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by xenopeek
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Where's the default Mint 18.3 wallpaper?
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Where's the default Mint 18.3 wallpaper?

/usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint/linuxmint.jpg
by xenopeek
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: virtualbox-guest* and mintupdate
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: virtualbox-guest* and mintupdate

You can install the guest additions through VirtualBox the recommended way (https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html#idm2099). In the guest virtual machine choose Devices -> Install Guest Additions from the menubar. Assuming you have installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO on the host OS.
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difference between Timeshift and Backup Tool
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Difference between Timeshift and Backup Tool

Timeshift is added as default on Linux Mint specifically for operating system restore points. Backup Tool is there for one-time use to backup user files before upgrading from one version to the next, in my opinion. For automatic backup of user files I'd use something like Deja Dup. Mixing system res...
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difference between Timeshift and Backup Tool
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Difference between Tmeshift and Backup Tool

Timeshift automatically creates snapshots of your operating system. So you can roll back an update if it causes problems for example. It does by default not back up user files. Backup Tool is for backing up your user files and optionally the list of programs you installed. It makes a backup only whe...
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there a replacement for the old "Xkill" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Is there a replacement for the old "Xkill" ???

Why not use xkill now? Just install it and set up a custom keyboard shortcut to launch it for example. I've set it to ctrl+alt+x.
by xenopeek
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How do I debug a C program in Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: How do I debug a C program in Mint?

Indeed, gdb is the debugger you'll likely want to use. IDEs like GNOME Builder (for writing Gtk programs, like for Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce) or Qt Creator (for writing Qt programs, like for KDE) come with builtin gdb integration. You may find modules to add gdb integration available for other IDEs, l...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'

I'm not sure. Something or somebody must have put those files there and clearly they are causing a problem.

Somebody with similar error has this solution: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/387136
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Does LMDE support Flatpak and Snap?
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Does LMDE support Flatpak and Snap?

Flatpak can be installed from the Jessie backports repository. See Debian howto: https://wiki.debian.org/FlatpakHowto. That would be command-line only as Software Manager on LMDE 2 does not support Flatpak, like Software Manager does on Linux Mint 18.3. Snap does not appear to be available on LMDE 2...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kodi 16.1 SOLVED & SOLVED AGAIN!
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Kodi 16.1 SOLVED & SOLVED AGAIN!

I'm the wrong one to ask I think :) I don't backup my preferences and configuration of programs, I just have the configuration steps noted in a file for the programs I do specific configuration in. You could just create an archive of the directory you found and removed, that should now be back? That...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kodi 16.1 SOLVED & SOLVED AGAIN!
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Kodi 16.1 SOLVED

Merged topics as this is continuation. I don't use Kodi but assume it works like any other user program and users' personal preferences and configuration are stored in the users' own home directories. Installing or removing a package will never touch files in users' own home directories. You should ...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 97
Views: 14331

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

I don't know how long LMDE 2 will be supported by Linux Mint. Full support for Debian 8 "Jessie", on which LMDE 2 is based, ends this June but Debian LTS team then takes over long term support till April 2020. Users don't need to do anything for that. We may likely see an answer to your question wit...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 97
Views: 14331

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

LMDE 3 will only come in a Cinnamon edition. Packages for MATE may be officially maintained for LMDE 3, that has been discussed, so one could install MATE on top of the Cinnamon edition. LMDE 3 will be based on Debian 9 "Stretch", which will have full support till somewhere 2020 (https://wiki.debian...
by xenopeek
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I automatically mount a LUKS partition using its UUID?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: How do I automatically mount a LUKS partition using its UUID?

From your wording I'm assuming you've already created the LUKS partition and formatted it. You set up a device mapper name for the LUKS partition in /etc/crypttab. Then you mount the LUKS partition by its device mapper name in /etc/fstab. systemd takes care of the rest and prompt for the mount passp...
by xenopeek
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'

There you go. Somehow you've installed something, manually I assume, that added python-gi to /usr/local/lib -- which overrides the version you should be using in /usr/lib. The command should have responded: /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/__init__.py You can test with version of python-gi you have...
by xenopeek
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'

Most use Python 3 by now. You can test for that as well with this:
python3 -c 'import gi; print(gi.__file__)'
It should also give a result in /usr/lib/
by xenopeek
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'

Okay, the Python version isn't the problem. Another suggestion is to check which python-gi you're loading as there may be an additional version installed by something else. Could you run this command and share its output?
python2 -c 'import gi; print(gi.__file__)'
by xenopeek
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'

I searched for the error "AttributeError: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'" and found a few other posts. Those were about other programs I think. I can't puzzle out what they did to fix it, if they fixed it. Could it be you installed another Python version? What is the output of these ...
by xenopeek
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: module 'gi' has no attribute 'require_version'

What do you mean with "reloaded" — do you mean reinstalled? Did you actually reinstall it, like with apt install --reinstall python-gi , or did you first remove it and then install it again? The latter method would remove a lot more packages and not install them again. But perhaps you added some rep...
by xenopeek
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File deletion and/or restore
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: File deletion and/or restore

on such a large image file, a copy saved at every 'save' event would consume an enormous amount of disc space. And still, this is how SSDs work. Every time you overwrite a file, it gets written to different physical storage blocks, leaving the data on the original blocks intact. That's how SSD wear...
by xenopeek
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Questions about disk encryption
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Questions about disk encryption

Split this line of questions into a new topic. Linux Mint uses LUKS + dm-crypt for disk encryption. These are both specific to Linux. The filesystem on the encrypted partition would also be a Linux filesystem. So no, you can't use any operating system to access the encrypted files. You'll need a Lin...

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