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- 06-06-2014 #1
Problem using EBAY Standard Uploader on new Linux Mint 16 OS / 32 bit.
I cannot upload photos to ebay as no standard uploader appears when I try to post an item.
I have a Toshiba Tecra & installed 32 bit Linux Mint Cinnamon 16 myself.
My computer talents are fairly limited!
- 06-06-2014 #2
- Join Date
- Dec 2013
What browser are you using? Do you have pop-ups blocked?
- 06-06-2014 #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
- Tucson AZ
Support for Linux Mint 16 will end next month. You might be better off downloading and installing Mint 17 which will have support for 5 years.
- 06-06-2014 #4
Try using a user agent switcher in your browser.
It will be a addon for your browser.
It will fool ebay site into thinking you are using Safari or IE.
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- 06-07-2014 #10
As for upgrading, Mint may offer you the option to upgrade to version 17. The upgrade may or may not succeed so if you try it make sure that you have your data backed up first; you're doing that anyway right? Personally, I have never had an *Ubuntu distribution upgrade leave me with a boot-able computer so I have learned the hard way to make sure I have a working USB Key of the latest version before I try it. I know for many other people it works flawlessly.
The main problem with non-LTS versions of Ubuntu, Mint and anything else based on Ubuntu is that Canonical only provide updates for a ludicrously short nine months whereas it used to be a more reasonable eighteen months. I guess they figured they were spending to much time, money and bandwidth supporting derivatives which use their repositories. I could be really cynical and suggest that it was also done to try and make it too much work for the often superior hobbyist derivatives to keep up with... but I won't!
A nice simple backup process is to get yourself a decent external drive and install back-in-time from the repositories. If you are not using KDE then install the gnome version. I have a couple of these that I use for backups and they seem perfectly reliable so far. A good rule of thumb is if taking your backups is a pain then you are doing it wrong. I use back-in-time to take a backup every two hours and I rarely notice it happening.
Apparently, the way to upgrade from Mint 16 to Mint 17 is to open a terminal and run the following. When you are asked for a password it will look like nothing is being entered.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
It appears there is an additional step. BEFORE running the dist-upgrade command run the following:
cd /etc/apt/sources.d sudo nano official-package-repositories.list
Did I mention backups before doing any of this
Last edited by elija; 06-07-2014 at 02:27 PM.