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tails [2014/10/08 13:44]
anonymous
tails [2016/08/16 16:48] (current)
127.0.0.1 Removing mistaken part
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 Tails is a Linux operating system which runs of a DVD or usb stick and which is configured with the goal of giving the user as much anonymity and security by default without making it unusable. Tails is a Linux operating system which runs of a DVD or usb stick and which is configured with the goal of giving the user as much anonymity and security by default without making it unusable.
  
-The image and documentation can be found on http://​tails.boum.org+The [[https://​tails.boum.org/​download/​index.en.html|image]] and [[https://​tails.boum.org/​doc/​index.en.html|documentation]] can be found on http://​tails.boum.org
  
-While the official documentation is excellent, it is written specifically with security and end-users who might have their lives at stake in mind.+While the [[https://​tails.boum.org/​doc/​index.en.html|official documentation]] is excellent, it is written specifically with security and end-users who might have their lives at stake in mind. 
 + 
 +(Some german folks wrote a pretty nice booklet, too: https://​capulcu.nadir.org/​)
  
 Not everyone operates under such extreme conditions and might use Tails in an educational environment which allows for more lax operating procedures. Not everyone operates under such extreme conditions and might use Tails in an educational environment which allows for more lax operating procedures.
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 Before loading your saved state, it is good practice to check if the default state matches your expected state so that if a Tails upgrade changes something you'll notice and not accidentally revert to the default settings of an older Tails version. Merging the old and new settings is not described here but should be. Before loading your saved state, it is good practice to check if the default state matches your expected state so that if a Tails upgrade changes something you'll notice and not accidentally revert to the default settings of an older Tails version. Merging the old and new settings is not described here but should be.
 +
 +===== Copy .bashrc to Persistent Partition =====
 +
 +    sudo su
 +    cp /​home/​amnesia/​.bashrc /​live/​persistence/​TailsData_unlocked/​dotfiles/​
 +    chown amnesia.amnesia .bashrc
 +
 +===== Hardware Setup =====
 +
 +==== Thinkpad Trackpoing Scrolling ====
 +
 +To activate scrolling via middle mouse button and the Trackpoint install the package ''​xinput''​
 +  sudo apt-get install xinput
 +
 +and then execute the commands
 +<​code>​
 +xinput set-prop "​TPPS/​2 IBM TrackPoint"​ "Evdev Wheel Emulation"​ 1
 +xinput set-prop "​TPPS/​2 IBM TrackPoint"​ "Evdev Wheel Emulation Button"​ 2
 +#xinput set-prop "​TPPS/​2 IBM TrackPoint"​ "Evdev Wheel Emulation Timeout"​ 200
 +xinput set-prop "​TPPS/​2 IBM TrackPoint"​ "Evdev Wheel Emulation Axes" 6 7 4 5
 +</​code>​
 +
 +This can lead to temporary weir mouse behaviour which can usually be solved by repeated right-clicks. Feedback welcome.
 +
 +
 +===== Services accepting Tor users =====
 +
 +==== mail ====
 +
 +don't trust any of those. your information is not safe.
 +
 +https://​yandex.com
 +https://​ruggedinbox.com (hidden service: s4bysmmsnraf7eut.onion)
 +
 +
 +===== Random bits =====
 +
 +
 +=== loading tails completely to RAM ===
 +At startup prompt, hit TAB during countdown, and add
 +
 +    toram
 +
 +to the kernel command line.
 +
 +
 +=== hardware info ===
 +
 +To get some very basic hardware info for reporting unsupported hardware:
 +    cat /​proc/​cpuinfo
 +    lspci
 +(run these commands in your normal linux distro and paste the output into a bug report or email to the tails developers)
 +
 +
 +To see the vendor and model of disk sda (your Tails might be sdb if you have a hard drive):
 +    cat /​sys/​block/​sda/​device/​{vendor,​model}
 +
 +To see what device Tails is booted from:
 +    df /​lib/​live/​mount/​medium
 +
 +
 +
 +=== Executing stuff in a terminal and not having it close ===
 +x-terminal-emulator -e /​home/​amnesia/​Persistent/​post_boot.sh
 +tail -n 1  /​home/​amnesia/​Persistent/​post_boot.sh
 +read
 +
 +
 +==== Hardware Support ====
 +List of good USB sticks
 +    ​
 +  * Intenso Microline 8GB
 +    ​
 +
 +List of bad USB sticks: ​
 +
 +  * Intenso Rainbow Line ( ID 058f:6387 )
 +  * Kingston Data Traveler ( ID 0951:1665 )
 +
 +List of working computers:
 +
 +  * all the Thinkpads
 +  * a small MacBook Air (when Tails is installed via Tails Installer, just press the power button and then directly Alt)