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Old 12-17-2007, 12:34 PM   #31
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You need to take stock of your situation. The FBI isn't going to investigate someone for 10 months without legal action unless they suspect major fraud or terrorism. They need to be able to justify it to their superiors. You're not in a position to commit a major fraud or terrorist act, are you? I'm not talking about claiming disability, the FBI usually could care less.

Have you ever heard these people talking when you're not at your appartment? Do they follow you arround when you go to your library computer? An internet cafe or copy store?

I still suggest you seek help.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 09:48 PM   #32
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Just a thought, could it be RF (CB transmitter or ham or even pirate) interference from a neighbor, that might explain voices, not sure if coming through sound card or just from speakers. Could even be sound transmission through walls/floor/?

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Old 12-17-2007, 11:09 PM   #33
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Wow. Thanks.

I have been laying here on my back for near two weeks, unable to move (and in a ton of pain) from a nearly severed nerve I've suffered along my lower spine.

I have read Beowulf, Gilgamesh, the O'Reilly ssh book, the LQ, Slax and Mandriva forums deep and wide, (and offered a lot of help) a hundred articles and as many essays on what seems 'everything there is.' (special mention tech republic)

I'm also ready to run the "strongbad" category on Double Jeopardy.

If the odds weren't so astronomical against, I'd swear "techwatcher" is one-and-the-same "Lazlo Toth."

Two weeks of hell, this has been the most enjoyable read yet.

Now...

The FBI, NSA, MLB, McD, UFP or any similar has nothing to do with any investigation into individual 'insurance fraud' or the like, not even remote, even if it's gummint insurance you're talking about. That's private gumshoe turf. Oh yeah, the PIs do watch folk. But they're easy to spot; mustard stained shirts and sleeping in Monte Carlos half a block down are two telltale characteristics.

Haul the computer 100 miles away, make sure you make a lot of confusing left-right turn patterns that nobody can follow, go somewhere you have never been before. Use someone else's car. Ultimately, a stolen car will be least likely traced to you.

Then plug the machine in. Guess what: it'll behave exactly the same.

Why?

Because the hackers are waaay upstairs. Ever seen "first contact?"

The 'tech' you watch is human nature. "shut down localhost..." gimme a break. If I could only move my legs...

A most enjoyable read nonetheless.

Mods forgive me; you've never known such pain, I have little doubt. I sincerely hope this OP does not in fact need intervention. I do pray.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 01:05 PM   #34
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Do they follow you arround when you go to your library computer?
No, but they have followed me to the local YMCA (I used to swim), and to a local coffee shop. Also, when my aide returned 18 library books & DVDs for me Aug. 14, ALL were "lost." The library couldn't find any of them when it searched in late Aug/early Sept, yet all were back in place (although they wanted me to pay $150 in fines!) in November. I wrote, I called, fines were all remitted -- now they say there's NO record anything was ever "lost." Okaaaay, but I have multiple written notices from them saying these were lost and those were lost....



Wow. Thanks.

I have been laying here on my back for near two weeks, unable to move (and in a ton of pain) from a nearly severed nerve I've suffered along my lower spine.

I have read Beowulf, Gilgamesh, the O'Reilly ssh book, the LQ, Slax and Mandriva forums deep and wide, (and offered a lot of help) a hundred articles and as many essays on what seems 'everything there is.' (special mention tech republic)

I'm also ready to run the "strongbad" category on Double Jeopardy.

If the odds weren't so astronomical against, I'd swear "techwatcher" is one-and-the-same "Lazlo Toth."

Two weeks of hell, this has been the most enjoyable read yet.

Now...

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The FBI, NSA, MLB, McD, UFP or any similar has nothing to do with any investigation into individual 'insurance fraud' or the like, not even remote
Okay, first go to Google.com (you've probably heard of it). Do, as I did when I first became aware of what was happening, a search: Charlotte (my city), FBI, data-mining (or maybe without the hyphen). I did that search after I got back online, after hearing an early morning radio (NPR) broadcast to the effect that "FBI and Charlotte Police Department, using data-mining, are running a joint operation to catch insurance frauds." Now, when you've done that search, look down the results until you see a "manual" page on the fbi.gov site. Got that?

