Antoine Pitrou | 1 Sep 10:46 2015
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XFCE ssh agent and broken recognition of new ssh keys?


Hello,

I have generated a new SSH key and to my surprise it doesn't seem
recognized by whatever XFCE uses as an ssh agent (gnome-keyring,
right?). With older keys I get a passphrase popup once per session, and
then the key is remembered for the rest of the session. With this new
key I get the OpenSSH passphrase prompt on the terminal, and the key
isn't remembered so I get the prompt again on each new ssh call. This
is a large annoyance.

Out of curiosity I wondered if I could add the key myself, but it
doesn't seem to work either:

$ ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_ed25519
Enter passphrase for /home/antoine/.ssh/id_ed25519: 
Error reading response length from authentication socket.
Could not add identity: /home/antoine/.ssh/id_ed25519

I also tried to log out and log in again.

Any guidance?

Thanks

Antoine.

Scott Ehrlich | 19 Aug 03:22 2015

Help with DVR options

My wife and I have FIOS and our STB died, causing us to lose the shows
we recorded.

So, to prevent that from happening again, I am looking into more home
made DVR options.

I'm looking into the HD Home Run Premium with a cable card.

I'd plan to pair that with a cheap PC and likely an eSATA 4-disk RAID box.

We have a step up from basic cable - we also have CNN, Lifetime, and
other non premium but cable-based channels.

What [PC] hardware is most recommended?   My local Microcenter has
some cheap ($300 or less) Dell and HP desktops I am considering.

As for software, scheduling, etc, what is most recommended?

Tivo seems way too pricey and a bit too proprietary.

Next step, after the home made DVR is built, is to find a way to
project/connect the video to my tv, and aim to integrate a remote with
the DVR setup.

Maybe integration with Chromecast, which I do have?

What remote control options are there?

Thanks.

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el_gallo_azul | 14 Aug 06:09 2015
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Re: Sudden loss of WiFi during updating (el_gallo_azul)

 
I use Xubuntu 14.04, and if I lose the wifi connection (for example, the router is turned off then on again, then the dialogue box appears to enter the password, the password is not recognised, so it is necessary to reboot the computer, then it connects again without any problems.

This occurs at any time, not just after an update.


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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:53:21 -0400
From: JMZ <florentior-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
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Hi David,

One peril of running a (what I think is a) no-longer-supported version
of xubuntu is the possibility that the repositories for the version are
stale.  If that's the case, they're not being updated. So, while a later
version might support your wifi chipset, 12.04 may not.  Also, you are
probably far behind the kernel update system.

The file /etc/apt/sources.list controls what drivers are upgraded, among
other tasks.  If you type 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
&& sudo apt-get dist-upgrade', your computer references sources.list to
see which servers it should draw information from.

Try this.  It's a bit risky and convoluted, but I can help you out if
the computer gets stuck.

Pre-steps.  ----> Go to your terminal.

-------------------> I like ROXTerm (shameless plug).  Type 'sudo
apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install roxterm' to try it.



1) copy /etc/apt/sources.list to another file.  ie. go to x:x/$ (your
root directory) and type 'sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list
08132015-sources.list' or however you like to organize your backup files.

2) get a thumb drive and, while in the root directory, type 'sudo mv
08132015-sources.list /media/x/[drive]' (whatever your thumb drive name
is, check /media/).  Unmount the thumb drive and put it somewhere safe.

3) Now type 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install gedit &&
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list'.  This will install gedit, a basic
text editor.  Then sources.list will appear.

4) Hash out all the lines (#).  This will tell the computer to ignore
the old commands.

5) Copy the hashed out parts, put the copy first in the file, and remove
the hashes from this copy.  The computer will read this part of the file.

6) Where your see 'precise' in the un-hashed out part, delete and insert
'vivid'.  What this does is temporarily upgrade to 15.04. There's a
backup of the old 12.04 sources.list on the thumb drive, so no worries.

7) Save sources.list, close gedit, and return to your terminal.

8) type 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get
dist-upgrade && sudo reboot'.  This should update/upgrade the system and
then reboot it.

9) See if wifi works when the computer comes back up.

Good luck.  Keep us informed.

