sudo apt install git dkms build-essential
git clone https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux.git
sudo make -f Makefile.dkms install
Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine
It is new release time again! I have several laptops and older desktop computers I like to run Lubuntu Linux on. The new distribution was not available as an upgrade quite yet, so I downloaded the image file, 'burned' it to a usb stick and installed it on my various machines - after a quick backup of user files an data using LuckyBackup. I installed it to replace the old 19.04 partition. Of course on one computer the usb wifi adaptor continued to need a manual driver update.. If you remember, it is a Startech Mini-Wireless N I had floating around, small and wonderful, but based on a Realtek RTL8811au chip with no built in drivers. To install it, I just had to first plug the wired network cable back in and run these commands in terminal:
Other than that, everything installs and works pretty much as before - but newer and shinier,
Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo Upgrade
Got a 'new distribution available' upgrade message today on my Ubuntu Linux family/work computer (it was 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish and wants to go to 19.04 Disco Dingo), so of I course decided to update right away. Clicked OK and let it do it's thing .. it did take some time to download (presume everyone is updating today as well), but after a Sat afternoon nap and responding to a few config questions and a longer nap came back and found it all updated for me. The only thing not working right off was my usb wifi adaptor. It is a Startech Mini-Wireless N I had floating around. It is based on a Realtek RTL8811au chip. Google tells me that particular chip has no drivers online but that the RTL8812au does and should be compatible. To install it, had to first plug the wired network cable back in and run these commands in terminal:
sudo apt install git dkms build-essential
which worked fine .. the make script installed the newest version available and compiled it for the new 19.04 (Apr 2019 Disco Dingo) distribution. Apparently the command below would have worked also:
sudo apt install rtl8812au-dkms
Everything else seems to be where it should be .. it even retained my desktop configuration settings. Nice!
Lubuntu Success Story
Recently installed Lubuntu 18.04 LTS on an old eMachine Windows Vista computer. It works great (now)!
Yes there was a bit of a learning curve for me, but here's what worked .. and yes, it sounds a bit technical and skips some of the incremental step by step install notes .. but this is mostly for me to remind me just what ending up working ..
Addendum: Pleased to report that the install of printer drivers for the Epson Stylus ink jet NX420 was pretty much automatic. Printing and scanning worked as soon as it was plugged in and configured. Also needed to install a wireless wifi USB dongle - a DLink DWA-182. Just a little more involved install with first having to download the linux drivers from online site at https://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=dwa-182 .. and then after downloading and extracting the driver files to a folder, I had to compile and install. Not too hard: First ran 'sudo apt install build-essentials' to install the necessary compiler program and then 'sudo sh ./install.sh' to run the provided script to do the compile and install .. and again, yay! Removed the wired cable and rebooted. The new wifi network card is also detected and usable.
No more free lunch at Weebly
Question: No More Custom Domain Name For Free Accounts ????
Answer: Currently we only allow domains to connect to free sites if the domain is registered through Weebly. If you are on a grandfathered account we allow the external domain to remain connected as long as the site address is not changed. Sorry again for the inconvenience. Please let us know if you have questions about our current plans. Source: https://community.weebly.com/t5/Domains/No-More-Custom-Domain-Name-For-Free-Accounts/td-p/94518
What does this mean? Well .. a few $100 bucks per website. I have used Weebly for the past several years to develop and maintain several local websites. The beauty of it is that once it is developed it can be turned back over to the user/owners for minor self-maintenance or tweaked on request as needed by me. The free version is most appealing to most users and for good reason - so easy to set up and maintain, and up until this year, the biggest included freebie was the ability to point a custom domain name like whatever.com directly back to that weebly site (a service called custom domain names). Thankfully they say this ability is grandfathered in for old 'free' sites. Going forward however they expect users to pay a monthly fee for this service - currently about $5US/mo on an annual basis or with exchange and GST about $90can per year (@Mar 2019) in addition to the $15-30/yr it costs for the domain name itself and whatever you had to pay someone like me to type it all in for you. This hit is much like the unexpected Alberta gas bills this year with the new Carbon Tax tacked on .. a bit bracing to say the least.
Of course, you could dispense with a custom domain name altogether if you had to, saving yourself $120/yr. Since Weebly still lets you use a whatever.weebly.com type name for free, you would still let everyone view your website but without the appeal of that custom website name. Or as a compromise, you could simply buy the whatever.com domain name and simply redirect it (ie point it) back to your free Weebly whatever.weebly.com site (saving $90/yr).
