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by bas_otten
06 Jan 2018 18:44
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown
Replies: 20
Views: 5370

Re: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown

I was going to say: you are not safe because PTI should be enabled. But, I checked on my old AMD-desktop and it shows that, apparently, the kernel has a routine that checks the CPU-brand and only enables PTI by default when on Intel. As you, @eselma, are on AMD, this will be the intended behaviour, ...
by bas_otten
06 Jan 2018 16:24
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown
Replies: 20
Views: 5370

Re: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown

Schoelje wrote: I never realised there was no strike through in our forum. Well now there is!
Fancy that, so quickly! Nice :)
Re-edited my post above to use it.
by bas_otten
06 Jan 2018 15:46
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown
Replies: 20
Views: 5370

Re: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown

You are right, @grizzler, thanx !
To avoid confusion, I edited my post above, indicating which paragraph is [wrong].
I was actually looking for strikethrough, but not all BBCode parses this;-)
by bas_otten
06 Jan 2018 15:15
Forum: Software
Topic: Issue with configuration of .xsession-errors
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Issue with configuration of .xsession-errors

Hi ilu, I reproduced your scenario on SolydK9. As you can see below, the stdout and stderr output of MediathekView(java) are redirected to something like 'pipe'. When comparing SolydX, the way stdout messages of MediathekView are showing up in ~/.xsession-errors is not happening like that in SolydK....
by bas_otten
06 Jan 2018 12:35
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown
Replies: 20
Views: 5370

Re: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown

Can somebody clarify which bug is mitigated by PTI and whether this fix is applied to the kernel in general or only on the kernel modules for Intel CPUs? Should AMD and ARM users set the nopti boot parameter to avoid unnecessary slowdown? It is just the nature of these vulnerabilities that PTI only...
by bas_otten
05 Jan 2018 14:26
Forum: Bug Control
Topic: Some clues about CPU vulnerabilities? Spectre and meltdown
Replies: 20
Views: 5370

Re: Some clues about intel CPU vulnerabilities?

This latest kernel you are referring to is related to the Intel-only Meltdown vulnerability.
For the general processor Spectre vulnerability there is not a fix available at this time.
See https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4078.
by bas_otten
03 Jan 2018 13:50
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: Testing ISOs 201712
Replies: 20
Views: 4856

Re: Testing ISOs 201712

I did a quick review on SolydK today: * starting KGpg results in an error (explainable error message) * starting Knotes then add New note results in an error (has been around, tried to debug it, so far without success) * SolydXK-settings seems to have limited functionality, two tabs (perhaps this is...
by bas_otten
18 Nov 2017 09:55
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: Show battery percentage
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

Re: Show battery percentage

Welcome Folkert, Go to: Settings -> System Settings -> Workspace -> Desktop Behavior -> Workspace Behavior, then Show Informational Tips: Check, then Apply. This shows Tooltips for the complete Taskbar-panel; if you do not like the Tooltips for the Taskmanager (like me:-), disable these by rightclic...
by bas_otten
12 Oct 2017 19:19
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Please include Midnight Commander in default install
Replies: 6
Views: 3411

Re: Please include Midnight Commander in default install

In terms of housekeeping, you might even consider purging all <>-data packages of which their 'parent' is not installed. Or install the parent as well, if desired. To discover them (the absent parents of installed data-packages) on SolydK9, I ran the following shell-art ;) root@solydxk:/# apt list -...
by bas_otten
01 Oct 2017 11:57
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 5
Views: 2382

Re: I'm back!

Welcome back ;)
by bas_otten
16 Sep 2017 21:55
Forum: Software
Topic: Errors in installing external program
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Errors in installing external program

@bas_otten Could you check which libpng libraries you have installed Here it is: root@bashost:/ #>>> apt search libpng | grep ^i i libpng16-16 - PNG library - runtime (version 1.6) i libpng16-16:i386 - PNG library - runtime (version 1.6) @Schoelje, does this application work correctly on your system?
by bas_otten
16 Sep 2017 19:47
Forum: Software
Topic: Errors in installing external program
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Errors in installing external program

^ wrong ;)
I installed the program on my fully configured system running inside the same VB setup as the live system in previous post: program runs fine. So it has not to do with VB, it must be related to installed packages of some sort.. which one(s) that's the (tough) question..
by bas_otten
16 Sep 2017 19:32
Forum: Software
Topic: Errors in installing external program
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Errors in installing external program

As for your question, I installed this software on my main bare-metal system, and guess what: it runs fine and fully functional, although in the terminal I see the same bunch of errors as you do, even a couple more at the end. My system has some more packages installed, but I doubt that is relevant ...
by bas_otten
16 Sep 2017 16:11
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: Delete option on mouse menu {SOLVED}
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: Delete option on mouse menu

I suppose you mean in Dolphin: in the menu go to Settings, Configure Dolphin, Services, check Delete action. Terminology can be somewhat different, cause I use Dutch translation:-)
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by bas_otten
25 Aug 2017 22:07
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: New ISOs in ce/testing
Replies: 315
Views: 62868

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Fix tests OK on my system: it applies the config-setting correctly plus I (re)verified that this provides the solution for the volume-issue at hand.
by bas_otten
25 Aug 2017 19:21
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: New ISOs in ce/testing
Replies: 315
Views: 62868

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Schoelje, I can definitely confirm this problem exists. One of the things I configure on my systems is setting the master volume to 80% at KDE session start using the amixer command. After migrating to SolydK9, it kept happening that out-of-the-blue the volume-level seems to have been changed to 100...
by bas_otten
22 Jul 2017 18:04
Forum: Networking
Topic: Solydk9 edit Wireless Connection
Replies: 3
Views: 2464

Re: Solydk9 edit Wireless Connection

The recommended way to configure wireless network definitions is through a networkmanager client, for SolydK9 typically the 'kde5-nm-connection-editor', which you can start from the commandline or by left-clicking the wifi-icon in the system-tray and clicking the wrench at the upper right. Does this...
by bas_otten
16 Jul 2017 13:02
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: SolydXK-9 RC2: testing upgrade, ISOs, changes and more
Replies: 136
Views: 26197

Re: SolydXK-9 RC2: testing upgrade, ISOs, changes and more

I feel sorry to not have been able to participate more in testing Solyd-9, due to time constraints / priorities :) Anyhow, yesterday I have been working on preparing and customizing my systems for SolydK9. These are in short my findings so far on a fresh-installed bare-metal SolydK9-RC2 (hash checke...
by bas_otten
07 Jun 2017 21:09
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28324

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

Yes, I am aware of these topics: true, there is some ancientness about xscreensaver ;) OTOH, I do not see a better alternative just yet, as light-locker is just a screen-locker, not a screen-saver, while xscreensaver can do both, be it primitive. And, I wonder what happened to kscreensaver?!?
by bas_otten
07 Jun 2017 10:54
Forum: Testing Zone
Topic: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing
Replies: 109
Views: 28324

Re: SolydXK 9 (stretch) alpha build testing

It appears with KDE5, that the kscreensaver package no longer exists, unfortunately. Therefore, in the current development solydk_9_64_201704.iso, there is no screensaver functionality available OOTB. As suggested by http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=138037.0 , I experimented with xscre...

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