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General Discussion / Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:33:24 pm »
as per the 4.15 series pin is using...

PCNetSpec wrote "so apparently with the default kernel I'm only vulnerable to one of the three vulnerabilities (Spectre variant 2) .. where your 4.15 kernel appears to be vulnerable to BOTH Spectre variants."

this is what i was trying to refer to...(probably quite badly i might add) when i wrote

" would think then that until the kerfuffle dies down from intel etc that the CPU coupled with usage of 4.15 kernel is probably not enabled/disabled as designed when in use but probably not enabled at all until all patches possible could be applied which would mean its not as readily exploitable but not fixed either...DAMIEN

that was my 2 cents worth...pockets empty now...lol...DAMIEN




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General Discussion / Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:19:23 pm »
hi guys...heres what i got when trying to install that checker...zippo, nada, goose egg, etc...lol...DAMIEN

damien@damien ~ $ sudo apt-get install spectre-meltdown-checker
[sudo] password for damien:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package spectre-meltdown-checker
damien@damien ~ $

my guess is because its "debian" repository thing that it is not in ubuntu repository at all so will not help peppermint users, that is unless i missed something try to acquire this checker?

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General Discussion / Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:21:01 pm »
thanx PC...we are on the same page then...kernel applying microcode = "Volatile application"...if it was bios applied microcode, that is what they would call, "passive application"

and also on the same page as to 4.15 updating = probably not going to happen at all on 8 or 8.5 respin...this would be my reasoning to always err on the safe side of caution with security, stability, and usability in mind...wait for the update manager to supply things like this down the pipeline

i would think then that until the kerfuffle dies down from intel etc that the CPU coupled with usage of 4.15 kernel is probably not enabled/disabled as designed when in use but probably not enabled at all until all patches possible could be applied which would mean its not as readily exploitable but not fixed either...DAMIEN

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General Discussion / Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« on: January 29, 2018, 05:08:22 pm »
hi PC, hi pin...
2 - IBRS = x86 indirect branch speculation feature.  It enables the indirect branch restricted speculation (IBRS) on kernel entry and disables it on exit, IBRS feature requires corresponding microcode support.

3 - ok so then microcode = volatile application to kernel vs passive application to kernel

4 - i figured that update manager would not update this kernel at least at this time.

Spectre 2 requires OS kernel AND CPU microcode to be patched, they have to be made to work together in order to patch Spectre 2 with the IBRS and IBPB features. hence my #2 question does the 4.15 kernel "does this affect IBRS support in any way?"...for good or for bad...DAMIEN

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General Discussion / Re: Post Meltdown, Spectre and other Intel issues
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:46:01 pm »
hi guys...a few questions...

1 - is using newest kernel ( 4.15 series ) advisable or wait for update manager etc?
2 - does this affect IBRS support in any way?
3 - does this affect use and application of up to date microcodes already installed and/or future ones to come on this kernel?
4 - will this kernel automatically update through update manager?

i ask only because, though its nice to play around with all the toys here, there is something to be said about stability and usability over the long haul...DAMIEN

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General Discussion / Re: I've done my homework...
« on: January 28, 2018, 11:02:24 pm »
That my friend is what would be called a "frigid day in hades" with satan and his demons figure skating on ice singing the virtues of dantes 9 circles of hell when i actually start begging for spam...lol...DAMIEN

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Software & Applications / Re: VLC PLAYER change to black
« on: January 28, 2018, 10:21:05 pm »
already have pulse audio at its max 153%...these are monster speaker systems that really need to crank in very loud environment, hence why VLC has been perfect...just the VLC alone will crank to 200%...lol...DAMIEN

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Hardware / Re: Battery Won't Charge
« on: January 28, 2018, 05:41:55 pm »
i had this problem a couple of months ago with a friends lappy i was troubleshooting for him, this being the foremost problem...i found his problem was the cord going from the electrical outlet from the wall going into the transformer was bad...i had an extra cord like that from another lappy power supply so tried that...guess what...it worked so his battery charger worked again...do not know if this is of help for you but it might be of help to at least troubleshoot this as a possible solution to the problem...so it wasnt the battery, but the cord from the wall that was supposed to supply the power to the transformer that was at fault...DAMIEN

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General Discussion / Re: I've done my homework...
« on: January 28, 2018, 03:34:52 pm »
I feel really neglected now...a year and 4 months ago, i changed my mail from gmail and went to zoho mail and protonmail...i havent gotten one bit of spam to laugh at anymore...wimper, wimper,...lol...DAMIEN

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General Discussion / Re: remove kernel headers?
« on: January 27, 2018, 03:27:01 pm »
hey vin...i got rid of the tripple ripple for ya...always remember that it was a real honest to goodness church going, bible thumping, Christian that gave ya the triple sixes...lol...DAMIEN

