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by xenopeek
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Config file or parameters, plus parameter standards
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Config file or parameters, plus parameter standards

What's the cut-off point for too many parameters - when do you move them all to a config file? There's not really a cut-off point. There are plenty of CLI programs that have more parameters then you can dream up. Like curl for example (the manpage online https://curl.haxx.se/docs/manpage.html). Pro...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

You're mixing up two different things here. One is you can upgrade from Debian Jessie to Stretch. Replacing the packages you have installed from the Jessie repository with (much!) newer versions of those packages from Stretch. A similar upgrade path may be possible between LMDE 2 and LMDE 3. However...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: skype
Replies: 40
Views: 1224

Re: skype

I assume OP's question, and follow up questions from others, about how to get Skype working on Linux has been answered. It's apparently 64 bit only and you can download the new beta from the link provided on the first page of this topic. The old Skype version in the repositories is apparently no lon...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Differences between versions / editions?
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Differences between versions / editions?

You're heaping four different questions onto one pile there :) Let's try to untangle. Desktop environment / edition Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and KDE are the default desktop environments you can get Linux Mint with. That is in order of most popular to less popular among Linux Mint users. Think of them as...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Fancy a free RPG game?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Fancy a free RPG game?

Should work fine I think. I only have Intel integrated graphics.
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: I can't run shell script
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: I can't run shell script

Is the script contents something you can share? Right-clicking a script file and choosing to run it in Konsole just works here. The file needs to have a valid hashbang line (as indicated above) and needs to have been marked as being executable. After that is should just work. Perhaps there is an err...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] How do I change the LMDE2 login screen?
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: How do I change the LMDE2 login screen?

Administration > Login Window
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: I can't run shell script
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: I can't run shell script

oligalma wrote:I already know how to run it using bash --> sh myshellscript.sh

That's not how you run a bash script. That's how you run a sh script. bash and sh scripts are similar but different.
Is the first line of your script: #!/usr/bin/env bash
If not, what is it?
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Scripting help
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Scripting help

sudo sh teyt.sh It's a bash file. Calling it with sh will break the script. Just mark the file as executable (chmod +x filename ) and you can run instead (the ./ prefix is to indicate the teyt.sh file is found in the current directory; when running programs not in your PATH directories you must ind...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I used Ubuntu linux since I was 13 years old, but just switched to Linux Mint - cinnamon desktop.
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: I used Ubuntu linux since I was 13 years old, but just switched to Linux Mint - cinnamon desktop.

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums :)

How did you first hear about Linux / Ubuntu and start to use it?
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Fancy a free RPG game?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Fancy a free RPG game?

I might have had the same issue in the past. I think after playing I just logged out and back in to clear resolution issues.
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Fancy a free RPG game?
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Fancy a free RPG game?

It supports 800x600 only. Either full screen or windowed. Book 2 and 3 support I think 1024x768 but no higher than this. Limitation of the game engine, which hasn't been updated. It's a real immersive game though. I played all three books years ago. Were a lot of fun. But yeah, the game engine is da...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Can't run R or Rstudio on Mint 18.2
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Can't run R or Rstudio on Mint 18.2

What you can try is download that version of the library for Linux Mint 17.x / Ubuntu 14.04. You can install it alongside the version you have currently on your system. Download the amd64 .deb file from https://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/libicu52.
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Can't run R or Rstudio on Mint 18.2
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Can't run R or Rstudio on Mint 18.2

There should be no need to fake library versions like that. As you've seen, that doesn't work anyway. I would remove /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libicui18n.so.52 and /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libicuuc.so.52 again. How did you install r-base, r-base-dev and R Studio? For Linux Mint 18.2, which is based...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Visit Homepage in Synaptic, Profile Missing?
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Visit Homepage in Synaptic, Profile Missing?

I have changed to the ESR version of Firefox How did you install Firefox ESR? So I can install it the same way and see if I can reproduce the issue or see how to further diagnose it. Can you share the output of these two commands run from the terminal: which firefox xdg-settings get default-web-bro...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: About GCC Compiler
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: About GCC Compiler

There is no conio.h on Linux. It is something from MS-DOS compilers and likely Windows compilers have retained compatibility with it. A library that provides similar functions (and a lot more) on Linux is ncurses.h. See programming manual at http://invisible-island.net/ncurses/NCURSES-Programming-HO...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Visit Homepage in Synaptic, Profile Missing?
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Visit Homepage in Synaptic, Profile Missing?

Okay, it seems to work fine here. I do need to first open Firefox else clicking on "visit homepage" in Synaptic does nothing.

How are you starting Synaptic? The menu command should be synaptic-pkexec. You must not start Synaptic by prefixing it with sudo.
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Visit Homepage in Synaptic, Profile Missing?
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Visit Homepage in Synaptic, Profile Missing?

Which Linux Mint version are you using and what is your desktop environment (e.g., Cinnamon, MATE, KDE or Xfce).
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do you make supybot identify with the irc server?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: How do you make supybot identify with the irc server?

That project seems to have been abandoned over 2 years ago. You may want to look into something more current that has an active community that you can reach out to for support. Regardless of the current problem you have with supybot login authentication, make sure you follow the rules about bots on ...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: json tool - jq - as mentioned in Scripting Help
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: json tool - jq - as mentioned in Scripting Help

jq: Unknown option -Mr Linux Mint 17.x has a very old version of jq but even if you are on that, it still supports those options according to the manual: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/man1/jq.1.html. If you are on Linux Mint 17.x you may want to install the Linux Mint 18.x version of j...

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