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Istimsak Abdulbasir

Istimsak Abdulbasir

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  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: [SOLVED] Mouse problems
    That is great that you were able to resolve your mouse problem.
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    That is great that you were able to resolve your mouse problem.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: [Lubuntu] Monting automatically an network shared folder with fstab
    That is very interesting mfillpot. He did not indicate that he wanted the shared folder mounted on a windows client or that he was using a windows server. "I have a computer on my network that has Lubuntu 14.04 32 bit with many accounts and a NAS that shares, via Login, its folders with the Samba protocol." When I read this sentence, it sounded like he had a lubuntu desktop with multiple user accounts on it. He is also using a NAS that hosts shares using the samba protocol. He did not indicated that the NAS was linux or windows based. I don't hear many windows administrators setting up Samba on a Windows server. I could be wrong. "I wish that a network shared folder was mounted automatically when the computer is started so that all users could access it, without Login, in reading, writing and running." This sound like he wants a network shared folder mounted automatically when his Lubuntu system boots. All the user has to do is open it without the need for a password. I was setting up a Samba share on a LinuxMint 17 system and accessed the share from another LinuxMint 17 system. I was able to access it manually and mount it(not automatic mounting) with the public access option set. You mentioned mapped as persistent. Is this an option available within Samba's configuration file?
    Link to this post 05 Jan

    That is very interesting mfillpot. He did not indicate that he wanted the shared folder mounted on a windows client or that he was using a windows server.

    "I have a computer on my network that has Lubuntu 14.04 32 bit with many accounts and a NAS that shares, via Login, its folders with the Samba protocol."

    When I read this sentence, it sounded like he had a lubuntu desktop with multiple user accounts on it.

    He is also using a NAS that hosts shares using the samba protocol. He did not indicated that the NAS was linux or windows based. I don't hear many windows administrators setting up Samba on a Windows server. I could be wrong.

    "I wish that a network shared folder was mounted automatically when the computer is started so that all users could access it, without Login, in reading, writing and running."

    This sound like he wants a network shared folder mounted automatically when his Lubuntu system boots. All the user has to do is open it without the need for a password.

    I was setting up a Samba share on a LinuxMint 17 system and accessed the share from another LinuxMint 17 system. I was able to access it manually and mount it(not automatic mounting) with the public access option set.

    You mentioned mapped as persistent. Is this an option available within Samba's configuration file?

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Wi-Fi credentials security
    [quote="mfillpot"]Many embedded plaforms have no root password by default, which is to allow the administrator to easily enter the system on the first boot and change the password to a new password of their choosing. Failure to change the password can and most likely will result in many security issues including extracting the passwd file, installing malicious software, modifying configurations, etc... In my opinion, anyone who does not change the default or null passwords immediately is not a good administrator and probably should not have access to those resources in the first place.[/quote] I have never heard or noticed such a setting. On the devices I have used with embedded linux, I was never able to gain root access to my device. One of those devices was an HTC EVO (android). Looks like I have learned something new.
    Link to this post 05 Jan

    mfillpot said:

    Many embedded plaforms have no root password by default, which is to allow the administrator to easily enter the system on the first boot and change the password to a new password of their choosing. Failure to change the password can and most likely will result in many security issues including extracting the passwd file, installing malicious software, modifying configurations, etc...

    In my opinion, anyone who does not change the default or null passwords immediately is not a good administrator and probably should not have access to those resources in the first place.

    I have never heard or noticed such a setting. On the devices I have used with embedded linux, I was never able to gain root access to my device. One of those devices was an HTC EVO (android). Looks like I have learned something new.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: [SOLVED] Mouse problems
    I just looked up the R.A.T 7 Contagion gaming mouse and it is something I have to get my hands on. The site I was on, did not mention that is was compatible with Linux yet it did mention that it had programmable buttons. I don't know what it meant by programmable, but after reading the link mfillpot submitted, the button layouts were changed in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. This could be a definition of programmable buttons.
    Link to this post 05 Jan

    I just looked up the R.A.T 7 Contagion gaming mouse and it is something I have to get my hands on. The site I was on, did not mention that is was compatible with Linux yet it did mention that it had programmable buttons. I don't know what it meant by programmable, but after reading the link mfillpot submitted, the button layouts were changed in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. This could be a definition of programmable buttons.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: When I start my laptop all my files are gone
    mfillpot, dualbooting on a UEFI system looks to becoming a complex process. Does not seem to be getting easy. I am learning that to install a non-uefi system, the end-user has to disable uefi and use legacy bois. If they want to keep uefi enabled then the end-user has to use a uefi-compatible system. What are the chances that not all UEFI systems behave the same?
    Link to this post 05 Jan

    mfillpot, dualbooting on a UEFI system looks to becoming a complex process. Does not seem to be getting easy. I am learning that to install a non-uefi system, the end-user has to disable uefi and use legacy bois. If they want to keep uefi enabled then the end-user has to use a uefi-compatible system. What are the chances that not all UEFI systems behave the same?

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Chromeee
    Crouton will only install Linux distros that it supports. I have learned that a chromebook must remain in developer mode in order to switch between chromeOS and another Linux operating system. What do you see when you turn in your chromebook? What did you see after you installed Ubuntu and what did you do when you rebooted your system before then issue?
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    Crouton will only install Linux distros that it supports.
    I have learned that a chromebook must remain in developer mode in order to switch between chromeOS and another Linux operating system.

    What do you see when you turn in your chromebook? What did you see after you installed Ubuntu and what did you do when you rebooted your system before then issue?

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