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by marko_s
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint security
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: mint security

is it normal that sometimes when I move the mouse or write like here the hard disk led turns on and off quickly even with no application open?
It does that for me too. Probably related to some standard logging activities or something like that.
by marko_s
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disk utility - SMART warning - false positive?
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: Disk utility - SMART warning - false positive?

Re-checked Palimpsest: Reallocated sector count Normalized: 100 Worst: 100 Threshold: 5 Value: 327689 sectors Reported uncorrectable errors Normalized: 100 Worst: 100 Threshold: 0 Value: 136904704 sectors Current pending sector count Normalized: 100 Worst: 100 Threshold: 0 Value: 1 sector So, it see...
by marko_s
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disk utility - SMART warning - false positive?
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: Disk utility - SMART warning - false positive?

Yeah, I do backup my stuff regularly - always have. The latest backups I did maybe two hours ago :D I am doing an extended SMART test as we speak. If the nasty stuff hits the fan at some point, I have already looked up some emergency options :wink: My main concern is this online course which I have ...
by marko_s
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disk utility - SMART warning - false positive?
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Disk utility - SMART warning - false positive?

Just checked Disk utility (Palimpsest) today - and it reports "Disk has a few bad sectors" :shock: It gives a warning for "Reallocated sector count". The values are as follows: Normalized: 100 Worst: 100 Threshold: 5 Value: 131078 sectors Also, in the "Reported uncorrectable errors" it says: Normali...
by marko_s
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oracle Java 7 vulnerable [unsolved]
Replies: 23
Views: 7286

Re: Oracle Java 7 vulnerable

Ahh, so it's Java7, not Java6...? *phew* :o :) On my system I get this when I run "java -version" in the Terminal: java version "1.6.0_24" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.11.3) (6b24-1.11.3-1ubuntu0.12.04.1) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode) So this should be ok, right? I...
by marko_s
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Flash-plugin heats up laptop really bad (solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: Flash-plugin heats up laptop really bad when playing vid

Yeah, I think it was either maybe the ticking off the "Use hardware acceleration" thing in Flash settings, or the use of "ondemand" instead of "conservative" in CPU frequency scaling settings. Or both of them. :) Youtube videos still stir up the CPU's a bit, but at least for now they do not heat the...
by marko_s
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Flash-plugin heats up laptop really bad (solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Flash-plugin heats up laptop really bad (solved)

Hi, I have a bit of a problem with Flash. Since I installed Linux Mint 13 (MATE version), I've had heating issues while playing Flash videos (from Youtube mostly). Playing Flash videos in a browser (Google Chrome) causes my laptop CPU's to heat up all the way up to 90 degrees Celsius, which is obvio...
by marko_s
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: State of virus scanners on Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 22199

Re: State of virus scanners on Linux?

<- Exactly what nomko said. I think the virus scanner situation in Linux will get a boost only if Linux becomes a much more popular platform for home desktop use. That would probably bring up more viruses and malware directed specifically at Linux systems, hence the bigger need for more up-to-date v...
by marko_s
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: synaptic downloaded docs for various apps and programs
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: synaptic downloaded docs for various apps and programs

Also, you can read man pages in your internet browser as regular html pages...

Install this in your Synaptic package manager or Software Center:

man2html

Then type this to your browser's URL bar:

Code: Select all

http://localhost/cgi-bin/man/man2html
And save it as a bookmark ;-)
by marko_s
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: "Untitled window" on bottom panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: "Untitled window" on bottom panel?

AFAIK I'm using only the "basic" MATE setup without any extra effects. I'm not sure if Mint/MATE uses some Compiz decorations as a default? EDIT *checked out Synaptic really quickly* I have the basic Compiz core packages installed, but I believe they come as default. I'm not sure if they are actuall...
by marko_s
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: State of virus scanners on Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 22199

Re: State of virus scanners on Linux?

It might be that these virus scanners just won't work on a 64-bit systems too well?
by marko_s
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutdown
Replies: 70
Views: 31291

Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Hmmm. Now when I think of it, I haven't seen this "broken pipe" message lately (at least it doesn't appear every time I boot or shut down the computer).

Maybe some update actually fixed it? :wink:
by marko_s
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: State of virus scanners on Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 22199

Re: State of virus scanners on Linux?

Just tried Avast myself, and I have to say I am not impressed :( I use 64-bit system, and the downloaded .deb is... 32-bit. Okay, installed it anyway, it might still work... Got the free registration key, put it in before I could even open the program, the program opens... and it is just ugly, like ...
by marko_s
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: "Untitled window" on bottom panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 504

"Untitled window" on bottom panel?

Yesterday I noticed that a previously unknown icon/thumbnail named "Untitled window" had appeared in the bottom panel (besides the Menu button). When I click it, nothing happens (it doesn't open up anything) and it does not respond if I right-click it and choose "Close". I can only make it disappear...
by marko_s
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?
Replies: 124
Views: 142620

Re: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?

I've been wondering why I still have Chromium 18, when 19 or even 20 is out I'm also running the 18 version of Chromium. I installed the Google repository for Chrome and it seems to be update nicely, Firefox is version 13.0.1 (which is the latest stable version AFAIK), but Chromium seems to be stuc...
by marko_s
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I can almost ditch windows but....
Replies: 15
Views: 2031

Re: I can almost ditch windows but....

My goal is to try and live with only Free "open source" software for a year to see if it is indeed possible.
It is indeed possible - last time I had Windows on my computer was in early 2008... :wink: :)
by marko_s
Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bootable USB for Ubuntu via Mint Mate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Bootable USB for Ubuntu via Mint Mate?

Unetbootin is also a nice program for making bootable USB sticks. I'm pretty sure it should be in the repositories, although the more recent versions are available on it's website. If you get the program from the website, make sure to make it executable: right-clicking the program opens up a menu, f...
by marko_s
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do I avoid hackers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1875

Re: How do I avoid hackers?

Another tip is to install programs only from trusted sources, such as the official repositories, and avoid third-party PPAs. Also always install critical security updates. While surfing the web, make use of the different security add-ons available for browsers like Firefox and Chrome/Chromium, such ...
by marko_s
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) Mint 12 to 13
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Mint 12 to 13

I have been told that it is generally advisable to do a clean install instead of upgrading. Upgrading (at least in Ubuntu) could bring with it all sorts of "interesting" problems :shock: I upgraded several times when I was using Ubuntu, and usually it went without problems, but at least one time I g...
by marko_s
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutdown
Replies: 70
Views: 31291

Re: "could not write bytes: Broken pipe" is message at shutd

Yeah, I also have the same "broken pipe" message three times on my Mint 13 MATE, and has been there since the first boot. But it doesn't seem to interfere with my normal desktop usage in any way, so for me it is just a cosmetic thing. Ubuntu also used to spit all sorts of cryptic messages and even e...

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