New to mint problem with Firestarter

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New to mint problem with Firestarter

Postby sunnyboyuk » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:41 am

Old 570E IBM thinkpad

I loaded Mint 4.0 the other day 'great stuff' and struggled to get the wireless working 'brilliant'

However loaded Firestarter as firewall and now won't boot [I'm not linux experienced, this is my first toe dip ?]

In recovery mode I can see that there are fails in Firestarter ! Can I wipe Firestarter so that I keep all the settings that took me ages for wireless etc or do I have to format and restart from scratch?

Thoughts please? :?

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Re: New to mint problem with Firestarter

Postby Husse » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:57 am

You don't need a firewall provided
you do not have any kind of server running
you are not connected directly to the internet. If you are behind any kind of home router (remember to change the default password for it :)) this is the case. Also many ADSL modems do protect you the same way.
Start in "Recovery mode" and be very careful - you are root and can do real harm.
No sudo needed - normally you precede these command with sudo.
I have never thought about it before but I suppose an uninstall can be done without internet connection
If firestarter really is called firestarter as a "package" then

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apt-get remove firestarter

and it's gone - configuration files still there
Exit by typing exit or reboot - nothing else
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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Re: New to mint problem with Firestarter

Postby Nibes » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:53 am

yes that would work.
with a cup of Mint tea.

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Re: New to mint problem with Firestarter

Postby jbaerbock » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:24 pm

Nice thing about Mint, if something goes wrong bootup the liveCD and fix away hehe.

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