- a “must know” .. !! If you use old Hardware!
- End of Life may break old Laptops or Systems with unsupported Onboard Graphics! ATI/NVIDIA
Current is a UNFIXED Bug on Debian 9.0 Stretch which makes impossible to easy install DKMS Nvidia-Legacy Drivers 304/340 for older Geforce Cards
To run nouveau on upgrade 8.0 to 9.0 go to /etc/modprobe.d and remove MANUAL all blacklist configs (*.conf) of nvidia cause some glued on upgrade and are not purged automatic by the upgrade. Cause they will block nouveau load at boot (xserver-xorg-video-nouveau)
Then run on Terminal:
$sudo update-initramfs -u -k all $sudo update-grub $sudo reboot
If you use a Router with IP Phones you perhaps want to have a Power Storage for up to 60 Minutes to use IP Phone or WIFI on Power Failures??
If you share your Systems and you want to disable USB Drive connects there is a small solution. By default the gvfs Service handle all automounts and drive scans. On old Linux Systems you could purge the complete gvfsd “Backend” but Ubuntu-Desktop forces some pakets to the default Desktop Package! If you purge it the working Desktop can be destroyed!
It’s easier to disable the “USB Drivers” called Modules from load on Start! Cause Rules are “Software” and can FAIL unknown!!
Howto? Edit the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and add:
blacklist usb_storage blacklist uas
Update initramfs (Kernel Image)
update-initramfs -u -k all reboot
Now try to plugin USB Sticks , they should now be ignored!
To enable USB Drives temporaily do:
$sudo modprobe uas $nautilus
Now the USB Stick should be able to mount for root!
Advantage? No gvfs, org.freedesktop rules or package deps are touched!
Remark: On Laptops DISABLE all USB Devices for Security Reasons! There should now “Fake Keyboard” or “Fake Mouse” be able to enter the Systems!!! (USB Kill Sticks)
If you use a Amazon Fire TV Stick you perhaps want to replace TV Speakers with a Audio System.
To get a 3,5mm Audio Stereo Signal you can take a Ligawo HDMI to DVI Box.
It splits the 2.1 Stereo Audio Signal from digital to 2.1 Analog Signal.
You can plugin:
If you want to be more secure, on Linux you can isolate used programs on different Users! All you need is installed by default!
$sudo adduser mailuser $sudo adduser webuser
$sudo apt-get install gksu
$cp /usr/share/applications/firefox-esr.desktop /home/webuser/Desktop/firefox-esr.desktop
gksu -u webuser -w "/usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr %u"
$sudo chmod 700 /home/webuser $sudo chmod 700 /home/mailuser