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by xenopeek
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

Ah! Given that Steam's Proton is based on Wine probably Steam moving to 64-bit (parts already are, the steamwebhelper processes are 64-bit here) would drag that into this millennium as well. I had forgotten Steam is still 32-bit mostly.
by xenopeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo : Hide files with specific extension
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Nemo : Hide files with specific extension

I'm guessing but that probably needs changes in the source code of Nemo. Likely not what you want to do.

Why are you trying to hide regular files from yourself?
by xenopeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Bye bye i386...

I said goodbye to i386 30 years ago when I bought my first 80486 but that's not what this looks to be about :) Ubuntu has previously stopped shipping a 32-bit edition of their ISOs so it's not about that either. This is specifically about dropping 32-bit library support from Ubuntu 20.04, meaning an...
by xenopeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Physical meetings for Linux and Mint in Sydney, Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Physical meetings for Linux and Mint in Sydney, Australia

I don't know about Linux Mint but there is a Linux User Group (the keyword to use for searching) in Sydney: https://slug.org.au/. It's probably aimed more towards developers and people working professionally with Linux. You could contact the group to find out if it's a fit for you, or attend one of ...
by xenopeek
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change permissions for Home Partition, plus /opt and /usr/local?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Change permissions for Home Partition, plus /opt and /usr/local?

Don't download directly into /opt. Download into your home directory. If it is an archive file that needs to be extracted into /opt, extract it into a directory in your home directory. Then select the option in your file manager to open as root and copy or move the extracted directory from your home...
by xenopeek
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Photo attachments (Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Photo attachments

You can attach cropped screenshot, like just an error message but not the entire screen. For larger screenshots please use an image hoster website like imgur.com and just use the link to the image here.
by xenopeek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change permissions for Home Partition, plus /opt and /usr/local?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Change permissions for Home Partition, plus /opt and /usr/local?

If you need to do anything in system directories, like /opt and /usr/local, and don't want to use the terminal, you can just select the "open as root" option in your file manager's context menu. That will open a new file manager window with elevated privileges so you can make changes in those direct...
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot update sudo command from terminal [using proxy]
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Cannot update sudo command from terminal

Are you on a regular home network connection or are you using a VPN, Tor, proxy, mobile connection, corporate network or something like that?
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot update sudo command from terminal [using proxy]
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Cannot update sudo command from terminal

And if you try to open that website in your web browser? Does that work.
http://packages.linuxmint.com/
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot update sudo command from terminal [using proxy]
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Cannot update sudo command from terminal

Do you get any message or error? What happens when you switch to root account with (it should ask for your password and give you the root command prompt after typing your password and pressing enter): sudo -i You can exit afterwards to return to your own account. It's recommended to update through U...
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED "find -newermt" works from command line, not in bash script
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: "find -newermt" works from command line, not in bash script

Replace this: find $src -type f -newermt "'$fulldate$mt'" fullcmd="find $src -type f -newermt '$fulldate$mt'" echo `$fullcmd` With this (mind replacing echo with exec on last line, if you want to do it like that): find $src -type f -newermt "$fulldate$mt" fullcmd="find $src -type f -newermt $fulldat...
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] What is the <br> at the end of a package's name?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: What is the <br> at the end of a package's name?

That's an error; has been corrected. Removed the <br> from the end. <br> is page markup, a soft line break, that should obviously not be displayed in the command :)
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: reasons not to use automatic login? [solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: reasons not to use automatic login?

If somebody has physical access to your computer, they do not need your password to get access to your files. The only thing that would mitigate that risk is by using disk encryption. There are a few reasons to not use automatic login. Some that come to mind immediately: By not typing your password ...
by xenopeek
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install with manual partitioning (for older systems)
Replies: 55
Views: 247486

Re: How to install with manual partitioning (for older systems)

Locking this tutorial. Please make a topic in the Installation & Boot section for any help you need with partitioning. Read this first!!! This is an old tutorial and covers manual partitioning for older systems with legacy boot (MBR + BIOS). For modern systems you almost certainly are using EFI boot...
by xenopeek
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Mint update secure?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Is Mint update secure?

All updates are published accompanied by cryptographic hashes (MD5, SHA1, and SHA256) and those in turn are cryptographically signed (GPG) and can be verified with a public key of Linux Mint (or Ubuntu/Debian). Before updates are installed this information is used to securely verify the updates orig...
by xenopeek
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] teegee2008 PPA
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: teegee2008 PPA

Did you add it to your system to get Aptik, Diskman, Polo, Selene, Ukuu or newer version of Timeshift? See also Tony's website https://teejeetech.in/.
by xenopeek
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats your favorite video?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Whats your favorite video?

It's like a magic act :) How does she signal her horse to change speed or direction? She only has the one hand on the mane…
by xenopeek
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] vi and vim freeze for system files
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: vi and vim freeze for system files

Running vim.basic makes no difference, nor should it as (after installing vim) vi is a symbolic link to vim.basic through the alternatives system. Did you do any customizations on your vi install? Try creating a new user account on your system then log in to that and see if the issue is still presen...
by xenopeek
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] vi and vim freeze for system files
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: vi and vim freeze for system files

Before and after installing vim, when running vi /etc/fstab it immediately opens the file in the editor and shows [readonly] in the status bar. I don't know what could cause your system to hang on that.
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Watching in greyscale [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Watching in greyscale

You can do this with VLC. Open the video in VLC, from the menu open Tools > Effects and Filters, go to the Video Effects tab and on the Essentials sub-tab there check the Image adjust box and then drag the Saturation slider fully to the left. That turns the video grayscale.

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