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by xenopeek
Tue May 22, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox update
Replies: 2
Views: 40

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: 224721

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: 74

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: 69

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: 74

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: 174

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: 537

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: 587

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: 102

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: 174

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: 174

Re: Why Linux Package Maintainers Matter

We discussed that article here 2 years ago: Why maintainers matter
by xenopeek
Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: <DONE> Forum maintenance at 3 PM UTC
Replies: 0
Views: 123

<DONE> Forum maintenance at 3 PM UTC

In about 35 minutes from the time of this post, at 3 PM UTC (see current UTC time here https://time.is/UTC), the forum will be down for necessary maintenance. We expect it to be down for 20 minutes. We'll try to keep the interruption as short as possible.
by xenopeek
Thu May 17, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: syslog.1 oversize
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: syslog.1 oversize

You can remove that file. sudo rm /var/log/syslog.1 However, it doesn't grow to such a size without reason. So examine you /var/log/syslog file for what errors are repeatedly being logged that you need to take action on. Most likely you installed some kind of server software (web or database server ...
by xenopeek
Wed May 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to sandbox/firejail topics/contacts within the same email box?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Is it possible to sandbox/firejail topics/contacts within the same email box?

I don't think so. Firejail can't be used to make parts of files inaccessible, nor does it know about file formats. It can be used to make entire directories or single files in your home directory inaccessible to the sandboxed program. Not parts of files. Don't see the point of it either. I mean, if ...
by xenopeek
Tue May 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: a LIKE button for posts on this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: a LIKE button for posts on this forum

I found one extension that looks to do something like that, allowing OP to mark a topic as solved and which post gave them the solution: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/topic_solved. Even if we would be open to such an extension, that one is outdated and won't work with our phpBB versio...
by xenopeek
Tue May 15, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion about keyrings in Mint 19
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Suggestion about keyrings in Mint 19

This is specifically about automatic login and Google Chrome/Chromium session keyring used to store passwords. There are various workarounds on the web for Google Chrome/Chromium session keyring use and automatic login causing this prompt. It's Google Chrome/Chromium that create the session keyring ...
by xenopeek
Sun May 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How To Download Chrome For Windows Using Linux Mint Firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: How To Download Chrome For Windows Using Linux Mint Firefox

Scroll down the end of the page https://www.google.com/chrome/ and underneath Chrome Family at the bottom left click on Other Platforms.
by xenopeek
Sun May 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where To Download Chromium tar.bz2
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Where To Download Chromium tar.bz2

The way you phrased the question you could be asking either of two things. If you meant you want to download the Chromium package as available for Linux Mint 18.x for offline installation, you can find it in the Ubuntu 16.04 repository here: https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/chromium-browser. Just ...
by xenopeek
Sun May 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages
Replies: 19
Views: 587

Re: An interesting article regarding some Ubuntu snap packages

You're floating the theory that a Flatpak developer published a Snap package with a bitcoin miner to discredit Snaps? While the same lack of governance (by design) on Snaps holds for Flatpaks and the like? Hope you're trying to be funny because that is some next level tin foil hatting.
by xenopeek
Sun May 13, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is there a guide for how to use the new Timeshift + Backup options together?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Is there a guide for how to use the new Timeshift + Backup options together?

I'd use something else. Timeshift is used to create system restore points, to roll back problematic updates. Backup is used to take a one-time backup of your home directory and list of additional programs you installed, before you upgrade to a major next Linux Mint version. For day to day backup of ...

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