I wouldn't have believed it myself, but they DO in fact use data-mining to catch individual "insurance frauds." Not the NSA, MLB (what's that, anyway?), UFP ?), just the FBI. In fact, after I'd done some additional research (char-meck, Dept. Soc. Srvcs), I found they had already caught about 100, and only 1 even went to trial. I think Asst Atty Gen.'s name was Pam Baker, but not sure. (I have to write this fast because I thought this morning I'd sent an e-mail to a lawyer, but it wasn't in my sent box.)

Just checking in, and wanted to say thanks for "service [rsync] stop" -- I'd been seeking out (in man pages) & memorizing actual service names (i.e., hpid, sdpd], and this is much easier!
 
Old 12-18-2007, 01:20 PM   #35
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I'm sorry about your spinal problem, btw. My disability is also due to problems at L5-S1, and L4-L5. I can't sit, or stand still, although I can walk on flat surfaces (I use a walker, or crutches, or a cane, though, because additional cervical problems sometimes make me dizzy.)

What does actually make NO sense is their being here 11 months into a trivial operation. That is happening only because this obsessive young agent tried to frame me, and has committed so many other illegal acts -- and I'm living in a 12-story public housing unit, where waaay too many people are aware of what he did (as are some folks at YMCA, etc.). It's a cover-up. In the course of the cover-up, this round of PC-interference started.

Btw, the past couple days, they've been messing with my monitor. Now the color is restored, but it was very, very yellow for awhile. Here's some stuff from another log file I recently discovered via SYSLOG (X.org):
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	from config file	PS/2 Mouse: Core Pointer
	from config file	Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
	from config file	Option "Buttons" "5"
	from config file	Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
	from config file	Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
	from config file	Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	from config file	PS/2 Mouse: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
	from config file	PS/2 Mouse: Buttons: 9
	information	XINPUT: Adding extended input device "PS/2 Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
	information	XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard0" (type: KEYBOARD)
	information	    xkb_keycodes             { include "xfree86+aliases(qwerty)" };
	information	    xkb_types                { include "complete" };
	information	    xkb_compatibility        { include "complete" };
	information	    xkb_symbols              { include "pc(pc105)+us" };
	information	    xkb_geometry             { include "pc(pc105)" };
	probed	PS/2 Mouse: PnP-detected protocol: "ExplorerPS/2"
	information	PS/2 Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
	information	Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/, removing from list!
	information	Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/TTF/, removing from list!
	information	Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/OTF, removing from list!
	information	Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1/, removing from list!
	information	Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/CID/, removing from list!
	information	Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/, removing from list!
	information	Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/, removing from list!
	warning	Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (Connection refused)
There's no time-stamp on these, so I don't know if it's normal boot-up stuff, or post-boot probing. (I do not use a PS/2 mouse, btw, but a serial Logitech marble Trackman device, with an adapter to PS/2. The boot report usually reports finding an unknown Logitech mouse device.)

P.S. (edit) I don't own/watch tv these days, so didn't get the Lazlo Toth reference. Looks amusing; I'll try to read it if I ever get rid of the interference from upstairs. No time right now.

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Old 12-18-2007, 01:23 PM   #36
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Just a thought, could it be RF (CB transmitter or ham or even pirate) interference from a neighbor, that might explain voices, not sure if coming through sound card or just from speakers. Could even be sound transmission through walls/floor/?
One Linux expert I spoke to on phone a couple weeks ago suggested this, but I can't find transmitter in my PC. It's a 2001 IBM NetVista, the flat model, everything very accessible (particularly since I removed hard drive/floppy module).
 
