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    Re: Block Firefox 75 update if you can

    Forced update? Not seeing that here. Can you please expand about that? Do you have automatic updates enabled in Ubuntu? Or did Mozilla do an update outside the OS process? Which sort of package?...
  2. Re: Removing an external drive puts my system into emergency mode

    if a drive fails, then you'll need backups if any partitions are integrated into the OS. You'll need to learn to do that.

    External disks really should be mounted in a way that doesn't break...
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    [ubuntu] Re: upgrade to newer version of python

    NEVER try to replace the system python2/python3 systems.

    Use something like pyenv to keep your desired python and modules completely separate from the system versions.
  4. [kubuntu] Re: Do I need to run apt clean, apt autoclean, apt autoremove after an automatic upgr

    in scripts? The warning around using apt is for scripting.
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    [SOLVED] Re: MP4 Playback problems

    Remember to connect this snap to the removable-media slot,
    otherwise external media won't be accessible!

    Beware, it, as a snap, cannot play media on NFS storage or local storage outside /home,...
  6. [kubuntu] Re: Do I need to run apt clean, apt autoclean, apt autoremove after an automatic upgr

    Depends on how much free storage there is in /var/. if /var/ only has 1G free, yes. if /var has 200G free, probably not.
    i don't run clean, just autoclean and only about once a month.

    The...
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    [SOLVED] Re: MP4 Playback problems

    Iíve not had issues w/ mpv on 16.04. Works very well. Used almost daily, mainly for youtube teaching videos.

    $ mpv --version
    mpv 0.14.0 (C) 2000-2015 mpv/MPlayer/mplayer2 projects
    built on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: rdiff-backup file list

    Try it and let us know, please. After all, the backup of /etc is tiny, so even a worst case would be 5 seconds and 35MB.
    Plus, you'll still need to test the full backup command and that always,...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Need program to operate and record from comptuer cam

    I’ve never gotten cheese to work, but simplescreenrecorder always works for X11 desktops (don't think wayland works). Think it uses a PPA. There's a recording wizard ...

    Choose a window,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sudo apt-get problem

    please post the exact command and output, wrapped in code tags.
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    [ubuntu] Re: access to a partition from the terminal

    /dev/ has device "files". They are not to be used directly.
    You need to mount sda2 onto an empty directory.


    sudo mkdir /Data
    sudo mount /dev/sda2 /Data

    Now try to cd /Data

    There can be...
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    [SOLVED] Re: MP4 Playback problems

    What is "older desktop"? Around 2013, GPUs started adding HW and driver support for hardware-based video decoding of mpeg2 and h.264 videos. Before then, they were handled is software so the CPU...
  13. Re: Learning the BASH Shell and I am totally confused. ( Basic help needed )

    apropos and man -k are the same.

    $ apropos meld
    meld (1) - Visual diff and merge tool for the GNOME Desktop
    $ man -k meld
    meld (1) - Visual diff and merge tool for the...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Build Tower or PC

    sabrent is an "iffy" provider. Same for Seagate drives between 750G and 7TB. Iffy with documented issues. There aren't any 72,000 rpm HDDs, BTW. ;) Barracuda's had terrible overheating issues and...
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    Re: Zoom security and privacy????????

    People running Windows and OSX could have their credentials stolen last week through Zoom. I don't use Zoom, so haven't kept up with any fixes/patches. My real concern is that Zoom is a target for...
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    Re: Use old PC as a firewall?

    if the isp's equipment is failing, call them, have it replaced. it isn't your problem. Use the consumer protection laws for your country/province. Take careful notes for every time you call,...
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    Re: Zoom security and privacy????????

    if you use google accounts already, then i doubt the zoom problems really will matter, to you.

    It Is about your personal Information. The more that is out there for anyone to get, the more likely...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ssh connection attempts

    you'd use an ssh-tunnel to connect, then use your normal workstation and browser on it to tunnel through that ssh connection.

    Same for VNC or any other non-secure network connections.

    Really,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ssh connection attempts

    Locally means from 127.0.0.x/8, not only on the LAN.
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Problem getting chown to work for new ext4 partition

    And learning to use tab-completion saves a bunch of time for things like this. Cannot imagine doing shell stuff without tab-completion to fill in the correct files and directories with any needed...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ssh connection attempts

    When you do that, please disable webmin from any external connections. if you must have it, please only allow localhost connections. it is a common target for crackers as are ssh servers that allow...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Large file copy to a USB drive, nautilus shows incorrect progress status

    Sometimes, other systems are better, for some people. This isn't an Ubuntu-specific thing. it is a Unix thing.
    Feel free to open a bug about it with the "Files" tool.

    BTW, nobody here works for...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Large file copy to a USB drive, nautilus shows incorrect progress status

    We can watch the disk and RAM buffers being used with the vmstat and free commands.
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    [ubuntu_mate] Re: Sudo rdiff-backup

    Please be careful.


    etc/sudoers
    and

    /etc/sudoers
    are NOT usually the same. Those leading / matter, always, for every command, every option, almost always. The difference between...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ssh connection attempts

    That's the cost of having a system on the internet. Here's an article about securing ssh and blocking connections.
    https://blog.jdpfu.com/2011/08/23/securing-ssh-connections-and-blocking-failures
    ...
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