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by xenopeek
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

Again, I can only speak for my country. Cash payments incur higher costs for businesses here because depositing money, purchasing change and money insurance all have fees that amount to more than the debit card transaction fees. Here it's cheaper for a business to get paid by debit card than it is t...
by xenopeek
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

In my part of the world it's not uncommon for cash-only, particularly in rural areas. Having lived through a tornado in my home town, and also seeing Harvey last year while in the States, I don't like to be without some cash. If the power goes out for an extended period, there's no other way to pay...
by xenopeek
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: On-Line banking

There's a bunch of alternatives https://alternativeto.net/software/quicken/?platform=linux but which features specifically do you need. HomeBank and Skrooge can import from Quicken, as can probably many of the other alternatives. I don't think any of these will interface with your bank though, at le...
by xenopeek
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

We have strong privacy laws that require banks (or any organization) to make public what information about their customers they process and for what legitimate purpose --- what information about their customers is stored, for how long and why — and what information about their customers is shared wi...
by xenopeek
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Forgot disk crypt password
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Forgot disk crypt password

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums. If you've already checked that it's not a problem with capslock being on or not, then unfortunately there's no way to recover the password. Picking a more memorable password may be advisable for next time, see https://xkcd.com/936/. Was your installation in English?...
by xenopeek
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 43
Views: 845

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

I can't look past your use of "nerdy types" slang to apparently belittle and ridicule enthusiasts sharing an opinion opposite yours. Something must have got lost in the translation because the expression 'nerdy types' does not convey notions of either belittlement or ridicule, nor does it convey or...
by xenopeek
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 43
Views: 845

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

What you label yourself is your business. Don't label other people.
by xenopeek
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 30
Views: 506

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

I my country we can pay everywhere offline and online with debet cards (online through a national collective e-commerce payment system supported by all the banks). Very convenient; I don't ever need to use cash. Any businesses that only accept cash I suspect of being scammers, tax dodging frauds, mo...
by xenopeek
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.
Replies: 43
Views: 845

Re: Nerdy types dismissing Linux Mint.

After watch some of Joe Collins's YouTube(and others) I have notice that the more nerdy types, but not all of them have this trend of just dismissing Linux Mint out of hand for not being the latest and greatest and being focused on folks new to Linux. [...] To be honest, I am tired of this Elitist ...
by xenopeek
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Italiano (Italian)
Topic: Linux Mint 18.x problemi di accesso e VirtualBox
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Linux Mint 18.x problemi di accesso e VirtualBox

It's better to start a new topic for that specific problem. If you do it in English, please do it in the main support forum here: viewforum.php?f=231. For Italian support post in this forum.
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System extensions aren't available in Inkscape installed through flatpack
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: System extensions aren't available in Inkscape installed through flatpack

That's not how flatpak works. For LibreOffice and TeXMath see the answer here https://github.com/flathub/org.libreoffice.LibreOffice/issues/6. If you want a program to use your native system libraries it should be a native program, not an isolated program that's by design separate from your system a...
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [solved] 18.3 cinnamon to xfce few questions
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: [solved] 18.3 cinnamon to xfce few questions

I love it when a plan comes together :D Good luck with the install. It should generally work okay but some few things may not yet work as they should. Check the announcement on the blog for any mention of bugs you run into and if nothings is there post a comment to let the developers know something ...
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Gaming
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Linux Gaming

Mid 2016 there were 2,400 games for Linux on Steam. Mid 2017 there were 3,100. Today there are almost 4,700. So from mid 2016 to mid 2017 on average 60 new games for Linux arrived on Steam per month. In the past year that number has more than doubled to 135 new games for Linux per month. It may depe...
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB Type-C support
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: USB Type-C support

Two things to note about that. First, very new hardware may have patchy drivers for it and you generally benefit from upgrading your Linux kernel version to highest version available in Update Manager (in its View > Linux kernels menu). Probably a good idea to plan to upgrade to Linux Mint 19 if you...
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [solved] 18.3 cinnamon to xfce few questions
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: 18.3 cinnamon to xfce few questions

You can install the package mint-meta-xfce which should get you the default software and programs for Linux Mint Xfce edition. That doesn't remove any software specific to Cinnamon though and, if you use the same user account for Xfce login as for Cinnamon login, some remnants of Cinnamon may be loa...
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 Swap File vs. old swap partition (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Mint 19 Swap File vs. old swap partition

Just to allay any doubts; you can use a swap partition and/or swap file on any Linux Mint version. It's just that for Linux Mint 19, for installation without disk encryption, it now defaults to using a swap file.

Swap files are more flexible (much easier to resize or change).
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: BIOS/UEFI Date/UTC time setting
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: BIOS/UEFI Date/UTC time setting

If you only have Linux Mint installed, the command timedatectl should show RTC in local TZ: no in its output. This means Linux Mint will set the clock in your computer to UTC time and will add/subtract your current timezone to/from that time to correctly present your time. Your BIOS/UEFI may to not ...
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Getting 64-bit cinnamon?
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Getting 64-bit cinnamon?

Well. That is certainly very strange. For one because the filename of the ISO you said you used is a different Linux Mint version. Could you also run this command and share the output. Just to confirm not accidentally you have dual install of Linux Mint. inxi -p The name of the ISO file you download...
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Getting 64-bit cinnamon?
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Getting 64-bit cinnamon?

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums.

Let's start with checking on your installed Linux Mint what it is. Please open the terminal program from your menu and type this command in it:
inxi -S

Copy the output and share it here.
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 Swap File vs. old swap partition (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Mint 19 Swap File vs. old swap partition

Yes, a fresh install of Linux Mint 19 will create a swap file ( /swapfile ). AFAIK it is fixed size but you can relatively easily resize it (disable swap, resize file, enable swap) or just add another swap file in addition to the default one. I noted the commands to create a swapfile here https://fo...

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