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by rambo919
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 19.2 shutdown delay.
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Linux Mint 19.2 shutdown delay.

There was one bug I picked up.... my 17" secondary CRT displayed at 1080p of all things and any attempt to change the resolution resulted in no signal. After I installed the nvidia proprietary drivers this went away.
by rambo919
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: BIOS updates regarding vulnerabilities
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: BIOS updates regarding vulnerabilities

Seems like my theory that most people update their mobile device firmware but not their desktop firmware was correct.... only 16 votes though.
by rambo919
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: BIOS updates regarding vulnerabilities
Replies: 4
Views: 207

BIOS updates regarding vulnerabilities

There seems to be a lot of differing opinions over what to update and when.

Some rely solely on OS patches because of bricking fears or performance concerns and others religiously update the BIOS.

So I got curious who does what and why?
by rambo919
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Duke Nukem Atomic
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Duke Nukem Atomic

Using a DosBox frontend is probably your best bet.
by rambo919
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A per-application firewall for Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: A per-application firewall for Linux

Simply use Firejail for that job: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/sandbox.html#ID11 (item 11) Just modify the menu items and panel launchers for the apps you wish to deny internet access, and you're done. No need for any third-party software which isn't in the official repo's. :mrgreen:...
by rambo919
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A per-application firewall for Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: A per-application firewall for Linux

Zonealarm was great with winXP.... then there was a period of no good free firewall, now Comodo of all things is the best.... terrible AV but good Firewall.... just don't enable hips it's basically UAC and having two of them is redundant. Hopefully Comodo wakes up and brings out a proper Linux versi...
by rambo919
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – June 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2381

Re: Monthly News – June 2019

Well it's not as if they have much choice with 32bit support but there is going to definitely be problems with a complete crossover. It's like Firefox and the addon support drop, many STILL have not been redone to the new standard and I myself have to keep a outdated portable version around for one ...
by rambo919
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 123
Views: 4706

Re: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward

snap/flatpak is fine in concept.... in practice everyone in positions of power implements it lazily and hastily because they themselves half the time never have to use it..... it's similar to gaming company ceo's that are not gamers. No one REALLY thought it through completely instead they just slap...
by rambo919
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 123
Views: 4706

Re: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

And then there's this: Gizmodo: Steam Is About to Drop Official Support for Ubuntu To be honest, I have no sympathy for developers who refuse to update their code for modern hardware and OSs. As far as I am personally concerned, fsck Valv and their stupid proprietary game makers. That said, I suppo...
by rambo919
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is NOT dropping all 32-bit support going forward
Replies: 123
Views: 4706

Re: Bye bye i386, Ubuntu is dropping all 32-bit support going forward

And this is NOT a hardware issue this is only about 32bit SOFTWARE and LIBS. If someone still dont understand that this isn't about computers that can't run 64 bit software but about removing support for legacy software MAINLY Wine based software. This is chopping one leg off Linux on the desktop a...
by rambo919
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it
Replies: 30
Views: 7735

Re: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it

What confuses me is why grub rescue is still so barebones.... they could at least add a easy scan-and-repair type option that does not require googling the current 5 lines of commands (the bane of linux is the plethora of outdated tut's that ruin systems instead of fixing them) to do the same thing....
by rambo919
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux worm spreading via Exim servers hit Azure customers
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Linux worm spreading via Exim servers hit Azure customers

Even keeping up to date wont be enough once a proper malware offensive starts.... this false sense of security WILL cause major problems somewhere in the future especially with how sloppily containers (flatpak, etc) are being handled I think, but then again I'm paranoid.
by rambo919
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who is your ISP ? What kind of connection are you using ?
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Who is your ISP ? What kind of connection are you using ?

2MB ADSL SAfrica... it's just a joy to share with the rest of the house.
by rambo919
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Really really annoying!
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: REALLY REALLY ANNOYING!!!

This is why I always copy long posts to clipboard just in case.
by rambo919
Fri May 31, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is the safety of linux from viruses & malwares deprecated... I just found this
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Is the safety of linux from viruses & malwares deprecated... I just found this

Never underestimate the gullibility of even experienced users, malware can easily slip in under the guise of technical help that looks legit.
by rambo919
Fri May 31, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1379

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

you guys are gonna love this one, this is what actual negativity looks like

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/sc ... int-to-go/
by rambo919
Wed May 29, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1379

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

And I agree with all of that. "You cannot blame upstream because you chose to use upstream" is something I said more than once to the Mint dev team, and despite clearly not being adverse to tinkering myself, I do have quite strong opinions about how the user experience should be tailored to those t...
by rambo919
Wed May 29, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1379

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

I will point out that neither of those threads were created by him and he never asked for help here with the issues he claims to be experiencing - instead he chose to attribute them to the distribution as a whole on his blog without (seemingly) further research. It's that part which draws the react...
by rambo919
Wed May 29, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?
Replies: 36
Views: 1531

Re: Richard Stallnman Gnu Fsf compliant respective mint?

I am also a fan of the old curmudgeon . He has done pioneering work , going back to his early days at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory . He might be a bit nutty but he's our nut and his heart has always been in the right place.... just don't tie me down and make me listen to him sing ther...
by rambo919
Wed May 29, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1379

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

Well.... half this thread kinda proves many of his points.... People getting high on old horses and protecting fickle non-maidens. Is it so hard to think that maybe he simply never thought of checking swappyness because of an (very logical) assumption that it would already have been set to the most ...

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