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    Currently looking at skywave.

    Application for this laptop is SDR only. software defined radio. Pulling in SW signals.

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    I run Xubuntu on all my laptops, cause I like the X desktop.
    As far as old laptops, depends on how old.
    Is it 32, or 64 bit, and will it boot Live, from USB, or do you need a DVD to boot the live media?
    I like to always run whatever Linux distro I'm trying, in Live mode from a USB first, to see how it works for my hardware.
    If it won't run Live, then there is no need to go to the trouble to Load it on the Hard drive.
    You can find all the varieties of Ubuntu here with all the issues thru the years.
    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/
    Good luck,
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    New Release 18.10 came out yesterday.
    It has the latest linux software, and is using the latest kernel 4.18.0-10.
    It comes in a variety of desktop distros.
    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/
    I'm currently using the Gnome desktop with top panel.
    It's still FREE! Check it out!

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    Here's a maintenance tip for updates.
    You can update with the gui if you like.
    I prefer to use the Terminal command line.
    It is faster, once you get used to the manual way.
    (This command works on any Ubuntu, or Debian based OS, which includes mint, and peppermint to name a few)
    This one command will run 3 different package management operations.
    # apt update && apt upgrade && apt autoremove
    The first will update, after the update hit a return and it will upgrade.
    After the upgrade is complete, hit a return and it will then do any necessary auto removes.
    See Screenshot.
    my computer is up to date, so nothing was done.
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    I changed the title from Ubuntu, to All Linux.
    So if you have anything you want to say about any linux distro or OS, you can say it here.
    Thanks,
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    Linux Security

    Security is easy for linux.
    I add a few things. It's all free nothing to buy.
    Enable the basic firewall.
    Install and run Clam viruscan.
    I periodically check my home folder for viruses.
    I also run security updates.
    These operations can be run graphically or manually.
    I prefer to use the terminal way, for updates, and firewall management.
    For clam AV, i use the clamtk gui.


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    **Command line messages are for Debian/Unbuntu/Mint/Peppermint based Linux, using the apt package manager.

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    Voyager Linux Live

    I downloaded the new Voyager version 18.10 live to a USB stick.
    Ran it live and the keyboard layout is wrong.
    Checked the keyboard layout, and I had it set to US english.
    It showed the letters to be in the correct place, but some of the letters still come out wrong, when you type them.
    Anyone ever experience keyboard discrepancies like that before?
    It is probably just a bug!
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    I downloaded the new Voyager version 18.10 live to a USB stick.
    Ran it live and the keyboard layout is wrong.
    Checked the keyboard layout, and I had it set to US english.
    It showed the letters to be in the correct place, but some of the letters still come out wrong, when you type them.
    Anyone ever experience keyboard discrepancies like that before?
    It is probably just a bug!
    T

    https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10377
    I think I read somewhere Microsoft wrote the keyboard driver for that one
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    It's a shame, the new Voyager had a new sexy gnome shell look, and I was hoping to take it for a good Drive!
    https://distrowatch.com/images/slinks/voyager.png

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    Running 18.10 on my slaptop but I use KDE. No problems even appears to be a bit faster than 14.04. Still running 14.04 on the desktops.

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    Running 18.10 on my slaptop but I use KDE.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Are you running 18.10 Kubuntu, I guess, not voyager?
    I run Ubuntu Mate 18.04, 18.10, and started using 19.04 daily loads some.
    So 18.10 is probably the fastest and cleanest OS I've ran to date.
    I start with Mate, then load XFCE, and or Gnome desktops.
    Gnome once you get used to it, is probably the fastest, to navigate around in.
    It took me a while to get used to the top panel, and the left top hot button.
    GL,
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    Yes it's Kubuntu on all systems for general use and an AVlinux install on a separate drive set up as a DAW.
    Although the Kubuntu install can also be used as a DAW, I setup the KXStudio repositories and installed the software.
    Switched to Linux quite a while ago and finally switched my wife's over about 3 years ago.
    Last MS OS I used for everything was XP.
    I tried Gnome but didn't like it.
    Also used XFCE a few times as well as others.

    I do still have a drive with Win 8 installed but I only boot into it when I need to draw something in CAD. I use Solid Edge free 2D on it. I don't care to much for the Linux CAD alternatives. Draftsight isn't too bad but a long learning curve.

    I also did a lot of Distro hopping over the years and still do try different ones from time to time.

