I hit a problem when attempting to upgrade to kernel 3.17.2 on a
Some time between 3.13 and 3.17, the bonding driver has stopped
accepting ppp devices, instead throwing an error that the MAC address
cannot be changed.
(And does not allow this to be forced)
I suspect it's unlikely.. but has anyone here encountered this issue
and found a solution?
Alternatively.. do you know where the right place to file bug report
about this would be? It's been a while since I've filed anything
against the linux kernel itself.
Google is failing me.
I know I can use acquire::http::proxy in apt.conf.d to set a proxy server,
but this seems to make it used for both HTTPS and HTTP traffic -- however I
only want to use it for HTTP traffic.
(Things not to say:
* Use iptables to transparently proxy port 80
* Get a better HTTP proxy that support SSL
I am unable to get my Telstra adsl working. I'm trying to upgrade from
dial-up and I thought I did a lot of research, but I have failed to get
anywhere with the adsl and I need help.
The adsl unit is a Technicolor modem/router TG799vac.
I hooked it up and the lights flashed but the Status and Internet lights
I tried to get into the unit with firefox and midori but both failed to
reach the modem's address http://10.0.0.138 which is the address on the
unit. I am running network.service and it's up. The config for my
ethernet connection which goes into the ethernet socket on the modem is:
[ben@til network-scripts]$ cat ifcfg-enp63s0
This config was part of my home network and I didn't change it before I
plugged everything in and powered up.
I tried to make a route to the modem with:
#route add default gw 10.0.0.138
but I get "network is unreachable" but 'systemctl -a |grep network'
shows network service loaded and active.
So, I'm stuck. In my research before hand I came across many posts
saying: "just plug it in, use the browser to configure it
and off you go." I did get comfort from that, but my experience is of
failure. What can I do to get this modem working?
My distro is fedora 22 and I don't run a desktop, just a window manager
and am used to doing most things on the command line.
So it seems the best way of getting Raid1, for the purpose of protecting
your data if one hard disk fails, is to use Software Raid, and then put
bttrfs on top? Is this correct?
Is it ok to run bttrfs in a VM using virtualized disk? I have heard people
say you shouldn't do this, because there is no guarantee that data has been
written to physical disk when requested by the VM. Is this correct? Overly
I seem to get intermittent systemd time out errors when trying to mount
btrfs, which throws the system into systemd rescue mode.
e.g. "Job dev-sdb1.device/start timed out."
I can't actually see any reason for the problems in the systemd journal.
Furthermore, "mount -a" from rescue mode works perfectly.
Maybe the hard disks just aren't "waking up" fast enough in the boot
sequence. I have reported slowness here before when system is cold, which I
suspect is hard disk related (spinning WD disks). Hmm. It is now booting
fine again, maybe I need to leave the hard disks on for a while before they
start working properly...
smartctl reports nothing abnormal.
Maybe time to get new hard disks?
Recently I've been using a little python program called Timeline on my
Ubuntu 15.04 system.
Today, however, it stopped working and now gives me the following error
when I try to launch if from the command line.
(timeline.py:10359): Gdk-CRITICAL **: _gdk_pixmap_new: assertion '(width !=
0) && (height != 0)' failed
(timeline.py:10359): Gdk-CRITICAL **: IA__gdk_cairo_create: assertion
'GDK_IS_DRAWABLE (drawable)' failed
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
As Timeline relies on wx widgets (python-wxgtk2.8 on Ubuntu) and associated
libraries to run I thought there might be a problem with the package though
a purge and reinstall of these has not fixed the issue.
I redownloaded the source in case something in the local install had
changed, still no joy.
A look through other recent updates show no other obvious candidates that
could have caused the breakage.
I've also spun up a lubuntu 15.04 live session where Timeline ran without
Any idea where to look next?
Ps As Sourceforge is (partly) down, so is the Timeline mailing list and
homepage. Timeline can downloaded via wget from
I am trying to connect my tablet running mageia 5 to the wifi in my
local secondary school. When I was an employee it was quite easy to do
this using wpa2 enterprise with a username and password. However I am
now a casual and so don't have that any more. The school tech has
provided me with a root certificate and a machine certificate which is
how the school owned windows netbooks are connected. Does anyone have
any idea how to use the certificates? My searching has only found
certificates paired with username and password.
Many thanks for the replies, James reply put me on the track, vnstat just
reads /proc/net/dev this give full stats for all up interfaces. All I need
to do is when ppp0 comes up is to start reading /proc/net/dev and feed it
to grep ppp0, extracting the transmit and recieve count will be trivial.
Flamming horrible weather must be making my brain freeze. Up here in NE Vic
we normall get frost mornings and sunny days. We have had lots of cloudy
days either drizzle (mostly) or rain top temperatures of between 7 and 10
degrees. To cold to do anything outside particularly in the machine shop.
My fitness program has gone completely to the dogs.........sigh......
On the poll on the LUV web site they have missed out the best window
manager ever programmed. A lot of people regard it as old hat, this is
largely to do with its standard config has not changed in around 10 years,
so it looks something from the dark ages.
I am talking about FVWM of course, its ____THE____ most flexible WM to
config there is, there is almost nothing you cannot do in it as long as you
are willing to dive into the config files, and this does apply to making it
look top class . Its very flexibilty though makes it a challenge to config,
but in the end its the ___ONLY__ window manager that one can change to suit
you. Nearly every other one forces something down ones throat. Note FVWM
does provide tools that help one experiment with the config.
I am not trying to sell FVWM to anybody just mentioning a program I cannot
get on without.
Uisng linux for 21 years,
Is anyone an expert on 3G on embedded devices (I'm particularly interested in
hardware from embeddedarm.com) and looking for some work over the net?
I've got an embedded device that isn't working on 3G, if someone can ssh in
and fix it that would be great.
Contact me off-list if interested.
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