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by Resistor
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: More Spyware and Malware and Other Scams...
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: More Spyware and Malware and Other Scams...

Search 'stuxnet'. It had all the earmarks of a 'state' actor. I think the same ones that control US .gov. It reportedly caused a great many problems in Iran's nuclear activities. A few years ago, there were reports of US.gov infiltrating the firmware of both computers and peripherals, of most if not...
by Resistor
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.

I know I should be using a separate post for each specific issue. The issues on this gaming computer are different than the older laptop and it seems there should be a common denominator that ties the issues together. You've cleared up a long-standing question about ownership. I'll have a cleaner sy...
by Resistor
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.

I closed the editor and noticed it is in fact, in the panel, on the left side. A right-click in the menu and it still offers a setting to add it to the panel. A right-click on the panel and it offers a setting to un-pin it from the panel. This is normal - add to panel's function varies depending on...
by Resistor
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.

Fonts.. Menu - Settings - Fonts is on the very top line.. Can change just about anything there - see attached/ If you are happy with the general font (but just too small) then increasing the Text Scaling Factor works too... fonts.png Thanks, RIH. The other fonts are working. I already had Text Scal...
by Resistor
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.

I've been hoping an update would provide a fix for these tiny fonts. Has not yet happened, so I'm frequently putting on my reading glasses, then taking them off. Is there an easy way to increase the font size, in the menu.? The quirks in this version seem to change with each update, at least on the ...
by Resistor
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unbound DNS Failed
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Unbound DNS Failed

I'll have to come back to this, later. Earlier today, I found that my boot partition had been reduced to 33 mb. I think it seemed locked or otherwise inaccessible, so I reformatted. Then, had to drop it before I could get it reinstalled. Live Mint is all I have, because I do not boot into Windows. T...
by Resistor
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unbound DNS Failed
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Unbound DNS Failed

Looks as if I will be reinstalling in the next day or so...
The promise sounds good, but way over my head to fix what broke.

Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=289587#p1604746
by Resistor
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS

Here is the link to some of the issues I experienced..

Unbound DNS Failed
viewtopic.php?f=157&t=289830

If this were my primary computer, I would be in big trouble.
by Resistor
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unbound DNS Failed
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Unbound DNS Failed

I've fallen and can't get up... I had to boot to Live Mint to get back on the web. Had to use elevated permissions to set up Pale Moon. I'm just glad this is on the new laptop, if I have to re-install. It is a toy in deference to the 6 year old laptop, until I can get Mint 19.1 stabalized. I will be...
by Resistor
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS

Since I've fallen and can't get up...

I'm starting a new thread in the Other Networking topics sub-forum, for support, to comply with the rules.

Unbound DNS Failed
by Resistor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS

This looks interesting. Is there any conflict with the MVP Hosts file? Is there any duplication with the MVP Hosts file? Is there any indication when it works or does not work? No there should be no conflict with the Hosts file. I don't like host files for blocking because they don't support domain...
by Resistor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS

This looks interesting.

Is there any conflict with the MVP Hosts file?
Is there any duplication with the MVP Hosts file?
Is there any indication when it works or does not work?
by Resistor
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Complaints_Mint 19.1-Cinnamon
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Complaints_Mint 19.1-Cinnamon

Complaints_Mint 19.1-Cinnamon My compliments to Clem and all that contributed to this effort. The result is a functional and pretty system, but a few problems I have been unable to resolve... This is a list of issues going back 3 + months. I can not seem to spot a central thread that would time any ...
by Resistor
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Solved: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.

Hi, trytip. I've been looking around the past week or so, just trying to get familiar with the Nvidia world. After the successful installation of the 415 metapackage, the restarting troubles went away and that much is normal. So, other than knowing if I need to change anything and how to do it, I th...
by Resistor
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Solved: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.

I do. That is where I got some of the entries I posted.

I have a menu entry in Administration.
It also opens in a terminal, but closes when I closed the terminal.
by Resistor
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Solved: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.

trytip, I'm glad I just now noticed your avatar. Otherwise, it would have slowed me down, somewhat. On further examination, I know your companion from more than 20 years ago... that was a major leap forward that substantially reduced the impact. It wasn't long before the intrusion became almost non-...
by Resistor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Solved: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.

I think 415 is installed and in control.

Trouble is, I don't know what to do with it, now.
Is everything automatic and I have no need to worry about settings?

Is there a test, a way to check it, to tell that it is, in fact, working right.?
by Resistor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Solved: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.

Thanks. I am well aware of the terminal memory. It is my own that doesn't always work.. So, I needed that. After the purge and reboot, Driver Manager showed Nvidia driver 390 available, but xserver-xorg-video-nouveau was selected. So, I purged, again. Then, I removed packages that were not needed, w...
by Resistor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Solved: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.

A quick adjustment, then I'll return in a day or so... pjotr's instructions made no mention of restarting immediately after the first purge, so I kept moving. 415 is still selected. Status bar message remains: No proprietary drivers in use. I'm hoping that deselecting the ppa's will suffice, rather ...
by Resistor
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Solved: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Nvidia ain't working and reinstalling the driver has failed.

Catching up, before shutting down : I'm using the Driver Manager, as advised, to do the installs. I did not reboot after purging Nvidia. The updated installation of 410 brought along 415 . Then, I rebooted. After a reboot, several versions were available in the Driver Manager. I selected 415 . Drive...

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