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Software & Applications / Re: Nemo and desktop icons
« Last post by PCNetSpec on September 10, 2019, 09:40:44 am »
Depends on the version of nemo...

Older versions required:
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nemo -n
to start the desktop without also opening a nemo file manager window

newer versions of nemo have separated the process for the 'desktop' from the 'file manager window' process, so require:
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nemo-desktop
to start the desktop.
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Advanced Topics / Re: File Ownership [SOLVED]
« Last post by PCNetSpec on September 10, 2019, 09:24:23 am »
Great news :)

Personally I tend to add mounts manually in fstab .. just means I know what they **should** be doing, so have a place to start if they're not doing as expected.
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New Users / Re: Problematic Update (SOLVED)
« Last post by PCNetSpec on September 10, 2019, 09:00:14 am »
My position is It can't hurt to manually run a well know rootkit scanner every now and again .. in fact I haven't really a problem with manual AV scanning every now and again as long as it's not a 'real time' daemon running automatically in the background with elevated privileges (where it becomes an attack vector in its own right).

Just be aware rootkit scanners are also well known for false positives, so do your homework on any positives before simply accepting and deleting .. eg. check the files checkums against those in the repos, etc.



I'm absolutely NOT saying Linux viruses are impossible, there have been a few (mainly proof-of-concept viruses created in labs), but NON have been able to spread .. Linux just puts too many barriers in their way.

Also be aware Linux will not prevent a user blowing his own foot off (if he chooses to be stupid and install software from untrusted sources without some kind of verification/mitigation planning) .. in fact Linux will give him a magnum with which to do it, and won't ask "are you sure ?" before allowing him to pull the trigger. All Linux will do is make sure his stupidity will not affect others around him.. for example nothing he does will traverse the network arriving at another Linux machine with it's execute bit enabled.

Linux (along with the centralised repo system) is in itself proof against virus propagation (and any virus that cannot spread is doomed from the get-go to only hurt isolated systems, then quickly die), but as with ANY OS your own system relies at least to some extent on YOU not being stupid .. but then if you CHOOSE to shoot yourself in the foot in Windows AV on it's own isn't going to help you.
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Software & Applications / Re: Nemo and desktop icons
« Last post by murraymint on September 10, 2019, 06:27:44 am »
In Peppermint it's in "default applications for LXSession" > Core applications > Desktop manager >
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nemo -n
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Software & Applications / Re: Nemo and desktop icons
« Last post by zebedeeboss on September 10, 2019, 06:25:52 am »
Hi Fritz74,

Nemo is the default file manager in Peppermint 10 already, so not sure why you had to install it ?

Regards Zeb...
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New Users / Re: Problematic Update (SOLVED)
« Last post by zebedeeboss on September 10, 2019, 06:18:55 am »
I honestly don't think I have EV ER ran one of those ? Even when on windows unless it was built into Avast back in the day and then Sophos in later years

but definitely NEVER on Linux

Regards Zeb...
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Software & Applications / Nemo and desktop icons
« Last post by Fritz74 on September 10, 2019, 06:17:48 am »
This is for something I want to do in my Debian installation - but maybe someone can give me a hint how you did it in Peppermint.

I installed Nemo and made it the preferred application to handle files. I also want it to handle the icons on the Desktop.

Thanks in advance!
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New Users / Re: Problematic Update (SOLVED)
« Last post by Brianrh on September 10, 2019, 05:36:51 am »
Sorry to carry this post further after solved but do your comments on AV apply to Rootkit scanning apps as well?
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New Users / Re: Problematic Update (SOLVED)
« Last post by zebedeeboss on September 10, 2019, 04:48:03 am »
To add to the anti-virus side of things - I do not run any anti-virus on any of the multiple distributions I run and two of them share a drive with Windows.

I have, to my knowledge, never been effected by a virus and all the OS's share common USB drives.

Regards Zeb...
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Advanced Topics / Re: File Ownership [SOLVED]
« Last post by zebedeeboss on September 10, 2019, 04:43:16 am »
Hi, fixed it thanks to your commands. I can now edit files on those two drives as per normal.

Not sure how but the F and G drive got mounted with different read/write permissions ??

So I went into gnome-disks and stopped the mounts - remounted it in the normal way (using gnome-disks) and checking the /mnt command it now shows drwxrwxrwx like the others.

Many Thanks

Regards Zeb...
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