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Peppermint / Re: Is updating to a new version necessary?
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:42:50 pm »
Hi, guys

Thank you both for your responses I was sure I had it right but it's good to get confirmation.

Many thanks.

Regards,

Doug.

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Peppermint / Is updating to a new version necessary?
« on: October 07, 2015, 01:06:40 pm »
I have over the last months installed Peppermint 5 and Mint 17 onto three friends laptops  two whom were running XP and the other because the laptop failed and when I fixed it I upgraded from Vista to Mint 17 (which she preferred to Peppermint having tried both).
 
My question is simple is it necessary for me to up-grade them to P6 and the latest version of Mint respectively or are they OK to continue using them?

I had understood P5 and Mint 17 were LTS and therefore assumed they were OK and secure for some longish time to come - was I mistaken?

All three of them are delighted with what they have now and although none of them have any computer knowledge at all are having no problems and like what they have.

I thought they might miss Windows as it's all they have known but much to my surprise none of them are and using Peppermint and Mint has breathed new life into three quite old laptops - one of which a computer shop told my friend it was past it and to throw it away!!


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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: August 26, 2015, 07:23:23 am »
When the "resolving host" issue began it more or less coincided with installing P6 and replacing a router with a new one so a couple of weeks ago I reinstalled the "old" router and two weeks on have had no recurrence of "resolving" host.

However. last weekend I was in an hotel and the problem re-appeared.  Back home again since Monday and no problem. Does this tell the experts among us anything?  Will try the new router again in the next day or two and see what happens a recurrence would indicate it's not a coincidence, perhaps?

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News and Events / Re: Windows 10 technical preview contains a keylogger
« on: August 15, 2015, 05:15:28 pm »
Hi, Mark

I'm convinced and have just restored the laptop to W7 - I'm assuming W7 isn't also collecting data in similar fashion?

Thanks for the tip off must admit I had no idea before reading your thread.

Regards,  Doug.

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News and Events / Re: Windows 10 technical preview contains a keylogger
« on: August 15, 2015, 12:34:38 pm »
"Although the feedback being collected in the Windows Technical Preview will only occur within the Technical Preview period, reported by WinBeta. Once Windows 10 launches to the public as RTM, the data Microsoft collects will be removed from the operating system.2

I realise I'm well behind the times but does the above mean the data collected was just during the preview stage and is not now being trawled and stored or am I misunderstanding this comment?  Given I have recently installed W10 on my other laptop to replace W7 (which has always been faultless)  should I still be concerned?

Having also just been told that Carphone Warehouse has been hacked and my bank and personal details potentially knicked I'm not keen on having too many people having access to my personal stuff!!  :)

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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:38:14 am »
Hi. mark

It's as you said :

doug@doug-1000 ~ $ netstat -r -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface
0.0.0.0         192.168.1.1     0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0 wlan0
192.168.1.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 wlan0
doug@doug-1000 ~ $

Will have to try the other suggestions when it next fails?

Regards.

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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: August 08, 2015, 06:12:40 am »
Hi, sezo

Will do as you ask when it next fails.

Is this "resolving host" problem common or unusual and is it likely to simply be the router itself that is faulty in some way?

Cheers.


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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: August 07, 2015, 04:29:02 pm »
Hi,

I got that from the "what's my IP addrress" website currently website tells me it's 78 144 148 214!!

Cheers.

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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: August 07, 2015, 06:27:24 am »
Hi, Mark

Do you mean my IP address which appears to be : 78.148.236.76?  If not what is it and where do I find it please?

Cheers.

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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: August 04, 2015, 07:12:58 pm »
Hi, chemicalfan,

Output you  asked me to post.

Cheers.

ping -c 5 8.8.8.8

doug@doug-1000 ~ $ ping -c 5 8.8.8.8
PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.

--- 8.8.8.8 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 3998ms

doug@doug-1000 ~ $

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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: July 31, 2015, 11:46:21 am »
hi, chemicalfan

Hope you are OK.

Will do as you ask at the moment it's OK.

Regards, Doug.

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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: July 31, 2015, 08:19:48 am »
Hi, Mark

Been a while since you asked me for some output partly because it has been OK but also because I've been away until yesterday.

Anyway, resolving host re-appeared this morning and I did as you asked and the results are below.  I may have made an error as when I asked for iiwconfig
it said something like not recognised or similar and did i mean iwconfig?  As I couldn't be sure if I had made a mistake I submitted that instead which may not of course be what you intended but at the time I couldn't check.  Afterwards I realised you did ask for iiwconfig so maybe the answer I first got was relevant.

