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#1 Re: Other Issues » Meltdown and Spectre » 2018-01-06 23:07:01

onekk wrote:

It seems that a dist-upgrade on ascii done yesterday pulls in 4.9.0-5-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.65-3+deb9u2 (2018-01-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux

as I'm on Intel as reported by dmesg

CPU0: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz (family: 0x6, model: 0x2a, stepping: 0x7)


Regards

Carlo D.

I got the patched kernel yesterday with a plain-old apt update; apt upgrade - didn't need dist-upgrade.

#2 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2017-12-30 02:51:48

A baseball joke that my non-American friends might not quite 'get':

The Boston Symphony recently performed Beethoven's Ninth symphony which is a wonderful piece that has a part near the end in which the bass violins do nothing. So, the bassists snuck offstage, out the backdoor, and next door to the local pub for a drink.

After quickly gulping down a few stiff drinks, one of them checked his watch and said, "Oh no, we only have 30 seconds to get back!"

Another bassist said, "Don't worry, I tied the last page of the conductor's score down with string to give us a bit more time. We'll be fine."

So, they staggered and stumbled back into the concert hall and took their places just as the conductor was busily working on the knot in the string so he could finish the symphony.

Someone in the audience asked his companion, "What's going on? Is there a problem?"
His companion said, "This is a critical point - it's the bottom of the Ninth, the score's tied, and the bassists are loaded!"

#3 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2017-12-30 02:41:11

So, two guys walk into a bar. The bartender says, "is this some kind of a joke"?

#4 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2017-12-23 17:10:00

I was wondering why the baseball was getting bigger and bigger. And then it hit me...

#5 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2017-12-18 23:40:37

A guy was involved in a terrible industrial accident - ripped off his entire left side.

He's all right now.

I'm sorry, I'll stop now. Maybe.

#6 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2017-12-18 23:38:34

fungus wrote:

What does one mushroom say to another?

Hey you are a "fun_guy" too!!


A slight variation that you might like to add to your collection, being a mycological person:

What do you call a mushroom at the bar who buys a round of drinks  for everyone?

A fun_guy to be with.

#7 Re: Off-topic » The Joke Thread » 2017-12-18 23:28:14

What's the difference between a rooster and a lawyer?

The rooster gets up in the morning and clucks defiance.

#8 Re: Other Issues » Question on kernel upgrades » 2017-12-14 12:02:11

golinux wrote:

My jessie does not save older kernels - at least they're not listed at boot.  I would like to know what grub file needs to be tweaked to tell grub to save 2 kernels.  Used to be easy to do that with the old grub.   This is not progress . . .

I think I spoke too soon. I'm running ascii, upgraded from jessie. The upgrade left jessie's 3.16 kernel when it upgraded to 4.9, and I can boot either one from grub. Routine kernel updates don't work that way, I guess.

I agree - old grub was so much more understandable...

#9 Re: Other Issues » Question on kernel upgrades » 2017-12-13 20:43:22

I believe it saves one older kernel - at least that's what it does for me. When a new kernel is installed, it will then save the current kernel and delete the previous saved kernel. So you always have one fallback.

- sgage

tlathm wrote:

That's what I figured. I don't have Synaptic as this is a headless server. Thanks!

Tom

#10 Re: Off-topic » Firefox Quantum » 2017-12-13 13:21:38

fungus wrote:

There is jessie, ascii, ceres, AND experimental, there is no such thing as ascii experimental.
You must have meant devuan experimental.

That is what I meant.

#11 Re: Off-topic » Firefox Quantum » 2017-12-13 01:56:44

It is available in the ascii experimental repo.

greenjeans wrote:
MiyoLinux wrote:
golinux wrote:

FreeBSD might have taken care of the problem.  Did you check for apulse?

No package named apulse is even available. smile

Not in Devuan jessie either the last time I checked, maybe it's in ascii?

So, no libpulse0? That's the only thing I have on my system, VLC dragged it in (but doesn't really need it) so I deleted most of it, lol.

#12 Re: News & Announcements » eudev is now in ascii » 2017-12-08 15:05:17

My ascii system updated to eudev and libeudev1 without incident in yesterday's updates - version is 3.2.2-9. Experimental not enabled. Everything seems good.

