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by curtvaughan
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Meltdown, Spectre: How they failed, what do we know?
Replies: 20
Views: 2001

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

I haven't read anything about AMD behaving the same way as Intel on these CVEs. I imagine that AMD is complicite in keeping this quiet also, but are they AS guilty of our mistrust as Intel? I am thinking right now that I might move when I build my next system to AMD, a Threadripper if and when I ca...
by curtvaughan
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 34580

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

4.13.0-26-29 breaks Virtualbox Not really. Kernel 4.13 breaks the long outdated VB version 5.0.x. This is known and documented. VB 5.1.x and 5.2.x work, as a number of users, which I advised to update their museum piece, reported. Couple of things, not necessarily but possibly related. I put up the...
by curtvaughan
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 34580

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

Thanks Xenoppek for the tuto and advices. I'm running LM18.3 with i5-4460 CPU and my actual kernel is 4.10.0-42. I was waiting few days before to upgrade. So, before to do that, I would like to be sure of the procedure. I was heard that the intel-microcode should be upgraded before. Do you confirm ...
by curtvaughan
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intel-microcode update ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: Intel-microcode update ?

Finally, test results from the Dell XPS13 laptop - the excerpts are illuminating. First, the Intel vulnerability test: curt@curt-linux-mint ~ $ inxi -S System: Host: curt-linux-mint Kernel: 4.10.0-42-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia curt@curt-linux-mint ...
by curtvaughan
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intel-microcode update ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2275

Re: Intel-microcode update ?

Just to clarify; the Intel ME or AMT or vPro Vulnerability Detection tool from intel.com is different from the Linux Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability Detection tool from github. There is also a Windows Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability Detection tool. Indeed they are different. I first ran t...
by curtvaughan
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [Solved] Virtual machine crashes system after kernel update
Replies: 23
Views: 3979

Re: [Solved] Virtual machine crashes system after kernel update

arnabm17 wrote:I was also having this problem but now solved after upgrading to the latest VB Version 5.2.4 r119785 (Qt5.6.1). Now my system is not freezing anymore. Thanks :)
Which kernel are you running?
by curtvaughan
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 54
Views: 11887

Re: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre

Anyone know of a centrally located place one can get summary of issues with the various security enhanced kernel releases over the last week? In my case, 4.13.0.26 broke virtualbox 5.0.* (causing mouse freeze/crash requiring a hard reboot), and disabled Cinnamon working in conjunction with my NVIDIA...
by curtvaughan
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 54
Views: 11887

Re: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre

Wasted about three hours this evening to get back to where I started from. Running 18.3 cinnamon on a T430 (64bit), kernel 4.4.0-53. I've got virtualbox V5.0.40 (the one in the repositories) running win7. VB works fine (except for USB ports, that did work and now don't, but a different story for a ...
by curtvaughan
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [Solved] Virtual machine crashes system after kernel update
Replies: 23
Views: 3979

Re: Virtual machine crashes system after kernel update

I have been checking this forum and it seems that Vbox 5 doesn't work with the latest kernel and that Vbox 5.1 is required. I don't normally install anything from outside the official repository so I will need to find out how to do it if I want to continue using this software. There is some useful ...
by curtvaughan
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [Solved] Virtual machine crashes system after kernel update
Replies: 23
Views: 3979

Re: Virtual machine crashes system after kernel update

I also had issues with 4.13.0-26. An earlier version of Virtualbox (version 4.x - I removed it) caused Mint Cinnamon 18.3's cursor to freeze if I attempted to start any of my installed virtual machines. Additionally, Cinnamon would fail to start on boot as it would not run with my NVIDIA graphics ca...
by curtvaughan
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 4.13.0.26 kernal update crashed LM 18.2 Cinnamon
Replies: 23
Views: 2333

Re: 4.13.0.26 kernal update crashed LM 18.2 Cinnamon

I too crashed Cinnamon with kernel update to 4.13.026. Backing down to 4.10.0-42-generic got things working again. This was on a 15 month old HP Omen laptop: curt-linuxmint183 ~ # lshw -C video && inxi -Fx *-display description: 3D controller product: GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] vendor: NVIDIA...
by curtvaughan
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: One password manager for two OSs? [Solved]
Replies: 15
Views: 1140

Re: One password manager for two OSs?

