[qubes-users] Recover broken bootloader

2017-10-30 Thread lokedhs
My laptop has started to fail to boot my 4.0rc2 installation. This started after doing a qubes-dom0-update, but I'm pretty sure that I had rebooted the machine successfully at least once since then. The computer has now gone into a bootloop, and fails to display the GRUB screen. I can only

[qubes-users] Qubes-4.0rc2 restore backup error

2017-10-25 Thread lokedhs
Before installing 4.0rc2, I did a backup of my VM's from 3.2. I've started restoring them one-by-one and for the most part is has been a reasonably painless operation. However, when I tried to restore the "ssh" VM, I got the following error: qubesadmin.backup: -> Restoring ssh...

[qubes-users] Qubes-4rc2 timezone (or clocksync service) problems

2017-10-25 Thread lokedhs
I just installed rc2 and trying to configure the machine similar to the way things worked in my old (3.2) installation. One of the issues I have faced is that the timesync service doesn't seem to do the right thing. I am in Singapore timezone (UTC+8). Typing "date" in dom0 shows that the

Re: [qubes-users] Re: Windows 7 VM on Qubes $

2017-10-04 Thread lokedhs
On Tuesday, 3 October 2017 19:26:29 UTC+8, Foppe de Haan wrote: > > When trying to start the VM using qvm-start, a window is opened with some > > diagnostic information scrolling past (too fast to see what's going on), > > and then the window disappears and the VM is shut down. Trying to go to

[qubes-users] Re: Windows 7 VM on Qubes $

2017-10-03 Thread lokedhs
On Tuesday, 3 October 2017 16:56:24 UTC+8, Foppe de Haan wrote: > Did the backup restoration process work at all, or did it error and skip the > win7 VM? Thanks for the reply. Please allow me to do it all from the beginning again and record all the logs. I'll update in a day or so. -- You

[qubes-users] Windows 7 VM on Qubes $

2017-10-03 Thread lokedhs
After installing Qubes 4rc1 on a new laptop, I took a backup of my Windows 7 VM from my old 3.2 installation and loaded it onto the new laptop. This did not work at all. After some searching I came across a statement suggesting that Windows not work is a known issue and will be fixed with the

[qubes-users] New potential way of disabling ME

2017-08-28 Thread lokedhs
Apparently ME has a HAP mode that can be enabled, which disables most of the ME functionality. http://blog.ptsecurity.com/2017/08/disabling-intel-me.html -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop

Re: [qubes-users] Windows 7 problems (R3.2)

2017-08-13 Thread lokedhs
On Saturday, 12 August 2017 03:33:38 UTC+8, PR wrote: > In total I ended up installing windows roughly 20 times, tweaking lots > of settings - but if know how it can be done, you get rewarded with a > working windows installation which is running fine in seamless mode. > > I can walk you

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes OS 4.0 first release candidate (rc1) has been released!

2017-08-01 Thread lokedhs
On Tuesday, 1 August 2017 13:19:21 UTC+8, Holger Levsen wrote: > so far so very good. i'm curious whether this will also be the case with qubes > 3.2.1 and a 4.9 kernel (so far only tried with the older 4.8 one from the > qubes repos…) > > (but then, see the other mail on this list about my

[qubes-users] Re: Request for feedback: 4.9 Kernel

2017-07-30 Thread lokedhs
On Monday, 31 July 2017 11:11:58 UTC+8, lok...@gmail.com wrote: > > 2) Hardware that didn't work with 4.4 or 4.8 still doesn't work. > > I can now disable tap-to-click. Finally! Note that I quoted the wrong question here. It didn't work in the old version, but works with 4.9. -- You

[qubes-users] Re: Request for feedback: 4.9 Kernel

2017-07-30 Thread lokedhs
The machine I'm testing on is a Dell Latitude E7470. > 1) Hardware that used to work with 4.4 or 4.8 no longer works with 4.9. The computer now greets me with a black screen (hung? I don't know) when coming out of sleep. Thankfully I don't usually put the machine to sleep, so I can live with

Re: [qubes-users] How can I test that my AEM configuration is correct?