Jordan


On 08/13/2015 02:08 AM, David Walland wrote:
> Dear Jordan,
>
> I've since done this and it does show up.  I'm using 12.04 because I
> both like it and it runs better than 14.04 on these machines, but on
> the Ubuntu support area there's someone who had the same problem -
> also with an Intel 2200 board - on 14.04 and followed the suggestions
> as far as I could without success.
>
> I wish I understood all the various commands, but as yet, I've not
> really got my head round them (it takes so much longer when you are
> older).
>
> The update was downloading/installing Google chrome major update (10s
> of MB download) when the wifi suddenly failed.  As I say, the wifi
> board works perfectly under Win XP (indeed I'm using the actual
> computer now with the XP HDD in it to write this).
>
> I assume that something has corrupted the driver(s) and I need to
> reload these.
>
> When I click on the eternally running attempt to link with either our
> (Virgin Superwimp) hub or the repeater, the system sees it perfectly
> but can't link with it.  It behaves as though the password is absent.
>
> Regards
>
> David
>
> PS  Michelle, I've spent some time getting the machine loaded and
> exactly as I want it and I'm reluctant to reload from scratch, which
> was my first thought.
>
> On 12 August 2015 at 23:42, JMZ <florentior-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org
> <mailto:florentior-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>> wrote:
>
>    Hi David,
>
>    Type lspci | less and see if the network card shows up on the
>    list.  Look for a term like "Network Controller" or similar.
>
>    Jordan
>
>
>    On 08/12/2015 06:19 PM, Michele Mor wrote:
>>    Hi David.
>>    If you don't have much personal data, or if you can do a backup I
>>    would simply use a new version of Xubuntu and reinstall
>>    everything formatting the HD.
>>
>>    I know that it's quite drastic, but probably quicker than trying
>>    to fix things!
>>
>>    Michele
>>
>>    On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 9:26 AM, David Walland
>>    <davidwalland-gM/Ye1E23mwN+BqQ9rBEUg@public.gmane.org
>>    <mailto:davidwalland <at> googlemail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>        Hi All,
>>
>>        I was updating my Xubuntu this morning when it announced that
>>        it had failed to download and stopped.  Since then I haven't
>>        been able to reconnect to WiFi. It continually tries then
>>        asks for the password for the wifi, repeated ad nauseum.
>>
>>        Now I have two identical laptops, so, knowing the other has a
>>        perfect, identical, wifi board, I swapped the HDDs over, only
>>        to discover:
>>
>>        a) The other machine with the Xubuntu SSD transplanted now
>>        can't connect to WiFi, although it could when it was running
>>        Win XP
>>
>>        and
>>
>>        b) the computer that couldn't connect under Xubuntu, happily
>>        connects when running Win XP!
>>
>>        So the problem *has* to lie in the Xubuntu system.  This is
>>        my "Notebook" and I will need it running next Monday and
>>        Tuesday, as I'm on a course then.
>>
>>        Here's the system details:
>>
>>        The machine is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 (yes I know it's
>>        virtually scrap - that's why I can use it as my Workbook,
>>        it's not even worth stealing!)
>>        It has been upgraded to a Pentium 4 and has 1 GB memory and
>>        an 80 GB SSD.
>>
>>        The WiFi Board is an Intel 2200 one.
>>
>>        The system is running Xubuntu 12.04 (personal taste).
>>
>>        I'm still a fairly new newbie and would appreciate fullest
>>        explanations of how to sort this out (please talk down to
>>        me!!!) and how to generate any further information the list
>>        might need to help me.
>>
>>        I am wondering if the drivers have been corrupted and if so,
>>        how to remove and re-install them.  The system runs fine on a
>>        wired connection.
>>
>>        Thanks in anticipation,
>>
>>        David Walland
>>
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On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:53:21 -0400
JMZ <florentior-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:

> Hi David,
>
> One peril of running a (what I think is a) no-longer-supported version

You are wrong. 12.04 is still supported, until well into 2017.

> Try this.  It's a bit risky and convoluted, but I can help you out if
> the computer gets stuck.
>
> Pre-steps.  ----> Go to your terminal.
>
> -------------------> I like ROXTerm (shameless plug).  Type 'sudo
> apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install roxterm' to try it.
>
>
>
> 1) copy /etc/apt/sources.list to another file.  ie. go to x:x/$ (your
> root directory) and type 'sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list
> 08132015-sources.list' or however you like to organize your backup files.

<snip>

Nononononono. Don't. If you do want to upgrade, then take the
'do-release-upgrade' route, as that will take care of everything you
need to think about. While doing it this way might work, I wouldn't
recommend it to a newbie. And there might be newer kernels available
that have the drivers you need, take a look at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

That is if the kernel is the problem at all. What might have happened
is that your system upgraded to a newer kernel that has some problem
with your wifi adapter. What you could do to determine this is to
reboot with your previous kernel, it should still be installed.

Reboot, and select "Advanced" from the Ubuntu boot menu. There you
should be able to select your previous kernel (if there are many,
select the one with the next-highest version number). See if that fixes
your problem before you try anything else.

