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by xenopeek
Thu May 24, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Forum will no longer display insecure images
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Forum will no longer display insecure images

A small change was done on the forum so that insecure images will no longer be displayed for most visitors. This avoids the mixed content warning visitors' web browsers would otherwise give them if an image in the topic they were viewing used a insecure HTTP link instead of a secure HTTPS link. This...
by xenopeek
Thu May 24, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [MATE][SOLVED] How to disable middle mouse button simulation?
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: [MATE] How to disable middle mouse button simulation?

On MATE you can disable middle mouse button emulation with this command run from the terminal: gsettings set org.mate.peripherals-mouse middle-button-enabled false It's added to the MATE mouse settings in a future version of MATE. See this change from 10 days ago: https://github.com/mate-desktop/mat...
by xenopeek
Wed May 23, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint Bug Specific to FireFox tab selection
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Linux Mint Bug Specific to FireFox tab selection

I meant, it's not an issue caused by difference in how Firefox is packaged by Ubuntu and by Linux Mint.
by xenopeek
Wed May 23, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint Bug Specific to FireFox tab selection
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Linux Mint Bug Specific to FireFox tab selection

You can move tabs from Firefox to a new window by left-clicking on the tab and holding the mouse button down while dragging the mouse cursor a little bit, then releasing the mouse button. This isn't specific to Linux Mint, it is standard Firefox behavior. I could imagine your issue happen accidental...
by xenopeek
Wed May 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox update?
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Firefox update?

You're welcome :) It's indeed a somewhat common question of new users and the developers are aware it could be more clearly communicated that installation of such packages is mandatory.
by xenopeek
Wed May 23, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox update?
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Firefox update?

This all looks to be in order and indeed shows Firefox 60.0.1 as candidate for installation. I'd suggest: open Update Manager and click its Refresh button. Still no Firefox update available in Update Manager? Is it perhaps showing an update to mintupdate itself or related packages like libarchive or...
by xenopeek
Wed May 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox update?
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Firefox update?

Updates are available through update manager (shield icon in lower right of your screen, or find Update Manager in your menu). Current version of Firefox through that is 60.0.1. If this didn't help, something must be wrong with your Linux Mint installation. To provide us with needed information plea...
by xenopeek
Tue May 22, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to verify a Linux Mint 18 ISO image on Windows
Replies: 36
Views: 12273

Re: How to verify a Linux Mint 18 ISO image on Windows

Locked this topic and unstickied it, as it's from 2016. For instructions on how to verify your ISO see the Installation Guide section on that: https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/verify.html. The Installation Guide is available in other languages from here: https://linuxmin...
by xenopeek
Tue May 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox update [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Firefox update

Ah. Did you perhaps update Firefox while it was running? New version doesn't become active till you restart Firefox.
by xenopeek
Tue May 22, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox update [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Firefox update

I'd guess you have installed Firefox 57 manually. Try opening your menu editor and editing the Firefox menu launcher to see what its command is. Is it /usr/bin/firefox or does it point to something else?
by xenopeek
Tue May 22, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install with manual partitioning (for older systems)
Replies: 52
Views: 224870

Re: How to install with manual partitioning (for older systems)

Thanks; you're correct. This tutorial is more than 5 years old and covers manual partitioning for older systems with legacy boot (MBR + BIOS). For modern systems you almost certainly are using EFI boot (GPT + UEFI) and that requires additional steps. For one you'll need to create a EFI boot partitio...
by xenopeek
Mon May 21, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Reinstall packages after switch from 32 to 64bit
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Reinstall packages after switch from 32 to 64bit

I just fetched it from the ISO in a virtual machine.

Perhaps yours would exclude dependency packages? There are multiple ways to get it done I think.
by xenopeek
Mon May 21, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking for XOR files utility
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Looking for XOR files utility

That seems like a highly specialized utility. Can I ask what the purpose of the output file is in nirsoft's xorfiles — what do you do with it? Trying to understand why a regular diff of the files doesn't meet your needs. As for the xor-files you found, there's no need to worry about keeping it up to...
by xenopeek
Mon May 21, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Reinstall packages after switch from 32 to 64bit
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Reinstall packages after switch from 32 to 64bit

I've attached the list of default Linux Mint 18.3 Xfce packages. Download it and extract it. xfce183.zip Then open a terminal where you extracted the xfce183 file and run this command: comm -13 xfce183 <(dpkg --get-selections | grep install | sed 's/[:\t].*//' | sort -u) This will list all the packa...
by xenopeek
Sun May 20, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter

Hoser Rob wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 10:07 am
That software comes from upstream, ie. ubuntu sources.
No it doesn't. Flatpaks (as used on Linux Mint) and Snaps (as used on Ubuntu) is software from 3rd parties.
by xenopeek
Sun May 20, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 32 bit distros to continue
Replies: 23
Views: 548

Re: 32 bit distros to continue

LOL , can you imagine if someone suggested that you fix Microsoft Windows by updating the Browser? :mrgreen: :wink: Spectre variant 2 requires a microcode update that won't be available to many systems, especially for anybody still running a 32 bit CPU they can forget about that as per Intel. Updat...
by xenopeek
Fri May 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages

Linux Mint 19's Software Manager should show more information on Flatpaks, like their version. Other work was being done but I can't recall if the update mechanism was changed. On Linux Mint 18.3 you can always remove the flathub repository with: flatpak remote-delete flathub If you later want to ad...
by xenopeek
Fri May 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: syslog.1 oversize
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: syslog.1 oversize

You don't have to use the command line. You could have used disk usage analyzer to find who was hogging your disk, you could have use your file manager (using its option "open as root" on the /var/log directory to be able to delete files from it) and you could have use system log program to peruse t...
by xenopeek
Thu May 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter

That's being discussed here: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages

Canonical have since responded: https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/05/15/trus ... snap-store. Covering among other things what changes are upcoming to make the Snaps store safer.
by xenopeek
Thu May 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter

We discussed that article here 2 years ago: Why maintainers matter

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