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by silfox2000
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?
Replies: 34
Views: 5461

Re: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?

Mint's security doesn't have anything in common with Facebook's scandal. In that regard I really can't understand your question! You are free to use or not Facebook. If you are concern that Mint facebook page will be used for data collection about mint developers or Mint OS itself... well don't.
by silfox2000
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint Freezes on high memory usage
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Linux Mint Freezes on high memory usage

You don't have any free space left on the swap partition which means that you have ran out of memory (despite the fact that linux indicates that only 24GB of RAM is used) and swap space. ID-3: swap-1 size: 34.05GB used: 0.00GB (0%) Hello? ID-3: swap-1 size: 34.05GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /...
by silfox2000
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint Freezes on high memory usage
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Linux Mint Freezes on high memory usage

Well... format the swap partition without encryption and try again. Your system info returns that the swap partition is full, so it can't use it.
by silfox2000
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VPN UNLIMITED not connecting (newbie)
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: VPN UNLIMITED not connecting (newbie)

... check again, it is definitively there. also , when you start the deb (i know how to , thank you) a applet ask you that the file is in the soft. Man. and if you want to install it that way instead... No, it's not there and if an application is in the repository and you try to install it from a d...
by silfox2000
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint Freezes on high memory usage
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Linux Mint Freezes on high memory usage

You don't have any free space left on the swap partition which means that you have ran out of memory (despite the fact that linux indicates that only 24GB of RAM is used) and swap space. This leads the system to freeze. Still your problem can be due to other reason taking consideration of the explan...
by silfox2000
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Understanding the directory structure of linux? (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Understanding the directory structure of linux?

I was able to avoid all of this just by downloading WP for Linux.deb at the WP website. Downloaded, saved to download folder, clicked it (Linux.deb) and it installed. again, thank you. And the WP Linux desktop app works! It was that easy. Over at the Linux Mint group on Fb is where the help came fr...
by silfox2000
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Understanding the directory structure of linux? (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Understanding the directory structure of linux?

You need first to know how to install software under Ubuntu based linux distribution: https://www.howtogeek.com/191245/beginn ... -on-linux/
And after that to dig deeper and to learn the linux file system: https://www.tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/ht ... 03_01.html
by silfox2000
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?
Replies: 42
Views: 3662

Re: Why are we so proud of our [Linux] OSs?

The team that develop Linux Mint should be proud. We could be happy, thankful and/or like MintBean said - enthusiastic.
by silfox2000
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Updates that require restart
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Updates that requre restart

Thanks for the tips. I was thinking more about the possibility some updates that are known to require restart to be marked somehow. Well, I'm going to restart the system whether there are level 3, 4 and 5 updates, but for sure there are users that will not do that just because they don't know that t...
by silfox2000
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cannot get sound on my TV with Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Cannot get sound on my TV with Mint

It does not work with things but with drivers, which are in the kernel. By updating the kernel you have obtained newer drivers for the video.
by silfox2000
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Updates that require restart
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Updates that require restart

I noted that none of the updates indicate that they require restart in order to be applied. For example updates of the kernel. The new kernel is not loaded until restart. There are several other updates, mostly level 4 and 5 for which I usually wonder if they require restart. My question is - is it ...
by silfox2000
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I want to use my touchscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 8257

Re: I want to use my touchscreen

The only distribution I found which is touch-screen friendly out of the box is Fedora Workstation with Gnome. It has live image so you can try it to see if it will fit your needs better.
by silfox2000
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 74
Views: 9429

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Since I use Mint Xfce ... well... Ubuntu Xfce :)
by silfox2000
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: RDP to windows
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: RDP to windows

It displayed "error connection" or something more specific?
by silfox2000
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED}Can Linux be loaded to PS3?
Replies: 3
Views: 17924

Re: How to Turn Your PlayStation 3 Into a Linux PC

This was possible with the first PS3 Fat only, and with the first firmware when they came out in 2009 (if I remember correct). It is no longer possible with the newer firmwares.
by silfox2000
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help for scanner on linux mint [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Help for scanner on linux mint

ostedrago wrote:hi, sorry for delay my printer is a canon pixma m2556.
There is no such model.
by silfox2000
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Intel-microcode open source. Really? Where is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: Intel-microcode open source. Really? Where is it?

Well, if it is open source, the license agreement sounds strange:
3. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software.
:lol:
by silfox2000
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Has anybody else experienced virtualbox problems lately?
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Has anybody else experienced virtualbox problems lately?

catweazel wrote:It's best to reinstall virtualbox.
This does not work with the version from the repository, but upgrading to version 5.2.4 from the virtualbox's site works... at least for me.
by silfox2000
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Lightning Calendar in Thunderbird
Replies: 18
Views: 1075

Re: Lightning Calendar in Thunderbird

GuzziStu wrote:only the Messaging Menu...
On the right column you have Add-ons.
by silfox2000
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Lightning Calendar in Thunderbird
Replies: 18
Views: 1075

Re: Lightning Calendar in Thunderbird

I added it from the Tools -> Add-ons menu in Thunderbird. Just search for Lightning in the extensions tab.

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