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by xenopeek
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there TTS for the lazy?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Is there TTS for the lazy?

You can use the Orca screen reader. It's installed by default on Linux Mint Cinnamon (not sure about MATE and Xfce, but see next). You enable the screen reader in System Settings > Accessibility. In System Settings > Keyboards > Shortcuts you can configure key combination to toggle screen reader on/...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter

I can't wrap my head around what you wrote :lol: If you add the USB device to an external (in the printer) USB hub that is connected to your computer, you're adding the network port to your computer—not to the printer. You'd just not be plugging it directly into your computer but into the external U...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 20
Views: 451

Re: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...

Topic's merged as they are about the same news.

Previous discussion Microsoft to drive even more users to Linux with DesktopAsAService may also be of interest here.
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Donating via Patreon
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Donating via Patreon

Thanks for supporting the developers. Patreon can have lower fees than PayPal, especially for smaller amounts, as it doesn't charge a fixed fee + percentage fee but only a percentage fee. But if you're using PayPal to fund your Patreon account... Patreon detail their fee structure here: https://supp...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing GIMP plugins from .tar.gz file?
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Installing GIMP plugins from .tar.gz file?

Good catch. OP must have installed the GIMP flatpak or otherwise added GIMP 2.10 to their system. Linux Mint comes with GIMP 2.8 and gimp-plugin-registry will add resynthesizer plugin for that.

So to use this plugin you'll have to downgrade to the default GIMP version of Linux Mint.
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing GIMP plugins from .tar.gz file?
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Installing GIMP plugins from .tar.gz file?

I looked up that plugin and your 0.16 version is the last one from the previous maintainer. The current maintainer is on version 2.0.3 and has the project hosted here: https://github.com/bootchk/resynthesizer Reading the instructions there you do have the option to install it from source code as you...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter

As I understand the drivers are for your computer for when you use the USB device to add a network port to the computer itself. When using the USB device to add a network port to your HPofficejet 3830 printer, you don't need this driver on Linux Mint. That said, the data sheet on the website makes i...
by xenopeek
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: LM 19 Realtek WiFi card rtl8821ce
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: LM 19 Realtek WiFi card rtl8821ce

Searching on the forums for "rtl8821ce" shows users with the same issue. One was able to solve it with steps here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=273099&p=1501349#p1501349 Worth a try. As for Linux Mint 19.1, seeing as an update to the hardware enablement stack isn't due till Febr...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Browsers won't open several websites
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Browsers won't open several websites

Very confusing that these websites: - don't work from the live ISO - do work when connecting from another network - do work when installing Windows on the same system and using same network I mean, this means neither Linux Mint nor the network are the cause. Only the combination could be the cause b...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How secure is the encryption when installing linux mint, and what does it encrypt?
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: How secure is the encryption when installing linux mint, and what does it encrypt?

Yes, please make a different topic for that. Also, if you didn't know already, MAC addresses are transmitted on the local network only. They don't go on the internet. Randomizing your MAC address would only be meaningful if you can't trust local networks you're connecting to outside your home or pla...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Optimize SSD's for Longer Lifespan
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Optimize SSD's for Longer Lifespan

Good catch. I've updated it in OP's post.
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Hardware vs software based full disk encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: How secure is the encryption when installing linux mint, and what does it encrypt?

I see the vulnerable drives are all SSD and no HDD have ever been found to have vulnerabilities (which is not to say it could not happen). As I read it, they just looked at highly popular storage devices. Linux Mint doesn't use hardware based encryption and is not affected. Windows users using BitL...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Single boot Mint 19 installation on SSD and HDD with encryption
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Single boot Mint 19 installation on SSD and HDD with encryption

Personally I did a default install with encryption on the primary disk, then encrypted and formatted the second disk manually. But I added the second disk at a later time so that was by necessity. Perhaps somebody else will known if there is a way to do this all with the installer. With both disks e...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Optimize SSD's for Longer Lifespan
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Optimize SSD's for Longer Lifespan

Step 2: sudo xed /etc/fstab Add noatime mount option. Noatime mount option fully disables writing file access times to SSD every time you read a file, this reduces the writes to SSD therefore greatly increasing lifespan of SSD’s. Add noatime mount option to all partitions except swap partition. Th...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [FIX] no swap on fresh LM19 install with home directory encryption
Replies: 14
Views: 14609

Re: [FIX] no swap on fresh LM19 install with home directory encryption

Waterwalker wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:31 pm
When I used the first command got the floowing reply "sed: can't read /etc/crypttab: No such file or directory"
If you don't have a /etc/crypttab file, you're not using Linux Mint 19 with home directory encryption or you don't have swap.
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Hardware vs software based full disk encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: How secure is the encryption when installing linux mint, and what does it encrypt?

The best and simplest encryption is hardware based full disk encryption . It is transparent and everything is encrypted. It's not. Security researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands have found they can access data on several very popular Crucial and Samsung SSDs using hardware based encr...
by xenopeek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How secure is the encryption when installing linux mint, and what does it encrypt?
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: How secure is the encryption when installing linux mint, and what does it encrypt?

When i search for it on the drive one of many paths pop up: /home/myusername/Games/warframe/dosdevices/z:/sys/class/misc/ecryptfs Many paths with locate ecryptfs, but it's not in home. And whereis gave me this path: ecryptfs: /usr/lib/ecryptfs /usr/share/man/man7/ecryptfs.7.gz That's all fine as lo...
by xenopeek
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How secure is the encryption when installing linux mint, and what does it encrypt?
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: How secure is the encryption when installing linux mint, and what does it encrypt?

You can't mistake full disk encryption. During boot, before the login screen, you're asked to provide a mount passphrase. You can also check by running command like lsblk on the terminal and checking the TYPE column for value "crypt" to confirm you have LUKS/dm-crypt encrypted partitions. Home direc...

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