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 Forum: General   Topic: Snapshot disaster -SOLVED-

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:59 pm 

Replies: 15
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Can I add: never, I mean never, try any system process like that if your data have not been backed up. I use the cloud (Dropbox), but there are lots of other ways. Another thought occurred to me concerning the 95GB of data that the OP lost in /home/bob. Snapshot is a very labor-intensive process, a...

 Forum: General   Topic: Snapshot disaster -SOLVED-

 Post subject: Re: Snapshot disaster
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:56 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 121

So the correct second line in the configure should have been something like work_dir="/media/ba6b2578-7ce2-4a14-bdcb-f19a23ef2xx/home/snapshot/" ? Correctomundo. The OP's mistake was to assign work_dir to /home/bob instead of /home/work. The working directory is where all the stuff happen...

 Forum: General Help   Topic: fixing windows machines with virii in it.

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:02 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Chromebook is a perfect choice for technically challenged people, the should not be able to use anything than a browser, and even for that they should need a "internet driving license" in my opinion -- no forwarding of chain letters and such. :lol: Well said. I'd like to add people who st...

 Forum: Security   Topic: I need some help from someone who understands the internet

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:51 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 349

I did the check they asked me to do and I got the message that my IP address that I was using is not vulnerable to DNS Amplification attacks. After calling Charter they also did their test and said they showed no problem on my end and apologized. Yep, a phone call to tech support usually resolves t...

 Forum: Security   Topic: I need some help from someone who understands the internet

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:28 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 349

Jerry3904 wrote:
All the links seems to be legit too.

Even so, do you think the average Joe or Jane would have any idea what do do with them?

 Forum: Security   Topic: I need some help from someone who understands the internet

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:12 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 349

Could it be true or could it be fake? If true, do I follow their advice? If false, it sure got my attention and raised the pucker factor. :eek: I get some "notices" from my "ISP" (hackers) informing me of this or that problem with my network, and advising me to click on this or ...

 Forum: General Help   Topic: How do you interpret sensor readings?

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:41 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 339

I tried using a fan sensor a while ago (back in SM 8.0 IIRC) and I ended up removing it. Unfortunately the details of what I did escape me. However, the sensor was interacting with the fan speed controls, which would sometime cause the fans to spin up to ungodly speeds, sounding like a jet plane tak...

 Forum: Regulars   Topic: What's up with Open DNS?

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:57 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1703

Question about OpenDNS: I set it up in my router, and it's working fine, but now I'm getting emails from them telling me I should add my network to get full functionality. Is this necessary? I'm not sure what they mean by "add your network to get full functionality." AFAIK, OpenDNS works ...

 Forum: Newbies   Topic: Adobe Flash Player

 Post subject: Re: Adobe Flash Player
Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:56 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 353

You can remove all guesswork by using the MX Flash Manager.

 Forum: General   Topic: ipodding thingys - anybody have a preferred?

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:42 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 288

It used to be that iPods would only work with iTunes and Apple prevented iTunes from working with Linux by design, which is the main reason I eschewed i-devices in general. However, cracks have opened up in the garden wall lately and you can now choose among several Linux applications that can manag...
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