Slackware :: Get To The Point And Catch Up With Security Firefox

May 10, 2011

I start playing with Slackware and I am amazed about its endless possibilities. There is a security advisory for Firefox and 4.0.1 must be installed. Do I need to compile my own FF 4.0.1 build? Or, instead of inventing the wheel, could Slackware's Firefox 4.0.1 package be pulled from somewhere? if my question sounds naive, just trying to get to the point and catch up with security issues.

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Slackware :: Wifi Access Point Security

Apr 2, 2011

Whilst my office is decorated I have to move my computer. To make this as easy as possible I have setup my first ever wifi. An access point (wired to adsl router). It is working by using wicd and I am wireless at the moment. What security should I put in place (wicd says unsecured). I am probably quite safe as the nearest road or house is 200m away but I would like to learn what I need to do as this is the first time in over 20 years of computing that I have gone wireless.

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Slackware :: Security Page Been Updated To Include Latest Firefox?

Oct 5, 2010

I'm on the Slackware Security mailing list and I check the Slackware Security Advisory page daily because the mailing list, for me at least, is unreliable. After Firefox nagged me about a security update, I went to one of the FTP mirrors to check for an update and the Firefox update was there, but it still hasn't shown up on the official Slackware Security update page.

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Ubuntu Security :: Login Panel Is Worse From Security View Point

Jan 19, 2010

ubuntu 9.10 login panel is worse with respect to ubuntu 8 since now all the users with names are shown without a way to hide them!Why don't keep the old way at least as an option?

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Ubuntu Security :: Adding User With Access To Mount Point Over SSHFS Only

Sep 2, 2010

I'd like to add a user to my server that will only have access to a mount point over sshfs. Is there any way I can provide them this access without actually giving them permission to open a terminal on my server? I tried /bin/false and /sbin/nologin already, but /bin/false didn't allow the mount point to be made and /sbin/nologin prevented a login completely (also stopped the mount point from working).

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Slackware :: Upgraded WICD - Cannot Connect To Wireless Point

May 24, 2011

I just upgraded to 13.37, and for some reason wicd now cannot connect to my wireless point. It keeps saying the password is wrong, when I know for an absolute fact that it is correct (even changed the password to '1' just to make sure, and no dice. Which is weird because even though its the exact same version of wicd, and not only that, it no longer seems to be able to see networks with my built in card, so having to use a USB card. Anyway, googling turned up very little. Seems to be a common problem across distros, and some people reported that downgrading to 1.6.x fixes it.

So, I ran
removepkg wicd
And it uninstalled wicd. Downloaded wicd- from a 13.0 mirror and did

installpkg wicd-
While in the correct directory. It installed, and I ran wicd. But checking the version number when it loaded, it says its 1.7.0 again.

Not really sure why this happens. I'm assuming there's some remnant of wicd that removepkg doesn't dump, and its preventing me from installing this older version of wicd. What do I need to do for this? If anyone has a surefire way to make 1.7 work again, that would be fine.

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Slackware :: Host_ap In 13.1 Using As Router/access Point Across A Bridge?

Nov 23, 2010

I had an intstall of 10.2 that I'd been using forever that has a Prisim card in it that I was using as router/access point across a bridge. Recently I rebuilt my machine (replacing a bunch of drives) and installed 13.1. I'm having some difficulty getting my AP reestablished. The card is showing on the pci bus

# lspci|grep Prism
08:01.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)


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Slackware :: Wireless Card Currently Idle / Can It Be Used As Access Point?

May 17, 2011

i'm running slack 13.37. my machine has a "generic" wireless card which is currently sitting idle in it, since i used a wired interface for internet and local networking (i used the wireless interface for a while, but for what i need it wasn't a reliable or stable enough connection). my question is, can the idle card be used as a wireless access point on a separate subnet? if so how?

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Slackware :: File System And Mounted Point Information Log During Boot?

