I’ve run into a couple of weird issues this week and I thought I would bounce it off the group here. If you’ve got any suggestions or fixes for these issues I sure would appreciate it.
- I run a proxy over ssh and squid for privacy-sake (and so IT at my office minds their own business!) I use the command “ssh -C -L 8080:localhost:3128 my.remote.squid.proxy”. This works great, and I’m planning a tutorial for a more detailed outline, but the odd thing is when I disconnect and exit the terminal it doesn’t close. The terminal (both gnome-terminal & konsole) just sit there and I have to kill it by clicking the X. If I simply connect via ssh without the port binding everything closes as normal. Is this based on one of my arguments? Anyone else seen this?
- I’ve been trying to remove the fade-out effect (such as when prompted for a password, logging out, etc) but keep the “grab” feature where the box demands focus. I’ve been able to remove the fade, but this also removes the focus grabbing which is a big security problem. Does anyone know a way to remove the fade effect but keep the focus grabbing for the dialog box? Previous suggestions found here on the ubuntuforums.
I know the both of these are a little off the wall but I appreciate any feedback. The first is a little annoyance for me while the second has been a long-time concern for a friend of mine. I hope we’ll be able to solve it for him. Thanks!