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Re: Ubuntu Linux by joenor(m): 11:59am On Jun 13
what about new bies like me, which of them do u advice me to go for?
jogego:
If you are running Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehodge 5.04, you are about a year behind and need to upgrade to Breezy Badger 5.10 or once Dapper Drake 6.066 is released to Dapper.

Upgrading in Ubuntu is easy.

Step 1. Open terminal and type sudo geedit /etc/apt/sources.list and tten press enter

a file will open in your text editor.

Step 2. Use Find and replace to change all 'Hoary' in this file to 'Breezy' or 'Dapper' as you wish and then close the file after saving it


Step 3. In terminal type the folllowing

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

depending on how fast your internet connection is, you will soon have an updatted system.

Another tip for Ubuntu is to use auttomatix to install all proprietary codecs and plug ins such as acrobat, win32 codecs for playing mp3s, java, flash etc.

Just google for automatix.

Am personally back on Mepis, when Dappeer drake is finalised, then I might go back, but Gnome 4.14 is awesome and for the first time I actually enjoyed using Gnome
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 1:50pm On Jun 14
are you for real or trolling?

so we know how to answer you, considering you quoted a 2004 post
Re: Ubuntu Linux by blackweaver(m): 2:02pm On Jun 14
Honestly o, Breezy Badger was the first version of Ubuntu I ever used
Re: Ubuntu Linux by jamesbanjo(m): 1:24am On Jun 18
please, does anyone know how i can tether my VPN internet connection (TWEAKWARE) on Linux...
pls its urgent.... kissplease, does anyone know how i can tether my VPN internet connection (TWEAKWARE) on Linux...
pls its urgent....
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 6:07am On Jun 19
The tethering is done on the device where you installed your VPN app, not on Linux or Windows.

Your search should be how to tether your phones vpn connection.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by jamesbanjo(m): 5:32pm On Jun 19
4llerbuntu:
The tethering is done on the device where you installed your VPN app, not on Linux or Windows.

Your search should be how to tether your phones vpn connection.

Thanks for d correction,
I have search all over google no prevail...
Pls help me if you've gotten any way out..
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 6:59pm On Jun 19
jamesbanjo:


Thanks for d correction,
I have search all over google no prevail...
Pls help me if you've gotten any way out..

I don't use tweakware etc so I don't know what works, but ask on those sites that share those things, they'll tell you what works


https://www.google.com.ua/search?q=how+to+tether+your+vpn+connection+on+android&oq=how+to+tether+your+vpn+conn&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j33l3.18094j0j4&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8
Re: Ubuntu Linux by jamesbanjo(m): 11:29pm On Jun 19
4llerbuntu:


I don't use tweakware etc so I don't know what works, but ask on those sites that share those things, they'll tell you what works


https://www.google.com.ua/search?q=how+to+tether+your+vpn+connection+on+android&oq=how+to+tether+your+vpn+conn&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j33l3.18094j0j4&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8
i askd the only thing they told me is to use PDNET and its nt available on LINUX
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 6:49am On Jun 20
jamesbanjo:
i askd the only thing they told me is to use PDNET and its nt available on LINUX

I'll tell you for free that PDANET doesn't do what you want too.

There's apps that you can use to tether the hotspot on a phone after starting a VPN.
Normally, if you use a VPN you can't use the hotspot, but those apps let you do it


So look for VPN tethering apps.

Like I said before, this issue had nothing to do with Linux. Best go ask in phone section
Re: Ubuntu Linux by jamesbanjo(m): 12:32pm On Jun 21
4llerbuntu:


I'll tell you for free that PDANET doesn't do what you want too.

There's apps that you can use to tether the hotspot on a phone after starting a VPN.
Normally, if you use a VPN you can't use the hotspot, but those apps let you do it

So look for VPN tethering apps.

Like I said before, this issue had nothing to do with Linux. Best go ask in phone section

Alright thanks
Lemme start ma research ..☺
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 1:26pm On Jun 21
jamesbanjo:


Alright thanks
Lemme start ma research ..☺

http://ashipaek0.xyz/vpn-sharing-via-hotspot-android-5-1-and-above/

please restrict these type of queries to phone section next time
Re: Ubuntu Linux by rayralph(m): 7:06pm On Jun 24
jamesbanjo:
i askd the only thing they told me is to use PDNET and its nt available on LINUX

You can use "Easy tether " on linux

There's a workaround for pda.net if you're patient enough.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by rayralph(m): 7:19pm On Jun 24
You can successfully tether the vpn connection on your phone to your Linux machine

You need a rooted device

Download Terminal Emulator

download easy tether.apk(if youre tethering via USB)

download pda.net(tethering via WiFi)

Activate your hotspot and connect to your VPN

launch Terminal emulator and on the first line type "su" (without the quotes) and press enter

