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by xenopeek
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: What is "Nomodeset"?
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: What is "Nomodeset"?

It disables the kernel from setting native resolution video mode early during boot, the so called kernel mode setting (KMS). KMS makes it so the video mode is set only once during boot giving you a flicker free boot. With KMS disabled the video mode will likely be changed multiple times during boot ...
by xenopeek
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Should I sell my soul to China for ROOT access?
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Should I sell my soul to China for ROOT access?

Register an online account to be allowed to run administrative tasks. Did they forgot to disable an April fools' day joke after April? Or trying too hard to be like the "cool" proprietary OSes... I took a look at the code for developer mode dialog https://github.com/linuxdeepin/dde-control...
by xenopeek
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Win 10 is EOL Oct. 14th, 2025...LOL.
Replies: 35
Views: 1384

Re: Win 10 is EOL Oct. 14th, 2025...LOL.

And this topic has run it course with the pedantic. Locked.
by xenopeek
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 20.2 Beta
Replies: 27
Views: 1157

Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

Spices are themes, applets, desklets and extensions for Cinnamon that were default installed or that you added by installing them through Cinnamon Settings. If you installed them some other way, they won't get update notifications. All available Spices can also be browsed on https://cinnamon-spices....
by xenopeek
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Stop Login-SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Stop Login

Depends on your Linux Mint edition. Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce? Useful to include that in your signature or in questions.

On Cinnamon you control this through Screensaver settings. Disable locking the computer when it goes to sleep there.
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screen randomly splits picture into 2 or more segments
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Screen randomly splits picture into 2 or more segments

That would drive me up the walls as well. It would be useful to have some system information. If you're on Linux Mint 20 or newer open System Reports from your menu, in the left sidebar go to System Information and on the right click the Copy button and paste the copied system information here in re...
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo 5 Content Search in Mint 20.2 = index file or grep?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Nemo 5 Content Search in Mint 20.2 = index file or grep?

I meant wait for the What's New on the announcement of Linux Mint 20.2, that's not out yet :wink: As for developers answering questions everybody is focused on the beta. Next few weeks will be very busy with testing and triaging issues.
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Self-destructing media files
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Self-destructing media files

I'm not aware that such video formats can have self delete tags or scripts embedded, or that Linux video players would care to honor such. I've never heard of this affecting Linux system. Even if there were file recovery tools would find the files or at least portions of them if this was the case. I...
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [ SOLVED ] Organizing Files
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Organizing Files

Perhaps a file manager feature you're accidentally using. For example Nemo file manager on Cinnamon has a feature for favorite and pinned files. If you favorite a file or pin it, it will always be first in directory view. So if you have a file "aaa" and a file "bbb" and you favor...
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 2 linux mint partitions?
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: 2 linux mint partitions?

The last screenshot is the most clear to understand it. In MBR partitioning scheme you can have 4 partitions and one of those can be an extended partition, which is just a container for further sub partitions. The extended partition doesn't hold any data itself. What you're seeing in the last screen...
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 20.2 Beta
Replies: 27
Views: 1157

Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

20.2 uses the same kernel as is current for 20.1 so that should be fine. Running the beta is usually fine if you're okay with some papercuts; during the weeks of beta testing beta installations receive package updates to fix issues so it gets less papercutty by the day. But yes, I would at least wai...
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Anyone use email aliases like SimpleLogin?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Anyone use email aliases like SimpleLogin?

Yes there's a good case for using email aliases. Many websites get breached and customer or user information might get stolen. Information like email addresses. Next thing you know you're getting spam and phishing emails from spammers that bought the stolen data. They are getting smarter in recent y...
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Warpinator, iPhone and Flutter
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Warpinator, iPhone and Flutter

I don't see the relation to Warpinator? The linked article is about Flutter, one of many user interface libraries developers can use. Warpinator instead uses Gtk3 and that works on Linux, Windows and macOS. I don't think it runs on iOS or Android. But a user interface library is just for the looks o...
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo 5 Content Search in Mint 20.2 = index file or grep?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Nemo 5 Content Search in Mint 20.2 = index file or grep?

I'm not too familiar with the Nemo code but I think it is a custom search engine, going by the nemo-search-* files in https://github.com/linuxmint/nemo/tree/master/libnemo-private. I could figure out it uses standard system utilities as search helpers (defined in the directory /usr/share/nemo/search...
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Firejail and burning
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Firejail and burning

Firejail only "interferes" with programs that you run in Firejail, according to the Firejail profile for that program. So if you run your disc burning program in Firejail and the profile for that program denies it access to certain directories then yes the disc burning program won't be abl...
by xenopeek
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: OStoopid question resolution!
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: OStoopid question resolution!

Then it doesn't belong the Linux Mint support section. I'm moving the topic.
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 20.2 Beta
Replies: 27
Views: 1157

Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

No. The beta announcement will include information about where to report issues. Past few releases that has been in a dedicated GitHub project and I assume the same will go for this release. That project isn't open yet. It will open once the beta is official and announced.
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: OStoopid question resolution!
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: OS question

No, Linux Mint doesn't run on computers with a PowerPC processor. It's made for computers with processors from Intel and AMD.

There are several Linux distros that have a PowerPC edition, like Debian, though the number has reduced a lot over the past few years.
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 20.2 Beta
Replies: 27
Views: 1157

Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

I removed the link in above posts; the beta isn't released yet as not all mirrors are synced yet. I understand the curiosity/eagerness to try it :wink: Let's allow the mirrors time to sync the ISOs so that the beta can be released. The beta release will be announced on https://blog.linuxmint.com/. T...
by xenopeek
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to use a $sring in sed?
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: How to use a $sring in sed?

I don't follow. I assume the lines you shared above is the file before modification. Can you show the same lines what they would be after your intended modification? So I can better understand.