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iwishiknew

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    Basic Security: What do I REALLY need??
    I'm new to linux, and want to switch to it. I have heard that it is pretty secure compared to Microsoft, but that doesn't mean it is impenetrable. Are there any basic security necessities I should get? I'm just useing it to replace cruddy W8... Note: I'm not running a server. What I have right now: - A firewall (block all incoming, allow all outgoing) - my password... if that amounts to anything...
    Link to this post 24 Aug 13

    I'm new to linux, and want to switch to it. I have heard that it is pretty secure compared to Microsoft, but that doesn't mean it is impenetrable.

    Are there any basic security necessities I should get? I'm just useing it to replace cruddy W8...

    Note: I'm not running a server.

    What I have right now:

    - A firewall (block all incoming, allow all outgoing)
    - my password... if that amounts to anything...

  • iwishiknew
    RE: External Monitor: Random Solid color of either RGB
    I am using Ubuntu. Specs: Graphics Driver: Unknown Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2377M CPU @ 1.50GHz × 4 OS Architecture: 64 bit This laptop was released last christmas, so it is fairly new... New enough to have Windows 8 (the one that utterly sucks). Since the only thing that has changed was a modification to allow the OS to change screen brightness, I can only assume that it might be the problem. I actually think it might be trying to modify the brightness of my external monitor, and since the brightness of it can not be chenged through software, it's puking over it. Is there somthing I can do about it? EDIT: I've done lots of research, and no results so far... Also, I thought it might be worth adding that the monitor is an Envision-brand monitor. If you need the serial number, feel free to ask. Thanks for the help ahead of time!! :)
    Link to this post 23 Aug 13

    I am using Ubuntu.

    Specs:

    Graphics Driver: Unknown
    Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2377M CPU @ 1.50GHz × 4
    OS Architecture: 64 bit

    This laptop was released last christmas, so it is fairly new... New enough to have Windows 8 (the one that utterly sucks).

    Since the only thing that has changed was a modification to allow the OS to change screen brightness, I can only assume that it might be the problem.

    I actually think it might be trying to modify the brightness of my external monitor, and since the brightness of it can not be chenged through software, it's puking over it.

    Is there somthing I can do about it?

    EDIT: I've done lots of research, and no results so far... Also, I thought it might be worth adding that the monitor is an Envision-brand monitor. If you need the serial number, feel free to ask. Thanks for the help ahead of time!! :)

  • iwishiknew
    External Monitor: Random Solid color of either RGB
    I fixed a brightness issue on my laptop and now when I plug in my external display, it shuts off my laptop's screen, and makes the external display a solid red, green, yellow, or blue... To fix it, I have to force shut-down and re-boot because it won't revert if I unplug the external display. I know the cable is fine because it works when I do this using Windows. Specs: Acer Aspire V5 Processor: i3 um... If you need any more information, tell me how to get it. I'm still learning the ropes to linux (and the way Windows 8 is going, I may switch to linux entirely... W8 sucks, and 8.1 is going to be worse...)
    Link to this post 26 Jun 13

    I fixed a brightness issue on my laptop and now when I plug in my external display, it shuts off my laptop's screen, and makes the external display a solid red, green, yellow, or blue... To fix it, I have to force shut-down and re-boot because it won't revert if I unplug the external display. I know the cable is fine because it works when I do this using Windows.

    Specs: Acer Aspire V5
    Processor: i3

    um... If you need any more information, tell me how to get it. I'm still learning the ropes to linux (and the way Windows 8 is going, I may switch to linux entirely... W8 sucks, and 8.1 is going to be worse...)

  • iwishiknew
    Bug: Monitor Brightness
    I have an Acer Aspire V5 Touch (i3 processor, x64 bit architecture) It has a touch screen, as the name implies. When running Ubuntu, I can use the screen brightness controls, but they do nothing to modify the brightness of the screen. Is there anything I can do? [SOLVED]
    Link to this post 20 Jun 13

    I have an Acer Aspire V5 Touch (i3 processor, x64 bit architecture)

    It has a touch screen, as the name implies. When running Ubuntu, I can use the screen brightness controls, but they do nothing to modify the brightness of the screen.

    Is there anything I can do?
    [SOLVED]

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