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    When Gentoo says "this may take a while" got out...

    When Gentoo says "this may take a while" got out to diner and a movie, or just start it before going to bed. The installation process is long and tedious but not really that difficult. Actually,...
  2. Now that I think about it some more, I guess if...

    Now that I think about it some more, I guess if something was 100% faster, reverting back would only be 50% slower, so should be much less than 30%, but anywho...

    Who the f@#$ do these guys think...
  3. Ubuntu gave us updated firmware, then they took...

    Ubuntu gave us updated firmware, then they took the updated firmware away.
    apt-cache show intel-microcode
    Version: 3.20180108.0+really20170707ubuntu17.10.1
    Version: 3.20180108.0~ubuntu17.10.1...
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    I googled "linux mint graphics-drivers ppa" and...

    I googled "linux mint graphics-drivers ppa" and was literally first thing on the list, The guy even has a GTX 970, what a coincidence. :lol:
    ...
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    Yeah, security "experts" will warn about random...

    Yeah, security "experts" will warn about random number generator reseeding and a minimum number of overwrites. It's been my experience though, playing with flux analyzers, that it's virtually...
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    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd? You could use...

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd?

    You could use /dev/random instead. Quite frankly though, it's slow as molasses. If the drives are being trashed and not reused, a giant electromagnet (aka a degausser)...
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    Pi 3 is the latest and it's ARM64 but Broadcom's...

    Pi 3 is the latest and it's ARM64 but Broadcom's VideoCore graphics still sux. Personally I wouldn't use it at 1080P or higher as scaling is particularly slow. Videos seem OK at original resolutions...
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    Name server at 46.166.165.18 is refusing queries...

    Name server at 46.166.165.18 is refusing queries via TCP ... so whois the IP:

    $ whois 46.166.165.18
    % This is the RIPE Database query service.
    % The objects are in RPSL format.
    %
    % The RIPE...
  9. Only reason I keep Winblows around is to update...

    Only reason I keep Winblows around is to update firmware.

    You can't draw conclusions from the fact that most people use laptops instead of desktop these days and amongst Linux users Lenovo...
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    Edit /etc/locale.gen and remove # from desired...

    Edit /etc/locale.gen and remove # from desired languages then run locale-gen with su or sudo. That'll make all your languages appear in the display manager login screen.
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    The real news says everything you write on the...

    The real news says everything you write on the Interwebzes stays there FOREVER! The real news wouldn't lie to me. :rolleyes:

    Phoronix and LQ are slow too. Tom's Hardware seems to be doing OK...
  12. [SOLVED] Don't believe the fake Linux news! The SPI...

    Don't believe the fake Linux news! The SPI bricking bug in Ubuntu 17.10 affects all brands and even desktops that use buggy Atom SoCs. Unfortunately Intel marketed these chips as if they were real...
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    If it's UEFI you should be able to bypass GRUB...

    If it's UEFI you should be able to bypass GRUB from the BIOS boot screen, it's F9 on my HP. If it's legacy boot then you're missing the secondary boot loader on the Winblows partition. That should be...
  14. cat /etc/apt/sources.list to see if your pulling...

    cat /etc/apt/sources.list to see if your pulling packages for zesty (17.04), artful (17.10) or bionic (18.04)
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    Recent versions of NetworkManager don't manage...

    Recent versions of NetworkManager don't manage wired interfaces by default, just wireless. I had to enable it manually in Ubuntu 17.10 -- can't see your image so don't know if that's the prob or not....
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    They do have AMD64 packages in their repo...

    They do have AMD64 packages in their repo interestingly enough. I'm not aware of any phone that use Intel or AMD chips but anywho... there is a 7th gen i7 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 "Carbon" with Qualcomm...
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    https://plasma-mobile.org/ It's my...

    https://plasma-mobile.org/

    It's my understanding Purism's Librem phone will use this and it's definitely being actively developed right now. I bought a refurbished Nexus 5 on eBay for $100 just to...
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    This article came out just a couple days ago... ...

    This article came out just a couple days ago...


    What Are Zombie Processes And How To Find & Kill Zombie Processes? - LinuxAndUbuntu - Linux News | Apps Reviews | Linux Tutorials HowTo
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    You need help with Windows not Linux. All shares...

    You need help with Windows not Linux. All shares that end in $ are administrative shares. You need to be a domain admin or local admin to use those.
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    sudo update-grub .. should do it all...

    sudo update-grub

    .. should do it all automagically. if not the sda5 install is probably hosed. no init means the kernel is there but no systemd was found.
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    I know fake TV news has everyone believing the...

    I know fake TV news has everyone believing the Interwebzes are full of bad info but quite frankly, in the time it take to post a message like this you could have found the answer yourself, so...
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    Well, I guess I'd start by looking at running...

    Well, I guess I'd start by looking at running processes to see what kind of database server, then I'd use that server's management tools to figure out which databases. Something like "ps -e|grep...
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    Recent versions of Winblows with fast start don't...

    Recent versions of Winblows with fast start don't really shutdown. Turn hibernate off if you plan on accessing the NTFS partition from Linux or you will most certainly corrupt your installation.

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  24. Nothing special should be required, just a normal...

    Nothing special should be required, just a normal apt update. You must have hosed up the package manager somehow. Maybe a
    sudo apt-get -f install will help. I'm using Firefox Quantum from Xubuntu...
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    Use 17.04 with Touchegg.. major changes coming to...

    Use 17.04 with Touchegg.. major changes coming to that stuff in 18.04
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