2FA for GitHub

Enabled 2FA for GitHub on Android Phone…FreeOTP app. Enabling 2FA caused me problems doing a git clone on the command line! The solution was to generate a “Personal access token (PAT)”. I selected “read:packages” on “Generate Token” which didn’t work! Googling didn’t help various solutions said to… use PAT for username & <ENTER>for password. use …

Fixed Manjaro intermittent Grub problem

Finally fixed the problem by using Gparted on Mint and formatting /dev/sdb1 which was the old OS that I moved to the SSD. Manjaro would sometimes point to the correct SSD OS and sometimes point to the old OS. Then ran sudo update-grub on Manjao. But 1st I did a blkid on Mint & ManjaroNotice …

failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)

Attempted to apply a large Manjaro update (190+ packages) by… sudo pacman -SyuBut got (after many other messages)… (193/193) checking for file conflicts [################################################] 100% error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/pycache/init.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/pycache/client.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/pycache/dbus_utils.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem and so on… Errors occurred, no packages were …

Linux Academy Certificates of Completion

I’ve received a few Linux Academy Certificates of Completion without my name. So I reached out to them with the following email. “I have recently observed some people displaying their Linux Academy “Certificate of Completion” on LinkedIn. I noticed the “Presented To” has their name printed below that and above the “Student” on the certificate. …

Thunderbird RSS reader…annoying behavior!

I use Thunderbird as my RSS reader. I like the fact that it flags with an asterisk, new articles retrieved since the previous time. That way I can just concentrate on new things, and not waste my time re-reading something I already read, at least until I realize I’ve already read this. However it has …