2017-07-20 Thread lokedhs
On Thursday, 20 July 2017 20:29:11 UTC+8, Patrik Hagara wrote: > On 07/20/2017 02:08 PM, Patrik Hagara wrote: > > As for the Linux kernel, you want to use the earlyprintk param, > > either "earlyprintk=vga,keep" or "earlyprintk=xen,keep" should > > work. Again, the full (and fairly long) list of

Re: [qubes-users] How can I test that my AEM configuration is correct?

2017-07-20 Thread lokedhs
On Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:22:22 UTC+8, Patrik Hagara wrote: > That's a non-fatal error, I have that in my log too. > > What's more interesting is the last photo, in particular the line: > > ERR: SENTER disabled by feature control MSR (5) > > I _think_ this means that your

Re: [qubes-users] How can I test that my AEM configuration is correct?

2017-07-20 Thread lokedhs
On Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:18:26 UTC+8, Patrik Hagara wrote: > Try checking the tboot log (from dom0) for any obvious error messages: > sudo txt-stat Thanks. I did this, but I'm not sure how to interpret the information. It does say "TXT measures launch: FALSE". Does that mean that TXT is

Re: [qubes-users] How can I test that my AEM configuration is correct?

2017-07-19 Thread lokedhs
On Friday, 14 July 2017 16:16:21 UTC+8, Patrik Hagara wrote: > -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- > Hash: SHA256 > > On 07/14/2017 09:45 AM, loke...@gmail.com wrote: > > On Friday, 30 June 2017 04:17:08 UTC+8, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki > > wrote: > > > >> Oh, it isn't listed in

Re: [qubes-users] How can I test that my AEM configuration is correct?

2017-07-14 Thread lokedhs
On Friday, 30 June 2017 04:17:08 UTC+8, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote: > Oh, it isn't listed in updates-status[1], so I completely forgot. > Probably it was uploaded to testing before introducing that system. Of > course it should be migrated to current, will do. I updated to the latest AEM,

[qubes-users] AEM failure after upgrade

2017-07-07 Thread lokedhs
The AEM package was upgraded recently (probably because of this thread: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/qubes-users/3ZkmS5v7E38), and after I installed the updated version, AEM stopped working completely. Now, it asks me for the AEM password. I type it in, and it doesn't display my

Re: [qubes-users] Adding appmenu entries to AppVM's

2017-07-05 Thread lokedhs
On Thursday, 6 July 2017 06:21:01 UTC+8, Unman wrote: > On Wed, Jul 05, 2017 at 09:20:48PM +, js...@riseup.net wrote: > > loke...@gmail.com: > > > I have some applications I have installed manually in /usr/local on > > > appvms. I would like to create appmenu entries for these applications.

[qubes-users] Adding appmenu entries to AppVM's

2017-07-05 Thread lokedhs
I have some applications I have installed manually in /usr/local on appvms. I would like to create appmenu entries for these applications. However, the Qubes appmenu management only deals with menus coming from templates. Is there an official way to handle this? -- You received this message

Re: [qubes-users] How can I test that my AEM configuration is correct?

2017-06-29 Thread lokedhs
Thanks for the reply. The funny thing is that I did see my secret message. That's why I thought it was so weird. That's why I asked for a way to force a failure so that I can double check this. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users"

[qubes-users] How can I test that my AEM configuration is correct?

