Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer

Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/var/lib/update-notifier/package-data -downloads/partial' Start up synaptic and install flashplugin-installer. Error will not appear. There is a difference in apt-get install flashplugin-installer and synaptic, that apt-get does not run with full privileges, whereas for synaptic to install packages you are asked to enter your password … Continue reading Error installing or upgrading flashplugin-installer

How to install LineageOS on Samsung Tab P-3110

I had installed CyanogenMod on a Samsung Tab P-3110 a while ago. It was KitKat, and served it's purpose well. The Samsung Tab P-3110 was fully functional, with a very good Privacy Guard feature and above all, "root". After CyanogenMod's demise, LineageOS version 13.0, a Marshmallow version afforded the opportunity to upgrade the ROM from … Continue reading How to install LineageOS on Samsung Tab P-3110

How to report Unsolicited Commercial Communication to TRAI (Unwanted SMS and Calls)

Many times, we receive unwanted SMS or voice calls from people who market services or offer goods when we are registered on the "Do Not Disturb (DND)" lists of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). These telemarketers do not validate your status on the Do No Disturb database and send you marketing messages or … Continue reading How to report Unsolicited Commercial Communication to TRAI (Unwanted SMS and Calls)

How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

After sooo many years, discovered that students in India were asked to do projects in Turbo C 2.01 in DOS. Amazing, but true! That being the case, you can download Turbo C 2.01 for MS DOS from http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20841 for free. It is antique software and embarcadero acquired it way back. They offer it as a … Continue reading How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

Ransom ware seems to have gotten the better of many ordinary users. However, it is not a threat that has no mitigation measures available to the ordinary user, but is more of following good basic security and hygiene practices, to not fall prey to a ransom ware threat. Do the following: If you use Linux, … Continue reading How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware

apt-get dist-upgrade freezes at reading package lists due to appstreamcli in Ubuntu

Today, when I attempted to update the Ubuntu system to install the latest patches, the system hanged infinitely at the sudo apt-get update command. This appears to be a bug, but nonetheless, system patching is our priority and this is the workaround, till it gets fixed. To type the commands below, open a linux terminal … Continue reading apt-get dist-upgrade freezes at reading package lists due to appstreamcli in Ubuntu

How to connect Epson L365 Ink Tank printer to a wireless network in infrastructure mode

To set it up Epson L365 Ink Tank printer properly with a Wireless Connection in Infrastructure mode, it can only be done on a Windows computer with the StartUp CD that came with the printer. If the Start Up CD is lost or damaged, the printer software and drivers can be downloaded by visiting the … Continue reading How to connect Epson L365 Ink Tank printer to a wireless network in infrastructure mode

How to disable user list and guest user login in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

To disable the user list and guest user login in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS login screen, open a terminal window and do the following: $ cd /etc/lightdm <enter> $ sudo mkdir lightdm.conf.d <enter> $ sudo cd lightdm.conf.d <enter> $ sudo mousepad 50-config.conf <enter> Enter the text below into the file. [SeatDefaults] greeter-hide-users=true greeter-show-manual-login=true allow-guest=false Save the … Continue reading How to disable user list and guest user login in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

How to add a Guest Wireless Network with Isolation in OpenWRT on a wireless router

Problem Statement Several guests come home and ask for Wi-Fi access to connect to the internet to see emails, etc. Most times, we give them our main SSID wireless password everytime to connect. This has several disadvantages, though not limited to those listed below: The guest now has a permanent record of your Wireless SSID … Continue reading How to add a Guest Wireless Network with Isolation in OpenWRT on a wireless router

Cannot connect to OpenWRT router using SSH after OpenWRT firmware upgrade

OpenWRT is a very powerful router firmware. Since I wanted to upgrade the router firmware, I took a backup of the configuration and then did a complete erase of the configuration settings at the time of firmware upgrade. After logging in, and setting up SSH as a means to log in to the router, SSH … Continue reading Cannot connect to OpenWRT router using SSH after OpenWRT firmware upgrade