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by xenopeek
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 24
Views: 525

Re: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]

Ideally, yes home routers are also patched, but the krackattacks folks had this to say about it: What if there are no security updates for my router? Our main attack is against the 4-way handshake, and does not exploit access points, but instead targets clients. So it might be that your router does ...
by xenopeek
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack [issue is fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack [issue is fixed on all Mint versions]

Do routers from ISPs need patching as well? Ideally, yes, but the krackattacks folks had this to say about it: What if there are no security updates for my router? Our main attack is against the 4-way handshake, and does not exploit access points, but instead targets clients. So it might be that yo...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Chat channels for other languages?
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Chat channels for other languages?

There are already IRC channels in other languages from the local communities of Linux Mint users. There are unofficial channels for at least German, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Hungarian and Polish speakers. See http://irc.netsplit.de/channels/?chat=linux+mint. While English is the primary language on ...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Activities Overview in Cinnamon?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Activities Overview in Cinnamon?

Ctrl+Alt+Down is the default keyboard shortcut for Scale: it zooms out to show you all windows in the current workspace. Ctrl+Alt+Up is the default keyboard shortcut for Expo: it zooms out to show you all workspaces, with all windows on them. You can explore other default keyboard shortcuts on the S...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gedit unable to open download app
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Gedit unable to open download app

It's a download from the official website: https://www.soapui.org/downloads/latest-release.html. Many web service developers and testers will be familiar with SoapUI for testing their web services. It's a well known program; I've used it for 10 years at least.
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux full disc encryption
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Linux full disc encryption

dm-crypt (full disk encryption) encrypts at the block device layer; it doesn't know about files or filesystems. Because it is implemented at such a low level and doesn't need to handle the complexity of files or filesystems, it is extremely efficient. In most benchmarks there is a negligible perform...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gedit unable to open download app
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Gedit unable to open download app

Right-click the file in your file manager. Go to properties from the popup menu and then to the permissions tab. Set the option to allow executing the file. After that you can double-click the file in your file manager to launch the installer.
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux full disc encryption
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Linux full disc encryption

I agree that home directory encryption is not good enough. It leaves information about you accessible to local attackers and they can trivially install backdoors on the system. And given how many bugs there are surrounding home directory encryption, I strongly recommend against using it. For example...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux full disc encryption
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Linux full disc encryption

You can just tick the option to encrypt your system during installation of Linux Mint. Why does that not suffice for you? The two parts that are not encrypted with that option are the boot loader and the /boot partition. The boot loader is not encryptable with any software solution AFAIK—also not wi...
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]"The following packages will be removed" message while trying to install Texmaker from software manager
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: "The following packages will be removed" message while trying to install Texmaker from software manager

Ah, then that is what happens with trying to install texmaker: it forces the upgrade of mesa and that causes the old named packages to be removed.
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]"The following packages will be removed" message while trying to install Texmaker from software manager
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: "The following packages will be removed" message while trying to install Texmaker from software manager

Yes, texmaker depends on libqt5gui5 and that in turn depends on these mesa packages. And it depends on a specific version of mesa. Seeing as your mesa packages are not up to date, that would be an issue. That said I would expect it to force an upgrade, not an uninstall? But try installing the availa...
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update Manager Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Update Manager Question [SOLVED]

Just hit the Refresh button in Update Manager yourself on your second install :wink:
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Choosing updates
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Choosing updates

You only get updates for software you have installed. To understand why you are shown an update for something you think you don't have installed (while you do), there's a few things to know. First, while the developers of some piece of software may have released all the source code, development file...
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update Manager Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Update Manager Question

Auto-refresh (in Update Manager > Edit > Preferences) is set to first refresh the list of updates 10 minutes after boot and then every 2 hours after that. So immediately after booting up, it won't have yet refreshed the list of updates on its own.
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack [issue is fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack

>> This issue is already fixed for all Linux Mint versions. << If you haven't yet applied all available security upgrades in Update Manager, do so now. The affected packages are hostapd and wpasupplicant . Both come from the upstream package wpa so Update Manager conveniently shows you these as one...
by xenopeek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 24
Views: 525

Re: WPA2 is no longer safe ?

>> This issue is already fixed for all Linux Mint versions. << If you haven't yet applied all available security upgrades in Update Manager, do so now. The affected packages are hostapd and wpasupplicant . Both come from the upstream package wpa so Update Manager conveniently shows you these as one...
by xenopeek
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Plans to switch to Xenforo? I'll pay.
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Plans to switch to Xenforo? I'll pay.

The offer to pay for the license is gracious. We've looked at other forum software (both free and non-free) last year but phpBB remains our first choice (has the most pros and least cons, for us), and we do prefer to use free software (free as in open source). I hadn't heard about XenForo before so ...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Easily set drives to mount automatically at boot
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Easily set drives to mount automatically at boot

Good tutorial! Stickied. 11. Optional - if the disk is a solid state (SSD) you may wish to stop the system writing the time of the last file access to files when they are used. This saves on writes which add wear to the disk. To do this, edit the field that has no label but contains a bunch of optio...
by xenopeek
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux From Scratch Help Please
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Linux From Scratch Help Please

If you're not comfortable rescuing your system if this change would break something, I would suggest you use VirtualBox for your experimenting (install virtualbox-qt package from Software Manager to get it). That lets you to install another operating system in a virtual machine and run it in a windo...
by xenopeek
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Wasn't sure where to put "forum abuse" type stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Wasn't sure where to put "forum abuse" type stuff

As much as I could find them I've replaced links to pages on bodhizazen.net with their last good snapshot from archive.org.

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