Spyros Tsiolis | 12 Feb 09:48 2016
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update manager refuses to upgrade kernel to newer version

Hello again ,

Here's quite an oldie that I missed for about a month.
On the thin clients, the kernel is stuck on v3.13.0-46-generic.
The system keeps downloading v3.13.0-77 but the following
tidal wave of info pops-up on a windows that I cannot make
heads or tails out of it : 

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installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ...
Preconfiguring packages ...
Preconfiguring packages ...
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 
(Reading database ... 5%%
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MR ZenWiz | 12 Feb 02:09 2016
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Flash drive needs authentication for mount

I reported the below issue a couple of years ago, but it has sat
silent since then.

I haven't seen this happen recently, until just now.

The only solution I have found is to log out and log back in, which is
not at all cool.

Is there any news on this front at all?

It seems to happen out of the blue and doesn't go away while I'm still
logged in.

MR

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From: MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz <at> gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 10:23 PM
Subject: [xubuntu-users] Flash drive suddenly needs authentication for mount
To: Xubuntu Support and User Discussions <xubuntu-users <at> lists.ubuntu.com>

This happened a week or so ago on my work desktop, now it's happening
on my home desktop.

Xubuntu 14.04.1

I plug in my flash drive and get the root authentication window
instead of the drive just mounting.

What changed and how do I fix it?
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Mark Haney | 11 Feb 17:32 2016

HAProxy w/SSL termination and unprotected content

I'm working on setting up a HAProxy load balancer with SSL termination for adding a second web server to our website.  The site is a Joomla based site and is currently HTTPS-only, which is fine.  I'd prefer having the SSL terminated on HAProxy, but something weird is happening and I'm at a loss.  

We've got a verified wildcard SSL certificate for our site which is now setup on the HAProxy server.  The pair of backend servers are both directly accessible via HTTP without trouble.  The problem occurs when I connect to the servers via HTTPS through the load balancer.  Firefox and Chrome both don't completely render the page at all and I get a warning (in Firefox) about parts of the page being blocked for being unencrypted.  

Clicking the lock in the address bar in FF I get a message that the connection was 'partially encrypted'.  Looking through the list of files not encrypted it lists most of the image files, css and jscript files on the page. 

I don't get it.  Every tutorial I've googled has the same basic setup as I have, but there's no mention of this being a problem.  I don't even have port 80 open on the HAProxy server, so the fact that the files weren't encrypted makes no sense.  

Any ideas?  Something I've missed?  I've included my haproxy.cfg file if it'll help.  This copy doesn't have the HTTP port config commented out, but that's the only difference.  


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<div><div dir="ltr">I'm working on setting up a HAProxy load balancer with SSL termination for adding a second web server to our website.&nbsp; The site is a Joomla based site and is currently HTTPS-only, which is fine.&nbsp; I'd prefer having the SSL terminated on HAProxy, but something weird is happening and I'm at a loss. &nbsp;<div><br></div>
<div>We've got a verified wildcard SSL certificate for our site which is now setup on the HAProxy server.&nbsp; The pair of backend servers are both directly accessible via HTTP without trouble.&nbsp; The problem occurs when I connect to the servers via HTTPS through the load balancer.&nbsp; Firefox and Chrome both don't completely render the page at all and I get a warning (in Firefox) about parts of the page being blocked for being unencrypted. &nbsp;</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Clicking the lock in the address bar in FF I get a message that the connection was 'partially encrypted'.&nbsp; Looking through the list of files not encrypted it lists most of the image files, css and jscript files on the page.&nbsp;</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>I don't get it.&nbsp; Every tutorial I've googled has the same basic setup as I have, but there's no mention of this being a problem.&nbsp; I don't even have port 80 open on the HAProxy server, so the fact that the files weren't encrypted makes no sense. &nbsp;</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Any ideas?&nbsp; Something I've missed?&nbsp; I've included my haproxy.cfg file if it'll help.&nbsp; This copy doesn't have the HTTP port config commented out, but that's the only difference. &nbsp;</div>
<div>
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27515 ::: USA</span><div>
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Vitor Moreira | 11 Feb 08:44 2016
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Chrome and chromium crashed

Bom dia,
há uns meses, depois de 1 actualização (sistema, penso), o chrome e o chromium deixaram de funcionar.
Aconteceu o mesmo com outra distribuição linux que tenho no mesmo computador.
Acontece que na outra instalei o controlador do proprietário (nvidia 304.131) e ficou a funcionar, aqui não o consigo fazer, porque simplesmente não funciona, ou seja, não carrega o SO (correctamente).
Precisava de 1 actualização do chrome/chromium ou então 1 correcção do driver.
Obrigado

