I may soon be living in China, and wanted to ask those
with experience what VPN they've found that
works best to get through the GFC. I've done some research
on my own, and one name keeps coming up---ExpressVPN. But
I would like your opinions, esp. as it relates to Fedora.
(I'm running 21.)
I wonder if you had a chance to use virtfs with passthrough in qemu?
I have a host that passes through a directory to a guest, in the guest I can mount the tag successfully and list the content of the mountpoint, but when I try to create a file or make a dir I get "permission denied", but... I can remove files/dirs - is this not weird?
I believe I've fished out all denials and also with disabled silent denials I do not see anything.
I wonder if somebody can comment whether it is selinux problem? I'm on Centos 7.2 with elrepo's kernel 4.7.
I understand that Fedora has gone the way of my hated linux distribution (Ubuntu) in actively disconnecting hibernate in a very disappointing distribution, but I still think that someone may know what to do so I thought that I would post this here and get suggestions and advice.
I have set up, after installation, hibernate with F24 using the techniques that are now required since the days of F22 (or so). Here is what I did:
1. In /etc/default/grub
add --> resume=UUID="****" <-- to the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=
where the uuid is obtained using blkid.
then I do the following:
2. sudo bash -x grub2-mkconfig
3. sudo bash -x grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
and after rebooting, hibernate works.
However, of late, since F24, I have been having this problem that the laptop comes back from hibernate but the nm-applet does not. Basically, what happens is that the nm-applet has the disconnected symbol. The network does work (at the location it was working from when the laptop was hibernated). It will not work in a new location simply because nm-applet does not have the ability to provide me with a list of new possibly connections. I have not tried this part with ethernet but I suspect that the general idea would be similar.
The only way I can get back to using nm-applet to provide me with Wifi connections (beyond the one to which it has been connected) is by killing and restarting nm-applet. The process has to be repeated for every hibernate.
So, what should I be doing to avoid having to kill and restart my nm-applet? Is this a bug somewhere (some hook not being turned on, as used to happen with suspend in the bad old days of early Fedora) and if so, where should I file it (under what component in BZ)?
Many thanks and best wishes,
PS: As an aside, one of the parameters in: /etc/default/grub, I have GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true" -- I also tried with
GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="false" but there was no visible effect. I am not completely sure what this parameter does because it seems to give me the same result irrespective of whether or not it is set to "true".
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Perhaps this will help someone in their quest for greater online privacy
and enhance their computer security. I'm simply trying to give back to
the list for all the help I've received over the years. This is what I
I use Firefox simply because it allows me to stay in control of my
browser. If you didn't know... "about:config" in the address bar allows
control of any available setting. While private browsing seems to work
well I like to keep everything in a single window to permit more
flexibility and take the tab-specific route to essentially equivalent
security that private browsing provides. So these are my plugins:
1. NoScript - virtually every exploit/tracking out there starts with the
scripting approach. This kills javacript & the others while providing
real-time total control of the tool.
2. Better Privacy - this tool deals with LSO tracking. This is just in
case since I don't use flash since I don't need it anymore. I'll get to
3. Privacy Badger - this blocks trackers websites use; it's sponsored by
eff.org. This is my Ghostery replacement since I don't like the recent
developments with that tool.
4. uBlock Origin - this is a FOSS ad blocker. I use this to replace
AdBlock Plus since I don't like recent developments with that tool
either. Then in preferences I enable the 3rd party filters: Fanboy
privacy, Fanboy social media, and hpHosts multipurpose list.
5. Cookie Controller - this deals with general-purpose cookies.
These are my security essential plugins. Here is how I'm able to play
videos on youtube & cnn etc. w/o flash.
1. I use the "Video Without Flash" plugin.
2. Install vlc with vlc extras also.
3. Install all the gstreamer & gstreamer1 plugins
I don't watch many video's but this gives me everything I need. Perhaps
there are some this approach won't play but I haven't run across them yet.
Back to Firefox configuration in about:config...
1. search on geo and change geo:enabled to false (double click it)
2. geo.wifi.uri - change to localhost
3. browser.search.geoSpecificDefaults - change to false
4. search for pocket - disable I don't want anything auto-updating my
Then in my Firefox preferences I remove all the default search engines
(they all try to track you) except DuckDuckGo and add the Startpage
search engine as my default. This will give you google results privately
and even provides a proxy thru which you may visit a site.
FWIW I do the same geo stuff in Thunderbird in the Config Editor.
