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by xenopeek
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint in Ojibwe
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Linux Mint in Ojibwe

Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. Most packages come from the Ubuntu repositories. Ubuntu in turn gets about 75% of its packages from Debian. So a translation to Ojibwe would start with Debian and Ubuntu. Unfortunately there is no Ojibwe translation for Debian (https://www.debian.org/international/l10n...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox dumped my bookmarks
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Firefox dumped my bookmarks

I've not seen that problem before. If you go to Show All Bookmarks (Ctrl+Shift+O with the last one being letter Oh), can you restore from a backup there? You can also try opening your file manager and toggling to show hidden files (Ctrl+H) and opening the .mozilla directory you can now see. From the...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update jq to 1.5
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Update jq to 1.5

How are you updating it to a new release? As a rule you only get bugfixes and security updates for the version available in the repositories; you do not get new feature releases (with a few exceptions like the Firefox). New feature releases come when you upgrade to a new Linux Mint version. For Linu...
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about update manager
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Question about update manager

You probably have a meta package installed that requires a 3.13.x kernel. So if you remove the current one, you get another one installed. I'd suggest you uninstall 3.19 as that is no longer supported anyway. Then having a 3.13 kernel as fallback isn't a bad idea.
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown
Replies: 117
Views: 5753

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

I've unstickied it as it's been 2 weeks and everybody has gotten the kernel update in Update Manager.
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 76
Views: 9250

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

LMDE 1 used Debian testing as a base. LMDE 2 switched to Debian stable. Both LMDE and Linux Mint main edition are thus based long-term supported package bases.
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I restore back to firefox 56.xxx?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: How do I restore back to firefox 56.xxx?

For all the well meant <insert random other web browser name here> suggestions, do those solve the issue OP has?
saintrain wrote:seven extensions that I USE ALL THE TIME, and HAVE DONATED TO, and several more less so, don't work any more. There are no equivalents.
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: unzipping rar files [not on Linux Mint]
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: unzipping rar files

The Whonix forum is over here: https://forums.whonix.org/
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How Silly (Mint 18.3 Xfce)
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: How Silly (Mint 18.3 Xfce)

Screenlets were last included in the Ubuntu 14.04 repositories and thus last available that way on Linux Mint 17.3. There is indeed a release from the screenlets team to make it work with Xenial (Ubuntu 16.04, on which Linux Mint 18.x are based): https://launchpad.net/screenlets/+announcement/14462....
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I restore back to firefox 56.xxx?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: How do I restore back to firefox 56.xxx?

You should not want to do this, regardless of the now long unmaintained extensions you want to keep using. Every Firefox release includes security updates and with your web browser being the most vulnerable part of your system, I strongly urge and recommend you to use a web browser version that gets...
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: todays microcode update
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: todays microcode update

It's fine to install. The microcode update reverts the changes from the previous update because that was found could cause instability on some systems. See the USN here https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3531-2/.
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability

You can use this script https://github.com/speed47/spectre-meltdown-checker to check status of your system. Download it and run the included spectre-meltdown-checker.sh file as root. From the directory where you have extracted or saved that file, you do that on the terminal with command: sudo sh spe...
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [Resolved] New text formatting option in the Forums
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: New text formatting option in the Forums

We can't can do that :wink:

It might be useful for example when updating tutorials, to show changes.

To use it:

Code: Select all

[s]strikethrough text[/s]

If there are other suggestions for BBCodes that would be useful on the forums those are welcome.
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: AMD & Spectre
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: AMD & Spectre

You can use this script https://github.com/speed47/spectre-meltdown-checker to check status of your system. Download it and run the included spectre-meltdown-checker.sh file as root. From the directory where you have extracted or saved that file, you do that on the terminal with command: sudo sh spe...
by xenopeek
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 76
Views: 9250

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

I have no news on that.
by xenopeek
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability

If only the AV could distinguish between a test and a threat :wink: Now you still don't know if your web browser is already not vulnerable.
by xenopeek
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability

You can use this script https://github.com/speed47/spectre-meltdown-checker. Download it and run the included spectre-meltdown-checker.sh file as root. From the directory where you have extracted or saved that file, you do that on the terminal with command: sudo sh spectre-meltdown-checker.sh Howeve...
by xenopeek
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What is Calgary in the boot sequence? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: What is Calgary in the boot sequence?

I think these messages are innocuous; I also have them in my kernel messages log (use journalctl -k instead of dmesg). Best I could figure out Calgary is indeed an IBM developed IOMMU for their servers. An IOMMU is a memory management unit for attached devices to map their memory addresses onto phys...
by xenopeek
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reinstall Mint to encrypt HD
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Reinstall Mint to encrypt HD

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums :) The Linux Mint installer will give you the option to use the entire disk (removing everything that is currently on it) and at the same step of the installation questions you can tick the option to use disk encryption. I'd suggest to let the installer set up partit...
by xenopeek
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox è = и, ù = щ
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Firefox è = и, ù = щ

If I open the pdf file I also see those и characters and if I copy them to somewhere else they turn into è like you said. I'm stumped as what could cause this. Only thing that comes to mind is do you perhaps have enabled something to block web fonts? In that case your web browser tries to find a fon...

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