Friday, June 01, 2018

Netgear A6100 USB Network Adaptor in Ubuntu / Mint


Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0846:9052 NetGear, Inc.

led me to.
and this led to..
Which shows your device 0846:9052 NetGear
has the rtl8812au chip
and finally the chilli555 fix can be found,,
Please first do..

sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential
Then go here ..

From the site just above:

Please check here: On the right hand side, click 'Download ZIP.' Assuming downloads go to your Downloads folder, open the folder, right-click the zip file and select 'Extract Here.' Open a terminal and do:

cd Downloads/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux-master
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8812au
It 'makes' with a couple of warnings on my 13.10 system, but no errors. I can test no further since I haven't the device. This is a rather new device and we'll be very interested in your report.
Whenever a later kernel version, also known as linux image is installed by Update Manager, after you reboot, you will need to re-compile the driver:

cd Downloads/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux-master
make clean
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8812au
From Linux mint site:
The 8811au should be supported but the source code might be old, try

sudo apt install git dkms
git clone
cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
sudo make -f Makefile.dkms install

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Windows update for non-domained computers using WSUS

(Some of this might not be Win10 friendly and needs to be sifted through.)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Interesting Linux apps outside of distro channels

Virtual Volumes View


Virtualbox ... newer than distribution channels for the most part


Angry IP Scanner

NoMachine remote desktop

Google Applications

Zoom Meetings


Installing Virtualbox guest additions in Debian guest


Follow these steps to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions on your Linux Debian virtual machine:
  1. Open terminal and become root (su); if you have sudo enabled, you may also do for example sudo -i; see man sudo for all options):
  2. Update APT cache:
    apt-get update
  3. Install the latest security updates:
    This step will upgrade all your packages, so be wise about it. Try the following steps first and they might be enough to work if not, then perform upgrade and retry.
    apt-get upgrade
  4. Install these required packages:
    Packages build-essential and module-assistant are both required to be able to compile the kernel modules and so when installing the VirtualBox Linux Guest Additions you must have them. So, this command will get the headers and packages (compilers and libraries) required to work. Notice, that after installing your VirtualBox Linux Guest Additions you will leave behind some packages as well as Linux headers, which you might delete afterwards or not. In my case they didn't hurt, but for the sake of system tidiness, you might want to pick up after playing.
    apt-get install build-essential module-assistant
  5. Configure your system for building kernel modules:
    m-a prepare
  6. Insert Guest Additions ISO:
    Expand menu Devices and click on Insert Guest Additions CD image...
  7. It should mount automatically, but if for any reason it doesn't:
    mount /media/cdrom
  8. Run the following script:
    sh /media/cdrom/
  9. Restart the system:

Installing Brother HL-L2300D in Mint Linux 18.3


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Go there and download the first 3 files. The LPR, Cups, and installer (they just have those letters and words as part of the name)

Put them in the download folder.

Right click the installer file and extract it here and set it to run as executable using right click.

Make sure to be online for this

Then right click on the download window and open a terminal

type sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.0-1 HL-L2300D  << This is the key that makes this work >>

then type your password and select yes by typing "y" and pressing enter

If you are using the USB cable the type "n" and press enter when it asks you for the URI. Otherwise select Y and type in the URI number. I have no idea what a URI number is.

Then it will ask you to test print.

Select yes.

For some bent reason it will say "cannot access no such file or directory" along with jibberish. Which makes no sense to me. But it will print the linux mint test page.

Then you can print as normal.