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by eatenimpinia
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's the current thinking on online (cloud) backup?
Replies: 39
Views: 2751

Re: What's the current thinking on online (cloud) backup?

SpiderOak is ok:

https://spideroak.com/

They're "Zero Knowledge." IOW, they don't have the key to decrypt your files. Only you do.
by eatenimpinia
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I hoped to install on an old Dell laptop
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: I hoped to install on an old Dell laptop

...looking at the BIOS, the option to boot from USB stick is not available. I even set the hard drive as the last boot option with all other possibilities booting before it, and it still failed to find the stick and booted back into Windows. I just installed onto a similar Dell laptop last week. To...
by eatenimpinia
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]

Sorry about the bad link, earlier. I've edited my post to refer to yours. I didn't start my own thread on issues with my Mint 18 Desktop. I basically, just kept a lookout for other threads that mentioned similar problems. For instance: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=224949 But, y...
by eatenimpinia
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]

Thanks. I've taken ownership of it. And, just for completeness, here's the bug report (by Cos-Mo: I wonder if that's Cosmo, here?): https://github.com/linuxmint/mintupdate/issues/171 (oops! wrong issue, see Cosmo's link, below) EDIT: I wonder if this is the reason I kept losing my custom Desktop whe...
by eatenimpinia
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]

I just installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon X32 on an old laptop. After configuring it, I decided to check the ownership of things in that computer's home folder. I got the same root ownership of the .cache/dconf folder that I got on my own machine. I'm absolutely positive I didn't mess up with sudo vs ...
by eatenimpinia
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I think these forums may have been hacked.
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: I think these forums may have been hacked.

You can see where else bad things have happened at:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/
by eatenimpinia
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Warning appears after typing, "google-chrome" , In the terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Warning appears after typing, "google-chrome" , In the terminal

I'll agree with Habitual. A way back, I had an extension loaded that, apparently, became obsolete. That caused problems merely starting up Chrome. I had to go through and disable them one by one until I found the culprit.
by eatenimpinia
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Warning appears after typing, "google-chrome" , In the terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Warning appears after typing, "google-chrome" , In the terminal

Can you tell us which version of Mint you're using? Also, how did you install Google Chrome and which version (stable, beta)?

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/b ... index.html
by eatenimpinia
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kernel update - worth doing? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Kernel update - worth doing? [SOLVED]

Pjotr,

I'd wondered about your recommendation for staying in the 3.13 series earlier in the thread. That reference to the August blog explains it (I had read that blog earlier and, apparently, skipped right over the end-of-life stuff). Thanks.
by eatenimpinia
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kernel update - worth doing? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Kernel update - worth doing? [SOLVED]

Even though this thread is now marked as solved, I'm going to disagree with the prevailing attitude of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Basically, you don't know if it "ain't broke." Back in the day, we used to joke about "if it EOJs, it's OK" as a testing methodology. Basically, you can't assume ...
by eatenimpinia
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [FIXED] Calibre e-book Application Installation Problems.
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Calibre e-book Application Installation Problems.

What I usually see on the Calibre forums: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=166&order=desc is the advice to NOT install from the repositories. The versions there are too old. Instead, go to the Calibre Downloads page and follow the instructions there: https://calibre-ebook.com/down...
by eatenimpinia
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo?

From what I've read, I think the Nautilus stuff you're seeing is caused by starting Nautilus, itself, with sudo (or su). Anything you saved that way (I believe) gets owned by root. But, more importantly, if your Nautilus configuration files got saved, they'd do so with root ownership. That looks lik...
by eatenimpinia
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo?

Ditto for the being careful, here. I'm almost positive I didn't mess up with the sudo/gksudo thing on this installation, and I'm even more certain I didn't mess with the directories/folders that had the wrong ownership.
by eatenimpinia
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo?

WRT to pkexec, it sure seems it has to be configured for each program we want to run via it: https://askubuntu.com/questions/287845/how-to-configure-pkexec/332847#332847 Seems a bit of a PITA as a replacement for gksudo. And, looking at other threads, that seems to be the consensus. Most people seem...
by eatenimpinia
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo?

Thanks for the confirmation on your owning everything under your home directory. I also took your advice about being more specific on $USER and the home directory. I ended up just doing three commands to handle my problematic directories and file: sudo chown dave:dave -R /home/dave/.cache/dconf sudo...
by eatenimpinia
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Oopsie with sudo vs gksudo? [SOLVED]

OK. We're not supposed to use sudo when launching a GUI application that needs root access. We're supposed to use gksudo (or possibly pkexec -- I haven't researched that yet). I found a thread that talked about finding any files we might have messed up by using sudo instead of gksudo. It said to use...
by eatenimpinia
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] FSTAB for dummies?
Replies: 20
Views: 2123

Re: FSTAB for dummies?

Do what wharfrat said. Then sudo your-text-editor /etc/fstab (gedit, leafpad, whatever)... Don't sudo into a graphical interface. Do a gksudo, instead. IOW: gksudo leafpad /etc/fstab if leafpad is what you use. For specifics of gksudo vs sudo: https://askubuntu.com/questions/11760/what-is-the-diffe...
by eatenimpinia
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Where to report bugs?
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Where to report bugs?

Try one of the repositories here:

https://github.com/linuxmint?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=
by eatenimpinia
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Secure Boot snafu: Microsoft leaks backdoor key, firmware flung wide open
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Secure Boot snafu: Microsoft leaks backdoor key, firmware flung wide open

I wonder if all the Linux distributions can embed it.
by eatenimpinia
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Secure Boot snafu: Microsoft leaks backdoor key, firmware flung wide open
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Secure Boot snafu: Microsoft leaks backdoor key, firmware flung wide open

Well, this is interesting. From: http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/microsoft-secure-boot-firmware-snafu-leaks-golden-key/ Microsoft has inadvertently demonstrated the intrinsic security problem of including a universal backdoor in its software after it accidentally leaked its so-called "golden...

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