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by Faust
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Recovering an ext4 partition on external USB drive
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Recovering an ext4 partition on external USB drive

even if the directory structure has been really messed up, then TestDisk still should be able to recover the partition(s) ........... The beauty of these tools is that they can handle Raw data ; they simply ignore FAT , NTFS , MBR etc. corrupted or not , and they just grind through everything else ...
by Faust
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Naming files in GNU/Linux
Replies: 21
Views: 657

Naming files in GNU/Linux

This is not a help request , I'm just curious as to what conventions folk use to name their files/folders . Spaces in names causes problems , in the terminal and with some text editors . Text like " file_name " requires the shift key , and escaping characters is just way too much trouble if it's not...
by Faust
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Signal messenger standalone version [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Signal messenger standalone version

I'm running it, and don't seem to have any problems. Last time I looked at it , the stand-alone version offered to sync a laptop ( for example ) to a mobile device but I couldn't see a way to use it from laptop to another user's laptop . Is that still the case ? PS - Moxie Marlinspike is one of the...
by Faust
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Recovering an ext4 partition on external USB drive
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Recovering an ext4 partition on external USB drive

........ Is it safe to assume all data is a lost cause at this point? No , the data is still there ( or most of it will be ) . What is lost are the pointers to the files . Recovery is possible but it needs a lot of patience , and previous experience of data recovery would be a bonus . Best road to ...
by Faust
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help! i think my system has a rootkit (false alarm, sorry) [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Help! i think my system has a rootkit

Just a couple of thoughts :-

chrootkit has a reputation for generating false positives , even on a good day :)

and , from the article you linked

" ..... tools like chkrootkit or rkhunter currently do not detect Ebury. "

Thanks for that link BTW ..... it's an interesting read .
by Faust
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia gpu overheating, how to drop temperature?
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: nvidia gpu overheating, how to drop temperature?

UPDATE: i removed that chinese paste and applied the Arctic MX-2 i got today, right after boot now it starts at 38 C (was 42 C) and in about the same period of 3-4 mins it us up to 65 C (was 68 C) with the fan at 45 % (was ~52 %). So there is a slight improvement but it still is, i think, quite a h...
by Faust
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Replacing thermal paste - a quick guide in 4 steps
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Replacing thermal paste - a quick guide in 4 steps

I posted this on another forum years ago but can't remember which one now :) I've lived and worked as a tech in many hot climates and I've replaced thermal paste on more machines than I could count. Over time the paste dries , shrinks , then cracks . Once it has dried out it is useless , and my firs...
by Faust
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: NEES HELP! Unwated user accessing my laptop via WiFi
Replies: 22
Views: 559

Re: NEES HELP! Unwated user accessing my laptop via WiFi

.....I normally have access to Kali but didn't bring it with me as I'm a newbie on that environment too..... There you go .... everything you need is right there . Find yourself some good tutorials and study up , but beware of posting noob questions .... ..... some of those forums can sense noobs /...
by Faust
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: NEES HELP! Unwated user accessing my laptop via WiFi
Replies: 22
Views: 559

Re: NEES HELP! Unwated user accessing my laptop via WiFi

..... but I want to know how this person was able to connect to my computer or how I can figure out who it was? Those are the key questions , and they're tough to answer , unless you already have some pen-testing / forensic skills . Everything you say points to someone on the same local network hav...
by Faust
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?
Replies: 40
Views: 1215

Re: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?

..... I can access the bios menu and I have The CD option as #1 should I change that? .... That's very good ! You can get into BIOS , so you now "own" the machine . CD as #1 boot option is just fine for now . What you do next might depend on getting an internet connection , on a different machine ....
by Faust
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?
Replies: 40
Views: 1215

Re: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?

A while ago I purchased a computer from a school group that was selling them to make money for their activities ..... Leaving aside the interesting discussions on " GRUB Rescue" , we haven't really helped Noodlecakelol get her machine into a usable state . ---------------- Let's take a step back an...
by Faust
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?
Replies: 40
Views: 1215

Re: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?

For the sake of completeness: this will get you out of an "ordinary" Grub prompt: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/faq#TOC-How-can-I-make-the-Grub-menu-visible- (item 15, right column) Drat ! I can't test that out now .... short of deliberately borking GRUB on one of my systems :m...
by Faust
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] guwf refueses to start
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: guwf refueses to start

He posted the stack trace so it was no problem to quickly check out that source code. The issue was the code was choking on decoding the log file. I just moved the offending log file out of the way, but this doesn't solve the problem of why it went bad in the first place. But unless it happens agai...
by Faust
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] guwf refueses to start
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: guwf refueses to start

...does it start with pkexec gufw ? Not for me it doesn't . I'm keeping Mint 19 as a side project until I get it "house-trained" , especially given some of the other recent headaches ... https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=272665 ...... and then trying to get used to NOT typing "gksud...
by Faust
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2535

Re: Catweazel - over and out

" Nonsense " ..... unacceptable reason :) IMHO you are not giving nearly enough consideration to the sheer quantity of great help and advice that you have provided , and a good deal of entertainment value on top ! If I had your number I'd have already been ranting at you on the " Telling Bone " ......
by Faust
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: To install or not to install... gru2-signed. That is the question
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: To install or not to install... gru2-signed. That is the question

@mods Do you think there is a case for merging some of these into one useful place ? -1 It will get confusing for everyone. Well it's confusing the heck out of me as is .... .... but I confuse easily these days . There's other stuff on here about GRUB not installing correctly using update/upgrade ,...
by Faust
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: To install or not to install... gru2-signed. That is the question
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: To install or not to install... gru2-signed. That is the question

There's now some " splatter " of this and related issues across several different topics .

@mods
Do you think there is a case for merging some of these into one useful place ?
by Faust
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?
Replies: 40
Views: 1215

Re: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?

My usual fix is to boot from "Parted Magic" ( on a USB ) and re-install GRUB . I guess any Live Linux USB would do , but there's a tool called Grub Doctor on Parted Magic that has a GUI .... useful for folks who don't like doing things from terminal . Edit :- For anyone wanting to go the terminal ro...
by Faust
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Media Server - What to use?
Replies: 21
Views: 782

Re: Media Server - What to use?

Raspberry Pi is ideal for making a Plex server .
Low power consumption and rock-solid stability ..... what's not to like ?

https://thepi.io/how-to-set-up-a-raspbe ... ex-server/
by Faust
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions

..... I have encountered following issue in Mint 19 (not present in Linux Mint 18). ......... Did you get to Mint 19 by upgrading from 18.x ? I did , and almost everything works sweetly , but I have a similar issue with VPN ( and I didn't need to be root before ) . I don't want to spend much time c...

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