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by timkb4cq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: [SOLVED] Viber is not a Debian package
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Viber is not a Debian package

Viber didn't get their deb format quite right, so gdebi chokes on it. Download the deb, open a terminal in the folder it's in and install it with

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sudo dpkg -i viber.deb
by timkb4cq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX17: 404 on microcode update
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: MX17: 404 on microcode update

Hmmm, apt-get update is ignoring the the Package files from iso.mxrepo.com/mx stretch main non-free . The package in the repo is intel-microcode_3.20180108.1~mx17+1 . Your apt-get upgrade is still looking for intel-microcode_3.20171215.1~mx17+1 I just booted up a Liveiso session, made sure I was usi...
by timkb4cq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Remmina not in repositories... how do we add?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Remmina not in repositories... how do we add?

It's in debian backports.
Use MX-Tools -> Package Installer -> Full App Catalog -> Debian Backport Repo to install it
by timkb4cq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX17: 404 on microcode update
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: MX17: 404 on microcode update

Those 2 Contents files are optional files that the mirroring process ignores. The Package files which *were* downloaded are the necessary ones.
But sudo apt-get update only reloads the indexes. What does

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sudo apt-get upgrade
result in?
by timkb4cq
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Unable to open LibreOffice Documents on Network Shares - Solved
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Unable to open LibreOffice Documents on Network Shares

Well, it was working here, so I retested on a liveUSB session. Turns out one of the things I had tried unsuccessfully before I upgraded Libreoffice is also necessary. There's no need to change the .desktop files. What is necessary is to install the libreoffice-gnome package (from backports, since it...
by timkb4cq
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Unable to open LibreOffice Documents on Network Shares - Solved
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Unable to open LibreOffice Documents on Network Shares

The LibreOffice version in Debian-Backports has this fixed again.
Use MX-Tools -> Package Installer -> Full App Catalog -> Debian Backports Repo and select libreoffice to upgrade. The rest of the libreoffice files will upgrade automatically as dependencies.
by timkb4cq
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: antiX
Topic: meltdown and spectre
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: meltdown and spectre

As previously announced on the antiX forums: https://www.antixforum.com/spectre-and-meltdown-security-kernel-upgrades/ The available kernels for antiX-17 with meltdown/spectre patches are 4.14.12 and 4.9.75 The available kernels for antiX-16 with meltdown/spectre patches are the 4.9.75.antix.2 kerne...
by timkb4cq
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Net Neutrality rumor
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Net Neutrality rumor

And all that activity you cite was shut down under the rules already in place *before* "net neutrality" was put in place. Increased regulation was not necessary to do so. And the net effect of increased regulation on an industry is nearly always to entrench the existing big players and dis...
by timkb4cq
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Net Neutrality rumor
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Net Neutrality rumor

I can't really comment further without violating the ban on politics, but let's be clear. The repeal of "net neutrality" just restored the rules to what they were in 2015 and reduced the possibility of governmental interference with the internet. For 20 years techies warned government to k...
by timkb4cq
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Script to check for Meltdown and/or Spectre vulnerability
Replies: 31
Views: 922

Re: Script to check for Meltdown and/or Spectre vulnerability

Yes--I suspect that you may have already stumbled upon this page, timkb4cq: https://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2018/01/more-about-spectre-and-powerpc-or-why.html Nope, missed that one. I just searched for info about 7447a speculative instructions & wound up here: https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/applic...

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