Petter

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Yes I agree Petter that my path of thought is convoluted (it almost
always is).  Still, it is not a bad idea to back up sources.list and
maybe also the directory sources.list.d before 'do-release-upgrade'.

Jordan

On 08/13/2015 05:22 AM, Petter Adsen wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:53:21 -0400
> JMZ <florentior-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> One peril of running a (what I think is a) no-longer-supported version
> You are wrong. 12.04 is still supported, until well into 2017.
>
>> Try this.  It's a bit risky and convoluted, but I can help you out if
>> the computer gets stuck.
>>
>> Pre-steps.  ----> Go to your terminal.
>>
>> -------------------> I like ROXTerm (shameless plug).  Type 'sudo
>> apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install roxterm' to try it.
>>
>>
>>
>> 1) copy /etc/apt/sources.list to another file.  ie. go to x:x/$ (your
>> root directory) and type 'sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list
>> 08132015-sources.list' or however you like to organize your backup files.
> <snip>
>
> Nononononono. Don't. If you do want to upgrade, then take the
> 'do-release-upgrade' route, as that will take care of everything you
> need to think about. While doing it this way might work, I wouldn't
> recommend it to a newbie. And there might be newer kernels available
> that have the drivers you need, take a look at:
>
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack
>
> That is if the kernel is the problem at all. What might have happened
> is that your system upgraded to a newer kernel that has some problem
> with your wifi adapter. What you could do to determine this is to
> reboot with your previous kernel, it should still be installed.
>
> Reboot, and select "Advanced" from the Ubuntu boot menu. There you
> should be able to select your previous kernel (if there are many,
> select the one with the next-highest version number). See if that fixes
> your problem before you try anything else.
>
> Petter
>
>
>

