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by ingeva
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Low Disk Space Prompts
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Mint 19 Low Disk Space Prompts

I'm beginning to suspect that there is a totally different mechanism in play here. I think you're right. There are several changes from LM18 to LM19, probably mostly inherited from Ubuntu. I can't see the point of having different partitions for different VMs. It seems to me that it makes things mo...
by ingeva
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Scanner problems again
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Scanner problems again

I see that many have issues with scanners on LM18 and, especially LM19, based on Ubuntu 18.04 (?). My scanner is an Epson Perfection V350 PHOTO, which has worked using the same procedure for several years. I use the scanner a LOT and need it to work. For now I can also boot LM18, where it works quit...
by ingeva
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 74
Views: 5714

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

I copied /usr/bin/gksudo from an 18.3 distribution to my 19 distro. Works just fine. You're taking risks, though... Note that pkexec is by design more secure than gksu (which is why gksu was abandoned in the first place), and furthermore: gksu doesn't get any security updates anymore. I advise to g...
by ingeva
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 74
Views: 5714

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

In Nemo you can browse to a folder, right click on the background in the file display area and select 'open as root.' Displaying a file from the window will then open the editor with elevated privileges. This works in caja also. Nope, Just upgraded from 18.3 to 19 and this particular feature is gon...
by ingeva
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 74
Views: 5714

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

I copied /usr/bin/gksudo from an 18.3 distribution to my 19 distro. Works just fine. Well. It doesn't, actually. It doesn't accept the correct password. Later posts for this theme have revealed that pkexec replaces gksudo. A simple solution would be to make a link: cd /usr/bin sudo ln -s pkexec gksu...
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Who sets the PATH? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Who sets the PATH?

Please provide the content of your /etc/environment. Did you reboot after changing it? (I am not sure, if this is needed, but it might be that this gets only read when booting, perhaps when login in.) There is one thing I do not understand. Following the starting post you want to add the bin folder...
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Who sets the PATH? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Who sets the PATH?

The path variable gets set for the system in /etc/environment. You can add folders for the user in the hidden file .profile in your home. There is by default the folder ~/bin set, that is the reason, why home/inge/bin is in your path list. You can either change this in your .profile file or move th...
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft joins Linux foundation
Replies: 27
Views: 1384

Re: Microsoft joins Linux foundation

samriggs wrote:Trusting Microsoft to come in the house and play nice is like grandma inviting the big bad wolf into her house to cuddle in bed nicely.
Ain't gona happen.
No argument here! :)
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: how do I add panel items to the main panel 'block'
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: how do I add panel items to the main panel 'block'

Hi, I'm using Mate 18 on an Acer Aspire Notebook. I want to add PulseAudio Volume Control to the panel. which I was able to to. Is there a way (dconf editor) to add this panel item fix to the main panel 'block' where the Network, Sound, power manager icon sits? thanks a lot I don't think I understa...
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issues with 17.3 - Is 18.1 better?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Issues with 17.3 - Is 18.1 better?

1. When starting a Drag&Drop operation, the source window jumps to the front, often overlaying the target window. Windows is better in that regard: A background window gets focus only when you release the mouse button. I never saw this as a problem. I place the windows side by side, or use F3 to sp...
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 boot problems - total newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Mint 13 boot problems - total newbie

I recently inherited a homebuilt machine running Mint 13 64-bit, and have been muddling through running it with lots of Googling as I'm utterly new to Linux of any kind. With an old version like that, I think it would be better to install Mint 18 fresh. That will give you a much better starting poi...
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The "Everything works just fine" thread
Replies: 57
Views: 3135

Re: The "Everything works just fine" thread

Mint has been trouble free for me, or if I have had any problems, it was so minor that I don't remember it. I have also installed Mint on computers for other people, and so far, it just works . Most of what people say or believe about linux is based on ignorance. When compared to Linux, Windows has...
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Can scripts be written in javascript?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Can scripts be written in javascript?

bash is making me crazy. Is there an alternative? How about javascript? Thanks for your kind response. JavaScript is fine, but you can only run it in a browser, and you need a webserver and a website to run it. It's also quite limited. If you want to run it from your desktop I don't think that's wh...
by ingeva
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Who sets the PATH? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Who sets the PATH? [SOLVED]

I'm running Mint MATE 18 and have just done some rearrangement of my directory structure. During this process I discovered that my PATH has been set incorrectly. For instance I have a private "bin" direcory that I want to have first in my PATH. When I start Terminal, PATH=/home/inge/bin:/usr/local/s...
by ingeva
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems with MySQL
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems

dl9220 wrote:
ingeva wrote:
Thanks again!
Let us know what you come up with :D
Will do. I probably won't have any time for it until the weekend.
by ingeva
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems with MySQL
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems with MySQL

all41 wrote:Hello ingeva,
May I suggest editing the subject of your post:
Re: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems with MySQL
Do this in your original post.
Done!
by ingeva
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems with MySQL
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems

Thanks again!
by ingeva
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems with MySQL
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems

FULLY compatible? Does that mean that my programs that I've written to extract information, make and restore backups etc. will continue working as is? And of course ... I have an external server that uses MySQL. Will the SQL files be fully interchangeable? Will phpMyAdmin work? That's what these pe...
by ingeva
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems with MySQL
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems

High there, I suggest you try switching to MariaDB... A drop'in relacement for MySQL, fully compatible etc... Cheers FULLY compatible? Does that mean that my programs that I've written to extract information, make and restore backups etc. will continue working as is? And of course ... I have an ext...
by ingeva
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems with MySQL
Replies: 21
Views: 1747

Re: Mint 17 & 18: Still problems

No, you do not need a CDROM, I do not know why the sources has CDROM in it - mine was installed from USB as well. As I understand you you have upgraded your system from Mint 17.3 to Mint 18 - and back again? If this is so your system is most likely so messed up that the only solution is to format a...

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