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Security & Bug Fixes / [ SECURITY ] ClamTK found a trojan
« on: February 12, 2016, 07:57:00 AM »
On a routine scan (ClamTK) of the LL I installed as a dual boot on my laptop I got the following result:

Clam will not quarantine it nor delete it (them)

Any suggestions?


Installing Software / My HP laptop wont charge the battery
« on: July 19, 2015, 12:11:40 AM »
I have checked all connections and have booted both in Win7 and In LL but the problem remains. The laptop does not see the power connection and thinks it's not connected. I have switched power cords but no use.

I went online and in trying the many suggestions ( none worked) the battery went flat and now the laptop does not switch on at all. I plugged the power cord in and the orange light flashe a couple of times but does not stay on. I left it overnight but it did not charge ( it was a desperate hope )

Any ideas?


Installing Software / what is this?
« on: July 19, 2015, 12:07:05 AM »
This loads every time I boot up:

It's just a blank page and when i try to close it it tells me that it's a program running and do i really want to close it.

Any ideas?


Installing Software / Slowing down...
« on: July 04, 2015, 10:11:23 PM »
The machine I am using has had LL installed the longest. I have noticed that it has slowed down significantly. What sort(s) of things can I look for to speed it up again to its original performance. I update, clean using lite twiks and run the virus scanner regularly.

Processor2x Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.80GHz
Memory1016MB (527MB used)
Operating SystemLinux Lite 2.4
User Namealex (Alex)
Date/TimeSun 05 Jul 2015 12:05:02 PM AEST
Resolution1680x1050 pixels
OpenGL RendererMesa DRI Intel(R) 945G x86/MMX/SSE2
X11 VendorThe X.Org Foundation
Audio AdapterICH4 - Intel ICH7
Input Devices
Power Button
Power Button
HID 413c:3010
Dell Dell USB Keyboard Hub
Dell Dell USB Keyboard Hub
Printers (CUPS)
SCSI Disks
ATA ST380013AS
Operating System
KernelLinux 3.13.0-24-generic (i686)
Compiled#47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014
C LibraryUnknown
Default C CompilerGNU C Compiler version 4.8.2 (Ubuntu 4.8.2-19ubuntu1)
DistributionLinux Lite 2.4
Current Session
Computer Namealex-OptiPlex-GX620
User Namealex (Alex)
Home Directory/home/alex
Desktop EnvironmentXFCE 4
Uptime21 minutes
Load Average0.28, 0.29, 0.39
Kernel Modules
Loaded Modules
snd_hrtimerALSA hrtimer backend
vboxpciOracle VM VirtualBox PCI access Driver
vboxnetadpOracle VM VirtualBox Network Adapter Driver
vboxnetfltOracle VM VirtualBox Network Filter Driver
vboxdrvOracle VM VirtualBox Support Driver
dcdbasDell Systems Management Base Driver (version 5.6.0-3.2)
joydevJoystick device interfaces
snd_intel8x0Intel 82801AA,82901AB,i810,i820,i830,i840,i845,MX440; SiS 7012; Ali 5455
snd_ac97_codecUniversal interface for Audio Codec '97
snd_pcmMidlevel PCM code for ALSA.
snd_page_allocMemory allocator for ALSA system.
snd_seq_midiAdvanced Linux Sound Architecture sequencer MIDI synth.
snd_seq_midi_eventMIDI byte <-> sequencer event coder
snd_rawmidiMidlevel RawMidi code for ALSA.
snd_seqAdvanced Linux Sound Architecture sequencer.
snd_seq_deviceALSA sequencer device management
dm_multipathdevice-mapper multipath target
snd_timerALSA timer interface
scsi_dhSCSI device handler
sndAdvanced Linux Sound Architecture driver for soundcards.
serio_rawRaw serio driver
rfcommBluetooth RFCOMM ver 1.11
bnepBluetooth BNEP ver 1.3
bluetoothBluetooth Core ver 2.17
lpc_ichLPC interface for Intel ICH
soundcoreCore sound module
parport_pcPC-style parallel port driver
dm_mirrordevice-mapper mirror target
dm_region_hashdevice-mapper region hash
dm_logdevice-mapper dirty region log
hid_genericHID generic driver
tg3Broadcom Tigon3 ethernet driver
psmousePS/2 mouse driver
i915Intel Graphics
ptpPTP clocks support
usbhidUSB HID core driver
videoACPI Video Driver
i2c_algo_bitI2C-Bus bit-banging algorithm
drm_kms_helperDRM KMS helper
drmDRM shared core routines
pps_coreLinuxPPS support (RFC 2783) - ver. 5.3.6

CPU Blowfish
CPU Blowfish
This Machine3791 MHz7.869
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor         1.50GHz(null)26.1876862
PowerPC 740/750 (280.00MHz)(null)172.816713
CPU CryptoHash
CPU CryptoHash
This Machine3791 MHz115.580
CPU Fibonacci
CPU Fibonacci
This Machine3791 MHz3.122
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor         1.50GHz(null)8.1375674
PowerPC 740/750 (280.00MHz)(null)58.07682
CPU N-Queens
CPU N-Queens
This Machine3791 MHz10.421
This Machine3791 MHz5.006
FPU Raytracing
FPU Raytracing
This Machine3791 MHz43.890
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor         1.50GHz(null)40.8816714
PowerPC 740/750 (280.00MHz)(null)161.312647

Any of this make any sense?