Copy and paste this to the Terminal Emulator, COPY EXACT FORMAT AS SHOWN




iptables -t filter -F FORWARD
iptables -t nat -F POSTROUTING
iptables -t filter -I FORWARD -j ACCEPT
iptables -t nat -I POSTROUTING -j MASQUERADE
ip rule add from 192.168.43.0/24 lookup 61
ip route add default dev tun0 scope link table 61
ip route add 192.168.43.0/24 dev wlan0 scope link table 61
ip route add broadcast 255.255.255.255 dev wlan0 scope link table 61


cc 4llerbuntu jamesbanjo
Re: Ubuntu Linux by jamesbanjo(m): 1:00am On Jun 26
rayralph:
You can successfully tether the vpn connection on your phone to your Linux machine

You need a rooted device

Download Terminal Emulator

download easy tether.apk(if youre tethering via USB)

download pda.net(tethering via WiFi)

Activate your hotspot and connect to your VPN

launch Terminal emulator and on the first line type "su" (without the quotes) and press enter

Copy and paste this to the Terminal Emulator, COPY EXACT FORMAT AS SHOWN




iptables -t filter -F FORWARD
iptables -t nat -F POSTROUTING
iptables -t filter -I FORWARD -j ACCEPT
iptables -t nat -I POSTROUTING -j MASQUERADE
ip rule add from 192.168.43.0/24 lookup 61
ip route add default dev tun0 scope link table 61
ip route add 192.168.43.0/24 dev wlan0 scope link table 61
ip route add broadcast 255.255.255.255 dev wlan0 scope link table 61


cc 4llerbuntu jamesbanjo

Waoh

I will try this , thanks for the information smiley


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Re: Ubuntu Linux by automatix: 3:52am On Jun 27
jogego:
If you are running Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehodge 5.04, you are about a year behind and need to upgrade to Breezy Badger 5.10 or once Dapper Drake 6.066 is released to Dapper.

Upgrading in Ubuntu is easy.

Step 1. Open terminal and type sudo geedit /etc/apt/sources.list and tten press enter

a file will open in your text editor.

Step 2. Use Find and replace to change all 'Hoary' in this file to 'Breezy' or 'Dapper' as you wish and then close the file after saving it


Step 3. In terminal type the folllowing

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

depending on how fast your internet connection is, you will soon have an updatted system.

Another tip for Ubuntu is to use auttomatix to install all proprietary codecs and plug ins such as acrobat, win32 codecs for playing mp3s, java, flash etc.

Just google for automatix.

Am personally back on Mepis, when Dappeer drake is finalised, then I might go back, but Gnome 4.14 is awesome and for the first time I actually enjoyed using Gnome

I should they google me? Please am I safe? shocked
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Gargoylesmiles(m): 7:28pm On Jul 01
joenor:
what about new bies like me, which of them do u advice me to go for?

Try this out....https://neon.kde.org/download

Its call KDE Neon and that is what I use now.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by sinkhole: 6:21pm On Jul 02
Hello guys, I am a newbie to Linux OS, even though I have used, sparingly, cygwin on window. I recently ordered for this laptop from konga:
Acer ES1 15.6" Celeron QC - 2GB - 500GB - Black, which the merchant said has a Linux OS on it, even though the merchant did not specify the particular Linux that is on the computer.
I don't know if anybody is using the above named computer with Linux?
I have not received the parkage yet but I think the pros in the house will quide me through what to do when I finally lay my hands on the computer.
I am ordering the Linux computer basically because of some scientific models which I have to run only on Linux computer.
The order should reach me sometimes this week.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by joenor(m): 8:45am On Jul 03
Ok thanks Bro
Gargoylesmiles:


Try this out....https://neon.kde.org/download

Its call KDE Neon and that is what I use now.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Gargoylesmiles(m): 5:57am On Jul 04
You are welcome. Let me know how it goes.

joenor:
Ok thanks Bro
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Gargoylesmiles(m): 10:46am On Jul 04
I bet it will most likely be Ubuntu. Have fun with it and the good part is you can switch to other distros any time you want to.

sinkhole:
Hello guys, I am a newbie to Linux OS, even though I have used, sparingly, cygwin on window. I recently ordered for this laptop from konga:
Acer ES1 15.6" Celeron QC - 2GB - 500GB - Black, which the merchant said has a Linux OS on it, even though the merchant did not specify the particular Linux that is on the computer.
I don't know if anybody is using the above named computer with Linux?
I have not received the parkage yet but I think the pros in the house will quide me through what to do when I finally lay my hands on the computer.
I am ordering the Linux computer basically because of some scientific models which I have to run only on Linux computer.
The order should reach me sometimes this week.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by sinkhole: 2:59pm On Jul 04
Gargoylesmiles:
I bet it will most likely be Ubuntu. Have fun with it and the good part is you can switch to other distros any time you want to.

