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Microsoft shutting down freedom — again
Microsoft created PLUTON, the next gen TPM chip. And now it’s possible to ban devices which don’t run these locked down operating systems.
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Snap actually sucks. This isn't even a meme.
Upgraded Ubuntu to 22.04, where Firefox is Snap by default. Wasn't going to fight it, especially since Canonical has made 3 blog posts talking about how much faster they made Firefox on Snap. Since then, I've had subtle but annoying issues. * Can't Google things that have a colon after the first word- i.e. `error: file not found` doesn't work * I get *notifications* for pending updates * Other apps like Gnome's Software take a minute+ to load on my beefy computer This isn't even a meme. Snap is trash. I wanted to be neutral and not join the "hate train" but seriously. Snap is that bad.
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/365408 > I was looking for a way to scan a QR code on my mobile using my laptop, but couldn't find a perfect solution. So I ended up making this tool. > > Repo: https://github.com/sayanarijit/qrscan > > Language: Rust > > Supported platforms: Currently tested on Linux, but should also run on Unix, Linux, Mac, Windows > > I just published this, so expect a few bugs here and there. If found please report.
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Security Updates
Hi there. I'm pretty new to linux still, and just wanted to ask: How often do you all install security updates? It seems that I have a couple hundred MB of security updates every day (KDE Neon).
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My HP Pavillion is built to make switching to Linux impossible; what now?
So, my PC is built with RST literally unable to be disabled. (I've tried, trust me. I've followed every tutorial online and reply on my help posts to no avail. I'm pretty sure it's impossible.) I currently don't have the funds, nor any reason, to buy a new PC. It still works just fine, but Windows is becoming increasingly pushy about switching to 11. I really wanted to switch to Mint, but seeing as how it's apparently impossible, I'm not sure what to do. Is there anything that can be done physically inside the PC to fix the "untouchable RST" issue? I'm not a massive techie, and I'm worried about ruining my PC since, like I said before, I don't have the money to get a new one, but if there's a fairly safe/easy way to fix this, if any way exists at all, does anybody know? Apologies for my ignorance. I'd like to learn more about PCs and Linux, too, so I'm hoping this will explain things as well, even if I don't fully grasp it yet.
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gnu screen not interwining tabs history on terminal
Hello ! I like gnu screen, however there's a behavior that really bothers me, and I haven't found a way to overcome. I do have on `~/.screenrc`: `termcapinfo xterm*|rxvt*|alacritty*|kterm*|Eterm* ti@:te@` So that I can use the mouse scroll to traverse history. However, when using multiple tabs, and you do traverse the history, by scrolling, or simple shift-page-down or shift-page-up, you'll see the history of all tabs interwined, all mixed up. Anyone aware of a way to prevent that? I would really like to see just the history of the current gnu screen tab, and nothing else, while "scrolling" up/down on the terminal.
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How do I open ports in router and firewall?
This is what I've done on my router website: ![Screenshot from 2022-06-30 22-45-16](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/105824751/176775251-d366ad9a-7642-45c8-9ce3-890bb9abbc31.png) And on Manjaro Linux: ``` ❯ sudo systemctl enable --now ufw.service ❯ sudo ufw enable # NicotinePlus ❯ sudo ufw allow 2234/tcp # eMule ❯ sudo ufw allow 4662/tcp ❯ sudo ufw allow 4663/tcp ❯ sudo ufw allow 4664/tcp ❯ sudo ufw allow 4665/udp ❯ sudo ufw allow 4672/udp ❯ sudo systemctl restart ufw.service ❯ sudo ufw status Status: active To Action From -- ------ ---- 2234/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 4662/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 4663/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 4664/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 4665/udp ALLOW Anywhere 4672/udp ALLOW Anywhere 2234/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 4662/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 4663/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 4664/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 4665/udp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 4672/udp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) ``` edit: > maycne.sonahoz > > By default, on Linux, listening ports are closed unless you actually have a program actively listening to them. So there is no need to explicitly start a firewall and “open” them. By default, on Linux, listening ports are closed unless you actually have a program actively listening to them. So there is no need to explicitly start a firewall and “open” them. Testing gives an error: http://porttest.emule-project.net:81/ct_frame.php?lang=1036&tcpport=64121 ``` Please wait while the ports of your eMule are being tested... Testing IP: (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) Obfuscation: Disabled Starting TCP connection test... TCP test failed! UDP test will not be performed. Connection test finished. Results in detail: TCP connection test failed. It was not possible, to establish a TCP connection to your eMule. Other users will only be able to connect to you with the help of a server, resulting in a low ID for you. While eMule still works, this will give you several disadvantages. Therfore it is highly recommended to solve this problem. How to resolve port problems... Something is interfering with your network communications. There are two main reasons for this: If you are using a firewall, ensure that your firwall don't block the required ports! You might need to set a rule to allow the ports to be available. If you use a router, make sure that your router forwards the required ports to your local IP! You can find more details and guides [here in the online help.](http://www.emule-project.net/home/perl/help.cgi?rm=show_entries&cat_id=232) ```
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