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General Discussion / Re: remove kernel headers?
« on: January 27, 2018, 02:37:04 pm »
OK...i cant just say thats all greek to me since i can read and speak some greek, so ill have to say, thank you for introducing me to ancient sanskrit, im now sucking my thumb in wonder and really dont have a clue of understanding what i just saw...lol...could you just let me know if what i posted as the "after" readings are in line of what you and vin were hoping to see or is anything out of line there?...lol...DAMIEN

ok i think i just had "light dawn upon marble head"...the first i = desired state...the second i = current state...the only thing left to understand then if ive got this right is why did the 4.10 series come back with nada?

just gor that one as well r = remove which is the desired state...c = only the config files are installed...i think i got it...this is what happens when you get old and just dont sleep at night like last night was for me...dont worry you'll get there to...you may not be "over the hill yet" but im sure you can certainly see the top...lo...lthen like me,  you too can slide down the razor blade of life...lol

i think in my case, Ian Anderson of jethro tull said it best...how does it feeeel, to be thick as a brick...many thanks to all of you guys for help in this matter...i got one more for ya though...on the whisker menu on the top left side there is a human figure with my name next to it...is there a way to change that avatar into my coat of arms like what i have on this post? just asking...DAMIEN

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General Discussion / Re: remove kernel headers?
« on: January 27, 2018, 02:05:52 pm »
this is what i just got in terminal the 4.10 doesnt answer...rc?...release candidates?...DAMIEN

damien@damien ~ $ dpkg -l | grep 4.8.0
ii  guvcview                                    2.0.5+ubuntu2~ppa1+1418-0ubuntu1~201702081552~ubuntu16.04.1 amd64        Gtk3 base UVC Viewer
ii  libguvcview-2.0-0:amd64                     2.0.5+ubuntu2~ppa1+1418-0ubuntu1~201702081552~ubuntu16.04.1 amd64        GUVCView - runtime


damien@damien ~ $ dpkg -l | grep 4.10.0


damien@damien ~ $ dpkg -l | grep 4.11.0
ii  gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-3.0:amd64          2.4.11-0ubuntu0.1                                           amd64        JavaScript engine library from WebKitGTK+ - GObject introspection data
ii  gir1.2-webkit-3.0:amd64                     2.4.11-0ubuntu0.1                                           amd64        Web content engine library for GTK+ - GObject introspection data
ii  libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0:amd64            2.4.11-0ubuntu0.1                                           amd64        JavaScript engine library from WebKitGTK+
ii  libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0:amd64            2.4.11-0ubuntu0.1                                           amd64        JavaScript engine library from WebKitGTK+
ii  libwebkitgtk-1.0-0:amd64                    2.4.11-0ubuntu0.1                                           amd64        Web content engine library for GTK+
ii  libwebkitgtk-1.0-common                     2.4.11-0ubuntu0.1                                           all          Web content engine library for GTK+ - data files
ii  libwebkitgtk-3.0-0:amd64                    2.4.11-0ubuntu0.1                                           amd64        Web content engine library for GTK+
ii  libwebkitgtk-3.0-common                     2.4.11-0ubuntu0.1                                           all          Web content engine library for GTK+ - data files


damien@damien ~ $ dpkg -l | grep 4.13.0
ii  linux-generic-hwe-16.04                     4.13.0.32.52                                                amd64        Complete Generic Linux kernel and headers
ii  linux-headers-4.13.0-32                     4.13.0-32.35~16.04.1                                        all          Header files related to Linux kernel version 4.13.0
ii  linux-headers-4.13.0-32-generic             4.13.0-32.35~16.04.1                                        amd64        Linux kernel headers for version 4.13.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-headers-generic-hwe-16.04             4.13.0.32.52                                                amd64        Generic Linux kernel headers
ii  linux-image-4.13.0-32-generic               4.13.0-32.35~16.04.1                                        amd64        Linux kernel image for version 4.13.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-image-extra-4.13.0-32-generic         4.13.0-32.35~16.04.1                                        amd64        Linux kernel extra modules for version 4.13.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
ii  linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04               4.13.0.32.52                                                amd64        Generic Linux kernel image
damien@damien ~ $

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General Discussion / Re: remove kernel headers?
« on: January 27, 2018, 01:50:42 pm »
hi scifi...thanx for the heads up on that...i guess i must of done somthing right then...(dont tell my ex-wife...she would never believe it)...lol...DAMIEN

ok scifi...your now up to 696...PCNetSpec is now up to 2176 and the drum roll for VinDSL who has now made it ...666...the big one, the triple sixer...lol

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General Discussion / Re: remove kernel headers?
« on: January 27, 2018, 01:00:55 pm »
OK...just went through synaptic...clean as a whistle...no doggy doo to pooper scoop, no kitty litter to fritter with...thanks guys...i guess things were a little cleaner than i thought...anything else i could possibly look for that you can think of?...DAMIEN

PS...i know what the word karma means but what is the meaning behind "Karma: 7" listed after the number of posts ive made thus far?

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General Discussion / Re: remove kernel headers?
« on: January 27, 2018, 12:51:18 pm »
i havent as of yet cause i wanted to be sure that this went well first and seems it did...ill go for it now and will let ya know what i find...never did this one before so "FUNTIME" lol...DAMIEN

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