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by Terryphi
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TimShift and external drives
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: TimShift and external drives

2. My intent is to connect an external drive from time to time for backups and TimeShift. So it will not be connected all the time. Can this be done as I would not set up a schedule or would this cause TimeShift to create full backups everytime? No, Timeshift will not create a full backup every tim...
by Terryphi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 54
Views: 9746

Re: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre

Terryphi wrote:
BigEasy wrote:There is a list CPUs Vulnerable To Meltdown / Spectre.
https://www.techarp.com/guides/complete ... pu-list/5/
Interesting, i3-2350M is not (currently) listed.
No, I am wrong. It is included in the mobile list.
by Terryphi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 54
Views: 9746

Re: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre

BigEasy wrote:There is a list CPUs Vulnerable To Meltdown / Spectre.
https://www.techarp.com/guides/complete ... pu-list/5/
Interesting, i3-2350M is not (currently) listed.
by Terryphi
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39726

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

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Are you sure you have updated the kernel as well as the intel-microcode?
by Terryphi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39726

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

now3by and phil995511, This is what I see: $ dmesg | grep microcode [ 0.000000] microcode: CPU0 microcode updated early to revision 0x29, date = 2013-06-12 [ 0.086598] microcode: CPU2 microcode updated early to revision 0x29, date = 2013-06-12 [ 1.354651] microcode: CPU0 sig=0x206a7, pf=0x10, revisi...
by Terryphi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39726

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

I installed intel-microcode 3.20180108.0 today via the Driver Manager on a Acer laptop: Machine: System: Acer product: Aspire 5749 v: V1.06 Mobo: Acer model: HMA51_HR Bios: INSYDE v: V1.06 date: 09/29/2011 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3-2350M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_...
by Terryphi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39726

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Pat D wrote:18.3 Sylvia 64, all the other updates done but not seeing the webkit2gtk one that Pyotr mentions. Where do I find it?
It came up in Update Manager. Try refreshing it. If you are using a mirror it may not be updated there yet but should come soon.
by Terryphi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39726

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

On my system with Chronium (63.0.3239.84) and Chrome (63.0.3239.132) this option is present !? Type chrome://flags in the address bar and press Enter. Ctrl+f for seartch Strict site isolation (with out " ") or scroll down the page and find Strict site isolation and press the Enable button. Strange....
by Terryphi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39726

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

phil995511,
I have read the note on Chromium in the Mint blog and the chromium.org link. However, the option “Strict site isolation” is not available in chrome://flags. (chromium 63 - the latest version in Package Manager.)
by Terryphi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39726

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

I am surprised Update Manager has not offered a Spectre fix for Chromium yet.
by Terryphi
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39726

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Maybe we should be cautious installing the intel microcode: Intel says patches can cause reboot problems in old chips. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-security-intel/intel-says-patches-can-cause-reboot-problems-in-old-chips-idUSKBN1F101X?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content...
by Terryphi
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39726

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

The big question is if it all goes wrong how does one revert to the original firmware? To my knowledge, that's what might go wrong (& how it can be solved) ... Having said that though, personal opinion, until the things settle down with the last kernel updates & BIOS releases, i wouldn't update it ...
by Terryphi
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 39726

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Here are the instructions in the Release Notes for the intel firmware: -- Microcode update instructions -- This package contains Intel microcode files in two formats: * microcode.dat * intel-ucode directory microcode.dat is in a traditional text format. It is still used in some Linux distributions. ...
by Terryphi
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Warning: boot fails after update to kernel 4.4.0-108
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Warning: boot fails after update to kernel 4.4.0-108

It looks like that kernel version was buggy. Fortunately, it has been replaced in Update Manager by kernel 4.4.0-109 which installs successfully.
by Terryphi
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Warning: boot fails after update to kernel 4.4.0-108
Replies: 1
Views: 219

[Solved] Warning: boot fails after update to kernel 4.4.0-108

After update to kernel 4.4.0-108 my desktop computer failed to boot into Mint. I have reverted to kernel 4.4.0-104. Strangely, my 12 year old Acer laptop works with kernel 4.4.0-108 !
by Terryphi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: GNOME 3.28 Removes Option to Put Icons on the Desktop
Replies: 28
Views: 2954

Re: GNOME 3.28 Removes Option to Put Icons on the Desktop

It wasn't just a hatred of Unity but, more importantly, the love of the features of a traditional desktop (including icons!)
by Terryphi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't install Wine (Mint 18.3 x64)
Replies: 18
Views: 3903

Re: Can't install Wine (Mint 18.3 x64)

Try to fix the missing dependency with:

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sudo apt-get install -f
by Terryphi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't install Wine (Mint 18.3 x64)
Replies: 18
Views: 3903

Re: Can't install Wine (Mint 18.3 x64)

Try this command:

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sudo apt install wine --install-recommends 
(NOTE the two dashes before install-recommends)
by Terryphi
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Places menu does not display directory contents
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Places menu does not display directory contents

Problem solved. Somehow Caja became unselected as Preferred Application for File Manager. Correcting this solved problem.
by Terryphi
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Places menu does not display directory contents
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Places menu does not display directory contents

Hello kc1di,

Sorry if I did not make it clear. I am using the custom Menu Bar in a top panel. It is the Places option within this that I am talking about.
It has suddenly stopped working.

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