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by Cap
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it better to set root password or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Is it better to set root password or not?

I am not clear what the Linux Mint approach is. During installation it does not set a root password but after System Report warns to set a root password?

Is a weak password for root worse than no password?
by Cap
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrator account capabilities
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: Administrator account capabilities

However if there are additional untrivial differences than the three I mention, that would be interesting to know.
by Cap
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrator account capabilities
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: Administrator account capabilities

The Administrator I am referring to is the default account that is created during a default installation of Linux Mint Cinnamon.
by Cap
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it better to set root password or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Is it better to set root password or not?

Is it better to set root password or not?
by Cap
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrator account capabilities
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: Administrator account capabilities

My intention is to learn what can be done while logged in as Administrator without knowing the password, that cannot be done while logged in as standard user with knowing the standard user password. I have learned these answers so far- adjust system wide time settings, install flatpaks, and do what ...
by Cap
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrator account capabilities
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: Administrator account capabilities

xenopeek wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:58 am
What's the difference? Not much
What is the not much? That's what I am primarily interested in.
by Cap
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When is the normal password asked for?
Replies: 16
Views: 498

Re: When is the normal password asked for?

I apologize for my confusion. Do you mean that a standard user can install flatpaks?
by Cap
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When is the normal password asked for?
Replies: 16
Views: 498

Re: When is the normal password asked for?

Thank you for the information about groups.
smurphos wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:57 am
I think they would probably be able to install flatpaks without authentication as-well.
Can a standard user install flatpaks?
by Cap
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrator account capabilities
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Administrator account capabilities

I am wanting to understand more completely the difference between a Administrator account and a non-Administrator account. I hope this example explains my question, A black Linux Mint laptop and a silver Linux Mint laptop are on a desk and they are both already logged in. The black laptop is logged ...
by Cap
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Does the "Force UEFI dialog" bug in the release notes only apply to manual partitioning?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Does the "Force UEFI dialog" bug in the release notes only apply to manual partitioning?

pneuma163 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:05 am
I still don't know why someone would choose to make their own EFI system partition instead of letting the installer take care of that
I also do not know about that but I did tell you two examples of why manual partitioning.
by Cap
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When is the normal password asked for?
Replies: 16
Views: 498

Re: When is the normal password asked for?

Thank you for taking the time for me. I understand what you both mean for in the case of sharing a computer.
by Cap
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When is the normal password asked for?
Replies: 16
Views: 498

Re: When is the normal password asked for?

Interesting, I had thought you need to type in the root password to make changes to the system. I have another question. If the Administrator account is set to automatically log in and the person sitting at the computer does not know the password, is there anything they can do that they could not do...
by Cap
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Does the "Force UEFI dialog" bug in the release notes only apply to manual partitioning?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Does the "Force UEFI dialog" bug in the release notes only apply to manual partitioning?

If I run a "let the installer do its thing" installation on a brand new drive, will I avoid this bug? why would someone manually assign various OS level partitions? ... (e.g. a swap partition I cannot seem to find the answers to those questions in this thread. I am a newbie. I understand ...
by Cap
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When is the normal password asked for?
Replies: 16
Views: 498

Re: When is the normal password asked for?

Okay. I appreciate and listen to your advice. However I would like to understand this better please. When you install updates or use sudo and it asks you to type in the password, is it asking for the user account password or the root password? What is the difference between an Administrator account ...
by Cap
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When is the normal password asked for?
Replies: 16
Views: 498

When is the normal password asked for?

Does Linux Mint ask for the normal password at any other time than when you log in? I am the person to keep the computer updated and I help another person who will be the regular user of the computer. They need to know the password to log on to the computer. But I do not want them to be capable to i...
by Cap
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install to new SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Install to new SSD

I also find a post in another thread, The relatime has been the defaults since kernel 2.6.?. The relatime will not update the access time when you read a file just like the noatime mount option. However, the relatime will update the atime during a modify time update. The mtime and the atime should b...
by Cap
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does System Reports work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1576

Re: How does System Reports work?

No, it's not. Read my reply again, it's entirely unambiguous and not limited to upload buttons in the slightest. What I mean to say is what the app may or may not do in the background as it runs is a different part of it than the upload pastebin function. I did not fully understand that your reply ...
by Cap
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does System Reports work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1576

Re: How does System Reports work?

Not wanting to speak for the others but likely doing so, we were not defensive about the app, we were annoyed at you for either ignoring or twisting the answers you've been given here or which you found on the blog by Clem. No point in continuing a conversation on that basis. Remember people are vo...
by Cap
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does System Reports work?
Replies: 28
Views: 1576

Re: How does System Reports work?

Well, it seems to me you have three options: check its bloody source code, uninstall the bugger, or ask yourself whether you're being annoyingly paranoid. :wink: For an absolute answer if the developers do not write about it, yes I guess I would have to check the source code. However zcot already e...
by Cap
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Share files between Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Share files between Linux Mint

Are nfs shares only reachable from the local network?
Does sharing folders with nfs create security issues from the Internet?

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