Anyway let me know and I'll run it again if and when it fails.

It seems strange that I had no problem with P5 nor do I with W7 on two other laptops and the other minor thing is it seems to take longer to get into the internet than P5 did although that could be my imagination.

Regards, Doug.


doug@doug-1000 ~ $ ping -c 5 192.168.1.9
PING 192.168.1.9 (192.168.1.9) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.102 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.123 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.137 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.144 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.9: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.133 ms

--- 192.168.1.9 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 3998ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.102/0.127/0.144/0.020 ms
doug@doug-1000 ~ $ iwconfig
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"TALKTALK8B0FD7" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.432 GHz  Access Point: 8C:34:FD:8B:0F:E0   
          Bit Rate=121.5 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=62/70  Signal level=-48 dBm 
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:4   Missed beacon:0

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

doug@doug-1000 ~ $ sudo iwlist scan
[sudo] password for doug:
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 8C:34:FD:8B:0F:E0
                    Channel:5
                    Frequency:2.432 GHz (Channel 5)
                    Quality=62/70  Signal level=-48 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"TALKTALK8B0FD7"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=00000012395c5ea3
                    Extra: Last beacon: 48ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000E54414C4B54414C4B384230464437
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                    IE: Unknown: 030105
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A8E191FFFFF000000000000000000000000000000001804810000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1605070000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A00B400C800140005001900
                    IE: Unknown: 7F0101
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : TKIP CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C338E191FFFFF000000000000000000000000000000001804810000
                    IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3405070000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 0706474220010D14
                    IE: Unknown: DD0600E04C020160
                    IE: Unknown: DDA60050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010630412531019200612288C34FD8B0FE01021001B5265616C74656B2053656D69636F6E647563746F7220436F72702E1023000752544C387878781024000D45562D323031302D30392D32301042000F3132333435363738393031323334371054000800060050F2040001101100114144534C204D6F64656D2F526F757465721008000206801049000600372A000120
          Cell 02 - Address: E4:F4:C6:C5:76:50
                    Channel:11
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality=32/70  Signal level=-78 dBm 
                    Encryption key:on
                    ESSID:"VM908585-2G"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Mode:Master
                    Extra:tsf=000000af41770331
                    Extra: Last beacon: 48ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000B564D3930383538352D3247
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                    IE: Unknown: 03010B
                    IE: Unknown: 0706474220010D14
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1AAD0103FFFF0000000000000000000001000000000406E6A70C00
                    IE: Unknown: 3D160B080400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A002C01C800140005001900
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080100000000000040
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
                    IE: Unknown: DD8A0050F204104A00011010440001021057000101103B00010310470010412B47BEF0F15F978E0CCE40281C0A2A102100074E65746765617210230007564D444734393010240007564D44473439301042000D343833313439573730323144361054000800060050F204000110110007564D444734393010080002210C103C0001011049000600372A000120
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.


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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: July 18, 2015, 07:44:00 am »
Hi, guys

Sorry to report but my resolving host issue returned a few days ago and although generally OK fails to connect maybe once in six or seven attempts.

I have started rebooting the router when this happens and this seems to clear it whether or not I reboot the netbook as well - and has cleared the problem this morning literally just before posting this. 

Is rebooting  the router relevant or merely a coincidence, I ask only because I recently had a new router from Talktalk but can't remember if the problem started
at around the same time. I have also have tried to remember if this happened with P5 and don't think it ever did so unless P6 is the difference maybe the router is the cause? Is that likely?

Sorry to be back asking questions again.  :-[

Doug.

   


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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: July 05, 2015, 10:33:15 pm »
Hi. Mark

Having given it a few days testing it has performed without any further "resolving host" problems and even although it would run OK for a day or two before but  then fail I reckon you have probably sorted this.

Anyway my thanks and gratitude for your help again - I'm losing count of the number of problems you have solved for me it's rather frustrating that I need to ask for help so often but needs must.

Thank you.

Doug.

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General Discussion / Re: Resolving Host - failure to access internet
« on: July 04, 2015, 03:20:17 am »
Hi, Mark

Because accessing the internet has been OK sometimes and not others I have done as you suggested but 'll try it like this for a day or three to see if it's
better or worse before returning it to "as now".

Have posted the output you asked for anyway but I repeat for now haven't reversed the change you asked me to make hopefully after a couple of days use
it might become apparent if the change has improved access or not.

Regards, Doug

 doug@doug-1000 ~ $ cat /etc/modprobe.d/rt2800pci.conf
options rt2800pci nohwcrypt=1

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