#13 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] <Ascii> Devuan Version » 2017-12-06 12:22:03

Running lsb_release gives this (I'm running ascii):

sgage@ascii:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Devuan
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux ascii
Release:	ascii
Codename:	n/a
sgage@ascii:~$ 

I think it should be Release: 2.0 and Codename: ascii.

#14 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Strange mounting problem with USB drive » 2017-12-06 03:41:05

I should have some time this week to check it out. I put 'vuudo' in my search engine, and got all sorts of Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Greenjeans hits. Pretty wild - I grew up with that stuff back in the late 50's/early 60's. Why, it seems like just yesterday! Not.

-sgage

greenjeans wrote:
sgage wrote:

I've really got to give OpenBox a real try one of these days. I've tried it a couple of times, but didn't have the patience to really give it a chance. Maybe I'll try VuuDo - I've got a spare partition at the moment...

Awesome, I hope you like it! Will actually be uploading version 1.0.6 (in Openbox only) hopefully tomorrow as i'm almost done with it. Not any huge changes from 1.0.5 but will have new Palemoon (27.6.1) and newest Obmenu-generator script (.84) new linux desktop files perl module (.25) and more.

#15 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Strange mounting problem with USB drive » 2017-12-05 21:48:39

I've really got to give OpenBox a real try one of these days. I've tried it a couple of times, but didn't have the patience to really give it a chance. Maybe I'll try VuuDo - I've got a spare partition at the moment...


greenjeans wrote:
sgage wrote:

Hello All,

I am having an issue I've never come across before in 20 years of Linux experience. I am running a fully updated Ascii with MATE. The problem goes like this:

I have an external hard drive with a partition named "Linux" on it. Usually, I simply plug in the drive, and it auto-mounts on /media/sgage/Linux. For the past couple of days, however, it mounts on /media/sgage/Linux1. However, the item /media/sgage/Linux also appears. If I try to cd to Linux, I get 'permission denied'. I can cd to Linux1, and all my stuff (backups, mostly) is there. Meanwhile, 'Linux' shows up in Caja under Devices.

If I manually umount /media/sgage/Linux1, /media/sgage/Linux remains, but Caja shows 'Linux' under devices as unmounted.

This same exact scenario occurs with the other partition on the drive, and it also occurs with USB sticks.

I've never seen anything like it - anyone have a clue?

TIA...

Yep, with Mate and gnome2 before that, Mate will also occasionally do this with the optical drive if you have one, Mate also throws up an error message when you insert a blank CD if the optical drive is not already mounted, I fixed that at one point but can't remember what I did.

Openbox using gvfs though hasn't been doing it though, it's been remarkably trouble-free about mounting/unmounting properly.

#16 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Strange mounting problem with USB drive » 2017-12-03 23:28:16

Thanks, fsr - that fixed it. Though I thought I had tried that first thing. Guess not, so glad you pointed it out!

- sgage

#17 Hardware & System Configuration » Strange mounting problem with USB drive » 2017-12-03 15:28:54

sgage
Replies: 6

Hello All,

I am having an issue I've never come across before in 20 years of Linux experience. I am running a fully updated Ascii with MATE. The problem goes like this:

I have an external hard drive with a partition named "Linux" on it. Usually, I simply plug in the drive, and it auto-mounts on /media/sgage/Linux. For the past couple of days, however, it mounts on /media/sgage/Linux1. However, the item /media/sgage/Linux also appears. If I try to cd to Linux, I get 'permission denied'. I can cd to Linux1, and all my stuff (backups, mostly) is there. Meanwhile, 'Linux' shows up in Caja under Devices.

If I manually umount /media/sgage/Linux1, /media/sgage/Linux remains, but Caja shows 'Linux' under devices as unmounted.

This same exact scenario occurs with the other partition on the drive, and it also occurs with USB sticks.

I've never seen anything like it - anyone have a clue?

TIA...

#18 Re: Off-topic » Firefox Quantum » 2017-11-25 00:28:49

"I think that FF57 is o.k. Way better than Chrome/google in terms of privacy. I do check Palemoon once in a while but it still suffers from some compatibility issues."

