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Month: February 2016

Re: [trinity-users] Re: One more question for the TDE guru's

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 21:14:58 -0500
On Tuesday 16 February 2016 16:53:24 Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Tuesday 16 February 2016 10:10:54 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, 10. Februar 2016 schrieb Lisi Reisz:
> > > Why not just _try_, just for - I don't know - for heck's sake -
> > > doing *exactly* what Nik suggested?  You never know, it might
> > > work.
> > >
> > > <quote>
> > > I had to use "start with empty session" temporarily (for one or
> > > two reboots) to get rid of some hikups.
> > > </quote>
> > >
> > > Lisi
> >
> > I'm couriouse: Gene, could you solve the problem?
> >
> > Nik
> Sorry Nik, I haven't tried, been up to my tail in other projects.  But
> I will at some point do exactly that.  And let everyone know.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett

Dr Nik;

I had a huge update tonight, 165 packages.  So I set it to start with an 
empty config, and alternately rebooted and edited grub.cfg to get it to 
use the latest kernel automatically since it has been built with enough 
stuff I can run the uspace sim version of lcnc with it.  That took 4 
reboots to get it right, each one a blank screen except for the icons & 
tde menu's.

Getting that right, I reset it to use a saved config, and sure as God 
made little green apples, on the next reboot nothing had changed, it was 
all back, and all piled up on workspace 2, with the 4 tab terminal that 
lives on workspace 2 in my usual workflow, sitting on top of everything 

So it appears that accomplished zero effect other than kmail wasn't 
restarted, everything else was after 4 reboots to an empty config, 
including kcalc on its correct workspace 3..

Is the a subdir in ~/.trinity or ~/.kde ( those file dates were all old) 
that I can nuke, to make it resave the config as it exists at 

IOW, What did I do wrong?  Should I have been just logging out as opposed 
to a hot reboot?

And how does one go about "saving" the manually saved session that this 
menu gives you the option of using. I haven't run across a menu entry to 
do that.  That seems like it should be the real answer, saving the 
currently running stuff, including the workspace # its running on.

But what do I know?

In the FWIW category, big story about a Glibc vulnerability, released by 
both Red Hat and Google, a dns exploit that gives the attacker root with 
one query.  Supposedly a year old, but I don't recall seeing anything 
but an update to the docs for glibc in recent history.

Does anyone know if the wheezy glibc has actually been quietly patched 
for that exploit or not in the last year?


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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