2017-06-29 Thread lokedhs
I enabled AEM some time ago, and so far it's worked the way I'd expect it to. Based on what I have read here, I came to the understanding that after upgrading the dom0 kernel I'd get an AEM error when I reboot the machine, since the kernel is different from the last boot. Yesterday, I

[qubes-users] Re: Xen high CPU usage, but nothing is running in the VM

2017-06-18 Thread lokedhs
On Sunday, 18 June 2017 14:54:03 UTC+8, Vít Šesták wrote: > BTW, I remember having such issue (including real CPU load), but that time, > avahi-daemon was to blame, related to VPN. But it was shown in htop. Disabling > avahi-daemon has helped. > > On recreating VMs (or VM templates): It might

[qubes-users] Re: Not enough memory to start VM

2017-06-17 Thread lokedhs
On Saturday, 17 June 2017 18:38:10 UTC+8, Nikolai Stenfors wrote: > Hello Qubes-users, > > I've made a fresh standard installation of Qubes OS on a Lenovo SL510 with > 220 GB memory. A reclaimed all disk memory during the installation to whipe > out my previous Debian installation. > However,

[qubes-users] Re: Xen high CPU usage, but nothing is running in the VM

2017-06-17 Thread lokedhs
On Saturday, 17 June 2017 18:35:39 UTC+8, Vít Šesták wrote: > What CPU usage does Qubes Manager show? I guess is shows low CPU usage. > > Do you see any other symptoms of high CPU usage like heat or fan activity? > > I guess the Xen just allocates some CPU time for some VMs, but the time is

[qubes-users] Xen high CPU usage, but nothing is running in the VM

2017-06-17 Thread lokedhs
I noticed that my laptop fan was blowing more than usual, so I started ‘xentop’ in dom0 to see which VM was using CPU. I noticed two VM's were using 150% and abour 70% respectively (according to ‘xentop’ output). However, when running ‘top’ in the VM's themselves, I saw nothing using any CPU.

Re: [qubes-users] Network issues - Could use some help

2017-06-15 Thread lokedhs
On Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:06:31 UTC+8, Alchemist wrote: > Noor, > > most Http only sites work more often, but there are instances where they get > hit by this "slowdown" and it seems to be affecting the whole appvm not just > the browser. > > The problem seems to be transient, no restarts

[qubes-users] Custom shared directory between VM's

2017-05-18 Thread lokedhs
I regularly compile the latest version of Emacs for use in my development VM. I simply compile Emacs from the git repository and install it in /usr/local. All works the way it's supposed to. However, I now have more than one VM where I need to use Emacs, and I would like to avoid having to

Re: [qubes-users] Re: Laptop with discrete graphics card, any chance it'll work?

2017-05-18 Thread lokedhs
On Thursday, 18 May 2017 03:17:42 UTC+8, Vít Šesták wrote: > With external GPU, be careful about additional outputs (HDMI/DVI/DP/VGA). > They > might be wired to the dedicated GPU, which can cause various problems with > your > setup. First, it is generally poorly supported with Linux. (It

Re: [qubes-users] Re: Laptop with discrete graphics card, any chance it'll work?

2017-05-14 Thread lokedhs
On Monday, 15 May 2017 03:12:18 UTC+8, tai...@gmx.com wrote: > I would get a laptop with AMD graphics instead, or get an older model > like the T430 or W530 (and you can install open source init coreboot on > that) Thanks. I'm convinced. I'll go for a laptop with Radeon chipset. I've been

[qubes-users] Re: Laptop with discrete graphics card, any chance it'll work?

2017-05-13 Thread lokedhs
On Sunday, 14 May 2017 00:50:01 UTC+8, Grzesiek Chodzicki wrote: > W dniu sobota, 13 maja 2017 15:30:07 UTC+2 użytkownik lok...@gmail.com > napisał: > > I am about to buy a new laptop, and jst about the only requirements I have > > is that it should be reasonably small, and that I am able to

[qubes-users] Laptop with discrete graphics card, any chance it'll work?

