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16h
comment I accidentally typed my password into the login field, is it still secure?
Also should over write btmp file as well
16h
comment I accidentally typed my password into the login field, is it still secure?
Just a side thought for others as well when they look this up as I know so many people that have 1 password for everything.
17h
comment I accidentally typed my password into the login field, is it still secure?
It is also true that this plane text file would show the password in the log file if someone were to boot a live os on the same machine. If you use this same password elsewhere this could pose a seperate security risk. I would recommend flushing them out of the log file and using a program that over writes the freed space depending on how important this password is to you
Mar
9
comment How does the grub efi loader find the correct grub.cfg and boot directory?
I'm just curious about how efi is setup on your system. Mostly because in gentoo you have to configure these things by hand.
Mar
9
comment How does the grub efi loader find the correct grub.cfg and boot directory?
I do not think your efi boot partition gets mounted into your Linux system. I had to mount it separately. Using mount /dev/sda1 /.... Then I get a file labeled EFI in that directory. opening that I get my 2 operating systems (steamos, gentoo) and another folder called BOOT. This boot file is the one I am referring to. Inside of each file is a binary .efi file. The BOOT folder ends up containing "BOOTX64.EFI" and contains the segments above. I think this is the partition you are referring to.
Mar
7
comment How does the grub efi loader find the correct grub.cfg and boot directory?
Not in ubuntu.efi look for boot.efi. the efi partition has a folder. Called efi and in it a folder called boot.
Mar
5
comment How does the grub efi loader find the correct grub.cfg and boot directory?
It would be interesting to see if you could patch this file and change your configuration and uuid's and still boot without reinstalling Grub
Mar
5
comment How does the grub efi loader find the correct grub.cfg and boot directory?
in the .efi file that is generated when you run grub-efi
Mar
5
comment How does the grub efi loader find the correct grub.cfg and boot directory?
as I understand it, the configuration for the location of the kernel is in the efi partition.
Mar
3
comment Monitor connected via displayport to DVI adapter won't sleep properly
Boot a live copy of Xubuntu and see if you have the same problem. You may need to install it to a flash drive or something to try it with the Nvidia drivers. If you get the same problem then this does not help but if it goes away you can compare the differences in the xorg configuration file. I use a slimier setup under XFCE4 and do not have this issue. Running the same Nvidia driver on a dell under gentoo
Feb
7
comment Can I make Chromium use font X every time CSS wants font Y?
updated answer, I thought the advanced settings allowed for a custom script as well.
Feb
7
comment What aspects of Plan 9 have made their way into Unix?
It seems that more and more pieces keep coming over but not enough to port native plan9 applications with 100% original functionality.
Feb
7
comment Is Cat-v.org an official subsidiary website of Plan 9 from Bell Labs?
It does provide almost all of the information about plan9 or a link to it. The actual page has been removed but you can find a copy of what it used to be and updates at 9p.io
Feb
3
comment Need help improving my Bash script
Can you post the udev rule?
Nov
19
comment Why is `smartctl -l xerror` LBA well beyond end of disk?
Hve you checked to see if there is a firmware update for this drive?
Sep
26
comment How to find how many windows are opened in GNU screen?
This is pipe-able but you still would catch a pause in the shell script before it would output. Seems very strange to me.
Sep
25
comment How to find how many windows are opened in GNU screen?
Screen is no longer being actively developed, tmux offers a better solution and is still receiving updates.
Aug
11
comment Dual boot linux mint 17 with Windows 8
Do you have EFI boot enabled in your BIOS? Mint 17 may not support EFI booting. Check here "rodsbooks.com/linux-uefi/";
Aug
7
comment exit out of all SSH connections in one command and close PuTTY
It safely exits. It is a shell shortcut that is the same as typing 'exit' and pressing enter.
Jul
31
comment How do I run X11 applications over ssh from a Gentoo server that does not have a GUI installed (with minimal added software)?
gentoo uses portage not pacman