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by GS3
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows Network folder is empty
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Windows Network folder is empty

I can not get my new Linux Mint machine to work with the rest of our home LAN. We have 4 computers (all Windows10), 1 printer and 1 scanner on our local LAN, but I can't see any of them on my mint machine. I know nothing about Win10 as I am still using WinXP but I can tell you this kind of problem ...
by GS3
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter

That device LogiLink Fast Ethernet USB 2.0 to RJ45 Adapter adds an Ethernet port to a computer through a USB port. It has a USB A connector. The printer is going to have a USB B connector so it would not even be possible to plug it into the printer. That device does not do and cannot do what you wan...
by GS3
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't burn a cd
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Can't burn a cd

People still burn CD's? Audio CD's? (!) Color me surprised. I don't think I've burnt (or listened to) an audio CD in over 15 years. And the number of data CD's I've burnt in the last five years is zero and in the five years before that maybe one or two per year. My neighborhood computer store has no...
by GS3
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter

I don't think what you are trying to do will work and I can't see the point either. Why not use the USB cable as intended? The only reason I can think of is distance in which case why not use WiFi? If you have good reason to not use USB or WiFi why didn't you get a printer with Ethernet capability? ...
by GS3
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??

I bricked a Linksys router trying to DD-WRT it. I kept it for some time with the hope that I might be able to unbrick it but I finally tossed it after some time when it became clear I was never going to dedicate the effort. Since then I am reluctant to flash firmware. I later bought a similar model ...
by GS3
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??

The pfsense router was located in the gym room and the access point was located outside and around a corner so I just ran Ethernet cable to the access point. For access point I had and have and tested several dedicated devices but most of the time I used and use just any old WiFi router that I use j...
by GS3
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??

A friend of mine was in charge of the homeowner's association swimming pool and he mentioned it would be nice to have WiFi access at the pool so we took an unused PC and I configured pfsense. Some things I remember: We set up a captive portal so people in the pool needed to get a password but people...
by GS3
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??

It must have been a decade ago that I messed around with DD-WRT and I don't remember much. It worked but I never stuck with it. I have some vague memory of bricking some device. I also messed for a while with pfsense which turns a pc into a router/firewall. It has more capabilities than DD-WRT, obvi...
by GS3
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter

I can't wrap my head around what you wrote :lol: If you add the USB device to an external (in the printer) USB hub that is connected to your computer, you're adding the network port to your computer—not to the printer. You'd just not be plugging it directly into your computer but into the external ...
by GS3
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: how to install a driver for a ethernet-usb adapter

I am guessing the printer includes a hub so the USB device is connected to the computer through the hub which is located in the printer and the computer would need to install whatever drivers are needed.
by GS3
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to drive even more users to Linux with DesktopAsAService
Replies: 26
Views: 739

Re: Microsoft to drive even more users to Linux with DesktopAsAService

There are many entities with great interest in moving away from proprietary MS software. Big corporations and big governments for a start and they have much more power and clout and means and yet Linux, which seems the obvious choice, has not been able to gain a significant share of the market. I th...
by GS3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 31
Views: 1127

Re: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

"A pact of five nation states dedicated to a global “collect it all” surveillance mission has issued a memo calling on their governments to demand tech companies build backdoor access to their users’ encrypted data — or face measures to force companies to comply. Surely, all that would do is drive ...
by GS3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 31
Views: 1127

Re: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

Is that a new thing? I've never seen such signs on any of my visits. Can you point me to a source for that information? I have seen the signs myself at Gatwick and Stanstead. UK police can now force you to reveal decryption keys - Refuseniks face jail time In America the law is not so clear but, st...
by GS3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 31
Views: 1127

Re: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

Traveler who refused to give device passwords to police found guilty of obstruction in UK court In France until 1999 use of any kind of encryption required previous government permit (!) Rules were relaxed somewhat but now France and Germany are trying to implement the obligation of depositing encr...
by GS3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 31
Views: 1127

Re: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

Anyone remember the Clipper Chip ? That went nowhere fast. When you enter the UK there are signs letting you know you are under the obligation to reveal passwords to any computer or other device. Refusing will land you in jail. I believe it is even stricter in France. It's known as "Rubber-Hose Cryp...
by GS3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - Xreader annotations/filled-data fields are missing when I email a PDF
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: Xreader annotations are missing when I email a PDF

I believe this might be a problem similar to the one I encounter with TIFF files using some old software called Imaging. The TIFF file format spec allows for "private chunks" to be included and tagged in the file. So I have a program which can annotate TIFF graphics but most other TIFF viewers do no...
by GS3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Hardware vs software based full disk encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: How secure is the encryption when installing linux mint, and what does it encrypt?

With BitLocker the SED drive can be managed by BitLocker and the OS will handle password prompt (through pre-boot authentication) instead of the BIOS. I have never used bitlocker so I did not know this but it seems kind of convoluted as it needs to load bitlocker before loading the OS and encryptio...
by GS3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Hardware vs software based full disk encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: How secure is the encryption when installing linux mint, and what does it encrypt?

It's not. Security researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands have found they can access data on several very popular Crucial and Samsung SSDs using hardware based encryption without needing to know the user chosen password: https://www.ru.nl/english/news-agenda/news/vm/icis/cyber-securit...
by GS3
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lost Username and Password
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Lost Username and Password

Someone might be mistaking BIOS password with OS password?

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