2017-05-13 Thread lokedhs
I am about to buy a new laptop, and jst about the only requirements I have is that it should be reasonably small, and that I am able to use the GPU in it. The latter is because I need to do some development which requires it. I am OK with installing Nvidia's proprietary drivers on dom0. I'm

Re: [qubes-users] say it out (loud) - Qubes OS Stickers

2017-04-24 Thread lokedhs
On Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:46:28 UTC+8, Dominique St-Pierre Boucher wrote: > I would love a big logo like the one on the Twitter post in 2015. I would > also > like to have a small on to cover that windows logo on the keyboard... I would > also > like one with "Qubes inside"... If you

Re: [qubes-users] My Windows VM always stops after a while

2017-04-13 Thread lokedhs
On Thursday, 13 April 2017 14:41:16 UTC+8, Robert Fisk wrote: > I notice this problem when a Windows VM is left running, but doesn't > receive any user input for 30min or more. The window will disappear > when I'm not looking and I later find the VM stopped. > > In my case the solution is to

[qubes-users] My Windows VM always stops after a while

2017-04-12 Thread lokedhs
I have a Windows VM where I run Outlook for work purposes. It works great and I keep it in a separate xfce workspace. I'm running it in desktop mode (i.e. the Windows desktop is in a single Xfce window). After a certain amount of time (hard to say how long, but I'd guess it's in the 30 minute

Re: [qubes-users] Re: Building Qubes from source, strange error.

2017-03-25 Thread lokedhs
On Friday, 24 March 2017 19:34:47 UTC+8, Opal Raava wrote: > > Ah, problem solved. In the web build documentation it says to: > > > > cp example-configs/qubes-os-master.conf builder.conf > > > > if you instead do: > > > > cp example-configs/qubes-os-r3.2.conf > > > > you get a better

[qubes-users] Re: Building Qubes from source, strange error.

2017-03-23 Thread lokedhs
On Thursday, 23 March 2017 18:23:30 UTC+8, Opal Raava wrote: > On Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 3:27:58 AM UTC+1, lok...@gmail.com wrote: > > On Thursday, 23 March 2017 02:45:53 UTC+8, Opal Raava wrote: > > > > > Which tells us that we probably really do need version 3.9.0 of > > > qubes-tools.

[qubes-users] Re: Building Qubes from source, strange error.

2017-03-22 Thread lokedhs
On Thursday, 23 March 2017 02:45:53 UTC+8, Opal Raava wrote: > Ok that build did not work. I'm getting the following error: > > ../../bin/mkpadlock.py -s 36 -c 0xcc devices/appvm-red.png > Traceback (most recent call last): > File "../../bin/mkpadlock.py", line 25, in > import

[qubes-users] Building Qubes from source, strange error.

2017-03-22 Thread lokedhs
I'm trying to build Qubes from source, but when following the instructions (https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/qubes-builder/), the build fails with the message below. Does anyone have any advice? Regards, Elias make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/emartenson/qubes-builder' make[1]: Entering directory

[qubes-users] Re: Error in qubes-builder: "Can't check signature"

2017-03-22 Thread lokedhs
On Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:29:59 UTC+8, lok...@gmail.com wrote: > I'm trying to use qubes-builder to build an image from source. I followed the > instructions on the web site, but I'm getting errors when running "make > get-sources": I did a new checkout of the source code, and then it

[qubes-users] Error in qubes-builder: "Can't check signature"

2017-03-21 Thread lokedhs
I'm trying to use qubes-builder to build an image from source. I followed the instructions on the web site, but I'm getting errors when running "make get-sources": = $ make get-sources -> Updating sources for builder... --> Fetching from https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-builder.git

Re: [qubes-users] Re: HCL - Dell Latitude 7480

2017-03-21 Thread lokedhs
On Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:46:25 UTC+8, Mike Keehan wrote: > On Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:39:15 -0700 (PDT) > loke...@gmail.com wrote: > > > On Monday, 20 March 2017 12:27:43 UTC+8, lok...@gmail.com wrote: > > > I have not been able to install Qubes 3.2 on this machine. > > > > > > The installer

Re: [qubes-users] New Qubes installer image?

