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by viking777
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Noob question - rootkits / syslog data
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: Noob question - rootkits / syslog data

Speaking purely personally, ymmv, as they say, Uefi has caused me more frustration and grief than any other single hardware or software item I have ever had the misfortune to have installed for me. The only way to deal with it - for me - was to get rid of it totally. I won't bore you with the detail...
by viking777
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: not really newbie but searching security topics
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: not really newbie but searching security topics

Root account gives people the temptation to log as root. Bad idea. Bad idea.. Usually maybe, but not always. On a distro with a root account I managed to fill up the available space on its partition (by accident), it was early on in my Linux days and I only had one distro installed and no useful re...
by viking777
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB stopped working one day...
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: USB stopped working one day...

Try

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sudo modprobe usb_storage

and see if it works then.
by viking777
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: CANON Pixma 330 Will Not Print
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: CANON Pixma 330 Will Not Print

Topic moved by moderator - previously attached to topic about CANON MG2220
by viking777
Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: not really newbie but searching security topics
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: not really newbie but searching security topics

Previous1 brings up a good point, sudoers is set to allow sudo permissions for 15 minutes normally. If you are really paranoid you should change this to zero - you will get mighty tired of typing your sudo password though. It is recommended to edit sudoers with visudo although in fact you can edit i...
by viking777
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: not really newbie but searching security topics
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: not really newbie but searching security topics

One of the problems that rears its head about security topics is that very few people know the answers - even if they pretend they do - and I don't even begin to pretend that. Yeah, I feel safer with a root password too, but dozens of people claim that sudo is safer - I have never figured out why, b...
by viking777
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: not really newbie but searching security topics
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: not really newbie but searching security topics

I am wondering why as a mint and mint-forum newbie ( but with a little experience in linux stuff) i dont find a security topic.


Join the club :(

We aren't allowed to have one apparently.

This is the closest we have got: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=158379
by viking777
Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: migrating files using tar.gz
Replies: 21
Views: 3692

Re: migrating files using tar.gz

Hi mike, As you requested in your last post I moved this to the chat section for you. It is not a problem, thread drift is almost a fact of life on forums - picking one that doesn't move off topic is more of a challenge than the other way around, but killer de bug does have a point. You can update a...
by viking777
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Noob question - rootkits / syslog data
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: Noob question - rootkits / syslog data

IMHO I "didnt secure the root". is bs speak for "get out of my shop and stop bothering me". I could be wrong but I don't think so. If you have been rootkitted twice on two different distros I think you would be better to consider where you spend your time and what you do when you...
by viking777
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: migrating files using tar.gz
Replies: 21
Views: 3692

Re: migrating files using tar.gz

I am utterly baffled by what you have said there. For me, copying these files over consists of 'right click copy', 'right click paste' - it is as difficult as that. Command line ?? tar ?? chown?? you don't need any of that. I have 4 different distros with 4 different usernames and they all read each...
by viking777
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Noob question - rootkits / syslog data
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: Noob question - rootkits / syslog data

Sorry I'm prone to jumping at shadows now. When ypu've been rootkitted you get really paranoid after


Don't worry, I fully understand that, although I have never been rootkitted (yet :shock: )
by viking777
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Noob question - rootkits / syslog data
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: Noob question - rootkits / syslog data

What is rsyslog and why is it in every version of linux?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rsyslog

You should be able to find that for yourself.
by viking777
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Noob question - rootkits / syslog data
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: Noob question - rootkits / syslog data

Hello nice1 and welcome to the forums. It is very unlikely that a rootkit will leave traces in syslog or any other log for that matter, so not much point in looking. Linux has a tool for searching out rootkits it is called rkhunter and you can install it from the package manager. The only problem wi...
by viking777
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Errors
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Update Errors

The ppa archive for gwibber does not have a 'Saucy' section yet: http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-daily/ppa/ubuntu/dists/ The latest is precise so try that instead. Same for michael-gruz ppa, the latest version here is raring http://ppa.launchpad.net/michael-gruz/canon-stable/ubuntu/dists/ Edit the ...
by viking777
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Errors
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Update Errors

Moved here by moderator.
by viking777
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't compile in Mint 16 SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: Can't compile in Mint 16

You didn't reinstall your system, did you? I didn't reinstall it at all, it was a fresh install on a blank partition from official download sources with verified md5 sums. Anyway, although I have no idea what went wrong on the initial install, the whole thing seems to be fully repaired now - and I ...
by viking777
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't compile in Mint 16 SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: Can't compile in Mint 16

Ah, so that is where they are, thanks killer, but something strange has happened because now if I run: cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list deb http://speglar.simnet.is/mint/packages/ petra main upstream import backport romeo deb http://extra.linuxmint.com petra main deb ht...
by viking777
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't compile in Mint 16 SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: Can't compile in Mint 16

I have just added the mint sources manually to sources.list, but I have no idea why they weren't in there in the first place. I don't use mintupdate btw only synaptic and apt-get, so if mintupdate is fetching sources from somewhere other than sources.list I will not the updates they contain which mi...
by viking777
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't compile in Mint 16 SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: Can't compile in Mint 16

So it appears that I have no mint package source in sources.list only ppa's and ubuntu sources. When I go to 'Software Sources' from 'System Settings' and press 'Update Cache' button I get 454 updates due! I have obviously missed something here, but I don't know what it is yet. Anyway, I will do the...
by viking777
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't compile in Mint 16 SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: Can't compile in Mint 16

One answer straight away. /etc/apt/preferences is now /etc/apt/preferences.d/official-package-repositories.pref and it reads like this: cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/official-package-repositories.pref Package: * Pin: release o=linuxmint Pin-Priority: 700 Package: * Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com Pi...

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