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Linux Support / How do I access my NAS in dolphin
« on: November 17, 2020, 09:52:38 pm »
I have recently bought a Synology NAS DS3617XS and would like to access it through Dolphin file browser.
How do I make this possible as I have no idea...

I also want to be able to write to my NAS, as at the moment, I am unable to save anything to it unless I connect an external Hard Drive to it and transfer what files I want to move. Also, I want certain programs to have access to my NAS.

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04

Linux Support / Delete a folder (& contents) without knowing location
« on: February 20, 2020, 09:30:32 pm »
Is it possible to delete a folder and it's contents without knowing it's location.
I need to do this to remove config files and other traces of a previously installed program so I can reinstall without the program using old config files not removed during --purge.

Linux Support / tty & fault finding
« on: October 28, 2019, 08:15:48 pm »
I commented on a youtube video about a system locking up and being unrecoverable and someone came back with using tty3 to find out whats causing problems.

My Kubuntu 16.04 Desktop locks up and sometimes I can move the mouse but not select anything and other times the computer completley locks up where I can't do anything other than force a reboot.

When in tty, what commands do I use to find out what's wrong - what's causing it to lock up?

Computer has now completley locked up since coming out of tty and getting back to the desktop, the mouse pointer is nowhere to be seen and no amount of moving the mouse will make it visible again. How do I get out of this lock up of my system?

Linux Support / [SOLVED] List of Python commands
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:48:57 pm »
Just wondering where I can get a full list of Python (3.7.4) commands as I'm struggling to find a list anywhere, maybe I'm looking in the wrong place(s) or not using the correct search term(s).


Linux Support / [SOLVED] Terminal commands
« on: May 25, 2019, 01:38:43 pm »
I am going to create a dual boot of Kubuntu 16.04 & 18.04 and would like to have an almost identical setup and would like to install the same terminal commands I have in the already installed Kubuntu 16.04, such as 'alien' which is not a standard command.

How can I list all the available commands in terminal?

I'm looking for something which will protect me against malware & stuff such as keyloggers while browsing.
Free or otherwise.
My OS etc is listed below.

Many thanks

Linux Support / [SOLVED] Unable to see my printer in Virtualbox
« on: March 13, 2019, 07:40:02 pm »
How do i get virtualbox to see my printer?
I can see all my USB Hard Drives but not a USB printer (Epson ET-3600)
I've got the latest version of Virtualbox and the extension pack (installed) and the guest additions iso
I'm having problems installing the guest additions as the instructions I find upon Googlin' how to install guest additions are only how to do it with a virtual ubuntu.

Programming / I want to learn machine/assembly language
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:08:48 pm »
Many years ago, When I had a Commodore 16 (which had a built in 6502 assembler) I used to hack into games and edit them.
What I'd like to do is try and continue where I left off, but obviously on a modern up-to-date processor.
Where do I begin, what do I need to install to start writing/editing machine assembly language, where can I download any documentation/manuals to help refresh my memory?

Linux Support / [SOLVED] Unable to boot to desktop
« on: November 27, 2018, 12:14:20 pm »
I have just rebooted my computer* and all seemed well until just after the splash screen, when I got this...

BusyBox v1.22.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.22.0-15ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) _ <--- flashing cursor

I have already tried boot repair disk and then rebooted and it booted to the same state as above.

* Just before shut-down of the system to reboot, a couple of warnings popped up telling me that it was unable to write to disk, probably something to do with writing the state of the system to disk!

News and Events / Trojan miner for Linux removes antiviruses
« on: November 24, 2018, 04:52:52 am »
Found this story on (a Russian site)

The Doctor Web specialists have discovered a trojan designed for the extraction of cryptocurrency, which can infect other network devices and remove antiviruses running in the system. The threat received the identifier Linux.BtcMine.174 and is a large script written in the command shell language containing more than 1000 lines of code.

Malware consists of several components. So, when launching, the trojan checks the availability of the server from which it subsequently downloads other modules, and searches for a folder on the disk with write permissions into which these modules will then be loaded. After this, the script is moved to a previously selected folder named diskmanagerd and re-launched as a daemon. For this, the trojan uses the nohup utility. If it is not in the system, it automatically downloads and installs the coreutils utilities package, including nohup.

If the installation is successful on the device, the malicious script downloads one of the versions of the Linux.BackDoor.Gates.9 Trojan. The backdoors of this family allow you to execute commands from attackers and carry out DDoS attacks.

After installation, malware looks for competing miners in the system and, upon detection, completes their processes. If the trojan was not launched on behalf of the superuser (root), it uses a set of exploits to escalate its privileges on the infected system. Analysts of Doctor Web have identified at least two problems exploited by him: these are CVE-2016-5195 (aka DirtyCow ) and CVE-2013-2094 . At the same time, the sources of the exploit for DirtyCow are downloaded from the Internet by the Trojan compiles directly on the infected machine.

After this, the malware tries to find antivirus services running under the names safedog, aegis, yunsuo, clamd, avast, avgd, cmdavd, cmdmgd, drweb-configd, drweb-spider-kmod, esets and xmirrord. If they are detected, the malware does not just end the antivirus process, but with the help of package managers, deletes its files and the directory in which the anti-virus product was installed.

Then the trojan registers itself at startup, downloads and launches a rootkit on an infected device. This module is also designed as a sh script and is based on source code that was previously published in the public domain. Among the functions of the rootkit module, you can highlight the theft of user-supplied passwords for the su command, hiding files in the file system, network connections and running processes. The trojan collects information about network nodes that were previously connected via the ssh protocol and tries to infect them.

After completing all these steps, the Trojan finally launches the miner, designed for the production of Monero cryptocurrency (XMR), in the system. At intervals of one minute, the malware checks to see if this miner is running, and automatically restarts it if necessary. It also connects to the managing server in a continuous loop and downloads updates from there, if they are available.


Source of the above story...

I have entered a bug report but it is incomplete due to Dolphin being unable to report its crash properly as the version of the dbg file is a lower version than the version of Dolphin I have installed, which is 4:16.04.3-0ubuntu2.1~ubuntu16.04~ppa1 and the repo version is 4:15.12.3-0ubuntu1

I'm having problems with the mv command in terminal.
Basically what I want to do is similar to a copy but only a certain file type and keeping the same directory structure.

Linux Support / [SOLVED] Installed some books, now can't find them
« on: November 17, 2018, 01:48:30 pm »
I installed some 'books' from Synaptic but cant find them anywhere?
Does anyone know where they get 'installed'?

Linux Support / Problem removing a source
« on: November 17, 2018, 01:42:38 pm »
I'm trying to remove some sources which are causing problems but I am unable to.
The source I'm trying to remove is 'owncloud'

Ive used
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grep ^ /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
To get a list of sources, but when I use Discover to list the sources, 'owncloud' is not there.

I get; (I created a gap of a couple of lines so that what I'm trying to remove is easily seen, near the bottom)
(click to show/hide)

I don't know what to do to get rid of the entries.

My wifes laptop recently went in to get the screen fixed and it came back not working.
The repair report: 'What we've done... We have repaired the parts listed below. TO HELP PREVENT ISSUES IN THE FUTURE WE HAVE ALSO RESET THE INCORRECT SETTINGS TO DEFAULT. Cleaned your heatsink & fan and tightened some loose screws. We then ran some system checks to ensure your issue has been fully resolved.

nice that they don't tell me exactly WHAT settings they have reset.

Because of their tinkering with things they had no need to tinker with as all they needed to do was replace the laptop lid & screen, I am now unable to connect wirelessly to the internet.

The laptop is an ASUS Notebook X541B running Kubuntu 16.04

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