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by Royi
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix
Replies: 25
Views: 1502

Re: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix

@smurphos,
I meant exactly the screen you pasted.

Thank You.
by Royi
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix
Replies: 25
Views: 1502

Re: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix

@smurphos, This is amazing! I will try it and let you know. When you say Grub Menu do you mean the screen I get on booth with 30 Seconds counter to chose "Safe Boot" or "Regular Boot" (And other options)? If so it appears any way. @Cosmo, I really care about performance on my system as I use Scienti...
by Royi
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix
Replies: 25
Views: 1502

Re: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix

Microcode is dealt with by the Drivers setting module and in Mint is supplied as a microcode package from Ubuntu. At the time of writing there is no spectre/meltdown patched microcode officially available. The first set of patches provided by Intel were withdrawn within a week as buggy and the seco...
by Royi
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix
Replies: 25
Views: 1502

Re: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix

Did you notice a performance reduction, or is it only from reading (the starting post sounds so)? If you do not have a serious problem, reverting = willingly installing security leaks is a very bad idea. Have a look on Anandtech's review: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12566 It does have real world...
by Royi
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Starting any VM locks my system up
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Starting any VM locks my system up

No user can answer this question. There exist some stereotypical remarks regarding stability, but they are simply not true for VB. Especially since kernel 4.13 many users felt into the trap and many more will follow. What this shall have to do with "stability" is over my head. Fact is, that at leas...
by Royi
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix
Replies: 25
Views: 1502

Re: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix

@ Royi, ....... . . The Linux kernels without the Meltdown and Spectre patches are 3.13.138, 4.4.107 and 4.13.24. Please refer to ... https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/KnowledgeBase/SpectreAndMeltdown Hi, So the latest one is I need to look for is 4.13.24? What about the Linux Firmware? As I tho...
by Royi
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Starting any VM locks my system up
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: Starting any VM locks my system up

4.13.0-32-generic GNU/Linux and VB 5.0.4 Known not to play nice together.... Either remove VB 5.0.40 and manually install 5.1 or 5.2 from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads or install the latest 4.4 series kernel and remove any 4.8, 4.10 and 4.13 kernels having booted into 4.4 and conf...
by Royi
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix
Replies: 25
Views: 1502

Rollback to Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware Prior to MeltDown & Spectre Fix

Hello, I read and saw on Phoronix that the updated Kernels, which contains Meltdown & Spectre fix, hurt performance badly. Since I'm not worried on such issues on my computer, how can I roll back to the latest state of Linux Kernel & Linux Firmware prior to those fixes? I'm on Linux Mint 18.3 (Lates...
by Royi
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine
Replies: 13
Views: 7804

Re: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Kde freezes on starting virtual machine

How come the repositories aren't updated to a version which works since this isn't since the MeltDown & Spectre updates?
by Royi
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change Text Box Direction to Right to Left (RTL)
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Change Text Box Direction to Right to Left (RTL)

Hello, How can one change the direction of text in a Text Box form Left to Right (LTR) to Right to Left (RTL) and vice versa? For instance when I write email in Yahoo / Outlook or any other text box in system UI. In Windows it can be done using a Keyboard Shortcut - Right Ctrl + Right Shift / Left C...

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