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by karlchen
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Query
Replies: 1
Views: 20

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: 21

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: 166

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: 8
Views: 214

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: 17
Views: 424

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: 459

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: 8
Views: 214

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: 92

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: 178

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: 32

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: 127

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: 100

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: 127

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: 127

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...
by karlchen
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: hydroponics
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: hydroponics

Hello, pengyou.

I do wonder a bit what the relation might be between hydroponics and the Linux Mint Main Edition? :?
I do wonder even more so, because in your post no Linux Mint Main Edition is mentioned at all.

Regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another slow boot question
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Another slow boot question

Hello, Superannuated. [...] LM18.3 Xfce on a mid-2007 MacBook [...] consistently takes about 1 min 52 sec to boot up. The 1 min 52 seconds are + from which starting event + to which end event precisely? I assume that for systemd the boot phase has been completed the moment that the graphical login s...
by karlchen
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Oracle JDK 8 .jar file does nothing
Replies: 28
Views: 221

Re: Oracle JDK 8 .jar file does nothing

Hello, Ameen. After having read the linked thread , I wonder whether it is really worth the time to try and run the jar file. To me it reads as if this is a part of some never completed java application. From my perspective there is not much point in spending any more time on this Java something . R...
by karlchen
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Oracle JDK 8 .jar file does nothing
Replies: 28
Views: 221

Re: Oracle JDK 8 .jar file does nothing

Hello, Ameen. Is this jar file jadpcm.jar really a self-contained standalone jar file? If it is not, but if it belongs to software package, you may not be expected to launch it by simply double-clicking it. Maybe it depends on other jar files and on a correctly set CLASSPATH? Who knows? Definitely m...
by karlchen
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 17.3 Cinammon Crash after kernel upgrade K4.4.0-109(132)
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: [SOLVED] Mint 17.3 Cinammon Crash after kernel upgrade K4.4.0-109(132)

Hello, throwaway1. The point for users of older AMD cards is this: The kernel series 4.x.x, this includes the current LTS kernel 4.4.0-xxx, do no longer support the proprietary AMD driver flgrx. The kernel series 3.x.x, this includes the no longer maintained kernel 3.19.0-32, still supported the pro...
by karlchen
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot time excessive 50 seconds
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Boot time excessive 50 seconds

Hi, Ozo. Seems you listen to the wrong people too frequently. Or somebody deliberately fooled you. :wink: Personally I have not come across any machine which performs a cold boot in 10 seconds. Even my office notebook which boots from an internal SSD does not do so. And all the machines which boot f...

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