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by xenopeek
Tue May 30, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question about aptpreferences
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Question about aptpreferences

Because certain packages in the LMDE 2 repository were originally packaged for Ubuntu hence they have that as release. These few packages have been tested thoroughly and work fine on the Debian package base LMDE 2 uses. The pin-priority is set so that any packages in the LMDE 2 repository (this one ...
by xenopeek
Tue May 30, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: amd ryzen and linux no sensor detection..
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: amd ryzen and linux no sensor detection..

You could have know this going in if you had read up any Linux reviews of the Ryzen platform (like on Phoronix). Sensors chipsets on Ryzen motherboards have been noted to not yet provide sensors information on Linux. Drivers need to be added to the Linux kernel and that is on the manufacturer of tho...
by xenopeek
Tue May 30, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: <DONE> Forum unavailable from 05:00 till 05:20 UTC
Replies: 0
Views: 38

<DONE> Forum unavailable from 05:00 till 05:20 UTC

For maintenance the forum will be unavailable for 20 minutes in 1 hour from now—from 05:00 till 05:20 UTC (see UTC time here https://time.is/UTC). Apologies for the inconvenience.
by xenopeek
Mon May 29, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: XPS 13 - Dummy Output only for sound
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: XPS 13 - Dummy Output only for sound

As noted if you need 4.11 you need to install it from mainline. You can't get it from Update Manager.
by xenopeek
Mon May 29, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 32 bit vs 64 bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 63
Views: 2742

Re: 32 bit vs 64 bit [SOLVED]

We're in Chat about Linux . Let's stay on topic about Linux. Comparing 32 bit to 64 bit application performance on Windows to say anything about Linux application performance is not really useful. Especially with Firefox as it's been 64 bit on Linux since version 3.7 but only since version 43.0 on W...
by xenopeek
Mon May 29, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] I messed up my APT sources trying to install Wine and PoL
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: I messed up my APT sources trying to install Wine and PoL

Autodesk Revit may not have good alternatives on Linux. I found some BIM tools but the ones I found are discontinued. There are plenty of CAD tools for Linux but they may not find your BIM needs. Bricscad I I think good. Here are some suggested alternatives to it: https://alternativeto.net/software/...
by xenopeek
Mon May 29, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] I messed up my APT sources trying to install Wine and PoL
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: I messed up my APT sources trying to install Wine and PoL

I would suggest opening Software Sources from your menu and click "Restore the default settings" button at the bottom. If that doesn't help please share the output of this command run from the terminal:
inxi -r
by xenopeek
Mon May 29, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] I messed up my APT sources trying to install Wine and PoL
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: I messed up my APT sources trying to install Wine and PoL

The problem is you have put something incorrect in the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list and it is now malformed. This is the file that configures the software repository to use for installing PoL software. Edit the file and correct the issue. You can edit the file with this command run ...
by xenopeek
Mon May 29, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: SAMBA :(
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: SAMBA :(

Are they reachable from the Internet? Is the network they are on open to untrusted people or devices? If not, the devices may have the bug but it wouldn't be immediately exploitable. To find the Samba version you need a shell on the device. Then run either smbd -V or smbstatus to find the version of...
by xenopeek
Sun May 28, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] ["at least for me"] VLC UPDATE
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: VLC UPDATE

I guess you're talking about the vulnerability with subtitle files? If you're worried about this the best advice may be for now to not use subtitle files. Until you have VLC 2.2.6 or otherwise get a VLC version with this vulnerability fixed. All but a select few distros have yet to fix these issues....
by xenopeek
Sat May 27, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Kids can't use computers
Replies: 45
Views: 1340

Re: Kids can't use computers

It's supposed to be satire but it hits close to home :lol: Parents Ashamed of Non-Hacker 'noob' Son
by xenopeek
Sat May 27, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: XPS 13 - Dummy Output only for sound
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: XPS 13 - Dummy Output only for sound

Do you know what audio chip is used on the laptop? For audio chip commonly used with Kabylake processors like yours you may need Linux kernel 4.11: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-4.11-Sound-Updates You can install 4.11 from mainline: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Main...
by xenopeek
Sat May 27, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gtk.2, etc
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: gtk.2, etc

Gtk+ 2 is a widget library that application developers can use to develop GUI applications. Gtk+ 3 is the newer version of that. Most actively maintained applications are either already using Gtk+ 3 or have plans to migrate to it. Gtk+ themes set the looks for widgets in such GUI applications. Widge...
by xenopeek
Fri May 26, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An income?
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: An income?

wutsinterweb wrote:Do any of you work in technology and know what parts of the country and what parts of the industry are likely willing to hire a qualified non minority non immigrant worker?

I guess answering that will be more useful if you share what country and general area of it you reside in.
by xenopeek
Fri May 26, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: SAMBA :(
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: SAMBA :(

The bug is patched on Linux Mint 17 and newer, and on LMDE 2. The fixed version of Samba is available from Update Manager as a level 3 security upgrade. Older versions of Linux Mint have reached end of life and do not receive security upgrades. Any users still using Linux Mint 13 are again recommend...
by xenopeek
Fri May 26, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Writing software with "nostalgic" effects?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: [SOLVED] Writing software with "nostalgic" effects?

So you already know the step you need: if your font file comes in an archive, extract the font file from the archive first.
by xenopeek
Wed May 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint KDE > issues?
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Linux Mint KDE > issues?

True. Except for the tools Linux Mint adds on top. Anyway, it is unclear whether OP added the backports PPA on Kubuntu and hence I pointed out that difference. Like you said, it may fix some bugs.
by xenopeek
Wed May 24, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint KDE > issues?
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Linux Mint KDE > issues?

mr_raider wrote:and both use the same package repositories.

Do they? Isn't Kubuntu 16.04 using Plasma 5.5.5 while Linux Mint 18.1 uses Plasma 5.8.6?
by xenopeek
Wed May 24, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should clarify LM Blog description of LMDE 2 "Betsy"
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Should clarify LM Blog description of LMDE 2 "Betsy"

You're not beta testers (that's what romeo is for). But yes you get new stable releases of Linux Mint developed software in a semi-rolling fashion.
by xenopeek
Tue May 23, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I need a SELinux noob how to
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: I need a SELinux noob how to

There is no comparing Firejail to SELinux. Firejail is useful for levering standard kernel security features to better isolate your system from bugs (vulnerabilities) in user programs. Its profiles are human readable and simple. SELinux takes it to a whole new level by providing a separate security ...

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