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by xenopeek
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Open Office from .tar.gz [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: How to install Open Office from .tar.gz

OpenOffice is more MS Office compatible with some writeable documents. Do you have a source or example for that? The last releases of OpenOffice that mentioned improved MS Office compatibility were 4.1.1 in August 2014 and 4.1.2 in October 2015. I'd assume it would already have been merged into Lib...
by xenopeek
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Open Office from .tar.gz [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 135

Re: How to install Open Office from .tar.gz

WTH am I doing wrong here? You're assuming there's some generic process for installing software from .tar.gz file. There's not. It's just the same as a .zip file on Windows. Anything can be in it. Read the included documentation for how to install it (usually README file) or see what the project it...
by xenopeek
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Free Games
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Free Games

As per our forum rules on illegal material removed the links shared in this topic. Please help keep our forum free from links to illegal material. You can obtain old DOS games legally (for free or small price) through various websites. A few that I know: https://www.gog.com/ https://3drealms.com/cat...
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 17.3 , change hdd to a EVO 860 SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Mint 17.3 , change hdd to a EVO 860 SSD

You don't need to do anything. Trim is automatically run once a week (through /etc/cron.weekly/fstrim).
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Have I been doing updates wrong all these years?
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Have I been doing updates wrong all these years?

If you're using Gnome Software to manage updates on Fedora instead of yum, then yes that program errs on the side of caution the way you described. The reasoning is that it isn't trivial to detect if an update for a running program would need that program to restart (and even if it's need, how to ha...
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Blocking 3rd party cookies in firefox 63 not working
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Blocking 3rd party cookies in firefox 63 not working

As far as I know it's just in Preferences > Privacy & Security and then scroll down to the Permissions section. Tick the box to block pop-up windows. While there you may also want to click on Settings button next to Location, Camera, Microphone and Notifications. At the bottom of their settings wind...
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole redefined
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole redefined

A mole used to be a small burrowing insectivorous mammal with dark velvety fur, a long muzzle, and very small eyes. It's hard to improve on that, but maybe they redefined it with bigger eyes so it'd look cuter. You must have skipped chemistry in school. In chemistry, mole is a unit for the amount o...
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Blocking 3rd party cookies in firefox 63 not working
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Blocking 3rd party cookies in firefox 63 not working

Well, that's weird :) It may be worth looking at your list of extensions for any likely culprits (one that does things related to cookies or privacy, or one that is no longer maintained and may have partially broken with FF63). If you want you can share the extensions here. You can take a screenshot...
by xenopeek
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Blocking 3rd party cookies in firefox 63 not working
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Blocking 3rd party cookies in firefox 63 not working

Does it do this when you close Firefox now and restart it immediately after? Or only when you reboot your system and then start Firefox? If it does it now that would suggest possibly some extension you've added to Firefox is doing something bad, something is not right with permissions in your home d...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Assign special character to keystroke combo
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Assign special character to keystroke combo

xenopeek; afraid I don't understand. The oldest Linux Mint MATE I have here is 18.3 so it may be a bit different on 17. I meant, open Keyboard Shortcuts program from Preferences category in your menu and click the Add button in that to add your own keyboard shortcut. It will ask you to give it a na...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Assign special character to keystroke combo
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Assign special character to keystroke combo

This should work. You can set a custom keyboard shortcut (somewhere in system settings > keyboard or keyboard shortcuts, can't recall for your version) and bind this command to it: xdotool type --window '$(xdotool getactivewindow)' √ That will type the √ symbol when you press your custom keyboard sh...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window list disappears after I add an app to panel
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Window list disappears after I add an app to panel

You'll have to provide a little more context for others to be able to help on this. Which Linux Mint version (e.g., 18.3 or 19) and which edition (e.g., Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce) are you using? How the panel works differs between these. If you're unsure see System Info in your menu or run inxi -S from...
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 34
Views: 625

Re: Usernames

I pronounce it admini-strollaa-ttori. Don't ask me to spell it from memory though :lol:
by xenopeek
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: anomalous output from ls command
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: anomalous output from ls command

Yes, you've not read the regular expressions chapter of grep's manpage: Repetition A regular expression may be followed by one of several repetition operators: […] * The preceding item will be matched zero or more times. So you're saying "find me a line that has the string pra followed by zero or mo...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 24
Views: 583

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

This was all he said about it: I'm also delighted to announce that Ubuntu 18.04 will be supported for a full 10 years. In part because of the very long-time horizons in some of those industries—financial services and telecommunications—but also from IoT where manufacturing lines, for example, are be...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Å, Ä, and Ö characters on keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Å, Ä, and Ö characters on keyboard

You have two options. 1) You can switch to a "dead key" keyboard layout. With such a layout typing " would not show anything till you type another key after it. If you type a space it will show ", if you type a it will show ä and so on. Personally I hate that layout as you can't as easily type "hell...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: What happened to Carla Audio Plugin Host?/SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: What happened to Carla Audio Plugin Host?

Have you added their repository to your system? Linux Mint 18.x is based on Ubuntu 16.04 so follow the second set of instructions for adding their repository here: https://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/Repositories
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Java 8 update 181 breaks Firefox
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Java 8 update 181 breaks Firefox

Didn't Firefox 52 ESR reach end of support 2 months ago? Perhaps give Waterfox a try. That is a Firefox fork that still supports NPAPI plugins. You'll probably like it. You can download a .deb file for installation from their web page https://www.waterfoxproject.org/en-US/waterfox/desktop/. I'm not ...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 24
Views: 583

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

How will this affect Linux Mint versions? Longer support too? As discussed above, this will almost certainly only be relevant to commercial use of Ubuntu server. Just like the existing extended support from Canonical. It sounds exciting but it doesn't affect the support period non-commercial (home)...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 24
Views: 583

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

I got lost navigating their site earlier. Thanks for the directions :) Clicking through on that find some info. Information on the Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) available through Ubuntu Advantage indeed also mentions 'universe' in places, but it's not very clear at first. Like in the ESM FAQ :...

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