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by littlehuman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: I'm getting too many UFW blocks
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: I'm getting too many UFW blocks

Regarding the lot of blocked connections from your gateway to your computer on tcp/2869, it might be due to UPnP requests. You should check your router config and consider disabling UPnP in if you do not absolutely need it, as this can be a security risk. This should eliminate the above requests fro...
by littlehuman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Power management : how to shutdown immediately when battery very low
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Power management of laptop : shutdown immediately when battery very low

Thank you. Looks like a clean way to set the parameters I want. To be secure and avoid any hard shut off, I will set percentage-critical to a higher value like 10, and percentage-action to 8 or 7. I saw these values are effective only when use-time-for-policy (which is true by default) is set to fal...
by littlehuman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Power management : how to shutdown immediately when battery very low
Replies: 2
Views: 111

[SOLVED] Power management : how to shutdown immediately when battery very low

Hello there, As I disabled hibernation for multiple reasons (ssd is one of them), I have now no other option, in Power Management > Power > When the battery is critically low than "Do nothing". Is there any way to add other options in this drop down list ? By editing a script ? Or what would you rec...
by littlehuman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Suspicious (?) traffic after login
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: [SOLVED] Suspicious (?) traffic after login

Termy wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Wow. I love that command. I'll have to look into that. Glad your concerns are done away with. Happy computing!
Thanks! I'm always impressed by Linux terminal power in general, and by tools like sed in conjunction with pipes in particular.
by littlehuman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Suspicious (?) traffic after login
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Suspicious (?) traffic after login

Thank you 'karlchen' and 'Termy' for your replies. Very useful cmd/tools to know. In this case and for future things. Unfortunately, ss -tnp does only return this to me : State Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address:Port Peer Address:Port ESTAB 0 0 192.168.1.107:59152 34.249.232.228:443 Looks like the connecti...
by littlehuman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Suspicious (?) traffic after login
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Suspicious (?) traffic after login

Hi, karlchen, Perhaps I didn't express myself well : the fact that these servers all redirect to the official MLS page doesn't mean to my eye that they are indeed Mozilla servers. I appreciate and fully trust Mozilla and would not bash them for anything. I just need to understand what are these star...
by littlehuman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Suspicious (?) traffic after login
Replies: 12
Views: 590

[SOLVED] Suspicious (?) traffic after login

Hello, After I login, there is always one network connection established to a so called MLS server (Mozilla Location Service). Here are the 4 last connections of the 4 last login, all these servers seem to be MLS, although I have no proof of this as they all redirect to https://location.services.moz...
by littlehuman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Taking so long to boot
Replies: 41
Views: 806

Re: Taking so long to boot

Hello 'viteK',
You can paste it on https://pastebin.com/ and put the link to it here.
Also, if your system config is not the same than this one please run inxi -Fxz and put the results here.
Kind regards
by littlehuman
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just for beauty and ... fun
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Just for beauty and ... fun

catweazel wrote:
littlehuman wrote:This is how I feel when using Linux in general, and Mint and Ubuntu in particular :D
http://bit.ly/2DCpe3y (youtube video)
Why do you feel like a camel when using linux?
:lol: You got it. Probably for the stresslessness
by littlehuman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just for beauty and ... fun
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Just for beauty and ... fun

This is how I feel when using Linux in general, and Mint and Ubuntu in particular :D
http://bit.ly/2DCpe3y (youtube video)

On the other hand, what about the matrix nowadays ?
http://bit.ly/1eGhOWx (youtube video)
by littlehuman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help with dual booting windows/linux mint
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Need help with dual booting windows/linux mint

Hello 'willy88sg', and welcome to Linux Mint ! I think that you need to restore the master boot record (MBR) of your disk in order to boot win10 again. You will need a bootable win10 media and to follow instructions of "Solution 1" on this page => https://www.disk-partition.com/windows-10/fix-mbr-wi...
by littlehuman
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to use proxy in applet manager?
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: How to use proxy in applet manager?

Unfortunately, this is beyond my skills. What I would try if I was in your situation and nothing else works (be sure to backup your system, create a snapshot before you dothis change, understand that it can have unexpected side effects, as I'm here in total "sorcerer's apprentice zone") : Given this...
by littlehuman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Bluetooth doesn't connect
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Bluetooth doesn't connect

Hello "Franpoule", (FWIW, and don't take it for an absolute truth, just to share) I have a now quite old Asus UX51VZ, and bluetooth+wifi always seemed linked on my machine. I mean, when I was on Win8/10, when I used to turn off Wifi, bluetooth was immediately turned off too. At a point I guessed tha...
by littlehuman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to use proxy in applet manager?
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: How to use proxy in applet manager?

I don't know if this one's still valid and how to concretely test/apply this, but it seems it helped someone having a similar issue in the past https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/2172
by littlehuman
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Kernel 4.4.0.112 - To update or not to update?
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Linux Kernel 4.4.0.112 - To update or not to update?

Just to share, what I can report is that after having upgraded to 4.4.0-109 a few days ago, "only" CVE-2017-5754 [rogue data cache load] aka '[b]Meltdown[/b]' aka '[b]Variant 3[/b]' was fixed on my system. Now that I've upgraded to 4.4.0-112 , CVE-2017-5753 [bounds check bypass] aka '[b]Spectre Vari...
by littlehuman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to use proxy in applet manager?
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: How to use proxy in applet manager?

Have you tried to add a user:password in front of the proxy server address in related config files, for instance http://user:password@proxy.domain.com:8080/ I would not recommended this as having password in clear text in config files is not a good thing, but that might be a workaround until someone...
by littlehuman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gpg key
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: gpg key

GPG is a free implementation of the OpenPGP standard and allows you to encrypt and sign your data. If you are not familiar with GPG/PGP and public/private keys, you can watch a very good explanation video at A Pretty Good Introduction to Pretty Good Privacy , including tutorials with gpg Regarding G...
by littlehuman
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] .java folder in /etc on a recently installed linux mint 18.3 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: .java folder in /etc on a recently installed linux mint 18.3

Thank you very much for all this information, Karl.
by littlehuman
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] .java folder in /etc on a recently installed linux mint 18.3 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 144

[solved] .java folder in /etc on a recently installed linux mint 18.3 ?

Hi all, Running rkhunter on my machine, it appears that there is an /etc/.java folder on my disk. I installed this machine 10 days ago and don't have any java programs on it (as far as I know) In this folder, there is nothing but a .systemPrefs folder containing a .system.lock and a .systemRootModFi...

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