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by karlchen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Name of the "Login" application in Settings?
Replies: 7
Views: 41

Re: Name of the "Login" application in Settings?

Putting on my Ubuntu base cap ... This is what dpkg on my Ubuntu 18.04.1 Mate tells me: $ inxi -Sxxx System: Host: unimatrix0 Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 info: mate-panel wm: marco 1.20.1 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Be...
by karlchen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Upgrades
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Ubuntu Upgrades

Hello, Justin Time. I'm leery of doing them because I keep getting the following box in the graphic. With the BIG ! in the triangle... that tells me something is not safe. libwoff.png You are misunderstanding the message completely. As a rule, Mintupdate only offers updated software packages for tho...
by karlchen
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to disable red delete button?
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: How to disable red delete button?

Hi. You can disable the Delete option in your file browser preferences, on the Behaviour tab. I do not see any option to disable the Delete operation in file-manager Thunar. So I suspect whether or not the Delete operation can be disabled depends on the file-manager, Thunar, Caja, Nemo; and the file...
by karlchen
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is going on with all these breaches?
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: What is going on with all these breaches?

Hm. As I understand "all these breaches" boils down to a belated alert, belated by only 2 years, about the Linux Mint forum breach 2 years ago?! :roll: Of course, an e-mail address, which was harvested in October 2016, will still be found on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ . Pwnd once, pwned for all tim...
by karlchen
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to list versions of the same package in linux mint (debian) by command line
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: how to list versions of the same package in linux mint (debian) by command line

Does Synaptic not exist in LMDE 3? - If it does then using Synaptic might be more like using Yast than doing it from the commandline.
by karlchen
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to downgrade from Thunderbird 60 to 52?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: How to downgrade from Thunderbird 60 to 52?

Hello, Emma's son. Sorry, but I question that there can be an urgent reason to downgrade Thunderbird 60 back to 52.9. The current Thunderbird is 60.2.1. And with respect to closed security vulnerabilities, downgrading to 52.9 does not seem like a wise idea. In case you are one of the users, who expe...
by karlchen
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 is better than 19 ... Why? I hope main developer see this
Replies: 32
Views: 574

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 is better than 19 ... Why? I hope main developer see this

2 moderators for this never-ending rant, built on over-generalization, hyperbole and lots of four-letter words, but supported by no verifiable facts, is one moderator too many. I am out of this.
by karlchen
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 is better than 19 ... Why? I hope main developer see this
Replies: 32
Views: 574

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 is better than 19 ... Why? I hope main developer see this

Hello, vonMos. OK. The above post has been your rant. Great. Hope having told us all makes you feel better. :) Yet, it does not solve any of the issues with Linux Mint 19 which you have mentioned. You should seriously consider opening a dedicated thread for each problem which you experience with Lin...
by karlchen
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 79
Views: 2611

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

On Mint 19 and Wine 3.0: I still have not quite figured out why some of you guys get yourself into trouble when installing Wine 3.0 on Mint 19. My assumption is that you do so because you skip the primary software source, i.e. the official Ubuntu software repos in this case, and mess around with th...
by karlchen
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Upgrade from Mint 17.1 to Mint 19 in-place (experiment)
Replies: 30
Views: 1056

Re: Upgrade from Mint 17.1 to Mint 19 in-place (experiment)

Step 4: Upgrade my Mint 18.3 to Mint 19.0 in-place using MintUpgrade 18.3.11 MintUpgrade to Mint 19 Aftercare and Troubleshooting (continued) HP Colour Laserjet & Scanner no longer fully functional Did we not have a similar issue before? This time the printer prints double-sided, but the scanner de...
by karlchen
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit

Hello, chinook. I would not recommend doing so. Which Mint 19 ISO file had you downloaded? I mean what was the precise filename? Did it have a "V2" in its filename? Some users recommend not connecting to the internet during the installation. I guess because they have experienced issues like you are ...
by karlchen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Can not log in anymore - MDM could not write to authorization file.
Replies: 12
Views: 1758

Re: [SOLVED] Can not log in anymore - MDM could not write to authorization file.

<mod> Thanks for the video where the presenter solves the issue. - No idea why he takes 4 min. to do so. But he solves it. </Mod>
by karlchen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit

Hello, chinook. You mark the /dev/sda6 line. Then you click on the [Change] button, not the [+] button, because /dev/sda6 already exists. You leave everything in the dialogue box as it is. You keep the old size. You keep the filesystem type ext4. You only make sure that the Mount Point is set to / ....
by karlchen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My whine about Wine and Mint 19
Replies: 41
Views: 484

Re: My whine about Wine and Mint 19

Hello, a60man. On Mint 18.3 you might use winecfg from the Wine submenu and find out which Windows version Wine tries to mimick. I just remembered this: On Mint 18.x Wine 1.6.2 is told to pretend to be Windows XP SP3. No trouble with my (Windows) applications. On Mint 19 Wine 3.0 defaulted to preten...
by karlchen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My whine about Wine and Mint 19
Replies: 41
Views: 484

Re: My whine about Wine and Mint 19

Hello, a60man. Now, can I update 18.3 to 19 through system update? No, you cannot upgrade from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 with the help of Update Manager. Clem's official step by step instruction on how to upgrade in-place from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19 can be found here: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19 It has...
by karlchen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrade, but, the disk space is full
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: upgrade, but, the disk space is full

Yep - - this LM19 series is installing a whole lot more kernel(s) than is normally done. Hm. Cannot really confirm so. To me it looks as if Ubuntu deploys roughly the same number of kernel updates on Mint 18.x (Ubuntu 16.04) and on Mint 19 (Ubuntu 18.04) in a given timespan. I assume that on Mint 1...
by karlchen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrade, but, the disk space is full
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: upgrade, but, the disk space is full

Hi, gm10. I assume these lines near the end update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.13.0-38-generic WARNING: missing /lib/modules/4.13.0-38-generic Ensure all necessary drivers are built into the linux image! depmod: ERROR: could not open directory /lib/modules/4.13.0-38-generic: No such fil...
by karlchen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit

Hi, JoeFootball. You are absolutely right. Why only did I try to re-invent the wheel and post my gparted screenshot, although a much better installer screenshot is available in the Official Installation Guide? :roll: https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/_images/installer-par...
by karlchen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My whine about Wine and Mint 19
Replies: 41
Views: 484

Re: My whine about Wine and Mint 19

Hi. The only unfriendly change in Wine, which I have noticed is this: Ubuntu 16.04 / Mint 18.x installed Wine 1.6.2 from the official Ubuntu repos. Installing Wine 1.6.2 would create an application submenu "Wine", which held the items "Wine Configuration" (winecfg), "Editor" (notepad), "Wine browser...
by karlchen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Update Manager Problem

OK. I see. And that announcement was made 2 years ago, October 05, 2016.

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