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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems upgrading to 12.04

    Ok, strange. Live flash drive works fine, but insisted on only trying to install ubuntu (which I stopped early to avoid any risk of data damage). Might have been possible to get to a live cd version,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems upgrading to 12.04

    Hmmm.....that's two different live DVDs that throw a "(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system" problem

    I think I installed ubuntu the first time using a USB stick - ill...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems upgrading to 12.04

    I know - stupid schoolboy error not backing up the data first. The instructions that you posted are very clear, and that's what I had in mind when I realised things were not going to plan. Save data...
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    [ubuntu] Problems upgrading to 12.04

    I've left it until now to upgrade from 11.10 since my printer refused to work after that upgrade......nothing goes smoothly does it!

    It looks like I had the error as reported in Bug #970260 when...
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    [SOLVED] Re: A slighty different question re malware

    The latter was written by newbies for newbies (and Ms Daisy and I are still working on it). Do feedback to either of us as it will help us create the best guide possible.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Monitor not working (Nvivia card)

    I was experimenting with this the other day. It seems to work ok for me - I loaded up the "Nvidia X Server Settings" (search the dash for Nvidia). I had to help things along a little by enabling the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: More printer problems (11.10 & Lexmark S405)

    Dislike bumping...but there it is....:(

    I've still got this problem. I've read up on how proposed bug fixes involving upgrading the kernel will fix this. I've also tried to install it via CUPS. I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Trojan redirects me

    Really good news and both Ms Daisy and I welcome the feedback. Feel free to provide more detailed feedback via pm if you like - we're still working on it and there's a lot more things that we want to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    /signed
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    In one sense...we're done, finished and basking in our superiority!!

    In another sense....we're just getting started. I can't speak for Ms Daisy, but I've gained some significant footholds into...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    This has triggered some seriously disturbing thoughts..... :P
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Well if we just focus on a structure to cover the material that's already written then we can figure out the pro's/con's of the privacy angle. The tricky bit will be writing privacy coming from an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Well I probably added a few Brit spellings, but I did catch myself for other "common" spelling differences. :)

    Two random thoughts:

    - Have we had newbies reading and commenting on what we've...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Well I managed to give the wik page a good read though. Made a bunch of amendments (nothing major, just lots of tweaks to the language) but there's very little I can do with the "Did I get owned"...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated...

    Apologies to all for my absence - been tied down with other stuff that's taking a lot of time to resolve.

    Really like the direction the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Well we're all saying "2 pages is the way to go" - then we try and squeeze everything into one page! ;)

    "must do" page - the 90% solution or "easy stuff". e.g. No Script, don't use root, good...
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    [ubuntu] Re: More printer problems (11.10 & Lexmark S405)

    Sorry jnorthr - been tied up helping to write a newbie guide to security (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1873643)!

    Trying to make sense out of what I'm reading (still finding things a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    ...and footnote:

    http://navigators.com/cgi-bin/navigators/persona.pl

    Worth explaining in a newbie guide? Does that site have decent material to use?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Well I was planning to do something on the browser front - I can do parts of it, but I might struggle with others. Will struggle for time for the next few days so if Ms Daisy wants to take it on then...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Well the paragraph that I wrote links into Danger's forum thread (there's a link there to "common port numbers"), which covers the main ports that need to be added. Once we get the point across that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    I never leave home without it! :)

    Mind you it did get me thinking about the untrusted feature in no script. Sure, everything is untrusted by default. But it's easy for people who don't understand...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    It's too late for me - I found his blog in separate searches!!! :(
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Thanks again (and that helps me translate some of the other things. But I've seen a few mentions of a multicast IP address in these logs. Doing some homework on the subject now (nothing is shouting...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    Cheers Danger - few others if you're around (along with my guess!):


    [UFW BLOCK] IN= OUT=eth0 SRC=192.168.x.x DST=192.168.1.255 LEN=78 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=40221...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security for newbies

    When I said I'll try and re-write it newbie style? I lied! :D A seriously nice piece of work!

    I might do a summary thing at the top, just to help people get into it (aka what I've learnt whilst...
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