Jul 25, 2011

I want to make sure that all my file systems and mounted points are OK during boot time. Which log file in Slackware shows such info?

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Slackware :: Hostapd With Dhcpd On Current Rt2561 - Can't Connect To Access Point

Jul 29, 2010

I am trying to make my computer an access point for a PS3 to connect to directly. I'm not too bothered about it behaving as a router, just a direct connection would be sufficient. I have installed hostapd from and followed the guide given at [URL]. Hostapd seems to work ok - it creates a new interface called mon.wlan0 and I can see the access point from my netbook but I can't connect to it. I think the problem is with dhcpd. Here's my /etc/dhcpd.conf:


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Ubuntu Networking :: Point To Point Tunneling Server Connection Errors?

Mar 28, 2011

I recently installed the pptpd server on my system and set it up according to these instructions:HTML Code[URL]t=132029However after setting everything up on attempting to connect to it from a windows machine (windows 7 home premium to be specific) it gives me two errors which are 720 and 800...It reaches "registering your computer on the network" fine and then gives 720 on the first attempt to connect and then 800 on the second attempt to connect...and then on the third 720 and 4th 800 and so on..My system running the server's I.P is system running the windows OS trying to connects I.P is:

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Fedora Security :: Still No Security Patched Firefox 3.5.1 In Yum / Get That?

Jul 18, 2009

Firefox 3.5 has a critical java script vulnerability as noted in the recent news. I had to manually update to 3.5.1 using the mozilla tarball because there's still no Firefox 3.5.1 in Fedora Updates or even Fedora Updates Testing repositories. Is this normal? I didn't want to resort to using the mozilla one because now I can't use flash (my system is 64 bit and mozilla only seems to offer a 32bit tar file of Firefox) and having two Firefoxs means dealing with the ProfileManager, separate bookmarks and so on.

I'm trying to find out if I'm just looking in the wrong place, I tried the normal mirrors for "updates" for Fedora 11 and then updates-testing and also the baseurl for "updates" to get rid of the mirror update delay. None of them seem to have 3.5.1 ?

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Ubuntu Security :: Firefox Security Updates For 8.04 LTS?

Apr 8, 2010

Does anyone know when we'll see Firefox 3.0.19 packaged for 8.04 LTS? I'm still stuck at 3.0.18. And what will happen after this? My understanding is that after .19 Mozilla is dropping support for FF 3.0.

Upgrade policies not withstanding, I find it rather annoying when an "LTS" release doesn't keep up with the most security-critical package in the distro, the browser. 8.04 LTS should have moved to FF 3.5+ a *long* time ago. Now it seems it will be forced to do so or else just forget about browser updates for the last year of 8.04?

I know I can install the current Firefox with ubuntuzilla, I just keep wishing Ubuntu would do it for me.

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Networking :: Policy Routing Using Two Point-to-point Links?

Aug 27, 2009

This one has been driving me nuts for some days now:My Gentoo box which is acting as an internet gateway has two point-to-point interfaces, ppp0 (PPPoE to my ISP) and ppp1 (PPTP VPN link to IPREDator). Packets from my local network are just routed through ppp0 and now the fun part starts: I want to MARK (netfilter...) all packets originating from one specific user on that box in order to use another routing table that will contain a default route via the ppp1 interface.Marking seems to work fine as does the second routing table. But quite mysteriously (at least for me), the packets sent out on ppp1 contain the wrong source IP address, namely the address associated with ppp0.So here is what ifconfig and friends tell me:Network interfaces:

# ifconfig ppp0
ppp0 Protokoll:Punkt-zu-Punkt Verbindung


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Ubuntu Networking :: Point To Point (ad-hoc) SSH Over USB Or Ethernet?

