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by panorain
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown

uname -a uname -a paul@Paul-Lenovo-m57p ~ $ uname -a Linux Paul-Lenovo-m57p 4.4.0-109-generic #132~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 9 21:46:42 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux paul@Paul-Lenovo-m57p ~ $ grep isolation /var/log/syslog Binary file /var/log/syslog matches paul@Paul-Lenovo-m57p ~ $ gre...
by panorain
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown

Output of --> grep CONFIG_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION=y /boot/config-`uname -r` && echo "patched" || echo "unpatched" This is over and I sincerely hate Intel for abusing people who care about computers. All now are junk I want a decent thing I did not come to MINT for war you pieces of trash being paid 100...
by panorain
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown

I did ----> No idea - you have reboot into it? <---- reboot the Compaq machine. After ugh the kernel update to ---> 4.4.0-109 <--- which I feel upset about - - -> dmesg | grep isolation not being reported . <-- on the Compaq . Should I just leave the entry's displayed below / installed as the follow...
by panorain
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown

@thx-1138 --> thank you once again . Question 1 . How can I 'see / tell' the --> kernel loaded microcode is from 10 / 2010 ' on the Lenovo ? Please excuse my misunderstanding . Please respond . That is my underlying issue is with the 'microcode version' that is / has been installed . Question 2 . Wh...
by panorain
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Receiving notifications on Mint forum user posts via email?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Receiving notifications on Mint forum user posts via email?

Thank you very much for your reply! I think I figured it out with your help. The following options seemed to have helped my situation; I have included screenshots also [far below] *Username* <---- panorain User Control Panel Board preferences Edit posting results Notify me upon replies by default --...
by panorain
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown

@thx-1138 Thank you very much for your response and noting to me the 4.4.0-109-generic can be easily found within Update Manager [which I missed]. Please respond if you have time sometime. :o I have to say again I appreciate all the persons on these forums alot for the time they have given me helpin...
by panorain
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Receiving notifications on Mint forum user posts via email?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Receiving notifications on Mint forum user posts via email?

What is the correct way I can adjust the Linux Mint forums settings to notify me via email when a message has been sent in response to a post that I create? I ask this question because forever [for me] before the Mint forums were even compromised a while back; I was never able to receive email notif...
by panorain
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown

I really appreciate all you help and responses. The changelog is somewhat confusing to me on the intel-microcode package I have located and installed in Synaptic Package Manager. I will uninstall the intel-microcode package on Computer 1 as suggested by michael louwe . Computer 1: paul@Paul-Lenovo-m...
by panorain
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype not working anymore Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Skype not working anymore Updated

Thanks for that suggestion also.
by panorain
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype not working anymore Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Skype not working anymore Updated

That would be great but I do not seem to have a test call button for that right now.

I have no contacts and the audio / webcam buttons are shaded.

Perhaps I am missing something.
by panorain
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown

How can the updates not apply to my CPU because my CPU is listed on the intel website as being available for microcode update? I do not understand that. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27431/Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-File?product=30783 dmesg | grep microcode [ 1.407247] microcode: CPU...
by panorain
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype not working anymore Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Skype not working anymore Updated

Is there a way for me to confirm that my webcam is working properly within this browser based Skype?

I have installed cheese and my communicator stx webcam appears to work appears to work correctly within cheese.

I hope this is not to far off topic.

I appreciate your help.
by panorain
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype not working anymore Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Skype not working anymore Updated

Thank you for your reply and help. Yes I have tried also to install from the link you provided in your email with no success either. I will look into web.skype.com thanks. Is this now a common Skype issue? I notice for some people Skype works still while reading on the Microsoft site for Skype maybe...
by panorain
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Installing microcode to protect against Spectre/Meltdown

Hi all, I have a desktop computer that is running Linux Mint Qiana 17 64 bit with the Mate desktop installed. my cpu is listed here with output of command inxi -C <---the C is supposed to be CAPS but it doesn't show up that way. CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E6550 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB clock speed...
by panorain
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype not working anymore Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Skype not working anymore Updated

Hi everyone. I have Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64 bit installed with Mate desktop on my home desktop computer. I recently noticed that Skype no longer works so what I did was remove it via Synaptic Package Manager. Then I proceeded to download a skypeforlinux-64.deb found here --> https://www.skype.com/en/...
by panorain
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Intermitent wireless dropoff
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Intermitent wireless dropoff

I have a Compaq nc 6400 laptop with Mint 17.1 Serena / Mate desktop installed--> lspci I have included a screenshot ot the output. Randomly the signal fails and the only way I know of to regain connectivity is to reboot completely. Trying the hardware button on the laptop does not reactivate the sig...
by panorain
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Amazon Prime Videos suddenly fail to play. [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Amazon Prime Videos suddenly fail to play.

Thank You for taking your time to answer my question.
by panorain
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Amazon Prime Videos suddenly fail to play. [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Amazon Prime Videos suddenly fail to play. [Solved]

I have a Compaq nc-6400 32 bit laptop - kernel 4.4.0-53-generic running Linux Mint 18.1 Serena with Mate desktop. 4 gigabytes memory installed. Firefox version 54.0 installed. I signed up for an Amazon Prime free trial. I was able to watch a couple videos throughout my first week or so without any i...
by panorain
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cowsay - Fortunes + snowman.cow
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Cowsay - Fortunes + snowman.cow

Hello there: I have installed 32bit LinuxMint 18.1 Serena with Mate desktop on my laptop computer. I have a separate desktop computer with LinuxMint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop installed also. If I remember correctly it was real easy for me to install Fortunes with Cowsay for Qiana 17 which included ...
by panorain
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Increase History within Mate Terminal 1.8.0
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Increase History within Mate Terminal 1.8.0

@imuserx4849 --> 1. Are you meaning to state that your HISTSIZE=1000 not HISTFILE=1000 ? Meaning you have 1000 commands remembered in your labelled history file which is .bash_history by default. Cause otherwise you could possibly be naming your HISTFILE to 1000. So you also have HISTFILESIZE=10000 ...

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