Search found 20402 matches

by xenopeek
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux

Steam just made a big announcement that they have included support for playing Windows games on Linux: https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1696055855739350561. It's available today, in the Steam Client Beta. The announcement has all the instructions. They're doing this with ...
by xenopeek
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: mount command
Replies: 19
Views: 271

Re: mount command

I cede the floor to your Samba knowledge altair4 :) I had hoped you would know what is what with that. Good guide! Pertaining to this bug, it is fixed upstream but due to API difference that particular fix can't be backported to GNOME 3.28 as used by Ubuntu 18.04: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gvfs...
by xenopeek
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: mount command
Replies: 19
Views: 271

Re: mount command

Can this possibly be related to this instead?

https://www.reddit.com/r/UbuntuMATE/com ... p_in_caja/
by xenopeek
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why does Pulse Audio get so much negative criticism?
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Why does Pulse Audio get so much negative criticism?

In the adoption phase of PulseAudio (10 years ago) there certainly were some issues with it. That's been a while. I haven't seen anybody messing up their audio blaming PulseAudio for it in a long while. If you have, possibly people holding a grudge from past problems? Or they're running their system...
by xenopeek
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint MATE - Sticky Notes reinstalled by systemd?
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Linux Mint MATE - Sticky Notes reinstalled by systemd?

That's hard to diagnose. It seems likely it is related but perhaps the file was cleared by an unrelated action or event. Having to press "f" during boot can mean your system wasn't shut down cleanly and there had been pending writes (files that were noted in the journal were about to be written to, ...
by xenopeek
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 587
Views: 28022

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

For the upcoming "Cascade Lake" CPUs Intel adds mitigation in hardware for half the variants, which should have much less performance impact than the mitigation in firmware/OS previously used. AnandTech have the full story: https://www.anandtech.com/show/13239/intel-at-hot-chips-2018-showing-the-ank...
by xenopeek
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: troubles getting vbox to work dkms [UPDATE-Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 1656

Re: troubles getting vbox to work dkms [UPDATE-Solved]

With secure boot enable you need to sign your kernel modules, which you didn't do. Apparently you're supposed to be prompted for this but the prompt isn't displayed. See upstream bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dkms/+bug/1775672. These are articles for Ubuntu 16.04 on how to si...
by xenopeek
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Add emojis and symbols to Facebook username
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Add emojis and symbols to Facebook username

Don't know anything about Facebook but there are several emoji fonts you can install. fonts-noto-color-emoji has Google's Android color emojis. fonts-emojione is another emoji font. You can install gnome-characters to easily browse and search glyphs from installed fonts.
by xenopeek
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: mount command
Replies: 19
Views: 271

Re: mount command

What directory are you mounting on? Likely only if you put the mount in a directory under /mnt or /media will the file manager show it as a removable device.
by xenopeek
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 89
Views: 7330

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

You still need to use sudo -A in that case to use askpass, right?

Another alternative is to reconfigure sudo so that the script is permitted to be run as root without a password prompt. That gets complicated though.
by xenopeek
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 89
Views: 7330

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

You can replace gksu with sudo and set Terminal=true in the .desktop file. That way the script will run in a terminal and you can enter your password on the terminal. You were only using gksu because it provided you with a dialog to enter your password I assume. So you can instead use the regular su...
by xenopeek
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon unable to install gcc-8
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon unable to install gcc-8

You're welcome. Finally you can get to GCC'ing :)
by xenopeek
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can you install Deepin Desktop Environment on LMDE?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Can you install Deepin Desktop Environment on LMDE?

LMDE 3 has just released so no, LMDE 4 isn't in the "neat future". Debian Buster is planned for a mid 2019 release, though they don't release until ready. LMDE 4 is at minimum a year away.
by xenopeek
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need package qtquickcontrols2-5-dev on Mint 18.2
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Need package qtquickcontrols2-5-dev on Mint 18.2

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:47 am
You can add the bionic repository to pull this in including dependencies
This is a bad suggestion. It can only lead to breakage and ultimately likely the user having to reinstall their system.
by xenopeek
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon unable to install gcc-8
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon unable to install gcc-8

For a first, I'd suggest to disable the update-toolchain-r/test PPA for now. You can do that in Software Sources. Start by doing this, which I asked you to do earlier. That PPA is causing this issue. Then redo the following to, again, reinstall gcc packages and hopefully this time manage to get the...
by xenopeek
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need package qtquickcontrols2-5-dev on Mint 18.2
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Need package qtquickcontrols2-5-dev on Mint 18.2

qtquickcontrols2-5-dev is available on Linux Mint 19. See search https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keyw ... ection=all

Considering its dependencies, you're unlikely to be able to install this on Mint 18.2 from that package.
by xenopeek
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon unable to install gcc-8
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon unable to install gcc-8

Installed from the package gcc-8 in the Ubuntu 18.04 repository, /usr/bin/gcc-8 is a symoblic link to /usr/bin/x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc-8.

I can only guess it's still installed from somewhere else. What does this show:
apt policy gcc-8
by xenopeek
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon unable to install gcc-8
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon unable to install gcc-8

Does it show in this list:
ls -l /usr/bin/gcc*

What about in this output:
dpkg -S gcc-8

Or:
dpkg -L gcc-8 | grep /usr/bin
by xenopeek
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New Dropbox System Requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 408

Re: New Dropbox System Requirements

They don't make money from most linux users. Do don't make money from most users, regardless of what OS they use. I think you meant something else :) A rough estimate—based on their $ 1.1 billion revenue for 2017, 500+ million users and price per month per user between $ 9.99 and $ 19.99—is that th...
by xenopeek
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon unable to install gcc-8
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon unable to install gcc-8

Try:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall gcc-8

Go to advanced search