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Old 21. Dec 2014, 03:47 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Done! Thanks again!
You're welcome.

For a firewall, you can use UFW and GUFW to switch it on if you prefer this method rather than using a Konsole command. As it comes is adequate although you will need to add one ICMP rule if you are the type of user who insists on seeing everything "stealthed" with a GRC "Shields Up!" test. To accomplish this, you will need to run Dolphin as root, navigate to /etc/ufw/before.rules and comment out this line:

-A ufw-before-input -p icmp --icmp-type echo-request -j ACCEPT

Personally, I prefer Firestarter over UFW because it is easier to setup and manage, even though it is no longer supported. With this one, you merely need to navigate to the ICMP settings and tick the box.

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Old 21. Dec 2014, 04:51 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Sorry, now you've lost me.
Not familiar at all with KDE and the Canadian Multilingual keyboard is not working for me and i don't know how or where the keyboard settings are.

Linux is perhaps too secure for me.
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Sorry, now you've lost me.
Not familiar at all with KDE and the Canadian Multilingual keyboard is not working for me and i don't know how or where the keyboard settings are.
This is something I've encountered with several distros. Despite selecting my keyboard layout on install, I have to re-do this setting later. In Manjaro, go to (menu) "Settings" - "System Settings" - "Input Devices" - "Layouts" and tick "Configure Layouts". Thereafter you can add your own and remove whatever has been erroneously set by the system.
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Old 21. Dec 2014, 01:10 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Do have a few more issues:
1. Sound volume keeps coming back to maximum level.
2. My external monitor is not supported (the one i use).
At first i thought i could get around it but now i know that it really isn't.
Think i'll set aside my adventures with Manjaro KDE (for now).

Thank you for your precious coaching, i'm sure someone else will find these posts to be most useful tips for them too.
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Old 22. Dec 2014, 11:19 AM   #25 (permalink)
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If we are talking home use, and by hacker proof, you mean less vulnerable to common security issues, not including stupidity, then yes, it is.
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Old 14. Jan 2015, 01:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Even Linux has some weakness sometimes like the Shellshock (Bash) vulnerability has proven last November. But JL is right, the freedom Linux gives you is massive. And that makes it also more secure. No hidden things.
Still, the security stays or falls with the weakest point. Most of the time the user...
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Even Linux has some weakness
Yep.
http://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerabil...c787289500c13e
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Old 29. Jan 2015, 03:49 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Default What do you make of this "GHOST" issue?

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/cve-201...os-rhel-linux/

Why did it take the Linux community some 14 years to bring this issue out in the open?

Perhaps Linux folks aren't too worried about patching it up since there aren't that many Linux users out there in the first place?
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What's so special about that vulnerability, as opposed to any 14-20 year old ones? There was one in Windows dating back to 3.11. So. It happens.
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Remember the 23-years-old X.org issue?

I guess Linux just lacks a good quality assurance.
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