Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-19 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 3/18/19 10:40 PM, jrsmi...@gmail.com wrote: > “The install appeared successful. I was able to add Chromium to an > appVM. When I started the appVM and launched Chromium from the > menu... nothing! No window, no error message. I tried a number of

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-16 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 3/16/19 6:35 PM, js...@bitmessage.ch wrote: > >> [Question] So, what do other Qubes users do to protect their >> families in case they die/get killed, get imprisoned, go >> missing? > > In addition to (very) occasional full backups using

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-16 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 3/16/19 7:42 AM, Mike Keehan wrote: > > As for Flash, it is a pain. Our BBC still uses it extensively, so > I have to manually download it occasionally and copy the library > file into the appVMs .mozilla directory when necessary. > Hi Mike,

[qubes-users] Qubes - Critique (long)

2019-03-15 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 *A Critique of Qubes* Before discussing Qubes, I want to give you a bit of background about me. I do not want to tell my life-story, I doubt anyone is interested. However, I want you to know "where I am coming from" and what I want from Qubes. I am

Re: [qubes-users] Re: thunderbird address book corrupted

2019-03-01 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 2/28/19 12:39 PM, Jon deps wrote: > On 2/25/19 7:07 AM, Foppe de Haan wrote: >> On Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 10:04:30 PM UTC+1, Jon deps >> wrote: >>> Hello, I realize it's not exactly a qubes thing. but, does >>> anybody else unable to save

[qubes-users] why mail-list?

2019-02-25 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 2/25/19 2:44 PM, taii...@gmx.com wrote: > If you are not smart enough to use a mailinglist you are not smart > enough to use linux. > > Catering to the lowest common denominator is an impossible task > that shouldn't be tried as it always

Re: [qubes-users] not enough memory to start domain "xyz"

2019-02-16 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 2/16/19 11:56 AM, evo wrote: > By the way, how can i check up how much RAM i have in the whole > laptop? (I forgot it :D ) Surely if you go into BIOS set-up during power-up, you can see how much RAM the computer has. - -- John -BEGIN PGP

Re: [qubes-users] Re: why mail-list?

2019-02-06 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 2/6/19 1:52 PM, kit...@tutanota.com wrote: > Yeah, good buddy, we are all making the same assumptions. Knowing > about the extent the Five Eyes will go to gather your personal > information makes two points; one is that if they do it, they must

Re: [qubes-users] Re: why mail-list?

2019-02-06 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 2/6/19 10:36 AM, unman wrote: > On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 10:15:54AM -0600, John Goold wrote: On > 2/6/19 1:12 AM, 'awokd' via qubes-users wrote: >>>> kitchm via Forum: >>>> > ... >>>>> It i

Re: [qubes-users] Re: why mail-list?

2019-02-06 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 2/6/19 1:12 AM, 'awokd' via qubes-users wrote: > kitchm via Forum: > ... >> It is currently illegal by federal law to clear your browser >> history. > > Cite? What one does with one's browser history, even assuming one's browser has a browser

[qubes-users] Re: diff files across appvms

2019-01-30 Thread John Goold
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 3:23:54 PM UTC-6, john.e...@gmail.com wrote: > Is it possible to compare (diff) files across appvms. Or (and), is it > possible to pass arguments to an appvm through a dom0 terminal. > > Basically, I want to check if a Keepassxc file in my vault is different than

[qubes-users] Re: automatic start dropbox in VM

2019-01-30 Thread John Goold
On Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:49:05 PM UTC-5, Jos den Bekker wrote: > I would like to have dropbox start automatically when I start my work VM. How > best do I do that? Install a new service? Or is there a startup script to > which I can add the appropriate command? > Thanks for any

[qubes-users] Re: Cannot add new user to Thunderbird address book

2019-01-28 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 On 1/25/19 2:52 PM, John Goold wrote: > There is only one issue in my complete transition to a Qubes > system. This is the first. > > When I attempt to add a "New Contact" to Thunderbird's address > book, the "

[qubes-users] Cannot add new user to Thunderbird address book

2019-01-25 Thread John Goold
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA256 There is only one issue in my complete transition to a Qubes system. This is the first. When I attempt to add a "New Contact" to Thunderbird's address book, the "OK" button will change to show it is selected, but does not do anything. The same

[qubes-users] Re: vault color (black?) & window decorations

2019-01-23 Thread John Goold
On Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:38:56 AM UTC-5, Brendan Hoar wrote: > Hi folks, > > Regarding the default R4 color scheme... > > ...does anyone else find that the default color for vault (black?) makes it > nearly impossible to see the window titles and/or windows controls (close, > maximize,