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Re:&nbsp; Sudden loss of WiFi during updating (JMZ)<br><br><br>----------------------------------------------------------------------<br><br>Message: 1<br>Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:53:21 -0400<br>From: JMZ &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:florentior@..." href="mailto:florentior@...">florentior@...</a>&gt;<br>To: Xubuntu Support and User Discussions<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:xubuntu-users@..." href="mailto:xubuntu-users@...ntu.com">xubuntu-users@...</a>&gt;<br>Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] Sudden loss of WiFi during updating<br>Message-ID: &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:55CC5B01.5040107@..." href="mailto:55CC5B01.5040107@...">55CC5B01.5040107@...</a>&gt;<br>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"; Format="flowed"<br><br>Hi David,<br><br>One peril of running a (what I think is a) no-longer-supported version <br>of xubuntu is the possibility that the repositories for the version are <br>stale.&nbsp; If that's the case, they're not being updated. So, while a later <br>version might support your wifi chipset, 12.04 may not.&nbsp; Also, you are <br>probably far behind the kernel update system.<br><br>The file /etc/apt/sources.list controls what drivers are upgraded, among <br>other tasks.&nbsp; If you type 'sudo apt-get update &amp;&amp; sudo apt-get upgrade <br>&amp;&amp; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade', your computer references sources.list to <br>see which servers it should draw information from.<br><br>Try this.&nbsp; It's a bit risky and convoluted, but I can help you out if <br>the computer gets stuck.<br><br>Pre-steps.&nbsp; ----&gt; Go to your terminal.<br><br>-------------------&gt; I like ROXTerm (shameless plug).&nbsp; Type 'sudo <br>apt-get update &amp;&amp; sudo apt-get -y install roxterm' to try it.<br><br><br><br>1) copy /etc/apt/sources.list to another file.&nbsp; ie. go to x:x/$ (your <br>root directory) and type 'sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list <br>08132015-sources.list' or however you like to organize your backup files.<br><br>2) get a thumb drive and, while in the root directory, type 'sudo mv <br>08132015-sources.list /media/x/[drive]' (whatever your thumb drive name <br>is, check /media/).&nbsp; Unmount the thumb drive and put it somewhere safe.<br><br>3) Now type 'sudo apt-get update &amp;&amp; sudo apt-get -y install gedit &amp;&amp; <br>sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list'.&nbsp; This will install gedit, a basic <br>text editor.&nbsp; Then sources.list will appear.<br><br>4) Hash out all the lines (#).&nbsp; This will tell the computer to ignore <br>the old commands.<br><br>5) Copy the hashed out parts, put the copy first in the file, and remove <br>the hashes from this copy.&nbsp; The computer will read this part of the file.<br><br>6) Where your see 'precise' in the un-hashed out part, delete and insert <br>'vivid'.&nbsp; What this does is temporarily upgrade to 15.04. There's a <br>backup of the old 12.04 sources.list on the thumb drive, so no worries.<br><br>7) Save sources.list, close gedit, and return to your terminal.<br><br>8) type 'sudo apt-get update &amp;&amp; sudo apt-get upgrade &amp;&amp; sudo apt-get <br>dist-upgrade &amp;&amp; sudo reboot'.&nbsp; This should update/upgrade the system and <br>then reboot it.<br><br>9) See if wifi works when the computer comes back up.<br><br>Good luck.&nbsp; Keep us informed.<br><br>Jordan<br><br><br>On 08/13/2015 02:08 AM, David Walland wrote:<br>&gt; Dear Jordan,<br>&gt;<br>&gt; I've since done this and it does show up.&nbsp; I'm using 12.04 because I <br>&gt; both like it and it runs better than 14.04 on these machines, but on <br>&gt; the Ubuntu support area there's someone who had the same problem - <br>&gt; also with an Intel 2200 board - on 14.04 and followed the suggestions <br>&gt; as far as I could without success.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; I wish I understood all the various commands, but as yet, I've not <br>&gt; really got my head round them (it takes so much longer when you are <br>&gt; older).<br>&gt;<br>&gt; The update was downloading/installing Google chrome major update (10s <br>&gt; of MB download) when the wifi suddenly failed.&nbsp; As I say, the wifi <br>&gt; board works perfectly under Win XP (indeed I'm using the actual <br>&gt; computer now with the XP HDD in it to write this).<br>&gt;<br>&gt; I assume that something has corrupted the driver(s) and I need to <br>&gt; reload these.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; When I click on the eternally running attempt to link with either our <br>&gt; (Virgin Superwimp) hub or the repeater, the system sees it perfectly <br>&gt; but can't link with it.&nbsp; It behaves as though the password is absent.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Regards<br>&gt;<br>&gt; David<br>&gt;<br>&gt; PS&nbsp; Michelle, I've spent some time getting the machine loaded and <br>&gt; exactly as I want it and I'm reluctant to reload from scratch, which <br>&gt; was my first thought.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; On 12 August 2015 at 23:42, JMZ &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:florentior@..." href="mailto:florentior@...">florentior@...</a> <br>&gt; &lt;mailto:<a ymailto="mailto:florentior <at> gmail.com" href="mailto:florentior@...">florentior@...</a>&gt;&gt; wrote:<br>&gt;<br>&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  Hi David,<br>&gt;<br>&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  Type lspci | less and see if the network card shows up on the<br>&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  list.&nbsp; Look for a term like "Network Controller" or similar.<br>&gt;<br>&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  Jordan<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  On 08/12/2015 06:19 PM, Michele Mor wrote:<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  Hi David.<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  If you don't have much personal data, or if you can do a backup I<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  would simply use a new version of Xubuntu and reinstall<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  everything formatting the HD.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  I know that it's quite drastic, but probably quicker than trying<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  to fix things!<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  Michele<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 9:26 AM, David Walland<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:davidwalland@..." href="mailto:davidwalland@...">davidwalland@...</a><br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp;  &lt;mailto:<a ymailto="mailto:davidwalland <at> googlemail.com" href="mailto:davidwalland@...">davidwalland <at> googlemail.com</a>&gt;&gt; wrote:<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  Hi All,<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  I was updating my Xubuntu this morning when it announced that<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  it had failed to download and stopped.&nbsp; Since then I haven't<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  been able to reconnect to WiFi. It continually tries then<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  asks for the password for the wifi, repeated ad nauseum.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  Now I have two identical laptops, so, knowing the other has a<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  perfect, identical, wifi board, I swapped the HDDs over, only<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  to discover:<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  a) The other machine with the Xubuntu SSD transplanted now<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  can't connect to WiFi, although it could when it was running<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  Win XP<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  and<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  b) the computer that couldn't connect under Xubuntu, happily<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  connects when running Win XP!<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  So the problem *has* to lie in the Xubuntu system.&nbsp; This is<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  my "Notebook" and I will need it running next Monday and<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  Tuesday, as I'm on a course then.