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by magicchance
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issues with Java
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Issues with Java

I'm trying to set up a bitcoin wallet, which uses Java script from this site: https://multibit.org/en/help/hd0.3/how- ... linux.html

So far I'm not able to get past the installation sequence. Does anyone have any experience with this issue? How do we LM users install Java?
by magicchance
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: possible virus and DOS attack
Replies: 23
Views: 2444

Re: possible virus and DOS attack

I have an update finally. It turns out that the apartment complex I live in hired an IT specialist to overhaul our internet services. As a result, he changed everything over to 5G and simultaneously removed all the older 2.4G equipment. As a result, my current Ralink wifi adapter, as well as my onbo...
by magicchance
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't upgrade to Rosa
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Can't upgrade to Rosa

When I try to update to Rosa from within the Update Manager, I get this error warning and I am locked out from completing the procedure: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Could not open file descriptor -1 E: Unable to lock the list directory
by magicchance
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: possible virus and DOS attack
Replies: 23
Views: 2444

Re: possible virus and DOS attack

Close the update manager, the software manager and synaptic. Now open software sources -> maintenance and click the button to solve MergeList probems. I'm seeing this warning after the attempted update: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expect...
by magicchance
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: possible virus and DOS attack
Replies: 23
Views: 2444

Re: possible virus and DOS attack

Here is the warning message again in full: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. E: _cache->open() failed, please...
by magicchance
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: possible virus and DOS attack
Replies: 23
Views: 2444

Re: possible virus and DOS attack

3) I have no way to reboot anything. Any hardware is out of my reach. Does this probably mean that this machine belongs to an organization? In this case the admin should be able to help. I live in a condo complex with over 200 apartments. Any hardware is locked away in the general offices. It could...
by magicchance
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: possible virus and DOS attack
Replies: 23
Views: 2444

Re: possible virus and DOS attack

Try this for the Atheros wireless chipset: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/internet#TOC-Driver-ath9k-or-ath5k:-disable-hardware-encryption-decryption (item 2.3, right column) Why the extra Ralink USB wifi dongle, by the way? I just made the chipset mod for ath9k. The Ralink is an...
by magicchance
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: possible virus and DOS attack
Replies: 23
Views: 2444

Re: possible virus and DOS attack

Thanks for the replies Everyone. To answer some questions: 1) Yes, there were several recommended updates last week coming thru the Update Manager. 2) No, I haven't done anything to provoke an attack, etc. 3) I have no way to reboot anything. Any hardware is out of my reach. 4) There weren't any ker...
by magicchance
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: possible virus and DOS attack
Replies: 23
Views: 2444

possible virus and DOS attack

Hey Guys, I am a full time public wifi user. I have no choice in the matter. About 4 days ago I think I was hit with a virus and/or a DOS attack. My wifi signal is less than half of normal and I'm getting cut off after just 3 or 4 minutes of use, and my Update Manager will not refresh either. I am n...
by magicchance
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: best Silverlight replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: best Silverlight replacement?

I believe the path for that is still Pipelight, and Silverlight running in their patched Wine version. Installation instructions: http://pipelight.net/cms/install/installation-ubuntu.html. I've not used Pipelight so perhaps somebody else can confirm. I did everything this link said, but no joy. In ...
by magicchance
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: best Silverlight replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: best Silverlight replacement?

Habitual wrote:I think it's gonna come down to who's platform? :wink:
Actually, I need to be able to view Silverlight videos hosted by my local City Hall as I am involved in local politics somewhat.
by magicchance
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: best Silverlight replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

best Silverlight replacement?

Hey Guys, I need to be able to view/play video on the Silverlight platform. I have no idea what the current and recommended replacement is for this. Can anyone help? Many thanks in advance!
by magicchance
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: frequent wifi kickout
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: frequent wifi kickout

If power management is enabled on your wifi card I’d try disabling it (run "sudo iwconfig" to see if it’s enabled). Showing 2 WLANs, and power management for both = OFF. Here is the full text just in case something else could be wrong...: eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ...
by magicchance
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: frequent wifi kickout
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: frequent wifi kickout

OK, so I think I am narrowing down at least some of the problem. The wifi router is about 75m and 6 rooms away from my position. When I use just the Atheros app, the nominal signal strength is about 30-32%. (And the Ralink gives me 60-70%). But the signal fluctuates. And often it cuts out altogether...
by magicchance
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: frequent wifi kickout
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: frequent wifi kickout

You have no less than three wireless cards.... :shock: Why? One is the built-in wifi system for the laptop; one is the Ralink USB wifi antennae; and the 3rd I have no idea. I am not using it as far as I know. I am guessing it's just an empty slot left there by the laptop designers. As far as I know...
by magicchance
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: frequent wifi kickout
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: frequent wifi kickout

Hello pjotr, Here is what I see...: System: Host: zipper Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.6.13 Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Machine: System: LENOVO product: 80EC version: Lenovo Z50-75 Mobo: LENOVO model: Lancer 5B3 version: 31900058STD Bios: LENOVO versio...
by magicchance
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: frequent wifi kickout
Replies: 9
Views: 513

frequent wifi kickout

I've been using LM 17.2 Rafaela/Cinn for a few weeks now with great results. But the one issue I'm having is with the wifi app. Several times a day the wifi kicks off and it takes several minutes for it to reconnect. Some times it doesn't reconnect for over 5 minutes, and then I make a Restart. But ...
by magicchance
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sony Walkman interface issues (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 1689

Re: Sony Walkman interface issues

OK Everybody, now we're getting somewhere! Amarok does what VLC would not. Amarok not only "saw" the data inside my Walkman, it was able to Open, Play, and Download them as well! Thank you phd21! Here's the funny part though. Once the files are transferred via Amarok, VLC takes over and be...
by magicchance
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sony Walkman interface issues (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 1689

Re: Sony Walkman interface issues

Exploder, here is the warning flag in it's entirety: [Start] File Reading Failed VLC could not open this file. "/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=%5Busb%3A006%2C007%5D/StorageMedia/MUSIC[name of song file]" (Operation not supported). Your input can not be opened. [Same code as above.] VLC is un...
by magicchance
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sony Walkman interface issues (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 1689

Re: Sony Walkman interface issues

Try going into preferred applications and selecting a different application from the drop down dialog box for music. Try VLC, it plays everything. :) Maybe I wasn't as clear as I could have been. Let me try again. I have identical MP3 files on a couple of different drives. Because, back when I was ...

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