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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:06 am

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23 Gathering Network Data
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Framp's Linux Tips and Tricks
http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/en/users-guide/

Citation
A lot of time network problems are posted in foren in order to find people to help to solve them. A lot of problems are configuration problems which can be fixed easily by the problem poster. This script collects a lot of network information and passes them to the NWEliza component, which analyzes them for common configuration errors. Errormessages point to webpages on this website which help to fix the problems.


I performed all necessary steps on Mint 16 Petra KDE 64 bit to give instructions how to proceed. (My connections are working.)

1. Download this script (collectNWData.sh)
-> a destination folder is showed (in my case: /home/seeley)

2. Opening a Terminal / Console
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pwd

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ls -l
l = lowercase "L" like list
You should see the file collectNWData.sh (~ 166 KiB)
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...
-rw-r--r-- 1 seeley seeley     169062 Jun 19 15:01 collectNWData.sh
...


3.
Changing file permissions:

[A guide: http://www.linux.org/threads/file-permissions-chmod.4094/]

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sudo chmod 700 collectNWData.sh

password (digits are not shown)
RETURN
->
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-rwx------ 1 seeley seeley     169062 Jun 19 15:01 collectNWData.sh


4.
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./collectNWData.sh
Pay attention, there is a point (.) in front of "/" and .sh at the end.

5. Answer the questions concerning your problem network

In my case:

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collectNWData.sh V0.7.3a                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                       
--- Invoking this script as root allows a more detailed analysis and will give better results.                                                         
--- If you have any concerns to execute the script as root please read http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/CND_ROOT#English.
--- Do you want to run the script as root ([y]/n)?y
--- Which type of your network connection should be tested?
--- (1) Wireless connection (WLAN)
--- (2) Wired connection
--- Please answer with 1-2:1

--- What's the type of networktopology?
--- (1) WLAN access point <---> LinuxClient
--- (2) WLAN HW router <---> LinuxClient
--- (3) WLAN access point <---> LinuxRouter <---> LinuxClient
--- (4) WLAN HW router <---> LinuxRouter <---> LinuxClient
--- Please answer with 1-4:2

--- Please enter the WLAN SSID you want to connect to (Will be masqueraded in output file):**********

--- NWCollect is collecting networkconfiguration information into file ...
                                               
--- NWEliza is analyzing the system for common network configuration errors ...
!!! CND0200W: Maximum possible MTU is 1492, but actual MTU on nic wlan0 is 1500
!!! CND0450W: WLAN key masquerading is not fully tested on this distribution. Please check output file collectNWData.txt for visible WLAN keys and masquerade them manually

--- Go to http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/CND#English to get more detailed instructions
--- about the error/warning messages and how to fix the problems on your own.

--- If you are unsuccessful then place the contents of file collectNWData.txt in the net
--- (see http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/CND_UPL#English for links)
--- and then paste the nopaste link on your favorite Linux forum.


Afterwards a file collectNWData.txt ( ~ 13 KiB ) is written in your folder
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-rw-r--r-- 1 seeley users       13135 Jun 19 15:12 collectNWData.txt


This file contains upon others:
release, kernel, ping test, nameserver, route table, ifconfig, iwconfig,
parts of lspci, lsusb, lshw, lsmod, firmware,
iwlist, rfkill list,...


List of error messages:
http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/en/messages/

If you have any questions or comments please open an own thread.
Last edited by seeley on Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:26 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:49 am

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24 Download Manager
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Successfully tested on Maya MATE and Cinnamon and Petra KDE (64 bit)
Just installed on Qiana KDE 64, Firefox 30.0.

