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by karlchen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TimeShift - what does it save?
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: TimeShift - what does it save?

True, but it does backup certain .deb packages installed both through repositories and elsewhere. These don't have to be downloaded again. Saving and restoring of .deb file is of limited use. By the point of restoring them to install again, they may be outdated. So Mint will soon offer to update an...
by karlchen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Please do some work with linux mint debian edition! You have abandoned it!
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Please do some work with linux mint debian edition! You have abandoned it!

xrhstaras wrote:Linux Mint Debian edition is the only of the linux mint distro that actually has a reason to exist!
Oh really? Because it has a lower user count than the Mint Main Edition? Worst of all, it is not even based on Ubuntu. :roll:
by karlchen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TimeShift - what does it save?
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: TimeShift - what does it save?

Hello, AZgl1500. Preface: Aptik does not create system snapshots. It save information about configured software repositories and about installed software packages. These lists can be used to install the same software from the same repositories on a newly setup system. Timeshift: Timeshift creates sn...
by karlchen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox è = и, ù = щ
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Firefox è = и, ù = щ

Hello, albaberto. Both pages, news1 and news2 , display here correctly, i.e. with special Italian characters, not with Cyrillic characters. Could it be that inside the Firefox preferences => Fonts you switched from "Latin" script to "Cyrillic" script by mistake? Firefox => Change...
by karlchen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] .java folder in /etc on a recently installed linux mint 18.3 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: .java folder in /etc on a recently installed linux mint 18.3

Hello, littlehuman. The folder /etc/.java including the content which you had named are part of the software openjdk-8-jre. It comes pre-installed with Linux Mint 18.x. /etc/.java is present on my Linux Mint 18.1 as well. You might mark it as "safe" in the rkhunter.conf file. This would pr...
by karlchen
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security Alert - Bypass Block Screen Important! Exploit!
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Security Alert - Bypass Block Screen Important! Exploit!

Hello, Damien1307 and Pjotr. Do I really have to point out that you both chose to pick some random keywords from d0c's very detailled report in order not to reply to the main topic. But this topic is clearly given in the thread title and has been explained in d0c's post. The issue which this thread ...
by karlchen
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Query
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Update Manager Query

Hello, Mishu. Close the Update Manager. Open Software Sources from the Mint Application Menu instead. Click on the big button [Additonal Packet Sources]. Disable the CD-ROM drive (installation medium). Close Software Sources. Launch the Update Manager again. Click the [Refresh] button. No more compl...
by karlchen
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux drive and os wont mount error message
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: linux drive and os wont mount error message

Hello, welder2210. [...] noticed that the LInux drive and the OS drive have the not mounted error when you open them. Hm, you see this inside the running Linux Mint? Could you perhaps post a screenshot which illustrates what you see? By the way, you might tell us more precisely which Mint you are us...
by karlchen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Text Editor Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: (power user) Text Editor Needed

Hello, White Phoenix. You may be interested in this webpage, 7 Best Notepad++ Alternatives For Linux . It suggests that there are more power users who need text editors which can fulfil more than the very basic editors like gedit, xed, mousepad or leafpad. The challenge with getting such editors int...
by karlchen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Helps about upgrade Kernel Mint 17.3 for Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Helps about upgrade Kernel Mint 17.3 for Spectre and Meltdown

Hello, giorgio33. Thanks for posting the inxi report. The good thing about the inxi reports is their concise format, even though it makes them look a bit confusing when you look at such a report for the first time. But once you have taken the time to go through them section by section and line by li...
by karlchen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint has a BIG Problem.
Replies: 18
Views: 534

Re: Mint has a BIG Problem.

Hi, pleasefixthatbug. Actually I am not quite sure I understand + why you put the blame on Linux Mint + although the alledged/reported bug is in Ubuntu's ubiquity + how this should be less of a problem when installing genuine Ubuntu + although (see above) they use the same ubiquity software (it is t...
by karlchen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Make the root password be automatically set when you set your admin password... again
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Make the root password be automatically set when you set your admin password... again

You can set a root password if you wish to. I don't remember seeing anything about anyone getting hacked because this password isn't set As I understand the concern is that + if root does not have a password, i.e. cannot login directly in normal run levels + if someone has got physical access to a ...
by karlchen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Helps about upgrade Kernel Mint 17.3 for Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Helps about upgrade Kernel Mint 17.3 for Spectre and Meltdown

Hello, giorgio33. Please, post an inxi -Fxz report of your current system as it is now. Reason for asking for the inxi report: Spotted the term ATI graphics card. Need to know whether your current system uses the proprietary Catalyst driver flgrx. Kernel 3.19.0 was the last one to support it. Kernel...
by karlchen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: To update or not update kernel ?
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: To update or not update kernel ?

Hello, Lissa. Please, read Clem's blog post on the security risks labelled "Spectre" and "Meltdown": Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre . As the CPU flaws referred to as Spectre and Meltdown affect all our computers, Clem advises to accept and install the updated kernels which...
by karlchen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did my thread get deleted?
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Why did my thread get deleted?

For curious user who would like to know which is the questionable thread: Window stacking
by karlchen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Posts filtered by date - most recent?
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Posts filtered by date - most recent?

In addition to what has been told in the previous 2 posts:
Logged in users will have access to the quick links which can be seen in the screenshot below:

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by karlchen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I install flash player for firefox please
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: How do I install flash player for firefox please

Hi, Schultz.
No worries about my toes. :lol: I had the feeling the lower part of my post might have slipped your attention. :wink:
Cheers,
Karl
by karlchen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question about kernel 3.13.0-107
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Question about kernel 3.13.0-107

You might like to monitor this Ubuntu Wiki webpage, SpectreAndMeltdown. It will be updated every once in a while.
by karlchen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I install flash player for firefox please
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: How do I install flash player for firefox please

I think I had mentioned Software Manager and Synaptic Package Manager and installing Adobe Flash from the official software repositories in my post.
by karlchen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I install flash player for firefox please
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: How do I install flash player for firefox please

Hello, iFunktion. On all of my Linux Mint systems, from Mint 13 to Mint 18.1, Adobe Flash Player came pre-installed with the Linux Mint operating system. Provided Flash should really not have been pre-installed with the operating system, you can use + Linux Mint Software Manager or + Synaptic Packag...

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