[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 1 points 6 days ago

You point your main active network interface gateway to a tor gateway or proxy.

Am I doing that editing the privoxy config file with this line?

'forward-socks5t / 127.0.0.1:9050 .'

I now set up tor for firefox manually using https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Tor-with-Firefox. If the edited privoxy cofig file is the right way to go, didn't I just double torify?

[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 3 points 6 days ago

how does carburetor work? Do I simply activate it and that means all my traffic goes through tor? just like that? even if I open a terminal and sudo apt update, flatpak or yt-dlp something?

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submitted 6 days ago by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

back when I used ubuntu derivatives I used privoxy and edited the config file to route all my traffic through tor.

I just did the same on debian 12.6 and wonder if there's a better alternative.

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submitted 2 weeks ago by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

back when I used xubuntu I used gmusicbrowser.

Now, debian 12.5 netinst came with quod libet installed and it can handle 60k files so far.

note that my music collection is stored in 4 different SSD.

If there is anything better than quod libet, what would it be?

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submitted 3 weeks ago by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

hardware is a nuked MacBook Pro, Intel Core i5-4278U @ 2.60GHz, model A1502 (EMC 2875), Retina Mid-2014 13" with debian 12.5 live xfce installed (I couldn't fully install any of the netinst candidates).

As posted before, I consider this a really slow notebook and to compare and give you an idea, I need benchmarks. Download speed works fine via USB-tethering with an android device but the installation speed is ridiculously slow. System reacts very slow after entering username and password as well.

I'll try gnome and cinnamon later and compare.

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submitted 3 weeks ago by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

This happened with xubuntu 23.10 and now with debian 12.5

actually, 2 files: 'Pulp - Disco 2000 1995.m4a' and 'Pulp - Disco 2000 1995.mp4' inside a directory named Music.

If I move any of the files to another directory, the same happens, vlc will play the track only once.

If, however, I rename any of the 2 tracks, simply changing one character makes the files normal playable again, regardless of where I paste it.

I used yt-dlp to download both the m4a file and the mp4 file and both files do this. I have an ample m4a / mp4 collection and only these 2 files do this.

Why?

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submitted 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

hardware is a nuked MacBook Pro, Intel Core i5-4278U @ 2.60GHz, model A1502 (EMC 2875), Retina Mid-2014 13"

I tried to install debian 12.5 from a live usb on this computer. On the network page of debian's installation GUI I get this message:

No Ethernet card was detected. If you know the name of the driver needed by your Ethernet card, you can select it from the list.

so I logged in to recovery mode and executed

sudo lspci -vnnk -s 03:00.0

that returns

network controller [0200]: broadcom inc. and subsidiaries BCM4360 802.11ac wireless network manager adapter [14e4:43a0] (rev 03)

there is more information that I wanted to save to a lspci.txt file on the live usb (sdc1) to share with you, but I failed the syntax.

Why I want to do this: installing debian, on the GUI's networking page there is a candidate with this exact specification (broadcom 802.11ac wireless network manager), but I cannot install it because I don't have wifi or an ethernet cable, so I'd have to download this package from this computer I'm using now and copy it to the live usb to install alongside debian 12.5. I just wanted to print the whole command just in case it's helpful.

ETA: how do I install rpm fusion repos on debian? I only found instructions for fedora and rhel https://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

thanks

[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 3 points 1 month ago

yes. This MacBook Pro, Intel Core i5-4278U @ 2.60GHz, model A1502 (EMC 2875), Retina Mid-2014 13" has an embedded apple SSD.

I'm not going to spend any money upgrading any part of this notebook: not much bang for my buck and the model is most probably not supported anymore.

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submitted 1 month ago by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

For those who don’t know what I mean:

target hardware for LMDE is an 8 year old nuked mac notebook with an intel chip.

I’ve always used xfce because it’s easy on the hardware and I don’t care that much about looks, but functionality.

I’ve never used cinnamon and I don’t know if it’s going to slow the notebook much.

Neither do I know if I can install LMDE and then change the DE to xfce.

Is LMDE being updated like the other mints? LMDE is version 6, whereas the other DE are version 21.3

[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 2 points 1 month ago

If you allow me, may I ask you where this interest to FreeBSD stems from?

the wikipedia linux article with the linux development tree

do you think that FreeBSD will be less of a hassle compared to “other more niche linux OSs”?

I have no idea

[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 6 points 1 month ago

is there really a reason to switch?

just considering my options

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submitted 1 month ago by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I'm your regular end user. I use my computers to edit text, audio and video, watch movies, listen to music, post and bank on the internet...

my main computer uses now debian 12.5 after abandoning xubuntu.

For my backup notebook I have several candidates:

  • Simply install debian 12.5 again, the easiest choice.

  • Install linux mint, so I get ubuntu but without them throwing their subscription services down my throat. I'm unsure about other advantages, as ubuntu is debian based, maybe the more frequent program updates? Kernels are also updated more often than with debian as far as I know. Do you know of other advantages?

  • Go for FreeBSD: this might require a learning curve, because this is an OS I've never used. Are commands that different from debian?

other more niche linux OSs seem too much a hassle and I guess won't be as supported as the main ones.

[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 4 points 1 month ago

Ubuntu Touch

does it spam users for subscriptions with ubuntu pro or other services each time the user updates or upgrades, even if done with the terminal?

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/16868638

I was thinking about using graphene OS, but I've read some lemmy users dislike this OS due to perceived misleading advertising and the pixel 7a you're supposed to install graphene on because it's from google (an advertising company).

Another option would be lineage OS, but there is so much false information about this OS, namely compatible phones that simply don't work with this OS and no support.

what works for you? I want a phone with no google, that doesn't force me to use the manufacturer's ecosystem and that won't show the apps I don't want or need (on an asus I own you cannot neither get rid nor hide bloatware)

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submitted 1 month ago by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I was thinking about using graphene OS, but I've read some lemmy users dislike this OS due to perceived misleading advertising and the pixel 7a you're supposed to install graphene on because it's from google (an advertising company).

Another option would be lineage OS, but there is so much false information about this OS, namely compatible phones that simply don't work with this OS and no support.

what works for you? I want a phone with no google, that doesn't force me to use the manufacturer's ecosystem and that won't show the apps I don't want or need (on an asus I own you cannot neither get rid nor hide bloatware)

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target OS is debian or linux mint

[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 2 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)
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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

how do I start looking for the package I need?

This happens with some mkv files and to all mp4 files I play, both with apt and flatpak installed vlc versions.

this never happened on the same computer with xubuntu 23.10

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submitted 1 month ago by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

I had to attach a piece of plastic 1 inch thick to a shoe sole to make it 1 inch taller. Why is not relevant.

After using this frankenshoe for 2 months I no longer need it, but the shoe sole is sticky.

I used isopropyl alcohol to rub it and removed a bit of junk, but part of the surface is still sticky. I applied more isopropyl and let it act for an hour. Still sticky.

What works for you?

[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 3 points 1 month ago

turns out this was the right answer all along

[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 2 points 1 month ago

then how come I've always torrented without editing the router?

I've used privoxy, can that be the reason?

[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 17 points 1 month ago

I need to use one of these https://github.com/Skyedra/UnspamifyUbuntu not to get an invitation to join ubuntu pro each time I upgrade.

this never happened before. To me this is invasive, but otherwise it has worked well so far.

[-] merompetehla@lemmy.ml 7 points 1 month ago

package ubuntu-advantage-tools is not installed, so not removed.

I can however remove ubuntu-advantage-desktop-daemon, together with apturl: common and apturl software-properties-gtk.

Should I?

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