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by xenopeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Why are the various ISO files of LM about the same size?
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Why are the various ISO files of LM about the same size?

Xubuntu 16.04's ISO file size is 1.2GB while Ubuntu 16.04's ISO file is 1.5GB. Both have about the same set of end user apps, eg LibreOffice, Firefox, etc. Sure, there are other differences that sum up to this 260 MB difference between the Xubuntu and Ubuntu ISOs. A quick look shows a couple of lik...
by xenopeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Why are the various ISO files of LM about the same size?
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Why are the various ISO files of LM about the same size.?

Unlike with Lubuntu vs Ubuntu, all Linux Mint editions pretty much come with the same end user applications. They all have GIMP and LibreOffice and Thunderbird for example. Lubuntu tries to be as lightweight as possible and as such ships with lightweight alternatives (even if feature wise these are ...
by xenopeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Organize File System Defaults
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Organize File System Defaults

Thanks :)
by xenopeek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Error installing mariadb
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Error installing mariadb

"sudo apt-get remove package " does in fact not remove configuration. You should always use "sudo apt-get purge package " so that no configuration files are left behind. I suggest to remove again whatever you installed for mariadb. Then remove any residual configuration files. Yo...
by xenopeek
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Error installing mariadb
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Error installing mariadb

I tried it just now on Linux Mint 18.2 and it installs fine. It installed the exact same package versions and from the same server as in your output. No errors and systemctl status mysql.service shows it as active. Have you perhaps had mariadb or mysql installed before and left broken configuration ...
by xenopeek
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 55.0.1 won't quit?
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Firefox 55.0.1 won't quit?

Likely one of your extensions is to blame. I'd recommend you refresh Firefox. Before you do so, take note of which extensions you have installed as you will have to add them after refreshing. Refreshing Firefox also removes any other customizations but keeps your bookmarks and such. To refresh Firef...
by xenopeek
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: VLsub problem
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: VLsub problem

Locked as per our forum rule that you can't ask for help with piracy.
by xenopeek
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gtk2 problems in Mint 18
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: gtk2 problems in Mint 18

Can you or anyone else tell whether 18.3 will be based on ubuntu 17.10? It won't. Linux Mint only use the Ubuntu LTS release, not the Ubuntu development releases in between Ubuntu LTS releases. So Linux Mint 18.3 due around end of this year will be based on Ubuntu LTS 16.04. Linux Mint 19 due mid n...
by xenopeek
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Organize File System Defaults
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Organize File System Defaults

You can do this with symbolic links or with bind mounts. First things first, for both options you must have the data partition mounted already. So I'm assuming you already have set up a mount point, say /data, and mounted your data partition on that in /etc/fstab. Now say you want to use a symbolic ...
by xenopeek
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LightDM or MDM?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: LightDM or MDM?

There were good reasons for switching to LightDM. Speaking for myself, between continuing to drag the technical debt of MDM around or switching to LightDM with some features postponed to a later release has me choosing the second option. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3235 LightDM brings a feature whi...
by xenopeek
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LightDM or MDM?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: LightDM or MDM?

More features are coming in Linux Mint 18.3: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3322 The login screen is more configurable than before. Options were added for automatic login as well as the ability to hide the user list and enter user names manually (this is useful for LDAP users). Panel indicators can be...
by xenopeek
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] What does this boot message mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: What does this message mean?

It's a notice for a developer that the function call they are using has been deprecated and should be replaced with another function call. It still works but sometime in the future it will be removed (not on Linux Mint 18.x, but say on Linux Mint 19). From the message I can't deduce what driver or o...
by xenopeek
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Is Apparmor preinstalled in LM 18.1 or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Is Apparmor preinstalled in LM 18.1 or not?

libapparmor1 is a core system component. For example dbus requires it (dbus is a mechanism for processes to talk to each other). As such libapparmor1 must be installed and can't be removed. Linux Mint also install apparmor and libapparmor-perl. These you could remove if you wanted to. If you actuall...
by xenopeek
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Fonts are smaller in Mint 18 vs 17 / Fonts are smaller in Ubuntu 16.04 vs 14.04 [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Fonts are smaller in Mint 18 vs 17 / Fonts are smaller in Ubuntu 16.04 vs 14.04 [SOLVED]

They are clearly different and that's what the topic is about. Not which we prefer :wink:
by xenopeek
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Parental software suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Parental software suggestions?

I like the how Pjotr described he did this: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=249926&p=1343922#p1343682. The "sit your kids down for a talk" about what is permitted and what isn't, why, and follow up with checking what they did. Parental control software is obviousl...
by xenopeek
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: User Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: User Settings

What is your screen resolution?
by xenopeek
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Browse through 30,000 free applications from the Software Manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Browse through 30,000 free applications from the Software Manager?

Many source packages are split into multiple packages in the repository (i.e., the application executable and its help files and common files might all be split into their own package in the repository while upstream they come from one source package) and of course there are also system libraries am...
by xenopeek
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Upgrading to Evolution 3.24
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Upgrading to Evolution 3.24

Possibly, probably. Doing that will upgrade a load of system libraries as the newer Evolution will need that. All your other software hasn't been tested with those newer libraries and things may break as consequence.
by xenopeek
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How I can keep privacy advance in linux mint..
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: How I can keep privacy advance in linux mint..

There are hundreds of Linux distros. Can't list them all... As for Linux Mint, it has a more pragmatic stance on non-free software than for example Debian and Fedora have. Linux Mint prefers free software (free as in freedom, respecting your rights) and all software developed by Linux Mint is free s...
by xenopeek
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Greetings from Newbie

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums. You'll mostly find users here that need support as this is a support forum. I'd recommend you boot Linux Mint from the installation DVD or USB thumb drive on your computer. That lets you try out the entire operating system live with your hardware. It won't install t...

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