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by trapperjohn
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your Fav Car at this moment?
Replies: 36
Views: 2612

Re: What is your Fav Car at this moment?

The Chevy Cargo Van. It's the only vehicle I ever want to drive.

If you are thinking about a PU Truck... don't. They all have the useless crew cab now and a five foot bed that hauls nothing but snow.
by trapperjohn
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Can I make a LAN with my ISP's home modem?
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: Can I make a LAN with my ISP's home modem?

If I understand your setup and your question, yes. PC-01 has both a wireless adaptor and an (unused) ethernet adaptor. PC-02 has only an ethernet adaptor. You want to plug PC-01 into PC-02 using the ethernet ports and share the wireless connection on PC-01. Is that correct? If so, internet connectio...
by trapperjohn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum Police?
Replies: 44
Views: 3724

Re: Forum Police?

In a face-to-face discussion you hear the words, hear the tone, and see the expressions. On the phone you hear the words and the tone of voice. In a forum/text/email, all you get are the words. Text-only communication can be hazardous because we don't hear the voice or see the face. I like this foru...
by trapperjohn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The future of the PC OS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2091

Re: The future of the PC OS ?

Here in the deep woods where we use wet string for our broadband connections, a single Windows update slows every connection from them thar hills down to the swamp over yonder. The lights brown-out too. I assume these thugs think everyone lives in trendy Redmond. (Humm... what is the default time zo...
by trapperjohn
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 71
Views: 4769

Re: Net Neutrality

Once upon a time an internet connection was not needed for equal access to government services. Once connectivity became necessary for public services, it became necessary to regulate it and make it equally available. Note that this is more far reaching than simply providing access to government sit...
by trapperjohn
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem--perpetual input from unknown source
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Problem--perpetual input from unknown source

Or perhaps a crapped-out mouse or usb device interference.

I have seen this quite a lot lately with cheap, noisy periferals and poorly QC'd mice.
by trapperjohn
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware upgrade from Intel to AMD Ryzen
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Hardware upgrade from Intel to AMD Ryzen

I hot swap HDDs between machines frequently... without any intervention. The only glitch that occirs is when your current install (the one you're moving) has propreitary drivers configured. Even then, a few hacks solve the issue. To be more safe, you can uninstall any propreitary drivers first and l...
by trapperjohn
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What is your preferred backup program?
Replies: 16
Views: 1457

Re: What is your preferred backup program?

grsync and freefilesync

Note that freefilesync is cross-platform
by trapperjohn
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The future of the PC OS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2091

Re: The future of the PC OS ?

the biggest problem is still the Size of Microsoft Windows Updates,
Yup, it's a DDoS attack.
by trapperjohn
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Annoyed with FF yet?
Replies: 73
Views: 5396

Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

So, I've gotten more used to it and, since noscript is now available, I use it more often now. Because FF 57 did not have a working noscript at the time it was released, I experimented with the Iridium browser and I like it quite well. As for telemetry/snooping, Iridium defaults to opt-out and I lik...
by trapperjohn
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Annoyed with FF yet?
Replies: 73
Views: 5396

Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

That was fast.

Now, about chatty...
by trapperjohn
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Annoyed with FF yet?
Replies: 73
Views: 5396

Annoyed with FF yet?

Ah progress... or is it? Fire up wireshark and then start the latest Firefox. Chatty isn't it? NoScript was the reason I have clung to FF for the past decade and, when it was at first not available in the new version, I figured if I had to settle for UMatrix and reloading tabs constantly that I shop...
by trapperjohn
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Route traffic
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Route traffic

Hi, Assuming the server is a Linux system the task can be accomplished with ip forwarding and iptables (masquerading). The are several articles that provide guidance but the best, in my opinion, is https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/router . Naturally, you need to weed out the Arch-specific stuff....
by trapperjohn
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!
Replies: 65
Views: 9101

Re: I never see anyone talking about building Mint desktops!

Water-cooled. Mint OS.

Image

Completes an infinite loop.
by trapperjohn
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: rsync errors - backup to NAS
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: rsync errors - backup to NAS

Is it a symbolic link?
Run:
ls -la /media/andy/diskstation/root/home/andy/.icons/.System-Usb-icon.png.HABz6R

Also, what is the exact rsync command?
by trapperjohn
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Hate Adobe but stuck in relationship?
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Hate Adobe but stuck in relationship?

Go here for counselling:

https://itsfoss.com/adobe-alternatives-linux/

Oh, and... I feel your pain.
by trapperjohn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: what is a good AV for linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: what is a good AV for linux?

Hi, If you are up for an adventure, monitor/block the malicious crap and nosy-noise (in both directions) at the perimeter. Find a used PC, build a psfsense https://www.pfsense.org/ router/firewall, and place it between your LAN and the outside world. Install suricata on the pfsense machine and watch...
by trapperjohn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sniffer dog?
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Sniffer dog?

rkhunter?
by trapperjohn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux 2017 – The Road to Hell
Replies: 34
Views: 3285

Re: Linux 2017 – The Road to Hell

Ain't hell great!

Fact is, either the fella's Lenovo isn't so compatible after all or I'm just accidentally experiencing zero hardware problems on dozens of machines... a statistical unlikelihood.
by trapperjohn
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: I just bought an Alienware 15 R3. It's got a lot of LEDs. Will they work when I make this a Linux machine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2447

Re: I just bought an Alienware 15 R3. It's got a lot of LEDs. Will they work when I make this a Linux machine?

On my Alienware 17 the leds are on by default. They are blue. Never thought they could change color... never tried. It came with a Win 7 native install, so I promptly removed the drive, put it in a put it in a drawer somewhere around here, and installed Linux (Arch in this case) to a fresh drive. No...

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