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  1. [all variants] Re: This mod adds custom right-click commands to PCManFM

    Just to bring this thread up-to-date, there are now Debian/Ubuntu-compatible packages available for PCManFM-Mod. And there is a PPA as well, which also contains my other software.

    I recently...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    Re AppArmor and SELinux, I would just add a few cautionary notes.

    In my limited experience with default profiles in such security solutions, they are often very loose, which is why they work so...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    I also voted for your other idea re the firewall - that is sorely needed in Linux and has been for awhile.

    In the easy to use department, sandfox does make it as simple as "sandfox firefox" or...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide: How To Backup Operating Systems

    Good - I think I will make a note of that in the guide.
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    [all variants] Re: Guide: How To Backup Operating Systems

    If the partition is in fact ntfs, then I think you need to use ntfs-3g, as the ntfs supported on SystemRescueCD is read-only.
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    [all variants] Re: Guide: How To Backup Operating Systems

    One other thing... you might want to verify that /dev/sda is the drive you think it is - it's possible that SystemRescueCD is numbering your drives differently, especially if a USB drive is involved....
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    [all variants] Re: Guide: How To Backup Operating Systems

    That may be causing the problem. Use "-t type" to indicate the correct type, eg:

    mount -t ext3 -o rw /dev/sda1 /mnt/target

    Replace "ext3" above with the correct type for that partition (check...
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    [all variants] Re: Guide: How To Backup Operating Systems

    I haven't encountered this before. If you type mount, does it show the volume mounted as readonly (ro)?

    When using SystemRescueCD, you are always root, so there is no need for sudo. You might...
  9. [xubuntu] Re: Anyone experiencing Thunar lockups in 10.04?

    The problem with double-clicking is a bug in GTK 2.20 which affects Thunar, PCManFM, XFBurn, and others, on many distros...
    https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=612802

    My mod of pcmanfm now...
  10. [all variants] permz - Quickly change file permissions in any file manager

    Designed to be integrated into any file manager, permz is a bash script which presents a GUI menu. You can use it to quickly change file permissions and ownership as a normal user or as root, and...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    Sandfox has reached version 1.0.0, meaning it has proved itself stable. Actually after running it for months Iíve had great results with it. The only change in this version is that /dev/urandom is...
  12. [all variants] Re: This mod adds custom right-click commands to PCManFM

    Thanks for the update. I have spoken with the author and he does plan to add custom commands to pcmanfm2 once the nautilis-derived specs are solidified. From your screenshot it looks like he's...
  13. [all variants] This mod adds custom right-click commands to PCManFM

    The following modded version of PCMan File Manager adds user-definable commands to the right-click menu, as well as a number of other feature additions/changes and bug fixes. This is a fork of the...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    On Arch at least, this used to cause mount to hang. But I have corrected this in 0.9.6.
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    Sandfox has been updated to 0.9.6. Three changes: Sandfox can now bind /dev/random, which may be necessary for printing in Firefox (my Firefox 3.6 crashes if I select File|Print without it). It is...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    Yes, those files do need protection, and root does that. Least valuable does not mean non-valuable, it merely means less valuable than other data. Why are you protecting the system files so no one...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    Hi - glad it's working well for you.



    When you download the script from the website it's named "sandfox.sh" (due to limitations of the webserver it can't be named "sandfox"). If you install it...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    Also, if your Firefox required something else to start, please let me know so I can consider including it in the default profile - thanks.

    And I still want to see your Skype profile. :)
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    EDIT: Never mind all that about ps... I thought you meant the user daemon, whereas you mean the init.d script.
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    Instructions have been added for starting Sandfox automatically at boot. This enables you to have a sandbox already open when the user logs in and starts programs, without the need to enter the root...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    lol My pleasure! Glad it's working well for you.
  22. [other] Re: running Firefox/skype in a sandbox (dummy user)?

    I recently wrote a program that does this...
    http://igurublog.wordpress.com/downloads/script-sandfox/

    Very easy to use... you just install it and run it. It's been working very well.

    There...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    At any rate, I appreciate the dialog with bodhi.zazen - he brought up some good points to consider. But some of that went far off-topic in terms of what Sandfox does, so let me just clarify what...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    It is not better than the defaults, it is merely as good as them. Sandfox doesn't aim to address protecting apps as much as it aims to address protecting user's data. I discuss this in my article...
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    [all variants] Re: Sandfox - A Poor Man's Firefox Sandbox

    Thanks - I'm learning a lot with it.



    Right - personally I would not use AppArmor or SELinux. If you don't mind state- and corporate-sponsored backdoors they will stop script kiddies, I'm...
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