TinyPaw-Linux v1.3

Lightweight Linux pen-test distro.

  1. r1sen

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    Xorg is set to autodetect for your native screen resolution & display driver - however running in virtual environment sometimes may have to adjust your VM display settings, emulated driver, etc.. On my system running the randr command in the terminal my VM display is capped at 1280x768 even though my host resolution caps at 1920x1080
     
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    ah scaled mode worked :), well kinda. ima reinstall and try too get the guest additions to work. I just upgraded from the vbox version thats in the mint software manager. so far its working
     
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    @Champ37

    Also with VBOX make sure to always enable hardware / cpu acceleration as well as 2d acceleration - and probably allocate more then the default 16Mb for video display though not necessary.

    As I said, sometimes you may need to adjust your VM settings / display settings since your hypervisor (VM) is only emulating a display driver - not a redirection or pass-through as in the way USB redirect works for your wireless device-to-VM.
     
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    ^But what do I know :p lol I would though suggest going over your VM configuration and see what works and doesnt work so well
     
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    its working great. I still havent got the screen or guest addidions to work yet. But if i put it in full screen i dont have to scroll the vbox screen to use it. ive been messing with alot of other things too. Ill get back on it soon
     
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    Nice great to hear man, yeah VM can be tricky and sometimes hit or miss but yes once you get the hang of different hypervisors on your system it will be a breeze. Glad to hear :)
     
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    yeah vbox is weird on mint, some things just work and others i need to mess with a lil
    im thinking about switching to arch too, mints starting to bore me ;)
     
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    Nothing wrong jumping around and trying new distros I'd suggest loading them in VM and playing around before you do a full swap lol only to then realize you don't like it lol :p
     
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    Not to sound too much like a promoter but perhaps I may suggest MX Linux - Debian based, sysV init not systemD , pretty good on resource consumption, good support and regular repo updates. MX is my daily driver, in my opinion just about one of the best non sysD for conventional use. Just a suggestion, all depends on your feelings on sysD and what you're going for - love the drive to learn and experiment! That is what it is all about :-D
     
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    Only to help drive the point home about different VM environments and tweaking them or just when they are outright glitchy - I picked up an AWUS036NHA *Atheros AR9271* using usb redirection in QEMU/KVM virtual machine manager... nothing, nothing other then it's hardware listing using "lsusb" and not only TinyPaw, same for Kali, Parrot, etc.. Only this particular card.. don't have any others with AR9271 chipset. However, after playing around with firmware drivers in each distro and just accepting that I got a knockoff card - I tried Oracle VirtualBox and boom, no issue with usb2.0 redirection for "ATHEROS UB91C" - So yeah, always figure on tweaking and testing and toying around with everything all the time to get a good base for your feelings on it lol :p
     
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    my main computer took a dump. Im pretty sure ive downloaded mx linux. im using manjaro on my lappy atm. its ok. i never had a problem with vbox on windows :) i pretty much just click stuff till it worx ;)
     
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    I know the feeling, my main rig just crapped out the bearings on my rear 120mm exhaust fan, thankfully there's still one hole in the wall place near me that sells parts and components. I picked up an.. "ok" Arctic silent brand 120mm and back in business lol - point and clicking is always a good trial and error but also ... Learning why a particular point and click generates certain results is good too :p
     
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    in my lil bit of experience the fastest thing ive found is arch. not manjaro just a plain ole arch minimal install. depends on the machine im sure. i have two hps. the desktop (that i think is dead) is intel. I made all the proprietary stuff work but it took awhile. the lappy is amd and i havent had one problem with it at all other than its slower.
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    i think my video chip is corrupted. ima try cleaning it. its intel garbage anyway lol
     
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    It's a mixed bag there - intel I would say by far if you plan to do virtualization, AMD perhaps if you are running a stand alone install/boot. Everything I have used since the mid-later 90's has been mostly as a whole custom built, but from a foundational standpoint I have always sworn by Dell as far as out of the box Linux compatibility.
     
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    Ah yeah, very possible - to avoid that as well as CPU consumption - my main rig is MSI H97K with no onboard video, no borrowing from CPU, only PCIE GForce 1Gb

    I mean, not disabled - this particular board has no mfg on board capabilities
     
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