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by miclis
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Using wget to download dangerous files
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Using wget to download dangerous files

Thank you for your responses. I know, that the best idea is to stay clear of any malware, however, in my job, sometimes I have to deal with suspicious files and to perform basic analysis. I know and use VirusTotal and other well-known tools like that, but VT is good to verify whether the file is mal...
by miclis
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Using wget to download dangerous files
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Using wget to download dangerous files

Hello, I need a method by which I would be able to securely download potentially malicious files from the Internet into my hard drive. Very often, that would be a pdf or docx file and I need a method to download it without opening or executing it. I thought, that wget might be a good solution. I'd j...
by miclis
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint on Fujitsu LifeBook E754
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: Mint on Fujitsu LifeBook E754

Just as an information:
I purchased the above-mentioned laptop and installed Linux Mint 18.1 on it. It works without any problems, so I can tell, that it is compatible with LM.

Thanks you all guys for advice.
by miclis
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint on Fujitsu LifeBook E754
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Mint on Fujitsu LifeBook E754

Hello, My old laptop died and I want to buy a new one. Of course, one of the most important thing for the new laptop is to be compatible with Linux Mint. The laptop I chose is Fujitsu LifeBook E754. There is very little information about this very model running under Linux. I also found a post on Tw...
by miclis
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: sha256sum and other sha2 generators give a different hash
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: sha256sum and other sha2 generators give a different hash

I see. Thank you for your response. I didn't know that the echo command adds a new line automatically. I've tried to calculate the hash with printf and echo -n commands and now the output is the same as on these websites. $ echo -n "4321" | sha256sum fe2592b42a727e977f055947385b709cc82b16b9a87f88c6a...
by miclis
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: sha256sum and other sha2 generators give a different hash
Replies: 2
Views: 286

sha256sum and other sha2 generators give a different hash

Hi Today I realized that the same input given into a command sha256sum and an online sha256 calculator gives a different output. For example: $ echo "4321" | sha256sum ff5a972ba33179c7ec67c73e00a362b629c489f9d7c86489644db2bcd8c62c61 While those websites http://www.xorbin.com/tools/sha256-hash-calcul...
by miclis
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Audiotrak Prodigy Cube or Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD on a Linux machine
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Audiotrak Prodigy Cube or Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD on a Linux machine

So how can I check whether my computer does 44.1k to 48k resampling? I use Rhythmbox as my main music player and I have not seen such an option there.
by miclis
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Audiotrak Prodigy Cube or Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD on a Linux machine
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Audiotrak Prodigy Cube or Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD on a Linux machine

I decided to buy Creative sound blaster X-Fi HD and it works out of the box. I just leave this info here as somebody might have a similar problem in the future.
by miclis
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Audiotrak Prodigy Cube or Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD on a Linux machine
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Audiotrak Prodigy Cube or Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD on a Linux machine

Hi I think about buying myself an external audio card. Cards I'm considering are: Audiotrak Prodigy Cube and Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD (NOT the 5.1 version). The reason why I didn't just buy it is that I'm not sure whether it will work with my laptop running under Linux Mint 18.1 64bit. I just ...
by miclis
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Becoming an advanced user of Linux - what to do next?
Replies: 19
Views: 1359

Re: Becoming an advanced user of Linux - what to do next?

Thank you for all your responses. When you really want a free Python course you could have a look here: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/downloads/ Starting in issue 27 the course starts. Download them all and start programming. I'll see it, thanks. I had a short adventure with Python in the past. I wa...
by miclis
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Becoming an advanced user of Linux - what to do next?
Replies: 19
Views: 1359

Becoming an advanced user of Linux - what to do next?

Hello I have been using Linux for nearly two years. During this time, I've been learning more and more about the system. I've read (or sometimes just skimmed) a few books about Linux and recently I finished the Introduction to Linux course by Linux Foundation. The course covered many topics such as:...
by miclis
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Black screen after decrypt - help suggestions appreciated
Replies: 21
Views: 4049

Re: Black screen after decrypt - help suggestions appreciated

My laptop (ASUS k50in) boots like that normally. After I hit a power button, it shows the maker's logo and then the screen goes black. This is the moment when I type my password to decrypt a harddrive. When the process of unlocking the disc takes place, the screen is still black. After unlocking is ...
by miclis
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Level 1,2,3 updates-should I still be cautious
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Level 1,2,3 updates-should I still be cautious

Nice feature, but to make it useful, you have to know that it exists :D Moreover, in a case when you cannot access Synaptics because your GUI does not work (like in this nvidia case) you won't be able to use this History option. Yeah, I know, there is for sure a text log file which keeps those infor...
by miclis
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Level 1,2,3 updates-should I still be cautious
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Level 1,2,3 updates-should I still be cautious

Actually, I believe that you should always be cautious (to some degree) while installing lv 1-3 patches. Two weeks ago there was an update of nvidia drivers which caused some users serious problems. Of course it may be quite difficult and time consuming to investigate every patch and look for possib...
by miclis
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: XScreen Saver openGL non-functional after Nividia driver update (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: XScreen Saver openGL non-functional after Nividia driver update

So, you are another person who is having trouble because of the new drivers. There are a few topics on this problem: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=233030 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=233050&p=1236430#p1236430 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t...
by miclis
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cinnamon crashes after updating Nvidia driver to 367.57
Replies: 75
Views: 8747

Re: Cinnamon crashes after updating Nvidia driver to 367.57

Is there any possibility for you to launch cinnamon in fallback mode? Mine launched in this mode automatically, thanks to that I was able to launch synaptics and get rid of the faulty drivers.
by miclis
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Black screen with cursor after login
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Black screen with cursor after login

Did you update nvidia drivers recently? The new update crashes GUI on some machines. Check out this topic: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=233030
by miclis
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Updating to the newest drivers crashes cinnamon
Replies: 42
Views: 5805

Updating to the newest drivers crashes cinnamon

Hello Today, my update manager notified my that there is an update for my graphic card's drivers (nvidia-graphics-drivers-304). I updated it to the new version (304.132-0ubuntu0.14.04.2) and rebooted my laptop. After reboot, cinnamon crashed. I rebooted it once again with the same effect. Then, I do...

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