Jun 3, 2010

I was wondering if there is any way to SSH from one computer to another and completely bypass a router or any other network infrastructure. The reason I ask is because my robot ( same one in this post ) often needs to change which wireless network it automatically connects to, however it is getting annoying to have to drag out a monitor and plug it in along with a keyboard and mouse every time this needs to happen. Instead I'd much rather just plug my laptop into the other computer, SSH in and change the network myself.

So I thought I would ask you kind people if this is possible. The robot's computer has unused ethernet and USB ports, and I'd like to use those if at all possible (and with linux, anything is possible! -- sorta). I thought about doing something with ad-hoc, but this would limit my range (in infrastructure mode I can control the thing anywhere there is internet), and is to be avoided.

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General :: Catch Up A String In A Line?

Jun 17, 2010

I would like to make a shell script that will do the following :- have a web-page using curl- download a picture from the web-page- have a line in the source code of the web page
- catch a string (a link patch) from the line- go to another page of the website from the result of the previous step- repeat all this until there is no match for step 3I know how to :- have the web-page source code using curl (simple, we just have to make "curl- download the picture (as simple as the first step)- have a line in the source code (grep is made for that, isn't it ?)- go to another website from the result of the previous step (it's the same as the first step)But I really don't know how I can do the fourth step of my script.

In facts, I don't know regular expressions and even the shell command that can help me to do this.To be more clear, I would like to store in a variable the string represented by the star (*) in this : <a href="*">Next ></a>

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Software :: Process Cannot Catch The HUP Signal?

Feb 3, 2010

i write one program,which can dynamiclly be configure by user,using signal SIGHUP.if i start the program in console,it can works well.i.e,i send HUP signal to the process,it can be catched and load the configure file.but,if the program is started from init shell script,in this way,the ppid of the program is 1,the process can not catch the HUP signal but other signal ,such as USR1,can be catched.i don't know if i express clearly.i am not family with shell script.i don't know if it dues to starting from shell script

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Programming :: [C++] Cannot Catch SIGPIPE Signal?

Mar 27, 2011

I have a Socket library, written in C++, in which the method used to send data never has the opportunity to handle an errno of SIGPIPE. Thus I thought perhaps I should setup a signal handler to receive the signal, but this too is not being called.Is there something that I am missing or doing that is completely wrong? Below is the relevant code. Note that a SIGPIPE signal is generated when the Server is unable to send data to the Client (e.g. the client has terminated).Server code:

#include <TCPServerSocket.hpp>
#include <string>


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Programming :: How Sed Can Catch Variable From Input?

Feb 2, 2011

right now i am writing bash script for simple everyday todo tasks.script consisit of two files, fisrt is just script (which can delete/append /clear) and second one is todolist.txt which stores my notes.I am litlebit confused about sed!!for example, If my todolist.txt have these lines:

- Writing my Homework
- take my girlfriend to launch
- Take a break

How can sed take my input $@ and delete all line with name "Homework"..i trayed with many sed combination like:

sed s/$@//g
sed 'd/$@/'
and many more combination with ""/'' or bracket but nothing helped

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Security :: Getting "Security System Warning!" Window In Firefox?

May 9, 2010

Using slackware 12.2, xfce, Firefox 3.0.16 and for the past few days i have been getting Persistent System Security Window that looks like MS Firewall and you can't click on the X or Cancel because then it activates a so called security analysis with green progress bar. I open a terminal real quick and issue pkill firefox command.I have been trying to get to the basicconfig site to follow tutorial on firefox security update but that window keeps comming back.I emptied out my /tmp files but i am still having same problem and don't know what to do

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Jun 23, 2010

How can I catch/supress errors from psql? I've got a simple program that will query psql, if a table is there it returns a 1 else returns a 0. The problem is I get the error message as well. How can I trap the error and just get the 1 or 0 to return?

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Programming :: Catch Some Outputs In Two Different Log Files In Bash?

