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by killer de bug
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem connecting to a VPN
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: Problem connecting to a VPN

Unfortunately, Linux is not the root cause of your issues. Your country is blocking most of the VPN and most of the proxies. This is not easy to avoid.
by killer de bug
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem connecting to a VPN
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: Problem connecting to a VPN

Have you tried to use a proxy to access these websites?
by killer de bug
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem connecting to a VPN
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: Problem connecting to a VPN

What same warning are you referring too, what warnings did you get? How did you access the vpnbook VPN server, through the Network Manager in the system tray panel, or using the console terminal command prompt? If the console terminal, what command did you use? Are you able to access the Internet a...
by killer de bug
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem connecting to a VPN
Replies: 20
Views: 195

Re: Problem connecting to a VPN

If it works as it should, there is no point in updating the kernel and the video drivers. Except for the love of destroying everything and spending time to fix it.

OP's question is about the VPN and the configuration, please stick to this subject.
by killer de bug
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Issue
Replies: 91
Views: 1698

Re: Update Issue

Well I'm not sure but maybe it's not a gzip file but only a tar archive...

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sudo tar zxvfO /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) | cpio -i -d -H newc --no-absolute-filenames

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sudo tar xvfO /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) | cpio -i -d -H newc --no-absolute-filenames


But I'm not sure actually.
by killer de bug
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Issue
Replies: 91
Views: 1698

Re: Update Issue

techie716 wrote:gzip: /boot/initrd.img-4.12.6-041206-generic: not in gzip format

That's a problem I guess. The file given to cpio doesn't exist.
by killer de bug
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?
Replies: 49
Views: 2902

Re: When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?

LMDE3 will NOT use Buster. Asking again and again won't change the answer. LMDE is based on Debian Stable.
by killer de bug
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Round two computer career - am I being realistic?
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Round two computer career - am I being realistic?

What I do know is that I would love to have a job that pays well, is low stress (if that's even possible), is in demand Figures are suggestive of course. But a job that pays well and with low stress... Muhmmm :? My understanding is that you get either one or the other. Or a mix of the two, but then...
by killer de bug
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintUpdate pulling 4.9 kernel ??
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: mintUpdate pulling 4.9 kernel ??

When your Mint Update window is being full of new updates all of a sudden, you have to investigate carefully what you are going to install and not click blindly on the install button.
Especially if you realize that lot of these updates are from the backports. It can only be a problem.
by killer de bug
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hurricane Irma...
Replies: 20
Views: 604

Re: Hurricane Irma...

BG405 wrote: We're fortunate in the UK that severe storms are quite rare, the only bad one I remember was in 1987 and this mainly affected the South East, Channel Islands and northern France.

There was one on the 26-28 December 1999. But I don't remember if it impacted England.
by killer de bug
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Minit browser slowed to a crawl. "Fixed"
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Minit slowed to a crawl.

This is not really related to Linux Mint I would say. More to your browser.
What browser do you use? If you are confronted to scripts that slow down the browser, you can use NoScript to kill them and make your browsing sessions faster.
by killer de bug
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Running in software rendering mode
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Running in software rendering mode

We need some info on your graphic card before we can help you. Could you please return the output of inxi -SGxx
by killer de bug
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Kernel 4.13 Released
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Linux Kernel 4.13 Released

mike acker wrote:I'm still hoping LMDE/3 will be based on Kernel 4.14 rather than 4.9

For sure the base kernel will not be 4.14.
LMDE3 will be based on the current Debian Stable and on its current kernel.
Maybe 4.14 will be available in the backports. But that's a totally different story.
by killer de bug
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint as secure as it could be?
Replies: 29
Views: 819

Re: Is Linux Mint as secure as it could be?

It has already been discussed and explained that the opinion of a Ubuntu dev about something he was unaware of is not interesting. Time has already been lost to explain why he was wrong. I don't see any point in starting all over again. Please read this: http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2016/09/address...
by killer de bug
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hurricane Irma...
Replies: 20
Views: 604

Re: Hurricane Irma...

Getting back to Irma, the latest European weather model tracks Irma into the Gulf of Mexico, and roughly over Key West. While our meterological outlets are all weighting the American (GFS) system's tracks more because the European one is an outlier at this point, they do recognize it could also be ...
by killer de bug
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Some reasons to avoid Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 5993

Re: Some reasons to avoid Windows 10

In Europe, it is possible to find shops where some computer have no OS.
by killer de bug
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Issue
Replies: 91
Views: 1698

Re: Update Issue

Since you are running a different kernel, I would remove this old one.

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apt remove linux-image-4.8.0-53-generic linux-kernel-generic linux-image-extra-4.8.0-53-generic
by killer de bug
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Issue
Replies: 91
Views: 1698

Re: Update Issue

How do you want to learn if you are not ready to face difficulties? How will you avoid doing the same mistake again if you don't know what was wrong? :wink:
by killer de bug
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Issue
Replies: 91
Views: 1698

Re: Update Issue

Please comment/deselect these 2 repo, we don't need them and they created the problem: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list deb https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb/ public main Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teejee2008-ppa-xenial.list deb http:...
by killer de bug
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: no prompt for password for encrypted home folder
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: no prompt for password for encrypted home folder

Your home is encrypted. The password used is your login password. Once you log in, your home is decrypted.
It's for sure working, as I had an issue with my VPN, and this issue is famous for being related to encrypted /home. :wink:

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