Steps:
1. Applications / System / Synaptic Package Manager (needs administrative privileges) -> Quick filter uget
-> uget latest version (1.10.4)
apply
(Alternative to Synaptic: Software Manager)

2. Firefox (V. 30.0) > New menu > Add-ons > Search flashgot
-> FlashGot Mass Downloader 1.5.5 [9.6.2014, 377KB]

3. FF / Add-ons / Extensions / FlashGot > Preferences

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Firefox 30 Extensions


4. Download
What should FF do?

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Downloading FlashGot uget



to be continued, please no question here
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:51 am

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25 Installation: Qiana Cinnamon
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in process

Preparing partitions with GParted

gp2.png
Partitions before installing

ecause
Backup boot loader

Before this installation, Maya was my main Mint with Grub in MBR;
I just installed Qiana with boot loader in MBR (Maya Grub overwritten was no problem, because Qiana Grub detected Maya an enabled to boot to Maya without making any additional changes.
But I'm careful - that's why I saved

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Welcome


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For best results
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:05 am

Next window shows the possibilities

I do not recommend "alongside", because I don't trust any automatismus.
I prefer partitioning before installing.

somethingElse.png
Alongside? No!


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Relevant partitions


My root partition is a logical parttition, formatted as ext4. Here, however, I have to choose ext4 again, and format and "/"

sda7.png
root partition


Couriously a window opened with the following warning
Write previous changes to disk and continue?
Before you can select a new partition size, any previous changes have to be written to disk.
You cannot undo this operation.
Please note that the resize operation may take a long time.
Go Back or Continue

After having chosen "Continue":
No further reaction -
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:11 am

/home

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home partition


/media/DATA

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Fat32 partition DATA


Overview: all relevant partitions, including boot loader device (=MBR of the SSD).


sda2_8bl.png
before the real installation
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby austin.texas on Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:21 am

seeley wrote:Couriously a window opened with the following warning
Write previous changes to disk and continue?
Please note that the resize operation may take a long time.

Yes, that popup is curious.
I always click "Back" at that point so that I don't have to wait on a "Resize" operation, and it always proceeds as it should.

seeley, if you set up your PM, I could offer suggestions privately.
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:21 am

The (real) installtion, after choosing "install now" only took 6 Minutes! (Iso on USB flash drive, target: SSD)

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Location


Keyboard offer: I have to change to GERMAN

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Choosing layout


Personal Data and password

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Personal Data
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:29 am

After reboot I first tried to boot to my (old) Maya - no problem.

Afterwards I booted to the new installed Qiana - no problem, too.

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GParted relevant Partitions


Note. The label "rootQCin" was deleted during installation

Swap partition was active:

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swap partition in use


Presented update:

mintupdate 4.6.2 -> 4.6.7

then

updates2.png
2nd window


231 updates available, 278 MB to download

took 10 Minutes (WLAN up to 1000 MB/s.)

Note: On the live medium GParted was available, but on the installed Qiana Cin. not.
If you open a Terminal,

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seeley@seeley-Q ~ $ gparted
The program 'gparted' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install gparted


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seeley@seeley-Q ~ $ sudo apt-get install gparted
[sudo] password for seeley:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a
Suggested packages:
  reiser4progs gpart
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gparted libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove...
Need to get 1180 kB of archives.
After this operation, 6869 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]


Installation only takes a few seconds.
Done ,but

not finished - I hurried up with the presentation to give newbies a quick overview;
to smooth and yet polish - after a long break!

If you have questions, please open an own thread!
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby bobww99 on Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:25 am

Excellent presentation considering your limits of posting.
Thank You,
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:32 am

Please don' t post within this HowTo!
I only am a normal user and can' t delete posts - except my owns. As I wrote: For questions please open an own thread.
You could delete your comment.

Edit:
You can ask. in a new thread, if a HowTo, concerning "xyz" can be written.
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby bobww99 on Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:06 am

One suggestion that may help folks that cannot boot from BIO's from the USB stick. Might want to mention Plop?
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:11 am

Please read the forum rules!!
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:00 pm

Mobile Broadband
Tested with success on Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64 bit

in process, please do not post here!

After having plugged in your USB Modem, open a Terminal and
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lsusb
l like list
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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem


A window opens

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Provider PIN required


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New Mobile Broadband Connection


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Country or Region List
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:05 pm

Next steps>

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Select Provider from a list


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Choose Billing Plan


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Provider and Plan
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Re: Quickly get help

Postby seeley on Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:07 pm

Success!

Left Icon showing the Mobile Broadband Connection is active

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Part of the Panel
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In process, please do not post here!
For questions please open an own thread!
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