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by DrM
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: When will Wine be updated to the latest version in LM17?
Replies: 23
Views: 993

Re: When will Wine be updated to the latest version in LM17?

If you want to use the latest versions of Wine, you should use Playonlinux. See www.playonlinux.com. removed.net can also be used for the latest versions of applications.
by DrM
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Latest updates broke Samba
Replies: 35
Views: 25383

Re: Latest updates broke Samba

When the entry security = share is present in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file, the system-config-samba crashes when I want to launch that util. Very strange. This has happened since the latest samba update which seems to have a bug.
by DrM
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Incd formatted discs
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Incd formatted discs

How do you format a blank rewritable disc with the UDF filesystem in Linux Mint, in stead of using Nero's InCD under Windows?
by DrM
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Firefox is now a Level 5 update?
Replies: 49
Views: 4334

Re: Firefox is now a Level 5 update?

When I start Firefox after booting of Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce, I get a message that Firefox has not been set as a default browser and I have to confirm this each time I start Firefox after booting. What can I do to resolve this problem?
by DrM
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] LibreOffice 5 (options menu not working)
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: [SOLVED] LibreOffice 5 (options menu not working)

I would wait with installing LibreOffice 5.0 until a bug-fix is released for LibreOffice 5.0. Remember, every new major version of a package will contain bugs which are fixed by subsequent bug-fixes and updates.
by DrM
Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot play videos any more
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Cannot play videos any more

At https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ad ... as-crashed you can follow the steps to prevent Adobe Flash from crashing in Firefox.
by DrM
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 64-bit runtime module for 64-bit apps under 32-bit Linux.
Replies: 1
Views: 196

64-bit runtime module for 64-bit apps under 32-bit Linux.

In the mid-nineties there used to be the Win32s runtime module to run 32-bit Windows programs under 16-bit Windows 3.xx, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win32s . It was in the era when Windows 95 was developed, some features of that OS were backported to Windows 3.11 and 32-bit applications were on...
by DrM
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Linux Secure or Vulnerable?
Replies: 48
Views: 9263

Re: Is Linux Secure or Vulnerable?

I think that Linux is indeed vulnerable for cross-platform Java and Flash scripts which are run in the webbrowser. A good idea is to check your Linux installation with Kaspersky's Rescue Disc which can be downloaded at [url]ftp://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/rescuedisk/updatable/[/url] or Avira Scan...
by DrM
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 38
Views: 8735

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!

The official Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce release has still not been released yet, when will it be released?
by DrM
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 38
Views: 8735

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!

Will this RC-release be automatically updated to the final release of Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce by the update manager?
by DrM
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: do i really need an antivirus software on linux mint ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2911

Re: do i really need an antivirus software on linux mint ?

At least you should disable Java and Flash in your webbrowser, or set them to "ask to activate" in the browser's add-on list. Malware often use Flash and Java to infect your PC, malware written for Flash and Java are platform independent. In Linux your /home/<username> folder can be infected with ma...
by DrM
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I add NTFS4DOS to the grub menu?
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: How do I add NTFS4DOS to the grub menu?

I'm not clear on what your goals are with NTFS in general. Linux can handle NTFS filesystems no problem. As far as what you asked, you want to add a Grub option for a bootable disk image? Normally would burn this img file to a CD/DVD and then bootup the computer from this disc to run it. Are you wa...
by DrM
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I add NTFS4DOS to the grub menu?
Replies: 3
Views: 450

How do I add NTFS4DOS to the grub menu?

I have the utility program NTFS4DOS, developed by Avira, which can be downloaded at http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/Avira-NTFS4DOS-Personal.shtml . Ntfs4dos can be used to check disks with the NTFS filesystem. I have the bootable file ntfs4dos.img which contains this program. How...
by DrM
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help. menulibre and whisker menu Mint 17 xfce
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Help. menulibre and whisker menu Mint 17 xfce

A very strange problem. Uninstalling with "sudo apt-get purge menulibre" and installing it again with "sudo apt-get install menulibre" does not help.

At http://askubuntu.com/questions/430230/gnome-menu-broken I read the following to fix this problem, you have to remove the ~/.config/menus/.
by DrM
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: LM 17 XFCE
Replies: 53
Views: 21362

Re: LM 17 XFCE

Where is the best place to report a bug? I have found a serious one that affects not only Xfce 17 RC, but also MATE 17 and Cinnamon 17 releases. This is a show stopper for me. It was not present in LM 16 Xfce. What is this serious bug which was not present in LM 16 Xfce? It must be reported, otherw...
by DrM
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: LM 17 XFCE
Replies: 53
Views: 21362

Re: LM 17 XFCE

I like the XFCE-edition of Linux Mint, because it is much less resources-hungry than Mate and Cinnamon editions are , especially when using older hardware.
by DrM
Sun May 11, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Will be Linux Mint 16 LXDE edition?
Replies: 14
Views: 10201

Re: Will be Linux Mint 16 LXDE edition?

antsunrise wrote:sudo apt-get install lxde works well. and no bloat. tried it out the other day. very light:)

And I agree with above. Lxde edition probably not needed.
And when I install the Lxde-desktop, will the xFce-desktop be removed completely?
by DrM
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to get latest Adobe Flash player update?
Replies: 13
Views: 2135

Re: How to get latest Adobe Flash player update?

The security-update of Adobe Flash has now been rolled out.
by DrM
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: quick and easy backup solution
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: quick and easy backup solution

DrHu wrote:"Rsync is a standard and very good process to use (only copying changed data, after an initial backup..)"
But Rsync does not pack the files into one compressed archive file like SBackup does. A compressed archive file takes less disk space.
by DrM
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: quick and easy backup solution
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: quick and easy backup solution

When I am on Debian, I use Debian software. When I am on Windows, I use Windows software (or I boot on a Linux live-media) :mrgreen: In my very own opinion, if you still want/have to use Windows software on a Linux distro, then you are indeed not ready to use a Linux distro. I mentioned Wine as an ...

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