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by hepme
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19.3/Firefox browser hacked
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19.3/Firefox browser hacked

" It was browser malware." I'll remember that.
Thanks to all

..it would have been helpful to know IF such can be remove from Linux and how to go about it- for future reference.. :wink:
by hepme
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19.3/Firefox browser hacked
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: Linux Mint 19.3/Firefox browser hacked

Thanks for the code Kukamuumuka, I'll remember it if I again get the 'bug'. The timeshifted pre-infection copy seems to be OK. Thanks
by hepme
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19.3/Firefox browser hacked
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: Linux Mint 19.3/Firefox browser hacked

Firstly; remember I am new to Linux so slowly learning. (VERY subject-dumb) :oops: I found the web search for remedies but all appeared to be geared to WINDOWS not LINUX. There was a plethora of 'click here's' but was shy about clicking anything at this point. After a couple hours, got PD'd and just...
by hepme
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19.3/Firefox browser hacked
Replies: 14
Views: 517

[SOLVED] Linux Mint 19.3/Firefox browser hacked

Wow! BUGGER! Thought Linux was fairly secure.. I had spent the day tinkering with VirtualBox to stumble through setting it up with VB to allow me to run a program on video filing I had purchased a couple years ago to directly access it on the Linux which I use on an entertainment computer running a ...
by hepme
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make hard drives read only?
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: How to make hard drives read only?

I have lost videos before (W-7) and am wary of doing it again. The HDD is 2-3T and backing it up is illogical for me as I have nothing blank to dump it onto. As apparently changing it to semi-permanent read-only is an 'iffy' thing guess its better to just leave it alone and be careful.
Thanks
by hepme
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make hard drives read only?
Replies: 7
Views: 194

How to make hard drives read only?

I have a hard drive with movies on it and want to insure it is not messed-up inadvertently. Can I make it READ-ONLY?
thanks
by hepme
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) No USB wi-fi found on fresh load
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: (SOLVED) No USB wi-fi found on fresh load

Bingo! I got PO'd and installed a fresh copy of Mint 19.3 onto a wiped SSD drive. The (temporary) ethernet was hooked up and 19.3 found it. Still no wi-fi recognized. <THEN> Took the Roswell USB wi-fi adapter from the Windows 10 machine and exchanged it into the Linus machine :shock: BINGO- again, i...
by hepme
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) No USB wi-fi found on fresh load
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: No USB wi-fi found on fresh load

OK- Did a fresh reload of Mint 19.3 and I now have internet connection via ethernet.
It now will nor recognize any wi-fi. The ethernet has to be temporary and need to access via wi-fi only.
by hepme
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) No USB wi-fi found on fresh load
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: No USB wi-fi found on fresh load

Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: fc:aa:14:9f:eb:be Don't really understand code-box thing.. running back and forth between Linux computer and Windows 10 computer with a usb flash drive as th...
by hepme
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) No USB wi-fi found on fresh load
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: No USB wi-fi found on fresh load

~$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp. Bus 001 Devi...
by hepme
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) No USB wi-fi found on fresh load
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: No USB wi-fi found on fresh load

what is <deb name>? :oops:

Hooked to ethernet cable but still won't recognize it.
by hepme
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) No USB wi-fi found on fresh load
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: No USB wi-fi found on fresh load

sudo apt install git dkms
Is as far as I can get. It replies 'new packages will be installed git-man liberror-perl' then will not proceed..
I guess I am going to have to pack everything down stairs and get a ethernet cable attached to see if it can fix itself?
by hepme
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3 (SOLVED)
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3

Moem wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:07 pm
So... is it all working as it should now?
I would say that it is, or better, nothing was ever really 'wrong' just a learning curve.
Many thanks to all who contributed. I would guess that I'm going to be here frequently :mrgreen:
by hepme
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3 (SOLVED)
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3

Being used to Microsoft programs I tend to opt for pictorial-type programs instead of DOS-type. That is why I tried the partition manager even though it had low ratings.. There is going to be a lot of tripping over my feet during this transition to Linux. Worse, the computer I use most was just upda...
by hepme
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3 (SOLVED)
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3

Loaded 19.2 on a wiped drive then updated to 19.3
by hepme
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) No USB wi-fi found on fresh load
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: No USB wi-fi found on fresh load

Thumb drive came with USB wi-fi. LINUX/MAC/WIN Linux: has two. Apparently one is for Android and second is for (regular) wi-fi. RTL88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.1_22719_COEX20170518-444.21706[on and on] other is 00008446-RTL88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.1_22719_COEX20170518-44 both dated 2017. If it helps it ...
by hepme
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) No USB wi-fi found on fresh load
Replies: 12
Views: 287

(SOLVED) No USB wi-fi found on fresh load

Just loaded Linux Mint on second computer that had Windows 7 system on it. Fresh Linux load does not find the USB 'dongle' wi-fi. It was working on the W-7 previously. It is a EDUP EP-AC1605 (1200M). There is a Linux driver available with it on USB stick but I have not been able to get it to load.. ...
by hepme
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3 (SOLVED)
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3

Partitionmanager is in Software Manager
by hepme
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3 (SOLVED)
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3

Only set the 'normal' password when loading the program. Passed on inserting a root password. Tried to load a drive program like partition master and it did but would not allow me to change anything- didn't like it. Apparently I didn't have admin permission so tried to tried to set root password and...
by hepme
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3 (SOLVED)
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Just loaded Linux Mint and updated to 19.3 (SOLVED)

Guess I don't have administrative privileges-
When I enter: sudo passwd root
It won't accept a UNIX password..
There was never one generated as far as I know.
What am I doing wrong?
Thanks

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