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by timkb4cq
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are PoE surveillance cameras ("CCTV") really unsafe? Is USB better?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Are PoE surveillance cameras ("CCTV") really unsafe? Is USB better?

In Linux most USB cameras are natively supported by V4L which doesn't supply a route to the network, and there are a number of open source programs to record and/or view that don't involve the network.
by timkb4cq
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are PoE surveillance cameras ("CCTV") really unsafe? Is USB better?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Are PoE surveillance cameras ("CCTV") really unsafe? Is USB better?

POE (Power over Ethernet) cameras have to connect to the network stack to transmit the data into your PC. They get an IP address on your lan. It is certainly possible to firewall that adequately but I wouldn't trust the vendor supplied software to do so. So, yes, a USB connected camera is more secure.
by timkb4cq
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Setting up MX-17.1 to work as a PC-based Wi-Fi router system
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Setting up MX-17.1 to work as a PC-based Wi-Fi router system

I have yet to find an easy GUI tool for adding router functions to a desktop Linux distribution. It's not really that hard to do from the terminal - a decade ago I had a laptop running MEPIS that I temporarily setup as a wireless router for a particular task. Here's a good guide to what's required. ...
by timkb4cq
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Package Requests/Status - MX 17
Topic: Yandex
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Yandex

The license for the Yandex browser does not allow us to add it to our repositories, however if you are running the 64bit version of MX (Yandex doesn't offer an i386 version) you can just click the Install button on this page: https://browser.yandex.com/ and select Linux Version (deb, x64) to downloa...
by timkb4cq
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The end of spinning rust...
Replies: 30
Views: 595

Re: The end of spinning rust...

My main machines use SSD for the OS, but I have collected a lot of data over the last 20+ years.
The 3TB drive in my daily driver is 2/3 full, so I'll still have spinning rust for a while...
by timkb4cq
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Logitech MX Ergo wireless trackball mouse (yes, MX is the real name ;) )
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: Logitech MX Ergo wireless trackball mouse (yes, MX is the real name ;) )

I can't even get solaar show to work *giggle* $ solaar show /usr/share/solaar/lib/solaar/gtk.py:33: PyGIWarning: Gtk was imported without specifying a version first. Use gi.require_version('Gtk', '3.0') before import to ensure that the right version gets loaded. __import__(module) usage: solaar [-h...
by timkb4cq
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: antiX
Topic: New inxi feature, /sys based usb data
Replies: 23
Views: 587

Re: New inxi feature, /sys based usb data

No, I don't normally run with three USB nics. :p I just plugged in some of the inexpensive (<$15) ones I've picked up over time. None of them are actually connected, but they all work. $ pinxi -xxxzAN --usb Audio: Device-1: AMD SBx00 Azalia vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00...
by timkb4cq
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: MX Can't see video camera.
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: MX Can't see video camera.

Apart from the hubs, which are not relevant here, we have: Barcode Scanner - Bus 008 Device 002: ID 13ba:0018 PCPlay Barcode PCP-BCG4209 Generic Mouse - - -Bus 007 Device 003: ID 0581:0101 Racal Data Group Flatbed Scanner - -Bus 007 Device 002: ID 04a9:220d Canon, Inc. CanoScan N670U/N676U/LiDE 20 U...
by timkb4cq
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: antiX
Topic: How to tell what packages are broken..[Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: How to tell what packages are broken..

Your main problem seems to be that you have python3 from debian sid installed, but were trying to install glances from a different repo.
Did you update python and then disable the sid repo?
by timkb4cq
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Featherpad, (can't apply the selected font)
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Featherpad, (can't apply the selected font)

And that one also works correctly. Stevo packaged the repaired version for MX-15/16.

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