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by xenopeek
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Will Debian provide security updates after LMDE2's end of support after January 2019?
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Will Debian provide security updates after LMDE2's end of support after January 2019?

Yes, packages installed from the Debian Jessie package base repository will continue to get updates for duration of Debian Jessie's support period.
by xenopeek
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LMDE 3 Killed CrossFTP Pro
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: LMDE 3 Killed CrossFTP Pro

Any errors when you try starting it from the terminal?
by xenopeek
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: LM 19 goed afstellen opgelost
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: LM 19 goed afstellen

Bestaat het bestand /etc/sysctl.conf? Zo ja dan kan je het bewerken met deze opdracht: xed admin:///etc/sysctl.conf Onderaan het bestand de regel vm.swappiness=10 toevoegen en opslaan. Wil je het in in een opdracht doen, dan is het: echo "vm.swappiness=10" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf Je kan de wi...
by xenopeek
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE 2 support ends on 1-1-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 4482

LMDE 2 support ends on 1-1-2019

For those of you that missed the announcements, LMDE 3 final was released last week. Users of LMDE 2 Cinnamon can upgrade in place to LMDE 3 . Users of LMDE 2 MATE will have to reinstall because of LMDE 3 no longer has a MATE release and there are incompatibilities for MATE packages between LMDE 2 a...
by xenopeek
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Poll: are forums password requirements too complicated?
Replies: 54
Views: 879

Re: Poll: are forums password requirements too complicated?

A supercomputer does it about 3 million times faster. Still takes 2.5 quintillion years. You're good.
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

It should work fine with 2 GB as well. RAM isn't the issue (though Xfce will use less RAM itself, it really depends on what programs you're using as to whether 2 GB will cause a lot of swap use or not). Cinnamon will just use a little more power (battery) than Xfce—regardless of available RAM.
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

In the laptop uses Intel graphics, Cinnamon should work fine. Xfce will be a little less demanding. If this is a laptop for "on the go" that may be preferable.
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: useradd user doesn't populate SHELL variable in terminal
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: useradd user doesn't populate SHELL variable in terminal

Search for "SHELL" in the useradd manpage finds answer on first hit :wink:
by xenopeek
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 FDE across multiple drives—the right way?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Linux Mint 19 FDE across multiple drives—the right way?

It's a whole lot easier if you don't need hibernate to work with disk encryption or don't need the swap partition (or you'd be okay with leaving swap unencrypted which is silly of course :)). Without hibernate you can just reserve a partition for swap and add a single line to /etc/crypttab to have e...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Netflix on linux
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Netflix on linux

Learned something new :) Pay attention to the description text on that PPA page, you need to do at least the following after adding the PPA and installing Chromium from it: == Hardware Video Decoding == To enable hardware video decoding, open chrome://flags, search for "Hardware-accelerated video", ...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Video Hardware Decode with AMD Vega (2400G APU)?
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Video Hardware Decode with AMD Vega (2400G APU)?

This is from the Arch Linux wiki but matches your output: If the following error is displayed when running vainfo: libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1 vaInitialize failed with error code -1 (unknown libva error),exit You need to configure the correct driver, see #Configuring VA-API . For AMD it d...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: bzip2 is INCREASING the size of archives when compressing!
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: bzip2 is INCREASING the size of archives when compressing!

deb packages use xz compression for the embedded control and data file (open your deb file with Archive Manager to see). xz compression commonly leads to smaller files than with bzip2 compression. Lossless compression algorithms add some overhead to the compressed data. So when you try to compress a...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Netflix on linux
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Netflix on linux

As I understand it, the web browsers that support Netflix on Linux (Firefox and Google Chrome, or Chromium based browsers using Google Chrome's Widevine plugin) do not yet support hardware acceleration of video on Linux (VA-API or VDPAU). See for example the table here https://wiki.archlinux.org/ind...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LMDE 3 Killed CrossFTP Pro
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: LMDE 3 Killed CrossFTP Pro

Their knowledge base only suggests to remove it and reinstall. I'd first try creating a new user account (with Users and Groups in your menu), log in to that and try starting the program from there. See if it works on the new account. If so, the issue is with some setting or preference on your own a...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Poll: are forums password requirements too complicated?
Replies: 54
Views: 879

Re: Poll: are forums password requirements too complicated?

Data breaches unfortunately happen. Seems like a month can't go by without reading about a data breach at some organization, affecting hundreds of millions of accounts. To stay at least somewhat safe online, do the following: - use a unique password for each website - use a password manager and let ...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: LM Forums issues...
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: LM Forums issues...

Any browser plugins that could be the problem? For the forum you need to accept and retain cookies from the *.linuxmint.com domain, as your login session key is saved in that. Perhaps some browser setting or plugin to block or delete cookies? If not that, are you perhaps using a VPN, proxy or other ...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 1064

Re: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?

Let's please keep it friendly folks.
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED How do I remove gmome-terminal from the menu favourites?
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: How do I remove gmome-terminal from the menu favourites?

I no longer have Linux Mint 17 here (mind that support ends in 7 months) but probably you have to remove it from favorites by right-clicking the program's icon in the list of programs—on the right side of the menu, not in the list of favorites on the left side of the menu.
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 1064

Re: Spying in Mint?

I edited my last post, here is the data that is required we can completely block this data with the method I explained, try for yourself use opt out and run wireshark to track the data, even after opting out the optout data is being sent. We can completely block the telemetry data https://spectre9c...

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