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by xenopeek
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: PSA: EvoWise mirror has shut down, check your Software Sources
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: PSA: EvoWise mirror has shut down, check your Software Sources

Update: The package mint-mirrors received an update to version 1.2.2 this morning which removes EvoWise as option in Software Sources. That prevents any further users from being affected. Only users that had previously selected EvoWise as main mirror can be affected. If you have problems with Updat...
by xenopeek
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Where and how to report bug for virtual keyboard app?
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Where and how to report bug in virtual keyboard?

Which Linux Mint version are you using, which edition? There may be differences between them wrt the virtual keyboard. On Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon the virtual keyboard software is Caribou. I'd suggest before reporting an issue to the maintainer you do some more troubleshooting. On Linux Mint 20.2 Ci...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Regedit and Fallout New Vegas on Wine
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Regedit and Fallout New Vegas on Wine

Ah. You may need to jump through some more hoops to change the registry files in the right place, as Steam uses Proton with I think a separate wine prefix from Wine. A quick search for "proton regedit" perhaps finds some tips here, though bit dated and not really detailed: https://www.redd...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Regedit and Fallout New Vegas on Wine
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Regedit and Fallout New Vegas on Wine

Searching for "wine regedit" finds https://wiki.winehq.org/Regedit as first hit. That explains how to run regedit. As for which key to tweak, hopefully you know that. I don't use Wine. I note that it's usually easier to play Windows games through Steam. Steam has it's own builtin Wine with...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I am looking for a useful mailprog for linux
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: iam looking for a useful mailprog for linux

Most people have one or two email accounts, not 70. How do you even have time to be here :) Thunderbird is a good fit for most users but if you have very specific needs and wants, as for other software, it may take a bit of experimenting to find the right email client for you. I think Sylpheed or Cl...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: PSA: EvoWise mirror has shut down, check your Software Sources
Replies: 6
Views: 437

PSA: EvoWise mirror has shut down, check your Software Sources

Hi folks, A search on the forums shows me some of you are using EvoWise CDN as your main mirror in Software Sources. I've just been informed that EvoWise has shut down their Linux distro mirror server permanently yesterday. You won't receive updates using the EvoWise mirror. This PSA has the informa...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Nvidia X Server Settings window not working
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Nvidia X Server Settings window not working

Repos: Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 1: deb http://mirrors.evowise.com/linuxmint/packages tricia main upstream import backport Hi, I think unrelated but I see you're using the EvoWise mirror. EvoWise shut down their Linux distro mirror server perman...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to verify the ISO image on Windows
Replies: 208
Views: 335827

Re: How to verify the ISO image on Windows

JoeFootball wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:50 am
You can find them on the HEAnet mirror as well, which is the source from which the other mirrors propagate.

https://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/
The sha256sum files are located on each mirror.
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install LabVIEW2016 from RPM packages?
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: How to install LabVIEW2016 from RPM packages?

This will be a bit, or a lot, of a headache. LabVIEW only supports operating systems that use the RPM package format. Linux Mint uses the DEB package format. These are incompatible. There is a tool called alien that can convert RPM packages to DEB packages so you might be able to install the softwar...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Txt files copied from macOS are executable, why\?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Txt files copied from macOS are executable, why\?

Did you split off my question from the original thread? Yes. As per our forum rules, don't add new questions to solved topics and don't revive topics older than 6 months. The topic you replied to was both. The logs don't show from which topic it was split but I think I found it in my browser histor...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alien alternatives.[SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Alien alternatives.

This says they also offer a DEB download: https://www.lwks.com/guides/how-to-install-and-uninstall-lightworks-for-linux/. Use that instead of RPM and alien. Using the DEB lets your package manager do its job of ensuring everything the program needs to run is installed and stays installed. There are ...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alien alternatives.[SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Alien alternatives.

Every time I try this it always gives the error unable to locate package alien I also tried apt-get and aptitude but nothing worked. That means you have an issue with your software repositories. alien is readily available on all Linux Mint versions from the official repositories (though the Ubuntu ...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Txt files copied from macOS are executable, why\?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Txt files copied from macOS are executable, why\?

Linuz wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:48 am
So the drive being partitioned as NTFS could have had something to do with that too.
That is the cause of this issue. As detailed above, you can fix all the copied files in one go with a little work.
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alien alternatives.[SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Alien alternatives.

Pitfall for people new to anything is asking "how do I do this, what I came up with as the solution to my actual problem I'm trying to solve" without telling what that other problem is. Skipping steps doesn't let you learn. One of the hardest things to learn when I first switched to Linux ...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alien alternatives.[SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Alien alternatives.

Also I am very new to linux. I started using it 1 week ago. What are you actually trying to install, that you want to install RPM packages on a DEB system? I mean, if you want the quickest route to break your installation go ahead and mess about with alien :) But if you're not using Linux just to s...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Txt files copied from macOS are executable, why\?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Txt files copied from macOS are executable, why\?

why .txt files created in Mac OSX wind up becoming treated as executables on Linux Mint Probably — same as for NTFS partitions — if you on the fly mounted the HFS+ partition in Linux Mint, without specifying options, same default permissions were used for all files on the partition and that means a...
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Do you guys have any opinion about the EFF project?
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Do you guys have any opinion about the EFF project?

very roughly apply that figure to the 1,500 million sites in the world, and guessed (and that is a WILD guess) that roughly 30 million sites use https. Let's Encrypt alone has provided SSL certificates for almost 260 million domains and issues 2 million new certificates daily, and growing: https://...
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Cinnamon segfaults after fresh 20.1 install then upgrade to 20.2
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Cinnamon segfaults after fresh 20.1 install then upgrade to 20.2

Just to rule out it being related to any preference or user setting, open Users & Groups from your menu and create new user account. Then log out and log in to this new user account. Does Cinnamon have the same issue with this new user account?