Hi "Mr Mate", & Anyone Else Interested in this, Update: Since last night, I tried the KeePassXC along with the required browser plug-in (extension) "KeePassHttp-Connector" in both my Firefox 57 Quantum and Slimjet (Chrome type browser) for automatic login and it worked incre...
by curtvaughan
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?
Replies: 57
Views: 10446

Re: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?

Mint remains my desktop favorite. Since retiring a decade ago I've been running my various laptops - including my 11 year old MacBook Pro - exclusively on Linux distros: Mint of various DEs, LMDE2, Peppermint, Debian, Devuan, Refracta, Mageia, Manjaro, Antergos, Ubuntu, and Suse come to mind. Mint h...
by curtvaughan
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: So how far off is LMDE 3?
Replies: 237
Views: 56470

Re: Dormant distro ? ...

LMDE 3 It is important for Linux Mint to continue to support LMDE as a fallback option in case Ubuntu ever disappeared and as a development target for the many projects and technologies we work on to guarantee compatibility outside of Linux Mint. It’s a lot of work to support two separate distribut...
by curtvaughan
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is Kernighan & Ritchie "The C Programming Language" public domain? [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Is Kernighan & Ritchie "The C Programming Language" public domain?

I'm coming to that conclusion. The PDF versions on the internet seem to mostly originate from university websites. I'm guessing they're meant to be available to students in classes, with some sort of educational leeway allowed by the copyright owners. If people take the copyright seriously, these we...
by curtvaughan
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is Kernighan & Ritchie "The C Programming Language" public domain? [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Is Kernighan & Ritchie "The C Programming Language" public domain? [Solved]

I have found some PDF copies of K&R available at several web sites for download (both first and second editions). Is it legal to download or supply links to the aforesaid web sites? I was on a programming forum and posted one of the links as a suggestion for getting a historical grasp on C, but ...
by curtvaughan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: which browser best for using Flash for streaming?
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Re: which browser best for using Flash for streaming?

Thanks for the suggestions on the browser issue. I'm still a bit unclear as to what the root problem might be, but a day after complaining to NBC Sports about the Flash issues, they adjusted something on the server end to allow Safari, on my iMac, to work in watching the Vuelta. I still haven't test...
by curtvaughan
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: which browser best for using Flash for streaming?
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

which browser best for using Flash for streaming?

Does anyone have recommendations for any linux compatible browsers which still support Flash? I'm a cycling fan, which the last several years means I have to subscribe to NBC Sports Gold in order to follow the races. This is the first year I finally haven't been able to use any of my browsers - Chro...
by curtvaughan
Sat May 20, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Please HELP me create a Live USB Mint 18 MATE with persistence
Replies: 61
Views: 8055

Re: [SOLVED] Please HELP me create a Live USB Mint 18 MATE with persistence

I was surprised, btw, to find a topic like this in the "Newbie Questions" section of the forum. Something as complex as GRUB configurations across multi-booted platforms, covering both EFI and MBR/BIOS hardware, seems a bit out of the newbie level. If I was brand new to Linux from Windows ...
by curtvaughan
Sat May 20, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Please HELP me create a Live USB Mint 18 MATE with persistence
Replies: 61
Views: 8055

Re: [SOLVED] Please HELP me create a Live USB Mint 18 MATE with persistence

An addendum - here's this topic (multi-boot GRUB issues between Arch/Manjaro and Debian/Ubuntu based distributions) in Manjaro forum land. It's rather a hot topic across all of these platforms.

https://forum.manjaro.org/t/updated-ker ... jaro/13091

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