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by mockturtl
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE Install problems unacceptable
Replies: 10
Views: 4065

Re: LMDE Install problems unacceptable

Releasing a version 14 manual at the same time as releasing the program would have made sense too. The Debian Edition is semi-rolling, and doesn't have version numbers. The iso's are dated, instead (the latest is 201303). It's the Ubuntu-based main edition that's currently at 14 ("nadia").
by mockturtl
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why Flash should be banned
Replies: 18
Views: 3949

Re: Why Flash should be banned

homerscousin wrote:Maybe flash was just ahead of its time?
You might say it had a place during a brief 16 year window, between the living hell of RealPlayer and the present, when browsers still can't do WebGL.

Yes, it ties up a thread.

On the other hand: Youtube.
by mockturtl
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PyPM
Replies: 4
Views: 1366

Re: PyPM

PyPM is part of the commercial "ActivePython" implementation . You don't need it on Linux; python 2.7 and 3.2 are preinstalled. (The whole story of installing is different on Linux. You don't browse the web and download programs; 95% of all the software you want is available in the distro...
by mockturtl
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why Flash should be banned
Replies: 18
Views: 3949

Re: Why Flash should be banned

There are few things in life that really upset me. One thing is the senseless killing of people on our roads (I'm referring to car accidents). And one thing that upsets me is Flash. Why? Because Flash technology consumes a disproportionate amount of computing resources and energy, both of which I'm...
by mockturtl
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: A Dropbox question
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: A Dropbox question

I have Dropbox installed and there is a Dropbox folder under my home folder. Are the files in the Dropbox folder a mirror image of what is stored in the cloud, or do they take up just as much room on the HD as it does in the cloud? Yes and yes, on desktop. "Mirror" is a synonym for "...
by mockturtl
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Where are the 50,000 packages?
Replies: 17
Views: 3253

Re: Where are the 50,000 packages?

Just for a sanity check, can you successfully `apt-cache policy` any package?
by mockturtl
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: jDownloader does not install correctly
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: jDownloader does not install correctly

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=199&t=130706#p707232 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JDownloader Since mid-2012, there have been multiple complaints that JDownloader's installer installs adware without the user's consent. ^ " JD Community – ADWARE/Adware.Gen bundled with install &q...
by mockturtl
Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Where are the 50,000 packages?
Replies: 17
Views: 3253

Re: Where are the 50,000 packages?

Possibly related: Jdownloader is nastyware. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JDownloader Since mid-2012, there have been multiple complaints that JDownloader's installer installs adware without the user's consent. ^ " JD Community – ADWARE/Adware.Gen bundled with install " (in English). 2012-0...
by mockturtl
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Where are the 50,000 packages?
Replies: 17
Views: 3253

Re: Where are the 50,000 packages?

root@nc10:~# LANG=C apt-cache policy scalpel N: Unable to locate package scalpel Network problem? But `apt-get update` works. post the output of sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade The 404 aborted the upgrade. Try it with a semicolon instead of `&&`, and post the output...
by mockturtl
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Install latest Cinnamon (1.7.3) in LMDE
Replies: 22
Views: 9072

Re: Install latest Cinnamon (1.7.3) in LMDE

Ubuntu is not binary-compatible with Debian. PPA's will break your system. Don't use them. 1.7.3 is in sid, but Cinnamon won't be part of wheezy. http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=cinnamon After wheezy is released ( not long now! ), I think LMDE will provide a migration path from the curren...
by mockturtl
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?

Are you just installing vbox "guest additions?" If so, do it within the guest OS (vbox window) via Menu -> Devices -> Install guest additions. It will mount an .iso, and launch its autorun.sh.

Should be trivial.

Your script is mysterious and terrifying, to me.
by mockturtl
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?

markfilipak wrote:I'm sorry, mockturtl, but I don't understand what you're writing.
Let's see the script.
by mockturtl
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?

foo.sh:

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#!/bin/sh
export hello="World!"

./bar.sh             # without sudo, outputs 'mark World!'
sudo ./bar.sh        # with sudo, outputs 'root'; $hello has no value
sudo -E ./bar.sh     # with sudo, preserving environment, outputs 'root World!'
bar.sh:

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#!/bin/sh
echo $USER $hello
by mockturtl
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?

I would conclude that one should not install system thingies using 'sudo'. Don't do graphical things with sudo -- that's for CLI. The GUI analogue [for a gnome-based desktop] is gksudo . (resp., su ; gksu ) But system install things -- apt-get , dpkg -- are correctly run with sudo , or a GUI front-...
by mockturtl
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?

... That said, it smells a little. Hahahahahaha... I agree! Wouldn't 'sudo'ing the individual script lines run into the same problem? foo.sh: #!/bin/sh echo $USER sudo ./bar.sh echo $USER bar.sh: #!/bin/sh echo $USER When you run ./foo.sh , it inherits $USER from its parent (say, a terminal window,...
by mockturtl
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: How can I get 'root' privileges but retain $USER?

You can modify the environment inline with the call:

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sudo USER=mark ./myscript.sh
Or include the re-definition in the script itself:

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#!/bin/sh
USER=mark
echo $USER
That said, it smells a little. Are you sure you can't `sudo` any commands within the script, and run it as a normal user?
by mockturtl
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] - Prevent "ssh" from running on Boot!
Replies: 6
Views: 2930

Re: Prevent "ssh" from running on Boot!

What starts ssh (sshd) when I boot? In Debian, you'd use update-rc.d to manage the links in /etc/rc*.d/ . I don't know if this is correct with Ubuntu's upstart , though. http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/13/stop-program-running-at-startup-in-linux http://blog.arithm.com/2012/09/24/ubuntus-ups...
by mockturtl
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: A valuable lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: A valuable lesson

Another station I've really been enjoying: http://www.loudcity.com/stations/radio-dismuke

(homepage)
by mockturtl
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Steam games don't run well
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Steam games don't run well

bigj231 wrote:the 2.6 C2D isn't a very powerful CPU
Mine always ran TF2 fine under Windows.

You might see some benefit launching Steam directly from the login screen: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 97#p665493
by mockturtl
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No updates since weeks
Replies: 9
Views: 3029

Re: No updates since weeks

Since weeks, thunderbirds pops up a window saying "new update to 17.0.4" is available. When I press the update button, nothing happens. Also the LMDE updater does not update to a newer version. How can this be explained? Mozilla changed to a short release cycle. Firefox and Thunderbird ca...

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