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    Re: Defense against BadUSB?

    That's nice but it appears to solve a completely different problem.
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    [snappy] Re: GIMP snap not keeping permissions

    Ohmygosh, thank you very much. That does work. The interweb is full of bogus excuses, useless and partial information, and blind alleys. Pages and pages have been written on this, and the solution...
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    Re: Defense against BadUSB?

    It's time for a follow-up. I have had mixed results with USBGuard. The 32-bit PPA I am using works on one computer, but the 64-bit version does not. There may be a workaround, which I have not...
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    Re: Defense against BadUSB?

    I've found some more information. I'm astonished that there isn't more discussion of this. It was news in 2014; after that, discussion of it is rare, despite the fact that it infected 60% of...
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    Re: Defense against BadUSB?

    Thank you for your candid opinions. That sounds like a good suggestion, and I'll consider it.

    I know that some people share your opinion that a BadUSB attack is difficult to pull off, but I'm not...
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    Re: Defense against BadUSB?

    Thanks very much for the reply. I really appreciate it. It's a shame that this has been known for years, and almost nothing has been done about it.

    The link advocates the following:
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    Defense against BadUSB?

    The existence of BadUSB is well known, or should be well known to all. The USB standards allow any USB device to be used to infect your computer and possibly any USB device that is subsequently...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Back in Time hangs

    Solved, I think.

    It was a matter of getting it to accept the right target drive. There were different drives with subtly different names. I had some difficulty in getting it to accept the right...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Back in Time hangs

    Other info: Ubuntu 16.04 flashback (or fallback?), 32 bits.

    There are some errors that I haven't been able to decypher, including "rsync ...returns 5120". By default it's set to continue after...
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    [SOLVED] Back in Time hangs

    Back in Time worked very simply and quickly on a small backup job with a few GB. On a bigger job (>400 GB) it fails completely. It reads the hard drive continuously, but does not write data.

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  11. Re: How to automatically suspend while not logged in?

    OK, I just noticed the first line in the first reply, with the reference:
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/529437/computer-not-suspending-when-inactive-in-the-main-log-in-prompt
    I followed the...
  12. Re: How to automatically suspend while not logged in?

    Thanks, but this looks scary. There's a lot to configure, and it looks like the times have to be set just so in order to prevent disaster. It looks like the default time to shutdown...
  13. How to automatically suspend while not logged in?

    I want to be able to suspend the system automatically when no one is logged in.

    System settings > Power > "Suspend when inactive for 5 minutes" works only when someone is logged in. On one...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Focus follows mouse

    OK, gnome-tweak-tool works with 16.04, and does the job.
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences focus-mode 'sloppy' is also said to work in 12.10 and later; also in 17.10. More...
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    [SOLVED] Focus follows mouse

    How do I configure focus follows mouse? I'm using Ubuntu 16.04, Flashback Metacity. I have it on another computer, but can't find it on this newly configured computer.

    I tried gconf-editor, but...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Embedded open fonts in portable documents

    Thanks very much! I'm impressed by the prompt and 100% correct responses.

    The problem is solved, although in an unexpected way. As far as I can tell, LibreOffice embeds the fonts in the PDF file...
  17. [SOLVED] Embedded open fonts in portable documents

    I just got a shock. I've been distributing PDF files for years, secure in the knowledge that the viewer would see and print exactly what I had written. But when I printed one of my own documents on...
  18. Re: Does the warning against writing to ntfs from Linux still apply?

    Oldfred is right. I forgot about and the fast startup. I can't remember what happens with fast startup--I think maybe writing just fails.

    Seriously, Linux is perfectly capable of reading and...
  19. Re: Does the warning against writing to ntfs from Linux still apply?

    No. That was patched years ago--by Microsoft, no less.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Path to executable

    That might explain it. I installed the compiler from the repository (to an unknown location), and then uninstalled and reinstalleda later version to /usr/local/bin/ from the tar file.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Path to executable

    OK, thanks. That made me very happy that I got the compiler fully working. :)
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    [SOLVED] Re: Path to executable

    That did it, thanks. It took two tries! The first try returned 'fp not found'. The second try succeeded.

    Do I have to do this every time I install something in /usr/local/bin? What do I have...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Path to executable

    I didn't type the path. It's the system default. New system.

    The directory is /usr/local/bin/, and the executable file is /usr/local/bin/fp . /usr/local/bin/ is supposedly in the path, but bash...
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    [SOLVED] Path to executable

    For some reason bash is not seeing the whole path. Here's the output:

    $ fp
    bash: /usr/bin/fp: No such file or directory
    $ echo $PATH...
  25. Re: music converter app for Ubuntu 17.10 (lossless to MP3)

    sound converter: does what I want BUT I converted FLAC to MP3 several times and the all tags (track number, title, album, artists and etc) are missing!
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    Works for me, except doesn't save...
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