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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: 4
Views: 112

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: 34
Views: 640

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: 34
Views: 640

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: 34
Views: 640

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: 34
Views: 640

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: 34
Views: 640

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: 34
Views: 640

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: 34
Views: 640

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: 188

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: 34
Views: 640

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: 16
Views: 236

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: 63

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: 198

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: 198

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...
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there a replacement for the old "Xkill" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Is there a replacement for the old "Xkill" ???

Why not use xkill now? Just install it and set up a custom keyboard shortcut to launch it for example. I've set it to ctrl+alt+x.
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How do I debug a C program in Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: How do I debug a C program in Mint?

Indeed, gdb is the debugger you'll likely want to use. IDEs like GNOME Builder (for writing Gtk programs, like for Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce) or Qt Creator (for writing Qt programs, like for KDE) come with builtin gdb integration. You may find modules to add gdb integration available for other IDEs, l...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'

I'm not sure. Something or somebody must have put those files there and clearly they are causing a problem.

Somebody with similar error has this solution: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/387136
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Does LMDE support Flatpak and Snap?
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Does LMDE support Flatpak and Snap?

Flatpak can be installed from the Jessie backports repository. See Debian howto: https://wiki.debian.org/FlatpakHowto. That would be command-line only as Software Manager on LMDE 2 does not support Flatpak, like Software Manager does on Linux Mint 18.3. Snap does not appear to be available on LMDE 2...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kodi 16.1 SOLVED & SOLVED AGAIN!
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Kodi 16.1 SOLVED & SOLVED AGAIN!

I'm the wrong one to ask I think :) I don't backup my preferences and configuration of programs, I just have the configuration steps noted in a file for the programs I do specific configuration in. You could just create an archive of the directory you found and removed, that should now be back? That...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kodi 16.1 SOLVED & SOLVED AGAIN!
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Kodi 16.1 SOLVED

Merged topics as this is continuation. I don't use Kodi but assume it works like any other user program and users' personal preferences and configuration are stored in the users' own home directories. Installing or removing a package will never touch files in users' own home directories. You should ...

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