Good Morning,
a few months ago, after an update (system, I think), the chrome and chromium crashed.
It was the same with other Linux distribution I have the same computer.
Happens that in another I installed the proprietary driver (nvidia 304.131) and was working, here I can not do, because it simply does not work, or does not load the OS (correctly).
I needed an update chrome/chromium or else an driver correction.
Thanks


Computer: sony vaio VGN-FE31H
Graphics: nvidia geforce go 7400
SO: ubuntu 14.04lts 32 bits
Chromium version: 48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1108
Chrome version: last <!-- <at> page { margin: 2cm } p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120% } -->
<div>
    <p>Bom dia,<br>
      h&aacute; uns meses,
      depois de 1 actualiza&ccedil;&atilde;o (sistema, penso), o chrome e o chromium
      deixaram de funcionar.<br>
      Aconteceu o mesmo
      com outra distribui&ccedil;&atilde;o linux que tenho no mesmo computador.<br>
      Acontece que na
      outra instalei o controlador do propriet&aacute;rio (nvidia 304.131) e
      ficou a funcionar, aqui n&atilde;o o consigo fazer, porque simplesmente
      n&atilde;o
      funciona, ou seja, n&atilde;o carrega o SO (correctamente).<br>
      Precisava de 1
      actualiza&ccedil;&atilde;o do chrome/chromium ou ent&atilde;o 1 correc&ccedil;&atilde;o do driver.<br>
      Obrigado<br><br></p>
    <p lang="en-US"><a name="result_box"></a>
      Good Morning,<br>
      a few months ago, after an update (system, I think),
      the chrome and chromium crashed.<br>
      It was the same with other Linux
      distribution I have the same computer.<br>
      Happens that in another I
      installed the proprietary driver (nvidia 304.131) and was working,
      here I can not do, because it simply does not work, or does not
      load
      the OS (correctly).<br>
      I needed an update chrome/chromium or else an
      driver correction.<br>
      Thanks</p>
    <br>
    Computer: sony vaio
    VGN-FE31H<br>
    Graphics: nvidia
    geforce go 7400<br>
    SO: ubuntu 14.04lts
    32 bits<br>
    Chromium version:
    48.0.2564.82-0ubuntu0.14.04.1.1108<br>
    Chrome version: last

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Frank Chang | 11 Feb 07:03 2016
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Nautilius blinking problem on Ubuntu 15.10

        I recently installed Ubuntu Linux 15.10 on a Lenovo desktop.After a mysterious crash last night while testing point and click of an Mono-.NET 4.5 C# executable which DLLImport's an C++ shared object, the Files GUI manager flickers on and off . I removed the package xdg-utils and then installed it again followed by a system reboot and the Files GUI manager , /usr/bin/xdg-open , still flickers on and off.
        A Xamarin expert told me this is a graphics driver problem. also, xdg-open is not a gui file manager (on ubuntu, that would be nautilus) - it's a command guaranteed to be available on desktop linux systems, which is used for opening stuff with the default association
       Should we sudo apt-get remove nautilus and then sudo apt-get install nautilus to fix the blinking problem?
       Nautilus is a file manager. I most likely have driver issues. So , I was told either you force the system to disable 3d acceleration (the GUI is 3d accelerated by default), or you change your graphics card, or you update your driver.
      
       1.) How to update the Nautilus driver?
       
        2) How do I force the system to disable 3d acceleration
 
       Any help is greatly appreciated.
<div><div dir="ltr">
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I recently installed Ubuntu Linux 15.10 on a Lenovo desktop.After a mysterious crash last night while testing point and click of an Mono-.NET 4.5 C# executable which DLLImport's an C++ shared object, the Files GUI manager flickers on and off . I removed the package xdg-utils and then installed it again followed by a system reboot and the Files GUI manager , /usr/bin/xdg-open ,  still  flickers on and off.</div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A Xamarin expert told me this is a graphics driver problem. also, xdg-open is not a gui file manager (on ubuntu, that would be  nautilus) - it's a command guaranteed to be available on desktop linux systems, which is used for opening stuff with the default association </div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Should we sudo apt-get remove  nautilus and then sudo apt-get install nautilus to fix the blinking problem?</div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nautilus is a file manager. I most likely&nbsp;have driver issues. So , I was told either you force the system to disable 3d acceleration (the GUI is 3d accelerated by default), or you change your graphics card, or you update your driver.</div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.) How to update the Nautilus driver? </div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2) How do I force the system to disable 3d acceleration </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Any help is greatly appreciated.</div>
</div></div>
MR ZenWiz | 9 Feb 20:08 2016
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USB flash drives not registering unless Thunar is running

On one of my Xubuntu 14.04 machines, when I plug in a USB device, it
fails to mount or register unless I am running Thunar.  If I start
Thunar after inserting the device, I still have to click on the device
icon to have it show up (as in df, accessible from the command line,
in /media/≤usr>/, etc.).

