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Jan
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comment How (in)vulnerable would Ubuntu be to encryption ransomware?
@TripeHound It depends. In many cases the sudo-authorization is per pty/tty/terminal. Additionally, it would always be a good measure to wipe and reinstall before restoring backups to ensure there aren't ransomware executables hiding in random per-user locations.
Jan
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Dec
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comment How to fix “Package is in a very bad inconsistent state” error?
@CharlesL Not a problem! Note that this answer is community wiki, and the solution was initially found by the author of the question, so I can't take credit for it. All I did was edit and reorganize to move it into an answer.
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Oct
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comment How to install google chrome manually in Ubuntu?
A DEB matches a Windows MSI more than a Windows EXE. Shell-script installers fit the bill of exe more.
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Aug
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comment How to make it so that a file can only be executed by root, but not as root?
@heemayl setuid in this case is an executable provided by the package super. I'm guessing it setuid(2)'s and then forks or executes the command desired.
Aug
23
comment Cannot update grub with paramters on live USB
@zenith that's because your disk is partitioned using GPT. I don't have a system with it so I'm not particularly familiar with its operation and how a bootloader works on it.
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Jul
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accepted How can install the catalyst/flgrx driver, for only a single kernel version (or GRUB menu entry)?
Jul
3
comment How can install the catalyst/flgrx driver, for only a single kernel version (or GRUB menu entry)?
OK, thanks! I'll try it when I can.
Jul
3
comment How can install the catalyst/flgrx driver, for only a single kernel version (or GRUB menu entry)?
I'm a bit unfamiliar with Xorg--is /etc/Xorg.conf the only thing outside the kernel/module management I'd need to back up? Or, do I need to back up or change other Xorg-related files?
Jul
3
comment How can install the catalyst/flgrx driver, for only a single kernel version (or GRUB menu entry)?
Thanks! I'll look at the package contents and see if there is in fact a blacklist. Both of these steps (dkms and checking blacklists) were ones I missed when I was first trying it.