I never get geographical-specific ads then and my browser does not
remember anything about me since Firefox is also set to delete all
history when it closes. The only thing sites are ever able to determine
about me is thru my isp provided ip address and then they customize
"stuff" for that location 100 miles away.
Then more generally about security...
I run this config inside a virtualbox vm. Yes that's Fedora running
inside Virtualbox on a Fedora host. Why? To provide a layer of
abstraction in case the worst happens, my primary system is not likely
to be compromised. In reality all of this resides in a single file on
the host which is then deleted or backed up or transferred easily. I run
another separate vm for banking and that is its only function in life.
It only boots once or twice a month so I can log in and pay bills or
transfer $ etc. I still use FF with the above config but simply provide
a permanent exception to NoScript so the bank or credit card site gives
me the best experience. I don't ever visit other sites or check email or
do anything else in my banking vm. Then I turn it off except to keep it
updated. I try not to browse the web on my host and always keep an
original vm "Fedora Master" copy so if I want to start from scratch - to
ensure no trackers are present it's a simple clone / file copy and I
have a brand new Fedora environment. I give it 4 cpu cores & 8gb ram
from the host and get good response & performance. I have plenty more on
the host. I have another vm dedicated solely to use TOR.
Then here are some other plugins I use to make things more convenient.
1. New Tab Override sets specific page for new tabs
2. Mozilla Archive Format
3. Toolbar Buttons adds icons for convenient tasks. It has an icon
for about:config and for noscript exceptions (so you don't have to pull
down a menu) and many others. I like it.
4. Download Flash & Video even when the option is not available on
5. IdentFavIcon & FavIconReloader for when your bookmark loses its icon
This works for me and provides a good experience since I'm able to run
1920x1440 inside a vm since my host is running 2560x1600. However on my
13" laptop it can get frustrating fast since it all get's so small so I
rarely use vm's there. I just use the more general FF configuration.
Perhaps this will provide info you haven't considered before.
I see in the settings of my Copr repository that Fedora 25 isn't
available. Of course F25 is only in Alpha at the moment, but there is
a Fedora Rawhide option, which is even more "alpha" than F25.
Importantly this means I cannot build nor install the packages on the
Fedora 25 Alpha server that I just set up.
Could F25 be added earlier? Perhaps when it branches?
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Congratulations are in order! It has long been believed that truly random
sequences can't be produced by deterministic machines, but this has now been
demonstrated. Every time my laptop wakes up, it's screen config is
different (multiple screens). Including the presence and locations of any
panels. I set it for external monitor right-of laptop, but when it wakes it
could be any of:
any random geometric arrangement
and this morning: clone
I am trying to set my computer to use a web camera (this function doesn't
work actually with cheese, for example).
With this program (cheese) I can see images by the camera, but when I shot
an image, then the image that appears in the window of shot images is
I read the document The Webcam HOWTO (at
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/Webcam-HOWTO/) and I tried to do what
wrote there, but I hadn't success...
Can I get an concrete help to achieve my purpose ?
i am trying to use a 32" LG 32cs560 for my F23.
i can get 1368x768 but i want to crank up 1920x1080, but its overscanning,
truncating the left * right ends...
i get ...
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1 connected primary 2016x1134+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y
axis) 1600mm x 900mm
1920x1080 60.00*+ 60.00 59.94 59.99 30.00 24.00
1920x1080i 60.00 59.94
1280x720 60.00 59.94
720x480 60.00 59.94
640x480 60.00 59.94
VGA-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
/0/100/1/0 display GF119 [GeForce GT 610]
/0/100/1/0.1 multimedia GF119 HDMI Audio
/0/100/16 communication 6 Series/C200 Series
xdpyinfo | grep -B2 resolution
dimensions: 1920x1080 pixels (508x286 millimeters)
resolution: 96x96 dots per inch
cvt -v 1920 1080 60
# 1920x1080 59.96 Hz (CVT 2.07M9) hsync: 67.16 kHz; pclk: 173.00 MHz
Modeline "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088
1120 -hsync +vsync
despite all this info, i am unable to switch to 1020x1080 with out the over
i am very suspicious about,...
*HDMI-1 connected primary 2016x1134+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis
y axis) 1600mm x 900mm*
*should not *2016x1134+0+0 be 1920x1080?
suggestions? tia, jackc...
Is there any way to get a threaded view of the users list in a browser without going through an intermediary email program? Since a login is forced, I created a junk account on Yahoo but the stock email is very clumsy. Thunderbird is not much better. It was so simple to follow a thread in a browser and use the history chain to jump back to the list. Other viewers have been around from time to time but seem to have all been broken.