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by DAMIEN1307
Wed May 23, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation
Replies: 49
Views: 1288

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation

hi stephanie...sounds like you did it all just fine...stay tuned to this thread for when the next microcode becomes available for your Intel CPU...your speculative storage bypass is still vulnerable only because Intel hasnt put out an updated new microcode to mitigate it as of yet but dont really wo...
by DAMIEN1307
Wed May 23, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM Going Super Slow
Replies: 25
Views: 309

Re: LM Going Super Slow

its not linux that makes it run hot as you can see by my temps i posted and im running a full blown desktop with all the horns bells and whistles...in fact i run 5 of my own personal computers including laptops...i do see by one of your posts though that your computer has had a tough, rough life...j...
by DAMIEN1307
Wed May 23, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please suggest me an OS, too
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Please suggest me an OS, too

hi GreenGoulash...whenever i need to install a really lightweight linux for someone with your specs, i do install peppermint 8 for them...its a dual xfce/lxde system that works nicely for those specs, and yes i still say this even though they gave me a lifetime ban from their forum...lol...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Wed May 23, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Linux Lovers
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Hello Linux Lovers

hi linux 1983...welcome to the forums...12 yrs old to linux?...that makes you a preteen then...lol...again welcome...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Wed May 23, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Multiple, basic issues with Mint 18
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Multiple, basic issues with Mint 18

hi evil tim...the one problem i see is that your intel CPU is running to high a temp at 68 degrees C...(it should be in the 46 to 54 degree C range under normal load) your bios date is from 2007 so i am assuming an 11 yr old rig...im assuming with your background that you may already be looking into...
by DAMIEN1307
Wed May 23, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM Going Super Slow
Replies: 25
Views: 309

Re: LM Going Super Slow

I concur as well with both michael louwe and mute ant with their observations i never keep external HDD devices plugged in and active at all times, only when i need something from them and as far as the heat situation, 69 degrees C is to high even for an intel CPU which tends to run higher heats tha...
by DAMIEN1307
Wed May 23, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation
Replies: 49
Views: 1288

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation

hi absque...my experimental netbook is an "N" series too...lol...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Wed May 23, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation
Replies: 49
Views: 1288

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation

hi stephanie...let us know how you make out with this...DAMIEN

ps-is The Governor Massey Inn in downtown Toronto still in business?
by DAMIEN1307
Tue May 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM Going Super Slow
Replies: 25
Views: 309

Re: LM Going Super Slow

could you please enter, (copy and paste) the following code into your terminal/command prompt and post it here so we can all see what we are working with in order to help you further?...DAMIEN

Code: Select all

 inxi -Fxz
by DAMIEN1307
Tue May 22, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No space left in boot [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: No space left in boot [solved]

Your very welcome...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Tue May 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation
Replies: 49
Views: 1288

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation

Hi stephanie...that microcode in your driver manager is the latest one released thru the mint updater and recommended for your system...i always install the most up to date microcode recommended and have never had a failure...yes your system is "chirping" right along with the existing microcode, how...
by DAMIEN1307
Tue May 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No space left in boot [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: No space left in boot

What you need to do is to click on the "update manager" and go to "view" then click onto "linux Kernels"...you will notice the check marks next to kernels that are no longer in use but are still installed...you need to remove/uninstall all but the current kernel and the the one just before that whic...
by DAMIEN1307
Tue May 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation
Replies: 49
Views: 1288

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation

It is now officially known as Spectre variant 3a and Spectre variant 4...following article discusses just which CPUs are vulnerable and once again telling us about staying up to date on microcode updates as well as any update patches to come...note also that atom processors are now also included...t...
by DAMIEN1307
Tue May 22, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop freezing - graphics errors
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Desktop freezing - graphics errors

Did you notice the third line down?... "Distro: /etc/ corrupted, use -% to override" ...this would normally have the name of the distribution, ie linux mint, ...the OS itself appears to be corrupted...did you check the "checksum" that is did you verify that the download to your USB stick was showing...
by DAMIEN1307
Tue May 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: 11-yr-old, single-core laptop

Moem is correct...just activating a browser to go on line is going to overwhelm your 900 MBs of ram...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Tue May 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation
Replies: 49
Views: 1288

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation

variant 4 (spec-storage)...newest LTS kernel 4.4.0-127 as of today, and newest AMD microcode release 3.20180515.1 as of 5-19-2018...nothing new from intel as of yet...DAMIEN damien@DAMIEN ~ $ dpkg -l | grep microcode ii amd64-microcode 3.20180515.1 amd64 Processor microcode firmware for AMD CPUs dam...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon May 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 76
Views: 2304

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Since i was a young boy, i was always perplexed by this nonsense of churning the clocks back and forth...i was taught in school that Ben Franklin was an early proponent of daylight saving time because with America being at the time an agrarian society, that this was beneficial for farmers...my quest...
by DAMIEN1307
Sun May 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Using Windows 10 was like...
Replies: 22
Views: 445

Re: Using Windows 10 was like...

I can honestly say i have never used a GPS unit in my life...anytime i have had to drive here in the U.S. whether around a state or anywhere in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Ireland, England, Wales, or Scotland, i have always used just maps and once in a while asked a "local" for directions...have never...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon May 14, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: remove passwords
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: remove passwords

I would much rather take the few seconds time to type the password then the hours upon hours of time that it takes to troubleshoot and restore a windows system after some malware or defective windows updates that give you NO choice of what to use or not use as an update flubs it up because they do n...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon May 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-mail encryption warning from E.F.F
Replies: 1
Views: 92

e-mail encryption warning from E.F.F

I cant say that i know anything about the encryption services E.F.F refers to in this article but im posting this article from them for those of you who do know all about this...DAMIEN

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/a ... action-now

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