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by Faust
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] guwf refueses to start
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: guwf refueses to start

He posted the stack trace so it was no problem to quickly check out that source code. The issue was the code was choking on decoding the log file. I just moved the offending log file out of the way, but this doesn't solve the problem of why it went bad in the first place. But unless it happens agai...
by Faust
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] guwf refueses to start
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: guwf refueses to start

...does it start with pkexec gufw ? Not for me it doesn't . I'm keeping Mint 19 as a side project until I get it "house-trained" , especially given some of the other recent headaches ... https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=272665 ...... and then trying to get used to NOT typing "gksud...
by Faust
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 40
Views: 986

Re: Catweazel - over and out

" Nonsense " ..... unacceptable reason :) IMHO you are not giving nearly enough consideration to the sheer quantity of great help and advice that you have provided , and a good deal of entertainment value on top ! If I had your number I'd have already been ranting at you on the " Telling Bone " ......
by Faust
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: To install or not to install... gru2-signed. That is the question
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: To install or not to install... gru2-signed. That is the question

@mods Do you think there is a case for merging some of these into one useful place ? -1 It will get confusing for everyone. Well it's confusing the heck out of me as is .... .... but I confuse easily these days . There's other stuff on here about GRUB not installing correctly using update/upgrade ,...
by Faust
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: To install or not to install... gru2-signed. That is the question
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: To install or not to install... gru2-signed. That is the question

There's now some " splatter " of this and related issues across several different topics .

@mods
Do you think there is a case for merging some of these into one useful place ?
by Faust
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?

My usual fix is to boot from "Parted Magic" ( on a USB ) and re-install GRUB . I guess any Live Linux USB would do , but there's a tool called Grub Doctor on Parted Magic that has a GUI .... useful for folks who don't like doing things from terminal . Edit :- For anyone wanting to go the terminal ro...
by Faust
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Media Server - What to use?
Replies: 18
Views: 255

Re: Media Server - What to use?

Raspberry Pi is ideal for making a Plex server .
Low power consumption and rock-solid stability ..... what's not to like ?

https://thepi.io/how-to-set-up-a-raspbe ... ex-server/
by Faust
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions

..... I have encountered following issue in Mint 19 (not present in Linux Mint 18). ......... Did you get to Mint 19 by upgrading from 18.x ? I did , and almost everything works sweetly , but I have a similar issue with VPN ( and I didn't need to be root before ) . I don't want to spend much time c...
by Faust
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD: How many x can it be erased?
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: SSD: How many x can it be erased?

......SSD's have controllers and firmware which will ensure that write cycles are distributed evenly across all cells in order to maximize the life-span of the drives. ............ That's what is at the root of the security/privacy issue with SSDs. The traditional methods of secure delete by using ...
by Faust
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD: How many x can it be erased?
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: SSD: How many x can it be erased?

.... just reformat to a different format and that will destroy the files for all intent and purposes. ..... It most certainly will not ! All that will be gone are the pointers to those files , everything else will remain .... .... " low-hanging fruit " for any forensic investigator . Secure data er...
by Faust
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Linux Mint 19 off of a USB stick
Replies: 16
Views: 433

Re: Installing Linux Mint 19 off of a USB stick

If you wanna create a bootable USB of Linux on Windows use rufus... no argument, works every time. Seconded ! It's incredibly good at what it it does .... no fuss , no drama , no failed write operations . And in the GNU/Linux world , Etcher is the business ! It's a very well designed front end for ...
by Faust
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Asus Prime B360M-A compatible?
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Asus Prime B360M-A compatible?

There is much pressure on hardware manufacturers to be " MS friendly " so that it tends to get pushed in their specs to an abnormal extent ( more than ever since W10 ) . There have been stories around that manufacturers are somehow coerced into making their products " favor " the W10 OS in some way ...
by Faust
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 47
Views: 1133

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

....... Banks generally loan out 10 times as much as they have. That's how majority of money comes into existence. Yes indeed ! They are only obliged to hold around one tenth of all deposits , as liquid cash . And there's a key historical point on how that " fractional reserve" system came into bei...
by Faust
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Recovering contents of an external hard drive inadvertantly written over with dd command
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: Recovering contents of an external hard drive inadvertantly written over with dd command

2018-06-14 Is there any way to recover the contents of an external hard drive I've just inadvertently written over with the dd command? ..... This has been recommended to me by various people , but I've never needed to try it . https://www.r-studio.com/free-linux-recovery/Download.shtml If all else...
by Faust
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: At the Mercy of the local WiFi police
Replies: 39
Views: 977

Re: At the Mercy of the local WiFi police

.... the excellent QoS configuration options in the Tomato router firmware.... Yes indeed ! Big Tomato fan here . .... Facebook is so slow as to make you want to go elsewhere.... Well I'd consider that as an added bonus .... why not enjoy the rural surroundings instead :) Sorry to sound cynical , b...
by Faust
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Trying to SSH TUNNEL but need assistance...
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Trying to SSH TUNNEL but need assistance...

Good that you got your problem sorted , and thank you for posting back here , it all adds to the " knowledge base " and it aids continuity . ....... The reason I had a new router was because I have a new ISP ...... It makes me mad when ISPs make major decisions that affect their customers , then don...
by Faust
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Rack Synth ( vcvrack ) - anyone using this in Mint ?
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Rack Synth ( vcvrack ) - anyone using this in Mint ?

https://vcvrack.com Is anyone using this in Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 ( or any other Mint version ) ? The manual says :- " Rack requires at least OpenGL 2.0 with the GL_EXT_framebuffer_object extension. If your graphics card supports this, make sure you've installed the latest graphics drivers, and r...
by Faust
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection
Replies: 27
Views: 873

Re: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection

.....Stage 2, which is basically a packet sniffer. It's more about tracking than infiltrating. I agree . None of my routers are on the " allegedly toxic " list so I can't check this out .... but it should be a breeze for someone who has one of them to monitor the traffic . I've been looking around ...
by Faust
Wed May 30, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Trying to SSH TUNNEL but need assistance...
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Trying to SSH TUNNEL but need assistance...

When I try to assign 8080 the router complains that "Port true is reserved by system and not available." Not sure what this means. Yes , it looks like a port-forwarding issue . I don't have a fix for your problem but I thought of a couple of points :- You can use RealVNC to get remote access to dev...
by Faust
Sun May 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection
Replies: 27
Views: 873

Re: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection

Yep, read that here on the forum a couple of days ago. My router is one of the ones they list as vulnerable, but I've been using Tomato firmware on it for years, and have it set to reboot itself once a week. I feel like I'm protected from this malware, but would like to know for sure. Any one know?...

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