Nevertheless, it was an unexpected hit that surprised myself and some of my unsuspecting clients. Just one more thing to consider. However, onward and upward.
Working Notes: I was having a stubborn system error on my Linux test computer - initramfs-tools configuration error with it setting swap to wrong drive .. this page helped reset my system (but had to translate part of the text from Indonesian first ..) https://hantulab.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/debian-set-the-resume-variable-to-override-this/
debian: Set the RESUME variable to override this.
This tip helped me access a broken Win10 hdd that was stuck in readonly mode ..
How to remove 'Read-Only' error from hard drive/USB/SD card/external hard drive?If your storage device such as USB drive, SD card or external hard drive are write-protected now with 'Read Only' mark, don't worry. Here in the below, you'll find an effective method to remove write-protection and get rid of 'Read Only' error from your storage device ...
Step A. Run CMD to remove 'Read Only' from hard disk/USB/SD card/external hard driveIt's quite simple to remove and fix storage device 'Read Only' error by applying CMD command.
The only thing that you need to keep in mind is to be very careful while following the CMD guide steps to remove the ”Read Only” error from an SD card, USB drive, hard disk or external hard drive.
More great marketing examples
:) so .. I got this in my mail inbox the other day ..
"Hello Magrathchamber.com Owner,
You can't think, even your website helps you to rise your revenue with so various errors. Many business holders get perplexed as their website isn't accomplishment well, while others are thriving. That's unsuccessful, but not your affluence!
Now, I will show you SOME TECHNICAL ERRROS in your Magrathchamber.com.
If this is something you are concerned in,Please let me know.
This originally caught my interest due to the blatant misspelling and typographical TECHNICAL ERRROS shouted out at me. Obviously Mr SpamRobot is no english speaker and has some nefarious purpose for this communication. I find no obvious virus or malware links embedded in the email. A quick google search shows that this phone number appears in several random spam emails see https://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-240-489-2269 over the past several years. The contact names and website affiliations vary on these many spam communications, with possibly only the phone number remaining the same, much like the Dread Pirate Roberts. I presume if anyone bothered to call them back they would attempt to sell them the London Bridge or something similar. My concern? What happens when Mr SpamRobot learns to speak engrish and use a smell checker? How will we be able to trust what we read and see anywhere on the internet? What then? Well, until then, "O be wise, what can I say more?" They say: 'Don't click links or download unknown programs. Don't take wooden nickels from strangers.' (I can't believe you clicked on that last link! aren't you listening here?) But then, again, who ever listens to 'them'? Also, it would probably be best not to call that number .. again ..
So Dear Reader,
When you find yourself lost in a sea of broken website promises. If your computer has been hacked and your financial information collected by pirates. If you need someone trustworthy to come rescue your sinking ship .. If this is something you are concerned in,Please let me know.
Lions Food Drive Apr 2018
Magrath, AB Magrath Lions
It is proposed that our annual Community food drive be held the week of Apr 20-28, 2018 with the flyers being distributed starting Apr 20th and the collection day being Sat 28 Apr, 2018. Thank you!
Joseph Keller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It seems that one of your pages has a broken link and I thought you’d want to know.
I landed on this page - http://www.ssdirect.com/news/install-opendns-familyshield and noticed you have a link to the OpenDNS page on internet security and the parental controls they offer (https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/parental-controls/opendns-familyshield/). I searched on their site and it looks like it has just moved to https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/ so you may want to update your page.
Whilst you are updating perhaps you’d consider also including a link to one of our pages on internet safety as well? We have a toolbox of 120 tools and tricks for the concerned parent to keep their child safe online. Here is the link - http://backgroundchecks.org/the-concerned-parents-toolbox-120-tools-and-tricks-to-protect-your-kids.html
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My response: Thank you for your concern .. by the way, your page has 15 broken links .. just though you might want to know ..
Ooma Office Review
Abstract: Ooma Office - Tried it for a month - liked some features, but in the end had to send it back because a) fax line issues, b) dialing out issues, and c) in bound calls not ringing the phone .. all somewhat critical for a phone system to handle. Disclaimer: Ooma did not work for us, but may be ok for your situation. Read more for 'our story' ..