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by karlchen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software.sources URL edit doesn't stick
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: software.sources URL edit doesn't stick

Hi, Carl. Thanks for posting the inxi -r output. If you look carefully at it you will spot 2 sources list file which point to the Google Earth software repository. If you look even more carefully you may notice that actually both files point to the same Google Earth repository. But only the second f...
by karlchen
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager error [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Update manager error

Hi, ScoRch. You have not followed the advice to get rid of the duplicate entries. Plus there is a dummy entry in your original sources list files somewhere pointing to packages.domain.com. If you follow Pjotr's advice of using Software Sources to reset your sources list files to the default values, ...
by karlchen
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software.sources URL edit doesn't stick
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: software.sources URL edit doesn't stick

Hi, cwky42.

Please, post the screen output of the command

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inxi -r
This will return the list of all sources list filenames and their content. Perhaps this will give a hint what is the root cause.

Regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm the only one who noticed...
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: I'm the only one who noticed...

Thank you very much for all the (belated) birthday wishes as well. :)
Fred Barclay, your cake looks fantastic. This is a true Linux cake. :D
As its scheduled publication date was October 22nd, something seems to have delayed its release to the public by a few days. :wink:
by karlchen
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installation Package will not be reset to the new package
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Installation Package will not be reset to the new package

Hi, folks. Am I the only person to notice a logical gap in Blackbirds' steps? Cf. here Downloading software manually outside the Software Management System on the one hand: downloading 4.2.4.sh file, i.e. not a .deb package, but some self-extracting installer. unpacking by running ./xtrkcad-setup-4....
by karlchen
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Update Manager missing Package: header
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Update Manager missing Package: header

Hello, Seff. The message which points to the real error is one line below the "header" message. E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/extra.linuxmint.com_dists_rafaela_main_i18n_Translation-en Close any application like Update Manager or Software Manager. Instead open Software Sources from th...
by karlchen
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager: Shield with a Red Cross
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Update Manager: Shield with a Red Cross

The relevant error messages can be found at the end of the sudo apt-get update screen output. No pude abrir el fichero /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_xenial-updates_restricted_binary-amd64_Packages.xz - open (13: Permission denied) [IP: 91.189.88.152 80] Descargados 26,0 ...
by karlchen
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager: Shield with a Red Cross
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Update Manager: Shield with a Red Cross

Hello, Lucifer239. Please, open a terminal window. Execute the command inxi -Sr Mark the complete screen output and paste it into your next reply. Execute the command sudo apt-get update Mark the complete screen output and paste it into your next reply. The screen output of both commands combined sh...
by karlchen
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: avatar rejected (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: avatar rejected

mike acker wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:40 am
i should be able to use this: IMAGE
I am not amazed that this https address does not work. It returns more than just a pure little jpeg file. But the avatar should be a small image file only.
by karlchen
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: avatar rejected (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: avatar rejected

The site with his image doesn't like https; I don't think there's a problem with the forum software. The forum software accepted http links to user avatar files before the last update; it does no longer accept them now. Whether you simply call it a change or a problem, this depends on your perspect...
by karlchen
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: avatar rejected (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: avatar rejected

Hi, Mike Acker.
Guess, you might like to report the problem in this thread: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here).
Regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: avatar rejected (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: avitar rejected

Only https links will be accepted, no http addresses.
by karlchen
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Suspicious (?) traffic after login
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Suspicious (?) traffic after login

Hi, littlehuman. Sorry, if I have misinterpreted your your initial post partially. :oops: Anyway. The most important thing to find out is: which process opens the connection to <some prefix>.amazonaws.com? Once the process is known it may be possible to find out, why the connection is established. K...
by karlchen
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Suspicious (?) traffic after login
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Suspicious (?) traffic after login

Hi, littlehuman, As you state yourself that the connections are opened, before you launch Firefox, there is no need to bash Mozilla for doing something evil. Here on my system I would simply monitor in "Net Activity Viewer", which process(es) open(s) the connections. "Net Activity Viewer" does not c...
by karlchen
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Meltdown and Spectre patches
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Meltdown and Spectre patches

Hello, SuperSapien. No new kernel (software), amended to reduce the risks caused by the CPU flaws that Intel and AMD implemented into their CPUs (hardware), will ever fully close the gaps which others opened. :( Provided we users are lucky, a combination of updated intel-microcode / amd-microcode pl...
by karlchen
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: waterfox update<solved>
Replies: 21
Views: 225

Re: waterfox update

Hi, Moem. Hi, chushingura. I cannot tell for sure whether it will be exactly the same way on Mint 18.3. But I am pretty certain that here on Mint 17.1, right after the default installation, the Cinnamon Menu Editor was only available in this way : Right click on the [Menu] icon in the lower left-han...
by karlchen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Switch from Mint Mate to Mint xfce desktop?
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Switch from Mint Mate to Mint xfce desktop?

Oh well, I know, no-one will believe me. :( I will repeat my story nonetheless: :wink: I ran Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon and added the full xfce DE later on. Cf. xfce instead of Mate It simply worked. Nothing blew up. I installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon from scratch and added the full xfce DE, as soon as ...
by karlchen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Switch from Mint Mate to Mint xfce desktop?
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Switch from Mint Mate to Mint xfce desktop?

Hello, Arnaud.
You might perhaps find this post helpful: xfce instead of mate, although it was written for an older Mint release.
Regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] LinuxMint is safer than Windows (for newbies)
Replies: 39
Views: 1229

Re: LinuxMint is less safe than Windows (for newbies)

Everything that DOES make LinuxMint safe is the fact that you should use it as a standard user, NOT as an administrator. newbie serena, this is a typical misunderstanding, when switching from Windows to Linux (Mint). The term administrator is frequently used on Linux in order to tell that a user is...
by karlchen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] LinuxMint is safer than Windows (for newbies)
Replies: 39
Views: 1229

Re: LinuxMint is less safe than Windows (for newbies)

You have to create a ROOT account if you want an account with root privileges. And that is a bit difficult by design. Sorry, no offence meant, but that statement is simply incorrect. The user account root is present on every single Linux Mint system. You do not have the choice of creating it or not...

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