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by chrisuk
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Not vulnerable
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Not vulnerable

You might want to research the topic before being complacent ;)

AFAIK these are mitigations not fixes. So the risk is lessened, not removed. This won't go away unless and until new CPUs are designed... assuming that it's even possible.
by chrisuk
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Show all file sizes in kB?
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Show all file sizes in kB?

I doubt Nemo can do it, but it's easy enough from the commandline... just type ls -la --block-size=k into a terminal
by chrisuk
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunar won't make symlinks of folders with spaces in name
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: [SOLVED ENOUGH] Thunar won't make symlinks of folders with spaces in name

Try editing the Thunar Create simlink custom action command Edit->Configure custom actions... replace the existing command with this ln -s %f "%n (symlink)"
by chrisuk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: How do you install programs onto VirtualBox? What's the easiest way?
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: How do you install programs onto VirtualBox? What's the easiest way?

Your Virtual Machine (VM) is isolated from the rest of your host system (apart from maybe the clipboard), so double-clicking on an installer will just run Wine. Your VM might be setup to access your DVD drive and/or USB drives directly, but I think most people would create a shared folder in your $H...
by chrisuk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How did I get hacked? - Solved
Replies: 31
Views: 2909

Re: How did I get hacked? - Solved

Don't be gullible. This poster just signed on so has no history on this forum. My conspiracy theory is that they made this up as they could not actually hack Linux themselves. This could be an attempt at spreading fear among the users. I for one am not afraid which is one reason I can see right thr...
by chrisuk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How did I get hacked? - Solved
Replies: 31
Views: 2909

Re: How did I get hacked? - Solved

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:58 pm
chrisuk wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:09 pm
If you just get replies such as "you can't be hacked, it's Linux" - then I suggest you try a forum with better informed members, maybe devoted to security.
Nobody said that.

[...]
I never said someone said it... I said "If", as I was expecting at least one
by chrisuk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How did I get hacked? - Solved
Replies: 31
Views: 2909

Re: How did I get hacked? - Solved

Assuming that I've not misunderstood your post: Just to dispel the myth... Linux is not magically immune to malware, you're just less likely to be infected in Linux than Windows. Note the "less likely", regardless of what others will continually tell you, it is not impossible. Now, if you are 100% c...
by chrisuk
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Clam av warning
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Clam av warning

I guess then the idea of having an AV as an extra layer of security is in the bone marrow after years of having used Windows :| They having used Linux too but not yet realised it. Home roters working under the Linux. Kernels old as hell, last firmware update was long ago. And what? Go, install AV t...
by chrisuk
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot hang after Timeshift restore
Replies: 50
Views: 1720

Re: Boot hang after Timeshift restore

I get the feeling that some don't understand what Timeshift is... it's just a frontend for rsync with grub install/update-grub and scheduling added. It's as reliable as rsync - which is pretty reliable. I've used it for years - cloned many systems (restore snapshot to different hardware) - I only in...
by chrisuk
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Clam av warning
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Clam av warning

I like being in the minority, ;) so... OK, AV software isn't needed on a Linux desktop (You could argue that it doesn't hurt to check before transferring files to a Windows box, especially if that box belongs to a child), but how would you describe Anti-Malware? Is it a program that just looks for m...
by chrisuk
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop
Replies: 28
Views: 2139

Re: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop

Others will bite and give you a detailed response... I'll just nibble on the bait and swim off again ;) Too much of a generalisation... my Wife, who's literally scared of technology, has been running Linux on an old (P4 3.6ghz - 1 GB RAM lately - P3 512mb before that) desktop for years. She only use...
by chrisuk
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bye
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: Bye

I just have to say that the fuss caused by the deleting/editing of posts that referred to "eighty-eight" has had the reverse effect of that intended by Karl - many people (especially the young and those not from Germany, Austria etc) have now learned, with the help of Google, what the term/phrase "e...
by chrisuk
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Create Virtual Folder from find result
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Create Virtual Folder from find result

I don't think this is what you want, but... As a test; create a folder named dest in your Home folder, then type this into the terminal find ~/ -type f -name "*.txt" | xargs -i cp --parents "{}" dest . It will find all *.txt files in your Home and copy them to the dest folder reproducing the folder ...
by chrisuk
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] No Command rm found
Replies: 18
Views: 715

Re: No Command rm found

You're already getting help, but just to explain why I'd guess the alias didn't work...

I'd guess that you copy/pasted the alias rm, and it had non-standard quote marks - try this instead alias rm='rm –I' or just type it.
by chrisuk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where can I get help with chkrootkit & rkhunter?
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Where can I get help with chkrootkit & rkhunter?

This might help, it was done by @Habitual, who I don't think is here anymore:
by chrisuk
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 36965

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

sudo grep isolation /var/log/kern.log or sudo grep isolation /var/log/messages grep isolation /var/log/kern.log with no sudo works as does grep isolation /var/log/syslog For microcode enquiries grep microcode /var/log/kern.log or grep microcode /var/log/syslog There is no /var/log/messages on Mint ...
by chrisuk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 36965

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

OK, if this thread will be used as a reference, I'd better give a bit more info on what that line of code I pasted actually confirms: It only confirms that your active Kernel is capable of page table isolation - it doesn't tell you whether it was disabled at boot (I'm assuming Mint/Ubuntu haven't di...
by chrisuk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre,Meltdown,Foreshadow, flaws)
Replies: 592
Views: 36965

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

There's another way to check, without running the widely-available script, @ArtGirl, but I suspect you'll get similar results:

try grep CONFIG_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION=y /boot/config-`uname -r` && echo "patched" || echo "unpatched" in the terminal.
by chrisuk
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED by hack]

I think you've misunderstood the purpose of that tab - it's for hosts files not addresses. So you'd enter say: file://home/user/my-hosts-file.txt ... at least that's what I thought it was for. There's a great (and very long and detailed) tutorial on uMatrix... I'll post a link if I can find it again...
by chrisuk
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it
Replies: 30
Views: 7983

Re: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it

So long as readers of @Pjtor's thread understand the following: Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and @Pjtor's is just a personal opinion - it's not in any way the official stance of Linux Mint/Ubuntu/Debian. @Pjtor's opinion is no more valid than any other forum member, including you and me. It i...

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