Jan 26, 2009

I want to catch some outputs in two different log files in bash, file simple.log and all.log So far, the script is started like this:


xterm -e "(./ | tee -a simple.log) >& all.log"

What I want is:

- In simple.log, I want all the stdout but WITHOUT errors.

- In all.log I want BOTH stdout and stderr.

So all is ok, and the output becomes:



starting copying files
mv: cannot move ... : permission denied
copying completed
simple log


starting copying files
copying completed

But, in the new xterm, I'm loosing stdout. There is no output.How can I have the files logged as they are but also have the stdout in the xterm.

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Programming :: Catch System-level Exceptions?

Jan 24, 2011

The following C++ program doesn't catch the exception:

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;


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Programming :: Unable To Catch The SIGTERM Signal?

Apr 25, 2011

But unable to catch the SIGTERM signal if I do shutdown, as man pages says shutdown genrates the SIGTERM and SIGKILL signals, but we cant handle the SIGKILL signal. My code is working fine if I genrate the SIGTERM signal by Kill command, and also for SIGINT signgal genrated from the CTRL+c key.

Here is my code:

/* Example of using sigaction() to setup a signal handler with 3 arguments
* including siginfo_t.
#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <signal.h>
#include <string.h>


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Fedora :: Catch Updates In Order To Install Them Later Offline?

Jan 24, 2011

I have 2 PCs, one of them is updated with latest updates.
For sure the 2 PCs have the same OS Fedora 14. How to install or catch those updates in order for me to install them offline on the other PC ?

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Fedora :: Vim Settings Screen Not Allowing Enough Time To Catch It

Jul 13, 2011

Whether it is vi or gvim, you can view the current non-default settings by writing ":set" and pressing <ENTER>. However, in FC15, vim clears the settings screen really quickly, not allowing me enough time to catch it. Normally it should pause at the settings screen, and clear it only when I press any key. If others see the same problem, I will file a bug.

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OpenSUSE :: How To Make 11.3 Catch Partially Downloaded Packages

Jul 18, 2010

I have a flaky internet connection. So it's important for me to be able to resume partially downloaded files. I would like the YAST software manager to resume downloads of packages where I left off in case of any error. Is this possible?

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General :: Bash - Catch Or Stop A Shut Down From The Terminal?

Sep 12, 2011

Is there a way to catch or stop a Linux shut down after a reboot, halt or shutdown command has been entered?sudo shutdown -r +10 I should now have 10 minutes before the computer shuts down. If I change my mind and decide that I still want to continue running, how could I stop the shut down?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Make VLC And Mplayer Not Freeze And Catch Up Later?

Mar 3, 2010

I can't seem to find a multimedia player that works well for me. With VLC, the screen with freeze up and then update itself later to the correct time but it changes to lots of strange colors. With Mplayer, the video will freeze and then catch up later, like VLC does. With Totem, I can't seem to get the subtitles to work correctly. It replaces the subtitles with a font of it's own. I always used Media Player Classic on Windows and it worked really well. When I say "freeze up and catch up later" I mean that the video and subtitles will freeze, but the sound will keep going. The video and subtitles correct themselves a few seconds later.

1. Is there a way to make it so VLC doesn't freeze up and catch up later with strange colors?

2. A way to make VLC and Mplayer not freeze and catch up later?

3. Get Totem to display the correct subtitle font?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Postfix Config To Catch ALL Emails?

Jul 20, 2010

We have a number of servers at work, some production and some non-production. We run some java applications on these servers. At present these java applications send emails via an SMTP connection to our live email servers.

In production all is well, the java apps send emails to customers. However, in the non-production environments all emails must not be sent out. Instead they must end up in some kind of generic inbox.

We don't want to mess with the production setup at all and it isn't an option to lose the non-prod emails altogether. So on non-prod we can reference another SMTP server and send all emails there. So far I've set up a postfix, dovecot, squirrelmail email server which appears to work.

how do I config my new email server so that any emails sent from our non-prod server to,, etc all end up in one inbox?

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