Getting To Mate Or Xfce

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No, actually, I hadn’t realized Google could do things that fancy;
thanks for the pointer!

No, and I can neither SSH nor scp over my LAN. We had a lightning strike a month or so back that must’ve been right next to the house:
blindingly bright, and with huge thunder simultaneously. It fried both the cable modem and the router; and I haven’t yet managed to install DD-WRT
(or whatever may have succeeded it) onto the router.

2 thoughts on - Getting To Mate Or Xfce

  • Beartooth wrote:

    DON’T!!! Try tomato, or some other firmware.

    I put DD-WRT on my router a few years ago… and I’m seriously afraid to update it. NEVER in my entire life have I seen a “project” that a) didn’t have releases, and b) people on the general mailing list talk about their
    “favorite” builders and “favorite rbuilds”.

    Oh, and the documentation? I haven’t been there in a while, but for years, it said “don’t use the database (that the main page gives you), use the wiki.

    The “project” is amateur, in the worst possible sense of the word. I will never put it on anything else, ever again.

    In case you’re wondering, I have a “Win” laser printer. When I got my ASUS
    router, it said it could serve as a USB printserver. I even called ASUS, and they said, and I quote, “Oh, not printers like those”. So I found the most recent build, by one builder, that said it could handle it. Install this version, then upgrade it, then upgrade it again.

    It does work, for a while. But after a day or a week when I don’t print anything, it forgets it exists, and what I have to do ranges from a usb_modeset reset to power cycling the router. *Great* firmware (NOT).


  • at one point in 7.x there was a “feature” in the installer that if you did not enable networking during the install, you ended up with an installed system where networking was also not enabled. that means you need to find the appropriate incantation to turn on networking. Most likely, right-click on the NetworkManager icon in the top panel, click “edit connections”, click Ethernet in the window, then click the “Add” button, and add to your heart’s content.

    you may need, subsequently, to right-click on the NM icon again then
    “Enable Networking”.

    when “Add”ing, if you want the network you added to start at boot, on the
    “General” tab of the add dialog, click “All users may connect to this network”. Otherwise it comes up when you log in, and down when you log out. not what most of us want.