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by earthlingkc
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Fixed: LM 19.2 Virtualbox installing as 32bit on 64bit arch
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: LM 19.2 Virtualbox installing as 32bit on 64bit arch

Fixed: Intel VM support was turned off in BiOS somehow.
by earthlingkc
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Fixed: LM 19.2 Virtualbox installing as 32bit on 64bit arch
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Fixed: LM 19.2 Virtualbox installing as 32bit on 64bit arch

Did a fresh install of 19.2 64bit and VB6.0.14 will only allow creating 32-bit machines. When I had LM18.x on same laptop it had no issues with 64 bit VMs. Is there a VB compatibility issue with LM 19.2? Any suggestions to allow 64bit VMs? Have source.list set to... deb [arch=amd64] https://download...
by earthlingkc
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: sudo security vulnerability
Replies: 7
Views: 710

sudo security vulnerability

Sounds like sudo has a vulnerability...
https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/14/lin ... /#comments

Says it's fixed with sudo 1.8.28 or later.

I have Mint 19.2 updated and it shows sudo as 1.8.21p2.

Do I need to manually update sudo or will it be in Update Manager soon?
by earthlingkc
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remote desktop access
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Remote desktop access

Yesterday I tried Anydesk and it worked great right from the start. Extra bonus is that they have an Android version so I can even connect using my phone. It also has remote printing and file transfer, which while not something that I absolutely had to have are a nice bonus if ever I need them. Tha...
by earthlingkc
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remote desktop access
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Remote desktop access

Generally the most efficient protocol to access a Windows box is Windows' built-in RDP, one that always works on any system is VNC, and then you've got the proprietary solutions you guys are discussing. One of the best multi-protocol remote desktop clients on Linux is Remmina. I don't use Windows. ...
by earthlingkc
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remote desktop access
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Remote desktop access

I've been using TeamViewer free version for years but they are thinking all uses are 'commercial' use and only allows very short sessions. What are some alternatives that are easy to setup? I'm seeking those that take over the primary desktop session, not a separate user terminal. edit: I don't use ...
by earthlingkc
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak not updating from Mint Update Manager
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Flatpak not updating from Mint Update Manager

Ah I thought it was part of Update 'Manager. I have flatpak apps on 3 Mint laptops (installed via Mint Software Mgr) and none update automatically. How do I turn it on?
by earthlingkc
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak not updating from Mint Update Manager
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Flatpak not updating from Mint Update Manager

I have a few apps like LibreOffice and VLC that were installed via Mint Software Manager Flatpak version. New versions came out but Mint Update not finding them. If I do a flatpak update it does find the updates and applies them. Does it just take a while or is there a problem with Mint Update Manag...
by earthlingkc
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Speakup Backdoor - Is Mint susceptible?
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Speakup Backdoor - Is Mint susceptible?

Is Mint susceptible and if so what can be done until patch?

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... th-miners/
by earthlingkc
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Teamviewer to Mint 19 via Chrombook - Commercial license warning
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Teamviewer to Mint 19 via Chrombook - Commercial license warning

Thanks will check there, though it is specific to Mint 19.
by earthlingkc
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Teamviewer to Mint 19 via Chrombook - Commercial license warning
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Teamviewer to Mint 19 via Chrombook - Commercial license warning

Every since I've upgraded from Mint 18.3 to 19 whenever I try to use Teamviewer from a Chromebook it says that it 'appears' that a Commercial version is used and am limited to only 5 minute session. - If I access Mint 19 laptop from Chromebook, DO get a Commercial warning message - If I access same ...
by earthlingkc
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Increase disk write cache - best method
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Increase disk write cache - best method

I understand the risk. So what's the best tunable?
by earthlingkc
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Increase disk write cache - best method
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Increase disk write cache - best method

What's the best tunable to increase write cache for any hard disk on the system. I want to dedicate up to 1GB of system RAM to caching disk writes. On Mint 18.3.
by earthlingkc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Archiving Gmail (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Archiving Gmail (Thunderbird?)

I have years worth of emails on Gmail that I'm not comfortable leaving in the cloud (no matter who the cloud email provider is). I'm thinking of archiving it to local Thunderbird but want that replicated. I also use Resilio Sync (private cloud to other computers). My plan is to have Thunderbird pull...
by earthlingkc
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Security: "Chaos" - raw socket backdoor
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Security: "Chaos" - raw socket backdoor

The forum needs a category dedicated to security discussions... No one should be using passwords to protect SSH to begin with, use keys... http://gosecure.net/2018/02/14/chaos-stolen-backdoor-rising/ https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/02/raw-sockets-backdoor-gives-attackers-complete...
by earthlingkc
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TeamViewer 13 - no longer supports -i
Replies: 1
Views: 87

TeamViewer 13 - no longer supports -i

Past versions of TeamView allowed script access to another computer with...

teamviewer -i RemoteID

No longer works with V13. Has the notation changed?
by earthlingkc
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Touchscreen pointer not aligned after signin
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Touchscreen pointer not aligned after signin

I have a Thinkpad S1 Yoga with Mint 18.3/Mate 1.18. On the login screen, the touchscreen works fine. The pointer is precisely located wherever touched. But after logging in, the pointer is several inches to the right of where touched. Any idea what might be executed/changed after startup to change b...
by earthlingkc
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39184

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

I haven't been following thread closely lately and it's grown quite a bit with more links I can get to. What's the bottom line at this point? I've seen a lot of firmware/kernel Mint updates recently and have applied them - am on 4.13.26 on all laptops. Is this about as reasonably secure as we can ex...
by earthlingkc
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39184

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

The patched kernel is listed in Ubuntu's Package pages, but has not made it to the mirrors, I guess. I added the Xenial repository and I am already running the latest Xenial kernel available. Ubuntu lists 4.4.0.104-109, but the latest in the mirrors is 4.4.0-104. I am using the lts kernel. I have i...

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