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Considering secure boot I am still waiting for enlightenment, the WOW-effect that it makes my life better. I can imagine a situation that this might happen but right now - nothing around here.

I think the NCSC has given good advice and I am looking to follow up. By the way, at the moment I am a big fan of firejail and snaps (Chromium beta).   

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New Users / Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24 kills my ethernet connection
« on: July 20, 2018, 01:09:21 pm »
That is excellent work! Very fast and now hassle-free. Kernel 4.15.29 is working fine.
Thanks to whom it may concern and especially Zeb and PCNetSpec :)
Happy to be here and thinking about a way to help with my limited skills...


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New Users / Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24 kills my ethernet connection
« on: July 19, 2018, 01:26:52 pm »
I have had problems with my wlan as well and was confused, but I went back to 4.15.23. I do not think that it is a risk if a router and/or a firewall runs in the background. We should wait until the next kernel release is out.

A few weeks ago I have read an article about the quality of the kernel releases. If I remember well there was some talk about too much work and no proper quality control. I can not say if this is true  but we all know that bleeding edge with kernel installations means a little bit too much stress sooner or later. Do less, but do it well...







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Thanks a lot, you made my day.
That is exactly the link I should have found on my own.... ;)

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Hi everybody, nice offer for a low budget machine and therefore I am having hard times to withstand. Do you think the specs will be a problem to install Peppermint as the only OS? Edit: I ask because of the 32GB EMMC drive. I have no idea if this may cause trouble during the installation (lack of support?).

Lenovo 120S-14IAP 81A500ACGE 14", Intel Pentium N4200, 4GB Onboard Ram (LPDDR4 2400), 32GB EMMC, W10

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General Discussion / Re: Peppermint OS 9 Is Awesome!
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:37:50 pm »
I am here to say thank you. This release works. It is fast and stable. Great job!

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General Discussion / Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« on: March 18, 2018, 09:53:22 am »
Graeme, I understand what you mean. Let me clarify my position. I see that writing just a few words is misleading and I am not a native english speaker.

I do care about privacy and open speech or all the other rights. When I say that I have nothing to hide (because I have had to realize that in IT technologies a highly competent person or organization can spy me out easily) this simply means in other words that I can not stop it unfortunately, but whoever is doing so is gonna waste time and energy. I will not change my way of living. Instead of showing my middle finger I prefer to say that I have nothing to hide. It does not mean that I am not angry (indeed I am). The more people talk about privacy in the www  the better. This is important to understand what is possible and what is going on.

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General Discussion / Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« on: March 18, 2018, 06:29:34 am »
I agree that there is no obvious reason why a customer can not use his own Smart TV until he ticked a box agreeing to a new use of personal data. You have had no choice. This might touch the legal grey area of coercion (but I am sure the company has checked it, so I would not beg my money on it).

The development is frustrating. Is there a chance for the average Joe to proceed against big seller companies, for instance to stop asking the owner of a Smart TV annnoying questions about the usage of his datas? No.  And even if someone proceeds successfully: how to control the ongoing?

I can clearly see a huge interest in making our life as "digital" as possible. Abolishment of hard cash? Excellent to inspect what and where the average Joe is paying for, and so on.


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General Discussion / Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« on: March 18, 2018, 12:58:51 am »
Please get me right, of course I am annoyed about someone trying to use any personal informations without my permission. But what is within my possibilities to be controlled? Every week we read about ministries with the most skilled IT experts and the latest and greatest technologies being hacked. Therefore I am very pessimistic that my Linux system, my "uncomplicated firewall" (!), my router and some more programs will make my system 100% secure. I feel always a little bit amused when some friends of mine tell me long stories about their nights full of work to configure mountains of software, believing it would create anonymity in the world wide web.

Next problem, reading every single word of these endless license agreements (obviously written with intent to make it endless and unreadable) is time theft.

Long story short, my home is my castle and all private things happen within my rooms. I try to use my computer reasonably. I hope that the public is putting companies like Google under pressure to enhance privacy, and I would like to use the cloud.

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General Discussion / Re: Google's Steely Tentacles.
« on: March 17, 2018, 01:58:59 pm »
I would be a happy man if I would know every detail of a world beater company. But I do not. I do believe that Google┬┤s features optimize the performance of this - indeed - great product. I think it is a strong, good sign that thousands of users do care what happens with their datas. On the other hand I have nothing to hide. If anyone has the time and energy to take control of every single piece of my boring life - good luck!

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General Discussion / Re: Clickety click
« on: March 11, 2018, 01:51:32 am »
I have tested Plasma 5.12 out of curiosity and I must say that it is a huge step forward. It is snappy, good looking, rich in features and the team has done a splendid job to trim the RAM usage and to boot up the system way faster than before. It starts with just about 360mb and with one tab in Chromium the system consumes another 200mb more. The boot is very fast, just a few seconds more in comparison to XFCE.

It is a matter of taste and I can understand that it is the most popular DE right now. My problem with KDE is that I do not think it is very intuitive. A lot of informations everywhere, a lot to be asked to understand each feature. In my experience it is stable, but other DEs  do offer this as well with less time to be invested to understand the desktop.

At the end it comes to the final two questions: 1. What do I really need? 2. Many, many dependencies and background services - is it ideal for stability purposes?

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New Users / Re: Secure boot question
« on: March 09, 2018, 01:05:13 pm »
I will mark this issue as solved. After reading PCNetSpec┬┤s post I have had the feeling that this might become pretty difficult - and it is.

I thought that there must be something that messed up grub. I downloaded openSUSE Tumbleweed, changed my bios to "secureboot enabled" and installed Tumbleweed without any issues. TW boots nicely on this machine, while all Ubuntu installations failed to boot in secureboot enabled right now. Why? No idea.

In my point of view it is a lack of a simple update coming to Ubuntu soon to make this laptop fit.

I have two other machines running on Peppermint 8 nicely. I will wait a few days and the third, running on Tumbleweed right now,  will be changed to Pepp  as well.

Thank you for your help.

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New Users / Re: Secure boot question
« on: March 09, 2018, 05:11:39 am »
So even a clean installation with secureboot enabled during the install doesn't work ?

a) were you able to boot the LiveUSB with secureboot enabled ?

b) when does it stall to a black screen .. before or after the GRUB menu ?

Hi there,

a) I could boot the LiveUSB with secureboot enabled. But I cannot boot the installed system with secureboot. Bizarr.
b) I press the start button, something begins (screen is black, but a little bit enlighted) and then nothing happens (secureboot enabled).

Secureboot disabled - all is running well.


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New Users / Re: Secure boot question
« on: March 09, 2018, 01:18:44 am »
Hi there,

well, the machine simply does not boot with secure boot enabled, black screen, nothing happens. I have had to shutdown the hard way, start again (directly into the bios settings, where I disable secure boot)  - and all is working fine. I have no explanation. I have reinstalled Pepp 8 three times yesterday to be sure, and then decided to post here.

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New Users / Re: Secure boot question
« on: March 09, 2018, 12:14:26 am »
Ups, thank you, Andy, for doing my work. I have forgotten do it.

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