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by trapperjohn
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ransomware hits Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Ransomware hits Linux

forwarded to a US Federal agent I believe we have an obligation to report the crime... and for that I commend you.... But I don't think there much behind the government rhetoric about commitment to curtailing cybercrime. Our SQL server at work had over 625,000 brute-force attempts in April, 99.9% o...
by trapperjohn
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SSH, Keyring & Passwords Query
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: SSH, Keyring & Passwords Query

Have a look at public key authentication. It solves all of this and eliminates any chance of brute forcing. This article explains the process for a Raspberry pi, but the steps are identical. https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1016715/Raspberry-PI-Lights-Camera-Action-and-Off-site-Sto I also wrote ...
by trapperjohn
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Abnormally High CPU Usage on Laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Abnormally High CPU Usage on Laptop

OK, so this is a 4 core system (the four cores are numbered 0, 1, 2, and 3). They are set to use a minimum frequency of 500 MHz and a maximum frequency of 2.00 GHz. Interestingly, they were all running at the minimum level at the time of your test (perhaps just after a reboot). One approach to try i...
by trapperjohn
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Abnormally High CPU Usage on Laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Abnormally High CPU Usage on Laptop

Hi, On some hardware the CPU runs unbridled and Windows scales frequency more predictably on some of these machines, making it seem that Linux is a high-overhead OS. However, CPU frequency scaling can be specifically configured when the OS does not scale the CPU out of the box. There are two utiliti...
by trapperjohn
Tue May 30, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows comedy hour
Replies: 121
Views: 7866

Re: Windows comedy hour

Anyone notice how MY Computer became This PC. (If it ever was, it's not your computer anymore.)
by trapperjohn
Mon May 01, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer related jokes
Replies: 276
Views: 60564

Re: Computer related jokes

Microsoft Edge is a program used to download and install Google Chrome.
by trapperjohn
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Anyone using Eclipse Neon? SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Anyone using Eclipse Neon? SOLVED

Hi, In releases after Eclipse Luna, Eclipse becomes very chatty and has a much bigger resource footprint. It can be reasonably tamed with diligent configurations. However, I reverted to Luna because it is faster than anything they have released since and because I prefer not to use applications that...
by trapperjohn
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Seeking SSH VNC from Windows 7 to Mint 18
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Re: Seeking SSH VNC from Windows 7 to Mint 18

Hi, Use putty to make the connection to the Mint machine from the Win machine. Configure the putty connection to tunnel port 5900. Then, once connected to Mint from Windows, open tightVNC on the Windows machine, but connect to localhost:5900 instead of making the connection to the remote machine. Se...
by trapperjohn
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help with HDMI output on an older TV
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Help with HDMI output on an older TV

I had this same problem with a friend's old Sharp TV. I eventually hacked the right screen size with the xrandr --transform option using successive approximations. Yup, the manpage is a bit obtuse on the transform option. Here is an example of one of my trials (in this case an HDMI connection): xran...
by trapperjohn
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows 10 to Linux Mint using PuTTY?
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Windows 10 to Linux Mint using PuTTY?

It takes a short while after boot, but not over a minute or so.


BTW: Just saw this:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=129885
by trapperjohn
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] - bash how to split one line of text into 2 lines
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: bash how to split one line of text into 2 lines

echo -e "This is to become line 1\nand that is line 2"
by trapperjohn
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft and Linux.
Replies: 12
Views: 1240

Re: Microsoft and Linux.

Take action:

http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/secure-boo ... statement/

and ... follow the other campaigns at Free Software Foundation.
by trapperjohn
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Share without Samba?
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Share without Samba?

Or, sshfs, which you can use to mount the remote share in a local directory over an encrypted channel, provided the remote computers have an ssh server running and configured to allow sshfs.

see https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1189
by trapperjohn
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: High temperature Asus ROG G551VW
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: High temperature Asus ROG G551VW

Hi, Actually, 64 C isn't all that bad for a laptop, particularly a performance laptop like yours. I usually start scaling a laptop when it gets above 80 for an extended time. The question is, how much higher does it go. One processing intensive test is to watch a movie. Let one run for 10 minutes th...
by trapperjohn
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: cats, mice, cows, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: cats, mice, cows, etc.

With some quotes it's difficult to judge the cow's mood. With the following one, I can't figure out if the cow is p t s or d: _______________________________________ / By changing to a strategic viewpoint \ | rather than starting with tactics, | | security analysts and defenders can | | proactively ...
by trapperjohn
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: cats, mice, cows, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 579

cats, mice, cows, etc.

Hi, One important package to consider on your Linux install is oneko (in software manager). After install, it's in menu>games. When you run it, the mouse turns into, well, a mouse and a cat chases it around the desktop. (I haven't yet found the panel item to halt it when the cat gets tired, but runn...
by trapperjohn
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: High temperature Asus ROG G551VW
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: High temperature Asus ROG G551VW

This tutorial just posted:
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=229788

PS: The system looks quiet as of your screenshot.
by trapperjohn
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: High temperature Asus ROG G551VW
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

Re: High temperature Asus ROG G551VW

Hi, Does this occur after a fresh boot and left to idle for an hour or does it only heat-up while you are doing whatever you do most? If it's a function of your tasks, what are you running mostly (games, browsing, office, programming, etc.)? In any case, let's see what's running when it's hot: syste...
by trapperjohn
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Silverlight in Wine for Netflix?
Replies: 16
Views: 2524

Re: Silverlight in Wine for Netflix?

I use Chrome, but if you want silverlight with a wine flavor, look into pipelight. No performance advantage... but it works. Overall, it's a fun hack. Pipelight does the trick, but there is some juggling to do and it runs hot (not as hot as Windows but hotter than simply using chrome). It also wigs ...
by trapperjohn
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Servers for networks own cloud ... always on?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Servers for networks own cloud ... always on?

Hi, rsync (over ssh) is a good syncing/backup approach and, for that purpose alone, it's better and faster. The Owncloud model reaches beyond backup/syncing, providing an interface for file sharing. It also has the usual features of a cloud file interface in a browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.) such as...

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