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by deminted
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Firewall and root password
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Firewall and root password

Thanks. For the future, I think it's quite important that the leadership takes on board the necessity to instate/re-instate, by default, a good bi-directional firewall, hardening (perhaps apparmor with some sensible profiles that do enough without getting in the way), better system monitors & intrus...
by deminted
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: insecure
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: insecure

yes Please take a look at http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=148021 .. for some unexplained reason, the out of the box Mint has poor security (IMO), not even ufw (gufw) firewall, no password on root, let alone apparmor, and control of file-sharing seems obfuscated, also I get a "Cannot...
by deminted
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse cursor vanishes betimes - worse now mint 16
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Mouse cursor vanishes betimes - worse now mint 16

Thanks, HarzVieh I do believe, as you suggest, it is in fact a faulty usb socket (or whatever lies behind). syslog dmesg.0 was not particularly helpful. Re-plugging the mouse always cured the problem - cleaning the socket slightly lessened the frequency of failure - plugging to a different socket ha...
by deminted
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse cursor vanishes betimes - worse now mint 16
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Mouse cursor vanishes betimes - worse now mint 16

For some time, I've noticed now and again the mouse cursor goes AWOL. (Vanishes) I shuffle the mouse about in hopes of noticing it; sometimes it comes back (probably in its own time, as if the machine has taken control away from me). This seems to happen less with the on-board laptop touchpad, but o...
by deminted
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to recover from a Frozen System
Replies: 50
Views: 61216

Re: How to recover from a Frozen System

I see this is rather an old post, but I thought it might save some people puzzlement & angst if I add an update. Firstly NOTE: for 'magic keys', recent versions of Mint no longer use SysRq with Alt (left) , they use: SysRq with Alt (right) plus whatever (lower case) A while back, some joker decided ...
by deminted
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Security and Privacy Forum
Replies: 53
Views: 14409

Re: Security and Privacy Forum

Thanks, FreedomOfTheOpenCode - useful but I think we need more in depth, more about why the common misconception that Linux is invulnerable is plain wrong, more simple tutorials, and some place for helping people who have a problem. {And maybe even some moral/political philosophy about freedoms & pr...
by deminted
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Virtualisation section in forums
Replies: 28
Views: 11408

Re: Virtualization section in forums

Add to http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=148021 ?
(given a major use of virtualisation is for this reason)
by deminted
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Security and Privacy Forum
Replies: 53
Views: 14409

Re: Security and Privacy Forum

Months ago (Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:45) monkeyboy asked Post by monkeyboy on Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:45 pm Can someone please tell me a form of communication that governments haven't mined for information? Bottom line I never expect privacy on a public channel. A direct answer might be contemplative prayer ,...
by deminted
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: stop/kill iwlwifi please
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

Re: stop/kill iwlwifi please

Thanks, wavespot , that was close enough to follow through. This is to stop & get rid of iwlwifi in a mint 15 set-up using a wired eth0 connection, not needing wifi.. To /etc/modprobe.d./blacklist.conf I appended (by 'open as root', then edit & save) # no need for wifi, but see also /etc/modprobe.d....
by deminted
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: stop/kill iwlwifi please
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

stop/kill iwlwifi please

Looking through sys mon (the Firefox 25.0.1 is sadly more like fireslug at times ), I found iwlwifi sitting there. Now doing much, but since I don't use wifi I don't want it right now. However, it refuses requests to end, stop or be sudo pkilled or kill-15 or: mint@mint ~ $ sudo /bin/kill -9 2793 ; ...
by deminted
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Security and Privacy Forum
Replies: 53
Views: 14409

Re: Security and Privacy Forum

Thanks, MishaSherpa. Completely agree! (You've seen my independent post [url]http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=146357&p=777586[/url] - apologies for missing this when I posted.) I am astounded that the standard Mint comes without AppArmor (easy) SELinux (not quite so easy) or any such...
by deminted
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: new forum section? - security & admin
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: new forum section? - security & admin

Thanks! I hadn't seen your poll there (better presented too).

Great minds....
by deminted
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Magic SysRq REISUB reacts but does not work
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: Magic SysRq REISUB reacts but does not work

It seems that someone (and their committee) thought is was a good idea to disable many of the useful things that one might use to recover from difficult situations. It's the same crass mindset that had someone else remove the ability to switch off JavaScript easily in current Firefox (24.0). So, fir...
by deminted
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Forum search ignores important words
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Forum search ignores important words

I completely agree with Emerson Prado - at times I have been very frustrated at being unable to find an answer here because of words "too common", or astoundingly just not returning results. Am I the only person that is surprised that there are zero results for "System Monitor" (system-monitor), whe...
by deminted
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: new forum section? - security & admin
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

new forum section? - security & admin

From time to time I have concerns about security in Mint; I feel it might be helpful if there were a section covering security concerns. I'm thinking about how to track down data leaks, how to monitor what is going on in the system, how to find out if one being misled by reporting programs, how to l...
by deminted
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't set keyboard layout
Replies: 7
Views: 5037

Re: Can't set keyboard layout

Ah well, after going round in circles & finding a number of other things that don't work, I realised the answer was not to try to set languages (doesn't works), but to go to System Tools -> System Settings (the logo with the broken gear-train)-> under Preferences, "Regional settings" (the logo of a ...
by deminted
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't set keyboard layout
Replies: 7
Views: 5037

Re: Can't set keyboard layout

Same problem, on Acer with English English keyboard (often described as UK), after attempting to set locale & lang to en-GB. I'm also getting (sudo) setlocale: command not found which is unhelpful. then, attemting to install it, E: Unable to locate package setlocale >locale shows everything set to @...
by deminted
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon - No Sound after Login
Replies: 13
Views: 22275

Re: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon - No Sound after Login

First install & update alsamixer if it's not there. You can use Admin>software manager. I have alsamixergui, alsa-utils, alsa-base installed. in terminal sudo alsamixer Which generally comes up as a coloured panel with Master selected use up-arrow to up the volume of the Master control. Now scroll a...
by deminted
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Mint 14 no sound
Replies: 14
Views: 7832

Re: Mint 14 no sound - and how I fixed it

Re: Mint 14 no sound fixed, solved, resolved (for now) Hi I too have been all around the system looking at diagnostics & solutions that don't actually work. Try this: fire up a terminal & give it sudo alsactl -F init If alsactl is not there, you may need to use software manager to get it. That's it....
by deminted
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: open icons with single click in linux mint 12
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Re: open icons with single click in linux mint 12

An old post,I realise,but there's quite a lot wrong here, so this is for those that land here looking for the one-click solution. This applies to a KDE version of Mint 13 Maya (Now,January '13). I note that one can change to single-click behaviour in the file-manager Dolphin (only), but not as state...

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