Search:

Type: Posts; User: movieman; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    441

    [ubuntu] Re: 3.2.0-43 boots to text console

    It's booting to a normal virtual console with a login prompt, and I can log in there and run 'startx' to start X. I've no idea how X is normally started, since it just boots up and there's some kind...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    441

    [ubuntu] 3.2.0-43 boots to text console

    So does anyone know why upgrading to the 3.2.0-43 kernel causes my laptop to boot to a text console instead of graphical mode (using the Nvidia driver)? 3.2.0-40 still works fine, but having to...
  3. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,020

    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu 12.10 Screen Goes to tty1

    I believe it's using the Nvidia driver from there. It's been working OK for about two years, and suddenly stopped working properly with a recent update.
  4. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,020

    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu 12.10 Screen Goes to tty1

    CTRL+ALT+DEL and keep rebooting until it works.

    I have a vague suspicion that it's happening any time I don't manually select the kernel to boot in Grub at startup and it just uses the default....
  5. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,020

    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu 12.10 Screen Goes to tty1

    I'm having something similar on 12.04 after updating a couple of days ago. Something like 60% of the time it now boots to a text console instead of the graphical desktop.
  6. Replies
    4
    Views
    527

    [all variants] Re: Permissions on home directories

    For a home desktop system, not being able to share files is a pain. So it makes sense as an Ubuntu policy.

    It's not hard to change if you care, and if you do care you should be encrypting your...
  7. Thread: security

    by movieman
    Replies
    12
    Views
    3,607

    Re: security

    Maybe you could have tried reading my whole post, where I was quite clear that it wouldn't stop people who really want to break into your system.

    But script kiddies just try a few well-known ports...
  8. Thread: security

    by movieman
    Replies
    12
    Views
    3,607

    Re: security

    Put SSH on a port other than 22 and script kiddies will ignore you in future. The only crackers likely to run full port-scans for SSH are the ones who know you have something they want.
  9. [ubuntu] Re: What is the worst a browser exploit could do in Ubuntu?

    The worst thing a browser exploit can do is install an addon which captures all your banking passwords and sends it to some guy in Russia who steals all your money and uses it to retire to Hawaii....
  10. Replies
    6
    Views
    561

    [ubuntu] Re: File Access reporting times are suspect

    What are the mount options on that disk? Using noatime or relatime can cause the access times to do things you don't expect, since they're either not updated or only updated in some circumstances.
  11. Replies
    4
    Views
    970

    [SOLVED] Re: does zeitgeist track web sites visited?

    I uninstalled it because it would thrash my disk for three minutes after booting up and make the system unusable.

    And that's ignoring the fact that logging every single thing you do is an insane...
  12. Replies
    6
    Views
    792

    [ubuntu] Re: Password Generators

    Generating a random number and turning it into human-readable form is essentially what most password generators do.

    Personally, I use 'dd if=/dev/random bs=16 count=1 | base64' and then take as...
  13. Replies
    29
    Views
    3,075

    [ubuntu] Re: Is data safe in the Cloud?

    That means:

    1. You give remote users access to a service running on your home system. If it has security holes, they can own your server.
    2. If your house burns down, you lose all your data.
    ...
  14. [all variants] Re: Why do apparmor profiles for non-root programs have rules outside /home/?

    So you're happy that malware in your web browser can upload any file from any user account on your system which doesn't deny you read permission?
  15. Replies
    7
    Views
    657

    [other] Re: steady state locked drive

    Do you mean solid state?

    This sounds like a problem others have reported where they appear to write to the SSD but it's dead and ignores the writes. The files are presumably still in the OS disk...
  16. Replies
    7
    Views
    588

    [lubuntu] Re: Mdraid disk keeps going spare

    Strange. It's possible that I typed the command wrong, but I was following instructions from the web and it rejected them.

    BTW, according to this thread on the mailing list you pointed me to:
    ...
  17. Replies
    7
    Views
    588

    [lubuntu] Re: Mdraid disk keeps going spare

    At boot it would sit there resyncing for hours and then when it got to approx 75% it reported a bad block, stopped resyncing and marked the disk as a spare. So clearly the bad block was making it...
  18. Replies
    7
    Views
    588

    [lubuntu] Re: Mdraid disk keeps going spare

    So, to answer my own question:

    If mdraid has to resync between disks and it finds a bad block on the online disk, rather than just skipping that block and copying the rest, it stops syncing and...
  19. [all variants] Re: Authentication in LAN? (Prevent impersonating IP in LAN)

    IPSEC. It's very hard to spoof but it's far from simple to set up.

    Note that they could still fake an IP address -- anyone can do that -- but they won't be able to talk to any other machines since...
  20. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,472

    [ubuntu] Re: Is the /tmp directory secure for ~/.cache?

    As suggested up above, I wrote an rc.local script which goes through all the users in /home and creates a set of directories in /tmp for cache, etc, which only have permission for that user. Then...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: why would std::string assignment operator fail?

    Are you running off the end of your array when you index by x and y?

    If bgDescription is not a properly initialised string object, anything could happen when you try to copy a string into it (e.g....
  22. Replies
    7
    Views
    588

    [lubuntu] Re: Mdraid disk keeps going spare

    BTW, this RAID was fine as of a few weeks ago. Somehow it's decided to keep the bad disk in the RAID but drop the good one, and refuse to sync over to the good one.

    This is precisely the opposite...
  23. Replies
    7
    Views
    588

    [lubuntu] Mdraid disk keeps going spare

    I have an mdraid RAID1 in my server with two 3TB disks. I noticed yesterday that it's only running on one of the disks and the other is marked as a spare instead.

    I rebooted and it tried to sync,...
  24. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,131

    [SOLVED] Re: no longer supported OS

    Someone was claiming that there was no compelling reason for anyone to stick to an old version of Ubuntu. I suggest that the sudden elimination of established desktop environments is by far the most...
  25. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,131

    [SOLVED] Re: no longer supported OS

    Unity and Gnome 3.

    Unity is OK on my netbook, but sucks on my laptop. Gnome 3 sucks everywhere.

    I'm not even sure which version I'm running on the laptop now other than it's the one before...
Results 1 to 25 of 250
Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4