Installing Software / My Linux Lite went CRAZY!
« on: July 04, 2015, 02:25:52 AM »
I have Linux Lite 2.4 installed on three machines and it has worked just fine until two days ago. On the oldest machine it booted up until the sign-in page then it started flashing on and off and did not proceed any further. I tried rebooting many times including in 'safe' mode but it did not fix the problem.

On one of the boots up i did notice a brief message at the top of the screen, it was very brief so i am not sure what it actually said but what it looked like is "Pg" endlessly repeated. Also duirng boot up in safe mode the word Casper seemed to occur a lot - I have no idea what it meant (no Ghost Jokes, Please! :) )

Anyway the only thing I could do is re-install off a USB, making sure that the old installation was completely replaced. I did not lose anything important as this machine was mainly used by my grandsons for playing games.

But I would hate it to happen to one of the other two machines, so if anyone can explain what happened I will be grateful.



Installing Linux Lite / [SOLVED] Some questions with dual booting
« on: February 11, 2015, 05:42:46 PM »
I recently bought a second hand HP laptop, which has Win 7 installed and running OK. I would like to retain Win 7 as I need it for a few non-Linux programs, on the other hand I love using LL for most tasks. So, I am considering having a dual boot machine, hence some questions:

1. Is it recommended that the dual boot be done using easy BCD? As shown in this video:

2. Is it a good idea to retain all banking/payments/ transfers in LL - because it is more secure?

3. How much HD space should I allow for the LL portion?

4. If a virus/malaware happens to infect the Win 7 partition is it likely to contaminate the LL partition?

5. Are there any other problems that a newbie like me should watch out for?

Thanks for your help


Installing Software / [SOLVED] Google Earth Removal
« on: January 25, 2015, 06:59:17 AM »
I installed Google earth and tried to run it but it must have changed from when I was running it a few years ago on Win XP as I received a notice that my graphics card was not sufficiently accelerated and that the program would not work.

Since it's useless to have it do I get rid of it completely from my system?



Installing Linux Lite / Speed Issues
« on: January 16, 2015, 11:10:51 PM »
When I first installed LL a few months ago I was impressed by its speed both on and off line. Since then there seems to have been an apparent slow down in speed, even in the time it takes to log in. In the old days with Win Xp this effect usually meant that the system needed a spyware/adware clean-up and a defrag session.

As I understand Linux systems both of these operations are not necessary - so, what might be slowing down my operations?

I did a system report, but it is double-speak to me and for some reason it was published as a html document in my browser ? I copied it onto a LO document (20 pages!)

Any ideas?

Installing Software / [SOLVED] Nokia PC Suite but for Ubuntu
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:22:15 PM »
I have a Nokia mobile and have not been able to download the pics in it since changing to LL. So to day i searched for a Linux alternative to the Win PC suite and came up with this link:

After downloading i get this error message:

from the comments i thought that I might need nautilus, so I downloaded it from the synaptic, even restarted my computer (just in case).

But the error message was the same.Looking at the reviews it seems that mst people are using it with some success...any ideas what i am doing wrong?

Thanks  :)

Installing Software / [SOLVED] Trouble with new USB
« on: December 04, 2014, 10:55:22 AM »
I recently bought a new USB stick and in an effort to password protect it (unsuccessfully) I did something nasty to it which results in the following message when i try to mount it (metaphorically):

No idea what it means, except for the fact that the new USB appears to be unusable now.

Anyone help?



Installing Software / Time lapse
« on: November 27, 2014, 11:40:30 PM »
Wondering if any of you know of a time-lapse program suitable to use with a webcam to program it to take time lapse shots? Preferably Linux compatible as my virtual box/wine skills are thin.

Thanks :)

On Topic / defrag
« on: October 26, 2014, 03:13:45 PM »
When XP used to slow down significantly, defragging the HD helped a lot. My computer is significantly slower now, I am wondering if I should be doing something similar to defragging?

If not, any ideas why it has slowed down?



Start up and Shutdown / lightdm-webkit-greeter
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:30:12 PM »
This program has started loading everytime I switch the computer on - I don't know what it is and I don't want it. Please, how do I get rid of it?


Installing Software / Encrypting USB drives
« on: October 17, 2014, 05:37:36 AM »
I was trying to encrypt or password protect a USB drive and I found a video explaining how to do this:

As described I went to the Synaptic Package Manager to download the "cryptsetup" and it showed that it was already installed...but I cannot find it anywhere, do I need a command to activate it somehow?



Installing Software / Docky
« on: October 14, 2014, 07:44:11 PM »
Sometimes my Docky disappears and if I want it back I have to re-start. Can anyone explain why?


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