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by xenopeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: GNOME 3.28
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: GNOME 3.28

Gtk ≠ Gnome
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED]January 9, 2018: Has anyone received the promised security updates for Meltdown?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: January 9, 2018: Has anyone received the promised security updates for Meltdown?

You should check yourself if those web browsers from those repositories already include the mitigation. I can only speak for Firefox from Linux Mint's repositories.
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: applet to see on desltop a resource
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: applet to see on desltop a resource

Cinnamon calls that desklets. Look in your system settings menu and open desklets from there, and install from the online available ones what you want. There are a few to monitor resource usage. You can also browse them online https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/desklets (but install them through ...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED]January 9, 2018: Has anyone received the promised security updates for Meltdown?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: January 9, 2018: Has anyone received the promised security updates for Meltdown?

No, as they are not released yet. You can follow progress here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/KnowledgeBase/SpectreAndMeltdown Firefox has already been updated on all Linux Mint editions and that has mitigation built in so that JavaScript can't exploit these bugs. What other untrusted code do...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 76
Views: 9234

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

When Debian Jessie provides it.
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: GNOME 3.28
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: GNOME 3.28

Nemo was forked from Nautilus 5½ years ago and has been actively developed since (almost 1.5 million lines of code have been removed and 0.5 million added). The desktop is managed by nemo-desktop process. Your post doesn't affect anything or anybody on Linux Mint, now or in the next 2½ years. Upcomi...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is it possible to read the contents of the swap file/partition?
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: Is it possible to read the contents of the swap file/partition?

Going back to the exact same answers: - A powered off system is not secure unless you're using disk encryption. Disk encryption also encrypts swap. Without disk encryption anybody with physical access to your computer has root and can already access all the files on it. Thus no need to go dig throug...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 461
Views: 14622

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Firefox is already patched with mitigation to make it impossible for JavaScript on websites to exploits these bugs. For most home users, they only run untrusted code on their system in their web browser — so using a web browser with mitigation is key. Evaluate whether your personal policy for what p...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is it possible to read the contents of the swap file/partition?
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: Is it possible to read the contents of the swap file/partition?

For me , the more troubling aspect of this CPU mess is the potential to break the previously assumed "isolation " of VMs And I'm thinking in particular about the Xen hypervisor ( and also the Qubes OS project ) . You'd have to run malware on the guest OS that specifically targets these bu...
by xenopeek
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is it possible to read the contents of the swap file/partition?
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: Is it possible to read the contents of the swap file/partition?

If you can't trust the people that have unsupervised access to your computer while it is powered off you should already be using full disk encryption. That will also encrypt swap. It's much easier to just access the files on your disk than try and get something meaningful information from swap. If y...
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can someone explain Flatpak?
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: [SOLVED] Can someone explain Flatpak?

If you run this command it should also report 1.4 GB:
du -s -h /var/lib/flatpak

--si uses powers of 1000 for sizes, -h uses powers of 1024. 1.5 GB with --si is 1.4 GiB with -h.
1.5 GB = 1.5 x 1000 x 1000 x 1000 bytes = 1,500,000,000 bytes
1,500,000,000 bytes ÷ 1024 ÷ 1024 ÷ 1024 = ~1.4 GiB
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can someone explain Flatpak?
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: [SOLVED] Can someone explain Flatpak?

The /var/lib/flatpak/runtime directory is basically counted twice by Thunar. I don't know enough about Thunar to say if this is intentional or if you can configure it to be more sensible. Flatpak is using OSTree, which is a kind of hardlink system. A hardlink is a way for the filesystem to point to ...
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can someone explain Flatpak?
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: Can someone explain Flatpak?

That last command of mine didn't take into account different Gnome branches, hence the errors, but it looks like you have 3 different runtimes installed (two versions of Gnome and one of KDE). Total disk space used by your flatpak applications and runtimes together is 1,5 GB not 4 GB. The applicatio...
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xml file [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: xml file

~ is shorthand for your home directory. If your username on your computer is rhurbarb, ~ would normally be equivalent to /home/rhurbarb.
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can someone explain Flatpak?
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: Can someone explain Flatpak?

It's unlikely you have a two tiny applications; most applications will need some kind of runtime and that will be a big collection of system libraries. Let's first check that we're talking about the same thing here. Run this command to check the total amount of disk space used by flatpak: du -s --si...
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cinnamon on Qubes?
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Cinnamon on Qubes?

Moved here as this isn't about Linux Mint.

There are various templates you can use with Qubes OS https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/templates/. Whether they will let you install Cinnamon, IDK. Doesn't look like there is a forum but they have a mailinglist https://www.qubes-os.org/mailing-lists/.
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xml file [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: xml file

An xml file is just a text file. Use whatever text or XML editor you want to use.
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak software management
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: Flatpak software management

Try uninstalling them: flatpak uninstall org.darktable.Darktable.Locale flatpak uninstall org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.nvidia-384-90 flatpak uninstall org.gnome.Platform.Locale If the first and last command give an error try again but remove .Locale from the end of the command.
by xenopeek
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can someone explain Flatpak?
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: Can someone explain Flatpak?

pbear wrote:where Flatpak is a 240 MB download and seems to be taking twice that much space in /var/lib/flatpak.

Is that including the Gnome 3.26 runtime?
by xenopeek
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can someone explain Flatpak?
Replies: 20
Views: 364

Re: Can someone explain Flatpak?

Non-flatpak programs come from the software repositories maintained by Debian/Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Those programs use the system libraries installed on your system which come from those software repositories as well. A specific version of every program, system library and other components is selec...

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