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by Dirkoir
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security with local Wordpress (LAMP, XAMPP or what?)
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Security with local Wordpress (LAMP, XAMPP or what?)

I have in the meantime come at long last upon security reports on the Web about this issue. They indicate that even with perfect port closure and such security risks persists, See: https://cathyjf.com/articles/local-servers-can-get-you-compromised https://superuser.com/questions/872643/how-to-make-x...
by Dirkoir
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security with local Wordpress (LAMP, XAMPP or what?)
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Security with local Wordpress (LAMP, XAMPP or what?)

Clarification: Thanks everyone for your answers, and my apologies for reacting with so much delay (my continued education courses are leaving me little time). I will now attempt to clear misunderstandings and respond to your kind replies: 1.) @Catweazel: don't open port 80 on your router Cool. I som...
by Dirkoir
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security with local Wordpress (LAMP, XAMPP or what?)
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Security with local Wordpress (LAMP, XAMPP or what?)

Hello gurus: If I were to try WordPress site-building locally on my Linux Mint personal computer as opposed to on a remote server on the Internet, wouldn't I be opening my personal computer to hacker attacks from the Internet? And how could I prevent that? Details : I have been reading about LAMP an...
by Dirkoir
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype version 8.26.0.70 unusuable SOUND
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Skype version 8.26.0.70 unusuable SOUND

Hello, gurus: Back, a while ago, when the former Skype version 4.3.0.37 provided by the Mint repo had stopped working thanks to Microsoft suddenly dissing it, I succumbed to Microsoft's forced new installation of Skype version 8.26.0.70. I didn't try to use it until now, I think. Today, when I tried...
by Dirkoir
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: program (BlueGriffon) won't run - libstdc not found
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: program (BlueGriffon) won't run - libstdc not found

Thanks for responding, phd21. :-) Sys Info I had already identified my system as 64bit LM Quiana, but here is the relevant info from inxi (lsusb only gives USB bus info unrelated to BlueGriffon's whining about a library) which may have more useful stuff: System: Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64 (64...
by Dirkoir
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: program (BlueGriffon) won't run - libstdc not found
Replies: 3
Views: 235

program (BlueGriffon) won't run - libstdc not found

Hello, Gurus: I searched the web for a promising WYSIWYG html editor to run natively on Linux and came across BlueGriffon as a pretty good sounding suggestion. Software Manager came up empty, so I went to http://bluegriffon.org/#download and downloaded their deb file for Ubuntu (I prefer deb over ta...
by Dirkoir
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint regularly resets interface adjustments
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: LM 17 resets interface adjustments

First of all backup ALL of your data. Save your "HOME" to a flash drive. Install a newer OS preferrably LM 18.2 64 Cinnamon. Swap out your home data. Bring back your archived files from your backups. do your settings in "System Settings" for your rodent and keyboard. Enjoy! :D Uhm... thanks for rep...
by Dirkoir
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint regularly resets interface adjustments
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Mint regularly resets interface adjustments

Hello, gurus: I am on Linux Mint 17 Qiana, and it drives me a little nuts by constantly switching back to its default settings from certain adjustments I make to its user interface, specifically these two: 1. keyboard layout (I would like it to default to the EurKEY layout I installed) 2. disabled m...
by Dirkoir
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I can't review software
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: I can't review software

I ran across this post noticing it was newer than the last time I searched the problem. Was it ever resolved? Sadly not. I've been using Linux Mint 17.2/17.3 Cinnamon & KDE for a year now and I've never been able to leave reviews on Software Manager. I always get that same error message. And I've t...
by Dirkoir
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] huge bloated syslog and kern.log
Replies: 7
Views: 4871

Re: huge bloated syslog and kern.log

To administrollaattori : Thanks. I divine this is a script which would automatically delete both log files every time my laptop boots were I to implement this script. To everybody : OTOH, perhaps I might need to check those logs some time, and I even read someplace that deleting these logs is "dang...
by Dirkoir
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] huge bloated syslog and kern.log
Replies: 7
Views: 4871

[Solved] huge bloated syslog and kern.log

Hello, gurus: Recently, Mint 17 Quiana keeps warning me upon startup about little remaining free space (<500MB) on root (my "/" partition). Analyzing space, I found /var/log to be the biggest directory, and in it two huge files dwarfing all others: kern.log 3.1GB syslog 3.1GB The logs are mostly fil...
by Dirkoir
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Weird upgrade in Update Manager (wine1.8 = wine1.6)
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Weird upgrade in Update Manager (wine1.8 = wine1.6)

Please post the output of the command I have requested earlier. Otherwise your posts are just speculation and we cannot answer your questions. :? Oops! I hadn't seen your post. (must have mistaken it for a message footer) Thanks for the suggestion. Intreaguing code. :-) Here is the output: ~ $ apt ...
by Dirkoir
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Weird upgrade in Update Manager (wine1.8 = wine1.6)
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Re: Weird upgrade in Update Manager (wine1.8 = wine1.6)

Thanks for joining me in my mystery musings, guys. :-) I am not sure if I understand your thoughts completely, but I believe I got a general idea, one of confusion among repos. To be honest, as far as I can recall, my Wine install was a bit convoluted. I seem to have noted down that I did not specif...
by Dirkoir
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Weird upgrade in Update Manager (wine1.8 = wine1.6)
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

Weird upgrade in Update Manager (wine1.8 = wine1.6)

Well, since no-one had an answer*, I ran the experiment of letting Update Manager proceed and thus learn a little bit more about the nature of the problem. Guess what, it really did downgrade (from 1.7.55 to 1.6.2) rather than upgrade, basically the way it's pre-install warning notice had warned it ...
by Dirkoir
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Weird upgrade in Update Manager (wine1.8 = wine1.6)
Replies: 12
Views: 1012

[SOLVED] Weird upgrade in Update Manager (wine1.8 = wine1.6)

Has anyone else noticed this? For several weeks now, I have an update item waiting in Update Manager to upgrade Wine to the 1.8 version. However, every time I click on Install Updates, I am told wine1.7 will be removed and wine1.6 installed. That's right! Version 1.6, not 1.8!!! I have always cancel...
by Dirkoir
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HELP - access problems with removable hard drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1211

Re: HELP - access problems with removable hard drive

It is quite simple to use fsarchiver to create a backup of your / partition (or any partition). ... And then use fsarchiver occasionally to make a backup of my / partition (sda2) Thanks for the suggestion. Reading up on fsarchiver, it sounds it wouldn't solve my updating of clones challenge, as it ...
by Dirkoir
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HELP - access problems with removable hard drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1211

Re: HELP - access problems with removable hard drive

The problem with two cloned partitions being mounted at the same time which are not identical at the time they are mounted is that the system has no method of determining which copy should be the copy to use for the system and which copy to use for a destination. Since they are mounted identically,...
by Dirkoir
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HELP - access problems with removable hard drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1211

Re: HELP - access problems with removable hard drive

Thanks for hanging in there with me, cwsnyder; and I apologize that I don't have a sufficiently overlapping knowledge base with you to always understand what you are telling me (for instance the notion of two simultaneously "active" OSs (other than VMs) goes over my head). That said, I realize we ha...
by Dirkoir
Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HELP - access problems with removable hard drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1211

Re: HELP - access problems with removable hard drive

I think, I just had a little flash of insight. A penny finally dropped in my aging skull: the culprit behind those three Ext4 partitions not mounting is fstab. :idea: After fstab is done, partitions which it didn't mount get mounted dynamically if they pass a test of being mount-worthy (weird littl...

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