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  Here's the system details:<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  The machine is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 (yes I know it's<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  virtually scrap - that's why I can use it as my Workbook,<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  it's not even worth stealing!)<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  It has been upgraded to a Pentium 4 and has 1 GB memory and<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  an 80 GB SSD.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  The WiFi Board is an Intel 2200 one.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  The system is running Xubuntu 12.04 (personal taste).<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  I'm still a fairly new newbie and would appreciate fullest<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  explanations of how to sort this out (please talk down to<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  me!!!) and how to generate any further information the list<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  might need to help me.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  I am wondering if the drivers have been corrupted and if so,<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  how to remove and re-install them.&nbsp; The system runs fine on a<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  wired connection.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  Thanks in anticipation,<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  David Walland<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  --<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  xubuntu-users mailing list<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  <a ymailto="mailto:xubuntu-users@..." href="mailto:xubuntu-users <at> lists.ubuntu.com">xubuntu-users@...</a><br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  &lt;mailto:<a ymailto="mailto:xubuntu-users@...u.com" href="mailto:xubuntu-users@...">xubuntu-users <at> lists.ubuntu.com</a>&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;&nbsp; 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charset="us-ascii"<br><br>On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:53:21 -0400<br>JMZ &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:florentior@..." href="mailto:florentior@...">florentior@...</a>&gt; wrote:<br><br>&gt; Hi David,<br>&gt; <br>&gt; One peril of running a (what I think is a) no-longer-supported version <br><br>You are wrong. 12.04 is still supported, until well into 2017.<br><br>&gt; Try this.&nbsp; It's a bit risky and convoluted, but I can help you out if <br>&gt; the computer gets stuck.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Pre-steps.&nbsp; ----&gt; Go to your terminal.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; -------------------&gt; I like ROXTerm (shameless plug).&nbsp; Type 'sudo <br>&gt; apt-get update &amp;&amp; sudo apt-get -y install roxterm' to try it.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; <br>&gt; <br>&gt; 1) copy /etc/apt/sources.list to another file.&nbsp; ie. go to x:x/$ (your <br>&gt; root directory) and type 'sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list <br>&gt; 08132015-sources.list' or however you like to organize your backup files.<br><br>&lt;snip&gt;<br><br>Nononononono. Don't. If you do want to upgrade, then take the<br>'do-release-upgrade' route, as that will take care of everything you<br>need to think about. While doing it this way might work, I wouldn't<br>recommend it to a newbie. And there might be newer kernels available<br>that have the drivers you need, take a look at:<br><br><a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack" target="_blank">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack</a><br><br>That is if the kernel is the problem at all. What might have happened<br>is that your system upgraded to a newer kernel that has some problem<br>with your wifi adapter. What you could do to determine this is to<br>reboot with your previous kernel, it should still be installed.<br><br>Reboot, and select "Advanced" from the Ubuntu boot menu. There you<br>should be able to select your previous kernel (if there are many,<br>select the one with the next-highest version number). See if that fixes<br>your problem before you try anything else.<br><br>Petter<br><br>-- <br>"I'm ionized"<br>"Are you sure?"<br>"I'm positive."<br>-------------- next part --------------<br>A non-text attachment was scrubbed...<br>Name: not available<br>Type: application/pgp-signature<br>Size: 213 bytes<br>Desc: OpenPGP digital signature<br>URL: &lt;<a href="https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-users/attachments/20150813/8f06a56b/attachment-0001.pgp" target="_blank">https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-users/attachments/20150813/8f06a56b/attachment-0001.pgp</a>&gt;<br><br>------------------------------<br><br>Message: 3<br>Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:57:34 -0400<br>From: JMZ &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:florentior@..." href="mailto:florentior@...">florentior@...</a>&gt;<br>To: Xubuntu Support and User Discussions<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:xubuntu-users <at> lists.ubuntu.com" href="mailto:xubuntu-users@...">xubuntu-users@...</a>&gt;<br>Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] Sudden loss of WiFi during updating<br>Message-ID: &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:55CC6A0E.1070203@..." href="mailto:55CC6A0E.1070203@...">55CC6A0E.1070203 <at> gmail.com</a>&gt;<br>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"; Format="flowed"<br><br>Yes I agree Petter that my path of thought is convoluted (it almost <br>always is).&nbsp; Still, it is not a bad idea to back up sources.list and <br>maybe also the directory sources.list.d before 'do-release-upgrade'.<br><br>Jordan<br><br>On 08/13/2015 05:22 AM, Petter Adsen wrote:<br>&gt; On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:53:21 -0400<br>&gt; JMZ &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:florentior@..." href="mailto:florentior@...">florentior@...</a>&gt; wrote:<br>&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Hi David,<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; One peril of running a (what I think is a) no-longer-supported version<br>&gt; You are wrong. 12.04 is still supported, until well into 2017.<br>&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Try this.&nbsp; It's a bit risky and convoluted, but I can help you out if<br>&gt;&gt; the computer gets stuck.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Pre-steps.&nbsp; ----&gt; Go to your terminal.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; -------------------&gt; I like ROXTerm (shameless plug).&nbsp; Type 'sudo<br>&gt;&gt; apt-get update &amp;&amp; sudo apt-get -y install roxterm' to try it.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; 1) copy /etc/apt/sources.list to another file.&nbsp; ie. go to x:x/$ (your<br>&gt;&gt; root directory) and type 'sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list<br>&gt;&gt; 08132015-sources.list' or however you like to organize your backup files.<br>&gt; &lt;snip&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Nononononono. Don't. If you do want to upgrade, then take the<br>&gt; 'do-release-upgrade' route, as that will take care of everything you<br>&gt; need to think about. While doing it this way might work, I wouldn't<br>&gt; recommend it to a newbie. And there might be newer kernels available<br>&gt; that have the drivers you need, take a look at:<br>&gt;<br>&gt; <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack" target="_blank">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack</a><br>&gt;<br>&gt; That is if the kernel is the problem at all. What might have happened<br>&gt; is that your system upgraded to a newer kernel that has some problem<br>&gt; with your wifi adapter. What you could do to determine this is to<br>&gt; reboot with your previous kernel, it should still be installed.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Reboot, and select "Advanced" from the Ubuntu boot menu. There you<br>&gt; should be able to select your previous kernel (if there are many,<br>&gt; select the one with the next-highest version number). 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kelmark | 13 Aug 17:22 2015
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Sudden loss of WiFi - New Install or Upgrade using APTIK

