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by curtvaughan
Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Am no longer able to donate to Linux Mint from the donate site
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Am no longer able to donate to Linux Mint from the donate site

An update - I just made the donation via Paypal, which points to the same Visa card which I could not use directly. Anyway, somethings awry.
by curtvaughan
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Am no longer able to donate to Linux Mint from the donate site
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Am no longer able to donate to Linux Mint from the donate site

Not using Paypal - I've always made donations via my Visa card. There has never been a glitch until this month, and the credit card is in good standing. I'm just wondering if this has something to do with changes made to the site after being hacked a couple of months ago. I just tried again today to...
by curtvaughan
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bash on Linux on Win 10
Replies: 26
Views: 2509

Re: Bash on Linux on Win 10

The developer world is so politically fickle these days. There are all of the internal scrims between the various Linux distros - Arch doesn't like Manjaro; Devuan doesn't like Debian which doesn't like Ubuntu/Mint; BSD doesn't care for Linux, unless you are Ubuntu, which now has an UbuntuBSD in the...
by curtvaughan
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Am no longer able to donate to Linux Mint from the donate site
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Am no longer able to donate to Linux Mint from the donate site

Hi. I've been a regular donor to the Linuxmint project for the last year or so, and am happy to do so; however, when today, as I typically do at the first of the month, attempted to make a donation using my credit card, I was given the error that "we cannot accept donations from this card"...
by curtvaughan
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB install error
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: GRUB install error

Here are a couple of links I found which might help in recovering from this error: https://wiki.debian.org/GrubLegacyRecover And a fairly recent dialogue from the Linux Mint forum: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=202636 I found these by googling the exact error message you got....
by curtvaughan
Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SSD Hell
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: SSD Hell

There is another thread concerning this error, though not specifically in regard to your particular hardware. The general advice appears to be to back down to an earlier kernel or perhaps install Mint 17.2 and upgrade to 17.3 from there. Here is a link to that thread. In particular, look for posts b...
by curtvaughan
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chrome and Updating Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Chrome and Updating Issue

Is Google aware of this issue, specifically the recurring need to specify [arch=amd64] in the sources file with each update cycle? In any case, Google seems to be reluctant in supporting Linux in various categories. Folks have been trying to get Google Drive synchronization for Linux for years, to n...
by curtvaughan
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Ubuntu (or Linux Mint) next?
Replies: 71
Views: 5390

Re: Is Ubuntu (or Linux Mint) next?

Along these lines, this article from The Intercept summarizes rather succinctly Apple's position on backdoors to circumvent security. They have danged good lawyers!

https://theintercept.com/2016/02/26/eig ... o-the-fbi/
by curtvaughan
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Great that we are back
Replies: 91
Views: 5007

Re: Great that we are back

Cosmo. wrote:
curtvaughan wrote:I'm going to look into getting one of those vault password generator/handler packages.
KeePassX is a good choice.
Thanks. Just installed it and am playing around with it a bit.
by curtvaughan
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Great that we are back
Replies: 91
Views: 5007

Re: Great that we are back

Mainly testing my avatar for https. Glad things are getting back to normalcy, as much as that can be achieved in the black hackery world of today. I'm going to look into getting one of those vault password generator/handler packages. My old head is about to explode with excess weird passwords. :?
by curtvaughan
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Stray Thoughts on the FBI and the iPhone
Replies: 45
Views: 3304

Re: Stray Thoughts on the FBI and the iPhone

My take on it: FBI wants to be able to compel Apple to allow FBI hacker code into their iPhone firmware to bypass three levels of security currently implemented by Apple into iOS: Level 1: your password/PIN, by default a 4 digit number (weak), by optional choice, a more complex alphanumeric string L...
by curtvaughan
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away
Replies: 20
Views: 2190

Re: Debian founder Ian Murdock passed away

Well, here we are, about a month since this horrible news, and there seems to be no more information about what actually transpired the night of Ian Murdoch's mysterious death. I really keep trying to check on updates via Google, etc., but all news updates appear to have ceased a week or so after hi...
by curtvaughan
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installing Mint on 'old' MacBook Pro? not 'dual boot'....
Replies: 5
Views: 5010

Re: installing Mint on 'old' MacBook Pro? not 'dual boot'...

For your amusement, here's a link on the incorporation of the TPM chip in early Intel-based Macbook Pros. http://attivissimo.blogspot.com/2006/04/trusted-computing-chips-found-in-intel.html When Apple migrated Mac OS from the Power PC hardware to Intel hardware in 2006, they had two main corporate c...
by curtvaughan
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installing Mint on 'old' MacBook Pro? not 'dual boot'....
Replies: 5
Views: 5010

Re: installing Mint on 'old' MacBook Pro? not 'dual boot'...

Clem Lefebvre himself, the founder of Linux Mint, has a tutorial on this at the following link: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1643 You can also try using the boot loader called "rEFInd" to assist in booting to a USB or CD live install created from an "ISO" distribu...
by curtvaughan
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: systemd evil or not?
Replies: 84
Views: 11328

Re: systemd evil or not?

killer de bug wrote:An interesting comment from a former Debian dev.
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php? ... 71#p570367
Great article. Thanks for the link reference, KDB.
by curtvaughan
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Anyone running LMDE on a Mac?
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Anyone running LMDE on a Mac?

Hey, just f.y.i., you and I are lucky enough to have the Pro 1,1. The Pros which came out as 1,2 or 2,1 - a year to two years later, included a technology called the TPM chip, which stands for Trusted Platform Module. It was discontinued on Apple motherboards sometime in 2008. I have a friend who wa...
by curtvaughan
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Anyone running LMDE on a Mac?
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Anyone running LMDE on a Mac?

I, too, have a MacBook Pro 1,1 that I bought in 2006. When Apple refused to allow upgrades to OS-X several years ago, I finally installed Linuxmint Cinnamon (17.1) on it with no issues. The only oddity is that some of the mouse/trackpad functionality seems off. The 1,1 was a great piece of hardware ...
by curtvaughan
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How'd you cut your teeth on Linux?
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Re: How'd you cut your teeth on Linux?

I first experimented with Linux on an old PC at work via Red Hat 6.1, which came with 2 CD install medium and accompanying book. I already had work experience with BSD on a time sharing Vax cluster, as well as a Sun II workstation running SunOS unix. Linux was just sort of a hobby in my spare time a...
by curtvaughan
Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Tor anyone?
Replies: 26
Views: 7380

Re: Tor anyone?

One other thing - I really have nothing to hide. Whatever. But I am very interested in the evasion technology, so what better way to explore than to play with the stuff? I DO resent snoops. I have nothing to hide from them, you, anyone else - but I CHOOSE to keep my private life to myself and my fri...

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