Thanks guy, the computer finally came and it seems it is pre-loaded with what is called Linpus Linux shocked shocked cheesy My head is currently aching seriously now as i could not get anything done with the system.
I don't know how to access the usb nor the cdrom drive, I am currently thinking of installing window alongside the linux! But I just do not want to remove the linux, I will continue trying until I could do something with it embarassed embarassed
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 9:41am On Jul 05
sinkhole:
Thanks guy, the computer finally came and it seems it is pre-loaded with what is called Linpus Linux shocked shocked cheesy My head is currently aching seriously now as i could not get anything done with the system.
I don't know how to access the usb nor the cdrom drive, I am currently thinking of installing window alongside the linux! But I just do not want to remove the linux, I will continue trying until I could do something with it embarassed embarassed

that's a low end device. Linpus is an asian distro for such low end laptops.

if you install windows on that thing you will hate it because the performance will be terrible. why did you buy such a thing ?

anyways, install linuxmint on it. you will be able to cope with that as a newbie

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by blackweaver(m): 11:13am On Jul 05
4llerbuntu:


that's a low end device. Linpus is an asian distro for such low end laptops.

if you install windows on that thing you will hate it because the performance will be terrible. why did you buy such a thing ?

anyways, install linuxmint on it. you will be able to cope with that as a newbie


sinkhole:
Thanks guy, the computer finally came and it seems it is pre-loaded with what is called Linpus Linux shocked shocked cheesy My head is currently aching seriously now as i could not get anything done with the system.
I don't know how to access the usb nor the cdrom drive, I am currently thinking of installing window alongside the linux! But I just do not want to remove the linux, I will continue trying until I could do something with it embarassed embarassed

Actually, Linux mint mate or linux mint xfce or xubuntu or ubuntu mate will work

The default ubuntu and the default linux mint might be a bit heavy for your laptop

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 11:29am On Jul 05
blackweaver:





Actually, Linux mint mate or linux mint xfce or xubuntu or ubuntu mate will work

The default ubuntu and the default linux mint might be a bit heavy for your laptop

By this, he means THIS VERSION: https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=240
Re: Ubuntu Linux by sinkhole: 2:38pm On Jul 05
blackweaver:





Actually, Linux mint mate or linux mint xfce or xubuntu or ubuntu mate will work

The default ubuntu and the default linux mint might be a bit heavy for your laptop
The problem is that I do not know how to do all you just advised; if I could be guided on how to do this I will be so happy!
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Gargoylesmiles(m): 6:13am On Jul 06
sinkhole:
The problem is that I do not know how to do all you just advised; if I could be guided on how to do this I will be so happy!

Your learning starts now...check out this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qcFENfG6qg

Prior to where the video starts you have to download the ISO from https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=29 (select 32 or 64bit as required)

Load ISO unto a USB drive as a bootable drive using Rufus or Rosa image writer.
Change BOIS settings to boot from USB and with the USB plugged in boot your system and install.

Enjoy the process, don't be scared to fail, its a new system so nothing to loose if you wipeout the old OS

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by sinkhole: 10:27am On Jul 06
Gargoylesmiles:


Your learning starts now...check out this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qcFENfG6qg

Prior to where the video starts you have to download the ISO from https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=29 (select 32 or 64bit as required)

Load ISO unto a USB drive as a bootable drive using Rufus or Rosa image writer.
Change BOIS settings to boot from USB and with the USB plugged in boot your system and install.

Enjoy the process, don't be scared to fail, its a new system so nothing to loose if you wipeout the old OS
Thanks my guy! I tried checking and I saw "Cinnamon", "KDE", "MATE" and "Xfce". I think I should go for "Cinnamon" or what do you think? I have also downloaded Rosa image writer but to download the Linuxmint may hold on small as the size is from 1.6G to 1.9G.
I have not watched the video yet due to data wink grin

Modified:

I watched the video (it's not data intensive tongue ), they did the video with Xfce, maybe I should try that also!
Re: Ubuntu Linux by blackweaver(m): 12:03pm On Jul 06
sinkhole:
The problem is that I do not know how to do all you just advised; if I could be guided on how to do this I will be so happy!

Can your laptop boot from cd? Then get one of the previously mentioned distros, burn to dvd and boot from there. You will get instructions on how to install once you have booted
Re: Ubuntu Linux by tartarus(m): 3:26pm On Jul 07
Been trying to install xubuntu on virtualbox. Using a Windows 7 32bit laptop. When my laptop restarts during installation my whole installation process completely disappears. What could be the problem?

I got the correct iso for 32bit on xubuntu website. Can you help me recommend some light weight os I can use on 32bit?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 4llerbuntu(m): 6:15pm On Jul 07
sinkhole:
Thanks my guy! I tried checking and I saw "Cinnamon", "KDE", "MATE" and "Xfce". I think I should go for "Cinnamon" or what do you think? I have also downloaded Rosa image writer but to download the Linuxmint may hold on small as the size is from 1.6G to 1.9G.
I have not watched the video yet due to data wink grin

Modified:

I watched the video (it's not data intensive tongue ), they did the video with Xfce, maybe I should try that also!

For that laptop, use xfce.

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