To make new installs and upgrades of existing systems easier, you need
to use Aptik.

Look at http://www.teejeetech.in/2014/09/aptik-v16.html to see how to
use aptik.  (The latest version is Aptik v1.6.4 and should install with
following instructions)

The PPA is at https://launchpad.net/~teejee2008/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
RE: This should install the latest package which is for all recent
Ubuntu versions or the .deb is located
http://www.teejeetech.in/2015/05/ppa-updated.html
To install:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aptik

I used aptik on three existing xubuntu system upgrades via Clean Install
to Trusty 14.04 from 12.04.
Steps:
1. Aptik will allow you to backup your current software sources and
software selections to a directory.  You will likely need to edit and
remove any software entries that will not be installed in your new system.
2. Copy the directory and saved sources, selections to USB
3. Clean Fresh Install your new xubuntu
4. Install aptik on your new system
5. Copy your USB saved backup directory to your new system
6. Launch aptik and restore your software sources
7. Restore your Software selections

Note; Aptik can save downloaded packages, settings and Themes, but since
this will be a new install, those will be pointless.

PS. I don't remember running into any terrible errors when I performed
the restore.  I had alot of software and the new installs took a couple
of hours to complete.
Don

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> From: Petter Adsen <petter@...>
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> Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] Sudden loss of WiFi during updating
> Message-ID: <20150813123058.4950cf6a <at> odin>
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> On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 05:57:34 -0400
> JMZ <florentior@...> wrote:
>
>> Yes I agree Petter that my path of thought is convoluted (it almost 
>> always is).  Still, it is not a bad idea to back up sources.list and 
>> maybe also the directory sources.list.d before 'do-release-upgrade'.
> My point was really that he shouldn't try to upgrade his entire
> distribution at all, at least not until it is determined that an
> upgrade would be the only way to solve his problem. In this particular
> case it might be possible that an update actually broke something - we
> don't know yet.
>
> If he were to do an upgrade, he should make a backup of _everything_
> before doing so, especially as he needs his machine in working order or
> Monday. And he should probably stick to upgrading to trusty, unless he
> really needs vivid.
>
> Another thing he could have done would be to boot from for example a
> trusty live image to see if that works better at all before
> contemplating an upgrade.
>
> In short, as he needs his machine on Monday he should be quite careful
> with things he does to fix it right now. Your advice could have gotten
> him into a situation he would have a hard time getting out of, and that
> is what I objected to.
>
> Petter
>
>> Jordan
>>
>> On 08/13/2015 05:22 AM, Petter Adsen wrote:
>>> On Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:53:21 -0400
>>> JMZ <florentior@...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi David,
>>>>
>>>> One peril of running a (what I think is a) no-longer-supported version
>>> You are wrong. 12.04 is still supported, until well into 2017.
>>>
>>>> Try this.  It's a bit risky and convoluted, but I can help you out if
>>>> the computer gets stuck.
>>>>
>>>> Pre-steps.  ----> Go to your terminal.
>>>>
>>>> -------------------> I like ROXTerm (shameless plug).  Type 'sudo
>>>> apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install roxterm' to try it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 1) copy /etc/apt/sources.list to another file.  ie. go to x:x/$ (your
>>>> root directory) and type 'sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list
>>>> 08132015-sources.list' or however you like to organize your backup files.
>>> <snip>
>>>
>>> Nononononono. Don't. If you do want to upgrade, then take the
>>> 'do-release-upgrade' route, as that will take care of everything you
>>> need to think about. While doing it this way might work, I wouldn't
>>> recommend it to a newbie. And there might be newer kernels available
>>> that have the drivers you need, take a look at:
>>>
>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack
>>>
>>> That is if the kernel is the problem at all. What might have happened
>>> is that your system upgraded to a newer kernel that has some problem
>>> with your wifi adapter. What you could do to determine this is to
>>> reboot with your previous kernel, it should still be installed.
>>>
>>> Reboot, and select "Advanced" from the Ubuntu boot menu. There you
>>> should be able to select your previous kernel (if there are many,
>>> select the one with the next-highest version number). See if that fixes
>>> your problem before you try anything else.
>>>
>>> Petter
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>

