Here is a screen shot from my desktop on 19 May 2011. XFCE on Crux 2.7 with several xterm windows, conky and firefox.
It is a long standing practice on a Linux desktop system that runs X to disable the TCP listening port which defaults to 6000. This port is by default enabled and a potential security risk, a nasty one since most people never access their X server via network.
A bit of research and I found that Thunar now depends on tumbler for its thumbnail generation.
So, for now I have added “–disable-startup-notification” to my Pkgfile for claws-mail.
So, what does failure sound like? I am not sure but I think I know what impending failure looks like, like this:
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 844726271 sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result: hostbyte=0x04 driverbyte=0x00 sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: cdb=0x28: 28 00 32 58 e9 1f 00 00 38 00
The system is set up with all 4 nets (green, red, blue and orange) configured though I am presently only using two full time. Any time someone or something I don’t trust needs to get onto the internet I put an AP on the blue net and let them have at it.
Perhaps I should say firewall, as that is what it was supposed to be. My mom recently asked me to check her firewall which had stopped working. It had been making a grinding noise for a while then just up and died.
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