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by xenopeek
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dell-XPS-15-9570-issues-still-cause-of-concern-for-owners.
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Dell-XPS-15-9570-issues-still-cause-of-concern-for-owners.

I have a Dell XPS 13 9370. No coil whine that I can hear and I'm sensitive to such noises. Obviously such a thin laptop can't have the most efficient cooling and while it gets somewhat hot while under sustained heavy load (like when applying dozens of big updates) it's never uncomfortable to touch o...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Are there any negative consequences to charging cell phone via computer USB port(s) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Are there any negative conquences to charging cell phone via computer USB port(s) ?

I don't know about damage to the phone or computer hardware. Possibly fast charging—or not fast charging—your phone can have impact on battery life expectancy. With some USB ports (probably USB 3.2 type C) it may provide enough for fast charging and with older USB ports it may not? As for your compu...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Run launchers as admin ?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Run launchers as admin ?

LMDE 3 uses polkit. Which programs specifically are you needing to run as root?
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: wat is Qt5 Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: wat is Qt5

Qt is een software bibliotheek welke gebruikt kan worden voor het programmeren van software met grafische gebruikersinterfaces. Voornamelijk KDE programma's maken hier gebruik van maar bijvoorbeeld ook VLC. Op Linux Mint maken de meeste programma's gebruik van Gtk, wat een soortgelijke software bibl...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: hi i bought a computer with linux mint 17.2 and it has a six digit password on it
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: hi i bought a computer with linux mint 17.2 and it has a six digit password on it

Considering Linux Mint 17.2 reaches end of life in 3 months, please just go ahead and plan to install a newer version. You shouldn't want to use the installation of somebody you don't know anyway (as in "you don't know where it's been"; stay safe!) and there's nothing on the computer of yours so it'...
by xenopeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Available space on the SSD twice as much as the real volume.
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Available space on the SSD twice as much as the real volume.

You have / and /home mounted on the same volume as subvolumes. Btrfs subvolumes don't have an individual size or used or free space. When queried they will report the size and used and free space of the volume they are on. Hence you see the same numbers twice.
by xenopeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED Administrator privileges
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: administrator privileges

Don't use su. Use sudo -i as that lets you become root with your own password, if you're an admin.

In this case just prefix the dpkg command with sudo and enter your own password when prompted:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
by xenopeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to select many files and pass to a Python script
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: How to select many files and pass to a Python script

ls to get all files > some_variable parse some_variable to put the list into one or more variables in the format required execute your python script with myscript.py $variable_containing_filenames. That's a very convoluted way to run ./myscript * :) Your shell will expand the glob and pass all matc...
by xenopeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to select many files and pass to a Python script
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: How to select many files and pass to a Python script

How to do this likely depends on which file manager (or "explorer" using the name Windows gives to it) you're using. Which edition of Linux Mint do you have? Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce? If you're unsure see if you have System Info in your menu where you should be able to find it. Else open the terminal ...
by xenopeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 or newer.
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: How to install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 or newer.

To mark it as solved you'd edit the first post in the topic and add "<SOLVED>" to the subject line. You can edit it with the little pencil icon button in the top right of the post.
by xenopeek
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Delete on other devices
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Cannot Delete on other devices

If the device in question has a Windows filesystem (NTFS) that may be the problem.
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 or newer.
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: How to install Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 or newer.

It's on the Wine website itself with detailed instructions: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... &iId=33276. Have you tried that? Make sure you have a good Wine version; see download instructions here which also cover Linux Mint: https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu.
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adobe Flashplayer question
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Adobe Flashplayer question

It's a warning not an error. It doesn't impact your package installation in any way. If it bothers you see viewtopic.php?f=42&t=111527 for how to remove this warning.
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Password to log in here...
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Password to log in here...

Easy to remember passwords just need a hint of creativity. Like blue5$JAYS, R3n+St1mpy, and so on. Dropping the complexity requirement would need increasing the minimum length requirement to at least 13 characters. We would get complaints about that as well. Our reason for the password requirements ...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where is the httpd.con file? (Localhost .htaccess not working )
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Where is the httpd.con file? (Localhost .htaccess not working )

How old was the page you were looking at? I doubt you're using an Apache version ten years old. Configuration for Apache 2 is found in /etc/apache2 directory. See the documentation for .htaccess files https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/howto/htaccess.html which also links to information on how to ena...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Delete on other devices
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Cannot Delete on other devices

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums. Deleting a device would need a big hammer. I doubt that's what you're trying to do :) Why do you want to delete a device; do you mean you want to format it (erase its content)? If this is an USB thumb drive you can use the USB stick formatter from your menu. For oth...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Machine refusing to power off.
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Machine refusing to power off.

The comment above has the system information so let's drop the discussion about signatures. People can turn them off through board preferences, that's a fact. Why they do it is irrelevant and not helpful to solving this problem. And as you can see yourself, the system information provided by inxi gi...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Password to log in here...
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Password to log in here...

Same question was asked earlier. See my response here: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=284306#p1571230

Stay safe online. Use a unique password for every website and make it long enough.
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Darktable 2.6.0 is available but not in Software Manager
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Darktable 2.6.0 is available but not in Software Manager

That person's PPA supports Linux Mint 19 and newer with new versions of Darktable. Version 2.6.0 has been available in your Software Manager for the past 15 days, in the flatpak category. You decided not to install it hence you don't have it.
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: FHD and QHD combination question
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: FHD and QHD combination question

24" WQHD (is that 2K?) at 1.3 text scaling has 30% larger letters than 13.3" FHD at 1.3 text scaling. 24" 4K (UHD) at 1.3 text scaling has 10% smaller letters than 13.3" FHD at 1.3 text scaling. 27" 4K (UHD) at 1.3 text scaling has the same size letters as 13.3" FHD at 1.3 text scaling. If you find ...

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