Old 12-18-2007, 01:43 PM   #37
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I do not use a PS/2 mouse, btw, but a serial Logitech marble Trackman device, with an adapter to PS/2
So, your mouse hardware consists of a serial adapter to ps/2. A serial mouse, using a ps/2 connection to the computer motherboard.
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from config file PS/2 Mouse: Core Pointer
The X configuration is reporting that the computer is using the ps/2 connection for the mouse.
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There's no time-stamp on these, so I don't know if it's normal boot-up stuff, or post-boot probing.
The /var/log/Xorg.0.log (or similar in name) will have a line in it concerning file/date "Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: ..." You can also check the date/time of the file:
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# ls -l /var/log/Xorg.0.log
The system information you provided is normal information.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 10:00 AM   #38
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Thanks, bsdlinux. Good to know.

I'm getting much faster at hacking my way online these days. The only tricky part is sometimes, after I think I've stopped them (nothing that needs shutting down in netstat -lanap, just seeing multiple lines in the Authentication Log repeating previous lines), I can't get Firefox started. Sometimes if I click I get a message about Klauncher not working, but sometimes, no matter what I click, nothing at all happens. And all I have open are the Root Shell (konsole) and a SysLog at the time. Oh, well.

As long as I remember to open a copy of Firefox after I've shut down enough services to keep them busy, but before they get that block put in place, all is well. Thanks, everyone.

I guess now I will just keep on trying to get these agents out of that apartment, spreading the word to media people and the "FBI office of professional responsibility," etc. Hope no one else ever has to go through this. I guess it's okay to use this kind of spying/interference on suspected terrorists or gangs or organized crime people (assuming one has a warrant), but certainly NOT okay to use it as part of some cover-up after trying to frame innocent people!
 
Old 12-19-2007, 10:04 AM   #39
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gd2shoe, apparently I do need to install genisoimage, but the packager (to get it installed) won't run properly because I'm running from CD-ROM. I tried to run the code, but no go. Still haven't left memtest running overnight, but hope to be able to do that one of these evenings.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 10:25 AM   #40
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Linux Forums - A forum (bulletin board) where you can post questions on linux related subjects.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/sitemap.html

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... PLEASE "work the problem" ...
All the Linux related system information/symptoms you've provided are either normal operating system behavior or mis-configuration/deletion of operating system services/files by the user sitting in front of the computer.

All the other non-Linux related information you've provided no one on this international forum list can accurately answer. If you feel you need to pursue the non-Linux situation, I highly suggest you contact:

American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aclu.org/
 
Old 12-19-2007, 02:05 PM   #41
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Sorry, trying to reply appropriately to other posts here. I would prefer to keep it completely on-topic (MEPIS or at least Linux), but I know this PC is still being interfered with, even now.

Question: I've been up over 2 hours now, online (on and off) over an hour, and now the /usr/bin/ directory listing is HUGE. I mean, it's more than 10 full-screen scrolls deep, and 4 columns across (my screen size is about 1024x780, something like that). Is that right? This is a directory I cannot affect (read-only system).
 
Old 12-19-2007, 02:26 PM   #42
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... the /usr/bin/ directory listing is HUGE.
Code:
# ls /usr/bin | wc -l
My Linux system has 2057 files in /usr/bin, your count is probably not exact as mine, but having alot files in that directory is normal.

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Old 12-19-2007, 02:39 PM   #43
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Thanks, mine (given CD-ROM is uninstalled) is 1820.

So, I should assume that the /usr/ subdirs are all untouchable, even on uninstalled system, even if root is supposedly the only user? All read-only file systems, and can't be chmod'ed even after chown?
 
Old 12-19-2007, 03:11 PM   #44
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Files on a read-only CDROMs cannot be changed.

LiveCD
A Read-only file system, such as on a CD-ROM has the drawback of being unable to save any current working data. For this reason, a read-only file system is often merged with a temporary writable file system in the form of a ramdisk. Often the default Linux directories "/home" (containing users' personal files and configuration files) and "/var" (containing variable data) are kept in ramdisk, because the system updates them frequently.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiveDistro

When the computer shutsdown or reboots, the contents of the RAMDISK disappears due it being run in volatile RAM.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 04:29 PM   #45
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Code:
ls /usr/bin | wc -l
2550
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