V Narayanan | 11 Aug 15:40 2015

X-Ubuntu Experience

Hi
I am V. Narayanan Chartered Accountant in Whole Time Practice

I am using Linux OS since July 2010 and has become a Fan of XFCE Desktop.
I prefer Fedora till last year and currently I like Open Suse 13.2, however could not deploy it as it has some FIFO Trans coder Error and Java 8 was not installable.

Recently I attempted on Xubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 3551.

Plus Points:
a) It was well integrating with my Hardware - all peripherals work in Xubuntu alone
b) All my Functional Applications work.
c) It's very easy and fully customisable

Negative Points:
a) Slow Boot and Shutdown Time
b) LibreOffice hangs every now and then
c) System-Back is not installing in Xubuntu


Yours
VN
<div><div dir="ltr">Hi<br>I am V. Narayanan Chartered Accountant in Whole Time Practice<br><br>I am using Linux OS since July 2010 and has become a Fan of XFCE Desktop.<br>I prefer Fedora till last year and currently I like Open Suse 13.2, however could not deploy it as it has some FIFO Trans coder Error and Java 8 was not installable.<br><br>Recently I attempted on Xubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 3551.<br><br>Plus Points:<br>a) It was well integrating with my Hardware - all peripherals work in Xubuntu alone<br>b) All my Functional Applications work.<br>c) It's very easy and fully customisable<br><br>Negative Points:<br>a) Slow Boot and Shutdown Time<br>b) LibreOffice hangs every now and then<br>c) System-Back is not installing in Xubuntu<br><br><br>Yours<br>VN <br>
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David Walland | 12 Aug 10:26 2015

Sudden loss of WiFi during updating

Hi All,

I was updating my Xubuntu this morning when it announced that it had failed to download and stopped.  Since then I haven't been able to reconnect to WiFi.  It continually tries then asks for the password for the wifi, repeated ad nauseum.

Now I have two identical laptops, so, knowing the other has a perfect, identical, wifi board, I swapped the HDDs over, only to discover:

a) The other machine with the Xubuntu SSD transplanted now can't connect to WiFi, although it could when it was running Win XP

and

b) the computer that couldn't connect under Xubuntu, happily connects when running Win XP!

So the problem *has* to lie in the Xubuntu system.  This is my "Notebook" and I will need it running next Monday and Tuesday, as I'm on a course then.

Here's the system details:

The machine is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 (yes I know it's virtually scrap - that's why I can use it as my Workbook, it's not even worth stealing!)
It has been upgraded to a Pentium 4 and has 1 GB memory and an 80 GB SSD.

The WiFi Board is an Intel 2200 one.

The system is running Xubuntu 12.04 (personal taste).

I'm still a fairly new newbie and would appreciate fullest explanations of how to sort this out (please talk down to me!!!) and how to generate any further information the list might need to help me.

I am wondering if the drivers have been corrupted and if so, how to remove and re-install them.  The system runs fine on a wired connection.

Thanks in anticipation,

David Walland
<div><div dir="ltr">Hi All,<div><br></div>
<div>I was updating my Xubuntu this morning when it announced that it had failed to download and stopped.&nbsp; Since then I haven't been able to reconnect to WiFi.&nbsp; It continually tries then asks for the password for the wifi, repeated ad nauseum.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Now I have two identical laptops, so, knowing the other has a perfect, identical, wifi board, I swapped the HDDs over, only to discover:</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>a) The other machine with the Xubuntu SSD transplanted now can't connect to WiFi, although it could when it was running Win XP</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>and</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>b) the computer that couldn't connect under Xubuntu, happily connects when running Win XP!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>So the problem *has* to lie in the Xubuntu system.&nbsp; This is my "Notebook" and I will need it running next Monday and Tuesday, as I'm on a course then.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Here's the system details:</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>The machine is a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 (yes I know it's virtually scrap - that's why I can use it as my Workbook, it's not even worth stealing!)</div>
<div>It has been upgraded to a Pentium 4 and has 1 GB memory and an 80 GB SSD.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>The WiFi Board is an Intel 2200 one.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>The system is running Xubuntu 12.04 (personal taste).</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>I'm still a fairly new newbie and would appreciate fullest explanations of how to sort this out (please talk down to me!!!) and how to generate any further information the list might need to help me.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>I am wondering if the drivers have been corrupted and if so, how to remove and re-install them.&nbsp; The system runs fine on a wired connection.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Thanks in anticipation,</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>David Walland</div>
</div></div>
JMZ | 10 Aug 13:40 2015
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Slow kernel updates?

