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by Pjotr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: can't shutdown linux
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: can't shutdown linux

Very new hardware.... I suspect that the 4.15 kernel drivers aren't new enough for that. First try if it helps when you update your current 4.15 kernel (followed by a reboot). If the updates don't solve anything, you might have to try the unsupported 4.18 kernel by means of this PPA: https://launchp...
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: can't shutdown linux
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: I can't shutdown the system

Thank you for your reply. On desktops that use the same environment, the results are immediate, but if i run inxi -Fxz on my laptop, it will take a very long time for the terminal to seem to stop working. Since i can not tell if the result has not come to a halt, i show the result for "inxi -xz". C...
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 1075

Re: Spying in Mint?

Standard "Shields Up" stuff?
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

Eye-opener: you're not invisible and anonymous when on the internet. TOR and VPN help a bit, but even they aren't foolproof.
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 1075

Re: Boring Mint??

Use postimage.org for posting screenshots.
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: can't shutdown linux
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: I can't shutdown the system

Please generate an overview of your system like this: - Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window) ; - make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines; - Copy/paste this command into the terminal: inxi -Fxz (if you type: the letter F is a capital letter) Press En...
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 1075

Re: Boring Mint??

If using a router block access to metrics.ubuntu.com and popcon.ubuntu.com sudo apt purge ubuntu-report popularity-contest apport whoopsie In my Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon, these aren't installed by default: ubuntu-report popularity-contest whoopsie There's only one from your list that is installed by ...
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 1075

Re: Boring Mint??

gomerpile wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:20 am
Humm prove it, and this is a boring topic because, the OS is so secure and stable, :lol: yet nobody knows how to use the report command to view the data being sent LOL.
OK, so no proof. Just bloody stupid babble it is.

Clear case of FUD:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_unc ... _and_doubt
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 1075

Re: Boring Mint??

Prove it or this is just slanderous malicious babble. Facts, figures, data. I think it's somewhere in between but closer to a wild exaggeration. https://daniel-lange.com/archives/133-Prevent-Ubuntu-from-phoning-home.html https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14662088 Thanks. If that's all, and if th...
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 1075

Re: Boring Mint??

Work on the new spying done, that will solve the boring. Install wireshark and install some software. Track the packet flow. Not only are they spying on U also gathering data about your data and usage and system. Canonical is worst then windows 10 U cannot control diddle squat however U can setup h...
by Pjotr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: BleachBit - As "Normal User" or "Administrator"
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: BleachBit - As "Normal User" or "Administrator"

Don't use software wrecking ball BleachBit at all:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... plications
(item 4, left column)
by Pjotr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Welke linux versie naast win 10 op oudere machine. (opgelost)
Replies: 18
Views: 632

Re: Welke linux versie naast win 10 op oudere machine.

Allemaal waar inderdaad. Ik denk erover om Mint als hoofd o.s. te installeren met win xp en/of 10 in virtualbox. Nu de truuk, kan ik met mijn huidige config cinnamon aan of val ik terug naar mate of zelfs xfce? Cinnamon zou geen probleem moeten zijn. :) Ik zou wel de visuele effecten uitschakelen: ...
by Pjotr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Welke linux versie naast win 10 op oudere machine. (opgelost)
Replies: 18
Views: 632

Re: Welke linux versie naast win 10 op oudere machine.

"op de Manjaro-webstek staat: "A ‘rolling release’ development model" Daar heb ik ook mijn bedenkingen bij, tenzij er ook een roll-back functie aanwezig is. Ik maak al dagelijks een backup en zou dat zeker niet veranderen. Opnieuw installeren van het OS is een beetje onnozel en typisch een Windows-...
by Pjotr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Welke linux versie naast win 10 op oudere machine. (opgelost)
Replies: 18
Views: 632

Re: Welke linux versie naast win 10 op oudere machine.

Wat Pjotr schrijft is misschien ook zo gek nog niet, een linux met win10 in VM. Welk programma kan dan in linux hetzelfde als vm workstation in win? Virtualbox. Maar wat vinden de kenners dan van Manjaro als distro? Op de Manjaro-webstek staat: "A ‘rolling release’ development model" :shock: Neuh, ...
by Pjotr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (solved) may need to replace sick computer
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: may need to replace sick computer

Don't buy the very latest technology, as Linux is usually a couple of months behind with drivers. Buy stuff that's already on the market for a while. Additional advantage: that's much cheaper. Furthermore, Linux has relatively low system requirements. So when I need a new laptop, I simply buy the ve...
by Pjotr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?

In Mint 19, you can configure Update Manager to install updates automatically. Check its preferences.

But I don't recommend this. Updates should always be applied at a time of your convenience, by you. Only then you can be sure that updates won't interrupt your work.
by Pjotr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safety in Linux Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 882

Re: Safety in Linux Mint

What happens when you run Windows software on Wine? Does this give Microsoft access to your files and content or information collecting? Not unless you install some Microsoft app that does that. But Wine always, unavoidably, provides a way in for Windows malware. Although Windows malware in Wine ca...
by Pjotr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Welke linux versie naast win 10 op oudere machine. (opgelost)
Replies: 18
Views: 632

Re: Welke linux versie naast win 10 op oudere machine.

Nou, het komt wel eens voor dat Windows "stiekem", tijdens het bijwerken, z'n eigen opstartlader over Grub installeert. Waardoor je dus Grub moet herinstalleren om weer bij je Linux te kunnen.... Met Windows in een virtuele machine heb je dat probleem niet.
by Pjotr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19
Replies: 39
Views: 2804

Re: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19

How many of them are actually Security patches? Seriously. Not the "level 1,2,3" but true security? Why ask me, when Update Manager can answer that for you? :mrgreen: Because I am not a Mint user. Then this should cover most of them: https://usn.ubuntu.com/ So the answer is: quite a lot. Not that t...
by Pjotr
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19
Replies: 39
Views: 2804

Re: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19

sdibaja wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Pjotr wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:06 pm
Caltrop wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:03 pm
I have pretty much turned off Linux Updates and am sticking with what works.
Good luck with that. :shock:
How many of them are actually Security patches?

Seriously. Not the "level 1,2,3" but true security?
Why ask me, when Update Manager can answer that for you? :mrgreen:
by Pjotr
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19
Replies: 39
Views: 2804

Re: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19

Caltrop wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:03 pm
I have pretty much turned off Linux Updates and am sticking with what works.
Good luck with that. :shock:

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