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by xenopeek
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19
Replies: 20
Views: 425

Re: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19

All the software you listed is available on Ubuntu 18.04 from either the Universe or Multiverse repositories, aside from pulseeffects (but it's on no Ubuntu version, you need a PPA for it). These repositories are not enabled by default on Ubuntu and as you didn't enable them, yes the software in the...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

What does compiled vs interpreted have to do with whether Linux Mint (parts) are written in it? All Cinnamon applets are written in JavaScript for example (the menu, the window list, and so on) and Software Manager, Update Manager, Software Sources and many more programs are all written in Python.
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 39
Views: 853

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Thanks for sharing! Not that we have a KDE edition but it's great this will "just work" for those that want to use KDE on Linux Mint 19.
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 39
Views: 853

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

I did some further testing on Ubuntu 18.04 pre-release to answer a reddit thread. The file managers Nautilus, Nemo, Caja and Thunar all work with admin:// paths, as do the text editors Gedit, Xed and Pluma . Opening an admin:// path in one of these file managers and then opening a text file from the...
by xenopeek
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Resolved] KeePass question
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: [Not Quite Resolved] KeePass question

KeePassXC website says:
File format compatibility with KeePass2, KeePassX, MacPass, KeeWeb and many others (KDBX 3.1 and 4.0)
So I wouldn't worry about the database part.
by xenopeek
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Resolved] KeePass question
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: KeePass question

It's indeed confusing. Let's clear it up and give some solid advice. KeePass and KeePass2 (website: https://keepass.info/) are the original programs. These are primarily for Windows but KeePass2 is available on Linux, though not natively but through use of Mono libraries (because KeePass2 is written...
by xenopeek
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

The above link was only for the software developed by Linux Mint. GitHub recognizes the use of Bash, C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Perl, Python and Vala as programming languages for Linux Mint's developed software. But Linux Mint is built on top of Ubuntu and Debian. With well over a thousand additional ...
by xenopeek
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 39
Views: 853

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

But for other backup programs this can possibly be a problem Taking a quick look at Deja Dup on Ubuntu 18.04 you can see it depends on polkit and indeed has a policy file for restoring files to system locations. I seriously doubt this is going to be an issue for any backup program that is actively ...
by xenopeek
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 39
Views: 853

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Isn't it that by default users have read access to each other's home directories? Shouldn't need to run the backup program as root with write access to your entire operating system for that. Or you could add their groups to your account so you have full access. Or see if Deja Dup supports pkexec or ...
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 39
Views: 853

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

With gedit, pluma and xed the admin:// paths work on Ubuntu 18.04. All editions of Linux Mint 19 use xed. mousepad likely doesn't have gvfs support? Try frowning real hard at it :wink: In any case, this is just one of the ways to open system configration files for editing from the terminal. For exam...
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 39
Views: 853

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Clearly the part you think I didn't understand, I didn't understand. There will undoubtedly be a period of adjustment for people that use gksudo and sudo only because they saw it somewhere. Some of them will be jumping to conclusion that they should just try sudo if gksudo doesn't work. Fair assessm...
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 39
Views: 853

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Using sudo gedit /etc/fstab runs the entire gedit process as the root user, with full system wide privileges. As noted you can do it instead with the gvfs admin:// paths: gedit admin:///etc/fstab Or in Nautilus press Ctrl+L and type the admin:// path and then any text file opened from there opens fo...
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 39
Views: 853

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

As for editing system configuration files: aside from pkexec, gvfs now has builtin support for admin:// paths that automatically invoke PolKit as needed. None of the stuff you listed works for me (Xfce Mint18.3). Is it supposed to work now or not? With "now" I meant Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19, if...
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 39
Views: 853

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

gksudo comes from the gksu package. Neither gksu nor gksudo will be available on Ubuntu 18.04 and that is a good thing.
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can anyone recommend software for removing metadata? [solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Can anyone recommend software for removing metadata?

Metadata on what type of files or created by which program?
by xenopeek
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 39
Views: 853

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

You're mistaken; this is in fact good and welcome news! It should be celebrated that Ubuntu (finally) reached this milestone. gksu hasn't been maintained for many years and was only left to rot in the Ubuntu repository because some programs unfortunately still depended on it. Such programs have been...
by xenopeek
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Where's the default Mint 18.3 wallpaper?
Replies: 20
Views: 329

Re: Where's the default Mint 18.3 wallpaper?

/usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint/linuxmint.jpg
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: virtualbox-guest* and mintupdate
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: virtualbox-guest* and mintupdate

You can install the guest additions through VirtualBox the recommended way (https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html#idm2099). In the guest virtual machine choose Devices -> Install Guest Additions from the menubar. Assuming you have installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO on the host OS.
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difference between Timeshift and Backup Tool
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Difference between Timeshift and Backup Tool

Timeshift is added as default on Linux Mint specifically for operating system restore points. Backup Tool is there for one-time use to backup user files before upgrading from one version to the next, in my opinion. For automatic backup of user files I'd use something like Deja Dup. Mixing system res...
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difference between Timeshift and Backup Tool
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Difference between Tmeshift and Backup Tool

Timeshift automatically creates snapshots of your operating system. So you can roll back an update if it causes problems for example. It does by default not back up user files. Backup Tool is for backing up your user files and optionally the list of programs you installed. It makes a backup only whe...

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