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by xenopeek
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reinstall Mint to encrypt HD
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Reinstall Mint to encrypt HD

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums :) The Linux Mint installer will give you the option to use the entire disk (removing everything that is currently on it) and at the same step of the installation questions you can tick the option to use disk encryption. I'd suggest to let the installer set up partit...
by xenopeek
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox è = и, ù = щ
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Firefox è = и, ù = щ

If I open the pdf file I also see those и characters and if I copy them to somewhere else they turn into è like you said. I'm stumped as what could cause this. Only thing that comes to mind is do you perhaps have enabled something to block web fonts? In that case your web browser tries to find a fon...
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox è = и, ù = щ
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Firefox è = и, ù = щ

Does it display correctly here? I copied the paragraph you had in your screenshot showing the errors: Come vedete i francesi (les bleus) sono sempre stati sopra a noi, e sempre oltre il parametro di Maastricht (in rosso), e lo saranno almeno fino al 2019, con in più il fatto che il divario fra loro ...
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Why amd64.deb package??
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Why amd64.deb package??

AMD created the 64 bit instruction set extensions to the (32 bit) x86 processor architecture. It's also named x86-64 or Intel 64. As AMD created it and was the first the ship processors with it, amd64 is commonly used on Linux to indicate code meant for 64 bit x86-64 processors—both from AMD and Int...
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox è = и, ù = щ
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Firefox è = и, ù = щ

Is there a page where this is happening that you can share the link of? And make a screenshot of how it looks for you and share that as well.
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Capture boot verbose to text file?
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Capture boot verbose to text file?

dmesg shows messages from the kernel ring buffer. Once the buffer is filled with messages, the oldest messages start getting overwritten. dmesg is only useful to look at things as they occur, not longer after the fact. I don't know the GRUB feature you're asking about. Are you using Linux Mint 17.x?...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to join a forum
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: How to join a forum

See here: viewforum.php?f=126. Networking isn't a forum but a category. You can post in Ethernet, Wireless or Other networking topics forums.
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] What is SHA256
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: What is SHA256

Wikipedia explains in the first paragraph what its purpose is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SHA-2

Linux distros use it commonly to allow users to verify the integrity of downloaded ISO files, as does Linux Mint: https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Command to reorganize desktop by name etc
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Command to reorganize desktop by name etc

It's not very nice but you can do it. The process that manages the desktop is called nemo-desktop and your preferences for the desktop from the context menu are stored in the text file ~/.config/nemo/desktop-metadata. To bind a command to a keyboard shortcut you need a command that can change a valu...
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I want to so bad switch to Linux but I feel like I can't right now. I hope I'm wrong.
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: I want to so bad switch to Linux but I feel like I can't right now. I hope I'm wrong.

OP hasn't been back here in 2 months (since making the topic). Just a heads up.
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Where to turn for support with other distros?
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Where to turn for support with other distros?

Moved here as this isn't about Linux Mint. While it's fine to discuss general Linux things in our Chat about Linux forum and occasionally discussion about another distro is fine, and we appreciate the vote of confidence, this board is for Linux Mint support. Other distros have their own support chan...
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Merge unused space
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Merge unused space

It looks like there is something in /dev/sda3 -- if you click the triangle icon before it, does it unfold? I'd guess your swap partition is still in there. If you have a lot of RAM (say 16 GB or more), you're unlikely to ever need swap unless you use suspend to disk (hibernate). I'd suggest Dejadup ...
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Merge unused space
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Merge unused space

It's not going to be trivial to merge the partitions. It is a very time consuming action as well (because it will copy large amounts of data on the disk). The advice above to back up the files you want to keep and reinstall is a sound one. That lets the Linux Mint installer set it up to use your ent...
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: More Kernel confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Update Manager and the Kernel confusion

No, the installation of Linux Mint is done from the DVD / USB thumb drive itself. After installing Linux Mint you should apply updates. You should apply all available updates level 1-3, and at least all security updates of higher level. Set up Timeshift so you can roll back updates if something does...
by xenopeek
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bitcoin - cash up...
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Bitcoin - cash up...

Bitcoin ATMs are a real thing: https://coinatmradar.com/country/150/bi ... therlands/. Doesn't help you cash in your Bitcoins though.
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown
Replies: 104
Views: 4906

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

linux_rules wrote:Do you think NoScript is necessary if I use FF inside Firejail sandbox ?

You should do what makes you comfortable. Your browser is already immune on its own to JavaScript attacks that would use these bugs.
(If you don't use Flash, Java or other such unsafe plugins.)
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bitcoin - cash up...
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Bitcoin - cash up...

Doing a quick Google I find this exchange in NZ where people can sell Bitcoins for money https://kiwi-coin.com/. Like other such exchanges, they have a program where the more a person has verified their identity the more they're allowed to buy/sell https://kiwi-coin.com/help.html#!/verification-leve...
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Update manager: Dangerous updates
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Update manager: Dangerous updates

That would be pointless. Sure, there could be an issue for your computer, where a new kernel has some new bug for your specific mix of hardware and peripheral components. That happens. But you can't test that on a virtual machine. So use Timeshift so you can roll back if needed (and you can always b...
by xenopeek
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 413
Views: 13263

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

michael louwe wrote:http://xlab.tencent.com/special/spectre/spectre_check.html
(Browser check for Spectre vulnerability)

Thanks! Very useful to check the browsers on my phone.
by xenopeek
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Update manager: Dangerous updates
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Update manager: Dangerous updates

These are critical security updates and you should install them. Read our security notice about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3496. Adjustment was made to Linux Mint 17.x so all users get shown these critical security updates.

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