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by xenopeek
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Partition manager and other small suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Partition manager and other small suggestions

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums. Below are my personal thoughts on your suggestions. Mostly trying to help make these more complete suggestions. I know you can do all of that with the GUI but it's not that user friendly (Especially if you're someone trying linux for the first time, people won't kno...
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware
Replies: 26
Views: 931

Re: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware

gm10 meant that a script file extracted from an archive file can come with the execute permission set. You'd still need to run it yourself and would then be shown that dialog I shared. Note also that the dialog's default action is to cancel (do nothing).
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware
Replies: 26
Views: 931

Re: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware

You're overthinking it. Pjotr already shared what you see when double-clicking a script file in your file manager but in Dutch. Here it is in English: https://i.imgur.com/lFzuttx.png (All I did was create an empty document called "EvilFile" and in the properties changed the file permissions to allow...
by xenopeek
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware
Replies: 26
Views: 931

Re: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware

carum carvi wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:20 am
How does a shell script get onto my LinuxMint system?
By you clicking on a button to download such a script.
by xenopeek
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware
Replies: 26
Views: 931

Re: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware

It's a Linux shell script that deploys malware in the user's home directory after the user runs the shell script they downloaded themselves. The deployed malware attempts to hide from the user by pretending to be a Gnome extension.

Don't run untrusted shell scripts.
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Priority for updating Keepass2 in Software Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Priority for updating Keepass2 in Software Manager

Keepass2 comes from the Ubuntu package base repository and is community maintained (not by Canonical). Version 2.32 is current on Linux Mint 18.x; version 2.38 on Linux Mint 19.x. If you have a newer version you likely added this PPA to your system: https://launchpad.net/~jtaylor/+archive/ubuntu/kee...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What are the free Linux magazines to download?
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: What are the free Linux magazines to download?

Thank all for your input. What are some of the best paid Linux magazines? I enjoyed Linux Format back in the day but it's been a decade since I grabbed one I think. The other Linux magazines seems to mostly be for sysadmins. These days I read the Dutch c't magazine (it's also a German magazine) whi...
by xenopeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What are the free Linux magazines to download?
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: What are the free Linux magazines to download?

JoeFootball wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:06 pm
They donated a percentage of their income to open source, and while a noble intent, it proved to much for their balance sheet, and Linux Magazine acquired them. A nice run though.
Not really. They said they never made a profit and thus never donated anything to open source projects.
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What are the free Linux magazines to download?
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: What are the free Linux magazines to download?

JoeFootball wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Assuming you meant free, Linux Voice comes to mind, for when it was in operation.
It's almost 3 years out of business.
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How To Change GRUB boot order
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: How To Change GRUB boot order

Open Software Sources program from your menu and delete the danielrichter2007/grub-customizer PPA. Then try re-adding it from there:
ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
by xenopeek
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how do I install Python? :P
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: how do I install Python? :P

Both Python 2 and Python 3 come readily installed on Linux Mint. Your system wouldn't be able to function without them. Do not mess with your system's Python versions, you'll break things. How are you installing PlayOnLinux? Assuming you're on Linux Mint 19.x, are you following the instructions for ...
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Driver manager shows internet connection issue
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Driver manager shows internet connection issue

Question about your graphics card is entirely unrelated to the missing signature on your Firefox Aurora PPA. For the latter go into Software Sources and remove the Firefox Aurora PPA. Then re-add: ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/firefox-aurora That should import the signature again onto your system and let...
by xenopeek
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 30
Views: 4160

Re: LMDE 4 on Buster?

There will be a LMDE 4 release at some point but there's nothing announced for it beyond that.
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster" was released
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: Debian 10 "Buster" was released

I used debian-live-10.0.0-amd64-gnome.iso and just used the installer in the menu. Don't know if that is calamaris or something other. How can I tell?

Which installer I use doesn't play a role in the bug found in the Software Properties program.

Let's not turn this into a support topic though :)
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster" was released
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: Debian 10 "Buster" was released

Thanks for the recommend. As I understand it Sparky use LXDE/LXQt. I'm sticking with Gnome, Cinnamon or MATE (users' choice) on installs I do for others. I don't want to saddle anybody that will call on me for support with a DE I'm not very familiar with. While I enjoy experimenting and taking a loo...
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster" was released
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: Debian 10 "Buster" was released

I'm doing a first test install for somebody that wants Debian. I'm sorry to say but I feel let down by lack of attention to detail. Tried switching the repository mirror to one in the Netherlands. Afterwards can no longer update. Switch the repository back to the main repository. Still can't update....
by xenopeek
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ssd & secure-delete (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: ssd & secure-delete

You can use the ATA Secure Erase command to erase the entire SSD (it's erase all or none). See https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase. However, some SSDs will have a fake Secure Erase implementation. It's thus unfortunately not something you can blindly trust. It's worth a try though...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: upgrade linux mint from 13 to 18
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: upgrade linux mint from 13 to 18

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums. There's no reliable way to upgrade from Linux Mint 13, which reached end of life in 2017, to Linux Mint 18. The safest approach is to take a (or more) backup of your important personal files (documents, pictures, web browser bookmarks & passwords and so on) to an ex...
by xenopeek
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Backup Tool fails restore
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Backup Tool fails restore

Sorry to say but backup.tar .part is the filename of a backup in progress, not of a complete backup. That aligns with the errors tar gives you; that the backup file ended before expected. A complete backup would not have .part at the end of its name. Any files you couldn't extract from the incomplet...

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