Search found 1436 matches

by donald
11 May 2020, 22:12
Forum: Security
Topic: VPN on each end: is it secure for teleconferencing like Zoom.
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

VPN on each end: is it secure for teleconferencing like Zoom.

Don't trust VPNs VPNs don't provide security. They are just a better proxy. The VPN provider can see all your traffic. Some diligently log your connection times, dates, IP addresses, and if they keep their own data, they're the weak link. But my provider doesn't log! There is no way for you to veri...
by donald
03 May 2020, 20:08
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Porteus very slow after clean install on
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Porteus very slow after clean install on

Hi vanAuss I prefer an ext2 filesystem on (usb) flash drives. And also to point directly to the device, because sdXN as an identifier is not static. It depends on how many devices are plugged-in. The UUID is uniq. Example My usb-drive/boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg contains this: APPEND from=UUID:97040ed...
by donald
22 Apr 2020, 10:27
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Start-up Hang due to unknown background processing
Replies: 33
Views: 1316

[Solved] Start-up Hang due to unknown background processing

May I know if I would be able to identify when a particular web address has not worked due to this? Any specific error message will be shown in that case in the browser Try to open this page https://ipv6.google.com/ ...now you know what you will see if an ipv6-only page fails. ipv6 is not (really) ...
by donald
21 Apr 2020, 05:02
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus - USM error
Replies: 117
Views: 16367

Porteus - USM error

Ed But yes, your post convinced me not to mention this "hack" in the future. Relax don . :) echo xcb-util-image-0.4.0-x86_64-2.txz, xcb-util-keysyms-0.4.0-x86_64-2.txz >> /var/usm/slackonly/LIBS.TXT :no: don't do this - not needed - makes no sense. Your prior posting implied they were needed and if...
by donald
21 Apr 2020, 00:43
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus - USM error
Replies: 117
Views: 16367

Porteus - USM error

Ed echo zoom-linux-3.5.352596.0119-x86_64-1_slonly.txz >> /var/usm/slackonly/LIBS.TXT Look at the formatting of the entries in LIBS.TXT ...it has to be a single new line, not added behind an existing one. It is a dirty "hack" to insert zoom-linux-3.5.352596.0119-x86_64-1_slonly.txz into the LIBS.TX...
by donald
20 Apr 2020, 08:24
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus - USM error
Replies: 117
Views: 16367

Porteus - USM error

....fatal error LIBS.TXT message Nothing found for: zoom-linux-3.5.352596.0119-x86_64-1_slonly.txz Because zoom-linux-3.5.352596.0119-x86_64-1_slonly.txz is not listed in /var/usm/slackonly/LIBS.TXT You can either add the file name into LIBS.TXT so usm will get the file (not recommended) or downloa...
by donald
17 Apr 2020, 03:59
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus - USM error
Replies: 117
Views: 16367

Porteus - USM error

select this server in /etc/usm/mirrors-slacky.txt ## UNITED KINGDOM http://slackware.org.uk/slacky seems to work root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u slacky Starting slacky database update Downloading: vercheck.txt DONE Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz DONE Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2 DONE Downloading: PACKA...
by donald
15 Apr 2020, 19:15
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] Regarding boot screen image and brightness
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Regarding boot screen image and brightness

@meet I encourage you to be a bit more self-reliant. A search for "syslinux MENU BACKGROUND" would have been enough. https://wiki.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Menu#MENU_RESOLUTION https://wiki.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Common_Problems#Menu_background Check which resolutions the framebuf...
by donald
14 Apr 2020, 12:17
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: USM
Replies: 7
Views: 389

USM

2 options
select a different mirror in /etc/usm/mirrors-salix.txt

if this doesn't work too, remove salix from /etc/usm/usm.conf (temporarily)
The relevant line:
DISTROS="slackware slackwarepatches slacky salix alien ponce slackonly"

when done > usm -u all
by donald
11 Apr 2020, 13:20
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing
Replies: 61
Views: 2832

Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing

I rebooted the router and things have been connecting just fine on the notebook every since.
:good:
Plan on giving the notebook to my daughter for her kids this weekend.
And then you'll be the administrator - lifelong responsible - phone calls at 3am included. :)
by donald
10 Apr 2020, 01:50
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing
Replies: 61
Views: 2832

Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing

So if you restart and the hardware is reinitialized, the system can connect. Can you now disconnect / reconnect? --> I ...close the lid <-- What does it do? shutdown or suspend / hibernation? Waking from suspend / hibernation may not initialize correctly. --> changes=EXIT active <-- Does this save c...
by donald
09 Apr 2020, 21:45
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] User Password during login on bootable USB with changes saved
Replies: 15
Views: 674

[Solved] User Password during login on bootable USB with changes saved

Just to make it foolproof. :) /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg PROMPT 0 TIMEOUT 90 <-- remove UI vesamenu.c32 DEFAULT GRAPHICAL MENU MASTER PASSWD your_password <-- add MENU BACKGROUND porteus.png MENU TITLE Porteus-5.0 64bit leave the following lines untouched > scroll down to the boot option entries. Ad...
by donald
09 Apr 2020, 12:52
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] User Password during login on bootable USB with changes saved
Replies: 15
Views: 674

User Password during login on bootable USB with changes saved

meet wrote:
09 Apr 2020, 09:20
Did I miss something again here?
Yep
You will notice that "TIMEOUT 90" has been removed
if you look closely at what is in the spoiler.
by donald
08 Apr 2020, 22:34
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] User Password during login on bootable USB with changes saved
Replies: 15
Views: 674

User Password during login on bootable USB with changes saved

@meet There is only one line in syslinux.cfg - INCLUDE porteus.cfg - that tells me that I should look at that one, right? PROMPT 0 UI vesamenu.c32 DEFAULT GRAPHICAL MENU MASTER PASSWD blablablub MENU BACKGROUND porteus.png MENU TITLE Porteus-4.0 64bit ..................... ..................... LABE...
by donald
06 Apr 2020, 22:55
Forum: i486 xzm modules
Topic: Kernel modules ipw2200
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Kernel modules ipw2200

Yep, it looks similar. However, it would be worth trying to copy the firmware files into /lib/firmware/ if not already done. firmware download: https://packages.slackware.com/?r=slackware-14.2&p=ipw2200-fw-3.1-fw-1.txz I would extract the firmware files and manually copy them into /lib/firmware > re...