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by karlchen
Sun May 20, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Deutsch (German)
Topic: Ubunutu 16.04 LTS xenial
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Ubunutu 16.04 LTS xenial

Hallo, sg92+. Sprichst du von der Boot Animation, die u.a. Ubuntu 16.04 xenial anzeigt, bevor der Loginbildschirm angezeigt werden kann. https://media-cdn.ubuntu-de.org/wiki/attachments/11/17/ubuntu-logo.png Die Punkte unter dem Schriftzug "Ubuntu", wechseln von Weiß zu Rot und zurück auf Weiß und s...
by karlchen
Sat May 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager and kernel updates [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Update manager and kernel updates

Pjotr, thanks for the interesting link. I have always installed level 5 updates (and all others) and never ever had an issue. Re-read Pjotr's article again. In previous releases, up to 18.2, the Update Manager used levels 1 through to 5, whereby 5 held the kernel updates. In the most recent release...
by karlchen
Sat May 19, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: security questions...
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: security questions...

Hello, KBD47. About encrypted passwords, saved by Firefox inside the Firefox user profile: Yes, the passwords are encrypted. But this encryption is not really safe. You only need a running Firefox instance, which uses the (stolen) profile, which in turn holds the stored passwords. Firefox will happi...
by karlchen
Fri May 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: security questions...
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: security questions...

Hi, Pepi. Thanks for quoting Pjotr's article on how to re-enable and protect the root account by assigning a password to it. :) Once this has been achieved, a person who has got physical access to the machine, will have the following ways of accessing the system nonetheless ... Cf. post above . :( B...
by karlchen
Fri May 18, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: security questions...
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: security questions...

Hello, avinator. Your password will be almost unbreakable. (Might take months or years to break it using brute force.) BUT: If someone has got physical access to your machine and if it is possible to power on your machine without having to enter a Bios password, then it will be possible, too, to boo...
by karlchen
Fri May 18, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying to install Shotwell 0.28.3 [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Trying to install Shotwell 0.28.3

Hello, AZgl1500.

Relieved to see Shotwell has been installed and is working. :D
I guess it is version 0.28.3?!

Would be very nice if you marked your thread as [solved] now. :wink:

Cheers,
Karl
by karlchen
Thu May 17, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying to install Shotwell 0.28.3 [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Trying to install Shotwell 0.28.3

In case Shotwell had not been installed on your Mint 18.x system at all, the first place to look for it would have been Software Manager. Software Manager would have given you an older version, 0.22, I assume. Without having to fiddle around with the commandline, which does not seem to be your best ...
by karlchen
Thu May 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying to install Shotwell 0.28.3 [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Trying to install Shotwell 0.28.3

The dollar character $ at the beginning of each commandline is the command prompt sign, not part of the commands.
I had just quoted the Gnome Wiki unmodified.
Here are the pure commands:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yg-jensge/shotwell
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotwell
by karlchen
Thu May 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying to install Shotwell 0.28.3 [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Trying to install Shotwell 0.28.3

Hello, AZgl1500. I assume that your final goal is updating Shotwell 0.22.x on Linux Mint 18.3 to the most recent Shotwell 0.28.3, because it fixes a number of serious problems, which Shotwell 0.22 exhibits. Your post suggests that you are trying to install Shotwell 0.28.3 from its source code, i.e. ...
by karlchen
Thu May 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shotwell 22 (blech!)
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Shotwell 22 (blech!)

Hello, RPeters52. This is a (known) downside of Linux distributions, which are published as point releases (like Ubuntu and Ubuntu based Mint 17.x and 18.x). Not every application inside the distribution will be updated to the most recent available version + in a timely fashion or + at all in the gi...
by karlchen
Thu May 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Why is Mint 18.3 Cinn adding user name to the end of the filename
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Why is Mint 18.3 Cinn adding user name to the end of the filename

Hello, Caption Brillo. In addition to what has already been said and advised, here are 2 ways of verifying what the filenames on the Desktop, which is really directory $HOME/Desktop , looks like: Open a terminal window. Execute the commandline ls -l $HOME/Desktop Open your graphical filemanager. Nav...
by karlchen
Thu May 17, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Software Manager Gone
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: [Solved] Software Manager Gone

<moderator on>
Split lsemmens's question which were better suited for Mint, Software Manager or Synaptic, off and turned it into a new thread, because it is no longer about the reported problem. New thread: Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager?
</moderator off>
by karlchen
Wed May 16, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: libavcodec needs to be updated
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: libavcodec needs to be updated

Hi, Ray. [..] Linux Mint 13 MAYA [...] How can I correct this problem? Answer: only by upgrading to a supported Linux Mint release. Recommended 18.x. Only supported Linux Mint releases will bring along more recent libavcodec libraries. Linux Mint 13 reached the end of its supported life end of April...
by karlchen
Wed May 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No space left on device
Replies: 25
Views: 471

Re: No space left on device

Hello, davidmint01. No, wait a minute. I'm spending too much time on this. I think I've changed my mind. I'm through with Mint. I'll just keep using the very slow Windows XP. At least it works. I really need to move on with my life. In the end this is your decision. The bad guys (read makers of all ...
by karlchen
Wed May 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox not connecting to websites after update?
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Re: Firefox not connecting to websites after update?

Hello, gto52. Seems that you have missed the relevant thread, Firefox 60.0 and Firejail . If I understand the thread right, in particular pages 2 & 3, then updating Firejail to version 0.9.54 should solve the issue with Firefox 60. [added] On page 2 of the same thread a workaround for older Firejail...
by karlchen
Wed May 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Gdebi Package Installer
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Gdebi Package Installer

Hi, Night Wing. Just checked here on my Mint 18.1 xfce. The gDebi launcher file is /usr/share/applications/gdebi.desktop . And it holds the parameter NoDisplay=true . This parameter prevents it from being listed in the submenu System . I.e. changing the parameter to NoDisplay=false (or deleting the ...
by karlchen
Wed May 16, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 32-bit ARM Is Also On The Chopping Block For Ubuntu
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: 32-bit ARM Is Also On The Chopping Block For Ubuntu

Hm, considering the fact that Linux Mint has never been available for any ARM platform, 32-bit or 64-bit, I tend not to be too shocked about Canonical's decision. :wink:
by karlchen
Wed May 16, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Gdebi Package Installer
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Gdebi Package Installer

Hi, Night Wing. I suspect that the launcher file for gdebi will exist in the directory /usr/share/applications . But it might hold the parameter "NoDisplay=true", which would have the effect of hiding it inside the Whisker application menu and inside the xfce application menu. You might right-click ...
by karlchen
Wed May 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I copy my home directory configuration files to another computer?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Can I copy my home directory configuration files to another computer?

Hello, Amandaville. You are already on the right track. Copying all (hidden) configuration folders regardless from Mint 18.1 to a fresh Mint 18.3 installation may not be the absolutely best idea. The only hidden directories which I restore from an old system to a newly setup system are $HOME/.mozill...
by karlchen
Wed May 16, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Question about an update that just popped up (linux-base 4.5)
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Question about an update that just popped up

Hello, rado84. It is safe to install this linux-base update package. It is even absolutely necessary to install it for all those users who are about to switch from any other kernel series to kernel series 4.15.0-xx on their Mint 18.x. The absence of a current linux-base package was one of the reason...

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