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by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 10
Views: 78

Re: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3

Hello, jsal01. You had already posted your "inxi -Fxz" report as pure text and nicely readable in a post above. :) Posting the same inxi report as a photograph https://imgur.com/gallery/jTYvCcO does not add any new piece of information. In particular, it does not tell whether you did as JerryF had s...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: sudo vs. gksudo
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: sudo vs. gksudo

Though it is not really related to the original question asked by the OP, let me answer on the last part of this passage: sometimes they remove key factors of function or cosmetic like the quick filter in synaptic. can developer explain why this option is removed ? I cannot tell why; but here is how...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 10
Views: 78

Re: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3

JerryF wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:56 am
Maybe---check if the Ethernet adapter is enabled in BIOS.
Oops, yes, of course. - Has never occurred to me to switch off my ethernet card, because my notebook is firmly seated in its docking station while I am firmly seated in my office chair all day long. :oops:
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: sudo vs. gksudo
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: sudo vs. gksudo

Flemur, on Ubuntu 18.04 / Mint 19, the terminal commands are still invoked with root permissions by prefixing sudo . Hence your rm commandline will still be sudo rm a . Only the graphical applications now make use of pkexec (policykit) more consistently than they did in the past. Though, in case you...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 10
Views: 78

Re: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3

Correct and weird, no ethernet adapter listed, only the wifi adapter. Network: Card: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> Would you have a chance of booting the notebook from the Linux Mint live system and find out whether the live system detects the...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 10
Views: 78

Re: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3

Hello, jsal01. Please, post the complete screen output of the inxi commandline inxi -Fxz This will give us a few more basic technical details, which may be helpful in finding out what the cause is. Regards, Karl -- P.S.: On my office notebook Dell Latitude E5470 the ethernet connection works without...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Held Broken Packages
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Held Broken Packages

Hi, SuddenButterfly.

And what does

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apt-cache policy icoutils
display? It should reveal, why icoutils does not have an installation candidate.

Karl
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: sudo vs. gksudo
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: sudo vs. gksudo

Hello, GS3. Linux Mint and Windows are different operating systems. They sometimes use different approaches to accomplish the same task. Windows has got its UAC dialogue. Linux Mint still has sudo/gksudo. This is true up to and including Mint 18.3. The rule when to use sudo and when to use gksudo is...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Resolved] How to install sort plugin in xed?
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: How to install sort plugin in xed?

Hi, rebelxt.

Have you inspected the list of available xed plugins inside xed? If I remember correctly the "sort" plugin is present, but not enabled by default. If my memory serves me right, then enabling it inside xed would be sufficient.

Regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: upgrade and dist-upgrade caused terminal to stop working and Wifi to drop
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: upgrade and dist-upgrade caused terminal to stop working and Wifi to drop

<side issue> never use apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade in Mint. [...] You'll end up pulling in things at some point from the Ubuntu repos that shouldn't be on a Mint system. You have posted this statement on several occasions. Yet, the fact is that this statement is simply not correct. Plea...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0
Replies: 9
Views: 81

Re: Firefox Stuck At Version 47.0

Hello, Johari.

Marziano is on the right track. :-) Guess he remembers that we had the same case only a few weeks back.
Same culprit. Same solution.
Please, see here: Firefox stuck at 57 on one machine, others update to 60

HTH,
Karl
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Security Breach! - Home directories readable to other users
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: Security Breach! - Home directories readable to other users

The same issue has been discussed before. I just will have to look up the old threads ... (no time to do so at the moment) ... By the way, as most users are not aware how access permissions are handled on Linux, not just on Linux Mint, here is a an article which explains the basic concept: How Do Li...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Security Breach! - Home directories readable to other users
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: Security Breach! - Home directories readable to other users

Guys, the issue is not caused by group membership, but by the default permissions which are granted to owner-group-others inside the /home directory. A simple ls -al /home might help reveal whether I am right. (Yes, you can do the same check in your graphical file-manager as well, provided you have ...
by karlchen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Updating my Linux Mint 17.2
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Updating my Linux Mint 17.2

Hello, teosebastian. The 2 disk partitions which you will have to re-use when installing Mint 19 some day are: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System [...] /dev/sda6 246122496 310484991 32181248 83 Linux /dev/sda7 310487040 312580095 1046528 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6, filesystem type ext4, m...
by karlchen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Updating my Linux Mint 17.2
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Updating my Linux Mint 17.2

Hello, teosebastian. I am afraid, but I have the next disappointing piece of news. On dual boot systems like yours (and mine), where there is Windows and a Linux system, the Linux installer is not smart enough to suggest replacing the existing Linux system by a newer Linux Mint system. You will have...
by karlchen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Held Broken Packages
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Held Broken Packages

Hello, SuddenButterfly. We will need a few more technically precise details, before being able to give any useful advice. Please open a terminal window. Execute the commandline inxi -Sxx Mark the screen output and paste it in your next reply. This will tell us which Mint version we are talking about...
by karlchen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Updating my Linux Mint 17.2
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Updating my Linux Mint 17.2

Hello, teosebastian.

Sorry to say so, but there will be no officially supported direct upgrade path from Mint 17.2 to Mint 19.
So in case you wish to switch to Mint 19, you will have to backup your data and re-install Mint 19 on the same disk partition where Mint 17.2 lives now.

Best regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel cleaning problems [nevermind]
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: kernel cleaning problems [nevermind]

wutsinterweb wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:48 pm
[I've elected to wipe and put the beta of 19.0 Cinnamon on, so disregard this thread]
closing thread, because there is no point in going on.
by karlchen
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update again.
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Synaptic Packet Manager won’t update again.

Hello, Bob M. To support what catweazel already suggested: If I try to visit the moka webpage which triggers the error message 403 Forbidden I will read the same error message in my webbrowser as well. Located the Launchpad moka PPA homepage and read this near the top of the page: ##################...
by karlchen
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Add google to firefox search permanently
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Add google to firefox search permanantly

Hello, reppa.
reppa wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:35 pm
The problem still persist after next upgrade.
[...]
To me looks like I need to keep using only Ubuntu version of Firefox and not Mint version.
How to achive that?
Solution: >> /etc/apt/preferences/firefox-ubuntu.pref <<

HTH,
Karl

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