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by waynea
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: prioritising wifi networks
Replies: 1
Views: 166

prioritising wifi networks

I want to set things up so that all clients connect to a preferred wifi network (and not to a segregated guest network). There seems to be no way of doing this thorugh Start > preferences > Nework Connections. Searching around I came across this link from Ask Ubuntu https://askubuntu.com/questions/1...
by waynea
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack [issue is fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 16
Views: 2592

Re: Wpa2 vulnerability - krack

Moem wrote:Yes, me too. Thanks to the quickly responding folks upstream!
yes, it's actually really impressive
by waynea
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack [issue is fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 16
Views: 2592

Re: Wpa2 vulnerability - krack

I have just had an update for this I think wpa (2.1-0ubuntu1.5) trusty-security; urgency=medium * SECURITY UPDATE: Multiple issues in WPA protocol - debian/patches/2017-1/*.patch: Add patches from Debian jessie - CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-13079, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13081, CVE-201...
by waynea
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No sound from speakers
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: No sound from speakers

UPDATE => Ive tried with a cheap PCI sound card as well. This
1) gives a really poor quality sound
2) cuts out unless PAvucontrol is open!

Ive, reinstalled PAvucontrol and Alsa BTW, no change
by waynea
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No sound from speakers
Replies: 1
Views: 507

No sound from speakers

Hi all can anyone help me troubleshoot this. I have on-board sound from an Asus M5A97 board and nothing comes from the speakers at all. Nothing is muted in Alsamixer which seems to show a Realtek ALC887 Vd chip. Pavucontrol shows 'built in audio' correctly but nothing I can do generates a sound from...
by waynea
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Update Manager - Upgrade - Update
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: [SOLVED]Update Manager - Upgrade - Update

Re update and upgrade from the terminal.. It is quite correct that it breaks the prioritisation set in the Update Manager GUI and downloads everything. However I've done this for a while now and never had any issues. I have to use terminal because I installed GRSecurity on my boxes and some of the s...
by waynea
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: So why no security sub-forum in these forums ?
Replies: 64
Views: 2746

Re: So why no security sub-forum in these forums ?

Definitely support a security forum. I worry that people think that Linux doesn’t have the vulnerabilities that other Os's do. And while Linus Torvalds is undoubtedly a genius, I think he sometimes underplays security issues. As an example of the kind of vulnerabilities which exist in Linux - try th...
by waynea
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can linux mint team can reactivate Nanny parental control
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: Can linux mint team can reactivate Nanny parental contro

Gnome Nanny is what most of us parents are looking for. I'm already using OpenDNS to block sites, so mintNanny does not add any value. I need something that limits the usage time on a computer. Please revive the Gnome Nanny project and add it into Mint. The Nanny project is dead and attempts to rep...
by waynea
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Advice on future PC for Mint
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Advice on future PC for Mint

Forget the spinning metal HDD, get an SSD. A platter drive will strangle the performance of your otherwise good computer. I/O is a serious bottleneck with old style hard drives. I would go with 16GB of ram in a new build. 8GB is not really all that much anymore and ram is cheap. 2x not so good advi...
by waynea
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ThinkPad trackpoint configurtion speed => SOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Re: ThinkPad trackpoint configurtion speed => SOLVED

The solution I came up with was to add the xset m 4/1 0 into start up applications so it persists across a reboot Preferences > startup applications > Add > (paste in command and give it a name) > Add This is worth stating because if you google for this issue there is an awful lot of old stuff using...
by waynea
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: System Settings > Mouse doesn't affect pointer tracking speed
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: System Settings > Mouse doesn't affect pointer tracking speed

One way to have this command automatically executed during startup is to have this command always execute at startup by doing the following: left click Menu left click Preferences left click Startup Applications left click add in Startup Applications screen left click Custom Command in drop down bo...
by waynea
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: System Settings > Mouse doesn't affect pointer tracking speed
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: System Settings > Mouse doesn't affect pointer tracking speed

Your post helped me out - like you I could not get the trackpoint to move quickly enough.
MY QUESTION.....how did you make that command persist across a reboot? or do you have to enter it into the terminal for each session?
by waynea
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ThinkPad trackpoint configurtion speed => SOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 631

ThinkPad trackpoint configurtion speed => SOLVED

can anyone tell me how to make this faster and more sensitive - I've been searching and there seem plenty of methods, none of which work on my X300 running 17.3 MATE. Ive tried downloading gointing-device-setting but this has no effect. Then I created udev rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/10-trackpoint.co...
by waynea
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless router recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Wireless router recommendation

I totally recommend the Linksys WRT1900AC. It is well supported by the open-source Open WRT firmware...The only drawback is that this requires you to buy a separate hardware modem too, but I don't actually regard that as a bad thing. I got a cheap Draytek from eBay
by waynea
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: cannot download Chromium browser => SOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: cannot download Chromium browser

already solved. For those interested the root solution is here https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2322420

Running the command

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wget -q -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
fixed the issue
by waynea
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cannot connect to my Galaxy S5 => SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Cannot connect to my Galaxy S5

I didn't actually solve this one, but by reverting to 17.3 - with the associated GRSecutity patch the issue was resolved. It may well be that a different configuration of GRSecurity was the root of the issue of course..
by waynea
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: cannot download Chromium browser => SOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 124

cannot download Chromium browser => SOLVED

When I try from Package Manager I get W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_53.0.2785.143-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1142_amd64.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 2001:67c:1360:8001::21 80] W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/po...
by waynea
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cannot SSH to router => SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Cannot SSH to router

The issue was that I had not installed the OpenWRT sftp server package on the router. When I did that I could access the file structure through Caja using sftp instead of ssh
by waynea
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba share - can view directory but not contents!! => CLOSED
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Samba share - can view directory but not contents!!

I'm going to mark this as closed, although technically it isn't. The minidlna server on my router works fine and I can stream from that...
by waynea
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba share - can view directory but not contents!! => CLOSED
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Samba share - can view directory but not contents!!

tovian wrote:Have you tried saving a file from your MInt box to one of those (high-level) shares? It would be interesting to see what the results are.
If I try to save a file I get the error 'There was an error copying the file into smb://openwrt/. - Operation not supported by backend'

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