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Disabling Intel and AMD CPU Vulnerability Mitigations in Debian and Ubuntu

Or, becoming the target of opportunity for that sweet sweet speculation Over the past few years, Intel more so than AMD, vulnerabilities like Spectre, Meltdown and others have been found in the most common CPUs in use today. Further, these aren’t run of the mill vulnerabilities. They are architectural flaws that cannot be truly fixed […]

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Fedora How-To

Fedora, Firefox and h264

Or, getting Netflix, Plex and a bunch of other services to actually, finally work in Firefox. Fedora has been a go-to of mine for quite a while. I tend to live on the Ubuntus for the support they offer on the web, and popularity overall. Every new derivative distribution nowadays seems to be based on […]

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Fedora How-To Linux Mint Ubuntu

Fixing Unwanted Volume Fade in Ubuntu and Fedora

Over the past year I’ve gotten pretty proficient in Audacity since I started editing for the show I do at mintCast. I’m far from any kind of expert, but I’ve learned a few tricks and shaved my editing time down for a show from four hours to two. Most of that is just getting muscle […]

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How-To Ubuntu

Installing Nextcloud in Ubuntu

Or, using snaps to dump large amounts of files at once, easily. Over the past few months I’ve convinced myself that I’m in need of a shared storage solution for the house, and sometimes, the most useful of these, sftp and samba, can be cumbersome to get going on the first go-around for someone unfamiliar […]

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Fedora How-To

Prevent Sleep on Lid Close in the Fedora 30 Terminal

One the ideas I’ve been kicking around lately is whether or not to leave OpenMediaVault behind in favor of a vanilla Fedora 30 server on my personal NAS. The main reason for going with OpenMediaVault in the first place was that I wanted an easy to configure Samba server. However, as I’ve adopted Linux full-time […]

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How-To Ubuntu

Thinkpad T450s Multi-touch Fails After Suspend

Mint has been my daily driver for a few months now on my laptop, and after the tweaks in the previous post, has been a great experience, except for one thing. The trackpad. The trackpad itself is quite usable, and supports multi-touch gestures. It’s after a suspend that a problem arises. My most used gesture […]

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How-To Linux Mint

Coming Home to Mint

Less so now than years ago, distro hopping is still something I’m compelled to do. I tend to stick with the *buntus, yet, every so often, a new feature or desktop will hit a distro outside of my usual orbit, and I’ll get the urge to try it out. Fedora is one of those far […]

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How-To Security

Linux Cheat Sheet: Users & Groups

This is the first in a series of posts that is meant to dump some personal notes that I’ve kept for quite some time. Most of the information found below can be gathered by simply typing in the command listed followed by a –help or preceded with the man or info command. The real challenge, […]