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by xenopeek
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Has anyone install flatpak on LM 17.3?
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Has anyone install flatpak on LM 17.3?

It's a problem that will ultimately solve itself: Linux Mint 17.3 is supported till April 2019 and eventually you'll have to upgrade to 18.3 or 19.x. Don't forget 18.3 is using Ubuntu 16.04 as a package base so that is also software already almost 2 years old. Flatpak has a use on that as well.
by xenopeek
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Has anyone install flatpak on LM 17.3?
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Has anyone install flatpak on LM 17.3?

Looks like flatpak doesn't support Ubuntu 14.04 (on which Linux Mint 17.x are based):
https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak/issues/956
by xenopeek
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM's modified Firefox version's search engines - questions and hopefully answers
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: LM's modified Firefox version's search engines - questions and hopefully answers

May I request you assume good faith when next entering conversations on this board? You don't need to issue threats to find help here from us other Linux Mint users. We strive to keep this a friendly and welcoming place to all. Please help us make it so. Thank you. As to your question, I assume you'...
by xenopeek
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need a newer xorg server for Nvidia card
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Need a newer xorg server for Nvidia card

Step one would be to let others know a bit more about your system, so you can get useful help. Please open the terminal program from your menu and run this command (mind the capital F): inxi -Frxz Copy the output from the terminal and share it here (you can select and copy text from the terminal thr...
by xenopeek
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Programming in C(Help)
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Programming in C(Help)

Depends on where you are. If you opened the terminal on the Desktop, you're already there. At any time (if the current path given in the prompt on the terminal is not clear to you) you can type pwd to get the full path of your current directory. To go to the Desktop, on English systems (on non-Engli...
by xenopeek
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Shipping a laptop with preinstalled Linux Mint (with minor modifications)
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Shipping a laptop with preinstalled Linux Mint (with minor modifications)

This is something I would have to figure out. We may need to use a PPA till the time that the drivers are upstreamed to the mainline. A PPA is a workable solution till the needed drivers are in the kernel from Linux Mint's official repositories. You need no further permission. Thanks for the quick ...
by xenopeek
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Shipping a laptop with preinstalled Linux Mint (with minor modifications)
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Shipping a laptop with preinstalled Linux Mint (with minor modifications)

How will your users get security updates for the custom kernel?
by xenopeek
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [Solved] Disable "Recently used Applications" in Menu for Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: [Solved] Disable "Recently used Applications" in Menu for Mint 18.3 Sylvia

I tried some things but none of the plugins' functions gets called for opening/closing the menu. I can't easily find a hook where to set the Documents tab back to active. I considered removing the tab but that looked a lot more complex than I'm comfortable with :) Perhaps somebody more familiar with...
by xenopeek
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [Solved] Disable "Recently used Applications" in Menu for Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: [Solved] Disable "Recently used Applications" in Menu for Mint 18.3 Sylvia

mintMenu is developed by Linux Mint. You can make feature requests here: https://github.com/linuxmint/mintmenu/issues. You'll need to register an account on GitHub if you don't have one already. Registration is easy and requires but little information. They won't spam you.
by xenopeek
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When to update kernel 4.10.0-38 [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: When to update kernel 4.10.0-38 [SOLVED]

Yes I do. Security update means it contains a fix for a known security issue in your current kernel. With Linux Mint 18.3 I will suggest to use Timeshift to make a system restore point so you can revert to that if an update does cause problems. In the case of a kernel, you can always choose to boot ...
by xenopeek
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When to update kernel 4.10.0-38 [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: When to update kernel 4.10.0-38

You can use the 4.10 kernel till February/March 2018. It won't be maintained after that. Update Manager should at that time show you the upgrade to 4.13. In turn 4.13 will be maintained for 6 months after which time you'll upgrade to 4.15. For the remaining lifetime of Linux Mint 18.x you can either...
by xenopeek
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Which kernels get security updates?
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Which kernels get security updates?

The kernel developers have a number of longterm maintained kernel releases. You can find these here: https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html. However, Ubuntu's kernel team does its own kernel maintenance and may maintain other kernel releases than upstream (i.e., the kernel developers) for a l...
by xenopeek
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Access hidden directories / files with program (Beyond Compare) <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Access hidden directories / files with program (Beyond Compare)

Hidden files have no special status other than the convention used by file managers and such to not show such files by default unless toggled (file managers have a menu option to toggle to view hidden files and usually a keyboard shortcut for it like Ctrl+H). You don't need special rights or super u...
by xenopeek
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [Solved] Disable "Recently used Applications" in Menu for Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Disable "Recently used Applications" in Menu for Mint 18.3 Sylvia

I checked the configuration options through the source code and there are none available to toggle the recently used applications tab without also toggling the recently used documents tab. They are together either on or off. That said, by changing one number in one of the files of mintMenu you can m...
by xenopeek
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: recent problems accessing certain web pages when using Firefox
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: recent problems accessing certain web pages when using Firefox

I've had reason to log in to all my accounts recently, which was after the upgrade to FF57. No problems whatsoever. I have been unable to login to their portals What happens. The login fields don't show? Form buttons don't work? Your credentials aren't accepted? What? :) Could it be you have a conte...
by xenopeek
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm using a VPN but my neighbors see what I do?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: I'm using a VPN but my neighbors see what I do?

How are your neighbours on your network? If you have shared Internet (your are connected to the same router as your neighbours), perhaps you have DNS leak on your VPN setup. If you think they have tampered with your computer, because your neighbours somehow have unsupervised access to your home, rei...
by xenopeek
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED undoing changed dependencies
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: undoing changed dependencies

The installed packages are needed to compile general C/C++ programs from source code and/or to compile programs from source code that use the Qt libraries. You do not need these libraries installed unless you are compiling programs from source code. Removing them does not affect already installed pr...
by xenopeek
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED undoing changed dependencies
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: undoing changed dependencies

These are all software packages needed for developing Qt based programs. They don't do any harm being installed on your system but it's also fine to remove them. You can remove them with this command: apt purge qt5-default qt5-qmake qtbase5-dev-tools qttools5-dev-tools libboost-dev libboost-system-d...
by xenopeek
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Trying to change my contact email address problem
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Trying to change my contact email address problem

My bad, sorry.

See reply in email, should be all fixed and okay now.
by xenopeek
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Trying to change my contact email address problem
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Trying to change my contact email address problem

You must have registered another account with the gmail address. I can't easily find it here. Please email admin@linuxmint with details and we'll fix it for you. To save time, as we'll ask you to do this anyway, email us from both email addresses to prove ownership of both.

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