was a mistake,...
by xenopeek
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: how to make Quora to stop show adult pictures on their home page?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: how to make Quora to stop show adult pictures on their home page?

I'm not familiar with Quora. Are these ads or image search results for queries you did? If these are ads, install an ad blocker like uBlock Origin. If these are from search results I'd hope they have a "safe search" toggle? A search for that feature didn't turn up anything though. To edit your topic...
by xenopeek
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nokia Sending User Data To China...
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Nokia Sending User Data To China...

No personally identifiable information has been shared with any third party. See their updated statement: https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_int/privacy-info Data collected from Nokia phones—for sole purpose of device warranty activation at first use or user experience feedback from users participating...
by xenopeek
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.x reaches end of life in April
Replies: 43
Views: 2942

Re: Linux Mint 17.x reaches end of life in April

jjjjjjjay wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:57 pm
So for that reason I am not upgrading.
So long as that computer isn't connected to the internet, that's fine. You're strongly recommended to replace Linux Mint 17.x if your computer is connected to the internet, to continue receiving needed security updates for your operating system and programs.
by xenopeek
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: is lastpass the best manager for passwords?
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: is lastpass the best manager for passwords?

List of what graphical pw managers are on Linux: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/List_of_applications#Graphical_23 Feature comparison on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_password_managers Or start just with looking at what others have suggested as alternatives for LastPass: http...
by xenopeek
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: is lastpass the best manager for passwords?
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: is lastpass the best manager for passwords?

The best password manager is the one that meets your needs and likes. There is no objective best.
by xenopeek
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint themes as Snap package
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Mint themes as Snap package

Here's how it works for flatpaks for those interested: https://blog.tingping.se/2017/05/11/flatpak-theming.html. Mint-Y (and -Dark and -Darker) are available as flatpaks. Is this already available for snaps? All I can find is support for themes being discussed but not implemented: https://forum.snap...
by xenopeek
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Navigating the Versions...
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Navigating the Versions...

Sure, this can be confusing at first. To be clear Linux Mint being based on Ubuntu (or Linux Mint Debian Edition being based on Debian) means that the base of the operating system comes from Ubuntu, with parts added by Linux Mint coming from Linux Mint. One could say Linux Mint is a superset of Ubun...
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Mint 19.1 "software rendering mode" running on VirtualBox
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Mint 17 running on VirtualBox

Don't know about this specific issue, but before you spend a lot of time on this please consider Linux Mint 17 are reaching end of life next month. Consider replacing it with Linux Mint 18.x or 19.x. See https://linuxmint.com/download_all.php.
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to read logs.
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: How to read logs.

Where did you get the JPG file? If download from somewhere it may have been created specifically to exploit programming errors in graphics programs which (commonly) leads to program or computer hanging. It's extremely unlikely to find any such in the wild; it's almost entirely theoretical. Still, su...
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's with the name "Wayland" everywhere?
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: What's with the name "Wayland" everywhere?

Valsodar wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:04 pm
First there was a Wayland on almost all "Aliens"
Now hold on just a minute. That wasn't Wayland :)

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by xenopeek
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [ solved ] Install Veracrypt
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Install Veracrypt

First, Linux Mint 19.3 is expected around December 2019 so unless you're a time traveler check your version :) Would it be Linux Mint 18.3 or Linux Mint 19.1? The topic you linked to is many years old and the steps you included would not lead to an installation of VeraCrypt, as the archive contains ...
by xenopeek
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: When do we get Firefox 66.0.1?
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: When do we get Firefox 66?

When it's packaged, signed, uploaded to the repository, synchronized to the repository mirror you're using and finally when your update manager is refreshed and sees the update and you install it. It's not yet packaged for Linux Mint (http://packages.linuxmint.com/search.php?release=Tessa§ion=an...
by xenopeek
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how do i remove all chromium residues?
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: how do i remove all chromium residues?

Assuming you installed the program and mean to remove Chromium's files stored in your home directory—like bookmarks and browser cache—you can do so with your file manager. First toggle to display hidden files by pressing Ctrl+H or choosing same from the file manager's View menu. Then go into the .ca...
by xenopeek
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Point Release vs Rolling release
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Point Release vs Rolling release

Both have their pros and cons. Which will suit best will depend on the person, their intended use and personal preferences. In general neither one really affects you (as in, both are good options). You can upgrade in place without reinstalling. Between minor releases (one is released every 6 months,...
by xenopeek
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cups cant print test page in Tara Mint19 --SOLVED
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Cups cant print test page in Tara Mint19 --SOLVED

skelband wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Strange that it seems to work for one printer but not the other.
Thanks for adding feedback. Good to have confirmation it is an issue affecting only specific printers.
by xenopeek
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: file magic
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: file magic

file is een opdracht welke je in de terminal kan gebruiken om van willekeurige bestanden uit te vinden wat hun type is. Vaak handig in scripts om dingen te doen met alleen bestanden van een bepaald type (gezien bestandsextensies betekenisloos zijn op Linux). Er zijn ook andere programma's die "onder...
by xenopeek
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: XDG-OPEN
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: XDG-OPEN

Or you actually using Google Chrome or Chromium? And which version? I found past bugs in Google Chrome in relation to xdg-open but that's from 2 years ago or so. Can't find anything recent. Does this happen when opening a new window from within an existing window? Are you just opening a new window, ...

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