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    Re: What linux OS for Dell Latitude D520

    As a new user, the exact kernel really isn't important. I haven't needed to worry about the exact kernel used very often, so don't worry about that.

    Lubuntu, xubuntu, Ubuntu-Mate are the lighter...
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    Re: Want to learn Ubuntu

    How long did you spend learning Windows? It will take at least that long to Learn Linux.

    What is your goal in using Linux? What you should learn and where you should concentrate can be vastly...
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    Re: automated script that wipes the cache

    Which cache do you want to wipe? The CPU has a cache, a swap file is a kind of "cache", lots of programs have temporary files they call "cache".

    If you don't want anything written to disk at all...
  4. Re: ASUS ZENBOOKS compatibility with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    What is "these Zenbooksw"? Linux doesn't run Windows software, if that is the question. Some software built for Windows may work under WINE, but IME, most does not.

    I have an Asus laptop with an...
  5. Thread: two drives

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    [lubuntu] Re: two drives

    Is there a question? If so, we need details about what you hope to achieve and the hardware.

    Puppy has been replace around here by a flash drive with Ubuntu-Mate on it that boots into a "Try...
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    Re: Help netplan Ubuntu 20.04

    enp1s0 is an wired ethernet device. It is setup to look for a DHCP server to get a network configuration. If you don't connect a wire to it that connects to a DHCP server, then it won't get any...
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    Re: Server Side Scripting in PHP and ASP

    Nothing, provided you are skilled sufficiently NOT to make easily hacked webapps. I've assumed you mean that by "server-side scripting". Very few people write scripts in php that aren't for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I did something wrong with 20.04]

    If you get stuck, run the command in #3 above and post the outputs. Then we can easily tell if you need to care about LVM or not. Either you have it or your don't. Most of the time, people would...
  9. Re: Monitors do not power down when screen blanks

    Do newer Ubuntu Desktop installs switch to a proprietary driver in the "Try Ubuntu" environment or are they using the F/LOSS GPU driver? That could be the difference for why some commands work and...
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    Re: Unknown partition

    Definitely. LVs are more like swap partitions, however.
    I've never used a swap file on Linux or Unix. Just seems like a terrible idea. Just because MSFT does something, that doesn't mean it is a...
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    Re: Unknown partition

    swap doesn't get "mounted". It does need an entry in the fstab. swapon -s and free -h will show active swap.

    $ swapon -s
    Filename Type Size Used ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ransomeware attack

    If you already visit your safe deposit box monthly and the contents of the disk are encrypted using 2FA, then there is next to zero chance anyone would be able to crack it.

    Putting the weekly...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sharing Home on separate Partition

    In the 1990s, it was common for a single HOME to be mounted across multiple systems, concurrently, over NFS. Businesses still do this along with having LDAP maintained users and groups. This is...
  14. Re: how to connect to wifi network at boot time using NetworkManager

    Servers don't use network-manager. They use netplan.io. Networking is brought up at boot, not login.

    Don't use network-manager on a server. ...
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    Re: veracrypt partition GONE

    If using encryption, having excellent backups is mandatory, not optional.

    Not veracrypt, but LUKS encryption how-tos:

    Creating Part1: https://youtu.be/vk9Z2_rEUak (nerds should find this very...
  16. Re: Is there a way to NOT have to log in every time to this site?

    Something is wrong with your browser. I haven't logged into this site in a few days. Just depends on when the browser last crashed or I rebooted the system.
    If my IP address changes, like when I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ransomeware attack

    LUKS encryption only matters when the system is powered off. When powered on, with the LUKS container "open" there is no encryption, so it is just like any other storage for backup ... and attacks....
  18. [ubuntu] Re: install a VPN server that only use username and password

    Nope. Passwords alone are considered a security failure. https://www.bcs.org/content-hub/passwords-a-lesson-in-cyber-security-failure/

    Commercial OpenVPN uses both keys AND userid/passwords. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ransomeware attack

    Just out: https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-backup-and-restore-files-using-deja-dup-in-linux/
    I didn't read it.

    Deja Dup checks all the boxes for ideal backups, including encryption, except it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ransomeware attack

    Lots of people seem to love Timeshift, so there is probably something that you've missed. Timeshift appears to work in very different modes depending on the underlying file system, so perhaps it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ransomeware attack

    I use rdiff-backup with LVM snapshots. That selection was made after testing many other options years ago. I can see it has been used here since at least 2014.

    drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Apr...
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    Re: PciE Network Card

    I've had issues with realtek. The NIC on motherboards failed, so I had to either put an add-in NIC or buy a new motherboard. Many people in these forums have issues with realtek. Do a little...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Restart to update?

    I think snaps should be opt-in, not the default. For many users, it can be a good thing.
    I haven't used a GUI for package management in many years, though I have used a TUI - aptitude - in the last...
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    Re: Unknown partition

    $ lsblk -e 7 -o name,size,type,fstype,mountpoint
    NAME SIZE TYPE FSTYPE MOUNTPOINT
    sda 465.8G disk
    ├─sda1 512M part vfat ...
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    Re: Unknown partition

    Partition mismanagement? Well, not really.

    More like LVM mismanagement. Of course, what should and could be done is a matter of opinion.

    You don't need to touch any partitions or modify the...
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