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by grizzler
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's up with gedit?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: What's up with gedit?

Most likely the actual command behind the fpdf sends one or more 'invalid' characters to the output. Invalid is whatever gedit thinks is invalid. It may be an improperly encoded top-bit-set character, i.e. an ISO-8859-1 character that ends up in an otherwise UTF-8 environment. I remember gedit used ...
by grizzler
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Root Actions.
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Root Actions.

The root actions service menu isn't part of KDE or Plasma. It was created separately by a third party. If your distribution doesn't include it, you should be able to add it manually: https://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/Root+Actions+Servicemenu?content=48411 Edit 05-09-2016 Just in case anyone ...
by grizzler
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Classic Shell Hacked
Replies: 10
Views: 1138

Re: Classic Shell Hacked

Lucap wrote:Sadly it's already happened with the Mint ISO mirror being hacked awhile back.
Except that it wasn't.
by grizzler
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: owner, group and users in a global digital ecosystem
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: owner, group and users in a global digital ecosystem

Computers don't care about your name. It's all about your number. :lol: Seriously, though. If the current user on the one machine has the same numerical UID as the user on the other, changing files won't be an issue. And if the UIDs differ, having the same the GIDs should be enough (assuming the per...
by grizzler
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why are the mint forums blue now?
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: Why are the mint forums blue now?

I was half-active when all of the security breach stuff was going around. I think that the forum site switched providers or something. I was never quite sure as I just knew the .iso mirrors had been compromised. No, they haven't. Miscreants managed to insert links to pages that weren't mirrors. No ...
by grizzler
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Option for remembering gksudo/gksu password
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: Option for remembering gksudo/gksu password

On my system, gksudo or sudo do not offer the option you mentioned in your original posting, but gksu does. Of course, I'm not using Mint's main edition, but an LMDE derivative, so this may not be of any use to you. Have you tried gksu?
by grizzler
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB 2 does not start from BIOS anymore
Replies: 126
Views: 8497

Re: GRUB 2 does not start from BIOS anymore

Possibly. It's hard to tell why exactly things worked the way they did, but an ESP should definitely be FAT formatted to avoid problems with Windows type operating systems. The UEFI specification prescribes FAT formatting of the ESP anyway. As has been said before, it's fine to use a GPT disk with t...
by grizzler
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Having trouble with APT-GET update for Google repository
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Having trouble with APT-GET update for Google repository

Hard to tell (but the idea this could have anything to do with the kernel is quite odd). You're not giving us any useful information, like what kind of error messages (if any) you see when you do apt-get update, what kind of system you're using or what you have installed from google's repository. If...
by grizzler
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB 2 does not start from BIOS anymore
Replies: 126
Views: 8497

Re: GRUB 2 does not start from BIOS anymore

According to the Boot-Info output, the first partition on the disk (sda5) is in a bit of a weird state. It's marked as a BIOS Boot Partition (BBP), but it is formatted as ext4 and even gets mounted in one of the fstab files. This is BAD. A BBP is where GRUB puts its (binary) core image on a disk wit...
by grizzler
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Older Thunderbird version, checkinstall
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Older Thunderbird version, checkinstall

You're assuming the tarball contains source code. That's not necessarily true. Mozilla offers compiled versions of their products as well. Where exactly did you find this file? When unpacked, does the resulting structure even contain a configure file? Or is there an executable named thunderbird? If ...
by grizzler
Fri May 13, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clarification needed on package management/installing software
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Clarification needed on package management/installing software

When it mentions "package management" does this include only software installed through the Synaptic Package Manager/Software Manager or does this stuff apply to when I go to a website and click a download link? No, it doesn't know anything about what you install manually. I ask this beca...
by grizzler
Wed May 11, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: British Summer Time problem
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: British Summer Time problem

Curious. After using that command, both installs should be on local time. You may have to change the actual setting of the clocks once more, but after that, they should be in sync and switching from one to the other shouldn't affect the clock anymore. I wonder if something else running on your machi...
by grizzler
Sat May 07, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: British Summer Time problem
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: British Summer Time problem

This isn't about summer time, British or otherwise. It's about bloody mickysoft still not using the hardware clock correctly. Unix/Linux sets the hardware clock to UTC and uses a time zone offset mechanism to present the current local time to its users. That makes it easy to handle things like DST o...
by grizzler
Tue May 03, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Repo PGP signature compromised
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Repo PGP signature compromised

Small update, currently going through legal procedures with my ISP. I'm slightly annoyed that not a single staff member seems to care that the primary signature for all Linux Mint packages is compromised That's probably because it isn't. I get the correct signature no matter what I use to retrieve ...
by grizzler
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: no public key available (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 12927

Re: no public key available

The fingerprint mentioned in the first posting belongs to a new signing key Google created about two weeks ago. Apparently they've now started using it, without distributing it to their users or even telling them anything about it. You should be able to import it using either: sudo apt-key adv --key...
by grizzler
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What data is sent to mirrors when updating?
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: What data is sent to mirrors when updating?

As far as I'm aware nothing is sent except the request for the updated lists and - when you start to download upgraded packages - the packages themselves. Decisions about what to fetch from the mirror/server are made locally, on your machine, so there is no need to send any information about your se...
by grizzler
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Hash Sum Mismatch
Replies: 26
Views: 3828

Re: Hash Sum Mismatch

Those files actually aren't there. It looks like that repository only provides compressed (.bz2 and .gz) versions. I was under the impression apt was supposed to handle that transparently. The only reference to a similar situation I've been able to find so far is this , but the 'solution' offered th...
by grizzler
Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Hash Sum Mismatch
Replies: 26
Views: 3828

Re: Hash Sum Mismatch

Unless the network setup breaks things. I'm thinking about the first line in the first reply in this thread: does this network use a caching proxy which might be messing things up?
by grizzler
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: grub configuration borked by dpkg
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: grub configuration borked by dpkg

Considering he replied below my previous posting without quoting anything, I assume he solved it by navigating the terminal window with Tab, possibly selecting something and finally pressing Enter after positioning the 'cursor' on <Ok>... :wink:
by grizzler
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: grub configuration borked by dpkg
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: grub configuration borked by dpkg

synaptic won't open because of some error and displays the message: "run: dpkg --configure -a to correct the problem". when I do this a terminal window appears with "[configuring grub-pc] ..........text about GRUB choices........ <Ok> " and then freezes. The <Ok> doesn't respond...

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