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by xenopeek
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Like to experiment with cfg files?
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Like to experiment with cfg files?

etckeeper may be something you'd like https://etckeeper.branchable.com/
by xenopeek
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Security concerns with Firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Security concerns with Firefox

You don't login on mail.google.com. You login on accounts.google.com; you are redirected there from mail.google.com if you don't have a currently valid login. If on a previous login you ticked "stay signed in" and it hasn't expired yet you would not have to login.
by xenopeek
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should clarify LM Blog description of LMDE 2 "Betsy"
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Should clarify LM Blog description of LMDE 2 "Betsy"

We're happy LMDE has treated you well! Your personal past experience with LMDE does not dispute the facts about how LMDE works and what risks are associated with that. As a LMDE user you usually get new releases of Cinnamon, MATE and the Mint tools ahead of users of other Linux Mint editions. New re...
by xenopeek
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] LM 18.1 ISO images and GRUB/UEFI woes...
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: LM 18.1 ISO images and GRUB/UEFI woes...

As per the release notes for 18.1, please try installing with Internet disabled.
by xenopeek
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Play Blue Ray Torrents
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Play Blue Ray Torrents

Our forum rules prohibit asking for support with illicit computer activities (i.e., piracy). Topic locked.
by xenopeek
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thinking about Mint case badge from ThinkPenguin
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Thinking about Mint case badge from ThinkPenguin

They have a warehouse in the UK for shipping to Europe. The shipping cost calculator is on the checkout page. If I just add this one case badge to the cart, shipping is $7.50 with UK Royal Mail (1-5 days delivery) to Serbia. You might want to see if there is more you'd want from their shop or if you...
by xenopeek
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: "The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed package' failed to install into /target/."
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: "The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed package' failed to install into /target/."

The package comes from the Ubuntu repositories. We've had at least one user say the problem affected them on their Ubuntu install as well. We're looking into it.
by xenopeek
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lightweight Browser
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Lightweight Browser

That doesn't really matter. I doubt any of the other—not Chromium or Firefox based—web browsers are going to offer you much in terms of security. A recent update to those doesn't mean they are any more secure than Midori is or isn't. You won't find these web browsers offering bug bounties or have a ...
by xenopeek
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Follow .lnk files
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Follow .lnk files

Then you can use the other options, either with just plain file manager bookmarks or by creating a link file using Firefox as I detailed.
by xenopeek
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Follow .lnk files
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Follow .lnk files

No, you can't use Windows .lnk files on Linux. You can read their contents with a .lnk parser, like https://github.com/HarmJ0y/pylnker. You can achieve the same thing most likely. It depends on your Linux Mint 18 edition as it differs between the file managers and each of the 4 editions has a differ...
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to undo this 'command" (SOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: How to undo this 'command"

echo "nvidia-304 install" | sudo dkpg --set-selections
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager... has yet to work
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Update Manager... has yet to work

OP only had issues with security.ubuntu.com, that we know. That is unrelated to Linux Mint mirrors. I think you have a separate issue jimallyn.
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble during Mint 18.1 installation
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Trouble during Mint 18.1 installation

There is a known issue with installation on EFI systems. The workaround is to disconnect your computer's Internet connection before starting the Linux Mint installation. This should avoid the issue with the updated GRUB failing to install to the EFI partition. After installation and logging in to yo...
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub failed to install due to uefi
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Grub failed to install due to uefi

There is a known issue with installation on EFI systems. The workaround is to disconnect your computer's Internet connection before starting the Linux Mint installation. This should avoid the issue with the updated GRUB failing to install to the EFI partition, and just install the original GRUB whic...
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager... has yet to work
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Update Manager... has yet to work

Taking the link from the first error that you got, if you click on http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/ ... _amd64.deb what does you web browser do? For me it starts downloading this file.
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Creating over 6500 random files - detect as various types
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Creating over 6500 random files - detect as various types

3.6% of the files have some kind of fingerprint that makes file identify them as some known file type. Looking at the most identified file type, the DOS .COM executable, it's not really surprising as that file type is just a flat binary of mixed code and data without any kind of file header or file ...
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] return value
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: [Solved] return value

But we were having so much fun with the more complex solution! This is one of the things I enjoy about programming. Wrote something and it works but it's a bit complex. Come back to it later and be like "wait, can't I just ..." and a-refactoring we go :D
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Reverse menu buttons
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Reverse menu buttons

I agree. Do you have the source code of Windows so we can make the required changes to make it fit with Linux? I don't want to be confused when I have to use Windows. Seriously, yes you can change this but it will almost certainly involve making changes to the source code of some component or anothe...
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lightweight Browser
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Lightweight Browser

For security I think you'll find it hard to beat Chrome/Chromium or Firefox. To boost the security of your web browser I'd recommended you run it in a security sandbox. The one I find easiest to work with is Firejail. I have a tutorial here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=2401...
by xenopeek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera browser
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Opera browser

After installing Linux Mint you can download the Opera installer from their website. Run and it will install Opera to your system and add a repository so that Linux Mint's Update Manager can show you updates for Opera. It works the same for Google Chrome.

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