[qubes-users] Re: Firefox Account SyncVM

2019-01-23 Thread John Goold
On Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 12:20:32 PM UTC-6, R A F wrote: > Hi Everyone, > > I'm trying to find a way to sync firefox bookmarks but I do not want to use > firefox account. So my question to all of you is: > Does anyone knows if there is a possible way to create local account that > will

Re: [qubes-users] Firefox Account SyncVM

2019-01-22 Thread John Goold
On Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:57:26 AM UTC-6, R A F wrote: > I understand your point here but what if I simply do not want to sync my > bookmarks, history etc with the cloud. What if I do not want to share those > bookmarks between AppVMs. But what if I need to sync this offline inside >

Re: [qubes-users] Firefox Account SyncVM

2019-01-22 Thread John Goold
On Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:57:26 AM UTC-6, R A F wrote: > I understand your point here but what if I simply do not want to sync my > bookmarks, history etc with the cloud. What if I do not want to share those > bookmarks between AppVMs. But what if I need to sync this offline inside >

[qubes-users] Re: USB Keyboard

2019-01-20 Thread John Goold
On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4:16:12 PM UTC-6, kit...@tutanota.com wrote: > Upon reading the system requirements and recommendations, I read the > statement "A non-USB keyboard or multiple USB controllers".  Please explain > the reasoning there.  Thank you. > > > > > > -- > > Securely

[qubes-users] Re: Enigmail - Split-GPG keyring access problem

2019-01-20 Thread John Goold
On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9:45:35 AM UTC-6, Mathew wrote: > Le samedi 19 janvier 2019 21:33:07 UTC+1, John Goold a écrit : > > Once I had Qubes up and running with Thunderbird and enough basics to be > > able, more or less, use it as my main computing platform, I

[qubes-users] Enigmail - Split-GPG keyring access problem

2019-01-19 Thread John Goold
Once I had Qubes up and running with Thunderbird and enough basics to be able, more or less, use it as my main computing platform, I setup Split GPG and installed the Enigmail extension. At first it appeared to work fine as I was able to send signed email messages with my public key attached.

Re: [qubes-users] Thank You & How to "Give Back"?

2019-01-17 Thread John Goold
On Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:58:16 AM UTC-6, Ivan Mitev wrote: > Hey John, > > On 1/16/19 8:20 PM, John Goold wrote: > > I want to say thank you to those members of Qubes Users who have had the > > patience to answer my questions and solve my problems getting Qubes u

[qubes-users] Renaming .desktop file side-effect

2019-01-16 Thread John Goold
I encountered an "interesting" phenomenon which could be a defect (bug) or expected behaviour (an odd "feature"). If a defect, it could be in the file manager under Debian (Nautilus?). If I attempt to rename a file in ~/local/share/applications/ when I save the change, ".desktop" is appended

[qubes-users] Thank You & How to "Give Back"?

2019-01-16 Thread John Goold
I want to say thank you to those members of Qubes Users who have had the patience to answer my questions and solve my problems getting Qubes up and running. I have been particularly pleased that this is a forum where there are few, if any, unhelpful responses to questions and few

Re: [qubes-users] Keyboard and mouse issue (R 4.0.1)

2019-01-16 Thread John Goold
On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1:14:45 AM UTC-6, Ivan Mitev wrote: > On 1/15/19 11:04 PM, John Goold wrote: > > On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:08:48 AM UTC-6, Ivan Mitev wrote: > >> On 1/15/19 2:42 PM, unman wrote: > >>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 09:2

Re: [qubes-users] Keyboard and mouse issue (R 4.0.1)

2019-01-15 Thread John Goold
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:08:48 AM UTC-6, Ivan Mitev wrote: > On 1/15/19 2:42 PM, unman wrote: > > On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 09:26:31AM +0200, Ivan Mitev wrote: > >> > >> > >> On 1/15/19 3:36 AM, jrg.desk...@gmail.com wrote: > >>> KEYBOARD > >>> > >>> How do I set the "compose" key on the

Re: [qubes-users] How to autostart a program in an appVM?