That is my assessment exactly. I like the idea of Pale Moon, and have used it extensively, but I continually run into incompatibilities at the most inconvenient times. And I will have nothing to do with Google anything. So FF it is. I have the handful of addons that I 'need'. It is fast, stable, and compatible.

#19 Re: Off-topic » lol! » 2017-11-09 23:55:19

greenjeans wrote:

Good lord, the thread title is "LOL"...y'all DO know what that stands for right?

LOL! Yes, I remarked on that earlier :-)

#20 Re: Off-topic » lol! » 2017-11-09 22:44:18

fungus: Yes, I am very well acquainted with DAcres - over the years I've taken several of my classes there on field trips. My band even played there once for their "Farm Days" harvest festival. Good times! It is truly a wonderful place with wonderful people - they are trying all sorts of agricultural techniques to see what actually works in our climate/soil/etc. In fact, I just got their monthly newsletter :-)

I learned some of the distinction between wants and needs during a period of long and sometimes grueling wilderness backpacking trips. I remember once on one of these trips, in the middle of nowhere, thinking that the apex of civilizational achievement was a hot toasted English muffin with butter and honey. OK, I might have been a little bit delirious :-)

I've lived in some primitive situations, little cabins in the woods, etc.  At some point I decided that running water was the apex of civilizational achievement (bonus points for hot running water). Refrigeration beyond an icebox was luxury. Electricity was something that other people had.

During all this, I was very happy - this was all by choice, and not trying to convince anybody else of anything. I also had a warm and loving circle of real friends - I was no misanthrope or anything like it. I don't like to be crowded about with people, but I love people.

But I think you have given me my new motto: Let's all remember to remain human!

#21 Re: Off-topic » lol! » 2017-11-09 20:56:44

These last few comments have brought up the notion of choice. I think people have more choice than they think. There can be tradeoffs, of course. I choose to live in a very rural setting, in New Hampshire USA (basically in the woods). Finding certain kinds of employment is difficult to impossible, unless you're willing to put up with a long commute. The social dynamics are very different in a small town. The types of mental stimulation are very different in the farm/woods. There is plenty to think about, believe me.

But if you feel you need to be involved in a certain field that requires an urban locations, well, that's your choice. How much of the urban 'lifestyle' goes along with that is also largely a choice. Talking about choice inevitably brings up the concepts of "wants" vs. "needs". I think a lot of what people consider 'needs' are really 'wants'.

#22 Re: Off-topic » lol! » 2017-11-09 16:24:56

golinux wrote:
cynwulf wrote:

My point is that it can never evolve into a fairer, juster society, free of poverty and corruption - only the reverse until it's final implosion.

Exactly what I said a few posts up.  We are definitely on the downside of the curve.  It's been all downhill since the 60s and 70s.  There were shadows of what was to come even then but life was good . . .

I totally agree with you and cynwulf. And yet, I still plant trees, and I still tend my garden. Yes, there were shadows of what was to come even back then. I think it was in 1970 that I decided not to bring any children into the world, and I haven't. As an ecologist (research and teaching) for most of my entire adult life, I don't feel great hope. It really does look like we are going to eat the planet.

Interesting stuff for a thread entitled "lol!"...

#23 Re: Other Issues » When is Amprolla3 coming? » 2017-11-09 01:56:08

Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around :-)

#24 Re: Off-topic » lol! » 2017-11-05 20:21:44

cynwulf wrote:

Personally I would not have one of those things in my home, but then I don't own a smartphone either...

Ditto, on both counts.

#25 Re: DIY » The hunt for a good browser 2017 edition » 2017-11-03 21:55:24

Firefox 57, due this month (beta available now), is different. It's very fast and snappy, and I find myself spending most of my time with it (the beta, for now). Many extensions are broken in the new model, but I have the ones I need - your mileage will obviously vary. Pale Moon is very nice in a lot of ways, and I've been using it for quite a while as much as I can, but still too many sites just don't work, and it's not a simple matter of fiddling with user agent strings.  I will not have anything to do with anything associated with Google.

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