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by LinuxJim
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Are the repositories working?
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: Are the repositories working?

I found something strange: $ ping extra.linuxmint.com PING extra.linuxmint.com (208.77.20.11) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from mx.sygnow.net (208.77.20.11): icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=89.4 ms 64 bytes from mx.sygnow.net (208.77.20.11): icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=92.2 ms 64 bytes from mx.sygnow.net (208.7...
by LinuxJim
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Restricting a user's internet
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: Restricting a user's internet

HI Linux Jim, I do have a debian server, so i could setup a squid proxy and run traffic thru it instead? Does squid do per user authentication? I believe it does, but I'm not very familiar with squid. The key is to get the control point out of the computer so that all traffic on your local net goes...
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Restricting a user's internet
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: Restricting a user's internet

Kids can be very crafty - it is easy to defeat or disable web browser add-ons. Another solution would be a proxy server, but it would need to be outside the computer (effectively intercepting all DNS traffic - otherwise, the kids could bypass it just as easily as a browser add-on). The answer and co...
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 64 bit on 32 bit PC
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: 64 bit on 32 bit PC

You cannot run a 64 bit OS on a 32 bit CPU.

However, if your only reason for believing you have a 32-bit CPU is because the system came with 3GB of RAM, then it may not be true. More often than not, it is, but there are exceptions.
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: [solved]website abandoned?
Replies: 21
Views: 4331

Re: website abandoned?

Thank you. Yes, that was my idea but I tried to do so in a humourous way, forgetting that humour is so easily misunderstood in the written word. I'm really sorry for any offence unintentionally caused. I did see your humor once it was pointed out and I re-read the original. Yup, sarcasm and subtlet...
by LinuxJim
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Uncorrectable freedom and security issues on x86 platforms
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Uncorrectable freedom and security issues on x86 platforms

it should be possible to route the subject computer thru an analyzer box using RJ45 connections..... this would facilitate a traffic analysis. such tools are probably available now-- for forensic purposes in threat analysis companies . Yes, certainly some external device could be used to detect and...
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How big should swap partition be?
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: How big should swap partition be?

xenopeek wrote:I ran Linux for years on 2 GB RAM with no swap. No problems that I can recall. One would suspect there is something like a swap maffia; you better set up some swap, who knows what could happen if you didn't!
Nah, it's not that bad. ;)

If you don't push the limits, it's a non-issue.
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hyperthreading?
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Hyperthreading?

don250r wrote: Here is another oddity, BIOS says 47 * 103 BCLOCK = 4.8Ghz
Your CPU is rated to run at 3.3 GHz continuous duty. /proc/cpuinfo shows that it is currently running at 4699.921 MHz. The 'lscpu' command will show you the minimum and maximum speed limits for your particular CPU.
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How big should swap partition be?
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: How big should swap partition be?

When I was starting out with Linux, I was told to always setup a swap partition otherwise it would cause problem when running Linux. It will cause problems - if you run out of memory. The general consensus is that you are unlikely to run out of memory with 16GB. Performance will be a little better ...
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Uncorrectable freedom and security issues on x86 platforms
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Uncorrectable freedom and security issues on x86 platforms

what are the odds in Vegas on how long this will last,-- DRM usually gets trashed in a day or so This is far more than DRM. These are features that are being embedded in the hardware (which means you can't alter or remove them) that will allow organizations like the FBI or CIA (or anyone else you c...
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux Commands
Replies: 15
Views: 3546

Re: Linux Commands

I'm gong to try and hit Barnes and Noble, See what they have. I like printed stuff. Any favourites? Here are a few good ones: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/practical-guide-to-linux-commands-editors-and-shell-programming-mark-g-sobell/1101635876 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/linux-richard-peters...
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hyperthreading?
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Hyperthreading?

xenopeek wrote:I was comparing i5-2500k vs i7-2600k. But yes, your i5-4210u has hyperthreading.
Ahhh, got it.
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hyperthreading?
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Hyperthreading?

My i5 has hyperthreading enabled: $ lscpu Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 4 On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3 Thread(s) per core: 2 Core(s) per socket: 2 Socket(s): 1 NUMA node(s): 1 Vendor ID: GenuineIntel CPU family: 6 Model: 69 Model name: Intel(R) Cor...
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked
Replies: 34
Views: 2011

Re: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked

Amazing info, LinuxJim, but I wonder what folks are doing with 30 year old 8 bit, or even 16 bit, hardware and software that is more than just collecting, or playing around with antiques? You'll get as many asnswers to that question as there are people doing it. ;) For me, there are a few main reas...
by LinuxJim
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Uncorrectable freedom and security issues on x86 platforms
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Uncorrectable freedom and security issues on x86 platforms

Thanks for the thought. However, there are a still few issues with ARM laptops. 1) I have been there with Slackware. Compiling code is not so bad but dependency handling is a nightmare! It's what pushed me over to Mint. (Do you know how may dependencies Abiword has??! Oh yes, I understand. ARM is c...
by LinuxJim
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Uncorrectable freedom and security issues on x86 platforms
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Uncorrectable freedom and security issues on x86 platforms

Jedinovice wrote:Also, I use a lot of software and I doubt the stuff I use is for ARM yet.
Most Linux sotware is architecture-independent. It may not all be pre-packaged for ARM, but it can certainly be compiled to run on ARM. Exceptions are some of the more obscure emulators, and maybe a handful of games.
by LinuxJim
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: [solved]website abandoned?
Replies: 21
Views: 4331

Re: website abandoned?

A visitor to the linux mint website on April 6 2016 will notice that there is no monthly news posted for March, and no blog entries since March 8. What conclusion should they draw from this? Has the website and blog been abandoned? Have the owners been locked out by their own security? :lol: Since ...
by LinuxJim
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Resolved] Copy/Paste do not work RELIABLY
Replies: 25
Views: 4878

Re: Copy/Paste do not work RELIABLY

@Cosmo - Thank you for your suggestion. I'm really NOT shooting from the hip. After I read your post yesterday I tried to do exactly what you suggested. In fact, I fooled with it for about a half hour and never could find what you referred to in the "panel". I checked the "Cashew" and the System-se...
by LinuxJim
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Resolved] Copy/Paste do not work RELIABLY
Replies: 25
Views: 4878

Re: Copy/Paste do not work RELIABLY

[other Linux distro's apparently have not recognized the need to "secure" the computer by clearing the clipboard when a window is closed. Clearing the system clipboard when a window (or application) closes seems a rather silly idea to me as well. I had never heard of it until yesterday, and I've be...
by LinuxJim
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: your TOP games
Replies: 37
Views: 5527

Re: your TOP games

well this isnt exactly a on topic post,as by games i mean games that you play, have you tried any actual games?if yes which ones and did you like them? a good game for linux(browser game,flash based) is armor mayhem,a 2d space shooter which got me hooked up twice! No, I don't do flash and I don't d...

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