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by xenopeek
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 158
Views: 22640

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Just as on the Ubuntu based Linux Mint, you can install whatever other desktop environment you want.
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 113
Views: 3237

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

A major life event. Normally you'd have posted in on FB. Now what are you supposed to do? :)
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Linux Mint 19 Tara installatie problemen
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Linux Mint 19 Tara installatie problemen ( de oplossing ?)

Er schijnen wederom problemen te zijn met updates van Ubuntu voor grub, als je deze tijdens installatie van Linux Mint 19 (of Ubuntu 18.04) laat installeren. Dat gebeurt standaard als er een netwerkverbinding is gedurende installatie. Advies van JeremyB is om tijdens installatie van Linux Mint 19 (o...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Text edit off-the-wall question
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Text edit off-the-wall question

Sure, with sed. With below command it does the following: - find a comma that is not followed by a space - insert a comma after that space and before the character following it The basic command to test this is as follows (it won't make changes to the file yet): sed -r 's/,([^[:space:]])/, \1/g' fil...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Blender bugs
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Blender bugs

Blender comes from the Ubuntu 18.04 repositories (or Flathub, currently having the same version) on Linux Mint 19. It's in the Ubuntu universe repository which means the package was imported from Debian and repackaged for Ubuntu by volunteer maintainers but it's not supported by Ubuntu. I don't know...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: OSDisc CD install [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: OSDisc CD install

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums. Yes, you just pay OSDisc for the convenience of having a DVD with Linux Mint on it shipped to you. It also helps fund the Linux Mint project. There's nothing else to buy. You can also download Linux Mint manually and burn it to a DVD or use a tool to write it to a U...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Blender bugs
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Blender bugs

Be specific please. Which Linux Mint are you on, what is your Blender version and what are the issues you're having.

Mind that from Linux Mint 18.3 onwards you'll find 2 versions of Blender in Software Manager for installation. The package from the Ubuntu repositories and the flatpak from Flathub.
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: kernel features question
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: kernel features question

No, older kernel releases only get security updates during their support period. However, Linux Mint using the Ubuntu HWE kernels so you periodically get a new kernel release for enablement of newer hardware.
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Offline Help
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Offline Help

None of these Mint specific packages have working 'help' menu entries. Nemo Xed Pix Xreader Terminal This is real strange as Help > Contents works for me in Xed, Pix, Xreader and Terminal with network disconnected. On a fresh Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon install. Nemo doesn't have help files so yelp take...
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't access software sources
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Can't access software sources

Try starting it from the terminal, to see if that provides any error messages about the cause. Open the terminal program from your menu and run the command:
mintsources
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: EU polls citizens on abandoning daylight savings time
Replies: 33
Views: 575

Re: EU polls citizens on abandoning daylight savings time

That's my bad English. I meant to vote on the poll. I've clarified it's about filling a survey.
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 158
Views: 22640

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

It won't be pre-installed.
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What are my options here.
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: What are my options here.

Timeshift was introduced with Linux Mint 18.3 and has since been backported to all previous Linux Mint versions. Install it and create a snapshot before doing upgrade in place.
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: iPad Reset through iTunes on Wine?
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: iPad Reset

You'll have to trigger recovery mode on the iPad and use iTunes to load a fresh iOS install onto it. If that doesn't work with iTunes on Wine, you can use anybody else their iTunes to do this. It's not tied to your account or anything like that. So a relative or friend that has Windows or Mac and wo...
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 158
Views: 22640

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

mzsade wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:20 am
To all those who are unhappy with the decision to make Cinnamon the default and wish the option to install Mate instead wasn't fraught with uncertainty, I refer them to the above blog.
I couldn't find anything in there that answers questions about MATE. Perhaps you can link to specific comment?
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Português (Portuguese)
Topic: Erro no Forum LinuxMint BR
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Erro no Forum LinuxMint BR

De fato, eles estão usando o reCAPTCHA v1, que está obsoleto em 31 de março deste ano. Eles precisam atualizar para o reCAPTCHA v2. Mais informações aqui https://g.co/recaptcha/upgrade. Não tenho detalhes de contato dos administradores :(
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SSD Btrfs as Root Mint19 Add Noatime or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: SSD Btrfs as Root Mint19 Add Noatime or not?

The default used by Linux is relatime, which only updates the access time when the file is being modified and the file information block would thus be written to anyway to update the modified time. Noatime doesn't reduce disk writes as compared to relatime. It serves no purpose for your intent.
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: One thing stops me...
Replies: 26
Views: 753

Re: One thing stops me...

With that I think we can close this discussion as there appear to be no further support questions about Linux Mint. Good luck with whatever operating system you choose.
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: One thing stops me...
Replies: 26
Views: 753

Re: One thing stops me...

Let's keep it on topic about Linux Mint here.

I've split all the theorizing about what does or does not make good Windows maintenance to keep it malware free to viewtopic.php?f=58&t=272750.
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 90
Views: 3283

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

The EU Commission is running a poll for EU citizens on whether to abandon daylight savings time (summertime) within the EU. You can vote till mid August.

I've made a new topic with the details: EU polls citizens on abandoning daylight savings time

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