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by zoli62
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint Romeo vs Ubuntu Proposed repository
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Linux Mint Romeo vs Ubuntu Proposed repository

Solve it like this: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/first-xubuntu#TOC-Add-a-weather-report-to-the-upper-panel (item 3.4, right column) No need for Proposed. :mrgreen: I know this, but the average user may not know. Will it be moved from the Proposed repository to the Main reposit...
by zoli62
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint Romeo vs Ubuntu Proposed repository
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Linux Mint Romeo vs Ubuntu Proposed repository

Is the Linux Mint Romeo repository the same as the Ubuntu Proposed? In the days, a certain program has been added to the Ubuntu Xenial Proposed repository, but this is not included in the Linux Mint Serena Romeo repository.
by zoli62
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.

I don't use VNC regularly, but I have tested it some time back successfully. Testing this - at first without SSH - is easy. The VNC-server vino is pre-installed, you still need a client-software. A very good client-software is Remmina (may be you do use it already for SSH?). You need the package re...
by zoli62
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.

Level 4 & 5 updates do not necessarily break anything; in fact, in most cases they do not. In case it happens it may lead to the situation, where you have to install new. The fact, that this happens seldom is no solace, if it happens. You now know the risk; the decision is yours. Just an idea: ...
by zoli62
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.

mintUpdate provides a level system for updates. That means, that updates with level 4 & 5 are supposed to be risky and can break things on your machine. Therefore they are hidden by default. You can change that in the preferences, but as long as you do not have a special need for them I advice ...
by zoli62
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.
Replies: 6
Views: 343

The difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate.

I am using Linux Mint 17 XFCE edition. I have noticed that the command apt-get upgrade offers several packages for installation, while the Mint Update Manager can not find them, always up to date. What causes this issue? So there is a difference between apt-get upgrade and MintUpdate? I have found t...
by zoli62
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How do you use linux?
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

How do you use linux?

I use on a old machine Linux Mint 17 XFCE paralell with Windows XP Pro.
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 647
Views: 304438

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

You are reading this forum so you most likely are running some flavor of Mint. Congratulations! So that you don't get your toes stepped on or ego deflated, before posting for help in a forum, 1) do as much as you can to find solutions to your problems via google and faq's and 2) accurately describe...
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint is the right choice for experienced users?
Replies: 29
Views: 2124

Re: Linux Mint is the right choice for experienced users?

Nili wrote:I don't think so, Linux Mint is the host home for all those who have come from Window$ or Buntu, atleast it has happened to me.
IMO, Gentoo is for experienced users.


Then in your opinion what is the best distro for those who want to change from Windows or Ubuntu?
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?

On this subject, it may also be interesting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... n_features
Is not so obvious the use of su and sudo...
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?

So if you have not set the root password, then the "sudo su" command provides full admin rights, but if there is a root password, then the "su" is equivalent to this.
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?

Pjotr wrote:
zoli62 wrote:Yes, I have given a username and password for every day use. :)

That's the root password as well, as xenopeek already indicated....


Imho this is only the password of a normal user with admin privileges, not of the root.
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?

The root account on Linux Mint is enabled and has a password set during the installation (the password that you entered). I do not remember that I had to enter the root password during installation. I do not remember that i had to enter the root password during installation. I have later given it. ...
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?

There is a big difference; - As the root user you have full privileges all the time . Accidentally click delete on a file in a system folder? Whoopsie! Time to format and start anew. Accidentally run some script/program you downloaded that turns out to be malware? Whoopsie! Your computer has now jo...
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?

xenopeek wrote:The root account on Linux Mint is enabled and has a password set during the installation (the password that you entered).


I do not remember that I had to enter the root password during installation. I do not remember that i had to enter the root password during installation. I have later given it.
by zoli62
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: It is necessary to add root password in Linux Mint?

Actually, the question is how much of the difference between privileges of the first (created during installation) and the root user ? In fact, there is such a deviation at all?
by zoli62
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux? Why not Microsoft?
Replies: 90
Views: 6960

Re: Why Linux? Why not Microsoft?

I am also of the opinion that both system have their reason for existence.
by zoli62
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux? Why not Microsoft?
Replies: 90
Views: 6960

Re: Why Linux? Why not Microsoft?

nuagedeboucane wrote:Why use Linux, instead of W$? Because I hate BSOD's :lol:


You never heard about kernel panic? :?:

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