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by karlchen
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: error at installation of browser-sync in mint 19.1
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: error at installation of browser-sync in mint 19.1

Hello, dmase44. The thread starter va5I3 only stated that installing browser-sync on Mint 19.1 failed. But he did not give any details, what precisely he had done in order to install browser-sync; and he did not explain which installation step did not work and what the error message was which was di...
by karlchen
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ( Solved ) Brave install and update problem
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Brave install and update problem

I found this post by Damien1307 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=301184&p=1681558&hilit=brave+browser%2C+18.3+mint#p1681575 Actually, Damien1307 had posted the same steps also in your thread here, only a few posts above: > here < . ;-) ~~corrected by Damien below~~ I stand correcte...
by karlchen
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird not updating with new mail
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Thunderbird not updating with new mail

Hi, jollyjack.

If I click this button here, then in the Thunderbird status line I can briefly spot, how Thunderbird sequentially connects to the mail servers, even in case no new mails are available.
Really no such activity on your system?

Karl
by karlchen
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird not updating with new mail
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Thunderbird not updating with new mail

Hi, jollyjack. Have you perhaps by accident disabled either of the following 2 settings + check for new messages every xx minutes? + automatically download new messages? Can be configured per e-mail account. Account properties => Server preferenes. If you click on the [Check all accounts] button, do...
by karlchen
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ( Solved ) Brave install and update problem
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Brave install and update problem

Hello, andrew333. Ad 1) How do I fix this? Because the error message reads: E: Malformed entry 1 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave.list (Component) , please post the content of the sources list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave.list. Execute the terminal command cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d...
by karlchen
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Duplicate items in Menu (MATE)
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Duplicate items in Menu (MATE)

Hi, storm_soldier2377.

Please, see this thread about the same topic / problem: Menu editor duplicates entries
The Mint Mate menu editor is faulty.
Please, find a solution in the linked thread, solution offered by form user gm10.

HTH,
Karl
by karlchen
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding command to ~/.bash_profile fails
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Adding command to ~/.bash_profile fails

Hi, Mark. Basically, both files $HOME/.bash_profile and $HOME/.bashrc are the wrong locations in order to launch an automatic startup application, where your intention is to launch Thunderbird precisely once after you have logged in to the Mint desktop. Why your commandline does not work when put in...
by karlchen
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon 19.2 var is 8 GB should I remove it?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Cinnamon 19.2 var is 8 GB should I remove it?

Should I just sudo rm -rf /var ; mkdir /var I don't require any logs. Clear answer: No, you should not do so. Unless you are keen on re-installing Mint 19.2 from scratch. There is more in /var than only logfiles. There are files and directories in /var, which the system depends on in order to funct...
by karlchen
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot install e2guardian
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Cannot install e2guardian

Hello, whois1230. Am I right in assuming that e2guardian is not available in the Ubuntu 16.04 software repositories (Mint 18.x is based on Ubuntu 16.04)? Either you are trying to install the e2guardian software packages for Ubuntu 18.04. Trying to do so might lead to dependency problems, such as the...
by karlchen
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: About 1/2 updates fail.. What's wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: About 1/2 updates fail.. What's wrong?

Hello, Matt832.

Perhaps the solution recommended and confirmed by the thread starter in this thread, [Solved] Could not install the security updates, will help you as well. (You should very likely ignore the remark on "alpha PPA", which turned out to be a deadend.)

Regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Uninstalled Firefox from Synaptic, now cannot re-install (not found)
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Uninstalled Firefox from Synaptic, now cannot re-install (not found)

Hi, mingle. You should not mix up Update Manager (only offers & installs software updates, cannot be used to install additional software) Software Manager (offers all available software for installation, can be used to install additional software, including software flatpaks, can uninstall installed...
by karlchen
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [RESOLVED] Is Xfce compiled or scripted?
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Is Xfce compiled or scripted?

Actually, I could have made the same statement in the other thread as well. It is asked whether Mate / xfce are compiled or scripted and then most of the thread posts are about Cinnamon really, in both threads. So I as a person am a bit in doubt what the topic is in both cases and whether in fact bo...
by karlchen
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update manager not work
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: update manager not work

Hello, issa. The Mint Update Manager cannot be used to upgrade from one major Mint release (18) to the next major release (19). This has never been possible through Update Manager. You will have to follow the steps very briefly listed by xenopeek here: Upgrade instructions Specifically in your case:...
by karlchen
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [RESOLVED] Is Xfce compiled or scripted?
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Is Xfce compiled or scripted?

I thought the question and the thread were about Xfce, not about Cinnamon? :?
by karlchen
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [RESOLVED] Is Xfce compiled or scripted?
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Is Xfce compiled or scripted?

<Note> Similar to this thread: Is MATE compiled or scripted? Cinnamon is scripted (javascript, I think) The assumption that Cinnamon were scripted only or mostly seems to be wrong, because gm10 stated this in the parallel thread: MATE is nearly exclusively written in C. Cinnamon's backend is also i...
by karlchen
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 69 32-bit crashes sporadically, Firefox 64-bit does not so far
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Firefox 69 32-bit crashes sporadically, Firefox 64-bit does not so far

OK, same play "Firefox 69 32-bit", next act "Firefox 69.0.2", curtain up: Ubuntu has started deploying Firefox 69.0.2 to their users. The first 32-bit system has been infested with it: karl@paulchen:~$ inxi -Sx3; dpkg --list firefox | grep "^ii" System: Host: paulchen Kernel: 4.15.0-65-generic i686 ...
by karlchen
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: sudo apt-get install "The list of sources could not be read."
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: sudo apt-get install "The list of sources could not be read."

Why speculating on the file content, although
+ inxi -Sr
+ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/riot-im.list
would clear up quickly what precisely is in the file and what is wrong with the content?
by karlchen
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Deutsch (German)
Topic: [XFCE] Anmeldefenster Hintergrundbild
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: [XFCE] Anmeldefenster Hintergrundbild

rechtsclick auf den ordner > als administrator / root öffnen... schon hat man root rechte und kann per d&d kopieren, Ach ja, Dreck und Drops. :oops: Das habe ich schon unter Windows weitestgehend ignoriert. Explorer-ähnliche Datei-Manager vermeide ich, so weit es geht, wie der Teufel das Weihwasser...
by karlchen
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Deutsch (German)
Topic: [XFCE] Anmeldefenster Hintergrundbild
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: [XFCE] Anmeldefenster Hintergrundbild

Hi, kobo. /usr/share/backgrounds gehört dem Benutzer root . Das muss so sein, weil die Backgrounds für das gesamte System, also allen Benutzern zur Verfügung stehen. Darum muß der Kopiervorgang mit root Berechtigung durchgeführt werden. Wenn du von der Kommandozeile kopierst, dann ein sudo vor den c...
by karlchen
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Really dislike the new root/sudo setup, does anyone else?
Replies: 28
Views: 806

Re: Really dislike the new root/sudo setup, does anyone else?

Hello, VapinPagan.

In addition to smurphos's post, let me point you to the Ubuntu Wiki article on RootSudo, please: RootSudo.
All that can be said about "sudo" vs. "su", "root account locked" vs. "root account unlocked", can be found in the Ubuntu Wiki article.

Regards,
Karl

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