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    I'm retired so I don't have to use a latop anymore for work.
    Not had a windows rig here since 2012.
    I've done lots of distro hopping, but always end up back to an apt-get os.
    I used to use Mint, but like the Ubuntus better.
    U-Mate has great base and drivers for laptops, so I load it first then put whatever desktop I want over that.
    I like the desktop look of KDE, but never took the time to learn and adapt to the widget concept.
    I used to hate gnome, but loaded a lot of the gnome apps.
    Now I like most things about gnome, and now I prefer the top panel.
    I may have to play with kubuntu again.
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    Mostly use Desktops, the laptop is used down in the workshop.
    I don't remember exactly when I switched from Windoz probably mid 2000's, 6, 7 or 8 maybe. May have been a bit later but I do remember using it back then or earlier. Surprisingly, around here back then you could buy packaged Distros, Red Hat, Mandrake, SUSE, Debian and a few others in some of the big box stores. Circuit City was one that had them. Came with the disk or disks and full manuals. Probably one of the reasons, besides all the colleges, that there are a fair amount of users around here. Not very expensive and good if you didn't have a high speed Internet connection. Switched the wife's over maybe 2 or 3 years ago. It took her a while but she likes it now.

    I don't dig deep with the command line much any more. I used to when I first started using it, probably stems from working in DOS a lot.
    The latest Kubuntu is pretty good along with the new KDE 5.12. It's a bit different than the earlier versions of KDE.

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    KDE, sure is pretty, great look.
    I never can get it setup like I want, and I always end up back on X, or Gnome.
    Since I've adapted to gnome 3.30, IMO it makes everything quick and easy!
    Use what you like, that is why there are so many different desktops out there!
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    You can clone one partition to another partition using gparted.
    I cloned and copied part 4 to part 5
    Still working on getting them to boot separately.
    TBC
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    LINUX MINT 19

    Mint 19 is out.
    I haven't tried it yet. If I do, I'll post a screenshot of it.
    If you try it, please report on it here!
    Here's 13 new things about Mint 19.
    Included is a nice video of the new features.
    Nearly forgot to say, MINT 19 is FREE !
    https://itsfoss.com/linux-mint-19-release-feature/
    Download it here.
    https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10394
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    **I loaded Mint 19.1 Cinnamon today on my test laptop. Great graphics.
    It was easy to load and run. An excellent OS, for a first linux, easier to use IMO than windows.
    I moved the panel from the bottom to the top. I'm used to Gnome, and it's on the top.
    Here's some screenshots of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    **I loaded Mint 19.1 Cinnamon today on my test laptop. Great graphics.
    It was easy to load and run. An excellent OS, for a first linux, easier to use IMO than windows.
    I moved the panel from the bottom to the top. I'm used to Gnome, and it's on the top.
    Here's some screenshots of it.

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    Mint 19.1 Official is out today.
    Above are screenshot of 19.1 beta, which I loaded and tried a week or so back.
    A very nice complete Linux Distro.
    Includes a very good Office Suite, that will integrate with MS documents.
    Comes with Firefox browser. 4.15 generic kernel.
    https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mint
    You may want to load it on a usb stick and try it live.
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    MX-18 Linux Test Load Review!

    MX linux is a Debian based Linux Distro.
    It comes with XFCE Desktop. (Other Desktops can be downloaded)
    The panel comes on the left side in a docking bar config.
    It can easily be moved to top or bottom.
    It has the latest Generic Kernel, 19.0-1, EW latest, including printer drivers.
    I have it loaded and running from a USB memory stick.
    That means it is loaded and running from RAM, not from Hard disk.
    It comes with Firefox browser, and Latest LibreOffice suite 6.0.1.1.
    LibreOffice is fully compatible with Microsoft Office documents.
    So no Office software to buy.
    All common software is easily added from Debian software repositories.
    Overall a very pretty slick OS, I wouldn't have a problem using it for my main OS.
    You can download it here, and yes it's FREE!
    https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10411
    See screenshots!
    Any response, or comments on the review, are welcome!

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    Sitting in front of my Devuan ASCII loaded desktop i wonder about the secial advantage of a distrution like MX... XFCE is available on most larger distributons, especially al Debian derivatives (Devuan started as a fork of Debian in order to remain free of systemd).

    BTW: LTSpice in wine?
    I am having probs to run the ASCs of my tube related projects under LTSpice XVII / Wine - the nodes are not correctly linked. The ASCs have been created with LTSpice IV on OSX. Tube have generic labels, i.e. "triode" or "tetrode" indsted of the previously configured model (e.g. ECC83).
    Problem still occurs when tube model is contained in ASC file. Tube Library does not matter.

    All models based on BF245 JFETs - also 3rd party - run nicely.

    Should i go back to LTSpice IV? Should i install the old tube symbol files?

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    Sitting in front of my Devuan ASCII loaded desktop i wonder about the secial advantage of a distrution like MX... XFCE is available on most larger distributons, especially al Debian derivatives (Devuan started as a fork of Debian in order to remain free of systemd).
    I have no opinion on systemd, sysd is in most modern Linux distros now.
    Here's an article on why you may or may not like systemd.
    https://www.infoworld.com/article/31...e-systemd.html

    I've run MX, in USB live mode, but not installed on the hard drive.
    If you prefer XFCE, it is available on most distro's,
    I used to run XFCE full time, and it is a fine desktop, and is very customizable.
    I've since switched my computers to the Gnome desktop, but I switch back and forth between Gnome & XFCE.