2017-03-20 Thread lokedhs
On Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:01:57 UTC+8, Andrew David Wong wrote: > We almost never publish new ISOs for Qubes OS versions that have > already been released. It's likely that the next time a new ISO will > be published with updated drivers will be when Qubes 4.0 is released. Thank you for the

[qubes-users] New Qubes installer image?

2017-03-20 Thread lokedhs
Since Qubes cannot be easily installed if things like networking or graphics is not available during installation, is there any plan to create a new installer image that has newer drivers? On my old Dell Latitude E7470, I was unable to get WLAN working until I had performed a dom0 update. I

[qubes-users] Re: HCL - Dell Latitude 7480

2017-03-19 Thread lokedhs
On Monday, 20 March 2017 12:27:43 UTC+8, lok...@gmail.com wrote: > I have not been able to install Qubes 3.2 on this machine. > > The installer cannot start as the graphics card is not supported. The result > is that you get dropped into the text-based installer which does not work. > > This

[qubes-users] HCL - Dell Latitude 7480

2017-03-19 Thread lokedhs
I have not been able to install Qubes 3.2 on this machine. The installer cannot start as the graphics card is not supported. The result is that you get dropped into the text-based installer which does not work. This is kind of disappointing as this is a very light laptop that supports up to 32

[qubes-users] Dealing with ssh

2017-03-12 Thread lokedhs
What is the best way to handle ssh in Qubes? I have a set of machines I often log in to remotely, and I want to make sure the sessions (as well as the private keys) are protected from vulnerabilities in other applications. Currently I have set of a dedicates ssh qube from which I run all my

Re: [qubes-users] postfix

2017-03-08 Thread lokedhs
On Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:08:29 UTC+8, Nick Darren wrote: > First, the commands I added to /rw/config/rc.local don't seem to run. > Namely, it doesn't appear to be mounting the /usr/local/etc/postfix > directory in /etc/postfix. Also postfix doesn't appear to be running on > startup. How do

Re: [qubes-users] Qubes 4 Release Date

2017-03-07 Thread lokedhs
On Wednesday, 8 March 2017 02:59:18 UTC+8, cooloutac wrote: > I think most new users want more passthrough like gpu. IMO if I want to be > secure > on my pc i try to avoid those things. I have a separate machine for gaming > for > example. But I guess the idea of qubes is to be able to do

Re: [qubes-users] Upgrading from Qubes 3 to 4.

2017-03-07 Thread lokedhs
On Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:56:20 UTC+8, Jean-Philippe Ouellet wrote: > https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2016/09/02/4-0-minimum-requirements-3-2-extended-support/ > > Note that those are bare minimum requirements, and that you will > probably want more. If you need to run windows HVMs, I'd say at

[qubes-users] Upgrading from Qubes 3 to 4.

2017-03-05 Thread lokedhs
Hello, I'm looking at getting a new laptop in the next few months. I will, of course, run Qubes on this thing but since Qubes 4 is on the horizon I'm wondering how easy/difficult it will be to upgrade once it's out. Has anything been said about this? Since I don't really need my new computer

Re: [qubes-users] Programmatically performing software update

2017-03-04 Thread lokedhs
On Thursday, 2 March 2017 03:59:39 UTC+8, Jimmy Axenhus wrote: > I got a Python script for that. Put in dom0 and run it. Unlike Andrews > script this one will update all VMs in parallel and is interactive > rather than non-interactive. Thanks a lot to both you and David for helping out with

[qubes-users] Programmatically performing software update

2017-02-28 Thread lokedhs
I tend to use Qubes VM's not just for security purposes, but also as a very convenient way to have clean, manageable VM's where I only install the stuff I need for a specific task. This has led me to have a large number non-template VM's, all of which needs to be manually updated every time

Re: [qubes-users] Archlinux template system update

2017-02-20 Thread lokedhs
On Tuesday, 21 February 2017 02:25:25 UTC+8, Francesco wrote: > I wonder if am the only one with this issue. You're not the only one. I have it too and I haven't been able to get past it. It happens immediately when trying to upgrade the standard Arch template. -- You received this message