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by Drygar
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason
Replies: 91
Views: 12663

Re: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason

So you call up your ISP's help desk ( or the computer manufacturer's support desk, or the ..... ) because all your modems light just went out and you have no internet access. The conversion will go something like this: HelpDesk:> So what version of Windows or OSX are you using? Me:> Um ... I'm runn...
by Drygar
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason
Replies: 91
Views: 12663

Re: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason

At work, we use Windows as company policy. At home, I ditched Windows on host and only run GNU/Linux. I keep a Windows XP SP3 virtual machines - one offline and one online. The offline has XP and MS Office 2007 on it and I use it to edit documents previously created with Office or for some very spec...
by Drygar
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot time over 1 minute - machine slow
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Boot time over 1 minute - machine slow

Hi all, Been running Mint for more than half an year now. Last, I stuck with Mint 17.1 Xfce since this ran lighter of all Mint. I have relatively new laptop Toshiba bought just for the Linux about half an year ago. Been long time Windows user for more than 20 years and coming from Windows world, I e...
by Drygar
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox SLOW
Replies: 11
Views: 2252

Re: Firefox SLOW

I'm using Mint 17.1. Firefox started running very slow, even just typing . After disabling everything i could and there was no change I did a complete remove then reinstalled the latest version with no plug-ins or extensions enabled. Was very fast for maybe a half hour then slowed back down. Hi the...
by Drygar
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap missing / encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Swap missing / encryption

Hello Drygar - You are correct, there is a bug in the installer that has been around for quite some time. There is a fix, and it's fairly simple. Open the Terminal and enter " sudo gedit /etc/crypttab ", then examine the line that's used for the swap partition. Notice at the beginning there is the ...
by Drygar
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash Netscape v Pepper Flash
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Adobe Flash Netscape v Pepper Flash

I have both FlashPlayer and PepperPlayer installed. Neither work any more. And I have been on Mint since version 13, and before that, Ubuntu since version 9, without problems with the FlashPlayer. I would love to know why it suddenly no longer works. I have tried Firefox, Chrome and Chromium, with ...
by Drygar
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap missing / encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Swap missing / encryption

Is this some bug as described here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1303002

How can I check if it works or if it is encrypted.
by Drygar
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap missing / encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Swap missing / encryption

During installation of Linux Mint 17.1 I chose to encrypt the HOME folder which should mean that the swap file should be encrypted as well (as per what I read) I wanted to check if swap is really encrypted and if HOME is encrypted. When I type ls -A /home in Terminal, it shows .ecryptfs folder But w...
by Drygar
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash Netscape v Pepper Flash
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Adobe Flash Netscape v Pepper Flash

Hello everyone. I did not see a reply about this question and I was wondering if anybody have any idea. If I search Synaptic about Adobe, I see these two entries (see attachment) flash.png Currently, I uninstalled all Flashplayer and adobe stuff, Firefox has no Flash plugin. I installed only PepperF...
by Drygar
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint/Ubuntu kernel 3.16 vs Linix kernel4
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Mint/Ubuntu kernel 3.16 vs Linix kernel4

Hello, Does anybody know why the Mint/Ubuntu kernel is still on 3.16 release whereas the the old/supported version is 3.18 and Linux Kernel is version 4 ? The other day I read an article about Linux Kernel version 4 being released recently. I searched on the net and found this : https://en.wikipedia...
by Drygar
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash Netscape v Pepper Flash
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Adobe Flash Netscape v Pepper Flash

I have attached the Adobe package I see in Synaptics
by Drygar
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash Netscape v Pepper Flash
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Adobe Flash Netscape v Pepper Flash

Hi there. Running Linux Mint 17 XFCE edition for quite some time. Running fine. Since day one I have Firefox and Chromium installed. Firefox's Flash player has been running fine + I installed PepperFlash for Chromium. It would be difficult for me to run without Flash (unfortunately). All was running...
by Drygar
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Team Viewer - crash and computer froze
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: Team Viewer - crash and computer froze

Drygar wrote:Hello Mark,

Thanks for your information!

I understand now. No, I really did not check the Wine site for Team Viewer.
Wish I could download version 9 which is rated Platinum
I found a way to download old version - 9 in particular
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/dyngate.aspx
by Drygar
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Team Viewer - crash and computer froze
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: Team Viewer - crash and computer froze

Hello Mark,

Thanks for your information!

I understand now. No, I really did not check the Wine site for Team Viewer.
Wish I could download version 9 which is rated Platinum
by Drygar
Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Team Viewer - crash and computer froze
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Team Viewer - crash and computer froze

Hello, Newbie Linux user here. I am running a Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE recently installed with all updates installed including level 4 , no level5 I downloaded Team Viewer because I had to do a remote session to fix some virus issue on my relatives computer running Windows. The version I used is from Te...
by Drygar
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security - password reset
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: Security - password reset

Will changing my password (by such a potential attack) be able to also gain access to my encrypted files? NO Will the encryption key also change upon account password change? NO That's not an opinion, I tried it. A user must enter the original encryption password to unlock the files. Thank you very...
by Drygar
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security - password reset
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: Security - password reset

The Mint kernel accepts init=/bin/bash and boots into a root terminal. If that is a concern, you should look at whole-disk encryption, forcing a password barrier when you start that disk. Hi, No, this is not a concern as long as the home folder encryption is active. If my notebook gets stolen I wou...
by Drygar
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security - password reset
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: Security - password reset

Dear r00t and Mute Ant, Thank you both for your answers. So, based on your replies, as long as my root account password is secured and my account's, too (it is first account and only user), I think the computer/data/access should be safe. Files are encrypted, as well. Can you just clarify this becau...
by Drygar
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security - password reset
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Security - password reset

Hi there, I am now using Linux Mint 17.1 - XFCE edition. I've got some security related question and your assistance is much appreciated. I came accorss this article : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo By default, the Root account password is locked in Ubuntu. This means that you cannot log...

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