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Ubuntu Odroid Enable Boot Messages again

To see any VERY useful Kernel Boot Messages on Screen do: nano /media/boot/boot.ini then search line 9: setenv condev "console=ttyS0,115200n8" change to: setenv condev "console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty1" now enable Multi-User Console this disable graphic Lightdm Login Manager systemctl set-default Now you can debug all again.. be happy

Bug Nautilus slow SMB Performance gvfs-smb

If you use Samba as File Share (NAS) Samba mounts often hang by listing huge amount files like Photos. Known Problem is the gfvs-backend is hanging up on switching between smb protocol (smb1-2-3) versions! Faster is to use the cifs Kernel mount without the gnome-backend communication open Terminal enter: id myusername mkdir /home/myusername/nas/ with known id do: Workaround edit /etc/fstab insert: sudo nano /etc/fstab insert at the end !! //192.168.1XX.XXX/nas /home/myusername/nas cifs file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,username=myusername,password=XXXX,domain=home.local,uid=10XX 0 0 Now over 50MB’s per second should by possible over gigabit cable. If not needed disable Samba Logging!

Android OS vs Linux Widevine Support on ARM64

If you use a odroid device like my odroid n2 you should know that the OFTEN needed DRM Browser Plugin “Widevine” in NOT available by default for ARM64. Google free Browser Chromium does not support Widevine without hacking (extracting from a Chromebook OS Recovery ARMHf/32bit Image.) I was not able to get it to run on Armbian or ubuntu for odroid. Its much simpler to setup Android and use the Apps like Amazon Video or else.. Google does NOT offer a Widevine to ARM64 CPU Support by default. Try x86 TV Sticks or Boxes like the intel tv stick if […]

Ubuntu Bug NetworkManager openvpn plugin fails

If you setup Ubuntu 18.04 with openvpn you must install all Network Manager Plugins to run a stable VPN do: sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome network-manager-pptp network-manager-pptp-gnome network-manager network-manager-gnome This fixes dependencies of Plugins to openvpn like pptp and more! The Syslog does not show any informations whats happening! only like this: vpn-connection[ID-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX,”vpn”,34:(tun0)]: VPN plugin: failed: connect-failed (1) seen: 2019/10/31

Script DNS Blocker DNSMASQ

If you tested pihole, you perhaps look for a smaller Command Line version? Install dnsmasq by: sudo apt-get install dnsmasq Here DNS Rule Injector Script (copy & paste): # 2019 # DNS Blocker for Small Linux with dnsmasq # #!/bin/bash # goto tmp (tmpfs) cd /tmp/ # get URL-Blocklists wget -O blocklist.txt # get Templates #SET Variables txt='blocklist.txt' IP='' # set to or to a Webserver with "white Page" showing Text "URL-blocked!! #merge URLs and redirect to wanted IP – Rule creation n=1; while read line; do echo 'address=/'$line'/$IP '>> 02-blocked1.conf ; n=$((n+1)); done < $txt […]

Ubuntu 18.04 Backlight Control Command Line

By default the xbacklight command does not work on Intel HD Graphics: Workaround: sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-intel.conf: insert: Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "intel" Option "Backlight" "/sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight" EndSection now add to startup / autostart (lxde) : xbacklight -set 30

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