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by chrisuk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where can I get help with chkrootkit & rkhunter?
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: Where can I get help with chkrootkit & rkhunter?

This might help, it was done by @Habitual, who I don't think is here anymore:
by chrisuk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 461
Views: 14660

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

sudo grep isolation /var/log/kern.log or sudo grep isolation /var/log/messages grep isolation /var/log/kern.log with no sudo works as does grep isolation /var/log/syslog For microcode enquiries grep microcode /var/log/kern.log or grep microcode /var/log/syslog There is no /var/log/messages on Mint ...
by chrisuk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 461
Views: 14660

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

OK, if this thread will be used as a reference, I'd better give a bit more info on what that line of code I pasted actually confirms: It only confirms that your active Kernel is capable of page table isolation - it doesn't tell you whether it was disabled at boot (I'm assuming Mint/Ubuntu haven't di...
by chrisuk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 461
Views: 14660

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

There's another way to check, without running the widely-available script, @ArtGirl, but I suspect you'll get similar results:

try grep CONFIG_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION=y /boot/config-`uname -r` && echo "patched" || echo "unpatched" in the terminal.
by chrisuk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED by hack]

I think you've misunderstood the purpose of that tab - it's for hosts files not addresses. So you'd enter say: file://home/user/my-hosts-file.txt ... at least that's what I thought it was for. There's a great (and very long and detailed) tutorial on uMatrix... I'll post a link if I can find it again...
by chrisuk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it

So long as readers of @Pjtor's thread understand the following: Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and @Pjtor's is just a personal opinion - it's not in any way the official stance of Linux Mint/Ubuntu/Debian. @Pjtor's opinion is no more valid than any other forum member, including you and me. It i...
by chrisuk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Meltdown, Spectre: How they failed, what do we know?
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: Meltdown, Spectre: How they failed, what do we know?

Nothing, nothing changed in our behaivour. Everything as usual: don't install software that not in official repo, enable JS only by your choice, update installed in time . That's all. If tomorrow MeldSpectre will totally fixed, then will no cancellation of those written in bold above. Please rememb...
by chrisuk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

Story here

Mods, please delete if posted already
by chrisuk
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to locate Chromium file to add to Autostart (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Trying to locate Chromium file to add to Autostart

Not much help, as I'm on MX Linux ATM,but whereis chromium returns the following for me: $ whereis chromium chromium: /usr/bin/chromium /usr/lib/chromium /etc/chromium.d /usr/local/bin/chromium /usr/share/chromium /usr/share/man/man1/chromium.1.gz Oh, and for me the command to launch Chromium is chr...
by chrisuk
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dogs?
Replies: 36
Views: 711

Re: Dogs?

Been around Dogs for over 60 years - had Dogs myself (rather than my parents having Dogs) for over 40 years. All, apart from the last one, have been Rescue Dogs... either taken from cruel owners or found abandoned. All, apart from the last one, lived long (12 years or more) and happy lives. My last ...
by chrisuk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 461
Views: 14660

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

Just to give some idea of progress elsewhere: Patched Kernels reached Manjaro (Arch) this morning - so typing dmesg -T | grep isolation gets me [Fri Jan 5 16:57:53 2018] Kernel/User page tables isolation: enabled However, the patched Firefox (57.0.4) has been released by Mozilla, but not in Manjaro ...
by chrisuk
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Intel core 2 duo E8400 reported as only one CPU
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Intel core 2 duo E8400 reported as only one CPU

So others can help (I'm in a rush ;) ) type the this in the terminal cat /proc/cpuinfo and post the output.
by chrisuk
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A simple-as-Time Machine backup solution for Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: A simple-as-Time Machine backup solution for Mint?

You've two options: Timeshift and Back in Time. Timeshift is already part of Mint 18.3, so I'd try that first (I've used it extensively for years)
by chrisuk
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I may have caught a virus! - Scam alert on Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: I may have caught a virus!

See here, it's just a scam ad
by chrisuk
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh, you know computers
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Oh, you know computers

In my part of the world (London, UK), it's always been the same for everything - TVs/Videos/Cars/Motorbikes/Plumbing etc etc... People that know each other ask, and get asked, to help out; the common phrase is; "I'll buy you a drink if you can fix/help me with this". It's been that way for...
by chrisuk
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: get rid of image magick. it is evil
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: get rid of image magick. it is evil

I've not used Mint for quite some time, but a few programs can depend on imagemagick , although it depends on your system (I can think of one that always pulls in imagemagick... Play on Linux). There's a few ways to discover what in your system depends on imagemagick : Just open Synaptic - type imag...
by chrisuk
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm using a VPN but my neighbors see what I do?
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: I'm using a VPN but my neighbors see what I do?

I might have misinterpreted your post, but it sounds more like harassment than anything to do with Linux - you need to either confront your neighbours or contact the Police.

Oh, and look around your home for hidden cameras ;)
by chrisuk
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why do people want to be root?
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Why do people want to be root?

Years ago, Windows started to introduce a slightly-more secure approach to user privileges. Users were encouraged not to use the Administrator account, but to setup a "Normal User" account. The dialog asking for a password every time you wanted to do anything was hated by everyone (not by ...
by chrisuk
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED[ Format SD card - permissions?
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: Format SD card - permissions?

There is/was a bug in Nautilus and all it's forks that prevents write operations to media, but only through the GUI. cp from a terminal works fine, but copy/paste from Nemo/Caja etc fails with the "read only" error. The only fix that worked for me was a reboot (which I assume you've done) ...
by chrisuk
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Running as Root is not a Sin
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: Running as Root is not a Sin

Using Linux for 21 years must have given you enough knowledge to run as root without passwords etc. If you've forgotten how, the inner workings of the livecd might jog your memory (you don't need a password for root actions on the livecd, else how would you install it to disk). A look in the /etc/su...

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