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Os Talk / Re: groups command
« Last post by dalek on August 25, 2016, 11:24:28 AM »
I don't know why it is doing that but I get similar results here.  I'm listed in a lot of groups in /etc/groups but the groups command only shows a few of them.  Perhaps they are not "active" or something??  It's interesting. 
Os Talk / groups command
« Last post by linuxboy on August 25, 2016, 10:43:43 AM »
when I use command groups it shows discrepancy with /etc/groups
#groups vivian
vivian : dba admin

#grep vivian /etc/group
#grep dba /etc/group

dba a is a group local to system, Could someone explain why this is showing like this

Linux Kernel / Re: Help me. Kernel
« Last post by dalek on August 17, 2016, 03:43:26 PM »
Make sure you have unmuted everything.  Generally, everything is muted by default.  Depending on what all you have installed, you could have to unmute several things before it works.  When I first did this install ages ago, I had to unmute ALSA and Kmix. 
Linux Kernel / Help me Kernel
« Last post by Shellymig on August 17, 2016, 11:10:35 AM »
I have install gentoo, but no sound. i search for help, change .asound and /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf, even rebuild kernel, but it doesnt work.

Linux Printing Support / Cant Install Printer thru Network Hard Drive
« Last post by Droidgamessn on July 26, 2016, 02:55:43 PM »
It is not compatible to your computer hard drive. You should make it sure that all devices that you will install to your computer is compatible.

Linux Printing Support / Cant Install Printer thru Network Hard Drive
« Last post by GeorgeTow on March 06, 2016, 08:34:25 AM »
I got an older Pc that I want to install Musix on by wiping the hard drive and having it run on there.
I want the OS Windows gone and I prefer to reformat and install Musix if possible on there.
What are the proper steps to do this?
Linux Development & Programming / Please Help
« Last post by GeorgeTow on March 04, 2016, 07:56:20 PM »
please can some one help me how to flash overcomer rom fot the gt tab 10.1 wifi only. i need the installation quide because his site is under upgradment and the quideline does not display
Os Talk / Re: Bloatware on Ubuntu.
« Last post by dalek on February 05, 2016, 10:46:08 PM »
With the distro I use, you can disable some things you can't in a binary based distro.  That's one of the things about a distro that you have to compile yourself.  Take Firefox for example.  This is the options for it.

[ebuild     U ~] www-client/firefox-44.0::gentoo [43.0::gentoo] USE="dbus ffmpeg%* gmp-autoupdate gstreamer gtk3 hwaccel jemalloc3 jit startup-notification -bindist -custom-cflags -custom-optimization -debug -gstreamer-0 -hardened (-neon) (-pgo) -pulseaudio (-selinux) -system-cairo -system-icu -system-jpeg -system-libevent% -system-libvpx -system-sqlite {-test} -wifi (-egl%) (-minimal%*)" LINGUAS="-af -ar -as -ast -be -bg -bn_BD -bn_IN -br -bs -ca -cs -cy -da -de -el -en_GB -en_ZA -eo -es_AR -es_CL -es_ES -es_MX -et -eu -fa -fi -fr -fy_NL -ga_IE -gd -gl -gu_IN -he -hi_IN -hr -hu -hy_AM -id -is -it -ja -kk -km -kn -ko -lt -lv -mai -mk -ml -mr -nb_NO -nl -nn_NO -or -pa_IN -pl -pt_BR -pt_PT -rm -ro -ru -si -sk -sl -son -sq -sr -sv_SE -ta -te -th -tr -uk -vi -xh -zh_CN -zh_TW"

The USE= part is things that can be enabled/disabled.  The "-" sign means I have it disabled here. The other stuff is language support.  If you don't need a language, disable it.  As a example, I didn't want Firefox to use sqlite.  I don't need it, even tho I have sqlite installed here for other things.  I have it disabled here.  I don't mind other things using it locally but I didn't want Firefox to use it.  That may be one of the things that you wouldn't want either.  Thing is, if you use a binary based distro, they may have it enabled and no method for you to disable it.  You don't have that option.  Of course, about:config may allow you to disable some things too.  You may want to google up on that option as well.  That is if you use Firefox. 

While I'm not quite as privacy oriented as you are, I do understand where you are coming from.  I think there is to much hocus pocus going on that we are not aware of too.  It's one reason I use Linux to begin with because at least it is more secure than anything M$ makes.  My biggest concern is when I visit financial type sites.  That's when I'm a bit picky about privacy. 

One thing I do here as far as someone hacking in, I put a router between my modem and my puter.  I rarely have more than one puter going here so I really don't need one as far as networking goes.  However, it does put one more thing between my puter and the internet.  Basically, they would have to get past the modem and the router to even get to my puter.  Since I don't store important info here, I have no idea why a person would want to spend the time doing all that.  Also, my internet is not that fast so even doing a search of what I have here would take a while and likely be noticed by me since it would slow down other things. 

My hope with these posts is that it will give you some ideas.  It just may be that something I posted will cause that light bulb to come on and a google search later, you have found the Grandma of all solutions.   

 :) :)
Os Talk / Re: Bloatware on Ubuntu.
« Last post by hvysmker on February 02, 2016, 09:28:07 PM »
Thanks for the info.

I  have disabled everything I've found of that nature, but wonder if there's anything I've missed, now or will in the future.

I simply like my privacy and hate the idea  that someone else can find where I've been on the internet and what files I've used in the past.  I don't like the idea of logging off every time I use the restroom or eat a meal to keep inquisitive kids from my computer, or that anyone and their brothers can get in over my modem to search.  It's better if the information isn't there to find.

I use Ubuntu, which is becoming bloatware.  There's a recent addition called zeitgeist that tracks everything, constantly updating it's index and taking major resources to do ... to help in searching I never have occasion to do.  And there are the others, such as smplayer and music players indexing past use.  With all those turned off, I've noticed quite an improvement in speed.  I have no use for "recent documents" or "recent applications."  Sure, I'm an old man and single. 

I often view porn and would rather that use is not available to the rest of the family. If it were, all the computers in my home would be inundated with advertising.  Malware built into downloads from porno sites could easily track my use and send that advertising.  Not a major issue, but one I'd like to avoid. 

Easier to do without that darned Zeitgeist keeping an ongoing "Journal" of all my activities.  The privacy issue didn't much interest me up until I found that "Journal" and now it's become somewhat of an obsession. That program tracks EVERYTHING, and takes a lot of resources to do it, or did before I disabled it.  Doing so crippled the original desktop by deleting "Unity".  No big thing since I use the Xfce desktop, which is considerably faster.


Other Devices / Re: Encrypted Hard Drive By Mistake!!!
« Last post by dalek on February 01, 2016, 08:42:02 PM »
I'm not sure if this will help but I've never used encrypted stuff before.  I can use google a bit tho.  ;-) 

From what I read on those, if you have forgot the password, you may be out of luck. 

Hope that helps. 
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