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On Topic / Re: Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Dropping x32 Support
« Last post by DeepThought on Today at 08:25:24 AM »
I admit to not fully understanding the technical side of things, but am I misunderstanding this article. To me it seems they are discussing the deprecation of 32 bit support within the 64 bit kernel and not deprecating the 32 bit kernel.

The Linux x32 ABI as a reminder requires x86_64 processors and is engineered to support the modern x86_64 features but with using 32-bit pointers rather than 64-bit pointers.

I have no idea what that quote actually means lol, but to me, while 32 bit pc's will lose support at some time in the near future, this is not what I understand is been discussed in the article.

Then again this is way above my technical knowledge :)
So, perfectly usable machines that will do every day tasks - , text email browsing etc  will need to be trashed. A large percentage of those old machines have been sent to the third world where they have a successful second life with families/children who can not afford , and do not need, newer far more expensive machines.   Currently use debian on an old 32 bit as the family work horse.
Hard Drives and SSD's / Re: Auto-mount not always working
« Last post by marcerickson on Today at 02:57:09 AM »
When one or more storage drives don't automount, if I try to mount them by double clicking on them on the Desktop, I get this first:

The error message is Failed to mount data3 Message recipient disconnected from message bus without replying

If I try that again on the same drive, I get this (I took the screenshot from a different drive - I'm trying to get some work done here <wink>):

Failed to mount data2 mount: /media/marc/data2: operation permitted for root only.
Network / Re: scp fails between two Lite4.2 workstations
« Last post by Jerry on Today at 12:46:28 AM »
Ask you average Joe or grandma on the street about configuring sessions with PAM and your most likely to get this kind of look...

That's our target audience, not those that are technically proficient.
Network / Re: scp fails between two Lite4.2 workstations
« Last post by openmind on December 12, 2018, 05:07:03 PM »
Thank you Jerry and Trindad for your suggestions and comments on the scp/sftp session failures now occurring in Linux Lite4.2.  I understand that Linux Lite has specific goals with a specific target audience as most published projects do.  Targeting Windows users transitioning to Linux on the desktop is a worthy goal which I heartily support (one of the workstations referred to in this post used to be a Windows 7 laptop).  It would therefore seem important to us both that capabilities available in Linux Lite work properly without a lot of trouble.  Transitioning Windows users, unfamiliar with the internals and configuration of the environment they are attempting to use, would become understandably discouraged with Linux on the desktop if capabilities they need to use (e.g., transferring files between their Windows and Linux systems) do not work as they are supposed to.  A Windows user encountering such difficulties would be likely abandon their Linux transition plan.
My efforts so far to resolve this problem have resulted in the discovery that the Lite4.2 'sshd' is configured to authenticate and configure sessions with PAM (/etc/ssh/sshd_config: 'UsePAM yes') and that PAM is configured to post a dynamic motd (/run/motd.dynamic) in two places '/etc/pam.d/login' and '/etc/pam.d/sshd'.  Commenting out the configuration line /etc/pam.d/sshd: 'session optional  motd=/run/motd.dynamic' does remove the extensive "blather" from the dynamic motd in 'ssh' logins but so far 'sftp' sessions still fail with "Received message too long 1466264675" and 'scp -p sourcefile localhost:/tmp' attempts still also fail after successful authentication.  I'm still not sure what received message is still too long but will continue to work on a resolution and let you know what happens.
Off Topic / Re: Music Thread
« Last post by bitsnpcs on December 12, 2018, 03:19:29 PM »
Off Topic / Re: Music Thread
« Last post by bitsnpcs on December 12, 2018, 03:19:20 PM »
Suggestions and Feedback / Some comments after installing LL 4.2
« Last post by Sprintrdriver on December 12, 2018, 02:12:58 PM »
I will write this now while I still remember about the installation process of the new version of LL. Most of those is probably very similar of other Ubuntu based distros.

[feature request] Keyboard settings in Live-cd mode is forgotten after installation
Since most of the computer I touches is equipped with Norwegian layout, I change the layout any time when I start any live-cd.
After install is finished, the keyboard layout is reverted back to default. It's not a problem, but I may have to create a second user to be able to name a new (if single) user to a fresh install - practically impossible* to specify Øyvind, Åge, etc as name of a single user.
Therefore it would be a very nice touch if the installation would be able to remember the keyboard layout from live-cd during install.

[feature request] Lite User Manager - cannot add users with encrypted home directory
I have just learned how to encrypt an users home directory. Maybe it's a bad idea to make it very easy (because some users may not backup their data), but my opinion is that it would be a good idea to be able to create a new user with Lite User Manager, and at the same time specify that user should have it's home directory encrypted.

[annoying behavior] Terminal - copy text from terminal also copy some non-printable characters.
gjest  ~  lsblk

Except from that - LL seems very mature - have had friends over that have asked me how I made "windows" look that nice  ;D
Network / Re: scp fails between two Lite4.2 workstations
« Last post by Jerry on December 12, 2018, 01:04:36 PM »
Trindad is right, Linux Lite is a gateway operating system, it's there for people to try their first Linux, then move onto other distros. If some of the more technically advanced features of LL don't function the way people expect, I'm not particularly bothered. Having said that there are some good, technical minds here.

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Network / Re: scp fails between two Lite4.2 workstations
« Last post by trinidad on December 12, 2018, 11:36:23 AM »
Stepping completely over the rabbit hole of opinion here: Linux Lite and its UI is designed for new Linux users coming from Windows. Login to a secure shell first (TTY of the host). Run the SCP command from there remembering you are then on the host not the client and using plain Unix spacing and file paths (syntax). This should eliminate the long message error. Should work fine. Otherwise run SFTP from Thunar SFTP://192.xx.xx.xx or 10.xx.xx.xx as the case me be. The SSH server and the SSH client in Linux Lite are integrated for desktop GUI usage, assuming that more seasoned Linux users don't need instructions. Depending on the shell the Unix CLI syntax of SSH can vary in minor ways from distro to distro and file manager to file manager. Also when backgrounding (not headless) you can end up short a TTY depending how the server is configured. If your problems continue (though they should not) you can remove the welcome message and link from the host side prompt and then CLI from the client side.

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Linux Lite 4.2 Final has been released. See the Release Announcements Section.