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Advanced Topics / Re: Missing shutdown button
« on: July 27, 2018, 01:10:51 pm »
it worked! YEA! lol

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Advanced Topics / Re: Missing shutdown button
« on: July 26, 2018, 06:18:02 pm »
wife handed me a screwdriver this morning.
I asked what is this for?

She said I needed it because I have a 'screw loose'

go figure.

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Advanced Topics / Re: Missing shutdown button
« on: July 26, 2018, 06:17:06 pm »
it is a desktop for a friend that switched from XP to peppermint.

Will have to wait a week before I can look at it again.

Fresh install too.

Took everything at default on the install.

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Advanced Topics / Missing shutdown button [SOLVED]
« on: July 26, 2018, 04:53:40 pm »
The shutdown button is grayed out. Only way to shut down a desktop was to manually shut it off by the power switch.

How to fix this??

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I had a post with the solution that would set resolution to 1024x768 I think but cannot find my post.

It is here in the forums *somewhere*.

I think I had to edit Grub but can't remember.

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follow Harry Potter stuff and next time you get gas do this:

Wave around the gas nozzle and shout this out:

"EXPECTO-PETROLium"

Maybe you will get some cheap gas that way?

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Thought you might be able to relate to that one! LOL

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I got a solution for that problem!

Go fishing! lol

A goo stress reliever!

I do it sometimes.

If you ever have a problem with me just let me know please.

Sometimes it is hard to come across things as intended.

I suspect you are working too hard as evidenced by this picture:


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I'm sorry. I wasn't meaning to come across badly.

I was merely making suggestions.




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Opera browser is made by a chinese company.

No telling what they have in it....

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The built in firewall is not active nor set for public out of the box. This is a security issue.

Linux too has many vulnerabilities. For some, refer to QubesOS and other high security linux versions.

Most linux versions have firewall inactive, not set to public, or not even installed out of the box.

Would you leave fort knox's front door unlocked?

With all the hackers out there, even a tiny extra bit of security will help.

Using ANY google products is not secure as we all know google is a spying company.

SRWare's Iron Browser can help, firefox, and Opera with free built in VPN can help.


Additionally, I see nothing in the linux community that will block or thwart other forms of spyware.
WebRTC is a ingratiating issue.

And since all modern browsers support the built in spyware/malware infested HTML5, what can we do to be safer?

Here is an article comparing OS's security issues:
http://www.softpanorama.org/Commercial_linuxes/Security/top_vulnerabilities.shtml

And another one too:
http://www.softpanorama.org/Commercial_linuxes/Security/hardening.shtml

Not saying Peppermint has swiss cheese holes in it, but surely every simple tweak can help, right?

We have so many 'legal' and illegal hacking and tracking and spywares and such out there it is innumerable.

browserspy.dk will address some browser related security vulnerabilities.

GRC.com is a good place for information too. I personally talked to steve gibson.

Just food for thought.

My 1st suggestion is for every version of peppermint to have the firewall always on and set to public.

At least they have a little extra security out of the box.

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sorry not too talkative lately. My dad has pneumonia and blood clots on his lungs.
And I'm getting truck repairs done.

Suggestion: Perhaps have the firewall turned on and set to public on install? Can provide some additional protection without compromising your ideals?

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I see. What about being secure out of the box? Would that violate the principles?
Just tossing a few ideas your way.

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