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by Kurt3162
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CVE-2016-10229 kernel bug fix for Mint 17.3?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: CVE-2016-10229 kernel bug fix for Mint 17.3?

That might be, but I'm pretty sure your hardware is slightly different from mine. For some reason on this computer, using 17.3 Cinnamon, only 4.x kernels guarantee me a totally stable working environment, and I've tried a few, choosing them here (put a kernel version in the search box and you'll get...
by Kurt3162
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CVE-2016-10229 kernel bug fix for Mint 17.3?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: CVE-2016-10229 kernel bug fix for Mint 17.3?

So only the default Mint 17 kernel is updated. Feared so.
Okay, I'll try a 4.4.

Thanks a lot.
by Kurt3162
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CVE-2016-10229 kernel bug fix for Mint 17.3?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: CVE-2016-10229 kernel bug fix for Mint 17.3?

I did already find the Ubuntu kernel page, but unfortunately it doesn't use the same version of English I do... :roll: Thank you, thought there might be something like that going on. Does that mean they have added the fix to all available kernel versions including and since 3.13.0-79? Or just the de...
by Kurt3162
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CVE-2016-10229 kernel bug fix for Mint 17.3?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

CVE-2016-10229 kernel bug fix for Mint 17.3?

(Not sure this is the right forum, please move if needed) I just heard about this fairly serious kernel bug ( NIST description ). I understand this problem has already been addressed, in kernel 4.5. My problem is that I'm under Mint 17.3, and the highest kernel version I see in the Update Manager (...
by Kurt3162
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Need an Applet - How do you make them?
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: Need an Applet - How do you make them?

Writing applets Thank you, bookmarked it. I'm happy though I don't need to use it... You see, I looked through that tutorial, and while I can clearly see what each line of code is doing, I'm afraid I would be totally unable to find those lines myself. I've never been a programmer, just a dabbler, a...
by Kurt3162
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Need an Applet - How do you make them?
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: Need an Applet - How do you make them?

xenopeek wrote:If you are on Linux Mint 18.x Cinnamon/MATE/Xfce you do so with the command:
EDITOR=/usr/bin/xed crontab -e
Great, that's much faster for me (and much less error-prone). Thank you!
by Kurt3162
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Need an Applet - How do you make them?
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: Need an Applet - How do you make them?

Wow, that's even easier! Thanks a lot! Where do I find my user crontab file? Going through crontab -e created a file, but I can't find it. I thought it would appear inside /etc/cron.d, but it's not there. (I just added some comment lines, to create the file and also be sure I'm looking at the right ...
by Kurt3162
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Need an Applet - How do you make them?
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Need an Applet - How do you make them?

I'm looking for a very simple applet which checks the system clock and plays a given sound every full hour, and another sound every half hour (with an option to deactivate it when not needed). I didn't find anything doing this, but it's so simple I think I might (potentially) be able to make it myse...
by Kurt3162
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PrivateTunnel VPN (OpenVPN)
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: PrivateTunnel VPN (OpenVPN)

It doesn't work for me either when i try to use the Network Manager, but it works just fine using the command line. I guess you have downloaded the .ovpn profile files you need? If not, do so here: https://support.privatetunnel.com/dl To initiate the VPN connection just open a terminal and type: sud...
by Kurt3162
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Network Manager and ovpn files?
Replies: 15
Views: 4493

Re: Network Manager and ovpn files?

Yes, of course. No, I wasn't.
by Kurt3162
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Network Manager and ovpn files?
Replies: 15
Views: 4493

Re: Network Manager and ovpn files?

you are close to solve it Close, but no cigar... :mrgreen: have a look in the vpn connection settings at IPv4 & IPv6 Settings check if it is set to Automatic ( VPN ), ( I have disabled IPv6); and at OVPN advanced Options at Proxies - I have Not required. Yes, and yes. It's the default anyway. -...
by Kurt3162
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Network Manager and ovpn files?
Replies: 15
Views: 4493

Re: Network Manager and ovpn files?

if you have <extra-certs> try to add it in the same file with <user-cert> Thanks! Good news is the VPN connects now, I get the black floating window telling me that the VPN connection was established. Unfortunately nothing goes through it (no Internet connection)... It seems there is still some pie...
by Kurt3162
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Network Manager and ovpn files?
Replies: 15
Views: 4493

Re: Network Manager and ovpn files?

Unfortunately it doesn't read the opvm files as I stated in my first post. I agree it should, but it doesn't. - user certificate save in a file with extension ex: user-cert.cer - CA Certificate save in another file with extension ex: ca.cer - Private Key save in another file with extension ex: pkey....
by Kurt3162
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Network Manager and ovpn files?
Replies: 15
Views: 4493

Network Manager and ovpn files?

I have OpenVPN (.ovpn) files I use to connect to a VPN. Everything works fine using the command line, but I'd like to configure a point & click solution in the Network Manager for users even less proficient than me... Apparently none of the Mint 17 Network Managers can't parse the command line ....
by Kurt3162
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Using firejail as security sandbox for your programs
Replies: 45
Views: 33195

Re: Using firejail as security sandbox for your programs

Currently 0.9.38-1ubuntu0.1, which is essentially 0.9.38.1 with some added cherry-picked security fixes from later versions. However, the process for getting the latest of the upstream Firejail LTS branch (0.9.38.10) into the official Ubuntu repo's for 16.04 Xenial (and therefore for Mint 18.x), ha...
by Kurt3162
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Using firejail as security sandbox for your programs
Replies: 45
Views: 33195

Re: Using firejail as security sandbox for your programs

xenopeek wrote:Linux Mint 18 will have firejail in its repositories
One year later, can somebody tell me which version of firejail one can actually find in the Mint 18 repositories? The current one (0.9.44.8)? The LTS one (0.9.38.10)? A different one?

(Looking for reasons to upgrade my Mint...)
by Kurt3162
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)LM18.1-How to run a newly istalled program?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: LM18.1-How to run a newly istalled program?

I was looking for a program to encrypt folders\files to protect sensitive data in the case I lose my computer or the external hard drive could you suggest me a program easy to use? Thanks a lot! I'd suggest VeraCrypt, a successor of TrueCrypt. Open source, it has also Windows and MacOS versions. It...
by Kurt3162
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Time sync (NTP) settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 5039

Re: Time sync (NTP) settings?

Thank you; So Mint 17 uses ntpdate-debian, and the server setting is in /etc/default/ntpdate.
by Kurt3162
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Time sync (NTP) settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 5039

Re: Time sync (NTP) settings?

Interesting, I hadn't noticed that. Now I'm confused, too! :lol: /etc/ntp.conf would had been the standard place for this setting, but for some reason that file doesn't exist in Mint. They apparently customized this away (bad idea IMHO), but funny enough the file you gave me still points actively t...
by Kurt3162
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Time sync (NTP) settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 5039

Re: Time sync (NTP) settings?

This is from /etc/default/ntpdate. Thanks! Though it says: # The settings in this file are used by the program ntpdate-debian, but not by the upstream program ntpdate. I'm a little confused; What program does Mint use to get its time fix? ntpdate-debian or ntpdate? Another very confusing point in t...

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