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by Colm
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Sage 8.9+, python3, and LM 19.x
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Sage 8.9+, python3, and LM 19.x

Since version 8.9, sagemath has transitioned from the no-longer-supported python2 framework, to python3. This is an important step up, but the Tessa repository seems stuck on version 8.1-7ubuntu1, depending on python2. I understand that the LM packages are based on Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic)... does this...
by Colm
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4276

Re: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues

Update: Quantum leap in functionality for using AROWS from a Linux Mint box. First of all, AROWS help desk advises anyone without a 16-digit certificate identifier, go to your nearest DEERS office and get a replacement CAC card. If your card is more than ~6 months old this might include you. You wil...
by Colm
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4276

Re: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues

Update: Some time within the last week, approximately, AROWS updated their website and now I'm not able to log in using my redneck-rigged Firefox 52 ESR setup. The problem is with selecting the proper certificate to sign in to AROWS. Previously, I had no problem signing in after selecting the ID cer...
by Colm
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4276

Re: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues

Update on user agent strings: After some experimenting, it looks like all AROWS cares about is that the user agent string contains the token, "MSIE" somewhere in there. I have pared my entire custom user agent string down to just those 4 characters and it lets me login without giving me th...
by Colm
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4276

Re: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues

Next update: This should be more helpful to someone who is starting from scratch. I did a fresh install of 19.1 recently. I had recently broken my CAC & AROWS functionality (and some other useful things) with the latest Java 8 build 201 update, which I accidentally installed in a moment of distr...
by Colm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4276

Re: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues

Update: DBsign stopped working after I upgraded to Java 8 update 181. It actually broke the java plugin for firefox (52 ESR and prior versions), nothing specific to DBsign itself. DBsign is of course required for full AROWS functionality. Despite a web search, I wasn't able to find any other reports...
by Colm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Java 8 update 181 breaks Firefox
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Java 8 update 181 breaks Firefox

I haven't come across any other examples in a web search, but wondered if anyone else has had similar troubles. When I updated to Java 8 update 181, it broke all java plugin functionality in older versions of Firefox (i.e. version 52 ESR and earlier, the only ones which support NPAPI/Java plugins an...
by Colm
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4276

Re: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues

So glad it helped someone. Here is my user agent string: "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1)" I currently use use Firefox ESR 52, the add-on "User Agent Switcher" 0.7.3.1 by "chrispederick". Hope that helps further. I have not found any solutions to work...
by Colm
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4276

Re: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues

you've covered the most useful links, I think. they got me up and running with most CAC login websites. But I had to do a little more to get full functionality of DBSign (i.e. for DTS and AROWS) For that, I will add this link to yours: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/install-oracle-java-8-in-ubuntu-v...
by Colm
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4276

Solved problems with DBsign, military CAC issues

Despite own bumbling and technical ineptitude, I have managed to gain full functionality of my military CAC on webmail, AROWS, and DTS, on Linux Mint 17. Relevant and accurate online information was very difficult to find during this years-long process. If you are a linux CAC user who is having prob...

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