    Also, Wine can be downloaded to most linux distros.
    Here is the search in debian and ubuntu.
    # apt-cache search wine
    response
    wine - Windows API implementation - standard suite
    It is easily installed from the Repository, with this command.
    #apt install wine

    GL,
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    I downloaded NomadBSD from here.
    https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10530
    The downloadable image, looks like this
    nomadbsd-1.2.img.lzma
    I tried burning it with Gnome-Disks App, but looks to be nothing usable.
    Can anyone tell me how to burn that kind of an image to usb thumb drive?
    So far, no cigar!
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    **Apparently the .lzma file has to be extracted?
    I haven't figured out how to do that yet with ubuntu?
    Any ideas?

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    The Linux Man Pages should give you the answer to your question. It's just compressed and you need decompress the file.

    "lzma is equivalent to xz --format=lzma.
    Unlzma is equivalent to xz --format=lzma --decompress."

    https://www.systutorials.com/docs/linux/man/1-xz/

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    Thanks everyone.
    I ended up doing?
    #unlzma nomadbsd-1.2.img.lzma
    Like Dr Gonz suggested!
    It changed it from a 2.1gb compressed file to a 4gb uncompressed .img file.
    I then used gnome-disks to burn it to usb.
    I loaded the burned USB on the test computer, and it loaded.
    I would demo the NomadBSD, but I can't get the wifi network to work.
    I may try it on the lan.
    Initially I was not waiting long enough for the .lzma file to unzip, it takes a few minutes.
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    If you have wondered how to run linux live from a usb drive, here's how. using windows.


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    How to Open an LZMA File

    PeaZip and 7-Zip are two free programs for Windows and Linux that can extract the contents of an LZMA file. The Unarchiver can open LZMA files on a Mac, and B1 Free Archiver is a similar LZMA file opener for Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android.

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    Extraction instructions from the NomadBSD website:

    http://nomadbsd.org/download.html

    I always try to find the official site of a distro and download from there instead of DistroWatch.

    You'd think the folks at NomadBSD would want to make it easier for ordinary people to try what they have to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboy View Post
    Extraction instructions from the NomadBSD website:

    http://nomadbsd.org/download.html

    I always try to find the official site of a distro and download from there instead of DistroWatch.

    You'd think the folks at NomadBSD would want to make it easier for ordinary people to try what they have to offer.
    I got it burnt and loaded live on the test machine, but no network of any kind, for Nomad.
    No wifi, no Lan.
    That was as far as I got.
    I didn't know enough about it, to build a network from scratch!
    I may have to try again.
    T
    ** I tried it live again, with the same results.
    No network, and the overall load is a very stripped down vanilla load.
    Almost any linux is better IMO. I'm done with it for now!
    Feel free to try it yourself.
    https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10530
    http://nomadbsd.org/

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    Fedora has nightly test loads of their software.
    Or at least every few days. They call this constant testing element, Fedora Rawhide.
    Rawhide will come equipped with the very latest and newest software available.
    I'm a fan of the rawhide live workstation (Gnome), distro.
    There are lots of variations of their software testing, and it can be downloaded from here.
    https://www.happyassassin.net/nightlies.html
    Fedora usually works very well from USB live media.
    Check it out and maybe put some on a USB stick, and give it a live try!
    GL,
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    Has anyone here, done any modifying to their fstab file, to add or delete partitions, to their linux OS.
    I have a Partition sda10 called Storage, that I could not see from Fedora, on my test computer.
    So I looked up how to add an entry to the fstab table.
    I first had to make a directory in media for Storage with rw permissions, /media/Storage.
    Then I had to add an entry into fstab, with an editor, I used gedit.
    Here's what I added?
    UUID=b10028bb-a7b7-4b20-b960-00xxxxxxxxxx /media/Storage auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
    The UUID is for the Partition ID, you can get the UUID from the terminal command, # blkid.
    The noauto, is so I manually mount the Storage partition.
    If you have it auto, instead of noauto, then it mounts on boot up?
    Since I keep all my files there, with noauto, I mount, and use my root password to access manually.
    If you have any fstab tricks, please post, I'm still learning how to use fstab.
    I'm still having fun with Fedora Linux!
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    **I got the info from ask ubuntu, it also applied to fedora.
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/3034...entry-to-fstab

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    I got it burnt and loaded live on the test machine, but no network of any kind, for Nomad.
    No wifi, no Lan.
    There's an errata on their site that might help with that: http://nomadbsd.org/download/errata-1.2.txt

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboy View Post
    There's an errata on their site that might help with that: http://nomadbsd.org/download/errata-1.2.txt
    # fetch https://raw.githubusercontent.com/no....d/setup_netif
    # cp setup_netif /etc/rc.d

    If you have to copy into /etc/rc.d ?
    I presume that would be after the OS is installed on the hard drive?
    I was just trying to get it to run live from a usb.
    My rule of thumb, if I can't get something to run live, I don't load it on the Hard drive.
    Maybe they will fix this on their next issue, since they know what the problem is.
    I will try it again on the next issue version!
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