2019-01-15 Thread John Goold
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 12:31:00 AM UTC-6, Ivan Mitev wrote: > On 1/15/19 3:46 AM, jrg.desk...@gmail.com wrote: > > I am sure almost everyone has one or more appVMs in which they autostart > > programs. That is, how do I set things up so that when a particular appVM > > is automatically

Re: [qubes-users] Using a Desktop Computer with Qubes (R 4.0.1)

2019-01-13 Thread John Goold
On Sunday, 13 January 2019 17:56:10 UTC-3:30, John Goold wrote: > On Sunday, 13 January 2019 15:50:13 UTC-3:30, 799 wrote: > > Hello John, > > > > > > welcome to Qubes ;-) > > > > > > > > On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 at 18:49, John Goold wrote: >

Re: [qubes-users] Using a Desktop Computer with Qubes (R 4.0.1)

2019-01-13 Thread John Goold
On Sunday, 13 January 2019 15:50:13 UTC-3:30, 799 wrote: > Hello John, > > > welcome to Qubes ;-) > > > > On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 at 18:49, John Goold wrote: > > This leads to my first issue: > > I seem unable to attach my scanner (it is a ScanSnap ix8

[qubes-users] Using a Desktop Computer with Qubes (R 4.0.1)

2019-01-13 Thread John Goold
I am one of those Qubes newbies. I do have a "computer" background, having started out on Mainframe computers — I have been retired for over 20 years; however, I now use my computer as a tool (though I do some website development to keep the neurons firing). I do not need a highly locked down

Re: [qubes-users] Re: 4.0.1-RC2 Boot loop after install

2019-01-13 Thread John Goold
On Thursday, 27 December 2018 20:49:14 UTC-3:30, John Goold wrote: > On Thursday, 27 December 2018 16:24:23 UTC-3:30, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki > wrote: > > -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- > > Hash: SHA256 > > > > On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 09:2

Re: [qubes-users] Re: 4.0.1-RC2 Boot loop after install

2018-12-27 Thread John Goold
On Thursday, 27 December 2018 16:24:23 UTC-3:30, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote: > -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- > Hash: SHA256 > > On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 09:24:01AM -0800, John Goold wrote: > > On Thursday, 20 December 2018 22:02:00 UTC-3:30, John Goold wro

[qubes-users] Re: 4.0.1-RC2 Boot loop after install

2018-12-26 Thread John Goold
On Thursday, 20 December 2018 22:02:00 UTC-3:30, John Goold wrote: > Attached is screenshot, taken under my current OS, showing OS and hardware > info. > > After spending much too much time trying to track the problem down (using the > 4.0, 4.0.1-RC1 and 4.0.1-RC2 ISOs) I

Re: [qubes-users] Re: 4.0.1-RC2 Boot loop after install

2018-12-24 Thread John Goold
On Monday, 24 December 2018 15:52:28 UTC-3:30, John Goold wrote: > On Sunday, 23 December 2018 01:39:36 UTC-3:30, awokd wrote: > > John Goold: > > > > > Well, I guess I am out of my depth with LVM or the install did not create > > > the LVM group/volumes/ cor

Re: [qubes-users] Re: 4.0.1-RC2 Boot loop after install

2018-12-24 Thread John Goold
On Sunday, 23 December 2018 01:39:36 UTC-3:30, awokd wrote: > John Goold: > > > Well, I guess I am out of my depth with LVM or the install did not create > > the LVM group/volumes/ correctly. :( > > > > Those LVM commands don't look quite right. Try the

Re: [qubes-users] Re: 4.0.1-RC2 Boot loop after install

2018-12-22 Thread John Goold
On Saturday, 22 December 2018 13:53:19 UTC-3:30, awokd wrote: > John Goold: > > I should have been clearer in indicating how far the boot process got: > > > > The text messages were displayed starting in the top left corner of the > > screen until the screen c

[qubes-users] Re: 4.0.1-RC2 Boot loop after install

2018-12-20 Thread John Goold
I should have been clearer in indicating how far the boot process got: The text messages were displayed starting in the top left corner of the screen until the screen cleared and the Qubes Q-logo was displayed with a progress bar underneath. The boot process continued until the progress

[qubes-users] Re: 4.0.1-RC2 Boot loop after install

2018-12-20 Thread John Goold
On Thursday, 20 December 2018 22:02:00 UTC-3:30, John Goold wrote: > Attached is screenshot, taken under my current OS, showing OS and hardware > info. > > After spending much too much time trying to track the problem down (using the > 4.0, 4.0.1-RC1 and 4.0.1-RC2 ISOs) I

[qubes-users] 4.0.1-RC2 Boot loop after install

2018-12-20 Thread John Goold
Attached is screenshot, taken under my current OS, showing OS and hardware info. After spending much too much time trying to track the problem down (using the 4.0, 4.0.1-RC1 and 4.0.1-RC2 ISOs) I discovered why getting the installer to run was failing... I had to unplug my external monitor

[qubes-users] Network printer: Printing test page - unable to locate printer

2016-08-15 Thread John Goold
Background: I am testing Qubes OS 3.1 on my desktop machine (CompuLabs Intense PC) with a view to migrating my laptop (HP Spectre X360) from Linux Mint 18 (Xfce). My network printer is functioning under Linux Mint (based on Debian). I appeared to have successfully added the printer (Epson