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by Vincent17
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Migrating MX18 from one SSD to another
Replies: 30
Views: 1797

Re: Migrating MX18 from one SSD to another

@nathan2423 FWIW I recently migrated a HDD to SSD (same size). Tried direct copy using dd, cat, ddrescue and clonezilla, but all of them failed or hung. What worked was to make an image on a third drive with ddrescue and dd that to the SSD. --Edit-- Clarification: I booted MX from live flash drive a...
by Vincent17
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Mount ecryptfs folders at login with ecryptfs-utils
Replies: 0
Views: 675

Mount ecryptfs folders at login with ecryptfs-utils

I recently encrypted my home directory using ecryptfs-migrate-home from ecryptfs-utils package. On another partition, I have a folder that I would like to encrypt and also automount at login, but I don't want to move it into home. Unfortunately, according to archwiki , with ecryptfs-utils each user ...
by Vincent17
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: How to run script at logout? (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: How to run script at logout?

Thanks to both of you. This will do nicely!
by Vincent17
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: How to run script at logout? (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 736

How to run script at logout? (solved)

Is there a good way to run a script at logout (that is, xfce4-session-logout)? 1) Rename /usr/bin/xfce4-session-logout and replace it with a script which ends by calling the renamed xfce4-session-logout. https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=10859 This works, but I don't like it. :mad: 2) In /etc/...
by Vincent17
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Failed to fetch 2 packages
Replies: 1
Views: 744

Failed to fetch 2 packages

FYI, I have been seeing this for about two weeks. Message from synaptic: (similar msg. from updater and apt) W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/mxlinux/mx/testrepo/pool/test/libe/libebml/libebml4v5_1.3.9-2~mx17+1_amd64.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 140.211.166.134 80] W: Failed to fetch http://ft...
by Vincent17
Thu May 30, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: gufw profiles
Replies: 0
Views: 1204

gufw profiles

EDIT: Original question (why Home and Public profiles were identical on my system) removed: I must have inadvertently made changes. :embarrassed: I'll leave the links etc. in case they're useful to someone. gufw profiles after fresh install (rm /etc/gufw/*.profile before starting gufw to reinstate d...
by Vincent17
Thu May 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: MX User Manager
Replies: 17
Views: 2191

Re: MX User Manager

OK, thanks. Downloading Kali now ;)
by Vincent17
Thu May 23, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: MX User Manager
Replies: 17
Views: 2191

Re: MX User Manager

@manyroads Thanks for the links. Let me try one last time to ask my question clearly. :p I'd like to understand how vulnerable a computer is on LAN. Let's assume I have a strong password, I check https certificate fingerprint when contacting my bank, I'm running a firewall and have no ftp, telnet or...
by Vincent17
Thu May 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: MX User Manager
Replies: 17
Views: 2191

Re: MX User Manager

If your PC is plugged into any network... and you have an open account, anyone with access to that network has free and open access to your machine. You only have to look at the Windows platform to find your answer. … I am none the wiser for those replies. If there is no server running on my machin...
by Vincent17
Sat May 18, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: MX User Manager
Replies: 17
Views: 2191

Re: MX User Manager

Yes, extreme risks. Letting an unverified, unvalidated account run at any privilege level would be a very bad thing, security-wise. For my education, could you elaborate? Do you assume computer is accessible to strangers physically or via network? Is autologin even worse? Thanks for your patience.

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