This only happens on my home desktop.  My work desktop and laptop have
no trouble with these.

I suspect it's a setting somewhere, but I have no idea which one.

I have done logouts, reboots, etc. and nothing seems to help.

TIA.
MR

MR ZenWiz | 9 Feb 19:44 2016
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Link or other easy way to search the list archives

All I found was the list management page link to the archives, which
is not searchable.

Other than downloading the whole archive, is there a simple way to
searhc them for a particular issue?

Thanks.
MR

Karl Auer | 9 Feb 13:29 2016
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Anyone using AMD Radeon R7 M360 with Linux?

I'm about to buy a new laptop, and the reviews I can find seem to
suggest that it will work well with Linux, but I have misgivings about
the AMD Radeon R7 M360 graphics. I think it's probably power-hungry, but
my biggest concern is drivers.

Can anyone on this list positively confirm that they are personally
using an AMD Radeon R7 M360 with Linux - specifically with Ubuntu or
another Debian derivative?

I don't need gamer-level performance, but I do need a working full-res
graphical desktop. Basic 3D acceleration for compiz would be very nice,
but is not essential.

Regards, K.

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Colin Law | 9 Feb 13:12 2016
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Pulseaudio sound across network

I  am trying to get pulseaudio to allow playing sound from one PC
(Ubuntu 5.10) to another (Ubuntu 14.04).  Following instructions found
in various places I have installed paprefs and pavucontrol and on the
server (the one with the speakers), in paprefs I have enabled network
access to local sound devices, allow other machines to discover local
devices, don't require authentication.  On the client I have enable
Make discoverable network devices available locally.  I believe that
now the server device should appear in client pavucontrol but it does
not.

Pulseaudio daemon is running in both machines.  No obvious errors in syslog.

Any suggestions?

Colin

Spyros Tsiolis | 9 Feb 11:04 2016
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Re: how to update a non-official app/repo

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On Tue, 9/2/16, Petter Adsen <petter <at> synth.no> wrote:

 Subject: Re: how to update a non-official app/repo
 To: ubuntu-users <at> lists.ubuntu.com
 Cc: "Spyros Tsiolis" <stsiol <at> yahoo.co.uk>
 Date: Tuesday, 9 February, 2016, 11:11

 On Tue, 9 Feb 2016
 08:16:56 +0000 (UTC)
 Spyros Tsiolis <stsiol <at> yahoo.co.uk>
 wrote:

 > Hello again,
 > 
 > I have hylafax
 installed on a server and
 >
 "yet-another-java-hyla-fax-client" (YAJHFC) on the
 clients.
 > 
 > It used
 to work fine for about two years.
 > The
 other day, it stopped working.
 > 
 > I suspect a java upgrade from the official
 repos.
 > Anywhoo, the main thing is that
 it's not working anymore 
 >
 (something about a named pipe not existing anymore).
 > 
 > The question is
 this; How do I proceed with it ?
 > Do I
 try an "apt-get update" ? Do I get rid of the
 old
 > version and try installing the new
 one ?

 Well, that's the
 problem with using software from outside the official
 repos :) According to the YAJHFC website[1}
 there was a release on
 2016-01-11. If that
 version is newer than the one you have installed,
 maybe you should try to update. There seems to
 be a repository
 available, the usual caveats
 apply.

 If that doesn't
 work, try checking the wiki or mailing list archives
 (links are on the website) to see if this has
 been solved before, or ask
 on that mailing
 list. You can try this approach first, but they might
 just ask you to update to the latest version
 before they are willing to
 look into it.

 As a last resort, downgrade
 Java (or the client, if that is what was
 updated, dig through apt logs to find out) to
 the version that works. Or
 find another
 client.

 Petter

 [1] http://www.yajhfc.de/

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Thanks Petter,

As a result , I uninstalled the "yajhfc" packages from synaptic, checked my documentation
again and re-installed from command line (apt-get install yajhfc and other).

Now it works.

Thank you for your patience,

spyros

Spyros Tsiolis | 9 Feb 09:16 2016
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how to update a non-official app/repo

Hello again,

I have hylafax installed on a server and "yet-another-java-hyla-fax-client"
(YAJHFC) on the clients.

It used to work fine for about two years.
The other day, it stopped working.

I suspect a java upgrade from the official repos.
Anywhoo, the main thing is that it's not working anymore 
(something about a named pipe not existing anymore).

The question is this; How do I proceed with it ?
Do I try an "apt-get update" ? Do I get rid of the old
version and try installing the new one ?

Clients are ubuntu 12.04 x86.
Fax server is an ubuntu 12.04 x86

Thank you again for your time ,

s.


Gmane