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by Pjotr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Kernel 4.4.0.112 - To update or not to update?
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Linux Kernel 4.4.0.112 - To update or not to update?

Just installed the bugger, and it runs fine. :mrgreen: Note that there's currently a lot of unrest at the kernel front, because of Meltdown/Spectre. That'll last for a while, I think... So for the foreseeable future, frequent kernel updates can be expected. Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux and th...
by Pjotr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: New Kernel - Best Practice? 4.4.0 -112
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: New Kernel - Best Practice? 4.4.0 -112

Just installed the bugger, and it runs fine. :mrgreen: Note that there's currently a lot of unrest at the kernel front, because of Meltdown/Spectre. That'll last for a while, I think... So for the foreseeable future, frequent kernel updates can be expected. Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux and th...
by Pjotr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: necessary to revert microcode if no issues with 3.20180108?
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: necessary to revert microcode if no issues with 3.20180108?

For the sake of clarity: that dmesg test only gives information about the status of your kernel, and not about the microcode for your CPU.....
by Pjotr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: necessary to revert microcode if no issues with 3.20180108?
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: necessary to revert microcode if no issues with 3.20180108?

Hi :) A security update's just come through for intel microcode, and the changelog says: "Revert to 20170707 version of microcode because of regressions on certain hardware." I'm not having any issues with 3.20180108 on my hardware, but it's a security update. No need to update? Apparentl...
by Pjotr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Compton doesn't work correctly after restart
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Compton doesn't work correctly after restart

Try if it helps when you remove Compiz:

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sudo apt-get remove compiz-core


And while you're at it, you might try a driver change:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... l-graphics
(item 6, left column)
by Pjotr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1183

Re: Software Manager in 18.3 ... Wowzers!!!

minitux wrote:In conclusion, given the problems with wayland, Mint developers can not just keep only the Xorg session? And not the wayland session in the new release 19?

Sure they can keep Xorg.... Note that even Update Manager depends on it, because it uses Synaptic "under the hood".
by Pjotr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Spectre hulp gevraagd?
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Spectre hulp gevraagd?

Ik raad aan om standaard altijd ook niveau 3 te installeren. Niet alleen 1 en 2 dus.

Overigens zou ik in dit geval ook alles van niveau 4 installeren, één voor één, met een herstart na elk niveau 4-pakket.
by Pjotr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 won't shut down
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 won't shut down

Try a BIOS update (if Acer has one for your machine). Tried to update the BIOS firmware using FreeDos (according to this guide (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Flashing_BIOS_from_Linux#Using_a_FreeDOS-provided_Disk_Image_.2B_USB_stick) but it seems that all of the Updates provided by Acer (htt...
by Pjotr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability

majpooper wrote:Then again I am running AMD
CPU: Octa core AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core

That's the reason. It's not enabled when you have an AMD CPU, because AMD CPU's aren't affected by Meltdown.
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Google ditches Ubuntu for Debian
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: Google ditches Ubuntu for Debian

For optimal ease of use, I recommend the main edition of Mint. Which is still built on Ubuntu. Also, the upcoming Mint 19 series will be built on Ubuntu.....
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 458
Views: 14375

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Because of Meltdown/Spectre, I had to downgrade the driver for my Nvidia video card to the open source nouveau driver: https://s14.postimg.org/6pojfy6zh/Schermafdruk_2018-01-21_23-51-13.png ....which was rather a bummer. :( Anybody seen any sign somewhere, that Nvidia will fix the nvidia-340 as well...
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 19
Views: 268

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

Since 2006, I only use Windows for updating my TomTom navigation device. In recent years, in a virtual machine. :mrgreen:
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Issues installing Java JRE [Resolved]
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Issues installing Java JRE

Second apt-get needs its own sudo. :)

Bad how-to, therefore. Try this one:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/java
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 458
Views: 14375

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

This is weird. :?
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 458
Views: 14375

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

What does this command give:

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arch
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 458
Views: 14375

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Copy/paste the dmesg test and its output, in full, in your next message. Let's see what that says....
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 458
Views: 14375

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

ArtGirl wrote:Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, I'm getting nothing show up when running the test, but am running the patched 4.4 and 4.13. Not sure what's happening there.

What does this command give:

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uname -rv
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 458
Views: 14375

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

For testing whether your kernel has been patched against Meltdown, this appears to be a reliable test method: dmesg | grep isolation It should return: [ 0.000000] Kernel/User page tables isolation: enabled Earlier unpatched kernels should return nothing at all for that command. More information: htt...
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability

For testing whether your kernel has been patched against Meltdown, this appears to be a reliable test method: dmesg | grep isolation It should return: [ 0.000000] Kernel/User page tables isolation: enabled Earlier unpatched kernels should return nothing at all for that command. More information: htt...
by Pjotr
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon crashes after kernel update
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Cinnamon crashes after kernel update

Well, if your hardware isn't too brand-new, that might be an excellent solution. :)

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