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Old 05-13-2020, 01:58 AM   #4981
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1. Udisks2 has a lot of new versions but Slackware ships an old one. Distros without systemd (Void, Crux, Gentoo, Devuan) use most recent version. Maybe there is a way to update it.
2. Why Slackware ships cpufrequtils, but not cpupower?
3. I don't use x3270, but it has a new version

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Old 05-13-2020, 03:38 AM   #4982
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2. Why Slackware ships cpufrequtils, but not cpupower?
That's interesting, I just learned that cpufreq is being replaced by cpupower and I'm wondering if cpupower can work/get integrated without systemd (should).
https://www.kernel.org/doc/readme/to...pupower-README
https://lwn.net/Articles/433002/
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/tr...power/cpupower
Arch & Debian:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...aling#cpupower
https://wiki.debian.org/CpuFrequency...h_cpufrequtils
 
Old 05-13-2020, 05:55 AM   #4983
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Systemd isn't needed for cpupower, probably need one rc.cpupower script.

(The cpupower package consists of the following elements:

requirements
------------

On x86 pciutils is needed at runtime (-lpci).
For compilation pciutils-devel (pci/pci.h) and a gcc version
providing cpuid.h is needed.
For both it's not explicitly checked for (yet).)

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Old 05-13-2020, 06:18 AM   #4984
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1. Udisks2 has a lot of new versions but Slackware ships an old one. Distros without systemd (Void, Crux, Gentoo, Devuan) use most recent version. Maybe there is a way to update it.
AFAIK this should be updated with the new XFCE.
 
Old 05-13-2020, 09:05 AM   #4985
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Yes, I was working on that before I placed the previous message.
Downloaded and installed, but couldn't get it to work.
I'm usually up before the chickens, so I'll try tinkering with it again tomorrow morning.
Just connected via NordVPN/NordLynx/WireGuard.
It was done via a terminal.
Hopefully, NordVPN will make some protocols available that will work with NetworkManger/OpenVPN.
OTOH, if it is possible to connect to everything I use (yet to be discovered) I can live
with using the command prompt once or twice a day.


Edit in: Cannot connect to the Linux-Kernel Archive or Accuweather and can reach, but cannot sign on to Netflix.

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Old 05-13-2020, 11:20 AM   #4986
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Edit in: Cannot connect to the Linux-Kernel Archive or Accuweather and can reach, but cannot sign on to Netflix.
VPNs and tor are increasingly blocked, almost to the point they become useless
 
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Old 05-13-2020, 12:13 PM   #4987
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FWIW, only 3 out of the 25 or more websites I visit on a regular basis is not bad.


Edit in: Netflix worked the second time I tried it (different server).

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Old 05-13-2020, 01:07 PM   #4988
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Just connected via NordVPN/NordLynx/WireGuard.
It was done via a terminal.
Hopefully, NordVPN will make some protocols available that will work NetworkManger/OpenVPN.
OTOH, if it is possible to connect to everything I use (yet to be discovered) I can live
with using the command prompt once or twice a day.


Edit in: Cannot connect to the Linux-Kernel Archive or Accuweather and can reach, but cannot sign on to Netflix.
Heh, I haven't been able to see https://www.kernel.org/ for a long time. And I don't even use a VPN.
 
Old 05-13-2020, 01:14 PM   #4989
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@cwizardone
Google and CloudFlare enabled sites are the worst.

@Skaendo
kernel.org works here through tor with Scandinavian exit nodes

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Old 05-13-2020, 01:28 PM   #4990
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Heh, I haven't been able to see https://www.kernel.org/ for a long time. And I don't even use a VPN.
https://www.kernel.org works here, with or without a vpn.
It is, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/ that doesn't connect when using a vpn. It always works without the vpn.

What really surprises me is that sending and retrieving e-mail from gmail via Thunderbird works like a charm with NordLynx/WireGuard. It hasn't worked in the past when using just NordVPN.
When I first subscribed to NordVPN, I spent a great deal of time trying to get e-mail/gmail to work while using the VPN. Never happened, until this morning.

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Old 05-13-2020, 05:37 PM   #4991
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Yes, I was working on that before I placed the previous message.
Downloaded and installed, but couldn't get it to work.
I'm usually up before the chickens, so I'll try tinkering with it again tomorrow morning.
What was the issue you had with wireguard-linux-compat and wireguard-tools out of interest? I've been maintaining both packages on SBo for a bit, if it was anything beyond a configuration problem, it would be good to get it solved.
 
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Old 05-13-2020, 05:59 PM   #4992
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What was the issue you had with wireguard-linux-compat and wireguard-tools out of interest? I've been maintaining both packages on SBo for a bit, if it was anything beyond a configuration problem, it would be good to get it solved.
Thank you for maintaining the packages!

Problems?
Well.... at this point (age) I'm lucky to remember my name.
IIRC, yesterday I had trouble starting the daemon.
This morning, I swear I wasn't doing anything different, but it started. From there it was a matter of
running,

nordvpn set technology nordlynx

and signing on with,

nordvpn c

Once done it remembered the "Technology is already set to 'NordLynx'."

It also remembers the user name and password.

One thing. Each time I've signed on it returns the message,
"A new version of NordVPN is available! Please update the application."
I looked for a newer package on their website, but didn't see one.

Other than that, all is well.

Thanks, again, for the packages!
Greatly appreciated.


Edit in: BTW, what is the security risk of letting the user start the rc.nordvpn daemon?

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Old 05-13-2020, 10:21 PM   #4993
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please bump vulkan-sdk
 
Old 05-13-2020, 11:30 PM   #4994
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easyrsa - although due to it's nature, perhaps in /extra and not in the main installation
 
Old 05-14-2020, 12:54 AM   #4995
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Edit in: BTW, what is the security risk of letting the user start the rc.nordvpn daemon?
Good security practice is to try to run a service that is exposed publicly (Internet) with a dummy user that has no storage & shell rights on the system.
If possible (accepted by the way the service was designed) user home pointed to /dev/null and shell to /bin/false
 
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