Hi,

I'm using the Canonical Kernel Team PPA to update my kernels automatically.  Currently I've been stuck at 3.19.0-26.27-generic for the past few weeks.  It seems that this is a LTS kernel.  Should I get on another PPA for faster kernel updates?  Or, is it better to stay a few steps behind a more cutting edge kernel, as the PPA I use is conservative?  I know that Linux 4.x kernel is out, but I'm not compiling my own kernel.

Jordan
<div>
    Hi, <br><br>
    I'm using the <a href="https://launchpad.net/%7Ecanonical-kernel-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa">Canonical
      Kernel Team PPA</a> to update my kernels automatically.&nbsp; Currently
    I've been stuck at 3.19.0-26.27-generic for the past few weeks.&nbsp; It
    seems that this is a LTS kernel.&nbsp; Should I get on another PPA for
    faster kernel updates?&nbsp; Or, is it better to stay a few steps behind
    a more cutting edge kernel, as the PPA I use is conservative?&nbsp; I
    know that Linux 4.x kernel is out, but I'm not compiling my own
    kernel.<br><br>
    Jordan<br>
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Andreas Junius | 6 Aug 10:22 2015
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ThinkPad E450 Laptop

Hi all,

I'm on the hunt for a new laptop. I found the Lenovo ThinkPad E450 quite 
interesting. Did anyone install xubuntu on that model and is able to 
share their experience? Main question: does it work? And what is your 
experience with the mouse trackpad?

Thanks!

Andy

Deepak Sharma | 6 Aug 08:46 2015
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Customizing Desktop Popup Notifications

Hi,

I want to be able to customize desktop notifications to handle some custom arguments. For ex: for my wifi hotspot connection, when a new device gets added it currently shows the message "New device added to hotspot". It would be great if it would also show its name in notification popup like "New device (danslaptop) added...". any ideas how do i do that?


I've tried xfce4-notifyd-config but it only provides very limited visual customization.

Thanks,
--
Deepak Sharma
<div><div dir="ltr">
<div>
<span>Hi,<br><br>I want to be able to customize desktop notifications to handle some custom arguments. For ex: for my wifi hotspot 
connection,  when a new device gets added it currently shows the message "New device added to hotspot". It would be great if it would also show its
 name in notification popup like "New device (danslaptop) added...". any ideas how do i do that?</span><br><br>I've tried xfce4-notifyd-config but it only provides very limited visual customization.<br><br>
</div>Thanks,<br><div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr">
<blockquote>Deepak Sharma<br>
</blockquote>

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JMZ | 4 Aug 02:55 2015
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What's a better gnome mail client than Thunderbird?

Hi,

Okay I've been using Thunderbird for years (and before that pine). pine 
worked better (more reliable) but I need a gui mail client now.  Client 
has to be gnome instruction compliant, still in development, and not 
memory greedy.  Ideas?

Jordan

Andrew Diamond | 3 Aug 14:52 2015
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2. Re: USB Mobile Problems

This is probably the first thing you tried, but have you tried on ALL available USB ports?  I was scratching my head for sometime, trying to connect my S4 to my machine unsuccessfully.  Finally, one day I tried a usb port on the other side of the machine, and like magic, it worked.  Why, I dunno, but I do know the  first ports I tried always have power, even with the machine off.  Those ports work fine for everything else.  In my case, I was setting up to use with Android Studio/adb, which did involve setting up a udev file (device was in developer mode).

<div><p dir="ltr">This is probably the first thing you tried, but have you tried on ALL available USB ports?&nbsp; I was scratching my head for sometime, trying to connect my S4 to my machine unsuccessfully.&nbsp; Finally, one day I tried a usb port on the other side of the machine, and like magic, it worked.&nbsp; Why, I dunno, but I do know the&nbsp; first ports I tried always have power, even with the machine off.&nbsp; Those ports work fine for everything else.&nbsp; In my case, I was setting up to use with Android Studio/adb, which did involve setting up a udev file (device was in developer mode).</p></div>

Gmane