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by xenopeek
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint on tablet?
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Mint on tablet?

That has an ARM architecture processor. Linux Mint is only available for x86 and x86_64 architecture processors (i.e., from Intel and AMD). You can't use Linux Mint on this tablet. (Or most tablets, as most tablets use ARM architecture processors.)
by xenopeek
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail 0.9.50 is out
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Firejail 0.9.50 is out

Blacklist means everything not accounted for by the profile writer is accessible. Whitelist means only that what the program needs is accessible. Only the latter provides reliable security. "this and only this is allowed", not "everything but this is allowed". If the whitelist is...
by xenopeek
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail 0.9.50 is out
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Firejail 0.9.50 is out

Okay. This is harder to script because as though the above is correct (replace noblacklist with whitelist and you can do away with the disable-programs.inc include) the files differ quite a bit. Some do a noblacklist, then create the directory (just in case it didn't exist), and then whitelist it. J...
by xenopeek
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail 0.9.50 is out
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Firejail 0.9.50 is out

One challenge right now is time. Converting profiles that are overly-complicated but do work to whitelist-only profiles will take a lot of testing time. I'm not disputing it will take time or that the profiles can be a puzzle to untangle :) Thanks for having a look. If I'm right, and I guess from y...
by xenopeek
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail 0.9.50 is out
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Firejail 0.9.50 is out

For files outside the home directory I understand. What's the difference between whitelisting 1 file in your home directory and blacklisting everything but that one file? I thought that did the same—if you whitelist something in your home directory, everything that isn't whitelisted gets effectively...
by xenopeek
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Donation
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Donation

No, there is unfortunately no way for you to donate if you can't use PayPal or the other payment methods listen on the donate page.
by xenopeek
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Donation
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Donation

Thanks for considering to support the Linux Mint developers! If the other payment options (anonymous payment through bitcoin or mintcoin) aren't an option for you either, there is unfortunately no way for you to donate if you can't use PayPal.
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firejail Virtualbox problems
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Firejail Virtualbox problems

I'd try first purging the installed firejail package, before installing it from the download. You can do so from the terminal with the command: apt purge firejail If that doesn't clear the error when trying to installing the downloaded package, does this command output anything? sudo apt-get install...
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What does "Fix Released" mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: What does "Fix Released" mean?

It is a workaround for this specific device. But will it break functionality for other devices or other software? That could be a reason the workaround is not included. As it is not a security issue it will be low priority for the maintainers and it is unlikely to be included in past released distri...
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Run pluma from script and wait for file close
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Run pluma from script and wait for file close

Uninstall gedit and gedit-common and then install it like this:
sudo apt-get install gedit/trusty

Linux Mint 17 used a much older version of Gedit, on which Pluma is also based (hence the missing option). With the above command you can install the newer version of Gedit.
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What does "Fix Released" mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: What does "Fix Released" mean?

In the table at the top you can see "Fix Released" is only set for the upstream project libimobiledevice. Not for the package libimobiledevice on Ubuntu (and in this case thus Linux Mint). https://i.imgur.com/kc8sRhD.png The upstream project's bug report is also linked from there, https://...
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firejail Virtualbox problems
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Firejail Virtualbox problems

The version in Software Manager is quite old. That version doesn't yet have a profile file for VirtualBox. Newer versions will have profiles for more programs such as VirtualBox. See announcement from Fred Barclay (who is a firejail developer) here https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&...
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: soon gave up on mint18.2 xfce 64bit
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: soon gave up on mint18.2 xfce 64bit

With only 600 pixels display height, that can happen. May depend on the theme and font size and such.
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: install doesn't find windows 10
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: install doesn't find windows 10

We discussed on IRC it would be helpful to see your partitions. Share the output of this command:
lsblk -o +FSTYPE,PARTTYPE,PARTFLAGS
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail 0.9.50 is out
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Firejail 0.9.50 is out

Some interesting new options. I think the profiles should be reworked though. For example the firefox.profile file uses a mix of noblacklist and whitelist to indicate which files and directories in your home directory it needs access to. It includes the disable-programs.inc file to backlist a huge p...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Run pluma from script and wait for file close
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Run pluma from script and wait for file close

I don't think Pluma can do this. You need a text editor that supports the option to block till the opened file is closed again. Depending on your version, Xed ( xed -w filename ), Gedit ( gedit -w filename ) and Kate ( kate -b filename ) do support this. Those commands will not complete until you've...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Video editor
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Video editor

For OpenShot the user guide provides some info: http://www.openshot.org/user-guide/. I think you'll want to look at the Clips and Transitions chapters. Like for Kdenlive, a video tutorial for transitioning clips is probably good to get started. Perhaps https://www.shotcutapp.com/ is easier, at least...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unable to login to Usbank.com
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Unable to login to Usbank.com

This is a hard one to help on unless one also has an account at that bank :wink: I have no problem getting to the login screen or the forgot password screen and it doesn't look to have any content that Chrome should have a problem with (you can see what platform and frameworks a website is using wit...
by xenopeek
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Differences between gksudo/kdesudo, sudo, and su
Replies: 21
Views: 5036

Re: Differences between gksudo/kdesudo, sudo, and su

Perhaps for the sake of clarity you could more precisely define what you mean by "graphical programs" please? (Do you mean any programs that have a GUI, and if so why would you be running these from the command line anyway?) Programs with a graphical user interface, as opposed to programs...
by xenopeek
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] All browsers crash with "Illegal instruction"
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: All browsers crash with "illegal instruction"

You can use the pencil icon in the top right of the first post in this topic to edit that post. Change the subject on the first post and it will update also the subject of the topic. Add <SOLVED> or similar to the subject. Good find on a web browser that doesn't require SSE2. There are likely others...

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